Warranty and Maintenance Booklet page 31 Note #4 under severe driving replace the CVT oil should be replaced under severe driving at 24,855 milesWhere did you read that CVT fluid needs changed at 24k miles?
THIS IS NOT ACCURATE.Warranty and Maintenance Booklet page 31 Note #4 under severe driving replace the CVT oil should be replaced under severe driving at 24,855 miles
Examples of Severe Driving Conditions:
•Repeated short distance driving and/or extended idling
•Driving on rough and/or muddy roads.
•Driving in dusty conditions.
•Driving in extremely cold weather.
•Driving in areas where road salts or other corrosive materials are used.
•Living in coastal areas.
•Repeated trailer towing
Look elsewhere, call around, check the web, ask friends/coworkers. I've found two independent shops near me that do Subarus, I've tried both and they are pretty trustworthy.Two dealers in my area don’t want to do it at all if there is no troubles. They claim it is a sealed unit.
I made sure to get the “refusal” in writing (twice).
There's a vent tube on right side that goes up and then curls in a 180 to point down to help keep debris and water out. However if it wasn't vented like this the fluid would expand out past the seals every time it came up to operating temperature, must be vented. Would be way better if vent hose had a clamp on it, extended up to just below the hood and had a small air filter on the end. This is how I ran my Toyota 4x4 for deep water, mud and dust.If the CVT is a "sealed unit" then what impact can salted roads or living near the coast have on it?
Call and/or write to SOA and get that reported, unacceptable!One of The subaru dealers here would do anything I ask, no matter what it is and thats because If they are asked to do something, they say they did it, but didnt..
There's couple dealers in my area, bummer is one of them is well known liars and crooks, the one I use is usually pretty good. I prefer and have found couple independent shops that are little cheaper, use quality (usually Subaru) parts and aren't scared to do ALL servicing. They also have actual experience doing the work on many cars unlike the dealers that have zero experience! Shame on Subaru for not properly training their mechanics, dealers, and service advisors.So if the dealer won't do it, then what options do you have? I talked to one mechanic on the other side of the country and he said he has seen a lot of high mileage CVTs failed that never had their fluids changed before 100k and none with the ones that do every 30. My subie dealer around here not that great and an independent mechanic said he didn't have the tools to change the fluid. Guess I can check with a dealer in the outlying towns. Just looking to get a Foz and am old school like the A/Ts not so keen on the CVTs but cant deal with the cheap interiors on the 10s-13s was maybe hoping for a 16 which has a more modern feel and improved materials but then stuck with CVT. Guess if they have their 10 year 100k warranty thing ok but I usually keep my cars 15 years. Somehow doubt I'm getting 15 out of a CVT.
Perfect, thanks for the double check and picture with hilights!^ I just looked and can confirm this is accurate, see highlights
So, replacement isn't required, but we should be inspecting the fluid condition every 30k miles. Replace if fluid is showing signs of contamination or burn. I plan on replacing every 60k miles regardless of results