Pretty sure that was just 2014 and 2015. 2016+ did not get the warranty extension. If I recall, the improvements were made 2016+...CVT GEN-2 up into 2016 had known flaws, one in a torque converter bushing, one was lack of a filter in the CVT valve body. These issues were not only corrected in 2017-2019, but Subaru gave the 100000 mile warranty extension as well for CVT's before 2017.
You'd just be swapping CVT issues with oil consumption :biggrin:John L.,
You're lucky, my 2014 is a dangerous vehicle now. The unresponsiveness of my CVT is down right scary. Had the CVT fluid changed and had the re-learning done for $300 and didn't help anything. I'm in agreement with Scotty on this one for sure, should've gotten a manual.
Hi John,I enjoy Scotty's videos too, but as one of the professional Subaru Technicians says in the comments below the original video, he misses the mark here. In prior threads in this forum we addressed how CVT GEN-2 up into 2016 had known flaws, one in a torque converter bushing, one was lack of a filter in the CVT valve body. These issues were not only corrected in 2017-2019, but Subaru gave the 100000 mile warranty extension as well for CVT's before 2017. Subaru is backing up for and fixing their mistakes.
I am an expert Jeep Cherokee 5 speed stick driver for twenty years, but my Subaru CVT is smooth, highly responsive when passing or climbing hills, and since I got a programming update enhances traction to the rear wheels in bad weather. On my 2017, it is the best transmission I have ever had.
Subaru of America has just issued TSB 16-115-18, dated 09/06/18, extending the CVT warranty coverage for the 2016-2017 model years to 10 years or 100,000 miles, whichever comes first, and until September 30, 2019 for vehicles exceeding those limits prior to that date.Yeah, I'm hoping my 2016 isn't the single year without both (either) the CVT improvements OR the extended warranty. That would be a pretty lousy thing for Subaru to do.
My 2018 Forester has performed flawlessly and the CVT works much better than ANY automatic transmission I have ever driven. It's a really great car period.were the cvt issues fixed on a 2018 2.5. My parents are in the market. We are newbie. Sorry in advance if this has been addressed.