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Hi Guy I gotta a 2016 FXT . Last Year around April @ 39k miles my Engine blew (BIG HOLE ON THE BLOCK).... My car is not engine mods.... ALL STOCKS.... SOA did theyre job by replacin a new BLOCK.... so now 2019 last week I went for an oil change and i told them that to check my cvt due to leak that i found on my floor....WEll ****.... they called me yesterday and said your gonna need a new transmission.... Theres only 1 in the country and we got it for you and that was the LAST ONE...... Im not happy... I love my FXT but what you guys think????
HERES THE HISTORY OF MY FXT
NEW ENGINE BLOCK
NEW ECU
NEW ENGINE WIRE HARNESS
NOW NEW TRANSMISSION.....
SHOULD I GET RID OFF THIS FXT WHILE I ONLY HAVE 48K MILES
ALL JOB IS DONE BY SUBARU LAS VEGAS.... AND ITS ALL FREE AND UNDER WARRANTY...
I KNOW SOA EXTENDED THE POWERTRAIN WARRANTY TO 100K. SINCE IM GETTING A NEW TRANSMISSION AM I STILL
UNDER WARRANTY AFTER REPLACING THE TRANSIMISSION....
WHAT YOU GUYS THINK....
THINKING ABOUT GETTIN RID OFF THIS FXT..... THANKZ
 

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I have a 2015 XTP had the CVT work done at 20k and last week the lines into and out of the turbo were replaced due to oil leaking out. Beyond that no other problems but I am at 98k and I have the same concern because of the warranty expiring. At 48k if I had the CVT replaced I would probably keep it until 100k. However, your vehicle seems to have a lot of problems I would probably get rid of it while the trade value is high.

Nice vehicle and good luck on your decision.
 

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There's a good chance the CVT will be a refurb.
It will be a re manufactured one. Actually better than new because all wear parts are replaced and tested.

You would be crazy to get rid of the vehicle. New CVT and the FA engine is one of the best engines ever made....but yes anything can fail.
 

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It will be a re manufactured one. Actually better than new because all wear parts are replaced and tested.

You would be crazy to get rid of the vehicle. New CVT and the FA engine is one of the best engines ever made....but yes anything can fail.
I've had two CVT's replaced in Outbacks. One replacement was a refurb the other new.
 

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I didn't know that. Do you know which model years and powertrains are warranty covered until 100000 miles? How did you find this out?

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They have been covered since they came out. Yours is covered. See your dealer.

I've had two CVT's replaced in Outbacks. One replacement was a refurb the other new.
Do you have a reman in right now?
 

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What was the cause of the FA2.0 DIT failure? Did you maintain it according to the recommended service schedule and have all of the TSBs done? I'm at 53K on a '17 XT and have not one engine issue. My CVT did have the pump chain cover leak @ 27K all fixed up and good since. The only leaks I are from sloppy oil changes.

Personally I would keep it and get a conversation going with SOA about a Gold Plus Plan. During the repair process on my CVT leak I contacted SOA and when all was said and done they offered me the 6 year 100K $0 deducable Gold Plus Plan at no charge. I would think with the issues you have had they would pony up a 7 year 120K package.

Also, what will you replace the XT with? There isn't really anything out there with comparable stats at the price point. That is if you like the 250 HP and 267 ft lbs. If not then there are plenty.
 

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WHAT YOU GUYS THINK....
THINKING ABOUT GETTIN RID OFF THIS FXT...
I know how comforting it is to have confidence in your car, and you don't - with stinking cause.

Well, you're putting on 15k miles per year from a Las Vegas home. This is 300 miles per week; 45 miles per day.
Here's my thought: Las Vegas, almost never snows, - why do you need an AWD car? Get a FWD car to get around with.

While I like my own '99 Forester, I've come to see it as high maintenance and it's 'mostly saved' for winter use.
 

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After so much work, I'd definitely keep it until the warranty ran out, at least.

Why? Well, what's the resale on a later-model vehicle that needed to have its engine and CVT replaced due to catastrophic failure? That would be an instant no-go for me, not just a red flag; that is, unless he was selling it for < $15k, WITH a transferable extended warranty.

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Since when are Subaru CVT's able to be refurb'd?
 

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Pretty much all the warranty replacements are used refurbished. Makes me think they are just fixing them and sending them back out the door.
 

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As said, with almost the entire drivetrain replaced, and potential low resale value, assuming I like the car I'd keep it and bug Subaru about an extended warranty at a greatly reduced price.
 

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What was the cause of the FA2.0 DIT failure? Did you maintain it according to the recommended service schedule and have all of the TSBs done? I'm at 53K on a '17 XT and have not one engine issue. My CVT did have the pump chain cover leak @ 27K all fixed up and good since. The only leaks I are from sloppy oil changes.

Personally I would keep it and get a conversation going with SOA about a Gold Plus Plan. During the repair process on my CVT leak I contacted SOA and when all was said and done they offered me the 6 year 100K $0 deducable Gold Plus Plan at no charge. I would think with the issues you have had they would pony up a 7 year 120K package.

Also, what will you replace the XT with? There isn't really anything out there with comparable stats at the price point. That is if you like the 250 HP and 267 ft lbs. If not then there are plenty.
The CX-5 now has a turbo motor for a comparable price. I will be taking my 35k, 16 FXT in for inspection due to the oil leaks this weekend.
 
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