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Up front my apologies if this has been covered elsewhere but I cannot find a similar thread.

I have a 2015 XT with 180,000 kilometers that I have owned since new. Recently the CVT will perform a "shift" when pulling away from a stop as if it is going from 1st gear into 2nd. The car is not in a manual or simulated shift mode.

The revs drop and the car lurches similar to a gear change in a poor performing automatic transmission. The same happens in reverse order when slowing down at a slow speed.

Can anyone suggest a cause. I will be taking it in for service but want to hear from others beyond my dealership.

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Jeff Evans
 

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Just curious if OP has ever had the CVT fluid changed?
Embarrasing to say I do not know. All maintenance identified in the manual was followed so if it was recommended, the fluid was changed. I would guess if it happened, it was at the major service required under 100K kilometers. Stopped taking car to dealer after that as the car was out of warranty. Fluid now being changed this week to see if that resolves the problem.
 

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I have a 2015 XT with 180,000 kilometers that I have owned since new. Recently the CVT will perform a "shift" when pulling away from a stop as if it is going from 1st gear into 2nd. The car is not in a manual or simulated shift mode.

The revs drop and the car lurches similar to a gear change in a poor performing automatic transmission. The same happens in reverse order when slowing down at a slow speed.
As a follow-up, Subaru ended up replacing my transmission under warranty last week. A great relief that there was no cost to the replacement. The car goes to my son now for the next few years.
 
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