The electronic parking brake epb may not engage as intended, allowing the vehicle to rollaway if the transmission is not in the proper gear when parked. Valvoline cvt continually variable transmission fluid full. See how to correctly check the transmission fluid level in a 2011 subaru outback 3. When it comes to your subaru outback, you want parts and products from only trusted brands. In this video, i show you how to do a drain and refill of the fluid in your transmission pan and also how to replace the transmission fluid filter.
Normal mode when the select lever is in the d drive position, the transmission is in normal shift mode. It appears that the engineers thought that the fluid would last a lifetime but that is not proving to be the case as time goes on. Jul 10, 2017 subaru is extending the warranty for owners of certain subaru models with the cvt transmission. I have read ad nauseam the pros and cons from individuals, but the following article told me more than i have read on the subaru forum, including one poster who challenged my concern that the cvt s usually had to be replaced, not repaired. Can anyone tell me where the auto transmission fluid dip stick is located on a 2010 outback 2. Subaru lineartronic cvt introduction webinar handout. When the higherhorsepower 2021 subaru crosstrek sport arrives it wont be coming with a 6speed gearbox. The lineartronic cvt can be found in these vehicles.
As part of that commitment, weve made it easy to learn more about the takata airbag inflator recall the largest recall in automotive history, currently affecting vehicles across the industry and how your subaru may be impacted. Got a letter from subaru saying the cvt transmission. If its automatic, it should be on the right side when facing the engine bay, if standard, it should be on the left. Advance auto parts has 8 different automatic transmission fluid for your vehicle, ready for shipping or instore pick up. If the transmission fluid level on your outback is low, you need to add fluid through the dipstick tube. Subaru wont offer a 6speed manual in the new crosstrek. Recommended oil for transmissions of subaru legacy. The action comes as more than 100 owners some of who were angry or frightened have complained to federal regulators about transmission problems causing stalling. Once praised for its design, subaru s cvt is showing problems aging ranging from jerks and shudders, to hestiations and stalls. This is for the experience mechanic that is just looking for which line is the return line and where the fill hole is. How to change your 20152019 subaru crosstrek outback transmission fluid. Heres the first and i have no idea why they dont sell this in quarts.
What i thought was strange about this is the manual identifies replacement at 24,855 miles if the severe driving criteria are met. As many others here have heard from subaru, my dealer told me the cvt fluid should never be touched. This is not a doityourself video showing every single bit of the procedure. Putting replacement subaru cvt tr690 transmission into 2010. Subaru outback 2020 getting started manual pdf download. The shops links below is the one closes to my house. If the recommended automatic transmission fluid is unavailable, dexron iii may be temporarily used. The problem is, if our transmission fails at 101,000 miles we get to pay thousands of dollars for their screwup. Nov 29, 2017 once praised for its design, subarus cvt is showing problems aging ranging from jerks and shudders, to hestiations and stalls. Remove the plug and put a finger in the hole if it doesnt come out with fluid on it, its low to refill, fill it up in the hole until it comes out remember to use cvt fluid only. Mar 05, 2020 when the higherhorsepower 2021 subaru crosstrek sport arrives it wont be coming with a 6speed gearbox. Drmuskie, well, with respect for the other responses, i have to disagree on the towing issue and heres why, subaru has migrated to the cvt transmission in 2015 exclusively since they first introduced it on the 2010 outback, which is precisely the car i have with the 2. Subaru outback transmission fluid and filter change youtube.
They stated it was the first one theyve seen this happen to. Subaru outback questions cvt transmission blown cargurus. Obviously theyre failing at a rapid rate and the factory wants to do something about it. Nov 05, 2018 putting replacement subaru cvt tr690 transmission into 2010 legacy 2.
Automatic transmission problems of subaru outback part 1. Subaru do suggest changing at this interval for severe conditions in some documents. Subaru cvt transmission proper refillchange this was done on a 2018 subaru forester but may apply to many other of subaru s engines. Page 1 foreword congratulations on choosing a subaru vehicle. Subarus crazy cvt transmission oil done properly oil. We urge you to read this manual carefully so that you may understand your vehicle and its operation. Dont look for subaru to drop the cvt automatic transmission. Where is the transmission check on a 2010 subaru outback. Subaru is extending the warranty on our 16 outback cvt transmission to 100,000 miles.
Warning this can be dangerous, and i take no responsibility for any problems, accidents, failures etc. You know, whats really interesting about this post is that someone, and you know who you are said that the 2nd edition cvt transmission was built better than the 1st edition starting in 2010 with the subaru outback limited. Subaru outback questions towing with outback limited 2. This owners manual has all the information necessary to keep your subaru in excellent condition and to properly maintain the emission control system for minimizing emission pollutants. Genuine subaru automatic transmission fluid typehp. In the next breath, they stated i needed a new transmission. I had my 2010 outback in today for an oil change at 17,000 miles at my local subaru dealer. Add subaru cvtf fluid until fluid starts to drip out. Subaru is committed to the safety and protection of our drivers and the ones they love. On june 08, 2010, subaru recalled 29,443 subaru outback. The extended warranty covers the 201015 legacy and outback. My hesitation to buy a subaru forester and honda crv has been their use of the cvt transmissions.
I still have not gotten an exact reason why my two year old car needs a new transmission. I drain a little less than 6 quarts, and filled only 5 quarts into the vehicle, and it started to spill back out. Dec 07, 2018 we were told that we could tow an 2010 outback with an automatic transmission, cvt, behind a motorhome with all four wheels on the ground. Going to be tough to do without a lift or a pit there is a fill plug on the back of the transmission. Subarus lineartronic continuously variable transmission cvt was first made available in the 5th generation legacy and outback.
First their head gaskets, then the oil consumption, and now this. Subaru s lineartronic continuously variable transmission cvt was first made available in the 5th generation legacy and outback. Page 33 operating the vehicle driving the vehicle automatic transmission shift mode the continuously variable transmission cvt is electronically controlled and provides two different driving modes. Subaru has been developed sophisticated transmissions through years and it is critical that you add the exact type of transmission fluid stipulated by your owners manual typically in the back of the manual in a section titled fluid. Subaru cvt front and rear differential service please like, comment, and share. Jun 23, 2019 i prefer a manual transmission, anyway, and subaru is about the only manufacturer to offer that along with awd. No larger than most midsize cars, the allwheeldrive outback has become one of the best selling wagons in america.
Upon looking at the owners manual, it says that you can only read more. Get reliability information for the 2010 subaru outback from consumer reports, which combines extensive survey data and expert technical knowledge. I am a very experienced winter driverraised in minnesota, have lived in many other snow states, and even in greenland. Subaru outback cvt fluid change 2010 2014 gen 4 drain and fill of the cvt transmission fluid on a gen 4 2012 subaru outback with the 2. Atf automatic transmission fluid awd allwheel drive cvt. Car a rac presents recommended by manufacturers oil types. The owners manual has a picture of its location, but i just dont see it. They told me that i should have changed my transmission fluid at 15,000 miles and should have the service performed every 15,000 miles.
Well, well, welli guess i need to remind you all about the guy with 290,000 see this picture. Learn what owners have to say and get authentic consumer feedback before buying your next car. We performed all maintenance as suggested in owners manual at the subaru dealership. Transmission fluid level check subaru outback 20102014.
The issues have forced subaru to extend their cvt warranty. Subaru is recalling certain 2010 2014 subaru legacy and outback vehicles equipped with a manual transmission. To function properly, the transmission requires one of the fluids listed on page 1121 of the owners manual, which states. Subaru has begun offering an extended warranty for the automatic transmission on about 1. I recommend you drain and fill the cvt fluid every 30k miles or more often.
I drained my 2012 subaru outback cvt fluid, refilled with this valvoline synthetic cvt fluid. I know how to drive on snow and ice, and this issue scared me almost to death. Sep 10, 2016 in this video, i show you how to do a drain and refill of the fluid in your transmission pan and also how to replace the transmission fluid filter. The electronic parking brake epb may not engage as intended. The response was the 2010 legacy outback that featured the cvt in. Subaru outback subaru outback owners manual instruments and controls warning and indicator lights at oil temp warning light at and cvt models the at oil temperature warning light at oil temp illuminates when the ignition switch is turned to the on position and turns off after approximately 2 seconds. Subaru outback automatic transmission fluid advance auto parts. Subaru is recalling all 2010 2014 model year legacy and outback vehicles equipped with a manual transmission mt, to replace the electronic parking brake epb actuator. Move hoses and such out of the way until you can see the dipstick tube and handle, it should be brightly colored. Approaching 30k and am goind to do the fluid change early. Subaru transmission fluid and filter replacement youtube.