Hesitation from a slowdown

Asked by Sep 26, 2009 at 03:22 PM about the 2010 Subaru Legacy 3.6R

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2010 Legacy 3.6R (5spd Auto, 800 mi) - Is anyone else suffering from Hesitation? Starting from a dead stop is great, but...
You're going to make a left so you slow down to about 10; you see an opening in oncoming traffic and decide to go; step on the gas and NOTHING for 3-5 seconds (or long enough for your heart to jump up into your throat) then it lunges forward. Subaru had it for 2 days, even called corporate. Every one on their lot did it. "It's normal". NORMAL?!?!? Emotionally I can't handle it. Can I make them buy it back or do I just take the loss and trade it?

5 Answers

25

It's not normal, hesitation and stuttering, common problems and its all because of the map, simple solution is to remap at a good tuner, but that might kill your warranty, best solution is for the dealer to do it but they are usually too dumb to understand what that means, are those cars built in the us or imported?

Built in Indiana. Currently Corporate is working with the dealer.

My wife has the same problem with her 2010 Legacy 3.6R. I have not taken it to the dealer. I am very interested in the fix for this.

25

Wow, like, all your four wives have the same problem?

45

Our 2010 Legacy 3.6R had the hesitation issue. I researched and found that Subaru issued a service bulletin instructing dealers to load new software to correct. This was done while we waited AT NO COST and has things operating as desired. This could be a safety issue (unless you get used to the delay).

1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Legacy

Looking for a Used Legacy in your area?

CarGurus has 12,620 nationwide Legacy listings starting at $1,200.

ZIP:

Subaru Legacy Experts

  • #1
    Anthony_60
    Reputation
    1,330
  • #2
    F_O_R
    Reputation
    840
  • #3
    TheSubaruGuruBoston
    Reputation
    820
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Subaru Impreza
172 Great Deals out of 21,945 listings starting at $1,919
Used Subaru Outback
284 Great Deals out of 39,567 listings starting at $1,495
Used Subaru Forester
258 Great Deals out of 34,422 listings starting at $1,949
Used Honda Accord
449 Great Deals out of 102,532 listings starting at $800
Used Toyota Camry
768 Great Deals out of 71,356 listings starting at $1,200
Used Subaru Impreza WRX
38 Great Deals out of 1,106 listings starting at $2,999
Used Honda Civic
360 Great Deals out of 52,697 listings starting at $1,200
Used Subaru Impreza WRX STI
7 Great Deals out of 524 listings starting at $7,700
Used Ford Fusion
564 Great Deals out of 61,051 listings starting at $800
Used Nissan Altima
714 Great Deals out of 69,652 listings starting at $950
Used Toyota Corolla
566 Great Deals out of 67,649 listings starting at $1,495
Used Audi A4
214 Great Deals out of 12,561 listings starting at $1,800
Used BMW 3 Series
863 Great Deals out of 32,479 listings starting at $900

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Subaru Legacy For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 6,875 listings starting at $19,905
2017 Subaru Legacy For Sale
45 Great Deals out of 1,211 listings starting at $11,995
2016 Subaru Legacy For Sale
21 Great Deals out of 659 listings starting at $11,995
2015 Subaru Legacy For Sale
39 Great Deals out of 1,433 listings starting at $8,950
2014 Subaru Legacy For Sale
19 Great Deals out of 416 listings starting at $8,964

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.