Subaru Outback 2011 interior of transmission failure

Asked by Aug 24, 2016 at 08:58 PM about the 2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My purchase of a used Outback, 2011, has
full transmission failure due to leakage
internally. Dealership quoted $9,990 to
replace, with a reconditioned transmission.
With a 12 month guarantee. Is anyone else
having problems?

9 Answers

79,085

Get a second and possibly even a third opinion. If it's that expensive and the vehicle is paid for, trade it in. That's a lot of money for a transmission, in my opinion! HTH. -Jim

27,695

JoanieF- I'm really sorry to hear this.... So, were there any symptoms ahead of time? How many miles do you have on your 2011???

27,695

JoanieF- couple more questions for you; did you have any shuttering on reverse? And, during the course of your time owning the car, did you ever have the CVT fluid changed? Thanks, -- Mark

27,695

JoanieF- hey, I found this for you on the True Delta website, a person who had a 2011 Subaru Outback with the CVT had a new valve body installed for $900.... I would check this out if I were you. See below, http://www.truedelta.com/Subaru-Outback/expensive-problems-253

27,695

Good luck, again, please tell us how many miles are on your car.

27,695

This person who had the valve body work done had 182,000 miles on their car!!

27,695

Joanie-. Whatever happened to you, did you get a 2nd opinion??

60

More than likely your Torque Converter is bad, there is a TSB out on the issue. Thousands of owners are experiencing the same issue, and it is a very costly fix.. Very Labor intensive job.. My advice would be to call SOA and try to get them to cover it "Goodwill" like some have had luck with.. I wasn't that lucky, they left me high and dry.. I am very mechanically inclined, I bought a used Unit with under 40,000 miles from a salvage yard and installed it myself.. I have owned Subaru for years, and with them not consistently standing up to fix the torque converter issue, I believe the Subaru "love" is wearing thin for many people..

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jensen/2017/07/07/facing-complaints-subaru-offers-extended-warranties-on-1-5-million-vehicles/3/#2cd080dc6492 The article says this ends 7/31/2018.

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