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2008 Subaru Outback transmission problems

transmission problem

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2008 Subaru Outback Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 062007


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2008 Outback Subaru - drove the car for over 1 year with the transmission jerking into gears. I had the dealer/mechanics check it 4 times within the first 2 months of the purchase. They could not find the problem. I have had the 3,000 mile oil change serviced by the dealer - 6X and complained about the transmission. On 10/9/08 took to the dealer again for a oil change and the transmission. They find the problem - I think they called it - a reflash - a computer adjustment. The car now drives great. Why did it take so long for this adjustment? I think that Subaru should have called a recall. I am also concerned if it did any damage to my transmission.

- Warrington, PW, USA

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