2011 Subaru Legacy CVT Tranny is under warranty to be fixed (TSB 16-90-13R). Is the dealer going to replace the tranny or try and fix it?

Asked by Apr 19, 2018 at 01:48 PM about the 2011 Subaru Legacy

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2011 Subaru Legacy with 133k and the CVT transmission is giving me the issue known here.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jensen/2017/07/07/facing-complaints-subaru-offers-extended-warranties-on-1-5-million-vehicles/#305b63fa79dc

I have an appt. with the local Subaru dealer to have this fixed. What is the best fix for this situation? Replace CVT with a new one, rebuilt? What are they going to cover?

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That service bulletin calls for a new torque converter. Ask the dealer what their plans are and complain to SOA if they are not installing a new transmission. Good luck.

That sounds like a good plan. My car is having the same exact problem as described in the article above and I do not want to run into this down the road again. I appreciate your help.

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