Subaru Issues Extended Transmission Warranty Program for Certain Vehicles
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Subaru Issues Extended Transmission Warranty Program for Certain Vehicles

The extended warranty program applies to failures of the Continuously variable transmission (CVT) assemblies

March 19, 2018

If you notice that your vehicle's Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) isn't working as well as it used to, listen up. Subaru has issued a warranty extension for the CVT assemblies on certain models from the original five (5) year or 60,000 miles to ten (10) years or 100,000 miles, whichever comes first.

Why is the warranty being extended?

Subaru reports that no customer complaints or specific conditions are behind this warranty extension. Instead, Subaru reports that it wants to provide customers with added assurance regarding the reliability of the CVT assemblies.

Affected Vehicles

This warranty extension applies to the following vehicles equipped with CVT assemblies:

Year Model
2010 - 2015 2.5L Legacy
2015 3.6L Legacy
2010 - 2015 2.5L Outback
2015 3.6L Outback
2012 - 2015 2.0L Impreza
2013 - 2015 2.0L Crosstrek
2014 - 2015 2.0L Crosstrek Hybrid
2014 - 2015 2.5L Forrester
2014 - 2015 2.5L Forrester Turbo
2015 WRX Turbo

Extended Warranty Terms and Coverage

On the affected vehicles, the warranty is being extended to ten (10) years or 100,000 miles, whichever occurs first, from the date the vehicle was originally placed into service regardless of ownership.

Vehicles that exceed the terms of this extended warranty are eligible for warranty repairs if inspections and repairs are completed prior to July 31, 2018. After that time, all inspections and repairs must be completed prior to the 10 year or 100,000 mile warranty extension limits.

CVT Repair/Replacement Limitations

The warranty extension is only valid on original equipment CVT and Genuine Subaru replacement CVT assemblies re-manufactured by Subaru. It does not apply to salvage CVT assemblies, rebuilt salvage vehicles, or CVT assemblies that were re-manufactured, overhauled, or rebuilt by companies not approved by Subaru.

Will My CVT be Repaired or Replaced

Remember that this warranty extension is not being issued to correct a specific problem. But if you have a problem or a concern regarding your CVT, you should contact a dealer to arrange for an inspection and possibly a repair or replacement.

Repairs may include parts replacement when technicians determine that part replacement will correct a failure. Examples of such part replacements include but are not limited to the torque converter, control valve body harness, sensors and switches. In cases where more extensive repairs will be required, a replacement CVT assembly may be installed.

Subaru dealers may perform a complimentary inspection of the CVT assembly even if the vehicle is displaying no symptoms.

What if I already Paid for repairs?

Subaru is not currently accepting claims for reimbursement. If you believe that you should be reimbursed for prior repairs, we encourage you to contact Subaru.

Find Out More

If you have any questions regarding this warranty extension, contact Subaru at (844) 373-6622. Please have you Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) ready.