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Vibtation or Shutter on Acceleration on Subaru Outback

Problem Description and Possible Solution

A vibration or shutter may be noted on acceleration. If the transmission torque converter is suspected a revised part is available to correct this concern.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 114,532 (5,000–245,000)
12 model years affected: 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, more2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2015
90 people reported this problem
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I noticed a shudder or vibration at about 20 MPH. Just recently developed.
More noticeable going up hill or faster acceleration, so when there is more of a load.
on acceleration from a stop, there is shudder ( strong). This is to about to 2000 rpm. Once the car is moving no issues at all.
SUBARU OUTBACK WAGON LL BEAN MODEL, HAS SHUTTER WHEN 1ST TAKING OFF, SEEMS TO EITHER STOP OR NOT NOTICABLE AT 40 MPH, HAD TRANSMISSION SERVICED REPLACED FLUID, FILTER AND ADDED ANTI-SHUTTER ADDITIVE, HAD REAR DIFF SERVICED AND REPLACED FLUID, NO SIGNS OF PROBLEM NOTICABEL UNDER THE CAR
Vibration is first noticed at about 2,000 RPM (25-35 MPH), then subsides. Initially only driver felt it. Has steadily gotten worse, enough mo that passenger also feels.
Car has a vibration and stuttering noise that seems to come from the rear half of the car. I first noticed it after driving in the mountains and on some dirt roads. It only happens when the car is accelerating from a stop and the noise and vibration stops at 10 miles per hour. Happens 75 percent of the time and in first, second and reverse. I checked the rear differential fluid and it's fine.
Strong vibration noted when accelerating starting at 40mph and correcting At 60 mph.
Feel shuddering in gas pedal when accelerating from stop. Shuddering stops after gaining some speed.
Same issues. Can it be fixed?
Vibration from stop during acceleration. Smooths out about 2,500 to 3,000 RPM
Car vibrates and you can visually see it on the steering wheel, when accelerating on an incline. If foot is removed from has pedal the vibration immediately stops.
Steering wheel not only vibrates at high speeds (65-75mph), car shutters when turning at slower speeds and when accelerating (5-20mph). Brand new 2011 Outback shouldn't have problems with steering!!!
When accelerating usually between 25-40 mph there is a vibration that feels like I'm going over rumble strips in the road. This just started about six weeks ago. What is the fix and how much does it cost?
Shuddering when coming to a stop, backing up, or accelerating above 2000rpm from slower speeds. Replaced torque convertor for $1200. Mileage is now at 125k and problem is happening again. If this costs more than $500 to fix this time we're scrapping the Subaru and going back to CR-V!!
Usually happens as I turn into my subdivision where there is a slight hill. The car shutters as you accelerate slowly. It also happens starting out from a stop.
2006 Subaru LL Bean has shutter when shifting gears under low/light acceleration. Goes away at higher speeds or higher RPMs than 2200.
My 2011 3.6R Limited Outback would shudder around 1,600rpm... usually when lightly accelerating or when going up small hills. Torque converter was replaced and the transmission was re-flashed back into a learning mode. The shudder is now gone, but has been replaced by a number of other symptoms.
From stop, slightly faster than average acceleration, vibration occurs around 15-20 mph then subsides until even fainter vibration around 75 mph
loud vibration at takeoff hole drivetrain shakes
shuttering when going into 2nd gear. i thought is was right side axle had it change twice not the issue still shuttering.
Noticed recently a vibration on acceloration