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Subaru Outback Vibtation or Shutter on Acceleration

 
Subaru Outback Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014

Average Mileage: 106,085 mi (7,200 mi - 170,000 mi)

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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.

  •  Rookie

    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.

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    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

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  • 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!!!

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  • Visitor, , 85,000 mi

    Feel shuddering in gas pedal when accelerating from stop. Shuddering stops after gaining some speed.

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  • Stets, , 128,000 mi
     Rookie

    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.

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  •  Rookie

    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 The shudder is now gone, but has been replaced by a number of other symptoms.

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  • Visitor, , 98,000 mi

    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.

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  • Visitor, , 80,000 mi

    From stop, slightly faster than average acceleration, vibration occurs around 15-20 mph then subsides until even fainter vibration around 75 mph

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  • Visitor, , 7,200 mi

    same shudder on acceleration up slight incline below 2000 RPM - torque converter replaced and it still happens

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  • 8000 miles on it now and the shuddering is getting worse. When it first started it was at low speed and low RPM (1300 to 1600). Now it happens at all speeds. Service dept says it needs a Torque Converter. My 2002 Outback had a similar low RPM shudder but it only happened a couple times a week and it did not get worse. I was assuming that Subaru would have fixed this problem by the time I bought the 2014 Outback. Apparently not.

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