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Subaru Outback Vibtation or Shutter on Acceleration

 
Subaru Outback Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2011

Average Mileage: 106,636 mi (10,000 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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  • Visitor, , 85,000 mi

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

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  •  Rookie

    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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  • 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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  • 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, , 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, , 170,000 mi

    2004 Outback, LL Bean edition, has developed a shudder/vibration upon acceleration and/or when making a right turn. My normal mechanic apparently didn't hear the actual sound I had asked him to troubleshoot, because he told me it had something to do with some kind of fluid and couldn't be fixed (he has the same car). But it is getting worse and making me nervous.

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  • Visitor, , 95,000 mi

    shutters low speed

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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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  •  Rookie

    LLBean, similar symproms. Dealer stated that I just need a new transmission (when the car drives and shifts fine rofl) Specialized transmission shop suspects torque converter or front axles.

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