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  1. Model Year 2012 to 2017 WEIRD ELECTRICAL SOUND AWD SYSTEM issue

    Crosstrek / XV General Discussion Forum
    So i just got a XV 2017 (latin american version) I'm in the Dominican Republic. 2,000 miles in the car and from two weeks now I've been experiencing a weird electrical sound. While driving, the center of the car, near the bottle holders i'm having a weird sound; the car tickles two times every...
  2. Model Year 2018 and Newer Transmission Failed at ~300 miles

    Engine and Drivetrain
    As a first-time Subaru customer, I bought a new 2019 Crosstrek limited late Nov 2018, and within 2 weeks of driving it off the lot I discovered there was a problem with the transmission. When I took it into the dealer service center, they told me that the transmission failed, and proceeded to...
  3. Applies to All Model Years Manual Transmission Downshifting Issue

    Engine and Drivetrain
    I have a 2014 Crosstrek and have been having an intermittent problem with my manual transmission (for the past few months). Sometimes it won't allow me to downshift (usually from 5th) into any other gear without me having to double-clutch. I haven't found any correlation to driving style or...
  4. Handsfree button no longer responds

    Dealer Service Problems, Maintenance, Warranty, TS
    Hi everyone, I have a 2014 XV, up until recently the little handsfree button on the steering wheel worked fine when trying to make a phone call, for some reason it has stopped working, I will bring it up with Subaru at the next service but wondering if anyone has encountered this before? thank...
  5. Bluetooth Not Placing Calls

    Interior, Audio, and HVAC
    Hi, everyone. Today I was driving and tried to place a call home using the car's bluetooth. I have my home phone number programmed into the car's phone book. I was also simultaneously using Google Maps turn-by-turn voice navigation and listening to my music - both via bluetooth streaming and...
  6. Poor mileage and paint chips on 2013 XV

    Dealer Service Problems, Maintenance, Warranty, TS
    I purchased my XV in August of 2013 and I really have loved it ever since. It is such a great car and handles unbelieveably in the snow. I do, however, have a couple problems. First, I have thus far gotten terrible mileage (22.8 mpg). I do not drive the car much as I have a work truck, so it...
  7. Grinding/Stall on startup

    Dealer Service Problems, Maintenance, Warranty, TS
    What happens, is that on a cold start (car has been sitting overnight), I turn the key, it starts, then about half a second later this loud thunk and grinding sound happens (only lasts for a second or so), the RPMs drop significantly, then everything returns to normal. Usually. I had this...
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