My car has been making some funny sounds for a while, and every time I mentioned it while it was under the full warranty, Subaru told me the car is supposed to sound like that. B.S. By funny, I mean strange whirring/buzzing sounds when I accelerate, a squeaky clutch pedal, etc. I seriously fail to see how those could be design sounds. Unless the car is supposed to sound like crap, in which case, they're right.
Anyway, I just had new tires put on at a Crest/Jaguar/Ford dealership and mentioned it to them, so they checked. They said the transmission fluid is low and to get a power flush and fill, and if it doesn't go away, to take it to Subaru as it should be covered under the powertrain warranty. Apparently if it were a Ford/Lincoln/Jaguar, it would be. Thing is, I can't make heads or tails of what exactly is covered with the warranty.
This reminds me of the brand new 2000 Eclipse I had in 2000. I had a bad TOB and took it to the dealership where I bought it that said I burned the clutch out, and since I did it, it wouldn't be covered. Mind you, this was three month's later with no real beating on the car. I said bull and took it to another dealership that said it was the TOB and they replaced it free. The second dealership said they would have done the TOB along with the clutch and pocketed all the money, processing it as a warranty issue. I feel like that's what Subaru is doing to me. Under warranty nothing is wrong and it's all in my head. I'm sure now that the car has 60,000 miles on it they'll try to say it's my fault.
So should it be covered? If so, should I shop around dealerships till one fixes it? And if it is a warranty issue, can they still charge me that $125 diagnostic fee they like to?