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    2015 WRX CVT issue

    I have a 2015 WRX w/ the CVT and have been having some issues with it. All started when I had the first oil change done at Autowest Subaru in Roseville CA. After the oil change my car felt a Lil sluggish and was shifting hard for an automatic (I know in sport and sport sharp mode it shifts a lil quicker but this felt different than it was prior to the oil change. Then it started doing this thing where when I'd take off and hold it at a steady throttle not letting off it would shift really hard from 1st to what felt like 3rd then back to 2nd immediately back to 3rd then back to 2nd so on and so on until I let off the throttle. So I called the dealership and the service advisor said it's normal. I said bull**** and brought it in. After showing several techs what the issue was they finally took it in the back and 2 hours later discovered that the transmission fluid was over filled. This was at 3k miles now I have about 9k on it and it's still doing this funky shifting thing and I've taken the car back to the dealership several times one time they reset the transmission learning computer and that seemed to work for a couple days then it starts acting up again. Their telling me there's nothing they can do unless it starts doing it every time. I feel like I spent $30,000 on a lemon and the dealership doesn't give a ****. Any suggestions on what I should do would be appreciated.

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    ɹǝsn pǝɹǝʇsᴉƃǝɹ strudinox's Avatar
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    Hey neighbor! I almost bought my 2015 at Autowest until Goldrush up in Auburn hooked me up with a better deal.

    Anyways, I'd take the issue up with SOA. Explain your frustrations to them with the dealership and provide as much detail as possible. In some cases, they'll contact the dealership and work something out for you. But, to me this does sound like a warranty related issue.

    GL man, and keep us posted.

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    jnick - keep taking the car in for the same issue.

    If, after 5-6 visits, it is still unresolved, contact a lemon law attorney.
    Document all visits in writing and save all service receipts.

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    Yeah mine does NOT do that..

    Normal.. pshh

    ^^ Both good ideas.. but bump it up to SOA
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    That dealership screwed you. The tech most likely drained the CVT oil by mistake and replaced it with something other than the high torque CVT fluid that it needs. If it was shifting fine before you dropped it off for the oil change, then that is the most logical thing to happen. Take it to another dealer and have the CVT fluid inspected. Contact SOA afterwards and get a retainer for a lawyer. Just my $0.02, and keep us posted!

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    The CVT is a sealed system so the dealer shouldn't have messed with it.

    Contact SOA. They will probably replace it for you.

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