I have a 2011 STI sedan 16,790 miles. The 3rd gear started rattling the shift stick in acceleration and then it had also gotten stuck in 3rd a couple times over a period of 4 days. Then I was accelerating between 35 and 45 mph and had catastrophic transmission failure going into 3rd. Heard a loud bang and it slammed into neutral. Now only 1st, 2nd, and reverse work. I was able to crawl back home in 2nd for 2 miles as it grinded and clunked.
Subaru has it now. However those bastards sound like they are trying to claim abuse to deny my warranty which is complete bull****. They are to bring some engineer in to figure out how it happened. They said some kind of drive line Pin snapped in 2nd gear or something? anyone have any idea? Or know of this problem? Please let me know.
If the occasional speeding (in and STI) is abuse then whats the car made for? casual sunday strolls? I wasn't even speeding when this happened. Its not modded at all, I don't race and I drag race it. I consider myself a speeder not a racer.
HAs anyone had this problem? or heard of it? Please help.