2008 Subaru Outback Transmission Service & Repairs

Show Your Subaru Outback’s Transmission Some TLC

Whether you drive an automatic or manual, Firestone Complete Auto Care can help diagnose and fix transmission issues. Schedule transmission services for your Outback today.

What Does Your Subaru Outback Transmission Do?

Your transmission carries power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive at the speed you desire. Since the transmission has to translate the precise amount of power for your desired amount of speed, a small transmission issue can put a big dent in your Outback’s performance. They're often easy to notice. 2008 Subaru Outback transmission problems could include shifting delays, grinding when accelerating, a feeling of shakiness, or whistling noises and a burning smell coming from under the hood. If you ignore Subaru Outback transmission issues you could see your fuel economy decrease or discover that your Outback’s not even driveable.

Subaru Transmission Recommendations for 2008 Outbacks

According to Subaru, your Outback’s transmission should be checked regularly for wear and tear. Specifically, Subaru recommends exchanging transmission and differential fluids in 2008 Subaru Outbacks at certain intervals with Subaru-approved transmission fluid. Our technicians know how to service your 2008 Outback up to Subaru-recommended standards. As soon as you suspect something’s wrong with your Outback’s transmission, book an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help keep your engine running at peak performance.

Subaru Outback Transmission Service Pricing

We do our best to keep Subaru Outback transmission repairs and services affordable. Drop by your local Firestone Complete Auto Care for a free Courtesy Check. We’ll give your Outback a check-up so you can make informed service and repair decisions. Whether your vehicle needs a fluid exchange or repair, you can trust our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

2008 Subaru Outback Questions & Answers

  • What happens when you "ride" your Subaru's brakes? Riding the brakes (keeping your foot lightly pressed on the brake pedal for a long time) can lead to transmission issues over time. Pay attention to how often you apply your brake and use engine braking when possible.
  • How much can I tow in a Subaru Outback? Think twice before volunteering to tow your friend's moving trailer, no matter how light the load might seem. Defying your Outback towing capacity can spell trouble for the transmission system. Always consult your owner's manual before towing or hauling something.
  • Does my Outback's transmission fluid need to be inspected? Caring for your Subaru Outback’s transmission fluid is a great way to help it perform. Some technicians would say that between 30,000 and 60,000 miles is a good timeframe for having your Subaru's transmission fluid checked and replaced, but that timeline can vary depending on how your vehicle is used and your manufacturer’s recommendations. The good news is that transmission fluid leaks are affordable to repair and easy to spot.
  • Can Subaru Outback transmission fluid leak? Over time, transmission fluid can leak from your Subaru Outback, potentially causing transmission problems. A transmission fluid leak may be caused by a damaged transmission pan, faulty transmission cooler lines, worn-out seals, a cracked transmission housing, or an overfilled transmission.
  • Who does Subaru Outback transmission repair? Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care can troubleshoot and repair Outback transmission systems. Book an appointment online today.
  • Can I still drive my Subaru Outback if it has a transmission fluid leak? It’s not advisable to drive your Outback if it’s leaking transmission fluid. Your transmission system needs transmission fluid to function properly, and a leak can lead to significant problems, such as overheating or reduced performance. You might even experience transmission failure.