2012 Subaru Outback Transmission Service

What’s the Importance of Your 2012 Outback’s Transmission?

Your transmission carries power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive at the speed you desire. Because your transmission is responsible for converting the right amount of power into the right amount of speed, even the smallest transmission problems should be addressed right away. It's a type of car problem that’s not hard to notice. 2012 Subaru Outback transmission problems could include shifting delays, grinding or jumping during acceleration, the car shaking at any speed, or whistling noises or a burning smell coming from beneath the hood. Let Subaru Outback transmission problems linger and you could see your fuel economy decrease or discover that your Outback’s not even driveable.

Subaru Transmission Recommendations for 2012 Outbacks

Your Outback’s transmission should be inspected routinely, according to Subaru. First off, Subaru recommends exchanging transmission and differential fluids in 2012 Subaru Outbacks at certain intervals with Subaru-approved transmission fluid. Our technicians are trained to service 2012  Subaru Outback transmission systems according to vehicle manufacturer recommendations. 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 Subaru running for miles and miles.

How Much Do Subaru Outback Transmission Repairs Cost

We work to keep the average cost for Subaru Outback transmission fluid changes and repairs affordable. Visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care and we’ll give your car a free Courtesy Check. We'll inspect your Outback's major operating systems so you can have the information you need to make the best decision for your car. Whether your vehicle needs a fluid exchange or routine maintenance, you can rely on our Triple Promise to deliver a car that’s Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

2012 Subaru Outback Transmission Q&A

  • What happens if I "ride" my Subaru's brakes? Riding the brakes or keeping your foot on the brake pedal (even lightly) can lead to transmission issues. Remember that when you’re driving down winding roads, and opt for engine braking when possible.
  • What can I tow in a Subaru? Think twice before offering to tow something for a friend, no matter how small. The added weight can cause issues with your transmission if your vehicle isn't equipped to handle the load. Check your owner's manual to ensure you have the proper towing setup and aren't going over your towing capacity.
  • When should I have my Outback's transmission fluid checked or exchanged? 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. Leaks or low transmission fluid are easy to spot and affordable to repair.

Take Time for Your Subaru Outback Transmission

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.