I bought a 2011 4 cyl Premium PKG Subaru Outback and with a few hundred mile on it the problems began. First it was a horrible in the dash - also the brake peddle began "clunking" when released - I mean REALLY a step on brake, take foot off brake peddle and "clunk". Then it developed a horrible vibration (rough idle) and at one point when picking the car up from a trip to my dealer, got into it, drove out the drive way and the check engine light came on and the car shook as if in an earthquaks. Drove it right back, the service guys freaked out a bit and again I went home with a loaner. Re: the brake, once I was told it some some kind of a clip which was adjusted, then it was a piston of somesort which was replaced - wouuld be better for a few days, then "clunk" I was told that the dealer would work directlt with "Subaru". the major shaking problem with identified as a vaccum leak in the brake booster from which oil ended up in the spark plugs - this brake booster was replace twice - never fixed the problem. Re: the vibration, they have no idea either - tbhey have performed reflashes to stop vehicle idle fluxation - still does it, The car also tends to "lurch" forward when you accellerate from a stop to go or vice versa.
My car has spent months with the dealership. I have been extremely nice, but adadament that my problems exist - they now act like I am a crazy person.
Does anyone here know of issues like mine? I am at a point where I loved the car - now hate it.
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