Thread: ('11-'14) 2012 Impreza CVT shift delay
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Old 10-22-2013, 02:49 PM   #68
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2013 Imp Sport CVT


Originally Posted by CP1002 View Post
I have the 4 door automatic transmission. When backing in Reverse then shifting into Drive, there is a three second delay until the gear engages into drive. After bringing it to the dealer mechanics they agreed that it is a three second delay. The dealer informed me that it is an manufacture issue to recall the vehicle first and then the dealer mechanics can fix the issue. My driveway backs onto a busy avenue with a stop sign about 300ft away and by the time I back into the avenue and shift into drive the car that was at the stop sign is already on my bumper. Anyone know if subaru is addressing this flaw with 2013 imprezzas? That's my only serious complaint, otherwise I really enjoy the car.
What elevation are you at? I'm at 1200', but was in Denver and noticed this at elevation. I could also stall the car in drive up to 2400 rpm before it would go, at home it's maybe just over 1000 rpm or so. So I think elevation plays a big part in this too. Maybe some tuning for the elevation you live in would be appropriate. Maybe SOA can do this and allow a dealer to load it into ECU.
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