The problem: Affected vehicles may exhibit a condition where, when the transmission downshifts on a grade while using cruise control, the engine will will flare, or race up, canceling the cruise control without the driver's input. This may be due to a software glitch in the transmission control module software.
Vehicles affected by this service bulletin:
- 2015 Subaru Legacy
- 2016 Subaru Legacy
- 2015 Subaru Outback
- 2016 Subaru Outback
Corrective action: On affected vehicles, dealers will update the transmission control module software.
Warranty info: This service bulletin is being performed free of charge under the Subaru new-vehicle or powertrain warranty, whichever applies.
What owners should do: Call your local dealer with your vehicle's identification number to determine if your vehicle is involved in this service bulletin. You also can call Subaru at 800-782-2783 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration hotline at 888-327-4236. Reference TSB No. 16-99-16.
Need to find a dealer for service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find a local dealer.
Editor's note: This is only one of dozens of service bulletins issued each month by automakers. Please check your automaker's website to see if your vehicle has any service bulletins pending.
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