Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: South Coast, Mass, RI
Blown motor 97 mi on odometer, new car
Yup, day 2 with my new Hatchback, 97 miles on odometer, at 65 mph left lane of 3 lanes of evening rush hour traffic. "CLUNK", maybe the CVT downshifted I guessed, slowed a little, then foot back on gas for a few seconds "CLUNK" "CLUNK" and a LOT of dashboard lights, no significant power as I slowly weave through 3 lanes of angry rush hour traffic. Survived onto the shoulder, took a breath, some smoke coming from under the hood and beginnings of gas smell inside the car. 4-foot diameter of gassy dirt under right side of car. Called dealership who gave me 800 number for Subaru warranty towing. 20 minutes on phone with Subaru warranty towing, a follow up call from Subaru in Florida, and a tow truck 25 minutes later.
At the dealer 10 minutes later, the sales manager was surprised that a new car would fail that way. I wonder now if he was suggesting that it might have been my fault. He explained that Subaru would likely send a new motor once his dealer mechanic determined what had happened and maybe I'd get a loaner.
Beyond a new motor, what else should I expect / demand ?
Any likely damage to CVT from that kind of early motor death?
Any likely damage to anything else from that kind of early motor death?