This was my concern prior to buying my first Subaru.When new car makers come to the states (like Toyota and Hyundai) they offered huge warranties because consumers needed to learn to trust the new makers.
Maybe because many people are wary of the CVT Subaru is doing this warranty to make people trust them?
These CVT failures are so infrequent I doubt Subaru is anticipating a class action lawsuitHi. Just joined the forum. 3 imprezas in my driveway. 2-2018s and 1-2016.
I know that this forum is for 5th gen but I think that this information is pertinent to the discussion.
We experienced a catastrophic CVT transmission failure at 33,000 miles as I was backing my bride's 2016 out of the driveway.
It sounded like the car was coming apart and every light on the dash lit up.
#1-I am fortunate to have survived the ordeal as this was my better half's baby and I happened to be the one in the driver's seat when it decided to fly to pieces.
#2-Subaru is not giving anyone an extended warranty out their love for us. They are trying to get out in front of a class action lawsuit to show that they recognized the problem and extended the warranty to cover any occurrence that would happen in its expected life span.
#3-Our local Subaru dealership treated us very well and Subaru furnished a brand new Forrester for amount of time that it took to complete the repairs.
#4-This failure did not dissuade the family from buying new Subarus. Just last month, I bought a base impreza sedan and my daughter bought a 5 door impreza ( all on the same day).
Just wanted to weigh in this as we have experience this first hand.
All depends on how you look at it...you get the following:Wait... did anybody here purchase the extended warranty already? I did. Does that mean my extended warranty is extended?