Repair history on my Forester, in order of occurrence:
- Ignition coil failure @ 37,000 miles approx; technically out of warranty but covered under goodwill by Subaru
- Catalytic converter failure @ 37,000 miles approx; result of coil failure dumping fuel into exhaust or whatever, covered under goodwill or federal emissions warranty forget how they wrote it up.
- Transmission bearing failure in progress around 42,000 miles. Took it in for whirring noise in trans increasing in magnitude. Had to drop trans to repair. Not cheap.
- Recall on ECU: forget when maybe around 40K miles, emissions related recall. Re-flash of ECU with new software
- Brake lines corrosion check recall: not too long ago maybe 2017. Inspect brake lines, replace if necessary, coat with anti-corrosion product.
- Rear output shaft seal failure: December 2018 around 64,000 miles. Lost 1 qt trans oil out rear shaft seal on 80 mile highway trip on Christmas day coming/going wife's family gathering
- Rear output shaft seal failure: CURRENT TIME (Now) 66,000 miles. It's leaking again at rear shaft seal on trans, have to take back in for a do-over (on their dime this time). Must have been a bad replacement part or poor install.
All above work performed by Subaru dealership.
What was it you were saying about Subaru reliability? Agreed !!
I love my Foz, but it by no means has been repair free. By no means. I expect the GMC might present some problems here and there down the line. I think virtually every brand does anymore. Complexity of all the tech stuffed into them I suppose? Murphy's law and all that?