Q: Symtom is late or advanced gear shifting resulting to sudden stop of the car, cvt problem...? 2010 Subaru Forrester

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When my forester running 70 mph, when i pushing a brake pedal my car getting stop ! Just like applying a full brake which is i did not? I think it is on cvt faul...

My car has 63567 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hello - yes, this is possibly a programming issue with your CVT transmission. While Subaru CVT transmissions don’t fail outright all that often, there seems to be a wide range of operating smoothness, which depends on the transmission controller software. I would check with your Subaru dealer for any software updates. There was also a service bulletin relating to possible oil leaks from the CVT unit, which could result in a low oil level condition for the transmission. Contact your Subaru service center.

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