Specific Auto Problems

2022 Subaru Ascent Faces Multiple NHTSA Complaints for Transmission Issues

Posted by Howard Gutman | Feb 19, 2023 | 1 Comment

Photo by Mr Dibo on Unsplash

Subaru's 2022 Ascent SUV has been experiencing transmission problems that have led to multiple complaints filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

The complaints range from shuddering when accelerating from a stop to transmission slipping and lunging forward. In some cases, the severity of the issue has raised concerns about potential transmission failure.

One complaint submitted in November 2022 from Memphis, TN, reported experiencing shuddering when accelerating from a stop that can get pretty severe, leading to fears that it might tear the transmission apart.

Another complaint from Lancaster, OH, reported regular slipping or shuttering of the transmission when trying to accelerate, even on flat ground while maintaining speed. The driver stated that it feels similar to the transmission of their 2020 Ascent, which they got rid of because of safety concerns.

Additionally, a complaint filed in July 2022 from Baiting Hollow, NY, reported that the transmission is slipping and lunging forward, which could be the same reason for a previous recall in 2019 and 2020. This particular incident occurred when the driver was carrying five passengers, causing them to almost rear-end a car in front of them and be rear-ended due to having to apply their brakes quickly.

If you own a 2022 Subaru Ascent and are experiencing transmission problems, you may be entitled to compensation under the lemon law or warranty. 

Consider potential claims, including:

  • Magnuson-Moss Act Claim: Federal law safeguards consumers who purchase products with warranties, ensuring fairness and remedies for defects.
  • Breach of Implied Warranty Claim: Your vehicle should meet certain expectations of quality and performance, and if it doesn't, you may have a case under this claim.
  • Lemon Law Claim: Is your vehicle a constant source of frustration due to defects? Lemon laws provide recourse for consumers in such situations.
  • Breach of Express Warranty Claim: Manufacturers must uphold the promises made in their warranties. If they fail to do so, you may have grounds for this claim.
  • Deceptive Practices Claim: If you've been misled or deceived during the purchase or repair process, you may have grounds for this claim.

Contact our experienced lemon law attorney today to learn more about your legal rights and options:

Call Now at (973) 598-1980 for a Free Consultation

About the Author

Howard Gutman

Hiring an attorney can be a stressful and confusing situation.  You want an expert, honest, personal approach to your case.  The Law Office of Howard Gutman has been fighting for consumer rights and representing commercial interests for over 20 years.  We have a deep knowledge of fraud, consumer,...


Brian Szumigalski Reply

Posted Mar 08, 2024 at 02:36:05

I just purchased a pre owned 2022 Subuaru Ascent and i am concerned now about the transmission issues

Leave a Comment