Whelp! Not what I ever expected of my new Ascent that just reached 5000 miles. Started hearing squealing sound last week and felt what seemed to be a belt or chain slipping at 60 mph, happened repeatedly for about 5 minutes. Thankfully, the car was still drivable off the highway. I took the car to the dealership the next day and got a call in the afternoon that everything checked out normally, they could not reproduce the issue, and they could not find any problems with the engine. I refused to leave it at that and asked them to keep the car longer and drive it more to see if they could catch the problem in action. Very next day, the technician called me back and said he was able to reproduce the slipping this time and was able to record it and send the info to SOA. As of today, a new transmission is on the way. I’m relieved they found the issue and are dealing with the repair. However, it’s super frustrating that we replaced our last car bc of a serious transfer case issue (that the manufacturer refused to cover) and are now dealing with a significant problem with our brand new car as well. Subaru was our go-to bc of their great safety ratings and supposed reliability. Thankfully, the dealership we are working with has been pretty good to deal with which reduces some stress. That said, it’s hard to feel any confidence in a car that needs a new transmission after 5000 miles! And who knows if the new one will have the same issues as the faulty one after the next 5K miles we drive... Has anyone else had this experience and if so, how is the car performing with the new transmission?