This past week the check engine light plus the cruise control light flashing came on. This is 2005 Subaru Outback LLBean. My wife reported to me what I found for myself. So with a code reader attached I drove the car. As I came to a stop sign the car suddenly went to SPORT mode but without the ability to change gears nor could I increase accelerate. My guess is it stuck in 3rd or 4th gear. The code was P0700 and P0768. P0768 is a "D" solenoid failure. I stopped the car turned off the engine and had a short lunch. Upon restart the engine cranked for a long time and shook a lot. Then started. It was now out of SPORT mode. I cleared the error codes and drove it home without incident. Towed it to the dealer. They could not replicate the failure. I drove it back home 30 miles without incident. I realize intermittent problems can be difficult to solve. I really don't trust this car now. SPORT mode stuck in a high gear could be a very dangerous situation. Dealer said to bring it back if it does it again. Perplexed.
Has anyone experienced a similar symptom?