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2003 Subaru Baja

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2003 Subaru Baja Problems

Engine -- Verified

The head gasket has a high failure rate due to cooling system problems. Subaru is aware of the problem and has extended the warranty to 8 years/100k miles on many vehicles.

2003 Subaru Baja Recalls (Recent)

Drive Train, January 8, 2003

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The transmission park mechanism located inside the automatic transmission may not hold when the selector is in the "park" position. The vehicle could move/roll without warning, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the automatic transmission parking rod assembly to correct this concern.

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Engine, September 12, 2002

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555 vehicles with a 4-cylinder engine may have a water pump pulley with a center hole that was improperly machined and is too large. This could result in the pulley coming off of the water pump during normal vehicle operation, causing severe engine damage. Dealers will replace the water pump to correct this concern.

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2003 Subaru Baja Questions and Answers

Kepano, 2003 Subaru Baja, Philadelphia, PA

My car has an aftermarket exhaust system. I am told that the computer says that it is not ready for testing because I only have one catalytic converter instead of the two that came stock. Do I need...

weg1968, 2003 Subaru Baja, Colorado Springs, CO

My baja has a coolant leak. What does a coolant system test cost? Will it definitely locate the leak. The coolant ultimately leaks from behind the from wheels in approximately the location of the s...

wmonday, 2003 Subaru Baja, Blue Springs, MO

If the timing belt breaks on this model is there an interference problem? I have been given the cost of replacing the belts to be $650, is this reasonable?

Victim, 2003 Subaru Baja, 2.5L 4 Cylinder, Kailua Kona, HI

I was charged $389.00 for a set of "head bolts".
Is this right!?
I just inspected the repair and see no new bolts anywhere.
Had it done at Midas and was charged $3,086.00
Please advise.

winston69, 2003 Subaru Baja, 2.5L 4 Cylinder, Fairmont, WV

I recently had a clicking noise when I turned the steering wheel. I replaced the front axle and thought that would take care of the noise. However it did not and it sounds as though it is actually ...

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2003 Subaru Baja Reviews

love my car but mine is a stranded and can not find a drive shaft for it.

I Love this car! It does so many things for me. I would have bought another if they hadn't stopped producing them. I may pick up an 06 if I can find a low mileage one.

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