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2006 Subaru Baja Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2006 Subaru Baja

2006 Subaru Baja Problems

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.

A matter of some three minutes between smelling something burning (and, thankfully, pulling onto the shoulder of I-81 to investigate) and the vehicle bursting into flames. Took 4 firetrucks 45 minutes to put it out, at which point it had literally melted into the pavement, which presented quite a challenge to the tow truck driver who came to remove the carcass. Fire dept couldn't be certain of cause, but best guess was an electrical fire orig...

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2006 Subaru Baja Questions

Bought wiring harness that attaches to the plug under the right rear fender, Baja's lites all work but trailer lites don't. Tried 2 harnesses. is there a seperat fuse that can fix this problem?

I have 178,000 on my 2006. I saw they extended the warranty to 100,000 or 8 years. Is it whichever comes first? My head gasket is going out.

do you know why a stick shift car would have a park /netral switch and can i bypass it {seemingly does nothing except set a code o0n the computer}

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2006 Subaru Baja Recalls

Cracks may develop from the fuel hose connection at the outlet (pressure) side of the fuel pump. As a result, a fuel leak may develop, increasing the risk of a fire. Dealers will replace the fuel pump bracket, including all nipples, with new, stronger part. This recall is expected to begin during September 2009. The Subaru recall number is WVJ-20.

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2006 Subaru Baja Reviews

overall I am quite satisfy with this Baja. Good acceleration and good performance.

i like this car but ther are lots subaru cheepened, and as with the 98 to 2002 head gasket issue subaru dosnt stand behind thier product , the manual trans has tooo high 1st gear and always stalls when i leave my driveway on a snow day,also driving lights go off when switching to high beams this sucks and is dangerous. also drink holder is in the way of shifter and e brake, poor lay out. also p...

LOVED my Baja--the perfect vehicle for the Western NC mountain terrain, good on gas, plus the handy back compartment for hauling a bale of hay for the garden or taking the trash to the dump--that is, until it burst into flames on I-81 coming into Syracuse last week. I was lucky to get out. Took 4 firetrucks, and literally melted into the pavement. "Nightmare" does not begin to describe it. Fi...

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