2002 Subaru Impreza Outback Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2002 Subaru Impreza Outback

2002 Subaru Impreza Outback 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.

Front engine oil leaks can develop from the camshaft seal and the crankshaft front seal. If one or more seals require replacement, it may be wise to consider replacing the timing belt as well. These seals are commonly inspected and replaced as needed as part of a timing belt service.

The leak may develop from the oil pump seal. Our technicians prefer to use thread locker when replacing the seal to prevent the bolts from becoming loose again.

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2002 Subaru Impreza Outback Questions

Bolt holding alternator to car sheared off not once but twice...this takes out powersteering but more importantly only have 20 minutes of drive time without any radio/lights,etc on because the battery can't charge...this problem has occurred twice driving on a straight road on my way to work...

I just got an email from the dealer stating it was about time for my 87,000 mile maintenance. Can't find a listing of what that should entail in my owner's manual. Does anyone know what I should expect?

Can anyone tell me how much it cost to replace an ignition key. I lost mine. So far estimates are $150 to $200...Is there a easier way?

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2002 Subaru Impreza Outback Recalls

SUBARU IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2002 AND 2003 IMPREZA WRX VEHICLES ORIGINALLY SOLD IN OR CURRENTLY REGISTERED IN THE STATES OF SOUTH DAKOTA, NEBRASKA, NORTH DAKOTA, MINNESOTA, IDAHO, IOWA, MONTANA, COLORADO, WISCONSIN, NEW YORK, WYOMING, MICHIGAN, ALASKA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, VERMONT, AND MAINE....

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