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.
Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2000 Subaru Outback
2000 Subaru Outback
2000 Subaru Outback Problems
A vibration or shutter may be noted on acceleration. If the transmission torque converter is suspected a revised part is available to correct this concern.
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.
The front oxygen (air fuel ratio) sensor element may develop a crack, causing the Check Engine Light to illuminate. Subaru has recalled certain models to replace sensors that may fail. The Subaru service program number is WXW-80, this is not a government mandated recall.
2000 Subaru Outback Recalls (Recent)
Summary: THIS RECALL APPLIES TO CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES ORIGINALLY SOLD IN OR CURRENTLY REGISTERED IN THE STATES OF CONNECTICUT, DELAWARE, ILLINOIS, INDIANA, IOWA, KENTUCKY, MAINE, MARYLAND, MASSACHUSETTS, MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA, MISSOURI, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, OHIO, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND, VERMONT, VIRGINIA, WEST VIRGINIA, WISCONSIN, AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. CERTAIN REAR SUSPENSION SUBFRAME COMPONENTS WERE PRODUCED WITH POOR PAINT QUALITY WHICH, AFTER CONTINUED EXPOSURE TO CORROSIVE ROAD SALTS FOR A PERIOD OF SEVERAL YEARS, COULD RESULT IN RUST-OUT OF THE COMPONENT AND POSSIBLE BREAKAGE OF THE SUBFRAME.Learn more »
2000 Subaru Outback Questions and Answers
When place in Drive, car won't bo when pressing on gas.
When I put car in Drive, and then take foot off break to press on gas it delay's going. After a period of time it does drive but won't take off initially. Just replaced transmission flui...
when i turn engine on i get a squeeling noise that stops when the car is put in drive.
I just had a steering rack replaced, and it isn't right, but that's another story/question - it has no radius, steers hard, and makes a horrible grinding sound when turning hard left (lik...
2 tires blown off the rim 1 flatt tire, 1 broken rim,broken heated power mirrior,broken part of front bumper, broken back bumper, loose headlight,2 blown out (back windows ,main and one side)broken...
2000 Subaru Outback Reviews
Got hit with a lemon. Purchased for $5000.00 and in 2 months have had to rebuild engine completely and now am replacing the electrical unit. The car has 130,000 miles on it.
I also had to replace the head gaskets at around 120,000 miles. I have also had the check engine light on and off with regard to the CC like the guy from Dingmans Ferry, PA. My dealer told me it might be a sensor or it might be the CC. They told me if you replace the sensor and it turns out to be the CC you will the need to replace the CC and the sensor again because a bad CC will take out the new sensor! They told me the tolerances are real tight on the system so if it's just a little off it will make the light come on. They also said that the light might come on if moisture gets in the sensor... Their bottom line was to let it slide because of the cost of the CC and the sensors. Don't know if that's good advice or not but I'm at 130,000 miles and my Outback is still going strong.I had a transmission issue at about 100,000 miles that the car was slow to go into drive when you put it in gear. The repair was a little pricey but I was told by the shop in Lafayette that they don't see many Subaru's and they gave me a good warranty so I fixed it and have not had a problem since. I really like the car so I'm going to see how long I can make it last.
HAD ENGINE HEAD GASKET TROUBLE , FOUND OUT THAT THE 2.5 ENGINES THAT YEAR HAD ALOT OF TROUBLE WITH THEM. CALLED AND E MAILED THE HEAD QUATERS IN NEW JERSEY, THEY WERE OF NO ASSISTANCE TO ME. i HAD TO PAY FOR IT OUT OF MY POCKET. nOW i HAVE ALOT OF TROUBLE WITH THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT,. i REPLACES THE 2 SENSERS FRONT AND BACK OF THE c.c. .lIGHT STAYED OFF FOR A WHILE BUT RETURNED. rEPLACED THE cc AND GUESS WHAT THE LIGHT CAME ON AGAIN. i AM AT WITS END WITH THIS PROBLEM.
reliable car with 115,000 miles. Normal squeaks and rattles,drain from moonroof gets clogged easily.Purchased used with 90,000 two years ago.