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2003 Subaru Outback Repair and Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your 2003 Subaru Outback

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2003 Subaru Outback
$
1,334
to $
2,423
2003 Subaru Outback
$
254
to $
1,004
2003 Subaru Outback
$
259
to $
509
2003 Subaru Outback
$
98
to $
152
2003 Subaru Outback
$
671
to $
1,484

2003 Subaru Outback Problems

Cooling System Problems Cause Head Gasket Failure

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.

Vibtation or Shutter on Acceleration

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.

Check Engine Light Due to Failed Front O2 Sensor

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.

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2003 Subaru Outback Questions

Lights come on but won't start? (1 answer)

I think it clicks one time but won't trun over or start.... but the lights work.

Engine starts, but really sputters like running on one or two cylinders. Large volume of bluish smoke from exhaust. After sitting for two days it worked fine when the,tow truck driver started it. Towed to Repair Pal shop. Runs fine. Can't find cause. (1 answer)

What other damage is likely to be caused by a failed water pump? (1 answer)

2005 subaru outback. I had timing belt replaced at 100,000 miles, but not the water pump. I now have 150,000 miles. So I'm trying to decide if I should get water pump replaced or wait until 200,000 miles when I replace the timing belt again. Or maybe I don't even need to do it at that time?

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2003 Subaru Outback Recalls

Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator Ruptures On Deployment

The passenger frontal air bag inflator may rupture on deployment, causing metal fragments to come through the air bag and injure occupants. Dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator free of charge to resolve the concern.

Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator Ruptures On Deployment

The passenger frontal air bag inflator may rupture on deployment, causing metal fragments to come through the air bag and injure occupants. Dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator free of charge to resolve the concern.

Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator Ruptures On Deployment

The passenger frontal air bag inflator may rupture on deployment, causing metal fragments to come through the air bag and injure occupants. Dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator free of charge to resolve the concern.

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2003 Subaru Outback Reviews

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based on 1 customer reviews
I love this car! Two minor items: a) the pistons became "loose" after a certain age, so there's a minor "flutter" noise. Apparently the replacements fit tighter than the originals, but I've not spent the money for that. b) The visibility is less than ideal. I look 2-3 times each way to try to compensate for it, but sometimes I've looked and missed a car coming. Now at 273,000 miles the en...

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