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.
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2004 Subaru Outback
2004 Subaru Outback Problems
There is a technical service bulletin on the ABS control module. It is replaceable without having to replace the entire anti-lock brake hydraulic unit. Previously, the ABS control module was only available as a complete assembly that included the hydraulic unit.
2004 Subaru Outback Recalls (Recent)
Summary: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER SEDANS, WAGONS, AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, THE CRUISE CONTROL CABLE COULD COME OUT OF ITS TRACK ON THE CRUISE CONTROL LEVER AND LODGE ON THE CONTROL LEVER TAB WHEN THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL IS RELEASED. IF THIS CONDITION OCCURS, THE THROTTLE WILL NOT RETURN TO THE IDLE POSITION AND WILL REMAIN IN AN OPEN POSITION.Learn more »
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The fuel filler hose may have a hose clamp that is out of position or loose, which could result in fuel leakage. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source could result in a fire. Dealers will inspect and tighten the clamp on the fuel filler hose. The recall began August 27, 2003. The Subaru recall number is WW0-98.
2004 Subaru Outback Questions and Answers
when needs replacement?
how much would it cost to completly overhaul the engine. also, when i turn on my a/c, my engine stalls about every 2 seconds. why is this
firewall where steering column goes through, the rubber grommit or bushing seal is completely dislodged and has 1/4" space around the shaft. I noticed a rattle months ago which has slowly bec...
I have a six year 100,000 mile warranty on my Subaru Outback purchased in June of 2005 I went to have it inspected today and it failed because of the brakes were worn. and because of a oil leak in ...
2004 Subaru Outback Reviews
Overall, my experience with our 2004 subaru outback has been a poor one (purchased new). Quite frankly, I'm amazed they've maintained the reputation they're recognized for...In general, we've had continual electrical problems, from excessive light bulb burnout to poor speaker wiring and broken cd players. In addition, wear and tear components (i.e. stock tires, rotors, CV boots, etc.) fail far sooner than in other cars I've had (or have; Toyota and Dodge) under similar driving conditions. Other than the in convenience, it wasn't a problem until the car was out of warranty...in which case repair costs were absurdly expensive...and laughably required multiple visits to diagnose and repair (our AC is STILL not fixed!). I purchased this car largely for it's reputation as a reliable vehicle and therefore figured the occasional expensive repair was manageable...little did I know!!
With all that said, the handling of this vehicle in all weather conditions is simply astounding (heavy rains, snow and ice...of course with a decent set of tires...not the junk stock Bridgestones). I would ONLY consider buying another subaru if I REGULARLY had to deal with heavy snows....
Only problem I had was a short curcuit in one of the interior wires that affected the sunroof and rear lights. Otherwise the car is very nimble.