2006 Subaru Outback Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2006 Subaru Outback
2006 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.
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.
2006 Subaru Outback Questions
How much would it cost to replace my airbag sensor? It is on steady (not flashing) when I drive. It's the dash light, not the passenger light. Just happened today, we have had VERY cold weather lately.
60,000 miles, car runs perfectly, no symptoms, brought it in for inspection (Subaru dealer), told I need $3500 in repairs, including head gasket, front axles and front arm bushings. Second opinion seems obvious. Any other suggestions?
2006 Subaru Outback Recalls
In areas where salt is used on the roads, slush containing road salt can splash through a gap in the fuel tank protector resulting in corrosion of the brake lines. This corrosion may lead to brake fluid leakage resulting in reduced braking performance, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect the affected vehicles and leaking brake lines will be replaced. Anti-corrosion rustproofing wax will be applied to all recalled vehicles.
2006 Subaru Outback Reviews
Enjoy the all wheel drive. Easily maintained. Have had no problems with the car. This is my 5th Subaru.