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 2006 Subaru Outback
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.
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.
2006 Subaru Outback Recalls (Recent)
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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 Questions and Answers
cars has 65K miles
When I start my car in the morning or anytime it's been sitting for several hours, I notice that my car makes a squealing noise when I steer it to the right or the left. It's also very sl...
I am the owner of a 2006 Subaru Outback 2.5i wagon
can you please tell me the recommended time for timing belt replacement. I have been told 60,000 miles and also have been told 100,000.
Err is displayed when driver door is closed. Acc is displayed when driver door is open. Battery fully drains after about two weeks. What is the fix? Just bought the wagon and can't live with...