2009 Subaru Outback Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2009 Subaru Outback

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2009 Subaru Outback Problems

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.

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.

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2009 Subaru Outback Questions

Labor and parts Cost to replace engine in 09 Subaru Outback (1 answer)

I have taken my 09 Subaru Outback to two mechanics and have heard from both of them that I need a new engine due to a bad bearing that causes a knock around 4k RPM. They could not tell me why it happened, only that the current state requires a new engine. What is the labor to replace the engine, ...

Why are my parking lights staying on the only way to turn them off is to pull th (1 answer)

pull the fuse

What does it mean when my brake light comes on? Brake fluid looks low (1 answer)

Only happens when I drive. My husband doesn't think its an issue.

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2009 Subaru Outback Recalls

Brake Fluid Leaks From Corroded Lines

Brake lines may corrode excessively when salt water splashes behind a gap in the fuel tank protector. This can lead to brake line failure and leakage, and cause the brakes to fail. Dealers will inspect for leaking lines, apply rust proofing wax and replace lines found to be leaking free of charge to resolve the concern.

Braking Issues Due to Brake Fluid Leak

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.

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2009 Subaru Outback Reviews

Problem with a/c and radio lights on center console blinking at various times! Does anyone have a fix? Local Subaru Repair Shop not aware of a fix for this problem. E-mail me @ billbrunson@hotmail.com. Thanks, Bill

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