Car Problem Reports
Subaru Outback Cooling System Problems Cause Head Gasket Failure
Subaru Outback Problem
Engines Affected: 2.5L 4 Cylinder, 3.0L 6 Cylinder
Average Mileage: 101,248 mi (22,000 mi - 169,000 mi)
Visitor, 2001 Subaru Outback, 2.5L 4 Cylinder, 125,000 mi
Head gasket leak
car overheated , replaced water pump , radiator , sensors ,hoses ,head gasget
Visitor, 2007 Subaru Outback, 2.5L 4 Cylinder, 97,000 mi
Oil leaking from Head Gasket (Both sides). Told by Mechanic to monitor fluid levels. Car Serviced twice a year as we don't put enough miles on it to follow that schedule.
Visitor, 2000 Subaru Outback, 2.5L 4 Cylinder, 93,216 mi
Engine light on. Heats up when a/c is on. Started hesitation on acceleration just after having major front end work completed with a AAA approved Subaru Repair garage costing $1800.00+.
Had been seen by Subaru dealer for recalls in 2003 & 2004
Visitor, 2003 Subaru Outback, 2.5L 4 Cylinder, 85,000 mi
Head gasket started leaking one month after the 90,000 mile maintenance, which I did early. Frustrating, but I still love my Subi! Replaced head gasket.
Visitor, 2000 Subaru Outback, 2.5L 4 Cylinder, 120,000 mi
Head gasket leaks and car overheats. Talked with an executive at Subaru and they told me I was sol. Felt blown off as soon as they heard over 100,000 miles. Original owner here and will pay the $2100 bill to fix but probably will sell ASAP just to recoup the cost. Wife loves that car but they knew the heads were bad and we never received a recall.
Visitor, 2001 Subaru Outback, 2.5L 4 Cylinder, 93,500 mi
check engine light. replaced wires,plugs,coil. light still came on. dealer said i needed a head gasket
Visitor, 2001 Subaru Outback, 2.5L 4 Cylinder, 22,000 mi
Found a leak in my driveway just after oil ch. Back to Firest- they checked - said it was head gasket.Subaru dealer from wh I bought car,replaced it. Happened during 1st 3 yrs of ownership.
Visitor, 2003 Subaru Outback, 2.5L 4 Cylinder, 65,000 mi
Coolant level drops, sweet smell when engine stops
Visitor, 2003 Subaru Outback, 2.5L 4 Cylinder, 119,000 mi
Vehicle is overheating and loosing collant, intermittently. Cylinder head gasket at the rear of the left side cylinder head failed. Did not repair.