Subaru Legacy Outback
Report: Cooling System Problems Cause Head Gasket Failure
Subaru Legacy Outback Problem
Engine Affected: 2.5L 4 Cylinder
Average Mileage: 151,000 mi (70,000 mi - 224,000 mi)
Visitor, 1997 Subaru Legacy Outback, 2.5L 4 Cylinder, 70,000 mi
Head gasket failure. Failed in April 2002.
Loss of coolant, over heating on hills, bubbling in the coolant fill bottle, replaced several radiators
Visitor, 1999 Subaru Legacy Outback, 2.5L 4 Cylinder, 170,000 mi
Head gasket leak causes coolant to be depleted after driving 20 to 30 miles. Overheats. Have to stop and replenish coolant. On top of oil leaks and and noisy 4th gear, I'm scrapping it and getting something else.
Visitor, 1999 Subaru Legacy Outback, 2.5L 4 Cylinder, 140,000 mi
Replaced head gasket.