First time, it was a slow oil leak. The second time, the A/C went out while driving and, 10 min later, the check engine light went on. The tow truck guy found a large puddle of liquid under the car when he picked it up. The mechanic that did the work the first time couldn't believe it happened again since he thought Subaru fixed the issue. It is mind blowing to me that, regardless of who does the repair or how many miles are on the, that they won't stand behind their product on a known issue. They are happy to help me buy a new car (of course). I have been a loyal Subaru owner since 1984. My solution will probably be to not buy another Subaru, not because they aren't good cars (most of the time) but because they aren't the company they used to be. Customer service, to me, can right any wrong.
I saw small amounts of oil on driveway. Took it to the dealership, got an estimate of 2000 oe so to fix. Called Subaru Customer Service , a week later I got a call that it was covered. Subaru covered the entire cost of replacing both head gaskets. Made me happy.
The local Subaru dealer- Spurr in Brockport NY- the head gasket was leaking and my repair costs would by $1000 plus so I took it to a local mechanic who researched the issue and told me Subaru had issued a large number of repair bulletins on this issue and although they did not do a recall often fixed it at no cost. He suggested I call the Subaru regional rep and I did. Twenty minutes later I got a call from Spurr offering to fix it and no cost, which they did.
I will buy my next car from Van Bortel Subarun in Victor.
Car began to overheat one day in the winter, I checked the radiator to see if it was maybe low on fluid, being there was nothing leaking out. It seemed to be low, I added more antifreeze, changed the radiator cap, an for a month or two all was good. This past summer I noticed that the warning light would blink for a couple of seconds then go off. I would add some fluid and all would be good for a month. A few weeks ago, I noticed that the light would blink then stay on,,pull over, and the overflow is bubbling over. Let it cool down, add fluid, it would be fine for a few miles, then light would come on again. I was diagnosed with cancer 5 months ago and have been out of work, an bills are way overdue do to no income, was denied disability insurance, so as you can imagine, I have no funds to get the issue fixed. I have spent over 2,000$ already on problems with the car. I bought the car from a dealership 2 yrs ago with 30,000 miles, there's only 50,000 on it now. All of this should not be happining. The dealership takes no responsibility an it just so happens that all the problems I have with the car are not covered by the warranty. Someone please feel my pain and help me out somehow, I'm 36, 3 kids and the cancer is enough to deal with.
I had the same issue with the car leaking oil and found that you cant use aftermarket oil filters. Everyone that i tried would leak. I ended up taking my car into a subaru dealership to have an oil change and i havent had a leak since.
I had bad radiator (small leaking) and I just realize when the engined overheated, it happen several times. I change the radiator but then antifreeze leaks and go into my engine which I can smell "burning stuff" after I turn off the engine. I check it to auto repair and it definitely caused by head gasket failure.
Followed the protocol of adding the special conditioner. However, head gaskets failed at 70,000 miles. Was covered by the warranty still & had them replaced. Head gasket failure again at 112,000 miles. No longer under warranty. Had replaced. Cylinder heads were also warped. Had machined down. Big repair. $1500 total for parts/labor. This time it better last...