2005 Subaru Forester Q&A
2005 Subaru Forester Question: External Head Gasket Leak
Need information on External Head Gasket repair. This seems costly (I was quoted 1750.00 USD by my dealer service rep) and I was wondering if it might be recalled or warranty extended as I seem to find the head gasket is a problem for Subaru. I had no symptoms of a problem but was told about it recently at a routine maintenance. Please advise. Thanks, Joyce - joycewahmhoff
Unfortunately it is a common problem on Subaru and there is no recall. I guess not enough people filed a complaint against Subaru. The estimate seems to be correct, this is a big job. If you happen to have extended warranty you should contact them and see if they will cover it. Zee - ZeeTech
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.
recently having problem with temp gauge going in red while driving very short distance coolant level in resevior good no smoking from hood but has burning smell.recently had bad oil leak which was ...