Rear engine oil leaks may occur because Subaru used a plastic oil baffle plate that failed. This issue is often misdiagnosed as a crankshaft rear oil seal leak or an oil pan gasket leak. Subaru released an updated design of the baffle plate made from aluminum that stops the oil leak.
Average mileage: 124,333 (98,000–144,000)
Engines affected: 1.8L 4 Cylinder, 2.2L 4 Cylinder
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