Oil leak from rear of engine due to failed plastic oil baffle plate on Subaru Impreza

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.

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Average mileage: 124,333 (98,000–144,000)
Engines affected: 1.8L 4 Cylinder, 2.2L 4 Cylinder
7 model years affected: 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, more1997, 1998, 2007
12 people reported this problem
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1993 Subaru Impreza - 1.8L 4 Cylinder 98,000 mi,
leaking oil at rear of engine
2007 Subaru Impreza - 1.8L 4 Cylinder 131,000 mi,
Oil leak bad