Subaru Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Subaru

Subaru Problems

Subaru Front O2 Sensor Recall

The front oxygen (air fuel ratio) sensor element may develop a crack, causing the Check Engine Light to illuminate. Subaru has recalled certain models to replace sensors that may fail. The Subaru service program number is WXW-80, this is not a government mandated recall.

 

Improved Spark Plug Wires for Misfire Issues

Sometimes the Check Engine Light illuminates because the computer detects misfires. Subaru released an improved spark plug wire set to solve the problem. The ignition coil should also be inspected for carbon tracks or short circuits between the contacts

Vibtation or Shutter on Acceleration

A vibration or shutter may be noted on acceleration. If the transmission torque converter is suspected a revised part is available to correct this concern.

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Subaru Questions

My right rear inner brake pad rubbing against rotor. Outside releases fine. I have replaced pads, rotor, caliper, rubber brakeline. what else would cause just the inner pad to rub down to nothing? (2 answers)

And on my dash, the check engine, brake light, cruise control, and anti swerve light all on. Caliper been inspected and is functions

Is there a problem with Automatic transmission on this car? (2 answers)

When backing out of garage, the gears grind. Service manager states that exact sequence when pulling in and parking must be followed: 1- foot brake, 2-put in park, 3, engage parking brake, 4- turn off engine. This works, but it seems ridiculous. This car also has a hesitation in changing from ...

So I used my Subaru to jumpstart my Taurus. Ever since. I jumped the car the passenger parking light and the tail lights won't shut off. (1 answer)

I've disconnected the battery so I'd doesn't kill that

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Subaru Recalls

Steering Fails To Operate

The steering controls may fail to operate because of an improperly machined steering column. Dealers will inspect the steering columns, replacing affected ones free of charge to resolve the concern.

Turbocharger Air Intake Duct Crack Stalls Engine

The turbocharger air intake duct may crack, which could result in the engine stalling. Dealers will inspect the turbocharger air intake duct and replace it as necessary free of charge to resolve the concern.

Hood Opens While Driving

The hood latch may fail and the hood may open unexpectedly while driving. Dealers will first inspect and attempt to clean and lubricate the hood safety and lock systems. If this does not correct the concern, the latch will be replaced with a new current style part. All repairs will be performed free of charge to resolve the concern.

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Subaru Reviews

I have a 2010 Subaru Outback 2.5 with 32,000 miles that I bought used in 2012. Four years later I now have less than 52,000 miles on it. After going to the shop 4 times for chugging on acceleration and the CEL on, I am told I need a new transmission. The dealership at first quoted $10,000 for a new transmission and labor, but I think they are now down to $7,300. Subaru will give me $1,000 f...
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Extremely practical, very roomy. Good at everything, bad at nothing. A/C could blow colder, and ride is a bit harsh, but I love this vehicle. The AWD is excellent. Superb gas milage. 30000 miles with NO ISSUES WHATSOEVER. Added roof rack for hauling long items. Added hitch for small trailer and bike rack. All day comfort, good handling, and descent acceleration even without the turbo. I highly ...

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