1997 Subaru Legacy Outback Problems

RepairPal has identified the most common problems with the 1997 Subaru Legacy Outback as reported by actual vehicle owners. We'll tell you what the problem is and what it'll take to fix it.

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Known Problems
A failure in the anti-lock brake system (ABS) causes the ABS pump to continuously run, which will eventually wear down the battery. An improved ABS relay is available to solve the problem.

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.