Subaru Baja Repair and Maintenance

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

Subaru Baja Problems

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.

A matter of some three minutes between smelling something burning (and, thankfully, pulling onto the shoulder of I-81 to investigate) and the vehicle bursting into flames. Took 4 firetrucks 45 minutes to put it out, at which point it had literally melted into the pavement, which presented quite a challenge to the tow truck driver who came to remove the carcass. Fire dept couldn't be certain of cause, but best guess was an electrical fire orig...

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Subaru Baja Questions

Bought wiring harness that attaches to the plug under the right rear fender, Baja's lites all work but trailer lites don't. Tried 2 harnesses. is there a seperat fuse that can fix this problem?

I have 178,000 on my 2006. I saw they extended the warranty to 100,000 or 8 years. Is it whichever comes first? My head gasket is going out.

My cruise control light is flashing and cruise will not work. Check engine light also came on at the same time.

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Subaru Baja Recalls

This recall applies only to vehicles equipped with Takata-brand air bag inflators. Upon deployment the passenger airbag inflator could rupture, increasing the risk of personal injury. Mazda dealers will replace the affected airbag inflator modules to correct this concern.

Cracks may develop from the fuel hose connection at the outlet (pressure) side of the fuel pump. As a result, a fuel leak may develop, increasing the risk of a fire. Dealers will replace the fuel pump bracket, including all nipples, with new, stronger part. This recall is expected to begin during September 2009. The Subaru recall number is WVJ-20.

On 26 vehicles, the engine oil control valve cover may not have been tightened properly, which could allow oil to leak. If leaking oil contacts hot engine components, a fire could result in the engine compartment. Dealers will inspect and retighten the oil-flow control valve cover bolts. The recall began October 8, 2004. The Subaru recall number is WWU-05.

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Subaru Baja Reviews

Fun car. Plainer the better.fast enough -- Non- turbo here with a more than a few miles. So, I don't have to worry about premium gas and added maintenance cost. Very functional bed, easy to lower and lift most things and the bed extender with cargo hole will allow a person to get almost anything they want from LOWE'S. Groceries are a cinch. rugged interior with a lot of child safety features b...

overall I am quite satisfy with this Baja. Good acceleration and good performance.

love my car but mine is a stranded and can not find a drive shaft for it.

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