Subaru Baja Repair and Maintenance

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

Subaru Baja Problems

Cooling System Problems Cause Head Gasket Failure

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.

Flash fire, total loss

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 Recalls

Passenger Airbag Inflator

Moisture sensitive airbag system components may deteriorate in humid climate regions, causing an increase in inflator pressure which ruptures when passenger airbags are deployed. Injury can result from inflator parts striking an occupant. Dealers will replace affected airbag inflators to correct this concern. Subaru is the manufacturer of Saabs affected by this recall. This recall supersedes Subaru recall 14V-471.

Front Airbag Inflator Module

This limited regional recall is for vehicles currently registered or first sold in Florida, Puerto Rico, Hawaii and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and equipped with Takata-brand air bag inflators. Upon deployment the driver and/or passenger airbag inflator could rupture, increasing the risk of personal injury. Subaru dealers will replace the affected airbag inflator modules to correct this concern.

Airbag Inflator Concern

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.

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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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