Subaru Outback Repair and Maintenance
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Subaru Outback ProblemsCheck Engine Light Due to Failed Front O2 Sensor
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.
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.
Subaru Outback QuestionsCar suddenly lost power. Original owner 204,000 miles (1 answer)
While driving,everything fine then suddenly and without prior problems, lost power. Pulled over checked under the hood. No smoking, no leaking of anything and serpentine belt was fine. Replaced radiator two months ago. Had one head gasket seal replaced year and a half ago. It could be a number of...
My car clicks like it is full and it only has $1.75 and it clicks at least 10 more times until it is full.
My Outback overheats after driving for a few minutes. I have changed the thermostat and radiator cap and it still does it. It can idle for an hour, and not overheat, but drive it for 5 or 6 miles and it jumps to hot!
Subaru Outback RecallsAir Injection Pump Overheats
The air injection pump may continually operate due to a faulty relay. This can cause it to overheat and possibly melt. Dealers will replace the secondary air injection pump relay free of charge to resolve the concern.
The knee guard that protects the driver in an accident may not be properly mounted. Dealers will inspect the knee guard welding on each vehicle's steering beam, replacing the beam as necessary free of charge to resolve the concern.
The components within the windshield wiper motor bottom cover may interfere with each other due to contamination. This can cause the motor to overheat, fail to operate and result in a fire hazard. Dealers will replace the windshield wiper motor bottom cover assembly free of charge to resolve the concern.