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Subaru Outback Repair and Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your Subaru Outback

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The national average repair and maintenance cost for a Subaru Outback is between $503 and $614 per year. Repair and maintenance costs vary depending on age, mileage, location and service provider.

Repair Cost Index Score
33
Subaru Outback
scores in the least expensive range of all car models for average repair and maintenance costs
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$558
Annual Repair Cost
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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...
Front engine oil leaks can develop from the camshaft seal and the crankshaft front seal. If one or more seals require replacement, it may be wise to consider replacing the timing belt as well. Thes...
The leak may develop from the oil pump seal. Our technicians prefer to use thread locker when replacing the seal to prevent the bolts from becoming loose again.
Vehicle had water pump replaced at 97,000. Head gaskets at 117,000 and now at 171,000 we have had...
Key fob has a dead battery and need to open the doors and start car to get home from work
Over 15 mph, my 2000 OBW has a sound that increases with speed. it's a rythmic grumble in the lef...
Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2005-2006 Baja, 2009 Forester, Legacy and O...
Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2005-2006 Subaru Baja, 2006-2011 Impreza (i...
Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain model year 2007-2009 model year Legacy and ...
Overall Score (25 Reviews)
May 04, 2016
2000 Subaru Outback
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 accelerati...
March 28, 2015
2012 Subaru Outback
I have 64K miles on vehicle. Only 2 complaints. 1) Low beam Headlamps last about 30k miles guaranteed!! My biggest concern is both will go out at the same time. Have also replaced several bulbs in ...
October 25, 2014
2012 Subaru Outback
I have heard of maintenance problems with the 2012 Outback, by a competing dealer. ??