Subaru Outback Repair and Maintenance
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Subaru Outback ProblemsCooling System Problems Cause Head Gasket Failure
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.
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.
Subaru Outback Questionshow long does it take to tear down and rebuild the engine? I was told my oil was low and that's why there was a noise I heard from the engine. (1 answer)
I was told the engine has to be replaced, it looks like it spun a rod bearing
I took as much as possible out with a syringe and added more oil. will the car be OK?
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...
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.