2008 Subaru Outback Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2008 Subaru Outback
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2008 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.
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2008 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.
Brake lines may corrode excessively when salt water splashes behind a gap in the fuel tank protector. This can lead to brake line failure and leakage, and cause the brakes to fail. Dealers will inspect for leaking lines, apply rust proofing wax and replace lines found to be leaking free of charge to resolve the concern.
In areas where salt is used on the roads, slush containing road salt can splash through a gap in the fuel tank protector resulting in corrosion of the brake lines. This corrosion may lead to brake fluid leakage resulting in reduced braking performance, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect the affected vehicles and leaking brake lines will be replaced. Anti-corrosion rustproofing wax will be applied to all recalled vehicles.