Cooling System Problems Cause Head Gasket Failure on Subaru Impreza

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 84,142 (56,000–125,000)
Engine affected: 2.5L 4 Cylinder
8 model years affected: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, more2002, 2003, 2006, 2007
15 people reported this problem
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continuous low antifreeze over a few months, leak found in head gasket, over $2500 at dealership for repair.