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Subaru Impreza Outback Problems

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Most Common Subaru Impreza Outback Problems

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 Check Engine Light may illuminate because of a failed knock sensor. Although the sensor often tests okay, it can fail intermittently, while the vehicle is being driven.
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.
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0 Known Subaru Impreza Outback Brakes Problems

2 Known Subaru Impreza Outback Drive Train Problems

A noise in the clutch called "clutch chatter" is common if the car is driven without allowing it to warm up.
There have been reports of "clutch chatter," particularly when driving the vehicle from a cold start. If the issue was reported by the owner while the vehicle was still under warranty, the dealer...

0 Known Subaru Impreza Outback Electrical & Lights Problems

7 Known Subaru Impreza Outback Engine Problems

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 Check Engine Light may illuminate because of a failed knock sensor. Although the sensor often tests okay, it can fail intermittently, while the vehicle is being driven.
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.

1 Known Subaru Impreza Outback Exhaust & Emissions Problem

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 s...

0 Known Subaru Impreza Outback Heating & Air Conditioning Problems

0 Known Subaru Impreza Outback Maintenance Problems

0 Known Subaru Impreza Outback Miscellaneous Problems

0 Known Subaru Impreza Outback Suspension & Steering Problems

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Known Subaru Impreza Outback Problems & Complaints

The Check Engine Light may illuminate because of a failed knock sensor. Although the sensor often tests okay, it can fail intermittently, while the vehicle is being driven.
Sometimes the Check Engine Light illuminates because the computer detects misfires. Subaru released an improved spark plug wire set to solve the problem. The ignition coil should also be inspected ...
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 s...
Subaru issued a recall (WWG-90) because the mass air flow sensor has a manufacturing defect.
There have been reports of "clutch chatter," particularly when driving the vehicle from a cold start. If the issue was reported by the owner while the vehicle was still under warranty, the dealer...
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.
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.
A noise in the clutch called "clutch chatter" is common if the car is driven without allowing it to warm up.
Rear engine oil leaks may occur because Subaru used a plastic oil baffle plate that failed. This issue is often misdiagnosed as a crankshaft rear oil seal leak or an oil pan gasket leak. Subaru rel...
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