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Subaru Legacy Outback Problems

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Most Common Subaru Legacy Outback Problems

A failure in the anti-lock brake system (ABS) causes the ABS pump to continuously run, which will eventually wear down the battery. An improved ABS relay is available to solve the problem.
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.
Subaru issued a recall (WWG-90) because the mass air flow sensor has a manufacturing defect.
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1 Known Subaru Legacy Outback Brakes Problem

A failure in the anti-lock brake system (ABS) causes the ABS pump to continuously run, which will eventually wear down the battery. An improved ABS relay is available to solve the problem.

0 Known Subaru Legacy Outback Drive Train Problems

0 Known Subaru Legacy Outback Electrical & Lights Problems

4 Known Subaru Legacy Outback Engine Problems

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.
Subaru issued a recall (WWG-90) because the mass air flow sensor has a manufacturing defect.
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...

0 Known Subaru Legacy Outback Exhaust & Emissions Problems

0 Known Subaru Legacy Outback Heating & Air Conditioning Problems

0 Known Subaru Legacy Outback Maintenance Problems

0 Known Subaru Legacy Outback Miscellaneous Problems

0 Known Subaru Legacy Outback Suspension & Steering Problems

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Known Subaru Legacy Outback Problems & Complaints

A failure in the anti-lock brake system (ABS) causes the ABS pump to continuously run, which will eventually wear down the battery. An improved ABS relay is available to solve the problem.
Subaru issued a recall (WWG-90) because the mass air flow sensor has a manufacturing defect.
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.
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