Subaru Outback Problems

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Most Common Subaru Outback Problems

The head gasket has a high failure rate due to cooling system problems.
A vibration or shutter may be noted on acceleration.
The front oxygen (air fuel ratio) sensor element may develop a crack, causing the Check Engine Light to illuminate.
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1 Known Subaru Outback Brake Problem

1 Known Subaru Outback Drive Train Problem

3 Known Subaru Outback Engine Problems

1 Known Subaru Outback Exhaust & Emissions Problem

6 Known Subaru Outback Problems

Years to Avoid
Based on owner-submitted report and recall notices, Subaru Outback years 2004, 2003, and 2002 are the most likely to experience problems.
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