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2003 Subaru Impreza Outback Problems

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Most Common 2003 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 2003 Subaru Impreza Outback Brakes Problems

1 Known 2003 Subaru Impreza Outback Drive Train Problem

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 2003 Subaru Impreza Outback Electrical & Lights Problems

5 Known 2003 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.

0 Known 2003 Subaru Impreza Outback Exhaust & Emissions Problems

0 Known 2003 Subaru Impreza Outback Heating & Air Conditioning Problems

0 Known 2003 Subaru Impreza Outback Maintenance Problems

0 Known 2003 Subaru Impreza Outback Miscellaneous Problems

0 Known 2003 Subaru Impreza Outback Suspension & Steering Problems

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Known 2003 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 ...
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.
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