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Subaru Legacy Outback Problems

Brakes -- Verified

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

Engine -- Verified

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.

Engine -- Verified

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. These seals are commonly inspected and replaced as needed as part of a timing belt service.

Engine -- Verified

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.

Engine -- Verified

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

Subaru Legacy Outback Questions and Answers

PA2HUNT, 1995 Subaru Legacy Outback, 2.2L 4 Cylinder, Luray, VA

After start and warmup engine idle lopes and is erratic. Cant find any vacuum leaks, replaced clogged and dirty pcv valve, replaced MAF sensor, and TPS....any suggestions?

ogis, 1995 Subaru Legacy Outback, 2.2L 4 Cylinder, Denver, CO

1995 subaru legacy L wagon with over 200k miles on it.
I needed to replace oil pump for quit some time because it was leaking but i just will add oil and run the car more,.
But recently one mor...

newmans0217, 1995 Subaru Legacy Outback, 2.2L 4 Cylinder, Greenfield, MA

Would a 1995 Outback (5 speed) w/ ~300,000 mi. on it still have a few good miles left if the engine and transmission seem fine? Would $1,500 be a reasonable price if anything needed to pass inspect...

mdswihart, 1995 Subaru Legacy Outback, 2.2L 4 Cylinder, Canton, OH

was told by the motorheads at work that its not the cv joints, it reminds me when i left a truck in 4 wheel drive and hit dry pavement...kinda like that....any idea? should i just take it in to a ...

loulouk, 1995 Subaru Legacy Outback, 2.2L 4 Cylinder, Saint Cloud, FL

rotors and brakes replaced Jan '13. When driving at least 70mph I get a lot of shake, tremble feeling when steering. What could cause this, other than low air in tires or replacing tires? Don&...

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Subaru Legacy Outback Reviews

I have a 1996 Subaru Legacy Outback I have replaced the clutch twice know. It has over 200,000 miles on it. It's been a great car. If I had to drive over the country I would not think twice, it would be the car I would take.

I have a 1996 subaru legacy outback with a 2.2. This car has only 115k on it, has had the clutch replaced before I bought it and again now that I own it. The engine now needs a head gasket replaced. I went to buy exhaust manifold gaskets and even the dealership didnt have them! This car is a piece of crap especially compared to my jeep with 295k and my cavalier with 215K.

This car is a good, solid car. It easily handles virtually any road condition, the brakes are excellent, and has good gas mileage. It also can carry a large load for a car. The cupholders are flimsy, and the sparkplugs are hard to reach; but this is a car that I recommend to anyone looking for a good, non-expensive car.

I own a 1997 emerald Subaru Outback with 207,000+ miles. Four years ago, It needed a valve job for $2,300. Now, it needs a ring job. I very much like this car. It has served me well. I will probably have to sell it because the ring job is $4,000, the value of the car.
And then I'll buy another 97' or newer. Am I being realistic? Thanks. HAPPY NEW YEAR!

runs and drives like a dream. the only complaint i have is that the spark plugs are a royal PAIN to change. i guess the offset is that it takes me around 5 minutes to change the oil.

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