Subaru Outback Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Subaru Outback
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Subaru Outback ProblemsVibtation or Shutter on Acceleration
A vibration or shutter may be noted on acceleration. If the transmission torque converter is suspected a revised part is available to correct this concern.
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 service program number is WXW-80, this is not a government mandated recall.
Subaru Outback QuestionsIs there a problem with Automatic transmission on this car? (2 answers)
When backing out of garage, the gears grind. Service manager states that exact sequence when pulling in and parking must be followed: 1- foot brake, 2-put in park, 3, engage parking brake, 4- turn off engine. This works, but it seems ridiculous. This car also has a hesitation in changing from ...
bought mine with 220k and at 225k the oil was leaking from oil filter seal, and my driver side head gasket. 2.5-3k to replace.
Subaru Outback RecallsSteering Fails To Operate
The steering controls may fail to operate because of an improperly machined steering column. Dealers will inspect the steering columns, replacing affected ones free of charge to resolve the concern.
The drive shaft may separate from the rear differential due to the fasteners not being secure. Dealers will inspect the fastening nuts and tighten or replace them as necessary free of charge to resolve the concern.
The transmission propeller shaft yoke has a seal cap that may be deformed, causing a transmission oil leak. Dealers will replace the propeller shaft free of charge to resolve the concern.