Legacy and Outback Headlights Burn Out
Headlight bulbs in the Outback and Legacy have a notoriously short life. Is it a problem with the bulb? Or is there a deeper electrical problem at work?…Continue reading article "Legacy and Outback Headlights Burn Out"
Can Subaru dashboards handle the heat? A class-action lawsuit says 2005-2009 Legacy and Outback dashboards melt into a pile of sticky, shiny goo when exposed to heat and humidity.Continue reading article "Melting Dashboards"
Subaru EyeSight Problems
Subaru's EyeSight technology has been known to fall asleep on the job, particularly in bad weather driving. And while newer versions have improved, the system is generally regarded as bulky and an overly expensive upgrade on higher trim lev…Continue reading article "Subaru EyeSight Problems"
Subaru Vehicles with Recalled Takata Airbags
A large number of Subaru vehicles have been recalled because they contain dangerous airbag inflators made by Takata. The shrapnel-hurling inflators have been recalled in over 37 million vehicles (and counting).Continue reading article "Subaru Vehicles with Recalled Takata Airbags"
Excessive Oil Consumption
Subaru is one of a handful of automakers accused of making new engines that excessively burn through oil. And they'll tell you that adding a quart (or two) between scheduled changes is totally normal. It's not.Continue reading article "Excessive Oil Consumption"
Rust and Corrosion Problems
OK, maybe it's not fair to pick on cold-weather vehicles for having corrosion problems, but the problem is much deeper than rotted body panels.Continue reading article "Rust and Corrosion Problems"
Leaky Head Gaskets
Why can't Subaru build a decent head gasket? The automaker has had issues with leaky gaskets in their 4-cylinder engines since the 1980's. And repairing the issue is expensive as it requires the engine to be removed.Continue reading article "Leaky Head Gaskets"
The Most Common Subaru Problems
Subaru vehicles tend to break in certain ways. So we comb over complaint, recall, and investigation data to come up with a list of the most likely problems an Subaru owner is going to face.
We can then compare that to lawsuits, service bulletin repair information, and owner submitted ideas to give you some options for what to do when a specific problem happens.
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