CAN System Parasitic Drain on the Battery
Too many owners of newer Subaru vehicles are waking up to cars that won't start due to dead batteries. The batteries aren't defective, but just lack the capacity to handle the electrical system draw particularly while the vehicle is turned …Continue reading article "CAN System Parasitic Drain on the Battery"
Rodents Chew Subaru's Soy Wires
Rodents just can't resist the soy-derived wire coatings used in many Subaru vehicles. The chewed up wires are costing owners hundreds, and sometimes thousands of dollars in repairs but Subaru, like other automakers, insists this isn't a def…Continue reading article "Rodents Chew Subaru's Soy Wires"
Where Electrical Complaints Happen
Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.
- dead battery in the 2018 Outback
- engine won't turn over, won't start in the 2015 Outback
- won't start in the 2016 Outback
- dead battery in the 2017 Outback
- drained battery in the 2016 Outback
- dead battery in the 2019 Outback
- battery died in the 2015 Outback
Twice my 2020 Subaru Ascent's battery has been dead. It has been driven every day for at least 20-30 minutes. Nothing was left on, or open. There is obviously an elecrical issue draining the battery.
This is the third time I have had to deal with a dead battery for the car. I don't drive it often, and the car runs absolutely fine when the battery is actually working, but the battery dies on its own which leads me to believe that it's somehow draining on its own. There has got to be a recall about this soon.
The battery has drained down twice in the same week. Car is only 6 months old. Nothing plugged in. Very annoying. I had Subaru Roadside Assistance tow it 45 miles to nearest dealer. We will see what happens. Clearly a defect in the 2019 Subaru Outback.
Subaru has been sued over its use of a soy-based wire coating, which one owner claims is attracting rodents and leading to thousands of dollars in damage.
keep reading article "Soy Vey! Hawaiian Lawsuit Says Subaru’s Soy-Based Wire Coatings Are Getting Chewed Up"
Plaintiff Joy Diane Shuey says she purchased a new 2015 Subaru Forester, but about a month later she took the SUV back to the dealer because of a fuel odor and an illuminated check engine light.…
Over 50,000 Subaru Foresters, XV Crosstreks and Impreza vehicles are subject to a new recall program
in Australia for a manufacturing defect in the steering column. It’s not known if these vehicles will be recalled in the U.S. or other global markets.keep reading article "Heads up down below! Multiple models recalled electrical issues in Australia"