2106 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer Subaru Outback. 442 of these members
(21%) have reported engine repairs for their car.
A total of 767 engine repairs to Subaru Outbacks--an average of 0.4 per
vehicle--have been reported.
Rattle coming from under car at highway speeds (above 45 MPH). Heat shield under middle of car on side ripped off. Correct by installing large washer and rebolting. Will have the dealer look at it at next visit.
Replace heat shield that was ordered earlier. Took longer then expected to get the part (or it never was ordered the first time)?
Heat Shield on the exhaust(different area) needed to be tightend.
The engine code identified the idle air control valve as the problem. My mechanic cleaned the idle air control valve rather than replacing it. This problem crops up every 3 years in the winter time.
Difficult to read the mechanics notes, but it looks like "replaced Anful Ratro Sensor."
When the car refused to start, it had to be towed to the mechanic, who diagnosed a bad fuel pump. He replaced the fuel pump with sending unit. Labor was only $110, but the parts were $414 before tax.
Car failed to start, on more than one occasion. Finally drove it to my mechanic, who replaced a bad crank position sensor.
More than once, car failed to start once hot, and had to be push-started. Later, check engine light also went on. Mechanic kept it a week, but since the problem never recurred for him, he fixed nothing, but also charged nothing.
Replaced knock sensor. Cleaned EGM tunnel high resistance. Replaced idle air control valve assembly. Checked codes and tested. Recommended replacement of both front axles shafts and CV boots. Also needs a new steering rack.
Knock sensor was not working correctly; car frequently lit CEL. Code "P0325" came up.
Radiator was leaking. Noticed it one day while parking car after a snowstorm. Green dots covered the driveway. Mechanic found radiator leaked during high-pressure testing. Dropped car off 8 AM, had loaner for the day.
Belt slipping. Was tightened right then and there with no appointment needed. Junction Auto (New Haven, VT) is an excellent repair shop.