2006 Subaru Outback Engine Problems

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2006 Subaru Outback repairs by problem area

Engine (31%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (20%)

Brakes and Traction Control (9%)

Suspension and Steering (24%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (12%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (3%)

Other (1%)

Chart based on 238 repairs.

2006 Subaru Outback engine repair cost distribution

$2500+ (14%)

$1000 - $2499 (20%)

$500 - $999 (18%)

$100 - $499 (34%)

< $100 (14%)

Chart based on 50 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2006 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 250hp 2.5L H4 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

59200 mi Turbo replaced. Repair covered by the factory 6 mi./60k powertrain warranty. 
62000 mi Subaru replaced the computer as there was a known issue (TSB). The computer was replaced at no cost to me.  

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2006 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

250-horsepower 3.0L H6 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

74000 mi

US $65
Code P1844 - Lower Clutch Pressure Fault Cleaned electrical connections and cleared code. If problem returns they'll need to drop the pan and check electrical connections in transmission. If that fails, they will have to replace valve body. 

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2006 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

175-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

70700 mi

US $700
Car was misfiring. Replaced coil, wires, plugs and performed other routine maintenance.  

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2006 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

175-horsepower 2.5L H4 4-speed shiftable automatic AWD

39460 mi

C $900
car overheated in traffic - we brought it home and took it in after the long weekend; repair shop identified faulty relay motor and 2 faulty rad fans+motor assemblies; test/tune A/C also did oil chg at same time. $700 parts and $200 labor 
48340 mi

C $645
oxygen sensor(threading stripped) was causing check engine light to be on and disabled cruise control;(400) also, battery needed replacement (200) and swapped snow tires on (45) chk eng lt had been on and off problem for months; now fixed 
64240 mi

C $1100
exhaust sensors x 2 
41000 mi

US $10
Shudder when shifting and vibration at certain speeds. 
55000 mi #4 cylinder head gasket leaking . Replaced under 60k 5 year powertrain warranty 
101000 mi

US $250
Had pass side headgasket replaced. 
39360 mi

C $300
Symptoms: Ran rough after/in heavy rain. Check engine light on. Scan: Misfire cylinder #3. Diagnosis: Cracked Coil. Repair: Replace Coil. So far, so good. 
14000 mi Took car back in to look at the heatshields. There was no rust problem. The problem is the pads inside the heatshields which cannot be repaired without replacing the heatshields. Why can't they replace the pads only and save the enviroment 
19300 mi

US $1000
Replaced brakes and rotors, alignment, something with the fuel injection. 

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2006 Subaru Outback 4-door

4-cylinder manual AWD

72000 mi

US $600
water pump replaced 

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2006 Subaru Outback Engine Problems

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