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2000 Subaru Outback Repair Histories

83 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 Subaru Outback. 37 of these members (44.6%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 91 repairs to 2000 Subaru Outbacks--an average of 1.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

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Percentage of 2000 Subaru Outback repairs by problem area

Chart based on 91 repairs.

2000 Subaru Outback repair cost distribution

Chart based on 45 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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2000 Subaru Outback

Engine not specified

Subaru Outback in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2009 - Jun 2011
125860 mi C $1200 Head gasket blew. 

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2000 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 4-speed automatic AWD

Subaru Outback in Michigan, United States
Oct 2009 - Mar 2012
96000 mi US $2000 I purchased the car in 3/09 with 73,000 miles had it checked by dealer and indepenant shop. At 94,000 head gaskets started to leak! Dealer did not pay a dime! My car was well taken care of by the prior owner and myself. Sub North Amer. Cheap! 
146300   Alternator went bad and I had to have it replaced. 
Subaru Outback in New Mexico, United States
Nov 2008 - Apr 2015
88000 mi US $150 alternator malfunction - replaced 
100000   Replaced previous remanufactured alternator with fresh remanufactured one provided under warranty through NAPA. Previous NAPA alternator lasted <20,000 mi and < 3 yr, but warrantied for 3 yr (better than Subaru warranty). 
101000   Thermostat and radiator hoses replaced 
102000   Replaced both struts in front and both shocks in rear, followed by an alignment. 
106300   Both CV joint boots on one axle were split. Replaced entire axle. 
Subaru Outback in Michigan, United States
Mar 2009 - Nov 2012
131000 mi US $900 The head gaskets were leaking externally (no mixing of water and oil in either the block or cooling system). 
150000   Brake hoses wore out. 
198700   Replaced the pads, rotors, calipers, brackets, hardware and hoses for both the front and rear 
Subaru Outback in Missouri, United States
Nov 2008 - Mar 2015
97000 mi US $290 Needed a sensor replaced because of hesitation in shifting into drive from park. 
105000   Replace O2 sensor triggering CEL  Replace CV boots 
115000   Automatic transmission replaced. Had been delaying in shift into gear from P. 
147000   Dreaded headgasket Fuel line leak 
Subaru Outback in North Carolina, United States
Nov 2008 - Mar 2012
140000 mi US $1750 Water pump, timing belt, valve cover gaskets, both front halfshafts, halfshaft seals, . Catalytic converter. 
145000   Transmission seals leaking into transfer case, diluting transfer case grease, transfer case seals leaking diluted grease onto exhaust, bad burning grease smell. Transmission was also slipping a little. Inspected transmission while out, did complete rebuil 
185000   replaced both front cv joints (total axle assemblies) 
191000   rough idle, fuel odor, cleaned throttle body, replaced fuel filter 

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2000 Subaru Outback 4-door

4-cylinder manual AWD

Subaru Outback in Colorado, United States
May 2009 - Mar 2010
184000 mi US $700 timing belt failure 
Subaru in Arkansas, United States
Sep 2008 - Jan 2009
80000 mi US $400 Half axle boot covering split, spewing grease on exhaust system and causing contamination of bearings, so entire boot was replaced. 

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2000 Subaru Outback 4-door

4-cylinder automatic AWD

Subaru Outback in Oregon, United States
Oct 2009 - Jun 2011
156000 mi US $293 Check engine light came on; code P0420. Checked exhaust system for leaks/damage, found none. Went ahead with replacement of front catalytic converter Passenger side valve cover gasket leaking oil. Replaced, no leaking after repair. 
167000   knocking/clicking sounds coming from left side while in a turn and accelerating. Replaced both axles and stub shafts. 
Subaru Outback in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2008 - Mar 2009
181040 mi   Head gasket leak. No repaired due to cost, and due to it being endemic to the 2000-2004 model years (recall issued years ago, no longer applicable) 

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