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2006 Subaru Outback repairs by problem area

Engine (56%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (0%)

Brakes and Traction Control (1%)

Suspension and Steering (26%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (0%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (15%)

Other (1%)

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2006 Subaru Outback engine repair cost distribution

$2500+ (13%)

$1000 - $2499 (15%)

$500 - $999 (16%)

$100 - $499 (40%)

< $100 (16%)

Chart based on 68 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2017 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

245-horsepower 3.0L H6 4-speed automatic AWD

O2 sensor replacement 

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2017 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

175-horsepower 2.5L H4 6-speed shiftable CVT AWD

3700 mi Car stalled driving uphill with 1/8 tank of gas remaining. Subaru sent engineers who replicated stall, identified as problem with fuel pump siphon between sides of gas tank. Dealer replaced fuel tank, fuel pump and siphon, filter, etc. 

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2016 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

175-horsepower 2.5L H4 6-speed shiftable CVT AWD

9700 mi Cam phase sensor replace under warranty. Took about 2 hours total. 

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2015 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 148hp 2.0L H4 Diesel 6-speed shiftable CVT AWD

620 mi One glow plug failed start-up tests 
6600 mi NAV was spontaneously going off-course. Calls through Bluetooth would mute music after call finished, until head unit power-cycled. Software of head unit was updated. Very rarely (e.g. once per month), the engine would almost stall when starting in forward or reverse from full stop. The dealer drove the car for a week every day, but could not reproduce. No errors stored in ECU, too. 
13000 mi Steering column replaced under warranty. Symptoms: intermittent loss of servo + check engine light when starting the vehicle, but servo back and light disappearing after 2-3 trips. 

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2015 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

245-horsepower 3.0L H6 4-speed automatic AWD

11000 mi The rear passenger door has an intermittent rattle at the door handle and through the window. 
30000 mi Leaking & burning oil 
14260 mi Check engine light caused by fuel vapour leak (not from fuel cap). 

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2015 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

175-horsepower 2.5L H4 6-speed shiftable CVT AWD

10000 mi Car hesitated and sputtered upon acceleration then check engine light came on. Air Fuel sensor was determined to be faulty and was replaced. Part took several days to arrive. Car left a dealer. 
18000 mi The windshield has a 20 inch crack; there is no chip in the glass and I don't remember anything hitting the windshield. The crack began at the glue edge. It may be a stress crack associated with the new acoustic windshield (new for 2015). The car slow cranked a couple of times and the time on the car clock went forward 4 hours. Subsequently the car would not start for an hour; time on the car clock went forward 4 hours. Subaru mechanic was unable to identify problem. My car would not start if the engine was hot. The Subaru mechanic determined the battery was not charging under full load. 
27300 mi Subaru replaced my windshield for the second time at no cost to me. They installed a Subaru windshield rather than the one that came with my car. No more problems. Subaru sent me 2 gifts to compensate me for my problems. 
22000 mi Engine burned oil at a rate of 1 quart per 2000 miles 
1500 mi Engine would start and die immediately . The dealer replaced the ignition switch under warranty 
29300 mi The Outback started consuming oil at a high rate. The dealership calculated consumption at 10.6 ounces per 1200 miles. Subaru replaced the engine free of charge. 
36700 mi Vehicle wouldn't start. Jumped car and drove to dealer. Replaced battery. 

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2014 Subaru Outback

Engine not specified

24000 mi Replaced squeaky belt for recall. 
32700 mi Replaced front axle because of torn CV boot. 
40000 mi CVT Transmission exploded. Replaced under warranty eventually. 

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2014 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

245-horsepower 3.0L H6 4-speed automatic AWD

18000 mi The car would not start after a good rain. Dealer needed to change the transmission wiring harness. 

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2014 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

173-horsepower 2.5L H4 6-speed shiftable CVT AWD

12000 mi Engine belt was loose, creating a chirping noise. Dealer service manager informed that this is a known issue and that Subaru had since changed to a smaller belt. 
8300 mi Accessory belt was defective (known issue, TSB out for replacement) causing it to chirp. Replaced with revised belt and issue fixed completely. 
16000 mi Software reflash for lurching and surging, usually when cold and usually at low speeds such as driving around neighborhood. 
7000 mi Cooling system. Radiator seam leaking. Dealer replaced radiator. 
12000 mi Bad serpentine belt caused chirping noise. Subaru replace belt with new improved part/belt to eliminate noise. 
18000 mi Water leaking in from top trim piece on tailgate. Dealer noted seal on 3rd brake bad/deformed. Dealer replaced 3rd brake light under warranty. Leak fixed. 
26000 mi Serpentine belt was squealing and turns out a tsb was issued that corrected the problem with a new belt. Bolt broke on rear hatch strut causing it to twist. 

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2014 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

19000 mi A loud squealing belt noise on engine start up and occasionally aconstant chirping noise while driving. Service department installed new belt as per an existing TSB from Subaru. 
21000 mi Replaced faulty oil level sensor. 
22000 mi *d Faulty oil level sensor. 
10000 mi Battery went completely dead. Used Subaru Roadside Assistance to jump vehicle. Battery would not hold a charge. Dealer replaced under warranty. Serpentine belt was chirping. 

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2014 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 4-speed automatic AWD

3100 mi engine cranked slowly in first cold weather of the season - so the computer was re-calibrated. Improved but still cranks more that previous models 
18000 mi Replacement of serpentine belt 

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2013 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

245-horsepower 3.0L H6 4-speed automatic AWD

115000 mi

US $130
Oil pan drain plug thread was stripped during a routine oil change. Oil pan was replaced. 
28080 mi Consuming oil. Now monitoring as by 4 k have to add oil, one litre 
4000 mi 2013 H6 Outback makes constant wobbling/vibration noise from left front starting @ 1500 rpms. Brought in for service 2x in 7 days. First time "couldn't replicate". Second time called Subaru tech hotline. Known problem-no repair on horizon! Car will suddenly accelerate/lurch forward at slightest depression of gas pedal. Almost hit another car. Brought in 2x in 7 days. Sometimes no acceleration at all. Couldn't replicate either. Explanation:powerful engine. 

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2013 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

173-horsepower 2.5L H4 6-speed shiftable CVT AWD

40000 mi

US $550
A radiator seal was leaking. Radiator replaced. 
15000 mi Chirping noise from engine. Turned out to be bad idler pulley. The dealer replaced both idler pulleys and the serpentine belt. 
15700 mi GPS Nav screen would reset itself while driving. The old unit was replaced with a new navigation unit. 
24000 mi Appeared to be burning 2 quarts of oil over the 7,000 mile oil change interval. However once the oil was changed I have since driven the vehicle for over 5,000 miles and the engine oil is about 2/3 of a quart low... Reasonable. 
45000 mi Engine light indicating low oil turns on. Oil change at 42K, low engine oil light turned on at 44K, 45K, 46K, 47K. Service advisor advises that TSB indicates Subaru is prone to burning oil, recommends oil change at 6K interval ILO 7.5K. 
30000 mi Oil consumption. Subaru would not warranty repair a car that burned 1 quart of oil less than every 3K miles. Additional issue with radio. Bluetooth and radio head unit issue (replace of both to get phone to work with bluetooth) 
38000 mi

US $60
One lower-beam replaced. 
58000 mi Oil level warning comes on and off. Dealer put the car on oil consumption testing by giving us a free oil change (Subaru pays for it). Will return there at 60k miles to check oil consumption. 
45000 mi Oil consumption is awful. Between 1500 miles and 2500 miles I have had to add a quart of oil since car was new. Dealer says I have to come back periodically for Oil Consumption Test. In the end I COULD get a new engine. 
49000 mi

US $5
Excessive oil consumption episode #4 1 quart oil mysteriously disappears. Random, unpredictable. 
61000 mi Bluetooth still crappy and no solution. Continues to burn oil. 
12000 mi Squeaky belt was replaced under warranty. Service manager said they had several 2013 with the same issue. Said they had to replace tensioners on some, but mine were still good. 
31000 mi replace serpinteen belt 
33000 mi Noticed excessive oil consumption similar to other reports by Subaru owners. The low oil level light came on after about 4000 miles since previous oil changed. Haven't had previous issues, but could be related to bad piston rings. 
59000 mi Engine found to be leaking oil. Camshafts had to be resealed/repaired. Found by inspecting before 60K mile mark, so repair still covered by powertrain warranty. 

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2013 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

71000 mi was waiting on outcome of subaru court settlement. car was burning 1 quart for every 700 miles. took to dealer for oil consumption test. dealer did not believe it was that much, went through test. new short block going in next month, yep. 
72700 mi Typical oil consumption at a very high rate. Shortblock replaced in July. 4500 miles in Engine still has oil consumption issues going back for another round of OCT as burn rate qualify for another shorblock. 
78000 mi Verified after 1200 mile run that car still burning in excess still. New now 3rd shortblock on order for replacement. 
46700 mi

US $20
Purchased this Certified Pre-Owned 2013 Outback from Local Dealer. After 2-months the oil light came on - It was 1 quart low. Added 1 quart of oil 1/5/16. 
50000 mi

US $5
We drove to Toronto 3/11/16 and checked oil before we left. Added just under 1 quart of oil. 
51300 mi

US $5
Low oil alert came on again on 4/15/16 and had to add 1 quart of oil. This car is burning oil at a rate of one (1) quart every couple thousand miles. 
52700 mi

US $1
Oil & Filter Change by Dealer - Discussed the excessive oil consumption and requested the dealer perform Excessive Oil Consumption Test. Came back after 1200 miles - it was 1/4 qrt low. Svc Mgr stated it passed test (less than 1/3 qrt) Check oil level after 740 miles and it was 1/4 quart low - added 1/4 quart of oil 
54000 mi

US $2
Checked oil at 53913 miles (1,076 miles from last oil add)- added 1/2 Quart Oil 
54700 mi

US $5
Oil Light came on at 54756 Miles - checked oil and it was 1 quart low Oil light came on and had to a 1 quart of oil 
62000 mi

US $5
Oil light came on and owner added 1 quart of 0W-20 oil. 
29300 mi Burning oil...about 1 quart per 4000 miles. Dealer indicated this was normal. Only a concern if burning a quart every 1200 miles or less. 

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2012 Subaru Outback

Engine not specified

86000 mi

US $3500
Dropped a valve into the cylinder with only 86K miles and past the powertrain warranty. 

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2012 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

245-horsepower 3.0L H6 4-speed automatic AWD

14000 mi low oil warning light- false alarm 
14300 mi low oil light- dealership cannot reproduce the problem. 
15000 mi low oil light- third time- car towed to dealer. could not duplicate. told there is no low oil level and oil light is normal. now working with subaru of america. 
41000 mi

US $200
Drive belt replacement 
45700 mi burned out headlight bulb. very involved to change- 2.5 hours for both; unable to access. 
48000 mi diagnose and repair starter squeal 
1000 mi Driver's side headlight had condensation on the inside, dealer replaced headlight assembly. 
3000 mi Was having a harsh downshift issue with the 3.6R engine. Found that there was a TSB issued for this. A new software was avaialble, went to the dealer, and they installed new software, problem fixed. 
19000 mi Bad connection for engine fan; fan was not engaging; engine would start to heat up in stop and go traffic only; part cleaned up and connection made; problem fixed. 

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2012 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

39700 mi

US $189
The latch for the rear hatch stopped working. They replaced it but it isn't working again and it will go back to the shop on Friday 
42000 mi When the mechanic at Shortline Subaru looked at the latch for the rear hatch, he couldn't replicate the problem which now seems to be intermittent. 
60000 mi

US $50
Check Engine light came on and cruise control disconnected while on a long trip. Repair shop suspected loose gas cap or leak in evaoporative control system. Codes cleared, CE lite reset. No problems on return trip of over 550 miles. 
22320 mi Oil seal leaking. Dealer changed seal and replaced timing belt. Update: a week later oil pan still leaking a little.. *d Oil pan still leaking a little. 
26040 mi Engine oil seal and oil pvc valve 
29920 mi Returning Oil leak 
50200 mi There was an ongoing oil leak from the block somewhere. This has been ongoing for the last four years. They think its fixed and it starts leaking. This time they finally did a dye test, and found a a hairline crack in the casting of the oil filter holder. 
52080 mi

C $526
Engine light fault indication. Scan code P0031, PO134. Problem faulty A/F sensor. 

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2012 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 4-speed automatic AWD

3000 mi Bluetooth sync and mileage computer both malfunctioned. 
15000 mi Oil pan change bolt gasket replaced, was leaking. 
21700 mi Gas cap issue, sensor causes dash display and cruise control to malfunction if gas cap is perceived to be incorrectly tightened. 
12000 mi check engine light due to improper fit of gas cap 
14300 mi check engine light periodically would come on. Turned out the be spider web in vent line. Found after two unsuccessful trips to dealer. 
2000 mi check engine code p0456. dealer reset code. 
8000 mi Repaired and reattached torn mudflap 
23000 mi Rear driver side door weather stripping was incorrectly installed. Part adjusted. 
26500 mi door trim readjusted. deformed again after a few days. 
29500 mi door seal is misaligned. 
31000 mi Door trim replaced 
33000 mi Door trim again not sitting flush. Replacement part ordered. Moonroof would not open or close. Realignment. 
33700 mi Installed replacement door trim Moonroof would not close properly. Hitting close button resulted in 3 inches of movement and then stop. Repeated close attempts required to close the moonroof. Lubricated. Failed again. Replaced entirely assembly. 
36000 mi Wiper blades began operating without operator activation. Wiper switch replaced 
38000 mi Engine leaking oil. Turned out to be a cracked crush washer. Washer replaced as part of oil change. 
57000 mi Transmission intermittently feels like it is binding. Dealer was unable to replicate the issue. 
3000 mi seatbelt latch was replaced 
29000 mi Both headlights burned out. Service writer was not surprised and because less than 36,000 miles covered by warranty. 
64700 mi

US $75
Second time replacing low beam head lamp. Needs to be done through wheel well. Appears to be very common with these cars. 
70000 mi

US $75
Passenger side headlight burned out again. Replaced headlight access from wheel well after removing fender liner. 
85000 mi

US $173
check engine light cruise control light and traction light came on. They suspected gas cap but still did code check then replaced gas cap and charged me $173 
100000 mi Had 4 small bulbs burned out. Car has had a lot of bulb issues. They wanted over $150 to replace them. I refused. 
91000 mi

US $100
Guide to the Gasket head moved 100/of an inch. Gasket head had to be repaired. 
40000 mi Belt making squeaking noises on cold engine start 
40000 mi

US $210
Low Tire Pressure sensor failed. 
86000 mi

US $1800
Car was jerky when starting from idle. Replaced Torque Converter and Valve Body. Subaru USA assisted with $1,500, which was less than half of repair cost. 
93000 mi

US $8
Replaced passenger side headlight 
99000 mi

US $2
Oil leaking. Replaced oil drain plug. 
102000 mi

US $11
Replaced Driver Side Headlight 
5300 mi Leaking seal on the gas cap tripped a check engine light. Gas cap needed replaced. 30 minute visit. 
12000 mi Had a significant windshield whistling noise at highway speeds. Dealer isolated the problem to be air flow changes created by the factory front air deflector (accessory) that was channeling the air over the top of the glass. 
53000 mi

US $265
Various warning lights on intermittently. Dealer claimed that two oil pressure sensors were bad. I doubt both. Also did a recall on the wipers. 
54700 mi

US $99
Flashing BRAKE and CRUISE lights, check engine light on, stability control off 
59000 mi Wiper blade motor failure-covered under recall 
8000 mi Check engine light, brake, traction control, and cruise lights all stayed on. Dealer told me was a false emissions leak code. 
10000 mi Right front speaker grill was loose. Replaced under warranty at no charge. 
55000 mi

US $100
Replaced alternator Air flow sensor needed to be replaced 

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2011 Subaru Outback

Engine not specified

CEL kept coming on. After a good bit of investigating, the Subaru people were able to determine that it was a very rare issue with the PZEV and manual transmission and the software glitch appears to be unfixable. Replaced with another Outback. 

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2011 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 148hp 2.0L H4 Diesel 5-speed manual AWD

26660 mi Car intermittently refused to start. Finally brought in, but dealer found no fault. Replaced "starter module", will see if problem is fixed. 
28480 mi Same problem, refusing to start. To shop for the third try. Outcome: how it's designed to work. The steering lock jams when the car is parked on a slope to protect an actuator. Just need to release the brake then wiggle the wheel, and the car will start. 
39060 mi Slight noise when turning steering wheel. Adjusted connection from column. 
45260 mi Glow plugs shorted. Fuses blown. Dealer reset error code and changed fuse. Warning light from last repair returned the following day. Took it in again, and they looked at it further. Found that they needed to replace glow plugs and scheduled a repair at a later date. Had to leave the car at the dealer for a full day to change glow plugs. 

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2011 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

245-horsepower 3.0L H6 4-speed automatic AWD

29760 mi Squeaky latch on seat belt receiver on passanger side when occupied 
34720 mi Heat shields on exhaust vibrate loudly in gear until pipes expand to engine heat 
1000 mi Discovered oil leaking from engine. Quantity was about 2 tablespoons per day. Dealer determined it was a faulty seal on the oil pan so they simply replaced the seal. All good now. 
41000 mi The torque converter was replaced due to severe vibration between 1500 and 2000 rpm under light loads. 
9300 mi Navigation/Bluetooth/audio display screen freezes. 
24000 mi Nav and audio screen constantly freezing. They finally replaced the entire system. It was fine for a month but now periodically when the audio is turned off when the car is started the nav screen will again freeze. Unlike prior issues... 
27000 mi Check engine light and all dash lights came on while driving. Dealer reports deterioration on gas cap flange caused system to detect fuel leak. Dealer immed replaced gas cp. problem seems to have resolved. 
29000 mi Once again as back in Oct engine light oil AT temp light and a myriad of dash lights cameon while driving. Called dealer. Brought it right in. They found only 2 brke light bulbs out. No other explanation for all warning lights coming on 
41000 mi

US $200
Front headlights. One was out so I had both replaced. Quite the ordeal to replace these-involved removal of wheel! Later confirmed w dealer that this is proper protocol. Lights still do not align properly. I'm told by many that this is not ? 
58000 mi Headlights-again! Don't know why so often or why these are so time consuming to replace.  Also continued problems with navigation. Screen freezes so even phone calls can't be made until the car is shifted to park then back to drive. 
42160 mi

C $125
Gas tank cap had tear in seal - pressure leak - check engine light on. 
84320 mi Upper brake light seal leaking 
104340 mi

C $78
Replacement of serpentine/V-belt and noisy idler pulley - normal maintenance items. 
105240 mi

C $486
Replaced all four struts and mounts due to normal wear. 
11000 mi Engine was consuming oil at a rate of 1 quart every 3,000 miles. 
3000 mi Front end shaking. In earlier repair trip rebalanced tires. This tim installed stabilizer kit and new steering wheel, which fixed the problem. Front passenger window would not close -- new track installed. Compass mirror did not work -- new mirror installed. 
8000 mi Oil sensor went on. Dealer said this was the third one they had to replace on other owner's cars. 
18700 mi Transmission is slipping into passing gear going uphill at high speeds. Also, transmission is having a hard time going from 2nd to 3rd gear going uphill. 
14260 mi Sun roof was 'sticking' - when opened it would stick then 'thunk' as it pulled away -needed autobody realignment - took less than an hour 
43400 mi

C $800
Bad Strut - Driver side front 
52740 mi Leaking Oil pan (slight) fixed with Silicone 
40000 mi Temperature gauge on 3.6 engine going off. Dealer indicated difference in one head to the other was causing problem, Known issue with Subaru per bulletin Check oil light coming on after beginning to use synthetic oil due to high mileage driving. When checking dipstick, oil level is OK but light comes on intermittently. 
23000 mi Check engine light on, diagnostic indicated cam sensor issue. Dealer replaced intake cam sensor, issue stopped for 24 hrs and returned. Dealer then replaced intake and exhaust cam sensors. Dealer says problem is fixed. 

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2011 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 6-speed shiftable CVT AWD

50220 mi

C $200
Loose heat shields all the time. My dealership won't cut them off so they keep re-clamping them. Did it for free first couple of times, but charged me $100 last time. Will bring to local shop next time to get cut off. Electrical hum when iPhone attached to USB hub. The hum would become higher pitched as the engine revved higher. Ended up being a pinched cable in the wire harness, from a tie-wrap too tight. Took two trips to shop to recognize and fix. 

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2011 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

36300 mi A flap in the HVAC system was malfunctioning causing a strange sound in driver compartment. 
37000 mi Serpentine belt replacement that was causing a chirping sound in the engine bay upon start up of engine. 
76000 mi

US $2000
New clutch. Throw out bearing .flywheel resurfaced and pilot bearing. Check engine light came on. Obdurate said that misfire on cylinder 3. Replaced coil pack and all of the spark plugs Rear driver side seat wouldn't release when tab was pulled. Found cable dislodged and now works.dealer had to take apart rest seat. 
145000 mi

US $100
Intake was cleaned due to session light plus engine was misfiring 
21500 mi driver side low beam was out and needed replaced. 
29000 mi burnt out passenger low beam headlight replaced 
52300 mi

US $30
LH low beam head light out for the 2nd time on same side 
59300 mi

US $81
12 lightbulbs, 2.5 hrs of work to replace all of them. 
79000 mi

US $7
clutch pedal cover worn out along top and was moving around and buckling up under my foot while trying to drive. 
84300 mi

US $32
Headlight low lh side 
87000 mi Headlight burnt out . Low beam RH 
93000 mi unknown cause, water sloshing sound coming from dashboard for ~ a week so i made an early oil change appt so they could check sound out as well. they did not hear it & sent me on way. made another appt for this week. (april) in shop now. 
95300 mi

US $63
left cooling fan failed, engine supposedly overheated but no lights ever indicated so and does not have a temp guage to know if ever ran hot. warped cylinder heads redone, fan replaced, head gaskets and all other gaskets replaced. warrenty 
116000 mi

US $23
driver low beem and 1 marker light replacement 
135000 mi

US $1300
replaced clutch. pedal stuck down at a stop light on way to work but was stilll in gear, allowed me to start out and switch between 1 and 2 on last mile to work.. could lift the pedal to up position but if touched, it went back to floor no tension. 
146000 mi

US $70
passenger low beam replacement. 
151000 mi

US $196
Worn right front inner tie rod end. Replaced, did not have to remove engine block as originally expected. 
156000 mi back up camera no longer working check engine and cooresponding cruise, slippery when wet and flashing brake lights on. code read p0420 catalytic converter, but tech indicated car running rough and ck age of spark plugs. changed spark plugs and the catalytic converter code has been gone for over 2000 miles and has not returned. read in a forum the p0420 catalytic code is sometimes thrown when spark plugs are getting worn. 
164000 mi

US $300
car throwing catalytic converter code again after 6000 miles, but rear oxygen sensor reading erratic, so opted to try to fix that first. code lights out for 600 miles, on a day and back out for 1200, 
166000 mi

US $327
clutch fork failure just under 1 year after main clutch pressure plate and other pieces replacement. entire trans and stuff had to be removed again, was not happy about the labor recharge, garage negotiated a discount $18 part $600 labor. 
170000 mi pulsing brakes, brakes checked - not replaced transaxle leaks not repaired tire tread low - not replaced 
62000 mi

US $200
Timing Belt worn, replaced 
68000 mi

US $70
Replace Headlight 

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2011 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 4-speed automatic AWD

1000 mi Noted smoke after extended drive and oil leak in driveway day after taking ownership. Damaged seal between engine block and - ? oil regulator? - caused severe leak. Towed to dealer and repaired. 
14640 mi Started oil consumption test. Dealer states within normal parameters 
24180 mi Replaced leaking strut. work done under warranty. 
31620 mi Stayed oil consumption test. Dealer states within normal parameters. 
34740 mi

C $120
Replaced power steering hose. Replaced leaking oil sending unit 
37600 mi The lumbar support gave out. Had to replace an s-clip to remedy. 
13000 mi Clicking/rattle sound at idle. Nothing broken, but distracting. 
32000 mi Fuel tank cover replaced. 
74000 mi

US $350
Driver side electric window operator failure. Regulator replaced. 
21040 mi Steering wheel-mounted audio controls started to sporadically not work. Seemed to be worse when it got very hot outside and the car had been sitting out for long. They changed the whole part (all audio controls), it had bad contacts. 
55800 mi

C $300
The oil pressure sensor failed in some sort of explosive way, and oil spilled all over the engine. They had to give it a shampoo (their expression), change the sensor and the oil. 
35000 mi Repaired bad weld in exhaust after catalytic converter. 
70060 mi

C $700
heat shields underneath came loose 
57000 mi Head gasket leaking internally. Dealer pulled engine, removed heads, sent to machine shop for resurfacing, replaced head gasket, replaced leaking TB tensioner, thermostat. 
79200 mi Instrument panel started looking like a Christmas tree. Cruise and auto emerg. brake release not working. Error code indic. bad CVT valve and/or harness, but code cleared okay. 
47120 mi

C $115
Drivers side door - loose trim - fixed no charge 
55180 mi Backup camera image became foggy 
62000 mi Rear hatch was leaking 
80440 mi Electric Parking brake / hill holder started making grinding noise when applied. Was told I have to get a new parking brake motor ($900 + labour) 
99200 mi

C $140
Replace battery 
54500 mi a bearing in the rights back wheel had to be changed 
85000 mi

US $50
low beam was out. The car seem to have beams and bulbs go out too often 
89300 mi

US $450
small muffler removed because it had a hole. Alternative was to install a whole new exhaust pipe 
70680 mi Leaking oil, replaced gasket 
83080 mi

C $200
Mud guard noise 
5000 mi Car lurches and idle ramps up and down. Almost hit another car while pulling into a parking space when idle increased and car lurched forward. When stopped at light, engine idle decreased so much that the engine stalled. 
7000 mi new software was installed 
7000 mi Subaru bought the car back and gave me a new 2011 Outback with a minor cash difference. Subaru stepped up to the plate! 
51000 mi

US $400
Windshield wiper system switch had a defect that was known to Subaru. They "covered" it under warranty but the warranty was already expired when they announced it. So, in a word, it was NOT covered. 
52000 mi

US $520
Coolant leak. I paid for diagnostics NOT REPAIR. This is a potentially catastrophic failure and I will never buy another Subaru because of it and how the company and its dealers handle situations like these. 
54000 mi

US $1370
Cooling leak in the block. They are trying to deny it is a warranty issue. Coolant levels are going down again. 
32000 mi Moon roof would not open or seat properly. Dealer replaced under warranty. Plastic "metal" painted door trim vibrates whenever radio on. Dealer could not replicate issue. 
38000 mi Front driver and passenger window would not close completely when car was being operated at highway speeds. Both window Gaskets/Tracks replaced under warranty. Some water would get in. 
88000 mi

US $35
Two swollen lug nuts were locked on and had to be replaced. 
108000 mi

US $236
During routine timing belt replacement Valve Cover Gasket was found to be leaking oil. Cost to repair was significantly lower due to engine already having been disassembled 
111000 mi

US $397
Front right wheel bearing was making a grinding noise. Noise began in December 2014 as a rubbing noise on curves. Within one week of repair grinding noises began front front right area. Entire assembly was replaced. 
132000 mi

US $18
I replaced the low beams on this vehicle. It is a pain. This is the 8th set of Low Beam headlight bulbs. Subaru has extended the warranty on 2010-11 models for free low beam headlight replacement and testing for 10 years/unlimited miles. 
49000 mi

US $20
Replaced rusted bolt on exhaust heat shield to stop annoying rattle 
58000 mi

US $100
Leaking at a bushing on compressor/condenser Front right wheel bearing replaced. 
78000 mi

US $30
Chrck 
91000 mi Transmission oil pan had a tiny leak. It didn't warrant repair as it wasnt dripping but I had the seal replaced to avoid future issues. 
182000 mi

US $1942
Transmission valve body replaced. $900 part, 8q T fluid, 5 hr labor. 
200000 mi

US $480
Replaced radiator for over heating. Didn't fix the problem. Replaced thermostat. Fixed problem. Was only partially opening. I recommend changing every 100k 
211000 mi

US $400
Replace stabilizer bar and bushings 
250000 mi

US $440
Resolved both right bearings Bushings 
8000 mi ticking noise at 1200-1400rpm. compared with other 2011 Outbacks - normal noise. 
2000 mi I smell coolant when running the heater. They say there is no leak. 
36000 mi

US $464
struts replaced. They were leaking. 
60000 mi

US $22
Daytime driving light out. Lights on this are a pain to replace, let the dealer do it. 
71000 mi

US $124
Hatch mounted 3rd tail light was leaking water into car. Replaced. 
26000 mi Got Error code P050A. Look up came back as "Raw Selected Monitor Diag Code P050A, Cold Idle Air Control" 
67700 mi Engine RPM would dip down to 400-500 from the normal idle around 700 rpm. The engine would shudder when this happened. Dealer updated the ECM and the issue is mitigated. RPM still goes down a bit but not as low as 400-500. 
90000 mi E-Brake partially engaged, determined rear O2 sensor is faulty and replaced, problem solved. 
108000 mi Replaced EGR valve. 
7000 mi Rear passenger window regulator malfunctioned and disabled the use of the window. The window would not seal or move up and/or down. The part was on order and this trip was to replace the broken regulator. 
17700 mi

US $120
Vehicle was hesitating during startup. Throttle plate replaced due to carbon buildup. 
67000 mi

US $635
Replace low beam headlights 
70000 mi

US $80
Replaced low beam headlights 

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2010 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 148hp 2.0L H4 Diesel 5-speed manual AWD

3740 mi Carbon catchment filled and would not empty dy driving as described in the manual. Had to be taken to shop for manual emptying 
11780 mi Key failed. Problem is circuit board disengages from buttons. Dealer reports at least 10 vehicles with same problem. 
25420 mi ERC unit & DPF (Diesel Motor) replaced for second time. 

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2010 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

245-horsepower 3.0L H6 4-speed automatic AWD

1000 mi The sunroof was incorrectly installed. One of the drainage holes was filled with white goo and caused rainwater to leak into the passenger section and it caused a bunch of damage. Subaru fixed it all and gave me some add'l warranty and Subaru bucks. 
4000 mi plastic strip along exterior of driver's side of car running from front to back was missing a connecting pin, and so was falling off. Dealer replaced the missing clip and the problem was solved. 
5000 mi The air conditioner had crinked tube and water flowed into the passenger section of the car. Lots of water, soaking with about an inch of water on floor of car. 
5300 mi Once again this car had water flooding in the interior of the car. Subaru dealership said it was caused again by "spiders and webs" in the air conditioning hose. I don't believe it. They replaced the hose. This is getting to be a pain. 
11000 mi Dealer called in manufacturer's field office. The explanation given to me, once again: "spiders" and spider webs in a/c lines causing blockage and water flooding. This is total BS. 
36300 mi Was driving car and then it became difficult to use power steering (it died) and stalled out. Needed to be flatbedded out. The tensioner belt had snapped and rendered the power steering and alternator to be useless. 
37000 mi Key not working 
8000 mi Car stalled at stop lights. No TSB or recall available. Reflashed transmission computer and released car. Problem not fixed. 
17000 mi Transmission software TSB TSB, RPMs drop at low speed with A/C on 
2000 mi Hesitation on acceleration from slow speeds, then sudden power surge. Corrected original hesitation problem with reflash. 
15000 mi Cigarette lighter will not work. They repaired it, but it stopped working as soon as I drove off the lot. 
18300 mi lighter repaired again. Have not used it since, so I don't know if it is still working. 
45000 mi

US $1
A/C stopped working 
51000 mi

US $90
Remote keys stopped working. Still not resolved. 
6000 mi Oil light intermittently came on, a sensor was "loose" as per technician 
9000 mi Low oil light came on, car more than 2 qts low, but no leaking, refilled oil, but could not find/fix problem. Dealer states other dealer that did last oil change "underfilled" oil 
9700 mi oil light turned on, car was almost 2 qts low with no sign of leakage. dealer stated possibly other dealer underfilled car at last oil change. 
13000 mi Car had low oil warning again, 1 qt oil added. Low oil sensor replaced, oil change completed 
35000 mi Water leaking into passenger side windshield No sound from speakers Sunroof quit operating 
1860 mi Satellite radio will only tune a few stations 
3100 mi Replaced front module for Audio, CD, DVD Sat radio system 
8060 mi Car surges forward when the steering wheel is turned. Especially when engine is in warm up cycle. 
5580 mi Leaky timing chain cover gasket 
14260 mi Indentation on the armrest where I usually put my forearm while driving. Had it checked by dealer and part was ordered under warranty 
18600 mi leak from the timing chain cover gasket. 2nd time in for this problem. repaired under warranty 
43400 mi

C $85
Timing belt replacement 
60100 mi

C $300
Changed the right front tie-rod end 
70060 mi Replaced two wheel bearings 
76540 mi

C $150
Changed the battery 
20000 mi Faulty gas cap caused service engine light, cruise, traction control and brake lights to illuminate. 
24000 mi During oil change coolant was observed leaking from weep hole on water pump. Subaru dealer agreed and ordered new pump. Waited a week for the part. Replacement took almost 2 days. 
31000 mi CE lamp AND BRAKE warning light illuminated. Shut itself off on the way to dealer. I pulled codes for all 6 cyl misfires. Dealer could not fathom the problem. Second time it's happened. I elevated complaint to SOA. 
50700 mi

US $80
One headlight out. because of difficulty, decided to have dealer replace both bulbs. 
64500 mi

US $275
Volume switch and radio mode switch on steering wheel failed. Required replacing BOTH sets of switches (an assembly with a single part number) and $275. 
115000 mi

US $230
Serpentine belt idler bearing failed, belt popped 

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2010 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

3000 mi A/C not as cool as it should be. R-134 added. Car dies sometimes when the clutch is engaged. Mechanic stated Subaru aware and ecu reflash is needed, but his computer has not been updated. 
4000 mi Dealership got the download to update the ecm. The ecm was reflashed the third week of August, and the car no longer dies when the clutch is engaged. The car drives much better. 
29760 mi

C $650
loud whining engine noise because of leak in steering fluid hose; dealer did not have part, so replaced fluid for free three times over the course of a week to avoid pump damage left headlight blew at about 46,000 km, was replaced during maintenance hose replaced a week later; problem fixed right headlight died in the week after routine maintenance, fixed the day the steering fluid hose was replaced. 
30380 mi

C $85
Associated with the PZEV feature? An oxygen sensor somewhere triggers the check engine light, parking brake and traction lights. No apparent effect on performance, but means no cruise control or auto-disengage on parking brake. 
38220 mi

C $200
Headlights both burned out 
50640 mi Manual transmission was sticking and resisting going into reverse. Car was just out of warranty, but dealer advocated and transmission was basically rebuilt (four synchros replaced) at manufacturer expense. 
90000 mi

US $2100
Clutch and throw out bearing replacement. This is a 6 spd manual transmission 
99000 mi

US $675
Head Gasket replaced. 
10000 mi Engine stalls when A/C is turned on. Electrical connector in steering column replaced. ABS cover cracked. Upgraded rubber floor mats worn out. Rattle under car. 
69440 mi

C $100
Had to change drivers side headlight bulb. Labourious process. 
79360 mi

C $500
Leak in AC pipe repaired + recharge/refill Oil pressure switch failed causing slow oil leak. Replaced OPS. 
7000 mi Steering wheel shake at highway speeds. Dealer performed alignment and tire balance, but problem persists. 
17000 mi

US $150
Slight steering wheel shimmy at highway speeds persists. Dealer just keeps giving the car wheel balance and alignments. Wind noise through driver's side window. Mechanic apparently could not hear it on initial drive, Everyone else who drives in the car can hear it, but I have to re-schedule a "drive-along" with the dealer's mechanic next appointment.  Car intermittently stalled at idle when clutch was depressed. Dealer flashed ECU update. Appears to be OK. 
25000 mi Excessive wind noise coming through driver's side window at highway speeds. 

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2010 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 4-speed automatic AWD

14000 mi Water leaking into interior. TSB#12-117-10R Map light area water leak repair. 
77000 mi

US $400
Car would not start. Replaced crank sensor. 
620 mi Sunroof failed to open. Repaired works fine now. 
17700 mi Heater / AC fan bearing going. New one ordered, to be installed August 8. 
55180 mi

C $700
Idler pully bearing failed on serpentine belt. Left front wheel bearing replaced 
77500 mi

C $1500
Hanger bearing failed, needed new drive shaft. Brake line failed and leaked brake fluid. Also wheel bearing failed and was replaced. 
36580 mi

C $33
Fog light bulb replacement. $33 labor. 
41580 mi

C $50
Headlight bulb replacement. Didn't realize we were supposed to report these. This is probably the 4th time I've had to get a lightbulb replaced in my headlight. 
46500 mi Headlamp adjustment. Asked my local shop to fix a couple of times. Thought they'd forgotten (no better). This last time they remarked how low they were when we pointed it out. They fixed. No better. Broken? Dangerous. Will go back. 
55800 mi

C $120
Replaced headlight bulb. Had a problem with the alignment of the lights (pointing too low). Mechanic billed $115 labour to adjust them. $5 for the bulb. We've had the "headlights pointing too low" problem before. Unclear what the prob is. 
60140 mi

C $420
Faulty oil pressure switch 
64460 mi

C $285
oil light came on. Had been leaking oil. Replaced a rusty leaking oil pan. 
74400 mi The heat shields were making a horrible rattling noise. It was repaired with a $10 clamp. 
10000 mi Computer system update required. Paid in full by Subaru of America. Done while in for 7,500 mile maintenance (tire rotation, oil change, etc) 
52300 mi

US $400
Exterior door trim piece came loose. Retaining clips needed to be ordered and installed. 
14000 mi Cold weather start bug 
18000 mi updated firmware to address cold weather start issue, and cvt updated to use lower ratio in reverse 
7000 mi Heat shield bent of exhaust pipe bent into the drive shaft from snow buildup. Heat shield was pushed back to shape. Shop foreman said he would report a bad design issue to Subaru. 
24000 mi Steering wheel vibration, 2011 TSB performed 
1000 mi When vehicle was purchased there was a slight popping noise coming from the rear speakers even with the radio off. The dealership tried new head unit and chasing wires. Still waiting to get fixed. 
7500 mi Tire pressure monitoring light came on and would not go off even after checking tire pressure. Took to dealer who checked tire pressure again and turned off light with computer. Will wait and see if the problem recurrs or not.  
31000 mi Took vehicle in for random drops in idle when coming to a stop. This also happens during slow speed maneuvering in parking lots. Due to the random nature of the problem, Dealer was unable to duplicate or pull any codes from the vehicle. 
47000 mi Passenger airbag fails to detect weight of person less than 120 lbs or less. Was not an issue for first 4 years of ownership yet dealership and SOA says that the airbag sensor is working as designed and fail to repair under extended warrant 
1000 mi engine hesitation going up steep driveway. Common problem but no fix yet. 
4000 mi CVT transmission sometimes locks in 2nd, 3rd, or 4th. Will not automatically return to drive. Also, periodic low groan from right rear when making a left turn from a stop. 
6000 mi

US $180
Have a harmon Kardon system, no Navigation. Noticed front driver side door speaker sounded blown (i.e. intermittent sound, lots of static, no bass), possibly from loose connection. Dealer replaced speaker under warranty. 
93000 mi

US $90
The exhaust piping between the muffler and the mid-pipe flange rotted through right at the flange. A muffler shop welded a splice between broken pipe and the flange. Experiencing another exhaust leak/rattle before the Cat, location unknw. 
60000 mi

US $1500
Replace leaking front struts. Replaced leaking radiator assembly. 
14000 mi Car would sometimes report that rear hatch wasn't closed all of the way. The dealer adjusted the rubber bumpers. ECU was also reprogrammed for long-start condition at high-altitudes in cold conditions. 
62180 mi Right rear door would not open from interior. Door mechanism changed on warranty. 
96720 mi

C $2000
Head gasket leak and 2 pistons damaged. 
99560 mi

C $500
AC not cold. Pump cyclying on off. Left rear wheel bearing failure. Wheel loose. 
115320 mi

C $100
Clunking noise when driving over bumps. Sway bar bushings front and rear need to be replaced. The mechanic simply added shims for now saying it should do the trick for some time. 
122760 mi

C $50
A/C sealant and recharge 
67000 mi

US $50
Valve cover and spark plug tube gaskets 
93000 mi

US $300
Crossover pipe leaking coolant 
93000 mi Wheel bearing, brakes, and rotors replaced. 
85000 mi

US $3000
Headgaskets blown 
142000 mi

US $1000
Head gasket 
10000 mi Noise when accelerating. Was coming from heat shield. Dealer adjusted it twice before, but would come back after one month. Replaced. 
87700 mi

US $50
Check engine light reporting Cat Converter failure. Did not have work done, just diagnosed. 
1240 mi between 20 and 30 degrees farenheit I had problems starting the car 
64480 mi

C $150
remove metal plates around catalyzer 
76260 mi

C $500
Rear bearing change 
86960 mi

C $250
Replace fuel system oxygen sensor Replace front wheel bearing + hub 
96100 mi

C $350
after noisy start, replace starter 
39300 mi Changed oil clogged oil nozzle under warranty. 
9000 mi Diagnosed with an engine block that was porous. A new short block was put into the car under warranty. 
15000 mi Coolant was down to reservoir, so they topped it off. I was concerned about where it is going. They said to just watch it until oil change in several hundred miles. 
39500 mi

US $100
Dash lights were out and electronic door opener were not working consistently 
56500 mi Engine light started blinking and car stalled in traffic. Able to restart after 10 minutes (light stayed on) Garage found error message about camshaft timing. Mechanic reset computer and have not had a problem since. 
65000 mi

US $40
Oil filter seal failed - all oil spilled into driveway. Apparently the problem is the seal broke in sub-zero weather. Mechanic said numerous Subarus had same problem during cold snap. *dup Oil filter seal failed in sub-zero cold. Mechanic said several Subaraus had same problem. 
88000 mi

US $700
Manifold gasket and oil sensors. 
93000 mi

US $350
High pressure power steering hose needed replacement.  Also right front headlight. 
96000 mi

US $144
Needed to reattach heat shield because of rattle. 
4500 mi gas cap lid or body panel cover would not open, so couldn't get gas. tentative diagnosis: the rubber cord that holds the gas cap to the car body inside the lid got pinched in the lid, wedging it closed. dealer's gonna replace the cord-fastener. 
13000 mi intermittent GPS/audio system problems: screen "auto" dimming doesn't work so sometimes bright at night, too dim during day; also bluetooth works erratically 
15000 mi bluetooth controls not effective at answering or ending phone calls. dealer replaced steering wheel controls. Took three trips: first reported problem; second time reported problem and they ordered part; third trip was for install of part Tire loses 4-7 psi every 2-3 weeks. To tire dealer 3x, can't find leak, replaced valve stem, re-mounted tire to seal bead. Said cld be crack in wheel, see dealer. Dealer couldn't find leak in wheel or tire. Said see tire mfgr. I'm stuck. 
24000 mi Car wouldn't start or come out of park. Couldn't lock doors. Dealer says bad elec key code sensor. Had to be flatbed-towed to dealer. Subaru roadside assist covered tow, but I had to wait 25 mins on hold just for them to answer my call). July visit described above turned out to be bad battery. Battery replaced under warranty. 
43300 mi Bluetooth connectivity problems, steering wheel phone control problems. Wonky system. Solution tends to be non-intuitive commands. 
44000 mi

US $50
Pulsing in steering wheel when turned. They flushed the steering fluid. Problem persists and will be returned. Update: turned out to be a bad tire. 

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2010 Subaru Outback 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder diesel manual AWD

74400 mi

A $380
Diesel particulate filter blocked, required manual regeneration 
77500 mi

A $470
Split coolant hose causing DPF error. Coolant hose replace, manual DPF regen performed 

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2009 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

5000 mi Turbocharger ball bearing dropped into the engine. Complete upper engine block replaced. 
11000 mi A follow up repair after the engine block replacement - after the replacement, something in the transmission system was misaligned, which caused a rattling noise in the engine compartment. 
35000 mi Had trouble unlocking the car. Remote lock system was reset. 
40000 mi Power steering oil was leaking, and the whole unit required replacement. 
1000 mi Right lower A Pillar replaced. The Hazard Light button was not connected. 
7000 mi Needed an entire new Engine, Long Block due to a bad dearing that blew. New engine installed, no cost. 
9000 mi Outside temperature gauge needed to be replaced, and rattle in steering column fixed by realignment. 
9000 mi Plate around gearshift. Brake module. 

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2009 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

30700 mi Rt Front wheel bearing went bad. 
45000 mi

US $65
replaced front sway bar links 
49000 mi

US $100
both inboard CV joints ripped and were replaced under warentee 
50700 mi

US $100
Dealer re-repaired CV. joint, bad repair, axle slipped out, new axle needed. New axle installed. O2 sensor failed, replaced under warrenty 

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2009 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 148hp 2.0L H4 Diesel 5-speed manual AWD

107000 mi

£106
Replaced manifold pressure sensor Leaks found on joints to condenser and recharge 
114300 mi

£120
Split intercooler pipe 
118700 mi

£25
Exhaust sheared 
120000 mi

£105
Frame of driver's seat had given way and had to be stripped down and welded 
120000 mi

£275
Cv boot split Replace all 4 anti-roll bar mounting bushes. Had asked mechanics to look for anything that might cause problem with upcoming MOT. Found some play. Replace N/S/R drop link. There was a bit of noise. 
48500 mi Excessive wear on suspension bushes leading to noise when driving over bumps. Bushes replaced under warranty. Carried out at same time as 48,000 mile service. 
74700 mi

£256
Wheel bearing gone - hub replaced 
94000 mi Drop links needed replacing as bushes worn out 
109500 mi n/s front drop link and o/s rear drop link replaced Both front anti-roll bar bushes replaced 
121000 mi

£35
Load sensor mounting point had come loose - was welded back to chassis. Had been causing problems with HID headlight self-levelling system. 
128000 mi

£620
Front and rear suspension levelling sensors were replaced 
135000 mi

£390
Replace headlight washer pump. Part ordered during previous repair trip. Rear hub replaced due to collapsed bearing. Also replaced one tie-rod and suspension bushes 
160000 mi

£465
Renew auxillary drive belt tensioner and belt Renew N/S/R hub bearing 
161700 mi

£176
Replace O/S/R wheel bearing 
169000 mi

£75
Turbo has seized variable vane - attempts made to free it off, but this failed. Continues to work, but loss of power and some exhaust smoking under load 
169000 mi Catastrophic engine failure. Loud clunk as it tried to turn over. Con rod? 

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2009 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

245-horsepower 3.0L H6 4-speed automatic AWD

80000 mi

US $250
Check engine on, multiple reasons. will go off after undetermined (>50) miles, can come on again for unknown reason. Oil syst flush as first step repair attempt. Driving car almost normally with check engine on, >1000 miles. To mchnc nxt 
84000 mi

US $200
Replaced Left side secondary VVT valve. It had seized. Problem caused engine check light to stay on: codes P0302, P0304, P0306, cylinder misfires 2, 4, 6 
93700 mi

US $676
Idler pulley seized, damaged mounting bracket, tensioner and broke belt. Replaced broken belt & tensioner assemblies, pulley idler, & brackets/mountings. 

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2009 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

44000 mi

US $4600
- new clutch (manual transmission) - control arm replacement - new tires - all 4 breaks - cabin filters, oil change, etc 
32000 mi also some cracked struts and the like from hot/cold contrasts and dryness. That's Colorado for you. 
38000 mi Deterioration major transmission part. Dealer repaired. But afterwards still felt iffy, sold car. Clutch gone 
44000 mi Engine had a lower end rumbling noise most noticable at lower rpm and slow accel. Engine was disassambled, found crank journals scored and slightly out of round, piston skirts worn, replaced crank, main and rod bearings, pistons and rings. 
56000 mi Noise from engine compartment area under low torque, not knocking noise but more like rumbling noise, worse with time. Dealer has not been able to locate the source. Drivetrain? 
60000 mi Runble noise coming from engine area, most noticable during low RPM accel. Engine was removed and disassembled; cylinders were out of round and case warped. Short block was replaced. The rumbling noise has diminished. 
72000 mi

US $40
Aux output in front and rear did not work. Two fuses were blown after the GPS had been plugged in. Fuses replaced, electric diagnosed and was good. Have to see what happens when the GPS is plugged in again. 
100700 mi

US $20
Replaced alternator belt 
111000 mi

US $300
Replaced left front axle, new CV shaft 
114300 mi

US $160
Replaced the alternator 
123700 mi

US $600
Replaced the air bag assembly. Air bag light was on at first intermittent then constantly. 
125300 mi Replaced right front axle and boot, warranty repair 
138000 mi

US $16
Headlight, passenger side 
138000 mi

US $2000
Viscous coupler had failed, damaged the transfer gears and bearings 
138000 mi

US $870
Noise from front when driving on dirt road. Front control arm and front sway bar, bushings and links replaced. 
144000 mi Suddenly started to show greyish smoke while driving. Oil had spilled around the engine compartment. The seal around oil pressure sensor had broken. Replaced both oil pressure sensors. 
144700 mi

US $200
Left front axle and CV 
155000 mi

US $15
Left headlight, low beam 
163700 mi

US $15
Left headlight - highbeam 
166000 mi

US $25
Passenger side headlight, lowbeam 
18000 mi A/C drain line was clogged and leaking into passenger footwell area. Dealear repaired @ no cost. 
30000 mi Left rear wheel bearing 
34000 mi Misfire on cylinder 2. Defective ignition coil that was installed 1/12. Worn weather strip in drivers side door. Worn Weather stripping in driver's side door. Replaced with part ordered earlier. 
42300 mi

US $40
Both low-beam headlights burned out simultaneously, had electrical system checked for fault. No fault found, both bulbs replaced. 
76880 mi

C $120
Heat shield came loose 
23000 mi Computer software upgrade 
38000 mi

US $162
center console electrical circuit failed. AC fan and console lights. 

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2009 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 4-speed automatic AWD

13000 mi

US $6
*Oil filter was leaking. Purolator filter had a bad seal around the edge of the can. I replaced the oil filter and all is well. 
18000 mi Headlights were adjusted to low from factory. Subaru dealer would not repair. I did the work myself. 
91000 mi I had to change an axle due to a torn inner CV boot. I replaced it with a non-Subaru axle. It was from A1 Cardone. Feburary 2012: I am going to replace it again because of vibrations from the axle from time to time. 
18000 mi A piece of paint bubbled up and chipped off the left side protective door trim molding (not from being hit or from a rock, etc.). The strip was replaced under manuf. warranty. 
33000 mi Noticed "bouncing" & loud "squeaking" noises when going over even small bumps. Inner tie rod needed to be replaced. Helped somewhat but another trip was needed as similar problem existed or returned; reported as a separate trip (stabilizer bar +). Car continued to "bounce" when going over bumps & a squeak or strained noise occurred at same time. The manuf. replaced "stablizer lk f, rub bush stab, both stablizier bar busings/brackets/link R & R." Not sure what to check above. Car would not turn over or start one morning. Later, was able to start after several attempts. Manuf. couldn't find anything wrong & so far, problem has not recurred. 
124000 mi

US $315
Replace L rear wheel bearing 
126300 mi After L rear wheel bearing was replaced, the ABS light has come on intermittently & cannot be corrected to date after 3 more trips; prevents use of cruise control. 
134000 mi

US $431
Replace right rear wheel bearing Replace AC belt 
153000 mi

US $600
4 sway bar bushings replaced Left front CV axle was replaced. 
154000 mi

US $1558
Head gaskets, water pump, timing belt replaced 
156000 mi

US $234
Grinding noise assessed; left front wheel bearing replaced. 
158000 mi

US $727
Rack and pinion had to be replaced - very noisy, could not steer car. left brake caliper replaced 
12000 mi Rattle in dash 
27500 mi Leaking water pump was replaced under warrantty 
47300 mi Seat belt wouldn't retract - repaired Plastic seat base housing the power seat device kept popping out - the clip to hold it in place failed and had to be replaced. 
65000 mi

US $6
Squealing and rough feel when turning the steering wheel. Power steering fluid was required. A possible leak will be checked out later by a mechanic. 
69500 mi Leaking P/S fluid re-occurred after a similar complaint & repair last year. On this visit, Dealer decided to replace power steering rack assembly (steering gear)at no charge on account of previous history. 
93500 mi

US $160
Replaced battery and burned out headlight bulb. 
95000 mi Burning odor turned out to be leaking valve gasket. 
1000 mi brake pedal noise on removing pressure from pedal- ? malfunctioning booster 
1000 mi brake booster pump replaced 
20000 mi nav DVD drive needed replacing as well as some connections 
47000 mi TPMS and VDC light on dash 
59000 mi ignition coil cracked, misfiring 
9500 mi a/c not very cold. Drained .3KG, added dye and .43KG. Temp went from 60F before to 42F after. A/C still not very cold, but "that's as good as they get". 
13640 mi Driver's side sun visor strap tore at one end. Part ordered by dealer after quick inspection - took about 2 weeks to arrive, 1.5 hours to change and change from winter to summer tires (both mounted already) 
13940 mi Armrest cover latch broken - replaced cover 
15500 mi fender molding (plastic) clip broken leaving gap between molding and body. Part ordered for replacement next week. wheel arch molding clip came loose. Bumper and fender cover had to be removed to re-attach clip. Dealer covered cost as only just out of warranty 
25820 mi

C $54
Adjusted hood bumpers to correct position. 
28520 mi

C $640
Driver's seat back bolster had a hole in it. Classed as "normal wear". Seat back cover replaced with discount from dealer. Gas cap tether broken 
28820 mi

C $36
Gas cap tether was broken - had to buy a new gas cap and tether assembly -- dealer installed at no charge. 
31620 mi

C $1711
front R boot torn; front L boot weeping. Replaced both axles complete. Also did rotors and pads on all 4 corners (included in cost) 
33480 mi

C $350
Replaced dying 3 year old Subaru battery with Optima Yellow top CV joints causing severe vibrations. Replaced both front axles with aftermarket HD axles, and I paid an upcharge for the price difference ($300) 
34720 mi

C $1800
Rear Overload springs worn out. Rear Shocks worn out. Both repalced 
37800 mi

C $173
Engine check light came on while driving, went into limp mode. No cause found, codes cleared and bulkhead connection cleaned. 
38440 mi

C $84
Engine check light came on while driving, went into limp mode. No cause found, codes cleared and all connectors cleaned. Car driven by mechanic overnight, no problem found Following a flat battery and AA boost, both tail lights were blown (not stop lights, just tail lights). Dealer replaced bulbs. Took about 10 minutes (or less) per side. Pull 3 screws, pull the assembly free of the body, change the bulb, reverse.  
18020 mi

C $415
Driver's door ajar indicator lit up on dash even though door was latched. Indicator light flashed on and off along with interior lights 
21740 mi While on vacation, the traction control light came on and cruise light started flashing so went to nearest Subaru dealer. Dealer promptly replaced the oil pressure sensor which fixed the problem. 
48340 mi

C $250
Clunky shift when cold. Flushed tranny. 
50220 mi

C $140
Connecting rod issue. Replaced short block and timing belt 
62000 mi clunk on first shift when engine cold 
32000 mi Front passenger door switch failed - wouldn't stay in place on the frame and would lose contact when the door was closed, leaving the door open light on even though the door was closed. 
44000 mi

US $149
Replaced Battery 
46000 mi

US $70
Rattling sound on startup in cold weather -- Catalytic converter heat shield was clamped but did not fix, appears to be from alternator. 
54000 mi

US $70
Loose heat shield clamp was rattling. Tighten heat shield clamp. 
56700 mi Broken sway bar link Starter was making grinding noise on very cold starts. Diagnosis - sticking. Replaced. 
57000 mi Slow leak from radiator core. Power steering pump making noise, leaking. Replaced. 
64000 mi Right Inner CV Boot torn. Replaced. Oil pressure switch went bad, dash warning lights on. Replaced oil pressure switch. Left Inner CV Boot Torn. Replaced. 
72000 mi

US $110
Check engine light evap recovery code -- cleared 
82000 mi

US $700
Leaking head gasket. 
90500 mi

US $3300
Went in for the 90,000 maintenance. The head gaskets, valve cover gaskets, timing belt and right passenger seat airbag recall all needed to be replaced.Oil was seeping from Valve Covers, oil was seeping from Head gaskets. 100,000 miles more. 
91000 mi

US $393
A new airbag sensor and airbag sensor in map light assembly had to be replaced. Had to purchase the whole map light assembly. 
41000 mi

US $840
Rear Windshield Wiper system. Replace harness, motor and arm/blade. Secured Loose heat Shields. Typical Subaru exhaust noise. Replace overhead console b/c intermittent open circuit in the overhead console--this was making the airbag light illuminate. 
84300 mi

US $325
Issues with front facia and headlight 
91000 mi

US $890
Fix a rattling exhaust shield. 
101500 mi

US $170
Hard starting caused by old battery and very cold temperatures Replaced failed low beam bulbs 
104000 mi

US $350
Found inner drivers front CV split at end of 1300 mile trip. Had dealer replace CV boot and service joint. Had only been split for short time no additional damage noted. 
110700 mi

US $300
Front passenger side inner CV boot failed 
122300 mi

US $1800
Passenger side head gasket leaking/ drivers side weeping. Big, big repair. 
127000 mi

US $470
Brakes, tires, and rear cv boot 
135000 mi

US $700
replaced drivers side tie rod ends replace all 4 sway bar links Replace drivers front wheel bearing crack in exhaust system repaired/ welded 
136000 mi

US $890
Replaced both rear bearings. They both had gotten noisy. Rotating them in hand (after removal) showed some grinding in one and a flat spot in the other. 
166000 mi

US $300
Replace Drivers side front axle, boot torn, sand ingress. Replaced sway bar links. Were knocking and clacking, replace a year ago. Shop did as warranty. 
168000 mi

US $300
Replaced plugs and wires, new fuel filter. Informed head gaskets were leaking again.rnrnSOLD CAR Car developed another head gasket leak 70,000 odd miles after having it done. Traded it in that day and bought a Toyota. 
102000 mi

US $4989
Engine seized. Oil was changed 2 days prior to engine problem. Overfilled? It was catastrophic. The engine failed while driving on the highway. 
104000 mi

US $300
Blower motor issue. Blower motor replaced and it worked for 1 month then problem returned. Currently blower not working. code p1491 - sensor replaced but did not resolve problem 
106300 mi Blower stopped working again. Had the resistor replaced. This solved the problem but just for 2 months. There must be an underlying electrical problem that is burning out the resistor. Not sure I will pursue repair - cost/benefit decision. 
107000 mi oil leaking from passenger side front boot. Not brought for repair yet. This car continues to have repair issues. Undecided as to what to do - car is a lemon. 
84300 mi

US $180
Car ceased to shift in gears and froze/died. Shop car was towed to said front axle repaired one side and upon pick up their was a noticeable vibration in front end. Return=hard acceleration&vibrations safe to drive 
86000 mi this shop took out drive axle and replaced found no difference in vibration on acecleration, took out replaced drivetrain , put old one back in and was at loss as to cause 
87000 mi

US $473
Mechanic replaced plugs, wires and then valve cover gasket kit job 

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2009 Subaru Outback 4-door

4-cylinder automatic AWD

118000 mi

US $3500
Overheating. No leaks or issues with radiator. Head gasket replaced. Also has been burning excessive amounts of oil for a car. 

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2008 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

104160 mi

C $500
Replaced all four struts with new KYB models. Used 2004 model for rear suspension to counter possible ghost walking as recommended on Subaru Outback forums. Squeaking noise when going over speed bumps, replaced stabilizer end links front and rear, also due to wear 
110360 mi

C $130
Misfires in cylinder 4 with cold engine. Replaced plugs, swapped coils, replaced intake gaskets (lower and upper), injector service, fuel pressure, all ok. Still chasing issue, suspecting O2 sensor or exhaust valve. 
110360 mi

C $125
Chasing misfire on cylinder 4: replaced A/F ratio sensor, misfires still present. 
110360 mi Misfire on cylinder 4 never fixed. Possibly caused by a leaking head gasket. 
99000 mi

US $8400
Broken turbo and ruined engine 
99500 mi

US $5400
Received a rebuilt engine 
69000 mi Turbo failure 
76000 mi Turbo issues 
81000 mi Turbo Failure. 
82000 mi CV Boots both torn Power seat switch failing 
16000 mi Following rain, computer prevents car from starting. Check engine light and flashing dash lights (i-drive/cruise). Dealer (and mfg) cannot track down problem. Numerous sensors replaced. Issue has occurred more than 8 times. Buyback in progress. 

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2008 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

89500 mi Clutch wore out. Something else broke so extended warranty covered that part and the labor. I had to pay for the parts only for the clutch. 
119300 mi

US $5700
Cracked a piston ringland. Engine Bearings worn. 
127000 mi

US $25
CV joint boot cracked and needed to be rebooted. 
56700 mi

US $330
Engine light was on, apparently due to bad lubrication of the valves. They flushed the old lubricant replaced it with a lubricant / cleaner, then ran the engine at normal temperature, then put normal oil back in. 
79000 mi

US $2300
at 79,000 miles exhaust valves, short block failed. and a new clutch since the engine was out of the car. required a new short block, valve job new clutch. Subaru paid 75% of the engine costs, I paid for the remainder and the clutch parts 
70680 mi

C $1800
misfire cyl 4, replaced rusted ignition coil changed rubber parts - cv boots and other 
72580 mi

C $100
trunk was not locking - electrical failure. 
77500 mi

C $760
changes trailer arms+control arms bushings 
81840 mi

C $100
check engine light came on - looks like everything is ok after all. 
86160 mi

C $880
up pipe replaced. still having the P420 code. bringing it to the stealership - hoping that the cat converter will be the issue and that it will be covered by the warranty. 
86800 mi had a short in my position lights circuit. they fixed it and replaced the fuse. 
89900 mi

C $2000
cat converter replaced 
105400 mi pcv valve replaced 
111600 mi

C $500
misfire caused by worn out coil - replaced two rusted coils 
118800 mi

C $2
drive shaft replaced right front wheel bearing replaced 
120900 mi rear defrost fixed - rewelded 
134540 mi

C $180
Engine light P0456 - change the gas plug 
136980 mi

C $1400
gas tank replacement 

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2008 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

245-horsepower 3.0L H6 4-speed automatic AWD

50000 mi

US $620
CV Joint boot cracked due to heat from catalytic converter. 
51000 mi

US $550
Replace passenger side front inboard CV boot 
53000 mi

US $375
Radio amplifier went out. 
72700 mi

US $100
Hinge on the passenger sun visor broke. Had to install new sun visor. 
83000 mi

US $1599
A/C compressor was making a loud noise. Bearings going out. Replaced A/C compressor and recharged the system. 
91500 mi

US $465
Radio amplifier went out. Installed new OEM radio from Panasonic. 
99000 mi

US $600
Right front wheel bearing was making a noise. Wheel bearing was worn out. Installed a new hub assembly. 
103300 mi Passenger sun visor broke. 
106000 mi

US $135
Accessory drive belt needed to be replaced. 
60000 mi Parking brake light on dash stays on when parking brake lever is fully released. 
82000 mi

US $1419
Leak from steering rack and pinion boot. Replaced with new rack and pinion. 
121500 mi

US $2500
Front struts replaced 
123000 mi

US $375
Sensor for advancing timing 
136700 mi

US $1100
Smelled burning oil was CV fluid on catalytic converter replaced front CV and shafts 
37000 mi

US $550
Belt tensioner making noise and dealer suggested replacing it. Transmission hum noise was reason for visit and noise is still there. 

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2008 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

35000 mi Replaced catalytic converter under warranty 
36000 mi

US $1600
Replace clutch 
58000 mi

US $1000
Not sure of details. Wife dealt with dealer. 
47300 mi

US $50
both tail lights were out, replaced bulbs, not sure if they went out one at a time because I didn't know about it until I got a ticket for both being out 
53000 mi

US $150
I killed the 4-yr old battery by leaving key in and accessory on for 3 hours. It would jump start but then drain overnight. 
71700 mi

US $210
Water on passenger side floor mat when A/C was operating. Subaru dealer charged $150 for inspection and applied it all to clearing out clogged A/C drain tube. Loud noise on tight turns, esp when starting up. Dealer tightened my after market belts, told me they were not the correct size and tried to sell me new ones but much less expensive adjustment worked fine. $60. Airbag light flashing intermittently on main panel codes 26 & S8 overhead pass airbag ctrl mod shorting out dlr replaced. I paid for it & complained to Subaru Corp, they promised to reimburse me. Filed complaint w/NHTSA bc common problem. 
78000 mi

US $2200
new radiator hoses, old were soft new axle boots new control arm bushings needed clutch pedal stuck to the floor, bearing was the problem, new clutch installed rather than repaired because of mileage 
79700 mi

US $2000
*d new clutch (is that part of the transmission? I can't figure that out online.) 
51000 mi

US $450
Car was making noise and not running smooth. could not go over 15 miles an hour.  
78300 mi

US $300
Engine light kept coming on.Placed on computer, no problems but light still on. 
97000 mi

US $1188
This vehicle has a manual transmission. The throwout bearing failed and damaged the clutch fingers. The bearing, the pressure plate, and the clutch disc needed to be replaced. 
107000 mi

US $1200
I heard noise that sounded like a wheel bearing that got louder as time progressed. Upon closer checking it was found that both a front and rear bearing were damaged. 
110700 mi

US $400
Valve cover spark plug gaskets began leaking. 
116300 mi

US $2400
Bearing failure in transmission and  bad universal joint in driveshaft. 
117300 mi

US $1200
Primary catalyst cracked at exhaust manifold. 
119000 mi

US $2100
Left front wheel bearing failing. Replaced. Also, had the front struts replaced. 
129300 mi

US $1600
Control arm bushings, right front lower ball joint, brake pads and rotors all around 
C $2000 Bearing in center differential ceases due to incorrect install tolerances. Bearing failed, damaging center diff case, assembly and associated bearings. 
2480 mi Diagnosed as either second failure of center differential assembly (which was replaced already in Feb 2008) or related transmission failure. Further diagnosis / repair planned for December 2008. 
2480 mi Bearings replaced in transmission case due to oil starvation; same failure mechanism as earlier center differential assembly failure. 
3100 mi Front differential bearings failed. New diagnosis for all failures is oil starvation given shared lubrication oil supply for all three parts that have failed. Full transmission replaced. 
4340 mi

C $60
Poor idle, particularly when coasting to a stop. Revs between 800 and 3000 rpm repeatedly until placed in gear and accelerator pressed. Fixed by reflash of ECU. 
122000 mi

US $1023
Clutch release bearing failure. Repair included a complete clutch job. Simultaneous wheel bearing failure (front left and right rear). 
123700 mi Ordered Moog sway bar end links with grease fittings online to replace failed OEM links, $45 Replaced all four worn-out struts and strut mounts, $480. Repeat clutch release bearing failure. Replaced with another Subaru bearing, which failed a month later. Replaced that with a Six Star kit which includes an oversize Timken release bearing and a stainless steel sleeve for the input shaft. 
127000 mi

US $160
Torn CV boot. Replaced whole CV shaft as the 'long-term' solution. In other words, I hope to get two years out of it. 
128300 mi Exhaust leak developed right after the third clutch release bearing failure. 
131000 mi

US $156
Failed exhaust mid-pipe gasket. Shop replaced (1.5 hr), but failed to completely remove all bits of the previous gasket. This lead to a poor fit and no change in exhaust note. Another shop fixed this 'repair' in a third of the time. 
68200 mi

C $30
changed vvt valve sensor 
122000 mi Passenger heat did not work. Heater core plugged. Opted to do coolant flush with success. Engine oil leaking from sensor. 
128000 mi Took to Subaru certified mechanic to diagnose CEL. Compression, leakdown test, and visual inspection indicates a bad exhaust valve. Quoted $3200-3600 for repairs. Traded car in for 2014 Crosstrek. 
11160 mi

C $300
Cracked ignition coil, affected by damp. 
27900 mi

C $350
exhaust 
29440 mi

C $1800
ignition wires replaced 
34700 mi

C $1500
Rods, stabilisers. 
40300 mi

C $120
exhaust shield loose 
40300 mi

C $800
front driver-side wheel bearing replaced for safety certification 
40300 mi Gaskets were leaking. Repair was not required for certification. 
79960 mi

C $350
exhaust leak, custom pipes made to fix problem. Dealer estimate was $1200 
81220 mi

C $450
Sixth wheel bearing failure on this car. Replaced part non Subaru product. $450 for this repair which seems high but after six replacement, this appears to be the going rate. 
7000 mi

US $100
*Cracked windshield. 
15000 mi Airbag warning light came on.  
94500 mi Driver side front axle replaced. 
115000 mi

US $1400
Clutch failed - replaced. It shredded. It had been squealing like a belt slipping for about 10,000 miles, but that was clutch material getting spun around. I thought it was a belt slipping. 
122300 mi

US $800
Both rear wheel bearings replaced 
123700 mi

US $350
Airbag dash light stayed dash. Faulty sensor and bulb but had to take a lot apart in order to repair. 
144700 mi

US $600
Service engine light came on. O2 sensor bad. 
185000 mi

US $2100
Head gasket. Also did preventive on timing belt and water pump before needed. 
185000 mi

US $3300
Head gasket leak caused problem with catalytic converter. Replaced catalytic converter. *d Replaced catalytic converter and replaced water pump as preventive measure. 

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2008 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 4-speed automatic AWD

3000 mi Loud but intermittent squeak from center console. Dealer could not replicate and did not take action. Leather shift knob defective at delivery--leather loose/wrinkled on knob. New part ordered under warranty. 
4000 mi Defective leather shift knob replaced. Continuing console squeak problem; could not replicate and disassembly of console did not reveal any visible assembly problems. 
6000 mi AC Condenser began dumping water into front passenger footwell. AC drain cleared. 
21000 mi TPMS light indicates error in system on long trips (has done so since car was new). Dealer unable to identify problem or any stored codes. 
32000 mi Continuing unresolved problem with blanking audio/climate screens resolved with replacement of center stack screens. 
58000 mi

US $100
Replace worn drive belts 
58000 mi The TPMS system still had a (very) intermittent problem. On occasion, it would indicate a problem on long trips even though none existed. The dealer never replicated the problem, and it was not enough of an issue for me to continue pressing them on it. 
35500 mi car in shop 3 times, replaced dashboard gauges and then ECM still did not fix problem 
94300 mi

US $1300
Replacement of cv joints and boots 
99000 mi

US $3800
Head gasket replacement Front right differential bearing had to be replaced, was told ( by dealer repair shop) it was cheaper to replace the entire transmission than to dismantle the transmission to replace the individual bearing. 
42000 mi Right front wheel bearing began to make a low noise, traded car for 2014 Outback 
41700 mi Body wiring harness to window controls was crimped. 
48000 mi

US $100
Very rough idle the day after or when it had rained heavily. No CEL though. Was like running on half cylinders. PCM showed nothing. Dealer couldn't duplicate problem. I suspected a vacuum leak or bad MAF. The dealer didn't bother to look. 
5000 mi Rearview mirror was not dimming in dark. Came to have rearview mirror changed out b/c it was not dimming in the dark like it was supposed to. 
15000 mi Rear seatbelt won't operate - it won't retract nor extend further than the position it is stuck in 
23000 mi Rough ride from engine and transmission extremely hard gear changing Rear passenger seat belt would not operate, it wouldn't retract and wouldn't pull out making it impossible to install a car seat for my kid. They replaced it. 
26000 mi Repair to engine computer board. Transmission not shifting properly and about 2miles per gallon OFF of my expected gas mileage. March 2011 update: Fix worked for a while but now 8 MPG lower, need to go back in. 
49300 mi Diagnosed front passenger airbag is not sensing. Light is on continually. I do not think they diagnosed accurately. We have had a continuous problem with electrical on passenger side of car. Rear passenger side door does not auto lock too. 
68300 mi

US $25
The wheel lug studs broke off while tire place (Costco) was trying to change my tires. I had to take car to dealer to get studs replaced then go back to get new tires put on car. And another stud broke off so back to dealer to change new. 
70700 mi

US $295
Front inner axel boot split and leaking grease on exhaust, tons of black smoke coming out from under hood on the freeway. Dealer replaced axel boot. 
75300 mi

US $600
Power steering pump leaking and changed out. They changed out 2 worn belts. Driver side front wheel axle boot cracked and leaking grease. Changed out blown headlight Radio shows it is on but won't work at all, no sound comes out. If I hit a bump sometimes the radio BLARES OUT sound and then comes off again. Must be a loose wire? 
78000 mi Replaced cracked front driver's side CV joint that was identified in Dec. Radio/CD player does not turn on nor off except by itself when I hit a bump sometimes randomly. They took out the radio. checked it, says it works and gave me back car but there is still no sound coming out of it, but it does turn on/off. Rear bulb keeps blowing out. Replaced AGAIN, when it was replaced in December. 
37000 mi *September of 2009. Mileage approx 34500. Hood latch had inadvertently released 2x previous. Dealer could not verify but replaced latch assembly. 
59000 mi Had pictures of the weeping area around the head gaskets. They acknowledged it looked like oil, claimed to have added some additive to the oil to stop HG leaks (first I heard of Subaru sanctioning snake oil additive, so I'm skeptical they did anything). 
77500 mi

US $50
Replaced both Head Gaskets. If car was started with someone in passenger seat, the Airbag light on the dash would illuminate. Turning the car off and restarting would clear the problem. Rear hatch struts were getting weak. In extreme cold last winter they would not always hold the weight of the hatch. Starting to show symptoms in the warmer weather. 
30380 mi Left rear wheel bearing shot. 
46500 mi

C $450
Alternator failed- taking out the battery with it. 
59520 mi FWD mode not engaging with spare tire fuse installed-always AWD. Wiring discrepancy undetermined. 
95480 mi

C $330
rattling at start-up thought to be a loose heat shield but it was the cat. 
74000 mi

US $106
Check engine light came on, found O2 sensor had failed (replaced) and found VVT solenoid was leaking (removed and resealed). oil pressure switch was leaking and was replaced: coolant cross over was leaking so gaskets were replaced: replaced piston pin seal 
75000 mi replaced a leaking head gasket and several leaking transmission fluid lines that could have been part of the earlier repairs 
93000 mi

US $1776
Replace front cv joints. Replace rear wheel bearings. 
95000 mi Exhaust header broke and had to be replaced 
113000 mi

US $50
One of the oil sensors has failed and had to be replaced. 
83700 mi Fuel door release cable, failed completely. Fuel filler door had to be manually pried opened. It was rusted out, or cracked. Replaced with new part. It should have been fixed during a safety inspection before it was transported. 
86800 mi

C $1000
Left drivers side head gasket leaking engine oil. 
87400 mi

C $220
Check engine light on. P0420 received from ecu. Problem found at Oxygen sensor near catalytic converter. Wrong part found for engine type. Installed new o2 sensor for SOHC engine. 
89060 mi Right front balljoint with free play movement. 
90500 mi Replace both sides front control arm bushings 
91140 mi Both sides rear Trailing arm bushings 
97000 mi

US $1000
Front right wheel bearing needed to be replaced. 
108000 mi

US $2200
Head gasket replacement and timing belt/water pump replacement 
112000 mi

US $600
Front ball joint replaced. Oil pressure switch leaking and replaced. 
115000 mi

US $191
Severe leak from right side cam seal. Replaced seal plug. 
118000 mi

US $415
Hole in Y pipe. Replacement of length from resonator to ends of Y pipes and gaskets. 
205000 mi

US $1000
Bad spark plug wires, poor ignition, resulting in bad cat converter. Replaced all. 
205000 mi Massive oil leak out of nowhere! Main seals gone, head gasket suspect. No overheating yet, just a matter of time. Upon research, it's a common problem. I'm lucky to get 207,000 miles out of it! I think this is the end..... 
205000 mi The Subaru is done. She gave her last on Route128, left to be unceremoniously towed by the Mass State Police. Because of the main seal leak, weird ignition problems, and 211k miles, I had to give her away... She will be missed! 
78000 mi

US $221
Engine running rough. Replaced ignition wires. Check engine light on. Replaced dirty oil (these early May/June repairs all related to pre-sale of car when it sat at the dealership for many, many months over the winter and early post-sale issues needing resolution. Partial success: 75K-mi. service not done after sitting for many months before sale: Replaced PCV valve; Trans. & Diff. Service; Brake fluid; Oil change, Coolant Low; Radiator Outlet cap dry cracked & leaking. Dealer towed to fix. 
79000 mi FR & FL Axle Assembly Shafts, possibly caused by other dealer(which also suggested $3,500 in unnecessary repairs). Control Arm Bushing Front Rearward, worn but done now because axle being done. 
80000 mi

US $244
Added muffler cement to Y section of center exhaust. Air bag light on. Replaced Upper Air Bag Module & Lamp Assy Map Driver's Seat Belt not retracing properly. Replaced. 
127000 mi

US $600
Broken rear strut 
130000 mi

US $430
Drive axles were replaced 
137000 mi CEL would go on after it rained. 
71500 mi

US $2000
Blower motor and regulator Drive belt and power steering pump Bushing 
78000 mi

US $400
*d Front and rear wheel bearings 
79000 mi

US $300
Front and rear wheel bearings 
90000 mi

US $500
Oil sensor 
108000 mi

US $1500
105k maintenance, worn ball joints, end links. 
62000 mi

US $1500
Head gasket oil leak 
65000 mi 0457 code appeared again after reset; replaced gas cap. Also, new code P0420 appeared for first time. Replaced gas cap. Codes continued, replaced catalytic converters under warranty. 
73000 mi Replaced left & right front lower control arm rear bushings. Replaced sway bar link. 
76000 mi

US $1000
Replace rear struts with only 76k miles on the car. 
80000 mi

US $391
engine mount (torque rod) bolts - one missing and one falling out RF inner axle boot torn. Axle shaft removed and CV boot kit installed after shaft and related parts cleaned Heat shield rattle, adjusted best as possible, replacement in the future will be needed 
90000 mi

US $550
Replaced torn front axle boot.  Replaced four rusted and noisy heat shields. The mechanic said this heat shield issue has been a Subaru issue for years with no design fixes from the company. 
32000 mi Fuel smell in interior at idle, mentioned at 30k checkup, indie shop examined and tightened all fuel connections, several were loose. No more smell! 
55180 mi

C $370
Replaced struts and springs but original strut top was bad. The bearings were worn. I am now waiting for parts because the other side needs replacing also. 
55800 mi

C $100
Other strut tower replaced. An after market transmission cooler was also installed. We live in a mountainous region and travel with big loads. 
70040 mi

C $1100
Rear wheel bearing replaced 
84980 mi

C $300
Rear wheel bearing failure 
100720 mi

C $475
Replace front left and right wheel bearings for the second time. 
102300 mi

C $2100
Timing belt,idler pulleys, water pump,thermostat,heads resurfaced,pcv valve, plugs. All necessary gaskets replaced. 
112220 mi

C $1200
Struts and hats replaced. Rear hats rusted tbrough. 
91000 mi

US $340
rocker covers and spark plug tube seals were leaking oil. 
62000 mi

US $750
Replaced rear struts and springs 
67000 mi

US $68
Replaced inner small axle clamps due to minor leak 
69000 mi

US $120
Replaced battery 
84300 mi

US $350
Replace driver side axle due to to torn axle boot 
85000 mi

US $300
Replaced leaking oil pan gasket 
93000 mi Replaced front passenger side axle due to torn CV boot Replaced rear passenger side bearing Vibration at idle when in drive after replacing front passenger side driveshaft. Shop is investigating cause. Repair not successful yet. Still investigating 
102000 mi Replaced driver side rear bearing. Loud hum from rear 
104700 mi Front right axle replaced last April 2015 with brand new after market axle. That axle failed and replaced with Subaru rebuilt axle 
107300 mi

US $2400
Replaced head gaskets, spark plug seals, timing belt and water pump, spark plugs, misc seals etc 
115000 mi

US $100
Replace left front differential oil seal 
76000 mi

US $45
head gasket leaking remote starter wouldn't hold programing remote starter failed to work again 
81000 mi

US $201
Dealer replaced airbag sensor for drivers seat. 
100300 mi

US $1087
Both OSV diagnostic switches were leaking oil so I had them replaced. $201. 
104300 mi

US $700
CV boots on both front driveshafts had split. I could have waited longer but decided to get it done before winter. I elected to replace both front driveshafts, at a cost of $460 with a lifetime parts/labor warranty. While the driveshafts were being replaced, my mechanic noticed that brake pads on one side were wearing unevenly. I elected to replace both front calipers, rotors and pads at a cost of $250 (no labor charge). 
122000 mi

US $2190
Replaced all 4 struts, stabilizer linke, etc. Had alignment done also. Factory original parts had finally worn out. $1,275. My mechanic discovered a crack in my exhaust system. So I had him replace the middle resonator pipe + both mufflers. $425. Mechanic discovered the rear brakes calipers had caused pads to wear unevenly. Replaced rear calipers, rotors, pads. $490. 
127000 mi

US $3100
Head gasket replacement + valve job, necessitating the engine being removed from the car. Symptoms: oil seepage to exterior of engine + blowing back onto exhaust. New timing belt and spark plugs installed when the engine was re-assembled. Front brake pads and rotors were worn out. Right front caliper was sticking and not releasing properly. Both front calipers, rotors & pads replaced. $811 

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2007 Subaru Outback

Engine not specified

43000 mi

US $2000
Head gasket failure. Ridiculous. Not buying one of these again! 

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2007 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

51000 mi

US $660
Turbo wastegate hose blocked, causing serious lack of power and surging. Ten hours required for diagnosis and repair. 
39000 mi Rough idle and occasional Check Engine Light during periods of below-freezing temperatures. Dealer diagnosed issue as a leaking intake gasket. Ordered part. 
39000 mi Parts ordered during previous trip were installed. 
52000 mi

US $250
Right front CV boot ripped, CV axle and boot replaced. 
96000 mi

US $235
Replaced drivers side front CV axle/boot 
110000 mi Adjusted new belts to relieve squealing sound on vehicle start; also state inspection, oil change, and air filter replacement 
66000 mi

US $750
rear links needed to be replaced and all four struts 
81000 mi

US $450
The radiator needs to be replaced 
93000 mi

US $1400
The front right and the two rear wheel bearing were replaced. And the front ABS sensor was also replaced 

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2007 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

69000 mi

US $1700
Clutch replacement. Brought in due to stiffening clutch. Lining wore out. They recommended changing out the entire thing (flywheel, pressure plate, etc.) and I did it. 
76000 mi Driver door jammed shut and wouldn't open. Dealer quoted removing the door panel but recommended first lowering the window and using a coat hangar to manually release latch. I tried this and the door resumed operating normally. 
88000 mi

US $750
Replaced driver side front wheel bearing 
96000 mi Hard starting, checked battery and voltage was low. Battery replaced by dealer under warranty. 
71500 mi

US $80
Engine would very occasionally not start when hot. After cooling down, no issue. Shop replaced a relay but admit it was not a definitive root cause 
72000 mi

US $300
left rear strut leaking fluid. Both read struts replaced 
104700 mi

US $500
Rear Left Wheel Bearing failed Front left DOJ boot torn and leaking grease 
120000 mi TPMS sensors needed replacing due to battery life failure 
132000 mi

US $325
Oil Cooler O-ring leaking : had it replaced.rnHad oil pan re-sealed.rnCar was losing oil 

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2007 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

245-horsepower 3.0L H6 4-speed automatic AWD

54560 mi

C $310
Rear stabilizer rod replaced. 
71920 mi

C $110
Replaced tie-rod ends. 
106400 mi

C $600
Rear wheel bearings.  Front tie rods. 
108500 mi

C $50
Idler pulley failure. Lost all the ball bearings and was just dangling there. No power steering or brakes. Dealer closed, so I performed the repair myself.  
62000 mi

US $400
Link arms and bushings were worn out and were replaced. 
81000 mi Fuel door wouldn't open via the release inside the car. Took two trips to fix it, a fairly minor adjustment I wasn't charged for. 
84000 mi

US $600
CV joint torn, so they replaced the right front axle. as it comes in a unit with the CV joint. 
102000 mi

US $800
CV joint torn. 
109000 mi

US $250
Belt pulley tensioner broke, leading to loss of power steering and alternator charging. Car was towed to dealer, where one pulley was found broken and another "squeaky." Both tensioners replaced. 
117000 mi

US $2000
Left rear wheel bearing shot. Rotors and pads worn. Wheel bearing replaced and rotors turned. Pads replaced. Rear trailing arm bushings worn out. New bushings pressed in. 
118000 mi

US $200
Door lock fuse kept blowing out, problem was traced to broken wires in the harness leading to the hatch. Wiring harness to the hatch replaced, problem solved. 
45000 mi

US $950
Tie-rod end  CV joints 
60000 mi Rear wheel bearings worn out 
66000 mi Fan belt, pulley, etc. 
96100 mi

C $171
Check engine light was on but source was inconclusive so it was reset by the mechanic. 
100420 mi

C $300
Rear tie-rod end had to be replaced  along with a CV joint boot. 
101680 mi

C $350
Replaced 2 rusted brake lines. 
103540 mi

C $900
- Replaced front driver wheel bearing - Alignment - Brake maintenance - Oil change 
107260 mi

C $800
One muffler (H6 has 2) and the Y pipe in the rear. 
108060 mi

C $800
Y at the end of pipe had to be replaced 
109740 mi

C $250
Serpertine belt and two pulleys had to be replaced. Regular maintenance for a car of that age. 

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2007 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

58000 mi

US $385
I brought the car in to have the inner axle boots replaced (nears the trans.) and it was discovered that the head gaskets were leaking oil externally. Head gaskets and timing belt changed under warranty while the axle boots were replaced. 
70000 mi Rear gate lock failed noisy rear wheel bearing 
88000 mi

US $2729
head gasket, and things associated with its removal. water pump, thermostat, hoses, oil, plugs. 
99500 mi

US $1200
struts were in bad shape, left front shock was broken. all 4 were replaced. 
38000 mi Thermostat stuck, probably due to sitting out in sub-zero temps. Needle on temp gauge started rising on trip from Salt Lake to Boise. Shut car down, called Roadside Assistance. Car towed back to dealer in SLC on Sunday, part replaced on Monday. 
39300 mi

US $150
Radiator cap failed during long trip, car started to overheat and was shut down. Towed to nearest dealer and replaced under warranty. 
45000 mi Cooling system became overpressurized during a long trip. Third time this happened, previous times the dealer said it was a faulty radiator cap. This time, a block test was done, and both head gaskets had to be replaced. 
67000 mi

US $100
Seal around RF hub and bearing had disintegrated, bearing needed to replaced. CV joint on LF axle was tearing. 
48980 mi

A $250
cat heat shield cracked 
49280 mi

A $1100
cylinder head gasket replaced 
53320 mi

A $155
The radiator upper hose was cut by the fan, not fan belt. Not much separation between the hose and fan, and with time, the hose moved to contact the fan. 
55580 mi

A $1100
gasket cylinder head replaced 
73160 mi

A $400
replaced inner CV boot damaged wire in tailgate, so no power to reverse lights replaced radiator hose 
76260 mi

A $500
top radiator tank pipe split, top radiator replaced timing belt tensioner leaking oil - replaced 
62000 mi Heat shield on exhaust was falling off Hood would not close 
68300 mi Hood would not close 
82000 mi

US $580
Replaced left front axle Oil leak. Oil pressure sensor leak 
88500 mi

US $800
Yet another CV axle 
91000 mi Cylinder heads needed replaced, timing belt, idler pulleys 

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2007 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 4-speed automatic AWD

40300 mi

C $35
ATF small leak. ATF was leaking from ATF radiator inlet hose and pan gasket. Hose is no longer on warranty, but gasket is. Clip on hose was tightened and gasket replaced. I had to pay for ATF refill, fluids are never covered by warranty. 
47120 mi The two vents in the dashboard next to the side windows started rattling - first the one on the left and then the one on the right. It is intermittent. Comes and goes. 
49600 mi

C $85
Both accessoty belts were cracked, had gouges and were very dry. They supposed to last to 100000km, but i had to replace them at 80000km. 
53300 mi When the car rolls, i can hear rythmical scraping noise from the front right wheel. 
60760 mi did spark plug replacemen. Whn i removed the spark plugs, discovered there was lots of oil coming from the head gusket in two spark plags well. The other two were ok. Too expansive to fix. Install new spark plugs and did nothing else. 
62000 mi In the winter airbag warning light comes on. The problem is the passenger airbag light in the overhead panel, it is not soldered correctly. Dealer wanted 500$ to change whole madule. I told the dealer to get lost, soldered it myself for 0$. 
70100 mi Check engine came on and cruise light was flashing. Restarting the engine did not help, but the problem went away by itself. 
76040 mi

C $1500
Front brakes seized again.  While repairing brakes the mechanic noticed cracks on the timing belt-accessory belts, timing belt, pump was replaced. Also the passenger window got stuck in the down position-the problem was that bolts got loose. 
77280 mi

C $800
both rubber boot on the front drive axles cracked at the same time. The mechanic did not recommend keeping the old axels so new boots and new axles were installed. 
35960 mi

C $2550
Noticed oil leak. Mechanic determined problem was head gasket. Replaced gasket ($2100) & timing belt ($300). Missed warranty period on this by 4 months! 
41000 mi

US $629
Power steering jumpy / jittery when turning and "clunk" at full turn while sitting still. Dealer found TSB 04-13-09 which descrbed issue. TSB says valve can be replaced - dlr. said can't, replace entire pump! $629 vs. $100.  
84500 mi

US $2350
Head Gasket leak 
88000 mi

US $625
Wheel bearing right rear failed 
91000 mi

US $1500
Head gaskets leaking 
53000 mi

US $400
Front right CV Joint Boot failed, grease everywhere. Replaced both front axles. On picking up car after axle replacement, noise and vibration at idle and while driving. Shop kept car to diagnose. Finally decided problem was transmission mount. Mount replaced. Guess that it was going bad and axle work caused failure. 
64000 mi

US $250
Took car in for 60k service. While replacing spark plugs they noticed valve cover gaskets leaking oil. Replaced gaskets. Also noticed oil leak at head gasket, will have to replace those in future. 
66000 mi

US $700
Replaced head gaskets that were leaking oil. Machined heads and replaced timing belt, water pump, etc (not included in $1300 price) while they were at it.  At the end of repair, they found a leak from the radiator, they replaced at no charge. Took car in for highway noise - rear wheel bearings were bad. Replaced. 
81000 mi

US $225
Coolant level low. Radiator that was replaced last year is leaking already. Parts covered under warranty. Had to pay labor. 
3000 mi

US $25
**First oil change--this car is PERFECT 
61380 mi

C $1200
Wheel bearings worn and had to be replaced. Valve cover gaskets leaking. 
65720 mi lower arm control bushings replaced wheel bearings 
164300 mi

C $4000
Engine seized while driving on highway. Very common problem. Dealer sees this all the time. Subaru has a new/warranty short block fix for $1,500 (part #10103AB820) Still need gasket set and labor. ALL NEWER SUBARUs BURN OIL 
120000 mi

US $600
One cylinder misfired error,  no electrical power in hatch, turn signal breaker problem, miscellaneous light bulbs burned in dashboard. 
128960 mi

C $258
Broken oil pressure sensor caused catastrophic oil leak. Replaced both left and right side sensors. Check engine light would come on intermittently at cooler temp or wet conditions, apparently a symptom of failing sensor. 
132060 mi

C $370
Leaking valve cover gaskets caused spark plug misfire- valve cover, rocker cover and spark plug gaskets replaced. torn CV boot on passenger side 
145700 mi

C $170
cracked porcelain insulator on spark plug, caused misfire 
152500 mi

C $4655
persistent low-oil problem caused by leaking sensors caused catastrophic engine failure. Engine had to be replaced. 
153140 mi timing belt broke (wrong one for engine), bent 3 valves 
165240 mi Lost power to rear hatch door lock, rear wiper was also not working correctly (failed to complete full sweep). Problem was in wiring boot at top passenger side, two wires fully broken, at least six others with broken insulation. 
170500 mi

C $860
Problem manifested as 2-cylinder misfire when engine was hot. Module was deemed faulty & replaced, did not correct. Slight adjustment to valve clearance resolved it. Very difficult to diagnose since it had to be hot to show up. 
176700 mi

C $400
2-cyl intermittent misfire continues, dealer was unable to determine the cause and deemed it irreparable. 
100000 mi

US $300
center section exhaust pipe. 
89700 mi

US $1
Leak at reservoir hose to power steering pump connection. Replaced hardened o-ring at connection. Note, pump was sucking air due to failed o-ring causing foaming of fluid at reservoir and loss of power steering functionality. Rear window wiper not working. Found broken wires where harness goes from car into liftgate due to repeated flexing. Repaired wires to restore functionality. 
90300 mi

US $170
Plastic header tank on radiator developed leak at seam. Replaced radiator. A/C condenser developed leak at high pressure fitting. Had to replace condenser. 
105000 mi

US $25
Left rear power window motor stopped working. Replaced motor with one from wrecker. Examined original motor and discovered one brush was sticking. Fixed sticking brush and motor is now okay. Will keep for spare. 
114000 mi No FM reception. Both wires to FM booster (located in hatch) were broken at hinge. Spliced in repair sections of wiring. 
130000 mi Slow leak between lower radiator hose and thermostat housing. Removed hose and discovered aluminum housing had corroded. Polished off corrosion and re-attached hose. 
134000 mi

US $350
Replace right rear wheel bearing due to vibration. 
135000 mi

US $1600
Blown head gasket. Also replaced water pump, timing belt, idlers, and spark plug wires as part of 'routine' maintenance. 
175000 mi

US $900
I got CEL for engine solenoid. Subie botched repair. Started to leak oil at solenoid. They tightened it twice then said it was a distorted head at the lip. Needed head replacement, $1500. Subaru paid $300. That would be the 5 Th head gasket replacement. 
175000 mi *d Needed a new cylinder head to fix an oil leak. Transmission began to moan louder and shift sluggish stop to 1st. Cut my loses and sold it. Lots of problems through years. Expensive timing belts. Glad to be gone. 
119000 mi

US $100
Exhaust Mid Pipe *d Exhaust Mid Pipe 
71000 mi

US $83
cracked exhaust pipe just upstream from cat brake line inspection--for corrosion 
94000 mi Rusted exhaust pipe from cat to mufflers. Welded crotch of the Y to the two mufflers. 
95000 mi

US $500
Replacement of major parts of exhaust system 
101000 mi

US $1200
Replacement of two halfshafts due to boot tears, lube loss 
104700 mi

US $425
Upstream O2 sensor failed. Check engine light on. 
107000 mi

US $1640
Worn belt tensioner/idlers; worn belts, $700 Worn rear rotors, pads and calipers, $940 
113000 mi

US $2450
Head gasket oil leak 
50220 mi CEL light came on after a 4500 mile trip. May have been bad gas. CEL reset and has not come back on. Husky gas used for first time. Gas is known to have hight ethanol content. 
53940 mi

C $800
Replace plugs and wires 
57660 mi

C $150
CEL 0420 catalytic converter recommended replacement, I declined and will replace oxygen sensors. 
57860 mi

C $65
cel 0420 again. Cleared but reappeared after 500 km highway use. Filled with high test and CEL has gone out. 
58900 mi

C $60
CEL 420 Shop recommended cat replacement. This should be covered by Subaru warranty will take it to dealer. 
60600 mi Catalytic convertor replaced under warranty. 
63240 mi

C $70
Oil pressure sensor replaced as the old one was leaking. 
68200 mi

C $300
fluid change, belt replacement, CV boot,  cat heat shield 
74400 mi

C $500
Replace distributor 
108000 mi

US $90
Faulty solder joints in overhead console circuit board. Resoldered several joints, a common fix for the problem found on subaruoutback.org Replaced transmission filter and flushed transmission. Unsuccessful attempt to fix a problem with jerky upshifts when transmission cold. 
111700 mi Cold air blowing from right dashboard vents when heat on. Flushed heater core. 
116700 mi Oil leak oil pump and or oil pan. tightened oil pan bolts. 

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2007 Subaru Outback 4dr Sedan

245-horsepower 3.0L H6 4-speed automatic AWD

130000 mi

US $600
right & left ball joints, sway bar end links, job made more difficult due excessive corrision. 
132000 mi

US $700
transmission cooler failure 
144000 mi

US $3900
blown head gasket resulting in over heating 
146300 mi

US $650
Extreme vibration caused by drive axle problems unique to Subaru. Engine mounts replaced along with r/f axle. 

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2006 Subaru Outback

Engine not specified

81000 mi

US $300
Poly rib belt failed. It should have been done at 75K, but I let it slip 
117300 mi

US $3728
Typical head gasket issue. Subaru paid $750 toward repair. Again right around 90,000 

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2006 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

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

60000 mi Turbo replaced. Repair covered by the factory 6 mi./60k powertrain warranty. 
120000 mi Replaced ignition coil for one of the cylinders to fix an intermittent rough idle problem. 
129000 mi Replaced power steering pump 
129500 mi

US $250
Replaced the turbo in order to fix an oil leak (warranty maneuver). Replaced driver-side sun visor. Replaced speaker in driver's door. 
132000 mi Replaced power steering pump (again). This one was making a whining sound. Third one's a charm. Disassembly of radiator precipitated a break in a hose attachment piece. Could not re-attach, had to replace radiator. 
135000 mi Replaced Oil Cooler seal to fix oil leak. Replaced front driver side CV Boot 
71000 mi

US $5285
Fuel injector failure caused a burned exhaust valve. Engine-out rebuild of valves and cylinder heads performed. Replace damaged CV Joint boots with new boots 
113000 mi

US $550
repeatedly generated a code and went into limp mode 
62000 mi Subaru replaced the computer as there was a known issue (TSB). The computer was replaced at no cost to me.  
67000 mi

US $582
Brakes and CV joint boots 
72000 mi

US $200
Bad Panasonic stereo was causing battery drain and the battery kept dying. They replaced the entire stero unit and that has fixed the problem so far. 
77000 mi Throw out bearing and clutch replacement 
77000 mi *d Throwout bearing and clutch 
61000 mi Rear wheel bearing noise. Was noticeable at highway speeds Subaru of America paid for the repairs. 
62300 mi

US $1591
Had the car inspected prior to buying, several things came up. Had them fixed after I purchased the car. Needed new CV joint,  oil cooler oring, timing belt, brake pads, labor. 

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2006 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 250hp 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

69000 mi Intermittent loud squeal from rear while in motion. It takes some distance at highway speed to start so dealer has not yet observed the noise, but they're making a good effort to replicate it. 
79700 mi

US $300
Sway bar end links and rearmost bushings on front LCA worn out. Replaced end links & bushings. Bushing wear caused some cupping of tires but not enough to warrant tire replacement (phew). 
83000 mi

US $5800
Two cracked exhaust valves in #2 cylinder, most likely due to bad work done by dealership. 
84700 mi Adjustment to improve drivability of recently installed clutch 
86000 mi

US $200
Front O2 sensor replaced to fix surging idle. MIL did not illuminate. Shop reported that sensor was unusually difficult to remove. 
89000 mi Leaking inner front CV boot. Replaced boot. 
91000 mi

US $600
Replaced shocks & struts to correct rapid rear tire wear. Replaced other front inner CV boot. 
107000 mi

US $1100
Clutch again. Lining wore out within about 30k miles. I think there was something wrong to cause such rapid wear (shuddered a lot even when new), but mechanic couldn't find an obvious cause. Clutch fork was cracked but they didn't think that did it. and front stabilizer endlinks. 

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2006 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

250-horsepower 3.0L H6 4-speed 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. 
179000 mi

US $300
Check engine light came on. Bad O2 sensor 
52700 mi

A $140
Cracked LHS inner CV boot expelled grease all over LHS catalytic converter and LHS exhaust pipe. 
55800 mi

A $48
Drivers door-open switch on c post broken by the seatbelt buckle caught when closing the door. 
62000 mi

A $130
RH Front inner CV boot leaking. Replaced with after market brand. 
66340 mi

A $85
Oil leaking from AVCS gasket for solenoid and pressure sensor. Cleaned area and ordered new gasket. 
68200 mi

A $20
Oil leaking from rear of heads. Cleaned area and found AVCS control valves source of leaks. Removed valves and replaced the 19mm Orings. No more leaking. 
70060 mi

A $120
Transmission vibration for a few seconds or short rough shudder of transmission mostly in a straight ahead direction. ATF oil changed at 100,000km to Dexron 111. This had to be swapped to Castrol ATF 'J' to stop the problem. 
71920 mi

A $300
Shudder continues in transmission even with new Castrol J fluid. ATF fluid changed to Idemitsu ATF-HP 8-litres on recomendation of independent long term Subaru repair shop. Load wheel bearing noise. Shop changed left front bearings. 

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2006 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

83000 mi

US $1200
inner right half shaft boot right strut dead. 
89000 mi

US $400
Poss Moisture intrusion in plug wires causing misfires. Problem seems to have cleared up, but waiting to see... 
67300 mi

US $355
inner cv boots almost worn through 
73000 mi

US $300
Lower control arm bushings and sway link end. 
80000 mi

US $325
Y pipe rusted through. Rust cut out and repaired/replaced with new pipe section. 
81000 mi

US $875
Front drivers side caliper stuck, lubricated and new pads installed. Power steering pump working intermittently. Pump replaced. Clutch fluid bled and flushed. Starter was sluggish and grinding upon cold start. Starter replaced. 
84000 mi

US $20
Exhaust heat shield rattling. Welded and repaired. 
88000 mi

US $200
sway links replaced 
40000 mi

US $210
Air conditioning was working poorly and compressor was cycling on and off every few seconds. Found that it was low on coolant. Recharged the coolant. 
66500 mi

US $690
All drive belts (except timing belt) were cracking and needed to be replaced. Oil Oil pressure sensors on both cylinder banks leaking. Replaced sensors. left side CV joint boots cracked and leaking grease. Replaced left side drive shaft, CV joints, and boots. 
70000 mi

US $300
Right side CV joint boots cracked and leaking grease. Replaced right side drive shaft, CV joints, and boots. 
75000 mi

US $185
Replaced right front axle seal 
75000 mi

US $350
Intermittent engine misfire under load at low RPM. Sometimes would produce check engine light. Found two spark plug wires with above spec resistance. Replaced all plug wires and now works fine. 
88000 mi

US $720
Left and right front CV joints, half shafts, and boots replaced with new new Subaru parts. 3 years ago the same work was performed at a Subaru dealer using remanufactured parts.They began to fail a year ago. 
48000 mi

US $335
Left front strut. 
51000 mi Rattle from loose heat shields. 
57000 mi

US $595
Front sway bar and links. Rear wheel bearings. 
70700 mi

US $700
Car was misfiring. Replaced coil, wires, plugs and performed other routine maintenance.  
106000 mi

US $697
also had passenger CV boot replaced. 
131000 mi

US $167
replaced rear drivers wheel bearing *not this month; replaced all oil seals behind the timing cover. was done 25,000 ago, and dealer covered under warranty *dupe driver side rear wheel bearing replaced. 
142000 mi

US $301
I had the driver's side half shaft replaced. The CV boot was torn. 
147000 mi TSB said to come in and get ECM reflashed. 
90000 mi

US $369
Replace axle 
96000 mi

US $1863
Replace center differential bearings and transfer case 
100500 mi

US $612
Alternator not functioning. Replaced. 
108000 mi

US $15
Headlight bulb replacement. 
115000 mi

US $798
Replaced both front wheel bearings (worn). *d Replace both front wheel bearings; alignment required. 
123000 mi Replace ball joint Replaced loose sway bar bushing 
124000 mi

US $354
Misfire in a cylinder. Removed, cleaned, and replaced fuel injector. Update: Problem recurred less than a month later. Passenger air bag indicator fault; replaced map light/air bag indicator assembly. *d Map light and air bag indicator light malfunctioned. Replaced the assembly. *d Engine threw a cylinder misfire code. Cleaned fuel injector. 
125000 mi

US $279
Replaced ignition coil. 
126000 mi

US $10
Replaced headlight bulb. 
127300 mi

US $385
Replaced rear wheel bearing - hub assembly and ABS sensor. 
133000 mi

US $737
Replaced dry/cracking drive belts (2). Trailing arm bushings were worn and separated from the metal arms. Replace bushings. 
113000 mi

US $136
Power steering pump failed. Replaced power steering pump. 
119300 mi

US $52
Check engine light intermittently comes on. Check codes. codes point to a problem with catalytic converter. Trying better gas. 
126000 mi

US $498
Car loosing power, check engine and cruise light on. Cleaned catalytic converter. Lost power again soon after. Replaced rear shocks. 
117000 mi

US $4800
Transmission stuck in 5th gear (even when shifter was in neutral). Used transmission replaced the damaged one. Oil leak from drain pan. 

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2006 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 4-speed automatic AWD

61700 mi Noticed an oil leak prior to purchase. Dealer agreed to fix as part of the purchase. After purchase dealer diagnosed a leaking head gasket. Dealer made the repair. 
66000 mi

US $150
Loose sway bar identified by shop performing oil change 
85000 mi

US $480
CV joints/boots leaking grease onto exhaust. 
105000 mi

US $200
Loud wobbling sound from tire. Worn wheel bearing/hub was determined to be the cause. 
113300 mi

US $250
Passenger rear wheel bearing began making noise. Rotated wheels. Sound remained in the same location. Shop replaced wheel bearing 
55300 mi

US $2000
60K Service done including passenger side CV booth leak repair.  
58000 mi Currently at 65K have small oil leak in back of engine and driver side CV booth have small leak. 
75300 mi

US $80
REAR LINK KITS FRONT SWAY BAR BUSHINGS 
91000 mi transmission oil filter leaking 
92000 mi transmission oil filter leaking again 
99000 mi

US $80
head gasket leaking oil on both side on the exhaust pipe 
101000 mi

US $1978
head gasket. afterwards started to leak again. preventive: water pump straps thermostat valves adjustment 
103000 mi head gasket leaked oil pressure sensor leaked valve cover leaked 
106000 mi pressure oil sensor leaking 
27280 mi Replaced carpet that had been miscut at factory. 
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. 
39680 mi

C $200
Clunking noise especially in potholes. Garage diagnosed worn front stabilizer bar links and replaced them. Now clunk is gone.  Symptoms: lots of squeaking while driving. Garage removed front calipers and cleaned and lubricated bushings (right front was seized). Problem better but suspect rear calipers need maintenance as still minor squeaking. NB: THIS COST ME $50 
45040 mi Bumpy ride. Brought to shop and they re-replaced a part that failed. Part under warrenty 
54560 mi

C $300
Noticed a noise. Girlfriend suspected wheel bearing. Dealer diagnosed rear right wheel bearing problem and replaced it. 
151000 mi

US $3200
This is the second repair I have had on this car in 12 months with the engine. This time per the mechanic I burned a valve an, the piston hit the cylinder head and then the camshaft broke. 
240700 mi

US $100
Dead battery and PCV valve replaced. Used car so maintanence was unknown, but based on excessive oil consumption I figured it was plugged. After removal, diagnosis was confirmed and car is no longer using oil excessively. 
244000 mi

US $45
Bad growling coming from rear left bearing since bought,finally got around to replacing. Took 3.5 hours, used cheap ebay part with lifetime warranty so we will see how it goes. Not hard, just time consuming working around suspension. 
245000 mi

US $130
Check engine light, dealer said was front O2 sensor, I replaced it myself for $96 since dealer wanted $350 for 15 minutes of work. But then code reads misfire cyl #2. Replaced spark plugs and wire set and so far so good. 
252000 mi

US $20
Rear wiper never worked, assumed broken wires, typical issue. Checked and it was actually the motor was seized. Replaced with functioning junkyard wiper $23. Sway bar link on drivers side broke. Replaced 
165000 mi

US $200
Top seal on radiator leaking. Replaced radiator with OEM part. 
108300 mi

US $134
hestitaion stumbling under stop and go situations. replaced plugs and wires with NGK specified parts. Situation slightly resolved continuing issue suggested part to replace in addition to this coil pack. 
111000 mi

US $150
cooling system, no heat, blocked heater core. Backflush new coolant added. 
123000 mi

US $150
A/C recharge 
123000 mi

US $38
Climate control fan from Rock Auto. Hesitation and stumbling never fixed. Driver-side driveshaft needed to be replaced. Driver-side wheel bearing needed to be replaced. 
83000 mi

US $300
Drivers side window would not roll up and down 
83000 mi CHeck engine light comes on and cruise control is disabled. Per dealer, I tightened the gas cap and that seems to fix it for a while, but the problem repeats later. 
103000 mi

US $1240
Holes in exhaust & bad catalatyc converter 
14000 mi I took the car in for rattling noise. They told me that the heat shield was rusted out and needed to be replaced for over $800! Can't believe it since I usually keep my Subarus for 8+ yrs and never had this happen before. 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 
14000 mi

US $107
Shifting bushing replaced. Car wouldn't start because sensor didn't know it was in Park. Paid extended warranty deductible. Again, dealer said the problem was because I don't drive the car enough! This is my 4th Subaru, this is BS. 
19300 mi

US $1000
Replaced brakes and rotors, alignment, something with the fuel injection. 
20000 mi

US $144
Headlights replaced plus rear wiper since I was there. 
24000 mi

US $33
Tire had to be remounted due to corrosion on wheel. This is a consistant problem I have run into with the last 2 Subaru Outbacks (1998 and 2006) 
27000 mi

US $750
O2 sensor failed. Replaced spark plugs, and while it was there had all systems flushed and fluids replaced. 
28000 mi

US $500
2nd exhaust sensor was bad. 
29000 mi Again, check engine light and cruise control light. Replaced battery after less than 2 years. Check engine light came back on a few days ago for a short time. I am always told that I don't drive enough. lol 
42000 mi Engine shuddering, "Check Engine" and "Cruise" light began flashing, engine lost all power. Vehicle was purchased 2-3 weeks prior, still under a 60-day, 5K mile warranty. Dlr found 1 Defective spark plug, replaced all for free. 
53000 mi

US $10
Exhaust shields. 1 fell off, another very loose. 
68000 mi

US $1400
Steering rack leak. Entire Steering rack replaced One front CV joint damaged. Replaced damaged, and replaced other side as preventive maintenance. 
68000 mi

US $807
New rear brake pads and rotors and replaced front lower control arm bushings. 
80300 mi

US $300
Replaced torn right front inner axle boot. 
90000 mi

US $3019
Blown head gasket. Also had new timing belt and tension adjuster done during the HG replacement. 
103000 mi

US $2300
Axle replaced Replaced alternator - was making noise. 
77000 mi

US $20
Fluid leak and air introduced into fluid due to failed O-ring on top of power steering pump. Replace O-ring and replaced power steering fluid to eliminate air in system. 
78000 mi

US $200
Passenger-side inner CV joint boot torn, grease lost, replaced drive axle with high-quality rebuilt unit. 
85000 mi

US $190
Replaced front driver's side axle due to damaged inner CV joint boot. 
97000 mi Engine went into limp home/idle mode when started, check engine light with code 2138; cleaned electrical connector to throttle body, connector to gas pedal assembly. 
97000 mi

US $400
Replaced both rear wheel bearing assemblies 
98000 mi

US $400
Replaced front and rear struts 
110500 mi Code P2138 - accelerator pedal unresponsive, engine lost power. Removed accelerator pedal, disassembled, cleaned all contacts with electrical contact cleaner, reassembled and reinstalled pedal 
114000 mi

US $382
Replaced driveshaft to fix bad carrier bearing (mid-driveshaft support bearing) 
123000 mi

US $150
Replaced front control arm bushings, sway bar links, sway bar bushings 
72000 mi

US $850
No cruise control, replaced o2 sensor to fix it. Burnt oil smell after long drives. Replaced axle and boot to stop burnt oil smell (original boot was torn and spraying oil). 
93500 mi

US $2500
Head gasket. Planned timing belt.  CV boot. Recall check on bearings. 
87000 mi

US $1500
Diagnosed oil leak as a failed head gasket. Didn't actually do the repair. Chose to buy a new car instead. (another Outback). Estimated cost included in my amount paid. 
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 
81300 mi

US $600
replace both rear wheel bearings 
82000 mi

US $520
Inner pass side boot split. Had both pass and driver side boot replaced. DS was about to split also. 
101000 mi

US $250
Had pass side headgasket replaced. 
108000 mi

US $139
Loose pass side trailing arm link tightened, 4 wheel alignment 
25000 mi Wheel hub replaced under warranty. 
67000 mi

US $500
Replaced Front passenger side axle due to leaking CV Boot 
79000 mi

US $200
Drive Belt was worn so it was replaced 
102300 mi

US $2200
The head gasket was leaking and about to blow 
106000 mi

US $2200
The catalytic converter was busted and the header had a 1/4" crack in it 
109000 mi

US $1200
Engine was pinging, took it to my mechanic who advised the engine needed to be 'decked' 
118000 mi

US $300
I had a weld break loose in the exhaust and the rattling noise kept getting worse so I took it to a local muffler shop and got a new exhaust 
88000 mi Reflash computer module 
95500 mi newly replaced drive belt was causing sound when turning the wheels. Shop mentioned that they had a bad batch and replaced it with a heavy duty version at no cost. No problems so far. 
109000 mi

US $300
replaced rear brake pads and installed new rear cv boot 
116000 mi

US $136
Replaced front right CV boot 
119000 mi

US $1600
Replaced Head Gasket 
125000 mi Replaced Oil sensing unit. Gasket within unit was bad. 
128000 mi

US $180
Cleaned Throttle body Replaced spark plugs and ignition wires. Car had a CEL light in the dash. Clicking noise when car was making turns. Replaced right front axle. 
153000 mi

US $220
Wiring in rear hatch was broken which created a short when car was put in reverse. 
166000 mi

US $544
Replaced rear passenger side wheel bearing Driver's side Shocks 
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 
62620 mi

C $300
replace rt rear sway bar link replaced battery - mechanic tested old one and recommended replacement 
64240 mi

C $1100
alternator needed replacement exhaust sensors x 2 
74400 mi

C $300
ventilation fan motor and housing replacement - parts 165 $CDN and labour $100 and taxes. Old motor was buzzing/failing - hence replacement. 
90300 mi

US $150
Sway bar links worn 
117000 mi

US $3000
Blown head gasket Both CV joint boots damaged. Remaining grease contaminated. 
136000 mi

US $500
Lower control arm bushing 

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2006 Subaru Outback 4dr Sedan

250-horsepower 3.0L H6 4-speed automatic AWD

176000 mi

US $73
idler bearing began making howling noise 
183000 mi

US $315
Pressure fitting in radiator for transmission fluid cooling blew out, dumping all of the fluid. 
227700 mi

US $720
Removed and replaced both front axles. Replaced RH lower ball joint. 
255000 mi

US $368
upper control arm bushings 

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2006 Subaru Outback 4dr Sedan

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 4-speed automatic AWD

61000 mi

US $3199
Oil Smell. Had dealer perform CPO inspection to see what the car needed. Had to replace both head gaskets and opted to also replace, Timing belt, Water pump, Thermostat and spark plugs.  At this time they also replaced to rear bushings. 
81000 mi

US $129
Replaced the rear sway bar link. 
178000 mi

US $995
replace catalytic converter 
190000 mi

US $130
Power steering belt and one other belt 
195000 mi

US $130
Fuel sensor was dirty 
198000 mi

US $100
One of the belts needed to be replaced. Rack and bearing is going out 

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2006 Subaru Outback 4-door

4-cylinder manual AWD

63000 mi

US $1700
starter, new break pads, timing belt 
72000 mi

US $600
steering pump had to be replaced water pump replaced 

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2006 Subaru Outback 4-door

4-cylinder automatic AWD

285000 mi

US $185
Engine bogs down on acceleration. Replaced both exhaust sensors, still not fixed. 

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2005 Subaru Outback

Engine not specified

139000 mi

US $531
Tension bar and pulley system broke, breaking fan belt and killing battery 
113000 mi

US $2000
Second turbocharger. First one rpelaced at 35000 under warranty. 
87000 mi

US $1200
Head gasket 
93000 mi

US $600
Oil starvation, catastrophic engine failure. 

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2005 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

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

57000 mi

US $180
headlight burnt out 
74000 mi

US $2300
The turbo completely failed and had to be fully replaced. An oil filter became clogged and the turbo wasn't adequately lubricated. The mechanic who worked on it could not discern the exact cause of the problem. 
91300 mi

US $1400
exhaust system rusted out and needed full replacement. had to wait extra days because the turbo exhaust is different than regular and it needed to be shipped from Japan. 
57000 mi

US $5500
Turbo failure which caused engine to fail. Towed to dealer. After battling with Subaru, they agreed to pay for half of the repair. 
47000 mi

US $285
Replaced tumble generator valve - FP#14120AA050 
73000 mi Forward switch on 8-way power seat stopped working. Removed, dissassembled, and cleaned switch contacts. Switch works fine now. 
81000 mi

US $220
After about 10 minutes of driving the car would lose throttle response until turned off and restarted. Replaced Throttle position sensor. 
86700 mi

US $910
Replaced both front sway bar end links (split boots and movement in joints) Replaced Rt Front Axle and oils seal. 
66000 mi

US $150
Left front door lock actuator. 
66000 mi

US $150
Left rear door lock actuator. 
67000 mi

US $150
Right rear door lock actuator. 
67000 mi

US $550
Heater Fan Growling and would slow down and stop, 1000. Replaced Rear Hatch Door Wiring Harness for lock actuator. Failed where it flexes going from upper door area into rear ceiling overhead, 200. Drivers seat heater quit working, 350. 
93300 mi

US $1421
Head Gasket Leaking Oil; replaced Head Gasket. Replaced Water Pump. Replaced Timing Belt. 
120000 mi

US $500
Both Left and Right Front CV Joint Boots were torn. Replace Both Left and Right Axel Assemblies. Work done by Les Schwab's 
95000 mi

US $600
Code P0011 AVCS error. Determined to be oil clogging the AVCS valves, performed oil flush procedure (Subaru TSB) Front control arm bushings replaced Front driver and passenger axle boots ripped, replaced with new Subaru axles. 
101000 mi

US $400
Turbocharger replaced with good used unit 
103000 mi

US $250
Replace leaking valve cover gasket 
125000 mi

US $2050
radiator end tank blown, replaced. power steering pump leaking from pulley bearing, replace. Sway bar links and bushing replaced, front and rear due to noise. 
134700 mi

US $350
Blower motor dead due to water leak. leak repaired and blower replaced 
135000 mi

US $1800
Drive shaft carrier bearing bad. Drive shaft replaced. Burned valve cylinder 3 replace and repair 
107000 mi

US $2000
had to replace the turbo cv boot 
112000 mi

US $525
head gasket replacement 
116000 mi

US $1075
rear control arms were cracked and needed replacing 
84000 mi

US $9500
Rod knock and smudged up engine contaminated turbo. Required new engine and turbo. 
93000 mi

US $5134
Heads warped and turbo destroyed, possibly because repair shop installed the wrong thermostat two months earlier. Engine started running hot, which daughter ignored for two months. 
102000 mi

US $263
Right front CV joint boot was torn. Had CV and Boot replaced. 
75000 mi

US $550
Replaced front control arms due to cracked bushings 
81000 mi replaced right rear wheel bearing under mfg extended warranty 
86000 mi Right side CV joint boot split and leaked. Tech replaced boot and axie. 
92000 mi

US $750
Leaking power steering pump replaced 
95300 mi

US $30
Loose head bolt caused oil seepage 
100000 mi Radiator developed a leak. Dealerships repaired under warranty. 
107000 mi

US $700
Needed a CV joint boot replaced, replaced entire axle as it was about the same price. Rear control arm bushings replaced 
112000 mi

US $150
Had the left rear wheel bearing go bad again (it was replaced under warranty previously). Replaced both left rear hub/bearing assemblies. 
120000 mi Engine began idling very rough. Threw CEL for too lean mixture, mis-fires on all 4 cylinders. Determined that vacuum hose had come off T connector under intercooler. Re-attached, cleared CEL, everything fine so far. Previously threw CEL for too rich mixture, so cleaned MAF with MAF cleaner. 
120700 mi

US $12
Headlight blew, replaced. 
122000 mi

US $10
Had an oil leak, dripping on exhaust and smoking off, which dealer diagnosed as oil cooler gasket. Replaced it myself. Dealer was wrong, still have the leak. Suspect it is the valve cover gasket, so will do that in October some time. 
122000 mi

US $225
Determined my oil leak was a leaky right-hand valve cover gasket. Replaced that, and all four spark plugs while I was at it. Total pain in the butt with the engine in the car, but still worth doing it myself. $70 Had CEL. Replaced both the front and the back O2 sensors, and that seemed to fix it. VERY important if you do this to get a sensor wrench that fits a big breaker bar, and to get a bung tap just in case your threads are messed up. $155 
126000 mi

US $135
I replaced the power steering pump, as it has been giving me trouble for quite some time. 
133000 mi

US $180
During a rear brake job a few months ago, upon jacking up the right-hand side noticed that there was oil all over the rear shock. Replaced both rear shocks, bumpers, covers, nuts and the bottom mounting bolt (it was a bear to get off.) 
138300 mi

US $140
Replaced the radiator due to the upper hose connection leaking. The plastic had a crack. Replaced all the hoses, clamps, and coolant. Al inlet and outlet on engine were very crusted, and took some time to scrape off. Took some time, not hard 
139000 mi

US $539
Had a CEL showing a misfire in cyl 4, so replaced all the injectors, swapped the coil packs between 2 and 4, and replaced the #4 sparkplug. None of that worked; there is still a CEL with the #4 misfire. Had a CEL for #4 misfire, tried diagnosing myself, but no luck. Took to dealer for a leakdown test. They want to replace the long block for $7K; they think it is a broken ring land. I am looking at other options. 

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2005 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 250hp 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

87700 mi

US $800
Right front wheel bearing 
95000 mi

US $550
Blown right front CV boot. Replaced with remanufactured axle assembly 
95000 mi

US $120
replace serpentine belt 
81000 mi

US $100
Passenger side CV joing boot shredded. Caused CV joint to wear prematurely. Both replaced 
105000 mi

US $150
Threw accessory belt, harmonic balancer separating. Replaced harmonic balancer. 
106000 mi

US $140
Throwing CEL P0139, O2 sensor replaced. 
112300 mi

US $400
Passenger Side Inner CV joint leaking grease Noise from front of car. Replaced worn Passenger side Wheel bearing and ball joint 
115000 mi

US $400
Replaced Passenger side drive shaft AGAIN, due to torn boot. 
152300 mi

US $500
Tensioner seized causing power steering/alternator belt to slip 
109000 mi

US $325
Front driver side wheel bearing. 
132000 mi

US $400
Alternator belt broke. 
19840 mi Fan relay would send voltage back to computer and damage it. Recall was not done soon enough, and computer was damaged. Waited two weeks for new computer. 
19840 mi part finally arrived 
32240 mi left and right generator valve motors 
32240 mi New generator valve motors installed. 
83000 mi

US $150
Noisy pulley bearing was replaced 
88000 mi

US $2000
Noisy idler pulley under timing belt cover, so ended up having timing belt done at same time (as well as 90K services) Driver's side heated seat getting too hot on left side of seat 
90000 mi

US $179
Replaced inner CV Boot Assembly 
90500 mi

US $425
Replaced Timing Belt-----what a rip off--never had to replace a timing belt in my GM vehicle 
151000 mi

US $2500
New clutch installed. Aftermarket clutch lining wore out after approximately 60,000 miles 
76000 mi

US $100
Check Engine Light indicated Evap Emissions Leak (loose gas cap). CEL would not go off without diagnostic and reset. CEL also disables cruise control when lit which is inconvenient. 
91000 mi

US $150
Torn front inner CV boots. Rebuilt joints and replaced CV boots. 
95000 mi

US $100
Sticky oil control [servo] valve for variable valve timing system (AVCS) on Bank 2 (drivers side). Part replaced. DIY labor = 10 minutes, difficulty = easy. Part cost = $100. Symptoms: CEL, rough idle, and hesitation. Diagnosed via legacygt.com. 
47000 mi

US $700
CV boot torn. Replaced axle shafts. 
56300 mi

US $1600
Clutch replaced. It was worn out, but also there was heatspots on the flywheel and damage to the throwout bearing. 
59000 mi

US $1450
Belt for the power steering pump replaced. 
60000 mi

US $1400
Turbo started making a lot of noise and had to be replaced. 
64000 mi

US $830
Radiator quickly developed significant leak. Radiator, coolant and nearby accessory belts replaced. 

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2005 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

250-horsepower 3.0L H6 4-speed automatic AWD

150000 mi

US $800
Rear wheel bearing noisy, Burning grease smell. Mechanic found failed Front passenger drive shaft boot, worn suspension bushing, worn discs & pads, cracked wheel hub + worn rear wheel bearing Mechanic found failed Front passenger drive shaft boot,  worn suspension bushing Cracked wheel hub when trying to replace worn bushing 
159300 mi

US $160
Accessory drive pulley seized and resulted in failed FEAD (front end accessory drive) belt 
160000 mi

US $602
Steering rack was leaking and had failed rubber boot 
167000 mi Changed front shocks 
167000 mi

US $320
Failed inner CV boot - Half shaft replaced. 4 wheel alignment done 
172000 mi

US $50
Rear drivers window motor failed over a year ago. Replaced motor Front driver window stopped working. Replaced motor 
174000 mi Replaced front driver Ball Joint. Rear window stopped working. Took apart motor and bent motor brushes to re connect. No parts were replaced 
174000 mi

US $200
Scraping noise from rear right wheel when turning right. Replaced hub assembly, probably unnecessarily. Scraping noise from right rear when turning right. The dust shield was scraping. 
94240 mi

C $200
intermittent malfunction in TPS resulting in "limp" mode. CEL. OBD2 code P2135. Problem very hard to duplicate and to repair. 
101060 mi

C $523
rubber bushings had to be replace on front tab, were really worn. Had the rear bushings and the stab bar link kit replace at the same time since they showed signs of wear and would be due within a few months. 
104200 mi

C $150
CEL came on, after pulling the code, it was the front O2 sensor, passenger side that was the trouble. It was still the original part, thé driver side had been changed about 18 months ago. Problem solved with new sensor installed. 
106020 mi

C $200
A homocinetic joint boot had to be replaced, front driver side. Been done at the same time as oil change. 
110360 mi

C $1730
the front end link kit needed to be replace (link kit for the sway bar) and they also discovered that the homocinetic joints boots needed to be replace, they were cracked. 
152500 mi

US $450
the computer was out of sync, thus forcing the car to shut down to "safe mode" and eventually die on the road. 
113460 mi

C $1300
1 of 2 catalytic converters had to be replaced. After market product not available 
116000 mi

US $6
Repaired loose exhaust shield that was rattling 
128000 mi

US $290
Replaced alternator, belt, idler pulley and tensioner pulley 
134000 mi

US $81
Replaced a Subaru OEM factory replacement right rear wheel bearing after only 12,000 miles. Factory replacement bearing was obviously defective. Replaced with Eaton Japanese NTN brand wheel bearing. Subaru has a quality control issue. 
164920 mi

C $813
Odd noise from behind dash. Dealer could not find source. Car unlocking itself. Dealer could not find cause. Leaking steering rack. Solution: replaced steering rack. 
176060 mi

C $407
Originally took car to Subaru dealer, incorrectly indicated that 2 bearings were bad. Trusted indep. mechanic indicated only 1, that which was making noise, needed to be replaced. Unimpressed with dealer, will not return for service. 
177320 mi

C $50
Minor sound when braking caused my loose bracket interacting with brake lines. Minor, annoying only because of the sound it made. 
186000 mi Steering rack is leaking again. This happened two years ago and it was replaced at a cost of $600. The leak is slow, as before, and due to the problem consistently reoccurring in OBs and the mileage of the vehicle I am not repairing it. 
187240 mi Catalytic converter error displayed in the form of an engine light. Light turned off after a few weeks. Steering rack slowly leaking. 
39000 mi

US $255
Clunking noise rear sway bar links replaced. 
58000 mi

US $50
Passenger side brake light burned out due to water leaking in tail light assembly which was ordered and will be replaced next dealer visit. Taillight assembly $300+ but covered under Subaru extended warranty with $50 deductible. 
59000 mi Tail light assembly replaced after ordered part arrived. 
70500 mi

US $1080
Ball joints cracked, these days have to replace whole A Arm, they don't just press out and replace ball joint. Boots around CV joints cracked, had to be replaced. Front sway bar had to be replaced. 
77000 mi

US $560
Engine was leaking oil, replaced valve cover gaskets, serpentine belt, oil cooler seals 
81000 mi

US $165
Relay replaced 
82000 mi Wheel bearing was making noise - was subject of recall, warranty for bearing was extended to 100K and 8 years. This failure was outside that, dealer said I was out of luck. Appealed to SOA, they reimbursed me $514 for repair with 0 hassle. Dealer broke wheel sensor when replacing wheel bearing 
86000 mi

US $450
pulley tensioner for serpentine belt failed. replaced pulley and serpentine belt 
91000 mi

US $571
Nipple on radiator for transmission cooling line broke off, spewed transmission fluid for 1.5 miles. Car was undriveable needed to be towed to dealer. Radiator had to be replaced, fluids replaced. Second time car had to be recently towed, t. 
76000 mi

US $1200
Error code p1844 with engine light and vdc lights on. Dealer advised that vehicle would require a valve body replacement for approximately $1200. About 76,000 miles on vehicle, all maint. done at dealer. 
76000 mi Contacted Subaru main office about prior repair. They have been silent on covering this repair despite an expired extended warranty that would cover out to 80K miles (expired on time). Very displeased with Subaru at this point. May sell. 
80000 mi Contacted Subaru a second time and told them I reported their lack of response here. Subaru claimed they never received the first complaint. I sent them all info they requested about a week ago. I am requesting they honor the time expir 
80000 mi Subaru offered to pay $500 of the $1200 estimate. They declined to honor time expired but not mileage expired ext. warranty I had purchased for $1K. I declined and plan to purchase a more reliable vehicle with a 10 year powertrain warranty. 
82000 mi

US $350
ABS and ERROR SS. Manual says bad speed sensor but Dealer wants $90 just to diagnose. Used other shop. Was wheel bearing problem. Fixed and had new brake pads installed. 
90700 mi

US $300
CV joints cracked and leaking. Replaced. 
92000 mi

US $289
LR wheel bearings went bad after the RR wheel bearings went bad awhile back. Cant wait to buy a non Subaru car. Never had this many problems with any other car. 
112000 mi

US $89
Currently in the shop for an electrical problem. Likely the alternator. Will know more in a few days. Battery replaced for intermittent problems. 
112000 mi

US $204
Busted hose to the radiator. Replaced busted hose and two other same age but still working hoses. 
65000 mi

US $217
Rear driver side door handle internal mechanism broke; handle had to be replaced. 
69500 mi

US $216
Replace broken drive belt tensioner New drive belt Replace front right axle. Driver side seat heater 
160000 mi

US $1600
U-joint lose, likely from towing too much weight. Ground straps for engine were worn/frayed 
171300 mi

US $150
Battery was leaking, would not hold full charge. 
96000 mi

US $100
Fuel pump case cracked causing fuel to leak when tank was full 

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2005 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

58000 mi

US $82
replaced an A/C pulley 
76000 mi

US $85
catalytic converter was replaced bearings in front passenger wheel 
62000 mi

US $300
Bearings worn in driver side rear. Clicking noise heard during wheel rotation. 
74000 mi Check engine light alerted issue. Dealer said it was covered under extended warranty. Replaced at no cost. 
118000 mi CEL has been on for 3 weeks. Finally took to dealer. Informed catalytic converter was not running efficiently. Est $2800. Had replaced during recall 2yrs/42k ago. Exploring options. 
120900 mi

C $400
LR Wheel bearing 
133920 mi

C $375
Oxygen sensor failed -- replaced with new part and computer reset 
137640 mi

C $40
Right Front Inner CV boot split, and CV joint worn. Replaced complete axle assembly and replaced Left Front CV boots at same time Head light bulb socket damaged: replaced wiring. 
140080 mi

C $600
Radiator fan motors stopped working -- replaced both. Limited radio reception -- wires in rear hatch wiring harness broken -- replaced harness. 2nd time in 2 years this has happened 
143220 mi

C $1200
RF ball joint had play, replaced. Valve cover gaskets leaking 
94300 mi rear wheel bearings 
111000 mi

US $900
Catalytic converters (2 apparently) replaced under recall/warranty Head gasket replaced under after-market warranty, I paid $400 
124000 mi

US $170
Replaced the A/C pulley because its bearings were bad, causing funny noises. 
127000 mi

US $550
Rear struts 
92000 mi

US $800
Replace rear stabilizers 
94000 mi

US $2400
replace clutch 
101500 mi

US $1200
Replace both rear wheel bearings/axles 
66540 mi

C $720
Leaking oil pan gasket; estimated repair cost: 230$ Cracked alternator and AC compressor belts; estimated repair cost: $125 Manual transmission shifter seal leak; Manual transmission shifter yoke worn out (stiff, estimated repair cost: $380). Interior CV joint covers cracked; estimated repair cost: 365$ Sway bar bushings (front and left) worn out; estimated repair cost: $200 Rear suspension link worn out / corroded; estimated repair cost: $240 Trailing arm bushings damaged (tear), estimated repair cost: $335 Front link and table bushings worn out; estimated repair cost: $350 Changed the alternator and AC compressor belts Interior CV joint covers changed Sway bar bushings (front and right) replaced Trailing arm bushings replaced Front link and table bushings replaced 
68200 mi

C $27
Blower motor resistance was dead; blower speeds settings 1 through 3 weren't working - only full speed (setting 4) 
69640 mi

C $280
The front oxygen sensor triggered an Engine Check light; the sensor has been replaced. 
71500 mi

C $950
Rough and low idle; injectors were cleaned. Front drivetrain binding when turning tight at low speed; problem getting worse since first identified 5 years ago. Manual gearbox and rear diff fluids changed. Situation improved somehow. Suspecting problem with viscous coupler 
74080 mi

C $1914
Central differential assembly has to be changed - vicous coupling did not work anymore. The transmission stick (lever) seal joint has been replaced also since oil was leaking. 
70000 mi

US $100
Rubber boots were torn on CV shafts. I replaced both front shafts. 
82500 mi

US $130
The upstream O2 sensor needed replaced. The passenger side head gasket was leaking oil on to the exhaust. I replaced both gaskets. 
93700 mi

US $30
Headlights seem to burn out every 6 months. 
101000 mi

US $260
Oil seal missing from dealer service @ 90,000 miles. Spark plug insulation ceramic broken, engine misfiring. All denied by Subaru dealer. 
105000 mi

US $195
Replaced front left wheel bearing, rotors, front brakes. 
121000 mi

US $167
Power steering pump went out over the past few months. Replaced. 
129000 mi

US $1500
Water pump leaking, replaced. Thermostat replaced. Several leaking bits on the engine repaired: Cam seals leaked, were replaced. Oil on serpentine and timing belts, which necessitated replacement, too. Original belt tensioner replaced. Hydrolic line to clutch seeping, replaced. Power steering pump and top o-rings replaced after noises and jerkiness in steering. Leaks in o-rings on inlet side of pump noticed, so o-rings replaced. 
138000 mi CV boot ruptured, spraying grease all over the engine compartment. Thought it was a blown head gasket, had it diagnosed and a new CV boot was packed and installed. 
149300 mi

US $550
Right rear wheel bearing worn out and noisy. Replaced. Other front cv joint boot ruptured. Replaces and repacked. 
152000 mi

US $350
Bad coil cased misfire on #1 cylinder. Replaced coil, plugs, plug wires. 
30380 mi The car has had an exhaust rattle since I've owned it and when I took it to the shop for a service, they removed a broken heat shield from RH front exhaust. 
50800 mi

A $600
passenger central locking actuator died so it was replaced 
70700 mi Check engine light came on, was "catalytic efficiency low"... light reset, no repair, hasn't come on since -- may be related to recent recall that sometimes required replacement of the catalytic converters, which Subaru didn't do on mine. 
72700 mi Stereo refuses to accept CDs... was replaced under warranty for same problem a few years ago. Out of warranty now, will probably replace with aftermarket stereo some day, ignoring for now. 
83700 mi Rear wheel bearings replaced, again, under specifically lengthened warranty Replaced cats under pzev warranty 
90000 mi

US $600
Torn CV boots. Design leads to early failure. Aftermarket axles cause horrible noise & vibration, three tries before trying Subaru rebuilt parts (new unavailable), which are still not as smooth as the originals. No shop would reboot them. 
107000 mi

US $250
Right strut bearing plate was failing, replaced. 
110300 mi

US $250
Brake caliper leaking badly, fluid low, light on. Had to replace caliper. Non functional backup lights, mechanic found a broken wire in the bundle going to the hatch. 
110700 mi Cannot fill with fuel, problem with evaporative system. Mechanic unable to diagnose without special tools, told me to take it to the dealer. Haven't done so yet 
114000 mi AC apparently has a slow leak -- needed to be recharged. It was intermittently stopping. Could not add fuel more than about 1 gallon at a time before pump would shut off. Evap valve defective. Covered by PZEV warranty. Keyless entry would not lock the rear hatch. Dealer replaced latch for $250 (when I told them I didn't think that was the problem), which didn't fix it. Refunded and fixed bad wire for free due to initial mess-up. 

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2005 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 4-speed automatic AWD

67000 mi

US $106
Replaced headlights. 
70000 mi Catalytic Converter Replaced 
58280 mi

R 25
exhaust pipe broken in middle - had been damaged and repaired by previous owner 
35000 mi check engine light due to air brush problem. Dealer fixed it, covered by warrantee. 
54000 mi

US $700
Malfunctioning mass air flow sensor. Warranty doesn't cover it after 3 years. This seems to be known problem for most subaru models. 
59000 mi

US $10
car was making rattling noise in low gear, brought the car to local mechanic, he said he just needed to tighten up something underneath and charged $10. 
68000 mi

US $500
noise from under the car, louder as car run faster. Dealer said bad rear wheel bearing. repair covered under the extended warrantee. 
81000 mi loose muffler realigned. 
88000 mi

US $250
had to replace worn out CV joint. 
88000 mi replaced rear wheel bearing which was repaired less than a year ago. repair cost covered by the warrantee provided by the shop. 
122000 mi

US $290
Replace front axle shaft...performed by local NTB 
137500 mi

US $1150
Head gaskets 
141000 mi Noisy right rear wheel bearing. Causing vibration. I've heard 2005 Outbacks are known for this issue. 
156000 mi

US $400
Ball Joint 
177000 mi

US $400
Replace all four stabilizer links 
181000 mi Lower control arm bushings replaced 
181000 mi Occasional clunk in passenger's side axle. 
121300 mi

US $94
Sway bar bushings replaced. 
130000 mi

US $450
Right front wheel bearing. Heat shield was making noise. 
136000 mi

US $600
Front axle shafts were noisy. Got them replaced with after market parts but those parts transferred vibration to rest of car. Returned to shop to have shafts replaced with OEM rebuilts. 
180300 mi

US $2300
Replace leaking head-gaskets, water-pump. 
153760 mi Head gasket failure 
184000 mi

US $1000
Back end was jumping around over bumps; struts replaced 
195000 mi

US $1400
Head gasket was leaking oil and needed to be replaced. 
62620 mi

C $150
Did not pass safety inspection, Front control arm rear bushing cracked and to much play Left and Right. Replaced with new bushings from dealer.  
68660 mi

C $100
Front sway bar end links and rubber bushings. 
74400 mi

C $430
Replaced front and rear struts and mounts 
81400 mi

C $45
Torn inner passenger cv boot. Cleaned, lubed and reboot 
86800 mi

C $45
Torn inner cv boot drivers front 
88660 mi

C $12
Thermostat replaced as engine was running cold. 
89560 mi

C $750
Left and right head gasket replacement. 
94600 mi Right rear wheel bearing began howling. There is a technical service bulletin about this and was covered by subaru extending the warranty to 8yrs/100k miles on the wheel bearing. 
114700 mi

C $145
Top strut bearings left and right Replaced drivers side low beam as bulb was burnt out 
122800 mi

C $27
Left lower ball joint 
128980 mi

C $850
Drive shaft replaced. 
140740 mi

C $175
Drivers side rear wheel bearing howling. Replaced and serviced rear brakes since I was in there. 
148800 mi

C $25
Left ball joint worn out. Replaced ball joint 
127000 mi

US $5700
Thrown rod due to head gasket failure. New short block installed. 
89000 mi

US $400
Broken CV boot front driver side, replaced with new axle due to mileage and previous failure of passenger side boot ~75K miles 
105000 mi Head gasket leaking. 
78720 mi

C $20
Power steering difficult. Replaced O-ring on power steering pump and replaced fluid. Had to wait 3 weeks for dealer to source O-ring. 
79560 mi

C $600
Replaced transmission shifter cable and bushing Replaced worn alternator belt 
79980 mi Torn front passenger side cv boot 
94000 mi Check engine light. Took to dealer they did not want to replace cat converted but charged me $100 to put on computer. has been a problem with this car for many many months. I would never get another subaru...pain in the a-- 
123000 mi

US $1700
Bad oxygen sensors, cat converter...subaru warrant to 152,000 as have cal. emissions model..also had timing belt, serpentine belts and front left wheel work done on car...so far so good... 
193000 mi

US $100
Exhaust had a hole in the pipe after the resonator. Bought a used oem cat back and replaced the old one with it. 
194300 mi

US $60
Stabilizer bar link on left side broke. Was rusted on too much to break loose. Needed to saw the bolt off before I could replace it. Used a small hack saw. Took a whole to saw it off. Replacement was easy after that. 
83000 mi

US $953
Replaced both front half-shafts due to leaky CV joints. 
90000 mi

US $1200
Performed 90,000 mile service, found oil in spark plugs. Replaced valve cover gaskets. Found two torn bushings, replaced. 
98000 mi

US $2000
Head Gasket, Water Pump, 105,000 mile service (early) 
132000 mi

US $400
Replaced headlamp after plastic clip melted and smoked inside of glass. Not a safety issue, but fixed anyway. 
155000 mi

US $350
One rear wheel bearing going bad. Replaced it. 
44700 mi

US $1840
Replaced all four struts. Replaced front passenger side CV/axle assembly. 
60000 mi

US $1256
Battery failed test and was replaced. Trouble code was found to be related to carbon deposits in the throttle body. Throttle body was cleaned and inspected. 
90000 mi Check Engine Light - Needs new Catalytic converter. Will schedule 
91000 mi

US $650
catalytic converter replacement. Dealer paid half of the cost. Subbed out to local exhaust shot, but is warrantying the repair themselves 
55000 mi

US $2600
Despite constant regular maintenance since day one my turbo blew at 37k miles. Subaru left me with the bill. I've found out that almost every other turbo is is blowing too. Don't buy this engine combo. 

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2005 Subaru Outback 4dr Sedan

250-horsepower 3.0L H6 4-speed automatic AWD

35000 mi Rattle of heat shield on the exhaust system just above the CAT on the passager side of the car. 
36000 mi Replace heat shield that was ordered earlier. Took longer then expected to get the part (or it never was ordered the first time)? 
40000 mi Heat Shield on the exhaust(different area) needed to be tightend. 
43000 mi

US $20
Drivers side headlight bulb 
110000 mi

US $2600
Head gasket 

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2005 Subaru Outback 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder manual AWD

31000 mi arm rest padding was warped. replaced it under warrantee 
50000 mi

US $107
cruise control not working 

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2004 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

212-horsepower 3.0L H6 4-speed automatic AWD

91760 mi Replaced the right rear wheel bearing. 
97640 mi

C $260
Scraping noise on the front left side when the brakes were heated. Investigated and noticed scrape marks on the top brake pad retaining clip. Brought it to my mechanic and replaced the Front left wheel bearing & hub. 
99800 mi

C $100
Exhaust flange (between muffler & midpipe) had a leak. Took it to an exhaust shop to have the old flanges cut off and patched together with a piece of pipe. 
103820 mi Replaced alternator due to low voltage output. 
112000 mi Turn signal stalk was randomly clicking (triggering the relay, but not signal lights) Opened up the steering column and took the stalk out, and cleaned the grease on the contacts as outlined on subaruoutback.org 
118400 mi

C $600
Replaced a/c condenser due to hole. Replaced front right ball joint. Replaced the oil pressure sender due to oil leak 
116300 mi

US $390
torn CV boots 
121000 mi

US $180
Replaced "crunchy" radiator hoses 
136000 mi

US $157
Vibrating noise when idling and when first started. Replaced belt and idler bearing (power steering pump shaft bearing). 
141300 mi

US $655
Replaced worn steering rack boot Replace AC hose and recharged Freon 
117700 mi

US $200
Throttle body censer, belt, pulley. 
41000 mi

US $660
AC was not blowing cold. Replaced high and low hoses, recharged system. Left front door power lock actuator was not working. Replaced part. Rear sway bar linkages (both) were worn. Replaced. 
59000 mi

US $50
Oil leak. Filter gasket leaked. 
83700 mi

C $3000
Head gaskets need replacing, gasket warped,water pump cracked 

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2004 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

101000 mi

US $800
New water pump, timing belt and thermostat. replaced clutch assembly. replaced front and rear differential fluid replaced seal in rear differential oil change 
92000 mi

US $2300
clutch replacement and pulleys replaced 
137000 mi

US $700
CV joint replaced. 
136000 mi

US $350
Replaced leaking valve cover gaskets 
143000 mi

US $140
Alternator stopped putting out. Easy replacement except for the fan shroud adjustment. 
146000 mi

US $230
Passenger front axle was making noise. Replaced axle Valve cover leaking, grommets and gasket replaced. Valves adjusted. 
149000 mi Front passenger side axle failed again. Strong clicking noise when turning right while accelerating, then as it got worse, louder noise while accelerating straight as well. Covered under warranty from prior visit. 
149000 mi

US $1200
Steering was pulling to the left. Mechanic found blown strut. Replaced all four as ride was degrading anyhow. 

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2004 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 4-speed automatic AWD

77000 mi

US $1450
Head Gaskets replaced. Discovered during routine maintenance that oil and coolant were mixing and that the head gaskets were in poor condition. 
96000 mi

US $350
Gas Tank Sending unit sending erratic readings causing check engine light. Gas gauge seemed to be working correctly, however CEL said otherwise. 
102000 mi

US $3100
Car Overheating. Head Gasket Failure. Subaru Dealer removed engine from car did a complete engine re-seal replaced the intake, exhaust, spark plug, rear main, and oil pan seals/gaskets.  Also replaced Water Pump, Thermostat,  Power steering pump. 
110000 mi Power Steering Belt squeal when cold. 
138700 mi

US $160
End links worn. 
157500 mi

US $100
Exhaust bracket broken. Welded bracket back together 
158000 mi

US $220
Cracked CV Boot. Replaced entire half shaft to be safe. 
161000 mi

US $200
Replaced all four sway bar end links. 
157000 mi

US $140
Overheating, cleaned radiator, flushed, new thermostat and fluids 
181000 mi

US $336
Leaking struts 
182300 mi

US $500
rusted and leaking transmission oil lines 
89280 mi

C $120
missing link on a rear wheel 
105400 mi

C $80
Replaced left front boot 
111600 mi

C $100
heater sensor 
117780 mi

C $120
replaced cv joint 
165000 mi

US $250
new cv joints and axle 
170000 mi

US $275
cv joint failed 
171700 mi

US $1600
repair front transfer case. carrier bearings shot 
176000 mi

US $550
replace MAF sensor 
180300 mi

US $300
replace power steering pump 
102300 mi

US $241
Valve cover leak and spark plug tubes leaking 
127000 mi

US $2000
Head gaskets leaking oil. 
127700 mi

US $322
replaced CV joints causing vibration at idle. 
108000 mi

US $1000
Head gasket leaking was causing temp gauge to peg on "H" after a few miles of driving. Last time was just 24 months ago. This is the THIRD time the head gasket has had to be machined and replaced, in the 8 years since purchased new. 
89000 mi

US $950
Moderate sized area of rust through on driver's side rear wheel well and rust area in center of hood. 
107000 mi

US $38
Fix leak in exhaust system. Fuel(gasoline) dripped on hot engine while driving in very cold weather. Fumes entered car by heater. Problem traced to leak in fuel line at hose connection and confirmed by dealer. 
151700 mi

US $1800
Replaced head gasket, etc. 
184700 mi

US $200
Overheating so they did pressure test, and other stuff. New radiator cap and thermostat. 
192000 mi

US $1300
Heads warped. Repairing as funds permit. 
155000 mi

US $600
Replaced passenger side catalytic converter. 
158300 mi

US $3100
Replaced catalytic converters. 
191700 mi AC hose replaced 
197000 mi

US $621
Replaced left front wheel bearing, alternator belt, battery terminal, & license plate light. 
149500 mi Blown head gasket caused overheating. 
172000 mi

US $32
Exhaust flange rusted out just ahead of the muffler. Pipes were cut and a piece of tubing welded in. 
185000 mi

US $339
inner cv joint seized. 
206000 mi

US $1300
Blown head gaskets. Also had running hot issue. Fix with new radiator. Gaskets replaced on each head. 

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2003 Subaru Outback

Engine not specified

194000 mi Car would not pass emissions inspection that was due.  Mechanic also found a major suspension issue. But at over 190,000, I really can't complain. This car has been, still is, great. 

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2003 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

212-horsepower 3.0L H6 4-speed automatic AWD

141980 mi

C $80
the original anti-start just would'n let us start the car again! 
146280 mi

C $300
front left UJ was starting to make alot of noise wan turning 
149200 mi

C $1500
fuel pump failure replace the pump 
150660 mi

C $62
Front driver cv joint wase making alot of noise. 
154340 mi

C $350
two front calliper seized in the slides. 
74700 mi Replaced driver side low beam bulb 
78000 mi

US $172
Idle Air Control Valve was malfunctioning (scanner code P0508). Replaced the valve and gasket, engine idle improved and the check engine light went off. 
80000 mi

US $315
High pressure hose replaced, system recharged. Serpentine belt replaced. 
94300 mi

US $75
The serpentine belt idler pulley needed to be replaced. The bearing wore out. 
95000 mi

US $300
Fuel pump and fuel filter replaced. Inner CV boots on both front axles split open. 
95300 mi

US $300
*d Both front, inner CV boots replaced. 
100000 mi

US $149
Battery replaced *d Replaced the throttle position sensor. 
102000 mi

US $131
The check engine light was on. My scanner returned a code indicating the TPS (Throttle Position Sensor) was malfunctioning. The TPS was replaced and the check engine light went off. 
105000 mi

US $156
The bearing in the tensioner pulley failed. The idler pulley and serpentine belt were both damaged when this occurred. Both pulleys and the serpentine belt were replaced. 
129000 mi

US $600
Frozen pulley  O2 sensor replaced  
189000 mi

US $330
New struts 
174000 mi

US $100
Pipe detached from catalytic converter. Mating surfaces cleaned/ground and pipe reattached. 
177000 mi

US $270
Intermittent shaking when driving at a constant highway speed for awhile. (such as when using cruise control) Shaking continued after last trip to shop. Noticed axle boot was torn. Took car back to shop, and they replaced right axle. 
68820 mi *Installed new spark plugs. 
71920 mi

C $30
Clunk in front of car, found front swaybar bushings wore out. 
82460 mi

C $40
Right front cv boot started to leak grease, found boots starting to crack, installed new cv boot kits on right front axle. 
150000 mi

US $600
failed state inspection. Needed cracked windshield replaced and both lower ball joints.  c/v joint boot replaced 
158000 mi

US $50
Lower ball joint failed state inspection 
162000 mi

US $250
Coolant pipe from thermostat housing to oil filter, and coolant pipe to heater core rusted through, leaking coolent. Pipes needed to be replaced, dealer items. Up stream oxygen sensor faulty, replaced 
170000 mi

US $400
Left rear wheel bearing and right tie rod worn out, replaced. Both rear sway bar links broken, replaced. Front rotors and pads worn out, replaced. 
174000 mi

US $200
Both front wheel bearings replaced. Loose/noisy. 
197000 mi

US $100
Car overheated, thermostat stuck. Thermostat, radiator cap and coolest replaced 
204000 mi

US $560
Rear brake lines rusted through, requiring replacement Rear calipers frozen, rotors rusty, parking brake shoes worn out. New pads, parking brake shoes and rotors CEL code 420. Down stream O2 sensor faulty, replaced 
205000 mi

US $2100
Head gasket leaking, coolant pushed out of radiator, car overheating, both heads milled .007". New water pump, hoses, pipes seals and gaskets 
206000 mi

US $123
Coil for cylinder 6 needed replacement 
217000 mi

US $300
Muffler rusted through, replaced 
224000 mi

US $250
Rear wiper motor Fuel filler pipe rusted through 
250000 mi

US $300
Exhaust. Air/fuel sensor bank 1 replaced 
70000 mi

US $3000
Power sunroof not working 
77700 mi

US $3000
Also wipers, engine noise fixed. A bunch of expensive little things rather than a single really expensive problem. 
87000 mi

US $300
Hood release cable broken 
88000 mi

US $600
*d Hood release cable snapped & needed replacement 
115900 mi

C $1400
Serpentine belt and tensioner were worn and were replaced. Rear sway bar was audibly broken. 
119000 mi

US $63
Leaking transmission fluid 
120000 mi

US $86
Leaking A/C hose 
122000 mi

US $200
CV joint failed. Was replaced 
128000 mi

US $200
Axle and CV joint replaced. 3rd time. 
129000 mi

US $300
Serpentine belt broke. was replaced 
132000 mi

US $380
O2 sensor in exhaust failed Head shield rattle 
133000 mi

US $50
heat shield tightened, second repair 
141700 mi

US $100
rust and erosion on flanges in exhaust sytstem 
145000 mi

US $300
erosion of flanges 
150300 mi

US $170
Failed Fuel pump. Replacement failed 1 day later requiring another (2nd) tow. Fuel pump replaced on previous day failed. Was replaced with another fuel pump 

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2003 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

118000 mi

US $756
Clutch was becoming hard to push to floor and it was recommended I replace it, so I did. 
150000 mi

US $28
Headlights cloudy. Polished them with a headlight repair kit and they look good as new. 
152000 mi

US $425
replaced water pump, radiator, thermostant, timing belt, and hoses 
79000 mi

US $90
Head gasket beginning to leak oil. Intend to contact SOA to see if they will reimburse all/part of repair. 
85000 mi Rear stabilizer bar check engine light - emission valve Gas tank exhaust valve faulty, allowed back pressure to build up during fueling 
86000 mi Emission valve, gas tank exhaust valve needed when sold to Subaru mechanic. Head gasket starting to leak when sold. 

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2003 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 4-speed automatic AWD

143000 mi

US $2500
Replaced steering box 
146000 mi

US $1600
External head gasket leak. Head gasket replaced. 
149000 mi

US $202
Air conditioning not working. Checked for leaks, found none. Recharged system. 
135000 mi

US $400
blown head gaskets 
137000 mi

US $65
Right front CV joint boot deteriorated due to heat from nearby cat converter Poor design. 
147000 mi

US $1672
Replaced both head gaskets, heads resurfaced. replaced radiator and hoses. 
149000 mi * The head gasket repair completed on August 2013 was successful. Original listed outcome was in error 
144000 mi

US $150
Leak in Condenser, Freon gone, AC non-operational. Not yet replaced, parts on order. 
146000 mi

US $1700
Head Gasket leaking oil and coolant. Head Gasket needs to be replaced. 
152000 mi

US $200
Front CV boot leaking throwing grease up under the car causing burning grease smell. CV Boot replaced and car underbody cleaned. 
186300 mi Left front outer CV boot is also damaged, recommended to replace entire front axle due to play in wheels. 
190000 mi Windshield wiper fluid hoses have deteriorated and cracked, disconnecting from the hood spraying fluid inside engine. Jury Rigged. 
190000 mi Rear drivers side sway bar end link replaced. 
101000 mi head gaskets replaced. had a slow leak that started around 75k miles finally needed repairing. 
166140 mi

C $350
Shifting cable broken 
166780 mi

C $200
Exhaust pipe soldered 
239000 mi

US $50
overheating at idle 
239000 mi head gaskets again 
82000 mi

US $497
Replaced front pads, calipers & rotors. 
92000 mi

US $358
Replaced rear pads, calipers & rotors Replaced belts 
130000 mi Car had its headgasket replaced before being purchased. 
135300 mi

US $600
New rear tie rods. One new front axle. 
273000 mi

US $3700
The engine died. Lost A/C, then when heard fluttering noise on highway, pulled over (thought might be the water pump). Something major in the engine cracked and unrepairable. Dealer didn't replace T-valve properly during earlier service. Replaced engine. 
277000 mi Window (driver's and front passenger's) switches replaced this month. 
300000 mi

US $150
Car wouldn't start. A wire in the driver's side wheel well was corroded and had to be replaced. Wheel well (behind the panel protecting it from the tire) was full of mud & dirt. Suggested that we periodically wash out all 4 to prevent rust. Replacement engine (put in by Subaru dealer at 69,000 mi.) spark plugs, ignition coil 7 wires worn - found by new mechanic. Will NEVER use specific Subaru dealer again that destroyed 1st good engine and did not check out these items. 
312300 mi

US $288
Spark plug tube seals leaking (in replacement engine) - Replaced seals, valve cover gastkets & oil filler tube seal Found 3 timing belt idlers worn/noisy - Replaced idlers in conjunction with timing belt service Checked pressures - A/C output low; recharged A/C system Found Upper Rear Control Arm Bushings Worn -- Replaced both rear ones Right front wheel bearings worn 
317000 mi

US $277
Front oxygen sensor failing at 319,300 mi. 
327300 mi

US $1565
Ring & Pinion failing. Replaced w/used transmission at 327,750 mi. 
329700 mi

US $173
Rear Gate pistons on hatch/wagon back door weak at 328,000 mi. 
341700 mi

US $283
Radiator - replaced with new aftermarket part. AC on/off in temp. since last summer. Temp. gauge on the dashboard began going up slightly when was AC was working hardest, so mechanic rec. to replace radiator at 339,000 mi. Engine heating up with a/c on - replaced radiator and cap 
349700 mi

US $260
Crankshaft Pulley (harmonic balancer) came apart - Replaced front crank pulley & serpentine belts 
352300 mi

US $317
Power Steering making noise - replaced Power Steering Pump 
355000 mi

US $119
Engine "straining" sound - Found Coolant Flush fitting on hose leaking - replaced heater hose 
372700 mi

US $2190
Repaired and painted rusting dog leg, left qtr panel plus several small dings that were beginning to rust: Right Fender, Front & Rear Doors, Qtr panel. Replaced front bumper from parking space hit by anonymous other driver. 
393000 mi

US $33
Dash Lights not working. Replaced shorted fuse under dash. 
396300 mi

US $325
RF sway bar end link broken; LF coil spring broken at top -- Both replaced 
398000 mi

US $31
Radiator coolant tank overfilled while radiator low; Replaced cap 
404700 mi

US $33
Interior Light switch sticking; Repaired switch 
409700 mi

US $389
Evacuated & Recharged A/C, $85. RR shock broken - Replaced Upper Shock Mount, $304.05. 
77780 mi

C $2100
2 Head gaskets replacement (oil/coolant leaks) Timing belt 2 Idlers Rear differential oil leak 
79640 mi

C $200
Module for door locking remote was leaking current and emptied the battery 
140000 mi

US $300
replace muffler and some exhaust system pipes 
105300 mi Noted an oil burning smell and saw that oil was dripping on the exhaust. The shop said it was a small head gasket leak. Will cost $1,000 to fix. Since the engine also has "piston slap", both problems can be fixed for $2,000. Can't afford now 
113000 mi

US $355
Right front wheel bearing was bad and needed to be replaced. 
125000 mi

US $300
1 ball joint replaced and alignment done. 
132000 mi

US $235
Sway bar links replaced 
139000 mi

US $125
Exhaust leak and heat shield rattle 
128700 mi

US $3000
Replace head gasket 
133000 mi A bolt on the exhaust system was missing. No charge. 
135000 mi

US $400
Caliper issue; replaced front brakes 
135500 mi

US $633
AC leak, diagnosed and replaced bad AC line, $493. Replaced rearview mirror after the mirror's night shading seemed to drop like a falling sheet covering half the mirror, $140. 
136000 mi

US $500
Catalytic converter Replaced 2 front axles due to vibration when braking 
138000 mi driver's side front ball bearings needed replacement. 
141000 mi

US $12
Owner changed headlight. 
120500 mi

US $500
Exhaust. Rear pipe flange rusted out. Needed new pipe and muffler. 
139000 mi

US $350
Rear axle differential needed replaced (replace complete axle).  Oil leak over converter not repaired.  Drivers window off track, repaired.  Non-functioning rearview mirror replaced. 
167000 mi

US $190
Overheated 
177000 mi

US $2000
Threw a rod 
204300 mi

US $100
Had not used AC for six months - turned it on and it was out of refrigerat. 
210300 mi

US $600
Most gaskets were replaced due to oil leaking. 

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2003 Subaru Outback 4dr Sedan

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

124000 mi

US $1500
engine gasket needed replaced. 
124000 mi

US $105
Down stream oxygen sensor needed replaced due to engine light. Believed it was damaged when we had the vehicle at the repair shop having the engine gasket replaced. 
125000 mi

US $120
Hub needed replaced. 
167000 mi

US $100
Routine maintenance found loose rear sway bar. Parts replaced. 
167700 mi

US $20
replaced both headlights 
176000 mi

US $237
Right front wheel bearing failed - grew louder and louder. Part replaced 
188000 mi

US $3400
Head gaskets, water pump, timing belt, tensioners, and clutch 

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2002 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

212-horsepower 3.0L H6 4-speed automatic AWD

130000 mi

US $250
Idler pulley bearing went out trashing serpentine belt and bracket that held pulley. Belt $50, Pulley $50, Bracket $120. Stuck wife on road during a trip. I should have replaced pulleys as routine maintenance. My bad thinking dealer did it earlier 
137000 mi

US $750
Axle boots torn. Replaced axles.  
144000 mi

US $550
Valve cover leaking oil over engine, had to replace valve cover gaskets. Took care of replacing spark plugs while everything was apart. 
145000 mi

US $350
Accessory belt worn, pulleys began squealing while engine was running. Bad tensioner and no longer self lubing pulleys could seize easily, had to be replaced along with new accessory belt. 
115000 mi

US $775
Right front boot completely split. Sprayed grease on catalytic converter -nasty smell. Replaced leaking valve cover gaskets. 
140000 mi

US $100
Car overheated in hot stop and go traffic, and climbing a mountain. Was fine in normal driving. I noticed that driver's side radiator fan did not come on. Mechanic found that one of the relays was bad and replaced it. 
156000 mi

US $138
Car overheated again, mostly when going uphill or on very hot days. Pressure checked cooling system, replaced radiator cap and thermostat. 
161000 mi

US $45
Replaced all 4 headlight bulbs 
162000 mi

US $550
Left front bearing noisy. Replaced bearing and alignef 
165000 mi Overheated again, uphill trip. Seemed like 2nd radiator fan was not engaging. Reseated relay, seems better (though I haven't really had a chance to be sure). 
177000 mi

US $330
Replaced canister vent solenoid valve. Check engine light came on, code P1443. Also, car had stumbled immediately after most recent fill-up. 
135000 mi

US $270
Outer tie rod needed replacing but had both the outer and inner replaced. 
143000 mi

US $220
Idler pulley seized which fried the belt. Replaced pulley and belt. 
144000 mi

US $220
Cracked CV boots. Had boots replaced and joints regreased. 
147000 mi

US $100
Tensioner pulley seized. I should have replaced when idler pulley seized two months ago. Guess they both have the same bearing life. 
223000 mi

US $869
Valve Covers were leaking. Replaced Valve covers. Also, replaced rack and pinon boot covers. Replaced internal air cabin filters. 
235000 mi

US $240
Transmission mount failed/broke. New transmission mount installed. 
157000 mi

US $2300
Head Gasket - also had pump & other things replaced as long as they had it taken apart. leaking hose 
159000 mi

US $40
AC leaking. Found missing O ring (from head gastket work - mechanic) and replaced. Recharged. working 

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2002 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

191000 mi

US $300
Ball joint replaced. 
194000 mi

US $2400
Car threw a rod and the engine pulled and used engine with 75K put in. 
219000 mi

US $50
intermittent miss on cylinders 1 and 2 
158000 mi Both left and right front axles need to be replaced. Car was making a lot of noise when pulling into parking spots. Check engine light on. Shop tested the catalytic converters and one is running under efficiency and a connection flange is rotted. Both are only 2 years old. 
163700 mi

US $800
Replace entire exhaust system, both cats and muffler. 
167000 mi The new catalytic converter clogged and made the car undrivable. 
118420 mi

C $775
catalytic convertor failing. Subaru part over $1800. Opted for Meineke part @ $775. installed. Engine light coming on again. Subaru says convertor no good. 
98300 mi

US $1594
Exhaust leak 
110000 mi

US $350
Check engine light, O2 sensor replaced. 
68000 mi The mechanic (independent shop) found a small amount of leaking around the head gasket. This was part of why I decided to trade it in. 
156700 mi

US $700
center pipe and muffler fan belt tensioner 
143000 mi

US $600
replace warranty CV replace exhaust replace oxygen sensor 
153000 mi

US $190
Axle replaced 
187000 mi clutch 

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2002 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 4-speed automatic AWD

155000 mi

US $150
Replaced ignition coil, spark plugs. Replaced valve cover gaskets. 
156000 mi

US $800
Ripped CV boots - both replaced 
107000 mi

US $50
Broken swaybar link on rear swaybar. 
121000 mi

US $380
Engine randomly skips and sputters. O2 sensor replaced. 
135000 mi

US $1050
Replace head gaskets and machined warped heads. 
138500 mi

US $250
Replaced a front halfshaft. 
175500 mi

US $800
Worn out lower ball joints replaced. Front struts also replaced and alignment performed. 
178000 mi

US $130
Small part on wiper transmission worn, replaced wiper transmission. 
201000 mi

US $1500
Major maintenance - replace all major gaskets on engine to reduce leaking, spark plugs & wires, replace timing belt and drive belts. Wheel alignment and replaced water pump. Repair leaking steering rack by replacing it. 
111000 mi

US $230
replaced upper & lower radiator hoses. Upper hose was leaking at attachment to motor due to bad installation after a different shop replaced timing belt 
115000 mi

US $2800
replace headgaskets, complete timing belt & component service. 120K service, plugs, all filters, all fluids. 
70060 mi

C $120
Key fob stopped working. No physical damage to the device. Rear light cluster cracked due to stress from opening and closing the hatch - not fault of owner, rather part design. Did not replace as too expensive. Told by dealer common problem. Rear light housing cluster now has chronic water leaking into it. 
76880 mi minor oil leak noted on garage floor. Problem not fixed, for now left and will monitor. 
77900 mi Dealer stated head-gasket leak and oilpan leak. Total cost $3500 or 70% of residual value of car, hence repair for now not attempted. 
103000 mi

US $94
One the keyfobs received in 2002 stopped working in 2010 (1 keyfob all winter, yuck)...decided in 2011 - NEW SET OF KEYFOBS needed. Subaru Buck $100 paid most of the bill...I paid the rest. 
105700 mi

US $200
4 parts maintenance-oil change, A/C recharge. Removed a rattling protective metal cover that had rusted out due to OHIO extreme weather conditions - this is the 2nd one that had been removed since 2005, and oil pan cover replaced, torn. 
108000 mi

US $447
2002 Subaru Outback Limited Wagon. 10 year old Alternator and Battery replaced. 
109000 mi

US $43
Oil Change & Check under car for fluid leak. Not sure for what. Wet spots on driveway. Sweet smell. "Add coolant dye. advised to drive 10 days - 2 weeks - return for re-check.  Depending on cost for fluid want a/c recharge - address later." 
109000 mi WaterPump, 2 head gaskets, cylinder head bolts, Timing belt, Dexcool antt-freeze, labor. Car running well except for- Power steering whines. Possible Power steering pump issue. *dup Lube, oil and filter. R&$ cylinder heads and replace head gaskets and head bolts, replace water pump & timing belt, add coolant, bleed system, change oil & filter. road test. Now, power steering whines. 
109500 mi

US $417
"10/29/2013. P/S Whine. Could hear slight noise from P/S pump. Also detect slight leak coming from rack & pinion. Replaced P/S Pump. Fill bleed system. Road test. Advised customer to watch for rack & pinion leaking." 
114000 mi

US $300
Lube, oil filter $26.95, 4 Cooper CS5 Grand $425.68 Touring Tires; Set of Advantage All Season Wiper Blades $32.00 and Valve Lash Adjustment to help eliminate engine noise disc $58.25, replace 4 tires, mount & computer spin balance $76.00. Total 975.25. *d 4 Tires $425.68, Mount & computer spin $76.00, Valve Latch Adjustment to help eliminate some engine noise disc $58.25; 3 Advantage All Season wiper blades $32.00; front brake inspection 25% lining left; Lube, oil filter $26.95 Tax $59.52 
118500 mi

US $70
Caliper sticking, repaired myself. 
127000 mi

US $2200
Brake pads/rotors/calipers replaced on all 4 corners, brake fluid flushed. Transmission pan gasket leaking - replaced. 
137000 mi

US $1550
Rear sway bar broke. Exhaust system replaced - worn out. Check engine light - Evap system 
141000 mi

US $350
Car was hesitating and not running properly 
126000 mi

£800
crankshaft pulley separated from anti-vibration core 
130000 mi

£180
Front calipers seized 
135000 mi

£390
siezed brake caliper 
136000 mi

£200
Starter failed 
146000 mi

£400
Exhaust wadding ejected Steering column u-joint worn 
148000 mi

£100
Leak in via rear light cluster 

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2002 Subaru Outback 4dr Sedan

212-horsepower 3.0L H6 4-speed automatic AWD

136000 mi

US $275
Failed thermostat fuel line hoses failed; gas smell 
138000 mi

US $125
The passenger side front inner CV boot split. Radiator hose. 
104000 mi

US $150
Inner CV joint boot broken on right front wheel. Replaced entire half shaft with new for $ 120 and had transmission oil changed. 
110000 mi

US $356
Check engine light was ON.Replaced both upstream oxygen sensors.Problem solved. 
120000 mi

US $140
Replaced Left CV drive shaft due to busted boot.  
149000 mi

US $900
CV boots busted on both front axles. Replaced both front axles, Valve cover gaskets leaking, both. H6 3.0 engine. Replaced valve cover seals. Also replaced spark plugs since they were already out for Valve cover repairs. 
126300 mi

US $303
Accessory belt idler pulley bearing failed. Had that plus belt tension pulley and serpentine belt replaced. 
127000 mi

US $1100
Also replaceded rear struts.  Had thermostat and upper and lower radiator hoses replaced. I filled the cooling system with antifreeze myself. 
131000 mi

US $1500
I had driver front axle replaced with a rebuilt unit.  Had valve cover gaskets replaced. Had rusted cooling metal hose replaced. 
134300 mi

US $430
Replaced front stabilizer links.  Also replaced Worn front Drivers seatbelt assembly. 
142000 mi

US $1300
Had rear stabilizer links replaced. Had upper and lower control arm bushings replaced. Had left front wheel bearing replaced. 
154000 mi Had exhaust pipe section cut out, and another piece spliced in. 
154700 mi

US $720
No charge condition, once car very warm. Had OEM new alternator installed. 

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2001 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

212-horsepower 3.0L H6 4-speed automatic AWD

116000 mi

US $492
Replaced both rear wheel bearings. Replaced idler bearing. 
120000 mi

US $269
Replaced front outer CV boots both sides. Belt broke. Fixed overheating problem by replacing a fan behind the radiator. 
167700 mi A/C would not work under very hot weather. 
154380 mi

A $400
Radiator replaced. 
93000 mi

US $200
Idler pulley on serpentine belt seized and unscrewed itself, causing belt to lose tension and power steering, power brakes, alternator, etc to lose power. 
107000 mi

US $30
Sway bars AC recharged 
112000 mi

US $1350
Bent driveshaft, replaced Exhaust leak, patch welded into place wheel bearing replaced oil leaks, estimate given 
124000 mi oil leaks 
117000 mi

US $100
CV joint failure driver side Idler and tensioner pulley bearings failed replaced both pulleys and belt 
124000 mi

US $28
Leaking O-ring on AC comp required replacement and AC recharge 
142000 mi

US $35
O ring failed on AC compressor replaced and recharged AC. SO far it's holding a charge 
145000 mi

US $150
Rear drive shaft vibration. Replaced rear drive shaft with one from junk yard Dealer want $700.00 for new part. 
150000 mi

US $38
Replaced inner tie rod 
150000 mi

US $3000
Engine died stalling, started knocking. Engine failure mechanic found it to be rod bearings quoted 3,000 to replace with used engine declined to repair will sell for parts. 
75020 mi

C $1472
check engine light was on. During repair trips in Oct Nov and Dec technicians informed gaskets, rocker covers needed replaced.  transmission fluid leak detected nov 10 by Kal Tire missed by subaru technicians in oct 10 120 km inspection and service cost was $545. Subuaru service reps made excuses for their failure to notice the leaks. O-ring replaced. 
79360 mi

C $500
rear brakes were shot 
81800 mi

C $800
power steering linkage broke replace serpentine belt and tensioner, idler pulley, bracket and bolt. 
87420 mi

C $200
right front axle repair 
97540 mi

C $594
replace sway link leaking oil 
108680 mi

C $2400
Major corrosion. Ten percent on rear brakes. Rotors, pads, calipers, plates, shoes front and back replaced. 
192000 mi

US $1100
Catalytic converter replacement as well as 3 other sensors. My car would not pass emissions testing. It failed again as another catalytic converter is bad. Apparently I have 3!! 
94860 mi

R 24000
Tail light was leaking into the boot. Needed replacement as it is a sealed unit and seal could not be fixed, but whole light needed to be replaced. Apparently a common problem on these Legacy Outbacks. Left front lower control arm bush was replaced – was leaking oil and rubber was cracked. 
97960 mi Replaced radiator and main cooling fan. Now looks like head gaskets need replacement. Possibly piston rings and bearings as well. 
97960 mi

R 24000
Auto Transmission failed two weeks after engine repairs (engine was removed from vehicle in order to replace head gaskets). New transmission cost is more than vehicle's second hand value!! Had to opt for second hand transmission. 
157000 mi

US $900
Tie rod was wearing out and was replaced. Wheel bearings were failing and were replaced by mechanic. Cooling hoses were cracked and coming apart. 
138000 mi

US $108
The transmission line leading to the radiator had a hole in it. It was replaced. 
138000 mi I had a loose body in the catalytic converter that rattled at times. The 'check engine' light was on. However, my mechanic was able to make it pass emissions. 
168000 mi

US $295
right bank CAT below threshold, was replaced. 
293000 mi

US $100
Recharged A/c. 
296000 mi

US $100
Replaced strut mounts in 11/2014.Took to local les schwab for re-alignement. Started noticing vibration while driving in July, removed front tires to examine rotors,front tire down to cords. Alignment not done. 4 new tires and re-align Persistant oil and coolant leak. Replaced oil filter gasket. Clamps for coolant fell off. Replaced clamps, replaced oil and coolant. *d Replaced oil filter gasket, not fuel 
322000 mi

US $500
Catalytic converter had being going out this past year, check engine light on giving codes for air sensor, insufficient air flow. Finally blew apart on highway. Bypass CC, new exhaust system. Runs great now. Brake caliper froze up, again. This time ruining the rotor. Replace rotor, caliper and pad(?) 
322000 mi

US $800
Update on bypass of cc. Failed. Too much pressure. Cheaper to replace ALL cat. Converter(3). Selling car. 

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2001 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

119000 mi

US $160
Knock sensor was not working correctly; car frequently lit CEL. Code "P0325" came up. 
123000 mi

US $350
Mechanic replaced the rear-right wheel bearing that was unusually loud. Car was in for other reasons but the bearing was the only non-wear item. 
124000 mi

US $450
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. 
129000 mi

US $85
Front-right CV boot split, causing a burning smell through the heater vents. Made appt.; fixed in a day. 
136300 mi

US $15
Belt slipping. Was tightened right then and there with no appointment needed. Junction Auto (New Haven, VT) is an excellent repair shop. 
136700 mi

US $100
Turn signal worn... kept clicking even when not used. Was replaced with one from another car. 
140000 mi

US $1200
Transmission was replaced with used one of similar mileage. There was a bearing failure in the old transmission, causing a clicking sound. Oxygen sensor replaced 2 days later. Quoted $180. Expressed disappointment, and because I'm a frequent/loyal customer, they waived the labor and half of the cost of the sensor. Paid $60 instead. Very happy with repair shop. Exhaust heat shields rattled since first day of ownership (with 103,000 miles). Never bothered to do anything with it until transmission was replaced. Heat shields were tightened and now car doesn't rattle anymore. 
144000 mi

US $200
Oil changed. Needed both steering boots replaced because they were split. Mechanic assumed they were CV boots that needed replacing. Found out they weren't, and didn't have any of the correct ones in stock. Was told to come back 7 days. Steering boots finally arrived. Both were replaced. Four-wheel alignment also done due to taking apart steering components.  
150000 mi

US $893
Both front calipers, all four rotors, plus all brake pads had to be replaced. Front calipers were sticking, rear pads completely worn out, front rotors warped. Heat shields rattling... they were tightened. No more rattles currently. Second time in 50,000 miles of ownership I've needed to do this. 
153000 mi Bad CV joint. Junction Auto in New Haven, VT promised loaner but said on day of repair I couldn't have one, so CV joint wasn't repaired due to time constraints. Will find different shop. 
153500 mi

US $4
Doors froze shut during cold weather. Opened driver's door and weather stripping detached on the bottom, dangling. Super glued back on. 
154000 mi

US $60
Viscous coupling binds after it's warmed up. Mechanic replaced fluid. Problem not gone but improved slightly. 
159000 mi Speedometer and odometer stopped working, but worked while backing up. Disconnected/reconnected battery; worked then failed again. Stopped driving it for a couple hours and it apparently fixed itself. Haven't had an issue since. 
160700 mi

US $122
Replaced two spark plug wires and cleaned all spark plugs due to poor work done at another business. Car had misfired under load. Repair successful. AWD system binds in front in sharp corners once driven out of town. Dealt with this for two years now. Dealer replaced transmission fluid but did not fix it. 
162000 mi

US $575
Replaced transmission with one that had 88K on it. Mechanic put in synthetic tranny fluid. Waited about a month to get it done due to scheduling problems on their part. 
169000 mi

US $250
Replaced oil pan for rust spots. 
172300 mi

US $526
Rust repair to make it legal for inspection in rear-right door. Half shaft needed replacing, plus a CV boot 
175700 mi

US $4000
Replaced flange. Replaced radiator Oil leak Entire underside rusting, suggested I trade it in. 
164000 mi

US $1800
Deferred maint: New radiator, catalytic convertors, knock sensor. 
167000 mi

US $1200
New axles. Boots for the power steering. 
89280 mi

C $400
I had to replace the exhaust system 
97120 mi

C $500
ball joint changed 
97340 mi

C $60
coolant fluid leaking 
76000 mi

US $394
Replaced Rt inner axle boot (DOJ boot) *Upon inspection found both drive belts worn. Replaced both drive belts 
91300 mi

US $120
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.  
100500 mi

US $260
Difficult to read the mechanics notes, but it looks like "replaced Anful Ratro Sensor." 
103000 mi

US $250
Car gradually became more difficult to start, refusing to turn over. When it quit completely, mechanic replaced the starter. 
108000 mi

US $561
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. 
111000 mi

US $146
Car failed to start, on more than one occasion. Finally drove it to my mechanic, who replaced a bad crank position sensor. 
113000 mi 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. 
113000 mi

US $522
Replaced knock sensor. Cleaned EGM tunnel high resistance. Replaced idle air control valve assembly. Checked codes and tested.  
113000 mi Mechanic advised me that steering rack had a leak some time ago, but also said that I could get by with keeping the steering fluid topped off. During my most recent visit, he reminded me that the rack needed replacement. Mechanic also recommended replacement of both front axles shafts and CV boots. 
186000 mi

US $1800
clutch pedal fell into firewall. rpl master and slave. fail again because of clutch rubber hose. rlp master cylinder again and clutch pack... 
201000 mi would not pass emission test... po420 code was flashing... replaced both o2 sensors and reset the computer... was able to pass inspection.. 
210300 mi skipped a tooth in timing belt... 
120000 mi

US $120
Pre-cat o2 sensor defective. Replaced o2 sensor. 
99000 mi

US $160
Fuel rail line is metal, hooked to a rubber fuel line using worm connector. When cold weather sets in, metal line shrinks, allowing fuel leak, which permeates smell in cabin. 
99000 mi

US $200
Leaking metal fuel rail line fixed. Valve clatter....told Subarus need valve adjustment every 100K. Will have to take to dealer. Does not prevent driving. Smell of anti-freeze comes from car after shutting engine off. Manifestation of Subaru "Fix" for leaking head gasket/sludge issue with flat-4 engines. Persistent problem that Subaru warranties until 100K. Will take into dealer to fix. 
116000 mi Check engine light on= code for oxygen sensor. 
107700 mi

US $2000
repaired head gaskets - oil leak 
115000 mi

US $500
exhaust replaced from catalytic converter back, not including c.c. 
218000 mi Motor blew timing belt, interferance engine bit the dust. 

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2001 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 4-speed automatic AWD

69000 mi

US $940
 
81000 mi

US $305
Dealer claimed needed new head gaskets-about $2200.  
87400 mi

US $2094
In September dealer claimed needed new head gaskets-about $2200. Today, Jan 24, 2013, a different trusted mechanic confirmed seeing antifreeze between the block and head. So, Jan 30 I dropped off at dealer for repairs; runs quieter now. 
105000 mi

US $425
Replace driver side inside boot Check engine light, code p0420, cat converter 
194700 mi

US $250
Boot was worn and rod needed to be changed 
196300 mi

US $200
O2 Sensor and a hole in the tail pipe 
91000 mi

US $300
replaced knock sensor 
103000 mi

US $2500
Replaced Timing belt, water pump.  Replaced starter. Replaced engine sensor. 
63000 mi Leak in the cargo area due to "clogged drains" 
72000 mi

US $2100
Found oil leak around headgasket.  
76000 mi replaced 02 sensor. 
219000 mi Replaced front right tie-rod. 
231000 mi

US $162
The check engine light was on. Diagnotics sent back a knock sensor code. The knock sensor had failed and the wires were melted. Replaced sensor and wires. 
232500 mi

US $715
catalytic converter, replaced 
236000 mi

US $95
Steering wheel wobbles. 
241000 mi

US $250
Replaced left tie rod and bellow boot. Replace radiator. replaced right front axle. 
245000 mi

US $76
Fluid changes & front end shimmy. Inspected & advised that suspension is fine. Advised new tires. They rotated the tires, which helped. I was planning on new tires but wanted suspension evaluation first. 
111000 mi

US $250
replaced timing belt at 110k miles 
143000 mi

US $5
Brake light housing was cracked (internally) and leaked water in - continually blowing bulbs (but not fuses...) I pulled the housing, drained the water, drilled a hole in the bottom and its been fine ever since. 
143000 mi

US $150
one CV joint on each front half-shaft had a torn boot, both half-shafts replaced ($150 in parts). 
164500 mi

US $550
Headgasket failed - I took the time to replace the headgaskets, timing belt and idlers, 4 sparkplugs. I disassembled the heads and had them milled flat. 
180000 mi Cell P0420 
170000 mi

US $1500
Blown Head Gasket...second time replaced first was at 75,000mi by original owner 
second head gasket failure during 15 ywar ownership 
204700 mi

US $70
replaced cracked CV joint boot 
213000 mi

US $75
Replaced original knock sensor and original spark plug wires 
217300 mi

US $1525
Headgasket failure at no. 3 cylinder - replaced both headgaskets (with complete engine removal) with new MLS Felpro gaskets since they have a very good reliability history Replaced knock sensor (had code). 
222300 mi

US $266
Schreader valves and another fitting were replaced - system was vacuumed and recharged 
229000 mi

US $30
Replaced broken rear sway bar ends 
230000 mi

US $510
EXHAUST SYSTEM CRACKED - REPLACE CAT-BACK WITH NEW AS THERE WAS TOO MUCH CORROSION TO SALVAGE ANY OF THE OLD 
234000 mi

US $130
Air pressure/temperature sensor quit working. I used a scan tool to find this problem. It was running very rough with the check engine light flashing so we quit using it until it was fixed. 
121000 mi

US $30
Ck engine light coming on and going off every week or so. 
164000 mi Still trying to fix I believe the drain for the moon-roof is clogged. Going to try fixing myself. Two places say the drains are fine??? 
168000 mi

US $92
The right front drain tube for the front moon roof was clogged. 
170300 mi

US $300
Front axle and serpentine belt replaced. 
250000 mi

US $3000
The engine needed to be replaced. 
254000 mi The AC system blew an O-ring that needed to be replaced. Fuel system O-ring was leaking and the car smelled like gas. 
284300 mi

US $250
Sway bars replaced. 
292000 mi

US $351
Lower ball joint 
321000 mi

US $1839
Driving back from a 7 hour trip noticed the transmission starting to slip. The AT fluid level light began to flash. The trans went out. It had been whining louder and louder so it's no surprise. Flat bed home. Local shop rebuilt trans. Also replaced the spindle and drive shaft. 
327000 mi

US $1600
During another long trip the wheel seemed to almost bouncing. The mechanic confirmed all struts needed to be replaced. Rack and pinion boot replaced. 
108000 mi

US $1700
replace head gasket 
116000 mi gas smell in car. Mechanic replaced torn fuel hose under warranty from the head gasket replacement CEL came on. Code read catalytic converter malfunction. Repair shop told us not to replace it, they just reset warning light. 
121000 mi fuel line leak 
123000 mi

US $713
AC service catalytic converter set off check engine light several gaskets leaking, both transmission fluid and oil leaking 
120000 mi front left interior tie rod replaced 
123300 mi

US $650
Leak in water pump. Replaced water pump, thermostat & gasket replaced timing belt New Alternator turned out to have a faulty pulley. Replacement alternator ordered. 
124000 mi

US $1200
Replaced Head Gasket and Valve Cover Gaskets. Valvoline overfilled engine with motor oil. Check Engine light came on b/c Piston 4 misfire due to oil pressure. Alternator replaced 
124000 mi Needed a new catalytic converter. 
138880 mi

C $150
Rusted out joint. Worn out turn signal switch 
142600 mi

C $850
Oil leak replaced oil pressure sensor Front wheel boot torn wheel bearing replaced 
143500 mi

C $950
Replaced both rear struts and mounts. One mount was broken and one strut was leaking. 
145700 mi Front and rear bushings needed to be replaced 

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2001 Subaru Outback 4dr Sedan

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 4-speed automatic AWD

110000 mi

US $840
Head gaskets and timing belt. Subaru of America paid 75% of the head gaskets, since they were under recall, and BARELY out of warranty.  Also knock sensor. 
118000 mi

US $15
"Arcing" of #3 spark plug. Local mechanic replaced #3 plug wire with a used one from their shop, and replaced the #3 plug. The electrical charge was flowing down the OUTSIDE of the plug, making a long black streak & burning the plug wire. 
119000 mi

US $440
Replaced passenger-side CV Boot. mechanic says that it is always the "right" CV boot that fails, because it is mounted directly above the (hot) catalytic converter. Replaced Turn-Signal module, switch, and stalk. The "Turn Left" position had not worked for months. $114 for the part. Entire assembly replaces. This was NOT the bulb, problem in the switch area. Replaced bad knock sensor causing "Check Engine" light. Mechanic said that it was not a "necessary" fix, but I might lose some power AND having the "Check Engine" light stuck ON all the time might mask any other problems tha 
157000 mi

US $25
Replace battery hold down clamp and positive terminal - severely corroded 
166000 mi

US $420
Dead Alternator. Replaced with Subaru OEM, also replaced all belts. 
115000 mi

US $1100
New tie rods. 4 wheel alignment. Oil change. New CV joint 
120000 mi Car died on road. Wouldn't restart. Tow truck driver was able to start the car. Transmission lockout switch suspected, but wouldn't replicate. 
124000 mi Check engine light came on after a long trip over mountains, etc. No obvious failure, likely emissions related. Within a week the light went off. I should have it checked out, but likely won't unless it returns. 
124000 mi

US $750
#1 cyl misfire. Full valve adjustment. All valves were out of spec. Repair was fully successful, and the car drives like new. fuel injectors replaced.  
130000 mi

US $2500
Both head gaskets replaced, heads machined. This is the third time head gaskets were replaced. First repair @45K under warranty, one side replaced, no machining. Second repair at 95k, both gaskets repaired, no machining. This repair at 130k. Cracked axle boot replaced. 
131000 mi

US $395
Half shaft replaced. This was in addition to the other side axel boot replaced in January. Two down, two to go. 

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2001 Subaru Outback 4-door

4-cylinder manual AWD

99820 mi Headgasket failure. Was leaking badly on one side(driver), and the pass side was just starting to leak. 

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2000 Subaru Outback

Engine not specified

125860 mi

C $1200
Head gasket blew. 

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2000 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

135000 mi Headgasket weep from drivers side cylinder bank 
153000 mi

US $1400
Replaced both headgaskets. 
155000 mi

US $100
Replaced rear 02 sensor 
158700 mi

US $200
Replaced header 
161700 mi

US $60
Replaced o-rings and recharged AC 
167000 mi

US $125
Cylinder #4 stopped firing. Replaced plug wires and coil/igniter. 
151000 mi

US $90
Replaced Knock sensor. Replaced O2 A/F sensor, up stream. 
154000 mi

US $5
Replaced original positive terminal on battery with 3rd party replacement. 
154000 mi

US $240
jury-rigged exhaust until replacement arrives. 
156700 mi

US $250
replaced pads and rotors as well as parking brake pads. Also replaced the intermediate pipe and muffler. 
head gasket or engine block need repair; steering column loose; brakes; water pump 
156700 mi

US $260
O2 sensor error message and idle control message. Car is old and diagnosis and repair is not worth the cost, so nothing was done. 
154500 mi

US $26
Turn signal wouldn't work when turning left. Replaced w/ aftermarket stalk. Replaced faulty knock sensor 
202000 mi The clutch on the manual transmission wore out. 
161000 mi

US $350
check engine light on....extreme fuel vapor smell at idle. replaced 2 fuel rubber hoses. cleared check engine light 

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2000 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 4-speed automatic AWD

235000 mi

US $300
Right headlight going out intermittently Engine will "hiccup" briefly (less than 1 second)while climbing any hill. Likely valve replacement needed...not economical at this car mileage. 
127000 mi

US $100
Catalytic converter needs replacing because it is (supposedly) very dirty. Cleaning it out did not solve the problem. 
168000 mi

US $1550
Oil leaks at CAM and crankshaft replaced timing belt and cover. Replaced left front axle and CV. 
172000 mi Right front axle replaced due to faulty part from previous repair. 
140000 mi

US $1750
Water pump, timing belt, valve cover gaskets, both front halfshafts, halfshaft seals, . Catalytic converter. 
145000 mi

US $2400
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 mi

US $500
replaced both front cv joints (total axle assemblies) 
191000 mi

US $350
rough idle, fuel odor, cleaned throttle body, replaced fuel filter 
97000 mi

US $290
Needed a sensor replaced because of hesitation in shifting into drive from park. 
105000 mi

US $1600
Replace O2 sensor triggering CEL  Replace CV boots 
115000 mi

US $2500
Automatic transmission replaced. Had been delaying in shift into gear from P. 
147000 mi

US $2000
Dreaded headgasket Fuel line leak 
88000 mi

US $150
alternator malfunction - replaced 
100000 mi 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 mi

US $1200
Thermostat and radiator hoses replaced 
102000 mi

US $1340
Replaced both struts in front and both shocks in rear, followed by an alignment. 
106300 mi

US $250
Both CV joint boots on one axle were split. Replaced entire axle. 
131000 mi

US $900
The head gaskets were leaking externally (no mixing of water and oil in either the block or cooling system). 
150000 mi

US $150
Brake hoses wore out. 
198700 mi

US $400
Replaced the pads, rotors, calipers, brackets, hardware and hoses for both the front and rear 
204000 mi

US $500
Cracked universal joint boot on driver side front axle. Fix is to replace axle.  Also needed new front sway bar linkage bushings. 
220000 mi

US $2000
Cracked head gasket leaking coolant externally. I decided to get it fixed before it got worse. The shop that I took it to did an exceptional job Garage 1 Auto Repair (Subaru Specialist) in San Jose, CA 
255000 mi

US $1100
servo controlling locking torque converter was bad. Replaced servo pack. Torque converter would not disengage at stop which caused engine to stall.Otherwise car runs great. 
298000 mi

US $500
Front axle boot torn, replaced axle 
141000 mi Rear wiper motor froze. New motor $214.00 not includind labor. I removed motor, not easy, external nuts were rusted. Drove out frozen shaft, cleaned, lubed shaft, reinstalled wiper motor, good as new! Pays to do it yourself. 
145000 mi Dreaded leaking head gasket! Good drip after driving, as car cooled stopped. Went to dealer, $1700 -$2000 for fix. Called Subaru, going to review it. Out of Extended Warrenty. Mec. bottle of stop leak, stopped leaking. Waiting. 
145000 mi Head gasket leak. Mechnic gave me bottle bottle of Subaru stop leak, stopped leaking. I called Subaru. Will help pay. Can't tell u how much. Cant believe it stopped leak for 2 months. I was good (bad) dripping leak. Time will tell. 
156000 mi

US $179
Oh boy, head gaskets replaced. Can't believe it took only 1day. Amazing pull the engine, heads off. Check for warped heads. Mine were OK. No machine shop. That would have added 2 more days. Great mechanic Fox Subaru GR, MI. . Nasty hard rattle going over little bump let alone bigger bumps. Dealer thought with out looking a rear strut. I put it up on ramps in my garage. Thank goodness link that holds anti-sway bar to chassis broke. Replaced both sides today. 
157000 mi

US $150
Lose of coolant in about 1 hr of driving. A by-pass hose maybe 8 -10 inches long failed. It's tees off near the thermostat housing. $15 forhose, $91 labor, clamps and new coolant etc. Waited for it. 1 HR. 
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 mi

US $400
Alternator went bad and I had to have it replaced. 
170700 mi

US $300
Antifreeze leaking 
115000 mi Worn prop shaft joint 
115300 mi

£300
Rear left brake caliper piston seized 
118000 mi

£200
Exhaust flanges corroded 
124500 mi

£100
seized brake caliper 
141000 mi

US $50
Car wouldn't start. Mechanic found a bad Alternator/PS Drive Belt. Removed and replaced with a new belt and starts just fine now. Prior to non-start radio was all static, not working well and only other symptom was slight rough idle. 
115300 mi

US $2500
Leaking head gaskets replaced, all seals, rear main seal, and gaskets too. 
117300 mi

US $600
pads, calipers, rotors 
118000 mi

US $300
wheel bearing bad - replaced sticking caliper 
120000 mi

US $2400
Seal leaks and slippage from first to second when "cold" 
181660 mi

C $300
heating radiator replacement. 
184760 mi Timing belt failure : engine blowed ! 
130000 mi Engine light came on. Code for back two cylinder misfiring. Inspected wires - ok. Put in a jar of fuel injection cleaner and cleared codes. One week later still no recurring codes. Engine light came on again. Code for back 2 cylinders again. Car runs fine. Filled with higher grade of gasoline (knock/ping could be cause for that code). After 400 miles, still no engine light. 
147000 mi

US $3600
Original 147K engine overheated (stuck thermostat), parts melted. Replaced engine w/ refurbished engine with 88K from salvage shop, dealer installed.Happy to have my really nice car back w/ a younger engine. I will drive slowly from now on! 
158700 mi

US $150
Still so happy I got a used engine with 88K on it for my lovely Subaru car with 167K miles. Since the new engine 9/2011, I have just needed recharge or repair on my air conditioning system, I am not sure which. Yay! 
169000 mi The AC stopped working at full cold, got that fixed with Mechanic A, but then it still cooled poorly but a little. 
169500 mi I decided to take it to the dealer, got it recharged and it worked great. But then the fan and related temp electrical went out. The dealer then charged me 135 to change the fuse! 
171000 mi

US $131
Retractable Cargo Cover Broke, First time a few years ago, the screw housing end cap came part. I just replaced the cover. This time a spring inside has broken and it will not auto retract. I will get a used one. 
156000 mi rack and pinion leaking replace rack and pinion, one month later began leaking again new rack and pinion began leaking, took it back to the dealer 
168000 mi

US $2800
replaced engine due to blown head gasket 
256000 mi Problem diagnosed. Driver side wheel bearing. Will attempt DIY. 
257500 mi

US $575
Replaced driver side wheel bearings. 
260000 mi Went for biannual California smog certification passed, but Check Engine light on. Exhaust problem codes. Estimate $800 fix. Saving money to get it done. Car running well in the meantime. 
265000 mi

US $1800
Check Engine light, 3 codes indicated evap issues internal air intake and Cat conv. Traced problems to broken and corroded wires near MAP sensor and Evap sensor solenoid. Guide roller bearings broke out of casing sending shrapnel into timing belt compartment other roller disengaged. Somehow belt stayed on! Replaced belt, pulleys tensioner, water pump and thermostat. Serviced transmission & replaced gasket. 
265000 mi Check engine light (CEL)came on for a couple days, then went off. Did this twice more. Light was off, mechanic checked code. Code Cat malfunction. Cleared code. CEL has stayed off. 
101000 mi

US $875
Tire technician noted that all four struts were bad and the rear two were leaking. Replaced all four struts. 
102000 mi

US $300
Both front inner CV boots leaking, both replaced. 
103000 mi

US $55
Torn passenger-side inner tie rod boot. Replaced entire tie rod, $50. Intermittent code for upstream oxygen sensor. Replaced oxygen sensor. 
107300 mi

US $40
Idler pulley whining when running at idle, replaced and fixed the problem. 

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2000 Subaru Outback 4-door

4-cylinder manual AWD

184000 mi

US $700
timing belt failure 

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2000 Subaru Outback 4-door

4-cylinder automatic AWD

156000 mi

US $28
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 mi

US $385
knocking/clicking sounds coming from left side while in a turn and accelerating. Replaced both axles and stub shafts. 
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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1999 Subaru Outback

Engine not specified

210000 mi For the last two years I have been dealing with the fuel line leaking while filling up at a gas station. I'm not sure if this is common among subaru owners, but recently when I would fill up $4 worth of gas, all of it emptied out onto road 
98000 mi Catalytic converter went bad, and replaced it and an adjoining pipe. 
133000 mi Problem with exhaust system, muffler, pressure - not passing air quality test. 
135000 mi Never repaired exhaust. several areas of rust all door seals have failed and are falling off 
151000 mi Bent exhaust valve 
152000 mi AC freon could not be recharged because of cold temps in the shop. Returned later when weather was warm to have system filled 
102000 mi

US $1000
Oil pan badly leaking onto exhaust. Terrible burning smell/smoke while driving. Shop tried resealing pan. This didn't work, will have to take it back so they can replace the pan. 
105000 mi

US $50
Front Passenger Wheel nut was loose. Tightened, no further problems. 
201000 mi

US $89
Head gasket is leaking which is allowing gas to enter into the coolant lines. This is displacing coolant and causing the coolant to leak. The car is 11 years old and has 200,000 miles, so the estimated $2500 repair is not worth it. 
191300 mi

US $500
Replace radiator. Bad cv joint; axle replaced. 
194000 mi

US $300
O2 sensor replaced. 
152000 mi

US $3000
Blown head gasket--replaced timing belt--replaced clutch--replaced 
US $3000 Head gaskets 

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1999 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 -speed

174000 mi

US $500
1st set of headgaskets replaced at 80,000M, headgaskets gone AGAIN at 175000M. Not spending another 2800.00 bucks to keep Subaru profitable. Also needed new struts. 

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1999 Subaru Outback 4-door

4-cylinder manual AWD

140000 mi

US $500
Check engine light Error. Problem was a idle sensor which was replaced. Check engine came on after the repair. Dealer attempted to fix the problem but could not replicate the error. 
237000 mi Clutch slipping, worn out, due to maladjustment on previous clutch job 4k miles prior. Replaced along with flywheel under 50/50 warranty. Filling station pumps stopping every 1/2 gallon or so; CEL light (fuel system pressure high). Told due to clogged vent valve located on top of fuel pump. I only gas it up a couple times a month. Not worth the hassle. 
237000 mi Clutch started slipping, mechanic replaced. Prior clutch replacement at 232000 was done by them, pedal return spring not correctly installed. Whoever replaced thermostat prior did not tighten a radiator hose clamp resulting in a slow external coolant leak that was noticed when heat stopped working and car overheated. Tightened clamp. 
240000 mi

US $325
Clutch slave cylinder failure rendered transmission inop; replaced, flushed, filled. 
242000 mi Two different CELs, fuel tank high pressure condition and knock sensor failure. 
114000 mi

US $50
Faulty tailight socket. 
135000 mi

US $700
Exhaust needed replacement. 
46000 mi

US $615
Caliper sliders were seized up, only 1 side of pads was stopping car and resulted in premature wear.  
60000 mi

US $65
Had the rest of the exhaust heat shields cut away because of the rattling. Still not completely gone. 
212000 mi

US $120
The check engine light came on. Code thrown was for cylinder misfire. Piston ring diagnosed as failing. Did not repair due to cost. 
150000 mi

US $100
Blown head gasket (misfire) & oil leak (both age related): Subaru 2.5EJ pull engine & replace head gaskets, machine heads, reseat valves, intake & exhaust valve seals, oil seals, timing belt, water pump, idler pulleys, clutch kit, plugs (11 salty MD winters, age related maintenance) Pipes badly rusted, rusted flanges, holes in pipes, leaking exhaust into cabin, heat shield rattle: replaced rear catalytic converter, resonator pipe, muffler (all from rear converter back). It seems tire shop loosened spindle nut (either on purpose or accidentally, not sure) causing caliper and wheel bearing failure. Owner replaced brake caliper and pads (since uneven wear), & wheel bearing (NOT going back to that tire shop!) 
155700 mi

US $220
Front driver side wheel bearing making slight noise, replaced. (This is a common problem for this model vehicle at high mileage, this repair was a proactive replacement and wasn't urgent yet.) 
157500 mi

US $40
Clutch pedal stays on floor when engine hot (pop back up with toe). I replaced clutch slave cylinder. $40 for new part. Simple repair job took at most an hour. 
159000 mi

US $570
FR wheel bearing seized, damaged hub, steering knuckle. Replaced hub, bearing, seals, steering knuckle, ball joint. Owner damaged tie rod end during disassembly. Replaced R&L outer tie rod ends, plus alignment. 
170000 mi

US $30
Misfire in cylinders 1 and 3, performed compression test (ok), replaced plugs, wires, air filter, but problem persists. Diagnosis during this repair suggests burned exhaust valve(s). Will need to remove head and inspect/replace valves. 
170000 mi Misfire as above, engine runs very poorly. Now hear rod knock at around 3000 RPMs, so engine needs rebuild/replace. Also unresolved brake problem, dash lights out, tail gate works sporadically, other cosmetic/minor problems. Sold. 
99000 mi

US $1100
windshield washer pump motor and switch gas tank filler neck leak 

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1999 Subaru Outback 4-door

4-cylinder automatic AWD

225500 mi

US $275
Rad damaged during hose replacement. Rad replaced as well as coolant, upper and lower rad hoses and thermostat. 
231000 mi Coolant flowing from radiator to overflow tank. Confirmed head gasket leak (chemical block test) 
235700 mi

US $2000
Head Gasket Leak. Replaced engine with rebuilt one 
257700 mi

US $750
RPM fluctuated +/- 200-300 RPM at cruise. Check engine light P0710 Transmission Fluid Temperature Sensor Circuit. Sensor and transmission internal wiring harness replaced. 
269000 mi

US $80
Rear swaybar links worn 
271500 mi

US $350
Rear struts and mounts failed 
273000 mi

US $350
Replaced Front Struts and Mounts. Replaced left front caliper as brake bleeder screw sheared off when bleeding brakes after strut replacement (brake hose routed through bracket on strut). 
285000 mi

US $50
Rear wiper would not clean all of the window with a new blade installed. Replaced rear wiper arm (that holds wiper blade against window). 
288000 mi

US $100
Vent controls for AC would work intermittently and result in not being able to direct where the air went 
335000 mi

US $300
replacement inner and outer tie rod ends during tire replacement rear wheel had scrapping noise. Found rear calipers stuck and pads worn uneven 
359700 mi

US $500
Grinding noise from front right. Found rt ft caliper seized. Replaced both calipers, pads and rotors 
378000 mi

US $100
Battery was low and slow engine cranking. Alternator tested bad. Replaced alternator with rebuilt unit 

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1998 Subaru Outback

Engine not specified

96000 mi

US $700
Timing belt jumped 2 teeth on cam drive cyl's 1&3. Replaced with belt kit,pulleys and hyd. tensioner. Front brake rotors and pads replaced also (worn) 
97000 mi

US $255
During replacement of timing belt kit a cam drive bolt was loosened. The next day when the kit was installed, different tech didn't retorque that bolt. At dissy. insp., bolt retorqued and we made a GOOD 1600 mi. trip the next day. 
100000 mi

US $220
Due to 2 previous dissy's of harmonic balancer for timing belt replacement, woodruff key was damaged and failed so that balancer/pulley spun on end of crankshft. Shop did weld repair, and replaced some new parts. I hope this is over. 
106000 mi

US $118
valve cover gaskets - both had drips- both replaced with OEM kits from dealer. 
117000 mi

US $140
CV joint had made some noise on right turns, garage looked at front while changing oil and spark plug wires. The rubber boot was torn. I believe CV was original to the car.Replaced with a lifetime wrnty. unit. 
119000 mi

US $1775
curse of the Subi's of certain years and milage...the head gasket(s)- New "Felpro" gasket set -new timing belt/kit. Heads sent out to check for flatness and cracks (none), also oil change and fresh anti-freeze & lower radiator hose. 
108000 mi

US $1450
Replace intermediate exhaust pipe. Replace crank and cam seals. 
77000 mi When sold had slight oil leak that would need repair but not for awhile. 
159000 mi

US $400
total engine failure. would turn over but not start. repair shop suggests that i not attempt to have the car repaired because of known reliability problems with 4 cam engine and mysterious breakdowns 

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1998 Subaru Outback 4-door

4-cylinder manual AWD

197000 mi

US $270
Needed to have the mid-pipe replaced in the exhaust system. 
199000 mi

US $353
*Replaced windshield, cracked from stone hitting it. 
102500 mi

US $2500
*invalid month March 2010: head gasket replacement - both engine cylinder heads. Common Subaru problem for this engine (DOHC boxer). 
108000 mi

US $1600
blown head gasket, took so long to repair because subaru has issued multiple replacement head gaskets and getting the right one, shipped to hawaii was costly and time consuming.argh. 
88000 mi Blown head gasket. Cost estimate was "at least $1000." Online research shows this to be a common problem which can cost up to $3K to fix. Since car is worth about $3000, decided not to repair, but to instead buy new car and donate car to charity.  

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1998 Subaru Outback 4-door

4-cylinder automatic AWD

170500 mi

C $250
Rear struts. 
175460 mi Multiple problems when car sold. Head gasket... slippy transmission... exhaust 
167000 mi

US $150
Exhaust pipe rusted out 
177000 mi

US $200
replaced valve cover gaskets *dup replaced exhaust system 
184000 mi

US $700
Change AC compressor and dryer 
200000 mi

US $500
Replaced front CV shafts 
206000 mi

US $250
Needed new transmission mount 
216000 mi

US $1700
Blown head gasket valve job new radiator 
106000 mi

US $110
Rear window washer intermittently spraying on own but not in response to driver controls. The reservoir of washer fluid, which usually lasts 4-6 months, was emptied in less than 2 months. New part (pump?) ordered- not a plugged valve as was suspected. 
107000 mi

US $2200
Brought car in for oil change (told that was what was "due" when I made the appointment) but told needed timing belt. Later called and said back brakes required service. 
195000 mi

US $8000
Blown head gasket, overheating,  knock sensor 
96000 mi

US $1576
Replace complete exhaust system. 
168000 mi

US $300
Both front wheel bearings replaced 
181000 mi

US $80
CEL came on, code indicated problem with knock sensor. Replaced knock sensor. 
184000 mi

US $1800
Tranny/Diff seal blown, replaced seal and other wear items in transmission during repair. 
199300 mi

US $1200
Replaced Worn Struts 
199700 mi

US $4200
Failure of connecting rod bearing, replaced engine with remanufactured engine. 
216000 mi

US $200
Purchased rebuilt engine several years ago. Had oil leak from the start. Finally leaking so bad, it had to be fixed. Found oil leaking from oil pump. Replaced O-Ring that had been crimped when engine rebuilt. Replaced timing belt as well. 

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1997 Subaru Outback

Engine not specified

142700 mi

US $2200
Valve problem in engine. 
157000 mi

US $1500
Head gasket replaced, head shaved, new timing belt 
157000 mi Wheel bearing replaced. 
266000 mi After many good years the passenger side head gasket failed (a common problem). I was lucky? enough to purchase the twin of this for $800 and used the old windshield, O2 sensors and brand new rear rotors and calipers in the new one. 
133000 mi

US $700
Cooling system failed leading to weaping head gasket. Extimated cost to rebuild: 1,200. Sold car instead. 

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1997 Subaru Outback 4-door

4-cylinder manual AWD

250000 mi

US $600
front brake caliper casing corroded, causing calipers to be stuck partially in braking mode. 
252000 mi

US $580
wheel bearings needed to be replaced on both front wheels engine knock sensor 
254000 mi

US $220
clutch rubber hyrdraulic line broke 

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1996 Subaru Outback

Engine not specified

181000 mi Valve cover gasket leak 
122000 mi Some oil leaks when sold. Also problems with car overheating, but topping off the fluids helped. 

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1996 Subaru Outback 4-door

4-cylinder manual AWD

242000 mi

US $195
Spark plug threads stripped. Hely coil kit installed. 
247000 mi

US $300
Fixed key-less entry lock/unlock. Fixed reverse switch. replaced dash lights 
249300 mi

US $200
Oil leak from engine. Oil leaks on exhaust pipe and smells. Oil seamed to be leaking from valve cover gaskets. Decided to renew valve cover gaskets and change oil at the same time. Oil leak still remains, but not from valve covers. Placed dye into oil and asked to return to check leak. Diagnosed as oil leak from cam shaft seal. Recommended replacing timing belt, water pump and drive belts while fixing cam seal(all due) 
250000 mi Car must be warm after being driven over 1 hour, happens when warm, during sharp turning only. Transmission transfer case shutters very abruptly. Diagnosed as sticky clutch in awd, recommend 1st change transmission oil. 
254700 mi

US $560
Remove and install timing belt, front main seal, cam seals and water pump. 

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1996 Subaru Outback 4-door

4-cylinder automatic AWD

128000 mi

US $200
Right front axle. Replaced a cracked radiator. 
128000 mi

US $18
Left front axle replaced. 2 year old axle failed due to not enough grease from re-builder. New axle when inspected did not contain enough grease. Packed in more CV grease installed w/new ball joint. Got a full 92.00 refund. Keep receipts! 
138000 mi

US $1300
oil pump seal 

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