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#11508 of 11746 2001 Subaru Outback
Aug 23, 2007 (9:20 pm)
I am in the process of buying a 2001 Subaru outback. During the discover process it was said that when the second owner recieved the car from the dealer. The dash had to be replaced and the milege was set back to zero. The dealer said there was no way for them to reprogram the dash to account for the 53000 miles originally present. So a statement was issued with the new dash. Is this normal???!!? I can't believe they are unable to reprogram dashes to the the correct mileage. Is this so???
#11509 of 11746 Re: 2001 Subaru Outback [bes001]
Aug 24, 2007 (10:14 am)
That is typical of a modern car. They have designed them to be tamper resistant, so a replaced instrument cluster, if done by an authorized agent, will include a "statement" to adjust the displayed mileage with the previous mileage.
#11510 of 11746 Re: 2001 Subaru Outback [xwesx]
Aug 24, 2007 (10:53 pm)
Thank you for your help.
#11511 of 11746 Re: 2001 Subaru Outback [bes001]
Aug 24, 2007 (5:56 pm)
Yup, they don't change the milage, just issue the statement. It's some federal law not to change the milage.
#11512 of 11746 Re: Engine problems 96 outback [argon]
Sep 04, 2007 (5:23 pm)
funny you should mention that, it just got a fuel injector flush at the mechanics, so we'll see. im hoping it was that.
#11513 of 11746 headlight problem on 2001 outback
Sep 10, 2007 (7:58 am)
Both lowbeam headlights are out on my 2001 outback wagon. Checked fuses and all are okay. High beams work fine. Any suggestions?
#11514 of 11746 Re: headlight problem on 2001 outback [dzelinski]
Sep 10, 2007 (11:22 am)
Must be the bulbs, then. Weird that they both went out at the same time.
#11515 of 11746 Re: headlight problem on 2001 outback [ateixeira]
Sep 10, 2007 (11:58 am)
Not that strange. Halogen bulbs are manufactured by extremely precise computerized equipment so when one bulb goes, the other being almost identical will often go very shortly afterward.
#11516 of 11746 Re: headlight problem on 2001 outback [shrinermonkey]
Sep 11, 2007 (5:14 am)
It was the bulbs. Stranger yet was that I replaced one of the bulbs with a spare I had and it still didn't work. Last night I bought two new ones and that solved the problem. Thanks for the input.