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Subaru Outback, Car Safety, Wagon, SUV
#2047 of 2086 Re: VDC MIA for 2007 [ateixeira]
Jun 09, 2006 (9:19 pm)
will that be for MT as well as AT??? just what I have been waiting for!
#2048 of 2086 Re: VDC MIA for 2007 [cptplt]
Jun 12, 2006 (10:35 am)
Check out the Subaru Crew - Future Models thread, all 9 models that get VDC are listed there.
#2049 of 2086 LLBean with Legacy GT Wheels...
Jun 19, 2006 (7:31 am)
I finally got me a set of Legacy GT wheels! I hate the wheels that came on my 01 LL Bean....They take just as long to clean as it takes to clean the entire vehicle. This weekend, I ran into someone that knew of a set for sale. I bought them with the sales pitch to the wife being that since I needed new tires anyway, here I could get a set of wheels that already had tires (with only 10k mi on them) for less. Now, I have the wheels I want, unfortunately the tires are 215/45s...so they look dorky as all get out. But with a treadware rating of 160 on the RE92s...I will be tossing them in 6-8months anyway! I will post a picture as soon as I can.
BTW...the speedo error is 7.6%....so now I am having to re-train myself as to a safe speed to set the cruise at for my early morning commute to work!
BTW...anyone interested in a set of 01 LLBean wheels?
#2050 of 2086 New 2001 VDC H6 Subie Owner... Getting worried!
Jun 21, 2006 (11:56 am)
I would like to start by thanking all the people who have submitted posts. I like doing as much research as possible before I buy, and this page has made finding that info very easy.
Although my VDC is in great shape and seems to run smooth, ran into some problems this morning on the way to work...
Started the car, no problem, started driving, no problem, 4-5 km later the car suddenly cut power to the engine. The engine would still crank, but would not turn over.
Thank God I bought an extended warranty program with the car, but I have only had it for a week! I read so many great things about Subaru, and being a Honda owner I put reliability at the top of my priority list when looking in to buying a car. Has anyone heard of the reason for this? The lights and electrics still work but no go with the engine.
Any suggestions for this new worried Subaru owner would be great... I still have faith that Subarus are reliable, but this event has put a small question of my judgement in to play.
Please give me the scoop if there is one.
New broke down Subie owner.
#2051 of 2086 New 2001 VDC H6 Subie Owner... Getting worried! UPDATE
Jun 21, 2006 (1:52 pm)
So, the shop has come back with the issue as the fuel pump. They say that it got fried! The real bad part about this is that the Pump costs $590.00 and my max coverage is $500.00... meanning I need to pay the labour and the extra 90 bucks for the part! I have only had this car for week and it is going to cost me $300-$400 to get it fixed ! I am starting to think i should have kept my Honda... I would like to try and get this covered by the dealer or the warranty company... any suggestions... BTW I am in Canada (Toronto). Any advice would be great!
#2052 of 2086 Re: New 2001 VDC H6 Subie Owner... Getting worried! UPDATE [jcarioca]
Jun 22, 2006 (5:28 am)
That's a strange limitation for the warranty, $500 cap? Odd.
Any how, the trick here is that is a used car, we don't know how the previous owner treated it.
Since you're getting a new fuel pump, I'd ask for a new fuel filter as well.
When I buy a used car, I do a 60k service on it even if the mileage isn't at 60k, because I want what I call a "baseline" on the age of all wear and tear items. So I change the fuel filter, air filter, PCV valve, O2 sensor, oil and filter, gear oil, and differential oil. I also bleed the brakes and flush the coolant.
That way you know all the fluids are new, and can get on your own maintenance schedule.
Rack this up to bad luck and/or previous owner neglect (maybe they never changed the fuel filter?), one problem is not a pattern so don't worry about it.
#2053 of 2086 New 2001 VDC H6 Subie Owner
Jun 22, 2006 (3:30 pm)
Thanks for the advice Juice. I called the warranty company as well as the dealer... I just told them how I felt about this situation, and "done", they covered all costs involved. I picked my car up today, and it seems to be running okay. I also mentioned (to the warranty company)that I would be going to a Subaru Dealer to get a full inspection done to see if there is anyhting else I need to address.
Due to the fact they helped me so quick, I feel as though they deserve some props for their attention in this matter....So....
Special Thanks to
-Leon's Fine Cars - Etobicoke ON, Canada (Emmil)
-A-Protect - Toronto ON Canada (Shenelle)
-All people that have taken the time to share their problems and solutions on this board.
Hoping for a better week to come.... still love my car
"Feeling better" Subaru owner,
#2054 of 2086 Re: New 2001 VDC H6 Subie Owner [jcarioca]
Jun 23, 2006 (8:28 am)
Hey, that's great news, glad to hear it.
carioca - are you from Brazil? I am from Recife. Vai Brasil!
#2055 of 2086 Still no news...
Jul 20, 2006 (5:51 pm)
So, jcarioca, how many kilometers had your car when you bought it? I bought mine exactly one year ago at 78 000km and drove more than 40k kms since then! The only problem is those two VDC and ABS lights that intermittently come up together. Stangely, it will be now more than two weeks and they didn't light up since then! No dealer ever saw that problem. They must contact Subaru of Canada in order to know what to do, what tests to apply. Very frustating. By the way, how much is an ABS sensor, garandman?
#2056 of 2086 Re: Still no news... [swbo101]
Jul 29, 2006 (5:03 pm)
Bought it with 150 000. Read so many good things about this year and model...Sold! Since the fuel pump issue it has been smooth and reliable. I am very happy with the feel and versitility of this car. I would recommend it even with high Km. The leather and 3.0 are well worth the upgrade cost difference (when buying used) and odds are, the previous owners took extra care with the car seeing that it feels like a car that is geared to a mature crowd. Unlike the WRX, the outback would not be tuned to be a race car. I feel great about owning this car!