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Subaru Legacy, Subaru Outback, Wagon
#6958 of 8644 Re: 2006 Subaru Outback stalling [ateixeira]
Apr 23, 2007 (11:31 am)
Subaru wants to negotiate a settlement so my friend is not sure what to do. I was trying to find out of the problem is endemic to all 2006 Outbacks.
Regarding lemon law, if the problem is life threatening, then 2 occurrences can be acceptable, or so one judged declared. I can't find the link right now but it is not black and white. The fact that Subaru wants to make a settlement though indicates they recognize the severity of the risk. Thank you for your comments.
#6959 of 8644 Re: 2006 Subaru Outback stalling [bohappa]
Apr 23, 2007 (1:54 pm)
The 07s have useful upgrades, not the least of which is an aux input for the stereos.
08s are just arriving so tell your friend to work a favorable deal on an 07 left over or demo. The key here is to take a long test drive and make sure the 07 is perfect, because you just know Subaru isn't going to make that offer twice.
#6961 of 8644 Oil at Temperature Warning Light
Aug 11, 2006 (9:38 am)
I just had my transmission fluid & oil changed and but I noticed that the warning light for "Oil at Temperature" is flashing when I start my car. I read in the manual that I should contact my dealership because it may have something to do with the "control system?" I guess what I am trying to access is, is this just a dummy light flashing to get you to go in and get it serviced and charged out the ying yang for labor or because I just had the oil & trannie fluids serviced that I can ignore this.
#6962 of 8644 Re: Oil at Temperature Warning Light [bssgrl]
Aug 11, 2006 (10:35 am)
I would not ignore a blinking light, usually that's an indication to pull over and call a tow truck. A solid light is a warning, blinking is severe.
#6963 of 8644 Re: Oil at Temperature Warning Light [ateixeira]
Aug 11, 2006 (3:32 pm)
It justs blinks when I start the car then it stops, it lasts maybe a 1/4-1/2 minute total
#6964 of 8644 Re: Oil at Temperature Warning Light [bssgrl]
Aug 11, 2006 (9:14 pm)
I'd check three things:
1) make sure the oil in the engine is at the correct level (dipstick near front of engine)
2) assuming you have an automatic transmission, the tranny fluid is reddish in color and is at the proper level (dipstick driver side)
3) there is gear oil in the front diffy. (dipstick passenger side) again assuming auto tranny
If all three are fine, I wouldn't worry about the light. You could also call and ask a dealer why it's happening.
#6965 of 8644 Re: Oil at Temperature Warning Light [jfl]
Aug 11, 2006 (9:38 pm)
OK, I did check the oil today, because I thought maybe that might have somethig to do with it, but it's fine, the tranny fluid was just changed 3 days ago, so I know that's ok, so I will look into
) there is gear oil in the front diffy. (dipstick passenger side) again assuming auto tranny>
and yes it is an auto tranny.
I figure at this point if everything is ok, that it's a dummy light, but if all fluids are ok I'll just give them a call as well just to double check it.
Thanx for the help, I really appreciate it!!
#6966 of 8644 Re: Oil at Temperature Warning Light [bssgrl]
Aug 12, 2006 (10:59 am)
well we double checked everything and it was ok, then my fiance thought that maybe if we unconnected the battery and reconnected it, that maybe it would reset itself, and guess what....it did!!!
Thanx for all of your help
#6967 of 8644 Re: Oil at Temperature Warning Light [bssgrl]
Aug 21, 2006 (12:10 pm)
Glad to hear it!