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#1 of 15 Head gaskett
Dec 13, 2006 (10:44 am)
Did anyone have to replace the head gaskett in their subaru impreza RS? I have a 2002 and I just had to replace it.
#2 of 15 Re: Head gaskett [subaruval]
Dec 13, 2006 (10:47 am)
Subaru did offer an extended warranty but only for a certain number of 02s (there were more 99-01s) and only if you agreed to let them use a coolant conditioner.
Did you ever get that notice?
#3 of 15 Re: Head gaskett [ateixeira]
Dec 13, 2006 (10:49 am)
I don't remember the notice but I missed the warranty by a month and a half. I'm dealing with subaru in NJ now who are going to look into it. I just think after 5 years the head gaskett shouldn't be replaced.
#4 of 15 Re: Head gaskett [subaruval]
Dec 13, 2006 (10:51 am)
The problem is not uncommon so push for a free replacement. The dealer should go to bat for you if only to establish good will.
#5 of 15 Re: Head gaskett [subaruval]
Dec 27, 2006 (5:17 pm)
I have a 2003 impreza outback sport and the head gasket is leaking antifreeze! I bought the extended warranty for 1200 which covers it to 80,000 miles but the only thing is once you replace one gasket you should replace the other, the water pump and the timing belt. This just happened this week and I'm looking at about $1700 parts and labor. If I brought it to the dealer they would only fix one head gasket to eat up my $1200 bucks. I don't recommend it but you can buy stuff to pour in your radiator that seals leaks.
#6 of 15 Re: Head gaskett [rertz]
Dec 28, 2006 (5:54 am)
I did get the head gasket fixed and they replaced teh timing belt as well. I did call the main place in Cherry Hill and they are reimbursing me about $600 for the fix. I didn't think of the water pump. Hopefully I won't have any more problems.
#7 of 15 www.subaruproblems.com
Jan 02, 2007 (7:12 am)
head gasket leak?? class action lawsuit
#8 of 15 Re: Head gaskett [subaruval]
Jan 12, 2007 (9:43 am)
Glad to hear they took care of you.
Why class action? You get lawyers involved and they'll take 40% of the money and he would have to pay $240 out of his pocket.
#9 of 15 Re: www.subaruproblems.com [rickywli]
Jan 20, 2007 (11:48 am)
That web site is gone.
What happened? SOA get to the owners?
#10 of 15 Re: www.subaruproblems.com [davisrs41]
Jan 22, 2007 (10:27 am)
Yeah, you know the HQ is in Jersey and the VP's name is Soprano or something.