Last post on Jan 22, 2012 at 5:14 PM
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Subaru Outback, Engine, Hatchback
#4 of 5 My Subaru Sucks
Aug 12, 2009 (5:14 pm)
Valve dropping was discovered at same time the valve stem seals wore out at around 45k so it didn't become a warranty issue. I would think it would be covered by the powertrain 5 year/100,000km warranty however?
Just to update, I recently had both O2 sensors replaced due to check engine light which still didn't clear engine light. Issue was sent back to Japan for resolution while dealership said it was OK to continue driving the car with "fuel too rich" warning. This too was found to be common. Repairs were performed...under warranty..a month later.
Finally, reason for RPM dropping out on the car while in idle was attributed to the fact that too many electronics are present and computer can't handle it correctly....laments terms from mechanic. It normally idles at 800 RPM before dropping back to 500...sputtering for a few seconds...then jump back to 800??
I've looked into trade-in option...turns out car has lost 3/4 of it's value in 3 1/2 years or 75,000 km of driving. Could have sold private...price not much better. Option now is to drive it to the ground....or at least until something else goes wrong!!!
#5 of 5 Re: 2005 Subaru Outback 2.5i Lemon [dizzle2]
Jan 22, 2012 (5:14 pm)
The headlight issue is not a problem, there is an oil that needs to be put on the stem of the headlight before installing and it stops that problem. It must be a bad connection issue and the oil helps the connection.