Last post on Jun 22, 2012 at 7:35 AM
You are in the Subaru Legacy & Outback
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Subaru Legacy, Subaru Outback, Sedan, Wagon
#2 of 3 Re: 2011 Outback 3.6R Limited Charge Indicator Light.. [pger_98]
Jun 10, 2012 (2:58 pm)
Not on a Subaru, but it sounds like the voltage regulator on the alternator, or the alternator itself, may be having an issue. I certainly would not call it "normal," whether another car is doing it or not. When your car is running, it should be steady at that 13.8 reading.
As a quick check, unplug all the connectors to the alternator (they should be easy to access) and re-attach them. If the car still exhibits the same symptoms, I would log it with the dealer or Subaru corporate (1-800-SUBARU3) and push for an alternator replacement.
#3 of 3 Re: 2011 Outback 3.6R Limited Charge Indicator Light.. [xwesx]
Jun 22, 2012 (7:35 am)
Thank you for your reply XWESX. So we just took the Outback into another local Subaru dealer to get another look. Only issue was that the light stopped coming on, so they were going on our word.
The dealer ran diagnostics on everything, and showed us the reports with nothing wrong. They told us to come in ASAP if this comes on again. Only issue is that it goes off after 3-5 minutes.
Since then, no light has come on. Car drives just fine like before. To add, it has been 95+ degrees here in Omaha. We used A/C, radio, etc. and it is ok.
We have this documented in two places, so if anything happens in the future they will have to fix it.
We shall wait and see.