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Subaru's stubborn low grades in the U.S.

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August 20, 2019, 3:07 am

The other day I stumbled into this article in Automotive News that is a cause for concern for me before I buy my Subie. What d... Read more »

Door gasket

August 12, 2019, 10:56 pm

The gasket in my driver's side door opening has come loose. There doesn't seem to have been any adhesive applied to keep it in place. Maybe it was thought unnecessary, but it is now. What adhesi... Read more »

Timing belt or chain?

August 7, 2019, 1:14 am

Which one is used in Subies? If timing belt, what is the recommended replacement interval? Read more »

Reliability survey of Subarus

July 28, 2019, 12:01 am

The other day I read a disappointing article about the dependability of the Subaru brand. It was the highly respected J.D. Power survey. As you see in te following article's chart, Subarus are ab... Read more »

Map Update

July 5, 2019, 7:43 pm

Subaru notified me that new maps were available for my 2018 OB. After fighting with their pathetic download/burn software (I mean, who has ever heard of software that cannot be used if the comput... Read more »

Front Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) question

June 30, 2019, 6:21 pm

I have a 2016 full-featured Subaru Outback 3.6L - bought it new. Love it except for this one area. I have never been convinced the car has the subject feature - even with its so-called 'Eyesigh... Read more »

First Car Wash Questions, Please ?

June 9, 2019, 2:52 pm

Hello, Have a new 2019 Outback L About time for a car wash. Sure don't want any problems. To do it safely, is all I have to do is to: Disable EyeSight (the button by your left knee, under ... Read more »

Toyota and Subaru May Be At It Again

June 7, 2019, 8:16 pm Read more »

Dripping Oil Can Warning Icon: What's Most likely Cause, Please ?

June 2, 2019, 9:57 pm

Hello, My son has a 3 year old Outback. The basic model with the 4 cyl engine. Occasionally, the icon of an oil can, dripping, comes on. But not constant or all the time. Last oil change was 5,0... Read more »

Tom-Tom display To Show Houses and/or House Numbers: Possible ?

June 2, 2019, 1:26 pm

Hi, Have a new Outback, 2019, the Limited ed. Love the Tom-Tom navigation system on it. Question: Is there any way to have the Tom Tom gps display show: a. Houses ? (houses on a street view) b... Read more »

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Win a Subaru WRX STI

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This is from Valvoline. Enter for a chance to win a 2006 Valvoline Subaru WRX STI, customized by RJ de Vera or one of four sets of RO_JA rims, or one of ten HPI Racing Sprint 2 RTR Electric R/C car k... Read more »

AT Oil Temp light flashes 16 times upon start-up

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Had a tune up last week for my 1998 Outback Impreza. Now, AT Oil Temp light flashes 16 times after the initial light test upon start-up. Any ideas? Thanks in advance. Read more »

Subaru EA81 valve adjustment procedure.

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1)turn crankshaft until dist points at cylinder 1 (trace the plug wire from the passengers side --left as your facing it-- back to the dist.) 2)make sure crankshaft pulley mark is lined up with cente... Read more »

'04 Forester - problems with engine flooding?

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My 2004 Forester has recently begun having what looks to be engine flooding problems. Three times in less than a month, I have gone to start the car - the engine cranks, so it's not a battery issue,... Read more »

Powerless door actuator

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Just got the remotes (key FOBs) for my 96 Legacy GT (from and programmed them to the base unit using the directions. The problem is, I can clearly hear the door actuator do somethi... Read more »

EJ22 oil leak

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The oil leak that my '95 Outback (EJ22 engine, 167,000 miles) suffers from seems to be getting worse. I'm not adding a quart every week, but I'm adding a quart every 1000 miles instead of just befor... Read more »

How do I replace my Baja's fog light bulbs?

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I have a 2003 Subaru Baja (basically an Outback). I want to replace the fog light bulbs but do not know how to get to them. The owner's manual says to take it to the dealer (year, right). Has anyo... Read more »

2005 Impreza 2.5RS Speaker size

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I contacted my dealership but they didn't know the answer. Nice. Looking for the size of the speakers in the front doors and tweeter. Thanks Read more »

'05 Forester Code P0131

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In damp/rainy weather my car had difficulty starting and ended up with the check engine light on/cruise automatically disabled. Subaru rec replacing the A/F & O2 sensor relay. But dealer later said t... Read more »

2006 baja, remote start

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I try to start it remotely and it fires once but does not start, then it will not try a second time, is there anyway to change that setting, it is a factory remote start __________ Information fro... Read more » is a website by car enthusiasts for car enthusiasts. It is not affiliated with any of the car or spare part manufacturers or car dealers discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.