Subaru Outback Experts

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zanichbug
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Headlight On Driver's Side Dim; They Go Out When I Put Brights On.

I switched the headlight housings from left to right, then the headlight relays. The problem still stayed on the driver's side. New bulbs already.

19 views with 1 answer (last answer 19 hours ago)
Chris England
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What Engine Is A Direct Swap Without Any Troubles In My 2000 Subaru Outbac...

Hey all... NEWBIE here... i have a 2000 Subaru outback limited with the 2.5 sohc... was on a trip last month about 200 miles from home and it started knocking... but i cannot find a 2.5 engine... SO ...

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kanterbrau
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Just Bought 2009 Outback... Lights Won't Work And Check Engine Light On!

Bought an '09 outback today, 104k, limited 2.5i. As I was driving it home, I found that while the running lights work, I have no high or low beams or fog lights. Simultaneously with realizing this...

323 views with 9 answers (last answer about a day ago)
madmick
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My Check Engine Is On And The Brake And Cruise Control Lights Are Blinking ...

I was driving at about 65 miles an hour when I noticed my check engine light come on and the brake light and cruise control dash lights were blinking. what does this indicate. thanks

31 views with 3 answers (last answer about a day ago)
Markw1952
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Do You Think Your Subaru Outback Will Make It To 300,000 Miles?

There's a Subaru "high mileage club " and many of these folks have carefully maintained their cars and reached this milestone. Obviously, it takes patience and vigilant service to reach this goal....

16 views with 3 answers (last answer 5 days ago)

About the Subaru Outback

Subaru has always innovated. It was the first automaker to put all-wheel drive in its entire vehicle lineup. In 1995, it seemed to be the first automaker to offer what we now call a crossover SUV. The Subaru Outback debuted in 1995 as a Legacy trim and came as a wagon only.  With demand for SUV height, rough-road travel, and sportiness rising amid a growing stigma attached to station wagons, Subaru introduced the Outback as a way to help reinvigorate Legacy sales.  

The original Outback was basically a Legacy, with a 2.5-liter, 165-hp H4 engine, but with standard all-wheel drive, higher ground clearance, fog lights, ABS brakes, and tires and suspension tuned for off-roading. In 2000, the Outback became its own model and added a sedan to the lineup. It quickly surpassed the Legacy in sales, both for its all-wheel drive performance in tough outdoor weather and road conditions up north, and its overall quiet, smooth, and comfortable ride.

In 2001, the Subaru Outback featured the comeback of a six-cylinder engine. Using the same Boxer flat engine, the 3.0-liter engine originally hit 212-hp and was offered in the L.L. Bean and VDC editions of the Outback. The VDC edition also featured variable torque distribution in its all-wheel drive, automatically adjusting wheel torque according to the road conditions.  

Today, the Outback remains a top seller for Subaru, and has added many refinements and interior conveniences over the years, including heated leather seats, six airbags, a 60/40 split fold rear seat that folds flat, and automatic climate control. Trim offerings today include the 2.5i (now hitting 175-hp), the turbo 2.5XT at 250-hp, and the 3.0R (also 250-hp), still only available in the L.L. Bean and VDC models. It continues to get praise for its quiet and smooth performance, the powerful turbo engine, and the all-wheel drive. Backseat legroom is cramped for a five-person wagon.