Subaru outback vdc

Asked by Feb 17, 2017 at 03:05 PM about the 2001 Subaru Outback H6-3.0 VDC

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Ok so car runs fine than Vdc light comes on
usually when going up hill and temp gage spikes.
What is it thermostat or head?? Please help

2 Answers


If you have white smoke coming from the tail pipe then its the head gasket. Yes you could have a bad thermostat, you could be low on fluid, a bad radiator cap or fan sensor may be bad not turning the cooling fans on...

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Mandy- sure stability control or vehicle dynamic control is a different issue than overheating of course. You could drive without VDC , carefully, but, an overheated engine is a much more immediate problem. You may want to investigate the newly designed multi layered head gaskets if you need to replace the heads. I agree that it could possibly be any one of the issues described above. If you decide that you have a bad thermostat be sure that you get an original equipment Subaru thermostat for your car.

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