Subaru 2012 Outback

Asked by Jul 17, 2017 at 05:59 PM about the 2012 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

We have two Subaru's 2012 Outback. Wife's 2012 with 98,000 Miles just
blew engine, exceptionally maintained. Only noticed oil burning last few
months but since changed regularly, no big deal. Driving down the rd. she
felt vibration, unable to drive, towed, Need new engine! 4th cylinder blown.

I know it's not under class action that they had but I also feel this is the same
engine! Door sticker says MF 11/11. It;s 4-cylinder 2.5.

Subaru Says they will give us $1000 towards new car!!!!!!!

We still owe $3k on it. Anyone ever successful with negotiation? I know they
don't have to do anything! Cost of new engine and install at dealer is approx
$8000. I know i can can d  it cheaper just frustrated.



3 Answers

79,735

I would press Subaru to take care of the issue at their cost. They are on the rocks over their oil burners and CVT transmissions. One hint - until you get a supervisor on the line at SOA you won't get anywhere as the peons that answer the phone are not authorized to do anything more than give a little sympathy. I would start writing them and be firm.

79,735

BTW- exactly what do you mean by "blown"? A good used engine may be your best bet if SOA does not step up and do the right thing.

22,335

How much oil exactly was burning in the last few months ? Can you quantify it? One quart every 1,000 miles? Did you normally check your oil at every fill up?

Your Answer

Outback

Looking for a Used Outback in your area?

CarGurus has 35,640 nationwide Outback listings starting at $199.

ZIP:

Subaru Outback Experts

  • #1
    Markw1952
    Reputation
    8,250
  • #2
    TheSubaruGuruBoston
    Reputation
    2,690
  • #3
    F_O_R
    Reputation
    2,630
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Subaru Forester
396 Great Deals out of 36,120 listings starting at $750
Used Subaru Impreza
196 Great Deals out of 21,069 listings starting at $1,995
Used Subaru Legacy
229 Great Deals out of 15,810 listings starting at $1,700
Used Honda CR-V
786 Great Deals out of 57,394 listings starting at $1,750
Used Toyota RAV4
721 Great Deals out of 46,747 listings starting at $1,195
Used Toyota 4Runner
277 Great Deals out of 23,385 listings starting at $2,300
Used Subaru XV Crosstrek
111 Great Deals out of 2,424 listings starting at $8,999
Used Toyota Highlander
467 Great Deals out of 31,222 listings starting at $2,500
Used Toyota Tacoma
589 Great Deals out of 44,877 listings starting at $1,790
Used Honda Accord
1,033 Great Deals out of 59,785 listings starting at $1,099
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
860 Great Deals out of 70,630 listings starting at $700
Used Ford Escape
1,073 Great Deals out of 95,338 listings starting at $1,200
Used Toyota Camry
955 Great Deals out of 82,112 listings starting at $999
Used Subaru Impreza WRX
48 Great Deals out of 1,305 listings starting at $3,999

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited For Sale
7,671 listings starting at $29,110
2017 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited For Sale
9 Great Deals out of 2,033 listings starting at $25,000
2016 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited For Sale
21 Great Deals out of 582 listings starting at $20,983
2015 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited For Sale
26 Great Deals out of 705 listings starting at $15,997
2014 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited For Sale
23 Great Deals out of 506 listings starting at $11,999

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.