should there be a piece that fits in the square cut out on the inside of the lift back a little ways above the locking mechanism

Asked by Feb 25, 2015 at 07:30 PM about the 2013 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium

Question type: General

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23,905

I found your question so curious that I went out to look at my 2010 Outback. I discovered a small square with a plastic insert and have no idea what it's function is. I can only guess that it's some sort of access panel. What do you see in your car? The square area is about 2 -3 inches square, correct? You could check with the dealer? Did you purchase the car new? On another subject, is your car burning excessive oil?

Best Answer Mark helpful
23,905

It would be helpful to add a photo.

1,115

I have one on my 2001 Subaru Outback and it is an access panel for your locking system I had to take mine out and clean it and this made it very easy

1,115

not sure if it is the same as your outback

23,905

Thanks, that's exactly what I thought it was.

We bought the car used an it is missing the piece that covers the access hole. As far as burning oil goes, the salesman said, and I quote "these cars do not burn oil, but they use oil, so check the oil each time you fill up with gas". Not sure what the difference is between burning & using oil, but he felt that there was a major distinction.

1,115

Mine also smells like burning oil I replaced the cam shaft seals and the timing belt and valve cover gasgets but it still smell like burning oil I also change the oil pressure switch and that seems to help a little My car has 270000 miles on it and am not sure if the head gaskets have benn replaced before i got it

1,115

I would like to meet that guy Mark Helpful he answers a lot of questions on here

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