Subaru Outback Battery Drain

Asked by Nov 18, 2019 at 11:50 AM about the 2015 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 2015 Subaru Outback is on its 4th battery.  They always blame the
battery. Then they replace it. It's not like I live in a very cold climate (Atlanta,
GA), but it's usually the winter when the battery has to be replaced.  I've read
some of the other questions related to the Outback, and it sounds like this is
not an unusual problem. And no, I don't leave the lights on. I even unplug the
phone cord!

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You need a higher capacity battery. The stock battery simply does not have enough juice. Try Optima, I installed one on my 15 Forester and now the wife no longer complains about a weak battery.

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