Subaru Outback Questions Maintenance & Repair

My Security System Needs Reset

Hello I lost the keys to my 2000 outback I got new Fob tried to program that and still no luck starting the car. Can anyone help me

2010 Subaru Battery And Then Starter Replaced- Still Problems

Had battery replaced. Car started 2 times, 3rd time started but no reverse, 4th time would not start. Warning lights: AT OIL TEMP, CHECK ENGINE, BRAKE, VDC OFF (as far as I can remember). Towed to ser...

1998 2.2 Phase 1 Swap With 1996 2.2 Car

hi, i want to install a 1998 phase 1 2.2 vin 4 manual into a 1996 outback legacy that had a 2.2 vin 4 manual trans. any changes needed in intake or electrical?

Shaking When Braking

2008 Outback 2.5 W/180000mi

This car is owned by my mechanic who is a Subie specialist. Looks great runs good. He says everything has been replaced, upgraded on it and he wants big bucks- 11K, no negotiation. He has his home sho...

Subaru Christmas Tree Lights After Maintenance At Dealership

I took my Subaru 2014 Outback 2.5i Limited in for routine maintenance. The next day, all the lights on the dash came on, including for EyeSight. Car was driving fine before service!


2018 Outback - Windows Smell Of Mildew

I recently acquired a 2018 Outback limited from a private seller. About a month after I got the car (and the cover-up scent wore off), I noticed a musty/mildewy smell, which I thought originated fro...


What To Do When Brake, Cruise And Vehicle Dynamics Control Flashing?

Recently bought a second-hand 2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i with no record of incidents/call backs/accidents took it to Autoshop for stuttering and tail light check up. Was told there was also an issue w...


2015 Subaru Outback Is Sluggish, Both Steering And Braking

2015 Outback is sluggish, with noticeably laggy braking (moreso because it's a V6) and the power steering doesn't feel as responsive as it used to be. Brake fluids are topped off, and brakes passed ...

Subaru Stuck In Gear

my wife's subaru won't get out of gear, standard shift. i can start it but when i go to let the clutch out it stalls. 197k miles, never happened befor


Do I Need To Change The CVT Oil?

I have a 2015 Outback Premium 2.5 with variable Transmission. I read conflicting reports about whether the oil should be changed or that can mess up the transmission. It has 68K miles and as far as ...

Outback Fuel Efficiency Display

For the first couple months of driving the car the dash would show the MPG bar (associated with the instantaneous MPG) and below it would be an MPG number for the current trip. A couple months ago the...

Car Shuts Off After Ten Minutes.

before this started I had a coolant leak/ fixed it but car would still shut off/changed fuel pump and throttle body along with the tune up but still shuts off after 10 mins.. Cant get it to shop bec...


2007 Subaru Outback 2.5 Limited Eats Batteries

my daughter bought this for 2700. its her first car, saved up for it. 2007 outback 2.5 limited with 200000 miles on it. we have had it a year. changed the alternator, and prior owner changed the sta...


2018 Outback Window Issue

My new-to-me 2018 OB has a confounding issue with the rear passenger window. I can't open it from either the driver's panel or from the rear passenger door unless the door is open. When the rear pas...

2005 Subaru Outback Sedan 2.5L Sputters When I Accelerate

It sputters at 45mph 2000 rpm. What is causing this? Just bought it for 4,800

2005 Subaru Outback Sedan 2.5L Sputters When I Accelerate

My car sputters when I accelerate going 45mph at 2000rpm. What is causing this? Timing belt or gaskets?

Car Sputters When I Take Off From Being Park At A Light


2009 Outback Oil Change

I have a 2009 Subaru Outback. Last time the oil was changed my husband had them use a synthetic oil. My first question is: is it OK to use synthetic oil in a 2009? My second question is: the sh...

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