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2018 Subaru Outback with 25,000 miles and cam leak

2018 Subaru Outback with 25,000 miles and cam leak
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  • Amos Gardner
  1. How long can you drive a Subaru with a leaking head gasket?
  2. What are the worst years for Subaru Outback?
  3. How long do Subaru Outbacks last?
  4. Which year of Subaru Outback is best?
  5. Will Subaru pay for head gasket repair?
  6. How much does it cost to replace a head gasket on a Subaru?
  7. Why are Subarus so unreliable?
  8. Which Subaru engines to avoid?
  9. What year Subaru has head gasket problems?
  10. What are common problems with Subaru Outback?
  11. Which is better Toyota RAV4 or Subaru Outback?
  12. Do Subaru Outbacks have transmission problems?

How long can you drive a Subaru with a leaking head gasket?

Yes, you can continue to drive it. That era Subaru is notorious for leaky head gaskets, both oil and coolant. But be advised that the leak will likely worsen, I've had those come in with a steady stream dripping out whenever the engine is running. You never know when or how fast that leak is going to worsen.

What are the worst years for Subaru Outback?

The top three concerns from car owners about the Subaru Outback focus on the 2011-2015 model years, with the 2015 model having the most overall complaints and the 2013 model often rated as the worst choice due to the high repair cost.

How long do Subaru Outbacks last?

There are reports from loyal drivers that Subaru Outback milage can get up to 300,000 miles. This is of course with proper care and maintenance. As long as The Outback isn't starved for oil, you can expect to get at least 200,000 miles out of it without needing major repairs.

Which year of Subaru Outback is best?

Cars.com reports that 95% of consumers rank the 2009 Subaru Outback with an overall score of 4.7 out of 5 stars for comfort, reliability, interior design, value for the money, exterior styling, and performance.

Will Subaru pay for head gasket repair?

Subaru will prepay the dealer for the head gaskets, but only if you have very good service history from the dealer.

How much does it cost to replace a head gasket on a Subaru?

This does depend on the year and engine type of your Subaru. The average base head gasket job for a 2.5-liter engine is $1,500 to $1,800 that's including Parts & Labor. Adding additional items such as Timing Belt & Components, Water Pump, Spark Plugs & Oil Seals, etc runs in the range of $2,200 to $2700.

Why are Subarus so unreliable?

One of the core reasons that Subaru reliability has dropped is due to the problems that the Outback and Legacy have had with in-car technology. This is a common reason for declining dependability in a number of makes and models since the early 2000s. Many cars today have a great deal of new and complex technology.

Which Subaru engines to avoid?

Subaru 2.5-L Turbo Four Cylinder

Owners of 2009-14 Subaru Impreza WRX and WRX STI models have launched a class-action lawsuit, alleging the pistons and PCV (positive crankcase ventilation) systems in the high-performance 2.5-L turbocharged engines may overheat or malfunction, requiring a king's ransom in repairs.

What year Subaru has head gasket problems?

The breakdown of the affected models are the Subaru Forester from 1999-2010, Impreza from 1999 to 2011, Outback from 2000-2011, Legacy from 2000-2009, and Baja from 2003-2005. The wide range of Subaru head gasket problems means that numerous models have engine issues.

What are common problems with Subaru Outback?

Top Subaru Outback Problems

Which is better Toyota RAV4 or Subaru Outback?

The Outback offers more legroom in the rear seat and more cargo space with the seat down, while the RAV4 has more cargo room with the seat up. The Outback's second engine offers more power than the RAV4's options, but the RAV4 Hybrid has the best fuel economy.

Do Subaru Outbacks have transmission problems?

One of Subaru's most popular models, the Outback has been in production since 1995. 2011 was definitely the worst model year for the Subaru Outback and the CVT transmission. The most common problem for this model year was total transmission failure which occurred for a number of drivers around a hundred thousand miles.

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