What Are Some Common Problems With the Subaru Outback?


Some common problems with the Subaru Outback include failure of clutch at low mileage, failure of the head gasket, oil leakage and a shutter on acceleration. Other problems include engine failure, faulty engine light, transmission failure and excessive oil consumption.

A noisy bearing, incorrect gear selection and mis-shifting a gear when driving at high speed can cause the clutch to wear out. A defect in the cooling system and an installation error may result in the failure of head gaskets. A defective valve gasket or a worn out oil filter may cause engine oil leakage from the oil pump seal. A faulty transmission torque converter can cause a shutter or vibration when the car is accelerating.

A fault in the start circuit, a worn out ignition switch, or lack of engine lubrication can cause the engine to stall. Additionally, excess oil consumption can cause the Subaru Outback engine to fail. A defective oxygen sensor, a loose or faulty gas cap, a defective catalytic converter, or a jacked up mass air flow sensor can cause the engine light to fail.

Excessive oil consumption is often associated with a defective valve guide seal, a faulty oil level sensor or leakage in the engine. Fluid leakage and failure to change oil and fluid regularly can cause automatic transmission problems.