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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.


There are two factories where Subarus are assembled; one in Lafayette, Indiana and one in Gunma, Japan. The plant in Indiana assembles the Legacy sedan, Outback and Tribeca crossovers. The Subaru BRZ, XV Crosstek, Impreza, WRX, STi and Forester are built in Japan.


Having the Subaru Outback inspected prior to purchase eliminates the hassle of dealing with costly repairs later. A buyer should check the vehicle’s service history report, which highlights whether the car has undergone major repairs and its overall level of maintenance...


Replacing a tire on a Subaru Outback generally involves using a lift jack to raise the vehicle and wrench to remove the lug nuts. Owners can then take off the wheel and tire and either install a spare tire or a wheel with a new tire.


As of 2015, Subaru does not offer its Outback model, or any of its other models, with a diesel-engine option in the United States. Diesel models are available in the United Kingdom and Australia.


The 2015 Subaru Outback is a four-door wagon that features standard all-wheel drive and a 2.5-liter inline-four engine in its base, Premium and 2.5l Limited trims. A 3.6-liter V6 engine is also available as an option. All versions of the Outback use a continuously-varia...


The Subaru Forester and Outback are primarily differentiated by their size, exterior design and handling. The Outback is closer to a traditional wagon in exterior design and has car-like handling qualities, while the Forester is designed to more closely mimic the appear...


The most common complaint from professional car reviewers about the Subaru Outback is the lack of power from its available engines. In addition, some owners of older models report problems with hesitation during acceleration as well as premature clutch failures, accordi...


The Subaru Forester is smaller and less expensive than the Subaru Outback. The Subaru Forester is a small SUV, while the Subaru Outback is a station wagon. Each vehicle has different engine options, and the Subaru Forester gets better gas mileage than the Outback.


The 2015 Subaru Outback wagon features a 2.5-liter, flat four-cylinder engine and continuously variable-speed automatic transmission. The car seats five people and gets an estimated 25 miles per gallon in the city and 33 on the highway. The gasoline tank holds 18.2 gall...