About Subaru BRZ
Subaru BRZ is a sports car manufactured solely by Japanese automaker Subaru division of Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI) but developed by Toyota and Subaru jointly since 2012. That's why it is also called as Toyota 86 and Scion FR-S. The first Subaru BRZ was introduced in 2012 as a 2-door coupé. Its name derives from three elements: Boxer engine, Rear-wheel drive and Z standing for the zenith. Subaru BRZ is a very popular vehicle and has won awards such as Car and Driver's Top Ten Best Cars, Japan Car of the Year "Special Award" and other important awards from authorities worldwide.
As a matter of fact, the first production version Subaru BRZ was designed based on the Subaru BRZ Prologue that was unveiled at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show and the BRZ Concept STi that was introduced at the 2011 Los Angeles Motor Show. It was offered in R (known as Premium in North America), S (known as Limited in North America), tS (exclusively for Japanese market) trim levels. Subaru BRZ is powered by only one 2.0 L 4U-GSE / FA20 H4 engine and this engine is fitted along with either a 6-speed manual transmission or a 6-speed A960E automatic transmission.
Subaru BRZ Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
Since Subaru BRZ is basically another version of Scion FR-S, so they meet similar problems while in use. In order not to shorten your Subaru BRZ's lifespan, you had better learn about how to diagnose and solve these problems as early as possible:
First, noisy transmission and clutch failure. This problem is the most complained problem according to the data from car repair statistics site CarComplaints.com. Many Subaru BRZ owners described that they could hear whirring, rattling or grinding noises when depressing the clutch, which also slowly ebbs away as they release it; What's more, it became more difficult in shifting gears and the vehicle jumped in and out of four-wheel drive. If any unusual noises come from underneath your Subaru BRZ, you really need to check if the BRZ transfer case output shaft snap ring, BRZ release bearing, BRZ clutch fork or the BRZ clutch disc is failing.
Second, engine & traction control lights on. This problem is also very common on Subaru BRZ. We can basically be sure that the engine goes wrong. Because the Subaru BRZ drivers have told that the engine would start running roughly, and the engine performance reduced dramatically after it reached at a certain mileage. Loss of power while accelerating, inability to start the vehicle, strange noises coming from the engine, dropping oil pressure, dirty exhaust, overheating as well as illuminated Check Engine Light are all warning you to have a good check on your BRZ oil filter or BRZ oil pump gasket.
If you want your Subaru BRZ can serve you for a longer time, then besides the routine maintenance, there are many other auto parts in it need your extra attention because they are more vulnerable than those parts that could last as long as your BRZ's lifespan. First of all, wiper blade often works under adverse weather conditions such as stormy, downpours or snowy, so it is very easy to wear out. Other parts such as headlight, emblem, fog light and antenna, they all work in open and harsh environment, you had better get them maintained regularly and replaced once any problems come out.
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