About Subaru Outback
Subaru Outback is a station wagon manufactured by Japanese automaker Subaru division of Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI) since 1996. Subaru Outback was once a variant of Subaru Legacy called as Legacy Outback, then it has become an independent model since 2000. The first Subaru Outback was introduced in United States in 1994 as a 1995 model. Though as a variant of Legacy, Subaru Outback has made its own accomplishments. It has won Alcan Winter Rally several times and other awards. Up to today, Subaru Outback has been produced through five generations.
At the 2009 New York Auto Show, the fourth generation Subaru Outback (2009-2014) was unveiled in conjunction with the corresponding Legacy model. Then it was released to North American market as a 2010 model year vehicle. Subaru Outback was available in GT and GT Limited trim levels. It was powered by 2.5 L EJ25, EJ20 flat-4 and EZ36 flat-6 engines and engines were fitted along with a 6-speed manual transmission. Then the fifth generation Subaru Outback (2014-present) made its debut at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show as a 2015 model. It now is offered 2.5i in Base, Premium, Limited and Touring as well as 3.6R in Limited and Touring trim levels. Powertrain is carried over from previous generation with output is slightly increased.
Subaru Outback Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
Deriving from the Subaru Legacy, Subaru Outback's design idea is influenced by it more or less. In this way, some disadvantages on Subaru Legacy may get spread to Subaru Outback. In order to sustain the Subaru Outback for a longer time, you had better learn about how to diagnose and solve some common problems may happen to it:
First, excessive oil consumption and hesitant acceleration. At the car repair statistics site CarComplaints.com, many Subaru Outback owners have complained about this problem. They said after the Subaru Outback reached at a certain mileage, engine would not only consume more oil but also performance reduced severely. Inability to start, loss of power when accelerating, decrease in gas mileage, running rough engine, knocking sound from the engine, even the Check Engine Light would come on from time to time. If your Subaru Outback is also showing these signs, you really should inspect the timing cover and air filter thoroughly.
Second, suspension and steering system failures. Subaru Outback owners told that suspension failure would manifest as abnormal tire wear, grinding or roaring noise coming from the tire area, vibrating steering wheel and additional play in wheels. This issue is mostly caused by a faulty wheel bearing. While steering system failure is usually caused by collapsed power steering hose, if your Subaru Outback is also difficult in steering and the fluid levels get lowered quickly, then the power steering hose must be damaged.
However, as an assembled item, Subaru Outback is equipped with all kinds of auto parts. To save your time and energy in maintaining your vehicle, we will provide some vulnerable parts in Subaru Outback for your caution. Wiper blade usually works under adverse weather conditions such as windy, downpour or snowy. So it should get more attention. Other parts such as headlight, fog light, some electrical parts including power window switch, door jamb switch, they also should be maintained regularly.
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