About Subaru XV Crosstrek
Subaru XV Crosstrek is a compact family car manufactured by Japanese automaker Subaru division of Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI) from 2011 to 2015. The first Subaru XV Crosstrek was introduced at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show and later at the 20th Indonesia International Motor Show. It is actually the fourth generation Subaru Impreza's package known as Subaru XV Crosstrek in North America and available worldwide. Starting with the 2016 model year, Subaru decided to give up XV from Subaru XV Crosstrek and sold it as the Crosstrek simply.
In North America, Subaru XV Crosstrek was first unveiled at the 2012 New York International Auto Show. Actually, the Subaru XV Crosstrek was designed based on the Subaru XV Crosstrek concept showed at the Auto Shanghai 2011. It entered production on 20th December 2012. In North America, it went on sale in 2012 as a 2013 model year vehicle. Besides Japanese Subaru XV Crosstrek, European Subaru XV Crosstrek and North American Subaru XV Crosstrek, Subaru XV Sport Concept and Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid were also available. Subaru XV Crosstrek was then powered by a 2.0 L H4 boxer engine that could produce 148 horsepower, and the engine was fitted along with either a 5-speed manual transmission or a Lineartronic Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT).
Subaru XV Crosstrek Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
As a compact family vehicle, it is important to keep the Subaru XV Crosstrek at the prime condition as the whole family is in it. So for your families' safety, it is very necessary to sense and solve potential problems on it in advance:
First, dangerous steering in slush/snow/ice. At the car repair statistics site CarComplaints.com, Subaru XV Crosstrek owners told the vehicle started performing very poorly in snowy or icy conditions. It was honestly very scary to drive as the vehicle felt like it was floating left and right. As many Subaru XV Crosstrek drivers live in snowy areas for many years, so this steering problem is very serious and should never get ignored. According to their experience, they can basically get this problem by getting a rear alignment or replacing the old control arm bushing or tie rod end.
Second, excessive oil use. Some Subaru XV Crosstrek owners have also told that they have to add oil more often and the oil light would come on between oil changes. Some said that they have to add a quart of oil every 1,200 miles or have to top up the engine oil every 3,000 miles. Generally speaking, either your oil filter is failing and the oil is leaking out or your other engine parts are faulty. So in order not to waste more money on oil, you had better get the XV Crosstrek piston ring or XV Crosstrek timing cover inspected thoroughly.
As a matter of fact, you have many auto parts to take good care of if you want to keep your Subaru XV Crosstrek running smoothly all the time. Wiper arm once starts to flake paint or streaking on the windshield, wipers chatters and the wiper blades do not touch the windshield, you should get your XV Crosstrek wiper arm replaced. And also the wiper blades also should get changed at least once a year, as it works in open and harsh environment. As they are both important for your driving safety, so you should never neglect any problems on them.
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