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Warning light on 2002 Subaru Outback

Asked by Mike Stewart

Every now and then the engine warning light on our dealer-serviced 2002 Subaru Outback comes on with a loss of power. At its last service they mentioned it might be an oxygen sensor that needs replacing, but did not seem very interested in the problem. Is this a common problem? Should I be worried?

Answered by CarsGuide

11 Mar 2010 Graham Smith

Without wishing to send you into a blind panic I would have it diagnosed and fixed. It is likely to get worse and eventually could bring the car to halt altogether, leaving you or your family stranded. It is likely to be a sensor as the dealer suggests, perhaps a crank angle sensor, and they should be able to identify it and replace if needed.

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