Subaru Liberty Problems

No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Subaru Liberty reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.

Ram 2500 and 3500 lead latest round of safety recalls

Ram 2500 and 3500 lead latest round of safety recalls

26 Nov 2018 · by Robbie Wallis

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has issued its latest round of safety recalls, led by American Special Vehicle’s converted Ram 2500 and 3500 pick-ups. ...

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Subaru, Jeep, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, HSV lead latest recalls

Subaru, Jeep, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, HSV lead latest recalls

30 Jul 2018 · by Robbie Wallis

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commissions (ACCC) has issued its latest round of safety recalls, with a number of models called back from Subaru, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, HSV...

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Factory vs. Aftermarket: which oil is better?

Answered by CarsGuide 20 Oct 2017

I would use the factory recommended oil, at least while the car is under warranty. Once the warranty has expired you could use the Mobil oil and shouldn’t experience any problems.

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Is it worth replacing the engine on a '09 Subaru Liberty?

Answered by CarsGuide 13 Oct 2017

In going order it’s worth $7000-$9000 depending on condition, so you have to consider if it’s worth spending $5000 on it to get it back on the road. It’s eight years old, has done 180,000 km, it’s probably best to sell it to a wrecker if you can get $2000 for it.

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Subaru, Land Rover and Volvo headline recent recalls

Subaru, Land Rover and Volvo headline recent recalls

17 Jan 2017 · by Robbie Wallis

Volvo, Subaru, Land Rover, Citroen and GM have issued safety recalls for some vehicles due to defective manufacturing issues.

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Welding marks at rear axels and wheel suspensions on 2016 Liberty

Answered by CarsGuide 23 Dec 2016

Couldn't say without at least seeing a photo, but I doubt it's anything to worry about. If you are concerned about it talk to your Subaru dealer.

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Best car for a sales rep?

Answered by CarsGuide 7 Oct 2016

I would question the Renault if you're doing lots of kays in then country. I'm sure it would be reliable, but having it serviced when you need to could be an issue if you're away from a main city. The Kia is a good choice, so too are the Mazdas. You could add the Honda Accord, Subaru Liberty and Suzuki Kizashi to your list.

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Best replacement for a Liberty Wagon?

Answered by CarsGuide 7 Oct 2016

With 2000 kg towing capacity the Discovery Sport has the towing capacity you want, it's more than the CX-5, and it's not limited to 80 km/h like the Subaru is. That's a big plus. The only criticisms we've heard about are some niggling interior fit and finish issues, and one or two electrical gremlins. The Land Rover also has more ground clearance than the CX-5 and a traction control system better set up for actual off-road work. 

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Solutions for Subaru Liberty road noise?

Answered by CarsGuide 23 Sep 2016

Try a sound system specialist; they are doing that sort of thing all the time. Another possibility is Mordialloc Auto Parts, they specialize in Subarus.

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Is Subaru obliged to fix this oil issue?

Answered by CarsGuide 26 Aug 2016

The fact is we don't have the same clout as Americans do, that's because our consumer laws are weak. Your best course of action in the short term is to talk to your dealer about the problem, and have them do an oil consumption test to establish the actual oil usage. If the test proves your assertion that it's using too much oil you will then have good grounds on which to ask Subaru to do something about it.

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