Subaru Problems

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

What should I do if I'm unhappy with my car service?

Answered by CarsGuide 5 Jul 2019

If the plug was cross-threaded and couldn’t be repaired by re-tapping the thread then replacing the oil pan was the only option. That would suggest the first dealer was at fault and should be responsible for the repairs needed. You need to sort it out with the first dealer, if that doesn’t work, go to your state consumer affairs department and ask for their advice.

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What SUV's are the most fuel efficient?

Answered by CarsGuide 28 Jun 2019

Try a Toyota RAV4, Mazda CX-5, Kia Sportage, or Subaru Forester. Any of them would be good choices.

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What is the most expensive Subaru?

Answered by CarsGuide 25 Jun 2019

The most expensive Subaru is the WRX Spec R listed at $57,790. For more info on the latest models, check out our pricing and specs page, and you'll find all Subaru reviews and news here

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What is the cheapest Subaru?

Answered by CarsGuide 25 Jun 2019

The cheapest new Subaru is the Impreza 2.0i 4D Sedan listed at $22,690. For more info on the latest models, check out our pricing and specs page, and you'll find all Subaru reviews and news here

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Subaru reliability - are Subaru's reliable?

Answered by CarsGuide 25 Jun 2019

If there are any common problems and complaints about Subaru's reliability or faults, they'll likely show up on our Subaru problems page. You can also calculate a car's projected resale value via our price and specs page.

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Who owns Subaru?

Answered by CarsGuide 25 Jun 2019

Subaru is owned by Subaru Corporation. The company is publicly listed and based out of Japan. It was previously known as Fuji Heavy Industries. 

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Where are Subarus made?

Answered by CarsGuide 25 Jun 2019

Most Subarus are built in the Gunma Plant in Japan. Subaru also has a facility in Lafayette, Indiana in the USA.

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Subaru Forester 2015: Diesel particulate light flashing

Answered by CarsGuide 7 Jun 2019

To start you need to have the filter cleaned out by what it called a manual regeneration. It’s not a warranty issue. Take it to a Subaru dealer and get a quote from them. The reason the light has come on is that the car hasn’t been driven in a way that ensures the regeneration takes place automatically. It could be because of the way you drive it, or the way previous owners have driven it. When you talk to the Subaru dealer about regenerating the filter also ask about the way to drive it so the regeneration happens automatically.

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Subaru Outback: Replacement key cost

Answered by CarsGuide 9 May 2019

The cost of a new key fob will depend on the variant and year. You can read more about how to replace your car keys here.

 

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Subaru Warranty

Answered by CarsGuide 26 Apr 2019

The reality is that cars wear out, and yours is now a relatively old one. I don’t see that Subaru should replace the convertor free of charge; after all you have had the use of the convertor for eight years. The best course of action I believe would be to approach Subaru with a request of a good will payment to cover at least a part of the cost.

 

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