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.

Subaru Forester 2000: Slips while accelerating

Answered by CarsGuide 26 Apr 2019

It’s possibly worn out and in need of replacing.

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Subaru Forester 2010: Transmission problems

Answered by CarsGuide 5 Apr 2019

Switching the transmission and ECU clearly hasn’t fixed the problem, so look at sensors in the system, the wiring harness, and connections. I would suggest you take it to a Subaru dealer or an auto transmission and have them check it for you.

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Mazda CX-3: Is it a good family car?

Answered by CarsGuide 29 Mar 2019

Without knowing what you mean by casual weekend drives, I will assume they’re not off-road, so either one would be a good choice.

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Subaru Forester 2019: Would luggage be thrown forward in an accident?

Answered by CarsGuide 22 Mar 2019

The cargo cover will certainly help to restrain the luggage in the event of a crash, but it probably wouldn’t stop it altogether in a major altercation. A proper cargo barrier behind the rear seat would be more effective.

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Subaru Australia recalls more than 121,000 vehicles: Forester, XV, Impreza, and WRX models impacted

Subaru Australia recalls more than 121,000 vehicles: Forester, XV, Impreza, and WRX models impacted

4 Mar 2019 · by Andrew Chesterton

Subaru has launched a major 121,754-vehicle recall to fix a potential fault which can cause the brake lights to fail (though the brakes themselves will still work), with every Forester, WRX, Impreza ...

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Subaru Impreza 2011: Fitting out exhaust, custom lights and body kit

Answered by CarsGuide 1 Mar 2019

I wouldn’t buy them without doing some homework to make sure they would suit your car. Find a Subaru specialist mechanic, one who can advise on performance options, and check with them.

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Subaru Impreza 2010: Can the RS fit a Holden LS1 engine?

Answered by CarsGuide 22 Feb 2019

It won’t fit without a lot of engineering. If you seriously want to do it you will need to talk to a qualified engineer recognised by Vicroads, and have a large amount of money at your disposal.

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Subaru freezes 60 per cent of global output after faulty part discovered

Subaru freezes 60 per cent of global output after faulty part discovered

24 Jan 2019 · by Andrew Chesterton

If you've got a Subaru on backorder, be prepared to wait a little longer. Because one of the Japanese brand's two global production facilities has been frozen after a suspected faulty in a power- ...

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Subaru Forester 2013: Is it using too much oil?

Answered by CarsGuide 11 Jan 2019

All engines use oil, some use more than others, and you are expected to top them up if the level drops to the low mark. There is no rule that says a car will get from one service to the next without adding some oil, and with the extended service intervals in play today it's more likely that you will have to add oil at some point before reaching the next service. Subaru tells you it's ok, I would accept their advice.

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Subaru Impreza 2017: Window suddenly shattered

Answered by CarsGuide 11 Jan 2019

If you've got dash cam footage that conclusively shows the breakage wasn't caused by some external impact I would say, yes, pursue it. But if there weren't conclusive proof that it wasn't caused by an object impacting the glass I wouldn't go any further.

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