Here is some information about the latest in a series of Recalls from Subaru. DETROIT — Subaru of America is recalling about 200,000 Legacy and Outback sedans and wagons from model years 2005-2009 to check for corroded brake lines. Subaru, a division of Japan’s Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd, said the vehicles were sold [...]
The Washington State Department of ecology has decided to get serious about educating drivers about how their car could be affecting the environment. The DOE (Department of Ecology) has turned to ASA and its members to help get the word out as well as offer an incentive to repair vehicles that are potentially leaking fluid. Don’t Drip [...]
Subaru Fuel Economy Concerns during the winter. I started writing articles pertaining to Subaru repair for the website in 2007, some of the older articles get lost, I just dug this one out of the archives and added a few items to try and help explain the common questions we are asked right now about [...]
A common Question that comes up is with the inability to use tires chains on the modern Subaru vehicles, and the signs posted on mountain passes that state Traction tires required, or Chains Required Auto Sock has been given the green light to be used in Washington State and the State of Colorado [...]
Q. Can I put Snow Tire Chains on My Subaru? A. You need to consult your owners manual for specific information about the model and year Subaru you currently own. Many modern vehicles, Subaru’s included just don’t have enough clearance to accommodate tire chains. There are companies that provide tire chains in the aftermarket such [...]
Q. The head light bulbs don’t seem to last very long on My Subaru, Why is this? A. In many case bulbs that are purchased from aftermarket parts houses are cheaper in many ways. For example the 2005 to 2009 Legacy and Outback use an H7 bulb, but unless you buy an H7LL (long life) [...]
Subaru FAQ # 6 The Subaru Dealer just reflashed my Subaru and now it stalls, what’s going on? WVU-31
Q. The Subaru Dealer just reflashed my Subaru per WVU-31 and now it stalls, what’s going on? A. On 2005 and newer models care must be taken when reflashing the engine control module or disconnecting the battery for any reason. The most critical part of this is turning the key to the on position prior [...]
Subaru FAQ # 5, My Tire pressure light came on, but when I check the tire pressure they are all ok, what’s going on?
Q. My Tire pressure light came on, but when I check the tire pressure they are all ok, what’s going on? A. There is some sort of a malfunction the the tire pressure monitoring system that needs to be evaluated, the most common thing we see currently is the batteries in the Sensors failing right [...]
Subaru FAQ # 4, The tire shop is telling me I need 4 new tires, is this true even when I technically only need one?
Q. The tire shop is telling me I need 4 new tires, is this true even when I technically only need one? A. Depending on the situation this may in fact be true, if you own an AWD Subaru all four tires must have have like tread depth and type. So if you have three [...]
Subaru FAQ # 3 My Check Engine Light Came On And Or My Cruise Control Light Is Flashing, Can I Drive My Subaru?
Q. My check engine light came on and or my Cruise control light is flashing, is My Subaru ok to drive? A. The check engine light can come on for one of many reasons, as such there is really no way to know if its for a loose gas cap or something much more serious [...]
Q. My Battery went dead, I had to jump or replace it and now my lights are flashing, What can I do? A.You may have just found out your vehicle has Keyless entry even if you don’t have a key fob. If by chance you have your remote simply unlocking and locking the car with [...]
Q. I can’t seem to get my parking lights to shut off, what’s going on? A. You may have inadvertently bumped the rocker switch located on top of your steering column, which will allow the parking lights to come on even when the key is off. Start with checking the switch, if that does not [...]
If you read enough of the articles on this website and then the question and answer session that follows you will see that the perplexing issue of do I have to take my Subaru to the Dealer as well as “Should I take my Subaru to the Subaru Dealer?” often comes up. I want [...]
Should Subaru Develop a Diesel Vehicle for the US? I seem to get a quite a few questions about whether or not there will ever be a Boxer diesel imported into the U.S. by Subaru? The answer is no one really knows for sure and that includes Subaru, they did initially plan on doing so [...]
Below are a couple of pictures of a failed Timing belt idler we recently replaced, because it came out of a Subaru with a manual transmission there is a belt guide just above the crankshaft sprocket that prevented the belt from coming off, so this driver was very lucky, had it been an automatic model the belt would have [...]