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1.9

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
87,255 miles

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2004 Subaru Baja fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2004 Subaru Baja Owner Comments

problem #3

Feb 172015

Baja 4-cyl

  • 90,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Strong fuel smell in cabin when started in very cold weather and persisting even once car has warmed up. So severe as to cause nausea and fogging of interior windows. Had to drive in very cold weather with windows down to vent fumes. Diagnosed by dealer as leaking fuel lines around intake manifold (exactly like recall for 05 and 06 model years). $1200 repair estimate.

- Vienna, VA, USA

problem #2

Nov 172014

Baja 4-cyl

  • 121,764 miles
I noticed an extreme smell of fuel in the cabin when I started the vehicle up on an especially cold morning (<10 degrees), and I found the leak coming from one of the clamps on the fuel line right in the middle of the engine bay. The smell is very, very extreme in the early mornings when it's coldest, bad enough that my boyfriend gets nauseous from it, but it hasn't gone away at all despite it getting warmer recently.

- Dillon, CO, USA

problem #1

Nov 132014

Baja 4-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
When temperatures drop below 40 degrees my 2004 Subaru Baja turbo begins to leak fuel. It is leaking from the fuel line under the manifold. The odor is very strong in the cabin and in the garage when parked. The windows will fog up from the fumes being sucked when the heat is on. This problem has been occurring every winter all winter for the 4 years that I have had the car. The car only has 50,000 miles on it.

- Sun Prairie, WI, USA

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