5.3

fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
$50.00
Average Mileage:
72,667 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
  2. had some heat shields tightened & some removed (1 reports)
1997 Subaru Outback accessories - exterior problems

accessories - exterior problem

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1997 Subaru Outback Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 282003

(reported on)

Outback 2.5L

  • Manual transmission
  • 128,000 miles

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

it's doing it again, but much worse now than before.. used to rattle only when revving the engine, now it's all the time. Seems like no one can tighten the heat sheilds down so they stay tight.

- , South Hero, VT, USA

problem #2

Aug 242002

(reported on)

Outback 2.5L

  • Manual transmission
  • 90,000 miles

had this fixed once before, now it's happening again & it's twice as loud

- , South Hero, VT, USA

problem #1

May 312002

(reported on)

Outback 2.5L

  • Manual transmission
  • miles

A fairly loud rattling noise started coming from underneath the car. Was worse at higher RPMs when accelerating or at low RPMs when idling. Took it to the dealer, they said it was several loose heat shields that were rattling. They tightened some & removed others that they said were not important. Now at 95,000 miles, it's happening again..

- , South Hero, VT, USA

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