6.0

fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
45,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replaced cylinder head gasket (1 reports)
2001 Subaru Outback engine problems

engine problem

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2001 Subaru Outback Owner Comments

problem #1

May 012005

Outback 2.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles

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

I could smell antifreeze leaking out somewhere from the engine when it got warmed up. I jacked it up and checked underneath and looked where the cylinder head is bolted to the engine block,

I could see a small amount of green antifreeze seeping out, it was dark and thick as it had been leaking for a while so it kept evaporating and ended up being a wet, dark green stain or buildup over time. There is no way you'd see this unless you specifically went looking for it, or smelled the antifreeze leak as I did.

I looked it up on the net and found that is a common issue on these. Took it to the Local Dealer and they installed 1 new head gasket, apparently it's more common on one side than the other.

- , Eau Claire, WI, USA

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