Blown Head Gasket

2003 Subaru Outback

This problem may be covered under warranty. Ask your Subaru dealer.

8.7

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$2,000.00
Average Mileage:
56,000 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace head gasket (2 reports)
  2. resurface head gasket (1 reports)
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2003 Subaru Outback Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 202010

Outback

  • Automatic transmission
  • 98,000 miles

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

I contacted Subaru and complained 5 times. They finally said they wanted proof of all my invoices for oil changes. I produced every copy all done between 2900 - 3200 miles with synthetic oil & dealership oil . I sent all invoices to them (which took time). Then I waited and waited for a call and finally after 30 days I begin calling them and left msg after msg to return my calls. Finally I got through to them and HE said they refused to do anything! REASON was not oil changes done at a Subaru dealership. WHAT A DAM COP OUT!

- , Zumbro Falls, USA

problem #2

Apr 102004

Outback

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles

My first blown head gasket at 35,000miles and dealership pulled head gasket and resurfaced it. My dealership resurfaced the blown head gasket and I had to rent a car .

- , Zumbro Falls, USA

problem #1

Mar 012011

Outback

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles

The head gasket blew with only 35,000 miles on it. After several trips to the dealer they FINALLY fixed it free, but not without a lot of unnecessary grief. I'm afraid it will blow again and will NEVER get another Subaru. I don't see what people like in them, they have horrible gas mileage and known head gasket problems.

- , San Luis Obispo, CA, USA

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