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5.0

fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
61,500 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. dealer says it is normal (1 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
2003 Subaru Outback engine problems

engine problem

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2003 Subaru Outback Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 112007

(reported on)

Outback Limited 2.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 117,000 miles

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

The colder it is, the louder the noise and the longer it lasts. Dealer says it is normal. Time will tell.

- , Lynn, MA, USA

problem #1

Aug 182005

(reported on)

Outback

  • 6,000 miles

It's made the noise from day two, especially in cold weather. Lasts for several minutes. Sounds like tappets when lubrication is insufficient. Dealer examined, claims nothing wrong, just " a harmless characteristic of the car".

- , Milford, MI, USA

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