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CarComplaints.com Notes: The 2013 Outback has a problem with excessive oil consumption.

A class action lawsuit is pending that alleges Subaru's "FB" engine has defective piston rings which causes oil to leak past the rings & burn up at an excessive rate. More information about the class action is available here.

4.7

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,000 miles

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2013 Subaru Outback miscellaneous problems

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2013 Subaru Outback Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 012015

Outback

  • 23,000 miles

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

I was changing a flat tire with the jack provided by Subaru. I was on a flat surface on asphalt. The jack collapsed under the weight of the car while I was changing the tire, causing the car to crash to the ground. The jack collapsed when the metal threaded bar int eh middle of the jack started to bend. Please see the pictures of the jack and of the surface I was on (it shows it with the spare tire installed, which was done only with the help of roadside assistance because I needed their jack to complete the task).

- Denver, CO, USA

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