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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,758 miles

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2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek engine problems

engine problem

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2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 012016

XV Crosstrek

  • 8,300 miles


Engine shut off without warning while running. First time the vehicle was running and stopped at a traffic light when it completely shut off. No check engine light or other warning lights to indicate a problem. The vehicle then immediately restarted with no issue. A week later (after numerous problem free trips), the engine shut off again without warning while driving 35 to 40 mph down the road. Was able to coast to the side. Again it restarted without problem, but the engine did not sputter or give any other indication it was about to shut off. Again, no warning lights on the dash indicating a problem. Following both times the engine cut off without warning, the next time the car was shut off and then a restart was attempted, the keyless ignition would not work but after several attempts, the green light would appear in the push start button and the car would start. Car has been at the dealer for over 20 days. They have indicated the problem has happened multiple times to a mechanic but they cannot determine the cause.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #1

Jan 212016

XV Crosstrek

  • 7,215 miles
I was driving my car on I-405 North bount when the engine faltered. I kept accelerateing but the car lost speed and made a hi raving sound. I was really scared as the cars behind had to reduce speed fast to prevent rear ending me. I exited the 405 freeway on burbank - I contuned home to North hollywood at a very slow speed, under 10mph. With my hazard lights on. It was a frightening experience. The next day my husband took it to the dealer with the same difficulties.

- North Hollywood, CA, USA

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