pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,500 miles

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2003 Subaru Baja engine problems

engine problem

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2003 Subaru Baja Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 122004

Baja 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 11,000 miles


Vehicle pulls to left when driving. Vehicle shudders when driving in snow, hesitation when taking off in first gear, reverse lights stop working.

- Watertown, NY, USA

problem #1

Apr 172004


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I am the owner of a 2003 Subaru Baja with just over 4,000 miles. While the car is at idle, for some unknown reason, it stalls out. This occurred 4 times in two-and-A-half days starting on Thursday 4-15-04 and the last time on 4-17-04. The three previous times, I was able to re-start the vehicle. The last time, it would not start and I had to have the car towed to my dealership, classic Subaru-Cadillac in atlanta, ga. The dealership advised that I was the 8th person to report the problem and that Subaru is aware of it. The dealership has been very nice and they put me in a rental car. However, they do not know what is causing the problem. The only indication they gave me is that it is happening to other Subaru with the 2.5 liter engine after the vehicle turns 4,000 miles. I believe this is a dangerous situation and should be investigated. I was almost rear ended one time when the car stalled out. As of this date, 4-22-04 I have not heard anything from the dealership or Subaru as to whether they have found or know what is causing the car to stall. Thank you for the opportunity to share this information with you. Sincerely, gordon decker.

- Roswell , GA, USA

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