hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
104,645 miles

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2005 Subaru Baja fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2005 Subaru Baja Owner Comments

problem #5

Jul 072010


  • 55,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Subaru Baja. The contact stated that while parked in a garage, there was a fuel odor present. The contact mentioned that the failure was present during the winter when the temperature was very cold. The contact also stated that the odor of fuel was intermittently present inside the vehicle, coming from the air vents. The vehicle was taken to the dealer on several occasions but the failure could not be identified. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 55,000.

- Felton, PA, USA

problem #4

Dec 162013

Baja 4-cyl

  • 203,000 miles
This winter when the temperatures dropped below freezing I had a strong smell of gas in my car. Most noticeable when warming the vehicle up in the morning. I noticed the smell on both the outside and inside of the car. On the outside it seemed to be coming from the drivers side behind the rear door I investigated but could not find any fuel leaks or the source of the smell.

- Campobello, SC, USA

problem #3

Dec 162013

Baja 4-cyl

  • 118,000 miles
During cold weather a strong smell of gasoline enters the passenger compartment.

- Bethlehem, PA, USA

problem #2

Jan 042010

Baja 4-cyl

  • 75,000 miles
Strong fuel smell both outside and inside the car when the temperature drops below 30 F. fuel pump recall done before the smell started. Several trips to the shop to have the fuel lines tightened. Fumes worse this year than ever. I've been told that there was a service bulletin but no recall. Dealer told me today that this is a common problem & requires fuel line replacement @ between 600 to 700 dollars.

- Fayetteville, AR, USA

problem #1

Sep 042008


  • 72,226 miles
Upon bringing my vehicle in for service, the Subaru mechanic informed me that I had a fuel leak. The elbow fitting on the top of the fuel pump had cracked and a new fuel pump was required to be installed. In talking to the mechanic and the service manager, they indicated that this was the third instance of this they had recently experienced in their dealership. They all specifically involved the Subaru Baja turbo and all three vehicles had approximately 70,000 miles.

- Galveston, TX, USA

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