hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
141,682 miles

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2002 Subaru Outback miscellaneous problems

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2002 Subaru Outback Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 062015


  • 141,682 miles


I bought car Oct 6; first inspection appointment at my usual garage mon Oct 12- failed due to rusty suspect brake connection. Seller had me take to his dealer- mastria Subaru in raynham. They put a paint/coating over rusty area. I was pretty skeptical but brought car to my garage in vt Monday Oct 19 and the leaky brake fluid much more clearly visible- due to smoother (though bumpy from oxidation below) paint surface. I also saw leaking coolant, leaks in oil pan, and a crack in muffler pipe just engine side of muffler (it had been getting noisier and noisier) my mechanic pointed out the timing belt gasket was missing and one bolt 'missing' ; it was sticking out of another 'hole' that was for a fully threaded bolt. The seller has sent long-winded insulting E-mails and states I must return car to him to have the same dealer service it. I am taking it to a&M, 400 mystic ave, somerville this morning near me! for estimate today. There's a reject sticker from reading petroleum on it- I didn't know MA & vt had reciprocal status- but I think the vt inspection is more stringent, safer and comprehensive

- Cambridge, MA, USA

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