Subaru Outback owners have reported 584 engine and engine cooling related problems since 1996. Table 1 shows the 34 most common engine and engine cooling problems. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling (130 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's car stall (67 problems). For details of each of the problem category, use the links in the table.
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Engine And Engine Cooling problems|
|Car Stall problems|
|Check Engine Light On problems|
|Engine Cooling System problems|
|Engine Head Gasket Failure problems|
|Engine Burning Oil problems|
|Engine Stall problems|
|Engine Belts And Pulleys problems|
|Engine Exhaust System problems|
|Gas Recirculation Valve (egr Valve) problems|
|Coolant Leaking problems|
|Engine Head Gasket Leaking problems|
|Engine Oil Leaking problems|
|Engine Shut Off Without Warning problems|
|Manifold/header/muffler/tail Pipe problems|
|Gasoline Engine problems|
|Emission Control problems|
|Vehicle Overheat problems|
|Catalytic Convertor problems|
|Engine Noise problems|
|Loud Engine Noise problems|
|Engine Failure problems|
|Engine Rattling And Whining Sounds problems|
|Blown Head Gasket problems|
|Crankcase (pcv) problems|
|Water Pump problems|
|Engine Clicking And Tapping Noises problems|
|Radiator Hose problems|
|Engine Turbo-charger problems|
|Oil Pump problems|
|Engine Knocking Noise problems|
|Cooling Fan problems|
While driving, the vehicle started to lose power and engine warning lights illuminated. The vehicle was parked and upon inspection of the engine the engine had caught fire. The fire grew and the car was demolished as a result of an engine fire. Read details...
I was driving home tonight and the car stalled everything quit working, the car jumped a few times and turned back on. I lost brakes and no steering coming down a 8 % grade. I turned the car back on and it kept doing it. I was out of cell service range so I could not call for help. It was scary. Read details...
Traveling at highway speeds (~75 mph) during the morning rush hour on the highway, experienced sudden loss of throttle control and resulting deceleration. The check engine light glowed steady and the cruise light was flashing. Read details...
The contact owns a 2004 Subaru Outback. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the vehicle would overheat and stall. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic on three different occasions. Read details...
From 2010 - 2014, Subaru removed engine temp. Guage from dash so there is no way to monitor high normal temps of engine. At only 93,770 miles, my 2010 Outback 2. 5l dash coolant light flickered on a slight downhill. Read details...