Worst Features A fully tested engine, before releasing a new model to the public. Update from May 12, 2016 : On Feb 12,2016 I had the short block replaced at 35443 miles by the dealer. The engine block has piston access holes so just open the access hole, remove the circlip, tap out the wrist pin and then tap the piston out of the block. I have to restart up to 4 times before the engine starts. Subaru needs to replace the engine and the entire exhaust system or you will have future problems. I cannot afford to replace an engine or buy a new car, I have no other choice than to continue to pour oil into this car and hope that I don't break down on the expressway or back roads during my 60 mile commute to and from work or when I have my child in the car. See the for more information.
They said the second one came back normal. All my research leads back to and lawsuit. Found some 0W20 oil and put it in. Improve the quality of them, this latests car does not even have 37000 miles and it is already going bad. Covered under power train warranty. Certified pre-owned 2012 Forester purchased with 17000 miles two years later new motor at 53000 this is my 7-8 Subaru worst one yet still like the car.
I would love to get rid of this car but hope there are some options to recoup some of the costs. This morning when the light came on I had to add almost 2 quarts of oil to fill it up. Second servicing also Liberty Subaru included a complaint of the smell and clicking, result was an oil change which seemed to reduce the clicking, but not the oil smell. They now overfill the oil instead of giving me 6 quarts as the subaru owner's manual recommends they give me 6. And I think most of those times were because of an oil leak.
On one of my two consumption tests it was almost 1 inch above the max mark. My 5 year warranty expires August of 2016. The four-speed automatic transmission was dated by the standards of the day. Dealer said it was acceptable!!! It wasn't until after many complaints, that the dealer started an oil consumption test. Looking at thousands to reflect the diminished value of the car, plus you get to keep the car.
I asked specifically that they note how much oil was gone when they wrote up the service report. If you close the sun shade it reduces the noise some. This is the fourth time I have had my car back to the dealership. The reply it was normal for a car to burn oil. But I will not buy another Subaru because of this issue.
The fuel cap door is loose. Now we are having to do the consumption tests as well. Dealer replaced engine short block. Normal wait time was usually 2 hours to get an oil change. He could not explain only that I must have been not on a level surface. He listens, said yep, it is the pully assembly. This is a real problem and you need the law behind you to help you work through it.
I have a Toyota with this problem, but the light does not come on. Current owners who are having this issue will continue to deal with their Subaru dealer to get their individual problem addressed. Subaru had to settle a lawsuit on thousands of 2011-2014 cars that use synthetic oil. Ive only had the car a month. They do not even dispute that.
Drove it 63000 miles when the engine ran out of oil and seized and died. It is my belief that Subaru has not only tried to snooker me but, just maybe; many others as well. Besides steadily growing sales -- 12. I looked at my receipt and it said Synthetic oil was used so I figured the mechanic made a mistake. You may withdraw your consent at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link contained within all of our commercial electronic messages or by updating your preferences with us. Has anyone had a positive outcome? I called Subaru today about the short block replacement and got the sorry but your vehicle has to many miles and the date to address this has passed. Then it was my driving and shifting, manual.
This helps mitigate a potential for too low of oil. Adding to the mix is that the oil idiot light never came on. Warranty work from short block replacement Jul 2016. At approx 33,000 miles I took it to the dealer to check for leaks or any other viable solution to the oil low light coming on. The battery has frequently died overnight for no apparent reason requiring boosting or recharging.