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Maintenance Required light
You need to plug an OBDII scanner into the vehicle's port for the scanner. It will give you the various codes, which you can look up online for your vehicle. Some auto parts stores, (Auto Zone) do this for free so you do not have to buy a $250.00 scanner.
on Nov 03, 2017
Transmission knocks and catches in forward auto
Check the fluid level and quality in the transmission. Its dipstick is on the left (from sitting inside the car, US driver's side) often hidden by hoses/cables. It is the only fluid that must be check while IDLING. If the fluid is low and coffee colored, time for a drain/fill or maybe 3 drain/fill cycles. Only about half the fluid will drain out. 3 cycles of drain, fill, drive-a-little with fresh fluid can often clean some deposits out of the trans. You can also try , on the last fill, to put in a bottle of Trans-X additive. It has helped a lot of people with 'delayed engagement' problems. The low-high marks on the dipstick are only about a pint apart - not a quart like engine oil so, refill a tiny amount when close to full. Without driving the car, difficult to suggest anything else. You might post the issue at w w w.subaruoutback.o r g for more help.
on Sep 01, 2016
Strong odor of gasoline inside cabin
The is a short rubber hose in the the fuel line that connects to metal tubes on the driver side of the engine. When it is cold, the rubber shrinks, and if the clamps are loose, the fuel will leak from there. Tighten the clamps or replace the short hose with a hose that has some flex, a bit long, to accommodate the shrinkage movement.
Good luck with the dealer, because when the engine heats up the hose the fuel does not leak at all. This was a recall on WRXs but even with the same setup, Subaru denies there is an issue in the 2.5 fuel line layout. My dealer told me to call a tow truck when it happens again, no matter where or when, and bring it in?!?!?!
on Nov 16, 2015
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