hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
75,750 miles

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problem #4

Feb 202020


  • 103,000 miles
If the gas cap is not securely tighten and I mean tighten hard. The car will stop operating within 5 sec ish. This is not good, no matter where U are driving. Not enuff time to pull over safely. This has happened to me at least 4-5 times now.

- Running Springs, CA, USA

problem #3

Oct 242019


  • 145,000 miles
I had the head gaskets and timing belt replaced at 142,000 miles. Brand new. I put oil in my car every time I filled up with gas, as I was told Subaru burn a lot of oil. The low light never came on, never had a check engine light come on. Three months later, at 145,000, without any indication that something is wrong, going 70 on the freeway, in 5th gear, I hear a "pop" sound and my car starts to lose power, smoke is coming from the engine. I get pulled over, safely thank goodness, and car dies. No longer will turn on. Smoke is pouring from the engine. I am towed to the mechanics where they tell me they "think" a rod bearing through a rod through the engine. Not sure is this could be caused by the recall, but something did. I'm quite frustrated at this car, not to mention, the cost. So. I am checking. Thank you.

- Salt Lake City, UT, USA

problem #2

Oct 142015


  • miles
I bought this car a few years ago. I bought a well maintained Subaru that was in perfect condition.. about a year ago it started leaking oil found out the head gaskets were leaking. Had them replaced and it still leaks. Subaru was contacted and they offered some money off a new Subaru. My car is work significantly less from this problem. And I to try to fix it again. Could be a fire hazard.

- Tiffin, OH, USA

problem #1

Feb 172014

Baja 4-cyl

  • 55,000 miles
I have a 2006 Baja turbo, obsidian black, 5 speed. It has (60K) on the odometer. I bought it new and loved it from day one. However, February of last year that love was lost. The cel came on and I went to autozone to have the code pulled. It showed PO304. I was told it was a misfire on cylinder #4. I asked the guy there what the cause could be. He said it could be anything from a fuel injector, to the coil pack or a valve issue. I looked up on this forum and there were multiple cases that pulled up. I read what fixes worked for some and not for others. I tried injector cleaner. That did nothing. I installed a new coil pack on cylinder four. It ran better for a short time and then the cel came back on. I replaced all four spark plugs. Once again a short term fix, just a few miles. Finally, I installed a new fuel injector. Again better, then much worse. I took to the Baja to a local Subaru dealer fearing the worst. Sure enough, burnt exhaust valves on cylinders #2 and #4. they gave a rough quote of 5-6K to fix it. I was offered 7K for the truck in the shape it was in. Angered by the whole experience, I sent a letter to Subaru of America and Subaru Japan explaining in great detail the issue and that there were several similar cases noted online in various models of Subaru with the EJ255 engine. I was hoping they would offer some assistance, no dice. They basically thanked for sending them the letter and telling them of the issue. They stated since the Baja was out of warranty and there was no recall for this issue, there was nothing they would do.

- Burien, WA, USA