I drive 170 miles per day on the Pennsylvania Turnpike and it is not a great feeling around 3500 miles after my last oil change to know that I could be driving the speed limit 70 and my car may just stop. Subaru owners are happy with the settlement The Subaru owners appear to be happy with the settlement and said the agreement will provide most proposed class members with the same amount of compensation they would have obtained if the case went to trial. Something I think most Subaru owners would be happy with. Take it to the dealer and they add more. The dealer said the rotors were warped. We doubt that we will purchase another Subaru in the future, unless Subaru steps up and take responsibility for their product. My car has 29,777 miles on it and my warranty is up at either 36K or 3 years, which will be up May 2016.
The manufacturers have stretched out there oil change intervals to over 7,000 miles and conventional oil breaks down at 3,000. I paid over 20,000 for this car and who knows what kind of problems it will have later on after warranty is up. The 2013-2014 Outback comes with a 2. I was just about to pop on a 2014 Impreza. I'd love to know what the did. Shortly after I bought it, it started squeeking in the front, around the pully area. Had to first have dealer conduct an oil consumption test to validate my concerns.
I took the car back to Subaru and told them. I have been a car buff all my life. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. Not believing what was happening made sense I bought another qt. It is my belief that Subaru has not only tried to snooker me but, just maybe; many others as well.
The optional EyeSight system was not included on my test car, so I didn't have an opportunity to try it out myself, but that option package includes additional safety features such as adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning and pre-collision braking with pedestrian detection. Visit if you would like to review your claim. I did not check after the last oil change to see if it was overfilled, which appears to be an issue sometime based on the comments here. Will Subaru do the right thing? Pull engine and fix it!!! The light came on typically around 400-600 miles prior to oil change. We drive on paved roads. Was not aware I have to monitor coolant levels, also.
They updated the software and replaced the oil level switch. But good luck to you! Got the car back with no oil light on. Obviously, when she returned to the dealership after 2000 miles or was it 1500 she was told that its oil consumption was not a problem. I carry a spare quart of the recommended oil, because I will need it, and as another commenter noted, it is not widely available. I asked why my car was burning so much oil, they said I needed my head gaskets replaced, which they did.
I ignored it since owners manual says 1 quart every oil change 3750 mi is acceptable. If you would like to have your claim reviewed for free, visit and fill out our Get Rid of Your Lemon Form. They filled it up and also gave me a quart to keep in the car. This seems wrong that they find burning 1qrt every 2500 miles is normal. We brought the vehicle in after 1,200miles 80,000 miles. This settlement will not help those still dealing with excessive oil consumption.
How many decades has it been since this was a fair bar to set for a modern engine? This is my second Subaru and will be my very last one unless Subaru addresses this issue. Checked engine and it was a full quart low. At least they are doing something about it. Thanks in advance for any advice! Popped the hood and checked the level. Value in Its Class The Subaru Outback is one of those vehicles that will continue to have a loyal cult following, especially as each version improves a little bit.
Wonder anyone out there have any suggestions regarding this Engine Light issue. I was told by my Subaru dealer that I had to check the air in my tires as well as the air pressure would decrease over time. I first noticed the oil light at around 10,500 miles, which was about 3,000 miles after a Subaru oil change, at that time I was down a quart of oil. The good news is that the pistons can be serviced without completely rebuilding the engine. It feels like the consumption tests are a random number generator.
How does one find out if you have one of these oil sucker engines? Sure enough, 20Feb14 my oil light comes on. Pick a spot on the map, pack it up and go! The oil consumption test is more of an inconvenience and a way to annoy consumers. Next oil change, used 1 quart at 3000 miles, Changed oil at 5000 miles. The range of quotes from these sources was from a low of 18,000 to a high of 20,500. Will be talking with manager this time. Strange, but the bought the 100,000 mile warranty when they bought the car. There's that shoulder belt extending down from the roofline, and the center seat belt buckle receptor is on a flimsy base that's harder to buckle.
Driving on unpaved roads is easy and 8. Dealer is struggling to determine the problem. Read also: Subaru Outback cargo compartment Pros: Standard all-wheel drive, reasonable fuel economy for 2. The car was immediately pulled to the side of the road. Our Subaru dealer and their staff were very nice and explained everything to us.