Subaru claims the problem was corrected after 2002, but complaints are still being made on later models. But plenty of other cars have issues as well. Rims were cleaned with wire brush and tire remounted to solve problem. Without intervention, at least one head gasket in the 2. The affected fuel pumps were sold or installed into the aftermarket applications on or after July 26, 2013, and may may leak fuel from the base of a fuel line connection when the gas tank is full.
Remedy Subaru will notify their owners and General Motors will notify Saab owners. So, what bit of weird automotive nostalgia would make Subaru create a new model that seems to be little more than a new version of the Subaru Brat. In practice it may be a different matter since every metal known to man changes its shape over time. These cars are dangerous, I have no doubt many accidents have occurred and people have been injured by this mechanical defect, I am a mechanical engineer. Dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-856-488-8500.
Recall Date 2014-12-01 Description Subaru of America, Inc. I consider myself a very good driver, I'm 35 and have never been in an accident despite driving about 35K miles a year. Driving in several inches today and no slipping during stops or starts. What I want in particular is a car that costs more than my Honda to be as reliable if not more so. So your logic they all fail is not true.
Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783. The Baja did not disappoint. The following chart shows the 12 most common problems for 2004 Subaru Baja. The car is nine years old and has 114K miles on it. I cannot sell this car with a clear conscience unless I convey this safety hazard to a potential buyer so the value has also been destroyed by this problem as well.
It is clear that the inadequate design of the head gaskets resulted in early external coolant leakage failures in numerous vehicles. Having had the car for 6 months it is something I experience daily, and the car is downright scary, unsafe in some conditions. Recall Date 2016-05-25 Description Subaru of America, Inc. Upon deployment of the passenger side frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture. Step up Subaru, previous loyal owners are dropping like flies in my area. Subaru is recalling certain model year 2003-2004 Legacy, Outback, 2009-2011 Legacy, Outback, Forester, 2006-2011 Impreza, Tribeca, 2003-2006 Baja, and 2006 Saab 9-2x vehicles originally sold or that have ever been registered in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands Saipan , and the U. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's fuel system, gasoline with 6 problems.
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the front air bags, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling. Another factor is lack or a head bolt retorque at a very low mileage. I would not make the purchase without having that properly diagnosed though. The 5 speed Turbo gives plenty of acceleration in any gear, the 4 wheel drive keeps the power on the road, the raised nature of the truck gives the extra ground clearance so driving on unplowed roads is not a problem, nice wraparound leather sports seats give the interior a touch of class. The Saab recall began on July 27, 2015.
The recall began on January 15, 2015. Subaru is recalling certain model year 2003-2004 Subaru Baja vehicles manufactured January 22, 2003, to July 21, 2004, 2004-2005 Impreza vehicles manufactured January 28, 2003, to May 31, 2005, 2003-2008 Subaru Legacy vehicles manufactured January 22, 2003, to May 2, 2008, 2003-2008 Subaru Outback vehicles manufactured February 18, 2003, to May 5, 2008, and 2005 Saab 9-2x vehicles manufactured February 11, 2004, to March 17, 2005. Requires good maintenance but if you take of it, it will take care of you. Remedy Subaru will notify their owners. Warmer weather will allow greater use of the pick-up bed for bikes and hauling. Subarus were having head gasket problems 30 years ago and then as now, Subaru denied there was ever a problem.
This has resulted in very large costs to Subaru owners who must pay for repairs that resulted from a time zero design defect. None of my cars ever had a head gasket failure, except my 1997 Outback where the head gasket failed around 120,000 miles. This recall has been partially superseded by 15V-323. For more information, refer to this page:. The following chart shows the number of problems reported during each of the service years since the debut of the 2004 Subaru Baja in 2004. Note: This recall supersedes recall 14V-471.
I have owned a lot of cars in my life. The recall is expected to begin during January 2014. Our Take on the 2004 Subaru Baja No matter how nostalgic one gets for the good ol' days, I'll bet most new car shoppers wouldn't want a new vehicle to be trimmed with a vinyl roof and opera lamps. The vehicle had been brought to us to diagnose a problem with the variable camshaft timing oil control valves. I forgave it; it was over 30 years old. But added horsepower is making its way into other members of the lineup, as well, and the newest manifestations of that trend are the '04 Forester 2.
I consider myself a very good driver, I'm 35 and have never been in an accident despite driving about 35k miles a year. The recall began August 26, 2016. Remedy Airtex will notify owners, and will replace the fuel pump, free of charge. Had all the fluids changed soon after purchase. Otherwise, what am I paying for? Dealers will replace the passenger air bag inflator, free of charge.