Subaru problems

Subaru is one of those strange companies, as their vehicles have done well on the farming scene, as well as on the roads for those that love to race on the streets. What many people love about this company is its use of the Boxer Engine layout, which has done them proud over the years and still stick with it for most of their vehicles over 1500cc.

Subaru problems

The carmaker has had a very colorful past, as it never started life out making cars. However, these days people most associate Subaru with motorsport, or more so rally, as they have had huge success over the years, although faced stiff competition with Mitsubishi.

In the UK the current Subaru lineup consists of the Forester, XV, Outback, BRZ, Impreza and the WRX STI.

While there have been several recalls for Subaru models over the past year, hardly any of them have been in the UK, which is good news. However, they are not without their problems, and we know you owners love to get vocal, and so we ask that you use the comments section below as a place to let off some steam, and also hope to get some sound advice as well.

Subaru UK issues up to February 2017

You will find Subaru car recalls insight in 2017 below, thanks to owner reports.

Problems with Subaru? Share with Car Recalls UK readers:

  • Jeff

    For some reason my 2015 Subaru Outback will not start. I know that this is still covered under its warranty, but do not want to call the dealer if this is something silly. Could it be as simple as a faulty battery?

  • Nick

    My 2014 Forester has developed a flat spot, and also judders and pulls back, which can become horrible while trying to drive. What could be the cause?

  • Chris

    The steering in my 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek seems to lose all control when it is rang or snowing. I have lost control a few times now, and are very angry at the fact Subaru took a look and said everything was ok.

  • Tim

    Every time my Impreza is under load is misfires. it runs fine, but the moment you put your foot down that is when the problem occurs.

  • Jake

    I think the starting issue with my 2006 2006 Subaru Forester may need to have its software updated as part of a recall, but how do I find this information out?

  • Vinnie

    HI, I have the 2004 Subaru outback and when the engine is left to go cold for a few hours or left overnight the car coughs and splutters when trying to start. However, when I press the throttle flat to the floor it finally starts, after a while that is and takes a bit of time to start sounding nice. However, one running it will be fine all day, as long as the engine is not left to geo called once again.

  • Reggie

    My 2004 Subaru Outback hates those cold starts. It takes several attempts and she coughs into life, but sounds very rough – a lot like an old Ford from back in the early 80s. However, once warm she runs like a dream.

  • Reggie

    Has anyone else noticed just how easy it is to scratch the paint on the 2014 Subaru Forester? I have taken it back to the dealer, and they are trying to put the blame on me – but in all my years of driving I have never known a vehicle to scratch as easy as this one.

  • Viv

    I recently purchased a turbo timer for my Subaru Impreza and assumed it was going to be a simply task. However, I soon realised that it was not easy and have now come up against a brick wall. I wondered if anyone can help me out? I would read the instructions, but they are all written in Chinese.

  • Raj

    There is a strange knocking sound coming from the rear of my Subaru Legacy when I go around corners. The faster I go the louder the sound becomes. I would look under the car, but don;t really know what I am looking for.

  • Jake

    My Subaru Impreza starts fine, but the moment I go to pull away nothing seems to happen. However, if I pull away very slowly like a granny driver, then the car will move just fine. The moment you try too put your foot to the floor, it just goes nowhere, which I find very strange.

  • Jason

    How come my Subaru Outback no longer starts? No matter what I try it just will not start. I have checked the fuel pump, and fuel is getting to the injectors, I have changes the plugs and also had the battery and alternator tested, but still nothing.

  • Oliver

    I am finding it hard to wonder why my Subaru Forrester is suffering from high brake and tyre wear, even though i have never drive this car hard. Do you think there is an issue that the carmaker is aware of because I have heard similar stories?

  • Rudi

    I’m thinking of making a few changes to my 2000 WRX, and so was wondering if anyone could tell be what sort of engine I would be able to fit in there without having to change too much? Having said that, would I be able to put a different head on the bottom part of my WRX engine?

  • Randel

    Well that’s annoying, as my Impreza has decided it no longer wants to start. I have made certain that fuel is getting to the engine, which it is, and I know there are no such issues with the spark plugs and leads. I am now wondering if there could be an issue with a sensor that is not allowing the car to start?

  • Mandy

    Does anyone know where the engine code is on my Impreza, as I want to know that type of engine it is, as I have anew engine to out in, but need to make sure it is the correct one first.

  • Ian

    I wonder if there will be a recall for the Subaru Legacy in the UK because of the bolt as on the driveshaft being loose.

  • Chloe

    Getting annoyed now, as no matter what I try, I just cannot get y Subaru Impreza to start. I have tested the fuel pump, which is fine, as is the lamber sensor, so what else am I missing?

  • Jason

    I just cannot understand why my Subaru Forrester is unable to start, and this even happens when it has been stored in a warm garage out of those cold, damp conditions. I have tried to crank the engine for as long as I can, but still no luck. I was just wondering if any other owners have had this sort of issue?

  • Kevin

    Well, I finally have the dreaded Subaru problems with the head gasket. Having taken the engine apart I have found that oil has been weeping between the head/block surfaces. I know this is way that caused the coolant leak. Now the issue I have is what to really do now, do I pay for a new head, or would I be better getting it skimmed and hoping for the best?

  • Kate

    Can anyone tell me why my fuel milage on my Subaru Crosstrek XV is very bad, as I have only been getting around 18 miles to the gallon. That’s not all, as the engine seems to be burning the oil as well.

  • Jill

    My Forester XT 36,000 miles and 2 years old has been in the garage for five weeks having most if not all of the engine replaced. The garage e mails Japan, waits for a reply, to see what to do next. It is ridiculous. I loved the car but am sick to death of it all now.

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