Subaru Outback

2010-2012 Subaru Torque Converter Issue

By Tom Torbjornsen on July 22, 2016


CARS.COM The problem: A squeaking noise while starting the engine may be due to a faulty ring gear on the torque converter. Vehicles affected by service bulletin: 2010 Subaru Legacy 2011 Subaru Legacy 2012 Subaru Legacy 2010 Subaru Outback 2011… Read More

2010-2012 Subaru Torque Converter Issue

By Tom Torbjornsen on July 22, 2016

CARS.COM The problem: A squeaking noise while starting the engine may be due to a faulty ring gear on the torque converter. Vehicles affected by service bulletin: 2010 Subaru Legacy 2011 Subaru Legacy 2012 Subaru Legacy 2010 Subaru Outback 2011… Read More

Buick Plans Wagon Version of New Regal?

By Fred Meier on July 18, 2016

CARS.COM — Buick is considering bringing to the U.S. a wagon version of the coming redesigned Regal, according to a report in Automotive News (subscription required). Related: 2016 Buick Envision: First Drive Buick showed dealers a wagon among images of the… Read More

2015-2016 Subaru Cruise Control Issue

By Tom Torbjornsen on June 6, 2016

CARS.COM The problem: Affected vehicles may exhibit a condition where, when the transmission downshifts on a grade while using cruise control, the engine will will flare, or race up, canceling the cruise control without the driver's input. This may be… Read More

Subaru Announces Prices for Updated 2017 Outback, Legacy

By Jennifer Geiger on May 26, 2016

CARS.COM — Earlier this month, Subaru announced updates for its popular Legacy sedan and Outback wagon. Today, the automaker revealed pricing for the new models, and both will cost a bit more. Related: Subaru Updates Outback, Legacy for 2017 The… Read More

10 Great Road Trip Rides

By Jennifer Geiger on May 23, 2016

CARS.COM — Summer is so close I can almost see my kids' sunscreen-coated fingerprint streaks on the car's windows and hear echoes of "Are we there yet?" from the third row. For those feeling the impending sense of wanderlust, it's… Read More

Recall Alert: 2015 Subaru Legacy, Outback

By Tom Torbjornsen on May 19, 2016

CARS.COM Vehicles Affected: Approximately 800 model-year 2015 Subaru Legacy sedans and Outback wagons manufactured on July 20, 2015 The Problem: The brake fluid used may contain excess moisture, which may adversely affect the performance of the electronic stability control system,… Read More

Recall Alert: 2016-2017 Subaru Legacy, Outback

By Kelsey Mays on May 13, 2016

CARS.COM Vehicles Affected: Roughly 48,500 model-year 2016 and 2017 Subaru Legacy sedans and Outback wagons built from Feb. 29, 2016 to May 6, 2016. Of that total, Subaru says about 22,000 are owned by customers, while another 26,500 are on… Read More

Subaru Updates Outback, Legacy for 2017

By Rick Popely on May 9, 2016

CARS.COM — Subaru is adding new trim levels to its Outback wagon and Legacy sedan for 2017. A new top-of-the-line Touring model joins the Outback lineup with standard automatic braking in Reverse and automatic high-beam headlights. A Sport trim with… Read More

Subaru Outback's Ruggedness Inside and Out Satisfies Families

By Sara Lacey on April 8, 2016

CARS.COM — Many automakers have abandoned the wagon segment, but Subaru has not only maintained a presence but increased its foothold with its Outback. In 2015, Subaru sold 152,294 Outback wagons, a 9.7 percent increase over the wagon's 2014 sales… Read More

2016 Subaru Legacy, Outback Driveshaft Issue

By Tom Torbjornsen on April 8, 2016

CARS.COM The problem: On affected vehicles, the rear drive shaft nuts and bolts may not have been properly torqued at the factory. This could result in the shaft coming loose and detaching while in motion. Should this occur, the shaft… Read More