They again pulled the motor and made repairs, however, when placing the motor back in the car a strange noise developed in the engine, they again pulled the motor adjusting the tensioning on the timing chain yet the noise was still present. It was in the other day to repair a non working sunroof, The dealer had it 5 hours and said they needed to order switches and they would call when they were in. It requires that I add up to 1. This is our second Subaru, my wife drives an 05 Outback. I have had Honda Accords since 1998. And they verified what the other service dept. The car started to become jerky but still managed to get home and had it checked.
I used 1 qt of oil. Update from Nov 6, 2014 : Contacted Subaru dealer and have to wait until December for an appointment to look at it, but didn't say what and if they would fix the problem, buy they would have keep the car. When engine reassembled, difficult to seal around timing cover. Was extremely difficult to diagnose. Sb-11-100 hr, November 27, 2012, irregular stamping of camshaft position sensor plate.
The rear cargo area has many rattles. I have talked with my mechanic and they said they have replaced Subaru engines on newer models and wondered what was going on with the newer car. Warranty info: This service bulletin is being performed free of charge under the Subaru new-car limited, powertrain or extended warranty, whichever applies. At first glance the new Subie was a winner. Update from Nov 15, 2016 : After changing the short block I see that oil problem so far has been corrected.
I am going through 2 + qts. Will I ever go back to Subaru it remains to be seen. Do only use the Subaru Oil filter however its got the proper anti drain back, we have found them non existent in some aftermarket filters, it can over time lead to timing chain guide wear. Car has experienced more than normal oil usage, but we never received any notification of class action from Subaru or Liberty. Improve the quality of them, this latests car does not even have 37000 miles and it is already going bad. Need to constantly check levels monthly because I'll suddenly be very low. I live in the snowy northeast and this is my fifth and final Subaru! The new short block has been redesigned to keep this from happening.
At the 25,000 mile mark both head gaskets were leaking so the mechanics at byers pulled the motor and replaced them. I relayed what you wrote in response to my post. T Hello Tony, So I drive a 2012 Outback H6, I use 5w30 synthetic blend and change it every 3000 miles. You must speak loud and have radio volume up. Any 6 cylinder is going to feel smoother than a 4 cylinder first of all, so if you would, maybe you could go drive a 2012 Accord 4 cylinder and compare it to the V6 model and see if one feels superior to the other? I bought this car because I thought Subaru was a good long lasting car.
Update from Dec 31, 2014 : Three weeks ago the dealer agreed to repair or replace the engine and gave me an appointment in early Jan. Dealer trying to blame it on my going too long between oil changes, though I followed the recommended mileage changes. I filed a complaint with Subaru and was referred to another dealer. I had the car towed to that dealer. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer. Update from Aug 7, 2018 : August 8,2018. That day I decided to sell the car and finally sold it today after 5 months.
Subaru paid for a total rebuild, but only guaranteed the work for 12000 miles. I kept taking it in for checking and service 8 times before the compressor was diagnosed and replaced last fall. Lastly I am not aware of any car company that puts much expense into the tool kit that comes with the car,its unfortunate the sunroof has an issue, the tool is there for an emergency, so perhaps it may be best to not use the sunroof until the new switch is installed? When they reinstalled the engine, they pinched a oil sensor wire, intermittent oil light problems. Since the issue has been identified as a factory defect I called Subaru support expecting financial help to rid the car of the defect. I have a video of this check and this further shows me that the dealer is covering up the oil consumption problem. Added my mobile 1 and the light was on.
Forester was out of action for 3 weeks during repair. They will also replace the tool if you ask, and you should give the tool feedback and any other feedback to a representative for Subaru, they can be reached at 1 800 Subaru 3, just incase you cant find the number in your manual. As I tried to pull off the road, engine noise became louder and when I finally was off the road, the noise turned to banging. Please respond as soon as possible, I am 69 years old and this issue and the financial strain is very important. It seems that a lot of 2012 models have this problem and the symptoms were minimized but never went away. These services will be performed free of charge. I have done all oil changes and repairs at the dealer and they never once mentioned that this could have been an issue.
I have also driven the 2012 Accord. Excessive oil consumption and oil leaks. I have always changed the oil and filter around 5000 miles and have measured the oil use weekly and recorded usage for many months. Oil levels still drop some but not a ton. ~1Q lost over the 7. I have to restart up to 4 times before the engine starts.
Seems the oil light sensor in this model has a few bugs. This may cause serious engine damage. Brought vehicle into local Subaru dealership and was told they did check oil level and oil sample to check for antifreeze or other contaminants. General Motors will notify Saab owners. From 2013 to 2017 high oil consumption. Been this way since we bought it. I will be asking the dealer to replace the sensor since it seems dangerous to ignore it in the future.