At 75,000 mile maintenance, Dealer replaced head gasket under warranty. I suspect they did not do much more than that. The vehicles were produced between May 1, 1999 and April 30, 2002. Some 2010 Legacy and Outback models may have a front-end squeak over rough roads. The fix is reprogramming the transmission control module to automatically upshift.
He said it often is the sensors or an exhaust leak but these seemed to be operating fine and there was no exhaust leak evident. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Justin Hi Justin, Just found your website today, fabulous! I reset the code and let the wife drive the car normal driving for a week and it will not throw the code. We would suggest the logic update first as its a lot of money. If the pipe is found to be deformed, a new replacement pipe and support bracket must be installed. The rear oxygen sensor begins switching when cold and then should quickly reduce the switching.
Salt water could splash on the brake lines through a gap in the fuel tank protector, resulting in possible excessive corrosion and leaking brake fluid which could affect stopping distances. If the pipe is deformed, vibration experienced during normal driving could result in a crack developing over time, causing an engine oil leak. I have no idea what is causing it. No injuries or accidents have been reported as a result of the problem, he said Some parts used in the parking-gear system didn't meet specifications. The converter is made of a honeycomb ceramic structure held in place with a Nickel support shell, all contained in a metal housing. I also noticed that my Coolant Reservoir was empty. You wont find any answers until the code is read and a plan made form there.
Any advice as I go chat with them — and likely reach for my wallet? Always contact your local dealer. I have a 2005 Subaru Legacy with 112,000 miles and recently my check engine light came on. I suspect they did not do much more than that. I have an 05 Subaru Legacy Outback coming up with a P0420 code. Contact your local Subaru dealer ; with any questions.
Owners will be notified by mail through August as the update is available. Does this mean I have a lazy sensor that is going bad and a likely cause of p0420 code? A local garage said the c at is wearing out and has a rattle. Any other thoughts or advice would be appreciated. This revised logic will not adversely affect peak vehicle performance. Any suggestions you have would be greatly appreciated. Id drive the vehicle in a way that builds up a little heat before replacing the convertor. Justin Justin, We purchased a used 2002 Outback wagon recently.
Any more info on why you mentioned this could happen? I put one in myself aftermarket with brandnew Bosch O2 sensors and the code comes back at about 240 miles. Without a code I have no idea what to try and suggest you check, while its always good to check the car fluids, the check engine light is not generally ever going to come on for low fluids. After this switch the check engine light disappeared. They stated the head gasket was leading and it needed a new cv boot. Well, the light came on again maybe in mid January. We had the headgasket done a month before the code appeared. Should I take it out for a long drive? Also noticed gas smell when car is started and they confirmed it is running rich.
A car you owned in the past had less technology and less strict emissions requirements. Replacing the springs should quiet things down. The level of resistance is usually high enough to create a field of interference which projects out from the glass. I wish you would have tried us for the parts for your repair. If you have this problem, contact your local dealer for inspection. The data generated is only as good as the sensor, so the sensor must be tested first. I bought a fel-pro head gakest kit and changed all the gaskets on the way in as well.
Any chance a remaining leak could be the root cause of this code? Stop Sale- cars already on dealer lots that need the new part cannot be driven or sold until repaired. A total of 228,648 U. I understand trying to save money, but there is no solution other than back to factory parts. Owners will be notified by mail, and dealers cannot sell any cars subject to the recall. Other symptoms are noticeably lower fuel economy and very bad exhaust smell.
I would also suggest reading in your Owners Manual What Subaru states about not just the Check engine light, but about all warning indicators so you have the knowledge going forward, and know when its ok to drive and when its not ok to drive. Justin: I have a P0429 code on my 2005 Subaru Legacy with 113 K miles. Not legal for use on California emission vehicles in New York and Maine. My current Outback is a 2006 Limited with 150,000 miles on it. Thank you hey justi, we have a 2007 legacy with 180000, we were driving home and the car felt like it was holding back and wouldnt get up past 40mph and made growl type noise at passenger side airbox, the engine sounds perfect just no power dealership replace mas sensor and tol me it was fixed went to drive home didnt make it out of lot, whats your opinion? Justin Hi Justin, I have a 2004 Legacy with the 420 code. I did not get it replace. At one time I had a running to lean code but it has cleared its self.