Likewise, highway ride is well within the range of comfortable. . Safety All-wheel drive is of course standard on all versions of the Legacy and Outback, as are anti-lock brakes, traction and stability control, and driver and passenger front and side airbags, as well as front and rear curtain airbags. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment. As on all current Subarus, all-wheel drive is standard, as is the associated fuel penalty. The 2008 Subaru Outback's owner's manual recommends using the genuine Subaru coolant.
Salt water could splash on the brake lines through a gap in the fuel tank protector, resulting in excessive corrosion of the brake lines. Check Engine light issues are fairly common too. With the automatic transmission, the 2. A limited-slip rear differential is included with each setup. Subaru came up with the Outback, which is essentially a modified Subaru Legacy with added ground clearance and more rugged styling. At the top of the 2009 Subaru Legacy lineup, the six-cylinder engine comes just with the five-speed automatic. This valuable tool will help you negotiate your best price.
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. In a conventional vehicle, the unburned fumes in the combustion chambers and crankcase are allowed to escape to the atmosphere. Replacing head gaskets is expensive. The Legacy competes against the Ford Fusion, Mazda6 and Volkswagen Passat. Even the base models are well equipped. All trims but the base 2.
In fact, in a smoggy city, the exhaust gas may be cleaner than the air entering the engine. B models, though not at the expense of comfort. B is the most responsive, with none of the turbo lag that sometimes plagues turbos, but the six is the smoothest and most refined. At 185 inches long and 68. If you notice a blue smoke from the exhaust at startup, avoid the car. Remedy Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will test the brake system by depressing the brake pedal and inspecting for brake fluid leaks.
The recall began March 6, 2017. The trunk has grocery bag hooks to keep items secure and 11. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783. Remedy Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger air bag inflators, free of charge. This looks closely into this issue. Units Affected 64179 Several Subaru models are the subject of new recalls issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for visibility and suspension problems, while certain 2011 Volkswagen Jettas are being recalled for an issue related to the exhaust system. Turbo models have either a six-speed manual or five-speed automatic, which comes with Sportshift paddle shifters and a rev-matching downshift throttle-blipping feature for performance driving.
Overall, the Outback is a solidly-built vehicle, although Consumer Reports rates the 4-cylinder engine in 2005-2007 models poorly. Subaru also sells an Outback Sport, but that model is based on the smaller hatchback. Exterior All Legacy models get an aluminum hood, aerodynamic side ground effects and an in-glass antenna. Above that are the Legacy 2. The Outback holds its value well, but with mileage, repair and maintenance costs could be higher than average, especially for turbocharged models. Individual options include satellite radio, a remote starter on models equipped with the automatic, a short-throw shifter, a Momo shift knob, and metal pedals. Lighting off the catalytic converter quicker reduces this toxic period.
The turbocharged engine is more expensive to maintain and requires premium gasoline. The rest of the Legacy wagon lives up to its billing. These services will be performed free of charge. In this case, the honeycomb inside the converter shell delivers a surface area roughly the size of four football fields! If no brake fluid seepage is observed, the affected areas will be rustproofed with anti-corrosion wax. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger frontal air bag, these inflators may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.
Handling and ride: Subaru Outback handles like a tall wagon. A bit smaller than the latest generation Legacy but comfortable for four, five in a pinch. 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. B Under the Hood Like all Subarus, the Legacy has standard all-wheel drive. From here, Subaru moves into six-cylinder territory with the 3. The ride is fairly smooth and quiet.
It says: Use of improper coolants may result in corrosion in the cooling system. The 2009 Subaru Legacy offers buyers all the comforts of the finest sports sedan coupled with the sure-footedness afforded by Subaru's standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. I get 55mpg on the highway and about 35mpg in city driving. Other than normal scheduled maintenance I've replaced the tires and have had a brake job done. Recall Date 2016-10-13 Description Subaru of America, Inc. To distribute the torque between front and rear axles, the Outback models with manual transmission use a viscous-type locking center differential, while the 4-speed automatic models utilize an electronically controlled variable transfer clutch. The recall began December 2016.