Almost at 70,000 miles, have taken the car in for regular service to the dealer, as directed. Subaru of America would not repair under warranty or offer assistance as vehicle was just over extended warranty. Not only did they conveniently forget to write down how much oil was gone definitely over a quart , but they also conveniently forgot to note that the oil light was on. They are currently pulling the motor for the fourth time with the intention on replacing the cylinder heads and cam shaft. Had the third one done and after about 2000 miles the oil light came on. Hmmmm imagine our surprise when the tech checked the oil in our presents and it was excessively over full!!!!!!! Manufacturer recommends 7,500 miles between changes and use synthetic oil. Was leaving to go on vacation so I took it to a Superlube dealer because it would be a lot quicker to have the oil changed.
I will drive this vehicle a few more years and try to remember to check the gas when I fill up with oil. Have 456 miles on test. It's not uncommon in general for Subaru 2. They were better to deal with back in the 1990's. Oil consumption first noticed before first 3000 mile oil change, when I brought it in for oil light, but told by dealer it was normal to use oil with extra thin synthetic oil and engine settling in.
Otherwise who can i contact to get this matter look at!!! Better be a new engine in my future. If it is below the lower level, add oil to bring the level up to the upper level. This was to be done when the engine was apart and would be a zero labor event. Question is, do I have the dealer remove the excess oil in the engine and have it set at the correct level and do I or can I have this work documented?? So far other than the first guy I talked to about the squeak, they have been good and have fixed the problem, no questions asked. This was the first new car I had purchased in 35 years, paid full sticker price, and I feel like I was robbed. Dash lights went on and brought in the next morning for my appointment.
I was in 3 accidents none were my fault in a year, and this oil light thing. The results are: 0 consumption, borderline but passed the test , and somewhere in the middle. I was eventually removed from the vehicle by emts and brought to the hospital. It needs to be properly documented by Subaru. Does anyone know how else to approach this with Subaru or should I just consider it 'normal' to be topping up our new car with oil during road trips and In between services. I am curious what are my options from a lemon law perspective? I've needed to add oil between oil changes since my purchase.
How does one find out if you have one of these oil sucker engines? In shop now for look over and starting new oil consumption test. Today she called me to inform me that the service manager and district manager have now decided to order a short block. Or maybe it has the exact same problems as past model years. Just amazed that a car we had such high hopes for has turned into a nightmare. But this one will be 5 at 1200 miles.
I know we probably have no recourse. Vary your speeds over the full range of city and highway driving Don't use cruise control much, if at all. So I use about 2. I would never buy another Subaru for as long as I live. Seems a bit deceptive to me when I am to have this test again in 2 wks. I drive a lot of freeway miles and still have my original tires at 53k now.
We have changed the oil every 5,000 miles. The vehicle was not repaired. We took it to the dealer, did their 1200 mile oil consumption test, and got the new block, no charge. The customer does not come first. The failure occurred multiple times. Went to show my wife and it was gone again. Told me to bring it back on Monday after my trip so they could check the oil.
If you are in three or more times for Subaru oil consumption issues, it is important for you to look at your rights under State Lemon law and Federal Warranty law. Normal wait time was usually 2 hours to get an oil change. Subaru Synthetic Oil Subaru now has their own brand synthetic oil With ever changing technology and new government rules for cleaner burning engines and increased fuel economy, old fashioned, conventional oil doesn't provide the lubrication and protection needed. I brought it back to the dealer and they changed the oil and said return it in 1200 miles. Now, car is at 37k miles and about a third qt low 1k miles after last oil change. I brought it in and talked to my service adviser and he told me that they were going order me a new engine block to combat this problem hopefully for the last time.
Well the light stayed off until this evening when i went to run another quick errand and boom there the light was again very dim and then got brighter at times and then dimmed again. We took the car to our dealer huebueger, colo. Right away, I went to the auto parts store and added 3 quarts of oil. I presently have 3300 miles on the same 1200 mile check and will continue to monitor until the 7500 mandatory change. During routine inspection, the technician informed the contact that the vehicle experienced excessive oil consumption. My third trip to the dealer was around 40,000 miles and dealer said that my problem was caused by not having dealer oil changes - they could not be responsible for high oil consumption if they did not do the oil changes, regardless of whether I had valid receipts for oil changes every 5000 miles.