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Recall or extended warranty for head gaskets?
Posted 14 July 2003 - 05:47 AM
I think I know the answer, but since head gasket failure is almost pandemic now, is Subaru acknowledging this with any type of recall or extended warranty offer for this fix???
Posted 14 July 2003 - 08:21 AM
Posted 14 July 2003 - 09:13 AM
Posted 14 July 2003 - 01:34 PM
Well, mine is a '99 Impreza, 149,800 miles, soooo.. yeah, Im kinda out of the warranty range. Still and all, its VERY rare to have a head gasket go out these days.. that whole head gasket thing has been pretty well sorted out by now, .... so this raft of HG failures I would think would be making Subaru a little nervous. Or, to put it in terms they may understand... unless I know the HG issue is resolved, Im NOT replacing my Suby with another, as much as it pains me to say this.
Posted 14 July 2003 - 01:54 PM
Just got off the phone with Subaru NA...
They are not aware of any chronic head gasket problems, they dont rely on info gleaned from message boards, since it is viewed as unreliable.
Their source of info comes from owners who call in, and from the Subaru dealers.
There have been some reported HG failures, but at about the mileage one may expect such failures anyway, so there is no planned mfg. assistance for owners with HG failure. Perhaps if you have a good relationship with the dealer, there may be some dealer assistance, but that is the dealer's decision.
That's all folks!
Posted 14 July 2003 - 03:06 PM
Posted 14 July 2003 - 07:14 PM
Steering rack replaced
Steering colum replaced
Digital display faded. replaced
Oil pump burned out. replaced
2 coil packs replaced after being stranded and towed.
I took a hit of $3000.00 on the trade in just to get out.
Timing belt needs to be replaced at 60,000 as regular service $1200.00.
Stick with Japanese.
Posted 15 July 2003 - 08:41 AM
Posted 15 July 2003 - 11:07 AM
BUT, here is the odd thing.. even the Japanese cars are falling apart... a friend has Toyota.. TOYOTA mind you, that has gone thru one engine already (warranty replacement after a lot of hassle) and now the struts are shot, the list goes on and on...
The old Suby my wife had, mid-80s, ran forever. Same way with a mid-80s Nissan. Had an early 80's Toyota pickup I pd. $250 for and ran for years... rust killed all these vehicles (they came pre-rusted from the factory back then) but mechanically indestructable.... what has happened????
So.. NOW Im thinking VW diesel. MAYBE the Honda Insight, but not for a while. I want to keep the Suby a while longer, for some odd, pathetic, morbid, masochistic reason....
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