Subaru makes wonderful vehicles, unfortunately, there is one issue that seems to appear in Subaru cars more often than we would like – head gasket failure.
The Subaru head gasket problem is most often seen in following models:
- Baja - 2003 through 2005
- Outback - 2000 through 2009
- Forester - 1999 through 2010
- Legacy - 2000 through 2009
- Impreza - 1999 through 2011
Subaru head gasket failures can occur with as little as 80,000 – 100,000 miles driven. Here are the signs that it’s time to bring your vehicle for a checkup – and potentially expensive repairs:
- White exhaust smoke coming from the tailpipe
- Milky white oil in the reservoir
- Overheating engine
- Exhaust bubbles in your coolant reservoir
- Pungent smell coming from coolant reservoir
If you notice any of the above symptoms, time to schedule an appointment – as soon as possible. Driving with a failing or blown head gasket can lead to additional engine damage and even more expensive repair bills.
Frank’s Auto Service in Walnut Creek offers convenient appointments, local shuttle, and we are Subaru repair specialists. All repairs performed by our nationally ASE certified technicians are covered by a 3 year / 36,000 mile warranty. Call us to schedule an appointment, or you can setup an appointment online.