- Oct 8, 2017
Within about 10k miles had a close family member need the rear main seal replaced, I believe it was. Came out one morning and oil was all over garage floor. It was a 16 or 17 Outback with the 2.5. I love the price and versatility and AWD system in Subarus, but I get anxiety with a HG replacement in the old 2005 years ago, a 13 Crosstrek that drank oil Ino longer deal with (about a full quart every 4k), and another family member with an older Outback (15?) with a little over 100k that needed an expensive repair on the transmission. And this one Subaru extended the transmission warranty I believe 🤦♂️ I'm just crossing my fingers.
How often do you see a class action settlement for a "few complaints that the engine drinks oil?" Lots more out there on this and not exclusive to the Subaru boards. Subaru has taken great pains to fix it and all indications are they have. But it was a serious issue affecting many.