However, my Subaru has gone through almost 3 quarts in 5000 miles. Brought to Subura of Clearlake, Tx. I was just about to pop on a 2014 Impreza. The second time, again, away from home, happened just 3,850 after the last oil change. The seat belt does not retract correctly.
Subaru owners are happy with the settlement The Subaru owners appear to be happy with the settlement and said the agreement will provide most proposed class members with the same amount of compensation they would have obtained if the case went to trial. The local mechanic found that it was 5 qrts low. It was even worse after the short block replacement. After finding no oil on dipstick took in for oil consumption test. Repairs will be made under the new vehicle warranty or powertrain warranty, whichever applies. The Warranty Enhancement Program applies to the vehicle and is transferred to subsequent owners.
I was in 3 accidents none were my fault in a year, and this oil light thing. Corrective action: Dealers will replace the entire short block assembly. I did the oil consumption test, coming back every 1000 miles for 4000 miles total. I am thinking, you could have called and told me. Update from Dec 31, 2014 : Three weeks ago the dealer agreed to repair or replace the engine and gave me an appointment in early Jan. How many decades has it been since this was a fair bar to set for a modern engine? And with my car, they lowered the recommended mileage between oil changes from 7,500 to 3,000.
Subaru knew there were problems. To Lemon Lawyers, and 2. I did get them to document on svc ticket customer reports the low engine light came on. I know there is a fix, new pistons and rings. I am not going to be responsible if the engine blows up because of no oil. You could possibly be entitled to significant recourse, including a new vehicle, a full repurchase or a partial refund and continued ownership of your car. I have never had an oil light come on any car I owned.
We got it to a gas station nearby by pushing it. This was the first new car I had purchased in 35 years, paid full sticker price, and I feel like I was robbed. Had 65000 miles the 1st time the oil light came on. For trying Subaru for the first time because of the good reviews is leaving a bad taste in my mouth. I argue that it is at least 1 qt low, based on my experience - dealer disagrees. Each new car is given a standardized 17-digit code, which includes a serial number.
I told her the issue, told her that I has suspected that it was using to much oil for some time, but this was the first time we actually kept track. They never did tell me why it happened. Had brought it in 14 times in 25,000 miles for oil problems. I bought an outback in 2009 as a retirement car. This is what the Subaru dealerships are doing. Given the horrible experience so many consumers have had with their cars, that's probably good advice.
I am now keeping a close eye on it. Made it just under the 100000 mile warranty. Have a fine bird, my man. TheSubaruGuruBoston answered about a year ago It's interesting to note from the owner's manuals that 0w20 oil is recommended only for 3 countries, whereas 5w30 is recommended the rest of the planet! Dealer trying to blame it on my going too long between oil changes, though I followed the recommended mileage changes. I carry oil in the Forester. I have 4690 miles to go for the next oil change. Now my extended warranty has expired so I am waiting for what Subaru will do.
It was in Subaru shop 3 times for repair but the repair never lasts very long. Car now has 63,147 miles and we have added 4 quarts of oil since date of purchase. The oil level was at the high mark on the dip stick. How come this info never appeared anywhere in reviews of Subaru foresters when I was shopping around? Also what makes your think your engine is shot and why havn't you used your warranty. When I bought the car they boasted that the car should only need its oil changed every 7k miles.
You are correct about no oil light. Make sure they do not overfill the engine as a lot of people here have complained of this practice. Somebody didn't put in enough oil when they changed it last. I topped it off with oil and took it to the Subaru dealer the next day to start an oil consumption test. We found they gave us an extra quart of oil we we got home.