Join Date: Oct 2014
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
solid engine light and flashing cruise light
I have a somewhat similar problem with my 2005 Outback. The cruise light started flashing and eventually the engine light came on and stayed on. I took it to my local ultratune (Australian equivalent to autozone) and got them to diagnose it with the OBD II readers. They told me it was the O2 front sensor, and that it would cost $530 to replace. My dad is pretty good with cars, so we got a brand new part online and put it in ourselves. I took it back to ultratune to wipe the error codes, assuming the problem was solved, but sure enough the light came back on shortly after. I needed to do a service, so I took it to a mechanic, and told them to check the problem with their OBD II reader. They told me the same thing, O2 front sensor, they said saying as I replaced the part there might be a problem with the wiring around the part and not in the part itself, and that I would have to take it to an auto electrician. I haven't taken it yet, I was curious to know what people here think. When I drive it it seems to chug while accelerating sometimes and also when accelerating from a complete stop it seems to drop out for a second before moving.