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Minor as I said. I have one trust me its minor and not a big deal but many on this forum would lead you to think the PZEV is an abomination one off specialty car. LOL
Not really intending on getting off on a tangent here, but it’s easy for you to dismiss something as minor if you don’t really comprehend what it takes to achieve this level of performance. It works well and is transparent to the owner, so it seems simple. Trust me, it’s not.

Any automaker that’s gone down this pioneering path has had to foot the bill for considerable NRE. New engineering doesn’t just fall off the tree into your lap. There’s more code, considerably more testing, an almost doubling of the consumer warranty on select components, and higher running production costs on a number of components (charcoal trap, higher performance injectors, a redesign and more precious metals in the cat). Much of this will become mainstream as part of the tighter regulations coming and OBD-III, but the first guys on the block to do it bare the burden.
 

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"Lost compression in an engine cylinder. Dealer refused to repair until I brought in a dealer service receipt to investigate a rough idle from two year previous. Was then covered by manufacturer's warranty"
Anonymous, SC (2010 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)Engine rebuild or replacement
"Leaked oil thru head gaskets. Had to pull engine since heads are on the side"
Anonymous, IL (2010 Subaru Outback 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
"Head gasket failed at 125000 miles. The car overheated and slightly warped the heads that needed to be machined. A new thermostat was installed and the valves were reseated. Cost about $3500"
Anonymous, MA (2010 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
"Head gasket needed replacement at 61,000 miles. There were hydrocarbons in the coolant. Was not covered under warranty. Cost several thousand to repair"
Thomas M., WA (2010 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
"Head gasket on the 2.5l engine failed. Dealer repair cost was very expensive. Repair was provided by independent Subaru specialist for much less cost"
J N., CT (2010 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
"Valve sticking, no pressure in cylinder doing valve job now"
David P., WA (2010 Subaru Outback 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
"At 175,000 miles a small head gasket leak pressurized cooling system and overflowed overflow tank. Engine overheated. The traditional Subaru head gasket problem supposedly had been solved by the 2010 models"
Carl S., NJ (2010 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
"needed replacing"
Anonymous, WI (2010 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
"oil leak head gasket had to be replaced"
P J., BC (2010 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited 3.6-L 6 Cyl)Timing belt or chain
"As is normal for Subaru Outbacks we had to have the timing belt replaced and that involves many other components in the same area of the engine"
Darlow T., OR (2010 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Enough said.
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What Owners Say
"Lost compression in an engine cylinder. Dealer refused to repair until I brought in a dealer service receipt to investigate a rough idle from two year previous. Was then covered by manufacturer's warranty"
Anonymous, SC (2010 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)Engine rebuild or replacement
"Leaked oil thru head gaskets. Had to pull engine since heads are on the side"
Anonymous, IL (2010 Subaru Outback 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
"Head gasket failed at 125000 miles. The car overheated and slightly warped the heads that needed to be machined. A new thermostat was installed and the valves were reseated. Cost about $3500"
Anonymous, MA (2010 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
"Head gasket needed replacement at 61,000 miles. There were hydrocarbons in the coolant. Was not covered under warranty. Cost several thousand to repair"
Thomas M., WA (2010 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
"Head gasket on the 2.5l engine failed. Dealer repair cost was very expensive. Repair was provided by independent Subaru specialist for much less cost"
J N., CT (2010 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
"Valve sticking, no pressure in cylinder doing valve job now"
David P., WA (2010 Subaru Outback 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
"At 175,000 miles a small head gasket leak pressurized cooling system and overflowed overflow tank. Engine overheated. The traditional Subaru head gasket problem supposedly had been solved by the 2010 models"
Carl S., NJ (2010 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
"needed replacing"
Anonymous, WI (2010 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
"oil leak head gasket had to be replaced"
P J., BC (2010 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited 3.6-L 6 Cyl)Timing belt or chain
"As is normal for Subaru Outbacks we had to have the timing belt replaced and that involves many other components in the same area of the engine"
Darlow T., OR (2010 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Enough said. View attachment 479353
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Thx, not very happy atm with subaru, got a 2010 paperweight sittin in the garage. I have much more postings from different sights all citing the same problems. I take solace that it was not my decision to purchase it.
 
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