Subaru Outback Forums banner
1 - 1 of 23 Posts

· Registered
'15 Forester 2.5 CVT
198 Posts
Hey all, I have a new outback with roughly 1500 miles on it. I've noticed lately, in this sub 20 degree weather, that the outback struggles a little bit to start in the morning. Anyone else having a similar issue? It always gets started, but it cranks noticeably more slowly than when the weather is a little warmer. I know this is normal behavior for a cold start, but I'm surprised at how significant it is on a brand new car.

Is my battery excessively weak, or are the stock batteries underpowered when it comes to cold cranking amps?
Get synthetic oil in it. It makes the whole difference.
Last week, we got a chilly -20 morning. My OB started fine but growled a lot while starting. Life is hard in winter for everybody...(SIGH!)
1 - 1 of 23 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.