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Greetings from Denver, Colorado. New to the Forum after lurking for 2+years.

Wife has 2015 2.5 premium, we bought another Outback recently 3.6R Limited.

Lost power for a split second on the highway, all the dash light came on. Took it to the dealership Bank 2 sensor needs to be replaced....didn't see that happening on a new outback since wife has not have any issues...:frown2:
 

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I would like them to find out why you lost power.

vs. why they want to change a sensor. (which seems to have caused a check engine light ...possibly BECAUSE you lost power).
 
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Got the vehicle back, running normal. Hopefully mileage improves since I was hovering around 16mpg (city and highway mixed) Here is what the dealer found out. Emailed SOA on their website, so hopefully this issue is recorded somewhere.
 

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Got the vehicle back, running normal. Hopefully mileage improves since I was hovering around 16mpg (city and highway mixed) Here is what the dealer found out. Emailed SOA on their website, so hopefully this issue is recorded somewhere.
was that a loss of electrical power?

or one big miss of the engine? such can be from a o2 sensor..... and when those are bad they can also cause low mpg. ...the kind of o2 sensor that runs the whole car with its poor data.

I guess one could have one with a nick in a wire from the factory,...or some other kind of defect, or was popping out of the exhaust.
...and it would hopefully become a known thing shortly after ownership. (a good thing... happy it did not happen on the pikes peak road on race day)
 
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was that a loss of electrical power?

or one big miss of the engine? such can be from a o2 sensor..... and when those are bad they can also cause low mpg. ...the kind of o2 sensor that runs the whole car with its poor data.

I guess one could have one with a nick in a wire from the factory,...or some other kind of defect, or was popping out of the exhaust.
...and it would hopefully become a known thing shortly after ownership. (a good thing... happy it did not happen on the pikes peak road on race day)

It was almost like stalling for a second...I don't think the Outback would make it to race day any day.....6cylinder is like a moving a tank...our 2.5 is peppier up front.
 

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Sounds like the O2 sensor was seeing nothing but O2 in the exhaust so it dumped fuel to get the reading up to specs. Needless to say that is not a good thing, although slightly better than the O2 sensor seeing not enough O2 and leaning it out.
Sensors can go bad, be faulty have homely children.
 

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It was almost like stalling for a second...I don't think the Outback would make it to race day any day.....6cylinder is like a moving a tank...our 2.5 is peppier up front.


longboarder = @LNGBRDNPWDR (who will someday, change his name to just plain longboarder ).

with a 2013 3.6 currently with raptor headers, and before christmas a raptor supercharger. may suggest otherwise.

here parked under the no parking sign on loveland pass,...in front of @traildogck's turbo Francine.:

 
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Having driven both I'm not sure I understand. My 3.6r is far torquier and faster when passing and climbing than the 2.5. Yours has a problem if the 2.5 is quicker.
 

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longboarder = @LNGBRDNPWDR (who will someday, change his name to just plain longboarder ).

with a 2013 3.6 currently with raptor headers, and before christmas a raptor supercharger. may suggest otherwise.

here parked under the no parking sign on loveland pass,...in front of @traildogck's turbo Francine.:

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Awesome shot! Cant wait for the white powder and for a good dump this year :grin2:
 

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Having driven both I'm not sure I understand. My 3.6r is far torquier and faster when passing and climbing than the 2.5. Yours has a problem if the 2.5 is quicker.
I am hoping getting O2 replaced will start seeing some positive changes in mpg and driving.
 
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