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Hi,

2018 Outback 4cyl (non-keyless).

I had this happen twice now and I've never seen this any of my previous cars. If you go to start the car and don't hold the key long enough for it to start the first time around, when you try again it cranks for several seconds and then idles roughly for a few seconds once it starts.

Anyone experience this? I will ask the dealer on my first oil change...

J
 

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I've noticed this a couple of times but haven't considered it a problem with the car since I was the one who didn't hold the key long enough. I still find myself doing this once in a while even after a year. I got so used to my Ford Escape where you just had to bump the key and let it go and it would keep cranking until the engine started. The Outback does always start after doing this though, just once in a while it seems a little rougher starting the second attempt. As mentioned above it is probably a little excess fuel from the failed first try.
 
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