Recently my check engine light came on and at the same time the cruise light flashes and no longer will hold a cruise speed. Is it normal that those would happen together? Can Auto-Zone or others check the code output for me?
I replaced the car's computer with no lasting effect. The lights continue and the cruise is disabled. I can remove the 7.5 Amp fuse to the computer and put it back to normal but that only last a few hours to a few days. I spent $800 replacing that.
So far I have replaced the O2 sensors twice, the random misfiring plugs, and the Control Module. The same codes keep appearing. I disconnect the battery to remove the check engine light and to regain the cruise control. Now I see that the 2006 Outback with turbo is listed in the "to avoid" cars in Consumer Report. The above has cost us over $1200.00 and the problem still persists.
It turned out to be the oxygen sensors on both ends of the catalytic converter. We got the parts cheaper on-line. The cruise light was tied to that problem. Even so the cost for parts alone (with free shipping) was $240.