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2008 Subaru Outback Base 4dr H4 Man

2008 Subaru Outback
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All Wheel Drive, 4 Door Wagon, Mid-Size Station Wagon
19 mpg city / 26 mpg hwy
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June 17, 2012, 7:00 pm


Question: Cold start RPM set too high

On cold start up the car revs instantly to 2000 rpm, I can not seem to get dealer to understand its not right! On days where outside temp is over 80F it revs. to 2000 initially and is too slow to drop, hence when I place it in drive it tends to take off too quickly. It often jolts the drive train as well. They tried hard to get me to believe its normal? I said it is definitely not.

June 23, 2012, 9:54 am

Ron W
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Try another dealer. Or ask them to show you on another identical vehicle.

If it's normal, the other vehicle should do the exact same thing.

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