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Subaru XV – Common problems

Common problems for the Subaru XV

Some problems will only occur after many years of operation, others are related to technical solutions and forced the manufacturer to issue a recall. In the following overview, you will find the most common problems for the Subaru XV, for which Subaru has announced a recall through the EU Rapex system. For recalls and faults found in the UK scroll down.

If the problem is corrected in time, it may not affect the overall reliability of your Subaru XV. However, the fault can often remain unresolved because the previous owner didn´t know about the recall or ignored the manufacturer’s letter.

The good news is that automakers usually provide unlimited time to correct such defects for free. Check to see if all of the potential problems with your Subaru XV have been resolved in the past. How to do it, we give advice on a special page.


Latest XV’s Issues in the EU

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28 April 2020

The positive crankcase ventilation (PCV) valves may have been improperly manufactured. Consequently, they could break, allowing oil to enter the combustion … .

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31 May 2019

The brake light switch may be defective. This can cause the brake lights to fail, increasing the risk of an accident. … .

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27 April 2019

The engine’s valve spring may not be strong enough. As a consequence, it could fracture under stress, causing the engine to … .

If you wish to know more about eventual problems of a specific car (e.g. real mileage, potential traffic accidents damages, odometer rollback, repairs, etc.), then we suggest going to HPI-Check.

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Latest XV’s Issues in the UK


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