Subaru Baja owners manuals
- The engine feels rough at idle
- Stalls/losing steering and brakes
- Suspension and Steering
- Loss of power while driving
- Midgate's glass is not removable
- Poor towing and hauling capability
- The tight rear seat,
- No side airbags
The Subaru Baja is an all-wheel-drive utility produced from 2002 through 2006 by Subaru and sold for model years 2003 till 2006. The Baja blends the handling and rider carrying features of a traditional passenger vehicle with the features of a pickup truck.
The unibody design and mechanicals are borrowed from the Subaru Legacy/Outback wagon platform. Making started in 2002 as a 2003 model at the Subaru of Indiana Automotive, plant in Indiana. The Baja nameplate stems from Mexico's famous peninsula of the same name, the place of the Baja 1000 off-road race.
The Subaru Baja is available in two trims, Baja Sport and Baja Turbo. The Baja Sport is powered with a 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine rated 165 horsepower and 166 pound-feet of torque. The Baja Turbo boasts a turbocharged variant that delivers 210 hp and 235 lb-ft of torque. A five-speed manual transmission is standard with a four-speed automatic is optional.
All Bajas come with standard all-wheel-drive and can carry a maximum payload of 1,050 pounds, with a 2,400-pound towing capacity.
Subaru Baja known problems
Some of the common problems or complaints owners have about the Subaru Baja are: