Subaru Baja owners manuals

Subaru Baja

Subaru Baja specs

Model overview

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:

  • 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

Subaru Baja PDF owner manual

On this page you can find the owners manuals for the Baja model sorted by year. The manuals are free to download and are available in PDF format. Is is recommended to check the owners manual corresponding to the correct year of your Subaru Baja to solve the problems or to get insights about the car.
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