I've had this problem from the very beginning. Bought the car in 2001 October (2002) Outback Limited. The sound began the first it warmed in May (I was living in DC). Took the car back a couple times. No one could hear it, had no idea, looked at me like I was some dope. Over the years I've gotten used to it, but still annoying. Especially if driving in traffic and suddenly it happens. Can almost be as loud as a horn. Also, embarrassing when it continues after the car is shut off. I doubt it is the compressor unless I had a crappy one from day one (The first time I took it in, the car had 3500 miles on it). Has there been any updates or service notes on this at all? Does anyone know?
Cecil, did you ever get an answer?
Tuesday, January 8th, 2013 AT 7:44 PM