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Why would a Subaru Outback engine quit after cold start after a second?

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2015-07-23 16:40:15
2015-07-23 16:40:15

You need to find out if the fire or fuel quits and go from there

If your Subie is a newer model (mine is 2015) you have to unlock it with the remote-equipped key, and start it with the same key. Otherwise you can run into the "engine immobilizer" that kicks in if you are not using the correct key with the proximity sensor built in.

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