25th Mar 2008, 16:22
We have a 1999 Breeze - 145,000 KM's - head gasket at 80,000K
- problem with gasket was unusual - leaked where coolant channel passes threw head gasket to upper part of cylinder head - rubber seal bonded to head gasket itself was distorted or compressed off center during torgue down at factory - hope new one doesn't do the same again - very strange - automatic transmission coolant lines to rad are leaking - hope this is the last problem - basically find it a very light duty car - have told my daughter to handle it with care - good luck everyone.
18th Apr 2008, 20:14
1997 Breeze; leaking oil like a sinking ship, not due to uncared for car. Junk, junk, junk.
20th Nov 2008, 21:02
I have a 09 Breeze in top notch shape. I take very good care of it.
I bought the car with just under 90k on it in July. I have had to replace the ball joints and now I'm using a quart to every 1k miles I put on it. I don't see it leaking and it doesn't smoke, so I dunno what the deal is. I change the oil every 3k and it's doing this crap.
I like the car, but I'm not happy with how it was made.
Any ideas on what my problem is; email me firstname.lastname@example.org
19th Dec 2008, 02:45
To the comments about the head gaskets on the Breeze... Most of you probably aren't old enough to remember when Subaru's first started being sold in the U.S.. You had to go to the dealer and have the head re-torqued every 3500 miles, or it would blow the gasket.
Granted, Chrysler dropped the ball on the gasket design problem, but they are NOT the only ones. Now, Felpro has a "new" gasket for these engines that is supposed to solve the leaking problem.
Noisy brakes? You should hear a BMW's brakes.
Fact is the Breeze is a machine, and like ALL machines it is prone to breaking with use. I have owned cars of most makes and models, foreign and domestic and NONE of them went without breaking at one point or another.
10th Oct 2009, 00:23
Back again to update on my Breeze problems mentioned just above. After this past week and a half, I have replaced the radiator cap, thermostat, manifold gasket, intake gasket, radiator, battery, spark plugs, and now the big one, the head gasket. I was in the shop everyday this past week, and every day they thought they fixed it, but it would just overheat the next day I used it. Then other problems cropped up, probably just coincidence.
Total repairs so far: $2000. I might just have them replace the valve cover if it's still leaking oil, if I can sneak it in for no extra cost of labor.