I have trouble starting my 2011 Subaru Outback most of the time. I hear the starter working, but it doesn’t “catch,” as in it seems that the fuel is not igniting. Sometimes it helps if I park my car so that it faces downhill, and it always starts after I’ve tried to start it repeatedly about four times, let it sit, tried another four times, let it sit, repeat, and then wait about an hour. (I wait at least fifteen seconds after each try, and eventually wait an hour.)
It’s at the dealer right now and they say it started just fine when they did it! …
I read the trouble shooting process that’s outlined in the owner’s manual and I follow those steps each time I try to start it, but it doesn’t help.
FYI: It has a little over 185,000 miles on it. No accidents.