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SUBARU OUTBACK Electrical System

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 Electrical System Report #769809

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 car safety problem was reported on Nov 09, 2002.SUBARU OUTBACK 2003, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with ELECTRICAL SYSTEM . THE SECOND FAILURE OCCURED ON 11/14/2002. CAR WAS NOT MOVING ELECTRICAL SYSTEM WAS DEAD, CAR DID NOT TURN OVER. DT.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4S3BH806337. Subaru Outback 2003 problem was reported in EDISON, NJ. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20021001. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Subaru Outback 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 50 mph.
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SUBARU OUTBACK Electrical System Wiring Interior/under Dash

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 Electrical System Wiring Interior/under Dash Report #770289

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 car safety problem was reported on Oct 16, 2002.SUBARU OUTBACK 2003, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:INTERIOR/UNDER DASH . DEALER SUBSTITUTED CHEAP AFTERMARKET SECURITY SYSTEM FOR REQUESTED SUBARU UPGRADE, TAMPERING WITH FACTORY WIRING IN PROCESS. WHEN CHALLENGED, DEALER REPLACED SYSTEM WITH SUBARU UPGRADE. HOWEVER, I AM CONCERNED THAT THE STRIPPED, SOLDERED AND MOST LIKELY CUT WIRES IN THE FACTORY HARNESS COULD PRODUCE A SHORT OR BACKFEED THAT MAY DAMAGE ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS OR LEAD TO FIRE. IN ADDITION, ONE BUNDLE OF WIRES INTERFERES WITH THE MOVEMENT OF MY RIGHT FOOT FROM ACCELERATOR TO BRAKE. DT.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4S3BH675436. Subaru Outback 2003 problem was reported in LONGMEADOW, MA. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Subaru Outback 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS.
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SUBARU OUTBACK Steering

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 Steering Report #10009798

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 car safety problem was reported on .SUBARU OUTBACK 2003, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with STEERING . THE VEHICLE EXPERIENCED PROBLEMS WITH THE WHEELS. THE VEHICLE DID NOT TURN WHEN NEEDED. *NLM *TS.Subaru Outback 2003 problem was reported in BONNER, MT. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20021002. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FUEL TYPE: GAS. Subaru Outback 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.
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SUBARU OUTBACK Wheels

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 Wheels Report #10009798

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 car safety problem was reported on .SUBARU OUTBACK 2003, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with WHEELS . THE VEHICLE EXPERIENCED PROBLEMS WITH THE WHEELS. THE VEHICLE DID NOT TURN WHEN NEEDED. *NLM *TS.Subaru Outback 2003 problem was reported in BONNER, MT. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20021002. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FUEL TYPE: GAS. Subaru Outback 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.
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SUBARU OUTBACK Engine And Engine Cooling Engine

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine Report #10014511

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 car safety problem was reported on Apr 17, 2002.SUBARU OUTBACK 2003, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE . CAR KEEPS SHUTTING OFF IN INFREQUENT INTERVALS. FIRST AT 375 MILES AND BY 9000 MILES IT DID IT 9 TIMES. THE CAR HAS BEEN AT THE DEALER 6 TIMES AND JUST NOW SUBARU IS ADMITTING TO HAVING OTHER CARS WITH THIS ISSUE. ALL 2003 6 CYLINDER ENGINES. I WAS TOLD AFTER THE 4TH TIME AT THE DEALER THAT THEY CANNOT FIX IT, END OF STORY. THEN AFTER FILING A COMPLAINT WITH THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OFFICE THEY ARE WORKING ON IT AGAIN. THEY ARE NOW STARTING TO REPLACE STUFF AND WANT TO PUT A BLACK BOX IN. THIS CAR SHUTS OFF ONLY AT A STAND STILL SO FAR BUT THIS IS VERY DANGEROUS. SUBARU ADMITS TO HAVING MORE CARS LIKE THIS AND THEY ONLY COULD FIX HALF OF THEM. *JB.Mileage was 375 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4S3BE896737. Subaru Outback 2003 problem was reported in YORK, PA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20021024. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Subaru Outback 2003 drive type:AWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Subaru Outback 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER'S NAME: LAWRENCE SUBARU . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 717-637-6664 . DEALER'S CITY: HANOVER . DEALER'S STATE CODE: PA. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 17331 .
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SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling Report #10018128

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 car safety problem was reported on Apr 18, 2003.SUBARU OUTBACK 2003, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING . CONSUMER STATES THAT WHILE DRIVING AND WITHOUT WARNING THE VEHICLE WILL STALL. THE DEALER WAS NOTIFIED. *ND WHEN BRAKING TO STOP OR MAKE A TURN THE VEHICLE WILL STALL. THE CONSUMER WAS TOLD THAT THEE ARE OTHER VEHICLES (SAME MAKE/MODEL) WITH THE SAME PROBLEM. *SCC .Mileage was 10000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):45385296537. Subaru Outback 2003 problem was reported in KITTANNING, PA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20021116. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Subaru Outback 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 20 mph. DEALER'S NAME: BOUCHAT . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 724 224 0600 . DEALER'S CITY: NATRONA HEIGHTS . DEALER'S STATE CODE: PA. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 15065 .
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SUBARU OUTBACK Power Train Automatic Transmission

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission Report #10032755

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 car safety problem was reported on Mar 23, 2003.SUBARU OUTBACK 2003, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION . ON MULTIPLE OCCASIONS, AND WITH MULTIPLE DRIVERS, I HAVE HAD 2 2003 OUTBACKS WITH FREQUENT STALLING WHEN MOVING FROM NEUTRAL TO FIRST, OR TO REVERSE. THIS IS POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS WHEN MOVING OUT INTO TRAFFIC. SUBARU DENIES RECEIVING PRIOR COMPLAINTS (DESPITE THE MATERIAL ON YOUR SITE) AND IN GENERAL DENIES THAT THERE IS ANY PROBLEM. THEY ALSO COMPELLED ME TO SIGN A "GAG" CLAUSE AS PART OF A DEAL WHEREBY THEY EXCHANGED CAR # 1 FOR CAR # 2. I HAVE ARBITRARILY PUT IN A SPECIFIC MONTH, DAY AND YEAR BUT IT HAS HAPPENED ON MULTIPLE OCCASIONS. ALSO CAR # 1 HAD 2 INCIDENTS OF THE ENGINE RUNNING TOO ROUGH TO BE DRIVEN, PROGRESSIVELY LOSING POWER AND THEN QUITTING - WHEN RESTARTED, RAN FINE. ALSO CAR # 1 HAD 1 EPISODE OF TURNING OVER WELL BUT REFUSING TO START.*AK.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4S3BH675236. Subaru Outback 2003 problem was reported in COOPERSTOWN, NY. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20030321. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. Subaru Outback 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . DEALER'S NAME: FIVE STAR OPF ONEONTA . DEALER'S CITY: ONEONTA . DEALER'S STATE CODE: NY. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 13820 .
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SUBARU OUTBACK Tires

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 Tires Report #10037810

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 car safety problem was reported on Aug 08, 2003.SUBARU OUTBACK 2003, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with TIRES . WHILE DRIVING AT 50 MPH RIGHT REAR TIRE BLEW OUT. ORINGINAL TIRES ON VEHICLE. *AK.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):FILLIN. Subaru Outback 2003 problem was reported in SHINGLE SPRINGS, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 50 mph.
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SUBARU OUTBACK Tires Sidewall

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 Tires Sidewall Report #10036950

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 car safety problem was reported on Aug 29, 2003.SUBARU OUTBACK 2003, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with TIRES:SIDEWALL . WHILE DRIVING IN A MIDDLE LANE ON I-270, I SUDENLY BECAME AWARE OF A BUMPING NOISE. I PULLED OVER TO THE RIGHT SHOULDER THROUGH SEVERAL LANES OF TRAFFIC. WHEN I CHECKED THE TIRES, I SAW THAT THE SIDEWALL OF MY PASSENGER SIDE REAR TIRE HAD BECOME COMPLETELY DISATTACHED FROM THE TREAD. THE TIRE WAS ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT ON MY 2003 SUBARU OUTBACK. A FIRESTONE DEALER INSPECTED THE TIRE IN DETAIL, BUT COULD FIND NO PUNCTURE OR OTHER CAUSE OF TIRE FAILURE BESIDES SPONTANEOUS DISINTEGRATION. FIRESTONE WANTED $56 TO REPLACE IT UNDER WARRANTY, AFTER TREADWEAR MEASUREMENT, EVEN THOUGH TIRE HAD ONLY 6800 MILES ON IT.*AK.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 6800 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4S3BH806837. Subaru Outback 2003 problem was reported in GERMANTOWN, MD. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20021228. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Subaru Outback 2003 drive type:AWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Subaru Outback 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph.
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SUBARU OUTBACK Vehicle Speed Control

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 Vehicle Speed Control Report #10040053

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 car safety problem was reported on Nov 10, 2002.SUBARU OUTBACK 2003, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL . THE VEHICLE SURGED AFTER COMING TO A STOP WHEN THE BRAKES WERE APPLIED. THE DEALER RESET THE COMPUTER, BUT COULD NOT DUPLICATE THE PROBLEM. THE VEHICLE SURGED NUMEROUS TIMES AFTER THAT, ALWAYS AFTER COMING TO A STOP. THE CONSUMER HAD TAKEN THE VEHICLE TO A DIFFERENT DEALER, WHO SUGGESTED THE COMPUTER BE REFRESHED. THE VEHICLE HAD NOT SURGED SINCE THEN. *AK *SCC *JB.Mileage was 1300 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4S3BH675037. Subaru Outback 2003 problem was reported in CARMEL, NY. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20021031. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Subaru Outback 2003 drive type:AWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Subaru Outback 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: SMITH CAIRNS . DEALER'S CITY: BREWSTER . DEALER'S STATE CODE: NY. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 10509 .
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SUBARU OUTBACK Electrical System

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 Electrical System Report #10045525

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 car safety problem was reported on Nov 03, 2003.SUBARU OUTBACK 2003, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with ELECTRICAL SYSTEM . I BOUGHT A NEW 2003 SUBARU OUTBACK WAGON APPROXIMATELY ONE WEEK AGO FROM SENATOR SUBARU, 3655 FLORIN ROAD, SACRAMENTO, CA 95823, 916-427-1234. I PICKED IT UP ON OCTOBER 27, 2003. ON OCTOBER 31, 2003 I TOOK THE VEHICLE IN TO THE DEALER FOR REPAIR BECAUSE IT WAS SHAKING BADLY AND STALLING WHILE DRIVING AND ON STARTUP. I PICKED THE VEHICLE UP ON NOVEMBER 1, 2003, AND THE DEALER TOLD ME THAT THE COMPUTER HAD TO BE RESET AND THE PROBLEM WAS FIXED. I DID NOT RECEIVE A SERVICE REPORT CHECK OUT SLIP. ON NOVEMBER 1, 2003 IT HAD THE SAME PROBLEM AND ON NOVEMBER 2, 2003, UPON START UP THE VEHICLE EMITTED A NOXIOUS CLOUD OF SMOKE FROM THE REAR. THE AT OIL TEMP LIGHT CAME ON FOR THE DURATION OF A SHORT DRIVE OF APPROXIMATELY FIVE MINUTES. I TOOK THE VEHICLE BACK IN FOR SERVICE ON NOVEMBER 3, 2003. THE MANAGER, MOE, TOLD ME THAT IT WAS NOT SENATOR SUBARUS PROBLEM; IT WAS SUBARU OF AMERICAS PROBLEM. HE SAID THAT HE WOULD BE UPSET TOO IF THIS HAPPENED TO HIM. THE DEALER FOUND A CODE 11" WHICH WAS A TRANSMISSION CODE NOT ACCOMPANIED BY AN ENGINE CODE. THE MAINTENANCE MANAGER TOLD ME THAT THIS INDICATED THAT THE CAR STALLED WHILE BEING DRIVEN. THERE HAVE BEEN AT LEAST FOUR OTHER COMPLAINTS REGISTERED WITH THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION OF STALLING WHILE BEING DRIVEN OR ON STARTUP FOR THIS PARTICULAR YEAR, MAKE AND MODEL. (SEE ATTACHED COPIES OF COMPLAINTS). ON NOVEMBER 4, 2003, THE DEALERS SERVICE MANAGER ASKED ME TO PICK UP THE CAR BECAUSE THEY CAN NOT DUPLICATE THE PROBLEM. ON NOVEMBER 5, 2003, THE DEALERS SERVICE MANAGER AGAIN CALLED ME AND SAID HE COULD NOT REPLICATE THE PROBLEM. HE SAID HE CLEARED THE CODE 11; THAT THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH THE VEHICLE. HE ADVISED ME TO PICK UP THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE HAS A DANGEROUS CONDITION (STALLS WHILE BEING DRIVEN) WHICH HAS BEEN IN THE DEALERSHIP UNSUCCESSFULLY TWICE.*AK .0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 220 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4S3BH675137. Subaru Outback 2003 problem was reported in CA, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20031026. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Subaru Outback 2003 drive type:AWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Subaru Outback 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 25 mph. DEALER'S NAME: SENATOR SUBARU . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 916-427-1234 . DEALER'S CITY: SACRAMENTO . DEALER'S STATE CODE: CA. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 95823 .
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SUBARU OUTBACK Power Train Clutch Assembly Pedal/linkage

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 Power Train Clutch Assembly Pedal/linkage Report #10048108

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 car safety problem was reported on Oct 15, 2003.SUBARU OUTBACK 2003, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with POWER TRAIN:CLUTCH ASSEMBLY:PEDAL/LINKAGE . CONSUMER HAD A DIFFICULT TIME DEPRESSING THE CLUTCH PEDAL WHEN DRIVING. CONSUMER STATED CLUTCH PEDAL WAS TOO CLOSE TO THE BRAKE PEDAL, MAKING IT HARD TO ENGAGE.*AK.Mileage was 73523 miles. Subaru Outback 2003 problem was reported in YERINGTON, NV. Vehicle was purchased on 20030712. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.
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SUBARU OUTBACK Wheels

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 Wheels Report #10066323

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 car safety problem was reported on Feb 28, 2004.SUBARU OUTBACK 2003, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with WHEELS . WHEEL WELLS OF SUBARU OUTBACK PACK UP WITH ICE WHILE DRIVING IN HIGH MOISTURE CONTENT SNOW AND SLUSH, CAUSING TIRES TO RUB ON ICE IN WHEEL WELLS WHILE DRIVING, IMPEDING TURNING RADIUS AND ABS SYTEM.*AK.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 3500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4S3BH675137. Subaru Outback 2003 problem was reported in STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO. Vehicle was purchased on 20030815. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. Subaru Outback 2003 drive type:AWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Subaru Outback 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 45 mph. DEALER'S NAME: COOK CHEVROLET . DEALER'S CITY: STEAMBOAT SPRINGS . DEALER'S STATE CODE: CO. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 80487 .
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SUBARU OUTBACK Vehicle Speed Control

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 Vehicle Speed Control Report #10066366

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 car safety problem was reported on Apr 17, 2004.SUBARU OUTBACK 2003, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL . THROTTLE STIFF WHEN FIRST OPENED. RPM'S WILL JUMP WHEN THROTTLE PRESSED. NOT SMOOTH AT ALL. HARD TO REGULATE SPEED, WITHOUT BUCKING. DEALER SAYS THIS IS NORMAL FOR COMPUTER REGULATED CAR. BALONEY.*AK.Mileage was 1 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4S3BH665737. Subaru Outback 2003 problem was reported in GROVELAND, CA. Vehicle was purchased on 20030329. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. Subaru Outback 2003 drive type:AWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Subaru Outback 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER'S NAME: 49ER SUBARU . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 209-827-4949 . DEALER'S CITY: ANGELS CAMP . DEALER'S STATE CODE: CA. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 95222 .
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SUBARU OUTBACK Tires Sidewall

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 Tires Sidewall Report #10066484

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 car safety problem was reported on Apr 18, 2004.SUBARU OUTBACK 2003, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with TIRES:SIDEWALL . TWO ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT BRIDGESTONE POTENZA TIRES ON OUR SUBARU 2003 OUTBACK FAILED AT 9,800 AND 11,700 MILES OF USE, WITHIN THREE MONTHS OF EACH OTHER. BOTH STARTED AS SLOW LEAKS FOR ABOUT A WEEK,WHICH WE MONITORED AND FILLED. THEN SUDDENLY A BIG WHITE CIRCULAR SPLIT APPEARED IN THE SIDEWALL ABOUT AN INCH AWAY FROM THE TREAD, AND TIRES WERE DEAD FLAT AND RUINED. FIRST TIRE WAS DRIVER-SIDE REAR; SECOND WAS PASSENGER-SIDE FRONT. WHEN BROUGHT TO FIRESTONE DEALER FOR WARRANTY FULFILLMENT FOR FIRST TIRE, WE WERE TOLD IT WAS OUR FAULT (?!) AND WE HAD TO PAY FOR REPLACEMENT. CAN'T WAIT TO HEAR EXPLANATION FOR SECOND INCIDENT...BUT NOT SURE I WANT ANOTHER OF THESE ON MY CAR. LOCAL SUBARU DEALER SAYS THIS IS FIRST HE'S HEARD ABOUT THESE TIRES, BUT I SEE THREE OTHER COMPLAINTS ON NHTSA WEBSITE SPECIFIC TO SUBARUS AMONG THE 92 "GENERAL" AND 37 "SIDEWALL" POTENZA COMPLAINTS. TIRE IS P225/60 R1697H. NEVER SAW ANYTHING LIKE THIS IN MY 30 YEARS OF DRIVING.*AK.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4S3BH675737. Subaru Outback 2003 problem was reported in LIVERMORE, CA. Vehicle was purchased on 20030222. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Subaru Outback 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.
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SUBARU OUTBACK Power Train Automatic Transmission

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission Report #10029500

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 car safety problem was reported on Feb 07, 2003.SUBARU OUTBACK 2003, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION . NAR 07-15-2003 THE CONSUMER VEHICLE MADE HIGH FREQUENCY NOISES THAT EFFECTED THE HEARING ON THE DRIVER INSIDE OF THE CAR WHILE DRIVING AT A SPEED ABOVE 50 ML HR, ALSO SERIES OF STRONG MULTIPLE JERKING OCCURRED. *CB .Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4S3BH675837. Subaru Outback 2003 problem was reported in BUFFALO GROVE, IL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 50 mph. DEALER'S NAME: LIBERTY AUTO CITY . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 847-362-2683 . DEALER'S CITY: LIBERTYVILLE . DEALER'S STATE CODE: IL. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 60048 .
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SUBARU OUTBACK Visibility Power Window Devices And Controls

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 Visibility Power Window Devices And Controls Report #10014538

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 car safety problem was reported on Feb 17, 2003.SUBARU OUTBACK 2003, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with VISIBILITY:POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS . NAR 03-27-2003 MR THE CAR DIES INTERMITTENTLY AT SPEEDS BETWEEN 20-25 MPH ON DECELERATION. THE POWER IS COMPLETELY LOST WITH NO POWER STEERING CONTROL. ADDITIONAL ITEMS NOTICIED .. SHIFTING IN TRANSMISSION AT LOW SPEEDS, DASHBOARD CREAKS AND DRIVERS WINDOW FAULTY. *CB.Mileage was 500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4S3BE896337. Subaru Outback 2003 problem was reported in EAST WENATCHEE, WA. Vehicle was purchased on 20021226. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 20 mph. DEALER'S NAME: CASCADE AUTO CENTER . DEALER'S CITY: WENATCHEE . DEALER'S STATE CODE: WA.
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SUBARU OUTBACK Power Train Automatic Transmission

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission Report #10014538

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 car safety problem was reported on Feb 17, 2003.SUBARU OUTBACK 2003, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION . NAR 03-27-2003 MR THE CAR DIES INTERMITTENTLY AT SPEEDS BETWEEN 20-25 MPH ON DECELERATION. THE POWER IS COMPLETELY LOST WITH NO POWER STEERING CONTROL. ADDITIONAL ITEMS NOTICIED .. SHIFTING IN TRANSMISSION AT LOW SPEEDS, DASHBOARD CREAKS AND DRIVERS WINDOW FAULTY. *CB.Mileage was 500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4S3BE896337. Subaru Outback 2003 problem was reported in EAST WENATCHEE, WA. Vehicle was purchased on 20021226. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 20 mph. DEALER'S NAME: CASCADE AUTO CENTER . DEALER'S CITY: WENATCHEE . DEALER'S STATE CODE: WA.
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SUBARU OUTBACK Steering Hydraulic Power Assist System

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 Steering Hydraulic Power Assist System Report #10014538

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 car safety problem was reported on Feb 17, 2003.SUBARU OUTBACK 2003, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM . NAR 03-27-2003 MR THE CAR DIES INTERMITTENTLY AT SPEEDS BETWEEN 20-25 MPH ON DECELERATION. THE POWER IS COMPLETELY LOST WITH NO POWER STEERING CONTROL. ADDITIONAL ITEMS NOTICIED .. SHIFTING IN TRANSMISSION AT LOW SPEEDS, DASHBOARD CREAKS AND DRIVERS WINDOW FAULTY. *CB.Mileage was 500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4S3BE896337. Subaru Outback 2003 problem was reported in EAST WENATCHEE, WA. Vehicle was purchased on 20021226. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 20 mph. DEALER'S NAME: CASCADE AUTO CENTER . DEALER'S CITY: WENATCHEE . DEALER'S STATE CODE: WA.
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SUBARU OUTBACK Engine And Engine Cooling Engine

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine Report #10014538

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 car safety problem was reported on Feb 17, 2003.SUBARU OUTBACK 2003, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE . NAR 03-27-2003 MR THE CAR DIES INTERMITTENTLY AT SPEEDS BETWEEN 20-25 MPH ON DECELERATION. THE POWER IS COMPLETELY LOST WITH NO POWER STEERING CONTROL. ADDITIONAL ITEMS NOTICIED .. SHIFTING IN TRANSMISSION AT LOW SPEEDS, DASHBOARD CREAKS AND DRIVERS WINDOW FAULTY. *CB.Mileage was 500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4S3BE896337. Subaru Outback 2003 problem was reported in EAST WENATCHEE, WA. Vehicle was purchased on 20021226. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 20 mph. DEALER'S NAME: CASCADE AUTO CENTER . DEALER'S CITY: WENATCHEE . DEALER'S STATE CODE: WA.
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SUBARU OUTBACK Electrical System Wiring Interior/under Dash

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 Electrical System Wiring Interior/under Dash Report #10014538

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 car safety problem was reported on Feb 17, 2003.SUBARU OUTBACK 2003, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:INTERIOR/UNDER DASH . NAR 03-27-2003 MR THE CAR DIES INTERMITTENTLY AT SPEEDS BETWEEN 20-25 MPH ON DECELERATION. THE POWER IS COMPLETELY LOST WITH NO POWER STEERING CONTROL. ADDITIONAL ITEMS NOTICIED .. SHIFTING IN TRANSMISSION AT LOW SPEEDS, DASHBOARD CREAKS AND DRIVERS WINDOW FAULTY. *CB.Mileage was 500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4S3BE896337. Subaru Outback 2003 problem was reported in EAST WENATCHEE, WA. Vehicle was purchased on 20021226. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 20 mph. DEALER'S NAME: CASCADE AUTO CENTER . DEALER'S CITY: WENATCHEE . DEALER'S STATE CODE: WA.
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SUBARU OUTBACK Vehicle Speed Control

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 Vehicle Speed Control Report #10088106

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 car safety problem was reported on Aug 13, 2004.SUBARU OUTBACK 2003, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL . SERIOUS HESITATION IN FIRST GEAR WHEN STARTING AT INTERSECTIONS (MANUAL TRANSMISSION, 2.5L ENGINE). ENGINE SPEED DROPS SHARPLY. MUST STOMP GAS PEDAL IN UNSAFE MANNER TO RECOVER. VERY DANGEROUS IN TRAFFIC - SPEED IS IMPOSSIBLE TO MODULATE IN FIRST GEAR WITHOUT USING CLUTCH. ENGINE IS STRONG AND PREDICTABLE IN ALL OTHER GEARS. *JB.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 10000 miles. Subaru Outback 2003 problem was reported in TYNGSBORO, MA. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. Subaru Outback 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Subaru Outback 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.
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SUBARU OUTBACK Equipment Electrical Radio/tape Deck/cd Etc.

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 Equipment Electrical Radio/tape Deck/cd Etc. Report #10092632

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 car safety problem was reported on Sept 17, 2004.SUBARU OUTBACK 2003, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC. . WHILE PLAYING THE CD PLAYER ON THE 7TH TRACK THE CD WOULD SKIP BACK AND FORTH. CONSUMER REMOVED THE CD AND NOTICED THAT THE CD WAS EXTREMELY HOT. CONSUMER TOOK VEHICLE TO DEALER, AND MECHANIC WAS NOT ABLE TO DUPLICATE THE PROBLEM, AND THE CD PLAYER WAS OPERATING AS DESIGNED. *AK.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 5000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4S3BH675236. Subaru Outback 2003 problem was reported in HERNDON, VA. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. Subaru Outback 2003 drive type:AWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Subaru Outback 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph.
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SUBARU OUTBACK Air Bags Frontal

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 Air Bags Frontal Report #10099525

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 car safety problem was reported on Oct 25, 2004.SUBARU OUTBACK 2003, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with AIR BAGS:FRONTAL . WHILE DRIVING AT 35 MPH CONSUMER'S VEHICLE STRUCK ANOTHER VEHICLE AND THE AIR BAG DID NOT DEPLOY. DRIVER SUSTAINED INJURIES. *AK.Vehicle was involved in a crash. 1 person(s) were injured. Mileage was 14844 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4S3BH675837. Subaru Outback 2003 problem was reported in LONGVIEW, WA. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Subaru Outback 2003 drive type:AWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Subaru Outback 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 35 mph.
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SUBARU OUTBACK Service Brakes, Hydraulic Foundation Components Master Cylinder

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Foundation Components Master Cylinder Report #10104981

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 car safety problem was reported on Aug 26, 2004.SUBARU OUTBACK 2003, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:MASTER CYLINDER . CONSUMER WAS BACKING OUT OF A PARKING SPACE PRESSED ON THE BRAKE PEDAL AND IT WENT COMPLETELY DOWN TO THE FLOOR. THERE WAS NO ADVANCE WARNING. CONSUMER HAD THE VEHICLE TOWED TO THE DEALER, WHO INFORMED THE CONSUMER THAT THE MASTER CYLINDER WAS DEFECTIVE, AND HAD TO BE REPLACED. CONSUMER HAD THE MASTER CYLINDER REPLACED WHICH WAS STILL UNDER WARRANTY. *AK.......SUBARU REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVE MET WITH OWNER'S HUSBAND AND HAD DEFECTIVE MASTER CYLINDER SEN TTO SUBARU FOR EVALUATION. REPRESENTATIVE CALLED AFTER A FEW WEEKS AND REFUSED TO DISCUSS REASONS FOR FAILURE. *AK.Mileage was 19628 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4S3BE686137. Subaru Outback 2003 problem was reported in CLEVELAND, OH. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20021004. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. Subaru Outback 2003 drive type:AWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Subaru Outback 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 3 mph.
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SUBARU OUTBACK Service Brakes, Hydraulic Antilock

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Antilock Report #10105056

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 car safety problem was reported on Dec 20, 2004.SUBARU OUTBACK 2003, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK . BRAKES WOULD NOT STOP THE VEHICLE WHILE DRIVING ON ICE. THE PARKING BRAKE HAD TO BE APPLIED TO STOP THE VEHICLE.*AK.Mileage was 76000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4S3BH675437. Subaru Outback 2003 problem was reported in CANDLER, NC. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Subaru Outback 2003 drive type:AWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Subaru Outback 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.
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SUBARU OUTBACK Vehicle Speed Control

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 Vehicle Speed Control Report #10119359

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 car safety problem was reported on Apr 30, 2005.SUBARU OUTBACK 2003, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL . ON A VERY COLD MORNING THE VEHICLES GAS PEDAL BECAME STUCK AND CAUSED SUDDEN ACCELERATE. AS A RESULT THE VEHICLE CRASHED INTO 4 OTHER CARS. *AK *SB *NM .Vehicle was involved in a crash. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 20000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4S3BH675537. Subaru Outback 2003 problem was reported in READING, PA. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. Subaru Outback 2003 drive type:AWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Subaru Outback 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 20 mph. DEALER'S NAME: STEVE MOYER . DEALER'S CITY: REAING . DEALER'S STATE CODE: PA.
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SUBARU OUTBACK Engine And Engine Cooling Engine Gasoline

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine Gasoline Report #10119584

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 car safety problem was reported on Apr 01, 2004.SUBARU OUTBACK 2003, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE . WHEN CAR WAS SLOWING FOR A STOP SIGN IT WOULD STALL, HOWEVER IT COULD ALWAYS BE RESTARTED. THE CONSUMER WOULD HAVE TO PLACE THE VEHICLE IN PARK AND RESTART. *AK THE DEALER WAS UNABLE TO DIAGNOSE THE PROBLEM. *SC *JB.Mileage was 15000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4S3BH806737. Subaru Outback 2003 problem was reported in DC, WA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20030401. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Subaru Outback 2003 drive type:AWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Subaru Outback 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph. DEALER'S NAME: HERB GORDON SURBARU .
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SUBARU OUTBACK Vehicle Speed Control Linkages

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 Vehicle Speed Control Linkages Report #10122351

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 car safety problem was reported on May 25, 2005.SUBARU OUTBACK 2003, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:LINKAGES . ACCELERATOR ON VEHICLE STUCK ON INTERSTATE HIGHWAY. TRIED TO PUT VEHICLE INTO NEUTRAL HOWEVER RPM'S SPUN TO 7000. HAD TO EVENTUALLY TURN CAR OFF IN DRIVE AFTER RIDING APPROXIMATELY 2 MILES WITH BOTH FEET ON BRAKE. DEALERSHIP UNABLE TO IDENTIFY ANY ISSUES, AND TOLD ME "IT'LL PROBABLY NOT HAPPEN AGAIN".Mileage was 70000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4S3BH675937. Subaru Outback 2003 problem was reported in AVERILL PARK, NY. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20030726. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. Subaru Outback 2003 drive type:AWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Subaru Outback 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph. DEALER'S NAME: GOLDSTEIN SUBARU . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 518-869-1250 . DEALER'S CITY: ALBANY . DEALER'S STATE CODE: NY. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 12212-2130.
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SUBARU OUTBACK Vehicle Speed Control Springs

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 Vehicle Speed Control Springs Report #10122351

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 car safety problem was reported on May 25, 2005.SUBARU OUTBACK 2003, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:SPRINGS . ACCELERATOR ON VEHICLE STUCK ON INTERSTATE HIGHWAY. TRIED TO PUT VEHICLE INTO NEUTRAL HOWEVER RPM'S SPUN TO 7000. HAD TO EVENTUALLY TURN CAR OFF IN DRIVE AFTER RIDING APPROXIMATELY 2 MILES WITH BOTH FEET ON BRAKE. DEALERSHIP UNABLE TO IDENTIFY ANY ISSUES, AND TOLD ME "IT'LL PROBABLY NOT HAPPEN AGAIN".Mileage was 70000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4S3BH675937. Subaru Outback 2003 problem was reported in AVERILL PARK, NY. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20030726. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. Subaru Outback 2003 drive type:AWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Subaru Outback 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph. DEALER'S NAME: GOLDSTEIN SUBARU . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 518-869-1250 . DEALER'S CITY: ALBANY . DEALER'S STATE CODE: NY. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 12212-2130.
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SUBARU OUTBACK Engine And Engine Cooling

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling Report #10124745

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 car safety problem was reported on May 16, 2005.SUBARU OUTBACK 2003, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING . 2003 SUBARU OUTBACK CUT OFF IN THE MIDDLE OF TRAFFIC.***NO ANSWER REQUIRED***. *MR SUBARU WAS UNABLE TO FIND OUT WHAT WAS CAUSING THE STALLING PROBLEM. *SC *JB.Subaru Outback 2003 problem was reported in WASHINGTON, DC. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. DEALER'S NAME: HERB GORDON SUBARU .
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SUBARU OUTBACK Structure

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 Structure Report #10142569

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 car safety problem was reported on June 06, 2005.SUBARU OUTBACK 2003, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with STRUCTURE . MY 2003 SUBARU OUTBACK, LL BEAN MODEL WITH 17,378 MILES, DEVELOPED A SERIOUS WATER LEAK THROUGH THE ROOF, ON JUN. 2, 2005. I PURCHASED THIS VEHICLE NEW AND PURCHASED AN EXTENDED WARRANTY. THIS PROBLEM RE-OCCURRED ON OCTOBER 17TH WITH THE INTERIOR FLOODED WHICH NECESSITATED THE CARPETING IN THE REAR TO BE COMPLETELY REPLACED. ON NOV. 10TH, 2005, AFTER A LIGHT RAIN, THE ROOF LEAKED AGAIN FOR THE 3RD. TIME. THE CAR IS IN THE DEALER SERVICE NOW. *NM.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 19035 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4S3BH806737. Subaru Outback 2003 problem was reported in PROVIDENCE, RI. Vehicle was purchased on 20021010. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Subaru Outback 2003 drive type:AWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Subaru Outback 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER'S NAME: ANCHOR SUBARU . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 401-769-1199 . DEALER'S CITY: NORTH SMITHFIELD . DEALER'S STATE CODE: RI. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 02896 .
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SUBARU OUTBACK Tires Sidewall

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 Tires Sidewall Report #10154536

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 car safety problem was reported on Mar 27, 2006.SUBARU OUTBACK 2003, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with TIRES:SIDEWALL . 1. EVENTS LEADING TO FAILURE: NO ABNORMAL EVENTS PRIOR TO FAILURE (NO TIRE VISUAL INDICATIONS, NO SOUNDS, NORMAL STEERING AND SUSPENSION BEHAVIOR, NO TIRE IMPACTS). TIRE PRESSURE CHECKED MONTHLY AND TIRES ROTATED REGULARLY (~ EVERY 8,000 MI). 2. FAILURE AND ITS CONSEQUENCES: A SINGLE OEM TIRE (BRIDGESTONE POTENZA P225/60R16 E92QZ) WITH 43,700 MILES LOST ALL PRESSURE DUE TO FAILURE OF SIDEWALL, WITH SEPARATION APPARENT AROUND ENTIRE CIRCUMFERENCE OF TIRE. FAILURE OCCURRED WHILE PARKED ON LEVEL PARKING LOT SURFACE AFTER DRIVING 10 MINUTES AT MODERATE SPEED. 3. WHAT WAS DONE TO CORRECT THE FAILURE; I.E, PARTS REPAIRED OR REPLACED (AND IF OLD PART IS AVAILABLE): INTEND TO REPLACE TIRE SHORTLY. OLD TIRE IS AVAILABLE. PHOTOS AVAILABLE. *NM.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 43700 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4S3BH675536. Subaru Outback 2003 problem was reported in LEXINGTON PARK, MD. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. Subaru Outback 2003 drive type:AWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Subaru Outback 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER'S NAME: BALBOA AUTO CENTER . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 858-278-7100 . DEALER'S CITY: SAN DIEGO . DEALER'S STATE CODE: CA. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 92111 .
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SUBARU OUTBACK Engine And Engine Cooling Engine

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine Report #10157758

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 car safety problem was reported on Mar 15, 2006.SUBARU OUTBACK 2003, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE . DT*: THE CONTACT STATED AFTER HAVING THE 30,000 MILE SERVICE PERFORMED ON THE VEHICLE, IT BEGAN HAVING MULTIPLE PROBLEMS. THE GAS MILEAGE DECREASED 50 MILES PER TANK. THERE WAS AN OIL SMOKE SMELL COMING FROM THE VENTS WHEN THE FAN WAS ON. A PINGING NOISE COULD BE INTERMITTENTLY HEARD COMING FROM THE ENGINE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN BACK TO THE DEALER FOR INSPECTION; HOWEVER THE PROBLEMS COULD NOT BE DUPLICATED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS ALERTED. .Mileage was 30000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4S3BH653X36. Subaru Outback 2003 problem was reported in LADERA RANCH, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20051015. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. Subaru Outback 2003 drive type:AWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Subaru Outback 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . DEALER'S NAME: IRVINE SUBARU . DEALER'S CITY: IRVINE . DEALER'S STATE CODE: CA. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 92602 .
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SUBARU OUTBACK Visibility Rearview Mirrors/devices Interior

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 Visibility Rearview Mirrors/devices Interior Report #10158069

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 car safety problem was reported on May 22, 2006.SUBARU OUTBACK 2003, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with VISIBILITY:REARVIEW MIRRORS/DEVICES:INTERIOR . INTERNAL COATING INSIDE COMPASS MIRROR WITH AUTO LIGHT DETECTION. THE GOLDEN COATING INSIDE THE MIRROR DECOMPOSED AND RAN INTO THE MIRROR ALL WITHIN AN HOUR OR TWO. IT WASN'T HOT, I JUST GOT INTO MY CAR AND IT BEGAN TO SORT OF MELT. THE USED REPLACEMENT IS $225...THIS IS A 2003 SUBARU OUTBACK LL BEAN EDITION....THIS IS RIDICULOUS!!! *NM.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 119000 miles. Subaru Outback 2003 problem was reported in ZIRCONIA, NC. Vehicle was purchased on 20041115. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Subaru Outback 2003 drive type:AWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER'S NAME: HUNTER NISSAN . DEALER'S CITY: HENDERSAONVILLE . DEALER'S STATE CODE: NC.
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SUBARU OUTBACK Service Brakes, Hydraulic Foundation Components Disc Pads

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Foundation Components Disc Pads Report #10160572

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 car safety problem was reported on June 22, 2006.SUBARU OUTBACK 2003, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:PADS . DT: THE CONTACT STATED THAT AT ANY SPEED THERE WAS A VIBRATION WHEN DEPRESSING THE BRAKES. THE ISSUE WAS DUE TO THE LEFT FRONT BRAKE PAD WHICH SEPARATED FROM ITS CORRESPONDING PLATE. THE BRAKES WERE REPLACED TO FIX THE PROBLEM..Mileage was 28502 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4S3BH675937. Subaru Outback 2003 problem was reported in BROOKLYN, NY. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20030615. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. Subaru Outback 2003 drive type:AWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Subaru Outback 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: BAYRIDGE SUBARU . DEALER'S CITY: BROOKLYN . DEALER'S STATE CODE: NY.
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SUBARU OUTBACK Power Train Automatic Transmission

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission Report #10173330

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 car safety problem was reported on Nov 03, 2006.SUBARU OUTBACK 2003, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION . DT*: THE CONTACT STATED WHILE DRIVING 40 MPH ON WET ROADS, THE VEHICLE RAN ROUGH, AND DID NOT ACCELERATE PROPERLY. THE VEHICLE BEGAN TO BUCK, AND THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT ILLUMINATED CONSTANTLY. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A PRIVATE REPAIR SHOP, WHERE THE TRANSMISSION FLUID WAS FOUND TO BE EMPTY, AND WAS REFILLED. THE PROBLEMS PERSISTED, SO THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A SERVICE DEALER SEVERAL DAYS LATER, WHERE THE PROBLEM WAS UNABLE TO BE DETERMINED. .Mileage was 24207 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4S3BH806X37. Subaru Outback 2003 problem was reported in CONSHOHOCKEN, PA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20030702. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. Subaru Outback 2003 drive type:AWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Subaru Outback 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 40 mph. DEALER'S NAME: JOHN KENNEDY SUBARU INC. . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 610-278-5000 . DEALER'S CITY: PLYMOUTH MEETING . DEALER'S STATE CODE: PA. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 19462 .
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SUBARU OUTBACK Equipment Electrical Air Conditioner

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 Equipment Electrical Air Conditioner Report #10178523

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 car safety problem was reported on Apr 21, 2005.SUBARU OUTBACK 2003, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:AIR CONDITIONER . 2003 SUBARU LEGACY OUTBACK'S SPEEDOMETER/ODOMETER READ INACCURATELY. *CC THE SPEEDOMETER/ODOMETER HAD AN INACCURACY RATE OF 8-11 PERCENT. THERE WAS WIND NOISE COMING FROM THE LEFT FRONT WINDOW. THE DEALER ADJUSTED THE L/F DOOR. THE A/C WAS NOT GETTING COLD ENOUGH. THE TECH RESECURED HOSE FROM A/C CONDENSER AND RECHARGED THE SYSTEM. *NM .Mileage was 26503 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4S3BH675237. Subaru Outback 2003 problem was reported in BAYVILLE, NY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. DEALER'S NAME: NORTH COAST AUTO . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 516-676-3676 . DEALER'S CITY: GLEN COVE . DEALER'S STATE CODE: NY. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 11542 .
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SUBARU OUTBACK Electrical System Instrument Panel

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 Electrical System Instrument Panel Report #10178523

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 car safety problem was reported on Apr 21, 2005.SUBARU OUTBACK 2003, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: INSTRUMENT PANEL . 2003 SUBARU LEGACY OUTBACK'S SPEEDOMETER/ODOMETER READ INACCURATELY. *CC THE SPEEDOMETER/ODOMETER HAD AN INACCURACY RATE OF 8-11 PERCENT. THERE WAS WIND NOISE COMING FROM THE LEFT FRONT WINDOW. THE DEALER ADJUSTED THE L/F DOOR. THE A/C WAS NOT GETTING COLD ENOUGH. THE TECH RESECURED HOSE FROM A/C CONDENSER AND RECHARGED THE SYSTEM. *NM .Mileage was 26503 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4S3BH675237. Subaru Outback 2003 problem was reported in BAYVILLE, NY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. DEALER'S NAME: NORTH COAST AUTO . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 516-676-3676 . DEALER'S CITY: GLEN COVE . DEALER'S STATE CODE: NY. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 11542 .
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SUBARU OUTBACK Structure Body Door

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 Structure Body Door Report #10178523

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 car safety problem was reported on Apr 21, 2005.SUBARU OUTBACK 2003, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR . 2003 SUBARU LEGACY OUTBACK'S SPEEDOMETER/ODOMETER READ INACCURATELY. *CC THE SPEEDOMETER/ODOMETER HAD AN INACCURACY RATE OF 8-11 PERCENT. THERE WAS WIND NOISE COMING FROM THE LEFT FRONT WINDOW. THE DEALER ADJUSTED THE L/F DOOR. THE A/C WAS NOT GETTING COLD ENOUGH. THE TECH RESECURED HOSE FROM A/C CONDENSER AND RECHARGED THE SYSTEM. *NM .Mileage was 26503 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4S3BH675237. Subaru Outback 2003 problem was reported in BAYVILLE, NY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. DEALER'S NAME: NORTH COAST AUTO . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 516-676-3676 . DEALER'S CITY: GLEN COVE . DEALER'S STATE CODE: NY. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 11542 .
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SUBARU OUTBACK Wheels

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 Wheels Report #10182436

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 car safety problem was reported on Feb 10, 2007.SUBARU OUTBACK 2003, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with WHEELS . TL*- THE CONTACT STATED THAT A COMPANY VEHICLE, A 2003 SUBARU OUTBACK , HAS THE SAME PROBLEM THAT WAS MENTIONED IN RECALL CAMPAIGN # 02V235000. ON 02/10/07 WHILE DRIVING 55 MPH UNDER GOOD ROAD CONDITIONS THE RIGHT REAR TIRE CAME OFF THE VEHICLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THERE WAS NO NOTICE OF THE WHEEL HAVING ANY PROBLEMS. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE RECALL STATED THAT THE WHEELS MAY HAVE AN OFF-CENTER DIAMETER. HE CHANGED THE TIRE, AND DROVE THE VEHICLE ABOUT 30 MILES. THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 111500.*AK.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4S3BH675737. Subaru Outback 2003 problem was reported in DEFIANCE, OH. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. Subaru Outback 2003 drive type:AWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Subaru Outback 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph. DEALER'S NAME: STOHLMAN TYSON CORNER . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 703-893-2990 . DEALER'S CITY: VIENNA . DEALER'S STATE CODE: VA. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 22182 .
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SUBARU OUTBACK Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Report #10200852

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 car safety problem was reported on July 15, 2007.SUBARU OUTBACK 2003, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE . WATER IS GETTING INTO THE REAR DOOR OF OUTBACK SUBARU WAGON CAUSING THE CORRODING OF REAR LIGHT HARNESSES. TAILLIGHT FAILED TO OPERATE AND HAD ASSEMBLY HAD TO BE REPLACED. DEALER CAN'T DETERMINE HOW/WHY WATER IS GETTING INTO THE REAR DOOR. AFTER HEAVY RAIN, THE WATER CAN BE HEARD MOVING AROUND IN THE DOOR. WATER DRAINS OUT WHEN THE DOOR IS OPENED. *TR.Mileage was 73000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4S3BH675037. Subaru Outback 2003 problem was reported in BALTIMORE, MD. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. Subaru Outback 2003 drive type:AWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Subaru Outback 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.
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SUBARU OUTBACK Exterior Lighting Tail Lights

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 Exterior Lighting Tail Lights Report #10200852

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 car safety problem was reported on July 15, 2007.SUBARU OUTBACK 2003, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TAIL LIGHTS . WATER IS GETTING INTO THE REAR DOOR OF OUTBACK SUBARU WAGON CAUSING THE CORRODING OF REAR LIGHT HARNESSES. TAILLIGHT FAILED TO OPERATE AND HAD ASSEMBLY HAD TO BE REPLACED. DEALER CAN'T DETERMINE HOW/WHY WATER IS GETTING INTO THE REAR DOOR. AFTER HEAVY RAIN, THE WATER CAN BE HEARD MOVING AROUND IN THE DOOR. WATER DRAINS OUT WHEN THE DOOR IS OPENED. *TR.Mileage was 73000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4S3BH675037. Subaru Outback 2003 problem was reported in BALTIMORE, MD. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. Subaru Outback 2003 drive type:AWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Subaru Outback 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.
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SUBARU OUTBACK Power Train

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 Power Train Report #10202929

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 car safety problem was reported on Sept 12, 2007.SUBARU OUTBACK 2003, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with POWER TRAIN . I TOOK MY 2003 SUBARU OUTBACK IN FOR REGULAR OIL CHANGE MAINTENANCE. THE AUTO MECHANIC INFORMED ME THAT THE ENGINE WAS QUITE NOISY AND THOUGHT IT MIGHT NEED VALVE ADUSTMENTS. WE TOOK IT TO THE DEALER THINKING THAT THE DEALER WOULD COVER THIS UNDER THE WARRANTY. WE LEFT THE VEHICLE WITH THE DEALER TO BE CHECKED OUT, THEIR DIAGNOSIS WAS THAT THE TIMING BELT TENSIONER WAS DEFECTIVE. BEING THAT OUR VEHICLE ONLY HAD 27,000 MILES ON IT, THE MAINTENANCE MECHANIC SAID IT WAS PROBABLY DEFECTIVE RIGHT FROM THE FACTORY. IF WE HAD NOT CAUGHT THIS AT THIS TIME, IT COULD HAVE CAUSE CONSIDERABLE ABOUT OF DAMAGE TO THE TIMING BELT OR ENGINE. THE WARRANTY COVERS 6 YEARS ON THE POWERTRAIN, BUT THE DEALER WOULD NOT COVER THIS EXPENSE OF THIS PART. .0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 27479 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4S3BH686737. Subaru Outback 2003 problem was reported in FORT COLLINS, CO. Vehicle was purchased on 20050125. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. Subaru Outback 2003 drive type:AWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Subaru Outback 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: DELLENBACH . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 970-226-2438 . DEALER'S CITY: FORT COLLINS . DEALER'S STATE CODE: CO. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 80527 .
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SUBARU OUTBACK Engine And Engine Cooling Engine

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine Report #10210090

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 car safety problem was reported on Nov 27, 2007.SUBARU OUTBACK 2003, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE . HEAD GASKET DEVELOPED A COOLANT LEAK. IT WAS LESS THAN 30 DAYS FROM THE WARRANTY RUNNING OUT. THE DEALERSHIP DID THE WARRANTY WORK BUT SAID THEY COULD NOT DO THE OTHER HEAD GASKET BECAUSE IT HAD NOT FAILED AND THE WARRANTY WOULD NOT ALLOW THEM TO REPLACE IT. IT ONLY MAKES SENSE IF THE ONE SIDE FAILED THAT THE OTHER SIDE WAS RIGHT BEHIND IT. *TR.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 37000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4S3BH675637. Subaru Outback 2003 problem was reported in CEDAR CITY, UT. Vehicle was purchased on 20070801. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. Subaru Outback 2003 drive type:AWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Subaru Outback 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: LEGACY AUTO . DEALER'S CITY: ST. GEORGE . DEALER'S STATE CODE: UT.
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SUBARU OUTBACK Visibility Sun Roof Assembly

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 Visibility Sun Roof Assembly Report #10211126

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 car safety problem was reported on June 25, 2006.SUBARU OUTBACK 2003, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with VISIBILITY:SUN ROOF ASSEMBLY . TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 SUBARU OUTBACK. WATER WAS LEAKING IN THE VEHICLE THROUGH THE SUNROOF. THE DEALER REPAIRED THE SUNROOF WITH SILICONE, BUT THE FAILURE RECURRED. THE DEALER REPAIRED THE FAILURE AGAIN WITH THE SAME SILICONE. THE SUNROOF WAS NEVER USED. THE WATER DID NOT CAUSE ANY DAMAGE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 38,000 AND CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 53,700..0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 38000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4S3BH806137. Subaru Outback 2003 problem was reported in LITITZ, PA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20030301. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Subaru Outback 2003 drive type:AWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Subaru Outback 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.
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SUBARU OUTBACK Power Train Automatic Transmission Park/neutral Start Switch

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission Park/neutral Start Switch Report #10220941

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 car safety problem was reported on Jan 26, 2007.SUBARU OUTBACK 2003, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:PARK/NEUTRAL START SWITCH . ON JANUARY 26,2008 AT 8:10 PM MY HUSBAND AND I ARRIVED HOME FROM A DINNER OUT. HE STOPPED AT THE TOP OF OUR VERY STEEP DRIVEWAY AND PLACED MY 2003 SUBARU OUTBACK IN PARK. THE CAR WAS RUNNING.. . AS I WAS IN THE CAR I DIDN'T NOTICE IMMEDIATELY THAT IT WAS ROLLING. IT MADE NO GRINDING SOUND AS IT SHOULD HAVE IF IT WAS SLIPPING OUT OF GEAR. IT WAS AS IF IT WAS IN NEUTRAL. HE YELLED AT ME (I WAS STRAPPED IN THE PASSENGER SEAT) TO HIT THE BRAKE BUT I COULD NOT BECAUSE I WAS STRAPPED IN MY SEAT. I NEVER THOUGHT OF THE EMERGENCY BRAKE AS I WAS PANICKED. IN MARCH OF 2007 I WAS DIAGNOSED WITH A VERY SERIOUS SPINAL CONDITION AND HAD TO GET A FIVE LEVEL NECK SURGERY TO KEEP FROM BECOMING PARALYZED. I WAS TOLD THAT IF I GOT HIT ON THE BACK OF THE NECK OR WAS IN AN AUTO ACCIDENT I COULD BE PARALYZED. THE CAR REACHED A SPEED OF ABOUT 10 MILES PER HOUR AND I SLAMMED INTO OUR 1997 RODEO ISUZU. THANKFULLY THE AIRBAG DID NOT DEPLOY AND JOLT MY HEAD AND I BRACED MY HANDS ON THE DASH. I SUFFERED ONLY MINOR WRIST SPRAINS AND MULTIPLE BRUISES AND SOME NECK SORENESS AND ABSOLUTE PHYSICAL SHOCK. I HAVE HAD NIGHTMARES ABOUT THE ACCIDENT. WE CALLED HIGHWAY PATROL AND OUR INSURANCE COMPANY. I DID NOT FEEL IT NECESSARY TO GET MEDICAL ATTENTION AS I WAS NOT SERIOUSLY INJURED. AFTER THIS WAS OVER MY HUSBAND WENT ON THE INTERNET AND READ ABOUT A RECALL OF 2002 AND 2003 LEGACY OUTBACKS BECAUSE OF A DEFECT OF THE PARKING ROD THAT FAILS TO ENGAGE. MY CAR WAS NOT ON THE RECALL LIST BUT IT SHOULD BE. I TOOK IT TO THE DEALER TO CHECK THIS PROBLEM OUT AND THEY, AFTER HAVING THE CAR FOR 6 DAYS ONLY CHECKED THE PARKING BREAK AND THE SHIFTER AND SHIFTER LINKAGE WHICH DIDN'T ADDRESS MY COMPLAINT ABOUT THE PARKING ROD AT ALL. I AM CURRENTLY OUT $500 DEDUCTIBLE FOR MY SUBARU AND $3000 FOR THE BODY DAMAGE TO MY OTHER CAR AND MOSTLY I AM STILL MAJOR CONCERNED THAT THIS ROLLING IN PARK THING WILL HAPPEN AGAIN. *TR.Vehicle was involved in a crash. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 66000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4S3BH6754. Subaru Outback 2003 problem was reported in MAGALIA, CA. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was purchased on 20040710. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. Subaru Outback 2003 drive type:AWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Subaru Outback 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 10 mph. DEALER'S NAME: GOLD RUSH SUBARU . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 530-885-0471 . DEALER'S CITY: ABURN . DEALER'S STATE CODE: CA. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 95630 .
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SUBARU OUTBACK Vehicle Speed Control Accelerator Pedal

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 Vehicle Speed Control Accelerator Pedal Report #10221473

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 car safety problem was reported on Mar 11, 2008.SUBARU OUTBACK 2003, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL . TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 SUBARU OUTBACK. WHILE DRIVING 10 MPH, ENGAGING THE BRAKES, THE VEHICLE ACCELERATED TO THE HIGHEST RPM'S AND HIT THE VEHICLE IN FRONT OF HER. THE VEHICLE STEERING, BRAKES, GEARS WERE ALL LOCKED. THE GAS PEDAL WAS STUCK AND THE VEHICLE CONTINUED TO ACCELERATE RAPIDLY. SHE WAS ABLE TO TURN THE ENGINE OFF BY USING THE KEY. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO THE DEALER AND THEY STATED THAT THEY WERE UNABLE TO DIAGNOSE THE FAILURE. THE FRONT END IN THE FENDER AREA WAS DAMAGED AND THE PASSENGER DOOR DID NOT OPEN. SHE SUSTAINED A BRUISE FROM MID PALM TO HER WRIST, AND SKIN REMOVED FROM KNUCKLE TO WRIST FROM THE LEFT HAND. A POLICE REPORT AND PICTURES ARE AVAILABLE. THE OTHER VEHICLE'S REAR END AND PASSENGER SIDE PANEL WERE ALSO DAMAGED. THE PURCHASE DATE WAS 10/2003.THE CURRENT AND FAILURE MILEAGES WERE 37,000. .Vehicle was involved in a crash. 1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 37000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4S3BH806737. Subaru Outback 2003 problem was reported in SPRING, TX. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Subaru Outback 2003 drive type:AWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Subaru Outback 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 10 mph. DEALER'S NAME: GILLMAN SUBARU . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 800-288-9180 . DEALER'S CITY: HOUSTON . DEALER'S STATE CODE: TX. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 77090 .
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SUBARU OUTBACK Suspension Front Wheel Bearing

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 Suspension Front Wheel Bearing Report #10239062

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 car safety problem was reported on Aug 20, 2008.SUBARU OUTBACK 2003, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with SUSPENSION:FRONT:WHEEL BEARING . MY WHEEL BEARING FAILED IN BOTH FRONT WHEELS--PASSENGER SIDE AT ABOUT 79,000 MILES AND DRIVERS SIDE AT ABOUT 84,000 MILES. THE CAR IS A 2003 SUBARU OUTBACK. *TR.Mileage was 84000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4S3BH675137. Subaru Outback 2003 problem was reported in MORGANTOWN, WV. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.
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SUBARU OUTBACK Power Train Manual Transmission

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 Power Train Manual Transmission Report #10240259

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 car safety problem was reported on Aug 25, 2008.SUBARU OUTBACK 2003, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION . DEFECTIVE DRIVE SHAFT DEFECTIVE VISCOUS COUPLER DEFECTIVE SUSPENSION NO DEATHS OR ACCIDENTS YET I AM AFRAID THAT MY LIFE AND SAFETY ARE SERIOUSLY AT RISK AND NONE OF THE SUBARU TECHS WILL ACKNOWLEDGE A PROBLEM OR AGREE TO FIX. I HAD THE ABOVE DEFECTS DIAGNOSED BY AN AUTO SHOP NOT AFFILIATED WITH SUBARU. THERE MAY BE OTHER PROBLEMS TOO. *TR.Mileage was 74000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4S3BH675836. Subaru Outback 2003 problem was reported in FAR ROCKAWAY, NY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 5 mph.
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SUBARU OUTBACK Suspension

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 Suspension Report #10240259

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 car safety problem was reported on Aug 25, 2008.SUBARU OUTBACK 2003, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with SUSPENSION . DEFECTIVE DRIVE SHAFT DEFECTIVE VISCOUS COUPLER DEFECTIVE SUSPENSION NO DEATHS OR ACCIDENTS YET I AM AFRAID THAT MY LIFE AND SAFETY ARE SERIOUSLY AT RISK AND NONE OF THE SUBARU TECHS WILL ACKNOWLEDGE A PROBLEM OR AGREE TO FIX. I HAD THE ABOVE DEFECTS DIAGNOSED BY AN AUTO SHOP NOT AFFILIATED WITH SUBARU. THERE MAY BE OTHER PROBLEMS TOO. *TR.Mileage was 74000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4S3BH675836. Subaru Outback 2003 problem was reported in FAR ROCKAWAY, NY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 5 mph.
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SUBARU OUTBACK Power Train Automatic Transmission

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission Report #10241012

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 car safety problem was reported on Aug 01, 2008.SUBARU OUTBACK 2003, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION . TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 SUBARU OUTBACK. WHILE DRIVING AT ANY SPEED, THE VEHICLE BOUNCES, SHAKES, AND WOBBLES FROM SIDE TO SIDE. THE FAILURE IS ALSO FOLLOWED BY A BUMPING SOUND. THE CONTACT BELIEVES THAT IT IS CAUSING WEAR AND TEAR ON THE VEHICLE. SHE IS TERRIFIED TO DRIVE THE VEHICLE. THE DEALER STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS PERFORMING THIS WAY DUE TO THE ITEMS IN THE VEHICLE. THE DRIVESHAFT WAS REPLACED AND THE DEALER STATED THAT THE VISCUS CUP NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. CURRENTLY, THERE IS FAILURE WITH THE STRUTS, BEARINGS, AND SUSPENSION. THE DEALER STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WOULD PASS INSPECTION. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 75,000..0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 75000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4S3BH675836. Subaru Outback 2003 problem was reported in FAR ROCKAWAY, NY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.
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SUBARU OUTBACK Suspension Front

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 Suspension Front Report #10241012

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 car safety problem was reported on Aug 01, 2008.SUBARU OUTBACK 2003, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with SUSPENSION:FRONT . TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 SUBARU OUTBACK. WHILE DRIVING AT ANY SPEED, THE VEHICLE BOUNCES, SHAKES, AND WOBBLES FROM SIDE TO SIDE. THE FAILURE IS ALSO FOLLOWED BY A BUMPING SOUND. THE CONTACT BELIEVES THAT IT IS CAUSING WEAR AND TEAR ON THE VEHICLE. SHE IS TERRIFIED TO DRIVE THE VEHICLE. THE DEALER STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS PERFORMING THIS WAY DUE TO THE ITEMS IN THE VEHICLE. THE DRIVESHAFT WAS REPLACED AND THE DEALER STATED THAT THE VISCUS CUP NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. CURRENTLY, THERE IS FAILURE WITH THE STRUTS, BEARINGS, AND SUSPENSION. THE DEALER STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WOULD PASS INSPECTION. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 75,000..0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 75000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4S3BH675836. Subaru Outback 2003 problem was reported in FAR ROCKAWAY, NY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.
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SUBARU OUTBACK Suspension Rear

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 Suspension Rear Report #10241012

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 car safety problem was reported on Aug 01, 2008.SUBARU OUTBACK 2003, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with SUSPENSION:REAR . TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 SUBARU OUTBACK. WHILE DRIVING AT ANY SPEED, THE VEHICLE BOUNCES, SHAKES, AND WOBBLES FROM SIDE TO SIDE. THE FAILURE IS ALSO FOLLOWED BY A BUMPING SOUND. THE CONTACT BELIEVES THAT IT IS CAUSING WEAR AND TEAR ON THE VEHICLE. SHE IS TERRIFIED TO DRIVE THE VEHICLE. THE DEALER STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS PERFORMING THIS WAY DUE TO THE ITEMS IN THE VEHICLE. THE DRIVESHAFT WAS REPLACED AND THE DEALER STATED THAT THE VISCUS CUP NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. CURRENTLY, THERE IS FAILURE WITH THE STRUTS, BEARINGS, AND SUSPENSION. THE DEALER STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WOULD PASS INSPECTION. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 75,000..0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 75000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4S3BH675836. Subaru Outback 2003 problem was reported in FAR ROCKAWAY, NY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.
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SUBARU OUTBACK Steering

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 Steering Report #10249090

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 car safety problem was reported on Nov 16, 2008.SUBARU OUTBACK 2003, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with STEERING . TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 SUBARU OUTBACK. WHILE THE CONTACT WAS DRIVING, THE STEERING WHEEL JUST KEPT TURNING AROUND, BUT THE WHEELS DID NOT MOVE. THE VEHICLE NEEDED TO BE TOWED. THE VIN WAS UNKNOWN. THE CURRENT AND FAILURE MILEAGES WERE 146,000. .0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 146000 miles. Subaru Outback 2003 problem was reported in PHILADELPHIA, PA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.
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SUBARU OUTBACK Fuel System, Gasoline

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 Fuel System, Gasoline Report #10254078

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 car safety problem was reported on Dec 18, 2008.SUBARU OUTBACK 2003, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE . I OWN A 2003 SUBARU OUTBACK LIMITED 2.5L. DURING EXTREMELY COLD WEATHER (20 DEGREES F OR LOWER,) THE FUEL LINES LEAK WHERE THE RUBBER HOSE AND CLAMP MEET THE METAL PIPE ON THE FUEL RAIL FOR THE INTAKE MANIFOLD. THIS IS A VERY DANGEROUS CONDITION SINCE RAW FUEL IS LEAKING ONTO THE INTAKE MANIFOLD AND ENGINE BLOCK. A SOURCE OF IGNITION SUCH AS HEAT FROM THE EXHAUST MANIFOLD OR EVEN A SPARK FROM STATIC ELECTRICITY COULD START A FIRE IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT. THERE IS A TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN FOR THE SAME PROBLEM, ONLY FOR THE SUBARU IMPREZA WRX. (TSB# 09-36-03). THE SUBARU OUTBACK EXPERIENCES THE SAME LEAK EVEN ON THE SAME SHORT PIECE OF HOSE ON THE PASSENGER SIDE OF THE ENGINE. SUBARU┐S TSB ON THIS INVOLVES REPLACING THE HOSE AND INTAKE PIPE SINCE IN VERY COLD WEATHER THEY GET MISALIGNED ALLOWING FUEL SEEPAGE TO OCCUR. THE SAME PROBLEM OCCURS ON THE OUTBACK, ALTHOUGH THERE IS NO TSB FOR IT AND THE DEALERS FIX WAS TIGHTENING THE HOSE CLAMPS WHICH DID NOT RESOLVE MY PROBLEM. I AM CONCERNED FOR MY SAFETY AND OTHER DRIVERS OF SUBARU OUTBACKS IN COLD WEATHER SINCE RAW FUEL DRIPPING ON A HOT ENGINE COULD EASILY IGNITE. THIS PROBLEM STILL OCCURS FOR ME EVERYDAY WHEN THE TEMPERATURE OUTSIDE DROPS BELOW 20 DEGREES F. *TR .Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4S3BH686937. Subaru Outback 2003 problem was reported in MILWAUKEE, WI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.
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SUBARU OUTBACK Wheels Lugs/nuts/bolts

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 Wheels Lugs/nuts/bolts Report #10285375

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 car safety problem was reported on Aug 31, 2009.SUBARU OUTBACK 2003, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with WHEELS:LUGS/NUTS/BOLTS . 2003 SUBARU OUTBACK IMPREZA WAS ON THE OHIO TURNPIKE WHEN THE REAR LUG NUTS BROKE CAUSING THE TIRE TO COME OFF OF THE VEHICLE. *KB THE CONSUMER STATED THE TIRES HAD BEEN ROTATED 1 WEEK PRIOR. OHIO TRAFFIC CRASH REPORT# 10-0773-90. *JB.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4S3BH686937. Subaru Outback 2003 problem was reported in NEW YORK, NY. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Subaru Outback 2003 drive type:AWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph.
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SUBARU OUTBACK Engine And Engine Cooling Engine

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine Report #10292537

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 car safety problem was reported on May 29, 2009.SUBARU OUTBACK 2003, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE . SUBARU OUTBACK 4 CYL WAGON ENGINE COOLING PROBLEMS/HEAD GASKET FAILURE. CAR HAD TO BE TURNED OFF IN TRAFFIC SEVERAL TIMES,EXTREMELY HOT,FUMES GO IN THE CAR. TOOK IT TO DEALER AND IT IS PAST WARRANTY BY APPROX 10,000 MILES. IT IS A 4,000. JOB TO FIX. *TR.Subaru Outback 2003 problem was reported in GRAND ISLAND, NY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.
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SUBARU OUTBACK Service Brakes, Hydraulic

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Report #10302886

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 car safety problem was reported on Jan 22, 2010.SUBARU OUTBACK 2003, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC . BRAKE FAILURE AT SUB-FREEZING TEMPERATURES. OCCURS EVERY TIME TEMPERATURE IS BELOW FREEZING. FAILURE APPEARS TO BE IN THE MASTER CYLINDER AS IN PREVIOUS YEAR MODEL OF THIS AUTO. *CN.Vehicle was involved in a crash. Mileage was 94500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4S3BH806917. Subaru Outback 2003 problem was reported in ALBUQUERQUE, NM. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 5 mph.
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SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Report #10316003

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 car safety problem was reported on Jan 01, 2009.SUBARU OUTBACK 2003, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC . 2003 SUBARU OUTBACK 2.5 ENGINE. BRAKES FAIL AFTER INITIAL START IN COLD WEATHER. SEEMS LIKE BRAKE BOOSTER VACUUM LINE CHECK VALVE FREEZES. *TR.Mileage was 63000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4S3BH675X37. Subaru Outback 2003 problem was reported in STATEN ISLAND, NY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 2 mph.
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SUBARU OUTBACK Engine And Engine Cooling

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling Report #10321776

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 car safety problem was reported on June 17, 2006.SUBARU OUTBACK 2003, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING . TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 SUBARU OUTBACK. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WOULD CONTINUOUSLY OVERHEAT WHILE DRIVING OR WHILE THE VEHICLE WAS SITTING IDLE WITH THE ENGINE ON. THE CONTACT ALSO MENTIONED THE VEHICLE WAS EMITTING A BURNING OIL SMELL. HE STATED THAT THE FAILURE WAS DUE TO A DEFECTIVE HEAD GASKET. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 80,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 112,000..Mileage was 80000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4S3BH686537. Subaru Outback 2003 problem was reported in COLLINSVILLE, CT. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.
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SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling Report #10317591

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 car safety problem was reported on Jan 01, 1901.SUBARU OUTBACK 2003, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING . 2003 SUBARU OUTBACK WITH LEAKING HEAD GASKETS. CONSUMER WOULD LIKE TO BE REIMBURSED FOR REPAIR COST. *KB AT AROUND 80,000 THE CONSUMER BEGAN TO SMELL BURNING OIL. THE CONSUMER STATED SUBARU RECALLED OTHER MODELS BECAUSE OF A POSSIBLE EXTERNAL LEAK AT THE CYLINDER HEAD GASKETS. THE CONSUMER STATED HER MODEL HAS THE SAME ENGINE AS THE OTHER MODELS. THE CONSUMER STATED SUBARU WAS ONLY WILL TO COVER 50% OF THE COST. *JB.Mileage was 82546 miles. Subaru Outback 2003 problem was reported in COLLINSVILLE, CT. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. DEALER'S NAME: REYNOLDS SUBARU .
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SUBARU OUTBACK Vehicle Speed Control

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 Vehicle Speed Control Report #10330546

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 car safety problem was reported on May 12, 2010.SUBARU OUTBACK 2003, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL . SUBARU OUTBACK, 2003, 4-CYLINDER WITH 90,000 MILES S/N: [XXX] SIGNIFICANT ACCELERATION FROM VERY SLOW SPEED; TURNING OFF THE ENGINE WAS THE ONLY METHOD OF STOPPING THE CAR. DROVE THROUGH GARAGE WALL; OCCURENCE OVER SIX MONTHS; ABOUT ONE-TIME PER MONTH. PROGRESSIVELY GOT WORSE UNTIL THE CAR WENT THROUGH THE GARAGE WALL. PER DEALER: "SIGNIFICANT CARBON BUILD-UP IN THROTTLE HOUSING & IDLE CONTROL VALVE. CARBON BUILD-UP CAUSED BY REFORMULATED GASOLINE." REPIAR ACTION: CLEAN THROTTLE HOUSING & REPLACE IDLE CONTROL VALVE = $ 750.00 AT MAY 11, 2010. NO SERVICE BULLETINS OR HISTORY, PER DEALER. MY COMMENT: "POTENTIAL DISTEROUS SAFETY ISSUES: NOT ONLY PROPERTY DAMAGE, BUT SIGNIFICANT PERSONAL INJURY COULD BE CAUSED IF THIS HAPPENS IN PARKING LOTS, CROSSWALKS, DRIVEWAYS, ETC." [XXX] INFORMATION REDACTED PURSUANT TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6). *TR.Mileage was 94000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4S3BH675037. Subaru Outback 2003 problem was reported in PORT WASHINGTON, WI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 1 mph.
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SUBARU OUTBACK Fuel System, Gasoline

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 Fuel System, Gasoline Report #10330546

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 car safety problem was reported on May 12, 2010.SUBARU OUTBACK 2003, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE . SUBARU OUTBACK, 2003, 4-CYLINDER WITH 90,000 MILES S/N: [XXX] SIGNIFICANT ACCELERATION FROM VERY SLOW SPEED; TURNING OFF THE ENGINE WAS THE ONLY METHOD OF STOPPING THE CAR. DROVE THROUGH GARAGE WALL; OCCURENCE OVER SIX MONTHS; ABOUT ONE-TIME PER MONTH. PROGRESSIVELY GOT WORSE UNTIL THE CAR WENT THROUGH THE GARAGE WALL. PER DEALER: "SIGNIFICANT CARBON BUILD-UP IN THROTTLE HOUSING & IDLE CONTROL VALVE. CARBON BUILD-UP CAUSED BY REFORMULATED GASOLINE." REPIAR ACTION: CLEAN THROTTLE HOUSING & REPLACE IDLE CONTROL VALVE = $ 750.00 AT MAY 11, 2010. NO SERVICE BULLETINS OR HISTORY, PER DEALER. MY COMMENT: "POTENTIAL DISTEROUS SAFETY ISSUES: NOT ONLY PROPERTY DAMAGE, BUT SIGNIFICANT PERSONAL INJURY COULD BE CAUSED IF THIS HAPPENS IN PARKING LOTS, CROSSWALKS, DRIVEWAYS, ETC." [XXX] INFORMATION REDACTED PURSUANT TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6). *TR.Mileage was 94000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4S3BH675037. Subaru Outback 2003 problem was reported in PORT WASHINGTON, WI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 1 mph.
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SUBARU OUTBACK Suspension Rear

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 Suspension Rear Report #10339457

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 car safety problem was reported on June 21, 2010.SUBARU OUTBACK 2003, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with SUSPENSION:REAR . ACCELERATING FROM COMPLETE STOP, I HEARD A LOUD SNAP FROM THE RIGHT REAR WHEEL WELL. UPON INSPECTION BY AN ASE MECHANIC, IT WAS DETERMINED THAT THE RIGHT REAR STRUT AND ASSEMBLY HAD RUSTED OUT AND BROKEN ON A VEHICLE WITH ONLY 81,000 MILES ON IT. THE CAR IS LOCATED IN A VERY HIGH SALT USE STATE, MAINE, AND THIS SEEMS TO BE THE EXACT TYPE OF RUSTING AND BREAKAGE PROBLEM OTHER SUBARU'S HAVE PREVIOUSLY BEEN RECALLED FOR IN HIGH SALT USE AREAS. *TR.Mileage was 81000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4S3BH895737. Subaru Outback 2003 problem was reported in WINDHAM, ME. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 2 mph.
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SUBARU OUTBACK Vehicle Speed Control

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 Vehicle Speed Control Report #10348489

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 car safety problem was reported on Aug 05, 2010.SUBARU OUTBACK 2003, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL . TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 SUBARU OUTBACK. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING 65 MPH, THE CRUISE CONTROL WOULD NOT DISENGAGE. SHE HAD TO SHIFT THE VEHICLE INTO NEUTRAL GEAR IN ORDER TO SLOW DOWN. THE CONTACT WAS THEN ABLE TO DRIVE ONTO THE EMERGENCY LANE AND HAVE THE VEHICLE TOWED TO A DEALER. THE DEALERS DIAGNOSIS CONFIRMED THAT THERE WAS NOTHING WRONG SINCE THEY WERE UNABLE TO DUPLICATE THE FAILURE. THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL BECAME STUCK AND THE DEALER STATED THAT THE FLOOR MAT HAD TO BE THE CAUSE. THE VEHICLE WILL BE TAKEN TO THE DEALER FOR ADDITIONAL DIAGNOSTIC TEST. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 85000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 87000. 11/9/10 *CN THE CRUISE CONTROL WOULD NOT DISENGAGE. THE ACCELERATOR BECAME STUCK WHILE TRAVELING UP A 9% GRADE. THE CONSUMER STATED HER FOOT WAS NOT ON THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL, HITTING THE BRAKE DISENGAGED THE ACCELERATOR. UPDATED 11/16/10.Mileage was 85000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4SCBH675837. Subaru Outback 2003 problem was reported in COLORADO SPRINGS, CO. Vehicle was purchased on 20030301. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. Subaru Outback 2003 drive type:AWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph. DEALER'S NAME: GW BROWN . DEALER'S CITY: DENVER . DEALER'S STATE CODE: CO.
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SUBARU OUTBACK Engine And Engine Cooling

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling Report #10348661

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 car safety problem was reported on Aug 08, 2010.SUBARU OUTBACK 2003, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING . TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 SUBARU OUTBACK. THE HEAD GASKET FAILED. HE NOTICED THAT THE AIR CONDITIONER WASN'T COOLING AND THE RESERVOIR WAS EMPTY, BUT IT DIDN'T HAVE A LEAK. HE TOOK THE VEHICLE TO A MECHANIC AND THE DIAGNOSTIC TEST LOCATED THE FAILURE AS THE HEAD GASKET. THE VEHICLE WILL BE REPAIRED. THE VIN INFORMATION WASN'T AVAILABLE. THE FAILURE AND CURRENT MILEAGE WERE 76,600. .Mileage was 76600 miles. Subaru Outback 2003 problem was reported in SILVER SPRING, MD. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.
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SUBARU OUTBACK Electrical System

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 Electrical System Report #10350813

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 car safety problem was reported on Aug 04, 2010.SUBARU OUTBACK 2003, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with ELECTRICAL SYSTEM . TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 SUBARU OUTBACK. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 50 MPH, A FIRE IGNITED ON THE DRIVER SIDE DOOR NEAR THE CONTROL PANEL. THE VEHICLE WAS MOVED OFF THE ROADWAY AND THE CONTACT WAS ABLE TO EXIT THE VEHICLE. THE FIRE WAS EXTINGUISHED. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED THE DEALER YET THEY WERE UNABLE TO DIAGNOSE THE CAUSE OF THE FIRE. REPAIRS WERE MADE TO THE VEHICLE AND THE BODY DAMAGE. THE FAILURE AND CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 152,000. .Vehicle was on fire. Mileage was 152000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4S3BE896637. Subaru Outback 2003 problem was reported in HARDINSBURG, IN. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 50 mph.
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SUBARU OUTBACK Suspension Rear

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 Suspension Rear Report #10355798

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 car safety problem was reported on Sept 01, 2010.SUBARU OUTBACK 2003, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with SUSPENSION:REAR . CAR IS A 2003 SUBARU OUTBACK WITH AROUND 60,000 MILES ON IT. IT IS REGISTERED AND DRIVEN IN VERMONT YEAR-ROUND. THE DRIVER'S SIDE REAR STRUT RUSTED SEVERELY WHICH RESULTED IN THE LOWER SPRING MOUNT TO SEPARATE FROM THE STRUT. THIS CAUSED THE SPRING TO FALL AND COME TO A REST ON THE LOWER STRUT MOUNT BOLT. FORTUNATELY, THIS DID NOT RESULT IN AN ACCIDENT WHEN IT OCCURRED HOWEVER THIS IS A CONCERNING FAILURE ON A LOW MILEAGE VEHICLE. I AM CURRENTLY IN THE PROCESS OF HAVING THE VEHICLE REPAIRED WHICH WILL ENTAIL REPLACING THE STRUT WHICH FAILED. *TR.Mileage was 60000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4S3BH675237. Subaru Outback 2003 problem was reported in RUTLAND, VT. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 10 mph.
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SUBARU OUTBACK Engine And Engine Cooling

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling Report #10384586

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 car safety problem was reported on Feb 14, 2011.SUBARU OUTBACK 2003, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING . THE CAR WOULD DIE USUALLY WHILE COMING TO STOPS. AND ON MOST OCCASIONS WILL START BACK UP. AT FIRST IT SEEMED TO ONLY DIE IN VERY HOT WEATHER AND ON ONE OCCASION IT DIDN'T START BACK UP FOR 15 MIN. BUT IT HAS SINCE DIED ON DAYS WITHOUT EXTREME TEMPERATURES. MOST OF THE TIMES IT DIES WHILE STOPPING, TWICE IT DIED WHEN BRAKING ON HIGHWAYS WHICH WAS VERY DANGEROUS. THIS HAS OCCURRED ABOUT 15 TIMES IN 4 YEARS. I HAVE BROUGHT IT IN TO TWO DIFFERENT SUBARU DEALERS MULTIPLE TIMES. THEY HAVE NEVER BEEN ABLE TO DIAGNOSE THE PROBLEM AND HAVE BEEN COMPLETELY USELESS. THEY HAVE RESET THE COMPUTER A FEW TIMES. ONE MECHANIC REPLACED THE FUEL PUMP, THE BATTERY HAS BEEN CHANGED AND THIS STILL OCCURS. THE OIL AND FILTER ARE CHANGED REGULARLY, I EVEN USE 93 INSTEAD OF THE 91 RECOMMENDED FUEL AND IT HAS STILL OCCURRED. *TR .Mileage was 40000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4S3BE896237. Subaru Outback 2003 problem was reported in WAYNE, NJ. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Subaru Outback 2003 drive type:AWD. VEHICLE SPEED: 10 mph.
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SUBARU OUTBACK Suspension Rear

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 Suspension Rear Report #10390365

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 car safety problem was reported on Mar 16, 2011.SUBARU OUTBACK 2003, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with SUSPENSION:REAR . TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 SUBARU OUTBACK. THE CONTACT STATED SHE TOOK THE VEHICLE IN TO THE DEALER FOR A REGULAR MAINTENANCE WHEN THE MECHANIC NOTICED THAT THE FRONT AND REAR SUSPENSION WAS CORRODED AND WOULD NEED TO BE REPLACED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS CONTACTED WHO DID NOT OFFER ANY ASSISTANCE STATING THAT THE VEHICLE WAS NOT INCLUDED IN RECALLS ASSOCIATED WITH NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID NUMBER: 03V153000 (SUSPENSION:REAR) AND NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID NUMBER: 03V232000 (SUSPENSION:FRONT). THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE AND CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 86,000. .0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 86000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4S3BH675537. Subaru Outback 2003 problem was reported in COTTAGE GROVE, MN. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.
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SUBARU OUTBACK Suspension Front

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 Suspension Front Report #10390365

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 car safety problem was reported on Mar 16, 2011.SUBARU OUTBACK 2003, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with SUSPENSION:FRONT . TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 SUBARU OUTBACK. THE CONTACT STATED SHE TOOK THE VEHICLE IN TO THE DEALER FOR A REGULAR MAINTENANCE WHEN THE MECHANIC NOTICED THAT THE FRONT AND REAR SUSPENSION WAS CORRODED AND WOULD NEED TO BE REPLACED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS CONTACTED WHO DID NOT OFFER ANY ASSISTANCE STATING THAT THE VEHICLE WAS NOT INCLUDED IN RECALLS ASSOCIATED WITH NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID NUMBER: 03V153000 (SUSPENSION:REAR) AND NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID NUMBER: 03V232000 (SUSPENSION:FRONT). THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE AND CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 86,000. .0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 86000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4S3BH675537. Subaru Outback 2003 problem was reported in COTTAGE GROVE, MN. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.
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SUBARU OUTBACK Engine And Engine Cooling

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling Report #10433110

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 car safety problem was reported on July 01, 2011.SUBARU OUTBACK 2003, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING . SUBARU HAS BEEN SELLING CARS KNOWING OF PREMATURE HEAD GASKET FAILURES. 1998 TO 2002 HEAD GASKETS FAILED WITH INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL COOLANT LEAKS. SUBARU HAS ISSUED THE WWP99 CAMPAIGN (UPTO 8 YR 100,000 MILE). THIS CAMPAIGN INTRODUCES AN ADDITIVE INTO THE COOLANT TO "PLUG" THE LEAK. THEY ALSO WILL REPAIR THE GASKETS IN RARE CASES. THE 2003 HEAD GASKETS ARE ALSO FAILING PREMATURELY EVEN WITH PROPER MAINTENANCE. THESE FAIL WITH AN EXTERNAL OIL LEAK THAT DIRECTLY HITS THE EXHAUST CAUSING FIRE HAZARD AND NOXIOUS FUMES IN AND AROUND THE CAR. THE REPAIR IS $2000 AT DEALER. SUBARU IS NOT ADDRESSING THIS. *TR.Mileage was 90000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4S3BH686537. Subaru Outback 2003 problem was reported in PEQUEA, PA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS.
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SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling Report #10435459

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 car safety problem was reported on Jan 03, 2011.SUBARU OUTBACK 2003, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING . AFTER SMELLING LEAKING OIL FOR MANY MONTHS, MY MECHANIC CONFIRMED THAT THE HEAD GASKET IS LEAKING. OIL IS LEAKING DOWN ONTO THE EXHAUST CREATING A CONSTANT BURNING SMELL. I CONTACTED SUBARU AND THEY ARE UNWILLING TO ADDRESS THIS IN ANY WAY, DESPITE THE FACT THAT THE ENGINE HAS BEEN METICULOUSLY MAINTAINED AND SERVICED. *TR.Mileage was 80000 miles. Subaru Outback 2003 problem was reported in PHOENIX, AZ. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.
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SUBARU OUTBACK Power Train

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 Power Train Report #10435459

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 car safety problem was reported on Jan 03, 2011.SUBARU OUTBACK 2003, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with POWER TRAIN . AFTER SMELLING LEAKING OIL FOR MANY MONTHS, MY MECHANIC CONFIRMED THAT THE HEAD GASKET IS LEAKING. OIL IS LEAKING DOWN ONTO THE EXHAUST CREATING A CONSTANT BURNING SMELL. I CONTACTED SUBARU AND THEY ARE UNWILLING TO ADDRESS THIS IN ANY WAY, DESPITE THE FACT THAT THE ENGINE HAS BEEN METICULOUSLY MAINTAINED AND SERVICED. *TR.Mileage was 80000 miles. Subaru Outback 2003 problem was reported in PHOENIX, AZ. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.
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SUBARU OUTBACK Vehicle Speed Control

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 Vehicle Speed Control Report #10443069

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 car safety problem was reported on Dec 12, 2011.SUBARU OUTBACK 2003, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL . CPSC#I11C0409A. 2003 SUBARU OUTBACK. CONSUMER STATED THERE WAS SUDDEN ACCELERATION. *LN THE CONSUMER WAS ABLE TO BRING THE VEHICLE TO A SAFE STOP AND HAD IT TOWED TO A REPAIR GARAGE. THE MECHANIC FOUND DAMAGE TO THE ENGINE. *JB.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4S3BH675437. Subaru Outback 2003 problem was reported in COLDWATER, MI. Vehicle was purchased on 20030715. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. Subaru Outback 2003 drive type:AWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS.
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SUBARU OUTBACK Unknown Or Other

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 Unknown Or Other Report #10466702

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 car safety problem was reported on May 21, 2009.SUBARU OUTBACK 2003, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with UNKNOWN OR OTHER . HEAD GASKET FAILURE***** 2003 OUTBACK **** THIS IS NOT A NEW PROBLEM AS FOUR OF THE SUBARU'S WE'VE OWNED HAD HG ISSUES. ALTHOUGH IN THE PAST SUBARU ACKNOWLEDGED THE FAILURES AND REPAIRED THEM UNDER THE WWP99 CAMPAIGN (1998-2002 MODEL YEARS). WHILE THIS FAILURE CONTINUES TO BE WIDESPREAD (JUST GOOGLE SUBARU HEAD GASKET PROBLEMS AND YOU'LL GET PAGES OF COMPLAINTS OF HG FAILURES) SUBARU HAS STOPPED REPAIRING THEM OR EVEN ACKNOWLEDGING THERE IS A PROBLEM. THIS APPEARS TO BE SOLELY A COST SAVING STRATEGY. WHEN THE GASKETS FAIL, OIL LEAKS OUTSIDE THE ENGINE WHICH CONTACTS THE EXHAUST SYSTEM. THE BURNING OIL PUTS SMOKE AND FUMES INSIDE THE CAR. I WOULD THINK THIS IS ALSO A FIRE CONCERN. INSIDE THE ENGINE, OIL AND COOLANT MIX AND CAN CAUSE CATASTROPHIC DAMAGE/FAILURE. IS THERE ANYTHING I CAN DO TO GET THIS REPAIRED BY SUBARU? THEY SEEM TO BE GETTING AWAY WITH A HUGE CONSUMER INJUSTICE JUST BY ACTING LIKE IT DOESN'T EXIST. CAN THEY BE REQUIRED EXTENT THE CHAMPAGNE (WWP99) WITH THE 03 AND LATER MODELS? SUBARU CLEARLY ACKNOWLEDGES A HEAD GASKET PROBLEM IN PREVIOUS YEARS AND LATER MODEL YEARS HAVE THE SAME FAILURE. *TR.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 80000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4S3BH686537. Subaru Outback 2003 problem was reported in PEQUEA, PA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 50 mph.
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SUBARU OUTBACK Engine

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 Engine Report #10466702

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 car safety problem was reported on May 21, 2009.SUBARU OUTBACK 2003, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with ENGINE . HEAD GASKET FAILURE***** 2003 OUTBACK **** THIS IS NOT A NEW PROBLEM AS FOUR OF THE SUBARU'S WE'VE OWNED HAD HG ISSUES. ALTHOUGH IN THE PAST SUBARU ACKNOWLEDGED THE FAILURES AND REPAIRED THEM UNDER THE WWP99 CAMPAIGN (1998-2002 MODEL YEARS). WHILE THIS FAILURE CONTINUES TO BE WIDESPREAD (JUST GOOGLE SUBARU HEAD GASKET PROBLEMS AND YOU'LL GET PAGES OF COMPLAINTS OF HG FAILURES) SUBARU HAS STOPPED REPAIRING THEM OR EVEN ACKNOWLEDGING THERE IS A PROBLEM. THIS APPEARS TO BE SOLELY A COST SAVING STRATEGY. WHEN THE GASKETS FAIL, OIL LEAKS OUTSIDE THE ENGINE WHICH CONTACTS THE EXHAUST SYSTEM. THE BURNING OIL PUTS SMOKE AND FUMES INSIDE THE CAR. I WOULD THINK THIS IS ALSO A FIRE CONCERN. INSIDE THE ENGINE, OIL AND COOLANT MIX AND CAN CAUSE CATASTROPHIC DAMAGE/FAILURE. IS THERE ANYTHING I CAN DO TO GET THIS REPAIRED BY SUBARU? THEY SEEM TO BE GETTING AWAY WITH A HUGE CONSUMER INJUSTICE JUST BY ACTING LIKE IT DOESN'T EXIST. CAN THEY BE REQUIRED EXTENT THE CHAMPAGNE (WWP99) WITH THE 03 AND LATER MODELS? SUBARU CLEARLY ACKNOWLEDGES A HEAD GASKET PROBLEM IN PREVIOUS YEARS AND LATER MODEL YEARS HAVE THE SAME FAILURE. *TR.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 80000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4S3BH686537. Subaru Outback 2003 problem was reported in PEQUEA, PA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 50 mph.
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SUBARU OUTBACK Power Train

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 Power Train Report #10466702

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 car safety problem was reported on May 21, 2009.SUBARU OUTBACK 2003, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with POWER TRAIN . HEAD GASKET FAILURE***** 2003 OUTBACK **** THIS IS NOT A NEW PROBLEM AS FOUR OF THE SUBARU'S WE'VE OWNED HAD HG ISSUES. ALTHOUGH IN THE PAST SUBARU ACKNOWLEDGED THE FAILURES AND REPAIRED THEM UNDER THE WWP99 CAMPAIGN (1998-2002 MODEL YEARS). WHILE THIS FAILURE CONTINUES TO BE WIDESPREAD (JUST GOOGLE SUBARU HEAD GASKET PROBLEMS AND YOU'LL GET PAGES OF COMPLAINTS OF HG FAILURES) SUBARU HAS STOPPED REPAIRING THEM OR EVEN ACKNOWLEDGING THERE IS A PROBLEM. THIS APPEARS TO BE SOLELY A COST SAVING STRATEGY. WHEN THE GASKETS FAIL, OIL LEAKS OUTSIDE THE ENGINE WHICH CONTACTS THE EXHAUST SYSTEM. THE BURNING OIL PUTS SMOKE AND FUMES INSIDE THE CAR. I WOULD THINK THIS IS ALSO A FIRE CONCERN. INSIDE THE ENGINE, OIL AND COOLANT MIX AND CAN CAUSE CATASTROPHIC DAMAGE/FAILURE. IS THERE ANYTHING I CAN DO TO GET THIS REPAIRED BY SUBARU? THEY SEEM TO BE GETTING AWAY WITH A HUGE CONSUMER INJUSTICE JUST BY ACTING LIKE IT DOESN'T EXIST. CAN THEY BE REQUIRED EXTENT THE CHAMPAGNE (WWP99) WITH THE 03 AND LATER MODELS? SUBARU CLEARLY ACKNOWLEDGES A HEAD GASKET PROBLEM IN PREVIOUS YEARS AND LATER MODEL YEARS HAVE THE SAME FAILURE. *TR.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 80000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4S3BH686537. Subaru Outback 2003 problem was reported in PEQUEA, PA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 50 mph.
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SUBARU OUTBACK Suspension

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 Suspension Report #10503356

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 car safety problem was reported on Mar 13, 2013.SUBARU OUTBACK 2003, manufactured by Subaru of America, Inc. had a problem with SUSPENSION . DRIVING HOME FROM WORK NOTICED CAR WAS NOT HANDLING CORRECTLY. HAD CERTIFIED MECHANIC CHECK AND HE FOUND THE DRIVE SIDE REAR SPRING LOWER MOUNT HAD FAILED DUE TO RUST. ALSO NOTED THAT PASSENGER SIDE LOWER SPRING MOUNT WAS STARTING TO FAIL. THE CAR IS DRIVEN IN THE NY , NJ, CT, MASS, NH AND MAINE STATES YEAR ROUND. CAR HAS BEEN MAINTAINED IN ACCORDANCE WITH SUBARU SPECIFICATIONS. I AM THE ORIGINAL OWNER AND HAVE BEEN AT THE SAME ADDRESS AND DID NOT RECEIVE ANY RECALLS FOR THE REAR, NOR FOR THE FRONT COMPONENTS. WILL BE CONTACTING SUBARU CORPORATE ON THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY. *TR.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 134630 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4S3BH675136. Subaru Outback 2003 problem was reported in HASTINGS ON HUDSON, NY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 40 mph.
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SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 Suspension Report #10510665

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 car safety problem was reported on Aug 09, 2010.SUBARU OUTBACK 2003, manufactured by Subaru of America, Inc. had a problem with SUSPENSION . I AM THE ORIGINAL OWNER 2003- CURRENT/2013. ACCELERATING FROM A STOP LIGHT IN TRAFFIC, I HEARD A VERY LOUD SNAP AND THE RIGHT REAR SIDE OF MY CAR FELL TO WITHIN AN INCH OF THE RIGHT REAR TIRE. I WAS ABLE TO DRIVE THE CAR, SLOWLY, TO A SUBARU SPECIALIST. I WAS TOLD THE RIGHT REAR STRUT RUSTED AND BROKE AFTER ONLY 7 YEARS AND LESS THAN 87K MILES. I WAS FORCED TO REPLACE THE STRUT ASSEMBLY SINCE THIS WAS A SAFETY ISSUE. THE CAR HAS ALWAYS BEEN DRIVEN YEAR ROUND IN MAINE AND NEW HAMPSHIRE. THERE'S NO EXCUSE FOR THIS TYPE OF RUST AND BREAKDOWN OF ANY MAJOR COMPONENT WITH RELATIVELY LOW MILES. SUBARU IS VERY, VERY WELL KNOWN FOR RUST PROBLEMS, ESPECIALLY RUSTING FROM THE INSIDE OUT IN THE REAR TIRE AREAS ABOVE THE TIRE, AND SHOULD BE FORCED TO COMPENSATE OWNERS FOR WHAT IS CLEARLY A MASSIVE AND IRRESPONSIBLE FAILURE IN THE QUALITY CONTROL AT SUBARU. *TR.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 87000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4S3BH895737. Subaru Outback 2003 problem was reported in WINDHAM, ME. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 5 mph.
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SUBARU OUTBACK Fuel/propulsion System

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 Fuel/propulsion System Report #10587606

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 car safety problem was reported on May 09, 2014.SUBARU OUTBACK 2003, manufactured by Subaru of America, Inc. had a problem with FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM . A METAL CAP INSIDE THE FUEL PUMP ASSEMBLY HAS SHEARED AT THE PLACE WHERE ITS SCREWS ONTO THE FUEL PUMP BODY. THIS CAUSED A DROP IN FUEL PRESSURE, WHICH STOPPED THE ENGINE COMPLETELY..0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 205000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4S3BE896X37. Subaru Outback 2003 problem was reported in NORWICH, CT. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 15 mph.
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SUBARU OUTBACK Service Brakes, Hydraulic Foundation Components Hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Foundation Components Hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings Report #10629764

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003 car safety problem was reported on Sept 02, 2011.SUBARU OUTBACK 2003, manufactured by Subaru of America, Inc. had a problem with SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS . 2003 SUBARU OUTBACK. CONSUMER WRITES IN REGARDS TO VEHICLE BRAKE FAILURE. *SMD THE CONSUMER STATED WHEN SHE APPLIED THE BRAKE PEDAL, IT WENT DOWN TO THE FLOOR, WHICH RESULTED IN HER REAR ENDING THE VEHICLE IN FRONT OF HER. THE VEHICLE WAS TOTALED. THE CONSUMER REFERENCED A RECALL. HOWEVER, HER YEAR VEHICLE WAS NOT INCLUDED.*JB.Vehicle was involved in a crash. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4S3BH675537. Subaru Outback 2003 problem was reported in COPIAGUE, NY. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. Subaru Outback 2003 drive type:AWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS.
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Service Brakes, Hydraulic Antilock 1 Review(s)

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Service Brakes, Hydraulic Foundation Components Hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings 1 Review(s)

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I HAVE A SUBARU FORESTER 2000 TAIL LIGHT/PLATE LIGHT/'FRONT SIGNAL LIGHT STAYS ON.ONCE FUSE IS REMOVED LIGHT GOES OUT.WHAT COULD THE PROBLEM BE?

I own a 2008 Subaru impreza, till last week i was fine, but now it is having some problem i.e it is making whining sound from  steering pump, will i have to replace the steering pump and hoe much will it cost.

Standard on all Impreza models are anti lock disc brakes, stability control, front seat side airbags, side curtain airbags and active front head restraints to help mitigate crash-induced whiplash

2006 Subaru outback died. Will not tke a boost. With battery cable connected there is an error code in the odometer. Does anybody know what this can be?

2007 Forester bangs into gear-been doing this mainly in cold weather but now all the time. Dealer always says not problem-it has to "warm up" and doesnt want ot deal with it.

My 2002 Impreza Outback Sport's check engine light comes on when I'm going downhill, not all the time.  Also (not all the time), if I don't downshift when coming to a stop, the car dies, not stalls, dies.  It starts right back up.  The engine l

i just wrecked my 04 wrx front impact and no air bag and seat belt locked after the impact...how do i contact some one to have this investigated?


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Subaru Outback 2003 Recalls


ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY AND PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 4-CYLINDER ENGINES, THE WATER PUMP PULLEY CENTER HOLE WAS IMPROPERLY MACHINED....

ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 6-CYLINDER ENGINES, THE ALUMINUM WHEELS MAY HAVE AN OFF-CENTER DIAMETER....

CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY AND PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS WERE PRODUCED WITH AN IMPROPERLY MANUFACTURED TRANSMISSION PARKING ROD. WHEN THE TRANSMISSION SELECTOR LEVER IS PL...

THIS RECALL APPLIES TO CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES ORIGINALLY SOLD IN OR CURRENTLY REGISTERED IN THE STATES OF CONNECTICUT, DELAWARE, ILLINOIS, INDIANA, IOWA, KENTUCKY, MAINE, MARYLAND, MASSACHUSETTS, ...

ON CERTAIN PASSENGER SEDANS, WAGONS, AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, THE CRUISE CONTROL CABLE COULD COME OUT OF ITS TRACK ON THE CRUISE CONTROL LEVER AND LODGE ON THE CONTROL LEVER TAB WHEN THE ACCELERATO...

ON SOME PASSENGER AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES ORIGINALLY SOLD IN OR CURRENTLY REGISTERED IN THE STATES OF CONNECTICUT, DELAWARE, ILLINOIS, INDIANA, IOWA, KENTUCKY, MAINE, MARYLAND, MASSACHUSETTS, MICHI...

Airtex Products LP (Airtex) is recalling certain model E8598M, E8518M, E8600M, E8596M, and E8597M fuel pumps manufactured July 26, 2013, and July 29, 2013 and used as aftermarket replacements on Subar...

Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is conducting a recall of certain model year 2003-2004 Legacy, Outback, and Baja vehicles as well as certain 2004 Impreza (including WRX/STI) vehicles, equipped with T...

Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is conducting a limited regional recall for certain model year 2003-2005 Subaru Legacy, Outback, and Baja vehicles, as well as 2004-2005 Subaru Impreza (including WRX/...

Subaru Outback 2003 Service Bulletins

SUBARU OUTBACK 2003

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