The Subaru Outback is a raised AWD wagon. It's a good alternative to an SUV and features a rich, nicely detailed interior. The Subaru rides comfortably and handles better in normal driving than its forebear. When pushed to its limits however, the Outback can abruptly slide its rear end if the driver goes into a turn too fast. Steering, ride, fit and finish, controls. Acceleration, braking, at-the-limit handling, rear seat.
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There are 8 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Reliability

Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how used vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system.

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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for about 420,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2019 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.

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Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2007 Subaru Outback owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Cylinder head

"required valve job after 120000 miles. Was told this is common for the subaru outback but usually at around 180000"

Anonymous, NV (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5 XT Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"This is the 4th Subaru we have had and all of them have had to rebuild the head and replace the gasket. I will never own another Subaru again. It works well in the snow but knowing the head repairs are a given after 100,000 miles it's too I just don't trust the brand anymore"

James K., CO (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5 XT Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"$2700 repair bill!"

Scott B., WI (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"Both the head and cylinder gaskets failed at 62,000. Subaru wanted to charge me $2,300 to fix. I complained effectively and the charge was reduced. I ended up paying $700 for the work"

John G., NH (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i Basic 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Cylinder head was warped. It had to be machined"

Phillip N., CO (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i Basic 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Cylinder head gasket leaking. Had it replaced and had timing belt done at same time"

Anonymous, MN (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"burned exhaust valve # 3 cylinder replaced"

Anonymous, CO (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5 XT Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Engine rebuild or replacement

"turbo charger failure led to loss of cylinder"

Anonymous, AB (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5 XT Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"head gasket failed then valves were ruined"

Anonymous, MT (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"engine seem to blow up at 58000 miles had to be rebuilt to the point of having it milled. No financial help from company or dealer but they replaced all cables while they had the engine out"

Charles S., CA (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Cracked cylinder heads at 120,000 miles. Engine had to be replaced"

Anonymous, WA (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i Basic 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"leaking head gasket required complete rebuild"

Anonymous, ID (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Lots of work one on engine prior to purchase (head gasket, cylinder refinish, timing belt). Oil leak caused cam shaft to seize and shear in half, necessitating an engine rebuild"

Jake S., WA (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Head gasket

"The head gasket blew just after 100,000 miles. The car began leaking oil. When I had it repaired they also found the power steering pump leaking and the oil pan seal leaking"

Jon P., PA (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"I just don't think one should have to replace a head gasket on a car with less than 66,000 miles but evidently this is a huge problem for Subaru, at least for several years around 2007 models. They tell me they've redesigned the gasket and this isn't a problem any more"

Linda M., MN (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"We've actually had dripping oil from head gaskets, going back many years. Frustrating, since the problem was a known design flaw, and supposedly was corrected before our model year. Fix involves removing engine from car, and this started around 38,000 miles"

Anonymous, NY (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i Basic 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to replace the head gasket on one side it was leaking oil so the engine was pulled out to replace the head gasket so did the other side at the same time also did the timing belt"

Marvel H., BC (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Small leak.found some fuel in coolant"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Subaru Outback 3.0 R L. L. Bean 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"Went to mechanic for oil leak and smell of burning oil. With car up on lift could see oil leaking from head and running down exhaust pipe. No problem since repair"

Anonymous, NY (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"leaking oil and had the head gasket replaced"

Anonymous, CO (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i Basic 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"blew after radiator leak repaired"

Anonymous, SC (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i Basic 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Seals were leaking and the engine had to be completely resealed"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Found on head gasket leaking, got both replaced. cost was about 1,800 dollars"

Anonymous, OH (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Needed to replace head gaskets at only 75000 miles. It was expensive. Later learned this is a common problem with this model"

Anonymous, MA (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"I had to have the head gasket replaced at 90,000 miles. The service manager of the Subaru dealership that did the work said that was VERY common with Subaru's"

Robert R., ID (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i Basic 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"leaks and have to add oil and coolint"

Mitchell M., AR (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Actually valve seal failure"

Anonymous, VT (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Engine had to be retooled"

Anonymous, IA (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"head gasket replaced at the same time the timing belt was replaced"

Anonymous, WA (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"premature head gasket failure, requiring engine removal and repair"

Paul S., WA (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5 XT Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"head gasket failure, leaks oil"

Daniel S., PA (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Subaru had a service bulletin or recall on head gaskets on previous models. When the problem occurred on my 2007 Subaru should have immediately admitted the problem and fixed without complaint on my part"

John G., NH (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i Basic 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"At only 69,000, miles the dealer discovered that the head gaskets were leaking. The extended warranty had expired. As a long time Subaru customer, I contacted Subaru about it, particularly the low mileage. They reimbursed me for one half of the c"

Anonymous, NY (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Head gasket leaked oil onto the exhaust headers. I just had the head gaskets replaced during the scheduled timing belt replacement - $3000 total"

Stephen W., NM (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i Basic 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Leaking head gasket"

Anonymous, PA (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Moderate oil leaking attributed to head gasket"

Craig W., MA (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Poor original head gasket leaks both oil and antifreeze. Had heads and block milled and a new thicker-better quality head gasket installed by independent mechanic"

Rit R., ME (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i Basic 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Head gasket needed replacing after 65k miles, city conditions. Very lame. Subaru comped me ~25%"

Anonymous, VA (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The engine was leaking oil and diagnosed as having head gaskets that needed replacement and since they were into the enging that much it was cheaper to replace the timing chain then, rather than do it separately when schedule 10000 miles later"

Anonymous, AK (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Because there are two head gaskets the parts were <$100, labour was >$800"

John R., NB (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Warping and had to re-machine the heads and replace the head gasket at 90K. This car has never been overheated and has had regular oil changes"

Jeff K., WA (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Big oil leak around gasket. Had to pull engine to replace. Should have been caught earlier buy dealer when it was under warranty. Took it back for leaks/smells and was missed every time.Very expensive"

Douglas M., MT (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"leak around head gasket leaked oil on spark plugs"

Anonymous, MA (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i Basic 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"blown head gaskets"

Anonymous, CO (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5 XT Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"aluminum engine warps had to remove engine and grind it down and replace gaskets"

Anonymous, CO (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5 XT Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"My head gasket blew with less than 56000 miles on it and just after the 5 year warranty expired. Luckly my salesperson went to bat for me and I only had to pay for the labor(around $200)"

Anonymous, PA (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Oil leaking from front of engine. Cost to repair--$2500. Have not repaired yet"

Sheila M., IN (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i Basic 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Head gasket started leaking at 70,000 miles. Cost of repair was over $2000"

Anonymous, CO (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5 XT Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to have new head gaskets and found out later that Subaru is noted for having to head gaskets replaced. Cost me $3000"

Paula R., CA (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Scheduled timing belt replacement

"Had this done at the same time the leaking head gasket was repaired"

Rit R., ME (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i Basic 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Turbo or supercharger

"Turbo has failed twice. Was told it has to do with defect in tubing getting oil to turbo. Was told other subaru turbos have experienced similar problems. Subaru denies there are any defect in design"

Anonymous, NV (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5 XT Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"failure"

Anonymous, CO (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5 XT Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The turbocharger "blew up" and sprayed oil all over, lost power, needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5 XT Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"blown turbo 2 x's"

Anonymous, CO (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5 XT Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Alignment

"I didn't have any alignment problems, but the front end needed an alignment after the lower control arm bushings were replaced, so that cost me another $99"

William K., GA (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Ball joints

"Failed and required replacement"

Anonymous, NY (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5 XT Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"cv boot & axle replacement"

Anonymous, OR (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"both front CV driveshafts replaced"

Anonymous, PA (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Just had a boot leak around the ball joint. Had to replace the boot and the ball joint"

Todd L., WA (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Bushings

"The bushings on the lower control arms wore out and had to be replaced (I'm trusting my Subaru dealer that this problem actually existed). The repair included a requirement for a front-end alignment. Previously, both CV axles had been replaced"

William K., GA (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Both sides: Front suspension control arm rear mount bushings & related sway bar links replaced at 60,280 miles for $690 + tax"

Anonymous, MN (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The control arm bushings showed wear. They were replaced"

Anonymous, NY (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Actually it was both front cv axles over the last several years. Boots split and leaked. I also needed rear struts last year, and a wheel bearing several years ago"

Anonymous, PA (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Power steering pumps and hoses

"The pump or hoses have some kind of leak that causes air to be mixed in the system, making it noisy. I have heard that this model needs the pump replaced usually at 100K miles"

John H., VA (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The rack and pinion assembly had to be replaced"

Dale T., OR (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Shocks or struts

"Failed and needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, NY (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5 XT Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Struts weak to soon, most all the driving on paved roads"

Dale J., CA (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i Basic 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"needed replacement"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i Basic)

"Rear struts needed replaced. I wasn't hard on the vehicle"

Anonymous, PA (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"leaking strut/shock"

Anonymous, PA (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Needs new struts and shocks"

Anonymous, CO (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"Rack and pinion leaking"

Anonymous, CO (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The power steering pump and rack and pinion both wore out 3 months ago at 103000 miles and both had to be replaced for $1500"

Stephen W., NM (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i Basic 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Original part would have been >$1000. Not including labour"

John R., NB (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"wor out"

R B., CO (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i Basic 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Steering wheel vibration

"One of the front drive shafts need to be replaced due to boot leaking causing loss of lubrication. Also the left side engine mount had broken. These were the first repairs, except normal maintenance, since bought the car"

Lloyd N., CA (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i Basic 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"went thru brakes in 6 months; have always gotten great mileage out of brakes in the past; rotors were warped; suspect poor quality on previous brake job"

Michael B., MT (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5 XT Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Wheel bearings

"For an AWD car with low miles (we live in the country) it was very beat up by our 1/2 mile dirt driveway. It uas only been 2 years in dirt road. Bearings, control arms, cv boots etc. seems like a cute AWD city car but actual dirt on a very limited basis seems too much. Also fit and trim was weak, small issues on finish"

Sean A., CA (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i Basic 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"replaced front bearings due to excessive noise"

Anonymous, TX (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Bearing failure. Replacement needed"

Anonymous, PA (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Needed new rear driver side wheel bearing"

Anonymous, CO (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to replace both wheel bearings at different times"

Anonymous, NY (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i Basic 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Experienced noise at highway speeds. Both rear wheel bearings were replaced"

Mark V., NY (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5 XT Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Engine computer

"Service people have re-programmed the "learning" computer, but it never gets better"

Alexander Y., CA (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Engine warning light is constantly on. Cruise control doesn't work. This has been an intermittent problem for over 5 years"

Anonymous, NY (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Dash board electric componets intermittently go off and on including: air bag light, and engine light. Over head light does not work"

Paula R., CA (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Engine knock or ping

"Engine knocks any time it is above idle. A bit disconcerting but it doesn't seem to cause any practical problems. Replaced the knock sensor and tried premium fuel, to no avail"

Ken K., PA (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Cylinder misfire started early in the year. Suburb dealers insisted problem was incurable but were willing to sell a new vehicle!"

Anonymous, AB (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5 XT Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Oil leaks

"There was an inherent flaw in the head gasket. We started requesting repair at 5,000 miles. Subaru denied a leak or flaw and we drive the car to this day with the constant smell of burning oil. Yes, we've had it "repaired" it still smells. We call it "the Subaru smell" and we can tell when there is a similar Subaru near us by that smell. Shame on Subaru"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"pressure valve sensor leak"

Carol P., WI (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"I have a very small oil leak. It cannot be fixed without a major engine overhaul. I choose to let it leak and check the oil often. It is only a few drops a day"

Anne C., TN (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i Basic 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The oil pressure sensor failed, causing a major oil leak"

Anonymous, MA (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i Basic 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Head gasket leak required engine to be pulled to replace"

Anonymous, NY (2007 Subaru Outback)

"too soon for an oil leak"

Lawrence B., VA (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The oil leak was because of the head gasket being "bad". I think 90,000 miles is not good considering the overall quality of the Subaru"

Robert R., ID (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i Basic 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Head gaskets leaked onto exhaust manifold causing very bad smell in car"

Les H., MT (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5 XT Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Needs a new head gasket"

Anonymous, VT (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Starting to notice several drip spots on garage floor"

Anonymous, PA (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"un-fixable oil leaks that resulted in motor having to be pulled out to re-seal the leaks. Car was undrivable due to smoke from oil burning"

Jeff K., WA (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Oil drops on garage floor. Minor leakage"

B C., OH (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i L.L. Bean 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"leak was minor. fixed in one morning"

Anonymous, CO (2007 Subaru Outback)

"oil dripping on motor causing smell"

Mike K., NJ (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i Basic)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

CV joint

"Have to replace CV joints almost every year. had to be towed three times over the last 6 years"

James E., CA (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i Basic 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Cracked boot"

Anonymous, CO (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Replaced both front CV joints/boots in the last year, about 8 months apart"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i Basic 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"cv joint boot failure. Dealer replaced cv/shaft/boot"

William B., MO (2007 Subaru Outback 3.0 R L. L. Bean 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"Rear CV joint goes out after 60000 miles. Dealership told me it is a known problem. Also Cabin filter is tied into catalytic converter error message which gives wrong repair, the difference between $90 to $1000"

George G., CO (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Driveline vibration

"After front drive shafts replaced"

John J., NY (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Driveshaft or axle

"Boots on front driveshafts leaking"

John J., NY (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Axle Boot leakage/replacement"

John F., WA (2007 Subaru Outback 3.0 R L. L. Bean 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"The boots or rubber covers on both front axles had to be replaced"

Anonymous, SD (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"CVU boot split and sprayed grease all over under the car and onto the exhaust system"

Anonymous, MI (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Seal failure on the CV joint. 2nd time it has been replaced"

Michael M., CO (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Left driveshaft boot was ripped. had to replace driveshaft and boot"

Sheila M., IN (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i Basic 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"leaking axle seals/boots"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Electrical failure

"Failed connector produced check engine light... Dealer not helpful (would not see us on short notice) -- two visits to another mechanic resolved"

Anonymous, SC (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"Headlights seem to burn out faster than in any vehicle I have ever owned"

Richard D., MO (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i Basic 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The wires for the rear lights and door locks snapped in half from the rear gate opening and closing"

Anonymous, PA (2007 Subaru Outback 3.0 R L. L. Bean 3.0-L 6 Cyl)
Gauges

"gasoline gauge- incorrect reading (too low). was repaired and then repaired a second time"

Anonymous, NY (2007 Subaru Outback)
Headlights

"lamps need replaced every 4-6 months"

Anonymous, CO (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Interior lights

"Interior lights keep burning out. It's a big problem"

James E., CA (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i Basic 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Keyless entry

"Rear hatch could not be locked or unlocked. Wiring harness that links to the locking solonoid was replaced. There is no manual method (with or without a key) to lock/unlock the hatch"

Anonymous, CO (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Keyless now unlocks but will not lock doors. Also the rear hatch lock broke for years as a lot of other Subarus in area. Ends up the problem is numerous brittle wires broke in rear hatch wire bundle from years of bending from hatch operation. Poor D"

Steve S., UT (2007 Subaru Outback 3.0 R L. L. Bean 3.0-L 6 Cyl)
Tire pressure monitor

"Unreliable from date of purchase. Comes on when tires perfectly OK"

Steve S., UT (2007 Subaru Outback 3.0 R L. L. Bean 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"Had to replace all 4 because they kept indicating I had low pressure on every trip"

Anonymous, PA (2007 Subaru Outback 3.0 R L. L. Bean 3.0-L 6 Cyl)
Warning lights

"The airbag light comes on periodically, usually with low temperatures. It goes out when the car is parked with the steering wheel to the right, or the outside temperature is up, or when ever it damn well pleases"

John G., NH (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i Basic 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The engine check light and the brake light went on and off randomly, and several codes were recorded. None of the codes were related to an actual problem with the hardware. Either there was a software problem, or the car's memory is going bad"

Anonymous, NC (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i L.L. Bean 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Wiper motor or washer

"rear wiper motor had to be replaced. Probably burned out while bike rack blocked action"

Anonymous, CO (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Normal routine brake wear

"Replaced brake pads"

Anonymous, IA (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The brake wear is normal, but I had to have my struts replaced because of a leaking shock absorber. No longer can you just replace a shock......$500+ is a lot to pay for a leaking shock. That is one way to design a car without regard to the owner!"

Anonymous, PA (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Parking brake

"removed parking brake due to repeated problems"

Anonymous, MI (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Premature brake wear

"Took the car to Subaru dealership and they checked the car over and explained that I needed a new sensor but all else looked well and then my family took the car on vacation and the brakes were completely worn down and had to be replaced. When I spo"

Anonymous, TN (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i)

"Brakes required replacing with less than 12,000 miles. Wore unevenly. Rotors warped"

Anonymous, CO (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i Basic 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"3 complete changes of calipers ad rotors"

Anonymous, MI (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Rotors

"Brake replacement was normal wear"

Anonymous, NY (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Warped prematurely"

Anonymous, CO (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i Basic 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Squeaking

"We had noise in the wheel but were not having braking problems. Our repair man found the the pads were coming off and the wheel bearings needed replacing"

Anonymous, WI (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

Catalytic converter

"Cat converter was used up at 152,000 miles. Replacement needed"

Christian H., NY (2007 Subaru Outback 3.0 R L. L. Bean 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"Had to have it replaced. Same thing happened in previous Outback, both before 100000 miles. Will not be buying another"

Anonymous, VA (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"3 converters failed due to extreme (5000 F) temperature"

Anonymous, MD (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"check engine light came on and per the diagnostic code, it was running at less than 50% efficentcy"

Anonymous, NY (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Broke down and clogged exhaust system"

Anonymous, NS (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Exhaust leaks

"Car exhaust was loud and probably would not have passed inspection"

Anonymous, PA (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i Basic 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Muffler

"There are two of them, dual exhaust system, which makes replacement very expensive!"

Anonymous, MA (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Pipes

"corrosion of pipe leading to mufflers"

Anonymous, CT (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i Basic 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Exaust leak at Y seperator/split.toward rear of car"

Anonymous, PA (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

"pin hole in radiator top tank"

Anonymous, NC (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"Wind noises"

Anonymous, WA (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Squeaks or rattles

"coming from rear of car, can't find"

Lawrence B., VA (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"power steering belt and A/C belt"

Evan C., OR (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Undercarriage/heat shield noise when under load"

Anonymous, VA (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Wind noise

"Drivers side door/window doesn't fit correctly"

Anonymous, PA (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"VERY noisy when driving at moderate speeds"

Lamar W., NH (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i Basic 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

"Seems to have a lot of problems with sensors malfunctioning. In addition, it has become rather insistent that it wants a new catalytic converter, which I plan on replacing this weekend. In fairness, with the miles it has none of these is a major disgrace. Just seem like collectively there are a lot of things going wrong at the same time"

Ken K., PA (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Began to leak oil, I contacted Subaru they said it is a known problem. Catalytic converter also tied into cabin filter which gives a faulty OBD report"

George G., CO (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Fuel injection system

"L/S OSV valve inoperable. Installed new OSV switch at a cost of $216"

Anonymous, WA (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"O2 sensors were used up at 152,000 miles. Replacements needed"

Christian H., NY (2007 Subaru Outback 3.0 R L. L. Bean 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"2 sensors failed replaced all is okay"

Anonymous, SC (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"o2 sensor problem not identified by dealer and led to catalytic converter replacement"

Anonymous, OR (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i Basic 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The catalytic converter as well as sensors set off "check engine" indicators. Due to cost, the failed catalytic converter will not be worked on. The sensors were changed"

Anonymous, NC (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"Mud flap, drivers side front, became detached"

Anonymous, NY (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"Details everywhere, cupholders, door hinge, compartments. Not designed well, cheap"

Sean A., CA (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i Basic 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"ash tray was stuck closed with loose coins in it"

Anonymous, MI (2007 Subaru Outback 3.0 R L. L. Bean 3.0-L 6 Cyl)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"Our California climate climbs into the 100's and this high temp and exposure has caused the tailgate and back fender paint to deteriorate. Only this area. The rest of the vehicles paint remains in good shape"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Extreme fading"

Dale J., CA (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i Basic 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint fading is not uniform resulting in a modeled look"

Loyd D., WA (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5 XT Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Rust

"Rut occurs on the body around the wheel wells and roof in the same spot's as seen on other outback's of this vintage"

Lamar W., NH (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i Basic 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Clutch replacement

"Clutch went out while we were driving and we had to have the whole thing replaced"

Ryan K., UT (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i Basic 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Needed new flywheel"

Anonymous, MD (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Throw-out bearing and clutch required replacement at 100000 miles. Never had to replace a clutch in a Subaru before"

Eric R., NM (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i Basic 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"clutch went out w/very little warning"

Anonymous, OR (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i Basic 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"clutch throwout bearing arm pivot punctured arm"

Anonymous, CO (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5 XT Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Clutch was finicky during test drive and dealer agreed to replace, but neglected to refinish/replace the fly wheel. New clutch failed after ~800 miles, third party mechanic properly replaced both"

Jake S., WA (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Transmission rebuild or replacement

"Transmission needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, TX (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i Basic)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

What Owners Say

Antifreeze leaks

"The antifreeze leak was related to the head gasket"

Linda M., MN (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Overheating

"when I asked dealer where water was coming from he said the air conditioner always dropped water even though I never turned it on....that water soon become steam"

Charles S., CA (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Radiator

"Radiator developed leak at the joint between the plastic tank and aluminum cooling fins"

Dan-Cindi M., CO (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5 XT Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Sudden failure, all the fluid drained after the plastic radiator seam split"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5 XT Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Thermostat

"Thermostat stuck in open position, resulted in check-engine-light and programmed interruption of cruise control"

Craig W., MA (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Water pump

"Water pump was leaking and worn. It had to be replaced"

Phillip N., CO (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i Basic 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Alternator

"Alternator failed and had to be replaced"

Dan-Cindi M., CO (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5 XT Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Battery (not hybrid or electric)

"Battery never seemed to work since purchasing so I bought a Kirkland Battery and haven't had any problems since. The original battery was especially poor in the cold weather"

Anonymous, AK (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Coil

"Had crack in coil and needed to replace"

Anonymous, CT (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i Basic 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Starter

"Replaced"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Subaru Outback 3.0 R L. L. Bean 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

"A/C stopped working, had it repaired at an independent shop for about $250 now works fine"

Anonymous, OR (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"intermittent failure"

Anonymous, NC (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Heater system

"Passenger side heating does not work"

Anonymous, VT (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

Radio

"Started taking up to a half hour before sound came out of the speakers. Apparently the amplifier was going bad. Had to get radio repaired"

Anonymous, OR (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"On/off function stopped working"

Les H., MT (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5 XT Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Radio, neither AM or FM works. The Auxillary feature and CD features work fine"

Richard D., MO (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i Basic 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Rough shifting

"After being stopped at a light, when I accelerate, the transmission clunks as it engages with a jar. Dealer's people say it doesn't happen. I know it does. Then the transmission is slow to release the lower gears and shift higher"

Alexander Y., CA (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"Hatch does not stay in the air at times and has hit myself and my mother in the head a couple times after being lifted to upright position and when it returns to closed position on it's own without any provocation"

Anonymous, TN (2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i)

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AIR BAGS:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL
Jan 02 2020
An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2009-2013 Forester, 2003-2006 Baja, 2004-2011 Impreza, 2004-2014 WRX (including STI), 2003-2014 Legacy and Outback, and 2005-2006 Saab 9-2X vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in the states of Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming or "Zone C." These vehicles had their passenger frontal air bag inflators previously replaced under a prior recall using inflators of the same design. The inflators may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to high absolute humidity, temperature and temperature cycling.
What should you do:
Subaru will notify their owners. General Motors will notify Saab owners. Dealers will replace the passenger air bag inflators, free of charge. The recall began January 7, 2020. Subaru owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-844-373-6614. Saab owners may contact the Saab Customer Assistance Center at 1-800-955-9007. Subaru's number for this recall is TKC-20.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 20V003000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 111562
AIR BAGS:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL
Jan 02 2020
An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2009-2013 Forester, 2003-2006 Baja, 2004-2011 Impreza, 2004-2014 WRX (including STI), 2003-2014 Legacy and Outback, and 2006 Saab 9-2X vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in the states of Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia or "Zone B." These vehicles had their passenger frontal air bag inflators previously replaced under a prior recall using inflators of the same design. The inflators may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to high absolute humidity, temperature and temperature cycling.
What should you do:
Subaru will notify their owners. General Motors will notify Saab owners. Dealers will replace the passenger air bag inflators, free of charge. The recall began January 7, 2020. Subaru owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-844-373-6614. Saab owners may contact the Saab Customer Assistance Center at 1-800-955-9007. Subaru's number for this recall is TKB-20.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 20V002000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 127547
AIR BAGS:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL
Jan 02 2020
An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2009-2013 Forester, 2003-2006 Baja, 2004-2011 Impreza, 2004-2014 WRX (STI included), 2003-2014 Legacy and Outback, and 2005-2006 Saab 9-2X vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in the states of Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands or "Zone A." These vehicles had their passenger frontal air bag inflators previously replaced under a prior recall using inflators of the same design. The inflators may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to high absolute humidity, temperature and temperature cycling.
What should you do:
Subaru will notify their owners. General Motors will notify Saab owners. Dealers will replace the passenger air bag inflators with alternate inflators, free of charge. The recall began January 7, 2020. Subaru Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-844-373-6614. Saab owners may contact the Saab Customer Assistance Center at 1-800-955-9007. Subaru's number for this recall is TKA-20.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 20V001000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 258813
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH
Apr 11 2019
The engine turning off unexpectedly can increase the risk of a crash. If a crash occurs under this condition, the air bag may not deploy, increasing the risk of injury.
Summary:
Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2009-2013 Forester vehicles, 2008-2011 Impreza vehicles, 2008-2014 WRX vehicles, 2005-2014 Legacy vehicles, 2005-2014 Outback vehicles and 2006-2008 Tribeca vehicles equipped with a mechanical key ignition switch installed as a replacement part. The ball spring inside the switch may break, reducing the strength of the ignition switch. If this occurs, the weight on the key ring and certain road conditions could cause the ignition switch to move out of the run position to the accessory position, turning off the engine.
What should you do:
Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the ignition switch, replacing the ignition switch, if necessary, free of charge. The recall began May 10, 2019. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-844-373-6614. Subaru's number for this recall is WUF-91.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 19V297000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 511
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Oct 13 2016
If the air injection pump overheats, it may melt and increase the risk of a fire.
Summary:
Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain model year 2007-2009 model year Legacy and Outback vehicles, 2008-2014 Impreza vehicles and 2009-2013 Forester vehicles, all equipped with turbo-charged engines. The relay that controls the secondary air injection pump may fail, causing the pump to continuously operate and overheat.
What should you do:
Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will replace the secondary air injection pump relay, free of charge. The recall began December 2016. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783. Subaru's number for this recall is WTM-73.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 16V738000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 100127
AIR BAGS:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL
May 28 2015
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants potentially resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain model year 2003-2004 Subaru Baja vehicles manufactured January 22, 2003, to July 21, 2004, 2004-2005 Impreza vehicles manufactured January 28, 2003, to May 31, 2005, 2003-2008 Subaru Legacy vehicles manufactured January 22, 2003, to May 2, 2008, 2003-2008 Subaru Outback vehicles manufactured February 18, 2003, to May 5, 2008, and 2005 Saab 9-2x vehicles manufactured February 11, 2004, to March 17, 2005. The affected vehicles are equipped with a passenger side frontal air bag that may be susceptible to moisture intrusion which, over time, could cause the inflator to rupture upon its deployment.
What should you do:
Subaru will notify their owners and General Motors will notify Saab owners. Dealers will replace the passenger air bag inflator, free of charge. The Subaru recall began on June 17, 2015. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783. The Saab recall began on July 27, 2015. Owners of Saab vehicles may call 1-800-955-9007. Subaru's number for this recall is WQR-53. Note: The recall completely supersedes recall 14V-399 (WQL-48) and partially supersedes recall 14V-763 (WQP-51) in that model year 2004 through 2005 Subaru Impreza and model year 2005 Saab 9-2x vehicles are now only part of this campaign. Note: On December 18, 2015 Subaru informed NHTSA of an expansion of this recall to include certain model year 2003-2004 Subaru Baja, 2003-2008 Subaru Legacy and 2003-2008 Subaru Outback vehicles.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 15V323000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 432016
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
Jun 10 2014
Brake line corrosion may result in brake fluid leakage. Fluid leakage may result in longer distances being required to slow or stop the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain model year 2005-2009 Outback and Legacy, 2008-2011 Impreza and 2008-2014 Impreza WRX/STI, and 2009-2013 Forester vehicles, currently, or formerly, registered in Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia. Salt water could splash on the brake lines through a gap in the fuel tank protector, resulting in excessive corrosion of the brake lines. Note that affected vehicles not currently, or formerly registered, in the salt belt states identified above are eligible for repair, at no cost to the customer, upon request.
What should you do:
Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will test the brake system by depressing the brake pedal and inspecting for brake fluid leaks. If no brake fluid seepage is observed, the affected areas will be rustproofed with anti-corrosion wax. If brake fluid seepage is observed, the brake lines will be replaced followed by rustproofing with anti-corrosion wax. These services will be performed free of charge. The recall began July 2014 and second notifications will run through November 2014. Owners may contact Subaru at 1-800-782-2783. Subaru's recall campaign number is WQK-47. Note: This recall supersedes recall 13V-110 which applied to certain 2005-2009 Legacy/Outback vehicles. Vehicles that were remedied under the previous campaign still need additional areas rust-proofed.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 14V311000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 461338
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
Mar 27 2013
Brake line corrosion may result in brake fluid leakage. Fluid leakage may result in longer distances being required to slow or stop the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Subaru is recalling certain model year 2005-2009 Outback and Legacy vehicles manufactured from December 2003, through April 2009 and currently, or formerly, registered in Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia. Salt water could splash on the brake lines through a gap in the fuel tank protector, resulting in excessive corrosion of the brake lines.
What should you do:
Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicles. If no brake fluid seepage is observed, the affected area will be rustproofed with anti-corrosion wax. If brake fluid seepage is observed, the brake lines will be replaced followed by rustproofing with anti-corrosion wax. These services will be performed free of charge. The recall began on May 30, 2013. Owners may contact Subaru at 1-800-782-2783. Subaru's recall campaign number is WQG-43.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 13V110000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 274402
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