More than just a wagon, the Outback is an intriguing alternative to a traditional midsized SUV. It has more cargo space than most seemingly larger competitors, less thirst for fuel, and a lower price. Functionally, it does everything most midsized SUVs can do -- except tow a heavy load. Subaru has split the difference between a wagon and a crossover, creating a winning combination.
Alerts
There are 3 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Road Test Results

Performance
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0 to 60 mph 0 to 60 mph (sec.) The time in seconds that a vehicle takes to reach 60 mph from a standstill with the engine idling.
Transmission Transmission Transmission performance is determined by shifting smoothness, response, shifter action, and clutch actuation for manual transmissions.
Braking Braking The braking rating is a composite of wet and dry stopping distances and pedal feel. Braking distance is from 60 mph, with no wheels locked.
Emergency Handling Emergency Handling Several factors go into the rating, including the avoidance maneuver speed and confidence, as well as how the vehicle behaves when pushed to its limit.
Comfort / Convenience
Ride Ride Our expert judgment of how well the suspension isolates and absorbs road imperfections and how steady it keeps the body on various road surfaces.
Noise Noise Our expert judgment of the vehicle's interior noise level in everyday driving.
Front Seat Comfort Front Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the front seat is for drivers of various heights.
Rear Seat Comfort Rear Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the rear seat is for two passengers to sit across.
Interior Fit and Finish Interior Fit and Finish An expert evaluation of the interior quality and craftsmanship.
Trunk/Cargo Area Trunk/Cargo Area Our rating is based on the amount of luggage or cargo space that a vehicle has in the trunk or cargo area.
Fuel Economy & Emissions
Fuel Economy Fuel Economy We perform our own fuel-economy tests, independent of the government's often-quoted EPA figures and the manufacturers' claims. Using a precise fuel-flow measuring device spliced into the fuel line, we run two separate circuits to represent city and highway consumption.
CR's Overall Mileage CR's Overall Mileage CR's overall mileage is a composite of measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course and highway cruising; and CR's 150-mile test trip of mixed driving, if tested. In recent road tests, we've discontinued the 150-mile trip test.
CR's City Mileage CR's City Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course.
CR's Highway Mileage CR's Highway Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed highway cruising.
Annual Fuel Cost Annual Fuel Cost The cost and amount of fuel used in 12,000 miles and is calculated from CR's overall mileage.
Greenhouse Gas Greenhouse Gas The Greenhouse Gas Rating represents the amount of carbon dioxide the vehicle emits compared to other vehicles of the same model year. This score from the EPA ranges from 1 (worst) to 10 (best).
Smog Rating Smog Rating The Smog Rating represents the amount of health-damaging and smog-forming airborne pollutants the vehicle emits compared to other vehicles of the same model year. This score from the EPA ranges from 1 (worst) to 10 (best).

Owner Reports

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Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. N/A 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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Engine Major Engine Major Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.
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Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
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Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
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Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
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Transmission Minor Transmission Minor Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.
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Drive System Drive System Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.
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Owner Satisfaction Owner Satisfaction To learn about satisfaction, CR has collected survey data from our annual survey on more than half a million vehicles. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. N/A 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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Comfort Comfort Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride
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Value Value Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?
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Styling Styling How it looks inside and out
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Safety Equipment
ABS available, standard from 2000. ESC available in 2001, standard from 2009. Side air bags available from 2000, standard from 2005. Head protection air bags standard from 2005.
Road Test

More than just a wagon, the Outback is an intriguing alternative to a traditional midsized SUV. It has more cargo space than most seemingly larger competitors, less thirst for fuel, and a lower price. Functionally, it does everything most midsized SUVs can do -- except tow a heavy load. Subaru has split the difference between a wagon and a crossover, creating a winning combination.

The continuously variable transmission (CVT) has been recalibrated, making acceleration less thrashy. Unless you floor the gas pedal, the engine revs and noise drop off quickly, which makes the car sound much quieter and feel more relaxed. The tradeoff is that the four-cylinder Outback is slower, though it doesn't really feel slow from behind the wheel. With the 2.5i, we measured fuel economy of 24 mpg overall, which is significantly better than any midsized SUV. Six-cylinder 3.6R versions are much quicker and even quieter, with little penalty in fuel economy. We got 22 mpg overall.

Seating
2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
AWD
Warranty
Coverage varies among versions of this vehicle

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

Read more about extended warranties
Body Styles
wagon
Transmissions Available
  • CVT
Engines Available
  • 2.5-liter 4 (175 hp)
  • 3.6-liter 6 (256 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2019 Subaru Outback owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

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

Android Auto

"Android Auto integration has constant problems with pairing and hands-free operation. Software updates at the dealer haven't helped. One phone works OK; the other doesn't."

Anonymous, GA (2019 Subaru Outback 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Sometimes Android Auto cannot start. When it works it keeps shutting down every 15-20 minutes. Sometimes no response on voice commands."

Anonymous, (2019 Subaru Outback 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"It keeps disconnecting from my android phone which is very upsetting when one is using goolge maps to find ones way"

Suzanne T., SK (2019 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"When our Samsung Note 9 and Galaxy S8 smartphones are connected by wire, SOMETIMES when we use our Amazon Music app it freezes the volume. You can't turn the volume up or down on anything, including navigation, radio, Aux. etc. Even after you unplug the phones you cannot change the volume. Even turning off the car and then back on, you still can't change the volume. After a period of time, it will reset itself and work regularly. We took it into the dealership to have it worked on, but of course it wouldn't do it when we were there. We have figured out how to trick the volume back into correct operation by using the volume button on the steering wheel while Google Maps Navigation is talking through the car's audio system. We keep hoping that an Android Audio system update will eventually fix the problem. Everything else about the Subaru Infotainment system works wonderfully!"

Thomas C., CA (2019 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The app does not function well to provide a mirror of a phone app like Google Maps to navigate. It is very difficult for the navigation to interface with the head unit in that the map does not display and the voice directions sometimes do not present themselves in a timely fashion. As an example: turn right in 600 feet may be heard 100 feet after the turn."

John S., NY (2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Touring 3.6-L 6 Cyl)
Apple CarPlay

"Cuts out at random times."

Anonymous, FL (2019 Subaru Outback 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Sometimes it doesnt recognize the phone or it forces the entertainment center to freeze. Then it wont connect until I stop the car turn it off and restard everything. Reseting the system sometimes works. Happens in both the impreza and outback"

Anonymous, (2019 Subaru Outback 3.6-L 6 Cyl)

"does not work when you plug in iphone"

Anonymous, (2019 Subaru Outback 3.6-L 6 Cyl)

"Sometimes didn't connect via bluetooth."

Anonymous, ON (2019 Subaru Outback 3.6-L 6 Cyl)

"It's an intermittent problem. I'll connect the phone via cable and sometimes Apple play will connect and sometimes it will not. When it does not connect I have to put the car in park, turn the engine off, and restart the car. I guess that must reset the electrical system but I'm not sure. Sometimes doing that does not resolve the issue. It's very frustrating because the Apple play works much better than the Bluetooth connection through Subaru. Apple play has better sound quality and better functionality for my iPhone so I prefer it over the Subaru connection."

Anonymous, (2019 Subaru Outback Unsure)

"Apple CarPlay was one of the reasons I wanted a Subaru and wouldn't even look at Toyota, which didn't have CarPlay at the time. It worked sporadically then not at all. The service department insisted it was my phone or my cable, even though both worked fine in loaner cars. Finally Subaru reprogrammed CarPlay on their end, and I updated my phone. It has worked fine the past six months."

Anonymous, TX (2019 Subaru Outback 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Since the vehicle was purchased, Apple CarPlay has intermittently failed about one in three times."

Anonymous, QC (2019 Subaru Outback 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"CarPlay does not always connect when I have my iPhone plugged into the car. Sometimes it connects and sometimes it doesn't."

Anonymous, CA (2019 Subaru Outback 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Sometimes it shows connected. But no sound on call. You have to reset the StarLink System to get to work. Many times you have to repeat this several times."

Anonymous, CA (2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Touring 3.6-L 6 Cyl)

"On several occasions while traveling cross-country, I've plugged my iPhone in for Apple Play & it would not give me the Apple Play options. Very frustrating as my Nav system was confused & I wanted to utilize maps on my iPhone. Of course, when I mentioned it to the dealership, unless it did it for them, they couldn't identify the problem. It performed fine for the dealership."

Anonymous, (2019 Subaru Outback 2.5i Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Will not synch with the car"

Anonymous, VA (2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Touring 3.6-L 6 Cyl)

"It goes in and out now. But there were months where the app was unavailable. Couldn't click on it to open/operate"

Anonymous, (2019 Subaru Outback 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"About once every 2 to 3 weeks CarPlay will not load on screen. Reset the radio by holding down the power button for about 13 seconds with phone not connected. Also need to turn off Bluetooth"

Anonymous, (2019 Subaru Outback 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"While connecting my iphone to the Outback, I have problems sometimes making and receiving calls. It doesn't recognize my device, and Apple Car Play in general just malfunctions. It's frustrating, and I'm not sure if it could be fixed by a professional."

Anonymous, VA (2019 Subaru Outback 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"I believe this was an Apple problem, not a Subaru problem. It seems as if it was fixed with an iOS update."

Anonymous, NY (2019 Subaru Outback 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Randomly the Subaru head unbits will lose the ability to connect to ANY apple devices via carplay or bluetooth. The dealer has replaced the head unit, updated firmware and the issues still persist after 6 months. When the issues occur the only solution is to stop turn the car off and wait for up to 20 minutes before restarting the vehicle and then reconnecting the devices. Whenever this happens whether using carplay or bluetooth neither will work with any phone until the infotainment system basically resets itself. The issue can be resolved temporarily by doing a system reset but this loses all user preferences. Neither the Dealer nor Subaru can resolve the issues."

Anonymous, NJ (2019 Subaru Outback 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Apple Carplay doesn't reliably connect through USB. Sometimes it just disconnects by itself. I have tried many different cables. Sometimes the display, after connecting will just freeze."

Anonymous, MI (2019 Subaru Outback 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Backup or other camera/sensors

"There is a parasitic drain on this vehicles battery that the dealership will not fix, even though it is covered under warranty. Twice I have woken to the battery being completely drained, and the car had to be towed. CAA stated the battery was dysfunctional, but dealership diagnostic tests said that battery was normal. Do not buy this vehicle. Faulty circuit or wiring is causing the battery to drain and no one is fixing it. I think it has something to do with the lift gate."

Anonymous, SK (2019 Subaru Outback 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Display screen freezes up

"Infotainment system sometimes freezes up after starting the car. Many reports of this issue on user forums. Took two software updates to fix"

Anonymous, CA (2019 Subaru Outback 3.6-L 6 Cyl)

"It's not so much that the display screen freezes as the fact that the auto dimmer function doesn't work. I live in Tucson which has a dark skies policy and the screen is positively blinding at night. I have to manually override the brightness every time I drive at night."

Anonymous, IL (2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Touring 3.6-L 6 Cyl)

"Sometimes when on a phone call through CarPlay screen freezes up. Need to reset the radio by holding the power button for 13 seconds"

Anonymous, (2019 Subaru Outback 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Radio issues. Volume control, on/off function, could not select station."

Anonymous, AZ (2019 Subaru Outback Unsure 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"I've had the screen issue worked on twice in the past 6 months. The car is back in the shop on the same issue. All have been covered by warranty thus far."

Anonymous, (2019 Subaru Outback 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Display allover sudden freezes, buttons don't work, I cannot change radio station or turn on CD. Need to shutdown car, wait a few minutes, start the car back, then display might work again. Very annoying on longer trips."

Anonymous, (2019 Subaru Outback 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Experience it at least once per month. Need to press the volume button for 10 seconds to reboot the system."

Anonymous, (2019 Subaru Outback 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Soft-keys work sometimes and not others. The effect is an increase in distracted driving trying to mute music, change the media type etc. It is annoying but not critical."

Anonymous, (2019 Subaru Outback 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The dealership promptly responded to my concerns initially trying to update the software. Then they replaced the entire unit"

Anonymous, (2019 Subaru Outback 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"After sustained use occasionally the screen and cd and nav sustenances willfreeze up and we must stop and restart the car to allow their use again."

Anonymous, VA (2019 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Display screen goes blank

"I took it to the dealership to fix it. It turned out that it's a recall."

Anonymous, CA (2019 Subaru Outback 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The entire module had to be replaced"

Anonymous, LA (2019 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium 3.6-L 6 Cyl)

"I kept loosing all my presets, and map info for the navigation system. This happened about 3 or 4 times within the first 2 weeks of ownership."

Anonymous, OH (2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Touring 3.6-L 6 Cyl)
External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

"When linked to my smartphone, podcasts, music skip, or speed up. I've had the radio replaced once, and feel it's a connection problem rather than the radio."

Anonymous, IL (2019 Subaru Outback 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"In the settings I've set the system to not auto start playing when the vehicle turns on yet it continually does. If the stereo is off when I turn off the vehicle it auto turns on when I come back in. Half the time it swaps channels and blasts in my ears. The system tends to freeze up at startup so i also can't turn it off. Incredibly frustrating and I've been meaning to take it to the dealer to see about a fix."

Bradley C., IN (2019 Subaru Outback 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Voice input is inoperative."

Anonymous, NC (2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited 3.6-L 6 Cyl)

"Properly connect with Android phone. i.e. transfer contact information in order to use voice commands to make a call and also see who is calling."

Anonymous, IL (2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Touring 3.6-L 6 Cyl)
Hardware replacement

"Harmon sucks"

Anonymous, (2019 Subaru Outback 3.6-L 6 Cyl)

"Under warranty, Subaru replaced the complete radio/navigation unit. Problem was solved."

Anonymous, WA (2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Touring 3.6-L 6 Cyl)

"Problem occurred about a week after obtaining new vehicle. The GPS navigation stopped operating and required entirely new screen with all integrated components including radio."

Anonymous, FL (2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Touring 3.6-L 6 Cyl)

"the radio quit working had it serviced 3 times and they replaced the head unit"

Anonymous, TN (2019 Subaru Outback 2.5i Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"GPS system was replaced last year and to date no other problems!!"

Anonymous, NJ (2019 Subaru Outback 2.5i Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Screen went blank and didn't come back on. Dealer had to replace entire head unit."

Anonymous, (2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Touring 3.6-L 6 Cyl)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"With an Iphone the screen flips off the map to the home page. It appears to be an interface problem"

Anonymous, IA (2019 Subaru Outback 3.6-L 6 Cyl)

"Before 1 tr. old. Dealer replaced the whole unit. I waited for 3 Months for dealer to get unit."

Anonymous, CA (2019 Subaru Outback 3.6-L 6 Cyl)

"On a couple of occasions the GPS screen stopped displaying a map of the road I was traveling on. The problem on each occasion corrected itself the next day."

Anonymous, KS (2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Touring 3.6-L 6 Cyl)

"Navigation system truncated and dealer replaced entire screen and all components including the integrated radio."

Anonymous, FL (2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Touring 3.6-L 6 Cyl)

"This could probably be said about most nav systems with voice controls, but I find the Subaru voice controls erratic. They require specific wording, often get the wrong state instead of looking locally when provided an address, etc. The dealer told us the infotainment system was award winning. It's not bad, but it hasn't blown my socks off by any stretch. I personally find Ford systems more intuitive, but this is better than Dodge/Chrysler systems. There is a second issue which seems to be more Subaru related than Android Auto so I'm classifying it here under general infotainment issue as well. Specifically, if I turn the car off and open the door before unplugging my cell phone after connecting Android Auto, it deletes my contacts from the car infotainment system. This means that I can't use normal Bluetooth pairing outside of Android Auto to make a call until I un-pair, re-pair and re-sync my contacts. I believe this issue was fixed with a recent software update because I haven't seen it in a while, but I've also learned to be very careful about the sequence in which I shut off the car to avoid this so I can't be 100% sure it's gone. It's pretty annoying though given the cost of a StarLink system."

Anonymous, IL (2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Touring 3.6-L 6 Cyl)

"Navigation system stopped working!!"

Anonymous, NJ (2019 Subaru Outback 2.5i Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The Tom Tom GPS system is STUPID! It directs you to streets that don;t exist, warns you of problems which are not there, and is generally an annoyance, as is the entire "Infotainment" system in this vehicle. I rely on Google for directions in lieu of the in dash GPS."

Anonymous, NJ (2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Touring 3.6-L 6 Cyl)

"The 2019 Subaru is my fourth Subaru Outback with the optional navigation system. Apparently Subaru changes Nav-System suppliers every few years with the result that two have been quite good and reliable while two others I'd rate as unreliable or downright dangerous. The Nav-System in my 2019 Outback is provided by Tom-Tom. It occasionally routs me incircles (four left turns brings you back to where I started), incorrect warning that an exit is coming up and instructions to exit an Interstate highway at an incorrect exit. Part of the problem is that exit numbers or names are often not stated or do not agree with the actual numbers or names. "Exit right ahead" instructions are frequently announced with an exit is only 200-300 yards ahead while the proper exit is two miles ahead. Another problem is instructions to exit the road and take an alternate route due to a "slowdown" ahead. The result is divergence of hundreds of vehicles from an Interstate Highway to single lane "country" or "local" roads where it takes significantly longer to go around the "slowdown" than to stay on the Interstate. Earlier Nav-Systems offered calculation of the time and mileage the detour offered, and an opportunity to accept or decline the off-road "adventure". That's annoying, but the incorrect exit/turn instructions are dangerous. Neither the dealer nor Tom-Tom the maker of the system offers a rebate, return, replacement, or software update."

Anonymous, PA (2019 Subaru Outback 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Starting car occasionally map size goes to zoom detail and have to reset back to zoom out. Also the speed limit is only displayed on some major streets. Was adv by Subaru will be resolved with future firmware update."

Anonymous, CA (2019 Subaru Outback 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The GPS system is extremely weak. In fact Starlink is one of the worst systems out there. It has 3 different apps screens that are very confusing - apple apps, built in apps, and starlink apps. It is a pain to navigate around. The GPS maps are pretty bad. Google Maps are much better. I feel like I wasted my money on the built-in navigation."

Anonymous, MI (2019 Subaru Outback 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Not easy to use. The screen is not user friendly and did not work correctly"

Anonymous, PA (2019 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"On occasion the GPS will stop calculating path after typing in destination. It won't complete the task until the car is turned off, and even then sometimes it will continue its freeze at a certain percentage of calculation."

Dominic C., FL (2019 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Incorrect speed limit displayed on screen"

Anonymous, FL (2019 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Voice input is inoperative."

Anonymous, NC (2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited 3.6-L 6 Cyl)

"The Tom Tom navigation system, together with the voice recognition system, are among the dumbest systems I have ever come across. Bad directions, annoying prompts, obtuse voice commands - you name it, this system is bad all around. About 3/4 of the time it doesn't understand my voice commands, the voice commands are non-nonsensical (Navigate to in stead of drive to, etc.), and the navigation system permits only 5 states' worth of maps to be installed at a time - requiring updates on the road if you happen to pass into a state that isn't loaded, and the wi-fi in car cannot connect to our home wi-fi system due to distance, requiring that we use our phone's wi-fi hotspot to download updates and maps - using up our data. Our Garmin GPS and Google maps contain maps for the entire world - but this system is limited to 5 states? Ridiculous! The voice system is annoying, and repeats the directions over and over, and then repeats the next direction before you even get to the location, mispronounces common place names, etc. The system is so bad and annoying that we don't use it and rely on my phone's Google maps for navigation in the car, and the voice command for the entertainment system is never used due to the above problems - requiring manual input in every case. I inquired of Subaru if they can replace the software with something more functional, but have not received a reply."

Anonymous, NJ (2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Touring 3.6-L 6 Cyl)

"On occasion the navigation did not accurately pick a route. As an example I picked a destination 55 miles away and arrived in good time and since I was somewhat familiar with the route I could tell it was accurate. However, upon asking for a route back to where I started from (home) the navigation system had me going in circles and into and out of different highways. I had to pull over and use my google map app on my phone to get me home. I have had a previous similar experience in an older Subaru and hoped they had come up with a fix. Since this is not the case and Subaru seems to want you to favor Android auto or Apple Play I tried Android Auto- it too is fairly useless."

John S., NY (2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Touring 3.6-L 6 Cyl)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"Phone won't pair with system upon startup. This happens frequently. When it does link up, contacts and messages aren't synced."

Anonymous, GA (2019 Subaru Outback 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Does not download the phone book"

Anonymous, FL (2019 Subaru Outback 3.6-L 6 Cyl)

"I am able to receive calls through the car system but I am NOT able to make outgoing calls through the car system. I have to pull over dial & then can talk through the car hands free but I cannot call out through the car - is: Siri call home"

Anonymous, NY (2019 Subaru Outback 3.6-L 6 Cyl)

"I really only use this function when Apple play will not connect. I don't like the quality of the Subaru Bluetooth system. I have to turn the volume almost all the way up to hear a phone call and I don't think that it should be that way. It just seems poor quality."

Anonymous, (2019 Subaru Outback Unsure)

"Using GPS.Probably a Samsung problem.NOT Subaru problem."

James B., OH (2019 Subaru Outback 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Sometimes it works easily with a call coming onto the screen. Other times I can hear the phone ringing but nothing on the screen to see who is calling. Sometimes will not put a call thru. Sometimes the text messages work and sometimes not. Also the phone was paired/unpaired/paired 3X and still not working correctly"

Anonymous, PA (2019 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Phone pairing was easy and simple. Like any other car. But it drops the paring at odd times. I wear a Fitbit tracker and the two paired devices seem to interfere with each other. First the fitbit un-pairs from my phone.....then the car un-pairs from my android phone . And sometimes neither is affected. Very strange and spooky"

Anonymous, PA (2019 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Radio

"radio comes on when car is started, even if it is turned off completely prior to stopping engine. The service manager says it is a software glitch that Subarus has never fixed. That is unbelievable."

Anonymous, (2019 Subaru Outback 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Occasional random reset ro factory settings on the radio. Brought to dealers attention and was resolved on second attempt"

Anonymous, WA (2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Touring 3.6-L 6 Cyl)

"radio would just stop working."

Anonymous, TN (2019 Subaru Outback 2.5i Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The infotainment system is annoying. It blanks out my station preferences without warning, it blares whenever I start the car, it can't be turned off unless you turn off the entire infotainment system, the hands free controls are difficult to use, the voice commands are obscure. A software update briefly fixed the always on problem, but mysteriously disappeared later. Updating the GPS & software is a major problem, as it requires access to wifi, which is too remote from our house wifi, requiring that we use our phone and create a hotspot to update. GPS updates take hours upon hours to complete. GPS can load only 6 states at a time, so, if you happen to be crossing into a state you haven't downloaded you're screwed"

Anonymous, NJ (2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Touring 3.6-L 6 Cyl)

"There is no way to prevent the radio from coming on when the car starts up, regardless of whether the radio was on or off when the car was turned off last time. And it comes on LOUD."

Anonymous, VA (2019 Subaru Outback 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Radio will not come on at times."

Anonymous, MN (2019 Subaru Outback 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"First, the radio emitted a high-pitched squeal and had to be replaced before I drove off the lot. In three months, they still haven't managed to hook up Starlink. Apple CarPlay works some times and not others. But the most annoying is that you can't turn off the radio! It comes on with the ignition and stays on after you turn off the car until you open the door. The only alternative is to turn the volume to zero or shut off the infotainment screen entirely, but then you can't use the nav system. Why oh why did Subaru think this was a good idea?"

Anonymous, TX (2019 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Radio just would not work. The technicians at the local dealership could not determine the problem. A new radio was ordered a week ago - has not arrived."

Anonymous, NE (2019 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The Owners manual states that the radio can be turned off by using the Power/Volume button. The radio cannot be turned off; only turned to 0 volume to not have the radio playing all the time. This is a known problem that developed in the 2018 Outback and has not been resolved. The dealer states that Subaru is working on the known problem and has not been able to resolve it, either by a change of equipment/supplier or a software update. This is in the infotainment system with the Tom-Tom GPS system, which has its on problem. It will periodically lose where you are if you chose to take a slightly different path to your destination. Software updates have not completely solved this problem. We have no problem with the GPS in our 2016 Outback(not a Tom Tom) and you can actual turn off the radio in the infotainment system."

Anonymous, TX (2019 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"AMPLIFIER went out at 1400 miles. Subaru replaced it, provided me a rental and 2 gifts, plus a car payment"

Gary S., TN (2019 Subaru Outback 2.5i Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"THE AM/FM STOPPED WORKING INTERMITTENTLY AFTER 1 MONTH. THE DEALER REPLACED THE AMPLIFIER WHICH I THOUGHT WAS IRRELEVANT SINCE I STILL RECEIVED SIRIUS. ONE MONTH LATER THE AM/FM QUIT INTERMITTENTLY AGAIN. I RETURNED TO THE DEALER WHO KEPT THE CAR FOR ONE MONTH & THEY DID NOTHING BECAUSE THEY COULDN'T REPLICATE THE PROBLEM. I PICKED UP THE CARE LAST WEEK FULLY DISGUSTED AFTER DEALING WITH THE DEALER & SUBARU OF AMERICA WITH NO RESOLUTION. SCHLOSSMANN SUBARU & SUBARU OF AMERICA PROVIDED ME NOT WITH POOR CUSTOMER SERVICE BUT NO CUSTOMER SERVICE!"

Anonymous, WI (2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited 3.6-L 6 Cyl)
Routine software updates

"Occasional random reset to factory settings on the radio"

Anonymous, WA (2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Touring 3.6-L 6 Cyl)

"If you want the dealer to do the update you need to take the car and leave it for a day. I tried at home on a high speed computer and it took hours to download to a USB drive. I put it in the car and had to leave the car running for over an hour and still was not sure it updated correctly. The navigation just does not seem to work correctly since."

Anonymous, OH (2019 Subaru Outback 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Received an email to update the StarLink software. I can connect to the server, but the download of the software is never successful. Have tried 4 or 5 times with no success."

Anonymous, (2019 Subaru Outback 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Telematics update froze radio and gps system"

Anonymous, CA (2019 Subaru Outback 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"When starting the vehicle. The system looks for system updates thru the WIFI connection. ( I am an Xfinity user, hotspots all around). It will present a tile stating 'Software Updates Unsuccessful'. I never says that if they were completed or not available. Its really confusing. Is the system up to date? Did the installation work or not. I talked to my dealer and they can't offer any remedy. They want me to bring it in for a service call I might have to pay for. My only drawback with Subaru is there service policies and how they pressure you up front for service plans."

Anonymous, PA (2019 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Software update fixes

"1st update made the problems worse. Had to wait months for the next update. Updates take an hour to install with the engine running which wastes gas"

Anonymous, CA (2019 Subaru Outback 3.6-L 6 Cyl)

"Multiple times a week the heads up system would go to "telematics update in progress " status and remain until the Car was shut off. Two months in shop A finally replaced entire heads uo system"

Anonymous, CA (2019 Subaru Outback 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"It took four trips to the dealership service department to get Subaru's much-touted Starlink system working. Each time the car had to be kept at least 24 hours so they could get a satellite signal beamed to it. They finally replaced the monitor, which was a fix they'd learned because this was happening in other cars, too, they said."

Anonymous, TX (2019 Subaru Outback 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"system needed to be rebooted after update installed"

Anonymous, ME (2019 Subaru Outback 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Subaru fixed the previous problem with a second software fix after a first fix did not work"

Anonymous, VA (2019 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Incorrect speed limit shown on displayes"

Anonymous, FL (2019 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Speakers

"When I make a phone call, I can hear the call ringing and I can hear that the call has been picked up be the person I'm calling, but I cannot hear that person and the person on the other line can't hear me. To be honest, I don't know if it's a problem with my speaker or CarPlay. I have experienced this for several weeks but have not yet taken it to the dealer to have it fixed. When I'm in my car, I've just been using my iPhone's speakerphone."

Anonymous, CA (2019 Subaru Outback 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The speakers sometimes start buzzing, almost as if they were blown. It's consistently worst in the front passenger side speaker, but when they're buzzing they all buzz at least a little. The dealer has been unable to reproduce it so far. My *other* car had DSP problems that were eventually resolved with a software update; I expect this is also a software problem as turning the car off and back on resolves the buzzing."

Anonymous, (2019 Subaru Outback 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Voice control commands

"I went to the training, I read the whole manual cover to cover. I asked at the dealership and was told "shortly" an update was coming. In a nut shell less than 50% of the features that I feel I paid full price for do not work. I can't get an response from the dealer."

Anonymous, OH (2019 Subaru Outback 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"My other voice-activated or -controlled devices have no difficulty in recognizing and understanding my voice commands. This one does, and the GPS often fails to recognize addresses known to be accurate and correct"

Anonymous, VA (2019 Subaru Outback 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

"Water gets into rear lift door. Sloshing around.drained it myself."

Anonymous, PA (2019 Subaru Outback 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"In March, after a rain, water drained into the passenger area from the "eyesight" camera housing. Windshield was resealed. Electrical problem made the car unable to start. A month later, the problem was fixed."

Anonymous, CA (2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Touring 3.6-L 6 Cyl)
Squeaks or rattles

"Drivers seat squeaking problem. Subaru is aware and replaced seat bottom."

Anonymous, (2019 Subaru Outback 3.6-L 6 Cyl)

"Annoying dash rattle."

Anonymous, NJ (2019 Subaru Outback 3.6-L 6 Cyl)

"Upon cold engine start up, there was a small noise coming from the engine compartment. Took it to the dealer and they eliminated the noise."

Anonymous, FL (2019 Subaru Outback 3.6-L 6 Cyl)

"frame of driver's seat became cracked and was replaced"

Anonymous, PA (2019 Subaru Outback 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear drive train clunks when in reverse. And for a few feet going forward"

Anonymous, PA (2019 Subaru Outback 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Since new there has been a rattle under the dash. Hard to locate but behind or around the glove box."

Anonymous, WA (2019 Subaru Outback 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The driver seat began squeaking and was replaced free of charge by the dealer"

Anonymous, FL (2019 Subaru Outback 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Rattle in front end; 2nd dealer fixed at no charge; 1st dealer wanted $500."

Anonymous, NC (2019 Subaru Outback Unsure 3.6-L 6 Cyl)

"Drivers seat squeaks a little. I weigh 225 lbs. Sort of annoying."

Anonymous, CA (2019 Subaru Outback 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Squeak in the dashboard on the drivers side of the vehicle"

John S., OH (2019 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Annoying rattle behind the dash. On the third trip to the dealer they completely removed the entire dashboard and reinstalled it. This process did resolve the problem rattle but took 5 days and the car spent ten days total time in the shop over the three visits. I was provided a loaner car while my car was in the shop."

Anonymous, WV (2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Touring 3.6-L 6 Cyl)
Wind noise

"At speed the interior noise is so loud i have to increase volume of audio."

Anonymous, (2019 Subaru Outback 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"wind noise at high speeds"

Anonymous, CO (2019 Subaru Outback 2.5i Touring 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

Glass defects

"Windshield defect. Window cracked on it own without being struck by a foreign object. The crack started in the upper right corner edge of the windshield and quickly traveled across the windshield."

Anonymous, CA (2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Touring 3.6-L 6 Cyl)

"Two months after delivery, while driving north on NJ Turnpike near Newark, a very loud explosions sound marked the spontaneous shattering of the sunroof. The roof was closed but the sun shade was open. The front seats, floor, and my lap were showered with hundreds of pieces of glass. It took a few tense moments at 65mph before I could pull off the road onto a shoulder, assess the damage, clear the glass from my clothes, and regain my composure. A car traveling behind me, and was showered by the glass that didn't land in my lap, also pulled over to the shoulder behind me. I called my auto-insurance company who suggested I contact the dealer where the car was delivered (Rafferty Subaru, Newtown Square, PA.) The dealer referred me to a Subaru dealer in Rye, NY because I was already headed there to visit family. The local dealer put a "crash wrap" on the open roof so I could continue to drive. Following my visit I drove home to Pennsylvania, dropped off the car at the dealer, was provided a loaner, and waited two weeks for a replacement sunroof to arrive and be installed - and to have the remaining glass removed from the inside of the car. Subsequent research revealed that "exploding" sunroofs, while fortunately unusual, do actually happen - occasionally when the car is parked on a hot day - but under a wide variety of conditions. I was fortunate to survive with only shattered nerves and gratitude for the way the replacement was handled by the dealer. It is clear there was a defect in the sunroof glass so the incident was covered under the warranty."

Anonymous, PA (2019 Subaru Outback 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Distortion in driver side glads"

Joel B., OH (2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited 3.6-L 6 Cyl)
Locks and latches

"The lift gate auto close feature malfunctioned and the lift gate could not be closed either automatically or manually. This has just happened, but we fully expect our dealer will fix this problem under warranty."

Doug F., MN (2019 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Hatchback would not open. Took to dealer but they could not fix. It still doesn't work properly. Won't open from inside remote switch."

William J., TN (2019 Subaru Outback)
Sunroof

"It exploded while sitting in garage. Had not driven it two days prior"

Anonymous, CO (2019 Subaru Outback 2.5i Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"GPS display would go dark with a black background like it supposed to do at night during daylight hours. It would sometimes stop showing any progress of movement by the vehicle and show a RESUME button on screen that when pushed it would start working properly. Lift gate would not always work when operating the buttons manually or via remote. One night the tail gate opened by itself in my garage wedging itself against the garage door and running the car battery down to nothing."

Anonymous, AZ (2019 Subaru Outback Unsure 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"After having the vehicle for about a month the rear hatch would not open unless the vehicle was turned off. The dealer and their service techs reported that this was as expected operational function until I showed them on 2 different vehicles on their lot. Then all of a suddent they found a TSB indicating this was an issue with the transmission park sensor. This is just indicative of poor subaru service"

Anonymous, NJ (2019 Subaru Outback 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Power tailgate would not operate at all. Dealer had to reprogram the module."

Anonymous, NY (2019 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Windows

"Passenger automatic window closes then opens 1/3. Tried reset per owners manual....did not fix. Will bring to dealer."

Anonymous, NY (2019 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Within a month, both the front windshield cracked and the passenger side window cracked. We assume it was due to a windstorm, or something similar, however, of the other vehicles we have had, the windows lasted MUCH longer before experiencing a crack."

Bill M., NV (2019 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Driver side power window would not close completely; rises part way and then reverses direction. It sometimes takes 5-6 tries to close the window."

G S., IL (2019 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium 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

12V power plug

"I think a fuse is blown but I do not want to replace it because i see too many cables there"

Anonymous, FL (2019 Subaru Outback 3.6-L 6 Cyl)
Body control module

"The door locks became inoperable, so the driver side door could only be locked/unlocked with the emergency key. The body control module (Subaru has another name for it) became defective and had to be replaced."

Anonymous, MI (2019 Subaru Outback 2.5i Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Door locks on driver side would not operate correctly."

Donald D., VA (2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited 3.6-L 6 Cyl)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"The tail lights were not working at all. Took it to the Subaru dealer and they determined that it was the fuse block. The give us a loner car and it took three or four days to acquire it and install it."

Anonymous, MS (2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Touring 3.6-L 6 Cyl)
Headlights

"Headlights are bright, aim high into oncoming cars. I notified NHTSB"

Anonymous, CA (2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Touring 3.6-L 6 Cyl)
Heated or cooled seats

"Seat had severe squeaks and after much complaining it was removed"

Anonymous, (2019 Subaru Outback 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Keyless entry

"The keyless entry became inoperable due to a defective body control module."

Anonymous, MI (2019 Subaru Outback 2.5i Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The rear auto hatch is a constant annoyance. The overall electronic driving aides are counter intuitive and create a lot of distraction"

Anonymous, FL (2019 Subaru Outback 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The keyless entry system is not user friendly. it sometimes works and other times i have to put my hand on the car door 4 times before it unlocks the car door"

Suzanne T., SK (2019 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
USB port

"The USB port intermittently gives errors on my phone, which also causes my car to lose the connection with my phone. I took it in, they said to use the other one, and I had the same problem."

Anonymous, (2019 Subaru Outback Unsure)

Paint/Trim

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

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"The rear window seal was initially deformed. It was replaced. A few weeks later, the seal adhesive was failing at the right edge. It was replaced a second time, but it is not at tight seal as it should be. The Service Manager told me that is the way it is."

Anonymous, MI (2019 Subaru Outback 2.5i Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"paint chipped off the rear bumper. Dealership repainted the whole bumper. It was damage caused in shipping."

Anonymous, AZ (2019 Subaru Outback 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint on lower, back quarter panels"

Anonymous, (2019 Subaru Outback 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint was peeling away on front bumper but was covered under warranty and the service at Subaru was great"

Anonymous, (2019 Subaru Outback 2.5i Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Seems the paint protection which was applied caused marks to form on the hood and passenger side causing the dealer to repaint portions of the car"

Anonymous, PA (2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Touring 3.6-L 6 Cyl)

"paint chipping from rear quarter panel"

Anonymous, MS (2019 Subaru Outback 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint is very soft and scratches easily"

Anonymous, (2019 Subaru Outback 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Within a small area on the back bumper paint began to peel. I notified the dealership and they corrected the problem giving me a 2020 Forester to drive while the bumper was repaired."

Anonymous, FL (2019 Subaru Outback 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint is starting to peel drivers side rear quarter panel at bottom right above the black plastic molding with less than 5000 miles. Subaru does not paint the whole panel and stops just above the plastic molding. Poor design as leaves a lip for paint to peel."

Craig T., MO (2019 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium 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

Fuel gauge/sender

"oxygen sensor"

Anonymous, MD (2019 Subaru Outback 2.5i Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Fuel pump

"Dealer Recall"

Anonymous, (2019 Subaru Outback 3.6-L 6 Cyl)

"There was a recall and Subaru notified me."

Anonymous, (2019 Subaru Outback Unsure)

"Replaced fuel pump on recall but not main o ring which failed later and stranded my wife"

Anonymous, (2019 Subaru Outback 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Recall from Subaru"

Anonymous, CT (2019 Subaru Outback 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

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

"The car is equipped with LANE ADJUSTMENT and I find the adjustment too severe. It is so intense that it startles me. Other non-Subaru owners have driven my car and have the same complaint about this feature."

Anonymous, PA (2019 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"Rattle in front end was caused by lack of spring tension in rack & pinion steering"

Anonymous, IN (2019 Subaru Outback 3.6-L 6 Cyl)

"Clunking persists while turning on low speeds. Subaru cannot find, nor fix. Same problem with 2017 we traded in. Must be design flaw."

Anonymous, MN (2019 Subaru Outback 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Climate System

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

What Owners Say

Automatic climate control

"I can't seem to get it to regulate the heat function"

Anonymous, TX (2019 Subaru Outback Unsure)

"The air conditioner comes on automaticaly whenever the climate control system is engaged."

Anonymous, VA (2019 Subaru Outback 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

Ignition switch

"Ignition failed. Intermittent"

Anonymous, FL (2019 Subaru Outback 3.6-L 6 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

"Hesitation in shifting through shift range during acceleration. This occurs intermittently approximately 50% of the time."

Anonymous, NC (2019 Subaru Outback 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

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

4WD/AWD components

"Pulling into a parking space on wet pavement, steering wheel turned all the way counter clockwise, there was a loud, sharp, banging noise coming from the right front wheel area. It seemed that the wheel intermittently slipped on the wet pavement causing the all wheel drive system to get out of sync. Have noticed something similar, although milder, occurring when making sharp turns at low speeds - such as parking."

James B., MO (2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Touring 3.6-L 6 Cyl)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Other/unsure

"I find that I don't care to have a car take over control when I am driving. I was not aware that it would do this when I bought it and don't think I would have bought it if I had been."

Anonymous, NC (2019 Subaru Outback 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Cooling

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

What Owners Say

Antifreeze leaks

"Leaking coolant at 8,000 miles. Three trips to the dealer for repairs. Dealer had to remove the engine on redo many of the seals."

Anonymous, (2019 Subaru Outback 3.6-L 6 Cyl)

Engine Major

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

What Owners Say

Cylinder head

"Cylinder failed Engine stopped"

Anonymous, (2019 Subaru Outback 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Minor

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

What Owners Say

Oil leaks

"Engine gasket developed a small leak."

Paris A., MI (2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited 3.6-L 6 Cyl)

Brakes

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

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