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3.9

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
31,500 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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1998 Subaru Outback brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Subaru Outback Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 092003

Outback

  • 63,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

While braking the vehicle experienced extended stopping distance. The consumer took the vehicle into the dealership to be inspected. The mechanic informed the consumer that the master brake cylinder failed.

- Mesa, AZ, USA

problem #1

Jan 121999

Outback

  • miles
ABS braking system was activated, and the pedal went to the floor, causing extended stopping distance which almost resulted in an accident. Then, while driving the brakes did not work at all for some seconds. Dealer is also replacing the master cylinder, and stated that it was a known problem.

- Burlington, VT, USA

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