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4.7

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,667 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

1998 Subaru Outback engine problems

engine problem

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1998 Subaru Outback Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 122004

(reported on)

Outback

  • Automatic transmission
  • 68,000 miles

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

Intermittently when accelerating at a low speed engine revved to 4 rmps and jerked into second gear. Dealership was unable to duplicate the problem, so no remedy was found.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #2

Mar 252002

Outback

  • miles
While driving at 20mph took feet off gas pedal and vehicle acclerated to 40mph without gas being applied. Dealer contacted.

- New Hyde Park, NY, USA

problem #1

Mar 081999

(reported on)

Outback

  • miles
When applying the ABS brakes the pedal goes to the floor, causing extended stopping distance. Also after releasing the accelerator pedal, the vehicle surges forward. Cause unknown.

- Des Plaines, IL, USA

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