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1998 Subaru Outback wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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1998 Subaru Outback Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 012005

Outback 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


The contact states one of the tires has been losing air. The service mechanic states that he has never seen this problem. The wheel itself looks like it has a cracked. It is right in the middle of the wheel on the inner rim. It has not damaged the tires. The tire is located on the passenger's side front. The metal alloy wheel is what has the crack. The tires on the wheel were almost new and there was no problem with them.

- Green Bay, WI, USA

problem #1

Sep 092002

Outback 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The rim is causing the tires to lose air about one pound a day, which is making the ability to control the vehicle difficult. The owner has to fill up tires with air every five days. Manufacturer was contacted by owner.

- Wheaton, IL, USA

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