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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,112 miles

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1998 Subaru Outback wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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1998 Subaru Outback Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 242003


  • 86,225 miles


Vehicle's tires leaked due to corrosion/oxidation on the rim where the tire met the aluminum wheel. The corrosion is extensive enough to affect the seal between the tire and the rim. The tires lose about two pounds of air per week.

- Storrs, CT, USA

problem #1

Oct 151998

Outback 4WD

  • miles
Tire rims corroding, causing pits which generate tire leaks at the rim. Initially assumed poor tire seal job, but problem recurred repeatedly for all tire rims, sometimes causing tire deflation at every trip. If not noticed, such deflation could lead to.

- Chicago, IL, USA

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