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1998 Subaru Outback windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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1998 Subaru Outback Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 152000

Outback 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Consumer has problem with windshield wipers, they intermittently work. In wet conditions they don't clear. Instead they smear the windsheild, making it very hard to see. On the highway when in motion they fly in the wind. Subaru has no remedy & tried to use heavy duty wipers, but they didn't make a difference.

- Cheyenne, WY, USA

problem #1

Oct 251997

Outback 4WD

  • miles
The windshield wipers on the passenger's side became tangled with wipers on driver's side, because of a loose bolt. This distraction almost caused driver to crash. The wipers have been repaired.

- Rockville Center, NY, USA

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