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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,500 miles

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2001 Subaru Outback body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2001 Subaru Outback Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 202001

Outback 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 3,000 miles


While closing the drivers door, inner panels or structures partially separated or delaminated from the outer metal portion of the door in two layers. Date is an estimate, it was winter

- Franconia, NH, USA

problem #1

Jun 222001

Outback 4WD

  • miles
Automatic locking system can be triggered by two buttons inside of vehicle. Also, this locks all doors in vehicle. Haven't contacted dealer yet. Automatic locking system easily engages with the motor running, locking keys inside. The dealer states that there should be an added safe guard against locking keys inside, particularly with motor running.

- Water Mill, NY, USA

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