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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,000 miles

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2001 Subaru Outback fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2001 Subaru Outback Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 062004


  • 50,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Subaru Outback. While driving approximately 30 mph on normal road conditions, the contact smelled a strong odor of fuel coming from the vehicle. The odor was only noticed in 25 degree weather and below. The vehicle will be taken to an independent mechanic for inspection and repairs. The cause of the failure has not been determined. The contact was concerned of the safety risk involved. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was 50,000 and current mileage was 151,000.

- Holland Mills , NY, USA

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