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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,000 miles

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2002 Subaru Outback body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2002 Subaru Outback Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 072007

Outback 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles


2002 Subaru Outback rear seat latch clips not accessible to use child safety seats (6 point harness system) clips are tucked too far down into seats. Need extension clip to access.

- Sicklerville, NJ, USA

problem #1

Oct 102006

Outback 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
Everytime it rains or go through a car wash the seat belt gets wet and is worse when the seat belt has been retracted as the wet area now is all across you. It apparently is making its way through the sunroof. What is the repair for this, new seals in the sunroof or the roof rack mounting holes?

- Lake Park, MN, USA

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