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5.9

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,167 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2002 Subaru Outback brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Subaru Outback Owner Comments

problem #3

Feb 252007

Outback 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,500 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

In cold weather the brakes do not function when the car is first turned on. This is terrifying. This has happened several times and been confirmed by a second driver. After about a minute the brakes seem to be normal. We are now afraid to use the car.

- Evanston, IL, USA

problem #2

Dec 052001

Outback 4WD

  • miles
Consumer stated the brakes failed twice, had vehicle taken to the dealer, but could not duplicate the problem, both times when brakes failed, the pavement was damp but above freezing, consumer treid to stop for a stop sign and could not.

- Edneyville, NC, USA

problem #1

Dec 052001

Outback 4WD

  • miles
Consumer stated the brakes failed twice, had vehicle taken to the dealer, but could not duplicate the problem, both times when brakes failed, the pavement was damp but above freezing, consumer treid to stop for a stop sign and could not.

- Edneyville, NC, USA

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