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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
80,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2002 Subaru Outback electrical problems

electrical problem

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2002 Subaru Outback Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 052006

Outback 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles


The front headlights are not working. I replaced the headlight but that did not fix the problem. There is no warning light to show the lights are out. This creates a dangerous driving situation that both front lights are out but it seems to be due to electrical or another problem. I have noticed many Outbacks with one light out for the same model years. It seems to be a systemic problem unrelated to the bulbs.

- Lambertville, NJ, USA

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