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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
176,000 miles

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2002 Subaru Outback suspension problems

suspension problem

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2002 Subaru Outback Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 022015


  • 200,000 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Subaru Outback. While the vehicle was being serviced for routine maintenance, the independent mechanic discovered that the rear suspension subframe had fractured due to severe rusting. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 200,000. Update 01/13/16

- Worthington, WV, USA

problem #1

Apr 172012

Outback 4-cyl

  • 152,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Subaru Outback sport. While having the vehicle examined, the contact was informed that the sub frame had begun to rust and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not serviced. The current and failure mileages were 152,000. Updated 05/09/12

- Madison, WI, USA

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