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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,800 miles

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2002 Subaru Outback wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2002 Subaru Outback Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 212004

Outback 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 19,600 miles


On the evening of 21 Jun 04 I was driving home from work. As I made a right hand turn in to my driveway. I felt and then heard what seemed to to a flat tire on the right (passenager) side of the car. I had filled up with gas on either the previous Friday or Saturday. When I fill up with gas I check my oil and tire pressure. All was ok. When I got into my garage, I went around to the right side of the car and clearly saw a flat right rear tire. I called aaa to put on a spare. The aaa repair man thought the tire looked defective. The next morning I went to ntw and replaced the flat tire and a second tire with new Michelin tires. The manager at the ntw in rockville indicated that this was the second tire he had seen that week with the same defect. Because I only had 19,600 miles on the tires, he gave me a discount on each tire. He also agreed that the flat tire looked defective. They checked my remaining two tires for any weakness.

- Silver Spring, MD, USA

problem #1

May 132003


  • miles
While driving the passenger side rear tire experienced sidewall separation (size#P22560R16 please provide the dot#).

- Chelmsford, MA, USA

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