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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,000 miles

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2002 Subaru Outback wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2002 Subaru Outback Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 312003

Outback 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles


Two front tires need replacement because their insides were worn. 20,000 miles later the two front and one right rear tires had to be replaced because of the same reason.

- New Britain, CT, USA

problem #2

May 192002

Outback 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Bridgestone, original equipment, mounted on a 2002, Subaru, Outback, 2628 miles. Tires have blownout twice within first week on right rear, and other tires on left front. Contacted dealer, and the dealer was not willing to do anything. Dot# unknown.

- Quartsville, CA, USA

problem #1

Mar 222002


  • miles
While traveling on highway consumer hit a pothole and left front Firestone tire and wheel came off.

- Bruien, WA, USA

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