Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
75,000 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 wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2002 Subaru Outback:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

2002 Subaru Outback Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 052011


  • 150,000 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Subaru Outback. The contact was driving 55 mph when the lug nuts detached from the vehicle. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign id number: 02V235000 (wheels) but was not included in the recall. The vehicle was towed to a local repair shop where the failure was repaired. Neither the dealer nor manufacturer was contacted in regards to the failure. The failure mileage was 150,000 and the current mileage was 155,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #1

Aug 222003

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When applying pressure to the brake pedal, the wheel would grind and make a noise. The vehicle had been to the dealer seven times since December 2002, and the cause of the problem had not been determined. The noise appeared to come from the right rear wheel and occurred after the vehicle was washed.

- Arizona City, AZ, USA

Search for these popular complaint phrases...

Not what you are looking for?