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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
27,500 miles

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2002 Subaru Outback windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2002 Subaru Outback Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 012004


  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles


The transmission fluid leaks from the engine. As a result, the vehicle stalls without warning. The transmission was replaced twice, however the problem recurred. The left door panel by the window regulator driver window was not working, there was noise when the driver pressed the gas pedal in the gear, and a gas smell was present when the vehicle was accelerated.

- Silver Spring, MD, USA

problem #1

Feb 092002

(reported on)

Outback 4WD

  • miles
Consumer stated the vehicles rear power windows need fixing.

- Edneyville, NC, USA

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