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2002 Subaru Outback windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2002 Subaru Outback Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 242002

(reported on)

Outback 4WD

  • miles


My windshield wipers quit totally. When I looked in the vehicle manuel I found that failure of the wipers was not an unexpected event. Manuel says it can happen if wipers are run on a dry windshield. That was not the case with my wipers; they had been run for an extended period of time in a downpour. The dealer replaced the wiper motor but after running my wipers again in a downpour I detected a burnt smell and figure it's only a matter of time until the wiper motor goes again. This is a dangerous situation at 70 mph.

- Saint Paul, MN, USA

problem #1

Feb 092002

(reported on)

Outback 4WD

  • miles
The vehicles windshield washer squirts water over the hood instead of on the windshield.

- Edneyville, NC, USA

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