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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
19,035 miles

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2003 Subaru Outback body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2003 Subaru Outback Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 062005

Outback 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 19,035 miles


My 2003 Subaru Outback, ll bean model with 17,378 miles, developed a serious water leak through the roof, on Jun. 2, 2005. I purchased this vehicle new and purchased an extended warranty. This problem re-occurred on October 17th with the interior flooded which necessitated the carpeting in the rear to be completely replaced. On Nov. 10th, 2005, after a light rain, the roof leaked again for the 3rd. Time. The car is in the dealer service now.

- Providence, RI, USA

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