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5.0

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
19,628 miles

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2003 Subaru Outback brakes problems

brakes problem

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2003 Subaru Outback Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 262004

Outback 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 19,628 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Consumer was backing out of a parking space pressed on the brake pedal and it went completely down to the floor. There was no advance warning. Consumer had the vehicle towed to the dealer, who informed the consumer that the master cylinder was defective, and had to be replaced. Consumer had the master cylinder replaced which was still under warranty........Subaru regional representative met with owner's husband and had defective master cylinder sen tto Subaru for evaluation. Representative called after a few weeks and refused to discuss reasons for failure.

- Cleveland, OH, USA

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