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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,167 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2003 Subaru Outback wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2003 Subaru Outback Owner Comments

problem #3

Feb 102007

Outback 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


- the contact stated that a company vehicle, a 2003 Subaru Outback, has the same problem that was mentioned in recall campaign # 02V235000. On 02/10/07 while driving 55 mph under good road conditions the right rear tire came off the vehicle. The contact stated that there was no notice of the wheel having any problems. The contact stated that the recall stated that the wheels may have an off-center diameter. He changed the tire, and drove the vehicle about 30 miles. The current mileage was 111500.

- Defiance, OH, USA

problem #2

Feb 282004

Outback 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,500 miles
Wheel wells of Subaru Outback pack up with ice while driving in high moisture content snow and slush, causing tires to rub on ice in wheel wells while driving, impeding turning radius and ABS sytem.

- Steamboat Springs, CO, USA

problem #1

Mar 042003

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The vehicle experienced problems with the wheels. The vehicle did not turn when needed.

- Bonner, MT, USA

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