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NHTSA — Visibility: Windshield Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
128,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2004 Subaru Outback windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2004 Subaru Outback Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 202004

Outback 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 378,000 miles


Consumer states, "the front windshield had a crack when using the windshield wipers deicer". the dealer replaced the front windshield at no charge. Within a year or more the front windshield cracked again in the same place. After the consumer used the windshield wipers deicer again.

- Norwalk, CT, USA

problem #2

Jan 012004

Outback 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 4,000 miles
Cracked windshield.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #1

Nov 232003

Outback 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 2,000 miles
On a very cold day the windshield cracked after turning on the defroster. No cracks were previously observed on the windshield. The car is only 3 weeks old.

- Boulder, CO, USA

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