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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
86,000 miles

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2005 Subaru Outback body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2005 Subaru Outback Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 062014

Outback 6-cyl

  • 152,000 miles


Wires passing through rear hatch to rear lift gate crack and break from opening and closing. Rear lift gate lock not working, wire is broken in two. Wires for rear lights are cracking and about to sever as well.

- Mount Olive, AL, USA

problem #1

Jan 062010


  • 20,000 miles
In comparison with many trucks and cars I have driven in winter conditions for over 30 years, our 2005 suburu Outback is much more unstable especially in the rear end whenever hard packed snow or ice is encountered even at moderate speeds (30-50 mph). At least once this cause the vehicle to spin uncontrollably. In identical conditions, a truck in 2wd (I have several trucks on my ranch) is far more stable. There is a clear safety problem with this vehicle for which tires, inflation, alignment according to manufacturers specs fails to cure.

- Hyattville, WY, USA

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