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2005 Subaru Outback brakes problems

brakes problem

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2005 Subaru Outback Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 122006

Outback 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


The ABS on my 2005 Subaru Outback 2.5I limited is too sensitive. It is dangerous driving in the snow because the ABS kicks in too easily and it takes way too long to stop. I have recently gotten new tires with an excellent rating and that didn't help. Bumps in the road also set off the ABS too easily leading to scary situations. I drive other vehicles with ABS and this does not occur. I am not confident driving this vehicle in the snow, which is ironic because it is an AWD Subaru (which is supposed to have an excellent reputation). ABS is supposed to benefit the driver, not help create a collision.

- Long Beach, NY, USA

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