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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
7 / 0
Average Mileage:
26,667 miles

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2005 Subaru Outback seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2005 Subaru Outback Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #27

May 052016

Outback

  • miles

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

Takata recall we called in May 2016 and were put on a "list" and told it would be 7-8 weeks. We were told not to have anyone sit in the passenger seat of our car, rendering it fairly useless. Now it is November, more than 6 months and we are still on the list and repair is still quoted at 2 months.

- Boulder, CO, USA

problem #26

May 022016

Outback

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Subaru Outback. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V323000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #25

Feb 152016

Outback

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2005 Subaru Outback. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V323000 (air bags); however, the parts to do the repair were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Fazier Park, CA, USA

problem #24

Jan 012016

Outback

  • miles

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

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2005 Subaru Outback. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V323000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Louisville, CO, USA

problem #23

Dec 012015

Outback

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2005 Subaru Outback. The contact stated that the recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 15V323000 (air bags) was received in December of 2015. After contacting the dealer and the manufacturer on multiple occasions, the contact was informed that the parts needed for the recall remedy were still not available and no estimated time for receiving the parts could be provided. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Reno, NV, USA

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problem #22

Sep 262016

Outback

  • miles
I received a recall notice on my Subaru back in February. I called the dealer where I bought the vehicle which was nashville Subaru, 1512 broadway nashville, tn 37203. They advised me it would be two weeks to two months before they could repair my vehicle, and I received no response after that. Then, I called back May 9th, and they told me they needed another two weeks to order parts. And now, today's September 26th and they still have not repaired my vehicle, and I received no response by public service.

- Ashland City, TN, USA

problem #21

Sep 062016

Outback

  • miles

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

Subaru recall wqr-53, called local dealership and was told it is on extreme back order would like to request a loaner vehicle as the potential for metal fragments striking a passenger riding in the passenger side could result in serious injury or death.

- Graham, NC, USA

problem #20

Aug 262016

Outback

  • miles
I need to ave the airbag replaced asap.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #19

Feb 012016

Outback

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2005 Subaru Outback. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V323000 (air bags); however, the part to do the recall repair was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Santa Fe, NM, USA

problem #18

Jan 292016

Outback 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Subaru Outback. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V613000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.....updated 07/05/16 updated 07/21/16.

- Reno, NV, USA

problem #17

Jan 152016

Outback

  • 0 miles

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

Takata recall - it is completely unreasonable to get a recall and to have the passenger risking death and for Subaru to not prioritize this immediately. People who have ordered back in February have not gotten the replacements. Unacceptable. We are not suppose to use that seat"??"

- Davis, CA, USA

problem #16

Feb 152016

Outback

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Subaru Outback. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 15V323000 (air bags) and stated that the part needed was unavailable to perform the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Manchester, NH, USA

problem #15

Feb 102016

Outback

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2005 subara Outback. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V323000 (air bags) however, the part needed to perform the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Brooks, ME, USA

problem #14

Apr 122016

Outback

  • miles
Takata recall: I have been waiting almost 1 1/2 months for the dealership to contact me about this recall! I called them the day I received the notice and was told that the parts were on backorder! my daughter drives this vehicle and is very concerned about driving it without the recall being done. She won't allow anyone to ride with her. How is it that my daughter acts so responsible but the manufacturer and oem dealer won't! when I call the dealer, their entry level receptionist won't even allow me to talk to the service department to voice my concern. How many more people have to be injured before this recall is carried out. I for one, pray it is not one of my family members!!! very disappointed with how this is being handled!!!

- Bluff Point, NY, USA

problem #13

Feb 012016

Outback

  • miles
Takata recall. Despite being contacted 2 months regarding this recall, and being told that we should not allow a passenger to ride in the front passenger seat, I have yet to hear from any Subaru dealership. As a single car household, this has been extremely frustrating.

- Arden Hills, MN, USA

problem #12

Mar 212016

Outback 4-cyl

  • 125,000 miles
Takata recall Subaru case# [xxx] I received a recall notice about the ongoing takata airbag issue. Upon contacting Subaru my wife was informed by "[xxx]" that : 1) that only a "dealer" could do the repair work 2) Subaru would only cover $500 in transportation costs per the letter received: 1) "Subaru will replace the inflator for your front passenger air bag at no cost to you." 2) "until this repair is performed, do not allow passengers to ride in the front passenger seat" given that I am in Alaska (zip 99901) and that there is no current Subaru dealer available in my area I was told that I would need to Transport the vehicle to either juneau Alaska, or seattle Washington, both are only available by boat and after checking with multiple shipping and ferry services the cost would be around $1800 round trip to Transport my vehicle. Both my wife and I communicated this to "kyle" and again was told they would only cover $500. I proceeded to offer alternatives such as having a certified local shop do the work, or that because my area has a fair number of vehicles that they should send someone. I was basically told no and not provided any other remedy. Could you please look into this matter and find out why there is any issue in getting this repaired? in the meantime my family of 5 is having to take two cars, and now I am unable to sell my vehicle or trade it in until this issue is addressed. I am not upset about this, annoyed yes, but more importantly there are many other people in my area that simply can't afford to pay to have their cars fixed if Subaru will not honor their own commitments. Thank you for your time [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Ketchikan, AK, USA

problem #11

Feb 012016

Outback

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2005 Subaru Outback. The contact received notification for NHTSA campaign number: 15V323000 (air bags). However, the parts needed were not available for repairs. The contact believed that the manufacturer had exceeded a reasonable of time to provide the repairs. The dealer was contacted, who confirmed that the parts were not available. The manufacturer was not made aware of the delay. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tools confirms parts not available.

- Bolinas, CA, USA

problem #10

Feb 192016

Outback

  • 147,000 miles
Takata recall. Subaru recall campaign wqr53. Notice received with instruction not to allow front passenger. Contacted six (6) local dealerships to remedy defect. All six advise they cannot schedule appointment to remedy defect as they have no parts and don't know when parts will be available. One dealer advised Subaru of America is not cooperating with local dealer. Each dealer advised to check back (in a month or two months) to see if they have parts. Without use of front passenger seat my vehicle is rendered useless. No other options provided; I.e., a loner car or a rental vehicle. Not the best way to run a railroad. Has a class action lawsuit been filed? if so, please advise as to legal counsel.

- Palo Alto, CA, USA

problem #9

Feb 102016

Outback

  • 108,000 miles
Takata recall - I have children and my Subaru dealer is telling me I am not in a high priority group to have my airbag inflators replaced. I got a notice saying people should not ride in my passenger seat until it is fixed, but this is an impossible scenario for many people including myself and my family.

- Portland, OR, USA

problem #8

Feb 162016

Outback

  • 125,000 miles
NHTSA recall 15V-323. Subaru notified me of this recall. They suggested no one sit in the passenger seat until the problem is repaired. But they are out of parts and don't know when it can be fixed. In a front or passenger side impact, the passenger air bag could still inflate, without a passenger, thus placing the driver at risk. So what do I do" stop driving the car until Subaru fixes the problem? what can NHTSA do to make Subaru fix the problem asap"

- West Boxford, MA, USA

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