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1.8

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
91,000 miles

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2006 Subaru Outback accessories - exterior problems

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2006 Subaru Outback Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 102014

Outback

  • 122,000 miles

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

I noticed a glare in the windshield above the dashboard making it difficult/annoying to see. This appears to be due to the dashboard melting and losing the "grainy" effect which reduced the glare. The dash is sticky and very reflective in the windshield.

- Willow Spring, NC, USA

problem #1

Jan 152013

Outback 4-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
Rear wiper ceased functioning. The problem was due to broken wire(s) in a wiring harness that passes through a rubber accordion boot between the car body and the tail-gate (near the right-hand tailgate hinge). Many of the other wires, affecting upper brake light, license plate lights, backup lights, and tailgate latch/lock, were frayed and were replaced due to imminent failure of the above listed components. Research at an online forum for Subaru owners showed that many other owners (of 2005 and 2006 Subaru Outbacks) have experienced similar failures due to broken wires in this wiring harness. I suspect that it is an under-reported problem. I believe that Subaru should be asked to issue a safety recall notice.

- Chapel Hill, NC, USA

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