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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,850 miles

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2006 Subaru Outback brakes problems

brakes problem

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2006 Subaru Outback Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 232008

Outback 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,850 miles


I have a 2006 Subaru Outback 2.5I wagon with less than 16,000 miles. The brakes grind and seem like they may not catch. In fact, a year ago we slid through an intersection on our way to have our taxes done when they did not hold. The dealer said it was due to rust and that Subaru does not cover rusted brakes on their warranty. We called the customer service number 1-800-782-2783 and talked to matt and he also indicated they did not warrant rusted brakes but that he would call the dealer. The car has low mileage, and 36 month 36000 bumper to bumper warranty and has always been stored in a garage. The brakes should not fail at less than 16000 miles. This car should be under warranty. Are they using substandard metal in the braking system" should this car be recalled for faulty brakes? is this a safety issue"

- Big Bay , MI, USA

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