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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
48,797 miles

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2006 Subaru Outback seat belts / air bags problems

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2006 Subaru Outback Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #21

Jan 222016

Outback

  • miles

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

Takata recall I received notification in January, 2016. Subaru has not yet performed the repair.

- Sandusky, OH, USA

problem #20

Feb 012016

Outback

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2006 Subaru Outback. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V323000 (air bags) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Part distribution disconnect.

- Clancy, MT, USA

problem #19

Oct 062016

Outback

  • 148,655 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Subaru Outback. While driving 65 mph, the vehicle experienced a loss of power and all the warning indicators illuminated. After pulling the vehicle over to the side of the road, waiting a brief period, and manually restarting the vehicle, it became operable again. The failure occurred on three occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 148,655.

- Bangor, ME, USA

problem #18

Sep 012016

Outback

  • miles

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

Takata recall. Was notified 02//2016 of passenger side front airbag recall. Letter stated that there were no parts and would be notified by second letter when parts were available. As of 9/1/16, no second letter. Called dealer and was told parts are available sporadically and that I should have called to be put on a waiting list. This is not what the letter from Subaru stated. If I had not called dealer, would not have known that parts are available and that I needed to on waiting list. I could have been waiting forever for a second letter as Subaru stated they would send but apparently they were not sending.

- West Chester, PA, USA

problem #17

Feb 012016

Outback

  • miles
Takata recall. February 2016 recall 15V-323. 6 months have not heard from dealer.

- Peachtree Corners, GA, USA

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problem #16

Feb 102016

Outback

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2006 Subaru Outback. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 15V323000 (air bags). The parts needed were not available. The contact believed that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time to provide the recall repairs. The dealer and manufacturer were made aware of the delay. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Harsdale, NY, USA

problem #15

Feb 222016

Outback

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Subaru Outback. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 15V323000 and 14V311000 (air bags and service brakes, hydraulic). The part was not available within a reasonable time frame to schedule the recall repair. The dealer did not give a specific date for when the part would become available. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact was not experiencing a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Minneapolis, MN, USA

problem #14

Feb 192016

Outback 4-cyl

  • 31,000 miles
Takata recall: Notice was received 19 Feb. 2016, NHTSA recall no. 15V-323, Subaru recall campaign wqr53. Autonation Subaru West, 16351 West colfax avenue, golden, co 80401, (855) 503-3943, will not even enter my car in a wait queue. I must repeatedly call them until they have the inflator "in their hands" and then they will provide an appointment for me. More than 60 days have elapsed and I still cannot carry a front seat passenger! Subaru of America, Inc. Should know this! thank you, [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Lakewood, CO, USA

problem #13

Feb 012016

Outback

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2006 Subaru Outback. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V323000 (air bags); however, the parts to do the repair were not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Littleton, CO, USA

problem #12

Apr 012016

Outback 6-cyl

  • miles
2006 Subaru Outback. Consumer writes in regards to parts not available to repair front passenger airbag recall notice.

- Hopewell Junction, NY, USA

problem #11

Dec 262015

Outback

  • miles

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

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2006 Subaru Outback. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V323000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect. Updated 05/25/16

- Cloverdale, CA, USA

problem #10

Feb 082016

Outback

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2006 Subaru Outback. The contact received a recall notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V323000 (air bags); however, the part for the recall was not available. 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.

- Ipswich, MA, USA

problem #9

Feb 162016

Outback

  • 96,825 miles
Takata recall on 2/16/16, I received an airbag recall notice and warning not to allow passengers to ride in the front passenger seat until the repair is performed. I contacted my dealer, carter Subaru seattle the next day and was told an airbag would be ordered for me and would arrive in a few weeks. I called the dealer again on 3/8/16 and was told they have not received any airbag replacements and do not know when they will. I need to use my car for transporting my family. This is a hardship for me to be indefinitely without the abillty to use my front passenger seat.

- Mukilteo, WA, USA

problem #8

Feb 122016

Outback

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2006 Subaru 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 not notified of the issue. The VIN was invalid. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- San Francisco, CA, USA

problem #7

Nov 092015

Outback

  • 144,000 miles
Airbag light is on due to passenger on/off overhead light not functioning properly. It cannot register whether or not there is a passenger in the car, and therefor the airbag light is on. I know that the airbags will not deploy in the event of an accident with the light on.

- Sandy, UT, USA

problem #6

May 052014

Outback

  • 125,010 miles
Traveling from my home to denver, co I noticed the 'air bag warning light' come on. This has occurred on several occasions. I called the auto nation Subaru dealer to try and get an appointment. The service rep said they were full for the day. He asked me what the issue was and I told him about the 'air bag warning light' coming on. Moreover, he said that the air bag would not function with the warning icon on. He then asked me if I may have placed my cell phone in the passenger seat? I told him that I had indeed placed my cell phone in the passenger seat. The service rep added further that my cell phone may be interfering with the electronics of the air bag warning system. This sounded very odd to me. This phenomena is very disconcerting as it could readily result in serious injury if the air bag should fail to deploy in a head on collision. I also spoke to a service tech at another Subaru outlet who told me that he had heard of this odd cell phone/air bag situation. As this air bag phenomena that is occurring in my vehicle is not an isolated situation, I feel that this issue should be addressed and repaired immediately.

- Breckenridge, CO, USA

problem #5

Mar 232015

Outback 4-cyl

  • 119,237 miles
Airbag warning light illuminated and remained illuminated after bit test completed on engine start. Owners manual states an illuminated airbag warning light could mean the airbag system will not deploy or perform as designed in the event of an accident. I believe this is result of a Subaru design flaw that Subaru needs to address and correct via recall.

- Bellevue, WA, USA

problem #4

Feb 082015

Outback 4-cyl

  • 142,000 miles
While traveling thru the adirondack region of NY on a Sunday afternoon returning home from vt I proceeded to pass a vehicle from the center lane into the left lane. Speed was 65mph accelerating to 69mph to pass, not more than 250 ft later our vehicle started to fishtail then head right into numerous 360 spins taking out 35 ft or so of guard rail and crunching and damaging almost every side and corner of our Outback. Both hands were on the wheel, I did not hit any snow or ice that I am aware of and I was not speeding excessively. Not one of our airbags deployed either!! I am confident there was some sort of mechanical or electrical issue with the stability control of the 2006 Outback we were driving and am thankful we were not seriously injured.

- Buffalo, NY, USA

problem #3

Jan 012014

Outback 4-cyl

  • miles
The air bag light comes on and goes off randomly and sometimes you will be driving along at about 35 mph and the car will jolt once and the air bag light, check engine light will come on as well as the cruise control light will start blinking and will not be operable. Then all of the lights will go out until you turn the car off and then back on.

- Rutland, VT, USA

problem #2

Aug 252014

Outback 4-cyl

  • 136,000 miles
Within week of purchase of used vehicle, Subaru Outback 2006, had intermittent red airbag trouble light indicator on and inconsistent passenger airbag on/off light. Vehicle came with 6 month warranty from independent company. Told by small independent shop (temple auto mart, temple, pa) of purchase vehicle has code 26 indicating passenger airbag module with passenger airbag indicator on/off light mounted on inside roof above the rear view mirror is bad and that they are not able to help with this problem. Called warranty company and told this item is not covered. Went to local Subaru dealer (steve moyer Subaru, leesport, pa) who confirmed code 26 problem and the passenger airbag module needs to be replaced and charged $97.52 for evaluation. Dealer ordered part and estimates $299.97 for part, labor, and state sales tax. Told by dealer when red airbag trouble light indicator is on the all airbags will not activate when needed. Believe this safety item cost should be Subaru's responsibility. I am requesting a manufacture recall to cover all costs and include assurance this is problem does not occur again on this vehicle.

- Fleetwood, PA, USA

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