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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
17,002 miles

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2006 Subaru Outback suspension problems

suspension problem

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2006 Subaru Outback Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 012008

Outback 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 22,800 miles


When driving my 2006 Subaru Outback 2.5I at freeway speeds for 30 or more minutes, the rear shocks lose their dampening ability due to overheating, and cause the vehicle's rear to bounce up and down uncontrolled. Over even the slightest dips in the road, the rearend will compress causing the vehicles suspension to compress and hit bump stops. This has happened on several occasions in the past, and in my opinion, make the Outback difficult to control. Subaru has inspected the vehicle, and stated it is per factory specs.

- Golden, CO, USA

problem #1

Oct 082007

Outback 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,205 miles
2006 Subaru Outback 17,500+mi. 14 mos. Old rear struts [20365ag13A] have failed [leaked] vehicle is no longer safe to operate dealer & mfgr. Have not identified problem request for faulty parts denied for warranty reasons.

- Columbus, OH, USA

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