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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
159,500 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2007 Subaru Outback brakes problems

brakes problem

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2007 Subaru Outback Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 152015


  • 249,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Subaru Outback. While driving approximately 60 mph, the vehicle lost power. The cruise control and traction lights illuminated. The contact coasted to the side of the road and turned off the vehicle. The vehicle was restarted after a couple of minutes. The contact drove home and called an independent mechanic, who was unable to diagnose the failure. The failure recurred several times. The failure was not diagnosed. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not provided. The failure mileage was 249,000.

- Harwich, MA, USA

problem #1

Feb 062011


  • 70,000 miles
Our 2007 Subaru Outback fishtails all over the place on icy roads that all other vehicles safely travel on at twice the speed as we are able to do in our Outback. This isn't the driver or the tires. This is the car. I have never experienced this issue with any other car I have ever owned (Honda CRV, Saturn SW2, 2wd GMC S-15, Chevy Corsica) and I have driven in similar conditions many times. It is miserable and feels very dangerous when you don't feel in control of your vehicle at 30 mph on icy roads that everyone else is traveling 50-60 mph on. I've only experienced the problem when the car is fully loaded. The car feels extremely stable on snowpack and dry/wet pavement. But as soon as roads have some ice on them, this car becomes garbage (just when you need a car to be at its best). I have witnessed this event twice now in less than 2 years of ownership. Once in central Illinois, and once in northern Colorado. These are also the only two icy road conditions that this car has been on. I would expect this vehicle to behave this same miserable way every time as it has exhibited this characteristic 100% of the time on icy highway roads.

- Fort Collins , CO, USA

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