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2008 Subaru Outback body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2008 Subaru Outback Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 122007

Outback 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


The rear trim that retains the center light will break off if there is ice built up on the inside of the hinge area. All ice and snow can be removed from the top of the car, however there is no seal between the rear hatch and the body to prevent ice from building up. There is no warning with the car to be aware of this issue. There is no warning to the owner until it too late and you have broken the wing off the car.

- South Salem, NY, USA

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