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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
80,000 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.

2008 Subaru Outback brakes problems

brakes problem

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2008 Subaru Outback Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 192016


  • 128,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Subaru Outback. The contact stated that the ABS, traction control, engine, and other unknown warning indicators illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but the failure was unable to be diagnosed. The vehicle had not been repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 128,000.

- Washington, OH, USA

problem #1

Nov 202010


  • 32,000 miles
I have a 2008 Subaru Outback equipped with good winter tires. At highway speeds on winter roads my car is extremely unstable. For no apparent reason the rear end of the car starts to sway and I am only able to bring it under control by bringing down my speed, and I end up traveling much slower then the traffic flow. My brother in law has the same car and experiences this problem as well with his vehicle. There is a design and engineering flaw with this car and Subaru needs to comes to grips with it and come up with a solution. This car is unsafe on slick winter roads.

- Edmonton, 00, USA

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