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2011 Subaru Outback electrical problems: multiple warning lights come on

Multiple Warning Lights Come On

2011 Subaru Outback

This problem may be covered under warranty. Ask your Subaru dealer.


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
34,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
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2011 Subaru Outback electrical problems

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2011 Subaru Outback Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 162014


  • Automatic transmission
  • 64,000 miles


Similar to previous complaint posted here, all sorts warning of lights come on. Manual states to check gas cap. Didn't help. Replaced battery. OK for 2 weeks, now just had car towed to shop, electrical going bonkers, car is undriveable. Online solution found is brake sensor could be dirty ...we will see. Pain in the ..., have had car only one month, wondering if previous owner dumped car for this reason. Ran well for 3 weeks, now recurring issue.

- , Chicago, IL, USA

problem #1

Oct 222011

Outback Cheap ????

  • CVT transmission
  • 4,000 miles

Warning lights come on, cruise control inop, park brake won't release at times, no power. This failure has happened 4 times now. Dealerships always find something different..in order to avoid the lemon laws in Nevada. First it was a reset of some module, then it was an update firmware to that module, then it was 'probably a loose gas cap (bullshit), and then the last time, it was a defective gas cap, which again was bullshit. We plugged a gas cap off another 2011 outback and the warning lights were still on. Subaru has a problem with this car's electrical system and they are doing everything possible, including falsifying their repair records to cover their asses so they won't have to replace the car under the lemon law. I am surprised no one has complained here about this issue...it has been an on-going problem for 3 model years now. We now have 20,000 miles on the vehicle and it is 1 year old.

- , Reno, Nevada, USA

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