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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
27,500 miles

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2011 Subaru Outback lights problems

lights problem

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2011 Subaru Outback Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 062013


  • 50,000 miles


The contact owns a 2011 Subaru Outback. While driving at an unknown speed with the low beam headlights activated, the passenger side headlight failed to illuminate. The contact continued to drive with the high beams engaged. The contact replaced the headlight bulb. Three months later, the driver side low beam bulb failed and needed to be replaced. The driver and passenger side low beam bulbs were replaced four times. The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 50,000.

- Milton, WV, USA

problem #1

Jul 172010


  • 5,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Subaru Outback. The contact stated that while driving 50 mph, the low beams made it difficult to see at night which the contact believed to be a serious safety hazard. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and both the dealer and manufacturer stated that the headlights met government standards. The contact stated that the headlights needed to be adjusted and the manufacturer would provide no assistance. The failure mileage was approximately 5,000.

- New York, NY, USA

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