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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
966 miles

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2016 Subaru Outback body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2016 Subaru Outback Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 272015


  • 250 miles


Took delivery of our car in the rain - dealership did not have it waiting in a showroom - so didn't notice scratch on both sides (it is black) til got it home and cleaned it up. Dealership on recheck buffed out the whole car - still there - disappointed - a lot of money for a vehicle to have such an elementary trouble.

- Lampe, MO, USA

problem #1

Apr 202016


  • 1,682 miles
At 9am on April 20, 2016, I walked past the front of my Outback, parked with the ignition off, in my garage. The rear tailgate suddenly beeped and opened fully. I had no key fob openers on my person nor were any of my two key fobs within 20 feet of the car at the time. All doors had been in a closed position, including the tailgate, but the car was not locked at the time. This is a safety issue if it could happen while the car is in motion, or if it opened while parked under a low ceiling or overhead, of if it should happen in a public space where an intruder would then be tempted to enter the vehicle in hopes of stealing it or to lie in wait for the operator.

- Reston, VA, USA

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