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9.3

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,500 miles

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2016 Subaru Outback fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2016 Subaru Outback Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 032016

Outback

  • 1,500 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I descend a steep, crooked country road to reach my house and lock my transmission in second gear to avoid having to apply brakes. In low idle, the vehicle speed is well controlled but when the fuel control shifts to high idle the engine speed increases from 2000 to about 3500 RPM with a corresponding increase in vehicle speed which requires rapid, sharp brake application. During the summer months this is only mildly irritating but when the roads are covered with ice and snow this winter sudden brake application will become very dangerous because of the sharp curves and steep drop-offs. The difference between low and high idle settings is excessive and Subaru should be forced to correct this design deficiency. I have lived in this location for over twenty years and driven this road with about six other vehicles without difficulty but I dread the approach of this winter. The dealer admits that this is a frequent complaint but beyond their control because it is governed by a computer in the fuel control system.

- Orofino, ID, USA

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