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7.5

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,500 miles

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2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek electrical problems

electrical problem

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2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 122015

XV Crosstrek

  • 3,000 miles

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

Rodents destroyed a wire associated with my power steering. The car was towed to the dealer, and they provided a rental. The next night the same wire was again destroyed by rodents. Again the power steering was disabled. At that point I sensed something was amiss, so I filed a report with law enforcement. After speaking to the dealer and doing some research it became apparent that 100% of the wires in my vehicle are insulated with a soy based material. This includes wiring related to vital safety systems like airbags. Insulating automobile wires with soy, especially those wires related to safety equipment, is an engineering disgrace. Rodents have always had a tendency to chew on wiring. Therefore, using the same product found in commercial rodent food to insulate vital automobile wiring is outrageous. I now have a brand new car that I can't trust to start in the morning, function correctly, or protect me in an accident.

- El Cajon, CA, USA

problem #1

May 042015

XV Crosstrek

  • 10,000 miles
The reverse camera intermittently does not work when it should. The Subaru service center replaced the audio unit 6 months ago when this concern first started to happen but the repair did not work since it still happens. The dealer & Subaru customer service support were not able to come to a resolution the 2nd time around for this problem. I have elected to leave the vehicle with the dealer for them to try and verify & diagnose but they refuse to keep it longer than one week. It is getting frustrating as when the camera is most needed, it does not work. Thankfully there have been no injuries or collisions due to this problem & I am 100 percent aware that this system is just an "aid" & not to be relied on 100 percent when backing the vehicle up.

- Holliswood, NY, USA

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