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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,152 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek engine problems

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2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 282015

XV Crosstrek

  • 5,000 miles


The contact owns a 2014 Subaru Xv crosstrek. While backing the vehicle into the garage, the vehicle accelerated rapidly and crashed into the garage beam. The air bags did not deploy. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 5,000.

- St Paul, MN, USA

problem #2

Mar 132015

XV Crosstrek

  • 7,457 miles
I was in a circular driveway of a large apartment complex getting ready to park and wait for an individual. There was a car in front of me so I was preparing to park when all of a sudden my car went full throttle. It did not respond to pressing on the brake. I had the choice of either hitting the person in front of me or turning into a 15 inch vertical rock wall which served as a retaining wall for a raised bed and was about 10 feet to my right. I chose the latter. The car was going so fast that the front two wheels climbed the vertical wall and the two front tires ended in the raised bed. The left head light hit a corner post and the car stopped. It was the scariest 5 seconds of my life. I have a good driving record but know that I am not beyond driver's error. However I am convinced in this particular case when the car was hardly moving, the weather perfect, the only explanation for the accident is unintended acceleration by the vehicle itself. This was the 7th Subaru owned by my husband or me. I am a fan of the brand and know the car well. If I had wanted the car to climb that vehicle wall I would not have been able to do it. I am just very fortunate that I did not hit anyone else or hurt myself. My car was towed to an auto body shop where it was repaired. Damages totaled almost $8000 and mainly consisted of repairing the hook, fender, driver's door, headlights, grill, and radiator. Following the repair my insurance company towed the car to my Subaru dealership where diagnostics were done and several field tests conducted. No problem was detected. Because I did not trust the vehicle I traded it back with full disclosure at a substantial loss to Subaru dealership and brought a slightly used 2015 forester. I also filed a report with Subaru of America.

- Hyattsville, MD, USA

problem #1

Dec 132014

XV Crosstrek

  • 15,000 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Subaru Xv crosstrek. The contact stated that the brake pedal was depressed and suddenly the vehicle accelerated independently. As a result, the contact crashed into a median and two parked vehicles. The air bags did not deploy. A police report was filed. The driver sustained unknown injuries that did not require medical attention. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 15,000.

- Ocean City , NJ, USA

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