hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
84,000 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.

1998 Subaru Outback brakes problems

brakes problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 1998 Subaru Outback:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

1998 Subaru Outback Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 192013

Outback 4-cyl

  • 168,000 miles


On March 19, 2013, I was returning to my place of employment after picking up my Outback from bloomington Acura Subaru, bloomington, mn after a clutch replacement when the hydraulic brake system had a total failure resulting in a near catastrophic collision with several vehicles. This vehicle was taken back to the dealer for evaluation. Dealer inspection confirmed that the right rear brake line by the fuel tank protector had excessive corrosion resulting in severe fluid release thus not allowing the hydraulic system to properly pressurize resulting in a complete failure of the brake hydraulic system. The brake lines replaced were part number 26522aa010 and 26522aa020 (right and left). On March 27, 2013, the NHTSA issued campaign number 13V110000 for Subaru legacy Outbacks regarding "brake lines may fail due to corrosion". this recall pertains to model year 2005 to 2009. This citizen requests, nay, insists that this recall notice be extended to include later model years.

- Beldenville, WI, USA

problem #1

Dec 082002


  • miles
While driving the vehicle at any speed and applied the brakes, the vehicle can experience extended stopping distance, vehicle suffered sudden acceleration. Dealer has inspected the vehicle and could not duplicate or correct the problem.

- Holmdel, NJ, USA

Not what you are looking for?