really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
59,500 miles

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2001 Subaru Outback fuel system problems

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2001 Subaru Outback Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 262009


  • 78,000 miles


I was traveling a mcdonald's drive-in with vehicles close to bumper to bumper with my foot securely on the brake. My 2001 Subaru Outback suddenly accelerated wildly and, before I could shift into neutral and press harder on the brakes, careened into the car directly ahead. My auto actually pushed the auto ahead some 5-6 ft. Before I could get it under control.I reported the accident to the police and insurance co.it cost me a $500 deductibleto have my vehicle repaired. I brought my auto to a Subaru dealer for review. They claim to have found nothing awry. I have experienced similar instances of unintended acceleration on 4-5 occasions. Driving this auto is now quite frightening.

- Larchmont, NY, USA

problem #1

May 202005

Outback 4WD 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 41,000 miles
My wife had an accident in our 2001 Subaru Outback that was caused by the car accelerating at slow speed with foot off the gas pedal while pulling into a parking space. This is identical to ODI id number : 742080. The car ran into a building, causing damage to the building and the car and injuring my wife.

- Scotch Plains, NJ, USA

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