hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
159,366 miles

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2002 Subaru Outback suspension problems

suspension problem

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2002 Subaru Outback Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 072016


  • 170,000 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Subaru Outback. While the vehicle was being serviced, the independent mechanic observed that the entire frame was severely corroded and holes were forming. The vehicle needed a new cross member. The vehicle was not repaired. Also, when the vehicle was shifted into the park position while on an incline, it began to roll away without warning. The failure recurred two times. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer or diagnosed. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign numbers: 03V153000 (suspension) and 02V282000 (power train). The failure mileage was approximately 170,000.

- Norfolk, MA, USA

problem #1

Jan 302012


  • 148,731 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Subaru Outback. The contact stated that the vehicle was taken to a private mechanic where it was confirmed that corrosion was on the rear sub frame. The mechanic advised the contact of a recall related to the failure under NHTSA campaign id number:03V153000(suspension:rear). The failure was also confirmed by an authorized dealer. The manufacturer was contacted but it was not confirmed if the vehicle was included in the recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and the current mileage was 148,731.

- Huntington, MA, USA

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