2017 Subaru Outback brakes problems: electronic parking brake will not release

Electronic Parking Brake Will Not Release

2017 Subaru Outback

This problem may be covered under warranty. Ask your Subaru dealer.

6.0

fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
18,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. changed wiring harness (1 reports)
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2017 Subaru Outback Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 192018

Outback Limited 3.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,000 miles

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

I have experienced THREE electronic failures on this vehicle in the 11 months of ownership and about 19000 miles. The first was a dead battery without obvious reason. I jumped it and it restarted - so far so good. The second was a failure of the electric lift mechanism. It would not open. Somehow the dealership "reprogrammed" something and it works OK now.

The third is the fact (today - a Sunday) the electronic parking brake will not release. I disconnected he battery ( pos. side) and waited for computer to re-boot. Still nothing! The video display also shows spurious information about "low visibility" despite a bright sunny day! The screen says "check owners manual" which was of no help. Plan to contact dealer tomorrow.

Update from Sep 4, 2018: The dealership identified the problem as “wiring harness.” This was replaced and a week later works “ok.”

I was told, “we had another one same complaint” and the harness was the fix for that one too.

Bob

- Robert B., Gastonia, US

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