2018 Subaru Outback accessories - interior problems: radio will not turn off

Radio Will Not Turn Off

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Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
1,100 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (4 reports)
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2018 Subaru Outback accessories - interior problems

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2018 Subaru Outback Owner Comments

problem #4

May 262018

Outback 3.6R Limited 3.6L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 125 miles


Car radio comes on when motor turned on even though was turned off when motor last turned off. Stays on after car turned off, until door opened. Makes no sense, and really annoying. Owner/driver should be able to control whether radio is on or off, it should not come on unless turned on, and it should go off when the motor is turned off. Dealer has been unable to fix.

- Ralph E., Larchmont, NY, US

problem #3

Apr 012018


  • Automatic transmission
  • 15 miles

Dealership (Burke) never told us about radio issue, that you can’t turn it off when starting car...it comes on full blast and you can’t turn it off.

- Lynne L., Linwood, US

problem #2

Mar 092018

Outback Limited 4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,800 miles

The entire nav radio computer froze. No control needed to stop car. Two times to reset computer, shut off car, wait and turn back on to reboot computer. Have top line all options, eye sight, etc. Dash and steering commands would not work.

Update from Dec 31, 2018: the dealer said I could not fix screen until total failure- ok total failure last week after 20k miles of abuse they say the units are back ordered 6-8 weeks no radio no nav no telephone no back up camera the electronics are junk the corporate Sabaru said they were sorry that makes two them and me sorry I bought this car you should not have this type of aggravation my seat rocks and shakes the dealer said that is another problem in 2018. any questions call me 917-751-7800

- jeffspray, Bedford, US

problem #1

Jan 012018

Outback Limited 3.2L

  • CVT transmission
  • 300 miles

a common problem on the message boards. Radio comes on whenever starting the car. Apparently no work around. Tried the 5 sec off, car on car off door open door closed.

- Jim K., Towson, MD, US

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