2018 Subaru Outback brakes problems: vibration and noise while braking

Vibration And Noise While Braking

2018 Subaru Outback

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


fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
5,050 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (3 reports)
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2018 Subaru Outback brakes problems

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2018 Subaru Outback Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 012019

Outback Premium 2.5L

  • CVT transmission
  • 15,000 miles


Brand new, 2018 Outback, breaking around 60mph, felt vibration break and some unusual feeling. When I checked the rotor, there is a line in the middle of rotor. Seems to be defected pad.

- Y K., Glen Rock, NJ, US

problem #2

Aug 012018

Outback 2.5L

  • CVT transmission
  • 100 miles

While braking at speeds greater then 40 an intense vibration can be felt in the pedal and the entire front end of the car. The dealership admitted to also feeling it but have been unable to fix the problem. This a brand new car, I took it to 1000 miles to see if it would go away and it did not. The dealer sanded the pads and greased the rotors and it did nothing. I will be returning it as a lemon if they can't fix it, and they have no idea what it is.

- Maggie D., Burlington, VT, US

problem #1

Apr 242018

Outback Premium 2.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11 miles

Feels like an old car with bad brakes or a bad transmission. Like I’m braking on rough road when the speedometer hits 45 mph. Dissipates right at 39 mph. So sad. They tried addressing problem with new wheel bearings. No resolution. Got worse.

I thought buying a Subaru was a good thing. I hate this car! Should have bought a Honda. One month old and been back at the service dept 4 times now.

Other problems: Seat cable that tilts back seat was defective. Now the gas gauge is defective. Left me pushing a brand new car 50 yards to the gas station. Arghhh!

- Rosie N., Redlands, US

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