fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
10,300 miles
Total Complaints:
8 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. new windshield (4 reports)
  2. not sure (4 reports)
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2022 Subaru Outback windows / windshield problems

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2022 Subaru Outback Owner Comments

problem #8

Mar 252024

Outback Limited 2.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 46,777 miles


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Today 3/26/24 will mark the 3rd time that I am making arrangements to get my windshield replaced in 2 years and I have under 50,000 miles on it. My previous car a Subaru Impreza I have had 1 replacement in 11 years and over 130,000 miles. This is the worst glass ever!!!!!!!!!! Any class actions for 2022s out there?!?!

- John M., Riverside, CA, US

problem #7

Nov 182022

Outback Onyx Edition XT 2.4L

  • CVT transmission
  • 4,000 miles

I give this a fairly significant rating since the glass eventually cracked across the entire windshield, and the sun would glare into my eyes while driving making this pretty unsafe. The dealership was absolutely useless in helping me to fix this (giving me a ridiculous quote of $2,000+ and denying that the glass cracks easily). I'm not even sure the crack was from a rock chip; I noticed another outback (same year/body style) in my neighborhood that had an identical crack from the bottom right corner of the windshield. Just before getting it repaired, the windshield got another separate crack (although the glass may have been weakened by the first crack).

- mk21, Seattle, US

problem #6

Aug 142022

Outback 2.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 17,333 miles

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windshield easily cracks

I purchased the vehicle back in January of this year. The windshield already has a stress fracture. The dealer is taking forever to fix this. I guess this is very common for this to happen. How do I know? When I spoke to the person at the parts department, he told me we see this a lot.

- Randy S., Loma Linda, US

problem #5

Jun 172022

Outback Premium 2.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,100 miles


I've now had two windshields crack over 12" in length. This second cracked windshield was hit with a very light sound of a pebble hitting windshield. I was going about 20 MPH and head a very light sound. The crack started out as a star-shaped nick. Within 5 minutes it went to about 6" long. Within 4 hours it grew to about 12". The next morning the crack grew in 3 different directions. I've never seen a windshield change so quickly.

NOW, the Optimum Vehicle Protection Plus Service Contract will ONLY cover 2 new windshields. I've driven over 2 Million miles. I am 68 years old and drove through Montana for 10 years straight at 2,000 miles/week without even ONE cracked windshield. Not counting these last 2 Subaru cracked windshields over the past 1.5 months, I have replaced 2 in my lifetime. It costs $1,120.00 per new windshield. At this rate, it will cost me at least $3,000/year to replace cracked windshields on my 2022 Subaru Outback Premium. I am certain, when I have to add window coverage on my personal auto insurance, my INSURANCE PAYMENTS will sky rocket. This is total BS.

- James S., Coeur D Alene, ID, US

problem #4

Apr 202022

Outback Premium 2.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,000 miles

There was NO sound of a rock or debris hitting window causing crack. The crack went from very small to 12" in 10 hours. Starlite went out so could not use many features. I've had a 2008 Subaru Outback for 10 years and never have had a cracked windshield.

- James S., Coeur D Alene, ID, US

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problem #3

Apr 202022

Outback Limited XT 2.4L

  • CVT transmission
  • 1,436 miles

I ordered this car and waited 3 months for it to arrive at the dealership that is one and a half hours from my home. Original windshield cracked at 943 miles, had replaced and eyesight recalibrated. Second windshield cracked at 1436 miles, have appt to get replaced and eyesight recalibrated on April 26th, 2022 Tuesday. I've had this car 3 months and two bad windshields. This car is no fun to drive. I have buyer's remorse. I don't like this car.

- LAin A., Kingman, AZ, US

problem #2

Jul 262021

Outback Limited 2.5L V4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,800 miles

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windshield easily cracks

My 2022 Subaru Outback windshield is hit and broken by a pebble from an on coming car. At first it's just a pin hole size damage, however within a few minutes the crack formed and spread over 2 feet in length. This event would have been dismissed as an unfortunate event if it weren't because of another crack for 2 days after caused by another pebble. What are the chances??? This events cause me and my family to kept an eye out for any other car on the road with cracked window. Guess what, after 2400 mi on the road, we found 3 cars with cracked/ broken windshield and they were ALL Subaru!!!

I don't know what's the deal with this but Subaru need to do something with the durability of their windshield! I have done some research online and it appeared that this is a KNOWN problem since 2015 model onward. Is this their business strategy? Are they selling intentionally weak windshield so they sell more OEM windshield ($450) and Subaru Eye Sight Calibration Service ($275) each time it damaged???

Subaru, if you read this - I NEED AN ANSWER!

- Supredee P., Seattle, US

problem #1

Mar 112022


  • CVT transmission
  • 3,650 miles

I'm really just tired of these windshield issues... I've had problems with Acura, Cadillac and now Subaru windshields breaking within weeks or months of purchase.

Not only is this costing me money at the expense of these manufacturers profits, but this is a real safety issue when my family has to constantly drive around with compromised windshields.

- Adam O., Indianapolis, US

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