9 1 9 0 1

Follow TrueDelta

TrueDelta at Facebook TrueDelta at Google+ TrueDelta at Twitter

2008 Subaru Outback Electrical and AC Problems and Repair Histories

123 TrueDelta members own a 2008 Subaru Outback. 24 of these members (19.5%) have reported electrical and air conditioning repairs for their car. A total of 30 electrical and air conditioning repairs to 2008 Subaru Outbacks--an average of 0.2 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2008 Subaru Outback problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2008 Subaru Outback problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2008 Subaru Outback problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of 2008 Subaru Outback repairs by problem area

28% of the 2008 Subaru Outback repairs were to the engine, 12% to the transmission, 9% to the brakes, 15% to the suspension, 21% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 8% to the body and trim, and 6% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 140 repairs.

2008 Subaru Outback electrical and air conditioning repair cost distribution

Of the 2008 Subaru Outback electrical and air conditioning repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 33% cost less than $100, and 67% between $100 and $499.

Chart based on 9 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten 2008 Subaru Outback Electrical and Air Conditioning problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2008 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

170-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru Outback in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2010 35000    
47300 50 both tail lights were out, replaced bulbs, not sure if they went out one at a time because I didn't know about it until I got a ticket for both being out 
53000 150 I killed the 4-yr old battery by leaving key in and accessory on for 3 hours. It would jump start but then drain overnight. 
68000  
Subaru Outback in New Jersey, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2008 6000    
15000 0 Airbag warning light came on.  
123700 350 Airbag dash light stayed dash. Faulty sensor and bulb but had to take a lot apart in order to repair. 
125000  

Return to top

2008 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

170-horsepower 2.5L H4 4-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Subaru Outback in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2008 12000    
41700 0 Body wiring harness to window controls was crimped. 
 
Subaru Outback in Massachusetts, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
0 Warranty - homeLink mirror failed 
30000 0 New stop light switch. 
 
Subaru Outback in Massachusetts, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2008 8000    
30000 0 GPS Nav screen developed lines - has to be replaced - ordered but not yet installed 
88000  
Subaru Outback in Washington, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2008 4000    
15000 0 Console clock skews one minute fast every one week. Problem went away after the clock was replaced. 
68000  
Subaru Outback in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2008 0    
5000 0 Rearview mirror was not dimming in dark. Came to have rearview mirror changed out b/c it was not dimming in the dark like it was supposed to. 
49300 0 Diagnosed front passenger airbag is not sensing. Light is on continually. I do not think they diagnosed accurately. We have had a continuous problem with electrical on passenger side of car. Rear passenger side door does not auto lock too. 
54000  
Subaru Outback in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2008 0    
46500 450 Alternator failed- taking out the battery with it. 
59520 0 FWD mode not engaging with spare tire fuse installed-always AWD. Wiring discrepancy undetermined. 
 
Subaru Outback in Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2008 0    
6000 0 AC Condenser began dumping water into front passenger footwell. AC drain cleared. 
21000 0 TPMS light indicates error in system on long trips (has done so since car was new). Dealer unable to identify problem or any stored codes. 
32000 0 Continuing unresolved problem with blanking audio/climate screens resolved with replacement of center stack screens. 
58000 0 The TPMS system still had a (very) intermittent problem. On occasion, it would indicate a problem on long trips even though none existed. The dealer never replicated the problem, and it was not enough of an issue for me to continue pressing them on it. 
Subaru Outback in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2009 11000    
12000 0 Water from a.c. was leaking into passenger floor area. The vent was plugged, so the repair just involved blowing out the plugged line to clear out accumulated debris. 
 

Return to top