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2012 Subaru Outback Problems and Repair Histories

134 TrueDelta members own a 2012 Subaru Outback. 35 of these members (26.1%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 62 repairs to 2012 Subaru Outbacks--an average of 0.5 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2012 Subaru Outback problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2012 Subaru Outback problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2012 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 2012 Subaru Outback repairs by problem area

10% of the 2012 Subaru Outback repairs were to the engine, 6% to the transmission, 3% to the brakes, 8% to the suspension, 29% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 37% to the body and trim, and 6% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 62 repairs.
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Repair costs are in local units.

2012 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

256-horsepower 3.6L H6 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Subaru Outback in Georgia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2011 0    
6000 0 Driver's seatbelt latch broke. 
 
Subaru Outback in New Jersey, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2011 0    
2000 0 Driver's side headlight had condensation on the inside, dealer replaced headlight assembly. 
3000 0 Was having a harsh downshift issue with the 3.6R engine. Found that there was a TSB issued for this. A new software was avaialble, went to the dealer, and they installed new software, problem fixed. 
 

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2012 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

170-horsepower 2.5L H4 6-speed shiftable CVT AWD

Subaru Outback in Maryland, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2011 0    
8000 0 Repaired and reattached torn mudflap 
23000 0 Rear driver side door weather stripping was incorrectly installed. Part adjusted. 
26500 0 door trim readjusted. deformed again after a few days. 
27000  
Subaru Outback in Arkansas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2012 0    
8000 0 Check engine light, brake, traction control, and cruise lights all stayed on. Dealer told me was a false emissions leak code. 
10000 0 Right front speaker grill was loose. Replaced under warranty at no charge. 
 
Subaru Outback in Ohio, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2012 0    
5300 0 Leaking seal on the gas cap tripped a check engine light. Gas cap needed replaced. 30 minute visit. 
12000 0 Had a significant windshield whistling noise at highway speeds. Dealer isolated the problem to be air flow changes created by the factory front air deflector (accessory) that was channeling the air over the top of the glass. 
29000  
Subaru Outback in Nebraska, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2011 0    
2000 0 check engine code p0456. dealer reset code. 
27000  
Subaru Outback in Minnesota, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2011 0    
3000 0 seatbelt latch was replaced 
29000 0 Both headlights burned out. Service writer was not surprised and because less than 36,000 miles covered by warranty. 
45000  
Subaru Outback in Tennessee, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2012 1000    
1000 0 Moonroof leak. Drains cleaned and connected. Still leaks around rear seal. 
Subaru Outback in Rhode Island, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2011 0    
3000 0 OEM Remote Start stopped working two weeks after dealer installed. Dealer resolved this problem during first recommended LubeOilFilter change at 1,300 miles (Dealer believes first service should be at one month / 1,000 miles on their dime 
32000 0 Flashing Brake & Cruise Lights, Check Engine Light on and AT temp light on. Dealer checked codes and ran diagnostics-this was charged to SofA $316. diagnosis fee and then reset the codes. Running fine all along. Software Glitch??? 
55000 285 Navigation System started acting up with error message regarding DVD not installed, unable to go to saved way points. Service removed dvd & found a sticky substance- they cleaned disk & re-installed. 
63000  
Subaru Outback in Oklahoma, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2011 1000    
3000 0 Bluetooth sync and mileage computer both malfunctioned. 
21700 0 Gas cap issue, sensor causes dash display and cruise control to malfunction if gas cap is perceived to be incorrectly tightened. 
26000  

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