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2012 Subaru Outback Repair Histories

156 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2012 Subaru Outback. 45 of these members (28.8%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 98 repairs to 2012 Subaru Outbacks--an average of 0.6 per vehicle--have been reported.

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Percentage of 2012 Subaru Outback repairs by problem area

Chart based on 98 repairs.

2012 Subaru Outback repair cost distribution

Chart based on 7 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2012 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

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

Subaru Outback in Georgia, United States
Nov 2011 - Jul 2013
6000 mi   Driver's seatbelt latch broke. 
Subaru Outback in New Jersey, United States
Sep 2011 - Dec 2013
300 mi   Driver's side headlight had condensation on the inside, dealer replaced headlight assembly. 
3000   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
Nov 2011 - Mar 2015
8000 mi   Repaired and reattached torn mudflap 
23000   Rear driver side door weather stripping was incorrectly installed. Part adjusted. 
26500   door trim readjusted. deformed again after a few days. 
29500   door seal is misaligned. 
31000   Door trim replaced 
33000   Door trim again not sitting flush. Replacement part ordered. Moonroof would not open or close. Realignment. 
33700   Installed replacement door trim Moonroof would not close properly. Hitting close button resulted in 3 inches of movement and then stop. Repeated close attempts required to close the moonroof. Lubricated. Failed again. Replaced entirely assembly. 
Subaru Outback in Arkansas, United States
Apr 2012 - Nov 2013
8000 mi   Check engine light, brake, traction control, and cruise lights all stayed on. Dealer told me was a false emissions leak code. 
10000   Right front speaker grill was loose. Replaced under warranty at no charge. 
Subaru Outback in Ohio, United States
Feb 2012 - Jun 2014
5300 mi   Leaking seal on the gas cap tripped a check engine light. Gas cap needed replaced. 30 minute visit. 
12000   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. 
Subaru Outback in Nebraska, United States
Nov 2011 - Mar 2015
2000 mi   check engine code p0456. dealer reset code. 
Subaru Outback in Minnesota, United States
Nov 2011 - Apr 2015
3000 mi   seatbelt latch was replaced 
29000   Both headlights burned out. Service writer was not surprised and because less than 36,000 miles covered by warranty. 
62000 US $75 Second time replacing low beam head lamp. Needs to be done through wheel well. Appears to be very common with these cars. 
Subaru Outback in Tennessee, United States
Feb 2012 - Mar 2012
1000 mi   Moonroof leak. Drains cleaned and connected. Still leaks around rear seal. 
Subaru Outback in Rhode Island, United States
Aug 2011 - Mar 2014
3000 mi   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   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 US $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. 
Subaru Outback in Oklahoma, United States
Nov 2011 - Jan 2014
3000 mi   Bluetooth sync and mileage computer both malfunctioned. 
21700   Gas cap issue, sensor causes dash display and cruise control to malfunction if gas cap is perceived to be incorrectly tightened. 

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