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Subaru Outback repairs by problem area

Chart based on 2666 repairs.

Subaru Outback suspension repair cost distribution

Chart based on 374 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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2008 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

170-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

4000 mi Rattle, something loose in the rear suspension. 

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2007 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

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

31000 mi Bad rear wheel bearings, Warranty extended to 100K on wheel bearings, known problem 

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2007 Subaru Outback 4-door

4-cylinder automatic AWD

14880 mi drivers front wheel bearing making noise, replaced under warranty...passenger side ordered to be replaced at next convenience...also under warranty. passenger front wheel bearing to be replaced after mechanic diagnosis and recommendation. 

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2006 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 250hp 2.5L H4 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

32000 mi Steering brace and steering pump failed. 
65000 mi

US $360
SWAY BAR AND BUSHINGS REPLACED.  

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2006 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

250-horsepower 3.0L H6 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

26040 mi Replace a defective ONR rear hub bearing. 

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2006 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

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

25000 mi Wheel hub replaced under warranty. 

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2005 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

250-horsepower 3.0L H6 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

39000 mi

US $255
Clunking noise rear sway bar links replaced. 
70500 mi

US $1080
Ball joints cracked, these days have to replace whole A Arm, they don't just press out and replace ball joint. Boots around CV joints cracked, had to be replaced. Front sway bar had to be replaced. 
82000 mi Wheel bearing was making noise - was subject of recall, warranty for bearing was extended to 100K and 8 years. This failure was outside that, dealer said I was out of luck. Appealed to SOA, they reimbursed me $514 for repair with 0 hassle. 

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2005 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

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

37000 mi Replaced rear wheel bearing on warranty extended to 100k miles by manufacturer. 
66000 mi

US $600
Replaced cracked lower control arm bushings that caused excessive inner tire tread wear, new front tires and front end alignment.  
85000 mi Noisy left rear wheel bearing replaced under extended warranty. 
99000 mi

US $1000
Front struts replaced. Shop claims this is the reason for uneven tire wear on inside of front tires. 
106000 mi

US $125
Replaced front passenger-side wheel bearing hub due to noise. 

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2001 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 4-speed automatic AWD

99200 mi

C $300
After requesting an alighment, it was discovered the right rear alignment parts were seized and needed to be cut out and replaced 

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2001 Subaru Outback 4dr Sedan

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 4-speed automatic AWD

115000 mi

US $1100
New tie rods. 4 wheel alignment. Oil change. 

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Subaru Outback Suspension Problems

2155 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer Subaru Outback. 294 of these members (13.6%) have reported suspension repairs for their car. A total of 499 suspension repairs to Subaru Outbacks--an average of 0.2 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page to see vehicles with no repairs or vehicles with more than three repairs. To see how frequently Subaru Outback problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.