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2008 Subaru Outback repairs by problem area

Engine (32%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (15%)

Brakes and Traction Control (4%)

Suspension and Steering (26%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (14%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (5%)

Other (4%)

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2008 Subaru Outback body repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (0%)

$100 - $499 (31%)

< $100 (69%)

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Chart based on 16 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2008 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

81000 mi

US $50
Sunroof motor burned out. 

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2008 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

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

58000 mi

US $100
Passenger visor needed replacement after it would no longer stay in a fixed position - hinge broken. Dealer claimed it was a common problem. 
102700 mi Passenger sun visor broke. 

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2008 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

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

114301 mi

US $109
Repair dash rattles related to replacement of passenger side air bag 
135000 mi

US $170
Realigned front passenger window 
116777 mi

US $207
Driver's side headlight had moisture in it - had to remove front bumper to access. Owner bought new LF headlight assembly ($125.69 of the total). Mechanic installed it. 
122902 mi

US $33
Checked water leaking into tailgate. Found water inside LR reverse light. Water drips out of light into inside of tailgate panel. Cleaned and dried out lens. (Will need to replace lens) 
126000 mi

US $320
2- Replaced side market bulb (working but darkened/shorting) in R&R Tail light. Replaced tail light bulb (inoperative). Resealed lens to body with clear silicone. 
20000 mi Squeaks from the driver's seat. 
14000 mi Loose window seals around both rear doors. 
46000 mi Lid on console had come loose 
3000 mi Loud but intermittent squeak from center console. Dealer could not replicate and did not take action. Leather shift knob defective at delivery--leather loose/wrinkled on knob. New part ordered under warranty. 
4000 mi Defective leather shift knob replaced. Continuing console squeak problem; could not replicate and disassembly of console did not reveal any visible assembly problems. 
3000 mi Something rattles under the car when going over bumps they have tried fixing the exhaust shield and splash cover with no success . 
10000 mi Second unsuccessful attempt to fix rattle under car. 

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2008 Subaru Outback 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder automatic AWD

1000 mi Annoying rattles in Moonroof. Not repaired because of insufficient time at dealer. Car was brought in at 3:00 p.m. 

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2008 Subaru Outback Body Problems

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