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2014 Subaru Outback repairs by problem area

Engine (29%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (12%)

Brakes and Traction Control (11%)

Suspension and Steering (5%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (27%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (11%)

Other (6%)

Chart based on 85 repairs.
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2014 Subaru Outback repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (2%)

$500 - $999 (2%)

$100 - $499 (19%)

< $100 (77%)

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Chart based on 53 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2014 Subaru Outback

Engine not specified

Subaru Outback in Arizona, United States
Oct 2014 - Dec 2014
Oct 2014

8000 mi
The car lags or stalls for several seconds when accelerating from a rolling start last time about 7 sec. The dealer told me it was a common complaint and was an engineering problem with the CVT trans., they did nothing! Major safety issue! 

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2014 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

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

Subaru Outback in California, United States
Aug 2014 - Jun 2018
Feb 2015

15000 mi
Blown fuse replaced, but problem still exists and I have to return to the dealer. 
Mar 2015

15000 mi
Cigarette lighter socket in cabin was still dead after having the others fixed. 
Subaru Outback in Louisiana, United States
Feb 2014 - Aug 2018
Jul 2016

12300 mi
Electronic parking brake would not release - vehicle could not be driven 
Subaru Outback in California, United States
Jan 2015 - Mar 2015
Feb 2015

18800 mi
replaced navigation/audio system; discovered defect is with design. navigation/audio has too many significant design problems; selling back the car as a lemon 
Subaru Outback in Saskatchewan, Canada
Apr 2014 - Jun 2017
Jun 2017

39680 mi

C $600
Lumbar air bag blew out. 
Subaru Outback in Ohio, United States
Mar 2016 - Dec 2018
May 2017

45000 mi

US $150
front brake pads 
Subaru Outback in New Jersey, United States
Nov 2013 - Dec 2016
Jan 2015

18000 mi
The car would not start after a good rain. Dealer needed to change the transmission wiring harness. 
Subaru Outback in California, United States
Jun 2014 - Sep 2016
Jul 2014 vibration issue. they rebalance tires, didn't fix. swap tires with others, didn't fix.. on going problem 
Jan 2015 Constantly vibrating. The issue has not been resolved. 
Subaru Outback in New Hampshire, United States
Sep 2013 - Jun 2018
Jun 2014

11000 mi
Car shudders periodically. 
Aug 2014

13000 mi
Car shuddered occasionally. Dealer replaced torque converter under warranty. 
Oct 2014

15700 mi
When AC compressor is on, car makes a "brushing" noise. 
Apr 2015

22000 mi
AC compressor continues to make intermittent noise when running. Dealer acknowledges the problem but thinks six cylinders Oubacks may make the noise. Have contacted Subaru for resolution. 
Jul 2016

36000 mi
AC has continued to make intermittent noise. They replaced the condenser but this did not fix the issue. The next step is to dissemble the dash to see if they can find the source of the noise. 
Aug 2016

39000 mi
AC still made intermittent noise. They replaced the AC compressor and also needed to replace the serpentine belt. No AC sound so far but need more time to make sure that the repair worked. 
Oct 2016

41300 mi
Still made AC noise intermittently. They recharged the AC system. I do not know if this fixed the issue. 

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2014 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

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

Subaru Outback in New York, United States
Apr 2015 - Sep 2016
Apr 2015

24000 mi
Replaced squeaky belt for recall. 
Nov 2015

32300 mi
Replaced front axle because of torn CV boot. 
Jul 2016

40000 mi
CVT Transmission exploded. Replaced under warranty eventually. 
Subaru Outback in Georgia, United States
Jun 2016 - Jun 2016
Jun 2016

53000 mi

US $80
Headlight out 
Subaru Outback in Washington, United States
Sep 2015 - Oct 2015
Oct 2015

9000 mi
CVT Transmission started making raspy whirring sound. After the transmission was replaced, the car would shudder noticeably when making tight turns. Took it back to the dealer and traded it in for a 2016 WRX. 
Subaru Outback in Iowa, United States
Jan 2015 - Oct 2015
Sep 2015

26000 mi
Serpentine belt was squealing and turns out a tsb was issued that corrected the problem with a new belt. Bolt broke on rear hatch strut causing it to twist. 
Subaru Outback in Virginia, United States
Oct 2013 - Nov 2016
May 2015

8100 mi
Accessory belt was defective (known issue, TSB out for replacement) causing it to chirp. Replaced with revised belt and issue fixed completely. 
Subaru Outback in Minnesota, United States
Jan 2015 - Mar 2015
Feb 2015

23000 mi
Replaced head unit. Vehicle still has problem with head unit turning on and off. 
Subaru Outback in Washington, United States
Apr 2014 - Apr 2017
Oct 2014

13000 mi
short block engine replaced after oil leak. 
Mar 2015

22000 mi
Short block engine replaced for second time with the re-designed short block after oil light had come on and car failed oil consumption test. Oil light came on. Car failed oil consumption test. Short block engine to be replaced. 
Feb 2017

42000 mi
Left strut leaking and replaced. 
Apr 2017

43000 mi
Oil light sensor came on. Consumption test ordered. Car failed. Subaru to replace Short block for 3rd time. 
Subaru Outback in Missouri, United States
Sep 2013 - Jul 2018
Nov 2014

16000 mi
Software reflash for lurching and surging, usually when cold and usually at low speeds such as driving around neighborhood. 
Subaru Outback in Connecticut, United States
Jun 2014 - Dec 2017
Oct 2017

56000 mi

US $359
Replace front brake pads 
Subaru Outback in Ohio, United States
Jun 2015 - Jun 2018
Nov 2017

57000 mi

US $300
Replaced rear brake pads, no rotor damage. Replace headlight bulb out. 
Subaru Outback in Ohio, United States
Nov 2017 - Jun 2018
Dec 2017

114000 mi

US $200
Pads and rotors worn beyond serviceable levels. Replaced with new pads and rotors, all 4 corners 
Jan 2018

116000 mi

US $40
gas cap not sealing causing warnings 
Jun 2018

126000 mi

US $40
P0420 error. Changed plugs cleaned MAF sensor 
Subaru Outback in Ohio, United States
Dec 2015 - Mar 2018
Nov 2017

71479 mi

US $129
Replaced two 7440 bulb and two 194 bulb on the tail lights. 
Jan 2018

74000 mi
Low beam headlights 
Feb 2018

74000 mi

US $120
Hard cranking in cold. Already replaced battery with one with higher cold cranking amps. Dealership suspects fuel pump. 
Subaru Outback in Oregon, United States
Jul 2013 - May 2016
Apr 2016

41000 mi

US $300
Replaced windshield 
Subaru Outback in California, United States
Jun 2017 - Jul 2017
Jul 2017

60000 mi
leaking transmission. diagnosed as bad gasket, dealer did a mickey mouse repair using a sealant. did not replace the gasket or the leaked fluid. 1 week later it is back at another dealer. this model has an extended warranty on the cvt transmission because of problems. 
Subaru Outback in Georgia, United States
Nov 2013 - Dec 2014
Mar 2014

4000 mi
Squeaky drivers seat back, replacement seat damaged in shipping. Given loaner while awaiting new seat to be shipped. 
Subaru Outback in Missouri, United States
Oct 2013 - Apr 2016
Aug 2014

7000 mi
Cooling system. Radiator seam leaking. Dealer replaced radiator. 
Mar 2015

12000 mi
Bad serpentine belt caused chirping noise. Subaru replace belt with new improved part/belt to eliminate noise. 
Nov 2015

18000 mi
Water leaking in from top trim piece on tailgate. Dealer noted seal on 3rd brake bad/deformed. Dealer replaced 3rd brake light under warranty. Leak fixed. 
Subaru Outback in Illinois, United States
Apr 2014 - Sep 2018
Sep 2014

6000 mi
Rattle coming from panel underneath the steering wheel. Foam padding was added to reduce the rattle, but rattle still exists. 
Dec 2014

9000 mi
Rattle looked at again, fixed this time as I had diagnosed where it was coming from. Foam padding added to panel under steering wheel. 
Sep 2018

47000 mi

US $660
Replaced headlight Rear brake rotors, calipers, and pads replaced. 
Subaru Outback in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2014 - Jun 2018
Jun 2016

34720 mi
Rear hatch shocks were sticking at the end of extension preventing the hatch from opening completely. 
May 2017

45260 mi

C $418
Difficulty steering the vehicle at low speeds. Power steering found to be failing. Replaced under warranty. Clunking when driving over rough roads. Front Stabilizer links replaced. Serpentine belt was showing small cracks. Replaced. 
Mar 2018

60140 mi
Had to replace the transmission after the dealer overtorqued the drain plug, causing a leak. 
Subaru Outback in Connecticut, United States
Sep 2014 - Jun 2018
Dec 2016

26000 mi
Battery had a dead cell and battery needed to be replaced 
Subaru Outback in Texas, United States
Feb 2014 - Jun 2018
Mar 2016

35000 mi
Tailgate struts replaced under warranty. 
May 2018

58000 mi
Warning lights indicate emissions system problem. Codes show loose gas cap is likely the problem. Tried three new gas caps including one OEM. Warning lights go away for a period of from 10-100 miles then return. The gas cap can't be tightened the three clicks as specified, only one. It gets loose over time. No repair done. Fixed? Several attempts. The trouble lights would come back on after 10 minutes or sometimes after 100 miles. It seems to be triggered by the gas cap. But 3 gas caps later, and the problem persisted until last Saturday, about two months after I last made an attempt to fix it by cleaning the area around the filler opening. The trouble lights mysteriously disappeared and have not returned. I'm not sure what to make of it. It's an annoyance more than anything. It's a commonly reported problem on OB and other Subie forums. 
Subaru Outback in Illinois, United States
Jan 2014 - Apr 2017
Jun 2015

30000 mi
Sunglass holder would not stay closed. Holder was replaced under warranty. 
Subaru Outback in Louisiana, United States
Jan 2014 - Jan 2016
Mar 2015

12000 mi
Engine belt was loose, creating a chirping noise. Dealer service manager informed that this is a known issue and that Subaru had since changed to a smaller belt. 
Subaru Outback in Nebraska, United States
May 2014 - Jun 2018
Nov 2015

20000 mi
Dash rattle on front right side near speaker. Dealer added felt tape to resolve. 
Feb 2016

22700 mi

US $5
Dash/visor rattles. 1/2" round foam weather stripping placed between dash and windshield. One sided sticky velcro on the windshield side of the slide out on the visor. small foam pad under metal piece that runs through firewall. 
Dec 2017

50000 mi
Check engine light came on as well as brake light flashing. This was likely due to turning key forward to aux too soon after shutting down engine, causing misfire. Dealer cleared codes and light has not turned back on yet. 
Apr 2018

58000 mi

US $55
Vehicle speed sensor.. likely bad from hitting something on road or a mouse ate through the wire 3 times.. 
Subaru Outback in Massachusetts, United States
Oct 2013 - Jun 2018
Apr 2016

28500 mi
Premature wear on the rear breaks due to a frozen caliper 
Subaru Outback in Florida, United States
Dec 2013 - Dec 2015
Nov 2015

14600 mi
This car has a very jerky, rough transmission and the dealer keeps insisting that the jerkiness is normal. Let me put it this way: It is an automatic transmission that feels like a manual. 
Subaru Outback in Texas, United States
Sep 2013 - Mar 2018
Sep 2014

8000 mi
Replaced roof rack - buzzing nose when cargo box was on top of the car at high speeds. 
Subaru Outback in Florida, United States
May 2014 - Jun 2017
Dec 2015

16000 mi
There was a high pitched noise coming from the blower in front of the passenger glove compartment. They had to replace the entire blower motor and other parts of the A/C system. 
Mar 2016

19000 mi
The dealer and to re-repair the previous issue because they installed a used resister that proved to also be defective. 
Jun 2017

35000 mi
Had all four TPMS sensors replaced. Dealer in North Miami was horrible. Their only diagnostic tool of choice was a tire pressure gauge. When my air reported fine, they did not know what the PSI acceptable range was. Regardless, after replacement, they found one unit had a low battery. This took 3 trips, 3 rentals, and countless travel time (they are 2 hours away). 
Subaru Outback in Illinois, United States
Jul 2013 - Oct 2017
Mar 2015

28000 mi
Headlight burned out 

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2014 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

173-horsepower 2.5L H4 6-speed manual AWD

Subaru Outback in Massachusetts, United States
Nov 2013 - Dec 2017
Nov 2015

21000 mi
Replaced faulty oil level sensor. 
Jan 2017

36000 mi
Oil consumption test. (Passed) 
Subaru Outback in Michigan, United States
Oct 2013 - Jun 2016
Jul 2014

17500 mi
A loud squealing belt noise on engine start up and occasionally aconstant chirping noise while driving. Service department installed new belt as per an existing TSB from Subaru. 
Subaru Outback in Michigan, United States
Aug 2017 - Aug 2017
Jan 2017

80000 mi

US $150
Was dead - replaced it 
Subaru Outback in Utah, United States
Feb 2014 - Apr 2018
Apr 2015

9500 mi
Battery went completely dead. Used Subaru Roadside Assistance to jump vehicle. Battery would not hold a charge. Dealer replaced under warranty. Serpentine belt was chirping. 

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2014 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

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

Subaru Outback in Yemen
Dec 2013 - Feb 2017
Nov 2015

17400 mi
Replacement of serpentine belt 
Subaru Outback in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2017 - Jun 2018
Dec 2017

88660 mi

C $200
Repair/adjust left front brake caliper saddle. During a regular service appointment it was identified as the source of a noise I was observing intermittently. 
May 2018

91140 mi

C $1000
mirror adjustment switch pushed in and inoperable, fixed without replacing; backup camera not working, replacement part $350 
Subaru Outback in Nova Scotia, Canada
May 2014 - Jun 2018
Dec 2014

3100 mi
engine cranked slowly in first cold weather of the season - so the computer was re-calibrated. Improved but still cranks more that previous models 

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