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2015 Subaru Outback repairs by problem area

Engine (12%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (5%)

Brakes and Traction Control (2%)

Suspension and Steering (10%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (39%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (19%)

Other (13%)

Chart based on 154 repairs.
See TSBs and recalls for the 2015 Subaru Outback.

2015 Subaru Outback repair cost distribution

$2500+ (3%)

$1000 - $2499 (2%)

$500 - $999 (5%)

$100 - $499 (7%)

< $100 (83%)

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Chart based on 59 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2015 Subaru Outback dr

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

Subaru Outback in California, United States
Jan 2018 - Jun 2018
Feb 2018

60000 mi

US $3200
Clutch replacement. 

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2015 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 148hp 2.0L H4 Diesel 6-speed shiftable CVT AWD

Subaru Outback in Bulgaria
May 2015 - Jun 2018
Jun 2015

620 mi
One glow plug failed start-up tests 
Apr 2016

6400 mi
NAV was spontaneously going off-course. Calls through Bluetooth would mute music after call finished, until head unit power-cycled. Software of head unit was updated. Very rarely (e.g. once per month), the engine would almost stall when starting in forward or reverse from full stop. The dealer drove the car for a week every day, but could not reproduce. No errors stored in ECU, too. 
Nov 2016

13000 mi
Steering column replaced under warranty. Symptoms: intermittent loss of servo + check engine light when starting the vehicle, but servo back and light disappearing after 2-3 trips. 
May 2018

32860 mi
Some ECU update. 

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2015 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

256-horsepower 3.6L H6 6-speed shiftable CVT AWD

Subaru Outback in Virginia, United States
Nov 2015 - Jun 2018
Jul 2016

10700 mi
Bluetooth would not stay connected to phone 
Apr 2017

18000 mi
Firmware update to Audio/NAV system to fix bluetooth issues. Wife's Android phone would often drop its bluetooth connection to the car. With this firmware update, the bluetooth connection issues have stopped. UPDATE - bluetooth issues continued. 
Subaru Outback in Montana, United States
Feb 2015 - Jun 2018
Dec 2016

9000 mi
gas cap cover fails to open when inside lever is pulled 
Subaru Outback in British Columbia, Canada
Jan 2015 - Jun 2018
Mar 2015

1240 mi
Misaligned doors, wind noise and missing accessories. Noise not repaired yet. Rear hatch lid still not fixed and I have decided not to deal with the doors not fitting right as it is minimal. The dealer chosen body shop damaged my car paint. 
Nov 2017

30380 mi
Noise from suspension and dealer replaced front struts and a right front hub. Noise still present. 
Subaru Outback in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2014 - Jul 2017
Oct 2016

16740 mi

C $650
Battery died; needed replacement. 
Subaru Outback in Oregon, United States
Oct 2017 - Oct 2017
Oct 2017

136000 mi
Rear seat did not go all the way back up after putting down 
Subaru Outback in Alabama, United States
Jan 2015 - Jul 2016
Mar 2015

2000 mi
Navigation not reading correct position 
Jun 2015

5000 mi
Navigation system updated and GPS Antenna replaced but still same problem as new of Navigation readings off by 400 ft. 
Nov 2015

11400 mi
Navigation not accurate; sim/mini card replaced but still off at home address by 300 ft. Repair still not complete. Subaru engineers working on a solution. 
Feb 2016

12000 mi
Navigation continues to not be accurate finding locations. Was told software will not be updated until May, 2016. 
Jul 2016

21000 mi
Navigation system still not accurate and update still not available. 
Subaru Outback in Quebec, Canada
Aug 2016 - Apr 2018
Oct 2016

39880 mi
Change both rear shock absorbers 
Subaru Outback in Manitoba, Canada
Mar 2015 - Oct 2015
Oct 2015

14260 mi
Check engine light caused by fuel vapour leak (not from fuel cap). 
Subaru Outback in North Carolina, United States
Sep 2014 - Jun 2018
Feb 2015

2100 mi
automatic hatch connecting rod came off. 
Oct 2016

11300 mi
vibration from front axles on take off. They switched axles and it took care of problem. 
Subaru Outback in Arizona, United States
Aug 2015 - Jun 2017
Mar 2017

33000 mi
Driver front wheel bearing replaced. 
Subaru Outback in Massachusetts, United States
Jun 2015 - Jun 2017
Mar 2016

8000 mi
Gas door sticking, was covered by campaign 
Dec 2016

19000 mi
Latch to Gas door not working correctly 
Subaru Outback in New South Wales, Australia
May 2015 - Jun 2018
Mar 2017

42160 mi
Driver's leather seat cover replaced under warranty due to surface cracking. No cost to owner. 
Feb 2018

47740 mi
Automatic wipers sensor leaking. Sensor replaced under warranty, no charge 
Subaru Outback in Delaware, United States
Nov 2014 - Jun 2018
Aug 2017

23000 mi
Entertainment/Nav head unit display became unreadable. Dealer replaced. Dash vent was stuck in open position 
Subaru Outback in Alaska, United States
Nov 2014 - Nov 2015
Jun 2015

16000 mi
A simple loose wire to the driver window switch was discovered partly secured which caused intermittant window operation failure. 
Subaru Outback in Pennsylvania, United States
Oct 2014 - Jun 2018
Sep 2016

4000 mi
wind noise >60 mph. service manager states he adjusted door seal the best he could. it helped a little bit for ~50 miles. dealership claimed they never heard of this issue with 2015 Outback. i know they had couple tsb on it. 
Dec 2017

9500 mi
replaced completely dead battery 
Subaru Outback in Missouri, United States
Jul 2014 - Feb 2016
Jan 2015

11000 mi
The rear passenger door has an intermittent rattle at the door handle and through the window. 
Feb 2016

30000 mi
Leaking & burning oil 

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2015 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

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

Subaru Outback in Washington, United States
Jul 2016 - Apr 2017
Apr 2017

24000 mi
at least 7 times in a 10 week period. Cannot start the engine. Call roadside service, they jump start the car. The dealer test the battery and said it is normal. But the problem persists. I traded in the Sabura for a 2017 Rav4 SE early this month 
Subaru Outback in Texas, United States
Mar 2015 - Dec 2016
Apr 2016

21700 mi
touche screen was replaced. 
Subaru Outback in Colorado, United States
Nov 2014 - Mar 2016
Aug 2015

9000 mi
Voice recognition on navigation system not functioning properly. 
Subaru Outback in Tennessee, United States
Mar 2015 - Apr 2018
Oct 2015

6500 mi
subaru rear vehicle detection system nonfunctional. is rear-facing radar units to detect cars in blind spots. dealer could not repair, waited 1 day for subaru engineer to return call and assist.unknown cause, "software calibration"to fix. 
Apr 2017

22000 mi
Subaru rear vehicle detection system went offline for 2nd time. This is rear-facing radar units to detect cars in blind spots. Subaru TSB 07-90-15, released 04/22/2015, calls for replacement of both radar units with new model. Dealer did this. Of note, the first time same problem occurred, dealer "reprogrammed" unit even though service bulletin had been released mandating new parts. If you have this problem, look up TSB and have dealer repair at no charge. 
Subaru Outback in Arkansas, United States
Sep 2015 - Jun 2016
Oct 2015

28700 mi
The Outback started consuming oil at a high rate. The dealership calculated consumption at 10.6 ounces per 1200 miles. Subaru replaced the engine free of charge. 
Apr 2016

35800 mi
Vehicle wouldn't start. Jumped car and drove to dealer. Replaced battery. 
Subaru Outback in Manitoba, Canada
Jan 2016 - Jun 2018
Jun 2016

27900 mi
Battery fully drained without an explanation. Had to jump start the car. 
Dec 2016

29760 mi
Wind noise right side on high speed. They replaced the trim around the windows both front doors under warranty. They drilled a hole by mistake in the interior door panel trim. 
Apr 2017

30380 mi
Wind noise initially, trim replaced on warranty. Interior panel was damaged during the repair (accidental hole drilled into the panel). Wrong color was initially ordered (had to bring the car in the shop on a previous trip for them to discover that). This trip was only to replace the damaged panel. 
Sep 2017

33480 mi
Rear passenger side wheel bearing noisy Was replaced 
Subaru Outback in Utah, United States
Dec 2014 - Jan 2018
Feb 2017

25000 mi

US $135
New windshield. Rock strike. And before the windshield was dirty enough to be washed, the new one took three more rocks. 
Jan 2018

35000 mi
Car has had repeated bouts of not starting/battery dying to the point I carry a charger in the car. The dealer repeatedly checks the battery and says everything is fine (while rolling their eyes at me). It's not until I started looking at other cars on TrueDelta that I've discovered this is a widespread problem that people are having. Subaru is NOT being proactive on solving it. The automatic tailgate stopped working. It wouldn't work with the remote, the inside button, or the button on the tailgate. It stopped working for 5 days. When I went to take it into the shop, it started working. They said it wasn't a problem. I decided between battery death and the ghost in the tailgate, to trade the car in. Subaru was NOT interested in determining the problem, AND my warranty was expiring and they didn't want to note these problems for later repair. Bye Buy Subaru. Bought a Toyota. 
Subaru Outback in Texas, United States
May 2015 - Jun 2018
Aug 2017

28000 mi
tune up 
Subaru Outback in California, United States
Feb 2018 - Jun 2018
Mar 2018

53790 mi
Three of four wheel baring had to be replaced. 
Subaru Outback in California, United States
Jan 2017 - Jun 2018
Jan 2017

24222 mi
main head unit (stereo/nav) replaced under warranty 
Jan 2018

37000 mi
replaced weather strip on driver's door (started peeling off and drooping down) and 36K service 
Subaru Outback in Illinois, United States
Dec 2014 - Dec 2017
Dec 2017

61000 mi

US $1100
Rear brakes replaced and computer reset for hill assist. Wheel bearing replaced under warranty. 
Subaru Outback in Indiana, United States
Feb 2018 - Jun 2018
May 2018

60000 mi

US $30
Driver's seat splitting 
Jun 2018

60000 mi
Replacement of drain plug gasket. It's a one time use gasket which is included with the Subaru oil filter. I used a different brand filter,so I found out it needed replacing after I had an oil leak. 
Subaru Outback in Washington, United States
Nov 2017 - Jun 2018
Mar 2018

34000 mi
Turn signal stopped making noise when indicating. Also eyesight system no longer made noise. No blind spot warning noise. No collision avoidance noise etc 
Subaru Outback in Virginia, United States
Dec 2014 - Jun 2018
Jun 2018

55000 mi

US $12
Clogged AC tube causing water to accumulate in passenger footwell. 
Subaru Outback in South Dakota, United States
Feb 2018 - Jun 2018
Jun 2018

45000 mi

US $740
battery failed (3rd battery in 45,000). transmission would not shift out of low. subaru in there wisdom has chosen a 330 CCA battery as OEM equipment with all the safety equipment this car has and computers that never shut off its to much for the OEM equipment plus the cold weather of south dakota its to much of strain on the battery Thus 3rd replacement battery but now I have replace with the biggest battery that will fit in-- now has a 550 CCA will see if that helps with longevity but all the system codes had to be reset but transmission failed to shift still.  dealer found transmission harness was damaged by possible rodents. - also vehicle has started using oil dealership testing to see how serious that is 
Subaru Outback in Ohio, United States
Feb 2016 - Jun 2018
Mar 2017

41000 mi
Cracked windshield due to defective adhesive was replaced under extended warranty. 
Subaru Outback in Florida, United States
Nov 2014 - Mar 2018
Oct 2017

22000 mi
It took 2 trips before the dealer recognized thet the problem was a defective battery.They replaced it for free despite the fact was about 3 weeks out of warranty. 
Subaru Outback in Alabama, United States
Oct 2014 - Jul 2018
Sep 2015

24000 mi
Wheel bearing failed 
Subaru Outback in Michigan, United States
Jun 2016 - Jun 2018
Apr 2016

33000 mi
Replaced noisy rear hatch motor Excessive wind noise from front side windows. Replaced bad rear wheel bearing. Replaced bad rear strut 
Subaru Outback in Arizona, United States
Dec 2014 - Oct 2017
Oct 2017

55000 mi
Replace windshield 
Subaru Outback in California, United States
Dec 2015 - Nov 2017
Jul 2017

38000 mi

US $150
Replaced from and rear brake pads but not the rotors with OEM pads and shim kit 
Subaru Outback in Nevada, United States
Nov 2017 - Jan 2018
Nov 2017

34000 mi

US $9081
We dropped transmission and dealer said caused by rear differential, that was proved wrong. Then said front differential caused - that has been proven wrong also. Now tech from Subaru HQ to dismantle transmission. Should have been under warranty since we had 33,600 miles at time of failure. CVT trans suck. 
Subaru Outback in Ohio, United States
Nov 2014 - Jun 2018
Nov 2017

45000 mi
Right rear wheel bearing failure - covered under powertrain warranty. 
May 2018

48000 mi

US $60
Front passenger window came off of drive track. Dealer took apart door trim to reattach window to track. 
Subaru Outback in New Jersey, United States
Apr 2017 - Apr 2017
Feb 2017

36000 mi
replace bearings on rear wheels 
Subaru Outback in New Hampshire, United States
Jan 2015 - Apr 2018
Feb 2016

22400 mi

US $80
Battery charge was low, and replaced. 
Subaru Outback in Washington, United States
Nov 2014 - Jun 2018
Sep 2015

12000 mi
Driver's side exterior mirror was misaligned after going thru dealer's car wash due to being knocked off a clip. Quick easy fix by dealer. 
Feb 2018

29000 mi
Cam follower gasket leak. Was very minor leak discovered during a routine oil change. Because it was such a minor leak - no oil loss over 6 months or oil spots on garage floor - I ignored it for 6 months. But Subaru offered to replaced gaskets under warranty at no charge to me so I proceeded even though there were no visible problems to me. Fuel door was not opening and closing properly 
Subaru Outback in Virginia, United States
Dec 2014 - Jun 2018
Jun 2016

8000 mi

US $300
Replaced the tiny original battery with a better one, lasted only 1.5 years. 
Subaru Outback in Minnesota, United States
Sep 2014 - Oct 2015
Dec 2014

6000 mi
Repair keyless ignition system which was causing battery to go dead 
Jul 2015

28500 mi
Wind noise and rattle in Front windows. Front window seals replaced 
Subaru Outback in South Carolina, United States
Sep 2014 - Mar 2018
Jan 2016 Vehicle has been rumbling in the rear end since new. I reported it to the service manager at 6,000 miles. Was told it was my bike rack. Dropped car off for 12K service. They replaced the left rear wheel bearing. 
Feb 2016

13100 mi
Door ding strips coming loose. 
Subaru Outback in California, United States
Dec 2014 - Jun 2018
Jun 2015

13000 mi
Rear hatch would not open and close properly. They reinitialized it and it seems a better but it's sometimes unpredictable. 
Feb 2017

51000 mi
Both rear wheel bearings were bad 
Subaru Outback in Michigan, United States
Jan 2015 - Jun 2017
Sep 2015

14000 mi
Wheel bearing needed to be replaced on passenger front wheel Rear lift gate (automatic) does not always open when rear release button is pressed Note: Dealer indicated that if the lift gate button is held too long the door switches to manual mode (which could explain why this is happening). He said just to lightly and quickly touch the button to open the back lift door. 
Subaru Outback in Minnesota, United States
Aug 2014 - Jun 2018
Jun 2016

32000 mi
Rear power lift gate does not always open by following directions. Intermittent problem that could not be reproduced by the dealer. Provided the dealer with a video of the malfunction. Will continue to monitor and return to the dealer. 
Subaru Outback in Washington, United States
Sep 2014 - Jun 2018
Apr 2015

6500 mi
Passenger side wind noise in mirror; TSB issue and glass replaced 
Subaru Outback in California, United States
Nov 2014 - Jun 2018
Sep 2015

10000 mi
Car hesitated and sputtered upon acceleration then check engine light came on. Air Fuel sensor was determined to be faulty and was replaced. Part took several days to arrive. Car left a dealer. 
Subaru Outback in Quebec, Canada
Oct 2014 - Jun 2018
Feb 2015

3460 mi
ABS,traction control, Blind Spot Monitoring and Check Engine lights all suddently turned on during driving. Resolved itself during trip to dealer. Desler changed some fuses but had no idea why this happened. 
May 2015

6860 mi
Plastic door beneath HVAC controls broken. Wind noise coming from side mirrors. Known issue with the new model. Parts ordered. Rear hatch needed adjustments because it was not properly aligned when closed. Dealer said they made some adjustments but it still does not close perfectly. No issue with noise or leaks, mostly cosmetic problems as far as I can tell. 
Nov 2015

13580 mi
Front side windows were changed after wind noise complaints from many owners. A service bulletin was issued. Plastic door beneath HVAC controls was broken. Part replaced. 
Sep 2016

22940 mi
Two wheel bearing needed to be changed. 
Mar 2017

27900 mi
Power liftgate was making a lot of noise when opening and closing as if it was getting stuck with a big clunk. Apparently there was a recall or a TSB for the motor assembly which was applied during my regular maintenance visit. The problem is now gone. 
Oct 2017

34100 mi
Have had some problems with the head unit. Tried asking for a firmware update if available. Time will tell if it helpes with anything. The headunit is rather slow and bluetooth connectivity is poor. Definatey a weak point of the car in terms of user experience. No updates for carplay it seems. Timing chain is starting to leak oil apparently. Repair will be covered under warranty and will take several days. Will be done during an upcoming appointment. 
Dec 2017

35340 mi
Timing chain leaking oil according to previous maintenance appointment. Fixed under warranty. 
Subaru Outback in Minnesota, United States
Aug 2014 - Aug 2017
Sep 2014 Passenger window would not operate from the drivers side, when we got to the dealer it worked. 
Subaru Outback in Kentucky, United States
Jul 2014 - Jun 2015
Apr 2015

6000 mi
Wind noise from drive/passenger front doors. Known issues, replaced driver side small front glass piece. Passenger side on backorder. 
May 2015

6000 mi
Wind noise from drive/passenger front doors. Known issues, replaced passenger side small front glass piece. 
Subaru Outback in Massachusetts, United States
Sep 2014 - Jun 2017
Dec 2015

11000 mi
Blind spot detectors needed to be replace 
Subaru Outback in Texas, United States
Sep 2014 - Sep 2018
Aug 2015

11000 mi
The front quarter window of the front passenger door was replaced. Was noisy at highway speeds. Now have to return to the window tinting company to have that window re-done. Driver's door window now appearing to make a similar noise 
Feb 2016

18000 mi

US $240
The directional turn signal in the driver's side rear-view mirror was taking on moisture inside the forward-facing lens. It was due to cracks that were there upon delivery of the car. 
Jul 2016

24000 mi
Now the directional turn signal in the passenger side exterior rear-view mirror has been found to be cracked in the forward-facing lens. It was due to cracks that were there upon delivery of the car. 
Sep 2017

35000 mi
Heard a strange noise from under the front of the auto when putting into reverse in the garage at home after sitting overnight. It would last about a second. It was intermittent, not every time and, of course, would not do it at the dealer. 
Oct 2017

35000 mi
An area under the engine compartment was making a noise before engaging reverse after being parked overnight in the garage at home. This happened intermittently. The dealer could not find the problem after several days. During the time it was in the garage, the 2018 Outback Premium 2.5i they loaned us had a smoother and quieter transmission. It also did not lurch when first engaging the accelerator in drive like our 2015 Outback Premium 2.5i does. The automatic lane change sensor would self-defeat intermittently. We were told there were no software problems and likely due to the sensors covered with moisture during the wet conditions at the time. Has not replicated since it has been dry. 
Mar 2018

40000 mi
An annoying intermittent tone that interrupted the audio would not stop. After several weeks trying to hope it would stop or figure it out, we took it to the Subaru dealer. It took them several hours to diagnose it, then releasing it to us to drive home. They said there was a setting in the navigation we were unaware of that was causing the noise. We were not a block down the street leaving the dealership that we heard the noise again, as before. So we took it right back. After a few more hours, they said they did a software update. The display has changed some as a result. The noise is gone. There was no recall nor bulletin regarding this issue. 
Subaru Outback in Connecticut, United States
Nov 2014 - Sep 2016
Sep 2016

22000 mi
Engine burned oil at a rate of 1 quart per 2000 miles 
Subaru Outback in Illinois, United States
Nov 2014 - Dec 2017
Feb 2016

17100 mi
Intermittently failed to start. 
Subaru Outback in Oregon, United States
Jan 2015 - Aug 2015
Mar 2015

6000 mi
wind noise at high speed from both front side windows 
Subaru Outback in Massachusetts, United States
Dec 2014 - Oct 2017
May 2015

6000 mi
Shifter lock mechanism malfunctioned. Could not shift from Neutral up to reverse or park. Could not remove key, or lock doors. Dealership found the retaining clip missing under the console, replaced new clip and works perfect again. 
Sep 2017

49000 mi
Started hearing clicking sounds at the front left wheel while turning left a couple months ago. This was from starting from a stop, like turning onto another road with medium to hard acceleration. I lived with it while it progressively got a little worse, and then I started hearing when turning right as well. I visually inspected the CV boot and found no rips. So I brought it in to the Dealer, and they replaced the worn axle under warranty. No Charge. 
Subaru Outback in Arizona, United States
May 2015 - May 2016
Mar 2016

10000 mi
Navigation system malfunctioned and needed to be replaced. 
Subaru Outback in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2015 - Jun 2018
Nov 2015

7440 mi
Wind noise from both front windows. It is a know issue on this car. It's fine now. 
Jan 2016

10320 mi
The gas cap door was difficult to open. They replace the whole assembly. There is a service bulletin on this issue. The repair took 1.5 hours 
Feb 2016

11160 mi
the back hatch wouldn't open correctly. When the button was pushed it would open 6 inches and close. The problem was intermittent. I am going to have to take the car back again 
Apr 2016

13000 mi
The back hatch will only open about 6 inches then reverse it's self and close. Naturally this problem is intermittent. They tried greasing the hinges and struts. Now they have ordered a new motor for the hatch.It should be available soon 
Apr 2017

26660 mi

C $68
there was a clicking noise when turning. It was thought to be the CV joints. However an inspection showed it to be debris caught up in the steering mechanism. They cleaned it up and problem solved. 
Subaru Outback in Iowa, United States
Jun 2014 - Jun 2016
Aug 2014 The switch that controls the brake warning lights failed. 
Jul 2015

28000 mi
One of the struts on the rear lift gate went bad. It was unable to hold the gate open. The dealer replaced the strut. 
May 2016

52000 mi
Motor on rear lift gate had to be replaced. 
Subaru Outback in New York, United States
Apr 2015 - Dec 2015
Dec 2015

12000 mi
Passenger window switch, driver side, stopped functioning. 
Subaru Outback in California, United States
Jul 2015 - Jun 2016
Aug 2015

1800 mi
Engine would start and die immediately . The dealer replaced the ignition switch under warranty 
Subaru Outback in Utah, United States
Jun 2015 - Dec 2015
Oct 2015

9000 mi
Air leak in passenger window 
Subaru Outback in Washington, United States
Jul 2015 - Dec 2017
Mar 2016

5000 mi
Gas cap door latch failed to open 
Nov 2017

14500 mi
OEM battery failed to hold enough charge to start the car 
Subaru Outback in Maine, United States
Feb 2015 - Jun 2018
Nov 2015

4900 mi
Computer reset after battery ran down. Rear gate wouldn't work. 
Subaru Outback in California, United States
Feb 2015 - Jun 2018
Mar 2015

6000 mi
car had larger gap between hood and front quarter panel on driver side than on passenger side. Hood striker was adjusted to make it even. Covered by warranty--no charge. 
Feb 2017

32000 mi
Recall: ignition relay 
Subaru Outback in Michigan, United States
Jan 2015 - Jun 2018
Dec 2015

10000 mi
Dead battery. Towed to dealer. Charged battery and checked system. Don't know cause. 
Subaru Outback in Virginia, United States
Jan 2015 - Jun 2018
May 2016

15000 mi
Gas lid would not lock. Required replacing the inner gas filler liner and lock mechanism. 
Subaru Outback in Texas, United States
Sep 2014 - Jan 2016
Apr 2015

17500 mi
The windshield has a 20 inch crack; there is no chip in the glass and I don't remember anything hitting the windshield. The crack began at the glue edge. It may be a stress crack associated with the new acoustic windshield (new for 2015). The car slow cranked a couple of times and the time on the car clock went forward 4 hours. Subsequently the car would not start for an hour; time on the car clock went forward 4 hours. Subaru mechanic was unable to identify problem. My car would not start if the engine was hot. The Subaru mechanic determined the battery was not charging under full load. 
Nov 2015

25700 mi
Subaru replaced my windshield for the second time at no cost to me. They installed a Subaru windshield rather than the one that came with my car. No more problems. Subaru sent me 2 gifts to compensate me for my problems. 
Subaru Outback in Florida, United States
Mar 2015 - Sep 2015
Sep 2015

6000 mi
Gasoline cap cover is not opening properly. Dealer has tried three times to fix it, but it is still not working perfectly 
Subaru Outback in Arizona, United States
Mar 2015 - Jun 2018
Dec 2015

12000 mi
Eye Sight programming was updated to prevent possible accidents. 
Jun 2016

18000 mi
12V accessory outlet wasn't working. Dealer found and fixed the problem, although I don't know what the cause of the problem was. Replaced a fuse. 
Apr 2017

31000 mi
Rear hatch motor was replaced. Blind spot radar sensors replaced. Battery was weak from the day the car was purchased new. It eventually failed to start the car. 
Jan 2018

37000 mi
There is a short somewhere that will drain the battery in a few hours. Car is currently back in the shop while they attempt to diagnose and fix the problem further. EDIT: Turned out to be a faulty aftermarket OBD2 bluetooth module for scanning error codes. 
Subaru Outback in New Mexico, United States
Mar 2015 - Sep 2018
Sep 2015

8000 mi

US $500
Windshield broke due to manufacturing defect. I received a letter from Subaru to be reimburse for the expenses. 

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2015 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

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

Subaru Outback in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2015 - Apr 2018
Dec 2015

6200 mi
The GPS voice and the car's voice command systems only work occasionally. The dealer reprogrammed both chips but this didn't solve the problems. I will have to go back. 
Jun 2016

12400 mi
The dealer downloaded a software or firmware update and fixed the problem. 
Jan 2017

9100 mi
One battery cell dead. Battery replaced under warranty with a better one. 
Oct 2017

34844 mi
Head firmware / software update 
Subaru Outback in British Columbia, Canada
Aug 2015 - Feb 2018
Jan 2017

17660 mi
Dead battery. Replaced under warranty. 

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