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2017 Subaru Outback repairs by problem area

Engine (8%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (0%)

Brakes and Traction Control (2%)

Suspension and Steering (8%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (41%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (24%)

Other (16%)

Chart based on 49 repairs.
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2017 Subaru Outback repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (4%)

$500 - $999 (0%)

$100 - $499 (8%)

< $100 (88%)

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Chart based on 25 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2017 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

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

Subaru Outback in New York, United States
Sep 2017 - Jun 2018
Dec 2017

2000 mi
Side view mirrors do not comply with defensive driver recommendations. They don't swing out far enough to see full blind spots. This is "normal" for all the Outbacks. 
Subaru Outback in Utah, United States
Jul 2016 - Jun 2018
Feb 2017

2000 mi
Auto rear hatch stopped working. Dealer replaced a small clip they said was in a TSB. Took no more than 5 minutes 
Subaru Outback in New York, United States
Jul 2017 - Jul 2018
Sep 2017

100 mi
Driver rear quarter glass, one closes to the rear, has 2 deep scratched and 1 fine hairline crack. I was cleaning my car one month and 50 miles after delivery & noticed the scratches. I do not drive this car often & it is the only car in my garage with nothing else inside it that can cause this. Subaru is known for glass problems so this is not surprising. 
Subaru Outback in Nebraska, United States
Apr 2017 - Jun 2018
Aug 2017

1600 mi
One of my key fobs had to be replaced due to a "short" in the fob. It would open my rear tailgate without me pressing an open button on the fob. 
Subaru Outback in North Carolina, United States
Feb 2017 - Mar 2018
Feb 2018

100000 mi
Random beeps 
Subaru Outback in Texas, United States
Sep 2017 - Jun 2018
May 2018

5000 mi
The DSM lost connection to Starlink and had to be replaced. The first indication was receiving an email of the lost connection and the need to schedule service. 
Subaru Outback in Maine, United States
Mar 2017 - Apr 2018
Apr 2018

15000 mi
Roof rails were not sealed by the rubber seals 
Subaru Outback in Colorado, United States
Feb 2017 - Aug 2018
Mar 2018

13000 mi
A piece of trim on the right front door was coming loose. The dealer fixed it under warranty while the car was in the shop for a scheduled oil change. 
Aug 2018

17000 mi
Driver's window did not function properly. Dealer replaced switch which solved problem. 
Subaru Outback in California, United States
Feb 2017 - Jun 2018
Sep 2017

6000 mi
Pedal sinks when waiting for light to change - not fixed 
Subaru Outback in Louisiana, United States
Aug 2017 - Jun 2018
Oct 2017

12000 mi
windshield replacement and camera configuration, due to rock damage 
Subaru Outback in Colorado, United States
Nov 2016 - Mar 2018
Apr 2017

3000 mi

US $1000
Wife was hit by hit and run driver 
Subaru Outback in New Brunswick, Canada
Jul 2016 - Jun 2018
Aug 2016 O2 sensor replacement 
Subaru Outback in Alabama, United States
Aug 2016 - Sep 2018
Dec 2016

3000 mi
grinding noise sounded like wheel bearing failure 
Jan 2018

10250 mi
Took car in to replace bad fog light assembly (dealer messed something up when upgrading the bulbs to LEDs for me earlier). Found leaking water pump, bad news took over a week to replace part. Good news dealer provided replacement car free during repairs. 
Jun 2018

13000 mi
suspected wheel bearing failure dealer could not find issue at this time 
Sep 2018

15000 mi
Dealer found defective A/C pressure line, replaced under warranty 

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2017 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

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

Subaru Outback in Virginia, United States
Nov 2016 - Dec 2017
Dec 2017

20000 mi
Dead battery 
Subaru Outback in Connecticut, United States
Jul 2016 - Mar 2018
Oct 2017

20000 mi
Battery replaced 
Mar 2018

24000 mi
Software glitch 
Subaru Outback in Indiana, United States
Feb 2017 - Jun 2018
Dec 2017

12000 mi
The driver's door seal was replaced due to excess wind noise 
Subaru Outback in Washington, United States
Jun 2016 - Jun 2018
Dec 2016

7000 mi
During cold weather fan froze and made terrible noise. Could not explain. There was some minor debris in the filter, but no other explanation could be found. HVAC system was cleaned and 6000 mile maintenance was performed. 
Subaru Outback in Illinois, United States
Feb 2017 - Jun 2018
Jan 2018

18625 mi
A front-end noise was verified to be coming from the steering tension spring (TSB #04-17-17R) which was then replaced in December, 2017. That didn't eliminate the noise, so Subaru replaced the steering rack under warranty. 
Subaru Outback in Kentucky, United States
Aug 2016 - Jun 2018
Sep 2016

1000 mi
Passenger mirror was loose. Tightened mounting screws 
Jan 2017 Driver's exterior mirror slightly loose. Dealer tightened. 
Feb 2017

3000 mi
Bolt on dash was stripped. It was replaced 
Jun 2017

7000 mi
Replaced the audio and nav system under warranty. 
Oct 2017

9216 mi
Complaint about engine noise at 3,000 rpm. Sounds like marbles in a tin can. WAS TOLD IT WAS A NORMAL SOUND. I have my doubts. 
Feb 2018

10339 mi
firmwear update NU9508 to fix audio and navigation issues. 
Subaru Outback in Delaware, United States
Aug 2016 - Mar 2018
Mar 2018

10844 mi
battery was defective 
Subaru Outback in Ohio, United States
Aug 2016 - Jun 2018
Apr 2018

24000 mi
Radio (AM/FM/Serius) had problems Stations would change automatically or would not change at all Nav would lock up. Dealer reloaded the software for the radio. After 10 days it is working correctly. 
Jun 2018

26000 mi
Radio in for software refresh. Radio continues to lock up and prevent station changes 
Subaru Outback in Maryland, United States
Jun 2017 - Oct 2019
Sep 2017

5000 mi
Dashboard had a bubble and hole. Dealer replaced entire dashboard under warranty 
Mar 2018

12300 mi
Head unit had latest firmware updated due to radio intermittently locking up. 
Subaru Outback in New York, United States
Aug 2016 - Jun 2018
Nov 2016

3300 mi
Car stalled driving uphill with 1/8 tank of gas remaining. Subaru sent engineers who replicated stall, identified as problem with fuel pump siphon between sides of gas tank. Dealer replaced fuel tank, fuel pump and siphon, filter, etc. 
Subaru Outback in Iowa, United States
Jan 2017 - Sep 2017
Mar 2017

5400 mi
Dealer replaced lower part of driver's seat due to excessive squeak. 
Jul 2017

7500 mi
Battery died. It is possible that rear dome light was left on, or vehicle though trunk was open which also leaves rear dome light on. Vehicle has no protection over lights left on. 
Subaru Outback in Louisiana, United States
Dec 2016 - Mar 2018
Apr 2017

5400 mi
tail gate wouldn't electrically raise 
Subaru Outback in Pennsylvania, United States
Aug 2016 - Jun 2018
Sep 2017

20000 mi
Roof rack rubber weather seal was wrinkled. Covered under warranty. Identical problem was covered under TSB on earlier VINs but this car is after the cutoff. 
Subaru Outback in Kansas, United States
Jul 2017 - Jun 2018
Sep 2017

600 mi
New Car Service -- dealer adjusted headlight and fog light aim 
Subaru Outback in California, United States
Jan 2017 - Dec 2017
Apr 2017

5675 mi

US $118
Chip in the windshield from road debris. 
Subaru Outback in California, United States
Apr 2017 - Jun 2018
Jul 2017

1000 mi
Battery died. Replaced battery with stronger battery 
Subaru Outback in New York, United States
Sep 2016 - Jun 2018
Feb 2017

5000 mi
Battery failed at night on a 4 month old car. Called warranty's road service company (rather than AAA). They jumped car and we brought car to dealership. Dealership informed us that they have seen/heard of some issues with newer cars and batteries. Replaced battery under warranty at no charge to us. 
Subaru Outback in Washington, United States
Sep 2016 - Jun 2018
Dec 2017

9000 mi
Airbag sensor was present on the dashboard. Airbag plug in the driver seat was damaged, due to an object under the seat. The seat is powered and has memory to change between two different drivers. The seat repeatedly hit the same object until the connector for the airbag cable broke. The Subaru dealer replaced the plug for free. 
Subaru Outback in Oregon, United States
Jan 2017 - Jun 2018
Apr 2017

1000 mi
Windshield was replaced under warranty due to blurriness. 
Subaru Outback in California, United States
Jan 2017 - Jun 2018
Nov 2017

14000 mi
GPS locks up, and entertainment system no longer responds to commands. Only solution is to stop and restart car. 
Subaru Outback in Oregon, United States
May 2017 - Aug 2018
Sep 2017

6000 mi
Rear hatch door would not shut properly due to guide pin coming out of alignment. Fixed it myself. 
Subaru Outback in Colorado, United States
Apr 2017 - Jun 2018
Feb 2018

12000 mi
Vibration from front end when accelerating. 

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2017 Subaru Outback 4-door

4-cylinder CVT AWD

Subaru Outback in Alberta, Canada
Dec 2016 - Mar 2018
Nov 2017

19220 mi

C $175
A plastic panel fell down above the brake and gas pedal 

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