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2009 Subaru Outback repairs by problem area

Engine (20%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (17%)

Brakes and Traction Control (4%)

Suspension and Steering (20%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (21%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (12%)

Other (5%)

Chart based on 264 repairs.
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2009 Subaru Outback repair cost distribution

$2500+ (3%)

$1000 - $2499 (5%)

$500 - $999 (13%)

$100 - $499 (34%)

< $100 (46%)

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Chart based on 189 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2009 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

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

Subaru Outback in Illinois, United States
Aug 2009 - Jun 2011
Sep 2009

1000 mi
Right lower A Pillar replaced. The Hazard Light button was not connected. 
Apr 2010

6000 mi
Needed an entire new Engine, Long Block due to a bad dearing that blew. New engine installed, no cost. Bad crank bearing, replace the entire engine with a brand new engine. Guess there were quite a few 09's with weak netal bearings.  
May 2010

9000 mi
Outside temperature gauge needed to be replaced, and rattle in steering column fixed by realignment. 
Jun 2010

9000 mi
Plate around gearshift. Brake module. 
Subaru Outback in Minnesota, United States
Jun 2009 - Jun 2017
Nov 2009

5000 mi
Turbocharger ball bearing dropped into the engine. Complete upper engine block replaced. Turbocharger ball bearing dropped into the engine. Complete upper engine block replaced. 
May 2010

11000 mi
A follow up repair after the engine block replacement - after the replacement, something in the transmission system was misaligned, which caused a rattling noise in the engine compartment. 
Sep 2013

35000 mi
Had trouble unlocking the car. Remote lock system was reset. 
Aug 2014

40600 mi
Power steering oil was leaking, and the whole unit required replacement. 

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2009 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru Outback in Arizona, United States
Nov 2013 - Apr 2017
Apr 2014

30300 mi
Rt Front wheel bearing went bad. 
Dec 2015

45000 mi

US $65
replaced front sway bar links 
Jul 2016

49000 mi

US $100
both inboard CV joints ripped and were replaced under warentee 
Oct 2016

50300 mi

US $100
Dealer re-repaired CV. joint, bad repair, axle slipped out, new axle needed. New axle installed. O2 sensor failed, replaced under warrenty 
Subaru Outback in Pennsylvania, United States
Jun 2010 - Jun 2018
Jul 2010

18000 mi
Center console came apart Trunk cover screen replaced because plastic part snapped off Plastic trim on rear passenger side running board loose. Parts ordered were not the correct parts; re-order necessary. 
Jan 2012

US $800
Rear left passenger seatbelt stuck Sunroof gasket came off 
Subaru Outback in Tennessee, United States
Nov 2016 - Apr 2018
Sep 2017

75000 mi

US $125
Replaced leaking throttle body/intercooler coupler 
Dec 2017

76000 mi

US $750
Replaced all four struts and strut mounts, upgraded rear sway bar. 
Subaru Outback in Alabama, United States
Sep 2014 - Jun 2018
Aug 2015

93700 mi

US $200
Had cracked left seat bolster replaced at upholstery shop 
Sep 2017

148000 mi

US $1100
replace two front axles due to torn CV boots and replaced drive shaft to eliminate vibration form bad u-joint 
Jun 2018

160000 mi

US $950
new pads, rotors and calipers on all 4 corners 

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2009 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 148hp 2.0L H4 Diesel 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru Outback in Great Britain
Jul 2010 - Feb 2016
Apr 2011

48000 mi
Excessive wear on suspension bushes leading to noise when driving over bumps. Bushes replaced under warranty. Carried out at same time as 48,000 mile service. 
May 2012

74300 mi

£256
Wheel bearing gone - hub replaced 
Feb 2013

93300 mi
Drop links needed replacing as bushes worn out 
Nov 2013

108700 mi
n/s front drop link and o/s rear drop link replaced Both front anti-roll bar bushes replaced 
May 2014

121000 mi

£35
Load sensor mounting point had come loose - was welded back to chassis. Had been causing problems with HID headlight self-levelling system. 
Sep 2014

128000 mi

£620
Front and rear suspension levelling sensors were replaced 
Nov 2014

135000 mi

£390
Replace headlight washer pump. Part ordered during previous repair trip. Rear hub replaced due to collapsed bearing. Also replaced one tie-rod and suspension bushes 
Jun 2015

160000 mi

£465
Renew auxillary drive belt tensioner and belt Renew N/S/R hub bearing 
Jul 2015

160800 mi

£176
Replace O/S/R wheel bearing 
Dec 2015

169000 mi

£75
Turbo has seized variable vane - attempts made to free it off, but this failed. Continues to work, but loss of power and some exhaust smoking under load 
Feb 2016

169000 mi
Catastrophic engine failure. Loud clunk as it tried to turn over. Con rod? 
Subaru Outback in Great Britain
Jan 2016 - Feb 2018
Mar 2016

107000 mi

£106
Replaced manifold pressure sensor Leaks found on joints to condenser and recharge 
Aug 2016

113600 mi

£120
Split intercooler pipe 
Nov 2016

118300 mi

£25
Exhaust sheared 
Dec 2016

120000 mi

£105
Frame of driver's seat had given way and had to be stripped down and welded 
Jan 2017

120800 mi

£275
Cv boot split Replace all 4 anti-roll bar mounting bushes. Had asked mechanics to look for anything that might cause problem with upcoming MOT. Found some play. Replace N/S/R drop link. There was a bit of noise. 

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2009 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

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

Subaru Outback in California, United States
Dec 2010 - Sep 2012
Oct 2011

14000 mi
Replace leaking strut Replace leaking strut 
Subaru Outback in Massachusetts, United States
Jan 2010 - Jun 2018
Apr 2015

78800 mi

US $250
Check engine on, multiple reasons. will go off after undetermined (>50) miles, can come on again for unknown reason. Oil syst flush as first step repair attempt. Driving car almost normally with check engine on, >1000 miles. To mchnc nxt 
Sep 2015

84000 mi

US $200
Replaced Left side secondary VVT valve. It had seized. Problem caused engine check light to stay on: codes P0302, P0304, P0306, cylinder misfires 2, 4, 6 
Nov 2016

92100 mi

US $676
Idler pulley seized, damaged mounting bracket, tensioner and broke belt. Replaced broken belt & tensioner assemblies, pulley idler, & brackets/mountings. 
May 2017

95000 mi

US $160
A/C stopped working. Recharge fixed the problem 

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2009 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

170-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru Outback in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2011 - Sep 2013
Sep 2013

76880 mi

C $120
Heat shield came loose 
Subaru Outback in Colorado, United States
Sep 2015 - Sep 2016
Aug 2016

189000 mi
Voltage regulator on alternator failed. Alternator had already been replaced once and was still under warranty, so no cost and easy replacement. 
Subaru Outback in Colorado, United States
Oct 2009 - Jun 2018
Aug 2010

42900 mi
Engine had a lower end rumbling noise most noticable at lower rpm and slow accel. Engine was disassambled, found crank journals scored and slightly out of round, piston skirts worn, replaced crank, main and rod bearings, pistons and rings. 
Mar 2011

56000 mi
Noise from engine compartment area under low torque, not knocking noise but more like rumbling noise, worse with time. Dealer has not been able to locate the source. Drivetrain? 
Jul 2011

60000 mi
Runble noise coming from engine area, most noticable during low RPM accel. Engine was removed and disassembled; cylinders were out of round and case warped. Short block was replaced. The rumbling noise has diminished. 
Jan 2012

37200 mi

US $40
Aux output in front and rear did not work. Two fuses were blown after the GPS had been plugged in. Fuses replaced, electric diagnosed and was good. Have to see what happens when the GPS is plugged in again. 
Feb 2013

98600 mi

US $20
Replaced alternator belt 
Sep 2013

109000 mi

US $1193
Replaced left front axle, new CV shaft Clutch hose leaking, repaired Replaced timing belt, cam belt/pulleys and tensioners Right front inner axle and boot replaced, 
Nov 2013

112700 mi

US $160
Replaced the alternator 
Apr 2014

122800 mi

US $600
Replaced the air bag assembly. Air bag light was on at first intermittent then constantly. 
May 2014

124900 mi
Replaced right front axle and boot, warranty repair 
Dec 2014

138000 mi

US $16
Headlight, passenger side 
Feb 2015

139700 mi

US $2000
Viscous coupler had failed, damaged the transfer gears and bearings 
Mar 2015

141000 mi

US $938
Noise from front when driving on dirt road. Front control arm and front sway bar, bushings and links replaced. Noise from front when driving on dirt road. Front control arm and front sway bar, bushings and links replaced. 
May 2015

144000 mi
Suddenly started to show greyish smoke while driving. Oil had spilled around the engine compartment. The seal around oil pressure sensor had broken. Replaced both oil pressure sensors. 
Jul 2015

144300 mi

US $200
Left front axle and CV 
Mar 2016

155000 mi

US $15
Left headlight, low beam 
May 2016

159600 mi

US $15
Left headlight - highbeam 
Oct 2016

171000 mi

US $25
Passenger side headlight, lowbeam 
Jul 2017

181000 mi

US $17
Right high and low beam. 
Oct 2017

184000 mi
Harness to the hatch door started to break/come loose. Soldered broken wires together. 
Mar 2018

194200 mi

US $50
Replaced both sides low beam headlights 
Subaru Outback in Virginia, United States
Jun 2009 - Sep 2018
Jul 2014

63300 mi

US $500
Both front CV boots had split. Notice burning smell that turned out to be grease from the joint dripping on the cat. It was cheaper to replace the whole axle rather than just the boots. 
Apr 2017

86000 mi
BTW for any of you true believers considering a scoobie-the traction is great, but the gas mileage is awful and both of mine have guzzled oil. I mean a quart in 1k miles. Scoobie claims that anything better than a litre in 2 klicks is fine, but even my malaise era American cars didn't come close to that. 
Jul 2017

88000 mi

US $300
I was changing the bulbs when I broke the tab that holds the spring that holds the bulb. Yes it was my fault, however I think prospective Outback owners should be aware. It is ridiculously easy to incur a $300+ ($700 if you get a factory replacement and have the work done at the shop) repair just changing the freaking bulb. If you break the tab then the whole assembly needs to be replaced, and replacing it involves disassembling the bumper. Changed headlight bulbs. 
Aug 2018

97000 mi

US $1500
The clutch went out. This might be considered a wear item, however normally I get ~150k out of a clutch easy. It turned out that the throw out bearing went out, and that is what trashed the clutch, so it was not really a maintenance trip. Clutch cost $500 just for parts. I took it to a hot-rod shop rather than a dealer but that may have been a mistake. They ended up draining the transmission oil, which is not supposed to be necessary, and they had to remove the front drive shafts, which I am not sure is necessary either. 
Subaru Outback in Maryland, United States
Jul 2009 - Dec 2013
Dec 2013

44000 mi

US $4600
- new clutch (manual transmission) - control arm replacement - new tires - all 4 breaks - cabin filters, oil change, etc 
Subaru Outback in Maine, United States
Mar 2009 - Dec 2012
May 2009

2000 mi
A "humming" noise was detected at 40-45 mph during new car test drive. Driveshaft, bearings, and finally the (manual) transmission replaced under warranty. Noise was eliminated. 
Subaru Outback in Georgia, United States
Jul 2013 - Oct 2014
Dec 2013

50000 mi
Corroded brake line caused a fluid leak, eventually resulting in sudden poor braking performance. 
Mar 2014

54000 mi
Rattling noise when driving over sharp bumps or on gravel road, especially when turning at low speed. 
Sep 2014

62000 mi
Recall repair for corroded brake lines. 
Oct 2014

62000 mi
Suspension rattle never fixed. 
Subaru Outback in Connecticut, United States
Nov 2014 - Jun 2018
Sep 2016

45000 mi

US $225
CV joint covers replaced due to rips in them. 
Mar 2018

50202 mi

US $894
Lower control arm bushings replaced. Replaced passenger side drive axle due to torn boot on upper end. 
Subaru Outback in New Hampshire, United States
Nov 2010 - Apr 2014
May 2011

18000 mi
A/C drain line was clogged and leaking into passenger footwell area. Dealear repaired @ no cost. 
Dec 2011

30000 mi
Left rear wheel bearing 
Mar 2012

34000 mi
Misfire on cylinder 2. Defective ignition coil that was installed 1/12. Worn weather strip in drivers side door. Worn Weather stripping in driver's side door. Replaced with part ordered earlier. 
Jul 2012

41700 mi

US $40
Both low-beam headlights burned out simultaneously, had electrical system checked for fault. No fault found, both bulbs replaced. 
Subaru Outback in Maryland, United States
Nov 2014 - Feb 2015
Jan 2015

US $300
known suspension issue with Subarus 
Subaru Outback in Maryland, United States
Jun 2009 - May 2014
Sep 2013

32000 mi
also some cracked struts and the like from hot/cold contrasts and dryness. That's Colorado for you. 
May 2014

38000 mi
Deterioration major transmission part. Dealer repaired. But afterwards still felt iffy, sold car. Clutch gone 
Subaru Outback in California, United States
May 2011 - Jan 2013
Jun 2011

23000 mi
Computer software upgrade 
Jul 2012

37500 mi

US $162
center console electrical circuit failed. AC fan and console lights. 

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2009 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

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

Subaru Outback in British Columbia, Canada
Sep 2009 - Jun 2018
Oct 2009

6510 mi
driver's door latch misaligned - dealer adjusted 
Jul 2010

9400 mi
a/c not very cold. Drained .3KG, added dye and .43KG. Temp went from 60F before to 42F after. A/C still not very cold, but "that's as good as they get". 
Apr 2011

13640 mi
Driver's side sun visor strap tore at one end. Part ordered by dealer after quick inspection - took about 2 weeks to arrive, 1.5 hours to change and change from winter to summer tires (both mounted already) 
May 2011

13840 mi
Armrest cover latch broken - replaced cover 
Nov 2011

15500 mi
fender molding (plastic) clip broken leaving gap between molding and body. Part ordered for replacement next week. wheel arch molding clip came loose. Bumper and fender cover had to be removed to re-attach clip. Dealer covered cost as only just out of warranty 
Jan 2014

25532 mi

C $54
Adjusted hood bumpers to correct position. Adjusted hood bumpers to correct position. 
Oct 2014

28520 mi

C $640
Driver's seat back bolster had a hole in it. Classed as "normal wear". Seat back cover replaced with discount from dealer. Gas cap tether broken 
Nov 2014

28820 mi

C $36
Gas cap tether was broken - had to buy a new gas cap and tether assembly -- dealer installed at no charge. 
Jun 2015

31620 mi

C $1711
front R boot torn; front L boot weeping. Replaced both axles complete. Also did rotors and pads on all 4 corners (included in cost) 
Nov 2015

32984 mi

C $350
Replaced dying 3 year old Subaru battery with Optima Yellow top CV joints causing severe vibrations. Replaced both front axles with aftermarket HD axles, and I paid an upcharge for the price difference ($300) Replaced failing battery with Optima Yellow-top 
Feb 2016

34636 mi

C $1600
Rear Overload springs worn out. Rear Shocks worn out. Both repalced Replaced rear shocks and springs, replace brake lines with stainless steel lines and flush fluid. 
Nov 2016

33631 mi

C $2000
Engine check light came on while driving, went into limp mode. No cause found, codes cleared and bulkhead connection cleaned. Replaced front axles with HD product 
Dec 2016

38440 mi

C $84
Engine check light came on while driving, went into limp mode. No cause found, codes cleared and all connectors cleaned. Car driven by mechanic overnight, no problem found Following a flat battery and AA boost, both tail lights were blown (not stop lights, just tail lights). Dealer replaced bulbs. Took about 10 minutes (or less) per side. Pull 3 screws, pull the assembly free of the body, change the bulb, reverse.  
Subaru Outback in Virginia, United States
Jul 2017 - Dec 2017
Dec 2017

110000 mi

US $2300
AT at temperature indicator light flashing. subsequent diagnosis revealed transmission failing per mechanic. recommendation is to replace transmission with a used transmission. 
Subaru Outback in Illinois, United States
Jun 2009 - May 2013
Aug 2009

1000 mi
brake pedal noise on removing pressure from pedal- ? malfunctioning booster 
Sep 2009

1000 mi
brake booster pump replaced 
Nov 2010

20000 mi
nav DVD drive needed replacing as well as some connections 
Mar 2012

47000 mi
TPMS and VDC light on dash 
Sep 2012

59000 mi
ignition coil cracked, misfiring 
Subaru Outback in Wisconsin, United States
Jan 2009 - Dec 2014
Mar 2009

1000 mi
The floor heating vents are undersized for the Subaru. On cold days (I live in Wisconsin), the cabin can be warm but my feet and legs are cold. I was told that the low air flow from the floor vents is due to the design. The floor does warm up eventually. 
May 2010

17000 mi
Leak from left axle side O-ring and axle seal. Replaced left axle retainer O-ring and axle seal under warranty. 
Aug 2011

31405 mi
Replaced drivers side visor. Original visor would not stay in place and "flopped" down. Replaced drivers side visor, which would "flop" and not stay positioned. 
Sep 2011

32000 mi
Outside temperature gauge "sticks". New sensor ordered. 
Oct 2011

32300 mi
The outside temperature indicator was replaced. 
Subaru Outback in Maryland, United States
Jul 2008 - Jan 2012
Jan 2009

18000 mi
Headlights were adjusted to low from factory. Subaru dealer would not repair. I did the work myself. 
Dec 2011

91000 mi
I had to change an axle due to a torn inner CV boot. I replaced it with a non-Subaru axle. It was from A1 Cardone. Feburary 2012: I am going to replace it again because of vibrations from the axle from time to time. 
Subaru Outback in New Hampshire, United States
Aug 2008 - Oct 2014
Jun 2009

18000 mi
A piece of paint bubbled up and chipped off the left side protective door trim molding (not from being hit or from a rock, etc.). The strip was replaced under manuf. warranty. 
Feb 2010

33700 mi
Noticed "bouncing" & loud "squeaking" noises when going over even small bumps. Inner tie rod needed to be replaced. Helped somewhat but another trip was needed as similar problem existed or returned; reported as a separate trip (stabilizer bar +). Car continued to "bounce" when going over bumps & a squeak or strained noise occurred at same time. The manuf. replaced "stablizer lk f, rub bush stab, both stablizier bar busings/brackets/link R & R." Not sure what to check above. Car would not turn over or start one morning. Later, was able to start after several attempts. Manuf. couldn't find anything wrong & so far, problem has not recurred. 
Mar 2013

124000 mi

US $315
Replace L rear wheel bearing 
Apr 2013

125200 mi
After L rear wheel bearing was replaced, the ABS light has come on intermittently & cannot be corrected to date after 3 more trips; prevents use of cruise control. 
Jul 2013

132500 mi

US $431
Replace right rear wheel bearing Replace AC belt 
Apr 2014

152500 mi

US $600
4 sway bar bushings replaced Left front CV axle was replaced. 
May 2014

153700 mi

US $1558
Head gaskets, water pump, timing belt replaced 
Jul 2014

155700 mi

US $234
Grinding noise assessed; left front wheel bearing replaced. 
Sep 2014

158000 mi

US $727
Rack and pinion had to be replaced - very noisy, could not steer car. left brake caliper replaced 
Subaru Outback in Washington, United States
Jun 2009 - Jul 2018
Jun 2017

84500 mi

US $150
Replaced OEM battery 
Mar 2018

90000 mi

US $700
Replaced original brake pads/rotors. Rotors should have been turned/resurfaced but I went to an incompetent shop; live and learn. 
Subaru Outback in Pennsylvania, United States
May 2009 - Mar 2015
Mar 2010

12000 mi
Rattle in dash 
Feb 2011

27200 mi
Leaking water pump was replaced under warrantty 
Jul 2012

46200 mi
Seat belt wouldn't retract - repaired Plastic seat base housing the power seat device kept popping out - the clip to hold it in place failed and had to be replaced. 
Jul 2013

65000 mi

US $6
Squealing and rough feel when turning the steering wheel. Power steering fluid was required. A possible leak will be checked out later by a mechanic. 
Oct 2013

69000 mi
Leaking P/S fluid re-occurred after a similar complaint & repair last year. On this visit, Dealer decided to replace power steering rack assembly (steering gear)at no charge on account of previous history. 
Jan 2015

US $160
Replaced battery and burned out headlight bulb. 
Feb 2015

95000 mi
Burning odor turned out to be leaking valve gasket. 
Subaru Outback in Alberta, Canada
Jul 2009 - May 2015
Feb 2011

17720 mi

C $415
Driver's door ajar indicator lit up on dash even though door was latched. Indicator light flashed on and off along with interior lights 
Apr 2011

20740 mi
While on vacation, the traction control light came on and cruise light started flashing so went to nearest Subaru dealer. Dealer promptly replaced the oil pressure sensor which fixed the problem. 
Apr 2013

48140 mi

C $250
Clunky shift when cold. Flushed tranny. 
Jun 2013

50220 mi

C $140
Connecting rod issue. Replaced short block and timing belt 
Sep 2014

62000 mi
clunk on first shift when engine cold 
Subaru Outback in Florida, United States
- Jan 2009
Jan 2009

9 mi
Had to get the TPS tire pressure sensor re-set. IT WAS ON WHEN I BOUGHT THE CAR. then discovered defective wheel, and they took one of another outback and replaced it and reset the TPS. NO OTHER PROBLEMS. 
Subaru Outback in Virginia, United States
Jun 2009 - Nov 2016
Mar 2012

32000 mi
Front passenger door switch failed - wouldn't stay in place on the frame and would lose contact when the door was closed, leaving the door open light on even though the door was closed. 
Sep 2013

44000 mi

US $149
Replaced Battery 
Mar 2014

46000 mi

US $70
Rattling sound on startup in cold weather -- Catalytic converter heat shield was clamped but did not fix, appears to be from alternator. 
Sep 2014

54000 mi

US $70
Loose heat shield clamp was rattling. Tighten heat shield clamp. 
Feb 2015

57100 mi
Broken sway bar link Starter was making grinding noise on very cold starts. Diagnosis - sticking. Replaced. 
Mar 2015

57000 mi
Slow leak from radiator core. Power steering pump making noise, leaking. Replaced. 
Oct 2015

63500 mi
Right Inner CV Boot torn. Replaced. Oil pressure switch went bad, dash warning lights on. Replaced oil pressure switch. Left Inner CV Boot Torn. Replaced. 
Nov 2016

72000 mi

US $110
Check engine light evap recovery code -- cleared 
Subaru Outback in Ohio, United States
Nov 2015 - Dec 2017
Oct 2015

48000 mi
One of the bolts holding brake caliper came off during a turn less than a week after purchasing vehicle. Dealer was cool about it. Gave me a loaner and replaced it next day. 
Jun 2016

53000 mi

US $140
The dreaded Subaru head gasket was reported during a routine maintenance trip to the dealer. Most of it was covered under extended warranty, fortunately. Both CV front boots (inner and outer) were leaking and needed to be replaced. These were not covered under extended warranty. Dealer quoted $720 for repairs. I didn't have $720 at that moment, but dealer indicated I had time, but not much. I ended up doing it myself for all-in about $260 and pretty much all of a Sunday. It would not have been that bad on the time but one of the axles REFUSED to come out without a lot of effort and swearing. 
Sep 2017

75000 mi
Fuse powering clock, dome lights, and audio blew while going over a speed hump. Fearing the worst that the hump caused jostling that caused a wire somewhere to go to ground, I nevertheless changed the fuse only to have it blow again the next day on the highway, this time going over an expansion joint. Just "dealt" with it for a couple of months then tried replacing the fuse again and so far so good. It's been about three weeks. I fear this is a costly repair eventually though. Finding shorts is a real hassle and way beyond my skills. 
Subaru Outback in Maryland, United States
Feb 2014 - Sep 2016
Dec 2014

50000 mi

US $30
Heat shield rattle fixed by tightening 
Mar 2016

62000 mi

US $250
Replaced battery (5 years old) 
Aug 2016

67000 mi

US $330
axle boot cracked, replaced 
Sep 2016

67000 mi
other axle boot may be in danger of cracking - not sure. 
Subaru Outback in Virginia, United States
Jul 2013 - Sep 2014
Apr 2014

74300 mi

US $248
Took vehicle to dealer for left front doj boot replacement, oil change, and rear window wiper replacement. 
Jun 2014

76000 mi

US $248
Right front doj boot separated on the way to the dealer. Grease was slung onto the exhaust system causing smoke to pour from under right side of car at red lights. Dealer had it fixed within 2 hours. 
Subaru Outback in Indiana, United States
Apr 2013 - Oct 2017
Oct 2015

87700 mi

US $350
cv boot 
Oct 2016

108300 mi

US $130
change the battery 
Subaru Outback in Washington, United States
Apr 2014 - Jun 2018
Mar 2016

82000 mi

US $700
Leaking head gasket. 
Nov 2016

90300 mi

US $3300
Went in for the 90,000 maintenance. The head gaskets, valve cover gaskets, timing belt and right passenger seat airbag recall all needed to be replaced.Oil was seeping from Valve Covers, oil was seeping from Head gaskets. 100,000 miles more. 
Dec 2016

91000 mi

US $393
A new airbag sensor and airbag sensor in map light assembly had to be replaced. Had to purchase the whole map light assembly. 
Mar 2017

92000 mi

US $49
Replacement of the right lower headlight bulb. 
Sep 2017

100000 mi
Weatherstrip on inside of sunroof came loose. I replaced it back into it's place. 
Jan 2018

103000 mi

US $500
I went in for an oil change, found the CV shaft boots were torn, had both shafts replaced with remanufactured Subaru half shafts. 
Apr 2018

105000 mi

US $250
CD player crapped out, is being replaced by a refurbished by Subaru, CD unit Subaru replaced the CD/Radio. It is an exchange with a Subaru Refurbished unit. Cost was $240.00 + tax 
Subaru Outback in Pennsylvania, United States
Jul 2014 - Sep 2018
Oct 2014

119000 mi
Headlight 
Nov 2014

119800 mi

US $300
Replaced noisy, left rear wheel bearing assembly. 
Mar 2015

124000 mi
Right front low beam bulb burned out, replaced bulb. 
Jun 2015

127000 mi

US $10
Left rear tail light bulb failed. Replaced left rear tail light bulb. Took about 15 minutes, including remembering how to access it and gathering tools. 
Nov 2016

146000 mi

US $250
Left front wheel bearing failed. Replaced both left front and right front wheel bearings. Took to shop for front end alignment. 
Feb 2017

145000 mi

US $100
Right rear wheel bearing failed. Replaced right rear wheel bearing. Also replaced rotors and brake pads on both rear wheels. 
May 2017

155000 mi
Dashed replaced under recall for sun light and heat degradation. Dash was soft and sticky before replacement. Now the drivers left side air vent does not provide any air flow...car needs to go back for repair of the improper dash installation. 
Subaru Outback in Alabama, United States
May 2011 - Jul 2011
Jun 2011

18000 mi
Front end alignment 
Jul 2011

20000 mi
Sounds like pipes rattling in the roof when the car is driving in excess of 40 mph and there is a cross wind. Subaru dealer placed sound dampners in roof per TSB, but it did not help. 
Subaru Outback in Massachusetts, United States
Feb 2015 - Dec 2015
Apr 2015

102000 mi

US $4989
Engine seized. Oil was changed 2 days prior to engine problem. Overfilled? It was catastrophic. The engine failed while driving on the highway. 
Jun 2015

104000 mi

US $300
Blower motor issue. Blower motor replaced and it worked for 1 month then problem returned. Currently blower not working. code p1491 - sensor replaced but did not resolve problem 
Oct 2015

106200 mi
Blower stopped working again. Had the resistor replaced. This solved the problem but just for 2 months. There must be an underlying electrical problem that is burning out the resistor. Not sure I will pursue repair - cost/benefit decision. 
Dec 2015

107000 mi
oil leaking from passenger side front boot. Not brought for repair yet. This car continues to have repair issues. Undecided as to what to do - car is a lemon. 
Subaru Outback in Florida, United States
Dec 2012 - Aug 2018
Jan 2014

40000 mi
The starter motor solenoid is starting to drag: sometimes it chatters after starting. Update: this problem later faded away. 
Feb 2016

50900 mi

US $800
Boots on both axles ripped near engine. This is a design flaw: heat gets them. Both axles were relaced 
Aug 2018

77000 mi

US $150
Purchased driver side sun visor and center console cover 
Subaru Outback in New Hampshire, United States
Dec 2014 - Jun 2017
Nov 2015

85801 mi

US $743
Car ceased to shift in gears and froze/died. Shop car was towed to said front axle repaired one side and upon pick up their was a noticeable vibration in front end. Return=hard acceleration&vibrations safe to drive left side axle rear took in for inspection of vibration -told needed front control arm and rear trailing arm bushings done estimate 1025, plus 700 for timing belt. Vibration on front end estimate and finding was spark plug issue say fixed same issue front axle replacement forward -estimate 
Dec 2015

86000 mi
this shop took out drive axle and replaced found no difference in vibration on acecleration, took out replaced drivetrain , put old one back in and was at loss as to cause 
Jan 2016

87000 mi

US $473
Mechanic replaced plugs, wires and then valve cover gasket kit job 
May 2016

92000 mi

US $415
replaced r/l rear trail arm bushings r&R both front control arm bushings, Lube oile filter 4 wheel alignment 
Jun 2016

95000 mi

US $1532
PS fluid rack and pinion, replace rack, aligned, front brake job, reman axle shaft, stabilizer links,moog, bushing 
Aug 2016

100000 mi

US $597
right front axle warranty as out of whack, also did rear bearings on car for noise 
Dec 2016

105000 mi

US $886
timing belt 
Subaru Outback in Virginia, United States
Sep 2012 - Apr 2017
Nov 2015

41000 mi

US $840
Rear Windshield Wiper system. Replace harness, motor and arm/blade. Secured Loose heat Shields. Typical Subaru exhaust noise. Replace overhead console b/c intermittent open circuit in the overhead console--this was making the airbag light illuminate. 
Subaru Outback in Connecticut, United States
Nov 2011 - Dec 2016
Jul 2013

83700 mi

US $325
Issues with front facia and headlight 
Oct 2013

89800 mi

US $890
Fix a rattling exhaust shield. 
Jan 2014

100700 mi

US $170
Hard starting caused by old battery and very cold temperatures Replaced failed low beam bulbs 
Feb 2014

104000 mi

US $350
Found inner drivers front CV split at end of 1300 mile trip. Had dealer replace CV boot and service joint. Had only been split for short time no additional damage noted. 
Apr 2014

109800 mi

US $300
Front passenger side inner CV boot failed 
Oct 2014

121200 mi

US $1800
Passenger side head gasket leaking/ drivers side weeping. Big, big repair. 
Dec 2014

127000 mi

US $470
Brakes, tires, and rear cv boot 
May 2015

135000 mi

US $700
replaced drivers side tie rod ends replace all 4 sway bar links Replace drivers front wheel bearing crack in exhaust system repaired/ welded 
Jun 2015

136000 mi

US $890
Replaced both rear bearings. They both had gotten noisy. Rotating them in hand (after removal) showed some grinding in one and a flat spot in the other. 
Aug 2016

163700 mi

US $300
Replace Drivers side front axle, boot torn, sand ingress. Replaced sway bar links. Were knocking and clacking, replace a year ago. Shop did as warranty. 
Dec 2016

168000 mi

US $300
Replaced plugs and wires, new fuel filter. Informed head gaskets were leaking again.rnrnSOLD CAR Car developed another head gasket leak 70,000 odd miles after having it done. Traded it in that day and bought a Toyota. 
Subaru Outback in Virginia, United States
Aug 2011 - Sep 2017
Oct 2011

19000 mi
Door Gasket eroded dealer excepted original repair order and analysis of defect. They ordered replacement part but on return no record of original visit a year earlierr, claim not under warrenty. 
Oct 2014

48000 mi
AC UNIT COMPLETE FALURE 
Jun 2015

55000 mi

US $40
Condenser leak 
Subaru Outback in Colorado, United States
Jul 2015 - Jun 2018
Feb 2016

99200 mi

US $400
Airbag warning light - bad connection in overhead console. 
Jun 2017

112000 mi
Rear view mirror fell off - probably due to poor adhesive after windshield replacement 
Aug 2017

118000 mi

US $4500
Blown engine - seized rod bearing - threw rod through block. Driver SWEARS he checked the oil level just about 100 miles previous (on a fill up, as always). Tow 120 miles, swap motor. 
Dec 2017

125000 mi

US $30
Mirror fell off the window on a cold day. Dealer re-glued it. 
Subaru Outback in Minnesota, United States
Apr 2011 - May 2013
May 2012

28800 mi

US $750
Cabin odor noticed when engine was hot and thought to be a fluid leak. Tech said no leaks but there was some residue around exhaust shroud which is underneath cabin air intake. 
Subaru Outback in California, United States
Dec 2011 - Jun 2018
Dec 2011

26000 mi
replaced bushings and one strut 

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2009 Subaru Outback 4-door

4-cylinder automatic AWD

Subaru Outback in Michigan, United States
Mar 2015 - Apr 2015
Apr 2015

118000 mi

US $3500
Overheating. No leaks or issues with radiator. Head gasket replaced. Also has been burning excessive amounts of oil for a car. 

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2008 Subaru Outback

Engine not specified

Subaru Outback in Washington, United States
Dec 2016 - Jan 2017
Jan 2017

62000 mi

US $279
Faulty electric seat adjustment. Replaced switch. 
Subaru Outback in Wisconsin, United States
Dec 2010 - Apr 2011
Feb 2011

35200 mi
car in shop 3 times, replaced dashboard gauges and then ECM still did not fix problem 

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2008 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

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

Subaru Outback in Oregon, United States
Aug 2009 - Jan 2010
Dec 2009

30000 mi
Check engine light was on, cruise control not functional, and shift mode (intelligent, sport, sport sharp) were not available, was locked in "sport" mode.  
Subaru Outback in Colorado, United States
Feb 2014 - Jun 2018
Dec 2017

111000 mi
Audio would make switch randomly and by itself. We took it apart and found that the circuit board dirty. After cleaning the contacts with isopropyl alcohol the problems were fixed. 
Subaru Outback in Connecticut, United States
Jun 2009 - Aug 2009
Jul 2009

16000 mi
Following rain, computer prevents car from starting. Check engine light and flashing dash lights (i-drive/cruise). Dealer (and mfg) cannot track down problem. Numerous sensors replaced. Issue has occurred more than 8 times. Buyback in progress. 
Subaru Outback in Alberta, Canada
Dec 2014 - Apr 2016
Mar 2015

104160 mi

C $500
Replaced all four struts with new KYB models. Used 2004 model for rear suspension to counter possible ghost walking as recommended on Subaru Outback forums. Squeaking noise when going over speed bumps, replaced stabilizer end links front and rear, also due to wear 
Feb 2016

110360 mi

C $130
Misfires in cylinder 4 with cold engine. Replaced plugs, swapped coils, replaced intake gaskets (lower and upper), injector service, fuel pressure, all ok. Still chasing issue, suspecting O2 sensor or exhaust valve. 
Mar 2016

110360 mi

C $125
Chasing misfire on cylinder 4: replaced A/F ratio sensor, misfires still present. 
Apr 2016

110360 mi
Misfire on cylinder 4 never fixed. Possibly caused by a leaking head gasket. 
Subaru Outback in Colorado, United States
Dec 2013 - Apr 2017
Jan 2016

99000 mi

US $8400
Broken turbo and ruined engine 
May 2016

99300 mi

US $5400
Received a rebuilt engine 
Feb 2017

102000 mi

US $2800
The turbo failed again. Fixed it and sold the car. 
Subaru Outback in California, United States
May 2014 - May 2014
May 2014

81000 mi

US $50
Sunroof motor burned out. 
Subaru Outback in California, United States
Feb 2008 - Sep 2014
Jun 2013

69000 mi
Turbo failure 
Feb 2014

75800 mi
Turbo issues 
Aug 2014

81000 mi
Turbo Failure. 
Sep 2014

82000 mi
CV Boots both torn Power seat switch failing 

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2008 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru Outback in California, United States
Jun 2011 - Jun 2018
Nov 2012

90000 mi
Clutch wore out. Something else broke so extended warranty covered that part and the labor. I had to pay for the parts only for the clutch. 
Feb 2015

119100 mi

US $5700
Cracked a piston ringland. Engine Bearings worn. 
Dec 2015

127000 mi

US $25
CV joint boot cracked and needed to be rebooted. 
Jun 2018

141000 mi
Air pump recall 
Subaru Outback in Minnesota, United States
Feb 2015 - Sep 2015
Mar 2015

79000 mi

US $2300
at 79,000 miles exhaust valves, short block failed. and a new clutch since the engine was out of the car. required a new short block, valve job new clutch. Subaru paid 75% of the engine costs, I paid for the remainder and the clutch parts 
Subaru Outback in Quebec, Canada
Dec 2012 - Jun 2018
Jan 2013

70680 mi

C $1800
misfire cyl 4, replaced rusted ignition coil changed rubber parts - cv boots and other 
Feb 2013

71980 mi

C $100
trunk was not locking - electrical failure. 
May 2013

77500 mi

C $760
changes trailer arms+control arms bushings 
Aug 2013

81840 mi

C $100
check engine light came on - looks like everything is ok after all. 
Nov 2013

86760 mi

C $880
up pipe replaced. still having the P420 code. bringing it to the stealership - hoping that the cat converter will be the issue and that it will be covered by the warranty. 
Dec 2013

86800 mi
had a short in my position lights circuit. they fixed it and replaced the fuse. 
Jan 2014

87800 mi

C $2000
cat converter replaced 
Feb 2015

105400 mi
pcv valve replaced 
Jun 2015

111600 mi

C $500
misfire caused by worn out coil - replaced two rusted coils 
Oct 2015

118300 mi

C $2
drive shaft replaced right front wheel bearing replaced 
Dec 2015

120900 mi
rear defrost fixed - rewelded 
Aug 2016

134540 mi

C $180
Engine light P0456 - change the gas plug 
Oct 2016

136380 mi

C $1400
gas tank replacement 
Jul 2017

150040 mi

C $1800
Replaced head gasket based on advice from a private mechanic. Did not solve the problem, but a further repair at a second garage, some kind of oil relay in the engine (replaced) fixed it. 
Sep 2017

151280 mi

C $500
rear left wheel bearing replaced 
Nov 2017

155000 mi

C $550
radiator blew up - replaced rad 
Feb 2018

158100 mi

C $400
changed a coil; spark plugs, cleaned engine, measured piston pressure 
May 2018

159960 mi
short block replacement 
Subaru Outback in Washington, United States
May 2010 - Dec 2014
Apr 2014

56300 mi

US $330
Engine light was on, apparently due to bad lubrication of the valves. They flushed the old lubricant replaced it with a lubricant / cleaner, then ran the engine at normal temperature, then put normal oil back in. 

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2008 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 148hp 2.0L H4 Diesel 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru Outback in Great Britain
Jan 2018 - Jun 2018
Mar 2018

132000 mi

£500
Drop links replaced. There was knocking and play in them, so they needed replacing, but not an actual failure. 
Apr 2018

132302 mi

£350
Head lamp levelling sensor 
Jun 2018

135000 mi

£512
Condenser and pipe replaced together with recharge 

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2008 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

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

Subaru Outback in United Arab Emirates
Jul 2008 - Sep 2012
Dec 2010

28520 mi

¤1000
Axle boot 
Sep 2012

62000 mi

¤1500
There were leaks in the system. So parts had to be replaced. 
Subaru Outback in Ohio, United States
Feb 2008 - Aug 2015
Jul 2012

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. 
Aug 2015

89000 mi

US $300
Right front CV boot ripped open. 
Subaru Outback in Virginia, United States
Nov 2014 - Nov 2014
Nov 2014

128000 mi

US $100
Both front wheel bearings making noise. Both wheel bearings replaced. 
Subaru Outback in California, United States
Feb 2013 - Apr 2014
Mar 2013

43000 mi

US $100
wheel bearing and front CV boot 
Subaru Outback in Texas, United States
Sep 2011 - Sep 2017
Nov 2011

50000 mi

US $620
CV Joint boot cracked due to heat from catalytic converter. 
Dec 2011

51000 mi

US $550
Replace passenger side front inboard CV boot 
Jun 2012

53000 mi

US $375
Radio amplifier went out. 
Aug 2013

73100 mi

US $100
Hinge on the passenger sun visor broke. Had to install new sun visor. 
Aug 2014

83000 mi

US $1599
A/C compressor was making a loud noise. Bearings going out. Replaced A/C compressor and recharged the system. 
Apr 2015

91300 mi

US $465
Radio amplifier went out. Installed new OEM radio from Panasonic. 
Dec 2015

99000 mi

US $600
Right front wheel bearing was making a noise. Wheel bearing was worn out. Installed a new hub assembly. 
Jul 2016

102700 mi
Passenger sun visor broke. 
Sep 2016

106000 mi

US $135
Accessory drive belt needed to be replaced. 
Subaru Outback in Virginia, United States
May 2012 - Jun 2012
Jun 2012

37000 mi

US $550
Belt tensioner making noise and dealer suggested replacing it. Transmission hum noise was reason for visit and noise is still there. 
Subaru Outback in Washington, United States
Jan 2012 - Jun 2017
Dec 2012

60000 mi
Parking brake light on dash stays on when parking brake lever is fully released. 
Mar 2014

82000 mi

US $1419
Leak from steering rack and pinion boot. Replaced with new rack and pinion. 
Nov 2015

122000 mi

US $2500
Front struts replaced 
Dec 2015

123000 mi

US $375
Sensor for advancing timing 
Oct 2016

134300 mi

US $1100
Smelled burning oil was CV fluid on catalytic converter replaced front CV and shafts 
Subaru Outback in New York, United States
Apr 2012 - Aug 2014
Jul 2012

93300 mi

US $45
VDC,Check Engine, SDrive, Cruise, ABS warning lights on. Car was running and stopping fine. Dealer found P0500 code. Did a road test with scanner found no problems. Cleared codes. Very impressed with this dealer, first time there 4.0. 
Feb 2013

99700 mi

US $340
Humming noise at 55mph, gone over 65mph. No change with road surface, no change with coasting. Suspect rear wheel bearing. Took to dealer, road test and put on lift confirm RR wheel bearing. Replaced, road test noise gone 
Mar 2013

100000 mi

US $100
Fuel gauge dropped to E suddenly.Then check engine, S Drive ABS lights came on. Dealer got CEL P0463 fuel level sensor. Diagnose as per service manual, system has returned to normal, could reproduce condition. Fingers crossed expensive job. 
Aug 2013

105000 mi

US $282
Left rear wheel bearing was replaced. The right was done a few months ago. Kind of figured this would happen. OEM parts are expensive. $149 for the OEM bearing about $90 for a Timken. Going to start doing my own repairs and maintenance. 
Jul 2014

112000 mi

US $245
replace sway bar bushings 
Subaru Outback in Kentucky, United States
Feb 2009 - Jun 2017
Nov 2015

100400 mi

US $700
Both of my cv boots tore open on a cross country trip. In all fairness, all of the off-roading I have done probably helped dry them out more than the avg user. The dealership in Knoxville Tn, did the work. Replaced boots only, not cv joints. 
Oct 2016

109500 mi

US $900
Replaced all of the wheel hub/bearing assemblies. 
Subaru Outback in Texas, United States
Oct 2013 - Jun 2018
Jun 2017

151000 mi
Rear wiper would not park properly 
Subaru Outback in British Columbia, Canada
Apr 2017 - Jun 2018
Jun 2018

106640 mi

C $1500
I brought the car in for scheduled maintenance. They said front and rear brakes were seized and changed calipers front and back, rotors (back only) and pads all around. Unfortunately the noise the brakes were making (occasional loud grinding noise when braking close to a stop) was still there after spending $1500 on brakes. I got a CEL. They said the exhaust is rusty so they would need to change the whole exhaust system at $7500. I paid $11000 for the car. I said no. I will fix it somewhere else. 

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2008 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

170-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru Outback in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2008 - Jul 2013
Jul 2013

68200 mi

C $30
changed vvt valve sensor 
Subaru Outback in New Jersey, United States
May 2008 - Dec 2017
Oct 2008

15000 mi
Airbag warning light came on.  
Aug 2012

94200 mi
Driver side front axle replaced. 
Oct 2013

113500 mi

US $1400
Clutch failed - replaced. It shredded. It had been squealing like a belt slipping for about 10,000 miles, but that was clutch material getting spun around. I thought it was a belt slipping. 
Jan 2014

121700 mi

US $800
Both rear wheel bearings replaced 
Feb 2014

123300 mi

US $350
Airbag dash light stayed dash. Faulty sensor and bulb but had to take a lot apart in order to repair. 
May 2015

146900 mi

US $600
Service engine light came on. O2 sensor bad. 
Jun 2016

185000 mi

US $2100
Head gasket. Also did preventive on timing belt and water pump before needed. 
Aug 2016

185000 mi

US $3300
Head gasket leak caused problem with catalytic converter. Replaced catalytic converter. 
Mar 2017

187000 mi

US $250
Pads and rotors replaced 
Jul 2017

191000 mi

US $550
Replaced wheel bearing 
Subaru Outback in Alberta, Canada
Dec 2007 - Dec 2010
Feb 2008

C $2000
Bearing in center differential ceases due to incorrect install tolerances. Bearing failed, damaging center diff case, assembly and associated bearings. 
Nov 2008

2480 mi
Diagnosed as either second failure of center differential assembly (which was replaced already in Feb 2008) or related transmission failure. Further diagnosis / repair planned for December 2008. 
Dec 2008

2480 mi
Bearings replaced in transmission case due to oil starvation; same failure mechanism as earlier center differential assembly failure. 
Jan 2009

3100 mi
Front differential bearings failed. New diagnosis for all failures is oil starvation given shared lubrication oil supply for all three parts that have failed. Full transmission replaced. 
May 2009

4340 mi

C $60
Poor idle, particularly when coasting to a stop. Revs between 800 and 3000 rpm repeatedly until placed in gear and accelerator pressed. Fixed by reflash of ECU. 
Subaru Outback in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2010 - Aug 2015
May 2011

11460 mi

C $300
Cracked ignition coil, affected by damp. 
Jun 2013

27900 mi

C $350
exhaust 
Oct 2013

29440 mi

C $1800
ignition wires replaced 
May 2014

34400 mi

C $1500
Rods, stabilisers. 
May 2015

40300 mi

C $120
exhaust shield loose 
Jul 2015

40300 mi

C $800
front driver-side wheel bearing replaced for safety certification 
Aug 2015

40300 mi
Gaskets were leaking. Repair was not required for certification. 
Subaru Outback in Texas, United States
Nov 2008 - Nov 2016
Sep 2011

35000 mi
Replaced catalytic converter under warranty 
Mar 2012

36000 mi

US $1600
Replace clutch 
Dec 2013

58000 mi

US $1000
Not sure of details. Wife dealt with dealer. 
Subaru Outback in Delaware, United States
Oct 2007 - Sep 2011
Feb 2008

4000 mi
Rattle, something loose in the rear suspension. 
Subaru Outback in Utah, United States
Oct 2008 - Apr 2017
Jan 2017

80300 mi

US $1800
Needed a new clutch kit including flywheel and throw out bearing. Difficulty changing gears. Problem with hydraulic mechanism.  
Subaru Outback in Maryland, United States
Jun 2008 - Apr 2016
Jan 2014

98600 mi

US $700
Both front inner CV boots torn, CV's contaminated, could not be cleaned and lubed, both CV's too worn. Both front axles replaced with re-man'd axels 
Subaru Outback in Vermont, United States
Mar 2014 - Mar 2016
Mar 2014

100000 mi

US $20
Map light console electrical failure, indicating an airbag error for passenger side. Bought a soldering iron for $20 and fixed the cracked solder joint at the root of the problem. Dealer had wanted $350 for an entire new console. 
Jun 2014

110000 mi

US $450
Front right wheel bearing failure (second bearing in this corner). Replaced at an independent shop using a USA-made bearing with 1-year warranty for less than dealer quote on OEM bearing. 
Jan 2015

120000 mi

US $1001
Clutch release bearing failure, requiring complete clutch job. Replacement bearing was defective, but shop redid the entire job at no cost. 
Mar 2015

122000 mi

US $1023
Clutch release bearing failure. Repair included a complete clutch job. Simultaneous wheel bearing failure (front left and right rear). 
Apr 2015

122800 mi
Ordered Moog sway bar end links with grease fittings online to replace failed OEM links, $45 Replaced all four worn-out struts and strut mounts, $480. Repeat clutch release bearing failure. Replaced with another Subaru bearing, which failed a month later. Replaced that with a Six Star kit which includes an oversize Timken release bearing and a stainless steel sleeve for the input shaft. 
Jun 2015

127000 mi

US $160
Torn CV boot. Replaced whole CV shaft as the 'long-term' solution. In other words, I hope to get two years out of it. 
Jul 2015

127700 mi
Exhaust leak developed right after the third clutch release bearing failure. 
Sep 2015

131000 mi

US $156
Failed exhaust mid-pipe gasket. Shop replaced (1.5 hr), but failed to completely remove all bits of the previous gasket. This lead to a poor fit and no change in exhaust note. Another shop fixed this 'repair' in a third of the time. 
Subaru Outback in New York, United States
Dec 2007 - Jul 2018
Dec 2013

97000 mi

US $1188
This vehicle has a manual transmission. The throwout bearing failed and damaged the clutch fingers. The bearing, the pressure plate, and the clutch disc needed to be replaced. 
Jun 2014

107000 mi

US $1200
I heard noise that sounded like a wheel bearing that got louder as time progressed. Upon closer checking it was found that both a front and rear bearing were damaged. 
Oct 2014

110300 mi

US $400
Valve cover spark plug gaskets began leaking. 
Apr 2015

116200 mi

US $2400
Bearing failure in transmission and  bad universal joint in driveshaft. 
Jul 2015

117200 mi

US $1200
Primary catalyst cracked at exhaust manifold. 
Dec 2015

119000 mi

US $2100
Left front wheel bearing failing. Replaced. Also, had the front struts replaced. 
Oct 2016

129200 mi

US $1600
Control arm bushings, right front lower ball joint, brake pads and rotors all around 
Subaru Outback in New York, United States
Jul 2013 - May 2014
Nov 2013

122000 mi
Passenger heat did not work. Heater core plugged. Opted to do coolant flush with success. Engine oil leaking from sensor. 
May 2014

128000 mi
Took to Subaru certified mechanic to diagnose CEL. Compression, leakdown test, and visual inspection indicates a bad exhaust valve. Quoted $3200-3600 for repairs. Traded car in for 2014 Crosstrek. 
Subaru Outback in Tasmania, Australia
Aug 2014 - Jun 2018
Apr 2015

84620 mi

A $300
replace drive shaft boot (split) 
Jan 2017

85960 mi

A $400
Replacement of front LH wheel bearing. 
Subaru Outback in Nova Scotia, Canada
Jun 2013 - May 2014
Jul 2013

79660 mi

C $350
exhaust leak, custom pipes made to fix problem. Dealer estimate was $1200 
Sep 2013

81220 mi

C $450
Sixth wheel bearing failure on this car. Replaced part non Subaru product. $450 for this repair which seems high but after six replacement, this appears to be the going rate. 
Subaru Outback in Vermont, United States
Apr 2013 - Jul 2013
Jul 2013

105000 mi

US $650
replaced wheel bearings - AGAIN! 
Subaru Outback in Pennsylvania, United States
Jan 2015 - May 2018
Apr 2015

91200 mi

US $250
Right front CV driveshaft was worn/loose. Replaced. I was having difficulty shifting into reverse so the mechanic lubricated the shift linkages 
Jan 2016

US $775
Sway bar replaced. 
Sep 2016

120000 mi
Front wheel bearings needed to be replaced 
Mar 2017

135000 mi

US $200
Replace rusted ball joint 
Jan 2018

141000 mi

US $301
Replace rear brake pads and rotors Replacing wheel bearing assembly 
Subaru Outback in California, United States
Sep 2010 - Sep 2018
Jan 2012

70500 mi

US $50
both tail lights were out, replaced bulbs, not sure if they went out one at a time because I didn't know about it until I got a ticket for both being out 
Jun 2012

53000 mi

US $150
I killed the 4-yr old battery by leaving key in and accessory on for 3 hours. It would jump start but then drain overnight. 
Feb 2015

71000 mi

US $502
Water on passenger side floor mat when A/C was operating. Subaru dealer charged $150 for inspection and applied it all to clearing out clogged A/C drain tube. Loud noise on tight turns, esp when starting up. Dealer tightened my after market belts, told me they were not the correct size and tried to sell me new ones but much less expensive adjustment worked fine. $60. Airbag light flashing intermittently on main panel codes 26 & S8 overhead pass airbag ctrl mod shorting out dlr replaced. I paid for it & complained to Subaru Corp, they promised to reimburse me. Filed complaint w/NHTSA bc common problem. Water on passenger side floor mat when A/C was operating. Subaru dealer charged $150 for inspection and applied it all to clearing out clogged A/C drain tube. I left console light on all night, battery dead in morning, not even clicking. AAA charged up a little to get me started. Dealership did a slow charge and recommended replacing battery but after driving it for a week it was fully charged. Airbag light flashing intermittently on main panel codes 26 & S8 overhead pass airbag ctrl mod shorting out dlr replaced. I paid for it & complained to Subaru Corp, they promised to reimburse me. Filed complaint w/NHTSA bc common problem. Loud noise on tight turns, esp when starting up. Dealer tightened my after market belts, told me they were not the correct size and tried to sell me new ones but much less expensive adjustment worked fine. $60 (survey won't let me add $) 
Jul 2016

78000 mi

US $2200
new radiator hoses, old were soft new axle boots new control arm bushings needed clutch pedal stuck to the floor, bearing was the problem, new clutch installed rather than repaired because of mileage 
Dec 2017

84000 mi

US $650
Power steering fluid pump leaking. Installed new pump. 

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2008 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

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

Subaru Outback in Washington, United States
Jul 2008 - Apr 2016
Apr 2009

15000 mi
Console clock skews one minute fast every one week. Problem went away after the clock was replaced. 
Jul 2009

20000 mi
Squeaks from the driver's seat. 
Apr 2016

87000 mi
CV boots torn. 
Subaru Outback in Idaho, United States
Jul 2011 - Jun 2018
Jun 2018

148000 mi

US $1100
Rack replacement 
Subaru Outback in Washington, United States
Nov 2017 - Jun 2018
Jan 2018

125462 mi

US $1405
Rear hub replacement. 
Subaru Outback in Massachusetts, United States
Feb 2010 - Jan 2014
Jul 2011

59000 mi
Had pictures of the weeping area around the head gaskets. They acknowledged it looked like oil, claimed to have added some additive to the oil to stop HG leaks (first I heard of Subaru sanctioning snake oil additive, so I'm skeptical they did anything). 
Aug 2012

77700 mi

US $50
Replaced both Head Gaskets. If car was started with someone in passenger seat, the Airbag light on the dash would illuminate. Turning the car off and restarting would clear the problem. Rear hatch struts were getting weak. In extreme cold last winter they would not always hold the weight of the hatch. Starting to show symptoms in the warmer weather. 
Subaru Outback in New York, United States
Apr 2009 - Jun 2011
Jun 2009

12000 mi
Water from a.c. was leaking into passenger floor area. The vent was plugged, so the repair just involved blowing out the plugged line to clear out accumulated debris. 
Subaru Outback in Vermont, United States
Jan 2018 - Jun 2018
Jun 2018

105000 mi

US $610
rear brakes  and a wheel bearing 
Subaru Outback in British Columbia, Canada
Dec 2007 - Mar 2011
Jun 2010

9300 mi

C $400
tire pressure sensors corroded and let tires down 
Subaru Outback in Illinois, United States
Aug 2007 - Jun 2018
Nov 2007

3000 mi
Something rattles under the car when going over bumps they have tried fixing the exhaust shield and splash cover with no success . 
Apr 2008

10000 mi
Second unsuccessful attempt to fix rattle under car. 
Dec 2014

104000 mi

US $700
replaced both rear wheel bearings 
Jun 2015

108000 mi

US $300
torn axle boot 
May 2018

128000 mi
rear stabilizer bars replaced 
Subaru Outback in Pennsylvania, United States
Apr 2008 - Mar 2013
Jul 2008

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. 
Aug 2008

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. 
Sep 2008

6000 mi
AC Condenser began dumping water into front passenger footwell. AC drain cleared. 
Jun 2010

21000 mi
TPMS light indicates error in system on long trips (has done so since car was new). Dealer unable to identify problem or any stored codes. 
May 2011

32000 mi
Continuing unresolved problem with blanking audio/climate screens resolved with replacement of center stack screens. 
Jan 2013

58000 mi

US $100
Replace worn drive belts 
Mar 2013

58000 mi
The TPMS system still had a (very) intermittent problem. On occasion, it would indicate a problem on long trips even though none existed. The dealer never replicated the problem, and it was not enough of an issue for me to continue pressing them on it. 
Subaru Outback in New York, United States
Jul 2014 - Oct 2016
Mar 2015

127000 mi

US $600
Broken rear strut 
Oct 2015

129500 mi

US $430
Drive axles were replaced 
Oct 2016

137000 mi
CEL would go on after it rained. 
Subaru Outback in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2008 - Jun 2011
Nov 2008

30380 mi
Left rear wheel bearing shot. 
Apr 2009

46500 mi

C $450
Alternator failed- taking out the battery with it. 
Aug 2009

59520 mi
FWD mode not engaging with spare tire fuse installed-always AWD. Wiring discrepancy undetermined. 
Jul 2010

95480 mi

C $330
rattling at start-up thought to be a loose heat shield but it was the cat. 
Subaru Outback in New York, United States
Feb 2008 - Dec 2010
Feb 2010

40700 mi
Body wiring harness to window controls was crimped. 
Dec 2010

48000 mi

US $100
Very rough idle the day after or when it had rained heavily. No CEL though. Was like running on half cylinders. PCM showed nothing. Dealer couldn't duplicate problem. I suspected a vacuum leak or bad MAF. The dealer didn't bother to look. 
Subaru Outback in New York, United States
May 2008 - Apr 2016
Sep 2008

5000 mi
Rearview mirror was not dimming in dark. Came to have rearview mirror changed out b/c it was not dimming in the dark like it was supposed to. 
Jul 2009

15000 mi
Rear seatbelt won't operate - it won't retract nor extend further than the position it is stuck in 
Apr 2010

23000 mi
Rough ride from engine and transmission extremely hard gear changing Rear passenger seat belt would not operate, it wouldn't retract and wouldn't pull out making it impossible to install a car seat for my kid. They replaced it. 
Sep 2010

26000 mi
Repair to engine computer board. Transmission not shifting properly and about 2miles per gallon OFF of my expected gas mileage. March 2011 update: Fix worked for a while but now 8 MPG lower, need to go back in. 
May 2013

49100 mi
Diagnosed front passenger airbag is not sensing. Light is on continually. I do not think they diagnosed accurately. We have had a continuous problem with electrical on passenger side of car. Rear passenger side door does not auto lock too. 
Aug 2015

69000 mi

US $25
The wheel lug studs broke off while tire place (Costco) was trying to change my tires. I had to take car to dealer to get studs replaced then go back to get new tires put on car. And another stud broke off so back to dealer to change new. 
Oct 2015

69800 mi

US $295
Front inner axel boot split and leaking grease on exhaust, tons of black smoke coming out from under hood on the freeway. Dealer replaced axel boot. 
Jan 2016

74700 mi

US $600
Power steering pump leaking and changed out. They changed out 2 worn belts. Driver side front wheel axle boot cracked and leaking grease. Changed out blown headlight Radio shows it is on but won't work at all, no sound comes out. If I hit a bump sometimes the radio BLARES OUT sound and then comes off again. Must be a loose wire? 
Apr 2016

78000 mi
Replaced cracked front driver's side CV joint that was identified in Dec. Radio/CD player does not turn on nor off except by itself when I hit a bump sometimes randomly. They took out the radio. checked it, says it works and gave me back car but there is still no sound coming out of it, but it does turn on/off. Rear bulb keeps blowing out. Replaced AGAIN, when it was replaced in December. 
Subaru Outback in Massachusetts, United States
May 2008 - Jul 2018
Jul 2009

30000 mi
GPS Nav screen developed lines - has to be replaced - ordered but not yet installed 
Jun 2013

86000 mi

US $600
replaced 1st of 2 wheel bearings 
Jul 2013

86300 mi

US $600
replaced 2nd of 2 wheel bearings 
Jun 2018

142000 mi

US $700
cruise control flashing, check engine light, low tire pressure flashing, flashing radio/heating panel - cruise control and check engine light temporarily fixed (went off) but later came back on 
Subaru Outback in California, United States
Aug 2009 - Jun 2018
May 2016

118100 mi

US $1100
Axle replacement 
Feb 2017

127000 mi

US $600
Front Struts. Front Lower Control Arms. Rear Shocks. Very worn / leaking. Replaced. Rear bearing making lots of noise. Fine after repair. 
Subaru Outback in Michigan, United States
Feb 2008 - Nov 2011
Dec 2008

14000 mi
Loose window seals around both rear doors. 
Subaru Outback in Massachusetts, United States
Feb 2008 - Aug 2010
Jun 2008

6800 mi
Warranty - homeLink mirror failed 
Mar 2010

30000 mi

US $22
Passenger side rear strut is weeping oil around seal. Dealer has ordered two rear struts and will replace under warranty.  Discovered front struts were leaking, had them on hand, and replaced them. 
May 2010

30000 mi
Replaced rear struts. 
Jun 2010

30000 mi
New stop light switch. 
Subaru Outback in New York, United States
Jul 2017 - Jul 2018
Jan 2017

169000 mi

US $100
Windshield wiper motor linkage broken, motor replaced 
Mar 2017

163000 mi

US $300
Rotor replaced, routine maintenance [wheel bearing] Worn part replaced 
Sep 2017

155000 mi

US $300
[wheel bearing] Parts worn, required replacement 
Dec 2017

167000 mi

US $300
[wheel bearing] Worn part replaced 
Feb 2018

172000 mi

US $450
Shocks worn, replaced 
Subaru Outback in Pennsylvania, United States
May 2015 - May 2015
May 2015

95000 mi
Exhaust header broke and had to be replaced 
Subaru Outback in Virginia, United States
Sep 2012 - Jun 2015
Jun 2015

96000 mi

US $1100
back left wheelbearing replacd 
Subaru Outback in Manitoba, Canada
May 2015 - Sep 2018
Jul 2015

83700 mi
Fuel door release cable, failed completely. Fuel filler door had to be manually pried opened. It was rusted out, or cracked. Replaced with new part. It should have been fixed during a safety inspection before it was transported. 
Dec 2015

86800 mi

C $2334
Left drivers side head gasket leaking engine oil. Left drivers side head gasket leaking engine oil at oil pressure line. Replaced both head gaskets, water pump, timing belt set. Replaced coil pack due to engine stall and P0301 P0302 codes. Repaired exhaust leak near cat. converter. 
Jan 2016

C $220
Check engine light on. P0420 received from ecu. Problem found at Oxygen sensor near catalytic converter. Wrong part found for engine type. Installed new o2 sensor for SOHC engine. 
Apr 2016

89060 mi
Right front balljoint with free play movement. 
Jul 2016

90200 mi
Both control arm bushings were badly torn. stabilizer bar bushings broke apart when removed. Replaced both. 
Sep 2016

91760 mi
Both sides rear Trailing arm bushings 
Jul 2017

100440 mi

C $600
exhaust leaking at gasket. replaced exhaust pipe 
Nov 2017

102920 mi

C $180
Rear driver side wheel bearing humming noise. Replaced wheel bearing assembly. 
Jan 2018

103602 mi

C $150
Replaced Ignition Coil Pack again after it was replaced in 2015. Engine cyl. #1, 3, 4 misfire and check engine light was on, including cruise light and tract. ctrl light Scan Codes P0303...etc 
Mar 2018

105400 mi

C $150
Check engine light on. Scan came up with P0420 and EGR valve. Car running ok, but gas mileage is badly affected. EGR valve to be replaced 
Jun 2018

107880 mi
Replaced both front strut assembly Replaced 1 worn alternator belt (serpentine) and as a preventative 1 ac belt 
Sep 2018

109740 mi
Replaced front left wheel bearing hub assembly Humming noise coming from left side 
Subaru Outback in British Columbia, Canada
Dec 2011 - Jun 2018
Feb 2012

55180 mi

C $370
Replaced struts and springs but original strut top was bad. The bearings were worn. I am now waiting for parts because the other side needs replacing also. 
Mar 2012

55800 mi

C $100
Other strut tower replaced. An after market transmission cooler was also installed. We live in a mountainous region and travel with big loads. 
Jul 2013

70740 mi

C $1100
Rear wheel bearing replaced 
Apr 2014

83980 mi

C $300
Rear wheel bearing failure 
Feb 2015

100620 mi

C $475
Replace front left and right wheel bearings for the second time. 
Apr 2015

102300 mi

C $2100
Timing belt,idler pulleys, water pump,thermostat,heads resurfaced,pcv valve, plugs. All necessary gaskets replaced. 
Mar 2016

112220 mi

C $1200
Struts and hats replaced. Rear hats rusted tbrough. 
Jun 2017

121520 mi

C $4700
After market tensioner failed, timing belt broke, bent valves. New heads with cams and valves, timing belt kit, gasket kit, thermostat, new coolant and oil. 
Nov 2017

125240 mi

C $900
All discs and pads replaced. Front calipers and brake lines replaced. Brake system flushed. 
Mar 2018

127720 mi

C $82
Took me about 30 minutes to replace high/low beam headlights. Dielectric grease on all electric contacts. 
Subaru Outback in Ohio, United States
Dec 2011 - Jun 2015
Jan 2013

74000 mi

US $106
Check engine light came on, found O2 sensor had failed (replaced) and found VVT solenoid was leaking (removed and resealed). oil pressure switch was leaking and was replaced: coolant cross over was leaking so gaskets were replaced: replaced piston pin seal 
Feb 2013

74500 mi
replaced a leaking head gasket and several leaking transmission fluid lines that could have been part of the earlier repairs 
Dec 2014

93000 mi

US $1776
Replace front cv joints. Replace rear wheel bearings. 
Subaru Outback in Pennsylvania, United States
Oct 2012 - Oct 2013
Oct 2013

91000 mi

US $340
rocker covers and spark plug tube seals were leaking oil. 
Subaru Outback in New Hampshire, United States
Nov 2012 - Jul 2014
Dec 2012

76000 mi

US $45
head gasket leaking remote starter wouldn't hold programing remote starter failed to work again 
Subaru Outback in Connecticut, United States
Nov 2010 - Apr 2014
Aug 2013

93300 mi

US $1300
Replacement of cv joints and boots 
Dec 2013

99000 mi

US $3800
Head gasket replacement Front right differential bearing had to be replaced, was told ( by dealer repair shop) it was cheaper to replace the entire transmission than to dismantle the transmission to replace the individual bearing. 
Apr 2014

99000 mi
Right front wheel bearing began to make a low noise, traded car for 2014 Outback 
Subaru Outback in South Australia, Australia
Feb 2015 - Jul 2015
May 2015

68200 mi
Reversing lights not working, also due for 6 month service 
Subaru Outback in Michigan, United States
Sep 2012 - Mar 2017
Aug 2014

72200 mi

US $2000
Blower motor and regulator Drive belt and power steering pump Bushing 
Jan 2015

63500 mi

US $300
Front and rear wheel bearings 
Sep 2015

90000 mi

US $500
Oil sensor 
Sep 2016

108000 mi

US $1500
105k maintenance, worn ball joints, end links. 
Subaru Outback in New Jersey, United States
Apr 2013 - Sep 2018
Aug 2013

62000 mi

US $750
Replaced rear struts and springs 
Dec 2013

67000 mi

US $68
Replaced inner small axle clamps due to minor leak 
Jan 2014

83000 mi

US $120
Replaced battery 
Oct 2014

84200 mi

US $350
Replace driver side axle due to to torn axle boot 
Feb 2015

85000 mi

US $300
Replaced leaking oil pan gasket 
May 2015

93000 mi
Replaced front passenger side axle due to torn CV boot Replaced rear passenger side bearing Vibration at idle when in drive after replacing front passenger side driveshaft. Shop is investigating cause. Repair not successful yet. Still investigating 
Dec 2015

102000 mi
Replaced driver side rear bearing. Loud hum from rear 
Feb 2016

104300 mi
Front right axle replaced last April 2015 with brand new after market axle. That axle failed and replaced with Subaru rebuilt axle 
Apr 2016

106700 mi

US $2400
Replaced head gaskets, spark plug seals, timing belt and water pump, spark plugs, misc seals etc 
Sep 2016

114301 mi

US $109
Replace left front differential oil seal Repair dash rattles related to replacement of passenger side air bag Repair oil leak on front right differential oil seal 
Oct 2017

139000 mi

US $102
Replaced front brake pads and rotors 
Subaru Outback in Michigan, United States
Feb 2015 - Sep 2015
Mar 2015

113000 mi

US $50
One of the oil sensors has failed and had to be replaced. 
Subaru Outback in Nova Scotia, Canada
Feb 2011 - Sep 2012
Jul 2011

97420 mi

C $520
Wheel alignment and all new rubbers on sway bars. 
Subaru Outback in New Mexico, United States
Apr 2015 - Apr 2015
Apr 2015

99000 mi

US $450
power steering hose leaking 
Subaru Outback in Michigan, United States
Nov 2011 - Jun 2018
Jul 2013

61700 mi

US $1500
Head gasket oil leak 
Oct 2013

65000 mi
0457 code appeared again after reset; replaced gas cap. Also, new code P0420 appeared for first time. Replaced gas cap. Codes continued, replaced catalytic converters under warranty. 
Oct 2014

72700 mi
Replaced left & right front lower control arm rear bushings. Replaced sway bar link. 
Feb 2015

76000 mi

US $1000
Replace rear struts with only 76k miles on the car. 
Jul 2015

79500 mi

US $391
engine mount (torque rod) bolts - one missing and one falling out RF inner axle boot torn. Axle shaft removed and CV boot kit installed after shaft and related parts cleaned Heat shield rattle, adjusted best as possible, replacement in the future will be needed 
Sep 2016

90000 mi

US $550
Replaced torn front axle boot.  Replaced four rusted and noisy heat shields. The mechanic said this heat shield issue has been a Subaru issue for years with no design fixes from the company. 
Apr 2017

95000 mi

US $1059
REAR SWAY BAR links replaced Front pads and rotors, brake fluid. 
Subaru Outback in Wisconsin, United States
Mar 2011 - Jul 2018
Aug 2013

80100 mi

US $201
Dealer replaced airbag sensor for drivers seat. 
Jul 2014

99700 mi

US $1087
Both OSV diagnostic switches were leaking oil so I had them replaced. $201. 
Oct 2014

103700 mi

US $700
CV boots on both front driveshafts had split. I could have waited longer but decided to get it done before winter. I elected to replace both front driveshafts, at a cost of $460 with a lifetime parts/labor warranty. While the driveshafts were being replaced, my mechanic noticed that brake pads on one side were wearing unevenly. I elected to replace both front calipers, rotors and pads at a cost of $250 (no labor charge). 
Dec 2015

122000 mi

US $2190
Replaced all 4 struts, stabilizer linke, etc. Had alignment done also. Factory original parts had finally worn out. $1,275. My mechanic discovered a crack in my exhaust system. So I had him replace the middle resonator pipe + both mufflers. $425. Mechanic discovered the rear brakes calipers had caused pads to wear unevenly. Replaced rear calipers, rotors, pads. $490. 
Apr 2016

126500 mi

US $3100
Head gasket replacement + valve job, necessitating the engine being removed from the car. Symptoms: oil seepage to exterior of engine + blowing back onto exhaust. New timing belt and spark plugs installed when the engine was re-assembled. Front brake pads and rotors were worn out. Right front caliper was sticking and not releasing properly. Both front calipers, rotors & pads replaced. $811 
Nov 2017

149000 mi

US $200
Had mechanic replace one of the O2 sensors which was causing a persistent "check engine" light. 
Subaru Outback in Massachusetts, United States
Feb 2011 - Apr 2012
Mar 2011

42000 mi

US $50
Hard shifting from low to second gear with a noticable sound but it coud not be duplicated at the dealer 
Subaru Outback in New Hampshire, United States
Oct 2016 - Dec 2016
Oct 2016

205000 mi

US $1000
Bad spark plug wires, poor ignition, resulting in bad cat converter. Replaced all. 
Nov 2016

205000 mi
Massive oil leak out of nowhere! Main seals gone, head gasket suspect. No overheating yet, just a matter of time. Upon research, it's a common problem. I'm lucky to get 207,000 miles out of it! I think this is the end..... 
Dec 2016

205000 mi
The Subaru is done. She gave her last on Route128, left to be unceremoniously towed by the Mass State Police. Because of the main seal leak, weird ignition problems, and 211k miles, I had to give her away... She will be missed! 
Subaru Outback in District of Columbia, United States
Mar 2011 - Jun 2018
Dec 2013

63000 mi

US $315
Had to replace the rear bushings on the front control arms and the swaybar end links. (Drove over massive speed bumps for 3 years...) 
May 2014

65900 mi

US $100
Slight leak from the front differential. Problem was fixed with a new seal. 
Subaru Outback in New York, United States
Jun 2011 - Jun 2013
Oct 2011

46000 mi
Lid on console had come loose 
Subaru Outback in Indiana, United States
Mar 2011 - Dec 2012
Apr 2011

51000 mi

US $450
Car was making noise and not running smooth. could not go over 15 miles an hour.  
Aug 2012

78100 mi

US $300
Engine light kept coming on.Placed on computer, no problems but light still on. 
Subaru Outback in Iowa, United States
May 2015 - Jun 2018
Dec 2015

97000 mi

US $1000
Front right wheel bearing needed to be replaced. 
Jun 2016

108000 mi

US $2200
Head gasket replacement and timing belt/water pump replacement 
Sep 2016

112000 mi

US $600
Front ball joint replaced. Oil pressure switch leaking and replaced. 
Dec 2016

115000 mi

US $191
Severe leak from right side cam seal. Replaced seal plug. 
Feb 2017

118000 mi

US $415
Hole in Y pipe. Replacement of length from resonator to ends of Y pipes and gaskets. 
Jul 2017

125020 mi

US $491
Left front wheel bearing replacement 
Mar 2018

135000 mi

US $170
Realigned front passenger window 
May 2018

136723 mi

US $1021
Left front inner tie rod Left front/rear sway bar links Left front inner CV boot Lower radiator hose replaced Alignment with all other parts replaced 
Subaru Outback in Washington, United States
Jul 2011 - Jun 2015
Dec 2011

32000 mi
Fuel smell in interior at idle, mentioned at 30k checkup, indie shop examined and tightened all fuel connections, several were loose. No more smell! 
Subaru Outback in New Hampshire, United States
Apr 2016 - Sep 2018
May 2016

77500 mi

US $221
Engine running rough. Replaced ignition wires. Check engine light on. Replaced dirty oil (these early May/June repairs all related to pre-sale of car when it sat at the dealership for many, many months over the winter and early post-sale issues needing resolution. Partial success: 75K-mi. service not done after sitting for many months before sale: Replaced PCV valve; Trans. & Diff. Service; Brake fluid; Oil change, Coolant Low; Radiator Outlet cap dry cracked & leaking. Dealer towed to fix. 
Jun 2016

79000 mi
FR & FL Axle Assembly Shafts, possibly caused by other dealer(which also suggested $3,500 in unnecessary repairs). Control Arm Bushing Front Rearward, worn but done now because axle being done. 
Jul 2016

80000 mi

US $244
Added muffler cement to Y section of center exhaust. Air bag light on. Replaced Upper Air Bag Module & Lamp Assy Map Driver's Seat Belt not retracing properly. Replaced. 
Oct 2016

85976 mi

US $89
Car towed to shop after owner noticed smoke/vapors from under hood. Replaced Driver's side VVT sensor (leaking) and degreased area. Found center exhaust leaking at "y" section - should be replaced. 
Nov 2016

86516 mi

US $400
Replaced Center exhaust pipe, gasket, bolts, etc. - was leaking at rear "y" section (previously noticed by mechanic) 
Mar 2017

95285 mi

US $65
Check engine codes: found Evap system leak and Right oil stiching valve solenois malfunction. Possible issue with VVT solenoid valve. Gas cap coming off hard. Replaced previous replacement gas cap. Threads in filler neck work. Sanded threads so opening works better. 
May 2017

100117 mi

US $440
Found code for Neutral switch system. Possible issue with inhibitor switch failing. Would need shift cable as cable adjuster is rusted/siezed. Body creaking noises. Replaced front sway bar end links; lubed front & rear sway bar bushings. Found LF wheel bearings noisy. Body creaking noises. Replaced front sway bar end links; lubed front & rear sway bar bushings LF wheel bearings noisy. Replaced LF wheel bearing/hub assembly. Car does not start at times; no click. Possible ignition switch failing. 
Jun 2017

100813 mi

US $143
Replaced ignition switch after car not starting at times. 
Jul 2017

104470 mi
Replaced broken gas cap and strap. For squeaking noise sprayed driver's side axle at the transmission w/grease. R side oil ipressure switch - VVT Pressure Switch (replacing one already replaced on 9/6/16) 
Aug 2017

106614 mi

US $270
R&R Radio/Heater Control Panel - checked power, ground circuits (OK malice Tightened power wire connector Front catalytic converter leak - crack between 1st & 2nd rib in flex pipe previously installed on 12/20/16. Replaced pipe under factory parts warranty, part cost covered by Subaru. Swapped Oxygen sensors Rubber transmission cooler line leaking at radiator. Replaced clamp and cleaned area. Replaced RR Shock & upper mount 
Jan 2018

116777 mi

US $207
Replaced RR wheel bearing/hub & axle nut 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. 
Feb 2018

117304 mi

US $56
VVT circuit pressure switch 
May 2018

122902 mi

US $33
Checked hesitation driving at times. Found light engine ping at times, ignition timing drops from app. 30 degrees to app. 15 degrees on accel. Condition possibly fuel related?  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) 
Jul 2018

126000 mi

US $320
RR outer brake worn to limits; other pads app. 3/4+ worn. Replaced Front brake pads; cleaned & lubed sliders; machined rotors. Replaced 1 brake caliper slider pin. 2 Fixes: 1-Replaced radio/audio/climate control center unit with a refurbished one bought by car owner ($235 of the total), after extended intermittent cutting in and out.  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. 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. 

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2008 Subaru Outback 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder automatic AWD

Subaru Outback in California, United States
Feb 2008 - Mar 2010
Mar 2008

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 4-door

4-cylinder manual AWD

Subaru Outback in Massachusetts, United States
May 2011 - Aug 2011
Jul 2011

58000 mi

US $350
Wheel bearing replaced passenger side front. Also replaced sway bar links and busings. 
Aug 2011

60000 mi
3/4 transmission syncro replaced. 

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2007 Subaru Outback

Engine not specified

Subaru Outback in Idaho, United States
Dec 2011 - Dec 2012
Dec 2012

43000 mi

US $2000
Head gasket failure. Ridiculous. Not buying one of these again! 

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2007 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

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

Subaru Outback in California, United States
Mar 2008 - Jun 2014
Oct 2013

60595 mi

US $700
Replaced control arm bushings (torn) and sway bar bushings (torn). Replaced control arm bushings (torn) and sway bar bushings (torn). 
Subaru Outback in Washington, United States
Apr 2014 - Dec 2014
Nov 2014

49900 mi

US $660
Turbo wastegate hose blocked, causing serious lack of power and surging. Ten hours required for diagnosis and repair. 
Subaru Outback in Connecticut, United States
May 2011 - Dec 2013
Jun 2012

66000 mi

US $750
rear links needed to be replaced and all four struts 
Mar 2013

81000 mi

US $450
The radiator needs to be replaced 
Oct 2013

93000 mi

US $1400
The front right and the two rear wheel bearing were replaced. And the front ABS sensor was also replaced 
Subaru Outback in Illinois, United States
- Feb 2009
Sep 2006

40 mi

US $26000
Arm Rest 
Mar 2008 Replace front right CV joint 
Dec 2008

120000 mi
Creaking Hatch 
Feb 2009

26000 mi
Remote Start 20 degrees F or colder, cause car alarm to go off when car is unlocked 
Subaru Outback in Virginia, United States
Dec 2008 - Jun 2018
Jan 2011

39000 mi
Rough idle and occasional Check Engine Light during periods of below-freezing temperatures. Dealer diagnosed issue as a leaking intake gasket. Ordered part. 
Feb 2011

39000 mi
Parts ordered during previous trip were installed. 
Jun 2012

52000 mi

US $250
Right front CV boot ripped, CV axle and boot replaced. 
Mar 2015

96000 mi

US $235
Replaced drivers side front CV axle/boot 
Mar 2016

110000 mi
Adjusted new belts to relieve squealing sound on vehicle start; also state inspection, oil change, and air filter replacement 
Mar 2018

140000 mi
Routine wear-and-tear replacement of brake pads and rotors (front). 
Subaru Outback in Kenya
May 2014 - Sep 2014
Sep 2014

58900 mi

$9000
The steering has a knocking sound when on a rough terrain. 
Subaru Outback in New York, United States
Oct 2011 - Dec 2011
Dec 2011

118000 mi

US $2700
The car is 2007 Subaru Legacy 2.5 SE 5spd manual. The transmission housing and fork need to be replaced on 118,000. SOA does not want to admit manufacturing defect on the housing. The original clutch outlived the housing 

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2007 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru Outback in California, United States
Aug 2012 - Jul 2014
Jan 2013

69000 mi

US $1700
Clutch replacement. Brought in due to stiffening clutch. Lining wore out. They recommended changing out the entire thing (flywheel, pressure plate, etc.) and I did it. 
Jun 2013

76000 mi
Driver door jammed shut and wouldn't open. Dealer quoted removing the door panel but recommended first lowering the window and using a coat hangar to manually release latch. I tried this and the door resumed operating normally. 
Nov 2013

86300 mi

US $750
Replaced driver side front wheel bearing 
Jun 2014

96000 mi
Hard starting, checked battery and voltage was low. Battery replaced by dealer under warranty. 
Subaru Outback in Oregon, United States
Nov 2008 - Sep 2018
Nov 2011

71700 mi

US $80
Engine would very occasionally not start when hot. After cooling down, no issue. Shop replaced a relay but admit it was not a definitive root cause 
Dec 2011

72000 mi

US $300
left rear strut leaking fluid. Both read struts replaced 
Oct 2014

104300 mi

US $500
Rear Left Wheel Bearing failed Front left DOJ boot torn and leaking grease 
Mar 2016

120000 mi
TPMS sensors needed replacing due to battery life failure 
Jan 2017

110700 mi

US $325
Oil Cooler O-ring leaking : had it replaced.rnHad oil pan re-sealed. Car was losing oil. 
Mar 2017

134000 mi

US $435
Radiator hose sprung a leak, detected due to steam coming from under the hood. Hose was replaced and fluids topped off gasket failed on air intake manifold to turbocharger. Resulted in loud roaring noise when turbo boost kicked in. Took dealership quite a bit of trouble-shooting to narrow down the failure. On replacing the gasket, the pipe connecting turbo air intake to main air filter intake cracked and had to be replaced too. No issues with turbo itself 
Aug 2017

138000 mi
Shop made a mistake on previous repair to turbo : they forgot to attach a clamp connecting the high pressure turbo hose to the throttle body. Resulted in a whining sound on turbo boost and some loss of power. Simple fix to get a new hose and clamp and reattach 
Jan 2018

143000 mi

US $667
Radiator top tank had crack, entire radiator replaced Rear sway bar end links were loose, had play in them. Replaced them 

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2007 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

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

Subaru Outback in Quebec, Canada
Nov 2014 - Jun 2018
Mar 2015

96100 mi

C $171
Check engine light was on but source was inconclusive so it was reset by the mechanic. 
Oct 2015

100120 mi

C $300
Rear tie-rod end had to be replaced  along with a CV joint boot. 
Dec 2015

101680 mi

C $350
Replaced 2 rusted brake lines. 
Mar 2016

103540 mi

C $900
- Replaced front driver wheel bearing - Alignment - Brake maintenance - Oil change 
Jul 2016

107260 mi

C $800
One muffler (H6 has 2) and the Y pipe in the rear. 
Oct 2016

106360 mi

C $800
Y at the end of pipe had to be replaced 
Dec 2016

109740 mi

C $250
Serpertine belt and two pulleys had to be replaced. Regular maintenance for a car of that age. 
Jan 2017

101680 mi

C $2500
Brakes, discs and calipers were all replaced. 
Mar 2018

117800 mi

C $340
A radiator hose punctured because of poor design. Overtime, direction part rubbed on hose causing a puncture. 
Jun 2018

122140 mi

C $1053
Rotten brake lines and broken caliper 
Subaru Outback in Pennsylvania, United States
Jul 2016 - Jul 2016
Jul 2016

119000 mi

US $150
Stabilizer bar bushing, CV axle & boot 
Subaru Outback in California, United States
Dec 2010 - Oct 2012
Nov 2011

42000 mi
Torn CV boot replaced. 
Jul 2012

50000 mi
Replaced torn CV boot. 
Subaru Outback in Queensland, Australia
Feb 2016 - Apr 2017
Mar 2016

120900 mi

A $30
had no radio, no central locking, no inside light. Turns out i had a blown fuse under the hood marked MAIN FUSE witch is why i could not find it myself. 
Subaru Outback in Tennessee, United States
Sep 2013 - Jun 2018
Jul 2016

66200 mi

US $655
Inner CV joints boots leaking grease. Both axle assemblies replaced with remanufactured parts. 
Subaru Outback in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2007 - Jun 2018
Sep 2011

54560 mi

C $310
Rear stabilizer rod replaced. Rear stabilizer mounts 
Jan 2013

71920 mi

C $110
Replaced tie-rod ends. 
Jul 2015

105900 mi

C $600
Rear wheel bearings.  Front tie rods. 
Dec 2015

108500 mi

C $50
Idler pulley failure. Lost all the ball bearings and was just dangling there. No power steering or brakes. Dealer closed, so I performed the repair myself.  
Feb 2018

128340 mi

C $350
Rear stabilizer bar bushing replacement. 
Jun 2018

130200 mi

C $220
Year old tire had belt separation. Tire dealer replaced under tire warranty. 
Subaru Outback in Virginia, United States
Dec 2006 - Apr 2016
Sep 2013

45000 mi

US $950
Tie-rod end  CV joints 
Sep 2014

60000 mi
Rear wheel bearings worn out 
Apr 2016

66000 mi
Fan belt, pulley, etc. 
Subaru Outback in Maine, United States
Dec 2010 - Mar 2015
Sep 2011

62000 mi

US $400
Link arms and bushings were worn out and were replaced. 
Sep 2012

81000 mi
Fuel door wouldn't open via the release inside the car. Took two trips to fix it, a fairly minor adjustment I wasn't charged for. 
Dec 2012

84000 mi

US $600
CV joint torn, so they replaced the right front axle. as it comes in a unit with the CV joint. 
Dec 2013

102000 mi

US $800
CV joint torn. 
Feb 2014

109000 mi

US $250
Belt pulley tensioner broke, leading to loss of power steering and alternator charging. Car was towed to dealer, where one pulley was found broken and another "squeaky." Both tensioners replaced. 
Nov 2014

117000 mi

US $2000
Left rear wheel bearing shot. Rotors and pads worn. Wheel bearing replaced and rotors turned. Pads replaced. Rear trailing arm bushings worn out. New bushings pressed in. 
Jan 2015

117000 mi

US $200
Door lock fuse kept blowing out, problem was traced to broken wires in the harness leading to the hatch. Wiring harness to the hatch replaced, problem solved. 

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2007 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

175-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru Outback in Illinois, United States
Sep 2011 - Jul 2017
May 2012

86800 mi

US $2729
head gasket, and things associated with its removal. water pump, thermostat, hoses, oil, plugs. 
May 2013

99200 mi

US $1200
struts were in bad shape, left front shock was broken. all 4 were replaced. 
Jul 2017

143000 mi

US $900
Airbag recall wheel bearing noise, bearing was replaced Boot torn, axle replaced sway bars leaking and replaced 
Subaru Outback in Minnesota, United States
Jul 2012 - Dec 2014
Aug 2012

105000 mi

US $400
Right front wheel bearing replaced 
Jun 2013

116000 mi

US $900
Replaced front axle shafts 
Subaru Outback in Colorado, United States
Jan 2011 - Jan 2015
Jun 2011

80000 mi

US $3200
Head gaskets replaced, 100000 mile maintenance performed 
Subaru Outback in New York, United States
Oct 2011 - Aug 2013
Dec 2011

58000 mi

US $385
I brought the car in to have the inner axle boots replaced (nears the trans.) and it was discovered that the head gaskets were leaking oil externally. Head gaskets and timing belt changed under warranty while the axle boots were replaced. 
Mar 2013

70000 mi
Rear gate lock failed noisy rear wheel bearing 
Subaru Outback in Colorado, United States
Aug 2011 - Feb 2015
Jan 2012

62000 mi
Heat shield on exhaust was falling off Hood would not close 
Aug 2012

67900 mi
Hood would not close 
Jan 2014

82000 mi

US $580
Replaced left front axle Oil leak. Oil pressure sensor leak 
Aug 2014

88500 mi

US $800
Yet another CV axle 
Feb 2015

91000 mi
Cylinder heads needed replaced, timing belt, idler pulleys 
Subaru Outback in South Australia, Australia
Nov 2010 - Jul 2018
Jul 2012

48980 mi

A $250
cat heat shield cracked 
Aug 2012

49380 mi

A $1100
cylinder head gasket replaced 
Mar 2013

53320 mi

A $155
The radiator upper hose was cut by the fan, not fan belt. Not much separation between the hose and fan, and with time, the hose moved to contact the fan. 
Jul 2013

55380 mi

A $1100
gasket cylinder head replaced 
Jun 2016

73160 mi

A $400
replaced inner CV boot damaged wire in tailgate, so no power to reverse lights replaced radiator hose 
Dec 2016

76260 mi

A $500
top radiator tank pipe split, top radiator replaced timing belt tensioner leaking oil - replaced 
Mar 2018

83700 mi

A $1000
Replacement of clutch. Had been slipping for a while. 
Subaru Outback in Colorado, United States
Jan 2017 - Jun 2017
Jun 2017

113000 mi

US $135
Check engine light came on - code read that is was either the #1 spark plug, wire or ignition coil pack. Turns out the spark plug wire was arching to the ignition coil pack (I found that out after replacing the coil pack thinking it was the oldest part of my car.) Car working after that for a week now check engine light back on again. 
Subaru Outback in Idaho, United States
Oct 2009 - Feb 2013
Dec 2009

38000 mi
Thermostat stuck, probably due to sitting out in sub-zero temps. Needle on temp gauge started rising on trip from Salt Lake to Boise. Shut car down, called Roadside Assistance. Car towed back to dealer in SLC on Sunday, part replaced on Monday. 
Jan 2010

64200 mi

US $150
Radiator cap failed during long trip, car started to overheat and was shut down. Towed to nearest dealer and replaced under warranty. 
May 2010

45000 mi
Cooling system became overpressurized during a long trip. Third time this happened, previous times the dealer said it was a faulty radiator cap. This time, a block test was done, and both head gaskets had to be replaced. 
Sep 2012

67000 mi

US $100
Seal around RF hub and bearing had disintegrated, bearing needed to replaced. CV joint on LF axle was tearing. 

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2007 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

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

Subaru Outback in Maine, United States
Jul 2013 - Oct 2014
Sep 2014

119000 mi

US $100
Exhaust Mid Pipe 
Subaru Outback in Pennsylvania, United States
May 2012 - Sep 2018
Jun 2016

75000 mi

US $589
Severe tire wear on outside edge. Removed/replaced both front lower control arm bushings. Replaced two badly worn tires. 
May 2017

82011 mi

US $589
Front struts were worn and leaking fluid. Struts were replaced. 
Aug 2017

86000 mi

US $180
Rear brake backing plates had rusted and swelled, causing scraping against the brake rotors. 
Jun 2018

90000 mi

US $112
Check-engine light on, cruise light flashing, no cruise control. Fault code P0037. Tested O2 sensor and found it faulty. Did not repair - need part. 
Subaru Outback in Wisconsin, United States
Feb 2012 - Mar 2017
Dec 2012

118000 mi

US $130
Replaced two bushings on rear stabilizer bar. 
Aug 2015

125000 mi

US $921
two new front axles 
Subaru Outback in Massachusetts, United States
Oct 2011 - May 2014
May 2011

28000 mi

US $900
frozen rear brake caliper, replaced both sides, rear only, brakes and rotors 
Mar 2014

52000 mi

US $700
HVAC blower and resistor replaced.  Leaking transmission cooler line replaced. Rear brake pads and rotors replaced. 
Subaru Outback in California, United States
Nov 2012 - Nov 2013
Dec 2012

84000 mi
rear right window had developed severe wind noise. Although new rubber seal was installed it still makes noise when window is lowered and raised, must be non OEM parts. I've had problems with the door gaskets on past subaru as well. 
Subaru Outback in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2013 - Dec 2017
Mar 2015

61380 mi

C $1200
Wheel bearings worn and had to be replaced. Valve cover gaskets leaking. 
Jun 2015

65720 mi
lower arm control bushings replaced wheel bearings 
Subaru Outback in Vermont, United States
May 2011 - Mar 2012
Jun 2011

79000 mi

US $140
Left rear wheel bearing failed, replaced hub assembly before total failure 
Mar 2012

101000 mi

US $121
right front wheel bearing assembly 
Subaru Outback in Pennsylvania, United States
Nov 2012 - Dec 2013
Dec 2012

115000 mi

US $650
Both front drive shafts had to be replaced due to split rubber boots 
Dec 2013

123000 mi

US $950
replaced one front axle again due to rubber boot split 
Subaru Outback in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2013 - Dec 2016
Sep 2013

50220 mi
CEL light came on after a 4500 mile trip. May have been bad gas. CEL reset and has not come back on. Husky gas used for first time. Gas is known to have hight ethanol content. 
Dec 2013

53940 mi

C $800
Replace plugs and wires 
Mar 2014

57660 mi

C $150
CEL 0420 catalytic converter recommended replacement, I declined and will replace oxygen sensors. 
Apr 2014

57760 mi

C $65
cel 0420 again. Cleared but reappeared after 500 km highway use. Filled with high test and CEL has gone out. 
Sep 2014

58900 mi

C $60
CEL 420 Shop recommended cat replacement. This should be covered by Subaru warranty will take it to dealer. 
Nov 2014

60700 mi
Catalytic convertor replaced under warranty. 
Feb 2015

63240 mi

C $70
Oil pressure sensor replaced as the old one was leaking. 
Sep 2015

68200 mi

C $300
fluid change, belt replacement, CV boot,  cat heat shield 
Dec 2015

74400 mi

C $500
Replace distributor 
Subaru Outback in Connecticut, United States
Oct 2006 - Nov 2011
Nov 2006

4000 mi
Sunglass holder did not operate correctly. 
Jul 2008

31000 mi
Bad rear wheel bearings, Warranty extended to 100K on wheel bearings, known problem 
Subaru Outback in Washington, United States
Dec 2007 - Jun 2018
Jan 2015

71200 mi

US $127
AC not working. Diagnosed and replaced defective relay. 
Subaru Outback in Alberta, Canada
Aug 2010 - May 2013
May 2011

35960 mi

C $2550
Noticed oil leak. Mechanic determined problem was head gasket. Replaced gasket ($2100) & timing belt ($300). Missed warranty period on this by 4 months! 
Subaru Outback in Florida, United States
Jun 2010 - Feb 2017
Oct 2010

61000 mi
replaced noisy front wheel bearings. Did not charge me anything. Factory paid dealer to replace. Known OEM supplier problem so factory policy is to replace bad bearings in first 80,000 miles.  
May 2011

68400 mi

US $214000
front right C/V shaft/axle booting held C/V joint. grease had hole and grease was sent everywhere in engine compartment and on front exhaust system pipes. Replaced assembly with aftermarket product. This is bad unit/need to use OEM. 
Jul 2011

71000 mi

US $200
replaced after market junk cvjoint/axle on front driver side with used excellent OEM unit. Now car runs like new and problem solved, but will have to sue original shop to get my money back. 
Apr 2012

82500 mi

US $85
replaced bad alternator. owner paid, out of warranty. 
Nov 2012

88000 mi

US $125
front CV joint boot broke and heavy grease released. Replaced boot and grease with factory rebuild kit. Typical Subaru issue in hot climate. 87,000 miles on car. Front C/V joint boots known tofail around 60-100 thousand miles in hot climat. 
Subaru Outback in Vermont, United States
May 2009 - Mar 2010
Jun 2009

44000 mi
Bad wheel bearings. Replaced one side. Other side not in stock. Ordered other wheel bearing. 
Jul 2009

46000 mi
Installed other wheel bearing. 
Dec 2009

53000 mi
DRIVE SIDE FRONT WHEEL BEARING WAS EXTREMELY NOISY. THIS SAME WHEEL BEARING WAS REPLACED LESS THAN 10000 MILES AGO. 
Subaru Outback in Texas, United States
May 2007 - Mar 2010
Apr 2009

22000 mi
TPMS reflash 
Subaru Outback in North Carolina, United States
Jan 2007 - Aug 2016
Mar 2012

53000 mi

US $400
Front right CV Joint Boot failed, grease everywhere. Replaced both front axles. On picking up car after axle replacement, noise and vibration at idle and while driving. Shop kept car to diagnose. Finally decided problem was transmission mount. Mount replaced. Guess that it was going bad and axle work caused failure. 
Mar 2013

64000 mi

US $250
Took car in for 60k service. While replacing spark plugs they noticed valve cover gaskets leaking oil. Replaced gaskets. Also noticed oil leak at head gasket, will have to replace those in future. 
May 2013

66000 mi

US $700
Replaced head gaskets that were leaking oil. Machined heads and replaced timing belt, water pump, etc (not included in $1300 price) while they were at it.  At the end of repair, they found a leak from the radiator, they replaced at no charge. Took car in for highway noise - rear wheel bearings were bad. Replaced. 
Nov 2014

81000 mi

US $225
Coolant level low. Radiator that was replaced last year is leaking already. Parts covered under warranty. Had to pay labor. 
Subaru Outback in Pennsylvania, United States
May 2009 - Apr 2010
Apr 2010

20000 mi
hard shift 2nd to 3rd, engine runaway then slam in to gear 
Subaru Outback in Quebec, Canada
Jan 2007 - Apr 2018
Sep 2007

6200 mi
Since the car was new the braking seemed to be subpar. It felt like there was no good gipping between pads and rotors. i had to press hard on the brake paddle for the car to slow down. The front rotors were warped. Dealer put new rotors. 
Oct 2007

6200 mi
The radio was replaced because since the car was new all the preset staions would be erased after car parked overnight in cold weather. 
Nov 2007

6200 mi
Vibrating noise was coming from the fron suspention when driving over bumps at low speed. Dealer replaced rubber gaskets on the foront sway bar. The problem was solved. 
Mar 2008

13020 mi

C $480
Warped front rotors again. Dealer blamed me for driving the car to hard and refused to change rotors. In reality i baby this car. I went to specialized tuning garage. The problem was the pads. New rotors and pads. Car stops ALOT better now. 
Sep 2010

37200 mi

C $380
The rear brake started make grinding noise. Problem is uneven rotors wear. New rotors and pads. The car stops better now. 
Oct 2010

38440 mi
Noise from the rear end. Two rear wheel bearings were shot. Where replaced on warranty. 
Nov 2010

38750 mi
Check engine light:P0028 - Intake valve control solenoid circuit performance bank 2. The valve was leaking oil. The valve on the left side was leaking oil too, but was not giving any codes. Dealer replaced both of them on warranty. 
Dec 2010

39060 mi
Since the car was new it was hesitaing and then jerking into motion on acceleration from a stop sign as if the rear wheels were trying to catch up. Now it got worse. Dealer has never heard of this problem but sais it's normal! 91 gaz helps 
Mar 2011

40300 mi

C $35
ATF small leak. ATF was leaking from ATF radiator inlet hose and pan gasket. Hose is no longer on warranty, but gasket is. Clip on hose was tightened and gasket replaced. I had to pay for ATF refill, fluids are never covered by warranty. 
Dec 2011

47120 mi
The two vents in the dashboard next to the side windows started rattling - first the one on the left and then the one on the right. It is intermittent. Comes and goes. 
Jan 2012

49600 mi

C $85
Both accessoty belts were cracked, had gouges and were very dry. They supposed to last to 100000km, but i had to replace them at 80000km. 
Jul 2012

53100 mi
When the car rolls, i can hear rythmical scraping noise from the front right wheel. 
Sep 2013

60760 mi
did spark plug replacemen. Whn i removed the spark plugs, discovered there was lots of oil coming from the head gusket in two spark plags well. The other two were ok. Too expansive to fix. Install new spark plugs and did nothing else. 
Nov 2013

62000 mi
In the winter airbag warning light comes on. The problem is the passenger airbag light in the overhead panel, it is not soldered correctly. Dealer wanted 500$ to change whole madule. I told the dealer to get lost, soldered it myself for 0$. 
Jan 2014

47120 mi
Check engine came on and cruise light was flashing. Restarting the engine did not help, but the problem went away by itself. 
Apr 2016

75840 mi

C $1500
Front brakes seized again.  While repairing brakes the mechanic noticed cracks on the timing belt-accessory belts, timing belt, pump was replaced. Also the passenger window got stuck in the down position-the problem was that bolts got loose. 
Aug 2016

77580 mi

C $800
both rubber boot on the front drive axles cracked at the same time. The mechanic did not recommend keeping the old axels so new boots and new axles were installed. 
Sep 2017

83700 mi

C $500
The brakes seized for the 4 or 5th time. The discs needed to be changed.  The rattle from the sway bar returned.  Automatic door lock on the front passenger door stopped working.  Now there is a new strange thing happening with the fuel gauge - when i feel up, the gauge shows only the tank half full, i need to re start the engine for the fuel gauge to show the full tank. 
Apr 2018

89900 mi

C $500
the sliding pins in the brakes were bent. how did this happened i have no idea. I drive absolutely normally. The busing on the sway bar needed to be changed again because the bar was rattling. And one of the bolt joins needed tom be changed. 
Subaru Outback in Oregon, United States
Oct 2006 - Mar 2010
Subaru Outback in North Carolina, United States
Feb 2011 - Aug 2015
Mar 2011

41000 mi

US $629
Power steering jumpy / jittery when turning and "clunk" at full turn while sitting still. Dealer found TSB 04-13-09 which descrbed issue. TSB says valve can be replaced - dlr. said can't, replace entire pump! $629 vs. $100.  
Feb 2014

84500 mi

US $2350
Head Gasket leak 
Sep 2014

88000 mi

US $625
Wheel bearing right rear failed 
Mar 2015

91000 mi

US $1500
Head gaskets leaking 
Subaru Outback in Michigan, United States
Mar 2016 - Apr 2017
Aug 2016

132000 mi

US $900
Head gaskets replaced 
Subaru Outback in Illinois, United States
Sep 2015 - Apr 2017
Sep 2015

120000 mi

US $600
One cylinder misfired error,  no electrical power in hatch, turn signal breaker problem, miscellaneous light bulbs burned in dashboard. 
Subaru Outback in Idaho, United States
Nov 2015 - Jun 2018
Sep 2016

100000 mi

US $300
center section exhaust pipe. 
Feb 2018

107500 mi

US $750
All drive belts,water pump, related parts. 
Subaru Outback in New Jersey, United States
Nov 2015 - Sep 2016
Jun 2016

175000 mi

US $900
I got CEL for engine solenoid. Subie botched repair. Started to leak oil at solenoid. They tightened it twice then said it was a distorted head at the lip. Needed head replacement, $1500. Subaru paid $300. That would be the 5 Th head gasket replacement. 
Sep 2016

175000 mi
Transmission began to moan louder and shift sluggish stop to 1st. Cut my loses and sold it. Lots of problems through years. Expensive timing belts. Glad to be gone. 
Subaru Outback in Colorado, United States
Jan 2014 - Sep 2015
Jan 2014

108000 mi

US $90
Faulty solder joints in overhead console circuit board. Resoldered several joints, a common fix for the problem found on subaruoutback.org Replaced transmission filter and flushed transmission. Unsuccessful attempt to fix a problem with jerky upshifts when transmission cold. 
Nov 2014

111900 mi
Cold air blowing from right dashboard vents when heat on. Flushed heater core. 
Jul 2015

116300 mi
Oil leak oil pump and or oil pan. tightened oil pan bolts. 
Subaru Outback in Nova Scotia, Canada
May 2015 - Jun 2015
Jun 2015

164300 mi

C $4000
Engine seized while driving on highway. Very common problem. Dealer sees this all the time. Subaru has a new/warranty short block fix for $1,500 (part #10103AB820) Still need gasket set and labor. ALL NEWER SUBARUs BURN OIL 
Subaru Outback in North Carolina, United States
Jun 2014 - Jun 2018
Oct 2014

89300 mi

US $1
Leak at reservoir hose to power steering pump connection. Replaced hardened o-ring at connection. Note, pump was sucking air due to failed o-ring causing foaming of fluid at reservoir and loss of power steering functionality. Rear window wiper not working. Found broken wires where harness goes from car into liftgate due to repeated flexing. Repaired wires to restore functionality. 
Nov 2014

90700 mi

US $170
Plastic header tank on radiator developed leak at seam. Replaced radiator. A/C condenser developed leak at high pressure fitting. Had to replace condenser. 
Aug 2015

104800 mi

US $25
Left rear power window motor stopped working. Replaced motor with one from wrecker. Examined original motor and discovered one brush was sticking. Fixed sticking brush and motor is now okay. Will keep for spare. 
Apr 2016

113800 mi
No FM reception. Both wires to FM booster (located in hatch) were broken at hinge. Spliced in repair sections of wiring. 
Oct 2016

129200 mi
Slow leak between lower radiator hose and thermostat housing. Removed hose and discovered aluminum housing had corroded. Polished off corrosion and re-attached hose. 
Dec 2016

134000 mi

US $350
Replace right rear wheel bearing due to vibration. 
Feb 2017

135000 mi

US $1600
Blown head gasket. Also replaced water pump, timing belt, idlers, and spark plug wires as part of 'routine' maintenance. 
Aug 2017

141000 mi

US $488
Replaced front right wheel bearing. 
Subaru Outback in Ohio, United States
Nov 2012 - Jun 2017
Nov 2013

70000 mi

US $540
Rear strut mount went bad, elected toy have both rear struts and mounters replaced. Rear stabilizers went bad and were replaced. Shift cable failed, 
Aug 2015

87000 mi

US $350
Replaced axle due to perished boot. 
Sep 2016

98000 mi
Left rear wheel bearing replaced 
Jan 2017

103000 mi

US $250
Brakes done. 
Jun 2017

110000 mi

US $1500
Multiple items replaced due to wear. Including a half shaft, and multiple front end components. Half-shaft replaced. 
Subaru Outback in Alberta, Canada
Feb 2012 - Dec 2016
Jun 2013

128960 mi

C $258
Broken oil pressure sensor caused catastrophic oil leak. Replaced both left and right side sensors. Check engine light would come on intermittently at cooler temp or wet conditions, apparently a symptom of failing sensor. 
Aug 2013

132060 mi

C $370
Leaking valve cover gaskets caused spark plug misfire- valve cover, rocker cover and spark plug gaskets replaced. torn CV boot on passenger side 
Jun 2014

145700 mi

C $170
cracked porcelain insulator on spark plug, caused misfire 
Jan 2015

152300 mi

C $4655
persistent low-oil problem caused by leaking sensors caused catastrophic engine failure. Engine had to be replaced. 
Feb 2015

153140 mi
timing belt broke (wrong one for engine), bent 3 valves 
Feb 2016

163740 mi
Lost power to rear hatch door lock, rear wiper was also not working correctly (failed to complete full sweep). Problem was in wiring boot at top passenger side, two wires fully broken, at least six others with broken insulation. 
Jun 2016

170500 mi

C $860
Problem manifested as 2-cylinder misfire when engine was hot. Module was deemed faulty & replaced, did not correct. Slight adjustment to valve clearance resolved it. Very difficult to diagnose since it had to be hot to show up. 
Sep 2016

176700 mi

C $400
2-cyl intermittent misfire continues, dealer was unable to determine the cause and deemed it irreparable. 
Nov 2016

176700 mi
Chronic engine misfire deemed to be undiagnosable. Car is not reliably driveable and has been parked since Nov 2016. Will likely require rebuild or replacement. 
Subaru Outback in Michigan, United States
May 2017 - Jun 2018
Jun 2017

120000 mi
Check engine light is on. Evap code is set. Fuel tank is visibly leaking. Cruise control does not work when CEL is lit. Cost to replace tank is estimated at $715 at the outside. 
Aug 2017

128000 mi

US $250
Rodents built nest on top of fuel tank, which eventually caused the tank to rust through. Replaced fuel tank and gas cap. Fuel pressure vent solenoid in fuel tank was faulty, setting check engine light. Replaced with new solenoid. Updated June of 2018: We've had no problems with stalling or refusing to start since the solenoids were replaced. Despite all of the problems we've encountered with this car, the vehicle performs spectacularly in snow and mud. So much so that we would purchase another. Bad catalytic converter. Replaced two front CATs. 
Sep 2017

128000 mi

US $150
Check engine light is still coming on, although we have discovered that keeping the fuel tank more than 3/4 full will prevent the OBD II test from being run and the light will not come on. Code found for Fuel Pressure Relief Solenoid on engine manifold. Car will not start and idle after fill ups and stalls in intersections when the weather is over 70 degrees. Technician at the local shop says new3 solenoid will probably fix it. Also discovered leaking brake lines at right rear wheel. This vehicle has already undergone the recall repair for this item so the cost is mine. 
Oct 2017

129300 mi

US $59
We had the Pressure Relief Solenoid replaced yesterday. Bought the part for $59 on eBay and my mechanic felt sorry for me and installed it for free. We think we might have the stalling issue solved but we won't know until next summer, as it only happened with the outside temperature in the 80s and 90s. 
Subaru Outback in Maine, United States
Sep 2014 - Oct 2014
Oct 2014

120000 mi
sudden brake failure when brake line broke due to rust and fluid immediately drained. 
Subaru Outback in Connecticut, United States
Oct 2012 - Dec 2016
Oct 2013

70500 mi

US $83
cracked exhaust pipe just upstream from cat brake line inspection--for corrosion 
May 2015

94000 mi
Rusted exhaust pipe from cat to mufflers. Welded crotch of the Y to the two mufflers. 
Jul 2015

95200 mi

US $500
Replacement of major parts of exhaust system 
Nov 2015

101000 mi

US $1200
Replacement of two halfshafts due to boot tears, lube loss 
Feb 2016

104000 mi

US $425
Upstream O2 sensor failed. Check engine light on. 
Apr 2016

106500 mi

US $1640
Worn belt tensioner/idlers; worn belts, $700 Worn rear rotors, pads and calipers, $940 
Nov 2016

113000 mi

US $2450
Head gasket oil leak 
Subaru Outback in South Carolina, United States
- Feb 2009
Nov 2008

26000 mi
Left bearings had to be replaced--covered under warranty 
Feb 2009

29500 mi
Right front bearings had to be replaced--also covered under warranty 

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2007 Subaru Outback 4dr Sedan

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

Subaru Outback in Virginia, United States
Feb 2014 - Jun 2018
Oct 2015

129700 mi

US $600
right & left ball joints, sway bar end links, job made more difficult due excessive corrision. 
Dec 2015

132000 mi

US $700
transmission cooler failure 
Jun 2016

144000 mi

US $3900
blown head gasket resulting in over heating 
Oct 2016

145700 mi

US $650
Extreme vibration caused by drive axle problems unique to Subaru. Engine mounts replaced along with r/f axle. 

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2007 Subaru Outback 4dr Sedan

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

Subaru Outback in Quebec, Canada
Mar 2017 - Jun 2018
Dec 2017

97960 mi

C $350
Worn rear brake 

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2007 Subaru Outback 4-door

4-cylinder automatic AWD

Subaru Outback in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2007 - Mar 2010
Nov 2007

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

Engine not specified

Subaru Outback in California, United States
Apr 2014 - Jul 2014
May 2014

80500 mi

US $300
Poly rib belt failed. It should have been done at 75K, but I let it slip 
Subaru Outback in Maryland, United States
Jul 2015 - Jul 2016
May 2016

113100 mi

US $3728
Typical head gasket issue. Subaru paid $750 toward repair. Again right around 90,000 

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2006 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

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

Subaru Outback in Colorado, United States
Nov 2010 - Jun 2018
Dec 2010

62000 mi
Subaru replaced the computer as there was a known issue (TSB). The computer was replaced at no cost to me.  
Jun 2011

67000 mi

US $582
Brakes and CV joint boots 
Nov 2011

72000 mi

US $200
Bad Panasonic stereo was causing battery drain and the battery kept dying. They replaced the entire stero unit and that has fixed the problem so far. 
Jan 2014

81200 mi
Throw out bearing and clutch replacement 
Dec 2017

90000 mi

US $1500
Timing belt, front end alignment & maintenance 
Subaru Outback in California, United States
Mar 2010 - Oct 2014
Apr 2012

56000 mi

US $16
Rt front low beam headlight burned out. Easy to change in a few minutes. 
Subaru Outback in Washington, United States
Nov 2010 - Jul 2018
Jul 2013

71000 mi

US $5285
Fuel injector failure caused a burned exhaust valve. Engine-out rebuild of valves and cylinder heads performed. Replace damaged CV Joint boots with new boots 
May 2017

104557 mi

US $442
Car was handling poorly and making noise going over bumps. Replaced front sway bar bushings and end-links. Replace rear end-links. 
Feb 2018

111000 mi

US $131
HVAC and radio buttons stopped responding. Replaced OE stereo and HVAC control unit with a used/junkyard part. 
Jun 2018

114503 mi

US $398
Wheel bearing was making a lot of noise, especially at highway speed. It was found to be faulty and replaced with a new unit. 
Subaru Outback in Colorado, United States
Jan 2011 - Feb 2011
Feb 2011

59200 mi
Turbo replaced. Repair covered by the factory 6 mi./60k powertrain warranty. Turbo replaced. Repair covered by the factory 6 mi./60k powertrain warranty. 
Subaru Outback in California, United States
Mar 2013 - Mar 2015
Nov 2013

120000 mi
Replaced ignition coil for one of the cylinders to fix an intermittent rough idle problem. 
Jul 2014

129000 mi
Replaced power steering pump 
Aug 2014

129500 mi

US $250
Replaced the turbo in order to fix an oil leak (warranty maneuver). Replaced driver-side sun visor. Replaced speaker in driver's door. 
Dec 2014

132000 mi
Replaced power steering pump (again). This one was making a whining sound. Third one's a charm. Disassembly of radiator precipitated a break in a hose attachment piece. Could not re-attach, had to replace radiator. 
Mar 2015

135000 mi
Replaced Oil Cooler seal to fix oil leak. Replaced front driver side CV Boot 
Subaru Outback in Colorado, United States
Nov 2015 - Dec 2015
Dec 2015

113000 mi

US $550
repeatedly generated a code and went into limp mode 
Subaru Outback in Connecticut, United States
Sep 2008 - Oct 2012
Oct 2008

32000 mi
Steering brace and steering pump failed. 
Apr 2009

44000 mi

US $420
Removal of Damaged Heat Screen. Dealer said probably deformed by engine heat. Awaiting part. 
May 2009

44000 mi

US $137
Replace damaged heat shield with new part. 
Sep 2010

65000 mi

US $360
SWAY BAR AND BUSHINGS REPLACED.  ONE HEADLIGHT REPLACED. 
Oct 2011

77700 mi

US $550
Alternator died. Had battery sensor warning but it was misdiagnosed, so I just made it to a repair place. 
May 2012

83800 mi

US $420
Battery low, replaced. Faulty alternator, replaced just a few months ago, proved to be actual problem. No parts warranty since the earlier repair was done while out of state. 
Jul 2012

86000 mi

US $250
Third repair of a defective alternator shown by check engine and brake light indicators. Repair cost about $250, with the rest covered by defective part warranty. I believe this is a general part defect. 
Aug 2012

86300 mi

US $360
The passenger side CV joint was broken. This required a new CV joint and axle replacement and alignment. 
Subaru Outback in Florida, United States
Aug 2013 - Jul 2018
Sep 2013

61000 mi
Rear wheel bearing noise. Was noticeable at highway speeds Subaru of America paid for the repairs. 
Oct 2013

61700 mi

US $1591
Had the car inspected prior to buying, several things came up. Had them fixed after I purchased the car. Needed new CV joint,  oil cooler oring, timing belt, brake pads, labor. 
Jan 2018

122000 mi

US $3000
The engine removed from the car and was taken apart to replace all the seals as it was leaking oil horribly. The oil would fall on the exhaust pipe and burn. Smoke then entered driving compartment. Also they replaced the all the vacuum hoses since alot of them were worn, cracked and leaking. 

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2006 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 250hp 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru Outback in Kansas, United States
Mar 2011 - Sep 2015
Sep 2014

62000 mi

US $700
Front brakes were close to failure, service manager recommended repair/replacement of some parts. 
Subaru Outback in Massachusetts, United States
Mar 2010 - Mar 2017
Jun 2011

69000 mi
Intermittent loud squeal from rear while in motion. It takes some distance at highway speed to start so dealer has not yet observed the noise, but they're making a good effort to replicate it. 
Oct 2012

79300 mi

US $300
Sway bar end links and rearmost bushings on front LCA worn out. Replaced end links & bushings. Bushing wear caused some cupping of tires but not enough to warrant tire replacement (phew). 
Jun 2013

83000 mi

US $5800
Two cracked exhaust valves in #2 cylinder, most likely due to bad work done by dealership. 
Nov 2013

85100 mi
Adjustment to improve drivability of recently installed clutch 
Jan 2014

85500 mi

US $200
Front O2 sensor replaced to fix surging idle. MIL did not illuminate. Shop reported that sensor was unusually difficult to remove. 
Jun 2014

89000 mi
Leaking inner front CV boot. Replaced boot. 
Sep 2014

91000 mi

US $600
Replaced shocks & struts to correct rapid rear tire wear. Replaced other front inner CV boot. 
Jan 2017

89000 mi

US $1100
Clutch again. Lining wore out within about 30k miles. I think there was something wrong to cause such rapid wear (shuddered a lot even when new), but mechanic couldn't find an obvious cause. Clutch fork was cracked but they didn't think that did it. and front stabilizer endlinks. 

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2006 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

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

Subaru Outback in British Columbia, Canada
Dec 2007 - Aug 2008
Jan 2008

26040 mi
Replace a defective ONR rear hub bearing. 
Subaru Outback in Ohio, United States
Nov 2008 - Dec 2012
Jul 2010

74000 mi

US $65
Code P1844 - Lower Clutch Pressure Fault Cleaned electrical connections and cleared code. If problem returns they'll need to drop the pan and check electrical connections in transmission. If that fails, they will have to replace valve body. 
Subaru Outback in Massachusetts, United States
Oct 2014 - Nov 2014
Nov 2014

179000 mi

US $300
Check engine light came on. Bad O2 sensor 
Subaru Outback in New South Wales, Australia
May 2012 - Jun 2018
Aug 2012

42160 mi

A $209
Engine had coolant smells and showed loss of coolant from bottle and low level in radiator. Problem was not solved with thorough coolant flush and new coolant. Radiator cap rubber showed wear marks. Replaced cap with new one. 
Sep 2013

52700 mi

A $140
Cracked LHS inner CV boot expelled grease all over LHS catalytic converter and LHS exhaust pipe. 
Dec 2013

55800 mi

A $48
Drivers door-open switch on c post broken by the seatbelt buckle caught when closing the door. 
Sep 2014

62000 mi

A $130
RH Front inner CV boot leaking. Replaced with after market brand. 
Jun 2015

66340 mi

A $85
Oil leaking from AVCS gasket for solenoid and pressure sensor. Cleaned area and ordered new gasket. 
Sep 2015

68200 mi

A $20
Oil leaking from rear of heads. Cleaned area and found AVCS control valves source of leaks. Removed valves and replaced the 19mm Orings. No more leaking. 
Dec 2015

70060 mi

A $120
Transmission vibration for a few seconds or short rough shudder of transmission mostly in a straight ahead direction. ATF oil changed at 100,000km to Dexron 111. This had to be swapped to Castrol ATF 'J' to stop the problem. 
Feb 2016

71920 mi

A $300
Shudder continues in transmission even with new Castrol J fluid. ATF fluid changed to Idemitsu ATF-HP 8-litres on recomendation of independent long term Subaru repair shop. Loud wheel bearing noise. Shop changed left front bearings. 
Feb 2017

79360 mi

A $4
Oil leaking from rear of heads again. Replaced 19mm O rings on AVCS valves. Using Neoprene O rings but these are unsuitable for the high temperature. No O rings available from dealer. Dealer practice is to replace the whole valve. His price for the valve is too high. 
Mar 2017

79360 mi

A $10
Tie rod end rubber boot broken- Possibly by wheel alignment shop when toe in was readjusted.. 
Jul 2017

83700 mi

A $338
Drive system variable vibration under load problem for over a year. Thought it was transmission. But solved with replacement of LHF CV joint shaft assembly with new genuine Subaru (NTN) unit. Old unit had worn inner CV only from lack of grease due to garage fitting wrong boot at 85,000km. RHF CV is fine and had genuine boot change at 100,000km not loosing any grease.. 
Oct 2017

84320 mi

A $10
Transmission lever locking intermittently and ABS light comes after brake operation and Cruise control turns off. Multiple brake pedal operations required to get transmission unlocked. This got worse over a few months. Eventually after not using the car for several weeks the problem became nearly permanent. After disconnecting battery and unplugging ABS and wheel sensors plugs and cleaning fault reduced a little. Then found brake pedal switch plug was slightly oxidised. Plugged this in and out 5 times and problem has been fully cured. 
Dec 2017

85560 mi

A $50
Transmission unable to move out of park intermittently and Cruise control off intermittently. Replaced foot brake switch. 

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2006 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

175-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru Outback in South Dakota, United States
Feb 2007 - May 2011
May 2009

106000 mi

US $697
also had passenger CV boot replaced. 
Nov 2009

131000 mi

US $452
replaced rear drivers wheel bearing 
Sep 2010

142000 mi

US $301
I had the driver's side half shaft replaced. The CV boot was torn. 
May 2011

147000 mi
TSB said to come in and get ECM reflashed. 
Subaru Outback in New York, United States
Feb 2013 - Oct 2015
Jun 2014

78000 mi

US $500
replaced front transaxles Replaced rear swaybar 
Subaru Outback in New York, United States
Oct 2006 - Jun 2018
Aug 2006

5000 mi
New spark plugs/wires. Apparently they got wet and the car was misfiring. Covered under warranty. 
Jul 2012

67200 mi

US $355
inner cv boots almost worn through 
May 2013

72500 mi

US $300
Lower control arm bushings and sway link end. 
Sep 2014

80000 mi

US $325
Y pipe rusted through. Rust cut out and repaired/replaced with new pipe section. 
Feb 2015

81000 mi

US $875
Front drivers side caliper stuck, lubricated and new pads installed. Power steering pump working intermittently. Pump replaced. Clutch fluid bled and flushed. Starter was sluggish and grinding upon cold start. Starter replaced. 
Jun 2015

84000 mi

US $20
Exhaust heat shield rattling. Welded and repaired. 
Sep 2015

88000 mi

US $200
sway links replaced 
Oct 2017

92200 mi
Noticed on visual inspection that both rear brake lines are badly corroded. Have decided to park it until It warms up and I can change them. 
Subaru Outback in Minnesota, United States
Nov 2008 - Jun 2017
Aug 2010

40000 mi

US $210
Air conditioning was working poorly and compressor was cycling on and off every few seconds. Found that it was low on coolant. Recharged the coolant. 
Jul 2013

66700 mi

US $690
All drive belts (except timing belt) were cracking and needed to be replaced. Oil Oil pressure sensors on both cylinder banks leaking. Replaced sensors. left side CV joint boots cracked and leaking grease. Replaced left side drive shaft, CV joints, and boots. 
Nov 2013

70000 mi

US $300
Right side CV joint boots cracked and leaking grease. Replaced right side drive shaft, CV joints, and boots. 
Jun 2014

75000 mi

US $185
Replaced right front axle seal 
Jul 2014

75200 mi

US $350
Intermittent engine misfire under load at low RPM. Sometimes would produce check engine light. Found two spark plug wires with above spec resistance. Replaced all plug wires and now works fine. 
May 2016

88000 mi

US $720
Left and right front CV joints, half shafts, and boots replaced with new new Subaru parts. 3 years ago the same work was performed at a Subaru dealer using remanufactured parts.They began to fail a year ago. 
Subaru Outback in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2011 - Nov 2013
Nov 2011

109640 mi

C $400
Rear wheel bearing exhibited loud whining noise. 
Subaru Outback in New Jersey, United States
- Sep 2009
Sep 2009

940775 mi

US $240
replace RF axle shaft  
Subaru Outback in Illinois, United States
Oct 2015 - Sep 2017
Oct 2015

83000 mi

US $1200
inner right half shaft boot right strut dead. 
Dec 2015

89000 mi

US $400
Poss Moisture intrusion in plug wires causing misfires. Problem seems to have cleared up, but waiting to see... 
Aug 2017

109000 mi

US $100
Engine is starting to use oil at a higher rate 
Subaru Outback in Pennsylvania, United States
Aug 2013 - Jun 2018
Oct 2013

80300 mi

US $460
Replaced left rear wheel bearing 
Aug 2015

104000 mi
Replace accelerator pedal. 
Jan 2016

113000 mi

US $136
Power steering pump failed. Replaced power steering pump. 
Jul 2016

118700 mi

US $52
Check engine light intermittently comes on. Check codes. codes point to a problem with catalytic converter. Trying better gas. 
Dec 2016

126000 mi

US $498
Car loosing power, check engine and cruise light on. Cleaned catalytic converter. Lost power again soon after. Replaced rear shocks. 
Jan 2017

1280000 mi

US $800
Car Had no power. Replaced catalytic converter. 
Sep 2017

141000 mi

US $95
Power steerng pump failed. Replaced pump. Replace rear brake pads 
Subaru Outback in Oregon, United States
Jan 2017 - Jun 2017
Apr 2017

107 mi

US $450
Check Engine Light. Stutter when accelerating. Replaced coil and spark plug wires. 
Subaru Outback in Lithuania
Apr 2016 - Apr 2017
Jul 2016

116560 mi

$200
cracked radiator replace CV boot torn to pieces. Boot replaced. 
Subaru Outback in Massachusetts, United States
Oct 2011 - Jan 2018
Jul 2012

89500 mi

US $369
Replace axle 
Feb 2013

96000 mi

US $1863
Replace center differential bearings and transfer case 
Jul 2013

99700 mi

US $612
Alternator not functioning. Replaced. 
Jan 2014

97500 mi

US $15
Headlight bulb replacement. 
May 2014

115000 mi

US $798
Replaced both front wheel bearings (worn). 
Jun 2015

123000 mi
Replace ball joint Replaced loose sway bar bushing 
Jul 2015

124000 mi

US $354
Misfire in a cylinder. Removed, cleaned, and replaced fuel injector. Update: Problem recurred less than a month later. Passenger air bag indicator fault; replaced map light/air bag indicator assembly. 
Aug 2015

124700 mi

US $279
Replaced ignition coil. 
Sep 2015

126000 mi

US $10
Replaced headlight bulb. 
Nov 2015

127100 mi

US $385
Replaced rear wheel bearing - hub assembly and ABS sensor. 
Jun 2016

133000 mi

US $737
Replaced dry/cracking drive belts (2). Trailing arm bushings were worn and separated from the metal arms. Replace bushings. 
Apr 2017

141536 mi

US $100
Free and lubricate a stuck caliper 
Aug 2017

146244 mi

US $279
Replaced ignition coil to address two cylinders misfiring. 
Oct 2017

147704 mi

US $10
Replaced R headlight bulb. 
Nov 2017

148695 mi

US $2091
Replaced catalytic converter; also replaced a leaky Y-pipe in the exhaust system. 
Dec 2017

149268 mi

US $1224
Replaced right rear wheel bearing. Replaced battery. Replace front brake pads and rotors. 
Subaru Outback in Virginia, United States
Nov 2014 - Nov 2014
Nov 2014

117000 mi

US $4800
Transmission stuck in 5th gear (even when shifter was in neutral). Used transmission replaced the damaged one. Oil leak from drain pan. 
Subaru Outback in Connecticut, United States
Jun 2009 - Jun 2011
Dec 2009

48000 mi

US $335
Left front strut. 
Jan 2010 Rattle from loose heat shields. 
Mar 2010

57000 mi

US $595
Front sway bar and links. Rear wheel bearings. 
Aug 2010

65700 mi

US $700
Car was misfiring. Replaced coil, wires, plugs and performed other routine maintenance.  

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2006 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

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

Subaru Outback in Alabama, United States
Jul 2016 - Jun 2018
Sep 2017

95000 mi

US $67
replace oxygen sensor that was the cause for Check Engine Light illuminating. 
Subaru Outback in Ohio, United States
Jul 2010 - Mar 2014
Feb 2014

61000 mi

US $1040
Replace front axles. Also replace battery (8yo) and light bulb. Also wiper blades and oil change. 
Subaru Outback in Ohio, United States
Apr 2010 - Jun 2018
Jun 2010

14000 mi
I took the car in for rattling noise. They told me that the heat shield was rusted out and needed to be replaced for over $800! Can't believe it since I usually keep my Subarus for 8+ yrs and never had this happen before. Took car back in to look at the heatshields. There was no rust problem. The problem is the pads inside the heatshields which cannot be repaired without replacing the heatshields. Why can't they replace the pads only and save the enviroment 
Jul 2010

14000 mi

US $107
Shifting bushing replaced. Car wouldn't start because sensor didn't know it was in Park. Paid extended warranty deductible. Again, dealer said the problem was because I don't drive the car enough! This is my 4th Subaru, this is BS. 
Oct 2012

19200 mi

US $1000
Replaced brakes and rotors, alignment, something with the fuel injection. 
Dec 2012

20000 mi

US $144
Headlights replaced plus rear wiper since I was there. 
Dec 2013

24000 mi

US $33
Tire had to be remounted due to corrosion on wheel. This is a consistant problem I have run into with the last 2 Subaru Outbacks (1998 and 2006) 
Dec 2015

27000 mi

US $750
O2 sensor failed. Replaced spark plugs, and while it was there had all systems flushed and fluids replaced. 
Jun 2016

28000 mi

US $500
2nd exhaust sensor was bad. 
Jan 2017

21500 mi
Again, check engine light and cruise control light. Replaced battery after less than 2 years. Check engine light came back on a few days ago for a short time. I am always told that I don't drive enough. lol 
Jan 2018

30000 mi

US $500
Starter replaced 
Subaru Outback in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2010 - Aug 2017
Jul 2011

39260 mi

C $900
car overheated in traffic - we brought it home and took it in after the long weekend; repair shop identified faulty relay motor and 2 faulty rad fans+motor assemblies; test/tune A/C also did oil chg at same time. $700 parts and $200 labor 
Nov 2012

48240 mi

C $645
oxygen sensor(threading stripped) was causing check engine light to be on and disabled cruise control;(400) also, battery needed replacement (200) and swapped snow tires on (45) chk eng lt had been on and off problem for months; now fixed 
Mar 2015

62620 mi

C $300
replace rt rear sway bar link replaced battery - mechanic tested old one and recommended replacement 
Jul 2015

63740 mi

C $1100
alternator needed replacement exhaust sensors x 2 
Nov 2016

74400 mi

C $300
ventilation fan motor and housing replacement - parts 165 $CDN and labour $100 and taxes. Old motor was buzzing/failing - hence replacement. 
Jun 2017

77500 mi

C $200
replaced rad hoses that were soft 
Aug 2017

78410 mi

C $1752
r&r rack & pinion// both outer tie rod ends//then alignment/ then safety certificate right front drive shaft 
Subaru Outback in New Jersey, United States
Oct 2009 - Mar 2016
Dec 2009

41000 mi

US $10
Shudder when shifting and vibration at certain speeds. 
Jan 2011

55000 mi
#4 cylinder head gasket leaking . Replaced under 60k 5 year powertrain warranty 
Aug 2012

81700 mi

US $600
replace both rear wheel bearings 
Sep 2012

82000 mi

US $520
Inner pass side boot split. Had both pass and driver side boot replaced. DS was about to split also. 
Feb 2014

101000 mi

US $250
Had pass side headgasket replaced. 
Aug 2014

108000 mi

US $139
Loose pass side trailing arm link tightened, 4 wheel alignment 
Subaru Outback in Wisconsin, United States
Jul 2010 - Apr 2014
Sep 2010

80000 mi

US $309
Diagnosis of rotational noise as failing left rear wheel bearing. Replaced left rear wheel hub. 
Subaru Outback in Utah, United States
Jul 2010 - Dec 2014
Jun 2014

69000 mi

US $140
Ripped DOJ boot. 
Subaru Outback in Connecticut, United States
Sep 2011 - Apr 2017
Oct 2011

42000 mi
Engine shuddering, "Check Engine" and "Cruise" light began flashing, engine lost all power. Vehicle was purchased 2-3 weeks prior, still under a 60-day, 5K mile warranty. Dlr found 1 Defective spark plug, replaced all for free. 
Sep 2013

53000 mi

US $10
Exhaust shields. 1 fell off, another very loose. 
Mar 2016

68000 mi

US $1400
Steering rack leak. Entire Steering rack replaced One front CV joint damaged. Replaced damaged, and replaced other side as preventive maintenance. 
Subaru Outback in New York, United States
Mar 2011 - Aug 2014
Oct 2011

71000 mi

US $80
REAR LINK KITS FRONT SWAY BAR BUSHINGS REAR LINK KITS FRONT SWAY BAR BUSHINGS 
Jan 2013

91000 mi
transmission oil filter leaking 
Feb 2013

92200 mi
transmission oil filter leaking again 
Jul 2013

98500 mi

US $80
head gasket leaking oil on both side on the exhaust pipe 
Sep 2013

101000 mi

US $1978
head gasket. afterwards started to leak again. preventive: water pump straps thermostat valves adjustment 
Dec 2013

103000 mi
head gasket leaked oil pressure sensor leaked valve cover leaked 
Feb 2014

106000 mi
pressure oil sensor leaking 
Subaru Outback in New York, United States
Nov 2010 - Oct 2011
Oct 2011

58000 mi

US $100
Steering rack leaking fluid (ATF in a Subaru) into boot. Rack replaced with new. Covered under extended warranty. $100 deductible. First time issue with this otherwise very reliable car 
Subaru Outback in Florida, United States
Aug 2009 - Jun 2018
Mar 2011

77000 mi

US $20
Fluid leak and air introduced into fluid due to failed O-ring on top of power steering pump. Replace O-ring and replaced power steering fluid to eliminate air in system. 
May 2011

78000 mi

US $200
Passenger-side inner CV joint boot torn, grease lost, replaced drive axle with high-quality rebuilt unit. 
Mar 2012

85000 mi

US $190
Replaced front driver's side axle due to damaged inner CV joint boot. 
May 2013

97000 mi
Engine went into limp home/idle mode when started, check engine light with code 2138; cleaned electrical connector to throttle body, connector to gas pedal assembly. 
Jun 2013

97000 mi

US $400
Replaced both rear wheel bearing assemblies 
Sep 2013

98000 mi

US $400
Replaced front and rear struts 
Oct 2014

110300 mi
Code P2138 - accelerator pedal unresponsive, engine lost power. Removed accelerator pedal, disassembled, cleaned all contacts with electrical contact cleaner, reassembled and reinstalled pedal 
Mar 2015

114000 mi

US $382
Replaced driveshaft to fix bad carrier bearing (mid-driveshaft support bearing) 
Jun 2016

123000 mi

US $150
Replaced front control arm bushings, sway bar links, sway bar bushings 
Subaru Outback in Minnesota, United States
Jun 2007 - Jun 2014
May 2007

8000 mi
Ignition key suddenly would not turn lock. Ignition replaced. 
Jun 2012

72000 mi

US $850
No cruise control, replaced o2 sensor to fix it. Burnt oil smell after long drives. Replaced axle and boot to stop burnt oil smell (original boot was torn and spraying oil). 
Feb 2014

93200 mi

US $2500
Head gasket. Planned timing belt.  CV boot. Recall check on bearings. 
Subaru Outback in California, United States
Sep 2006 - Apr 2017
Jan 2008

25000 mi
Wheel hub replaced under warranty. 
Feb 2011

67000 mi

US $500
Replaced Front passenger side axle due to leaking CV Boot 
Nov 2011

79000 mi

US $200
Drive Belt was worn so it was replaced 
Jul 2013

101700 mi

US $2200
The head gasket was leaking and about to blow 
Oct 2013

105500 mi

US $2200
The catalytic converter was busted and the header had a 1/4" crack in it 
Jan 2014

108500 mi

US $1200
Engine was pinging, took it to my mechanic who advised the engine needed to be 'decked' 
Sep 2014

118000 mi

US $300
I had a weld break loose in the exhaust and the rattling noise kept getting worse so I took it to a local muffler shop and got a new exhaust 
Subaru Outback in Illinois, United States
Sep 2006 - Jun 2013
Apr 2013

87000 mi

US $1500
Diagnosed oil leak as a failed head gasket. Didn't actually do the repair. Chose to buy a new car instead. (another Outback). Estimated cost included in my amount paid. 
Subaru Outback in Quebec, Canada
Sep 2008 - Jun 2018
Nov 2009

27280 mi
Replaced carpet that had been miscut at factory. 
Jul 2011

39260 mi

C $300
Symptoms: Ran rough after/in heavy rain. Check engine light on. Scan: Misfire cylinder #3. Diagnosis: Cracked Coil. Repair: Replace Coil. So far, so good. 
Aug 2011

39680 mi

C $200
Clunking noise especially in potholes. Garage diagnosed worn front stabilizer bar links and replaced them. Now clunk is gone.  Symptoms: lots of squeaking while driving. Garage removed front calipers and cleaned and lubricated bushings (right front was seized). Problem better but suspect rear calipers need maintenance as still minor squeaking. NB: THIS COST ME $50 
May 2012

46240 mi
Bumpy ride. Brought to shop and they re-replaced a part that failed. Part under warrenty 
Dec 2012

54560 mi

C $300
Noticed a noise. Girlfriend suspected wheel bearing. Dealer diagnosed rear right wheel bearing problem and replaced it. 
Dec 2016

111600 mi

C $2300
head gasket leaking. smoking after hill climbs. Garage changed gaskets transmission fluid pan dinged and very rusty. was changing transmission fluid so replaced pan. tie rod replaced 
Apr 2017

117800 mi

C $25
Burnt out headlight 
Sep 2017

119660 mi

C $150
Connector broke at front of muffler. Garage welded and installed new connector. 
Jun 2018

125860 mi

C $200
Noticed smell of burning oil. Checked level, very low. Went to garage and found leak from oil pressure sensor. Garage replace sensor. Engine running rough in wet weather. Replaced coil. 
Subaru Outback in British Columbia, Canada
Dec 2007 - Feb 2015
Nov 2011

37200 mi

C $300
cruise not working, need to replace roll connector. too expensive decided not to bother. 
Aug 2014

59520 mi

C $310
cracked CV boot resulted in replacing CV joint and axle assembly ($160 parts, $150 labor) 
Feb 2015

61380 mi
Cruise control never fixed. 
Subaru Outback in North Carolina, United States
Feb 2010 - Feb 2012
Feb 2012

169000 mi

US $2300
transmission failed to engage anything above 2nd gear. suffered hesitation and jerking for 1 week prior to trans failure. 
Subaru Outback in Virginia, United States
Jan 2009 - Jun 2013
Feb 2009

42358 mi
Replaced both rear wheel bearings. No charge as work was under warranty. 
Oct 2010

67500 mi

US $807
New rear brake pads and rotors and replaced front lower control arm bushings. 
Oct 2011

79700 mi

US $300
Replaced torn right front inner axle boot. 
Jun 2012

90000 mi

US $3019
Blown head gasket. Also had new timing belt and tension adjuster done during the HG replacement. 
Jun 2013

103000 mi

US $2300
Axle replaced Replaced alternator - was making noise. 
Subaru Outback in Utah, United States
Sep 2008 - Feb 2014
May 2011

61000 mi

US $325
Axle Both front DOJ Boots replaced. 
Jul 2013

81300 mi
Both rear wheel bearings replaced 
Jan 2014

78500 mi

US $25
Wires that run from body to rear hatch are inside two rubber boots. These wires bend each time the rear hatch opens and closes. Wires controlling the rear hatch lock, rear window wiper, and radio antena booser were broken. 
Subaru Outback in Maryland, United States
Aug 2008 - Dec 2014
Jun 2011

88000 mi
Reflash computer module 
Nov 2011

96000 mi
newly replaced drive belt was causing sound when turning the wheels. Shop mentioned that they had a bad batch and replaced it with a heavy duty version at no cost. No problems so far. 
Aug 2012

110400 mi

US $300
replaced rear brake pads and installed new rear cv boot 
Nov 2012

114300 mi

US $136
Replaced front right CV boot 
Dec 2012

119000 mi

US $1600
Replaced Head Gasket 
Mar 2013

125000 mi
Replaced Oil sensing unit. Gasket within unit was bad. 
May 2013

127700 mi

US $180
Cleaned Throttle body Replaced spark plugs and ignition wires. Car had a CEL light in the dash. Clicking noise when car was making turns. Replaced right front axle. 
Jun 2014

153000 mi

US $220
Wiring in rear hatch was broken which created a short when car was put in reverse. 
Dec 2014

166000 mi

US $544
Replaced rear passenger side wheel bearing Driver's side Shocks 
Subaru Outback in Iowa, United States
Oct 2011 - Jan 2017
Jan 2012

72200 mi
Noticed an oil leak prior to purchase. Dealer agreed to fix as part of the purchase. After purchase dealer diagnosed a leaking head gasket. Dealer made the repair. 
Jul 2012

65700 mi

US $150
Loose sway bar identified by shop performing oil change 
May 2014

85000 mi

US $480
CV joints/boots leaking grease onto exhaust. 
Sep 2015

105000 mi

US $200
Loud wobbling sound from tire. Worn wheel bearing/hub was determined to be the cause. 
May 2016

113400 mi

US $250
Passenger rear wheel bearing began making noise. Rotated wheels. Sound remained in the same location. Shop replaced wheel bearing 
Subaru Outback in Minnesota, United States
Sep 2006 - Jan 2016
Nov 2012

91000 mi

US $150
Sway bar links worn 
Aug 2014

117000 mi

US $3000
Blown head gasket Both CV joint boots damaged. Remaining grease contaminated. 
Jan 2016

91000 mi

US $500
Lower control arm bushing 
Subaru Outback in California, United States
Jan 2016 - Jun 2018
Aug 2016

69000 mi

US $140
Had to have the rear harness wires repaired again. Mechanic states that frequent opening/closing of rear hatchback lends to this problem 
Mar 2017

73000 mi

US $88
Repair rear hatch wiring 
Jun 2017

76434 mi

US $105
key fobs stopped working so ordered new ones on line and shop re-programmed them 
Oct 2017

78405 mi

US $519
Passenger side windshield wiper fluid ejector not working - repaired... Replaced all wiper blades.  Replaced battery. 75K intermediate service. 
Mar 2018

81000 mi

US $216
One headlight went out so I requested that both be replaced. 
Subaru Outback in Oregon, United States
Jun 2015 - Jan 2017
Aug 2016

55100 mi

US $2000
60K Service done including passenger side CV booth leak repair.  
Jan 2017

50000 mi
Currently at 65K have small oil leak in back of engine and driver side CV booth have small leak. 
Subaru Outback in California, United States
Mar 2015 - Mar 2016
Mar 2015

165000 mi

US $200
Top seal on radiator leaking. Replaced radiator with OEM part. 
Subaru Outback in Pennsylvania, United States
Feb 2015 - Sep 2016
Jul 2015

107700 mi

US $134
hestitaion stumbling under stop and go situations. replaced plugs and wires with NGK specified parts. Situation slightly resolved continuing issue suggested part to replace in addition to this coil pack. 
Sep 2015

111000 mi

US $150
cooling system, no heat, blocked heater core. Backflush new coolant added. 
Jul 2016

123000 mi

US $150
A/C recharge 
Sep 2016

123000 mi

US $38
Climate control fan from Rock Auto. Hesitation and stumbling never fixed. Driver-side driveshaft needed to be replaced. Driver-side wheel bearing needed to be replaced. 
Subaru Outback in Maryland, United States
Mar 2016 - Dec 2016
Dec 2016

103000 mi

US $1240
Holes in exhaust & bad catalatyc converter 
Subaru Outback in New Mexico, United States
Nov 2007 - Mar 2010
Aug 2007

8000 mi
misaligned shifter cover plate and glove box cover; replaced under warranty 
Subaru Outback in New York, United States
Mar 2018 - Mar 2018
Mar 2018

150000 mi

US $1200
Replace worn bushings 
Subaru Outback in New York, United States
Apr 2017 - Jun 2018
Mar 2018

170000 mi

US $300
Bad wheel bearing 
May 2018

173000 mi

US $10
Variable timing sensor needed replacement 
Subaru Outback in Idaho, United States
Jun 2014 - Jun 2018
Mar 2017

83000 mi

US $650
Radiator cooling fans need to be replaced. 
May 2017

88000 mi

US $2200
Head gaskets burn out on each side. The car has all the maintenance done, dealer perform.  
Subaru Outback in Michigan, United States
Aug 2014 - Jun 2018
Nov 2014

240300 mi

US $100
Dead battery and PCV valve replaced. Used car so maintanence was unknown, but based on excessive oil consumption I figured it was plugged. After removal, diagnosis was confirmed and car is no longer using oil excessively. 
Jun 2015

244000 mi

US $45
Bad growling coming from rear left bearing since bought,finally got around to replacing. Took 3.5 hours, used cheap ebay part with lifetime warranty so we will see how it goes. Not hard, just time consuming working around suspension. 
Sep 2015

245000 mi

US $130
Check engine light, dealer said was front O2 sensor, I replaced it myself for $96 since dealer wanted $350 for 15 minutes of work. But then code reads misfire cyl #2. Replaced spark plugs and wire set and so far so good. 
Sep 2016

252000 mi

US $20
Rear wiper never worked, assumed broken wires, typical issue. Checked and it was actually the motor was seized. Replaced with functioning junkyard wiper $23. Sway bar link on drivers side broke. Replaced 
Subaru Outback in California, United States
Feb 2015 - Oct 2016
Sep 2016

83000 mi

US $300
Drivers side window would not roll up and down 
Oct 2016

83000 mi
CHeck engine light comes on and cruise control is disabled. Per dealer, I tightened the gas cap and that seems to fix it for a while, but the problem repeats later. 
Subaru Outback in Arizona, United States
Apr 2013 - Jan 2014
May 2013

93000 mi

US $65
AC recharged - recommended new compressor and evap can. for $1300 but I declined - it works ok even in the AZ heat. First aware of AC problem summer 2012. 
Subaru Outback in Washington, United States
Jul 2013 - Sep 2013
Aug 2013

150300 mi

US $3200
This is the second repair I have had on this car in 12 months with the engine. This time per the mechanic I burned a valve an, the piston hit the cylinder head and then the camshaft broke. 
Subaru Outback in Montana, United States
Mar 2014 - May 2015
Jan 2015

US $55
Steering belt whining. Got worse and worse until power steering fluid overflowed from reservoir (air bubbles in reservoir). Replaced O-ring seal on top of power steering pump. Make sure to look for bubbles in reservoir before replacing pump. 
Subaru Outback in Illinois, United States
Sep 2013 - Oct 2013
Oct 2013

130000 mi

US $200
replaced wheel bearing 
Subaru Outback in Colorado, United States
Sep 2013 - Dec 2014
Jul 2013

105026 mi

US $81
Replaced Front Passenger CV shaft. 
Jan 2014

110095 mi

US $1690
Head gasket replacement, heads machined, thermostat replaced. 
Oct 2014

114500 mi

US $484
Replaced both front CV shafts Replaced broken control arm. 

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2006 Subaru Outback 4dr Sedan

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

Subaru Outback in Virginia, United States
Oct 2011 - Dec 2017
Mar 2013

176000 mi

US $73
idler bearing began making howling noise 
Jun 2013

183000 mi

US $315
Pressure fitting in radiator for transmission fluid cooling blew out, dumping all of the fluid. 
Jan 2015

226300 mi

US $720
Removed and replaced both front axles. Replaced RH lower ball joint. 
Mar 2016

255000 mi

US $368
upper control arm bushings 
Oct 2016

258000 mi
Passenger airbag recall 
Apr 2017

263000 mi

US $118
Remove and replace Rh lower tie rod. Replaced RH lower ball joint 
Subaru Outback in Ohio, United States
Dec 2008 - Sep 2018
Dec 2008 Fail code ZJK43. Know issues with Radio Faceplate EWP385 replaced under warranty as goodwill gesture due to the low mileage. When turning the steering wheel the radio volume and passenger Climate temperature would change. 
Jun 2009

18600 mi
Noticed that when the steering wheel was turned it would adjust the auto climate and change the radio volume. Local dealer called Subaru America and they honored out of warranty (replaced face plate). Started again live with it? 
Jul 2017

42000 mi
The first visit was to handle the airbag recall. The second was to reinstall the navigation correctly back into the dash. I'm very displeased with the technician hew had to know it would be coming back!!! 

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2006 Subaru Outback 4dr Sedan

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

Subaru Outback in Utah, United States
Feb 2013 - Jun 2014
Mar 2013

178000 mi

US $995
replace catalytic converter 
Nov 2013

190000 mi

US $130
Power steering belt and one other belt 
Feb 2014

195000 mi

US $130
Fuel sensor was dirty 
Apr 2014

197500 mi

US $100
One of the belts needed to be replaced. Rack and bearing is going out 
Subaru Outback in Ohio, United States
Jun 2013 - Sep 2018
Dec 2013

61000 mi

US $3199
Oil Smell. Had dealer perform CPO inspection to see what the car needed. Had to replace both head gaskets and opted to also replace, Timing belt, Water pump, Thermostat and spark plugs.  At this time they also replaced to rear bushings. 
May 2015

81000 mi

US $129
Replaced the rear sway bar link. 

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2006 Subaru Outback 4-door

4-cylinder manual AWD

Subaru Outback in Massachusetts, United States
Mar 2008 - Apr 2011
Jun 2010

63000 mi

US $1700
starter, new break pads, timing belt 
Mar 2011

72000 mi

US $600
steering pump had to be replaced water pump replaced 

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2006 Subaru Outback 4-door

4-cylinder automatic AWD

Subaru Outback in Maine, United States
Apr 2013 - May 2013
May 2013

285000 mi

US $185
Engine bogs down on acceleration. Replaced both exhaust sensors, still not fixed. 

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2005 Subaru Outback

Engine not specified

Subaru Outback in Massachusetts, United States
Jun 2007 - Mar 2010
Feb 2008

17000 mi
Outside rear view mirros do not move smoothly when activated. Rear window: one of the heating elements not defrosting. 
Subaru Outback in New South Wales, Australia
Nov 2008 - Mar 2010
Subaru Outback in Nevada, United States
Dec 2013 - Jan 2014
Jan 2014

US $533
Newly purchased vehicle. Clicking noise when turning rt. & Lt. Steering wheel vibration between 15-25 mph. Replaced remanufactured front axles with 2, NEW front axles. Problem eliminated :) 

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2005 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

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

Subaru Outback in Montana, United States
Oct 2010 - Jun 2018
Sep 2011

73000 mi
Forward switch on 8-way power seat stopped working. Removed, dissassembled, and cleaned switch contacts. Switch works fine now. 
Jan 2014

81000 mi

US $220
After about 10 minutes of driving the car would lose throttle response until turned off and restarted. Replaced Throttle position sensor. 
Nov 2015

86300 mi

US $910
Replaced both front sway bar end links (split boots and movement in joints) Replaced Rt Front Axle and oils seal. 
Dec 2017

95000 mi

US $900
Replaced leaking front struts Problem: leaking from underneath timing cover. Replaced gasket. Replaced timing belt early since labor overlapped with leak repair. 
Subaru Outback in Connecticut, United States
Dec 2010 - Jan 2011
Jan 2011

57000 mi

US $5500
Turbo failure which caused engine to fail. Towed to dealer. After battling with Subaru, they agreed to pay for half of the repair. 
Subaru Outback in Colorado, United States
Sep 2010 - Feb 2012
Feb 2010

58000 mi
CPV boot broke, during sliding incident in snowy weather. Subaru covered it under the 60k/mile warranty. 
Jul 2011

70800 mi

US $658
wheel bearings in driver's side rear wheel were busted, replaced. driver's side front inner cv boot was cracked, replaced. driver's side inner cv boot cracked, replaced 
Subaru Outback in California, United States
Jan 2010 - Jun 2011
Apr 2010

79994 mi

US $250
CV boot ripped and leaking fluid. Replaced boot. Mechanic also wanted to replace control arms. Upon research, learned that torn bushings are ok to drive with if not torn entirely through. Many people recommend just replacing the bushings instead of entire lower control arm, and with aftermarket parts. Front-right CV boot was ripped and was replaced. Mechanic said this is a common problem on this model Subaru. He also noticed that the lower control arm bushings were ripped and recommended replacing both lower control arms. Will replace just bushings. 
May 2010

79694 mi

US $350
Lower control arm bushings were ripped. Subaru said most rips do not affect function of car. However, mine were ripped half-way so I decided to replace them with after-market bushings instead of the OEM ones which only last 30,000 miles. 
Subaru Outback in Arizona, United States
Jan 2015 - Apr 2016
Jan 2015

106000 mi

US $1100
replaced front struts, bushings on rear control arms, and aligned wheels. 
Subaru Outback in Georgia, United States
Jun 2009 - Feb 2015
Jul 2010

75000 mi

US $550
Replaced front control arms due to cracked bushings 
Nov 2010

81000 mi
replaced right rear wheel bearing under mfg extended warranty 
Jul 2011

86000 mi
Right side CV joint boot split and leaked. Tech replaced boot and axie. 
Dec 2011

92000 mi

US $750
Leaking power steering pump replaced 
Jul 2012

95200 mi

US $30
Loose head bolt caused oil seepage 
Subaru Outback in Pennsylvania, United States
Oct 2013 - Oct 2014
Sep 2014

99000 mi
Remote not working. Back hatch wire frayed could not lock 
Subaru Outback in Washington, United States
Apr 2014 - Jun 2018
Jul 2014

100000 mi
Radiator developed a leak. Dealerships repaired under warranty. 
Subaru Outback in Oregon, United States
Jan 2012 - Dec 2016
Aug 2012

66300 mi

US $150
Left front door lock actuator. 
Sep 2012

66000 mi

US $150
Left rear door lock actuator. 
Dec 2012

67000 mi

US $150
Right rear door lock actuator. 
Jan 2013

67000 mi

US $550
Heater Fan Growling and would slow down and stop, 1000. Replaced Rear Hatch Door Wiring Harness for lock actuator. Failed where it flexes going from upper door area into rear ceiling overhead, 200. Drivers seat heater quit working, 350. 
Oct 2014

92700 mi

US $1421
Head Gasket Leaking Oil; replaced Head Gasket. Replaced Water Pump. Replaced Timing Belt. 
Sep 2015

120000 mi

US $500
Both Left and Right Front CV Joint Boots were torn. Replace Both Left and Right Axel Assemblies. Work done by Les Schwab's 
Subaru Outback in New Jersey, United States
Feb 2014 - Nov 2017
Dec 2014

93000 mi

US $5134
Heads warped and turbo destroyed, possibly because repair shop installed the wrong thermostat two months earlier. Engine started running hot, which daughter ignored for two months. 
Oct 2015

101500 mi

US $263
Right front CV joint boot was torn. Had CV and Boot replaced. 
Jun 2017

112000 mi

US $310
Replaced rear rotors and pads. 
Subaru Outback in Georgia, United States
Jul 2011 - Dec 2011
Aug 2011

68000 mi

US $300
replaced torn CV boots bilaterally. 
Subaru Outback in Massachusetts, United States
Apr 2012 - Jun 2017
Jul 2012

94500 mi

US $600
Code P0011 AVCS error. Determined to be oil clogging the AVCS valves, performed oil flush procedure (Subaru TSB) Front control arm bushings replaced Front driver and passenger axle boots ripped, replaced with new Subaru axles. 
Jan 2013

US $400
Turbocharger replaced with good used unit 
Mar 2013

103000 mi

US $250
Replace leaking valve cover gasket 
Jul 2015

124500 mi

US $2050
radiator end tank blown, replaced. power steering pump leaking from pulley bearing, replace. Sway bar links and bushing replaced, front and rear due to noise. 
Nov 2016

135100 mi

US $350
Blower motor dead due to water leak. leak repaired and blower replaced 
Jan 2017

135500 mi

US $1800
Drive shaft carrier bearing bad. Drive shaft replaced. Burned valve cylinder 3 replace and repair 
Jun 2017

138000 mi
Blower motor replaced. Original one making noise due to worn bearing. 
Subaru Outback in California, United States
May 2013 - Oct 2014
Jun 2013

107000 mi

US $2000
had to replace the turbo cv boot 
Oct 2013

111800 mi

US $525
head gasket replacement 
Feb 2014

116000 mi

US $1075
rear control arms were cracked and needed replacing 
Subaru Outback in California, United States
Jan 2013 - Apr 2017
Mar 2013

92000 mi

US $1100
Right front CV boot Front struts leaking 
Subaru Outback in New Hampshire, United States
Aug 2007 - Jun 2011
Feb 2008

57000 mi
The rear window trim had started to separate while the car was under warranty. The dealer told me to leave it, and when the tear started to bother me, they would fix it under warranty. I'm WELL passed the warranty, and they fixed it no problem at all. 
Subaru Outback in Colorado, United States
Sep 2008 - Jun 2013
Jul 2009

67000 mi

US $40
CV boot needed replacement. 
Subaru Outback in Alberta, Canada
Mar 2016 - Sep 2017
Mar 2017

97340 mi

C $280
Finally got around to replacing the left rear wheel bearing that was howling. Last fall I replaced the right rear bearing a CV/rear axle and also the front, left CV joint that was "clicking". Now all is good. Stupidly broke the wheel rotation sensor since I forgot to remove it before replacing the bearing. I live it that I didn't have to take apart the rear emergency brake shoes to do the job... everything fit inside the hole. Biggest problem... getting the axle nut of in 2 out of 3 of the cases !!!! I love my Subie... 
Subaru Outback in Pennsylvania, United States
Jun 2008 - Mar 2010
Mar 2009

47000 mi

US $285
Replaced tumble generator valve - FP#14120AA050 
Subaru Outback in Colorado, United States
Feb 2009 - Jul 2009
Jul 2009

53000 mi
Rear strut leaking. Heated seats had some problems. 
Subaru Outback in Indiana, United States
Jun 2006 - Jun 2008
Nov 2007

35000 mi
Some electrical wires had corroded and caused the center console (CD player, AC) to malfunction. 
Subaru Outback in Virginia, United States
Sep 2005 - Sep 2016
Jul 2011

107000 mi

US $700
Needed a CV joint boot replaced, replaced entire axle as it was about the same price. Rear control arm bushings replaced 
Mar 2012

112000 mi

US $150
Had the left rear wheel bearing go bad again (it was replaced under warranty previously). Replaced both left rear hub/bearing assemblies. 
Jun 2013

120000 mi
Engine began idling very rough. Threw CEL for too lean mixture, mis-fires on all 4 cylinders. Determined that vacuum hose had come off T connector under intercooler. Re-attached, cleared CEL, everything fine so far. Previously threw CEL for too rich mixture, so cleaned MAF with MAF cleaner. 
Jul 2013

120300 mi

US $12
Headlight blew, replaced. 
Sep 2013

122000 mi

US $10
Had an oil leak, dripping on exhaust and smoking off, which dealer diagnosed as oil cooler gasket. Replaced it myself. Dealer was wrong, still have the leak. Suspect it is the valve cover gasket, so will do that in October some time. 
Nov 2013

122000 mi

US $225
Determined my oil leak was a leaky right-hand valve cover gasket. Replaced that, and all four spark plugs while I was at it. Total pain in the butt with the engine in the car, but still worth doing it myself. $70 Had CEL. Replaced both the front and the back O2 sensors, and that seemed to fix it. VERY important if you do this to get a sensor wrench that fits a big breaker bar, and to get a bung tap just in case your threads are messed up. $155 
May 2014

126000 mi

US $135
I replaced the power steering pump, as it has been giving me trouble for quite some time. 
Jun 2015

133000 mi

US $180
During a rear brake job a few months ago, upon jacking up the right-hand side noticed that there was oil all over the rear shock. Replaced both rear shocks, bumpers, covers, nuts and the bottom mounting bolt (it was a bear to get off.) 
Apr 2016

138200 mi

US $140
Replaced the radiator due to the upper hose connection leaking. The plastic had a crack. Replaced all the hoses, clamps, and coolant. Al inlet and outlet on engine were very crusted, and took some time to scrape off. Took some time, not hard 
Aug 2016

139000 mi

US $539
Had a CEL showing a misfire in cyl 4, so replaced all the injectors, swapped the coil packs between 2 and 4, and replaced the #4 sparkplug. None of that worked; there is still a CEL with the #4 misfire. Had a CEL for #4 misfire, tried diagnosing myself, but no luck. Took to dealer for a leakdown test. They want to replace the long block for $7K; they think it is a broken ring land. I am looking at other options. 
Subaru Outback in Washington, United States
May 2015 - May 2015
May 2015

84000 mi

US $9500
Rod knock and smudged up engine contaminated turbo. Required new engine and turbo. 
Subaru Outback in California, United States
Sep 2005 - Jan 2010
Nov 2009

56000 mi

US $65
Problem with the panoramic moonroof where one of the metal guides came loose and prevented the moonroof from opening fully. 
Subaru Outback in California, United States
Sep 2005 - May 2011
Jul 2007

17000 mi
The "extendable armrest" broke. It comes apart when you try to open it to reach the storage area underneath. It is technically an "assessory" and therefore not covered under the warranty. With the @$200+ cost, I decided to live with it. I thought it was a 
Dec 2007

19000 mi

US $4
I went in for a standard oil change and they had the armrest in stock. So I opted to have them do it right then and there. Took less than an hour. I earn "Subaru Bucks" from a Chase/Subaru credit card. I had $200 credit towards purchase/service and thus 
Subaru Outback in Pennsylvania, United States
Jun 2008 - Feb 2013
Sep 2009

57000 mi

US $180
headlight burnt out 
Feb 2011

74800 mi

US $2300
The turbo completely failed and had to be fully replaced. An oil filter became clogged and the turbo wasn't adequately lubricated. The mechanic who worked on it could not discern the exact cause of the problem. 
Apr 2012

90700 mi

US $1400
exhaust system rusted out and needed full replacement. had to wait extra days because the turbo exhaust is different than regular and it needed to be shipped from Japan. 

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2005 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 250hp 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru Outback in Idaho, United States
Feb 2010 - Aug 2011
Dec 2010

84000 mi

US $600
Sunroof entire assembly replaced...for 2nd time since I've owned car (1st time under warranty) 
Subaru Outback in Virginia, United States
Jun 2013 - Mar 2015
Aug 2013

82700 mi

US $150
Noisy pulley bearing was replaced 
Feb 2014

88000 mi

US $2000
Noisy idler pulley under timing belt cover, so ended up having timing belt done at same time (as well as 90K services) Driver's side heated seat getting too hot on left side of seat 
Subaru Outback in Colorado, United States
Mar 2012 - Nov 2012
Jul 2012

86700 mi

US $800
Right front wheel bearing 
Oct 2012

95000 mi

US $550
Blown right front CV boot. Replaced with remanufactured axle assembly 
Nov 2012

95000 mi

US $120
replace serpentine belt 
Subaru Outback in Minnesota, United States
Sep 2007 - Mar 2010
Aug 2007

54000 mi
Front wheel bearing replacement - Covered under 60K drivetrain warranty 
Oct 2008

76000 mi

US $100
Check Engine Light indicated Evap Emissions Leak (loose gas cap). CEL would not go off without diagnostic and reset. CEL also disables cruise control when lit which is inconvenient. 
Jul 2009

91000 mi

US $150
Torn front inner CV boots. Rebuilt joints and replaced CV boots. 
Aug 2009

95000 mi

US $100
Sticky oil control [servo] valve for variable valve timing system (AVCS) on Bank 2 (drivers side). Part replaced. DIY labor = 10 minutes, difficulty = easy. Part cost = $100. Symptoms: CEL, rough idle, and hesitation. Diagnosed via legacygt.com. 
Subaru Outback in California, United States
Sep 2009 - Jul 2017
Mar 2013

47000 mi

US $700
CV boot torn. Replaced axle shafts. 
Apr 2014

56200 mi

US $1600
Clutch replaced. It was worn out, but also there was heatspots on the flywheel and damage to the throwout bearing. 
Aug 2014

58700 mi

US $1450
Belt for the power steering pump replaced. 
Sep 2014

60000 mi

US $1400
Turbo started making a lot of noise and had to be replaced. 
Subaru Outback in Massachusetts, United States
Oct 2009 - Jun 2015
Nov 2010

62000 mi
Right wheel bearing replaced. Rear wheel bearing replaced. TSB Warranty issue 
Dec 2010

65000 mi
Loud sound increasing with acceleration. Determined to be left rear wheel bearing, which was replaced under Subaru factory warranty that has been extended to 80,000 miles because of a TSB.  
Feb 2011

67000 mi

US $180
Passenger inner CV boot was torn. Believe to be caused by excessive heat from turbo/exhaust manifold which is in very close proximity. Noticed grease on exhaust manifold causing burning smell when car gets warm. Inner passenger CV boot cracked, needed replacement 
Aug 2012

84200 mi

US $300
Leaky rear strut. Replaced as a set. DIY and saved 300 in labor Went in for alignment after struts replaced. Camber? Bolt was seized and had to be replaced in rear. Extra labor and parts beyond original alignment quote 
Oct 2013

98000 mi

US $300
Noticed torn boot on driver's side front axle when changing oil. Had shop replace axle 
Dec 2013

103000 mi
Noticed an occasional grinding/humming noise that got progressively louder over 1k miles of driving. 8yr/100k TSB warranty on wheel bearings, Subaru offered to pay even though just past warranty. 
Mar 2014

105000 mi

US $1700
Whirring sound when depressing clutch. Throw out bearing failed, and output shaft was worn down. New clutch kit: Replaced flywheel, throw out bearing, clutch, as well as a snout kit with bigger T/O bearing to remedy the worn output shaft Passenger side axle CV boot slowly leaking. Replaced axle while transmission was out for clutch job 
Subaru Outback in Michigan, United States
Nov 2009 - Jun 2011
Dec 2009

90000 mi

US $179
Replaced inner CV Boot Assembly 
Jan 2010

US $425
Replaced Timing Belt-----what a rip off--never had to replace a timing belt in my GM vehicle 
Subaru Outback in Colorado, United States
May 2010 - Sep 2013
Apr 2011

109000 mi

US $325
Front driver side wheel bearing. 
Mar 2013

132000 mi

US $400
Alternator belt broke. 
Subaru Outback in Illinois, United States
Sep 2005 - Jul 2013
Nov 2005

15200 mi
Replaced main fuse block. Cracked during assembly causing electrical gremlins 
Oct 2006

34050 mi
Replaced ECU and relay's cooling fan stuck on 
Feb 2007

64000 mi

US $100
Replaced Driver side Inner CV boot 
Jun 2007

58000 mi
Replaced ECU again, cooling fan staying on 
Jan 2008

81000 mi

US $100
Passenger side CV joing boot shredded. Caused CV joint to wear prematurely. Both replaced 
Jun 2008

78000 mi
Replaced Passenger side half shaft. Inner CV joint torn 
Dec 2008

91000 mi

US $100
Replaced rear driver side wheel bearing due to excessive noise 
Jan 2009

94000 mi

US $100
Replaced Driver side inner CV boot 
Aug 2009

105000 mi

US $150
Threw accessory belt, harmonic balancer separating. Replaced harmonic balancer. 
Sep 2009

106000 mi

US $140
Throwing CEL P0139, O2 sensor replaced. 
Jan 2010

111700 mi

US $400
Passenger Side Inner CV joint leaking grease Noise from front of car. Replaced worn Passenger side Wheel bearing and ball joint 
Mar 2010

115000 mi

US $400
Replaced Passenger side drive shaft AGAIN, due to torn boot. 
Jan 2013

118000 mi

US $500
Tensioner seized causing power steering/alternator belt to slip 
Subaru Outback in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2008 - Jan 2009
Dec 2008

31620 mi
3rd replacement of front axle due to loud clicking sound upon hard acceleration when cold 
Subaru Outback in Manitoba, Canada
Oct 2006 - Jul 2009
Jun 2007

19840 mi
Fan relay would send voltage back to computer and damage it. Recall was not done soon enough, and computer was damaged. Waited two weeks for new computer. 
Jul 2007

19840 mi
new computer finally arrived 
Jun 2009

32240 mi
left and right generator valve motors 
Jul 2009

32240 mi
New generator valve motors installed. 
Subaru Outback in Virginia, United States
Jun 2013 - Mar 2015
Apr 2014

64000 mi

US $830
Radiator quickly developed significant leak. Radiator, coolant and nearby accessory belts replaced. 
Subaru Outback in New York, United States
Dec 2014 - Sep 2016
Feb 2016

101000 mi

US $150
Front calipers frozen 
Jul 2016

103300 mi

US $60
Loud blower motor 
Subaru Outback in Wisconsin, United States
Nov 2013 - Jan 2014
Jan 2014

149000 mi

US $20
front right low lightbulb blew out again. 12 months since the last time this exact bulb was replaced 
Subaru Outback in Alaska, United States
Apr 2014 - Jun 2018
Apr 2015

151000 mi

US $2500
New clutch installed. Aftermarket clutch lining wore out after approximately 60,000 miles 
Dec 2017

176000 mi

US $2400
Replaced cracked up-pipe to turbo. Aftermarket flexible up-pipe cracked at the flex-joint. Replaced all 4 struts 
May 2018

179000 mi

US $40
Oil and Filter change. All fluids topped up. Headlights polished as well. 

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2005 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

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

Subaru Outback in Massachusetts, United States
Sep 2012 - Jun 2013
Sep 2012

87000 mi

US $1200
Head gasket 
Jun 2013

93000 mi

US $600
Oil starvation, catastrophic engine failure. 
Subaru Outback in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2011 - Feb 2014
Sep 2011

164920 mi

C $813
Odd noise from behind dash. Dealer could not find source. Car unlocking itself. Dealer could not find cause. Leaking steering rack. Solution: replaced steering rack. 
Jul 2012

175760 mi

C $407
Originally took car to Subaru dealer, incorrectly indicated that 2 bearings were bad. Trusted indep. mechanic indicated only 1, that which was making noise, needed to be replaced. Unimpressed with dealer, will not return for service. 
Sep 2012

177320 mi

C $50
Minor sound when braking caused my loose bracket interacting with brake lines. Minor, annoying only because of the sound it made. 
Sep 2013

186000 mi
Steering rack is leaking again. This happened two years ago and it was replaced at a cost of $600. The leak is slow, as before, and due to the problem consistently reoccurring in OBs and the mileage of the vehicle I am not repairing it. 
Feb 2014

187240 mi
Catalytic converter error displayed in the form of an engine light. Light turned off after a few weeks. Steering rack slowly leaking. 
Subaru Outback in Texas, United States
Jan 2015 - Apr 2017
Feb 2015

151500 mi

US $450
the computer was out of sync, thus forcing the car to shut down to "safe mode" and eventually die on the road. 
Subaru Outback in Pennsylvania, United States
Dec 2006 - Aug 2009
Dec 2007

29000 mi
Both headlights out. Bulbs replaced 
Subaru Outback in Minnesota, United States
Sep 2009 - Jun 2014
Jun 2012

112000 mi

US $550
Car was swaying, had the rear struts replaced 
Dec 2012

117000 mi

US $565
Replace drive shaft and left and right CV Joints 
Subaru Outback in New York, United States
- Feb 2007
Feb 2007

46500 mi

US $437
Idler Pulley 
Subaru Outback in Ohio, United States
Jan 2015 - Apr 2016
Jan 2016

US $100
Fuel pump case cracked causing fuel to leak when tank was full 
Subaru Outback in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2010 - Jun 2011
Jun 2010

105400 mi

C $1400
 
Oct 2010

113460 mi

C $1300
1 of 2 catalytic converters had to be replaced. After market product not available 
Subaru Outback in Texas, United States
Dec 2014 - Oct 2017
Jan 2015

160000 mi

US $1600
U-joint lose, likely from towing too much weight. Ground straps for engine were worn/frayed 
Oct 2016

170700 mi

US $150
Battery was leaking, would not hold full charge. 
Subaru Outback in Texas, United States
Mar 2011 - Jun 2011
Jun 2011

113000 mi

US $350
Blown rear strut 
Subaru Outback in Quebec, Canada
Apr 2010 - Sep 2011
Jul 2010

94240 mi

C $200
intermittent malfunction in TPS resulting in "limp" mode. CEL. OBD2 code P2135. Problem very hard to duplicate and to repair. 
Nov 2010

101060 mi

C $523
rubber bushings had to be replace on front stabilizer bar, were really worn. Had the rear bushings and the stab bar link kit replace at the same time since they showed signs of wear and would be due within a few months. 
Jan 2011

103600 mi

C $150
CEL came on, after pulling the code, it was the front O2 sensor, passenger side that was the trouble. It was still the original part, thé driver side had been changed about 18 months ago. Problem solved with new sensor installed. 
Feb 2011

106020 mi

C $200
A homocinetic joint boot had to be replaced, front driver side. Been done at the same time as oil change. 
May 2011

110360 mi

C $1730
the front end link kit needed to be replace (link kit for the sway bar) and they also discovered that the homocinetic joints boots needed to be replace, they were cracked. 
Subaru Outback in Indiana, United States
Mar 2010 - Oct 2016
Jun 2011

150000 mi

US $800
Rear wheel bearing noisy, Burning grease smell. Mechanic found failed Front passenger drive shaft boot, worn suspension bushing, worn discs & pads, cracked wheel hub + worn rear wheel bearing Mechanic found failed Front passenger drive shaft boot,  worn suspension bushing Cracked wheel hub when trying to replace worn bushing 
Jul 2012

159200 mi

US $160
Accessory drive pulley seized and resulted in failed FEAD (front end accessory drive) belt 
Oct 2012

160000 mi

US $602
Steering rack was leaking and had failed rubber boot 
Nov 2013

167000 mi
Changed front shocks 
Dec 2013

167000 mi

US $320
Failed inner CV boot - Half shaft replaced. 4 wheel alignment done 
Sep 2015

172000 mi

US $50
Rear drivers window motor failed over a year ago. Replaced motor Front driver window stopped working. Replaced motor 
Sep 2016

174000 mi
Replaced front driver Ball Joint. Rear window stopped working. Took apart motor and bent motor brushes to re connect. No parts were replaced 
Oct 2016

174000 mi

US $200
Scraping noise from rear right wheel when turning right. Replaced hub assembly, probably unnecessarily. Scraping noise from right rear when turning right. The dust shield was scraping. 
Subaru Outback in Missouri, United States
Feb 2014 - Jun 2018
May 2015

116000 mi

US $6
Repaired loose exhaust shield that was rattling 
Feb 2016

128000 mi

US $290
Replaced alternator, belt, idler pulley and tensioner pulley 
Sep 2016

134000 mi

US $81
Replaced a Subaru OEM factory replacement right rear wheel bearing after only 12,000 miles. Factory replacement bearing was obviously defective. Replaced with Eaton Japanese NTN brand wheel bearing. Subaru has a quality control issue. 
Jun 2017

138000 mi

US $2
Replaced drivers side CV axle with low mileage used OEM axle. Repaired loose exhaust shield using hose clamp 
Mar 2018

139000 mi

US $40
Repaired leaking passenger valve cover using thin precision washers under bolt heads to compress original valve cover gasket further. The repair was very successful. 
Subaru Outback in Wisconsin, United States
Apr 2013 - Jan 2016
Dec 2013

67000 mi

US $25
Corrosion of the bead between the tire and the wheel 
Mar 2014

68000 mi

US $35
Again, corrosion of alloy rim causing slow leak between tire and rim--not the same wheel as in December 2013. 
Subaru Outback in Maryland, United States
Apr 2013 - Dec 2015
Mar 2014

65000 mi

US $217
Rear driver side door handle internal mechanism broke; handle had to be replaced. 
Nov 2014

69300 mi

US $216
Replace broken drive belt tensioner New drive belt Replace front right axle. Driver side seat heater 
Subaru Outback in Alberta, Canada
Jan 2009 - Feb 2009
Feb 2009

48980 mi
Numerous repairs. Needed a new power steering pump. Just took what we could get in trade. Electrical short that could not be located. Paint chipped on the front of the car, and clearcoat peeled.  
Subaru Outback in West Virginia, United States
Aug 2011 - May 2013
Jan 2013

US $400
front inner cv joints power steering boot turn signal switch 
Subaru Outback in Utah, United States
Aug 2012 - Jan 2018
Sep 2012

76000 mi

US $1200
Error code p1844 with engine light and vdc lights on. Dealer advised that vehicle would require a valve body replacement for approximately $1200. About 76,000 miles on vehicle, all maint. done at dealer. 
Oct 2012

76700 mi
Contacted Subaru main office about prior repair. They have been silent on covering this repair despite an expired extended warranty that would cover out to 80K miles (expired on time). Very displeased with Subaru at this point. May sell. 
Jan 2013

80000 mi
Contacted Subaru a second time and told them I reported their lack of response here. Subaru claimed they never received the first complaint. I sent them all info they requested about a week ago. I am requesting they honor the time expir 
Feb 2013

80200 mi
Subaru offered to pay $500 of the $1200 estimate. They declined to honor time expired but not mileage expired ext. warranty I had purchased for $1K. I declined and plan to purchase a more reliable vehicle with a 10 year powertrain warranty. 
Sep 2013

82000 mi

US $350
ABS and ERROR SS. Manual says bad speed sensor but Dealer wants $90 just to diagnose. Used other shop. Was wheel bearing problem. Fixed and had new brake pads installed. 
Apr 2014

90300 mi

US $300
CV joints cracked and leaking. Replaced. 
Jun 2014

92000 mi

US $289
LR wheel bearings went bad after the RR wheel bearings went bad awhile back. Cant wait to buy a non Subaru car. Never had this many problems with any other car. 
Oct 2016

112000 mi

US $89
Currently in the shop for an electrical problem. Likely the alternator. Will know more in a few days. Battery replaced for intermittent problems. 
Nov 2016

113200 mi

US $204
Busted hose to the radiator. Replaced busted hose and two other same age but still working hoses. 
Nov 2017

125000 mi

US $400
Power steering went out and both BATTERY and BRAKE light warnings on console lit up. Dealer advised immediate delivery to shop. Idler pulley and tensioner pulley and associated belts were broken. Was told that the pulleys seized up and immediately snapped the belts. 
Subaru Outback in Delaware, United States
May 2008 - Aug 2014
Jul 2008

39000 mi

US $255
Clunking noise rear sway bar links replaced. 
Dec 2010

58000 mi

US $50
Passenger side brake light burned out due to water leaking in tail light assembly which was ordered and will be replaced next dealer visit. Taillight assembly $300+ but covered under Subaru extended warranty with $50 deductible. 
Jan 2011

59000 mi
Tail light assembly replaced after ordered part arrived. 
May 2012

70300 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. 
Feb 2013

76800 mi

US $560
Engine was leaking oil, replaced valve cover gaskets, serpentine belt, oil cooler seals 
Jun 2013

81000 mi

US $165
Relay replaced 
Aug 2013

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. Dealer broke wheel sensor when replacing wheel bearing 
Dec 2013

86000 mi

US $450
pulley tensioner for serpentine belt failed. replaced pulley and serpentine belt 
Aug 2014

91000 mi

US $571
Nipple on radiator for transmission cooling line broke off, spewed transmission fluid for 1.5 miles. Car was undriveable needed to be towed to dealer. Radiator had to be replaced, fluids replaced. Second time car had to be recently towed, t. 
Subaru Outback in New York, United States
Mar 2017 - Jun 2018
Jun 2017

78787 mi

US $300
Front calipers, pads, rotors, brake fluid flush 
Subaru Outback in Oregon, United States
Nov 2006 - Dec 2009
Dec 2006

22716 mi

US $8
Replaced headlight bulb. 
Mar 2009

47675 mi

US $581
Car had rough idle. Serviced fuel injector system. Replaced spark plugs (very expensive!!). Problem remained. Went back to premium gas at mechanic's suggestion (had been using mid-level). Took awhile, but problem gradually disappeared. 
Dec 2009

53982 mi

US $4
Replaced one rear brake light that was burned out. As long as I was at it, I replaced the other one as well. 
Subaru Outback in Alberta, Canada
Jan 2010 - Nov 2011
Dec 2010

62000 mi
Experienced infamous rear "ghostwalking" on icey road (detailed in a tread on SubaruOutback.org)Replacement of OEM rear shock absorbers - they were totally worn - for 2000-04 spec Kayabas and wheel alignment. Problem fixed. 
Jan 2011

69440 mi
O2 sensor malfunction sending error code to ECM. "Check Engine" on. Car still drives normally, but VDC and Cruise Control are off and their indicator lamps on/flashing. Erasing the code fixed the problem.  

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2005 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

168-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru Outback in Western Australia, Australia
Nov 2008 - Sep 2012
Aug 2009

30380 mi
The car has had an exhaust rattle since I've owned it and when I took it to the shop for a service, they removed a broken heat shield from RH front exhaust. 
Aug 2011

51000 mi

A $600
passenger central locking actuator died so it was replaced 
Subaru Outback in New York, United States
May 2015 - Dec 2016
Oct 2015

117300 mi

US $1
new struts 
Subaru Outback in California, United States
Dec 2005 - Jun 2014
Dec 2005

8000 mi
Cruise control would shut off after about 30 seconds of use. Dealer fixed it at no charge by applying an ECU update (ECM CID E2ZJ113A), which not only fixed the problem, but made the cruise control work smoother than before. 
Jan 2006

10000 mi
Audio system kept switching from CD to radio. Radio replaced under warranty. 
Jan 2007

37000 mi
Ambient Temperature Sensor was bad causing outdoor temperature display to always read 72 degrees F. Fixed by dealer at no charge, even though the bumper to bumper warranty was over. 
Apr 2009

67000 mi
Left rear wheel bearing making loud noise, fixed for no charge by dealer under special extended warranty for this specific known problem. 
Nov 2009

71700 mi
Check engine light came on, was "catalytic efficiency low"... light reset, no repair, hasn't come on since -- may be related to recent recall that sometimes required replacement of the catalytic converters, which Subaru didn't do on mine. 
Jan 2010

71800 mi
Stereo refuses to accept CDs... was replaced under warranty for same problem a few years ago. Out of warranty now, will probably replace with aftermarket stereo some day, ignoring for now. 
Aug 2011

83300 mi
Rear wheel bearings replaced, again, under specifically lengthened warranty Replaced cats under pzev warranty 
May 2012

90000 mi

US $600
Torn CV boots. Design leads to early failure. Aftermarket axles cause horrible noise & vibration, three tries before trying Subaru rebuilt parts (new unavailable), which are still not as smooth as the originals. No shop would reboot them. 
Oct 2013

107000 mi

US $50
Started car to loud sound of stuck valve, immediately shut off and checked oil level (was fine). On restart, noise went away. Did an engine oil flush as precaution, no problem since. Worried about recurrence, but seems OK for now. 
Nov 2013

107000 mi

US $250
Right strut bearing plate was failing, replaced. 
Jan 2014

86500 mi

US $250
Brake caliper leaking badly, fluid low, light on. Had to replace caliper. Non functional backup lights, mechanic found a broken wire in the bundle going to the hatch. 
Feb 2014

111100 mi
Cannot fill with fuel, problem with evaporative system. Mechanic unable to diagnose without special tools, told me to take it to the dealer. Haven't done so yet 
May 2014

114000 mi
AC apparently has a slow leak -- needed to be recharged. It was intermittently stopping. Could not add fuel more than about 1 gallon at a time before pump would shut off. Evap valve defective. Covered by PZEV warranty. Keyless entry would not lock the rear hatch. Dealer replaced latch for $250 (when I told them I didn't think that was the problem), which didn't fix it. Refunded and fixed bad wire for free due to initial mess-up. 
Subaru Outback in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2011 - Jul 2011
Jul 2011

59520 mi
Ripped front right CV boot. Just bought car last week and she covered repair under 30 day warranty. They changed the right axle. Sounds like a typical issue. Button for info display wouldn't cycle when pushed. Took console out saw green corrosion on contact and applied brake cleaner. Reassembled and working fine now. button for info display wouldnt cycle when pushed. took console out saw green corrosion on contact and applied brake cleaner. Reassembled and working fine now ripped front right CV boot. Just bought car last week and she covered repair under 30 day warranty. They changed the right axle. Sounds like a typical issue. 
Subaru Outback in Connecticut, United States
Oct 2010 - Sep 2013
Jan 2011

115400 mi
rear wheel bearings 
Jun 2011

111000 mi

US $900
Catalytic converters (2 apparently) replaced under recall/warranty Head gasket replaced under after-market warranty, I paid $400 
Oct 2011

124000 mi

US $170
Replaced the A/C pulley because its bearings were bad, causing funny noises. 
Nov 2011

125500 mi

US $550
Rear struts 
Subaru Outback in Maine, United States
Mar 2009 - Apr 2011
Aug 2009

58000 mi

US $82
replaced an A/C pulley 
Apr 2011

76000 mi

US $85
catalytic converter was replaced bearings in front passenger wheel 
Subaru Outback in Maryland, United States
Jun 2009 - Apr 2012
Jul 2009

62000 mi

US $300
Bearings worn in driver side rear. Clicking noise heard during wheel rotation. 
Mar 2010

73000 mi
Check engine light alerted issue. Dealer said it was covered under extended warranty. Replaced at no cost. took car in for knocking noise heard in front right strut, told driver rear bearings had to be replaced. warrantied. 
Apr 2012

118000 mi
CEL has been on for 3 weeks. Finally took to dealer. Informed catalytic converter was not running efficiently. Est $2800. Had replaced during recall 2yrs/42k ago. Exploring options. 
Subaru Outback in Quebec, Canada
Feb 2014 - Nov 2017
Apr 2014

66440 mi

C $720
Leaking oil pan gasket; estimated repair cost: 230$ Cracked alternator and AC compressor belts; estimated repair cost: $125 Manual transmission shifter seal leak; Manual transmission shifter yoke worn out (stiff, estimated repair cost: $380). Interior CV joint covers cracked; estimated repair cost: 365$ Sway bar bushings (front and left) worn out; estimated repair cost: $200 Rear suspension link worn out / corroded; estimated repair cost: $240 Trailing arm bushings damaged (tear), estimated repair cost: $335 Front link and table bushings worn out; estimated repair cost: $350 Changed the alternator and AC compressor belts Interior CV joint covers changed Sway bar bushings (front and right) replaced Trailing arm bushings replaced Front link and table bushings replaced 
Oct 2014

68200 mi

C $27
Blower motor resistance was dead; blower speeds settings 1 through 3 weren't working - only full speed (setting 4) 
Apr 2015

69540 mi

C $280
The front oxygen sensor triggered an Engine Check light; the sensor has been replaced. 
Oct 2015

71400 mi

C $950
Rough and low idle; injectors were cleaned. Front drivetrain binding when turning tight at low speed; problem getting worse since first identified 5 years ago. Manual gearbox and rear diff fluids changed. Situation improved somehow. Suspecting problem with viscous coupler 
Aug 2016

73880 mi

C $1914
Central differential assembly has to be changed - vicous coupler did not work anymore. The transmission stick (lever) seal joint has been replaced also since oil was leaking. 
Subaru Outback in Alabama, United States
Aug 2014 - Jun 2018
Mar 2015

92000 mi

US $800
Replace rear stabilizers 
Jun 2015

94000 mi

US $2400
replace clutch 
Jan 2016

100500 mi

US $1200
Replace both rear wheel bearings/axles 
Oct 2017

110000 mi

US $2500
replace rear brakes replace leaking rear main seals 
May 2018

116000 mi

US $600
replace starter motor 
Subaru Outback in Virginia, United States
Mar 2011 - Jul 2016
Dec 2011

101000 mi

US $260
Oil seal missing from dealer service @ 90,000 miles. Spark plug insulation ceramic broken, engine misfiring. All denied by Subaru dealer. 
Jun 2012

105000 mi

US $195
Replaced front left wheel bearing, rotors, front brakes. 
Mar 2014

121000 mi

US $167
Power steering pump went out over the past few months. Replaced. 
Dec 2014

129000 mi

US $1500
Water pump leaking, replaced. Thermostat replaced. Several leaking bits on the engine repaired: Cam seals leaked, were replaced. Oil on serpentine and timing belts, which necessitated replacement, too. Original belt tensioner replaced. Hydrolic line to clutch seeping, replaced. Power steering pump and top o-rings replaced after noises and jerkiness in steering. Leaks in o-rings on inlet side of pump noticed, so o-rings replaced. 
Sep 2015

138000 mi
CV boot ruptured, spraying grease all over the engine compartment. Thought it was a blown head gasket, had it diagnosed and a new CV boot was packed and installed. 
Apr 2016

148700 mi

US $550
Right rear wheel bearing worn out and noisy. Replaced. Other front cv joint boot ruptured. Replaces and repacked. 
Jun 2016

152000 mi

US $350
Bad coil cased misfire on #1 cylinder. Replaced coil, plugs, plug wires. 
Subaru Outback in Ohio, United States
Jan 2015 - Jan 2018
Jan 2015

128000 mi

US $785
Left side bearings making noise. Had both replaced. 
Jun 2015

135000 mi

US $200
Ball joint replaced on front passenger side. 
Dec 2015

144000 mi

US $750
Replaced both front drive axles, cv joints and boots. Right side ball joint replaced. 
Jan 2016

145000 mi

US $1250
Clutch fork and slave cylinder failure. Hydraulics replaced, new clutch kit installed. 
May 2016

150000 mi

US $100
Replaced sway bar endlinks and bushings 
Subaru Outback in Indiana, United States
Dec 2010 - Sep 2014
Jun 2012

70000 mi

US $100
Rubber boots were torn on CV shafts. I replaced both front shafts. 
Feb 2013

82800 mi

US $130
The upstream O2 sensor needed replaced. The passenger side head gasket was leaking oil on to the exhaust. I replaced both gaskets. 
Nov 2013

93300 mi

US $30
Headlights seem to burn out every 6 months. 
Subaru Outback in Alberta, Canada
Sep 2009 - Jan 2012
Oct 2009

120900 mi

C $400
LR Wheel bearing 
Nov 2010

133920 mi

C $375
Oxygen sensor failed -- replaced with new part and computer reset 
May 2011

137640 mi

C $40
Right Front Inner CV boot split, and CV joint worn. Replaced complete axle assembly and replaced Left Front CV boots at same time Head light bulb socket damaged: replaced wiring. 
Aug 2011

140080 mi

C $600
Radiator fan motors stopped working -- replaced both. Limited radio reception -- wires in rear hatch wiring harness broken -- replaced harness. 2nd time in 2 years this has happened 
Dec 2011

143220 mi

C $1200
RF ball joint had play, replaced. Valve cover gaskets leaking 
Subaru Outback in Virginia, United States
Mar 2017 - Jun 2018
Jun 2017

155000 mi

US $2000
Clutch replaced. The clutch (or I suspect the throwout bearing) had started to bind a bit, making shifting difficult, so our daughter got it checked out. The clutch needed replacing, they said. Soooo, they replaced the clutch and I'm assuming the throwout bearing). The dealer did it. 

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2005 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

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

Subaru Outback in Utah, United States
Feb 2015 - Apr 2015
Apr 2015

172000 mi

US $322
Rear sway bar endlink replacement Parking light switch relay issue stopping taillights from turning on with headlights 
Subaru Outback in California, United States
Oct 2007 - Jul 2009
Aug 2008

67000 mi

US $106
Replaced headlights. 
Oct 2008

70000 mi
Catalytic Converter Replaced 
Subaru Outback in Utah, United States
Aug 2006 - Jan 2008
Aug 2007

35000 mi
Four-wheel-drive system was binding during tight, low speed turning. Transmission shifting problems when cold. Ordered complete transmission/center differential component. 
Sep 2007

37000 mi
Four-wheel-drive system was binding during tight, low speed turning. Transmission shifting problems when cold. Subaru replaced the complete transmission/center differential component. 
Subaru Outback in Washington, United States
Apr 2006 - Jan 2018
Dec 2006

20000 mi
Headlight burnt out. From LegacyGT.com this seems to be a trend that the correct bulbs were not installed to account for the increased load due to the daylight running headlights. 
Aug 2008

37000 mi
Replaced rear wheel bearing on warranty extended to 100k miles by manufacturer. 
Dec 2009

56000 mi

US $20
Burned out right headlight replaced. 
May 2010

58700 mi

US $16
Burnt out headlight. 
Oct 2010

66000 mi

US $600
Replaced cracked lower control arm bushings that caused excessive inner tire tread wear, new front tires and front end alignment.  
Jun 2011

70000 mi

US $16
Another burnt out low beam headlight replaced. 
Jun 2012

85000 mi
Noisy left rear wheel bearing replaced under extended warranty. 
Oct 2012

90000 mi

US $17
burnt out right low beam headlight replaced. 
Nov 2013

99000 mi

US $15
Front struts replaced. Shop claims this is the reason for uneven tire wear on inside of front tires. Replaced driver's low-beam headlight. 
Aug 2014

105000 mi

US $18
Replaced passenger headlight, again. 
Sep 2014

106000 mi

US $350
Replaced front passenger-side wheel bearing hub due to noise. Replced front passenger-side axle half shaft with new OEM axle due to broken CV boot (inner). 
May 2016

122300 mi

US $18
Replaced driver side headlight due to burned out low beam. 
Sep 2016

124000 mi

US $17
Replaced another low beam burn out. 
Nov 2017

136000 mi

US $200
Driver side front half shaft replaced due to torn boot and left turn "clicking". 
Subaru Outback in Kentucky, United States
Sep 2005 - Jul 2013
Mar 2007

35000 mi
check engine light due to air brush problem. Dealer fixed it, covered by warrantee. 
Mar 2009

54000 mi

US $700
Malfunctioning mass air flow sensor. Warranty doesn't cover it after 3 years. This seems to be known problem for most subaru models. 
Sep 2009

59000 mi

US $10
car was making rattling noise in low gear, brought the car to local mechanic, he said he just needed to tighten up something underneath and charged $10. 
Jun 2010

68000 mi

US $500
noise from under the car, louder as car run faster. Dealer said bad rear wheel bearing. repair covered under the extended warrantee. 
May 2011

79300 mi
loose muffler realigned. 
Jun 2012

88000 mi

US $250
had to replace worn out CV joint. 
Dec 2012

88000 mi
replaced rear wheel bearing which was repaired less than a year ago. repair cost covered by the warrantee provided by the shop. 
Subaru Outback in Ohio, United States
- Jul 2007
Jul 2007

16050 mi
Brakes checked by dealership, window trim replaced. Both covered by warranty. 
Subaru Outback in New York, United States
Nov 2006 - Jul 2011
Jan 2007

65000 mi

US $1100
full tune up, plus transmission service plus timing belt 
Jul 2011

176000 mi

US $500
replace rear wheel hubs. third time on this car. replace front cv joints and axles. going back to show, think c/v was defective or damaged upon installation. 
Subaru Outback in Illinois, United States
Jun 2016 - Jul 2016
Jul 2016

92000 mi

US $40
Front right, inner CV boot ripped. I repaired it myself for $40. 
Subaru Outback in Colorado, United States
Aug 2016 - Dec 2017
Aug 2016

193000 mi
Took the car into the shop just to have an inspection done and see what kind of work needed to be performed in the future. The mechanic found that my cars oil leak was comin from the head gasket. No work performed. 
Sep 2016

193000 mi

US $100
Exhaust had a hole in the pipe after the resonator. Bought a used oem cat back and replaced the old one with it. 
Nov 2016

193600 mi

US $60
Stabilizer bar link on left side broke. Was rusted on too much to break loose. Needed to saw the bolt off before I could replace it. Used a small hack saw. Took a whole to saw it off. Replacement was easy after that. 
Subaru Outback in New Zealand
Mar 2015 - Apr 2017
Oct 2015

124000 mi

$1400
Cambelt replacement 
Subaru Outback in Florida, United States
Oct 2008 - Sep 2017
Sep 2009

47000 mi

US $350
Inner front CV boot required replacement. 
Apr 2010

53000 mi

US $250
Rt front CV boot replaced. 
Nov 2012

80100 mi

US $1000
Front rack replaced. Chronic brake light failures. Replaced socket & lead wires. Problem remains. 
Dec 2014

101000 mi

US $750
replaced all rear brake parts. 
Aug 2016

117000 mi

US $850
front axle bushings, rear hub bearings 
Mar 2017

125000 mi

US $300
REPLACED REAR RIGHT HUB BEARINGS, BUSHINGS ON FR STEERING ARMS 
Subaru Outback in New Brunswick, Canada
Sep 2009 - Sep 2017
Nov 2010

63320 mi

C $150
Did not pass safety inspection, Front control arm rear bushing cracked and to much play Left and Right. Replaced with new bushings from dealer.  
Apr 2011

67760 mi

C $100
Front sway bar end links and rubber bushings. 
Sep 2011

74400 mi

C $430
Replaced front and rear struts and mounts 
May 2012

82400 mi

C $45
Torn inner passenger cv boot. Cleaned, lubed and reboot 
Sep 2012

86800 mi

C $45
Torn inner cv boot drivers front 
Jan 2013

88660 mi

C $12
Thermostat replaced as engine was running cold. 
Feb 2013

89360 mi

C $750
Left and right head gasket replacement. 
Jul 2013

93600 mi
Right rear wheel bearing began howling. There is a technical service bulletin about this and was covered by subaru extending the warranty to 8yrs/100k miles on the wheel bearing. 
Dec 2014

114700 mi

C $145
Top strut bearings left and right Replaced drivers side low beam as bulb was burnt out 
Apr 2015

121800 mi

C $27
Left lower ball joint 
Aug 2015

128380 mi

C $850
Drive shaft replaced. 
Jun 2016

140740 mi

C $175
Drivers side rear wheel bearing howling. Replaced and serviced rear brakes since I was in there. 
Dec 2016

148800 mi

C $25
Left ball joint worn out. Replaced ball joint 
Feb 2017

155000 mi

C $175
Replaced left front cv axle 
Subaru Outback in Florida, United States
Dec 2010 - May 2011
Apr 2011

53000 mi

US $1064
Right front CV axle boot busted, installed new axle assembly Left rear wheel bearing failing. Removed wheel bearing hub, installed new hub assembly. 
Subaru Outback in Illinois, United States
Aug 2014 - Jun 2015
Mar 2015

70000 mi
NVH problem when hitting 2,200RPM. Repair shop tightened rear bumper fasteners and noise went away. 
Subaru Outback in South Africa
May 2009 - Jun 2011
Feb 2010

58280 mi

R 25
exhaust pipe broken in middle - had been damaged and repaired by previous owner 
Subaru Outback in Rhode Island, United States
Feb 2012 - Dec 2015
Jul 2012

110700 mi
Remove and replace rear sway bar links and bushings 
Feb 2015

126900 mi

US $342
Both side front stabilizer links and bushings. Repair broken wires for reverse lights. 
Dec 2015

132000 mi

US $720
Replaced rear trailing arm and bushings four wheel alignment. 
Subaru Outback in Michigan, United States
Feb 2014 - Feb 2015
Apr 2014

184000 mi

US $1000
Back end was jumping around over bumps; struts replaced 
Feb 2015

195000 mi

US $1400
Head gasket was leaking oil and needed to be replaced. 
Subaru Outback in Massachusetts, United States
Jan 2012 - Jan 2018
Feb 2012

136000 mi

US $600
Front axle shafts were noisy. Got them replaced with after market parts but those parts transferred vibration to rest of car. Returned to shop to have shafts replaced with OEM rebuilts. 
Aug 2016

180100 mi

US $2300
Replace leaking head-gaskets, water-pump. 
Subaru Outback in Maryland, United States
Jun 2013 - Jul 2018
Jan 2016

57700 mi

US $124
Hood latch stopped working and had to be replaced. 
Sep 2016

66000 mi

US $50
One windshield wiper stopped working. 
Jun 2017

71000 mi

US $1100
Needed new catalytic converter and oxygen sensor. 
Sep 2017

74000 mi

US $150
Rear latch jammed and wouldn't close. Mechanic disassembled and lubricated latch. 
Apr 2018

81000 mi

US $350
Passenger side rear wheel bearing was very noisy and had to be replaced. 
Subaru Outback in Pennsylvania, United States
Jun 2011 - Mar 2014
Aug 2011

128000 mi

US $290
Replace front axle shaft...performed by local NTB Replace front axle shaft...performed by local NTB 
Feb 2012

137000 mi

US $1150
Head gaskets 
May 2012

142100 mi
Noisy right rear wheel bearing. Causing vibration. I've heard 2005 Outbacks are known for this issue. 
Nov 2012

154600 mi

US $400
Ball Joint 
Aug 2013

177000 mi

US $400
Replace all four stabilizer links 
Dec 2013

181000 mi
Lower control arm bushings replaced 
Mar 2014

181000 mi
Occasional clunk in passenger's side axle. 
Subaru Outback in Texas, United States
Dec 2013 - Jan 2015
Nov 2014

64000 mi

US $300
Rear wheel bearings. 
Jan 2015

64000 mi

US $500
Front lower control arm bushing. 
Subaru Outback in California, United States
May 2011 - Jun 2011
Jun 2011

55000 mi

US $2600
Despite constant regular maintenance since day one my turbo blew at 37k miles. Subaru left me with the bill. I've found out that almost every other turbo is is blowing too. Don't buy this engine combo. 
Subaru Outback in Connecticut, United States
Apr 2011 - Sep 2017
Aug 2011

90000 mi
Check Engine Light - Needs new Catalytic converter. Will schedule Check Engine Light - Needs new Catalytic converter. Will schedule 
Oct 2011

91000 mi

US $650
catalytic converter replacement. Dealer paid half of the cost. Subbed out to local exhaust shot, but is warrantying the repair themselves 
Aug 2017

140000 mi

US $678
replace sway bar and perform alignment 
Subaru Outback in Utah, United States
Jan 2011 - Mar 2013
Feb 2011

69705 mi

US $300
Just bought the vehicle. Air conditioner did not work. I put in some r134a and it came right back out a hole in the condensor. Replace condensor and o-rings. Dealer actually paid for new condensor, I replaced it myself.  Just bought the vehicle. Air conditioner did not work. I put in some r134a and it came right back out a hole in the condensor. Replace condensor and o rings. Dealer actually paid for new condensor, I replaced it myself. Total cost after r134a replacement $50 
Feb 2012

83000 mi

US $300
The front passenger side axle boot was cracked and leaking grease. The joint was not bad yet, so I just had the boot itself replaced. After returning from the dealer, I raised the car to work on a bearing and noticed that the cv boot on the drivers side had the clamp removed and was losing all the grease. The front drivers side, and the rear passenger side wheel bearings both needed replacing. It is a common problem with this model of outback, there was even an extended manufacturer warranty on the matter. 
Sep 2012

91000 mi

US $40
The headlights on this vehicle were designed to be on whenever the vehicle was running. There was no way to turn them off. As a result the headlights were burning out every 5 months. I disconnected the wiring harness that cause this. 
Subaru Outback in Washington, United States
Oct 2010 - Mar 2018
Dec 2010

81000 mi

US $953
Replaced both front half-shafts due to leaky CV joints. Replaced both front half-shafts. Seals on both were leaking. 
Jun 2011

90000 mi

US $1200
Performed 90,000 mile service, found oil in spark plugs. Replaced valve cover gaskets. Found two torn bushings, replaced. 
Oct 2011

98000 mi

US $2000
Head Gasket, Water Pump, 105,000 mile service (early) 
May 2014

131700 mi

US $400
Replaced headlamp after plastic clip melted and smoked inside of glass. Not a safety issue, but fixed anyway. 
Mar 2016

155000 mi

US $350
One rear wheel bearing going bad. Replaced it. 
May 2017

169800 mi

US $3000
Head Gasket replacement Replaced one rear wheel bearing Replaced leaking seal in front differential 
Subaru Outback in Georgia, United States
Aug 2014 - Jul 2017
Dec 2016

127000 mi

US $5700
Thrown rod due to head gasket failure. New short block installed. 
Jul 2017

145000 mi

US $350
Passenger CV axle replaced 
Subaru Outback in California, United States
Dec 2009 - Jun 2018
Jan 2012

52700 mi

US $1840
Replaced all four struts. Replaced front passenger side CV/axle assembly. 
Dec 2014

60000 mi

US $1256
Battery failed test and was replaced. Trouble code was found to be related to carbon deposits in the throttle body. Throttle body was cleaned and inspected. 
Subaru Outback in Washington, United States
May 2012 - Jun 2015
Jan 2013

US $94
Sway bar bushings replaced. 
Sep 2013

130000 mi

US $450
Right front wheel bearing. Heat shield was making noise. 
Subaru Outback in New York, United States
Nov 2009 - Nov 2011
Jul 2010

94000 mi
Check engine light. Took to dealer they did not want to replace cat converted but charged me $100 to put on computer. has been a problem with this car for many many months. I would never get another subaru...pain in the a-- 
Nov 2011

123000 mi

US $1700
Bad oxygen sensors, cat converter...subaru warrant to 152,000 as have cal. emissions model..also had timing belt, serpentine belts and front left wheel work done on car...so far so good... 
Subaru Outback in Virginia, United States
Nov 2009 - Sep 2017
Jul 2012

127000 mi

US $250
Clunking noise in front end...replaced sway bar end links 
Jan 2017

190000 mi

US $400
Replaced front lower control arms, ball joints, and sway bar end links. 
Subaru Outback in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2013 - Mar 2014
Mar 2014

153760 mi
Head gasket failure 
Subaru Outback in Pennsylvania, United States
Feb 2010 - Dec 2015
Sep 2011

88000 mi

US $200
CV boot split, replaced axle front passenger. New battery. 
Mar 2013

98000 mi
Wheel bearing started to make a loud noise they claimed was not a failure, it was covered by a free service they extended to 100,000 miles. Both rear wheel bearing have now been changed and are quiet again.  
Oct 2013

105000 mi

US $300
rubber bushing tore and needed replaced 
Apr 2014

110000 mi

US $30
Clunk noise over bumps. Replaced sway bar end links. 
Sep 2014

112000 mi

US $75
Replace driver side CV joint boot cracked 
Subaru Outback in Montana, United States
Jan 2010 - Sep 2011
Mar 2010

75000 mi
humming noise in rear of vehicle. Dealer replaced both rear wheel bearings under warranty extension 
Subaru Outback in Michigan, United States
Oct 2010 - Jul 2011
Jul 2011

80000 mi

US $140
AC problem. One day fix, refill the refrigerant. 
Subaru Outback in Missouri, United States
Sep 2014 - Jan 2015
Oct 2014

64300 mi

US $4000
the flywheel failed, taking out the clutch and the transmission in the process 
Subaru Outback in Massachusetts, United States
Nov 2014 - Dec 2014
Nov 2014

139000 mi

US $531
Tension bar and pulley system broke, breaking fan belt and killing battery 
Subaru Outback in Newfoundland / Lab., Canada
Dec 2014 - Oct 2015
Feb 2015

78320 mi

C $20
Power steering difficult. Replaced O-ring on power steering pump and replaced fluid. Had to wait 3 weeks for dealer to source O-ring. 
Jul 2015

79460 mi

C $600
Replaced transmission shifter cable and bushing Replaced worn alternator belt 
Oct 2015

79980 mi
Torn front passenger side cv boot 
Subaru Outback in New York, United States
Nov 2011 - Sep 2013
Jan 2012

89000 mi

US $400
Broken CV boot front driver side, replaced with new axle due to mileage and previous failure of passenger side boot ~75K miles 
Mar 2013

105000 mi
Head gasket leaking. 

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2005 Subaru Outback 4dr Sedan

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

Subaru Outback in Michigan, United States
Feb 2008 - Feb 2010
Aug 2008

34500 mi
Rattle of heat shield on the exhaust system just above the CAT on the passager side of the car. Rattle coming from under car at highway speeds (above 45 MPH). Heat shield under middle of car on side ripped off. Correct by installing large washer and rebolting. Will have the dealer look at it at next visit. 
Oct 2008

36000 mi
Replace heat shield that was ordered earlier. Took longer then expected to get the part (or it never was ordered the first time)? 
Feb 2009

40000 mi
Heat Shield on the exhaust(different area) needed to be tightend. 
Jun 2009

43000 mi

US $20
Drivers side headlight bulb 
Subaru Outback in Alabama, United States
Mar 2015 - Jul 2018
Apr 2015

105000 mi

US $450
Replaced all four wheel hubs. Both back bearings were shot. 
Jun 2017

122000 mi

US $650
Transmission cooling lines detached from radiator causing complete loss of transmission fluid. Fittings were completely stripped requiring new radiator. 
Subaru Outback in Illinois, United States
Jun 2009 - Jan 2016
Mar 2011

102000 mi

US $50
wiper motor failed. 
Apr 2012

116200 mi

US $500
CV Boots (both front drive shafts replaced) Sway Bar Links 
Mar 2013

133000 mi

US $268
Replaced lower control arm bushings and sway bar bushings to get rid of some noise.  Some improvement but the dealer says I also need a front strut mount replaced to eliminate a persistent clank, which means I should go ahead and replace both front struts. 
Subaru Outback in Connecticut, United States
Mar 2008 - Mar 2010
Apr 2008

113000 mi

US $2000
Second turbocharger. First one rpelaced at 35000 under warranty. 
Subaru Outback in Texas, United States
Feb 2008 - Mar 2010
Mar 2008

35000 mi
Burned out headlight. 
Subaru Outback in Colorado, United States
Nov 2016 - Nov 2016
Nov 2016

110000 mi

US $2600
Head gasket 

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2005 Subaru Outback 4dr Sedan

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

Subaru Outback in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2011 - Dec 2012
May 2012

63320 mi

C $250
Driver's side front window electric motor failed and required replacing. 

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2005 Subaru Outback 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder manual AWD

Subaru Outback in Colorado, United States
Sep 2006 - Mar 2010
Mar 2007

31000 mi
arm rest padding was warped. replaced it under warrantee 
Dec 2007

50000 mi

US $107
cruise control not working 

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