2007 SUBARU OUTBACK VIN: 4S4BP61C677339715

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Condition
Run & Drive
Damage
Collision
Title
Salvage

VIN 4S4BP61C677339715 Decoding Subaru Vin Decoder

Error Text

0 - VIN decoded clean. Check Digit (9th position) is correct

Make

SUBARU

Manufacturer Name

FUJI HEAVY INDUSTRIES U.S.A., INC. (C/O SUBARU OF AMERICA)

Model

Outback

Model Year

2007

Plant City

LAFAYETTE

Trim

i

Vehicle Type

MULTIPURPOSE PASSENGER VEHICLE (MPV)

Plant Country

UNITED STATES (USA)

Plant Company Name

SIA

Plant State

INDIANA

Series2

Wagon Body Style

Body Class

Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV)/Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV)

Doors

4

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating From

Class 1C: 4,001 - 5,000 lb (1,814 - 2,268 kg)

Trailer Type Connection

Not Applicable

Trailer Body Type

Not Applicable

Transmission Style

Automatic

Transmission Speeds

4

Drive Type

AWD/All-Wheel Drive

Displacement (CC)

2500

Displacement (CI)

152.559360236

Displacement (L)

2.500000

Seat Belt Type

Manual

Front Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

Side Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

Bus Floor Configuration Type

Not Applicable

Bus Type

Not Applicable

Custom Motorcycle Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Suspension Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Chassis Type

Not Applicable

2007 SUBARU OUTBACK Crash Test Score

0

Overall Rating

Overall Front Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Front Driver Side
Front Passenger Side

Side Barrier

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Driver
Rear Passenger

Overall Side Pole Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating 4x4
Rollover Star Rating 4x2
Rollover Risk:
0%

2007 SUBARU OUTBACK Safety Features

Seat Belts and Head Restraints

Dynamic Head Restraints Standard
Head Restraint Not Available
Advanced Belt Feature Not Available
Adjustable Upper Belt Anchorage Not Available
Seat Belt Reminder System Driver

Air Bags

Frontal Air Bag Driver, Front Passenger
Curtain Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat
Pelvis/Torso Driver, Front Passenger
Pelvis/Torso Driver, Front Passenger
Knee Not Available
Additional Air Bags Not Available
Meets Side Air Bag Out-of-Position Requirements Yes

Child Passenger Features

LATCH Locations Not Available
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) Not Available
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) locations Not Available

Complaints Assosiated with VIN 4S4BP61C677339715

Components: AIR BAGS

September 01, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11301882
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 4S4BP61C677****

Summary of Complaint

RED AIRBAG WARNING IS INTERMITTENTLY DISPLAYED ON DRIVERS INSTRUMENT PANEL. THE PASSENGER AIRBAG IS ALSO SHOWN AS NOT FUNCTIONING PROPERLY ABOVE THE REAR VIEW MIRROR. THE CAR CAN BE STATIONARY OR IN MOTION.

Components: AIR BAGS

December 01, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10938703
Consumer Location: MASON, MI
VIN: 4S4BP61C677****

Summary of Complaint

TL* TAKATA RECALL. THE CONTACT OWNS A 2007 SUBARU OUTBACK. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE RECALL NOTICE FOR NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 15V323000 (AIR BAGS) WAS RECEIVED IN DECEMBER OF 2016. AFTER CONTACTING THE DEALER AND THE MANUFACTURER ON MULTIPLE OCCASIONS, THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED THAT THE PARTS NEEDED FOR THE RECALL REMEDY WERE STILL NOT AVAILABLE AND NO ESTIMATED TIME FOR RECEIVING THE PARTS COULD BE PROVIDED. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE. PARTS DISTRIBUTION DISCONNECT.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

February 07, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10448206
Consumer Location: WASHINGTON, DC
VIN: 4S4BP61C677****

Summary of Complaint

THE BRAKES FAILED COMPLETELY WHEN I WAS DRIVING DOWN THE ROAD ABOUT TO ENTER THE HIGHWAY. THE PEDAL WENT ALL THE WAY TO THE FLOOR. NO BRAKING ACTION WHATSOEVER. I WAS ABLE TO SWERVE TO AVOID THE CAR IN FRONT OF ME AND EVENTUALLY STOP BY USING THE EMERGENCY BRAKE. THE CAR HAD JUST BEEN SERVICED (60K INTERVAL) BY THE DEALER INCLUDING FLUSHING THE BRAKE LINES AND INSTALLING NEW REAR BRAKE PADS. SUBSEQUENT INVESTIGATION BY A DIFFERENT DEALER REVEALED THAT THE CALIPER AND BRAKE PAD HAD FALLEN OFF THE CAR, CAUSING TOTAL BRAKE FAILURE AND PUTTING OCCUPANTS (INCLUDING A 4 YEAR OLD) AT EXTREME BODILY RISK. *TR

Components: SUSPENSION STRUCTURE

June 16, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11421130
Consumer Location: BRATTLEBORO, VT
VIN: 4S4BP61C477****

Summary of Complaint

The contact owns a 2007 Subaru Outback. The contact stated that while driving at an undisclosed speed, the vehicle went over a bump in the roadway and went sideways. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic and it was diagnosed that the rear stabilizer bar had detached. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and a complaint was filed. The failure mileage was 190,000.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

April 20, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11413233
Consumer Location: BELOIT, OH
VIN: 4S4BP61C377****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2007 SUBARU OUTBACK. THE CONTACT STATED THAT SHE NOTICED THAT THERE WERE FOUR WIRES NEAR THE REAR DEFROSTER THAT WERE CUT. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC AND DIAGNOSED THAT THE WIRES CONTROLLED THE WINDSHIELD WIPERS, HATCH DOOR LOCK, DEFROSTER, AND REAR STOP LIGHTS. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE AND INFORMED THE CONTACT THAT THE VIN WAS NOT UNDER RECALL. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 181,313.

Components: AIR BAGS

March 24, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11404616
Consumer Location: WILLISTON, ND
VIN: 4S4BP61C977****

Summary of Complaint

WAS TOLD TO COME HERE TO RENDER A COMPLAINT. THEY WANT ME TO TRAVEL 4HRS THERE AND 4HRS BACK TO GET RECALL DONE. AT THIS TIME I AM UNABLE TO GET THIS DONE. AND I DON'T BELIVE I SHOULD HAVE TO PUT 8HRS OF WEAR AND TEAR ON MY VEHICLE FOR A SAFETY RECALL WHICH IS THE MANUFACTURERS RESPONSIBILITY.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

August 10, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11349511
Consumer Location: IRVINE, CA
VIN: 4S4BP61C376****

Summary of Complaint

2007 SUBARU OUTBACK. CONSUMER WRITES IN REGARDS TO BRAKE FAILURE. *LD THE CONSUMER STATED THE RIGHT REAR BRAKE LINE CORRODED AND FAILED WHILE DRIVING. THE DEALER WAS CONTACTED. *JS

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM AIR BAGS VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

July 30, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11348382
Consumer Location: TOMS RIVER, NJ
VIN: 4S4BP86C074****

Summary of Complaint

AS I'M DRIVING MY AIRBAG LIGHT COMES ON AND ALL THE LIGHTS ON THE DASH STARTS FLASHING AND CRUISE CONTROL GETS DISCONNECTED ONE DAY IT WILL HAPPEN NEXT DAY IT WON'T

Components: AIR BAGS

February 06, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11308638
Consumer Location: LITTLETON, CO
VIN: 4S4BP61C077****

Summary of Complaint

2007 SUBARU OUTBACK AIRBAG LIGHT IS ON. SUBARU CUSTOMER SERVICE SAYS THE AIRBAG SYSTEM WILL NOT FUNCTION IF THE AIRBAG LIGHT IS ON. THIS DEFECT SHOULD BE COVERED FOR NO CHARGE. PLEASE ISSUE A SAFETY RECALL. THE AIRBAG LIGHT IS ON UNDER ALL CONDITIONS AFTER STARTING THE VEHICLE

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM AIR BAGS

January 29, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11306494
Consumer Location: LOCUST GROVE, VA
VIN: 4S4BP86C474****

Summary of Complaint

I BOUGHT THE 2007 SUBARU OUTBACK LL BEAN NEW. THIS IS THE SECOND TIME THAT THE AIRBAG LIGHT GOES ON AND OFF INTERMITTENTLY. THE FIRST TIME I REPLACED THE OVERHEAD CIRCUIT BOARD. THIS TIME I AM HAVING TROUBLE FINDING ONE. THE SOLDER JOINTS IN THE CIRCUIT BOARD ARE FAULTY, CAUSING LOOSE CONNECTIONS. THIS IS A DANGEROUS SITUATION THAT HAS BEEN REPORTED TO NHTSA MANY TIMES BY OTHER OWNERS. WHEN THE AIR BAG LIGHT IS ON, THE AIR BAGS WILL NOT DEPLOY. SOME PEOPLE HAVE BEEN SERIOUSLY INJURED BECAUSE OF THIS. THERE SHOULD BE A RECALL ON THIS PROBLEM. THERE IS CURRENTLY A SECOND RECALL ON THE AIR BAGS THEMSELVES, BUT NOT ON THE CIRCUIT BOARD. HOW MANY ACCIDENTS DOES THERE HAVE TO BE FOR YOU TO DEMAND A RECALL ON THIS PROBLEM?

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL ENGINE

November 08, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11299992
Consumer Location: SAN JOSE, CA
VIN: 4S4BP86CX74****

Summary of Complaint

AN ACCELERATOR THAT BECAME UNRESPONSIVE WHILE DRIVING 65MPH ON 3 LANE HIGHWAY. THIS PROBLEM IS PREVALENT WITH SUBARU AND YOU CAN READ ABOUT MANY PEOPLE WHO HAVE THE PROBLEM WHICH IS AN EXTREME SAFETY ISSUE. IF YOU GO ONLINE AND SEARCH FOR SUBARU OUTBACK CODE P2138/THROTTLE POSITION SENSOR YOU WILL FIND THAT THE SENSOR HAS INTERMITENT FAILURES WHICH CAUSE THE ACCELERATOR TO BECOME UNRESPONSIVE. EVEN WHEN PEOPLE GET THIS RESET AT A MECHANIC AND SUPPOSEDLY FIXED IT WILL BEGIN RECURRING AGAIN. OR SOMETIMES THE MECHANIC CANNOT MAKE THE CAR FAIL BECAUSE THE PROBLEM IS A SENSOR AND THE PROBLEM IS INTERMITTENT. SUBARU MUST FIX THIS PROBLEM!! THIS HAS HAPPENED TO ME 5 TIMES NOW OVER THE LAST YEAR.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

December 05, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11287231
Consumer Location: SUMMERVILLE, SC
VIN: 4S4BP61C377****

Summary of Complaint

STEPPED ON THE BRAKES WHILE ON THE HIGHWAY AND THEY WENT TO THE FLOOR. FORTUNATELY I WAS ABLE TO GRAB THE EMERGENCY BRAKE AND DODGE INTO THE NEXT LANE OTHERWISE I WOULD HAVE SLAMMED INTO THE CAR IN FRONT OF ME, CAUSING UNKNOWN DAMAGE/INJURY. I USED THE PARKING BREAK AND MANUAL SHIFTING OPTION TO LIMP IT BACK TO MY HOUSE A FEW MILES AWAY. I WALKED AROUND THE VEHICLE AND FOUND A PUDDLE OF BRAKE FLUID DRIPPING ONTO THE GROUND AT THE PASSENGER SIDE REAR WHEEL. UPON FURTHER INSPECTION, I FOUND A METAL BRAKE LINE WAS LEAKING FLUID WHERE IT WAS CLAMPED TO THE VEHICLE BODY. AS I WAS LOOKING FOR THE PART/INFORMATION ON IT, I CAME ACROSS A KNOWN RECALL FOR THIS PROBLEM. I CONTACTED SUBARU AND THEY STATED THAT THE RECALL HAD ALREADY BEEN DONE ON 8/8/2014. PART OF THE RECALL STATED THAT IF IT WASN'T LEAKING AT THE TIME, THEY WERE TO SPRAY IT WITH AN ANTI-CORROSION OF SOME SORT AND CALL IT GOOD. APPARENTLY THAT'S WHAT HAPPENED TO MINE BECAUSE THE LINES ARE VERY RUSTY AND CORRODED. NOW THEY WANT TO CHARGE THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS TO HAVE THE REPAIR COMPLETED. IF THIS IS A KNOWN SAFETY ISSUE AND THE RESULTS OF FAILURE ARE POSSIBLY CRASHING AT HIGH SPEEDS WHEN THE BRAKE LINE RUPTURES, HOW ARE THEY ABLE TO SPRAY AN ANTI-CORROSION FLUID OVER TOP OF RUST AND WASH THEIR HANDS OF SUCH A POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS/FATAL KNOWN PROBLEM? RECALL #WQK-47, 14V311000, AND WQG-43

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

October 11, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11277724
Consumer Location: LIMESTONE, NY
VIN: 4S4BL86C774****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS DRIVING DOWN A STREET WHEN MY CAR ENGINE WAS STILL RUNNING BUT I HAD NO GAS PEDAL RESPONSE .SO L COASTED TO SIDE OF ROAD AN SHUT IT OFF AN STARTED IT .THEN AFTER I DID THAT I GOT GAS PEDAL RESPONSE .THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT WAS ON AFTER RESTARTING VECHILE SO I HAD A CODE SCAN CHECK IT,AN A CODE P2138 SHOWED . THE CODE IS FOR THE THROTTLE/PEDAL SENSOR. I'M JUST GLAD I WAS NOT DOING 65 ON A HIGHWAY AN A SEMI WASN'T BEHIND ME OR ANY OTHER VEHICLE

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM AIR BAGS

July 01, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11233105
Consumer Location: SILVERTON, CO
VIN: 4S4BP86C474****

Summary of Complaint

WE HAVE EXPERIENCE A MULTITUDE OF ELECTRICAL ISSUES WITH THE LL BEAN VERSION OF THE 2207 OUTBACK. MOST RECENTLY THE AIRBAG LIGHT STAYING ON CONSISTENTLY, WHICH APPEARS TO BE A REPORTED ISSUE. THIS IS A SAFETY ISSUE SINCE THE AIR BAG WILL NOT FUNCTION WITH THE LIGHT ON, IT IS COSTLY TO REPAIR OVER $400 + DIAGNOSTIC OF $115. SEVERAL WEEKS AGO, IT WOULD COM EON INTERMITTENTLY, NO IT REMAINS ON 100% OF THE TIME. I COMMUTE 100 MILES EACH DAY 5 DAYS A WEEK ON A TWO-LANE, RURAL HIGHWAY AND WORRY I NEED TO GET RID OF THE VEHICLE SOONER THAN LATER DUE TO A SAFETY ISSUE. THIS ONLY PASSING THE SAFETY ISSUE TO A NEW OWNER. THIS SAFETY ISSUE SHOULD BE SUBARU'S RESPONSIBILITY TO FIX AS THERE ARE MANY THAT CANNOT AFFORD SUCH A FIX AND IS NOT REGULAR MAINTENANCE. THIS SHOULD NEVER BE AN ISSUE. NOT SURE IF I WOULD BUY A SUBARU AGAIN AFTER OWNING THIS ONE. THE OTHER ISSUE IS WITH THE REAR WIRE HARNESS THAT CONTROLS THE REAR DEFROSTER, ETC. $800 TO REPLACE THIS AFTER WE HAD DIAGNOSTICS COMPLETED DURING OUR LAST TUNE UP. SEEMS AS THOUGH THERE ARE MANY FAULTY ELECTRONIC ASSEMBLY ISSUES THAT WERE NOT OF THE HIGHEST QUALITY - MAYBE A TAPING OR SOLDERING ISSUE. HOPEFULLY IT DOESN'T SPARK AND START A FIRE....

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

April 09, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 11231670
Consumer Location: LAFAYETTE, IN
VIN: 4S4BP86C374****

Summary of Complaint

WELL I LOST ALL THROTTLE CONTROL FOR THE FIRST TIME. ENGINE LIGHT WAS ON WHICH DISABLED THE VDC AND CRUISE AND THE GAS PEDAL. IT HAS HAPPENED SEVERAL TIMES SINCE THEN. WHEN SHUTTING THE CAR OFF IT IS VERY HARD TO RESTART. WHEN THIS HAPPENS AND YOU TRY TO STOP THE CAR DOESN'T WANT TO IT JUST PULSES FORWARD SO MORE BRAKE PEDAL IS NEEDED. IF YOU PUT IT IN PARK THE ENGINE REVS HIGH. THIS IS A KNOWN ISSUE WITH THE TPS NOT BEING ABLE TO COMMUNICATE WITH THE THROTTLE SERVO VIA THE TCM. THIS ISSUE HAPPENS AT RANDOM. USUALLY WHEN I'VE BEEN DRIVING IT FOR ABOUT 10 MINUTES.

Components: AIR BAGS INTERIOR LIGHTING

May 02, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11209770
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 4S4BP61C877****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2007 SUBARU OUTBACK. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE AIR BAG WARNING INDICATOR ILLUMINATED. THROUGH ONLINE RESEARCH, THE CONTACT FOUND THAT THE MAP LIGHT NEEDED TO BE REPLACED IN ORDER FOR THE AIR BAG INDICATOR TO TURN OFF. LIBERTY AUTO CITY SUBARU (1000 E PARK AVE, LIBERTYVILLE, IL 60048, (847) 362-3800) CONFIRMED THAT THE MAP LIGHT NEEDED TO BE REPLACED IN ORDER FOR THE AIR BAG INDICATOR TO TURN OFF. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT CONTACTED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 97,000. *AS

Components: ENGINE

June 01, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11209777
Consumer Location: LIBERTYVILLE, IL
VIN: 4S4BP61C877****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2007 SUBARU OUTBACK. THE CONTACT STATED THAT OIL WAS LEAKING FROM THE HEAD GASKET. LIBERTY AUTO CITY SUBARU (1000 E PARK AVE, LIBERTYVILLE, IL 60048, (847) 362-3800) DIAGNOSED THAT THE HEAD GASKET NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE AND DID NOT ASSIST. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 97,000. *BF *TR

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER ENGINE

April 20, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11203311
Consumer Location: ASPEN, CO
VIN: 4S4BP61C276****

Summary of Complaint

SERIOUS MECHANICAL ISSUES REGARDING DEFECTIVE RADIATOR COOLING FANS & MOTOR THAT PROPELS THE FANS TO SPIN PROPERLY.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

March 12, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11203422
Consumer Location: WARWICK, RI
VIN: 4S4BP61C777****

Summary of Complaint

BRAKES FAILED ON A CITY STREET, APPROACHING HIGHWAY ON-RAMP - CAR BEING DRIVEN BY A 17 YEAR OLD NEW DRIVER - THANKFULLY NO COLLISION OR DAMAGE TO PERSON OR PROPERTY OCCURRED. AFTER INSPECTION, REAR BRAKE LINE FAILED DUE TO CORROSION/PERFORATION AT 2-2 WAY CONNECTOR AT 176K MILES AFTER TWO PREVIOUS RECALLS WERE SUPPOSEDLY EXECUTED. DATES OF NOTE: ' 2007 - VEHICLE SOLD BY ANCHOR SUBARU, NORTH SMITHFIELD, RI TO ORIGINAL OWNER (NOT ME) ' JUNE 11, 2013 - RECALL WQG-43 PERFORMED WITH FIRST OWNER AT ANCHOR SUBARU ' SPRAY WAX APPLIED ' CAR HAS 132K MILES ' AUGUST 13, 2014 - RECALL WQK-47 PERFORMED WITH FIRST OWNER AT ANCHOR SUBARU ' SPRAY WAX APPLIED A SECOND TIME ' CAR HAS 152K MILES ' MAY 7, 2017 ' VEHICLE RE-SOLD TO 2ND OWNER (ME), ' CAR HAS 166K MILES ' MARCH 12, 2019 ' VEHICLE BRAKES FAIL ' CAR HAS 176K MILES MAKES NO SENSE HOW, IN A SPAN OF ONLY 24K MILES FROM WHEN THE RECALL WORK WAS PERFORMED THE SECOND TIME AT 152K MILES, UNTIL THE BRAKE FAILURE AT 176K MILES, THE TWICE-APPLIED WAX 'REMEDY' PERFORMED IN THE RECALL ACTIONS WORE OFF COMPLETELY, AND, THE BRAKE LINE COMPLETED CORRODED AND FAILED. THIS DOES NOT SEEM POSSIBLE NOR PROBABLE, AND, IF IT IS POSSIBLE, THEN THE 'REMEDY' THAT WAS PROVIDED BY SUBARU WAS UNSUITABLE, OR, THE DEALERSHIP INCORRECTLY APPLIED THE MATERIAL THAT WAS SUPPOSED TO PREVENT THE CORROSION FROM HAPPENING. I HAVE NO PROOF THAT THIS WORK WAS ACTUALLY PERFORMED. I BELIEVE THAT THE SPRAY-ON WAX WAS NOT CORRECTLY APPLIED IN NEITHER METHOD NOR QUANTITY ON MY VEHICLE. ANCHOR SUBARU WOULD NOT COVER THIS UNDER THE RECALL. PAID MY OWN MECHANIC TO FIX THE ISSUE. SENT REGISTERED LETTERS TO SUBARU OF AMERICA AND TO THE 3 OWNERS OF THE DEALERSHIP OVER A MONTH AGO AND NONE HAVE RESPONDED TO MY CONCERNS.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

December 08, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11157245
Consumer Location: SUDBURY, VT
VIN: 4S4BP62C877****

Summary of Complaint

BRAKE LINE BROKE ON THE PASSENGER SIDE UNDER THE REAR DOOR . I COULD SEE THE FLUID COMING OUT THROUGH A COVER OF SOME KIND THAT I THINK IS TO PROTECT THE FUEL TANK. I WAS DRIVING AND NEEDED TO STOP AND THE PEDAL WENT SUDDENLY TO THE FLOOR AND I WENT PAST WHERE I TRIED TO STOP.

Components: STEERING

November 23, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11154383
Consumer Location: SACRAMENTO, CA
VIN: 4S4BP61C877****

Summary of Complaint

ON 11/23/2018, I WAS DRIVING WESTBOUND DOWN A HILL IN THE INSIDE LANE OF A HIGHWAY IN LIGHT DRIZZLE, SPEED APPROXIMATELY 50 MPH. THE HIGHWAY WAS WET BUT NO STANDING WATER. SUDDENLY THE FRONT WHEELS BEGAN ALTERNATELY PULLING TO THE LEFT, THEN RIGHT, THEN LEFT, THEN RIGHT, CAUSING THE VEHICLE TO WEAVE UNCONTROLLABLY. AFTER JUST A FEW SECONDS THE CAR SWERVED ACROSS THE RIGHT LANE, SPINNING TO FACE THE WESTBOUND TRAFFIC. THE CAR THEN SWUNG UP AN EMBANKMENT ALONG THE ROADSIDE, SKIDDED BACKWARDS ON ITS LEFT SIDE, THEN CAME TO REST ON THE RIGHT SHOULDER OF HIGHWAY, STILL FACING THE WESTBOUND TRAFFIC. IN A FEW MINUTES, HIGHWAY PATROL ARRIVED, AND A PATROLMAN BACKED THE CAR DOWN THE HILL ABOUT 200 YARDS TO AN EXIT. AS HE WAS BACKING, THE FRONT END AGAIN WAS WEAVING FROM SIDE TO SIDE. I DON'T KNOW WHAT IT WAS THAT HAPPENED, BUT IT DID NOT BEGIN WITH APPLYING BRAKES OR SKIDDING ON THE WET SURFACE.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM EXTERIOR LIGHTING

November 23, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11153482
Consumer Location: ITHACA, NY
VIN: 4S4BP62C277****

Summary of Complaint

MY 2007 OUTBACK WAGON TAILGATE LIGHTS, LOCK FAILED TO WORK. SOME OF THE WIRING WITHIN THE FLEXIBLE RUBBER CONDUIT BROKE AND SHORTED OUT THE FUSE. THE WIRES COULD NOT ENDURE THE REPEATED MOTION OF THE TAILGATE MOVEMENT. I HAVE NOW LEARNED THAT SEVERAL OTHERS HAVE HAD THE SAME ISSUE. THE UPPER BRAKE LIGHT, REVERSE LIGHTS, TAILGATE LOCK ARE AFFECTED. I BELIEVE THE REAR WIPER MOTOR WIRING IS IN THE SAME HARNESS. A PREVIOUS OWNER MADE A REPAIR OF ONE WIRE AS SEEN IN THE PHOTO. REPAIR DID NOT HOLD UP. SUBARU SHOULD CORRECT THE CONDITION AT NO CHARGE.

Components: AIR BAGS

May 01, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11097141
Consumer Location: BRISTOL, CT
VIN: 4S4BP61C777****

Summary of Complaint

BOUGHT THIS CAR USED FROM A DEALER AS IS .I WAS TOLD OF A RECALL FOR AIR BAG WICH IS SHOWING ZERO FOR RECALLS. THE AIR BAG LIGHT IN THE CAR IS RED THOUGH .

Components: EQUIPMENT UNKNOWN OR OTHER

March 10, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11078657
Consumer Location: CHIEFLAND, FL
VIN: 4S4BP61C477****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2007 SUBARU OUTBACK. WHILE ATTEMPTING TO REPLACE A FLAT FRONT DRIVER'S SIDE TIRE, THE JACK COLLAPSED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE JACK FAILED TO HOLD THE VEHICLE'S WEIGHT. AT THE TIME OF THE FAILURE, THE VEHICLE WAS IN THE GARAGE AT THE CONTACT'S RESIDENCE ON A FLAT SURFACE AND THE JACK WAS PROPERLY INSERTED INTO THE LIFT AREA SUGGESTED BY THE VEHICLE MANUFACTURER. NEITHER THE DEALER NOR THE MANUFACTURER WERE NOTIFIED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 160,000.

Components: POWER TRAIN

February 18, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11073624
Consumer Location: LANCASTER, CA
VIN: 4S4BP62C277****

Summary of Complaint

... INNER-RIGHT FRONT CONSTANT VELOCITY JOINT PERCHED, DIRECTLY OVER THE STARBOARD SIDE EXHAUST, COOKS THE CV BOOT, CAUSING IT TO FAIL, SCATTERING GREASE WHICH SUBSEQUENTLY FLASHES ON THE EXHAUST DIRECTLY BELOW, INDUCING AN ENGINE BAY FIRE - A.S. JOSEPH

Components: SUSPENSION

January 01, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11057883
Consumer Location: KALAMAZOO, MI
VIN: 4S4BP61C976****

Summary of Complaint

VEHICLE WAS MOVING AT LESS THAN NORMAL SPEED, STRAIGHT HIGHWAY DRIVING THIS MORNING ON I-69, SOUTH OF LANSING, AND ON I-94, BETWEEN I-69 AND M131. ROAD HAD NO SNOW, BUT PATCHY ICE CONDITIONS. BACK OF VEHICLE WAS LOADED WITH SUITCASES AND TELESCOPE. DRIVER AND PASSENGERS FELT MULTIPLE, SLIPPAGE IN CONTROL OF VEHICLE = UNSAFE. OTHER VEHICLES DRIVING AT GREATER SPEEDS THAN OURS WERE NOT EXPERIENCING ISSUES. CONFIDENCE WAS LOST IN THE ABILITY TO MAINTAIN TRACTION. DRIVER FEEL WAS THAT TWO REAR TIRES WERE ALTERNATING WHICH TIRE HAD MORE AUTHORITY IN DIRECTIONAL CONTROL. FELT AS UNNERVING AS PRIOR DRIVER EXPERIENCE WITH BLOWING OUT THE REAR TIRE ON A GOLDWING MOTORCYCLE. DRIVER FOUND THIS ON INTERNET, AND IT DESCRIBES EXPERIENCE WE HAD TODAY: "SUMMARY OF THE GHOSTWALKING SYMPTOMS: IN WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS AND ESPECIALLY ON ICE, SOME USA 2005-2009 OUTBACKS APPEAR TO HAVE A CHASSIS TUNING ISSUE WHERE THE REAR SUSPENSION OSCILLATES IN SUCH A WAY TO CAUSE REAR-STEER. THIS IS NOT FISHTAILING DUE TO USING TOO MUCH GAS, LIFTING OFF THE GAS MID-CORNER, OR HITTING THE BRAKES TOO ABRUPTLY. THIS CAN OCCUR DURING STRAIGHT LINE DRIVING AT MODERATE SPEEDS. ROAD FEEL AND HANDLING CONFIDENCE IS TOTALLY LOST WHEN THIS OCCURS. THE SYMPTOMS ARE NOT 100% REPRODUCIBLE AND SUBARU HAS NOT ACKNOWLEDGED THAT THERE IS ANY PROBLEM. SUBARU DID REVISE THE REAR WHEEL ALIGNMENT SPECIFICATIONS FOR THESE CARS IN 2007 DUE TO REAR TIRE WEAR COMPLAINTS. THE CHANGE TO ALIGNMENT SPEC TIGHTENS THE TOLERANCE FOR REAR TOE."

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

September 22, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11030835
Consumer Location: SILVERTON, OR
VIN: 4S4BP86C074****

Summary of Complaint

DRIVING AT 55 MILES PER HOUR ON HWY 213, CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON, LOST POWER(LIMP MODE), CRUISE CONTROL FLASHING. PULLED OVER TO SIDE OF ROAD ON HILL(BARELY ABLE TO MAKE SAFE SPOT). TURNED OUT VEHICLE. RESTARTED(LIGHTS STILL WARNING), BACK UP AND FORWARD TO ASSURE POWER. DECIDED TO TRY TO GET TO NEARBY COMMUNITY/AUTO SHOP. WAS ABLE TO DO SO. DIAGNOSIS: P2138. THEY PERFORMED DIAGNOSTIC PROCEDURE, RESULTS INCONCLUSIVE. CYCLED THE ACCELERATOR THROUGH NUMEROUS POSITIONS AND RATERS WITH VARIATIONS ON POSITION/PRESSURE APPLIED TO PEDAL, AND MONITOR LAB SCOPE. SENSOR SIGNALS WERE PRECISE AND WITHOUT ERRORS. OWNER RESEARCHED ONLINE AND FOUND NUMEROUS CASED OF SAME-WITHOUT RESOLUTION FOR MANY PEOPLE-REOCCURRING WITH COSTLY REPAIRS TO ATTEMPT REPAIR. SUGGESTED CALLING SUBARU.COM WHICH I DID. NO REASSURANCE AS TO PROBLEM BEING FIXED, JUST SAID TAKE IT TO A DEALER. CONCERNED WITH SAFETY AS I DRIVE MY GRANDDAUGHTER IN CAR, AS WELL AS SAFETY FOR MYSELF AND OTHERS. WILL TAKE IT TO DEALER BUT NOT OPTIMISTIC ABOUT A PERMANENT FIX AND SAFETY OF FUTURE DRIVING.

Components: SUSPENSION

September 22, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11024970
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 4S4BP62C277****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2007 SUBARU OUTBACK. WHILE DRIVING 35 MPH, THERE WAS A LOUD NOISE FROM THE REAR PASSENGER SIDE OF THE VEHICLE. UPON INSPECTING THE VEHICLE, THE CONTACT NOTICED THAT THE REAR SHOCK SUPPORT WAS FRACTURED AND SEPARATED FROM THE VEHICLE. BILL MCBRIDE SUBARU (5105 U.S. AVE, PLATTSBURGH, NY 12901, (518) 561-7400) WAS CONTACTED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 145,000.

Components: SEATS

August 09, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 11021160
Consumer Location: AXTELL, KS
VIN: 4S4BP62C277****

Summary of Complaint

NOTICED PASSENGER SIDE OF ELECTRIC DRIVER SEAT BOTTOM DID NOT RAISE CORRECTLY. REMOVED SEAT TO FIND BROKEN SPOT WELDS ON BRACKET CONNECTING THE BAR THAT RAISES SEAT FRONT TO THE SEAT FRAME ITSELF.

Components: ENGINE

May 14, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 11013513
Consumer Location: OSCEOLA, PA
VIN: 4S4BL62C277****

Summary of Complaint

IN 2015 AT 90,000 MILES THE HEAD WAS LEAKING FROM A FAULTY HEAD GASKET. HAD TO HAVE THE TOP END OF THE MOTOR TOTAL REBUILT. I HAVE READ THERE HAS BEEN A PROBLEM WITH OTHER VEHICLES WITH THE SAME ISSUES.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

July 17, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11006581
Consumer Location: NEW CANAAN, CT
VIN: 4S4BP63C976****

Summary of Complaint

THE DRIVER'S SIDE FLOOR MAT IS HELD IN PLACE BY ONLY ONE SHORT VERTICAL HOOK ON TO WHICH THE FLOOR MAT FITS. AFTER ONLY A SHORT TIME DRIVING, THE FLOOR MAT BECOMES UNHOOKED AND SLIDES UNDERNEATH THE PEDALS, WHICH CAN PREVENT THE PEDALS FROM BEING PUSHED IN ALL THE WAY.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

October 06, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 11002949
Consumer Location: GREENSBORO, NC
VIN: 4S4BP62C477****

Summary of Complaint

AUDIO/HVAC CONTROLS FLASH AND DO NOT RESPOND TO ATTEMPTS TO CHANGE MODES OR CUT OUT ALTOGETHER. PROBLEM STARTED ON A VERY HOT SUMMER DAY FOUR YEARS OR SO AGO. WHEN CONTROLS ARE ACTING UP, NOT ONLY DOES THE PANEL NOT DISPLAY PROPERLY, BUT ALSO FAILS TO RESPOND TO ANY ADJUSTMENTS. NOT BEING ABLE TO ADJUST THE AUDIO OR CLIMATE CONTROL IS AN INCONVENIENCE. HOWEVER, NOT BEING ABLE TO DEFROST FRONT OR REAR WINDOWS WHEN NEEDED IS A SAFETY HAZARD. PROBLEM HAS BEEN REPORTED ON SUBARU FORUMS (FOR EXAMPLE, HTTP://WWW.SUBARUOUTBACK.ORG/FORUMS/80-ELECTRICAL-ELECTRONICS/23909-08-O-B-RADIO-HVAC-CONTROL-LIGHTING-PROB.HTML). PROBLEM HAS OCCURRED BOTH WHILE DRIVING AND IMMEDIATELY AFTER IGNITION. GOES AWAY SOMETIMES ON ITS OWN, SOMETIMES WHEN TURN OFF CAR AND TURN BACK ON, SOMETIMES DOESN'T RESOLVE EVEN WITH RE-IGNITION. HAPPENS ON CITY STREETS AND ON HIGHWAYS BUT I SPEND MORE TIME ON CITY STREETS.

Components: POWER TRAIN ENGINE

March 01, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 10971780
Consumer Location: KILL DEVIL HILLS, NC
VIN: 4S4BP61C377****

Summary of Complaint

MY SUBARU HAS A 2.5L ENGINE. A SUBARU SERVICE CENTER HAS VERIFIED THE HEAD GASKETS HAVE A SEVERE OIL LEAK. MY CAR IS ALSO LEAKING ANTIFREEZE, MY MECHANIC BELIEVES IT IS LEAKING FROM THE HEAD GASKETS. I CONTACTED SUBARU OF AMERICA ABOUT THE ISSUE, THEY WILL NOT FIX THE PROBLEM EVEN THOUGH THEY HAVE PREVIOUSLY HAD A RECALL ON THIS SAME ISSUE WITH THIS SAME SIZE ENGINE BACK IN 2002. I AM STUCK WITH A $2600 REPAIR. I FOUND MANY OTHER PEOPLE WITH THE SAME ISSUE WITH THE SAME ENGINE ON DIFFERENT YEAR MAKES OF SUBARUS ON THIS SITE. HTTP://WWW.SMART-SERVICE.COM/BLOG/2010/02/SUBARU-HEAD-GASKET-WILL-SUBARU-PAY-FOR-REPAIR

Components: ENGINE

February 05, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 10953903
Consumer Location: BRUNSWICK, MD
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

I JUST BOUGHT A 2007 SUBARU OUTBACK FROM A CERTIFIED SUBARU DEALER (STOHLMAN SUBARU IN VA), IT HAD 65000 MILES ON IT, I DID ALL THE MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIRS ON IT. I PAID $12,000 FOR THE VEHICLE. ON 2/5/2017, THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT STARTED FLASHING SO I PULLED THE VEHICLE OVER AND HAD IT TOWED TO A SERVICE STATION. APPARENTLY, THE VEHICLE WAS OUT OF OIL DESPITE THAT IT WASN'T DUE FOR ANOTHER OIL CHANGE IN 1500 MILES AND WE HAD CHECKED THE OIL A WEEK BEFORE AND IT WAS FULL. THE ENGINE HAS SIEZED UP AND REQUIRED A NEW ENGINE. NO OIL INDICATOR LIGHT HAD COME ON, NO SMOKING OR OVERHEATING, AND FROM THE SERVICE STATION, NO LEAKS ON THE VEHICLE. I THEN HAD IT TOWED TO ANOTHER SUBARU SPECIALIST SERVICE STATION IN FREDERICK, MD AND AGAIN WAS TOLD THE VEHICLE NEEDED A NEW ENGINE. OWNED THE CAR LESS THAN A YEAR, NO LEAKS, NO INDICATOR OF LOW OIL, THE OIL JUST DISAPPEARED? THE AUTO MECHANICS ARE DUMBFOUNDED AT WHAT CAUSED THIS.

Components: AIR BAGS

December 23, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10937240
Consumer Location: LAKEWOOD, CO
VIN: 4S4BP62C477****

Summary of Complaint

TL* TAKATA RECALL. THE CONTACT OWNS A 2007 SUBARU OUTBACK. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 15V323000 (AIR BAGS). THE PART TO DO THE REPAIR WAS UNAVAILABLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURER EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE RECALL REPAIR. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE ISSUE. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE.

Components: AIR BAGS

November 02, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10928601
Consumer Location: TRAVERSE CITY, MI
VIN: 4S4BP61C977****

Summary of Complaint

AIRBAG LIGHT ON. DIAGNOSED AS CODE 26. DEALER RECOMMENDED REPLACING OVERHEAD CONSOLE DUE TO FAULTY LED LIGHT FOR PASSENGER AIRBAG INDICATOR. ESTIMATED $300 PART. ENDED UP FINDING A CRACKED SOLDER JOINT AND RESOLDERING. PREMATURE FAILURE.

Components: AIR BAGS

December 01, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10928163
Consumer Location: LOS ALAMOS, NM
VIN: 4S4BP61C176****

Summary of Complaint

TAKATA RECALL; I RECEIVED A LETTER FROM SUBARU IN FEBRUARY 2016 STATING THAT MY FRONT SEAT PASSENGER IS IN DANGER OF DEATH FROM THIS RECALL. IT HAS BEEN 10 MONTHS SINCE RECEIVING THIS LETTER AND I HAVE NOT BEEN CONTACTED AS TO HOW TO RESOLVE THIS ISSUE. IT IS UNACCEPTABLE THAT I CANNOT USE MY VEHICLE TO TRANSPORT PASSENGERS IN THE FRONT SEAT. WHY AREN'T THESE ISSUES GETTING FIXED OR AT LEAST SCHEDULED TO BE FIXED? RECALL WAS INITIATED IN DECEMBER 2015 - ONE YEAR AGO! PASSENGER CAN DIE FROM THIS! *TR

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM EQUIPMENT

October 03, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10914593
Consumer Location: PEORIA, AZ
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

2007 SUBARU OUTBACK. CONSUMER WRITES IN REGARDS TO SERVICE DEPARTMENT REFUSES TO REPAIR/REPLACE VEHICLE RADIO. *SMD THE CONSUMER WAS INFORMED IT WOULD COST $1,00 TO REPLACE THE RADIO. *JB

Components: AIR BAGS

June 13, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10911390
Consumer Location: LAKEWOOD, CO
VIN: 4S4BP61CX77****

Summary of Complaint

TAKATA RECALL. I BOUGHT THE CAR USED FROM EMPIRE NISSAN IN LAKEWOOD, COLORADO IN JUNE 2016. I FOUND OUT LATER IT HAD AN OPEN AIRBAG RECALL. EMPIRE REFUSED TO FIX IT. I'VE BEEN WAITING SINCE JUNE 2016 TO HAVE AUTO NATION SUBARU WEST, A SUBARU DEALERSHIP IN GOLDEN, COLORADO TO ORDER PARTS AND GET THE CAR IN TO HAVE THE AIRBAG REPAIRED. WHEN I CALLED THEM, THEY PUT ME ON SOME INFORMAL LIST AND SAID THEY WOULD GET BACK TO ME WHEN THE PARTS CAME IN. I'VE BEEN WITHOUT A CAR THAT CAN HOLD 4 PASSENGERS SINCE BUYING THE SUBARU. 4 MONTHS SEEMS LIKE TOO LONG TO REPAIR A RECALLED AIRBAG. THE SUBARU REPAIR RATES FOR THIS RECALL ARE A DISMAL AT 22%. SUBARU, AND THE DEALERSHIPS NEED TO DO MORE TO SUPPORT THE SAFETY OF THEIR CUSTOMERS.

Components: AIR BAGS

February 01, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10910826
Consumer Location: CHESTER, VT
VIN: 4S4BP61C376****

Summary of Complaint

TAKATA RECALL - NOTIFIED IN FEB 2016, IT'S NOW LAST DAY OF SEP 2016, AND ALL I HAVE IS THE INITIAL LETTER, NO FOLLOW-UP, NO ESTIMATE OF WHEN THIS WILL GET FIXED. I CAN'T USE THE FRONT PASSENGER SEAT OF THIS VEHICLE, A GREAT INCONVENIENCE. WHEN IS THIS GOING TO GET FIXED???

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