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Electrical System Related Problems of the 2008 Subaru Outback



Table 1 shows four common electrical system related problems of the 2008 Subaru Outback. The number one most common problem is related to the electrical system (seven problems). The second most common problem is related to the wiring (four problems).

Table 1. Electrical System related problems of Subaru Outback

  Recently reported Electrical System problems of the 2008 Subaru Outback

The Electrical System problem

The wires in the boot between the hatch and body become brittle over time and can snap with hatch usage. I removed the boot and found one wire completely severed (operating the hatch lock which had stopped working). Others were frayed and required repair (including the wires for the brake lights).   Read details...

The Wiring problem

Recently replaced headlights did not illuminate on a return trip home. They turned off without warning while driving. According to the dealer, the wiring harness failed.   Read details...

The Headlights Turn Off While Driving problem

Vehicle started showing signs of electrical problems 2 months ago when the rear view mirror homelink would only have power intermittently. Problem progressed to the reverse lights and now affects the headlights. The headlights went out at night as I was leaving a parking lot, a definite hazard.   Read details...


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