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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 (twelve problems). The second most common problem is related to the wiring (five problems).

Table 1. Electrical System related problems of Subaru Outback

  Recently reported Electrical System problems of the 2008 Subaru Outback

The Electrical System problem

Hvac fails to operate. Defroster will not operate. Symptoms accompanied by flashing control panel for hvac and radio. Widespread reports of this problem shared on car owner internet forums.   Read details...

The Wiring problem

The wiring for the rear lift gate lock is broken. The same problem occurred in 2013. Definitely faulty design. Subaru says to replace the entire wiring harness to the lift gate for $500+.   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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