Battery Problems of Subaru Outback



Subaru Outback owners have reported 3 problems related to battery (under the electrical system category).

car image   Battery problem of the 2011 Subaru Outback 1
Failure Date: 08/06/2011

2011 Subaru Outback. Consumer states vehicle rolled down the street without the key in ignition and engine off the consumer stated the vehicle finally came to rest in his neighbor's yard. The consumer then noticed the gear shift was in drive. The consumer stated according to the manual, the key was not supposed to come out of the ignition, unless the gear shift was in park and the engine was off. The consumer stated on August 6, 2011, when he returned to his vehicle, he attempted to start the vehicle, but the engine would not turn over. The consumer contacted Subaru. The Subaru employee stated there may have been a problem the key or the security system. The vehicle was towed and a couple of days later, the consumer was informed the battery had been replaced and the vehicle was ready to be picked up. About two months later, the consumer experienced a similar problem, but after three attempts, the vehicle started. The consumer also stated the headlights would not go out, unless the key was removed from the ignition.

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car image   Battery problem of the 2005 Subaru Outback 2
Failure Date: 05/01/2008

It started with the dome light sometimes working and other times not,then the remote to open doors. I changed battery and fuse, did not help. So everything is locked and unlocked manually. Next it was the seat belt bell. It will go on when your driving when belt is on. Now it won't chime at all just the light flashes. Next it was the head lamps. Changed one, then immediately the other went out. The head lamps are not equal in positioning. And now the stereo only has the right side working (not sure if that's connected to electrical) it's been a nightmare. Today the dome light decided to work. I would never buy another Subaru again and want to spruce this one up an get rid of it.

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car image   Battery problem of the 2004 Subaru Outback 3
Failure Date: 05/26/2004

I purchased a new Subaru legacy Outback, on 4/28/04. (VIN # 4s3bh675747643447) on may 26, I entered the car using the keyless entry, but I could not start the car as the battery power was low. So I tried to exit the car but the door on the driver side would not open from the inside even when I tried to manually unlock the door. The other front door and the back doors could not be opened either. I was trapped inside the car with no air or power. Fortunately I was able to call a passerby's attention after 15 minutes and he could open the car from the outside without problems. This could have been a potentially dangerous situation as one could asphyxiate inside the car if help is not easily available. Later the car could be started by jump starting it suggesting that the battery power was low. But what was of major concern was that the doors would not open from inside manually if the battery was not active. I think this problem may be unique to my car as Subaru says that they should open manually as well. Yet, considering the potential danger of this flaw, it is worth tracking and checking with the public at large for similar problems with Subaru cars. Also surprisingly, the hatch too does not have any method of opening from inside the auto in case one is trapped. I think this is a major flaw as even trunks can now be opened from the inside and all hatchbacks should have a independent way of opening from the inside in case one is trapped inside the car.

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