Subaru Outback owners have reported 5 problems related to instrument panel (under the electrical system category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Subaru Outback based on all problems reported for the Outback.
Speedometer periodically does not work. I have found this is common problem in these models and it is not easy to get it replaced. Knowing the speed when driving is very important. I am petrified most of the time that chp is going to pull me over on highway. It typically goes out in highway driving. I just bought this, but it is obvious prior owner had issues with it as many other people online with same year model. It should be recalled. Also, none of the bells, buzzers, alarm gizmos associated with opening the door and putting on seatbelts is working. I think this is all related.
See all problems of the 1999 Subaru Outback.
The contact owns a 2006 Subaru Outback. The contact stated that it was difficult to see the dashboard indicators because they did not illuminate. The manufacturer stated that it was a design flaw, and there was nothing that could be done. The current mileage was 2,600.
See all problems of the 2006 Subaru Outback.
There was nothing abnormal that precluded the failure. The speedometer completely stopped working while driving and now only intermittently works. Fortunately, there has been no incidents because of this failure. However, it could lead to excessive speed which may lead to vehicle accidents and injuries. Nothing has been done to correct this issue. A call to Subaru of America yielded no information. However, online research has shown that this is occurring quite frequently among this make and model year. A new part will likely have to be ordered.
Subaru of America, inc. Subaru plaza
p. O. Box 6000
cherry hill, NJ 08034-6000
attn: customer/dealer services
Subaru legacy Outback VIN [deleted for privacy]
to whom it may concern:
I am writing to complain about a situation with our oil at temp warning light which resulted in our paying $130 for a false positive warning about the automatic transmission. After the warning light appeared, I took the vehicle to carlsen Subaru. They performed the diagnosis and found no problems with the automatic transmission. In fact, they said that there was a known problem where a battery change could cause a ã‚false positiveã‚ì³œ warning about the automatic transmission. Considering that this is a known problem that Subaru is aware of, and has not notified customers of, I am requesting a refund by Subaru for the full $130. I have two concerns about this problem:
1. The obvious safety concern ã‚ wondering if there really is a problem that the diagnosis could not pinpoint
2. The concern that Subaru has a known problem that cost me $130
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See all problems of the 1998 Subaru Outback.
2003 Subaru legacy Outback's speedometer/odometer read inaccurately. The speedometer/odometer had an inaccuracy rate of 8-11 percent. There was wind noise coming from the left front window. The dealer adjusted the l/f door. The a/c was not getting cold enough. The tech resecured hose from a/c condenser and recharged the system.
See all problems of the 2003 Subaru Outback.
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Electrical System problems||
|Car Will Not Start problems||
|Headlights Turn Off While Driving problems||
|Instrument Panel problems||
|Battery Dead problems||