Subaru Outback owners have reported 410 electrical system related problems since 1996. Table 1 shows the 23 most common electrical system problems. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system (279 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's wiring (46 problems). For details of each of the problem category, use the links in the table.
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Electrical System problems|
|Car Will Not Start problems|
|Instrument Panel problems|
|Headlights Turn Off While Driving problems|
|Battery Dead problems|
|Ignition Switch problems|
|Horn Assembly problems|
|Dash Wiring problems|
|Trunk Wiring problems|
|Dashboard Failed problems|
|O2 Sensor problems|
|Fuses And Circuit Breaker problems|
|Car Will Not Accelerate problems|
|Ignition Module problems|
|Battery Cable problems|
|Underhood Wiring problems|
|Starter Solenoid problems|
On multiple occasions while parked for only a few hours. The battery voltage has dropped to a level that required the vehicle to be jump started. The vehicle has no aftermarket devices. Read details...
In Dec 2018 the fuel line of my 2018 Subaru Outback had to be replaced because it had been chewed through by a rodent and was leaking in the car. Total damage was over $2000. In may 2019 another $3500 damage was discovered from a rodent chewing on electrical harnesses in the dash. Read details...
Vehicle starting becomes slower for about 1 week and then it will not start at all. I then got a boost from a service garage in the first instance and drove the car to my selling dealer 40 km. Away. They did all the testing, battery, alternator and it did not show any codes. Read details...
Problem: 360 cca batteries installed in new cars are not enough and they cause problems. My first indication was a year ago when I went to the store, was in there 10-15 minutes, and when I came out the car did not start. Read details...
Wtz85 - Subaru of America, inc. (Subaru) is recalling 2018 model year legacy, Outback, and brz vehicles equipped with a certain combination of head unit hardware and software, due to the possibility of noncompliance with federal motor vehicle safety standard type: recall | service campaign: wtz85 Read details...