Subaru Outback owners have reported 249 exterior lighting related problems since 1996. Table 1 shows the 12 most common exterior lighting problems. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's headlights (140 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's exterior lighting (52 problems). For details of each of the problem category, use the links in the table.
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Exterior Lighting problems|
|Brake Light problems|
|Tail Light Switch problems|
|Headlight Switch problems|
|Fog Light Switch problems|
|Back Up Lights problems|
|Turn Signal problems|
|Tail Light problems|
|High/low Beam Switch problems|
|Turn Signal Flasher Unit problems|
|Hazard Flashing Warning Light Unit problems|
Headlights go out with abnormal frequency. Driver�s side bulb has needed changing on average every 3-4 months, even though the vehicle is rarely driven at night. Passenger side has been replaced twice in the last year alone. Read details...
Smoke electrical short issue in driver side mirror. Diagnosed by Subaru mechanic to be a short in the approach light module. Significant smoke was emitted from mirror with burn marks on bottom inside middle of mirror. The car had just came to rest in a hospital parking deck. Read details...
Tl the contact owns a 2011 Subaru Outback. The contact stated that the headlights and brake lights failed to operate. The contact had to repair the headlights three times and the brake lights four times. There were no warning indicators illuminated. Read details...
My 2007 Outback wagon tailgate lights, lock failed to work. Some of the wiring within the flexible rubber conduit broke and shorted out the fuse. The wires could not endure the repeated motion of the tailgate movement. I have now learned that several others have had the same issue. Read details...
My headlights have gone out 6 times! the last time I switched to an led system and now it has blown my rf headlight in 6 months! led it supposed to last longer! I definitely have some kind of electrical issue! Read details...