pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,253 miles

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problem #6

May 032018


  • 70 miles
I was driving and the fuel indicator indicated 70 miles to go last time I saw it. I only had to drive 10 miles home and the car suddenly stopped, thankfully on a local road. Some warning lights started appearing and I couldnt make what the problem was. I tried to restart a few times until I decided it had to be fuel. We pushed car to side of road and went to gas station to get gas. Came back with gas, refilled and car started and went home. I thought it was my fault, althought I couldnt explain why the last time a saw the fuel gauge said 70 miles and I was just going home, not even 10 miles to get there.

- Kew Gardens, NY, USA

problem #5

Jan 072019


  • 18,600 miles
Was driving on highway while fuel range indicated on dash just hit 30 miles to empty and car ran out of gas. Was never informed by Subaru of any recall for this vehicle.

- Danville, CA, USA

problem #4

Nov 192018


  • miles
The contact owns a 2018 Subaru Outback. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 18V773000 (electrical system, fuel system, gasoline) and stated that the manufacturer failed to repair the vehicle within a reasonable amount of time. The dealer (Subaru of santa cruz, 4100 auto plaza drive, capitola, ca 95010) confirmed that parts were not available to perform the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Watsonville, CA, USA

problem #3

Nov 232018


  • 6,100 miles
Dashboard told me I had 20 miles worth of fuel left when suddenly the indicator changed to a dash and the car ran out of gas. Occurred while driving 50 mph on a busy expressway, thankfully in the slow lane.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #2

Feb 142018


  • 500 miles
Ran out of gas when gauge showed 40 miles left - car locked up on a 70mph freeway - reported to Subaru almost a year ago and recently saw where a recall had been initiated but called Subaru customer service and they have no idea when this will be resolved even though they have know about it for a year - why is this not a safety issue that the NHTSA is forcing them to fix

- Greensboro, NC, USA

problem #1

Apr 252018


  • 250 miles
I have always wanted a 3.6L and this is my first 3.6L 6 cylinder 2018 Subaru Outback! am disappointed with few problems: The front seating is not comfortable and not supportive at all, especial in hard turns the seats will not hold you in place, the seat bed is to short and does not support long legs if you are over 5 feet tall. For some reason this is my 3rd Subaru 2nd Outback that has wheel alignment problem right out of the box!!! I always seem to be pulling the steering-wheel/vehicle to the right and my steering is always on a 15-20 degree off and if I don't steer and pull to the right the vehicle drifts way to the left lane and this dangers and a major problem. Also while driving on highways with speed over 60 the vehicle vibrates I took it in for 4 tire wheel balancing and I hope this will fix the problem, mind you this is a new car. 2018 Outback has a problem while driving on highways and speeds over 60 the vehicle drifts or sways dangerously left and right out of control as if something is pushing or pushing the vehicle left and right, I don't know if the highway vibration with speeds exceeding 60 is associated with the sway or its a wheel balancing problem. Previously owned Subaru's 2011 Outback, 2011 legacy, 2014 Outback, 2018 Outback with only 290 miles on the vehicle with a full gas tank I drove it till it displayed and the gas light is on that I only have 40 miles to go before running out of gas so I drove it to be precise another 12 miles then stated that I only have 30 miles to empty and parked it while I went to work, 6 hours later to go home and the vehicle will not start, unfortunately I ran out of gas! I don't know if this was a glitch or its going to be a problem but I will keep my eyes on it.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA