pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
10,150 miles
Total Complaints:
5 complaints

Most common solutions:

  1. not sure (3 reports)
  2. dealer replaced battery under warranty (1 reports)
  3. replaced battery (1 reports)
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problem #5

Sep 232022


  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,200 miles

  1. The car just came back from annual service visit to dealer. One week later, I could not start car. Jump start did not work. Had to get it towed in to dealership. Battery replaced. DEALER SAID IT WAS MY FAULT FOR NOT DRIVING CAR ENOUGH!!!!!

    2. Would like to get a trickle charger to maintain battery. Unable to find out what kind of battery (AGM? Straight 12V?, etc.) it is, in the 600 page manual or labeled on the battery itself.

    3. It appears that the battery is being drained by all the background computer draw (most of it useless).

- Lh C., Fletcher, US

problem #4

Sep 152022

Outback LTD 2.5L

  • CVT transmission
  • 16,700 miles

This is the 3rd time a new battery died.

I have not had the use of my car since April 28th, 2022.

- Pat J., Seguin, US

problem #3

Apr 282022

Outback LTD 2.5L

  • CVT transmission
  • 16,529 miles

Battery replaced and relay replaced. I did not get the car back for 4 months.

- Pat J., Seguin, US

problem #2

Aug 242021

Outback LTD 2.5L

  • CVT transmission
  • 9,576 miles

Battery has been replaced 3 times.

8/24/2021 9576 mileage

4/17/2022 16,529 mileage

9/15/2023 17,022 mileage

- Pat J., Seguin, US

problem #1

Aug 012022

Outback Touring

  • CVT transmission
  • 4,620 miles

Battery drained, and the car would not start. First occurrence with new car at 831 miles, battery diagnosed as defective and replaced by manufacturer. Second occurrence at 4620 miles after sitting unused 8 days at airport parking, battery drained and most "check engine" lights on after jump-starting. EyeSight and most safety features disabled until checked and reset by manufacturer. Manufacturer quote "CAUSE: Problem due to vehicle sitting for more than a week, low battery voltage concern. Recharged battery and it passes test. 100009 No problem found."

The maintenance rep said car is working to specs. However, a periodic dead battery to seniors who do not drive daily but desperately need a reliable car in case of sudden emergencies is cause for a safety concern.

- augulpe1, Little Egg Harbor Twp, US