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Direct Fit Horn - High Tone
Replacement
Part Number: REPC502504
Vehicle Info Required to Guarantee Fit
$16.44
Vehicle Fitment
  • 2001 - 2002 Subaru Outback Base 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 2001 - 2002 Subaru Outback L.L. Bean 6 Cyl 3.0L
  • 2001 - 2002 Subaru Outback Limited 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 2001 - 2002 Subaru Outback VDC 6 Cyl 3.0L
  • 2002 Subaru Outback H6 6 Cyl 3.0L
Product Details
Notes : High Tone, With Mounting Bracket, 2 Male Blade TerminalQuantity Sold : Sold individuallyWarranty : 1-year unlimited-mileage warranty
Direct Fit Horn - Low Tone
Replacement
Part Number: REPC502505
Vehicle Info Required to Guarantee Fit
$13.50
Vehicle Fitment
  • 2001 - 2002 Subaru Outback Base 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 2001 - 2002 Subaru Outback L.L. Bean 6 Cyl 3.0L
  • 2001 - 2002 Subaru Outback Limited 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 2001 - 2002 Subaru Outback VDC 6 Cyl 3.0L
  • 2002 Subaru Outback H6 6 Cyl 3.0L
Product Details
Notes : Low ToneQuantity Sold : Sold individuallyWarranty : 1-year unlimited-mileage warranty
Direct Fit Horn - Tone
Replacement
Part Number: SET-REPC502504-2
Vehicle Info Required to Guarantee Fit
$28.44
Vehicle Fitment
  • 2001 - 2002 Subaru Outback Base 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 2001 - 2002 Subaru Outback L.L. Bean 6 Cyl 3.0L
  • 2001 - 2002 Subaru Outback Limited 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 2001 - 2002 Subaru Outback VDC 6 Cyl 3.0L
  • 2002 Subaru Outback H6 6 Cyl 3.0L
Product Details
Components : (2) HornsQuantity Sold : Set of 2Warranty : 1-year unlimited-mileage warranty
Control Arm Rear Lower Rearward Driver or Passenger Side
Vehicle Info Required to Guarantee Fit
$22.07
Vehicle Fitment
  • 2010 Subaru Outback 2.5i Sport 4 Cyl 2.5L AWD
  • 2010 - 2012 Subaru Outback 3.6R Premium 6 Cyl 3.6L
  • 2010 - 2014 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 2010 - 2014 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 2010 - 2014 Subaru Outback 2.5i 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 2010 - 2014 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited 6 Cyl 3.6L
  • 2010 - 2014 Subaru Outback 3.6R 6 Cyl 3.6L
  • 2012 - 2014 Subaru Outback 2.5i Touring 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 2013 - 2014 Subaru Outback 2.5i Convenience 4 Cyl 2.5L
Product Details
Location : Rear, Driver Or Passenger Side, Lower, RearwardNotes : Includes bolt, nut, and washerAdjustability : AdjustableBall Joint Included : Without ball joint(s)Bushing Included : With bushing(s)Bushing Material : Rubber bushingQuantity Sold : Sold individuallyRecommended Use : OE ReplacementInterchange Part Number : CMS801151, RK100136Warranty : 1-year unlimited-mileage warrantyProp 65 Warning :

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Control Arm - Rear, Driver and Passenger Side, Lower, Rearward
Vehicle Info Required to Guarantee Fit
$41.94
Vehicle Fitment
  • 2010 Subaru Outback 2.5i Sport 4 Cyl 2.5L AWD
  • 2010 - 2012 Subaru Outback 3.6R Premium 6 Cyl 3.6L
  • 2010 - 2014 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 2010 - 2014 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 2010 - 2014 Subaru Outback 2.5i 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 2010 - 2014 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited 6 Cyl 3.6L
  • 2010 - 2014 Subaru Outback 3.6R 6 Cyl 3.6L
  • 2012 - 2014 Subaru Outback 2.5i Touring 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 2013 - 2014 Subaru Outback 2.5i Convenience 4 Cyl 2.5L
Product Details
Location : Rear, Driver And Passenger Side, Lower, RearwardComponents : (2) Control ArmsAdjustability : AdjustableBall Joint Included : Without ball joint(s)Bushing Included : With bushing(s)Bushing Material : Rubber bushingQuantity Sold : Set of 2Recommended Use : OE ReplacementInterchange Part Number : CMS801151, RK100136Warranty : 1-year unlimited-mileage warrantyProp 65 Warning :

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Gray Floor Mats
Husky Liners®
Part Number: H2152022
Vehicle Info Required to Guarantee Fit
$57.95
Vehicle Fitment
  • 2000 - 2005 Subaru Outback Limited 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 2000 - 2008 Subaru Outback Base 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 2001 - 2003 Subaru Outback VDC 6 Cyl 3.0L
  • 2001 - 2004 Subaru Outback L.L. Bean 6 Cyl 3.0L
  • 2003 - 2004 Subaru Outback H6 6 Cyl 3.0L
  • 2004 Subaru Outback H6 35th Anniversary Edition 6 Cyl 3.0L Wagon
  • 2004 Subaru Outback H6 VDC 6 Cyl 3.0L Wagon
  • 2005 Subaru Outback VDC Limited 6 Cyl 3.0L Wagon
  • 2005 Subaru Outback i 4 Cyl 2.5L Wagon
  • 2005 - 2006 Subaru Outback XT 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 2005 - 2008 Subaru Outback R L.L. Bean Edition 6 Cyl 3.0L
  • 2005 - 2008 Subaru Outback XT Limited 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 2006 Subaru Outback R VDC Limited 6 Cyl 3.0L Wagon
  • 2006 Subaru Outback R 6 Cyl 3.0L Wagon
  • 2006 - 2008 Subaru Outback 2.5i 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 2006 - 2008 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i Basic 4 Cyl 2.5L Wagon
  • 2008 Subaru Outback 2.5 XT All Engines Wagon
  • 2008 Subaru Outback 2.5i L.L. Bean Edition 4 Cyl 2.5L Wagon
  • 2008 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited L.L. Bean Edition 4 Cyl 2.5L Wagon
  • 2008 Subaru Outback 3.0 R All Engines Wagon
  • 2008 Subaru Outback Limited All Engines Wagon
  • 2008 Subaru Outback Premier All Engines Wagon
  • 2008 Subaru Outback Touring All Engines Wagon
Product Details
Location : Third RowNotes : Does not cover humpType : Flat Floor MatRow : Second or Third RowColor/Finish : GrayQuantity Sold : 2 PiecesWarranty : Lifetime Husky Liners limited warranty
Gray Floor Mats
Husky Liners®
Part Number: H2152022
Vehicle Info Required to Guarantee Fit
$57.95
Vehicle Fitment
  • 2000 - 2004 Subaru Outback Limited 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 2002 - 2003 Subaru Outback VDC 6 Cyl 3.0L
  • 2002 - 2004 Subaru Outback H6 6 Cyl 3.0L
  • 2004 Subaru Outback H6 VDC 6 Cyl 3.0L Sedan
  • 2005 Subaru Outback R 6 Cyl 3.0L Sedan
  • 2006 - 2007 Subaru Outback R L.L. Bean Edition 6 Cyl 3.0L
  • 2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited 4 Cyl 2.5L Sedan
Product Details
Location : Second RowNotes : Does not cover humpType : Flat Floor MatRow : Second or Third RowColor/Finish : GrayQuantity Sold : 2 PiecesWarranty : Lifetime Husky Liners limited warranty
Control Arm with Ball Joint Assembly, Front Lower Passenger Side For AWD Models
Vehicle Info Required to Guarantee Fit
$45.76
Vehicle Fitment
  • 2010 Subaru Outback 2.5i Sport 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 2010 - 2012 Subaru Outback 3.6R Premium 6 Cyl 3.6L
  • 2010 - 2013 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 2010 - 2013 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 2010 - 2013 Subaru Outback 2.5i 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 2010 - 2013 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited 6 Cyl 3.6L
  • 2010 - 2013 Subaru Outback 3.6R 6 Cyl 3.6L
  • 2012 - 2013 Subaru Outback 2.5i Touring 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 2013 Subaru Outback 2.5i Convenience 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 2014 Subaru Outback All Submodels All Engines
Product Details
Location : Front, Passenger Side, LowerNotes : Fits AWD models only; Includes nut(s)Design : StampedGreasable : Non-greasableAdjustability : Non-AdjustableBall Joint Included : With ball joint(s)Bushing Included : With bushing(s)Bushing Material : Rubber bushingQuantity Sold : Sold individuallyRecommended Use : OE ReplacementInterchange Part Number : 522-832, 20202AJ04A, CMS801115Replaces OE Number : 20202AJ04AWarranty : 1-year unlimited-mileage warrantyProp 65 Warning :

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Control Arm with Ball Joint Assembly, Front Lower Driver Side For AWD Models
Vehicle Info Required to Guarantee Fit
$45.76
Vehicle Fitment
  • 2010 Subaru Outback 2.5i Sport 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 2010 - 2012 Subaru Outback 3.6R Premium 6 Cyl 3.6L
  • 2010 - 2013 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 2010 - 2013 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 2010 - 2013 Subaru Outback 2.5i 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 2010 - 2013 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited 6 Cyl 3.6L
  • 2010 - 2013 Subaru Outback 3.6R 6 Cyl 3.6L
  • 2012 - 2013 Subaru Outback 2.5i Touring 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 2013 Subaru Outback 2.5i Convenience 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 2014 Subaru Outback All Submodels All Engines
Product Details
Location : Front, Driver Side, LowerNotes : Includes nut(s)Design : StampedGreasable : Non-greasableAdjustability : Non-AdjustableBall Joint Included : With ball joint(s)Bushing Included : With bushing(s)Bushing Material : Rubber bushingQuantity Sold : Sold individuallyRecommended Use : OE ReplacementInterchange Part Number : 522-831, 20202AJ05A, CMS801114Replaces OE Number : 20202AJ05AWarranty : 1-year unlimited-mileage warrantyProp 65 Warning :

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Replacement Control Arm and Tie Rod End Kit
Replacement
Part Number: KIT1-071117-96-A
Vehicle Info Required to Guarantee Fit
$142.80
Vehicle Fitment
  • 2010 Subaru Outback 2.5i Sport 4 Cyl 2.5L AWD
  • 2010 - 2012 Subaru Outback 3.6R Premium 6 Cyl 3.6L
  • 2010 - 2013 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 2010 - 2013 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 2010 - 2013 Subaru Outback 2.5i 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 2010 - 2013 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited 6 Cyl 3.6L
  • 2010 - 2013 Subaru Outback 3.6R 6 Cyl 3.6L
  • 2012 - 2013 Subaru Outback 2.5i Touring 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 2013 Subaru Outback 2.5i Convenience 4 Cyl 2.5L AWD
Product Details
Location : Front, Driver And Passenger Side, LowerNotes : Includes nut(s)Components : (2) Control Arms, and (4) Tie Rod EndsDesign : StampedGreasable : Non-greasableAdjustability : Non-AdjustableBall Joint Included : With ball joint(s)Bushing Included : With bushing(s)Bushing Material : Rubber bushingQuantity Sold : Set of 6Recommended Use : OE ReplacementInterchange Part Number : 522-832, 20202AJ04A, CMS801115, 522-831, 20202AJ05A, CMS801114, ES3712, EV800049, 34160AE000, 34160AE001Replaces OE Number : 20202AJ04A, 20202AJ05A, 34160AE000, 34160AE001Warranty : 1-year unlimited-mileage warrantyProp 65 Warning :

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Black Floor Mats
Husky Liners®
Part Number: H2152021
Vehicle Info Required to Guarantee Fit
$57.95
Vehicle Fitment
  • 2000 - 2004 Subaru Outback Limited 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 2002 - 2003 Subaru Outback VDC 6 Cyl 3.0L
  • 2002 - 2004 Subaru Outback H6 6 Cyl 3.0L
  • 2004 Subaru Outback H6 VDC 6 Cyl 3.0L Sedan
  • 2005 Subaru Outback R 6 Cyl 3.0L Sedan
  • 2006 - 2007 Subaru Outback R L.L. Bean Edition 6 Cyl 3.0L
  • 2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited 4 Cyl 2.5L Sedan
Product Details
Location : Second RowNotes : Does not cover humpType : Flat Floor MatRow : Second or Third RowColor/Finish : BlackQuantity Sold : 2 PiecesWarranty : Lifetime Husky Liners limited warranty
Black Floor Mats
Husky Liners®
Part Number: H2152021
Vehicle Info Required to Guarantee Fit
$57.95
Vehicle Fitment
  • 2000 - 2005 Subaru Outback Limited 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 2000 - 2008 Subaru Outback Base 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 2001 - 2003 Subaru Outback VDC 6 Cyl 3.0L
  • 2001 - 2004 Subaru Outback L.L. Bean 6 Cyl 3.0L
  • 2003 - 2004 Subaru Outback H6 6 Cyl 3.0L
  • 2004 Subaru Outback H6 35th Anniversary Edition 6 Cyl 3.0L Wagon
  • 2004 Subaru Outback H6 VDC 6 Cyl 3.0L Wagon
  • 2005 Subaru Outback VDC Limited 6 Cyl 3.0L Wagon
  • 2005 Subaru Outback i 4 Cyl 2.5L Wagon
  • 2005 - 2006 Subaru Outback XT 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 2005 - 2008 Subaru Outback R L.L. Bean Edition 6 Cyl 3.0L
  • 2005 - 2008 Subaru Outback XT Limited 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 2006 Subaru Outback R VDC Limited 6 Cyl 3.0L Wagon
  • 2006 Subaru Outback R 6 Cyl 3.0L Wagon
  • 2006 - 2008 Subaru Outback 2.5i 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 2006 - 2008 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i Basic 4 Cyl 2.5L Wagon
  • 2008 Subaru Outback 2.5 XT All Engines Wagon
  • 2008 Subaru Outback 2.5i L.L. Bean Edition 4 Cyl 2.5L Wagon
  • 2008 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited L.L. Bean Edition 4 Cyl 2.5L Wagon
  • 2008 Subaru Outback 3.0 R All Engines Wagon
  • 2008 Subaru Outback Limited All Engines Wagon
  • 2008 Subaru Outback Premier All Engines Wagon
  • 2008 Subaru Outback Touring All Engines Wagon
Product Details
Location : Third RowNotes : Does not cover humpType : Flat Floor MatRow : Second or Third RowColor/Finish : BlackQuantity Sold : 2 PiecesWarranty : Lifetime Husky Liners limited warranty
Tan Floor Mats
Husky Liners®
Part Number: H2152023
Vehicle Info Required to Guarantee Fit
$57.95
Vehicle Fitment
  • 2000 - 2004 Subaru Outback Limited 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 2002 - 2003 Subaru Outback VDC 6 Cyl 3.0L
  • 2002 - 2004 Subaru Outback H6 6 Cyl 3.0L
  • 2004 Subaru Outback H6 VDC 6 Cyl 3.0L Sedan
  • 2005 Subaru Outback R 6 Cyl 3.0L Sedan
  • 2006 - 2007 Subaru Outback R L.L. Bean Edition 6 Cyl 3.0L
  • 2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited 4 Cyl 2.5L Sedan
Product Details
Location : Second Or Third RowNotes : Does not cover humpType : Flat Floor MatRow : Second or Third RowColor/Finish : TanQuantity Sold : 2 PiecesWarranty : Lifetime Husky Liners limited warranty
Tan Floor Mats
Husky Liners®
Part Number: H2152023
Vehicle Info Required to Guarantee Fit
$57.95
Vehicle Fitment
  • 2000 - 2005 Subaru Outback Limited 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 2000 - 2008 Subaru Outback Base 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 2001 - 2003 Subaru Outback VDC 6 Cyl 3.0L
  • 2001 - 2004 Subaru Outback L.L. Bean 6 Cyl 3.0L
  • 2003 - 2004 Subaru Outback H6 6 Cyl 3.0L
  • 2004 Subaru Outback H6 35th Anniversary Edition 6 Cyl 3.0L Wagon
  • 2004 Subaru Outback H6 VDC 6 Cyl 3.0L Wagon
  • 2005 Subaru Outback VDC Limited 6 Cyl 3.0L Wagon
  • 2005 Subaru Outback i 4 Cyl 2.5L Wagon
  • 2005 - 2006 Subaru Outback XT 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 2005 - 2008 Subaru Outback R L.L. Bean Edition 6 Cyl 3.0L
  • 2005 - 2008 Subaru Outback XT Limited 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 2006 Subaru Outback R VDC Limited 6 Cyl 3.0L Wagon
  • 2006 Subaru Outback R 6 Cyl 3.0L Wagon
  • 2006 - 2008 Subaru Outback 2.5i 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 2006 - 2008 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i Basic 4 Cyl 2.5L Wagon
  • 2008 Subaru Outback 2.5 XT All Engines Wagon
  • 2008 Subaru Outback 2.5i L.L. Bean Edition 4 Cyl 2.5L Wagon
  • 2008 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited L.L. Bean Edition 4 Cyl 2.5L Wagon
  • 2008 Subaru Outback 3.0 R All Engines Wagon
  • 2008 Subaru Outback Limited All Engines Wagon
  • 2008 Subaru Outback Premier All Engines Wagon
  • 2008 Subaru Outback Touring All Engines Wagon
Product Details
Location : Third RowNotes : Does not cover humpType : Flat Floor MatRow : Second or Third RowColor/Finish : TanQuantity Sold : 2 PiecesWarranty : Lifetime Husky Liners limited warranty
Control Arm with Ball Joint Assembly Front Lower Passenger Side
Vehicle Info Required to Guarantee Fit
$49.17
Vehicle Fitment
  • 2000 - 2004 Subaru Outback Base 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 2000 - 2004 Subaru Outback Limited 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 2001 - 2003 Subaru Outback VDC 6 Cyl 3.0L
  • 2001 - 2004 Subaru Outback L.L. Bean 6 Cyl 3.0L
  • 2002 - 2004 Subaru Outback H6 6 Cyl 3.0L
  • 2004 Subaru Outback H6 35th Anniversary Edition 6 Cyl 3.0L
  • 2004 Subaru Outback H6 VDC 6 Cyl 3.0L
Product Details
Location : Front, Passenger Side, LowerNotes : With crossmember bushingDesign : StampedGreasable : Non-greasableAdjustability : Non-AdjustableBall Joint Included : Without ball joint(s)Quantity Sold : Sold individuallyRecommended Use : OE ReplacementInterchange Part Number : RK640740, 102-6627, CMS80103, 520-478, 20200AC200F, 20200FC120, 20200AA040, 20200AA200, MS80103Replaces OE Number : 20200AC200FWarranty : 1-year unlimited-mileage warrantyProp 65 Warning :

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Subaru Outback Customer Reviews

Direct Fit Horn - Low Tone
Jun 09, 2020
Great product
Great product but didn’t have directions one was a ground and one was to the horn was easy to figure out but would of been nice to have a card saying how to hook it up
Robert Robert
VERIFIED PURCHASER
Purchased on May 20, 2020
Fits and works perfectly. Thanks!
Damian Mckeon
VERIFIED PURCHASER
Purchased on May 03, 2020
Direct Fit Horn - Tone
May 19, 2020
Good sound
Works great - very loud
Donald Leslie
VERIFIED PURCHASER
Purchased on Apr 30, 2020

Subaru Outback Guides

Interesting Facts about the Subaru Outback

  • The Outback nameplate has been used by Japanese auto manufacturer Subaru since 1994. The "Outback" name is actually found in two other different Subaru vehicles. One of these would be the Subaru Legacy Outback, which is a variant of the Subaru Legacy that is equipped with heightened suspension and sportier trims. The other vehicle would be the hatchback version of the popular Subaru Impreza. Nowadays, the modern Subaru Outback has been redesigned into a crossover vehicle, which is a huge leap from its previous hatchback looks.

  • The Subaru Outback was named after the "outback" regions in Australia. The name was chosen to emphasize the vehicle's moderate off-road capabilities and sporty look. Although it's a Japanese car, the Australian imagery used for this vehicle made it a popular vehicle in Australia as well.

  • The company Subaru has quite a history to its name too. It is actually owned by Fuji Heavy Industries, Ltd., which in turn traces its roots to the Nakajima Aircraft Company, an airplane parts supplier to Japan during World War II. After the war, the Allies broke up the Nakajima Aircraft Company and one of the separated operations became Fuji Heavy Industries. Today, FHI uses the Subaru logo, the Japanese name for the Pleiades star cluster, as the company's worldwide corporate symbol.

  • Mick Dundee, the fictional hero of the Crocodile Dundee film series actually drives a Subaru Outback. The character has appeared in various commercials for the Subaru Outback, which helped in boosting the vehicle's popularity. Australian actor Paul Hogan, who plays Mick Dundee, also drives a Subaru Outback in real life.
  • Both the Subaru Legacy and Subaru Legacy Outback have won the Alcan Winter Rally for a couple of times. It was first won back in 1990, which was then followed in 1992, 2002, and most recently back in 2006.

  • Thanks to great design and performance that included superb features like high ground clearance, low weight, and a top-notch fuel efficiency, the 2010 Subaru Outback became Motor Trend's SUV of the year. The vehicle impressed their staff so much that it won with an overwhelming 10-1 victory during voting.

Subaru Outback Problems

The Subaru Outback is probably the Japanese company's most popular vehicle ever since it was introduced back in 1995. The idea for the vehicle actually originated from Subaru of America, which was suffering from a sales slump and needed a new vehicle that can compete in the surging SUV market. What they did was upgrade their existing Subaru Legacy wagon with a taller suspension system and give it a rugged and sporty look. Named after the rugged outback of Australia, the Subaru Outback proved to be a sales success with it's newest models designed as crossover vehicles. Despite its popularity, the Subaru Outback has its share of problems that users have experienced over the years.


Unnecessary vibrations build up while driving at highway speeds.

A lot of owners of the 2010 - 2011 Subaru Outback complained of significant vibration from their vehicle's steering wheels, especially at high speeds over 60MPH. Reports varied with some drivers saying that the vibrations were negligible while others reported that the steering wheel kept on moving and vibrating. Subaru responded with a technical service bulletin that called for replacement steering wheels and a modification to the engine mount and rear subframe in order to reduce the vibrations. Although aftermarket replacements are widely available for the Subaru Outback, some users still complained that replacing these parts have not solved their problem. It's best to have a dealer or mechanic look into this issue, especially if the vibrations are strong enough to affect the vehicle's steering.


Lighting defect led to a huge recall for the Outback and other Subaru vehicles.

The latest problem with the Subaru Outback was a company wide recall of more than 600,000 vehicles, including the Subaru Tribeca and Subaru Legacy. The recall cited a potential lighting problem that could lead to smoke and fire in the vehicle. The report indicated that issue was traced to faulty puddle light accessories, although the company isn't sure about which cars have the problematic part. A short circuit could develop in the puddle lights when they come in contact with moisture, which then could result in heat melting the plastic that will then cause smoke or fire in the vehicle.

FAQs—Subaru Outback

The clutch on my Subaru Outback is not releasing completely. How do I fix this problem?

There are several reasons or possibilities why a clutch does not release completely. A clutch that does not engage may be due to any of these problems: a misadjusted linkage, severely stretched or broken release cable, a faulty slave or master clutch cylinder, presence of air in the hydraulic line, worn out or insufficient lubrication of the input shaft splines, damaged pilot bearing or bushing, broken bearing retainer, worn out release fork or pivot ball, distorted clutch drive straps, bent clutch disc, and the improper installation of clutch disc. So you see, there are plenty of suspects that you need to consider.

If you want to forego the hassle of having to check every component related to the clutch, then the easiest way to fix this problem is to replace the clutch and not just the parts that are worn. Replacing all the major parts may help you avoid having to do the repair twice.

My Subaru Outback overheated while I was driving to work. I checked the temperature gauge, but it shows normal temperature reading. I am confused. Can you tell me what could have caused my car to overheat?

Engine overheating is basically due to the inefficiency of the cooling system to dissipate heat. The first thing that you need to do is to check for leaks in the radiator, hoses, freeze plugs, automatic transmission oil cooler, head gasket, cylinder heads, and block. Conduct a pressure test and see if it holds pressure for a minute. If it does not, then you have a leak. If it holds, then continue checking for other causes. Check the radiator fan, water pump, and the belt. See if these are working properly. As for the temperature gauge, since it was not able to show the correct temperature, that means it is broken. Have it checked and repaired if needed.

I am going to buy a secondhand Subaru Outback. What are the things that I need to check and consider before buying?

Before meeting up with the seller, it is best to research on the common problems that are associated with the Subaru Outback, especially since you are going to buy a secondhand car. Some of the worst reported problems with the Outback that you have to watch out for include: clutch failure at low mileage, head gasket leaking, and engine problem. Don't forget to also give the vehicle a good sniff test. You would not want to drive a stinky car. It would also help if you have a mechanic with you to inspect the car that you want to buy. Your mechanic will be able to identify the problems as well as offer solutions. Also, he will be able to provide you with an estimate of the costs of the repairs that are needed. So right there and then, you will be able to decide whether you will go forward with the purchase or not.

Subaru Outback: A Crossover SUV with an Outback Capability

A mid-size car that could roam through challenging terrains and climes did not exist before 1994. But with the introduction of the Subaru Outback, a model manufactured by Japanese automaker Fuji Heavy Industries, the story took a more exciting turn. With some similarity to the second-generation Subaru Legacy, Outback became a vehicle perfect for drivers and families who wanted a tough ride for different seasons and everyday driving needs. As a unique idea, the Subaru Outback, with its advantages over truck-based SUVs, was able to save the then-dying distributor Subaru of America.

1994 – 1998: First generation (standard features for a touring wagon)

The original Subaru Outback, also called the second-generation Subaru Legacy, looked like a sport utility vehicle with a normal ground clearance. This model had a standard suspension, berber carpet floor mats, heavy cloth interior, fog lights, and a luggage rack. But when the 1996 model was introduced, the look shifted to a more aggressive style, with front bumper covers, taller tires, and a higher ground clearance. The models also used Subaru’s own EJ engine, which had 16-valve four cylinders in horizontal alignment. These all-wheel-drive models had a fuel capacity of 2.5 liters, and depending on the model, transmission could be automatic or manual, with some equipped with continuous AWD system. Some luxury features included a Momo black leather steering wheel, plaid seat upholstery, and a digital climate control.

1999 – 2003: Second generation (upgraded features for a sedan-style SUV)

Also called the Lancaster, second-generation Subaru Outbacks still had the horizontal engine layout but with two additional cylinders. The main difference in these models was the removal of the foldable rear seats, but that was compensated with the addition of headrests for these seats. The ground clearance was 190mm, five millimeters higher than the first-generation units. Running at 165 horsepower with a peak torque of 166 pound-feet, these models were better than the previous ones in terms of power. Some models that had the 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine had a timing belt that wore around a hundred thousand miles; others with the 3.0-liter 6-cylinder engine used instead a timing chain that rarely needed replacement. The luxury features included were a McIntosh stereo system, a six-disc CD changer, Vehicle Dynamics Control, dual moon roofs, and a black leather steering wheel matching with the parking brake handle and gearshift knob.

2004 – 2008: Third generation (more style and performance upgrades for a supercharged Outback)

Models belonging to this generation were equipped with a 3.0-liter engine with six cylinders that were horizontally arranged. With a ground clearance of 220mm, this model looked more like an SUV, but was still a little bit lower. The standard features were MP3 compatibility for the stereo, wood and leather steering wheel, perforated leather seats, glass moon roof, and GPS navigation. In 2005, a model that could produce 243 horsepower with a four-cylinder engine came out. This model was available in any of the three transmissions: 5-speed Auto-SportShift, 5-speed manual, and 4-speed Auto-SportShift.

2009 – present: Fourth generation (upgrades for a safer, user-specific Outback)

Models introduced from 2009 onwards offered more security features, which included airbags for the passengers and driver, side airbags, side curtain airbags, and a knee bolster airbag for the driver. The ground clearance remained at 220mm, and there were a lot of color options for the exterior. A lot of features were not available in all models, wherein some were only made available for limited-edition units and specific trims. Some of the upgrade options available were Bluetooth and iPod capability, a glass moon roof, cloth interiors, a stereo with CD changer, and a digital climate control system.

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