2018 Subaru OUTBACK Electrical System Problems, Complaints and Defects, Recalls and Failures

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2018 Subaru OUTBACK Electrical System Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID1501187
 Internal NHTSA #11132656
 ManufacurerSubaru of America, Inc.
 BrandSUBARU
 ModelOUTBACK
 Model Year2018
 File date25/08/18
 ComponentELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemI recently purchased a 2018 outback. I was driving it going about 25 mph on road by my house and it shut down out of nowhere, dash lights came on, gas pedal wouldn't work, the only way i got it to go was shutting it off completely and restarting it. They car has 3500 miles, i dropped it off at the dealership on 8/25 and they have had it since. They replaced the fuel pump saying it was the cause of it shutting down on me. I received the car back on 9/21 and drove it for 180 miles, this time at 65 mph the car shutdown again while i was trying to pass someone on a 2 lane road, power steering lost and all lights came on dashboard like it had some type of electrical problem. Very similar to the first time but i was driving much faster this time. After about 30 seconds the car just kind of started up by itself without me having to push the start button i believe this issue is a huge safety issue and could possibly get me killed or someone else killed while driving this car. Subaru service facility has no clue whats going on since the car is not throwing codes. I have started the lemon law process but subaru is not being very helpful thus far. Also having a problem with passenger seat not sensing if someone is sitting in the seat and not enabling the airbags. This problem came up on the scan on 8/25 analysis. I was unaware of the issue, nothing in the car told me passenger side airbag was not working. Subaru replaced the seat but i am still concerned that the problem is going on since i have no way to tell if it works or not.
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure3800
Number of Occurences0
Source of the issueNHTSA WEB SITE
 City and StateSAINT AUGUSTINE, FL
VIN pattern 4S4BSANC4J3XXXXXX
 Was vehicle invloved in a crash?N
 Was vehicle involved in a fire?N
 Was incedent reported to police?N
 Was medical attention required?N
 Was part original equipment?
No. of injured persons0
No. of fatalities0
 Date of purchase23/10/19
Was original owner?N
Anti-lock brakesN
Cruise controlN
Number of cylinders0
Drive train type
Transmission type
 Vehicle speed65
 DoT tire identifier
 Tire size
 Location of tire code
 Type of tire failure code
 Was defective tire repaired?
 Date of manufacture
Type of child seat code
Type of restraint
 Dealer's name
 Dealer's telephone number
 Dealer's city
 Dealer's state code
 Dealer's ZIP code
  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.
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