2018 Subaru OUTBACK Engine Problems, Complaints and Defects, Recalls and Failures

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2018 Subaru OUTBACK Engine Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID1492236
 Internal NHTSA #11122165
 ManufacurerSubaru of America, Inc.
 BrandSUBARU
 ModelOUTBACK
 Model Year2018
 File date21/08/18
 ComponentENGINE
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemVehicle developed drip from transmission approximately mid june 2018. Took to dealer & unable to find source after 11 days in shop. They put dye in and i drove until 7-30-18 when drip returned. Car in shop 6 days for new transmission. Car returned 8-9-18. 11 days later 8-21-18 major oil leak & vehicle towed to dealership. As of 8-24-18 they are still attempting to locate leak. Will have to pull engine. May not get car back during august. Outback has less than 15000 miles. Have contacted subaru requested lemon law as the vehicle has nearly 40 cumulative days in the shop since purchased 8-16-18. Outback has also had 2 new radios and multiple software updates for numerous radio issues.
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure14410
Number of Occurences0
Source of the issueNHTSA WEB SITE
 City and StateCLINTON, IA
VIN pattern 4S4BSATC4J3XXXXXX
 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 purchase24/10/19
Was original owner?N
Anti-lock brakesN
Cruise controlN
Number of cylinders0
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Transmission type
 Vehicle speed0
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 Date of manufacture
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  • 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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