2015 Subaru Outback

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2015 Subaru Outback Reliability Ratings

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2015 Subaru Outback Recalls

There have been 5 safety recalls issued from NHTSA.

STEERING:COLUMN Recall Date: 05/10/2016
  • Summary: Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 Legacy and Outback vehicles manufactured February 29, 2016, to May 6, 2016. The steering column on the affected vehicles may have been improperly machined, and as a result, turning the steering wheel may have no effect on the direction of the wheels.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 48500
  • Consequence: The loss of steering ability would increase the risk of a crash.
  • Remedy: Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the lot number on the steering column, replacing the steering column, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began May 13, 2016. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783 or by visiting http://www.wtd65.service-campaign.com. Subaru's number for this recall is WTD-65. Note: Until the vehicles have been inspected, owners are advised not to drive their vehicles.
  • Dates of Manufacture: APR 13, 2015 to APR 13, 2015
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: WTD-65
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 16V292000
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL Recall Date: 04/26/2016
  • Summary: Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain model year 2015 Legacy and Outback vehicles manufactured on July 20, 2015. The brake fluid used in these vehicles may contain excess moisture which may adversely affect the performance of the electronic stability control system. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 126, "Electronic Stability Control Systems."
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 766
  • Consequence: Poor performance of the electronic stability control system when it is activated may result in a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.
  • Remedy: Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will perform an ABS activation, then flush and replace the brake fluid, free of charge. The recall began on May 20, 2016. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783. Subaru's number for this recall is WTC-64.
  • Dates of Manufacture: JUL 19, 2015 to JUL 19, 2015
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: WTC-64
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 16V251000
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION Recall Date: 08/09/2015
  • Summary: Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2015 and 2016 model year Subaru Legacy 4-Door and Outback vehicles manufactured July 3, 2015, to July 27, 2015. Transmission oil may leak from a deformed seal cap on the propeller shaft yoke.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 2893
  • Consequence: If the transmission oil leaks onto the exhaust pipe, there is a possible risk of fire.
  • Remedy: Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will replace the propeller shaft, free of charge. The recall began on August 28, 2015. Owners may contact 1-800-782-2783. Subaru's number for this recall is WQU-56.
  • Dates of Manufacture: JUL 02, 2015 to JUL 26, 2015
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: WQU-56
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 15V502000
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS:SWITCH Recall Date: 06/11/2015
  • Summary: Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain model year 2015 Legacy vehicles manufactured March 10, 2014, to April 16, 2015, Outback vehicles manufactured February 24, 2014, to April 16, 2015, Impreza vehicles manufactured September 9, 2014, to April 14, 2015, XV Crosstrek vehicles manufactured October 16, 2014, to April 15, 2015, and 2016 WRX vehicles manufactured March 23, 2015, and equipped with the Eyesight Driver Assist System. If the switch that activates the brake lights fails, the automatic pre-collision braking component of the driver assist system will not function.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 71710
  • Consequence: If the automatic pre-collision braking system does not function as intended, the vehicle will not react to an obstacle in its path, increasing the risk of a crash.
  • Remedy: Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the driver assist system, free of charge. The recall began on July 20, 2015. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783. Subaru's number for this recall is WQS-54.
  • Dates of Manufacture: FEB 23, 2014 to APR 15, 2015
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: WQS-54
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 15V366000
TRAILER HITCHES Recall Date: 09/18/2014
  • Summary: Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain model year 2015 Outback vehicles manufactured January 22, 2014, to August 18, 2014, and equipped with a Subaru accessory trailer hitch assembly. During installation, the trailer hitch mounting nuts may have been overtightened, potentially resulting in failure of the trailer hitch mounting studs.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 56
  • Consequence: The mounting nut(s) may not provide sufficient force to remain attached to the studs or the studs themselves might break. If this were to happen while a trailer is being towed, the driver might not be able to operate the vehicle as desired or the trailer may detach from the vehicle. Either situation could increase the risk of a crash.
  • Remedy: Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will replace all eight mounting nuts for the trailer hitch assembly, and will inspect all eight mounting studs for damage, free of charge. The recall began on October 7, 2014. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783. Subaru's number for this recall is WQN-50.
  • Dates of Manufacture: JAN 21, 2014 to AUG 17, 2014
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: WQN-50
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 14V577000

2015 Subaru Outback Warranty

The 2015 Subaru Outback has a three-year/36,000-mile new car limited warranty and a five-year/60,000-mile powertrain limited warranty.

Warranty information last updated: 8/1/19

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