2016 Subaru Outback

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#2 out of 9 in 2016 Wagons

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2016 Subaru Outback Reliability Ratings

Our reliability score is based on the J.D. Power and Associates Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS) rating or, if unavailable, the J.D. Power Predicted Reliability rating.

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2016 Subaru Outback Recalls

There have been 3 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: FEB 28, 2016 to MAY 05, 2016
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: WTD-65
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 16V292000
POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DRIVESHAFT Recall Date: 11/23/2015
  • Summary: Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain model year 2016 Legacy vehicles manufactured October 24, 2015, to November 16, 2015, and Outback vehicles manufactured October 24, 2015, to November 17, 2015. Due to the improper tightening of the securing nuts, the drive shaft may separate from the rear differential.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 3251
  • Consequence: If the drive shaft detaches from the rear differential, it may strike the fuel tank and result in a fuel leak, increasing the risk of a fire.
  • Remedy: Subaru has notified owners, and dealers will inspect the fastening nuts, and tighten or replace them, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began on December 10, 2015. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-856-488-8500. Subaru's number for this recall is WQV-57.
  • Dates of Manufacture: OCT 23, 2015 to NOV 16, 2015
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: WQV-57
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 15V794000
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

2016 Subaru Outback Warranty

Warranty information last updated: 3/13/19

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