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Very good value for all the important fundamental needs I have for a car. - Like the styling, wished it and other cars didn't cost so much to own and operate....

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I love it - I like almost everything about my Outback. It's great for hauling the dog around, great for shopping at Costco (lots of room), comfortable for long d...

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Safety Ratings
2012 Subaru Outback
Overall 4.0000
Overall Front Crash 4.0000
Front Crash Driver Side 5.0000
Front Crash Passenger Side 4.0000
Overall Side Crash 4.0000
Side Crash Driver Side 5.0000
Side Crash Passenger Side 4.0000
Rollover 4.0000
Side Pole Crash 3
Number of Recalls5
Number of Complaints25
Number of Investigations1
Recall Notice

LemonFree has found some important recall information regarding 2012 Subaru Outback vehicles

2012 Subaru Outback (3/5/2013)  

Campaign Number: 13V078000

Component Name: VISIBILITY/WIPER

Manufacturer: Subaru of America, Inc.

Description: Subaru is recalling certain model year 2012 Outback and Legacy vehicles manufactured from April 6, 2011, through May 12, 2011. Components inside the wiper motor bottom cover may overheat.

Defect: If the components overheat, the wiper motor bottom cover may melt and potentially catch fire.

Corrective Action: Subaru has notified all affected owners, and dealers will replace the front wiper motor bottom cover assembly free of charge. The safety recall began February 22, 2013. Owners may contact Subaru at 1-800-782-2783.

2012 Subaru Outback (3/5/2013)  

Campaign Number: 13V077000

Component Name: VISIBILITY:SUN ROOF ASSEMBLY

Manufacturer: Subaru of America, Inc.

Description: Subaru is recalling certain model year 2012 Outback and Legacy vehicles manufactured from April 6, 2011, through May 12, 2011. The moonroof glass may come loose or detach. The amount and position of the adhesive between the glass and retainer was inadequately applied.

Defect: The moonroof glass can loosen and detach from the vehicle during driving, resulting in a potential road hazard for other vehicles, increasing the risk of a crash.

Corrective Action: Subaru has notified the affected owners, and dealers will inspect the glass adhesion condition and either apply additional adhesive or replace the moonroof glass, free of charge. The safety recall began February 22, 2013. Owners may contact Subaru at 1-800-782-2783.

2012 Subaru Outback (2/25/2013)  

Campaign Number: 13V061000

Component Name: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Manufacturer: Subaru of America, Inc.

Description: Subaru is recalling certain model year 2010-2012 Legacy and Outback vehicles equipped with an automatic or CVT transmission and an Audiovox remote engine starter (RES) accessory, certain model year 2012-2013 Impreza vehicles equipped with a CVT transmission and an Audiovox remote engine starter (RES) accessory, and certain model year 2013 XV Crosstrek vehicles equipped with a CVT transmission and an Audiovox remote engine starter (RES) accessory. Additionally included are certain model year 2013 Legacy and Outback vehicles that may have received replacement RES fobs. If the RES fob is dropped, the fob may malfunction and randomly transmit an engine start request without pressing the button.

Defect: The engine may inadvertently start and run for up to fifteen minutes. The engine may continue to start and stop until the fob battery is depleted, or until the vehicle runs out of fuel. If the vehicle is parked in an enclosed area, there is a risk of carbon monoxide build-up which may cause headaches, dizziness or, in extreme cases, unconsciousness and/or asphyxiation.

Corrective Action: Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will replace the RES key fobs, free of charge. The recall began on April 22, 2013. Owners may contact Subaru at 1-800-782-2783 for more information.

2012 Subaru Outback (2/25/2013)  

Campaign Number: 13V061000

Component Name: EQUIPMENT

Manufacturer: Subaru of America, Inc.

Description: Subaru is recalling certain model year 2010-2012 Legacy and Outback vehicles equipped with an automatic or CVT transmission and an Audiovox remote engine starter (RES) accessory, certain model year 2012-2013 Impreza vehicles equipped with a CVT transmission and an Audiovox remote engine starter (RES) accessory, and certain model year 2013 XV Crosstrek vehicles equipped with a CVT transmission and an Audiovox remote engine starter (RES) accessory. Additionally included are certain model year 2013 Legacy and Outback vehicles that may have received replacement RES fobs. If the RES fob is dropped, the fob may malfunction and randomly transmit an engine start request without pressing the button.

Defect: The engine may inadvertently start and run for up to fifteen minutes. The engine may continue to start and stop until the fob battery is depleted, or until the vehicle runs out of fuel. If the vehicle is parked in an enclosed area, there is a risk of carbon monoxide build-up which may cause headaches, dizziness or, in extreme cases, unconsciousness and/or asphyxiation.

Corrective Action: Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will replace the RES key fobs, free of charge. The recall began on April 22, 2013. Owners may contact Subaru at 1-800-782-2783 for more information.

2012 Subaru Outback (2/9/2012)  

Campaign Number: 12V047000

Component Name: AIR BAGS:SIDE/WINDOW

Manufacturer: Subaru of America, Inc.

Description: SUBARU IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 LEGACY AND OUTBACK VEHICLES, MANUFACTURED FROM DECEMBER 1, 2011, THROUGH DECEMBER 23, 2011. THESE VEHICLES MAY BE EQUIPPED WITH SIDE CURTAIN AIR BAGS THAT CONTAIN AN INCORRECT PROPELLANT MIXTURE FOR THE INITIATOR COMPONENT USED, RESULTING IN INSUFFICIENT OUTPUT OF COMPRESSED GAS.

Defect: THE SIDE CURTAIN AIR BAGS MAY NOT DEPLOY, INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURY.

Corrective Action: SUBARU WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE ONE OR BOTH SIDE CURTAIN AIR BAG MODULES, FREE OF FEBRUARY 21, 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SUBARU AT 1-800-782-2783.

Used 2012 SUBARU OUTBACK for sale

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2012 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited

$23,897

2012 SUBARU OUTBACK 2.5I LIMITED

  • Bodystyle: Wagon
  • Mileage: 51856 Miles
  • Ext Color: White
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Sheboygan, WI
  • MPG: 22 City / 29 Hwy

2012 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited

$24,993

2012 SUBARU OUTBACK 2.5I LIMITED

  • Bodystyle: Wagon
  • Mileage: 43927 Miles
  • Ext Color: White
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Wichita, KS
  • MPG: 22 City / 29 Hwy

2012 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited

$24,931

2012 SUBARU OUTBACK 2.5I LIMITED

  • Bodystyle: Wagon
  • Mileage: 28291 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: Black
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Wichita, KS
  • MPG: 22 City / 29 Hwy

2012 Subaru Outback 2.5i

$23,099
Price Reduced

2012 SUBARU OUTBACK 2.5I PREMIUM

  • Bodystyle: Wagon
  • Mileage: 29578 Miles
  • Ext Color: Black
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Denver, CO
  • MPG: 22 City / 29 Hwy

2012 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited

$27,000

2012 SUBARU OUTBACK 3.6R LIMITED

  • Bodystyle: Wagon
  • Mileage: 22721 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Englewood, CO
  • MPG: 18 City / 25 Hwy

2012 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited

$27,495

2012 SUBARU OUTBACK 3.6R LIMITED

  • Bodystyle: Wagon
  • Mileage: 25821 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: Black
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Glenwood Springs, CO
  • MPG: 18 City / 25 Hwy

2012 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited

New Listing
$25,731

2012 SUBARU OUTBACK 2.5I LIMITED

  • Bodystyle: Wagon
  • Mileage: 47798 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Hendersonville, NC
  • MPG: 22 City / 29 Hwy

2012 Subaru Outback 2.5i

New Listing
$23,621

2012 SUBARU OUTBACK 2.5I PREMIUM

  • Bodystyle: Wagon
  • Mileage: 14444 Miles
  • Ext Color: Green
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Hendersonville, NC
  • MPG: 22 City / 29 Hwy

2012 Subaru Outback 2.5i

$24,991

2012 SUBARU OUTBACK 2.5I

  • Bodystyle: Wagon
  • Mileage: 37976 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Hendersonville, NC
  • MPG: 22 City / 29 Hwy

2012 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited

$22,904

2012 SUBARU OUTBACK 3.6R LIMITED

  • Bodystyle: Wagon
  • Mileage: 52669 Miles
  • Ext Color: N/A
  • Int Color: Black
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Louisville, CO
  • MPG: 18 City / 25 Hwy

2012 Subaru Outback 2.5i

$21,540

2012 SUBARU OUTBACK 2.5I PREMIUM

  • Bodystyle: Wagon
  • Mileage: 47612 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Fredericksburg, VA
  • MPG: 22 City / 29 Hwy

2012 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited

New Listing
$20,000
Price Reduced

2012 SUBARU OUTBACK 2.5I LIMITED

  • Bodystyle: Wagon
  • Mileage: 55048 Miles
  • Ext Color: White
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Chantilly, VA
  • MPG: 22 City / 29 Hwy

2012 Subaru Outback 2.5i

$22,496

2012 SUBARU OUTBACK 2.5I PREMIUM

  • Bodystyle: Wagon
  • Mileage: 36148 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Oregon City, OR
  • MPG: 22 City / 29 Hwy

2012 Subaru Outback 2.5i

$19,991

2012 SUBARU OUTBACK 2.5I PREMIUM

  • Bodystyle: Wagon
  • Mileage: 65537 Miles
  • Ext Color: White
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Oregon City, OR
  • MPG: 22 City / 29 Hwy

2012 Subaru Outback 3.6R

$25,635

2012 SUBARU OUTBACK 3.6R

  • Bodystyle: Wagon
  • Mileage: 31252 Miles
  • Ext Color: Blue
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Aurora, CO
  • MPG: 18 City / 25 Hwy
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