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Small and good quality - The Subaru Outback is a great car that gets good gas mileage, rides smooth, and provides reliable transportation. It virtually never breaks down. If ...

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Safety Ratings
2008 Subaru Outback
Front Crash Driver Side 5.0000
Front Crash Passenger Side 5.0000
Side Crash Driver Side 5.0000
Side Crash Passenger Side 5.0000
Rollover 4.0000
Number of Recalls2
Number of Complaints55
Number of Investigations0
Recall Notice

LemonFree has found some important recall information regarding 2008 Subaru Outback vehicles

2008 Subaru Outback (5/28/2015)  

Campaign Number: 15V323000

Component Name: AIR BAGS:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL

Manufacturer: Subaru of America, Inc.

Description: Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain model year 2003-2004 Subaru Baja vehicles manufactured January 22, 2003, to July 21, 2004, 2004-2005 Impreza vehicles manufactured January 28, 2003, to May 31, 2005, 2003-2008 Subaru Legacy vehicles manufactured January 22, 2003, to May 2, 2008, 2003-2008 Subaru Outback vehicles manufactured February 18, 2003, to May 5, 2008, and 2005 Saab 9-2x vehicles manufactured February 11, 2004, to March 17, 2005. The affected vehicles are equipped with a passenger side frontal air bag that may be susceptible to moisture intrusion which, over time, could cause the inflator to rupture upon its deployment.

Defect: In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants potentially resulting in serious injury or death.

Corrective Action: Subaru will notify their owners and General Motors will notify Saab owners. Dealers will replace the passenger air bag inflator, free of charge. The Subaru recall began on June 17, 2015. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783. The Saab recall began on July 27, 2015. Owners of Saab vehicles may call 1-800-955-9007. Subaru's number for this recall is WQR-53. Note: The recall completely supersedes recall 14V-399 (WQL-48) and partially supersedes recall 14V-763 (WQP-51) in that model year 2004 through 2005 Subaru Impreza and model year 2005 Saab 9-2x vehicles are now only part of this campaign. Note: On December 18, 2015 Subaru informed NHTSA of an expansion of this recall to include certain model year 2003-2004 Subaru Baja, 2003-2008 Subaru Legacy and 2003-2008 Subaru Outback vehicles.

2008 Subaru Outback (6/10/2014)  

Campaign Number: 14V311000

Component Name: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

Manufacturer: Subaru of America, Inc.

Description: Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain model year 2005-2009 Outback and Legacy, 2008-2011 Impreza and 2008-2014 Impreza WRX/STI, and 2009-2013 Forester vehicles, currently, or formerly, registered in Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia. Salt water could splash on the brake lines through a gap in the fuel tank protector, resulting in excessive corrosion of the brake lines. Note that affected vehicles not currently, or formerly registered, in the salt belt states identified above are eligible for repair, at no cost to the customer, upon request.

Defect: Brake line corrosion may result in brake fluid leakage. Fluid leakage may result in longer distances being required to slow or stop the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

Corrective Action: Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will test the brake system by depressing the brake pedal and inspecting for brake fluid leaks. If no brake fluid seepage is observed, the affected areas will be rustproofed with anti-corrosion wax. If brake fluid seepage is observed, the brake lines will be replaced followed by rustproofing with anti-corrosion wax. These services will be performed free of charge. The recall began July 2014 and second notifications will run through November 2014. Owners may contact Subaru at 1-800-782-2783. Subaru's recall campaign number is WQK-47. Note: This recall supersedes recall 13V-110 which applied to certain 2005-2009 Legacy/Outback vehicles. Vehicles that were remedied under the previous campaign still need additional areas rust-proofed.

2008 Subaru Outback (3/27/2013)  

Campaign Number: 13V110000

Component Name: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

Manufacturer: Subaru of America, Inc.

Description: Subaru is recalling certain model year 2005-2009 Outback and Legacy vehicles manufactured from December 2003, through April 2009 and currently, or formerly, registered in Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia. Salt water could splash on the brake lines through a gap in the fuel tank protector, resulting in excessive corrosion of the brake lines.

Defect: Brake line corrosion may result in brake fluid leakage. Fluid leakage may result in longer distances being required to slow or stop the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

Corrective Action: Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicles. If no brake fluid seepage is observed, the affected area will be rustproofed with anti-corrosion wax. If brake fluid seepage is observed, the brake lines will be replaced followed by rustproofing with anti-corrosion wax. These services will be performed free of charge. The recall began on May 30, 2013. Owners may contact Subaru at 1-800-782-2783. Subaru's recall campaign number is WQG-43.

2008 SUBARU OUTBACK for sale under $20,000

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$15,990

2008 SUBARU OUTBACK 2.5I

  • Bodystyle: Wagon
  • Mileage: 73,929 Miles
  • Ext Color: Gold
  • Int Color: Tan
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Denver, CO
  • MPG: 20 City / 26 Hwy
  • 11 Days on Lot

2008 Subaru Outback 3.0R L.L. Bean Edition

$15,695

2008 SUBARU OUTBACK 3.0R L.L. BEAN EDITION

  • Bodystyle: Wagon
  • Mileage: 70,382 Miles
  • Ext Color: Gray
  • Int Color: Tan
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Conway, SC
  • MPG: 17 City / 24 Hwy

2008 Subaru Outback 2.5i

$15,980

2008 SUBARU OUTBACK 2.5I

  • Bodystyle: Wagon
  • Mileage: 76,623 Miles
  • Ext Color: N/A
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Austin, TX
  • MPG: 20 City / 26 Hwy
$16,999

2008 SUBARU OUTBACK 2.5 XT LIMITED

  • Bodystyle: Wagon
  • Mileage: 84,755 Miles
  • Ext Color: White
  • Int Color: Tan
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Longmont, CO
  • MPG: 20 City / 26 Hwy
  • 410 Days on Lot
$16,998

2008 SUBARU OUTBACK 3.0R L.L. BEAN EDITION

  • Bodystyle: Wagon
  • Mileage: 81,176 Miles
  • Ext Color: Brown
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: White Marsh, MD
  • MPG: 17 City / 24 Hwy
  • 8 Days on Lot

2008 Subaru Outback

$16,995

2008 SUBARU OUTBACK

  • Bodystyle: Wagon
  • Mileage: 49,374 Miles
  • Ext Color: Blue
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Montpelier, VT
  • MPG: 20 City / 26 Hwy
$15,999
$16,999
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2008 SUBARU OUTBACK

  • Bodystyle: Wagon
  • Mileage: 43,702 Miles
  • Ext Color: White
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Englewood, CO
  • MPG: 20 City / 26 Hwy
  • 59 Days on Lot
$15,488

2008 SUBARU OUTBACK 2.5I LIMITED

  • Bodystyle: Wagon
  • Mileage: 76,682 Miles
  • Ext Color: Gray
  • Int Color: Black
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Seattle, WA
  • MPG: 20 City / 26 Hwy
  • 27 Days on Lot
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