Safety Ratings
2003 Subaru Outback
Side Crash Driver Side 5.0000
Side Crash Passenger Side 5.0000
Rollover 4.0000
Number of Recalls6
Number of Complaints66
Number of Investigations0
Recall Notice

LemonFree has found some important recall information regarding 2003 Subaru Outback vehicles

2003 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.

2003 Subaru Outback (12/1/2014)  

Campaign Number: 14V763000

Component Name: AIR BAGS

Manufacturer: Subaru of America, Inc.

Description: Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain model year 2003-2004 Legacy and Outback vehicles, and 2003-2005 Baja vehicles sold, or ever registered, in geographic locations associated with high absolute humidity. Specifically, vehicles sold, or ever registered, in Puerto Rico, Hawaii, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, Saipan, American Samoa, Florida and adjacent counties in southern Georgia, as well as the coastal areas of Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Upon deployment of the passenger side frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture.

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. Dealers will replace the passenger air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall began on January 15, 2015. Owners may contact Subaru at 1-800-782-2783. Subaru's number for this recall is WQP-51. Note: This recall supersedes recall 14V-471. This recall has been partially superseded by 15V-323. All 2005 model year Subaru Legacy and Outback vehicles will now be repaired under recall 15V-323.

2003 Subaru Outback (11/29/2013)  

Campaign Number: 13E065000

Component Name: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP

Manufacturer: Subaru of America, Inc.

Description: Airtex Products LP (Airtex) is recalling certain model E8598M, E8518M, E8600M, E8596M, and E8597M fuel pumps manufactured July 26, 2013, and July 29, 2013 and used as aftermarket replacements on Subaru Baja's, Outback's and Legacy's. The affected fuel pumps were sold or installed into the aftermarket applications on or after July 26, 2013, and may may leak fuel from the base of a fuel line connection when the gas tank is full.

Defect: A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source increases the risk of a fire.

Corrective Action: Airtex will notify owners, and will replace the fuel pump, free of charge. Recall is expected to begin on January 2, 2014. Customers may contact Airtex at 1-800-880-3056. The recall is expected to begin during January 2014. This recall is being conducted by Airtex, not by Subaru.

2003 Subaru Outback (3/16/2004)  

Campaign Number: 04V128000

Component Name: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:CABLES

Manufacturer: Subaru of America, Inc.

Description: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER SEDANS, WAGONS, AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, THE CRUISE CONTROL CABLE COULD COME OUT OF ITS TRACK ON THE CRUISE CONTROL LEVER AND LODGE ON THE CONTROL LEVER TAB WHEN THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL IS RELEASED. IF THIS CONDITION OCCURS, THE THROTTLE WILL NOT RETURN TO THE IDLE POSITION AND WILL REMAIN IN AN OPEN POSITION.

Defect: IF THIS OCCURS DURING VEHICLE OPERATION, THE DRIVER COULD LOSE CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE, WHICH COULD RESULT IN A CRASH.

Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL INSTALL A CRUISE CONTROL CABLE RETAINING CLIP TO THE CRUISE CONTROL LEVER TAB ON THE THROTTLE SHAFT IN ORDER TO PREVENT THE CRUISE CONTROL CABLE FROM COMING OUT OF ITS TRACK. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN ON APRIL 12, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT SUBARU AT 1-800-782-2783.

2003 Subaru Outback (6/26/2003)  

Campaign Number: 03V232000

Component Name: SUSPENSION:FRONT

Manufacturer: Subaru of America, Inc.

Description: ON SOME PASSENGER AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES ORIGINALLY SOLD IN OR CURRENTLY REGISTERED IN THE STATES OF CONNECTICUT, DELAWARE, ILLINOIS, INDIANA, IOWA, KENTUCKY, MAINE, MARYLAND, MASSACHUSETTS, MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA, MISSOURI, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, OHIO, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND, VERMONT, VIRGINIA, WEST VIRGINIA, WISCONSIN, AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, CERTAIN LEFT-HAND FRONT TRANSVERSE LINK COMPONENTS WERE PRODUCED WITH POOR PAINT QUALITY. IF THE VEHICLE IS OPERATED FORM AN EXTENSIVE PERIOD IN A SALT-BELT AREA, CONTINUED EXPOSURE TO SALT COULD CAUSE THE LEFT FRONT TRANSVERSE LINK TO RUST AND EVENTUALLY BREAK.

Defect: IF THE TRANSVERSE LINK WERE TO BREAK DUE TO RUSTING, CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE COULD BE AFFECTED WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A CRASH.

Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL APPLY ANTI-RUST MATERIAL TO THE LEFT FRONT TRANSVERSE LINK. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN AUGUST 1, 2003. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT SUBARU AT 1-800-782-2783.

2003 SUBARU OUTBACK for sale

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$7,994
$8,434
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2003 SUBARU OUTBACK

  • Bodystyle: Wagon
  • Mileage: 102,852 Miles
  • Ext Color: Red
  • Int Color: Tan
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: East Petersburg, PA
  • 32 Days on Lot
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2003 SUBARU OUTBACK LIMITED EDITION

  • Bodystyle: Wagon
  • Mileage: 187,688 Miles
  • Ext Color: Green
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Hackensack, NJ
  • 61 Days on Lot
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2003 SUBARU OUTBACK BASE

  • Bodystyle: Wagon
  • Mileage: 180,830 Miles
  • Ext Color: White
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Waukesha, WI
  • 2 Days on Lot
$6,995

2003 SUBARU OUTBACK BASE

  • Bodystyle: Wagon
  • Mileage: 130,180 Miles
  • Ext Color: Green
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: San Rafael, CA
  • 8 Days on Lot
$4,999

2003 SUBARU OUTBACK LIMITED EDITION

  • Bodystyle: Wagon
  • Mileage: 171,391 Miles
  • Ext Color: Green
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Prospect, CT
  • 17 Days on Lot
$6,995

2003 SUBARU OUTBACK BASE

  • Bodystyle: Wagon
  • Mileage: 96,770 Miles
  • Ext Color: Blue
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Manchester, NH
  • 8 Days on Lot
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2003 SUBARU OUTBACK BASE

  • Bodystyle: Wagon
  • Mileage: 163,357 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Erie, PA
  • 2 Days on Lot

2003 Subaru Outback Limited Edition

$6,945

2003 SUBARU OUTBACK LIMITED EDITION

  • Bodystyle: Wagon
  • Mileage: 93,155 Miles
  • Ext Color: Red
  • Int Color: Tan
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Cortez, CO
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2003 SUBARU OUTBACK BASE

  • Bodystyle: Wagon
  • Mileage: 181,073 Miles
  • Ext Color: Red
  • Int Color: Tan
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Longmont, CO
$5,999
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2003 SUBARU OUTBACK BASE

  • Bodystyle: Wagon
  • Mileage: 137,071 Miles
  • Ext Color: White
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Manassas, VA
  • 111 Days on Lot

2003 Subaru Outback

$6,400

2003 SUBARU OUTBACK

  • Bodystyle: Wagon
  • Mileage: 175,001 Miles
  • Ext Color: White
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Harrisonburg, VA
$6,991
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2003 SUBARU OUTBACK BASE

  • Bodystyle: Wagon
  • Mileage: 111,109 Miles
  • Ext Color: White
  • Int Color: Tan
  • Trans: Manual
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Littleton, CO
  • 10 Days on Lot

2003 Subaru Outback 3.0

$6,988

2003 SUBARU OUTBACK 3.0

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 114,006 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: Tan
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Lakewood, CO
$7,991

2003 SUBARU OUTBACK BASE

  • Bodystyle: Wagon
  • Mileage: 138,986 Miles
  • Ext Color: White
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Sedalia, MO
  • 51 Days on Lot

2003 Subaru Outback 3.0

$7,995

2003 SUBARU OUTBACK 3.0

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 139,390 Miles
  • Ext Color: Green
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Tacoma, WA
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