2011 Subaru Outback Consumer Review: Major Defect

2011 Subaru Outback Wagon - Consumer Review

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Major Defect
By Bill on


2011 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited 4dr Wagon AWD (3.6L 6cyl 5A)


Did a lot or research and test driving, and found the Outback met all my needs as far as comfort, performance,style and supposedly build quality. Shortly after delivery noticed a vibration/shake in the steering wheel at various speeds. Took back to the dealer and they road forced balanced the tires and said that would take care of the problem. It didn't and made it worse at highway speed. Back to the dealer, told them that problem was still there and even worse, car left with them for more testing. Did some research and found numerous complaints about this on NHTSA and on a Subaru Outback forum. I called Subaru and was told that they were aware of problem but as yet had no fix.

Best Features

Comfortable seats, good stereo, good performance.

Worst Features

Should have corrected steering problem for the 2010 models before releasing the 2011's with the same problem. First and last Subaru unless they can correct steering. Will update if and when car gets fixed. 500 miles on the car and 2 trips to the shop. Suggest you wait for a fix before buying.
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