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Does the Outback Have a Visibility Problem?

Subaru Outback owners are seeing red. Well, technically they’re not seeing anything and that’s the problem.

Subaru Outback owner Kathleen O’Neill filed a lawsuit after allegedly experiencing numerous failures of exterior lighting, especially the headlights. The lawsuit says O’Neill purchased a new 2011 Subaru Outback and by the end of 2011, the left front headlight had failed followed by the right headlight in February 2012.

The lawsuit names the 2010 and 2011 model years, and our data confirms both have complaints about headlight issues.

If anything comes of the lawsuit, we’ll let you know.

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