Subaru Outback sudden acceleration

Asked by Tashi Sep 06, 2020 at 01:03 PM about the 2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 2011 Subaru Outback has been lately having sudden short burst of
acceleration during normal driving. It is accompanied by a squeaking sound
also. Not operating brake pedal during such acceleration.
153K. Regular maintenance as per factory advice.
There is a class action lawsuit filed in May 2020 for sudden acceleration in
Subaru outback of 2015 to 2019 model even though incidence are reported
from 2011 model.
https://www.torquenews.com/1084/new-subaru-lawsuit-claims-forester-and-
outback-suvs-can-suddenly-accelerate.

Does anyone had similar issue and what is the probable fix if not same as the
class action lawsuit.

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The occurrence rate of any such failures is small enough that I have NOT heard of any such issues with the several hundred 2013-2018 OBs/Legs I've sold. That's not to say that a much smaller than 1% failure rate isn't a safety concern. Anyone know the stats herein?

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