My 2014 Subaru Outback wagon has shut off intermittently while running & in gear. First time was the other day at about 30 MPH. Today it happened five times. Total engine shut down. What could it be?

Asked by Nov 30, 2014 at 07:27 PM about the 2014 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Has only happened twice, not consistently every time it has been driven. All electrical and
engine shuts down. Car rolls to a stop. Power steering fails, too. I'm worried for my safety!
Subaru dealer told me after the first episode that they could find nothing wrong! It is still
under warranty.

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I would have the service manager take the car home for a weekend to see if it replicates the problem again. It is a safety hazard when there is no power steering due to the car shutting down at speed. Im sure he/she wouldnt put their family in the car. Also I would check the outback forums to see if any other owners have had the same issues.

17,225

Sounds like a computer problem, take it to an independent garage for an unbiased evaluation if you cannot get a straight answer from the dealer. Yes, this is a big safety issue.

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