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2009 Subaru Outback Question: 2010 Electrical Failure

 

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sdesantis, 2.5L 4 Cylinder, Chapel Hill, NC, February 15, 2010, 06:40
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I wonder if anyone has had any electrical problems. I was driving down the road (not major highway) doing about 35mph and the next thing I knew, the car lost power. There was no warning, but when I looked down - all the lights were on. It is a manual transmission so I could do a rolling start, but what if I had been on the four lane? Also, when I got to work, the emergency brake came on by itself. My husband was with me and saw all of this happen.

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    Bret Bodas from RepairPal Test Shop, February 16, 2010, 11:45
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    I haven't heard about this before, but this is a very new vehicle, so I would go to the Subaru Dealer and explain exactly what is happening and ask them to look at the vehicle. They should check for any diagnostic info stored in the vehicle and see if Subaru has any information about this issue. It's becoming more common for vehicles to get things like this fixed by upgrading the software in the vehicle, and this is where you will need to have a shop that is up to date with all the equipment and information to best take care of this.
    Good Luck, let us know what you find out!

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    Visitor, October 23, 2010, 21:34

    Sounds like you have a broken alternator belt and is not charging. That is about the only thing that will cause all the lights including brake light to illuminate

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