Last post on Apr 30, 2011 at 2:00 AM
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#4 of 5 Re: 2011 Outback - Strange Electrical Behavior [jtreulich]
Apr 29, 2011 (6:59 pm)
Very similar thing happened to me just about a week after your experience- I recently bought a 2000 Outback with 150K miles (learner car for my 16 yr old daughter). I never had a Subaru before, and except for the oil leaks, like it. Then a few nights ago the radio went off and on by itself, the ABS lights flashed, the instrument dials swung wildly, and "At oil temp" message displayed. The car drove jumpy, but I was 1 mile from home and it was dark. I strongly suspected gremlins. As soon as I got home I positioned it for possible towing, and sure enough when I turned the car off it was completely dead. I thought I had killed it. Well, two days later and a new alternator and battery, and it is running strong again. I assumed this was because of high miles, (and my poor judgment in choosing cars) but it was probably just time for the alternator. Don't know if that lines up with your issue. Good luck.
#5 of 5 Re: 2011 Outback - Strange Electrical Behavior [cc412]
Apr 30, 2011 (2:00 am)
That sounds about right. I had to replace my alternator around those miles as well. After I did, I wished I had done it a couple years sooner!