If 2014 Subaru Outback owners were traveling to the remote and uninhabited regions of Australia, it might not bother them that the car’s accelerator was slow to react unless perhaps they were trying to flee a kangaroo stampede.
However, most of the people who own the 2014 Subaru Outback, live in cities where a quick response from the accelerator is needed to merge with traffic or avoid being rear-ended by other motorists who don’t have this problem.
Indeed, Subaru of America Inc. hasn’t acknowledge the issue with slow acceleration at this time, but owners of the 2014 model are airing their complaints online in forums about delayed response from the gas pedal that has resulted in near-miss accidents and resulting rapid heartbeats.
Drivers complain the 2014 Outback tends to stall for anywhere from 5 to 15 seconds at low speeds when trying to accelerate into traffic. Depressing the gas pedal hard only makes matters worse as the car will lunge or him forward after a few seconds creating a potential rear-end crash or worse.
Subaru dealerships are hit or miss on whether they will acknowledge the hesitation issue to owners who have brought the vehicles in for repair. Some say it has been a recurring problem while others state they know nothing about it.
Subaru, a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. of Japan, is the twenty-second biggest automaker in terms of production worldwide in 2012.
Despite the issue with the Subaru Outback, sales among its 600 American retailers for all of its models in the U.S. were up roughly 17 percent in 2014 and hit the half a million mark for the first time ever, the Japanese-based automaker said in a recent press release.
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