Subaru Outback Forums banner

Mystery tool?

4497 Views 20 Replies 14 Participants Last post by  subiesailor
I was just curious if anybody had any idea what this part is used for. In the spare tire well, where the jack is, there is a long metal rod, probably 2' long. It looks like a very long straight allen wrench. There's a foil sticker on it, wrapped around the base. What is it? and what is it used for?
1 - 1 of 21 Posts
Even if a 2010 had a mechanical failure of the parking brake system I would be pushing Subaru to step up and cover some or all the cost. I doubt they would balk at it assuming the failure was not related to some sort of brake pad abuse like locking up the parking brake while the car was moving etc.

Neighbor just spent $1200 having her BMW towed to the dealer and getting a reverse switch replaced. **** car wouldn't shift into gear to exit the driveway. I'll take a simple electric parking brake in a subaru any day over the BMW adventures she's been through the past two years. Pretty sure she could have paid for half a new subaru at this point with her BMW repair receipts.
1 - 1 of 21 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.