There Are A Few 2024 Subaru Solterra Problems To Address

Typically people say to never buy a new vehicle during its first model year. But the Subaru Solterra is enjoying its second year of attempted electrified glory.

Not everything with this Subie is bad, but I found a few 2024 Subaru Solterra problems that deserve some attention. 

First of all, these 2024 Subaru Solterra problems could be unique to the model I spent a week with. Also, this isn’t a hate post, there are plenty of features to enjoy with the Solterra too. 

I too the Solterra around what I assume to be a Subaru’s happy place in the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina. I took it off-roading, on the highway, and around town to complete some errands. 

There are multiple long tunnels without any lights that I drove through multiple times, trying to get this feature to work, with no luck. The lights would only come on when I pushed the knob back. 

It could be related to user error, loose fuses, electrical issues, or faulty sensors. Some Subaru models require you to turn on the automatic headlights through the infotainment settings.

The wireless charging pad is pretty random. It is a convenient location in front of the center console, and it holds your phone securely in place. But sometimes, I’d get a message saying wireless charging was stopped. 

This could be related to conserving the Solterra’s range. Also, my phone would get really hot at times. Also, sometimes the charging pad would emit sounds like it was a large company printer and that seemed weird. 

The Solterra’s EPA-estimated range of 220 miles for models with AWD doesn’t fully make sense to me. I charged the Solterra to 90% and it said it had 170 miles of range. 

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