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Subaru Legacy 1990
Subaru Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Mar 05, 1996
Location:
Gainesvill, GA

speedometer replaced. *sd

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1BC6323LK. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Subaru Legacy 9999
Subaru Of America, Inc.
Location:
Brentwood, NY

transmission failure.

0 person(s) died.Original Owner. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Subaru LEGACY 9999 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Subaru LEGACY 9999 Power Train Transmission Type: MAN .

Subaru Legacy 1995
Subaru Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
May 01, 1998
Location:
Wrightsvil, PA

drive train failure.

Vehicle was purchased on July 01, 1995. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Subaru LEGACY 1995 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 5 mph.

Subaru Svx 1992
Subaru Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
June 15, 1997
Location:
Houston, TX

my problems started when i noticed my speedometer fluctuating last summer. it would waver about 20mph up and down at every speed. soon after, it stated getting even worse. i also noticed that ever so often, my transmission gear seemed to rapidly jump back and forth (between the current gear and the next lowest(?)) between 20000-2200 rpm on the tachometer. i took my car to a subaru dealership (mac haik subaru, i-10 & kirkwood, houston, texas (713) 497-6600) and was told that my speedometer, which is electronic, was a control unit wich fits into the top of the transmission. the transmission was going bad, and was burning out the control unit. when asked if the rememdy would be to buy a new ($200) control unit, i was told that it would soon be burned out by the transmission, also. the solution would be to replace the entire transmission, since it was at fault. i have subsequently read reports concerning subaru's 1992 transmissions in my car being improperly geared, and that subsequent years had different workings that cured this problem.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1CX3533NH. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 01, 1994. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Subaru SVX 1992 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Subaru Subaru 1993
Subaru Of America, Inc.
Location:
Forest Hills, NY

possible odometer fraud.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1AN4227PC. Vehicle was purchased on Feb 02, 1998. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Subaru SUBARU 1993 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Subaru SUBARU 1993 Power Train Transmission Type: AUTO.

Subaru Legacy 1997
Subaru Of America, Inc.
Location:
Brentwood, NY

transmission failed.

Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Subaru LEGACY 1997 Drive type:4WD. Fuel type: gas. Subaru LEGACY 1997 Power Train Transmission Type: MAN .

Subaru Forester 1999
Subaru Of America, Inc.
Location:
Akron, OH

every day i accelerate from my driveway immediately after start up the car hesitates and i do not understand why i have almost been in an accident because i pushed on the gas but there was a 1-2 second hesitation before the car took off. it is an automatic transmission and i live in ohio and it was spring and summer like weather and it did it from day one

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SF6553XH. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Mar 01, 1998. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Subaru FORESTER 1999 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas.

Subaru Outback 1997
Subaru Of America, Inc.
Location:
Chillicothe, IL

when driving at any speed consumer noticed speedometer was not working correctly, was unable to determine the actual speed of traveling. also, rpms slowed down, and vehicle jerked forward. consumer has contacted the dealer. dealer was unable to determine the cause. please provide any further details. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4S3BG6850V7. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Subaru Legacy 1999
Subaru Of America, Inc.
Location:
Leavenwort, KS

consumer test drove vehicle and ended up skidding into a ditch, due to design of the all wheel drive with a standard transmission, poor directional control on turns which allowed for loss of control. *mjs

Original Owner. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Subaru LEGACY 1999 Drive type:AWD.

Subaru Outback 1999
Subaru Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Aug 22, 2000
Location:
Denver, CO

heated mirrors, heated seats, and speedometer/odometer all quit working and although service technicians told me there was nothing wrong originally, they did finally admit to a short within each unit. there must be something electrial shorting out to cause all the misc. things to go out. the dealership tells me there is no concern due to repeated electrical shortages in the vehicle.

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4S3BG6851X7. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Mar 01, 1999. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Subaru OUTBACK 1999 Drive type:FWD. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 35 mph.

Subaru Outback 1999
Subaru Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Oct 19, 2001
Location:
Golden, CO

odometer failures - also possibly causing transmission problems

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4S3BG6854X7. Vehicle was purchased on Oct 01, 2001. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Subaru OUTBACK 1999 Drive type:4WD. Fuel type: gas. Subaru OUTBACK 1999 Power Train Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 65 mph.

Subaru Legacy 1997
Subaru Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Sept 01, 2001
Location:
Tolland, CT

while driving, vehicle completely shuts down without warning, cause unknown. malfunction could possibly be occurring within speedodmeter. *ak consumer stated the dealer found the source of the problem was actually the cause of the vehicle shutting down.*slc

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4S3BD685AV7. Vehicle was purchased on Jan 24, 1997. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Subaru LEGACY 1997 Drive type:4WD. Fuel type: gas. Subaru LEGACY 1997 Power Train Transmission Type: AUTO.

Subaru Legacy 1995
Subaru Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Sept 10, 2001
Location:
Reistertown, MD

consumer noticed spots on driveway. vehicle was taken to dealership for inspection. dealer determined that o rings were leaking, also front crank seal had to be replaced.*ak. consumer also stated the check engine light illuminated, the dealer removed carbon build up at the throttle plate, also work was needed on the powertrain.*jb

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4S3BD6351S7. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 19, 1995. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Subaru LEGACY 1995 Drive type:4WD. Subaru LEGACY 1995 Power Train Transmission Type: AUTO.

Subaru Forester 1998
Subaru Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
May 15, 1998
Location:
North Bellmore, NY

vehicle experienced an engine noise and odor, dealer advised that beginning stages of power train failure was occurring. *slc

Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Nov 14, 1997. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Subaru Forester 1998
Subaru Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
May 15, 1998
Location:
North Bellmore, NY

vehicle experienced an engine noise and odor, dealer advised that beginning stages of power train failure was occurring. *slc

Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Nov 14, 1997. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Subaru Impreza 1998
Subaru Of America, Inc.
Location:
Seattle, WA

consumer states the speedometer is inoperative.*jb

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1GF4857WG. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 21, 1998. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Subaru IMPREZA 1998 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Subaru IMPREZA 1998 Power Train Transmission Type: MAN .

Subaru Legacy 1999
Subaru Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Aug 02, 2002
Location:
Newton, MA

the speedometer on my vehicle became inconsistent. sometimes it wouldn't work as soon as i started the car, other times it would stop working at any random time while driving anywhere. eventually, when it stopped working, the odometers would stop as well. when i went to my subaru dealer to replace the component. they told me there was a national back order and i would have to wait indefinitely for the part to come in. they also told me that they had been replacing a lot of speedometer heads on my make and year of car. i think it is unusual for a speedometer to break down after less than three years and under 65,000 miles of initial service. i have never heard of that happening on such a young car, and if it is happening on many cars of the same make and year, i think that an original part must have been defective for this car. i think that a broken speedometer is hazardous to driving on the road and therefore this should be investigated. i really don't want to worry about having to replace my speedometer every three years of my car's life. dt

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4S3BD675XX6. Vehicle was purchased on Nov 01, 2001. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Subaru LEGACY 1999 Drive type:4WD. Fuel type: gas.

Subaru Legacy 2002
Subaru Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Sept 15, 2002
Location:
Great Valley, NY

there were problems with the fuel sensor, fuel train , and control module. the vehicle didn't accelerate, and stalled. the dealer was contacted. ts scc

Mileage was 21000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4S38H665226. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 01, 2001. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Subaru LEGACY 2002 Drive type:U. Fuel type: gas. Dealer's name: Ed Shults Auto Grup . Dealer's city: Jamestown . Dealer's state code: NY.

Subaru Forester 2001
Subaru Of America, Inc.
Location:
Sturgeon Bay, WI

the all wheel drive did not perform as designed, there was a severe vibration which almost caused consumer to loose control of the vehicle, consumer pulled over and noticed a lot of snow was packed in the wheels.*jb

Vehicle was purchased on Sept 13, 2001. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Subaru FORESTER 2001 Drive type:AWD. Vehicle Speed: 40 mph. Dealer's name: Denil Wall .

Subaru Forester 2000
Subaru Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Mar 17, 2003
Location:
Sterling, MA

the vehicle's power train assembly failed and caused the clutch to make a chattering noise. *nlm

Mileage was 45000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):PLEASE FILL. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.


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