Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

1998 Subaru Legacy body / paint problems

body / paint problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 1998 Subaru Legacy:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

1998 Subaru Legacy Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 011999

Legacy 4WD

  • miles


This internet system is not the best form for this: The manufatcurer has replaced the sun visors once, but it doesn't help. The visor design is poor. They swing with great freedom & speed any time you round a curve or turn quickly, smackiong the driver in the head at the right height to knock off glasses or knock the brim of your hat across your eyes when you maneuver briskly. This is very distracting & can dangerously interfere with visability & control of the vehicle, causing accidents. We haven't had one yet.. the company simply replaced the original visor with an identical one, which soon had the same problem. The design is very poor (one of several very poorly designed items on this car). The shafts on which they pivot so rapidly & freely are hollow, to make space for the power cord for the **lighted mirrors(!!)** this is why it can't be tightened or adjusted & a new one is no better. The design needs to be changed, & these dip-brains who wasted my money on junk like lighted (double lighted) could spend the money on something useful, like outside rearview mirrors! thanx, bk. P.S. I may try to find a workable older one from a junk yard, if I get the time.

- Columbia, MO, USA

problem #1

Jul 161998

Legacy 4WD

  • miles
Sunroof drainlines were repaired twice, due to leakage, dealer believes that the windshield installer caused them to be disconnected. Cv joint leaking due to freeze plug in the cv joints, replace but leaks worse. Installed a battery hold down, top defroster line repaired twice, smell of burning oil.

- Dover, DE, USA

Search for these popular complaint phrases...

Not what you are looking for?