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.

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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
75,000 miles

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1998 Subaru Legacy cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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1998 Subaru Legacy Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 152005

Legacy 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 150,000 miles


Car overheated, took to dealership. Called next day and informed the head gasket was blown. After discussing, they said they had to replace both head gaskets. Knowing about cars, this seemed strange to me that both were blown at same time - it was at this time that dealership pointed out to me that Subaru is having problems with head gaskets and that this is not an ususual problem. Replacement cost was $2200.

- Harpers Ferry, WV, USA

problem #1

Dec 241999

Legacy 4WD

  • miles
Hot burning smell in the cabin and outside of car, several trips to the shop.

- Redmond, OR, USA

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