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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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 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.

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1998 Subaru Legacy engine problems

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1998 Subaru Legacy Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 152000

(reported on)

Legacy 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


When pulling into a parking space with foot on brake vehicle will begin to race, and suddenly accelerate cause unknown. The problem reoccured 5 times in 3 months period.

- Matuchen, NJ, USA

problem #1

Jun 172000

Legacy 4WD

  • miles
This car accelerated suddenly and spontaneously while I was shifting from reverse to drive;the brakes had no effect in slowing the car down and I had to crash into a concrete post to stop the car and avoid hitting other cars and pedestrians. The car is totaled and I am lucky to have survived.

- Boise, ID, USA

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