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2.1

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
76,000 miles

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1998 Subaru Legacy fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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1998 Subaru Legacy Owner Comments

problem #4

Jul 162010

Legacy

  • 215,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Fuel (gasoline) filler neck for the 1998 Subaru Legacy wagon rusts out because the tube is behind a plastic molding that accumulates dirt, salt, water, and rots the tubing causing a chronic leak of gasoline potentially over the exhaust system. Recall and repair is needed.

- Taftville, CT, USA

problem #3

Dec 082008

Legacy

  • 89,000 miles
Fuel (gasoline) filler neck for the 1998 Subaru Legacy sw rusts out because the tube is behind a plastic molding that accumulates dirt, salt, water, and rots the tubing causing a chronic leak of gasoline potentially over the exhaust system. Recall and repair is needed.

- Boone, NC, USA

problem #2

May 162006

Legacy 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Gasoline fuel filler pipe leaking and causes dangerous gasoline fumes to fill car and surrounding area creating a fire and explosion hazard. This is on a 1998 Subaru outback.

- New Baltimore, NY, USA

problem #1

Nov 151997

Legacy

  • miles
While warming the vehicle up there is a strong fuel smell coming from the dashboard compartment, and whenever stopping in traffic the smell is very strong. The smell is like gasoline, contacted the dealer and they don't know what the source of the promblem is.

- Scandia, MN, USA

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