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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
12 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
6 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,250 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 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1998 Subaru Legacy Owner Comments

problem #12

Feb 032012

Legacy 4-cyl

  • miles

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

Cpsc#I1220374A. 1998 Legacy Subaru. Consumer stated the air bags failed to deploy in a frontal collision.

- Hockessin, DE, USA

problem #11

Oct 012010

Legacy

  • 123,000 miles
Vehicle involved in a frontal collision with a fire hydrant. There was substantial damage to the vehicle and the hydrant did break away as designed. Air bag did not deploy.

- Hamilton Square, NJ, USA

problem #10

Aug 132000

Legacy 4WD

  • miles
I was involved in a front-end collision at approximately 35 mph. I received word today that the car is considered totaled by the insurance company. Neither the dirver's side nor passenger's side airbag employed in the accident.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #9

Jun 132000

Legacy 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • miles

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

During a front end collision driver and passenger side air bags failed to deploy.

- Bristol, TN, USA

problem #8

May 042000

(reported on)

Legacy

  • miles
While driving at approximately 75 mph driver swerved to the left to avoid hitting a vehicle when dual airbags deployed suddenly without any impact done to vehicle. Due to deployment of airbags, driver lost control of vehicle, resulting in an accident.

- Los Alamos, NM, USA

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problem #7

Jun 141998

Legacy

  • miles
When driving at 45 mph vehicle veered to the right and lifted up, and all power went to the front side. Consumer applied ABS brakes, and vehicle wouldn't stop, causing vehicle to skid and run into a house. Upon impact, driver's side and passenger's side air bags didn't deploy.

- Waterville, ME, USA

problem #6

Jun 141998

Legacy

  • miles

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

When driving at 45 mph vehicle veered to the right and lifted up, and all power went to the front side. Consumer applied ABS brakes, and vehicle wouldn't stop, causing vehicle to skid and run into a house. Upon impact, driver's side and passenger's side air bags didn't deploy.

- Waterville, ME, USA

problem #5

Jun 141998

Legacy

  • miles
When driving at 45 mph vehicle veered to the right and lifted up, and all power went to the front side. Consumer applied ABS brakes, and vehicle wouldn't stop, causing vehicle to skid and run into a house. Upon impact, driver's side and passenger's side air bags didn't deploy.

- Waterville, ME, USA

problem #4

Oct 291998

Legacy

  • miles
Vehicle was in an accident traveling at 70mph. It was a frontal and side collision, and air bags did not deploy. Dealer has not been contacted.

- Claremont, NH, USA

problem #3

Oct 291998

Legacy

  • miles
Vehicle was in an accident traveling at 70mph. It was a frontal and side collision, and air bags did not deploy. Dealer has not been contacted.

- Claremont, NH, USA

problem #2

Oct 281997

Legacy 4WD

  • miles
No deployment of driver's/passenger's air bags in a crash, resulting in injuries to driver.

- Richland, WA, USA

problem #1

Oct 281997

Legacy 4WD

  • miles
No deployment of driver's/passenger's air bags in a crash, resulting in injuries to driver.

- Richland, WA, USA

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