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1998 Subaru Legacy suspension problems

suspension problem

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1998 Subaru Legacy Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 141998


  • 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 #2

Jul 061998

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Defect within vehicle is causing the front of vehicle to shake, including steering wheel when vehicle is being driven at least 58-68 mph. Also pulls to right. Dealer also changed transmission bracket and angle of driveshaft, and put in new wheels and rims. Vehicle is still shaking.

- Tooele, UT, USA

problem #1

Aug 151997

(reported on)


  • miles
Upon driving on all terrains vehicle pulls to the right. Subaru claimed that pulling to the right is due to a design feature, and they refused to perform additional service on vehicle.

- San Francisco, CA, USA

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