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1998 Subaru Legacy wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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1998 Subaru Legacy Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 272002


  • miles


Tire sidewalls are cracking on all 4 tires, and a section of the right front tire has completely separated. A mechanic at local service station stated that he is seeing a lot of this on this size Michelin tire, particularly on Subaru outbacks.

- Newburyport, MA, USA

problem #1

Dec 281999

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Legacy 4WD

  • miles
Tires repeatedly lose air, especially in rear. Steel belt began showing and a large sidewall bulge appeared in one rear tire at about 15,500 miles. Replaced all four tires at approximately 15,580 miles, with Michelin tires, because we felt that the Bridgestone tires were not safe and did not want replacements of the same make that might fail in the same manner in the future.( dot number: Obj6pja417 tire size: 185/70 R14 )

- Wakefield, RI, USA

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