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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,333 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.

2001 Subaru Legacy brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Subaru Legacy Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 292005

Legacy 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 31,000 miles


Excessive brake repairs. I have had to replace my brakes every 30,000 miles. I have never had a car or truck that has needed to have all the components of the braking system replaced with such frequency. While at the dealer another owner was complaining to service about the same issue

- Amesbury, MA, USA

problem #2

Feb 022002

Legacy 4WD

  • miles
We are going down a steep dirt road using 1st gear. To slow the vehicle. The vehicle automatically speeds up, and we have to jam on the brakes hard to slow down. Happens intermittently. Rpms change from normal 2200-3200 to 4500-5000.

- Coloma, CA, USA

problem #1

Jan 022002

(reported on)


  • miles
While driving vehicle at low speed and upon using brakes haad to press completely to floor before vehicle will come to complete stop.

- Minneapolis, MI, USA

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