Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
51,284 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 engine problems

engine problem

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2001 Subaru Legacy Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 012011

Legacy 4-cyl

  • miles


When I put on the brakes to stop the car the engine stalls out..

- Waterford, ME, USA

problem #2

Nov 022004

Legacy 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 51,062 miles
Whne the car is cold, it hesitates and stalls when taking off from a stop sign or other stop. Dealer does not know how to fix. Fails every time the car is operated cold.

- Grand Haven, MI, USA

problem #1

Feb 042004


  • 102,790 miles
Vehicle's head gasket blew out. The vehicle overheated and the windshield did not defrost properly. The found that the heater core was bad. The consumer requested reimbursement for the head gasket. The radiator was replaced.

- Mcgraw, NY, USA

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