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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,234 miles

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2001 Subaru Legacy suspension problems

suspension problem

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2001 Subaru Legacy Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 252011


  • miles


This car was "inspected" on July 25, 2011 at affordable auto glass, 806 elm street, West springfield, MA (Massachusetts inspection station pb 024377). Upon purchasing this car in October, 2011, I attempted to get a ri inspection sticker for it when registering it in ri. It failed on several counts (bald tires, bad rear brakes, 2 bad front axles). I would like this station investigated to find out how this car could have passed a mass inspection only 3 months before I bought it. In addition to the failed items, one front brake caliper was frozen and the bracket holding the other front brake caliper was broken.

- Warwick, RI, USA

problem #1

Jun 152008


  • 68,469 miles
On a 2001 Subaru Legacy, the sealed front wheel bearings and hubs had to be replaced at 68,000 miles. Sealed wheel bearings should last much longer. I have read that others have also run in problems with sealed wheel bearings on other years and models of Subaru. I suspect a manufacturer defect.

- San Jose, CA, USA

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