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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,000 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.

2002 Subaru Legacy engine problems

engine problem

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2002 Subaru Legacy Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 012006


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Started with a burning smell, when having my car inspected, I was advised that I head a small head gasket leak. (my car was recalled and had the stop leak put in it) obviously it didn't work. The leak is worse and I am scheduling an appointment, wondering where the money is going to come from to fix a problem Subaru was aware of, ie. The recall!

- Kane, PA, USA

problem #1

Feb 092004

Legacy 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles
For 30000 miles motor was quiet then developed a severe knock on cold start up that always lasts until the car warms up.

- North Adams, MA, USA

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