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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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 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

Aug 152002

Legacy 4WD

  • miles


Vehicle hesitates when accelerated then starts with a surge. Rough engine performance. No accident yet but could be any day. Have informed the manufactured of problem. They have no fix too date abut are working on it. Many owners have reported similar problems.

- Damariscotta, ME, USA

problem #1

Jul 302002

Legacy 4WD

  • miles
While attempting to park vehicle, slowed down to approx 5 mph with foot on brake, engine raced and car surged ahead suddenly, hitting parked truck with tailgate lowered, causing considerable damage.

- Mcgregor, MN, USA

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