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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
113,500 miles

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2003 Subaru Legacy fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2003 Subaru Legacy Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 012015


  • 113,000 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Subaru Legacy. The contact stated that during colder weather, gasoline fuel fumes emitted into the vehicle. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 113,000.

- Burlington, WV, USA

problem #1

Jan 162009


  • 114,000 miles
Fuel smell in car when temp, is below ~20 F. recall in 2001 and service bulletin in WRX in 2002-03. But not for this model. Smell is overwhelming and fuel leak is very dangerous. Soa says it is not a problem for this part. Car although it matches service bulletin to the dot. Taking to dealership tomorrow to get fuel line clamps looked at, possibly tightened. Can't duplicate issue unless very cold.

- Halethorpe, MD, USA

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