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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
149,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2004 Subaru Legacy electrical problems

electrical problem

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2004 Subaru Legacy Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 092012

Legacy 4-cyl

  • 149,000 miles


Sudden deceleration. Occurred at complete standstill, 25mph and 65mph, speed appears not to be a factor. Check engine light comes on and cruise control quits and cruise light blinks and engine defaults to 1500rpm, all happens simultaneously, ergo no warning. Complete loss of gas pedal control. Intermittent problem. Can happen a few times a day or nothing for a week. Tends to happen more from a cold engine start and within 3 miles of thee start. Very dangerous if on freeway, especially in fast lane and pulling out onto street, etc.

- Springfield, MA, USA

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