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.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety. Notes: A relatively dependable vehicle that handles well in bad weather, but increasing concerns about turbo failure in the GT probably means you should look elsewhere if you want a car with a little pep in its step.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,000 miles

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2005 Subaru Legacy brakes problems

brakes problem

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2005 Subaru Legacy Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 132008

Legacy 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 34,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Subaru Legacy. While driving 25 mph, the antilock brakes failed. The consumer wanted the dealer to disconnect the ABS (anti-lock brake system) but stated that they were not allowed to perform that type of repair at the owner's request. The VIN was unknown. The failure and current mileages were 34,000. Updated 02-14-08 updated 02/14/08

- Vharleroi, PA, USA

problem #1

Jun 282007

Legacy 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 26,000 miles
At 14,000 miles experienced sudden, significant loss of braking power and major vibrations in 2005 Subaru Legacy and was barely able to slow car. Dealer resurfaced brake rotors. Experienced identical problem while descending steep mountain grade at 26,000 miles. Dealer found front rotors warped and brake pads worn and replaced both. I am fearful that this problem will reoccur without warning, potentially causing an accident. I suspect that ABS is malfunctioning, causing abnormal wear on rotors and pads. Dealer claims problem is "normal."

- Bishop, CA, USA

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