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.

CarComplaints.com 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.

9.3

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,500 miles

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2005 Subaru Legacy seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2005 Subaru Legacy Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 172005

Legacy 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,500 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Seat belt tightens to the point of choking handicapped senior citizen. We were able to stop the car and after climbing in through the rear window I was able to hold the belt so it would quit tightening subsequently able to release. This has happened more than once. Once with just a senior that was able to follow instructions.

- Wishram, WA, USA

problem #2

Nov 012005

Legacy

  • miles
2005 Subaru Legacy outback. The rear seat belts malfunctioned. When buckling the belts, the center belt would un-buckle. The seat belts were too close. The center seat belt was slightly above the left hand seat belt which caused the left hand seat belt to unlock. The consumer found at the dealer that these vehicle's seat belt were defective. The consumer contacted the manufacture and was informed that there was nothing that they could do.

- South Lake Tahoe, CA, USA

problem #1

Jun 062005

Legacy

  • 3,000 miles
Consumer driving with child in rear seat. Consumer slowed down to exit freeway, and the middle seat back came down and unbuckled the seat belt. Seat back pushed the middle seat belt into the release of the side seat belt and unlocking the booster seat. Consumer's daughter told consumer that her seat belt came undone. Consumer stopped and rebucled the seat belt. This was a rental vehicle from dollar rental. Contents of trunks was what consumer believed pushed the seat back down, and unbuckled the seat belt.

- Boulder, CO, USA

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