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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
56,092 miles

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2006 Subaru Legacy brakes problems

brakes problem

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2006 Subaru Legacy Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 142014


  • 149,500 miles


Car began to shake violently upon highway acceleration at 45 mph and got worse at 55 mph. I immediately proceeded to the mechanic who was only several miles away. Mechanic said that car could not be pushed in neutral to get it on the lift because brake calipers were seized. Upon further inspection by mechanic it was determined that corroded brake line had burst. Mechanic said he has seen this before and that it was most likely due to salt used to treat roads during the wintertime. Calipers, rotors, pads, and brake lines all needed to be replaced. Very strange because I just had new calipers put on the car two years ago.

- Columbia, MD, USA

problem #2

Mar 172007

Legacy 4-cyl

  • 9,388 miles
Hello, I had bought a 2006 Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT limited and I live in the hills of western MA, so my car saw 2 winters. Coming back from boston, MA 14 miles from home (out of 135 miles) as I was entering charlmônt I slowed down to 30 mph. As I approached a corner with a car coming in my lane. I thought if I went into his lane best case scenario I could make it. But we clipped back bumpers and when I put my brakes on the car started going faster at that time I just said there was puddle with ice underneath. But now with the recall about the brake lines in certain states being recalled, that makes since because when I slammed onto my brakes the car started to go faster not slowing down. I contacted about the accident [xxx] vp of Subaru of America or soa. All he kept on doing was denying about this and offering $500 if I bought a new Subaru and now with the recall of the brakes it makes sense and even the recall he won't replace my vehicle in closing I would like to say that my Subaru was a lemon and at the time of accident they were looking for a car like mine to swap it out with. [xxx] ps: I bet that never will I fill information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Clarksburg, MA, USA

problem #1

Mar 192007


  • 9,388 miles
Hello in March 2007 while driving back from boston, MA I was 14 miles from home when a car came around a corner in my lane I looked to my right and there was a telephone pole, so I had to go in to his lane I thought I had it made but we clipped back bumpers so I had slam on the brakes and when I did the car seemed to go faster and now with recall I wonder if my brakes weren't working. Also none (zero) of the 6 air bags deployed and I thought that was odd and the seatbelt gave me all my injuries broken ribs, thumb and a burst fracture of my L2 vertabrae.the last injury was crushed lt foot from the tire and alloy she'll came through the fire wall the other factor was the dealership were I bought my car was trying to find another car for my car because it had so many problems I contacted soa talked many times to [xxx] and the most they would do was give me an extra $500 if I bought a new Subaru. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Clarksburg, MA, USA

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