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9.1

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,033 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2010 Subaru Legacy engine problems

engine problem

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2010 Subaru Legacy Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 032010

Legacy

  • 4,500 miles

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

Engine has stalled (completely shut down) 5 times at low RPM, leaving all systems off, including power steering. Conditions of each stall: Low RPM, vehicle decelerating, clutch engaged, shifter in neutral, hot ambient air temperature, air conditioner on. More prevalent (4 out of 5 occurrences) when engine is cold (within minutes of starting). Engine restarts normally. This is a safety concern, as the stalls have occurred twice while performing a turn across oncoming traffic.

- Avon, IN, USA

problem #2

Jul 102010

Legacy

  • 1,200 miles
Start car, engine cold, or at least not fully warmed up. While driving, push clutch in, take foot off gas to shift. Engine revs drop to near zero. Engine stalls. Its intermittent. But some anecdotal evidence that hot weather exaggerates the issue. Seems to happen less when engine is fully warmed up. Dealer has recreated the problem, but said they can do nothing about fixing it. This car has died in intersections twice and also on open road in traffic.

- Lincoln University, PA, USA

problem #1

Aug 192009

Legacy

  • 400 miles
I bought a new 2010 Subaru and it makes an abnormal noise. I have had it in to be repaired and was told there is not fix to the problem. Purchased 8/19/09 from shortline Subaru. I have discussed with Subaru of America and they have no date to fix this problem and have not acknowledged there my certified letter to them. They told me this is a widespread problem and there is no notification to the public of this and I think the public deserves to know they are selling a defective car.

- Lafayette, CO, USA

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