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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,300 miles

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2012 Subaru Legacy Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 202012

Legacy 6-cyl

  • 4,300 miles


The contact owns a 2012 Subaru Legacy. The contact entered her car, and when she stepped on the brake, which is required to shift the gear from park to drive, the brake was frozen and suddenly the car went quickly backwards down the hill, then it went faster and faster at a high rate of speed backwards, until it crashed into a pole. The contact was not injured. The vehicle was driven to her home. The police were not notified. The dealer was notified and the vehicle was towed to a body repair shop for repairs. The manufacturer was notified of the incident. The failure mileage was 4,300. Updated updated 02/19/13 updated 2/25/13 updated 03/7/2013

- Woodland Park, NJ, USA

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