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6.0

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,233 miles

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2012 Subaru Legacy steering problems

steering problem

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2012 Subaru Legacy Owner Comments

problem #3

May 242013

Legacy

  • 17,200 miles

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

I own a 2012 Subaru Legacy. The contact stated that while driving 50 mph, the vehicle became difficult to keep aligned, causing it to veer from left to right. The contact also stated that when attempting a turn in either direction, the steering wheel would seize and would not return to the default position once the turn was completed in city driving and hwy driving. The vehicle was taken to the dealer multiple times for the failure and was test driven by a technician, who stated that there was no failure present within the vehicle. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The vehicle was not repaired.

- Rocky Ford, CO, USA

problem #2

Mar 092014

Legacy 4-cyl

  • 21,500 miles
Vehicle vibrates and pulsates every time you apply the brakes while driving at speeds above 50 mph- vibrations are felt throughout the vehicle and the steering wheel. On March 11th; Subaru dealership technicians took a look at the problem and drove the vehicle and confirmed the steering wheel vibrations while braking on speeds above 50 mph, they also found all brakes at 7mm and front rotors with added material to it measuring above 0.0008" - technicians recommended a simple resurface of rotors (charged at owners expense) or to wait until the condition worsen "?" (affecting other suspension, steering or brakes components) in order to repair the vehicle using the warranty. Currently my car has 22,345 and it already continues to pulsate every time I apply the brakes at speeds well above 50 mph. Nothing was say about the brake pads conditions or quality. I did noted on many Subaru forums online that many Subaru owners have experience this issue but it seems that no one has reported such issues to the NHTSA.

- Santa Clara, CA, USA

problem #1

Aug 042012

Legacy

  • 1,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Subaru Legacy. The contact stated that while driving 50 mph, the vehicle became difficult to keep aligned, causing it to veer from left to right. The contact also stated that when attempting a turn in either direction, the steering wheel would seize and would not return to the default position once the turn was completed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer multiple times for the failure and was test driven by a technician, who stated that there was no failure present within the vehicle. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 1,000 and the current mileage was 7,601.

- Mount Vernon, NY, USA

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