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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,756 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2014 Subaru Legacy engine problems

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2014 Subaru Legacy Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 202016


  • 34,500 miles


The contact owns a 2014 Subaru impreza. When the brake pedal was depressed, the vehicle unintentionally accelerated without warning. The failure recurred on three different occasions. The vehicle was taken to be diagnosed, but the dealer was unable to duplicate the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 34,500. The VIN was not available.

- Manchester, NH, USA

problem #2

May 222014


  • 300 miles
I purchased my brand new 2014 Subaru Legacy on May 16th 2014. About one week later I was driving up the slight incline of the driveway of the apartment house where I live. As I reached the street I stepped on the accelerator to turn out into the traffic and the car completely lost power. About 5 seconds later the power returned and the car responded normally when I stepped on the accelerator pedal and I was able to drive the car normally. Three or four days later the same thing happened again while I was driving in traffic, as I tried to accelerate the car's engine lost power when I stepped on the accelerator. This same loss of power now happens about two or three times each week. I currently have about 2500 miles on the car. I have taken it to my local Subaru dealership on three separate occasions for this complaint and they have kept the car for a total of about thirty day for observation, testing, and repair but they have been unable to reproduce or solve the problem and can find nothing wrong with my car. They warned me about driving with two feet because if the brake is applied at the same time as the accelerator a problem like this could occur but I do not drive using both feet and have always driven using only one foot.

- Erie, PA, USA

problem #1

Nov 182013

Legacy 4-cyl

  • 468 miles
On 11/18/13, at approximately 5:15 pm, I was heading down a street to make a left to go home from work. All of a sudden the car accelerated and would not slow down after I pushed down on the brake with my right foot. I immediately began to turn the wheel to the right onto an empty street to avoid two other cars at the intersection who were going to make the same left I originally wanted to make. For some reason, the car did not go all the way right and went diagonally from the intersection across the street. The car then jumped a curb hitting an electrical pole. At that point, I was pulled out of the car by another driver who saw the incident because when hitting the pole, live wires were dangling from the pole. I was taken across the street away from the car and waited for police and paramedics to come.

- Jackson, NJ, USA

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