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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,908 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.

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2015 Subaru Legacy Owner Comments

problem #5

Aug 042016


  • 5,000 miles


In January of 2015, I purchased a new 2015 Subaru Legacy with the latest safety features and equipment. Within 3 months of purchase of the Legacy beginning in April of 2015 the radio/navigation/driver assistance display console began to lock up and become non-operable after about 15 minutes of operation. The dealer (matt slapp Subaru of newark, Delaware) had difficulty diagnosing the problem and called in the Subaru regional technician to try to recommend a fix. He recommended a complete replacement of the center console radio and display. This all took several months. When the replacement unit came in, we brought the car in for the repairs shortly after the new radio/display console had been installed, the same problem we had before was evident. In addition, we were unable to access the map and navigational function at all with the new unit. At about the same time as we were discovering this, the dealer called to tell us that the computerized inventory accounting system had flagged the mismatch between our model and the radio/navigation console that had been installed in my Subaru. We returned the car to the dealer again and for the second time a new and correct model radio/navigation console was installed. We now had access to the navigation system screen and maps again going into the fall of 2015 and for the rest of the winter everything seemed to be working fine. But during a warm spell in April of 2016 the problem cropped up again and I began to maintain a log (attached) of the occurrences which became more and more frequent as we moved into summer during the month of July the system locked up on the ride home at the end of the day on almost every sunny, warm day. Since it doesnżT happen until IżM on my way and traveling on high speed, limited access highways for 90% of my commute when it's difficult to find a safe place to pull off the road,

- Middletown, DE, USA

problem #4

May 252016


  • 13,500 miles
My 2015 Subaru Legacy has at different times (at idle in gear, coming up to a red light while moving, pulling into a parking lot or driving at 45 miles an hour) accereated on its own and would not slow down untill I put it in nuetral. I have to drive with my hand on the shifter at all times to put into nuetral. I bought the car new in 2015 and have 13900 miles on it now in July 2016.

- Budd Lake, NJ, USA

problem #3

Nov 182015


  • 32,000 miles
Slowly pulling into a parking spot, when the car accelerated (unintended acceleration) into a brick wall. My passenger suffered 3 broken ribs from the seat belt, and I suffered whiplash, bruising from seat belt, and bruised knees. The air bags did not deploy. Subaru Corp decided to do nothing, and suggested that I trade in the car, which I have only owned for a few weeks. Do they then sell it to some unsuspecting person. Please help. VIN [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Lowell, MA, USA

problem #2

Aug 112015


  • 8,140 miles
Electronic parking brakes will not release. Eye sight system error light on -- says to see dealer. Vehicle is in low clearance parking garage - flatbed tow truck cannot enter. Brakes are stuck on. Front of vehicle facing garage wall, which is partially open (looking through to another level). Vehicle is on a slight downward incline facing wall. Seems like all 4 brakes are locked even in neutral. Car starts fine and runs, can enter R N & D, but will not move. New vehicle -- tow truck operator does not know how to release brakes for this model year, since it is different from previous year. Vehicle received eye sight recall notification recently, but vehicle has not been serviced yet. Suspect eye sight is to blame, as it has been behaving in erratic fashion over the last few months. (turns off in extremely light rain, when it should not, stays off for a while, then turns on in heavy rain)

- Nashua, NH, USA

problem #1

Feb 022015


  • 900 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Subaru Legacy. While attempting to cross two lanes of oncoming traffic at an unknown speed, the vehicle hesitated to accelerate and then accelerated without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but the failure could not be duplicated. The manufacturer was notified. The failure recurred several times. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 900.

- Bellevue, NE, USA

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