Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety. Notes: This new kid on the block has already earned the IIHS Top Safety Pick award for good ratings in 4 crash tests - moderate overlap frontal, side, rear and rollover.


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,000 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.

2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek engine problems

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2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 012015

XV Crosstrek 4-cyl

  • miles


2013 Subaru Xv crosstrek. Customer says vehicle has numerous issues and can't get them fixed because vehicle is not under warranty. The consumer stated the vehicle lacked power, the steering pulled severely to the right, the brakes felt spongy and it often felt as though, the vehicle would not stop. When the windshield wipers were on, the brakes vibrated.

- Chimacum, WA, USA

problem #1

Jan 052015

XV Crosstrek 4-cyl

  • 20,000 miles
While coming to a yield sign to enter a major roadway I tried to accelerate and no response. After a few seconds car bogged and started to move again. This happens a lot even when taking off from a light. When to dealer to see if there was something wrong and they said they needed to flash the computer whatever that means. I love my Subaru but this is becoming a bit of a problem especially when trying to enter a busy highway.

- Miramar, FL, USA

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