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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,461 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.

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2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek brakes problems

brakes problem

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2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Owner Comments

problem #1

May 052015

XV Crosstrek 4-cyl

  • 2,461 miles


I backed out of the garage and was in reverse with my foot on the brake pedal on the driveway waiting for the garage door to close. For some reason I changed the transmission from reverse to drive and started going forward. I hit the brakes and the car eventually stopped, but not before hitting the the garage door. I then put the selector rod in reverse. The car proceeded to roll down the driveway decline into the street. I tried to brake, but the brake pedal was depressed and the brakes would not engage. The car stopped only because I put the selector into drive. I was stuck in the middle of the street with the brake pedal depressed by itself and the gear selector in drive. I could not change the gear until I reached down and pulled the brake pedal up from its depressed position.

- Mountville, PA, USA

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