TSB List for the 1997 Subaru Legacy

Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for the 1997 Legacy are official communications between Subaru & their dealerships that describe processes for troubleshooting or fixing certain common problems. All vehicle manufacturers are required by U.S. law to make their TSBs available to the public.

  • STEERING
  • STEERING:GEAR BOX (OTHER THAN RACK AND PINION)
  • SUSPENSION
  • SUSPENSION:FRONT:WHEEL BEARING
  • SUSPENSION:REAR
  • SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
  • SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP
  • SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP:CONTROL UNIT/MODULE
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE:BELTS AND ASSOCIATED PULLEYS
  • POWER TRAIN
  • POWER TRAIN:CLUTCH ASSEMBLY
  • POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION
  • POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:ALTERNATOR/GENERATOR/REGULATOR
  • EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS
  • VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER/HVAC SYSTEM
  • SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY
  • STRUCTURE
  • TIRES
  • EQUIPMENT
  • EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC.
  • STEERING

    • TSB #040901

      Date Announced:
      AUG 15, 2001
      NHTSA ID:
      #625877

      SUBJECT ON REGARDING STEERING KNOCKING/RATTLE NOISE WHEN TURNING. *ET Read More »

    STEERING:GEAR BOX (OTHER THAN RACK AND PINION)

    • TSB #SUB049701

      Date Announced:
      JAN 01, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #51248

      CLUNK NOISE FROM THE FRONT OF THE VEHICLE WHEN TURNING OVER A BUMPY ROAD SURFACE- NOISE COMING FROM THE STEERING GEAR BOX. *JD Read More »

    SUSPENSION

    • TSB #010102

      Date Announced:
      JAN 01, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #627826

      INFORMATION REGARDING FRONT SPRING GUARD BULLETIN UPDATE. *YD Read More »

    • TSB #WXK68

      Date Announced:
      JUN 29, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #601879

      SUBJECT ON TRANSVERSE LINK ASSEMBLIES. *YC Read More »

    • TSB #WXK68

      Date Announced:
      JUN 29, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #602763

      PROCEDURES ON TRANSVERSE LINK ASSEMBLIES. *YC Read More »

    SUSPENSION:FRONT:WHEEL BEARING

    • TSB #035002

      Date Announced:
      DEC 23, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #10000642

      NEW PROCEDURE FOR REPLACING REAR WHEEL BEARINGS. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #SUB199701

      Date Announced:
      FEB 01, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #51255

      1995-97 LEGACY REAR WHEEL BEARING/SEAL NOISE. *JD Read More »

    SUSPENSION:REAR

    • TSB #SUB039701

      Date Announced:
      JAN 01, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #51247

      HIGH PITCHED NOISE FROM REAR OF VEHICLES- THE CAUSE MAY BE REAR AXLE OIL SEAL NUMBER 2 COMING LOOSE FROM ITS MOUNTING (PLACE VEHICLE ON LIFT AND ROTATING THE TIRE ON THE SIDE SUSPECTED OF NOISE). Read More »

    SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

    • TSB #06-68-19R

      Date Announced:
      JUL 11, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10163525

      This Service Information bulletin announces instruction for application of additional lubrication between the brake caliper support and pad clips. Read More »

    SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP

    • TSB #08-06097

      Date Announced:
      AUG 06, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #604953

      SERVICE MANUAL SUPPLEMENT VOLUME 7 FOR THE ABS 5.3I SYSTEM. *TT Read More »

    SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP:CONTROL UNIT/MODULE

    • TSB #063103

      Date Announced:
      DEC 08, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10002989

      REPLACEMENT OF THE ELECTRONIC CONTROL UNIT (ECU) FOR ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM (ABS) REPAIR. *TT UPDATE. *TT Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE

    • TSB #115398

      Date Announced:
      JAN 05, 1999
      NHTSA ID:
      #604484

      CUSTOMER MAY COMPLAIN OF A SLIGHT ENGINE HESITATION ON VEHICLES WITH MANUAL TRANSMISSIONS 2.5L AND 2.2L ENGINES. TT Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE:BELTS AND ASSOCIATED PULLEYS

    • TSB #02

      Date Announced:
      FEB 01, 2006
      NHTSA ID:
      #10019343

      RUBBING MARK ON TIMING BELT. SUBARU. *TT Read More »

    POWER TRAIN

    POWER TRAIN:CLUTCH ASSEMBLY

    POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION

    • TSB #17

      Date Announced:
      JAN 01, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #631078

      SUBJECT REGARDING SHIFTER RATTLE. *JG Read More »

    • TSB #034899

      Date Announced:
      JUL 14, 1999
      NHTSA ID:
      #608198

      VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH MANUAL TRANSMISSIONS MAY EXHIBIT FIRST GEAR POPPING OUT WHILE DRIVING. *TT Read More »

    POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE

    • TSB #053398

      Date Announced:
      SEP 11, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #603348

      1997 AND LATER LEGACY EXHIBITING BODY DRIVELINE VIBRATION AT HIGH SPEEDS. *YC Read More »

    • TSB #010898

      Date Announced:
      AUG 01, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #605778

      INFORMATION ON INSTALLING REAR DIFFERENTIAL PROTECTOR . *TT Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:ALTERNATOR/GENERATOR/REGULATOR

    • TSB #WXW81

      Date Announced:
      OCT 15, 2000
      NHTSA ID:
      #618425

      SOME VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE A LOSS OF ALTERNATOR CHARGING DUE TO A BROKEN BRUSH WIRE. *TT Read More »

    EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS

    • TSB #07

      Date Announced:
      JUL 01, 2007
      NHTSA ID:
      #10022343

      HEADLIGHT BULB SOCKET REPAIRS. *KB Read More »

    • TSB #010398

      Date Announced:
      MAR 01, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #602130

      SOME VEHICLES EXPERIENCE MOISTURE ACCUMULATION IN THE HEADLIGHTS. *YC Read More »

    VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER/HVAC SYSTEM

    SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY

    • TSB #170601

      Date Announced:
      APR 20, 2005
      NHTSA ID:
      #626926

      INFORMATION REGARDING SEAT BELT LATCH SLIDES TO THE LOWER SEAT BELT ANCHOR. *YH UPDATED *EH Read More »

    STRUCTURE

    • TSB #SUB129701

      Date Announced:
      FEB 01, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #51250

      CREAKING NOISE EMANATING FROM THE RIGHT REAR ROCKER PANEL AREA ON THE SUBJECT VEHICLES- COMING FROM THE AREA JUST IN FRONT OF THE DOG LEG AREA AT THE ROCKER SILL. *JD Read More »

    TIRES

    • TSB #SB-05-50-10R

      Date Announced:
      FEB 03, 2011
      NHTSA ID:
      #10037968

      SUBARU: THERE IS A STEERING WHEEL VIBRATION AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS DUE TO AN IMPORPER WHEEL BALANCE. *RM Read More »

    EQUIPMENT

    • TSB #14-22-16R

      Date Announced:
      FEB 01, 2021
      NHTSA ID:
      #10187315

      To help reduce confusion and increase technician efficiency, Subaru of America, Inc. (SOA) has developed the following cross reference list to help locate the appropriate Special Service Tool. Read More »

    • TSB #14-22-16R

      Date Announced:
      AUG 04, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10179378

      Special Service Tools Cross Reference List. Read More »

    • TSB #01-181-20

      Date Announced:
      APR 30, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10174543

      All Models (Vehicle Cleaning- COVID-19Best Practices) Read More »

    • TSB #Subaru Tech Tips

      Date Announced:
      MAY 21, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10161824

      Subaru Service and Technical Support Line Newletter. Read More »

    • TSB #14-22-16R

      Date Announced:
      MAY 06, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10161813

      To help reduce confusion and increase technician efficiency, Subaru of America, Inc. (SOA) has developed the following cross reference list to help locate the appropriate Special Service Tool. Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC.

    • TSB #SUB15970101

      Date Announced:
      FEB 01, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #51253

      CHECK TO SEE WHERE THE RADIO FADER CONTROL KNOB IS POSITIONED AFTER INSTALLATION. *JD Read More »

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