2009 Subaru Legacy lights NHTSA complaints: Exterior Lighting

NHTSA — Exterior Lighting Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
54,500 miles

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2009 Subaru Legacy Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 232016


  • miles


I noticed airbag sign comes on even after the recall for airbag was completed on the car within last 10 days. The dealer says it will cost $350 dollars to investigate and repair as an approximate estimate for budgeting over the phone. So I did internet search on similar problems, and found out via youtube videos and car mechanic blogs that it is Subaru's electrical solder problem (electrical connection) that triggers the passenger airbag light on and off intermittently and therefore the airbag warning sign turns red. What is the point of doing a recall when they cannot check the entire system " NHTSA has erred by not mandating manufacturers to "test the entire airbag system for normal functioning". the dealer told me that the only thing the recall does it replace the faulty unit, thats it. So basically, the system may malfunction, but that is not covered by safety airbag recall ? can someone explain me the logic here" a lot of Subaru customers are facing this electrical solder safety problem. Some might not even be aware of the warning light. It is my strongest opinion that NHTSA take this request very seriously and issue an addendum to airbag recalls to test the entire safety system for optimal functioning. Yes, I intended the caps to be on because I cannot stress enough. Meanwhile, a blanket recall should be issues by Subaru to fix the faulty airbag indicator connections that is triggering the warning signs. Check these youtube links to understand the exact issue I am facing: 1) https://www.youtube.com/watch?V=kjxepano_E8 2) https://www.youtube.com/watch"V=pviahpepj9A also, I am not able to find any documentation that explains if this warning light means that the system has disabled airbags ? if that is the case, can get Subaru's attention and resolution ? or how many people's lives does it take to get the attention"

- Niskayuna, NY, USA

problem #1

Aug 242015


  • 109,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Subaru Legacy. While driving at various speeds, the low beam headlights failed and only the high beams headlights would illuminate. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 109,000.

- Lafayette, CO, USA

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