2016 Subaru Legacy brakes NHTSA complaints: Service Brakes

NHTSA — Service Brakes Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,006 miles

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2016 Subaru Legacy brakes problems

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2016 Subaru Legacy Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 172016


  • 2,000 miles


Following are two main issues, causality/correlation uncertain. After the "Subaru eyesight" failed for about two minutes while underway (dashboard cluster lit up in numerous places, too), the eyesight system reset while driving. Thereafter, the vehicle began to "buck (e.g. lurch forward several inches with a lot of force)" when the vehicle's cvt was in "drive" and I was stopped with the brake depressed at normal pressure. This has happened about six times in the last four days, and I am extremely concerned. The "buck" is so severe that the first time it happened, I felt like I was rear-ended. The most recent time that it occurred, my best friend could have been severely injured when the car lurched forward as he was standing outside of the running vehicle, gathering things from the front seat (e.g. foot or leg run over had he been taking groceries out of the back seat). At this point, the Subaru dealership is being coy about situation resolution. What is especially concerning is that the eyesight system is supposed to "kill" acceleration when the vehicle is stopped, and an object forward of the car is detected. Yet, the vehicle tried to proceed forward when stopped in traffic?

- Champlin, MN, USA

problem #1

Nov 062015


  • 12 miles
Eyesight packages adaptive cruise control with lane-departure and auto-braking doesn't work. Dealer refuses to fix.

- North Versailles, PA, USA

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