2006 SUBARU LEGACY VIN: 4S3BL626367216848

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Damage
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VIN 4S3BL626367216848 Decoding Subaru Vin Decoder

Error Text

0 - VIN decoded clean. Check Digit (9th position) is correct

Make

SUBARU

Manufacturer Name

FUJI HEAVY INDUSTRIES U.S.A., INC. (C/O SUBARU OF AMERICA)

Model

Legacy

Model Year

2006

Plant City

LAFAYETTE

Trim

2.5i Limited

Vehicle Type

PASSENGER CAR

Plant Country

UNITED STATES (USA)

Plant Company Name

SIA

Plant State

INDIANA

Body Class

Sedan/Saloon

Doors

4

Bed Type

Not Applicable

Cab Type

Not Applicable

Trailer Type Connection

Not Applicable

Trailer Body Type

Not Applicable

Transmission Style

Automatic

Transmission Speeds

4

Drive Type

AWD/All-Wheel Drive

Displacement (CC)

2500

Displacement (CI)

152.559360236

Displacement (L)

2.500000

Seat Belt Type

Manual

Front Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

Side Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

Bus Floor Configuration Type

Not Applicable

Bus Type

Not Applicable

Custom Motorcycle Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Suspension Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Chassis Type

Not Applicable

2006 SUBARU LEGACY Crash Test Score

0

Overall Rating

Overall Front Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Front Driver Side
Front Passenger Side

Side Barrier

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Driver
Rear Passenger

Overall Side Pole Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating 4x4
Rollover Star Rating 4x2
Rollover Risk:
0%

2006 SUBARU LEGACY Safety Features

Seat Belts and Head Restraints

Dynamic Head Restraints Standard
Head Restraint Not Available
Advanced Belt Feature Not Available
Adjustable Upper Belt Anchorage Not Available
Seat Belt Reminder System Driver

Air Bags

Frontal Air Bag Driver, Front Passenger
Curtain Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat
Pelvis/Torso Driver, Front Passenger
Pelvis/Torso Driver, Front Passenger
Knee Not Available
Additional Air Bags Not Available
Meets Side Air Bag Out-of-Position Requirements Yes

Child Passenger Features

LATCH Locations Not Available
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) Standard
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) locations Not Available

Complaints Assosiated with VIN 4S3BL626367216848

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

January 01, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 11341870
Consumer Location: GLEN ROCK, PA
VIN: 4S3BL626367****

Summary of Complaint

THE DASHBOARD SURFACE IS EXTREMELY STICKY,PARTICLES OF ANY TYPE OF RAG OR TOWEL USED TO CLEAN IT ADHERE TO THE SURFACE AND CAN NOT BE REMOVED. IT ALSO CAUSES AN UNSAFE GLARE WHEN DRIVING AT NIGHT.

Components: AIR BAGS

December 18, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10881235
Consumer Location: COLVILLE, WA
VIN: 4S3BL626367****

Summary of Complaint

TL* TAKATA RECALL. THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 SUBARU LEGACY. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 15V323000 (AIR BAGS); HOWEVER, THE PART TO DO THE REPAIR WAS UNAVAILABLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURER EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE RECALL REPAIR. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE ISSUE. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE. PARTS DISTRIBUTION DISCONNECT.

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

June 07, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10537292
Consumer Location: JOHNSTOWN, PA
VIN: 4S3BL626367****

Summary of Complaint

DRIVING AT 35MPH I PRESSED THE GAS PEDAL TO ACCELERATE TO GO UP A HILL AND NOTHING HAPPENED. STEERING BECAME VERY TIGHT. HAD TO COAST TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD. SHUT CAR OFF AND WAITED THEN TURNED BACK ON. HAS HAPPENED 1 OTHER TIME SINCE FIRST INCIDENT, WITH NO WARNING OR INDICATION. RESEARCHED ONLINE TO FIND THIS IS A COMMON PROBLEM WITH MY VEHICLE'S THROTTLE/PEDAL POSITION SWITCH. HAD I BEEN ON A MORE BUSY STREET OR ON A HIGHWAY WHEN THIS OCCURRED, NUMEROUS VEHICLES MAY HAVE BEEN EFFECTED. *TR

Components: FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER

July 09, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10327291
Consumer Location: MANCHESTER, CT
VIN: 4S3BL626367****

Summary of Complaint

COMPLAINT PERTAINS TO A 2006 SUBARU LEGACY 4DR SEDAN. IN 2009, WE EXPERIENCED SEVERAL INSTANCES OF WHERE THE VEHICLE SHUT OFF COMPLETELY WHEN THE DRIVER STOPPED AT A LIGHT OR STOP SIGN. COULD NOT RE-START FOR A MINUTE OR TWO. MULTIPLE TRIPS TO THE DEALER OVER 9 MONTHS UNTIL FINALLY DIAGNOSED AS A DEFECTIVE CRANKSHAFT SENSOR. REPLACED BY DEALER (N/C). MY REASON FOR THE REPORT IS THAT THIS COULD OF OCCURRED (BUT DID NOT) ON A MAJOR HIGHWAY WHEN A DRIVER WOULD COME TO A STOP DUE TO TRAFFIC. A STALL ON A MAJOR HIGHWAY COULD PUT THE DRIVER IN AN UNSAFE SITUATION. *TR

Components: AIR BAGS

February 03, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11306761
Consumer Location: MILWAUKEE, WI
VIN: 4S3BP626067****

Summary of Complaint

OUR CAR WAS RECALLED DUE TO A SAFETY HAZARD WITH THE PASSENGER SIDE AIRBAG IN 2016, SO SEVERE THAT THE LETTER STATED THAT DEATH COULD OCCUR SHOULD THE AIRBAG DEPLOYS. AFTER AN INITIAL APPOINTMENT, WE WERE TOLD WE HAD TO WAIT ABOUT A MONTH FOR THE REPLACEMENT TO BE DELIVERED. DURING THIS TIME, WE WERE NOT ABLE TO HAVE A PASSENGER IN THE FRONT SEAT. WE HAD TO ARRANGE FOR OTHER TRANSPORTATION ON THE DAY THAT OUR CAR WAS REPAIRED AS WELL AS WHEN IT WAS ORIGINALLY INSPECTED FOR THE REPLACEMENT PART. AFTER THE WORK WAS DONE, WE HAD TO TAKE THE CAR BACK A THIRD TIME BECAUSE IN THE COURSE OF FIXING THE AIRBAG, THE DEALERSHIP DAMAGED OUR KEYLESS REMOTE (WHICH THEY FIXED). WE LOST VALUABLE TIME FROM WORK. NOW, LESS THAN 3 YEARS LATER, THE SAME CAR IS BEING RECALLED FOR THE SAME ISSUE: THE PASSENGER SIDE AIRBAG POSSES A SAFETY HAZARD, THIS TIME DUE TO THE REPLACEMENT AIRBAG. WE ARE TAKING IT TO A DIFFERENT DEALER, BUT AGAIN, THE SOONEST THEY CAN GET IT INTO THE SHOP IS MARCH 11. AGAIN, WE ARE LEFT WITH A CAR THAT CANNOT TRANSPORT A FRONT SEAT PASSENGER FOR OVER A MONTH. THIS TIME, THE DEALERSHIP IS OFFERING A FREE LOANER CAR ON THE DAY THAT OUR CAR WILL BE IN THE SHOP, BUT WE ARE STILL LOSING VALUABLE TIME DUE TO THIS. THIS IS THE THIRD RECALL ON THIS VEHICLE SINCE WE OWNED IT. THE FIRST WAS A BRAKE LINE RECALL.

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

January 07, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11297749
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 SUBARU LEGACY OUTBACK. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 35 MPH, THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL WAS DEPRESSED TO THE FLOORBOARD HOWEVER, THE VEHICLE FAILED TO RESPOND. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO BE DIAGNOSED NOR REPAIRED. NEITHER THE DEALER NOR THE MANUFACTURER WERE CONTACTED NOR NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 125,000. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL UNKNOWN OR OTHER

October 04, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11266186
Consumer Location: FORESTBURGH, NY
VIN: 4S3BP626167****

Summary of Complaint

CAR LOSS POWER AND WENT INTO LIMP MODE WITH A SOLID CHECK ENGINE LIGHT AND BLINKING CRUISE ON THE DASH. THE RPM JUMPED HIGH WITH OUT THE GAS PEDAL BEING PUSHED DOWN. VEHICLE WAS IN MOTION DRIVING AT 25 MPH BEFORE THE AFOREMENTIONED HAPPENED.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

May 08, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11208263
Consumer Location: LAKE ARIEL, PA
VIN: 4S3BL626667****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 SUBARU LEGACY. WHILE DRIVING 25 MPH, THE VEHICLE DID NOT DECELERATE WHEN THE BRAKE PEDAL WAS DEPRESSED. IN ADDITION, THE BRAKE WARNING INDICATOR ILLUMINATED. AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC DIAGNOSED THAT THE REAR BRAKE LINE WAS CORRODED AND LEAKING BRAKE FLUID. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE DEALER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 93,000.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

May 05, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11207196
Consumer Location: RALEIGH, NC
VIN: 4S3BL676564****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 SUBARU LEGACY. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING AT DIFFERENT SLOW SPEEDS, THE VEHICLE STALLED WITHOUT WARNING. THE CONTACT CALLED THE JOHNSON SUBARU OF CARY (919-238-6864, LOCATED AT 5010 OLD RALEIGH RD, CARY, NC 27511, WHERE IT WAS INFORMED THAT THERE WAS NO RECALL. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE AND CONFIRMED THAT THERE WAS NO RECALL UNDER THE VIN. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY. 136,000.

Components: ENGINE FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

December 22, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11204499
Consumer Location: CHICAGO, IL
VIN: 4S3BP676364****

Summary of Complaint

THIS ONLY AFFECT 05-06 LEGACY GT OWNERS. THE UP-PIPE FOR THE SUBARU LEGACY GT IN THESE GIVEN YEARS HAVE A CATALYTIC CONVERTER IN THERE AND AFTER A CERTAIN MILEAGE, THE DEBRIS OF THE CATALYTIC CONVERTER BREAKING DOWN WOULD SHOOT BACK INTO THE TURBOCHARGER. THAT WOULD CAUSE THE TURBO FAILURE AND STALL THE VEHICLE UNEXPECTEDLY. THE CATALYTIC CONVERTER IN THE UP-PIPE DOES NOT HAVE ANY INDICATION OF % OF WEAR AND MOST NON-CAR ENTHUSIASTS WOULD NOT KNOW WHAT THE ISSUE IS CAUSED BY EXCEPT FOR AN EXPENSIVE TURBO REPLACEMENT AND UP-PIPE REPLACEMENTS. MOST OF THE OWNERS OF THESE ISSUES TURN OVER TO CATLESS UP-PIPE BUT THAT WOULD CAUSE THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT COMING ON AND OVERBOOSTING OR THE ENGINE RUN RICH, FURTHER DAMAGING THE ENGINE. THIS CAN BE PRETTY DANGEROUS IF A PERSON IS ON A ROAD TRIP AND HAVING A LONG DRIVE AS IT DIRECTLY IMPACT THE DRIVABILITY OF THE VEHICLE. SUBARU HAS RECOGNIZE THE ISSUE AND THEREFORE 07+ TURBO MODELS ALL HAVE A CATLESS UP-PIPE WITH THE ECU TUNED TO THAT SPECIFICATION. I BELIEVE IT IS NOT FAIR FOR 05-06 LEGACY GT OWNERS TO HAVE TO SUFFER FROM SUCH A CRITICAL ISSUE WITHOUT SOME SORT OF COMPENSATION OR RECALL. THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME

Components: POWER TRAIN

September 03, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11127991
Consumer Location: OROCOVIS, PR
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

TPS MALFUNTION. STOPS ACCELERATION AT THE HIGHWAY THAT ALMOST CAUSES AN ACCIDENT.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM UNKNOWN OR OTHER ENGINE

February 27, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11075502
Consumer Location: MISSOULA, MT
VIN: 4S4BP61C867****

Summary of Complaint

I HAD RUN INTO A FEW SMALL PROBLEMS THIS WINTER, LIKE MY STEERING WHEEL NOT TURNING WHEN THE CAR WAS COLD, BUT I EXPERIENCED MY FIRST MAJOR PROBLEM WHILE MY VEHICLE WAS STATIONARY, BUT HAD BEEN RUNNING. I WAS GOING THROUGH A DRIVE THROUGH, HAD TO PUT MY CAR IN PARK, THEN WHEN I WENT TO SHIFT IT BACK INTO DRIVE, NOTHING WOULD HAPPEN. IT WAS STUCK IN PARK. I DON'T THINK THE PROBLEM WAS TEMP. RELATED, IT WAS ABOUT 40 DEGREES OUTSIDE. AFTER TURNING THE CAR ON/OFF FOUR OR FIVE TIMES I WAS ABLE TO GET IT GOING, BUT MY HEADLIGHTS WENT OUT, WHICH I THOUGHT WAS STRANGE. WHILE DRIVING HOME I NOTICED THAT THE "BRAKE" LIGHT WAS ILLUMINATED. THE NEXT DAY, I STARTED MY CAR BEFORE WORK TO DEFROST MY WINDOWS. THE CAR STARTED JUST FINE (ALL THE ELECTRICS WORKED AND THE ENGINE WAS ON AND RUNNING), AND I WENT INSIDE. ABOUT 15 MINUTES LATER I CAME BACK TO MY CAR, AND THE ENGINE HAD TURNED OFF. AT FIRST THE ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS WORKED. MY FRIEND CAME AND TESTED THE VOLTAGE ANYWAY, BECAUSE A DEAD BATTERY IS COMMON WHEN IT GETS COLD, AND THE BATTERY WAS FINE. THE WARNING LIGHTS THAT I NOTICED WERE ON WERE THE "BRAKE" LIGHT, AS WELL AS THE "ABS" LIGHT. AFTER TRYING TO TURN IT ON A COUPLE TIMES, ALL THE ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS STOPPED WORKING AS WELL. IT WILL START IF I LEAVE IT FOR A FEW HOURS, BUT I AM TERRIFIED TO DRIVE IT ANYWHERE TO FIGURE OUT WHAT IS GOING ON.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC SERVICE BRAKES

February 13, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11075089
Consumer Location: LOMBARD, IL
VIN: 4S3BL616667****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 SUBARU LEGACY. WHILE DRIVING LOW SPEEDS, THE BRAKE PEDAL WAS DEPRESSED; HOWEVER, THE BRAKE PEDAL LOST PRESSURE AND THE VEHICLE FAILED TO COME TO A COMPLETE STOP. BRAKE WARNING LIGHT WAS ILLUMINATED AND HAD TO BE TO GRAND SUBARU (125 W GRAND AVE, BENSONVILLE, IL 60106, (888) 840-3934) WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THREE OF THE BRAKE LINES NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT TWO OF THE BRAKE LINES LEAKED FLUID AND ONE WAS BADLY CORRODED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS CURRENTLY AT THE DEALER FOR REPAIRS. THE CONTACT REFERENCED NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 14V311000 (SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC). THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE AND CASE NUMBER: [XXX] WAS OPENED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 79,000. *TT INFORMATION REDACTED PURSUANT TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6). *TR

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

January 30, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11065952
Consumer Location: BERLIN, NH
VIN: 4S4BL86C964****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE DRIVING IN TRAFFIC ALL OF A SUDDEN THE GAS PEDAL STOPS WORKING, THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT ILLUMINATES THE CRUISE CONTROL LIGHT ILLUMINATES BUT THE PEDAL HAS NO EFFECT ON THE ENGINE THE CAR SLOWS VERY QUICKLY AND COMES CLOSE TO CAUSING AN ACCIDENT. I HAVE CHECKED FORUMS ON THE WEB AND FOUND WHERE MANY OTHERS HAVE HAD SAME ISSUES. THE FORUM IS SUBARUOUTBACK.ORG PLEASE CHECK THIS SIGHT THE CODE IS P2138 ANY HELP WILL BE APPRECIATED

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

April 03, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11043112
Consumer Location: MONTPELIER, VT
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

EVEN AFTER TAKING MY VEHICLE IN FOR THE BRAKE LINE RECALL, MONTHS LATER AFTER A SUBARU DEALERSHIP TESTED THEM, MY BREAKS STILL GAVE AWAY. IT WAS SAID THAT IT WAS SEVERELY CORRODED AND IT WAS BLOWN. THIS HAPPENS 3-4 MONTHS AFTER I HAD TAKEN IT IN TO GET THE RECALL CHECKED. I ENDED UP HAVING TO PAY HALF THE COST TO FIX IT. I SHOULDN'T HAD TO. THEY SHOULD'VE BEEN ABLE TO IDENTIFIED IT BEFORE IT HAD HAPPENED. IT DOES NOT TAKE 3-4 MONTHS TO BE COME SO SEVERELY CORRODED THAT MY BREAKS GAVE AWAY WHILE DRIVING TO WALMART. LUCKILY I WAS RIGHT BY THE DEALERSHIP SO ONCE THE WARNING LIGHT CAME ON, I QUICKLY DROVE IT OFF THE CITY STREET AND INTO SUBARU DEALERSHIP. AS I WAS PARKING IT, I NO LONGER HAD BREAKS. I HAD IMMEDIATELY PULLED MY E-BRAKES IN ORDER TO STOP MY VEHICLE IN A PARKING SPOT.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

October 26, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11041859
Consumer Location: POTSDAM, NY
VIN: 4S3BL626967****

Summary of Complaint

THE BRAKE FAILED TO STOP. ON CITY ROAD. I HAD TO PUSH THE BRAKE PADDLE ALL THE WAY DOWN ONLY TO GET WEAK BREAKING CAPABILITY. TOOK THE CAR STRAIGHT TO GARAGE FOR BREAK REPAIR. THE CAR NEEDED BREAK LINER PARTS. THE COST OF REPAIR WAS $300.. SUBARU ADMITTED THE PROBLEM, GAVE $150 COUPON FOR GOOD FAITH. BRAKE FAILURE. IT COULD KILL ME FOR BRAKE FAILURE..

Components: AIR BAGS

September 25, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11025469
Consumer Location: MEDINA, OH
VIN: 4S3BL626267****

Summary of Complaint

TAKATA RECALL

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL ENGINE FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

September 19, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11024196
Consumer Location: GENOA, WV
VIN: 4S4BP61C367****

Summary of Complaint

CAR WOULD NOT ACCELERATE UPON ENTERING THE HIGHWAY AFTER PUSHING ON THE GAS PEDAL THE CAR WOULDN'T DO ANYTHING . I WAS ABLE TO GET OFF TO THE SIDE AND MISSED BEING HIT FROM BEHIND FROM ON COMING TRAFFIC...I NOTICE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT AND FLASHING CRUSE CONTROL LIGHT... SECOND TIME SOME WEEKS LATER IT DID THE SAME THING THIS IS VERY DANGEROUS BECAUSE YOU NEVER KNOW WHEN THIS WILL HAPPEN.

Components: AIR BAGS SEATS

May 01, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11020573
Consumer Location: STAR VALLEY RANCH, WY
VIN: 4S3BL626567****

Summary of Complaint

PASSENGER AIRBAG SENSOR IS FAULTY RESULTING IN THE CAR NOT REALIZING WHEN A PERSON IS IN THE FRONT PASSENGER SEAT. THIS WILL NOT ALLOW THE FRONT PASSENGER AIRBAG TO GO OFF WHEN INVOLVED IN A COLLISION

Components: AIR BAGS

February 01, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10990998
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 4S4BL86C364****

Summary of Complaint

TL* TAKATA RECALL. THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 SUBARU LEGACY. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 15V323000 (AIR BAGS); HOWEVER, THE DEALER REFUSED TO REPAIR THE VEHICLE DUE TO SCHEDULING. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURER EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE RECALL REPAIR. THE DEALER DID NOT ORDER THE PARTS UNTIL TWO MONTHS LATER WHEN THEY WERE CONTACTED AGAIN. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE ISSUE. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE. PARTS DISTRIBUTION DISCONNECT.

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

March 23, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 10981185
Consumer Location: RENTON, WA
VIN: 4S3BL626267****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE DRIVING, THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT COMES ON AND THERE IS NO POWER TO THE GAS PEDAL. THE CAR IS UNABLE TO ACCELERATE OR MAINTAIN SPEED AND THE DRIVER NEEDS TO AVOID POTENTIAL COLLISIONS BY PULLING OVER ON THE ROAD OR FREEWAY.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

June 01, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10967542
Consumer Location: BEACON, NY
VIN: 4S3BL626767****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE DRIVING AT ANY SPEEDS, LOSE ACCELERATION AND NEED TO COAST AND PULL OVER. JUST BEFORE SHUTTING OFF ENGINE, RPMS JUMP TO 3-4,000 WHEN IN PARK. NEED TO TURN OFF ENGINE FOR AT LEAST 30 SECONDS BEFORE BEING ABLE TO TURN CAR BACK ON WITH CHECK ENGINE LIGHT ON AND CRUISE LIGHT FLASHING, BUT HAVE ACCELERATION AGAIN. AFTER DRIVING FOR AROUND 100 MILES, CHECK ENGINE AND CRUISE LIGHT TURN OFF, BUT RANDOMLY INCIDENT CAN HAPPEN AGAIN. HAD A DIAGNOSTIC CHECK, CONFIRMING THROTTLE POSITION SENSOR WHEN CHECK ENGINE LIGHT WAS ON.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

March 06, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 10967540
Consumer Location: BEACON, NY
VIN: 4S3BL626767****

Summary of Complaint

HAVE AN ISSUE WITH DRIVING BETWEEN 60 AND 70 MPH, STEERING WHEEL VIBRATES, AT TIMES VERY HARD AND WHEN BRAKING, CAR SHAKES A GREAT DEAL. CAN AT TIMES HAPPEN AT LOWER SPEEDS AS WELL. MADE SURE ALL TIRES WERE FILLED TO SPECIFIC PSI LEVELS PROVIDED BY CAR MANUAL AS WELL AS HAVING TIRES BALANCED AND ROTATED WITHOUT MUCH HELP. THIS HAS BEEN OCCURRING JUST OF LATE OVER PAST 2 WEEKS AND IS AN EVERYDAY/TRAVEL OCCURRENCE.

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

March 11, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 10960300
Consumer Location: BOISE, ID
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

TRAVEL POSITION SENSOR FAILS WHEN DRIVING CAUSING DRIVER TO LOOSE CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE. THE ACCELERATOR STOPS RESPONDING, THE CAR GOES INTO FAIL SAFE MODE IGNORES ALL INPUTS FROM DRIVER. THE CAR MAY COAST AT ABOUT 15MPH. THIS COULD HAPPEN WHEN MAKING A LEFT TURN OR ON THE HIGHWAY AT HIGH SPEEDS.

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

September 15, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10959563
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

IVE HAD A ON GOING ISSUE WITH MY TPS I PRESS THE GAS AND NOTHING HAPPENS I'VE ALMOST GOTTEN INTO MULTIPLE ACCIDENTS FROM IT HAPPENING IN THE MIDDLE OF A ROAD/INTERSECTION EVEN ALMOST GOT ARRESTED DUE TO IT HAPPENING AT AN AIR PORT

Components: ENGINE

March 01, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10950113
Consumer Location: SAN JOSE, CA
VIN: 4S3BL616667****

Summary of Complaint

THE CYLINDER HEAD GASKET WENT OUT WITH ONLY 67,000 MILEAGE ON THE ENGINE AND I HEAR THIS HAPPENING ON THIS STYLE AND YEAR OF THE CAR. I HAVE HEARD THAT SUBARU IS RECALLING MANY OF THE ENGINES FROM 2012 TO 2013. THIS IS A MAJOR ISSUE AND SUBARU SHOULD RECALL THE ENGINES AND FIX THIS PROBLEM FREE OF CHARGE.

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL ENGINE

December 01, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10948060
Consumer Location: NEWARK, DE
VIN: 4S3BL676X64****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 SUBARU LEGACY. WHILE DRIVING VARIOUS SPEEDS, THE VEHICLE LOST ACCELERATION AND THE CHECK ENGINE AND CRUISE CONTROL WARNING INDICATORS ILLUMINATED. THE CONTACT COASTED TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO THE CONTACT'S RESIDENCE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER, BUT THE TECHNICIAN COULD NOT FIND A CODE TO IDENTIFY THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 80,000.

Components: AIR BAGS

December 15, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10935580
Consumer Location: WARD COVE, AK
VIN: 4S3BL676064****

Summary of Complaint

TAKATA RECALL GOT RECALL LETTER, EMAILED (NO RESPONSE) THEN CALLED.... TOLD THEM WE ARE ON AN ISLAND IN SE ALASKA-NO ROAD, ONLY AMHS FERRY. THE NEAREST SUBARU RETAILER IS IN JUNEAU (WE HAD A RETAILER WHICH CLOSED A FEW YEARS AGO), JUNEAU IS ONLY REACHABLE BY PLANE OR FERRY. THE COST FOR US TO TAKE THE CAR THERE IS OVER $1,000.00 JUST TO GET THERE AND RETURN--NO FOOD, NO LODGING IN JUNEAU. THE FERRY DOES NOT RUN EVERY DAY, SO OVERNIGHTING IS MANDATORY. YOU CANNOT PUT YOUR CAR ON THE FERRY WITHOUT A DRIVER. MY HUSBAND IS DISABLED AND I AM NOT ABLE TO WORK DUE TO HEALTH ISSUES, WE AER ON A FIXED INCOME, AND CANNOT AFFORD THE FARE TO GET THE CAR TO THE JUNEAU SUBARU RETAILER. TO TAKE THE CAR SOUTH TO WASHINGTON STATE IS OVER $2,750.00 JUST FOR THE FERRY ROUND TRIP!!! SUBARU DID STATE IF WE SENT THEM THE AMHS INVOICE THEY WOULD REIMBURSE US $500.00! IT IS NOT OUR FAULT THE SUBARU RETAILER ISN'T LOCAL ANYMORE, NOR IS IT OUR FAULT THE AIRBAGS ARE BEING RECALLED, BUT WHY DO WE HAVE TO FOOT THE BILL TO HAVE IT FIXED. WE HAD A PLACE LOCALLY THAT WOULD BE WILLING TO DO THE REPLACEMENT-IF SUBARU WOULD REIMBURSE THEM THE COST OF THE AIRBAG AND LABOR, BUT SUBARU SAID NO!! SO WE HAVE A CAR WE CAN'T USE FOR WHAT WE BOUGHT IT FOR!! NEITHER OF US CAN RIDE IN THE BACK AND BUCKLE UP DUE TO SPACE AND OUR PHYSICAL ISSUES (WE ARE IN OUR 60'S)... THE RECALL ONLY SEEMS TO BE DONE IF IT IS CONVENIENT FOR SUBARU! THIS WAS MY 2ND SUBARU, IT WILL BE MY LAST! WE ARE AT A LOSS OF WHAT TO DO NEXT...

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

October 30, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10920644
Consumer Location: HALFMOON, NY
VIN: 4S3BP626767****

Summary of Complaint

DRIVING AT 55 MPH VEHICLE ACCELERATOR BECAME UNRESPONSIVE. CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON AS WELL AS CRUISE AND SPORT LIGHTS. THERE WAS NO POWER AT THE PEDAL. I HAD TO COAST TO A STOP IN TRAFFIC LANE. ENGINE SURGED UP AND DOWN IN RPM'S. SHUT KEY CAR OFF. AFTER A COUPLE MINUTES, CAR STARTED AND DRIVING WAS RESUMED LIKE NOTHING HAPPENED. WARNING LIGHTS REMAINED ON IN DASH. *TR

Components: AIR BAGS

August 18, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10896924
Consumer Location: ROCKVILLE, MD
VIN: 4S3BL626267****

Summary of Complaint

TL* TAKATA RECALL. THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 SUBARU LEGACY. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 15V323000 (AIR BAGS); HOWEVER, THE PART TO DO THE REPAIR WAS UNAVAILABLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURER EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE REPAIR. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE ISSUE. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE. PARTS DISTRIBUTION DISCONNECT.

Components: AIR BAGS

February 03, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10881750
Consumer Location: CRANSTON, RI
VIN: 4S3BP626X67****

Summary of Complaint

TL* TAKATA RECALL. THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 SUBARU LEGACY. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 15V323000 (AIR BAGS); HOWEVER, THE PART TO DO THE REPAIR WAS UNAVAILABLE. THE MANUFACTURER EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE RECALL REPAIR. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE ISSUE. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE. PARTS DISTRIBUTION DISCONNECT.....UPDATED 08/29/16 *BF UPDATED 08/30/16.*JB

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

April 05, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10854332
Consumer Location: WILMINGTON, NC
VIN: 4S4BP86C364****

Summary of Complaint

TWO OCCURRENCES SO FAR ON WEDNESDAY MARCH 23 AND TUESDAY APRIL 5. VEHICLE SUDDENLY DISPLAYS CHECK ENGINE LIGHT AND THE CRUISE CONTROL LIGHT FLASHES AND VEHICLE DROPS INTO "LIMP MODE." PROBLEM IS APPARENTLY DUE TO WEAR ON THE POTENTIOMETERS IN THE DRIVE-BY-WIRE SYSTEM. THIS WEAR CAUSES DIFFERENT READINGS WHICH MAKES THE MOTOR THINK SOMETHING IS WRONG WITH THE PEDAL AND CUTS THE VEHICLE SPEED TO ROUGHLY 5 MPH. FIRST OCCURRENCE DRIVING ALONG AT POSTED SPEED OF 45 MPH. SECOND INSTANCE TRYING TO LEAVE FROM A STOPLIGHT, GOT INTO THE INTERSECTION AND THE VEHICLE SPEED DROPPED, WAS BARELY ABLE TO GET VEHICLE OUT OF INTERSECTION. (CEL CODE P 2138 - THROTTLE POSITION SENSOR)

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

April 05, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10853647
Consumer Location: NORTH SALT LAKE, UT
VIN: 4S3BL626X67****

Summary of Complaint

ONE MORNING AFTER STARTING MY CAR I NOTICED THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT WAS ON. AS I DECIDED TO DRIVE THE CAR DOWN TO A LOCAL MECHANIC, I NOTICED THAT I HAD NO ACCELERATION POWER. THE CAR WAS ON, ENGINE WAS RUNNING, BUT WHENEVER I PUSHED THE GAS PEDAL NOTHING HAPPENED. THE CAR WOULD IDLE HIGH AND COAST WHEN PUT IN DRIVE OR REVERSE, BUT WOULD NOT ACCELERATE AS I PUSHED THE PEDAL. THERE HAVE BEEN NUMEROUS COUNTS OF THIS HAPPENING TO PEOPLE ACROSS THE COUNTRY. LUCKILY I WASN'T ON THE FREEWAY WHEN THIS HAPPENED.

Components: ENGINE

February 27, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10850626
Consumer Location: KINTNERSVILLE, PA
VIN: 4S3BP626366****

Summary of Complaint

WAS IN CRUISE CONTROL AROUND 45 MPH, CAME TO A STOP AND CE AND CC LIGHTS ILLUMINATED, AND GAS PEDAL WAS DISSABLED, SO A FELLOW MOTORIST HELPED ME PUSH THE CAR AWAY FROM THE INTERSECTION. AFTER TURNING ENGINE ON AND OFF SEVERAL TIMES THROTTLE CONTROL CAME BACK AND I COULD DRIVE HOME (CE AND CC LIGHTS STILL ON). I REPLACED THE GAS PEDAL AND RESET THE LIGHTS. SIMILAR PROBLEM REOCCURRED ON WAY TO WORK, CE AND CC LIGHTS CAME ON BUT STILL HAD THROTTLE CONTROL AND CC WAS INACTIVE. I SUSPECT A DISCONNECT IN THE DRIVE BY WIRE LOGIC FOR THE GAS PEDAL VERSUS THE CC.

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

March 08, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10845775
Consumer Location: PLEASANT GROVE, UT
VIN: 4S3BL616167****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE DRIVING THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT SUDDENLY CAME ON AND THE GAS PEDAL STOPPED BEING RESPONSIVE. LUCKILY I WAS ABLE TO GET TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD AND PUT THE VEHICLE IN PARK. WHEN IN PARK THE ENGINE REVVED TO ABOUT 2.5K RPM AND STAYED THERE. I SHUT OFF THE VEHICLE AND RESTARTED IT AND IT STAYED AT THAT LEVEL. AFTER SEVERAL MORE TRIES IT EVENTUALLY STARTED UP AND RAN FINE. THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CODE IS P2138 FOR THE THROTTLE POSITION SENSOR.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM ENGINE FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

January 02, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10823381
Consumer Location: WALTON, WV
VIN: 4S3BL626467****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE DRIVING ENGINE LIGHT AND CRUISE LIGHTS COME ON AND VEHICLE WILL NOT ACCELERATE. I ALMOST GOT REARENDED BECAUSE OF IT. IT SET A CODE #P2138. IT IS VERY DANGEROUS AND THERE SHOULD BE A RECALL ON IT.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

January 07, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10819536
Consumer Location: LANSING, MI
VIN: 4S4BP62C756****

Summary of Complaint

VEHICLE WIRING FOR REAR WIPER IS FAULTY AND DAMAGED. HAVE SEEN THE SAME THING ON OTHER OUTBACKS AND LEGACY WAGONS. DANGEROUS BECAUSE THIS CAR IS SUPPOSED TO BE OPTIMAL FOR ALL-WEATHER DRIVING. HARD TO SEE OUT BACK IN HEAVY RAIN.

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL ENGINE

November 18, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10794749
Consumer Location: WAREHAM, MA
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 SUBARU LEGACY. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WOULD NOT ACCELERATE WHEN THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL WAS DEPRESSED. IN ADDITION, THE CHECK ENGINE AND THE CRUISE CONTROL WARNING LIGHTS REMAINED ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 140,000. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE.

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

July 11, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10775435
Consumer Location: CLARKSTON, WA
VIN: 4S3BP626367****

Summary of Complaint

I EXPERIENCED TWO ISSUES WITH THE ELECTRONIC THROTTLE POSITION SENSOR IN MY 2006 SUBARU LEGACY. THE FIRST TIME I WAS TRAVELING AT APPROX. 35 MPH AND THE RPM'S BEGAN INCREASING RAPIDLY. I WAS IN TRAFFIC AND UNABLE TO PULL OFF TO THE SIDE SAFELY WHEN THE ENGINE COMPLETELY STALLED. I SAT THERE THINKING THAT THE MOTOR WAS GOING TO BLOW UP IF I ATTEMPTED TO START IT AGAIN. I CALLED MY MECHANIC AND HE THOUGHT THAT IT COULD BE THE THROTTLE POSITION SENSOR, AS HE HAS REPLACED MANY OF THEM ON SUBARUS. I WAS ABLE TO START THE CAR AND MOVE OFF TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD TO MAKE SURE THAT IT WAS NOT GOING TO DO IT AGAIN. THE CAR WAS THEN TAKEN TO THE MECHANIC WHERE HE CLEANED THE SENSOR AND SAID IF I HAVE A PROBLEM AGAIN THEN I SHOULD REPLACE IT. FAST FORWARD 4 MONTHS LATER AND I EXPERIENCED THE SAME PROBLEM ON A BUSY STREET WHERE THE CAR LOST POWER AND COMPLETELY SHUT DOWN AFTER RPMS SKYROCKETED AND I WAS LEFT WITH NO CONTROL. UPON START UP, THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON, OBVIOUSLY TRIGGERING A CODE THAT SAYS THE CAR IS A DEATH TRAP WITH A REALLY POORLY DESIGNED THROTTLE. I PLAN TO HAVE THE PART REPLACED IMMEDIATELY, BUT THIS COULD BE A SERIOUS SAFETY ISSUE FOR SOMEONE NOT IN A POSITION TO MOVE TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD, AS IT JUST HAPPENS RANDOMLY WITH NO WARNING SIGNS.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

May 20, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10717747
Consumer Location: LAKEWOOD, CO
VIN: 4S3BL626667****

Summary of Complaint

THE ENGINE LIGHT AND CRUISE CONTROL LIGHT CAME ON & REMAINED. CAR SLOWED TO A CRAWL. WHEN CAR RESTARTED COULD DRIVE AT A NORMAL SPEED, BUT WARNING LIGHTS, LISTED AS ABOVE, REMAINED ON. TOOK IN TO MECHANIC WHO STATED THE THROTTLE PEDAL NEEDED TO BE REPLACED AS APPARENTLY THERE IS AN INHERENT DEFECT (HAS HAPPENED TO MANY OTHERS). TECHNICALLY SHOULD BE A RECALL, BUT SO FAR IS NOT!

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