Safety Ratings
1997 Subaru Legacy
Front Crash Driver Side 4.0000
Front Crash Passenger Side 4.0000
Number of Recalls6
Number of Complaints137
Number of Investigations1
Recall Notice

LemonFree has found some important recall information regarding 1997 Subaru Legacy vehicles

1997 Subaru Legacy (6/25/2001)  

Campaign Number: 01V216000

Component Name: SUSPENSION:FRONT:SPRINGS:COIL SPRINGS

Manufacturer: Subaru of America, Inc.

Description: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH FRONT COIL SPRINGS ORIGINALLY SOLD IN OR CURRENTLY REGISTERED IN THE STATES OF CONNECTICUT, DELAWARE, ILLINOIS, INDIANA, IOWA, KENTUCKY, MAINE, MARYLAND, MASSACHUSETTS, MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA, MISSOURI, NEW YORK, NEW JERSEY, NEW HAMPSHIRE, OHIO, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND, VERMONT, VIRGINIA, WEST VIRGINIA, AND WISCONSIN, AND IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. THE FRONT COIL SPRINGS WERE PRODUCED WITH POOR PAINT QUALITY WHICH, AFTER CONTINUED EXPOSURE TO CORROSIVE SALT, CAN RESULT IN BREAKAGE OF THE SPRING.

Defect: DEPENDING ON THE LOCATION OF THE FRACTURE, A BROKEN SPRING COULD MOVE PAST THE SPRING SEAT AND CONTACT A FRONT TIRE. SOME TIRES HAVE DEFLATED DUE TO CONTACT WITH A BROKEN SPRING.

Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL NOTIFIY CUSTOMERS TO BRING THEIR VEHICLE TO AN AUTHORIZE DEALERSHIP TO HAVE A SPRING GUARD INSTALLED ON BOTH FRONT STRUTS TO PREVENT TIRE PUNCTURE AND REPLACE ANY BROKEN SPRINGS FREE OF CHARGE. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN SEPTEMBER 18, 2001. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT SUBARU AT 1-800-782-2783.

1997 Subaru Legacy (5/15/2000)  

Campaign Number: 00I002000

Component Name: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:ALTERNATOR/GENERATOR/REGULATOR

Manufacturer: Subaru of America, Inc.

Description: THIS IS NOT A SAFETY RECALL IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE SAFETY ACT. HOWEVER, IT IS DEEMED A SAFETY IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN BY THE AGENCY. VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. SOME OF THESE VEHICLES HAVE AN ALTERNATOR PROBLEM THAT CAN RESULT IN A LOSS OF CHARGING CAPABILITY.

Defect: IF THE ALTERNATOR FAILS, THE ALTERNATOR WARNING TELLTALE WILL ALERT THE DRIVER TO THE PROBLEM, GIVING AMPLE OPPORTUNITY TO SEEK REPAIR BEFORE A LOSS OF BATTERY POWER, WHICH, IF THE WARNING WERE IGNORED, COULD ULTIMATELY RESULT IN A LOSS OF VEHICLE POWER (ENGINE STALL).

Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE ALTERNATOR WITH A MODIFIED ALTERNATOR. OWNERS WILL ALSO BE CAUTIONED THAT, SHOULD THE ALTERNATOR TELLTALE WARNING LAMP ILLUMINATE, THEY MUST SEEK IMMEDIATE REPAIR TO AVOID THE EVENTUAL LOSS OF ELECTRICAL POWER, WHICH COULD RESULT IN AN ENGINE STALL.

1997 Subaru Legacy (5/4/1998)  

Campaign Number: 98V091000

Component Name: SUSPENSION:FRONT:SPRINGS:LEAF SPRING ASSEMBLY:HANGER,BRACKET

Manufacturer: Subaru of America, Inc.

Description: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER STATION WAGON, SEDAN AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES. DUE TO IMPROPER WELDING, FRACTURES CAN OCCUR ON THE SUPPORT BRACKET OF THE FRONT TRANSVERSE LINK.

Defect: SUCH FRACTURES CAN RESULT IN PARTIAL OR COMPLETE SEPARATION OF THE BRACKET CAUSING A FAILURE OF THE LOWER SUSPENSION MOUNTING, LEADING TO A LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL.

Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE IF NECESSARY THE FRONT SUSPENSION SUPPORT BRACKETS.

1997 Subaru Legacy (2/20/1998)  

Campaign Number: 98V042000

Component Name: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:GEAR POSITION INDICATION (PRNDL)

Manufacturer: Subaru of America, Inc.

Description: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS. DUE TO POOR WELDS, IGNITION KEYS CAN STICK, SHIFT LEVERS/LINKAGES CAN BREAK AND SHIFT LEVERS CAN MOVE.

Defect: THIS CONDITION CAN CAUSE UNEXPECTED MOVEMENT OF THE VEHICLE INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH OR PROPERTY DAMAGE.

Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION SHIFT LEVER ASSEMBLIES (EXCEPT THE HANDLE GRIP).

1997 Subaru Legacy (2/20/1998)  

Campaign Number: 98V035000

Component Name: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

Manufacturer: Subaru of America, Inc.

Description: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE THROTTLE SHAFT BALL BEARING ON THE SENSOR SIDE OF THE THROTTLE BODY ASSEMBLY WAS NOT INSTALLED IN CERTAIN THROTTLE BODIES.

Defect: OPERATION OF A VEHICLE WITH A MISSING THROTTLE SHAFT BEARING CAN EVENTUALLLY LEAD TO AN INCOMPLETE RETURN OF THE THROTTLE VALVE RESULTING IN A HIGH IDLING CONDITION.

Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE THROTTLE BODY AND REPLACE THE THROTTLE ASSEMBLY IF THE BEARING IS MISSING.

1997 SUBARU LEGACY for sale

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1997 Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT

$4,990

1997 SUBARU LEGACY 2.5 GT

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 116119 Miles
  • Ext Color: Red
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Federal Way, WA
  • MPG: 18 City / 24 Hwy

1997 Subaru Legacy L

$6,888

1997 SUBARU LEGACY L

  • Bodystyle: Wagon
  • Mileage: 127737 Miles
  • Ext Color: White
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Bellevue, WA
  • MPG: 20 City / 27 Hwy

1997 Subaru Legacy

New Listing
$3,990

1997 SUBARU LEGACY

  • Bodystyle: Wagon
  • Mileage: 117470 Miles
  • Ext Color: Red
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Quincy, IL
  • MPG: 18 City / 24 Hwy

1997 Subaru Legacy L

New Listing
$2,995

1997 SUBARU LEGACY L

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 112046 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Manual
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Red Lion, PA
  • MPG: 20 City / 27 Hwy

1997 Subaru Legacy L

$1,495

1997 SUBARU LEGACY L

  • Bodystyle: Wagon
  • Mileage: 246762 Miles
  • Ext Color: Green
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Winona, MN
  • MPG: 20 City / 27 Hwy

1997 Subaru Legacy L

$1,625

1997 SUBARU LEGACY L

  • Bodystyle: Wagon
  • Mileage: 190867 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Manual
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Salt Lake City, UT
  • MPG: 20 City / 27 Hwy

1997 Subaru Legacy L

New Listing
$3,295

1997 SUBARU LEGACY L

  • Bodystyle: Wagon
  • Mileage: 150314 Miles
  • Ext Color: Green
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Janesville, WI
  • MPG: 20 City / 27 Hwy

1997 Subaru Legacy Brighton

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1997 SUBARU LEGACY BRIGHTON

  • Bodystyle: Wagon
  • Mileage: 228558 Miles
  • Ext Color: Green
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Manual
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Enumclaw, WA
  • MPG: 20 City / 27 Hwy

1997 Subaru Legacy L

$1,577

1997 SUBARU LEGACY L

  • Bodystyle: Wagon
  • Mileage: 243200 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Hackettstown, NJ
  • MPG: 20 City / 27 Hwy

1997 Subaru Legacy L

$2,995
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1997 SUBARU LEGACY L

  • Bodystyle: Wagon
  • Mileage: 167234 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Castle Rock, CO
  • MPG: 20 City / 27 Hwy

1997 Subaru Legacy L

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1997 SUBARU LEGACY L

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 161439 Miles
  • Ext Color: Blue
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Gorham, ME
  • MPG: 21 City / 28 Hwy

1997 Subaru Legacy L

$5,995

1997 SUBARU LEGACY L

  • Bodystyle: Wagon
  • Mileage: 123609 Miles
  • Ext Color: Green
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Coeur D Alene, ID
  • MPG: 20 City / 27 Hwy

1997 Subaru Legacy L

$3,988

1997 SUBARU LEGACY L

  • Bodystyle: Wagon
  • Mileage: 186796 Miles
  • Ext Color: White
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Bremerton, WA
  • MPG: 20 City / 27 Hwy

1997 Subaru Legacy L

New Listing
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1997 SUBARU LEGACY L

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 169000 Miles
  • Ext Color: Red
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Middletown, OH
  • MPG: 21 City / 28 Hwy

1997 Subaru Legacy

$1,995

1997 SUBARU LEGACY

  • Bodystyle: Wagon
  • Mileage: 186000 Miles
  • Ext Color: Red
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Mentor, OH
  • MPG: 18 City / 24 Hwy
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