Safety Ratings
1998 Subaru Legacy
Front Crash Driver Side 4.0000
Front Crash Passenger Side 4.0000
Side Crash Driver Side 3.0000
Number of Recalls5
Number of Complaints111
Number of Investigations0
Recall Notice

LemonFree has found some important recall information regarding 1998 Subaru Legacy vehicles

1998 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.

1998 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.

1998 Subaru Legacy (3/3/1999)  

Campaign Number: 99V040000

Component Name: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:MASTER CYLINDER

Manufacturer: Subaru of America, Inc.

Description: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH ANTI-LOCK BRAKING SYSTEM (ABS). (THE 1999 2.2 LITER LEGACY VEHICLES ARE EXCLUDED). IN EXTREMELY COLD WEATHER, THE BRAKE PEDAL GOES TO THE FLOOR AND THE VEHICLE STOPPING DISTANCE IS INCREASED.

Defect: THIS CONDITION CAUSES THE VEHICLE STOPPING DISTANCE TO BE INCREASED, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A CRASH.

Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE BRAKE MASTER CYLINDER.

1998 Subaru Legacy (6/8/1998)  

Campaign Number: 98V127000

Component Name: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

Manufacturer: Subaru of America, Inc.

Description: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES, ALSO SERVICE PARTS SUPPLIED TO SUBARU DEALERS ARE INVOLVED (LOT NUMBERS F01 J21D2, F01 J30D2, F02 J09D1, F02 J09D2, AND F02 J20D1). THE PUROLATOR OIL FILTER CANS USED ON THESE VEHICLES CAN FRACTURE CAUSING A VAPORIZED OIL SPRAY AND SUBSEQUENT OIL LEAK.

Defect: THIS VAPORIZED OIL SPRAY CAN RESULT IN OIL VAPOR IGNITION BY THE HOT EXHAUST SYSTEM RESULTING IN A POSSIBLE UNDERHOOD FIRE.

Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE THESE ENGINE OIL FILTERS.

1998 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).

1998 SUBARU LEGACY for sale

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$4,891

1998 SUBARU LEGACY L

  • Bodystyle: Wagon
  • Mileage: 116750 Miles
  • Ext Color: Red
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Norman, OK
  • MPG: 20 City / 27 Hwy

$4,350
Price Reduced

1998 SUBARU LEGACY L

  • Bodystyle: Wagon
  • Mileage: 80522 Miles
  • Ext Color: Green
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: West Palm Beach, FL
  • MPG: 20 City / 27 Hwy

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1998 SUBARU LEGACY L

  • Bodystyle: Wagon
  • Mileage: 118704 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Herndon, VA
  • MPG: 20 City / 27 Hwy

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1998 SUBARU LEGACY 2.5 GT

  • Bodystyle: Wagon
  • Mileage: 93864 Miles
  • Ext Color: White
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Aurora, CO
  • MPG: 18 City / 24 Hwy

$2,950
Price Reduced

1998 SUBARU LEGACY L

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 120184 Miles
  • Ext Color: White
  • Int Color: Black
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Portland, OR
  • MPG: 20 City / 27 Hwy

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1998 SUBARU LEGACY 2.5 GT

  • Bodystyle: Wagon
  • Mileage: 222125 Miles
  • Ext Color: N/A
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Newton, NJ
  • MPG: 18 City / 24 Hwy

$5,995

1998 SUBARU LEGACY GT LIMITED

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 180638 Miles
  • Ext Color: Black
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Seattle, WA
  • MPG: 18 City / 24 Hwy

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1998 SUBARU LEGACY L

  • Bodystyle: Wagon
  • Mileage: 174914 Miles
  • Ext Color: Green
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Lansing, MI
  • MPG: 20 City / 27 Hwy

$3,995

1998 SUBARU LEGACY L

  • Bodystyle: Wagon
  • Mileage: 158574 Miles
  • Ext Color: Green
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Washington, NC
  • MPG: 20 City / 27 Hwy

$2,495

1998 SUBARU LEGACY L

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 153096 Miles
  • Ext Color: Red
  • Int Color: Tan
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Laconia, NH
  • MPG: 20 City / 27 Hwy

$2,195

1998 SUBARU LEGACY L

  • Bodystyle: Wagon
  • Mileage: 133123 Miles
  • Ext Color: Gray
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Selden, NY
  • MPG: 20 City / 27 Hwy

$5,891

1998 SUBARU LEGACY 2.5 GT

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 148197 Miles
  • Ext Color: Red
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Bozeman, MT
  • MPG: 18 City / 24 Hwy

$5,999

1998 SUBARU LEGACY 2.5 GT

  • Bodystyle: Wagon
  • Mileage: 147158 Miles
  • Ext Color: Green
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Reno, NV
  • MPG: 18 City / 24 Hwy

$3,200

1998 SUBARU LEGACY L

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 169813 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Tacoma, WA
  • MPG: 20 City / 27 Hwy

$3,450

1998 SUBARU LEGACY GT LIMITED

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 174755 Miles
  • Ext Color: N/A
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Phoenix, AZ
  • MPG: 18 City / 24 Hwy
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