2022 Subaru Legacy Problems and Top Complaints – Is Your Car A Lemon?

Electrical system and windshield cracking issues among the top complaints received by the NHTSA from vehicle owners

Updated on Author: Brian Jones

Updated on Author: Brian Jones

Sedans are a dying breed of vehicle on the road. However, the 2022 Subaru Legacy seeks to be at the top of the totem pole by boasting it provides “peace of mind on every drive.” Customers are receiving a lot of things from the Legacy, but driving confidence doesn’t seem to be one of them. Instead, they are left with a faulty electrical system and defective visibility.

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NHTSA Complaints for the 2022 Subaru Legacy

Complaint CategoryNumber of Complaints
Unknown Or Other
Forward Collision Avoidance: Adaptive Cruise Control
Electrical System
Forward Collision Avoidance: Automatic Emergency Braking
Forward Collision Avoidance: Warnings
Lane Departure: Assist
Lane Departure: Warning

Problems with the Electrical System

Today’s vehicle is meant to include high-tech equipment for an enjoyable ride. It’s also meant to keep the journey safe. Let’s take a look at electric system related complaints for the 2022 Subaru Legacy:

One NHTSA complaint talks about how unsafe it actually is. “While attempting to restart the battery, and upon opening the hood of the vehicle, an explosion occurred, causing a fire under the hood between what we believe to be the AC pipe and the battery/fuse box terminals. The car was not on, but we did notice that there appears to be a hole in the pipe that is leaking what we presume to be Freon. Reporting on behalf of GSA Fleet. Not expecting any actions, just reporting for your records.”

Is Subaru oblivious to what’s happening with the electrical systems? Absolutely not! In fact, the automaker has issued multiple service bulletins about the systems. One such example, Service Bulletin #15-258-19R, talks about issues with the Remote Engine Starter. The company seems to have trouble getting this technology right, leaving a wake of unhappy customers in the midst. It definitely doesn’t bring “peace of mind,” no matter how much the automaker tries to brainwash people otherwise.

Problems with the Windshield Cracking

Seeing clearly should always be priority number one when driving a vehicle. However, the 2022 Subaru Legacy makes it very difficult to see out of the windshield.

Here’s one complaint on the NHTSA website. “My car’s windshield was hit by a small stone while driving on highway speed. At first it seemed to be a small chip/ crack. After a minute or two the crack got bigger. This is the second time I’m facing this issue. Same kind of incident happened a month ago as well. I thought Subaru had best safety ratings. But if this happens to someone while driving in the middle of nowhere and the glass shatters all of a sudden for just a mere tiny stone chips, I don’t feel safe driving this car at all. I have attached my previous insurance claim info and pictures of incident as well. I have noticed many cars with a chip or small crack on windshield. But they don’t pose any serious concern to drive the vehicle. In my case it’s a serious concern for safety as the small chip spreads across the windshield which is a threat to drivability of the vehicle. I urge NHTSA to investigate this as soon as possible.”

It hasn’t been that long since Subaru was facing massive class-action lawsuits because of the same problems with other model years. It seems to be a big piece of Subaru’s modern history to deal with cracking and exploding windshields. In years to come, auto publications will still be talking about the poor quality windshields installed by Subaru. While customers will remember the level of failure that Subaru was, the company will be laughing all the way to the bank, rejoicing over all the money made on replacement windshields.

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Brian Jones

About the Author:

Brian Jones spent more than 30 years working as an ASE Certified Master Tech and Parts Specialist at multiple dealerships. Brian has become an authority in the industry, traveling across the country to consult for car dealerships and contributing his expertise as a writer for several major automotive publications. In his spare time, Brian enjoys working on pickup trucks, muscle cars, Jeeps and anything related to motorsports.

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