1990 SUBARU Legacy

These recalls apply to the make, model, and year of your car – and should be fixed as soon as possible.

4 Recalls for 1990 SUBARU Legacy

Recall Date Component Summary
March 23, 1994 POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION

WHEN THE VEHICLE IS DRIVEN CONTINUOUSLY UNDER EXTREMELY COLD TEMPERATURES (-22 DEGREES F.) AND HIGH HUMIDITY WEATHER CONDITIONS, THE TRANSMISSION BREATHING (AIR) VENT CAN BE BLOCKED DUE TO MOISTURE FREEZING AT THE OIL LEVEL GAUGE. IF THIS OCCURS, PRESSURE INSIDE THE TRANSMISSION CASE WILL INCREASE AND PUSH OUT THE REAR OIL SEAL, CAUSING TRANSMISSION OIL LEAKAGE. THE LACK OF LUBRICATION CAN BURN THE INTERNAL COMPONENTS OF THE TRANSMISSION, CAUSE THE TRANSMISSION TO SEIZE AND THE VEHICLE TO COME TO A SUDDEN STOP.

Remedy:

DEALERS WILL MODIFY THE OIL GAUGE PIPE AND MODIFY THE OIL LEVEL GAUGE (DIPSTICK) OR REPLACE IT, DEPENDING ON THE TYPE OF DIPSTICK IN THE VEHICLE.

June 4, 1990 VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER/HVAC SYSTEM

THE DEFROSTER LEVER PIN OF THE DEFROSTER SHUTTER DOOR MAY BECOME DISLOCATED AND ALLOW THE SHUTTER TO CLOSE, PREVENTING DEFROSTER FROM FUNCTIONING.

Remedy:

INSTALL A POSITIONING STOPPER DEVICE TO PREVENT DISLOCATION OF DEFROSTER LEVER PIN TO ASSURE DEFROSTER OPERATION.

October 16, 1990 LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH

TORQUE OF LATCH SCREWS ON FRONT DOORS MAY LOOSEN OVER TIME DUE TO A GAP BETWEEN THE LATCH BASE PLATE AND INNER DOOR PANEL UNDER THE SCREW HEAD.

Remedy:

REPLACE FRONT DOOR LATCH SCREWS WITH “LOCK-TIGHT” SCREWS.

May 30, 1991 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

UNDER CERTAIN LOAD CONDITIONS, THE PARK GEAR MAY NOT DISENGAGE IMMEDIATELY WHEN THE TRANSMISSION LEVER IS MOVED FROM PARK TO REVERSE.

Remedy:

INSTALL A MODIFIED PARKING BRAKE PAWL TO PREVENT DELAYED RELEASE INTO REVERSE GEAR.

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95 Complaints submitted to NHTSA for 1990 SUBARU Legacy

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Date Component  
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS:SWITCH
ODI Number: 517028
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH
ODI Number: 10088936
POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:CONSTANT VELOCITY JOINT
ODI Number: 10055056
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH
ODI Number: 10040136
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS
ODI Number: 8017021
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH
ODI Number: 8003975
STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR
ODI Number: 8006452
SEAT BELTS
ODI Number: 8000909
POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY
ODI Number: 984472
SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:RECLINER
ODI Number: 984002
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:RETRACTOR
ODI Number: 971705
SEAT BELTS
ODI Number: 975029
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM:INJECTORS
ODI Number: 973738
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH
ODI Number: 973688
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 971969
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY
ODI Number: 964985
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH
ODI Number: 966453
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY
ODI Number: 968128
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 959645
STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR
ODI Number: 899713
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE:BELTS AND ASSOCIATED PULLEYS
ODI Number: 958927
STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR
ODI Number: 858494
POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY
ODI Number: 852372
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 851164
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH
ODI Number: 829674
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH
ODI Number: 829655
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 834985
PARKING BRAKE:CONVENTIONAL
ODI Number: 824953
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH
ODI Number: 825134
STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR
ODI Number: 828312
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH
ODI Number: 827870
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH
ODI Number: 825675
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH
ODI Number: 823128
SEAT BELTS:REAR/OTHER
ODI Number: 814957
SEAT BELTS
ODI Number: 812490
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY
ODI Number: 818024
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:RETRACTOR
ODI Number: 803996
STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR
ODI Number: 805478
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH
ODI Number: 804372
STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR | STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR
ODI Number: 782037
STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR
ODI Number: 758422
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY:FILLER PIPE AND CAP
ODI Number: 755871
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY:FILLER PIPE AND CAP
ODI Number: 748459
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH
ODI Number: 744906
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 731623
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE
ODI Number: 722509
STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR
ODI Number: 718675
STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM
ODI Number: 710793
EQUIPMENT:APPLIANCE:AIR CONDITIONER | STRUCTURE:BODY | STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR
ODI Number: 708229
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP | SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:MASTER CYLINDER
ODI Number: 704819
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH
ODI Number: 704214
SUSPENSION:FRONT:MACPHERSON STRUT | SUSPENSION:REAR:SHOCK ABSORBER
ODI Number: 604584
POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY:AXLE SHAFT
ODI Number: 604584
STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR
ODI Number: 601567
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 549361
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL
ODI Number: 549361
TIRES | TIRES | TIRES:TREAD/BELT
ODI Number: 549361
STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR
ODI Number: 545239
STRUCTURE:BODY
ODI Number: 545239
EQUIPMENT:APPLIANCE:AIR CONDITIONER
ODI Number: 542907
STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR
ODI Number: 542907
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH
ODI Number: 539518
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH
ODI Number: 538429
SEAT BELTS
ODI Number: 536888
POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY
ODI Number: 536090
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE
ODI Number: 530585
POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 532448
STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR
ODI Number: 532444
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE
ODI Number: 530260
POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:CONSTANT VELOCITY JOINT
ODI Number: 522474
STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR
ODI Number: 518970
STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR
ODI Number: 519432
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 517028
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS
ODI Number: 517028
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:SWITCHES:BRAKE LIGHT
ODI Number: 517028
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS
ODI Number: 513299
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE
ODI Number: 513299
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:CABLES
ODI Number: 481793
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 481019
SEAT BELTS
ODI Number: 489915
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL
ODI Number: 500033
STRUCTURE:BODY
ODI Number: 501819
STRUCTURE:BODY
ODI Number: 502364
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH
ODI Number: 502197
EQUIPMENT:APPLIANCE:AIR CONDITIONER
ODI Number: 502197
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
ODI Number: 502197
SUSPENSION:REAR:SHOCK ABSORBER
ODI Number: 502197
POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 502197
STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR
ODI Number: 752400
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY
ODI Number: 482862
SUSPENSION:FRONT:MACPHERSON STRUT
ODI Number: 482862
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:TRUNK LID:LOCK
ODI Number: 487178
STRUCTURE:BODY
ODI Number: 486858
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 503234
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH
ODI Number: 505092
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2 Investigations for 1990 SUBARU Legacy

Date Opened Date Closed Component  
STRUCTURE
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
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14 Service Alerts for 1990 SUBARU Legacy

Date Description
March 18, 2022 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

This bulletin has been developed to outline the steps for gathering basic essential information during diagnosis and repair of the Infotainment concerns. (Applicable to all models with Harman or Denso CP1 Infotainment).

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June 17, 2021 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

This bulletin contains additional information for recommended materials listed in the Service Manuals for individual models

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June 17, 2021 350000 EQUIPMENT

This bulletin contains additional information for recommended materials listed in the Service Manuals for individual models

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June 7, 2021 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

This bulletin is to advise of SOA⿿s revised catalytic converter recycling program shipping procedure.

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June 7, 2021 350000 EQUIPMENT

This bulletin is to advise of SOA⿿s revised catalytic converter recycling program shipping procedure.

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February 1, 2021 350000 EQUIPMENT

To help reduce confusion and increase technician efficiency, Subaru of America, Inc. (SOA) has developed the following cross reference list to help locate the appropriate Special Service Tool.

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April 30, 2020 350000 EQUIPMENT

All Models (Vehicle Cleaning- COVID-19Best Practices)

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August 4, 2020 350000 EQUIPMENT

Special Service Tools Cross Reference List.

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May 6, 2019 350000 EQUIPMENT

To help reduce confusion and increase technician efficiency, Subaru of America, Inc. (SOA) has developed the following cross reference list to help locate the appropriate Special Service Tool.

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May 21, 2019 350000 EQUIPMENT

Subaru Service and Technical Support Line Newletter.

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October 1, 1995 980000 UNKNOWN OR OTHER

KNOCK SENSOR. *SD

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December 23, 2002 021600 SUSPENSION:FRONT:WHEEL BEARING

NEW PROCEDURE FOR REPLACING REAR WHEEL BEARINGS. *TT

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July 1, 2007 121000 EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS

HEADLIGHT BULB SOCKET REPAIRS. *KB

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August 15, 1998 357100 EQUIPMENT:APPLIANCE:AIR CONDITIONER

VARIOUS INSTRUCTIONS AND PROCEDURES ON AIR CONDITIONING RETROFIT. *YC

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