Hood Latch Problems of Subaru Legacy



Subaru Legacy owners have reported 10 problems related to hood latch (under the latches/locks/linkage category).

car image   Hood Latch problem of the 1997 Subaru Legacy 1
Failure Date: 09/23/2006

: the contact stated while driving 55 mph on a dry highway, the hood latche failed and cracked the windshield. The contact was able to pull off of the road. The vehicle was towed to an auto body shop. Updated 12/28/06.

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car image   Hood Latch problem of the 1999 Subaru Legacy 2
Failure Date: 03/21/2005

Hood striker came loose from hood. Hood came open while driving on freeway. Crashing into windshield and causing an automobile accident. Fortunatly no one was injured in accident and car is being repaired.

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car image   Hood Latch problem of the 1997 Subaru Legacy 3
Failure Date: 03/20/2005

Aprrox. 3 months ago I was driving down a highway at about 65 miles an hour when my hood popped up and hit the windshield. The windshield was cracked in many places and the hood was bent and paint chipped. I contacted Subaru the following day because my hood had not been opened for approx 2mths prior this and was concerned of a defect in part. They told me there was none and sometimes it just happens. I paid for a new windshield (I beleive about 235) and have yet to replace hood. Today I was informed by a technician that replaces windshields (contact was unrelated to my car) that he replaces more windshields on Subarus than any other car because the first hood latch fails and the second lets go when high way speed is reached. I believe this is a part malfunction that poses a serious threat to drivers and should be investigated. If I have contacted the wrong department or company please direct me in right direction. I am unsure but could find out of the exact incident date.

car image   Hood Latch problem of the 1998 Subaru Legacy 4
Failure Date: 11/24/2004

1998 Subaru Legacy hood latch failed in high winds.

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car image   Hood Latch problem of the 1996 Subaru Legacy 5
Failure Date: 02/12/2004

While driving 55 mph the hood flew open, shattering the front windshield. Dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem.

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car image   Hood Latch problem of the 1997 Subaru Legacy 6
Failure Date: 06/04/2003

While driving on the highway at a speed of approximately 55 mph, the hood unlatched, flew back, and contacted the windshield and forward roof. The windshield shattered, but fortunately I was able to see through the space between the dash and bottom of the hood and managed to get the car to the median. The hood and windshield were ruined, and the roof sustained considerable damage.

car image   Hood Latch problem of the 1997 Subaru Legacy 7
Failure Date: 04/24/2002

While driving at highway speeds hood latch came loose causing the hood to bounce up and down. This happened twice causing me to pull of to the shoulder and close hood. Hood did not unlatch all the way put if I continued without stopping hood would of popped fully at some point.

car image   Hood Latch problem of the 1997 Subaru Legacy 8
Failure Date: 12/07/2001

I was driving on the highway when all of a sudden the hood unlatched and blewout, open breaking my windsheild and denting my hood at the same time. I was unable to see through my windsheild, but was still able to safely bring my vehicle to a stop on the shoulder. I do not know why the hood latch failed or even was open as I had not done anything under the hood in a long time.

car image   Hood Latch problem of the 1998 Subaru Legacy 9
Failure Date: 07/13/2001

While driving 50 mph hood flew open, windshield was broken. Consumer was able to pull over safely, no injuries.

car image   Hood Latch problem of the 1996 Subaru Legacy 10
Failure Date: 03/29/2000

While driving at highway speed hood flew up, blocking the drivers view. Dealer and subbaru has been notivied. .


Other Common Latches/locks/linkage related problems of Subaru Legacy

Problem Category Number of Problems
Hood Latch problems
10
Latches/locks/linkage problems
2
Tailgate Latch problems
1