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Guest Message by DevFuse

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1998 coil spring broke and recall on it

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#1 snowscamper



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Posted 03 August 2014 - 11:52 AM

My 1998 legacy just had its left front coil spring break off and it still runs fine but is a safety issue. I had the spring coil safety guard

put in under a recall notice 10 years ago and the recall does state if any coil springs breaks afterwards(corrosion)  a new spring will be installed no charge. So I am calling local Subaru dealer tomorrow as I got proof of the recall notice, Vin # and past records. I am assuming Subaru will repair the one spring free. My concern is if other damage was done by a faulty spring like needing a new cv boot as an example. Does Subaru cover only the spring even if a broken coil caused other damage? What if other spring coil on left side is weak? Seems like common sense to do both.  I was unclear about that reading the recall. Any experience with them appreciated. I expect I may get some resistance given the car is 16 years old, but they last long.

Edited by snowscamper, 03 August 2014 - 11:53 AM.

#2 Gloyale


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Posted 03 August 2014 - 01:12 PM

Likely they will on;y fix the spring......


it's breaking wouldn't affect the CVs, or other things unless the broken spring punctured the tire I bet they will not do anything but the spring.

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