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Subaru Legacy brake repair cost distribution

Chart based on 76 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2009 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

2000 mi One of the front brake rotors was defective from the factory. Dealer replaced rotor. 
30300 mi Brake pedal was making a noise when released. Problem diagnosed as defective brake booster valve. Dealer replaced brake booster, problem is gone. It took me over a YEAR of complaining before a dealer finally agreed to look. 

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2007 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

24000 mi squeak in the front wheels, somehow speed dependent. 
28000 mi High pitched sound from the front of the vehicle and brake pedal vibration. 

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2006 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 250hp 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

33000 mi rear brakes replaced, rotor resurfaced. front brakes lubed and cleaned 
58000 mi

US $500
FRONT BRAKE REPLACED, PADS AND ROTORS 
76000 mi

US $300
Replaced 1 malfunctioning brake caliper 
85000 mi

US $600
rear brake replacement, regular usage 
106000 mi

US $700
seized caliper, replaced pads rotors and other caliper as precaution 

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2005 Subaru Legacy 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 250hp 2.5L H4 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

33000 mi

US $900
Replace brake pads - evidently no aftermarket pads available - mechanic had to order pads from Subaru. 
37000 mi

US $900
Had to replace pads and rotors. A bit surprising at this relatively low mileage. 

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2005 Subaru Legacy 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 250hp 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

58000 mi

US $500
ABS sensor ring failed, requiring replacement of wheel bearing. Subaru currently refusing warranty coverage. Caused by design defect. 
52000 mi

US $215
Brake service (rear) recommended on previous oil change. Wear indicator noise just started in mid-October so I scheduled the pad replacement with a regular oil-change service. 

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2005 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 250hp 2.5L H4 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

46000 mi

US $300
Damaged stuck front disc brake pad replaced, rotor turned. 

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2005 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 250hp 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

29000 mi Pulsation in steering when applying the brakes. Dealer replaced rear rotors and pads but it still had a slight pulsation. They ordered front rotors and brakes. Bringing car back to dealer when parts arrive. Note: This is not going to solve the problem sin 

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2000 Subaru Legacy

Engine not specified

134000 mi

US $2200
Brakes. 

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Subaru Legacy Brake Problems

929 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer Subaru Legacy. 91 of these members (9.8%) have reported brake repairs for their car. A total of 114 brake repairs to Subaru Legacys--an average of 0.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

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