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Subaru Legacy Brakes Problems and Repair Histories

778 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Subaru Legacy. 93 of these members (12%) have reported brakes and traction control repairs for their car. A total of 82 brakes and traction control repairs to Subaru Legacys--an average of 0.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently Subaru Legacy problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the Subaru Legacy problem descriptions below.

Don't infer Subaru Legacy problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of Subaru Legacy repairs by problem area

31% of the Subaru Legacy repairs were to the engine, 10% to the transmission, 9% to the brakes, 18% to the suspension, 17% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 11% to the body and trim, and 4% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 943 repairs.

Subaru Legacy brakes and traction control repair cost distribution

Of the Subaru Legacy brakes and traction control repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 27% cost less than $100, 47% between $100 and $499, 13% between $500 and $999, 8% between $1000 and $2499, and 5% more than $2500.

Chart based on 62 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten Subaru Legacy Brakes and Traction Control problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2009 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

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

Subaru Legacy in Illinois, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2009 0    
30300 0 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. 
61000  

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2009 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

170-horsepower 2.5L H4 4-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Subaru Legacy in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2009 10000    
17300 0 Brake warning light came on. Vehicle needed new brake fluid reservoir. Part ordered in late December. Repair done 1-13-10. Loaner provided. Repair completed in two hours. Picked up vehicle at 11:30 a.m. 
 

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2007 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4 6-speed manual AWD

Subaru Legacy in Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2006 2000    
43000 100 Backing plate bent. Dealer removed and straightened plate. 
 

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2006 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 250hp 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru Legacy in Massachusetts, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2009 31000    
76000 300 Replaced 1 malfunctioning brake caliper 
106000 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 manual AWD

Subaru Legacy in Massachusetts, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2010 39000    
48000 650 Left front caliper seized due to broken dust seal and corrosion. Caliper cylinder bore was pitted, so had to be replaced. 
109000  
Subaru Legacy in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2007 35000    
58000 500 ABS sensor ring failed, requiring replacement of wheel bearing. Subaru currently refusing warranty coverage. Caused by design defect. 
135000  

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2005 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

168-horsepower 2.5L H4 4-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Subaru Legacy in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2012 114000    
115000 0 General brake maintenance, loose calipers - front passenger side brake 
131000  

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2003 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 4-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Subaru Legacy in Maryland, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2009 75000    
81000 263 During one of the trips the calipers on the front left brakes failed to work properly. Due to this problem the brakes did not release and resulted in bumping on the steering wheel as well as made the left front rim extremely hot. The failed part was repl 
121000  

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2000 Subaru Legacy

Engine not specified

Subaru Legacy in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2009 133000    
134000 2200 Brakes. 
 

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2000 Subaru Legacy 4dr Wagon

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 4-speed automatic AWD

Subaru Legacy in North Carolina, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2010 150000    
171700 130 Rear calipers replaced due to excessive corrosion that would not allow the piston to be retracted into caliper body to allow space for new pads and rotors. 
 

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