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Subaru Legacy repairs by problem area

Engine (31%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (10%)

Brakes and Traction Control (9%)

Suspension and Steering (18%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (18%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (10%)

Other (5%)

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Subaru Legacy brake repair cost distribution

$2500+ (5%)

$1000 - $2499 (11%)

$500 - $999 (14%)

$100 - $499 (43%)

< $100 (26%)

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.

2015 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

175-horsepower 2.5L H4 6-speed shiftable CVT AWD

15000 mi Recall to reprogram the Electronic Parking Brake. 

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2014 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

173-horsepower 2.5L H4 6-speed shiftable CVT AWD

8000 mi Brake travel was too long; Dealer bled brakes and made changes to system based on diagnostic tools 

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2013 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

173-horsepower 2.5L H4 6-speed manual AWD

62000 mi

US $260
replaced brakes and brake fluid. 

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2012 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

170-horsepower 2.5L H4 6-speed shiftable CVT AWD

58000 mi

US $1000
Brake pads low and squeaking 
85300 mi Replaced front brake pads and rotors 

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2012 Subaru Legacy 4-door

4-cylinder automatic AWD

52080 mi

C $800
Brake job on all 4 wheels (pads rotors). 

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2011 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 265hp 2.5L H4 6-speed manual AWD

27900 mi

$200
Brake pads replacement 

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2011 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

256-horsepower 3.6L H6 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

151000 mi

US $825
replaced brakes and rotirs rear 

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2010 Subaru Legacy 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 148hp 2.0L H4 Diesel 6-speed manual AWD

39680 mi Clonking noise from RH brake caliper, when going over bumps. Could only be solved by replacing complete caliper (pads and clips not changed) 

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2010 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 265hp 2.5L H4 6-speed manual AWD

24000 mi Car would shake under braking. Into dealer 3 times, finally able to replicate. Rotors turned. Problem seems resolved... for now. 
78740 mi Scraping/crunching noise coming from passenger front brake when braking at slow speeds. 
79140 mi

C $250
Replaced front brake rotors. Right front rotor had deep gouge that would produce crunching/scraping noise when braking a low speeds. 
96720 mi

C $500
Replaced Rotors and pads 
48000 mi Brake pads finally wore. Rears were worse than fronts. Replaced all four corners. 

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2010 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

170-horsepower 2.5L H4 6-speed shiftable CVT AWD

56000 mi

US $285
replace rotors and pads, spark plugs 
61000 mi

US $260
replace front pads and rotors 
103000 mi

US $360
Resurfaced front rotors. Installed new pads all the way around. 
59300 mi

US $900
Pads needed to be replaced, rotors turned. 
31000 mi

US $450
Replaced rear brake pads and rotors. 

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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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2009 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

245-horsepower 3.0L H6 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

41700 mi

US $50
Front brake pads wore prematurely and were replaced. Front pads made unusually loud noise when slightly heated, it did this since the car was new, dealer always said could not duplicate. Pads changed. No more noise, cars stops much better. 
47000 mi

US $500
Pads front and rear replaced and rotors resurfaced. 
74000 mi

US $200
Rotors needed to be turned due to being out of true. 
94500 mi

US $230
New front pads and rotors. 

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2009 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

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

16500 mi 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. 
41000 mi

US $600
rear brakes replaced 

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2008 Subaru Legacy 4dr Wagon

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

65100 mi Rear pads and rotors replaced 

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2008 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

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

104000 mi

US $687
replaced worn rear pads and rotors 
59000 mi

US $900
New front rotors and new brake pads (front/rear) 

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2008 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

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

69000 mi

US $1000
Complete brake pad and rotor replacement on all 4 wheels 
81000 mi

US $80
Left front brake squeals at all speeds 
47000 mi Replace pads 
100300 mi

US $2049
Replaced front & rear pads & rotors. 
52000 mi Front brakes were grating, sounded as though pads fell apart. 

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2008 Subaru Legacy 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder diesel manual AWD

50840 mi

$2866
Brake pads were in contact with rotor, calipers needed refurbishing. 

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2007 Subaru Legacy 4dr Wagon

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

58900 mi

C $800
This car is hard on brakes. Discs and pads were new at 65,000 kms two years ago. Did not do a regular maintenance last year and it cost me this year. Moral of the story "Do a regular maintenance annually". 
73160 mi

C $350
Rear brake failure due to corrosion of brake line near right rear wheel. The recall to stop corrosion had been done. This point of corrosion is well know. The plastic envelope over the pipe is absent at the attachment clamp. 

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2007 Subaru Legacy 4dr Wagon

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

109000 mi

US $180
Informed by previous owner & prepurchase inspection that front brakes were needed, replaced pads which had gotten very thin. 

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2007 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4 6-speed manual AWD

69000 mi Rear pads were replaced. Rotors resurfaced. 
43000 mi

US $100
Backing plate bent. Dealer removed and straightened plate. 

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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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2007 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

175-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

47120 mi

C $350
5% rear brakes left and had to repair 
75300 mi

US $1000
Replace brake pads 
80300 mi

US $400
Replace brake pads and rotors 

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2007 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

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

54300 mi

US $800
Front brake pads, service and belts 

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2007 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

163-horsepower 2.0L H4 5-speed manual AWD

36500 mi Front brake caliper slide pins replaced. 

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2006 Subaru Legacy 4dr Wagon

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

22320 mi

C $1000
Front brakes done. 
118000 mi

US $1450
Rear rotors, alignment, 120000 mile service, replaced battery, snow tires. Emergency brake not working due to worn rotors. All routine items. Car continues to run wonderfully and to be fully reliable. 
136700 mi

US $1800
rotors needed replacement 

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2006 Subaru Legacy 4dr Wagon

175-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

52700 mi

C $150
Brake pads and rotors replaced due to wear. Tires replaced due to wear. 
77500 mi

C $1100
Rusty rotors caused pulsation and noise in the brakes. All four rotors and pads replaced with Subaru OEM parts. 

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2006 Subaru Legacy 4dr Wagon

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

42000 mi Routine brake replacement of pads and turning of rotors. Routine oil change. Routine alignment 4 wheel. 
44000 mi Routine brake pad replacement with turned rotors 

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2006 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

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

65100 mi

C $400
Slight vibration with braking. 

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2006 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 250hp 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

119000 mi

US $150
Had to replace both front calipers. Pistons were seized in caliper housing. 
121000 mi

US $240
pulsating brake pedal upon application replace rotors and pads 
88500 mi

US $10
Front brakes sticking on application; cleaned and regreased front pads and shims and regreased caliper slide pins. 
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 
16740 mi Vacuum line valve on brake booster broke, entire brake booster replaced under warranty. 

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2005 Subaru Legacy 4dr Wagon

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

79000 mi

US $415
Vibrating brake pedal indicated brake disc/rotor wear, and/or worn pads. Dealer performed brake pad replacement. 
106000 mi

US $850
Replaced front and rear rotors and brake pads. 
45880 mi

C $1124
pads starting to separate from backing 
86000 mi

US $100
replaced front rotors and pads 
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

117300 mi

US $900
Front left brake caliper seized and had to be replaced...along with front rotors/pads. 
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. 
100000 mi

US $200
Both front and rear brake pads replaced. First change of pads after 100K miles and 9 yrs. of driving. 
48000 mi

US $350
Frozen right front brake caliper 
58000 mi

US $150
Frozen brake caliper. Caliper replaced. 
48000 mi

US $650
Left front caliper seized due to broken dust seal and corrosion. Caliper cylinder bore was pitted, so had to be replaced. 
66500 mi

US $650
Sticking parking brake 
58000 mi

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

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2005 Subaru Legacy 4dr Wagon

168-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

71000 mi

US $300
Rear brakes wore out, turned rotors and replaced pads. 
74000 mi

US $150
Front brakes finally wore out at 74,000 miles.  
115700 mi

US $1500
Local shop cleaned all moving brake parts and that fixed the bad vibration the dealer couldn't fix. 

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2005 Subaru Legacy 4dr Wagon

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

138900 mi

C $400
back discs and pads replacement 

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2005 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

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

59520 mi

C $305
Replaced prematurely warped rotor. 
69440 mi

C $485
Rear rotors and pads replaced due to corrosion and wear 
46000 mi

US $300
Damaged stuck front disc brake pad replaced, rotor turned. 
61300 mi

US $1000
Brake guide pins seized. Needed to be replaced. Parts cost ($40) + around $200 labor. 
145000 mi

US $800
Vibrating under braking, replaced pads and rotors 

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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 
141700 mi

US $250
LF brake caliper siezed up. 
108300 mi

US $800
Both front calipers were frozen and required replacement. 

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2005 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

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

115000 mi General brake maintenance, loose calipers - front passenger side brake 
142000 mi

US $600
Brake pad and rotor replacement 
86180 mi

C $140
Replaced Rotors and Pads and seized caliper pin. 
53000 mi

US $515
Standard Brake repair: Replace pads and cut or replace rotors on all four wheels. 

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2004 Subaru Legacy 4dr Wagon

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

81000 mi

US $644
Pads and rotors all the way around 
119300 mi

US $1400
Pads on all four wheels, front rotors turned, rear rotors replaced. 

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2004 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 4-speed automatic AWD

128000 mi

US $400
Front pads replaced 
91000 mi

US $200
Replaced Rotos and Pads 

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2003 Subaru Legacy 4dr Wagon

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

96720 mi

C $1325
front brakes pads and rotors 
187000 mi

US $500
Caliper seized, taking pads and rotors with it. 
206000 mi

US $150
Rear brake caliper seized. Replaced rear pads and calipers 
162000 mi

US $1000
Rotors and pads replaced, normal wear and tear 

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2003 Subaru Legacy 4dr Wagon

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 4-speed automatic AWD

67580 mi

C $1000
routine brake work 
59000 mi

US $1200
Brakes were making a lot of noise. Had them replaced as closely to factory standards as possible. 

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2003 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

185700 mi

US $300
Rear brakes completely worn. 

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2003 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

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

81000 mi

US $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 

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2002 Subaru Legacy 4dr Wagon

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

149000 mi

US $600
needed replacement 
151000 mi brake lines rusted out. brakes to be repaired. needed 2500 to repair. 

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2002 Subaru Legacy 4dr Wagon

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 4-speed automatic AWD

206000 mi

US $100
Replaced worn and warped rotors 

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2002 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 4-speed automatic AWD

72000 mi

US $3000
brake rotors are warped again for the 3rd time. This car has very poor brakes. 

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2001 Subaru Legacy 4dr Wagon

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 4-speed automatic AWD

109300 mi

US $500
Pads replaced 

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2001 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 4-speed automatic AWD

139000 mi

US $3500
Replaced rotors brake pads etc also Nick sensor was bad 

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2000 Subaru Legacy

Engine not specified

134000 mi

US $2200
Brakes. 

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2000 Subaru Legacy 4dr Wagon

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 4-speed automatic AWD

192000 mi

US $150
Bad wear and scoring on front rotors. Uneven wear on rear rotors. Replaced 4 rotors and pads. (self) 
171700 mi

US $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. 
175000 mi

US $400
new front rotors and pads due to warped rotor causing violent front end shake while braking. 

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2000 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 4-speed automatic AWD

80600 mi

C $100
Rear brake discs and pads needed replacement. 
83700 mi

C $200
Front brake pad and rotor needed replacement. Was performed by non-dealer mechanic. 
125700 mi

US $300
warped rotors 

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1999 Subaru Legacy 4-door

4-cylinder manual 4WD

239320 mi

€401
Brake shoe replaced. 

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1999 Subaru Legacy 4-door

4-cylinder automatic AWD

202000 mi

US $400
Rear brake lines rotted causing leak. Replaced. 
203500 mi

US $220
Driver side front caliper was hanging up. Replaced both front calipers. 

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1998 Subaru Legacy

Engine not specified

134700 mi

US $250
Brakes failed one day on the road! The brake lines had rusted out and my mechanic had to run new lines. 

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1997 Subaru Legacy 4-door

4-cylinder manual AWD

189300 mi

US $700
piston froze in caliper, broken sway bar mount, bad cv boot, rust 

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1996 Subaru Legacy

Engine not specified

151280 mi

C $300
Hill HOld Brake system failed and locked brakes 

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1996 Subaru Legacy 4-door

4-cylinder automatic AWD

122000 mi

US $50
Rear Brakes were growling. I bought pads, looked online to watch repair and replaced the pads. 

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