83 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2006 Subaru Legacy. 21 of these members
(25.3%) have reported engine repairs for their car.
A total of 53 engine repairs to 2006 Subaru Legacys--an average of 0.6 per
vehicle--have been reported.
Rough idle and check engine light, replaced idle valve.
ignition coil replaced
engine check engine on. engine not running smoothly on 4 cylinders. VVT valve that takes care of cylinder 1 and 3 had to be replaced.
OCV Oil control valve
2 ignition coils needed after check engine light and rough idle.
Car overheated. Towed to shop. Replaced thermostat, leaking hose, water pump, timing belt + tensioners.
Check Engine Light - scan and retrieve codes
Radiator inlet hose popped off. Radiator inlet flange was damaged. Replaced radiator and inlet (top) hose.
Check engine light came on 3 times in one week. Each time, the car went into 'limp' mode. Would not rev above 1200 rpm. Dealer read code P0638. Dealer was not able to diagnose further and did not attempt to repair.
Got P0638 check engine light. Car went into limp mode. Dealer (Irvine Subaru) replaced ECM. When I went to pick up the car, I got P0638 again. Dealer replaced the throttle body (including sensor and actuator).
A stumble at idle processed to a check engine light, codes for failure of #4. A coil pack, an injector or a tight valve. After lengthy diagnosis (for which not charged), found to be a tight valve. All four lifters were replaced.