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Subaru Legacy repairs by problem area

Engine (31%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (9%)

Brakes and Traction Control (9%)

Suspension and Steering (18%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (18%)

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

Other (5%)

Chart based on 1584 repairs.
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Subaru Legacy repair cost distribution

$2500+ (3%)

$1000 - $2499 (14%)

$500 - $999 (25%)

$100 - $499 (47%)

< $100 (11%)

Chart based on 508 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

Subaru Legacy problems by year

before 1999 (4%)

2000 - 2002 (7%)

2003 - 2004 (9%)

2005 - 2007 (45%)

2008 - 2009 (14%)

2010 - 2012 (14%)

2013 - 2014 (3%)

2015 - present (4%)

Chart based on 1586 repair trips.
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What Our Members Are Saying about the Personal Experiences of the Subaru Legacy

Subaru Legacy Personal Experiences: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2011 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
Only a Subaru dealer can work on these cars. full 2011 Subaru Legacy review
2010 4dr Sedan turbocharged 265hp 2.5L H4
6-speed manual AWD
This is my second Legacy - the 2005 I previously owned was a wonderful vehicle but I typically only keep cars for 2-3 years. I like my dealer and the service, when necessary was very good. full 2010 Subaru Legacy review
2010 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed manual AWD
I had a 2008 Legacy and it was a great car. It was sporty, had nice fit and finish and gave me no trouble. full 2010 Subaru Legacy review
2009 4dr Sedan 245-horsepower 3.0L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Again, this is my fifth Legacy, none of which had issues that compromised my choice of a Subaru as a replacement car. full 2009 Subaru Legacy review
2008 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
I used to have a Subaru XT. It was very reliable and had a good performance and fuel economy balance. full 2008 Subaru Legacy review
2008 4dr Sedan 245-horsepower 3.0L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Our other car is a Legacy Wagon (2003) with 78,000 miles and no problems, just servic work, oil changes and a set of tires - what more can you ask for! Drives great does okay with fuel enco. full 2008 Subaru Legacy review
2005 4dr Sedan turbocharged 250hp 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
Always loved Subaru. full 2005 Subaru Legacy review
2005 4dr Sedan 168-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
This is the fourth vehicle owned. full 2005 Subaru Legacy review
 

Subaru Legacy Problems and Repair Histories

See our lemon odds and nada odds page to see vehicles with no repairs or vehicles with more than three repairs. To see how frequently Subaru Legacy problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.