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1997 Subaru Legacy Problems and Repair Histories

Don't infer 1997 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 1997 Subaru Legacy repairs by problem area

33% of the 1997 Subaru Legacy repairs were to the engine, 22% to the transmission, 11% to the brakes, 22% to the suspension, and 11% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems.

Chart based on 9 repairs.

1997 Subaru Legacy repair cost distribution

Of the 1997 Subaru Legacy repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 67% cost between $100 and $499, and 33% between $500 and $999.

Chart based on 6 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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Repair costs are in local units.

1997 Subaru Legacy

Engine not specified

Subaru in West Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2013 147000    
147000 125 Bad starter 
Subaru in Tennessee, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2012 171000    
173000 510 Replaced all belts, coil pack, spark plugs, wires, oil change, fuel & air filters, tire balance, and had all lines cleaned out. 

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1997 Subaru Legacy 4-door

4-cylinder manual AWD

Subaru in West Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2010 161000    
166000 200 bought the car used with a whirring noise in transmission, drove on it for 40k mi. started slipping out of 4th gear when coasting, had to replace rear main input shaft bearing 
185000 240 bad wheel bearing and leaking axle stub seals. I caused the leak on the axle when I rebuilt the transmission in the past 
189300 700 piston froze in caliper, broken sway bar mount, bad cv boot, rust 
190000  

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1997 Subaru Legacy 4-door

4-cylinder automatic AWD

Subaru in Washington, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2010 143000    
144000 500 Wheel bearing hub damaged. 
149000 175 Check engine light has been on/off for the last 6 months and now was on constantly. Had it checked ... timing sensor was out. Had it replaced. 
175000 210 CV axle worn out 
179000  

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