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2007 Subaru Legacy Problems and Repair Histories

65 TrueDelta members own a 2007 Subaru Legacy. 17 of these members (26.2%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 54 repairs to 2007 Subaru Legacys--an average of 0.8 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2007 Subaru Legacy problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2007 Subaru Legacy problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2007 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 2007 Subaru Legacy repairs by problem area

26% of the 2007 Subaru Legacy repairs were to the engine, 11% to the transmission, 9% to the brakes, 20% to the suspension, 17% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 9% to the body and trim, and 7% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 54 repairs.

2007 Subaru Legacy repair cost distribution

Of the 2007 Subaru Legacy repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 41% cost less than $100, 50% between $100 and $499, 5% between $500 and $999, and 5% between $1000 and $2499.

Chart based on 22 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 2007 Subaru Legacy problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2007 Subaru Legacy 4dr Wagon

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

Subaru Legacy in Manitoba, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2011 25420    
26320 264 Computers and sensors - engine, transmission, and drivetrain, repair 
28980 21 All the drains at the base of the windshield ( under the cowl ) and at the bottom of the front fenders were plugged with pine needles and mud. Had to take it all apart, removed cowl and fender liner, in order to wash it all out. Took a day. sunroof gasket fell off and I re-glued with 3M weather strip glue ( good stuff). Lots of glue left over for next job. 
48540 265 Rear oxy sensor kaput. 2nd time in 2 years, 35,000kms. Each lasted 40,000kms. First one took 4 yrs and second 2 years. These things are problematic. The turbo has a history of repeated failures. It may be related to cold winters. 200 km later Rear oxy sensor again. These things can be reset with a good code reader and it takes 5 minutes or less. This time light back on in 2 km. Humidity seems to be a problem. Replaced sensor. 
53320 50 The linkage between the shifter arm and the tranny is quite exposed and it slowly began to seize up with dirt and corrosion. A lot of WD40, compressed air, and elbow grease freed it up so that grease could be liberally sprayed at the joints. 
55800  

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2007 Subaru Legacy 4dr Wagon

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

Subaru Legacy in Alberta, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2010 40920    
41540 225 Broken left rear sway bar (stabilizer link bar) 
 
Subaru Legacy in Nova Scotia, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2011 42160    
44640 250 Rough trans shifts>>.they changed the fluid and re=programmed tranny. OK so far. Defective steering rack...leaking fluid. Head gasket needed replacement 
Subaru Legacy in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2009 108000    
109000 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

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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2007 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru Legacy in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2006 8000    
10000 56 TPMS warning light with correct pressure. Resolved... 
17000 0 Dome light went out, dealer replaced under warranty. 
0 Excessive brake shudder, dealer says rotors are warped and new rotors have been ordered. Front right wheel squeak isolated to a poorly lubed wheel bearing. New bearing has been ordered. Both repairs will be under warranty. 
24000 0 squeak in the front wheels, somehow speed dependent. 
28000 0 High pitched sound from the front of the vehicle and brake pedal vibration. 
32000 0 Acceleration hesitation starting around 2700 rpm. 
43000 0 Wheel bearing out and brake shuddering under load. 
47000 0 Squealing noise, front/left wheel. 
51000 225 Ruptured the oil feed line to the turbo. Which resulted in additional problems. 
51000 13 Tether line for fuel cap broke, replaced part, out of pocket $13 
 

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2007 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

175-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru Legacy in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2010 38000    
50500 317 Replace right front axle boot and oil change. 
72000  

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2007 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

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

Subaru Legacy in Massachusetts, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2008 29000    
30000 0 Headlight bulb replaced. 
50000 0 WVU-31 Engine Control Module failed, Reprogram ECM per recall (separate), Main vehicle fuse replaced. 
58000 35 Driver side headlight bulb was replaced Check Engine (steady) and Cruise Control (flashing) lights were lit. Annoying to look at every time I drove. The dealer's OBD determined this was a CA/NE USA emissions error. Oxygen Sensor/Air Fuel Ratio Sensor replaced. 
61000 30 Passenger side headlight bulb was replaced 
Subaru Legacy in Connecticut, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2007 15000    
18000 0 Intermittent rubbing noise (increases/decreases based on speed), sometimes accompanied by "burning"/friction smell. 
33000 0 Driver's seat leather and padding wore through, creating a hole in the leather. Neither us or the dealership could figure out why this happened and so they replaced the leather seat cover (including foam seatback). 
61000 323 Radio frequently glitched/garbled on its display. Read online that this was a common issue among this stereo model. 
 
Subaru Legacy in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2008 19000    
23000 0 cleaned wheel bearing fixed dash rattle 
54300 800 Front brake pads, service and belts 
57000  

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