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2007 Subaru Legacy repairs by problem area

Engine (30%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (10%)

Brakes and Traction Control (11%)

Suspension and Steering (21%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (15%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (8%)

Other (5%)

Chart based on 105 repairs.
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2007 Subaru Legacy repair cost distribution

$2500+ (2%)

$1000 - $2499 (6%)

$500 - $999 (15%)

$100 - $499 (53%)

< $100 (23%)

Chart based on 47 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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2007 Subaru Legacy

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Subaru Legacy in Pennsylvania, United States
Sep 2015 - Oct 2016
May 2016

87700 mi
Had the head gasket replace. 
Subaru Legacy in New Jersey, United States
Oct 2013 - Nov 2013
Nov 2013

64000 mi

US $120
vehicle makes 2-4 second mild rumbling sound/loss of power every 5-8 minutes of drive time. transmission filter and oil replaced, no metal bits found. issue still exists. plugs and plug wires replaced last month in attempt to fix same issue 

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2007 Subaru Legacy 4dr Wagon

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

Subaru Legacy in Singapore
Feb 2014 - Dec 2016
May 2014

60960 mi
Sensors dirty causing various indicators to flash on the headboard. 
Jan 2015

72080 mi

Front shock absorbers worn out making metallic sound whenever the car goes over uneven surfaces or a hump. Engine mounting worn causing oil to leak and might also contribute to some rotary sound while csr is idling. 
Mar 2015

75020 mi

Left CV joint worn out and was repaired. Gear box mounting worn out causing noise when turning the steering wheel. Replaced mounting and noise disappear. 
Dec 2015

84320 mi

Power transmission belt broken. Replaced new one. 
Apr 2016

88200 mi

Radiator leaked due to crack on the rubber parts. 
Subaru Legacy in Manitoba, Canada
Feb 2011 - Dec 2016
Mar 2011

25626 mi

C $264
Computers and sensors - engine, transmission, and drivetrain, repair 
Jun 2011

28576 mi

C $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. 
Apr 2013

48540 mi

C $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. 
Feb 2014

53320 mi

C $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. 
Jun 2014

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". 
Dec 2015

70680 mi

C $483
Front Left wheel bearing replaced 
Mar 2016

73160 mi

C $900
left rear wheel bearing difficult to change due to corrosion. Other side front and rear noisy: will need to be changed in near future. 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. 
May 2016

75260 mi

C $350
3rd wheel bearing in 6 months. Used a jobber bearing ( National ) rather than Subaru to save over 100$. 
Aug 2016

76880 mi
Timing belt. Also crankshaft front oil seal due to slight not previously visible leak. No oil needed between changes. 
Sep 2016

76880 mi

C $170
Replaced centre gasket in exhaust system 

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2007 Subaru Legacy 4dr Wagon

175-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru Legacy in New Zealand
Nov 2008 - Sep 2016
Jan 2012

22940 mi
Replaced low beam and interior light bulb. 
Jul 2013

27280 mi

Battery was run flat, and when recharged was deemed old and to be replaced. 
Feb 2014

28300 mi

Headlight bulb failed and needed to be replaced 
Jul 2014

31000 mi
cruise control not working - spiral cable suspected. No repair undertaken. Attachment for screen below back window broken. 
May 2015

35640 mi

headlight bulb replaced. 
Subaru Legacy in Manitoba, Canada
Sep 2011 - May 2015
Feb 2012

75000 mi

C $30
Hood latch became loose and a small part disappeared. replaced entire latch mechanism. 
Oct 2012

89740 mi

C $60
Replace hood release mechanism. 
Aug 2013

105400 mi

C $160
Run gps and phone charger...battery had to be replaced. 
Jun 2014

122760 mi

C $450
Worn sensors. 
Sep 2014

127720 mi

C $200
Catalytic converter throws codes. Quote $2300 so delayed repair. Fixed myself by changing gas. Cost: $0. 
May 2015

134540 mi

C $500
Shift linkage broke. Bearing seized and joint broke. While waiting for repair I decided to trade my vehicle for newer forester. Higher clearance makes, boat launch easier. 

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2007 Subaru Legacy 4dr Wagon

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

Subaru Legacy in California, United States
Sep 2009 - Mar 2010
Oct 2009

109000 mi

US $180
Informed by previous owner & prepurchase inspection that front brakes were needed, replaced pads which had gotten very thin. 
Subaru Legacy in Alberta, Canada
Feb 2010 - Jun 2011
Apr 2010

41540 mi

C $225
Broken left rear sway bar (stabilizer link bar) 
Subaru Legacy in North Carolina, United States
Apr 2012 - Dec 2015
Apr 2013

114963 mi

US $498
Both front lower control arm bushings were split. These were replaced. Front inner CV boot was split. Replaced the whole axle assembly. 
Feb 2014

134700 mi

US $50
Gas pump cuts out when filling tank unless pump limited to a slow flow. After a bit of diagnostics, they concluded that the valve that is on top of the gas tank (and part it) is causing the problems and has to be replaced (about $1000). Gaskets claimed by mechanic to be leaking. Estimated cost to repair is about $1600. 
May 2014

138300 mi

US $265
A boot on front passenger axle had ripped. Axle was replaced. 
Dec 2015

165000 mi
AC not working. Gauge showing overcharged. Did not investigate further. Leaking head gaskets never fixed. 
Subaru Legacy in Nova Scotia, Canada
Feb 2011 - Jun 2011
Jun 2011

44640 mi

C $250
Rough trans shifts>>.they changed the fluid and re=programmed tranny. OK so far. Defective steering rack...leaking fluid. Head gasket needed replacement 

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2007 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4 6-speed manual AWD

Subaru Legacy in Alberta, Canada
Mar 2014 - Mar 2015
May 2014

39300 mi

C $250
AC pulley replaced to correct squealing noise. 
Feb 2015

42340 mi

C $180
Replaced passenger front window seal as original part would no longer seat properly. 
Subaru Legacy in California, United States
Jan 2007 - Dec 2016
Jun 2016

69000 mi
Rear pads were replaced. Rotors resurfaced. 
Subaru Legacy in Virginia, United States
Dec 2006 - Apr 2011
Mar 2011

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

Subaru Legacy in California, United States
Nov 2006 - Nov 2008
Dec 2006

10000 mi

US $56
TPMS warning light with correct pressure. Resolved... 
Mar 2007

17800 mi
Dome light went out, dealer replaced under warranty. 
Apr 2007

22000 mi
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. 
Jun 2007

24000 mi
squeak in the front wheels, somehow speed dependent. 
Jul 2007

28000 mi
High pitched sound from the front of the vehicle and brake pedal vibration. 
Oct 2007

32000 mi
Acceleration hesitation starting around 2700 rpm. 
Apr 2008

43000 mi
Wheel bearing out and brake shuddering under load. 
May 2008

47000 mi
Squealing noise, front/left wheel. 
Aug 2008

51000 mi

US $225
Ruptured the oil feed line to the turbo. Which resulted in additional problems. 
Sep 2008

51000 mi

US $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 Massachusetts, United States
Jul 2012 - Dec 2016
Jul 2014

64700 mi

US $110
Left rear wheel bearing began making slight growl at 65+ mph. I could also feel a slight sideways shimmy over bumps coming from the rear. Both issues remedied with a new hub bearing, comes as one assembly. These were only beginning signs. 
Apr 2016

90300 mi

US $250
Passenger rear wheel bearing hummed and needed replacement 
Subaru Legacy in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2010 - Dec 2015
Mar 2014

43400 mi

C $2500
creaking sounds due to bushings Fuel gasket leak fender guard molding replaced Rust appearing at bottom of driver door on the inside 
May 2015

47120 mi

C $350
5% rear brakes left and had to repair 
Subaru Legacy in California, United States
Nov 2010 - Jun 2015
Nov 2011

50933 mi

US $317
Replace right front axle boot and oil change. 
May 2014

75300 mi

US $1000
Change clutch Replace brake pads 
Aug 2014

80300 mi

US $400
Replace brake pads and rotors 
Mar 2015

90000 mi

US $600
cam sensors 
May 2015

90000 mi

US $1000
Cam shaft broke 
Jun 2015

90000 mi

US $500
Starter needed to be replaced and neutral safety switch 

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2007 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

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

Subaru Legacy in Connecticut, United States
Dec 2007 - Nov 2012
Apr 2008

18000 mi
Intermittent rubbing noise (increases/decreases based on speed), sometimes accompanied by "burning"/friction smell. 
Jul 2009

33000 mi
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). 
Sep 2012

61000 mi

US $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
Aug 2008 - Oct 2015
May 2009

23000 mi
cleaned wheel bearing fixed dash rattle 
Jan 2014

54300 mi

US $800
Front brake pads, service and belts 
Oct 2015

63000 mi
It had some head unit issues where radios and ac unit will come on and off randomly when the car has been sitting out under the sun. Not worth taking the dash off and replacing the head unit. but overall a great car. 
Subaru Legacy in Minnesota, United States
Dec 2014 - Jan 2015
Dec 2014

126000 mi

US $350
Oil pan gasket leaking. Brought in to mechanic, replaced gasket with sealant. 
Subaru Legacy in North Dakota, United States
Feb 2013 - Mar 2014
Oct 2013

52300 mi

US $722
had to have the head gasket replaced. while in the shop, they did some recall/warranty work also. 
Mar 2014

53000 mi

US $130
battery repeated lost charge. had to jump the car twice in one day. replaced the battery and the car starts great again. 
Subaru Legacy in Connecticut, United States
Oct 2012 - Sep 2013
Nov 2012

125500 mi

US $2400
Head Gasket Leak at 100,000 miles. Also had timing belt and water pump replaced. Rear wheel bearing failure 
Apr 2013

132300 mi

US $900
Replaced front struts and mounts 
Subaru Legacy in Massachusetts, United States
Dec 2008 - Mar 2015
Jan 2009

30000 mi
Headlight bulb replaced. 
Jun 2011

50000 mi
WVU-31 Engine Control Module failed, Reprogram ECM per recall (separate), Main vehicle fuse replaced. 
Dec 2011

58000 mi

US $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. 
Apr 2012

61000 mi

US $30
Passenger side headlight bulb was replaced 

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2007 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

163-horsepower 2.0L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru Legacy in Great Britain
Oct 2012 - Dec 2016
Nov 2012

27500 mi
Full 3 part clutch and Flywheel replacement. Known issue with the Dual Mass Flywheels, which after a period of time or miles,(possibly about 55-60K) usually start "squeaking." Noticeable on take-up when the clutch is released. 
Mar 2014

36000 mi
Front anti-Roll(sway) bar bushes replaced 
May 2014

36500 mi
Front Bottom Ball Joints replaced, Front Drop Links replaced. Front brake caliper slide pins replaced. 
Nov 2015

46000 mi
Front Wishbone (Control arm) lower rear bush (both sides) 
Nov 2016

50300 mi

Major air con gas leak traced to sealing o ring on ancillary air con pipes 

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