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2010 Subaru Legacy repairs by problem area

Chart based on 100 repairs.

2010 Subaru Legacy repair cost distribution

Chart based on 18 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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2010 Subaru Legacy

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Subaru Legacy in Florida, United States
Sep 2010 - Jun 2011
Nov 2010

2500 mi
Car hesitated when cruising at very low speeds. Lost power when accelerating into traffic or pulling out into traffic. Hesitation upon acceleration. Stalling when stopped, shutter when RPM when below 500 and then car would stall. Cars stalling out at stoplights increased in frequency. Original dealer where car was purchased not interested in helping me with problem. They stated I have to wait till there is a Trottle body recall from Subaru. This car will kill me. 
Dec 2010

4000 mi

US $288
Car continued to stall on highway and at lights after repeated complaints and loss of MPH, dealer stated Cont Variable Trans was no good and had to be replaced. Car still idles rough at stop with RPM going below 500 they cant fix this part. When air conditioning turned on to high all front and side top vents would close shut from air pressure on vents. "clips" could not hold vents open so all vents close when air turned on. They cant repair havent made replacement parts yet. 

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2010 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 265hp 2.5L H4 6-speed manual AWD

Subaru Legacy in Vermont, United States
Sep 2009 - Jun 2015
Jun 2010

20000 mi
Lumbar support in drivers seat detached from seat frame. New unit ordered and installed and attachment to frame strengthened. Per LGT forum, this is a fairly common problem. 
Sep 2014

121000 mi

US $900
Ignition problems. Replaced coil pack.  Other items all wear (underbody tray)& cosmetic items. 
Feb 2015

129000 mi

US $300
Bad right rear wheel bearing. Shop tech used the words "imminent catastrophic failure". Bearing never made any of the failing bearing noises prior to the shop visit (for an oil change). 

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2010 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

256-horsepower 3.6L H6 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Subaru Legacy in Virginia, United States
May 2010 - Jul 2010
Jul 2010

13000 mi
Car has been to the shop several times for same issue. The suspension is making a popping and groaning noise when the cars suspension goes over bumps and when the brakes are applied and released. Subaru purchased the car back. 
Subaru Legacy in Maryland, United States
Sep 2009 - Oct 2011
Jan 2010

4700 mi
hesitation when cruising at low speed and pressing on the gas to accelerate. 

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2010 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

170-horsepower 2.5L H4 6-speed shiftable CVT AWD

Subaru Legacy in Wisconsin, United States
Sep 2009 - Jun 2015
Nov 2010

19000 mi

US $168
Brake light LED's were not all coming on. Light replaced. 
Oct 2011

32300 mi
Lumbar support was not working. Repaired at dealer under warranty. 
Subaru Legacy in New Jersey, United States
Apr 2010 - Jun 2011
May 2010

1000 mi
Hesitation when driving at slow speeds 
Subaru Legacy in New York, United States
Sep 2009 - Mar 2010
Dec 2009

4000 mi
Driver's side seat squeaked.  
Subaru Legacy in Illinois, United States
Oct 2009 - Jun 2013
Dec 2009

1000 mi
Sunroof leaked really bad down on my wife and I when we went into the car wash. After taking it to the dealer they said that "it's in the Manual" that you can't take the car into a high pressure wash, so good luck washing your new Legacy. 
Feb 2010

3000 mi
Fuel economy gauge died then came back to life ater like 5 miles. They said nothing was wrong so they didn't fix it. (Still no change in the status of the sunroof that drips in carwashes.) 
Jun 2011

18000 mi
Chrome door trim on drivers door was replaced. Plastic end cap on top corner came off and was sharp. Replaced the whole trim piece as its one unit.  Car still has lag between shifts from Reverse to Drive. told not a problem. 
Subaru Legacy in Indiana, United States
Nov 2009 - Jun 2011
Dec 2009

9000 mi
Steering wheel vibrations at 75MPH. Subaru installed a new backlash spring 65nm, old spring was 50nm. subaru replaced tires, road force balance and 4 wheel alignment. Problem is not as bad but still not completly fixed. Still waiting on Subaru. 

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2010 Subaru Legacy 4-door

4-cylinder CVT AWD

Subaru Legacy in Minnesota, United States
Oct 2010 - Oct 2011
Nov 2010

15000 mi
Intermittent car starting problems. At first, "all do that". Then they did a software update. Problem returned two weeks later (but in a different month) 
Dec 2010

17000 mi
Determined to be "compromised" battery. It tested fine but sent, per tech, "weird" error messages. Battery finally failed in shop and was replaced. This was one day ago. We'll see if the intermittent starting problems are really f 
Aug 2011

26000 mi
loud rattle. seat belt latch replaced. still loud rattle from front right side. 
Oct 2011

29000 mi
3 trips to dealer for same problem. Loud rattle front passenger seat. 3 attempts to fix. Each time problem came back in a few days. Last fix was 4 days ago. We'll see if this time it is really fixed. 

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2010 Subaru Legacy Repair Histories

114 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2010 Subaru Legacy. 43 of these members (37.7%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 100 repairs to 2010 Subaru Legacys--an average of 0.9 per vehicle--have been reported.

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