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2010 Subaru Legacy Problems and Repair Histories

103 TrueDelta members own a 2010 Subaru Legacy. 37 of these members (35.9%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 70 repairs to 2010 Subaru Legacys--an average of 0.7 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2010 Subaru Legacy problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2010 Subaru Legacy problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2010 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 2010 Subaru Legacy repairs by problem area

19% of the 2010 Subaru Legacy repairs were to the engine, 6% to the transmission, 7% to the brakes, 7% to the suspension, 26% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 26% to the body and trim, and 10% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 70 repairs.

2010 Subaru Legacy repair cost distribution

Of the 2010 Subaru Legacy repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 20% cost less than $100, and 80% between $100 and $499.

Chart based on 5 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 2010 Subaru Legacy problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2010 Subaru Legacy

Engine not specified

Subaru Legacy in Florida, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2010 1000    
2500 0 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. 
4000 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2009 0    
20000 0 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. 
111000  

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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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2010 10000    
13000 0 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2009 0    
4700 0 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2009 1000    
19000 168 Brake light LED's were not all coming on. Light replaced. 
32300 0 Lumbar support was not working. Repaired at dealer under warranty. 
64000  
Subaru Legacy in New Jersey, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2010 0    
1000 0 Hesitation when driving at slow speeds 
 
Subaru Legacy in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2009 0    
4000 0 Driver's side seat squeaked.  
 
Subaru Legacy in Illinois, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2009 0    
1000 0 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. 
3000 0 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.) 
18000 0 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. 
50000  
Subaru Legacy in Indiana, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2009 7000    
9000 0 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2010 14000    
15000 0 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) 
17000 0 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 
26000 0 loud rattle. seat belt latch replaced. still loud rattle from front right side. 
29000 0 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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