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2008 Subaru Legacy Transmission Problems

85 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2008 Subaru Legacy. 5 of these members (5.9%) have reported transmission repairs for their car. A total of 8 transmission repairs to 2008 Subaru Legacys--an average of 0.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page to see vehicles with no repairs or vehicles with more than three repairs. To see how frequently 2008 Subaru Legacy problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Percentage of 2008 Subaru Legacy repairs by problem area

Chart based on 118 repairs.

2008 Subaru Legacy transmission repair cost distribution

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 2008 Subaru Legacy repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.

2008 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

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

91700 mi US $120 Passenger side inner axle boot leaking grease onto exhaust causing a burning smell. Replaced inner CV axle boot. 
59520 C $910 Rusted out transmission cooler lines.Refused to let me drive car! Rubber hose end connectors took a week to arrive. Dealer offered loaner Impreza for entire duration at no charge. Accepted gratefully. Job performed at quoted initial price. 

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2008 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

107260 mi   CV boots cracked and seeping grease. 
124000 C $600 Worn cv joint needed replacement. 

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2008 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

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

44200 mi US $70 Had to relearn the computer to the transmission; was having hard down shift when coming to a full stop. 
28000   Noticed a whining/gear-like noise during acceleration above 40mph. Dealer diagnosed the problem as being a faulty front differential. Was told it was safe to drive and repair parts ordered under original warranty. 
29000   Installed new front diff gears only to realize problem was in the transmission. Special ordered new transmission parts (hence long repair time) and fixed the transmission. Loud whine gone, but new softer whine now. Returning to dealer. 
30000   Under consultation from area Subaru tech, the dealership replaced the entire transmission and both front axle half-shafts. Finally,... the sound is gone. 

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