85 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2008 Subaru Legacy. 6 of these members
(7.1%) have reported transmission repairs for their car.
A total of 10 transmission repairs to 2008 Subaru Legacys--an average of 0.1 per
vehicle--have been reported.
Passenger side inner axle boot leaking grease onto exhaust causing a burning smell. Replaced inner CV axle boot.
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.
Replaced inner joint and boots(AKA: "DOJ"/Dual Offset Joint / inner CV joints). Note that the car is originally from the well-salted Northeast, and wasn't well maintained. Not sure if that's significant with this repair.
Had to relearn the computer to the transmission; was having hard down shift when coming to a full stop.
Replace cv boot during brake job
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.
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.
Under consultation from area Subaru tech, the dealership replaced the entire transmission and both front axle half-shafts. Finally,... the sound is gone.