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1999 Subaru Legacy repairs by problem area

Engine (53%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (11%)

Brakes and Traction Control (11%)

Suspension and Steering (11%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (11%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (5%)

Other (0%)

Chart based on 19 repairs.
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1999 Subaru Legacy repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (22%)

$500 - $999 (6%)

$100 - $499 (28%)

< $100 (44%)

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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.

1999 Subaru Legacy

Engine not specified

Subaru in Connecticut, United States
Oct 2011 - Dec 2011
Dec 2011

71000 mi

US $2400
Needed the head gasket, water pump, and timing belt replaced.  Starter and battery needed to be replaced due to a short in the starter. 
Subaru in Maryland, United States
May 2013 - Jul 2014
Sep 2013

279000 mi

US $80
took out front wheel knuckle and had local shop press in new wheel bearing I bought. $40 parts, $40 for shop press labor. 
Subaru in Wisconsin, United States
May 2014 - Jul 2014
Jun 2014

139000 mi
3rd attempt to replace the transmission control module. Earlier replacements didn't fix the problem (3rd gear when should be in 1st). This one didn't work either. 
Subaru in Akita, Japan
Sep 2012 - Apr 2015
Apr 2015

68200 mi
Ring damage causing lube oil consumption and over-standard emission. Problem temporarily stopped by using an oil additive. 
Subaru in Oregon, United States
May 2015 - May 2015
May 2015 Erratic idle and would shut off occasionally when coming to a stop. 

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1999 Subaru Legacy 4-door

4-cylinder manual 4WD

Subaru in Belgium
Sep 2009 - Jun 2010
Oct 2009

239320 mi

€401
Right back hub unit making noise, replaced. 
Dec 2009

243040 mi

€750
Had to replace the housing of the front lights - technical control in Belgium (yearly event) refused them. Had become a little dirty inside (and lens had tiny scars), which lead to light which was too diffuse (cannot be opened, had to be replaced). 

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1999 Subaru Legacy 4-door

4-cylinder automatic AWD

Subaru in California, United States
Jun 2011 - Jul 2012
Jul 2012

187000 mi

US $2385
Corrosion in radiator caused leak and it need to be replaced. Because of radiator leak the car over heated and cause the head gasket to need to be replaced. 
Subaru in New York, United States
Dec 2009 - Jun 2013
Feb 2010

148000 mi

US $93
Starter was dead 
Jul 2010

153700 mi

US $1000
Head gaskets blew. Replaced head gaskets and had cylinder heads re-milled at machine shop. Replaced numerous other seals, belts, pulleys just for maintenance. 
Mar 2011

165000 mi

US $60
Crack in exhaust pipe, welded in home. 
Dec 2011

178000 mi

US $40
Exhaust leak. Welded new section of pipe in and clamped. 
Apr 2012

182000 mi

US $250
Replaced intermediate pipe that was previously broken. 
Sep 2012

191000 mi

US $80
Replaced faulty knock sensor 
Mar 2013

202000 mi

US $400
Rear brake lines rotted causing leak. Replaced. 
Apr 2013

202500 mi

US $220
Driver side front caliper was hanging up. Replaced both front calipers. 
Subaru in Arizona, United States
Oct 2010 - Jan 2012
Jan 2012

153000 mi

US $1400
Head gasket 
Subaru in Minnesota, United States
Jan 2011 - Feb 2011
Feb 2011

152000 mi

US $365
Grinding from front of car and pulling to the left at high speeds. Axle boot was cracked so debris was getting into axle. Boot replaced. But found front right hub also bent. Decided just to repair the hub. 

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