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2005 Subaru Legacy repairs by problem area

Engine (34%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (12%)

Brakes and Traction Control (5%)

Suspension and Steering (26%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (14%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (4%)

Other (5%)

Chart based on 456 repairs.
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2005 Subaru Legacy repair cost distribution

$2500+ (4%)

$1000 - $2499 (13%)

$500 - $999 (19%)

$100 - $499 (37%)

< $100 (28%)

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Chart based on 340 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2005 Subaru Legacy

Engine not specified

Subaru Legacy in Singapore
Jul 2010 - Sep 2011
Aug 2011

60140 mi

$80
Replacement of CV boot (right) 

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2005 Subaru Legacy 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 250hp 2.5L H4 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Subaru Legacy in Wisconsin, United States
Jan 2009 - Jul 2016
Jul 2010

45000 mi
Driver's side front wheel bearing went. Replaced by dealer under warranty. 
Subaru Legacy in Massachusetts, United States
Sep 2006 - Mar 2010
May 2006

3500 mi
Dealer replaced defective hood latch under warranty. Latch would un-latch on rough roads or at high speed (safety catch would always prevent hood from opening, however). 
Jun 2006

5000 mi
Replaced defective factory oil filter with re-designed part. Burnt oil fumes were entering the cabin when the vehicle was stationary, and only after the engine had warmed to operating temperature. A known problem with some 2005 Legacy's the dealer cover 
Apr 2007

13000 mi
Cracked windshield required replacement; insurance paid 100%. Crack began at windshield edge, no defined impact site. Technician thought it might be a stress crack (i.e. defect in the glass). 
Subaru Legacy in Colorado, United States
Jun 2011 - Apr 2018
Dec 2011

84000 mi
rear wheel bearing replace under warranty because of Subaru recall 
Subaru Legacy in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2010 - Jan 2013
May 2011

38440 mi

C $400
turbocharger blew, billowing smoke, nursed it to dealer. after MANY letters and LOADS of patience, dealer agreed to reimburse cost of the parts (about $1500, so I paid about $400 in labour). 
Mar 2012

45880 mi

C $1124
torsion bar bushings cracked 
Jun 2012

47740 mi

C $124
Engine running VERY rough. Diagnosed as a leaky vacuum hose under the intake manifold. 
Aug 2012

49580 mi

C $1400
needed to replace front sway bar links & bushings, rear trailing arm bushings & rear lateral links leaky differential shaft seal 
Nov 2012

51340 mi

C $790
vibration felt through steering, but no issue with wheel balance; replaced ft axle shaft assy - slightly improved, but not solved ... gave up. 
Jan 2013

52700 mi
vibration felt through steering 
Subaru Legacy in Texas, United States
Oct 2009 - Mar 2010
Dec 2009

79000 mi

US $415
Strong raw fuel smell in and around car; suspected fuel line/fuel injector leak. Dealer's pressure test and visual inspection showed "no problem". No fuel smell at pickup at dealer. Intermittent fault in dashboard causes "illumination level" setting to appear on odometer, even though ilumination level dial is not being adjusted. Dash temperature readout no longer accurately reflects outside temps. 
Subaru Legacy in Tennessee, United States
Dec 2010 - Dec 2016
Jan 2015

64000 mi

US $1200
Ball joint and knuckle replacement, driver side. CV boot/shaft assembly replaced, passenger side. 
Apr 2015

79000 mi

US $125
Vehicle exhibits whine from vicinity of turbo under acceleration, smoke test revealed leak in turbo boot. 
Subaru Legacy in Pennsylvania, United States
- Jan 2010
Jan 2010

35000 mi

US $2500
Turbo completely died and blew seals. Oil was thrown into the exhaust system and destroyed both catalytic converters. Cats were covered under emissions warranty, but needed new turbo and related parts. 
Subaru Legacy in Utah, United States
Apr 2015 - Jun 2016
Feb 2016

128900 mi

US $4976
Head gasket failure. Replaced. Valves reground. 
Subaru Legacy in California, United States
Sep 2006 - Nov 2007
Jun 2007

41000 mi
A "whirring sound" developed over time. I suspected wheel bearings but not sure if it was front or back. The shop dealer diagnosed it as the rear wheel bearings. So both Left and Right rear wheel bearings were replaced. Repair and replacement was covered 
Nov 2007

51000 mi
Turbo Charger died around 52,875K. It was in the shop for 7 days. (partly because of the Holiday and parts had to come from Manufacturer). 
Subaru Legacy in Pennsylvania, United States
Mar 2017 - Jun 2018
Jan 2018

59000 mi

US $54
ambient air temperature sensor replaced 
Subaru Legacy in Massachusetts, United States
Jun 2010 - Jun 2018
Jun 2015

63000 mi

US $325
BLOWER FAN AND HOSES REPLACED, MISC. 
Jun 2018

76000 mi

US $1100
Rear wheel bearings replaced 
Subaru Legacy in Missouri, United States
Nov 2008 - Mar 2016
Dec 2009

47000 mi

US $75
Need to replace turbo wastegate actuator solenoid. Considered "emissions" so not covered under extended warranty. Has not affected car's driveability. Part is in stock and have appointment on Friday. 
Jan 2010 Wastegates in turbocharger had issues, and turbocharger was overboosting. The entire turbocharger was replaced under powertrain warranty. 
Dec 2012

76000 mi

US $500
Radiator was leaking. Turns out it had cracked. New replacement radiator installed. 
Dec 2013

83000 mi

US $600
Valve Gasket cover leaking - replaced 
Apr 2015

94700 mi

US $500
replace strut tower replace wheel bearing 
Subaru Legacy in Michigan, United States
Feb 2006 - Dec 2012
Mar 2008

42000 mi

US $155
Turbocharger failure. Subaru did a "goodwill" coverage for the costs because I had extensive receipts for maintenance. 
Aug 2011

86000 mi

US $50
drivers side front door lock actuator not functioning. oil dipstick gasket replaced. Solved oil leak. 
Subaru Legacy in Maryland, United States
Dec 2013 - Mar 2018
Mar 2014

104000 mi

US $3100
Lower control arm replaced. Needed 4 wheel alignment when replaced. Power Steering pump replaced as it was leaking. New radiator needed. Lower control arm replaced. Needed 4 wheel alignment when replaced. Radiator replaced due to a leak. Coolant changed. Power Steering pump replaced as it was leaking. 
Jul 2014

106800 mi
Power steering pump had been replaced a few months ago, and was leaking. Pump was replaced again with a new pump, at no charge 
Aug 2015

123000 mi

US $275
Sunroof broke and would not open / close properly. Dealer had to replace the tracks / mechanism. The glass was OK, and did not need replacement. 
Nov 2015

127300 mi
Control panel for the radio and HVAC (all one unit) malfunctioned. Heater was stuck on High and radio only worked on one station (could not change). Panel replaced. 
Mar 2017

149 mi

US $1600
Turbo charger blown. New turbo and assorted accessories (recommended by Subaru when the turbo is replaced) were installed. 
Aug 2017

157000 mi

US $600
One fuel injector needed replacement, due to clogging / poor engine performance. 
Dec 2017

164000 mi

US $3000
struts needed replacement, steering rack needed replacement.  fuel intake system was in need of cleaning, as turbo did not function smoothly. 
Subaru Legacy in New Hampshire, United States
Dec 2015 - Jun 2017
Dec 2016

102000 mi

US $520
Replaced exhaust system from cat back 
Jun 2017

102000 mi

US $80
Turbo Blew. I took it to the shop to have them look at it and estimate the cost of repair. The estimate was $1800 for a new turbo installed, with another $1400 for stripping down the engine to check for internal damage, and to clean out metal fragments in the engine. The oil showed a lot of metal from the turbo which had most likely spread through out the engine. A new rebuilt engine was also recommended as an option. I had them put it back together and sold the car. 
Subaru Legacy in Colorado, United States
Feb 2009 - Sep 2011
May 2009

50000 mi
Took it to the dealer to get driver's seatbelt fixed because it stopped retracting, repairs were done in a few hours and were covered by Subaru lifetime seatbelt warranty. 
Jan 2010

US $127
thermostat replaced, coolant flushed 
Subaru Legacy in New Jersey, United States
Dec 2008 - Oct 2013
Oct 2008

26000 mi
Sunroof stuck in the middle of operation. Dealer fixed it(replaced the sunroof assembly) - covered under warranty. 
Apr 2010

50800 mi
humming noise when driving at highway speed. R/R wheel bearing is broken. 

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2005 Subaru Legacy 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 250hp 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru Legacy in California, United States
Jun 2009 - Jun 2011
Nov 2009

44000 mi
Blown turbo due to clogged oil filter on line leading to turbo. Apparently common problem on the 2005 Legacy GT's. Replacing unit with aftermarket turbo. 
Subaru Legacy in South Carolina, United States
Jan 2009 - Aug 2013
Jan 2010

95000 mi

US $1500
Ignition switch (tumbler)had to be replaced due to ignition switch sending signal that key was always in ignition switch and therefore could not use key fob, lock doors using electric door lock, etc. Throw-out bearing was fried. Replaced bearing, clutch and oh-so-expensive dual mass flywheel. RIDICULOUS!! Oh and I just lost my job a week ago. This is awesome! And the hits they just keep a coming... 
Jan 2011

108000 mi

US $1300
Leaking (oil) valve cover. 
Dec 2011

123000 mi

US $120
Idler for accessory belt was noisy in cold weather. Replaced and fixed. 
Oct 2012

137000 mi

US $400
Lower control arm bushings replaced on both sides. 
Subaru Legacy in Massachusetts, United States
Feb 2010 - Jul 2018
Aug 2010

47500 mi

US $650
Left front caliper seized due to broken dust seal and corrosion. Caliper cylinder bore was pitted, so had to be replaced. 
May 2011

60000 mi

US $300
Problem: Front sway bar endlinks wore out and failed (likely due to hard cornering), causing clunking sounds and steering response issues at low speeds. Endlinks were replaced with OEM links by an independent shop. 
Jan 2012

72000 mi

US $200
Heat only worked on driver side. Required flush of heater core to resolve. 
Mar 2012

76000 mi

US $139
replaced rear lift gate supports. The gas charged support cylinders had given out. 
Aug 2013

100300 mi

US $250
Replaced passenger half shaft due to damaged CV joint boot and very slightly clicking joint. 
Aug 2014

113900 mi

US $150
Air conditioner relay failed. Diagnosis involved testing AC refrigerant charge and pulling and testing the relay. Relay was non-functional and replaced. 
Nov 2014

116700 mi

US $80
Heater core clogged again. Had to back-flush twice before it started heating the passenger side consistently. 
Jun 2015

124000 mi

US $400
Radiator inlet hose popped off while driving, possibly due to a leak or clamp fatigue. Radiator and clamps replaced. 
Aug 2015

125700 mi

US $400
Radiator inlet deteriorated and hose slipped off, dumping engine coolant while driving. Bad injector replacement. Car has always had bad idle (roughness), and finally fixed properly with new injectors. 
Nov 2015

127000 mi

US $80
Rear gate wiper motor and wiring harness replaced. 
Oct 2016

135000 mi

US $500
Replacement of valve cover gaskets. Existing gaskets caused leakage of oil onto exhaust. 
Jul 2018

157000 mi
gauge cluster and speedometer fall to 0 occasionally while driving. Repaired a poor battery terminal connection, but problem persists. 
Subaru Legacy in Kentucky, United States
Sep 2005 - Dec 2016
Mar 2016

116000 mi

US $1200
The pressure plate failed. This made an entire clutch job necessary. 
Subaru Legacy in Washington, United States
Oct 2013 - Jun 2017
Dec 2013

138000 mi

US $134
Steering pump rebuild. 
Feb 2014

138900 mi

US $170
Rear door lock mechanism failed to unlock and needed replacement. 
Jul 2014

141000 mi

US $278
Bad bearing on rear axle. Replaced with re-manufactured. Check engine light from #4 cylinder with stumbling idle. Removed fuel injectors and took to a cleaning shop. One injector was replaced as it was flowing out of spec. 
Feb 2015

145000 mi

US $5500
Check engine light came on about a misfire on cylinder 4. Turns out a bad injector and intake breather valve caused lean condition which damaged exhaust valves and piston rings. Complete replacement. 
May 2017

172000 mi

US $110
Drivers side rear bearing became noisy and required replacement. 
Jun 2017

172000 mi

US $350
Failed caliper froze and cooked the brake pads and rotor. 
Subaru Legacy in New York, United States
Jun 2010 - Jun 2018
Jul 2010

107000 mi

US $230
Replaced driver's side front half shaft. 
Dec 2010

114000 mi

US $15
minor; passenger side low-beam headlight. Simple DIY replacement $14 I've had the car since 107K, so no idea how many miles on that bulb. 
Apr 2011

121000 mi

US $90
Replaced driver side oil control valve. Starting to fail, although no significant problem with engine (yet). 
Feb 2015

167000 mi

US $300
The plastic rear deck lid, which houses the upper brake light), shattered. No impact -- presumably failed because of earlier stress or age. 
Oct 2015

176300 mi

US $1800
Pressure plate blew up -- took out starter as well. replaced starter, clutch and flywheel 
May 2016

180100 mi

US $350
broken half shaft, replace wheel bearing as well. 
Subaru Legacy in California, United States
Mar 2014 - May 2017
Apr 2014

95000 mi

US $2200
needed new clutch and bearings 
Apr 2017

118000 mi

US $750
radiator leaking, replaced, rear brakes replaced. steering caused squealing noise and steering seemed sloppy at start up for 1-2 minutes. belts replaced.Fluid added 
May 2017

118000 mi
bearing problem. Car traded in for salvage value $500 
Subaru Legacy in New Jersey, United States
Dec 2014 - May 2017
Mar 2015

219000 mi

US $216
Replaced Left Front wheel bearing assembly 
Jun 2016

248000 mi

US $35
Blower motor noisy, replaced 
Oct 2016

255000 mi

US $370
ball joint and sway bar link 
Jan 2017

238500 mi

US $450
Total car vibration when accelerating at 40-50 mph. Defective U-joint, replaced drive shaft 
Subaru Legacy in North Carolina, United States
May 2012 - Nov 2012
Nov 2012

123000 mi

US $350
Turbo uppipe developed a crack. replaced with aftermarket version. no problems since. 
Subaru Legacy in Massachusetts, United States
Sep 2009 - Sep 2011
Sep 2011

79000 mi

US $300
Leaky CV boot. 
Subaru Legacy in Michigan, United States
Dec 2011 - Aug 2012
Jan 2012

US $228
Starter was going bad (bendix going out) and was replaced with remanufactured unit. 
Subaru Legacy in Texas, United States
Sep 2006 - Jan 2017
Sep 2007

42000 mi

US $176
OBD reported "system too lean", inspected/cleaned injectors, checked/adjusted all intake connections and junctions. 
Jun 2008

50000 mi
AC capacity was mediocre but tolerable, but evaporator coil would "freeze up" in extended use. Tech said there was no problem but in his vacuum/refill of system apparently fixed something. Increased AC capacity and no freezing up since. 
Mar 2009

54000 mi
A bolt backed out of the tensioner for the accessory drive belt that runs the alternator and power steering. Alerted by belt squeal, I repaired this myself in a Wal-Mart parking lot because the bolt was still present, just loose from the tensioner. 
Sep 2011

66000 mi

US $631
passenger-side CV boot cracked and leaking lubricant, removed, cleaned, lubricated and installed new CV boot. Front stabilizer bar ends and bushings cracked. Removed stabilizer, replaced bar ends and bushings, reassembled. 
Aug 2014

85100 mi

US $1200
Reduced cooling capacity addressed during major (90k) scheduled maintenance. 
Jun 2015

94000 mi

US $900
Replace struts & shocks to address irregular tire wear (cupping) 
Jan 2017

102500 mi

US $1350
Replace cracked CV boot and repack with grease Replacing leaking valve cover gaskets on both sides to eliminate oil leakage onto exhaust manifold. Also check/correct wheel alignment after installing new tires. Replace cracked CV boot and repack with grease Replacing leaking valve cover gaskets on both sides to eliminate oil leakage onto exhaust manifold. 
Subaru Legacy in Massachusetts, United States
Dec 2005 - Jun 2018
Jun 2012

48000 mi

US $350
Frozen right front brake caliper 
Sep 2013

52000 mi

US $100
Burned out coil. Replaced Spark plugs 
Mar 2015

58000 mi

US $150
Frozen brake caliper. Caliper replaced. 
Jun 2016

64000 mi

US $300
Replaced exhaust pipe. (front crossover pipe) 
Jun 2018

73000 mi

US $300
Extremely worn rear pads. Trashed rotors 
Subaru Legacy in New York, United States
May 2013 - Mar 2015
Jul 2014

116700 mi

US $900
Front left brake caliper seized and had to be replaced...along with front rotors/pads. 
Subaru Legacy in Alabama, United States
Jun 2011 - Mar 2013
Nov 2011

73900 mi

US $700
Clutch required replacement. The lining wore out. I replaced clutch, pressure plate, flywheel, and throwout and pilot bearings, using the later 07+ single-mass flywheel design. I did not experience the grooving of the quill reported by others on LegacyGT. 
Subaru Legacy in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2017 - Sep 2018
Sep 2017

136400 mi

C $2800
Replace split CV boot Replace u-joint in steering column 
Mar 2018

141360 mi

C $1150
Replace seized left front caliper; hence also rotor and pads 
Jun 2018

150040 mi

C $1000
Replace wheel hub assy 
Subaru Legacy in Washington, United States
Apr 2006 - Sep 2018
May 2007

26000 mi
Burnt out headlight- replaced both headlights at no charge. 
Aug 2010

57000 mi

US $150
Window motor for driver's door stopped working and was replaced.  
Dec 2012

80000 mi

US $20
Replaced left low beam headlight. 
Jan 2013

81000 mi

US $20
Power steering/alternator belt replaced. 
Nov 2013

93000 mi

US $15
Replaced passenger low-beam headlight. 
Sep 2014

100000 mi

US $450
Replaced front and rear drver-side wheel bearing hubs. Noise problem was due to rear bearing. This was discovered after front hub was replaced. Replaced front passenger-side half axle due to torn CV boot. 
Feb 2015

104300 mi

US $16
Replaced yet another driver side headlight. Low beam filament burned out. 
Nov 2015

111000 mi

US $1420
Clutch was slipping upon boost (but not without). New clutch, throw-out bearing and rear main engine seal installed, and flywheel re-surfaced. 
Jan 2016

105200 mi

US $16
Passenger side head light replaced due to loss of low beam. 
Subaru Legacy in Massachusetts, United States
May 2006 - Jun 2018
Apr 2009

42000 mi
Rear door window weatherstripping came loose. 
Jun 2009

43000 mi
Left and right rear wheel bearings replaced under factory warranty. 
Nov 2011

64800 mi

US $145
Clutch fork into transmision/bellhousing squeaks and binds at end of travel. Dealer greased, but no effect. Was told transmission must be removed to solve the problem. 
Dec 2016

112000 mi

US $700
Replace worn out lower front control arm and sway bar bushings. Replace driver's side front brake caliper. Low compression #3 cylinder due to leaking exhaust valve. Valve slowly deforming creating leak. 
Apr 2017

114000 mi

US $1600
Low compression due to leaking exhaust valve in #3 cylinder. Removed and disassembled engine. Rebuilt both heads: machine valves and new seals. Reassemble and reinstall engine. 
Jun 2018

127000 mi

US $345
Replace rear O2 sensor. Passenger front brake caliper dragging. Replaced caliper due to piston corrosion. 
Subaru Legacy in Indiana, United States
Jul 2006 - Sep 2014
Feb 2007

28000 mi
Seat trim panel was replaced due to damage from 2 previous seat frame replacements. In extremely cold weather, the wheel bearings make loud noises when cornering and accelerating. Dealership attributed it to tire noise. Will revisit if it occurs with different tires. 
Mar 2007

29000 mi
TSB for Key Fob sensitivity. Case and buttons were replaced to prevent accidental activation. 
Jun 2007

32000 mi
Seat frame replaced for 3rd time due to squeaking 
Jul 2007

33000 mi
Broken seat trim pieces replaced. Were damaged by mechanic during 3rd seat frame replacement. 
Apr 2012

70000 mi

US $200
Right inner cv boot completely torn, left outer cracked and leaking grease with clicking when turning left. Both shafts replaced with aftermarket parts 
Sep 2013

82000 mi

US $200
Blown right rear shock, leaking externally. 
Subaru Legacy in Ohio, United States
Sep 2005 - Mar 2012
Feb 2007

10000 mi
Loose cargo net attachment repaired. Also towed in for oil light, but problem caused by aftermarket Mobil 1 filter. 
Apr 2007

11000 mi
They repaired a loose windshield wiper arm attachment. I was told by the dealer they are designed to loosen themselves so nothing breaks if there is resistance. This was caused by snow. Took 4 days because they entered wrong area code. 
Jul 2008

20000 mi
Passenger seat belt alarm - parts ordered Reported trim problem. We forgot it when we dropped off the car. we called the dealer ~ 1 hour after the car was dropped off. They didn't add it to the work order and ignored it. Cargo net anchor fell off the car for the second time. They reinstalled it. Black sooty buildup at exhaust pipe tips. Dealer said this is normal. Our other car, with a turbocharged engine alos, does not have any evidence of soot at the tail pipe. Last time the dealer changed the oil, they did not replace three of the fasteners from the oil filter cover on the underbody pan. They replaced them this visit. Greasy build-up on front right strut. (driver's side strut failed and leaked when car was ~2 months old). Dealer states there is no leak even though this is the 2nd greasy build-up. I cleaned off the 1st one to see if it recurred After driving ~ 15-20 minutes to get to interstate, exhaust smokes so you can't see out the rearview mirror accelerating onto the freeway in cold weather. Dealer says this is normal. Car hesitates or misses, occaisionally when driving 35-40 mph in 3rd gear, cruise on or not. They reflashed the engine contol module. It helped decrease the frequency, but did not eliminate the problem. 
Dec 2008

22000 mi
Front passenger seatbelt alarm sounds with no passenger in the seat. We have to fasten the seatbelt over the empty seat to silence the alarm. Dealer says they don't know what's wrong after their repair failed after two hours of departing the dealership. Driver's door vinyl trim has a defect which the dealer refuses to repair under the warranty. This was reported last July, but they ignored it then also.  
Jul 2010

36500 mi
Rear rubber bushings that mount somewhat triangular shaped part (don't know name) under the front struts to the car underbody are tearing on both the driver and passenger sides. They decided the split in the suspension bushing was normal. 
Apr 2011

43300 mi
Left rear wheel bearing was worn and making a loud noise. Dealership didn't have time to repair it and scheduled me to return the following week. They had the part in stock. Left rear wheel bearing was replaced. We never received the letter Subaru supposedly mailed to owners identifiing this as a potential problem. I wonder how long it will be until the other side will need replacement? 
Subaru Legacy in Connecticut, United States
Feb 2009 - Oct 2017
May 2009

39000 mi
replace turbo 
Subaru Legacy in California, United States
Nov 2007 - Sep 2014
Mar 2008

45000 mi
The floor mat hook came off and the clip migrated under the carpet. 
Sep 2008

56000 mi

US $200
Shop broke ABS sensor during alignment. Patched back together as ABS senor was on order. A broken ABS senor on this car puts it in "safe mode" with little boost and fuel cut a 4kRPMs. Patch fixed this. Replaced ABS sensor. Discovered torn lower control arm bushings -- Both sides. (Common issue on these cars when tracked/autocrossed) Replaced LCA bushing with re-enforced aftermarket bushings. 
Oct 2008

58000 mi

US $500
ABS sensor ring failed, requiring replacement of wheel bearing. Subaru currently refusing warranty coverage. Caused by design defect. 
Jul 2009

72000 mi

US $40
Coolant overflow/failed rad cap problem fixed per TSB 09-52-08 
Dec 2009

75000 mi
Oil consumption >1L per 1000mi. Leakdown and compression test. 60% loss -- 105 psi (normal 175-145psi). Suspect piston ring failure. Note: passed later test, now suspect turbo. 
Jun 2010

84000 mi

US $1100
Radiator had a blockage. Rodded out radiator and replaced coolant. Shop also found intercooler leaking ($800 of repair in parts, replaced with aftermarket part). This was likely caused by aftermarket parts. 
Aug 2010

85700 mi

US $500
Front drivers wheel bearing. 
May 2011

96100 mi

US $5400
Two blown up piston rings Third gear shredded 
Jul 2011

98000 mi

US $800
Inner CV boot on pass side tore, spewing grease over exhaust manifold resulting in smoke. Inner CV boot, drivers side leaking. Replaced. Discovered during problem 1. Ball joint boot torn. Replaced Fluid filled mount was leaking. Replaced. Dealer had never seen anything like it. (Tracked car) Light power steering leak from boots. Leak is extremely minor, no notable drop in fluid level in reservoir. Dealer recommends leaving alone. 
Nov 2011

108200 mi

US $240
Replaced squealing AC tensioner. Replaced passenger front CV boot that was improperly installed by dealer. Warranty repair. 
Apr 2012

116000 mi
Found oil leak in a hose. Put over to order parts. Possible warranty item from engine replacement. 
Jun 2012

117000 mi
Leak in hose repaired. Had to replace intake hose as well as it was looking rough. Massive boost leak. Shop had to repair stripped threads on intercooler caused by previous work. Vacuum hose may have popped off as well, or my have not been attached correctly at last visit. 
Oct 2012

120700 mi

US $712
Front driver's wheel bearing replaced. Discovered that a shop stripped out a bolt hole on the front (both sides). They put in a narrower bolt and put a nut on the end. This resulted in the driver's knuckle cracking. The other side was replaced as it had the same "repair." 
Mar 2013

129000 mi

US $100
Power steering system was leaking. Replaced an O-ring. 
Apr 2013

130000 mi
Due to previous repair, air got into the system and ruined PS pump. Pump replaced. 
Jul 2013

135000 mi

US $2300
Screw fell in blower motor and made a lot of noise. Removed blower to remove screw. During a clutch job, it was discovered that the snub mount on this car was completely destroyed. This is part of the case and caused by a design issue. Thankfully, issue is common so there is a $300 fix. Bad news, it killed the clutch early During clutch job, dealer noticed a rear seal leak. 
Apr 2014

135000 mi

US $150
Leaky valve covers (both sides) A/C not working unless engine under (slight) load. Diagnosed as low r134a. Diagnosed but not fixed because mechanic doesn't have a license for that purpose. (Originally believed to be AC fan, but working normally) 
Subaru Legacy in New Hampshire, United States
Oct 2007 - Mar 2010
May 2007

35000 mi
Warranty-replaced exterior rubber trim against lower part of rear passenger window. 
Subaru Legacy in Oregon, United States
Feb 2008 - Jun 2011
Apr 2008

34000 mi
Drivers all weather floor mat worn through. Driver side rear window seal coming apart. 
Jun 2008

36000 mi
Worn through driver door body weather stripping. Worn through driver door body weather stripping. 
Subaru Legacy in Texas, United States
Jan 2008 - May 2018
Oct 2008

31000 mi

US $30
Headlamps replaced. The 2005 LGT is notorious for short-lived lamps due to daytime running lights and I'm just out of warranty. 
Jan 2012

61200 mi

US $1200
Replace worn clutch. Also required flywheel replacement. 
Jul 2013

65500 mi

US $650
CV boot failed, half-shafts needed to be replaced Sticking parking brake 
Sep 2013

68000 mi

US $1900
Replace lower control arms. Worn tranny/engine mounts Oil leak. 
May 2014

71000 mi

US $825
U-joint/Carrier bearing issues. Individual parts not reparable, required new driveshaft assembly. 
Dec 2014

75000 mi

US $700
Rear wheel bearings R&R. 
Mar 2015

76000 mi

US $1200
R&R Lower Control Arms and Rear End Links 
Sep 2015

84000 mi

US $475
Leaking valve gasket 
Apr 2016

91000 mi
Ignition coil to cylinder 4 failed. 
Jun 2017

103000 mi

US $200
Power draw in the system caused by previous work. New battery. 

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2005 Subaru Legacy 4dr Wagon

168-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru Legacy in Pennsylvania, United States
May 2011 - Jul 2011
Jun 2011

94000 mi

US $700
Previously had complained on temporary severe engine miss after wet sitting in wet weather but dealer could not find. I finally left car until they found. Was bad coil pack. Because of several other expensive repairs this year, Subaru most. 
Jul 2011

95000 mi

US $320
Tailgate electric lock stopped working. Had replaced. 
Subaru Legacy in Maine, United States
Apr 2009 - Mar 2016
May 2009

69000 mi

US $270
replaced front struts and did alignment. 
Jun 2009

71000 mi
Dealer mechanic discovered minor oil leak in head gasket, will keep an eye on it and fix with extended warranty when it gets worse. 
Jan 2010

80000 mi

US $250
Small oil and Coolant leak from head gasket, gasket replaced under extended warrenty. mechanic discovered thermostat was sticking, they replaced thermostat, at my cost for the part. idler pulley for timing belt going bad, replaced under extended warranty, I had to pay for a new timing belt. power steering hose had bad leak, replaced under extended warranty. 
Feb 2010

82000 mi

US $90
heater core clogged and had no heat on passenger side after January repairs. The internet said it was a common problem for my year Subaru and dealer usually repaired, but I had to pay for them to flush out the cooling system. 
Mar 2010

83000 mi

US $40
Wheel stud broke after lug nut was off. I bought a new stud and mechanic replaced it. Studs and nuts have been a weak link as I have replace several of each in the last 3 years. 
Jun 2010

88000 mi

US $300
Dealer said 50 deg. air from AC is too warm, I agreed. They replace AC fluid and added dye, said the old stuff was warn out (didn't think it could go bad). Cost me $300 and it still cools to 50 deg. Warranty runs out in 10 days. 
Mar 2011

103000 mi

US $250
Front wheel bearing replaced. 
Sep 2011

113000 mi

US $200
Bad vibration over 55mph. Vibrations shakes steering wheel and car, it cycles through no vibrations for 1 minute, bad vibration for 4 minutes. Dealer verified. They cleaned rust from rims and brakes, it was worse and it cost me a lot. 
Apr 2012

123300 mi

US $150
Cruise kicks off, then engine pings, and surges, after about a minute it acts normal. NO CODES! Replaced spark plugs and knock sensor. It still has the problem. 
May 2012

125000 mi

US $400
Engine still pings, misses, surges, stalls, has no power, or has great power while still doing the above. On a rare occasion it will run perfectly for a few min. Subaru said it was my gas and wouldn't look further. After 30 tanks of gas! 
Jun 2012

126000 mi

US $220
Local shop put in a used computer, 3 months of problems are now fixed. 
Sep 2012

132000 mi

US $130
Sears said it was worn out, I agree, as the car feels tighter now. 
Mar 2013

142000 mi

US $400
Rear spoiler broke and fell off, had to buy new one. 
Jun 2013

149000 mi

US $700
All doors except driver door, were sticking, one of the rear doors would not open. Also had brakes and rotors replaced. 
Nov 2014

177000 mi

US $150
All sway bar bushings shot. You could wiggle all of them, car drives great again after repair. Both driver side doors would not open from outside, mechanic found both door handles had broken. 
Dec 2015

198000 mi

US $140
Replaced sparkplugs 
Mar 2016

198000 mi
It was time for a timing belt again and it needed some oil leaks fixed. 
Subaru Legacy in New York, United States
Oct 2012 - Nov 2012
Nov 2012

136000 mi
Head gasket leaked, oil pump leaked Windshield rusted out. 
Subaru Legacy in Nova Scotia, Canada
Sep 2011 - Dec 2014
Nov 2011

85020 mi

C $600
Gas tank leak due to rust in top front passenger side corner (ridiculously bad design of the tank, poor corrosion prevention, and expensive to replace). Tank was replaced by a used one. 
Oct 2012

96900 mi
Replacement gas tank leaks (just like the original). While this was not a new tank, it was installed as a used tank in good condition, for a fraction of the cost of a new one. Inspection only - no work was authorized due to cost/history. 
Jul 2013

106820 mi

C $390
Right rear wheel bearing (hub assembly and bearings actually) replaced. Cost includes new part (3 yr. warranty) and labour. 
Dec 2013

113460 mi
Diagnosed and replaced alternator. Advised to replace battery as well. Replaced battery Replaced faulty alternator!! I had to pay for the towing charges but no charge for second alternator or labour. 
Mar 2014

116560 mi

C $470
Radiator leak. Replaced rad, pressure cap, coolant, clamps. 
Jun 2014

119660 mi

C $530
Failed oxygen sensor; replaced for $530! Engine stalling at idle. 
Jul 2014

119960 mi

C $1050
Check engine light (again) > led to replacing the catalytic converter. OEM dealer price was $1800; I opted for an aftermarket one through AutoPro. Part was about $650, remainder was labour. 
Dec 2014

121520 mi
Fuel filler door failed to open when interior release pulled. (Long time problem, decided to fix prior to selling car.) 
Subaru Legacy in California, United States
Aug 2014 - Jun 2015
Feb 2015

145700 mi

US $200
Noise like a rain stick coming from console. 
Subaru Legacy in Minnesota, United States
Sep 2006 - Jun 2018
Jul 2007

28000 mi
Air Cond Condenser leak 
Aug 2007

29000 mi
Air conditioning condenser failure. 
May 2010

59000 mi

US $278
AC failed to cool, dealer evacuated & recharged. Can't find leak. 
Jun 2010

62000 mi

US $650
On original trip, dealer could not find leak. On latest trip, dealer found leak in condenser and replaced condenser. 
Apr 2011

71000 mi
Right rear wheel bearing failure. Repair cost covered by factory.  
Dec 2011

78000 mi
Wheel bearing failure, replaced under factory warranty (Subaru extended factory warranty on wheel bearings to 84k miles) 
Subaru Legacy in California, United States
Oct 2005 - Sep 2017
Jun 2005

5000 mi
Power Steering hose 
Dec 2016

65000 mi

US $290
1 of 3 catalytic converters failed 

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2005 Subaru Legacy 4dr Wagon

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

Subaru Legacy in Massachusetts, United States
Sep 2012 - Jun 2018
Sep 2013

79000 mi

US $50
Replace headlight bulb 
Sep 2014

92000 mi

US $400
Wheel bearing replaced 
Nov 2014

94300 mi

US $500
Replace CV boots 
Mar 2018

141000 mi

US $3200
Leaking head gasket replaced. Belts and water pump replaced at the same time. 
May 2018

145000 mi

US $700
Rotors ground. 
Subaru Legacy in Colorado, United States
Oct 2011 - Dec 2013
Mar 2013

137000 mi

US $600
Symptoms: check engine light; rough idle after engine warm. Solution: Valve ring went bad; reworked valve guide, replaced head gasket. 
Subaru Legacy in Quebec, Canada
Jul 2015 - Jun 2018
Nov 2015

138300 mi

C $400
removing the protecting sheild of the exhaust line. 
Sep 2016

151900 mi

C $100
Door handle dont open de car 
Subaru Legacy in Washington, United States
Aug 2006 - Jun 2018
Sep 2006

32000 mi
Replace front struts. Replace rear wheel bearing. 
Jun 2009

58000 mi
Replace right rear wheel bearing. 
Subaru Legacy in Oregon, United States
Jan 2009 - Dec 2016
Jul 2009

48000 mi

US $190
Left rear wheel bearing was growling, was replaced under warranty. 
May 2012

75000 mi

US $700
Right rear and front wheel bearings had begun moaning, the rear bearing was replaced under warranty. 
Subaru Legacy in Arizona, United States
Oct 2009 - Dec 2012
Dec 2009

75000 mi

US $550
Replaced spark plugs and oil change, which revealed that driver side rear strut was blown and that the original battery was not holding a charge. Altogether cost was about 550.00 
May 2010

83700 mi

US $1000
front bushings replaced. 
Subaru Legacy in Nova Scotia, Canada
Jun 2009 - Feb 2016
Jan 2010

61380 mi

C $250
Replaced lower ball joint. Movement noticed on safety inspection. Replace lower balljoint as result of safety inspection. 
Jul 2010

68200 mi

C $210
While in for regular service, tech noticed splash pan under engine "missing" . Where did it go? No one knows but had to replace it. Part ordered and installed one week later. 
Aug 2011

83460 mi

C $350
Left rear door lock actuator and cable seized and replaced. Door would not open. 
Dec 2013

117180 mi

C $400
Wiring in the RH boot to tailgate broke off from flexing. Difficult to repair - mostly labour. stabilizer links worn and noisy - replaced 
Jan 2015

82780 mi

C $400
Engine had been firing on 3 cylinders. Engine light on. Ignition coil was arcing. Replaced coil package. Broken rear spring - right side. While checking the broken spring, mechanic saw that the rear struts were badly rotted a the top. 
Feb 2015

126640 mi

C $500
LR wheel bearing (hub assembly) replaced. 
Nov 2015

137020 mi

C $300
RF lower ball joint and stabilizer bushings 
Subaru Legacy in Texas, United States
Jun 2014 - Jun 2014
Jun 2014

135000 mi

US $240
My check engine light cam on and my cruise control light continues to flash "cruise". This disables the use of the cruise control. Both the O2 and speed sensors were checked but the problems persists. 

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2005 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 250hp 2.5L H4 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Subaru Legacy in Idaho, United States
Feb 2014 - Jun 2017
Jun 2017

112000 mi

US $3600
Fueling and electrical issue caused by a previous shop in Boise Idaho. 
Subaru Legacy in Quebec, Canada
Mar 2012 - Sep 2017
Apr 2014

77800 mi

C $444
CEL P0011, inspected, oil changed (5,500 km), part ordered, changed AVCS solenoid. 
Feb 2016

96460 mi

C $75
Original exhaust gasket blown 
Oct 2016

101780 mi

C $500
Both front callipers seized, replaced with rebuilt. Rotors & pads OK. 
Apr 2017

106640 mi

C $350
CEL code P0442 on vacation 1,600 miles from home. High repair estimate from dealer, decided to wait until return to home dealership. 
Jun 2017

109740 mi

C $2087
Replaced rusted fuel tank to address CEL code PO442. 
Subaru Legacy in New York, United States
May 2014 - Apr 2015
Apr 2015

66000 mi

US $630
Rear wheel bearings 
Subaru Legacy in Quebec, Canada
Jul 2016 - Jun 2018
Sep 2016

102920 mi

C $1689
There was a hum detected while riding on the highway. Both valve cover gaskets. Sway bar bushings Replaced 2 rear hub assembly bearings. 
Sep 2017

112220 mi

C $650
There was a grinding noise coming from the front when braking. Wheel bearings were replaced. End links were worn and replaced. 
Subaru Legacy in Nova Scotia, Canada
Mar 2012 - Apr 2012
Apr 2012

137640 mi

C $600
Plastic end tank on radiator cracked while driving, once up to temperature/pressure it sprayed all over the engine. The car went up on a flatbed to the dealer to have a new rad installed. After picking car up from radiator replacement, the car was surging badly, turned out to be a bad O2 sensor, very odd timing since nothing has failed in the last 70,000k 
Subaru Legacy in New Jersey, United States
Sep 2014 - Jun 2015
Dec 2014

104000 mi

US $2463
valve cover leak main seal leak torn axle boots accessory belt, worn, not prematurely, replaced to save on labor costs later. timing belt tensioner 
Mar 2015

107000 mi

US $500
radiator end tank cracked, radiator replaced. 
Subaru Legacy in New Mexico, United States
Apr 2013 - Jun 2018
Mar 2014

128000 mi

US $200
Replaced right rear wheel bearing unit. 
Jul 2014

130300 mi

US $100
Replaced driver side rear wheel bearing assembly Found radiator was leaking from joint of plastic top to aluminum fins. Replaced radiator, upper hose, fan belts. 
Jan 2015

129500 mi

US $20
High pitched squealing when turning after startup. I adjusted the belt, still made noise. Thought I was going to have to replace the pump. Did some research online and found simple o-ring replacement would possibly fix. 
Jul 2015

137500 mi

US $70
Shaking while braking, needed front lower control arm rear bushings. Had to remove control arms and have bushing pressed out and back in. 
Feb 2016

145000 mi

US $800
Replaced front and rear struts Replaced outer tie rod ends Needed alignment after replacing struts and front end parts. 
Jun 2016

149000 mi
Alternator came loose and caused very loud vibration that sounded like major issue. 
Dec 2016

154000 mi

US $50
Windshield washer was not working, electric plug at washer pump was corroded. Repaired connection. Then found a leak in hose attached to hood. Took off and replaced. Most cost was replacing broken clips from under hood liner. 
Jan 2017

139800 mi

US $75
Heater blend motor stopped working, it stayed stuck on defrost, and you couldn't switch to vent or feet. 
Aug 2017

161000 mi

US $200
Intercooler had separated, allowing charge air to escape. Turbo Inlet, or intake had a slight tear. Removed intake manifold and replaced turbo inlet. 12+ hours of work for me. 
Subaru Legacy in Texas, United States
Aug 2010 - May 2012
May 2011

59000 mi

US $210
CV boot was cracked and leaking oil on front passenger side. Boot replaced and axle re-lubricated. Problem was identified by mechanic while the car was in to resurface front brake rotors. 
Dec 2011

65000 mi

US $600
Engine gasket worn out and leaking oil. Gasket replaced. Coolant tubing and connector deteriorated and was leaking coolant. Radiator thermostat soaked in coolant and also replaced as a precaution. 
Mar 2012

70000 mi

US $800
Power steering pump leaking fluid 
Subaru Legacy in Virginia, United States
Sep 2012 - Sep 2016
Oct 2013

42000 mi

US $200
CV joint was leaking. Replaced entire CV axle with a model from Raxles by myself for about $200. OEM = $300 Raxles = $200 Autozone = $80, but users report lots of vibration problems with them The CV joint was not clicking. 
Feb 2015

55000 mi

US $200
Air conditioner/defroster was cycling cold for only 5 seconds. Recharged freon and performed a leak test. (Leak test was the majority of the cost). No leak found, probably needed recharge based on age. 
Feb 2016

60900 mi

US $1000
Power steering pump leaking. No cheap aftermarket parts. $700 pump + about $250 labor. Brake guide pins seized. Needed to be replaced. Parts cost ($40) + around $200 labor. 
Jul 2016

63200 mi

US $850
Car was overheating on highway. Radiator was mostly empty. Towed to a mechanic 
Subaru Legacy in Ontario, Canada
May 2011 - Jul 2011
Jul 2011

93620 mi

C $240
#3 Cylinder coil needed to be replaced 
Subaru Legacy in Wisconsin, United States
Mar 2011 - Sep 2014
Dec 2013

50000 mi

US $350
Auto-Climate control (which is integrated into radio unit) was replaced due to loss of all HVAC functionality 
Subaru Legacy in Utah, United States
Jun 2010 - May 2015
Dec 2010

100000 mi

US $150
Leaking fuel line connections at fuel injectors. Retightened clamps. 
Jan 2012

103000 mi

US $660
Leaking PS system, new O-ring on suction hose where it meets PS pump fixed the problem. Valve cover gasket leaking Cracked CV boot front passenger side, new axle installed 
Dec 2012

126000 mi

US $600
Rough idle, check engine light indicated running lean. Solution: loose battery terminal, fixed battery terminal and recalibrated throttle body. Slight crack in intercooler. Replaced intercooler. 
Apr 2013

129300 mi

US $500
There was a crack in the plastic top part of the radiator, replaced radiator. 
Aug 2013

131300 mi

US $270
Rough idle, check engine light indicating misfire on cylinders 1-3. Found/reattached a loose vacuum line (the culprit) and replaced spark plugs. 
Nov 2013

132000 mi

US $1100
Rear wheel hub wore out, requiring replacing that, and the rim (the wheel almost decided to come undone on the freeway, so it was no longer serviceable) Front lower control arm bushings worn out. 
Mar 2014

135000 mi

US $200
Driver side outside door handle broke in the cold. 
Subaru Legacy in Pennsylvania, United States
Oct 2005 - Jan 2014
Mar 2010

51000 mi

US $900
Replace steering rack 
Dec 2010

60000 mi

US $250
During an inspection, mechanic found a failing ball joint. Ball joint replaced and vehicle aligned on the same day. 
Dec 2011

71000 mi

US $350
The AC drain tube clogged causing water damage to the heater blower motor. Drain tube was cleared and blower motor replaced. 
Oct 2012

79000 mi

US $200
Replaced rear sway bar end links 
Subaru Legacy in North Carolina, United States
Nov 2007 - Mar 2016
Mar 2011

130000 mi

US $100
Steering belt slipping--replaced belt, problem gone for a few weeks. Returned, belt tightened, problem has been gone for >1 month so far. 
Jul 2011

134000 mi

US $190
Cylinder 4 ignition coil was causing misfire and needed replacement. The actual repair took 1 day, the other days were for troubleshooting. Car in and out of shop (~1 day/week) for about a month to identify cause of misfire. 
Nov 2011

145000 mi

US $300
Right inner axle boot worn, replaced 
Jan 2012

148300 mi

US $700
Replaced front suspension 
Jul 2013

168000 mi

US $1000
When engine warm, would turn over and the cut out upon restart. Immediate subsequent restart required letting the engine turn over several times before it would catch 
Oct 2013

171300 mi

US $1765
Turbocharger catastrophic failure, required replacement. 
Jan 2015

182000 mi

US $800
Valve and cam cover oil leaks, requiring repair and replacement of timing belt. Rack and pinion leaks, requiring replacement. 
May 2015

184700 mi

US $200
Power steering pump failure, replaced power steering pump 
Sep 2015

189000 mi

US $600
Engine overheating, replaced thermostat (cost includes synthetic oil change) Fuel injectors required replacement 
Feb 2016

194000 mi

US $1300
Timing belt idler bearing failed, required replacement and replacement of timing belt 
Mar 2016

194000 mi
Driveshaft worn/failing, required replacement 
Subaru Legacy in Minnesota, United States
Mar 2012 - Jul 2012
Jun 2012

83000 mi

US $600
Both front CV joints replaced. Took 3 days because I did one, then the other. The passenger's side joint went out during the the test drive, and was replaced again the next day. 

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2005 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 250hp 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru Legacy in Pennsylvania, United States
Dec 2009 - Apr 2018
Jul 2010

47000 mi

US $350
Front Right bearing was making a lot of noise and diagnosed by both the dealer and a non-dealer mechanic as faulty and need of replacement. After replacement however, the noise is still there. 
Aug 2012

51000 mi
Had to replace alternator belt as the old one came of the pulley and was damaged. 
Mar 2015

57000 mi

US $1500
After the car has been sitting idle for two years: AC pulley got loose and cut open my timing belt cover. Main alternator pulley got dry rotted and had to be replaced. Downpipe O2 sensor had to be changed. All four brakes and rotors replace. 
Oct 2017

78000 mi

US $1400
Suspension: major rust and dry rotting issues. 
Subaru Legacy in Montana, United States
Jun 2015 - Aug 2015
Jul 2015

174000 mi

US $800
Engine misfire 
Subaru Legacy in Rhode Island, United States
Sep 2009 - Dec 2014
Aug 2009

79000 mi
Rear wheel bearings, covered under extended warranty. 
Oct 2009

78000 mi
Rear wheel bearing noisy, replaced under an extended warranty. 
Apr 2012

116800 mi

US $83
Rear sway bar links wore out, noisy/clunking sound. 
Jan 2013

114300 mi

US $135
Transfer gear bearings in the center differental were noisy. Replaced 2 bearings. 
Jul 2013

140800 mi

US $250
A/C compressor seized. Replaced compressor and condensor/dryer assembly. LF brake caliper siezed up. 
Mar 2014

153000 mi

US $1500
Head gaskets again. Used Tomei Racing reinforced gaskets along with ARP head studs this time. Clutch worn out, throw out bearing noisy. 
Jul 2014

155300 mi
starter motor stopped working 
Subaru Legacy in Washington, United States
Feb 2007 - Jun 2018
Sep 2007

61000 mi
Torn axle boot, the dealer service department choose to call it a warranty repair even though it was just outside of the power train warranty 
Jun 2012

100000 mi

US $2050
Clutch throw out bearing failure, augmented by the notorious transmission snout grooving. Fixed with a new clutch assembly and a transmission snout sleeve kit(tsk3). Also got 2 axle seals and a control arm bushing as maintenance. 
Sep 2013

106000 mi

US $45
Passenger side front window came off it's track. 
May 2015

124600 mi

US $900
Engine front seal leak. 
Subaru Legacy in Alaska, United States
Aug 2006 - May 2009
Mar 2008

42000 mi

US $50
Faulty fuel injector, causing misfire in cylinder 3. 
Oct 2008

49000 mi

US $138
Used local garage for winter tire change-over. Shop mechanic over-torqued several lug bolts, snapping them off. Had to be tapped and new bolts set in. 
Subaru Legacy in Georgia, United States
Jul 2007 - Apr 2015
Aug 2007

29000 mi
6-CD changer would get stuck on one track and constantly repeat or just act like it's playing with no sound. Problem was worse with brand new CD's often locking up by the 3rd track. It would happen often on hot days, but I live in GA so every day is hot. Originally brought car in for check engine light and the Turbo Fan Relay recall. The car ran rough at idle and studdered at 2800rpm. Dealer replaced the ECM(computer). 
Nov 2007

34000 mi
Rough idle again and poor performance. Dealer replace #2 injector, but did not solve the problem. Possibly another injector is defective along with a needed ECM reflash dealer didn't have time to complete last visit. Bringing back to dealer to fix again. Steering pulse was explained to be normal due to AWD torque shirt during tight turning. Brake pulsation was not resolved due to lack of time. Bringing car back to dealer to have brake problem addressed. Front drivers side headlight burned out for the 2nd time in 18 months. Replaced by dealer under warranty. 
Dec 2007

37000 mi

US $500
Rough idle and poor performance still exist, dealers dianostic computer was down and could not determine which injector was bad. Must go back to dealer, AGAIN! Whinning and vibration coming from left rear of car. Dealer replaced left rear wheel bearing fixing the problem. Rough idle and poor performance problem still. Different dealer(out of town) did not find anything wrong with the injectors but had fouled up plugs. Preformed 30,000 service which included new plugs, carbon cleaning, etc. Ran great for about 100 miles the 
Apr 2008

41000 mi
Replaced the number 4 injector and the car has been running great. 
Dec 2008

51000 mi

US $86
I had the turbo banjo bolt removed after reading a TSB that the banjo filter could become clogged and starve the turbo of oil causing it to seize. Dealer recommended removal of filter rather than cleaning every 3000 miles at a cost of $90 in labor. 
Dec 2009

63000 mi

US $854
The throw-out bearing in the clutch self destructed itself. Which inturn damaged the the fly wheel and the transmission case snout it is housed on. I naturally replaced all my clutch parts while they were in there. That bearing should not die at 60k. 
Jul 2010

70300 mi

US $350
Replaced the Front passenger side half-shaft becasue CV boot closest to trasmission was torn. Typical problem on turbo models due to how close the boot is to the exhaust manifold. Easy repair, but axle was very expensive. 
Mar 2012

92000 mi

US $1500
Power steering pump leak had to be replaced. Valve cover gasket leak. Typical expensive repair on all subaru's around 100k. Had them replaced along with I minor oil leak from the oil filter attachment. Boot on front driver axle/cv was cracked. Replaced the axle. 
Jun 2013

110000 mi

US $800
Power steering pump was leaking. Replaced the pump. Drivers side axle half-shaft was leaking at the inner boot, had that replaced. 
Subaru Legacy in Arizona, United States
Sep 2007 - Jun 2018
Nov 2008

47000 mi

US $100
Display on radio-HVAC unit went out, though unit still functioned. Replacement was ordered. Replacement installed approx 1 week later. Paid $100 deductible on extended warranty 
May 2010

61000 mi

US $100
torn cv joint boot 
Sep 2013

88000 mi

US $3500
Clutch froze and had to be replaced. Power steering pump leaking and replaced. 
Dec 2013

90000 mi

US $260
Misfire in #1 cylinder. Plug fouled due to short created by plug wire rubbing on fuel injection control wire. 
Sep 2014

95000 mi

US $1000
Clutch was replaced as maintence at 90K miles. Throwout bearing then failed requiring 2nd replacement. Dealer/manufacturer declind to pay for repair. 
Mar 2017

109651 mi

US $2935
Took vehicle to dealer for check engine light/poor performance. First trip revealed only blown fuse. When condition repeated dealer found bad mass air sensor. Because of age of car, part had to be ordered. Trunk and interior dome light replaced due to failure 
Subaru Legacy in Illinois, United States
Jan 2009 - Oct 2011
Jan 2009

70000 mi

US $200
Left rear wheel bearing replaced, Contacted SOA and they sent a reimbursement check, fixed at local shop. 
Jun 2009

74000 mi
Power steering fluid boiled under normal driving conditions and reservoir overflowed. replaced powersteering oil and oem belt. $50 
Aug 2010

86800 mi

US $300
Passenger Inner CV Boot ripped. Passanger Inner CV Boot ripped.  
Mar 2011

91000 mi

US $200
front driver side wheel bearing needed a replacement. 2 weeks prior the noise was hardly noticable, it got very loud, very fast, and it pulled left as it the alignment off. When it was replaced the alignment pulled slightly right. 
Subaru Legacy in North Dakota, United States
Aug 2008 - Apr 2015
Jul 2011

53000 mi

US $350
Leaking power steering pump replaced 
May 2012

59400 mi

US $182
A/C recharge. Checked for leaks, none found 
Oct 2012

63300 mi
Replaced passenger side rear wheel bearing. Common problem, Subaru has extended the warranty to 8 years, 100k miles. 
Dec 2013

71000 mi

US $610
could not fill fuel tank, fuel nozzle would click off. Tech found charcoal vapor canister in emissions system had fuel in it & needed replacement. Original battery needed to be replaced. 
Jun 2014

73000 mi

US $63
One low beam out, replaced both. 
Nov 2014

77000 mi

US $160
Water had filled driver's side fog light assembly. Replaced fog light assembly. 
Mar 2015

79000 mi

US $375
Rear drivers side door lock stuck. Door panel removed, door handle cable cleaned and lubed. 
Subaru Legacy in Ohio, United States
May 2014 - Jun 2014
Jun 2014

124000 mi

US $1200
Blown turbo - replaced with a rebuilt turbo 
Subaru Legacy in California, United States
Dec 2012 - Jul 2016
Jun 2014

52000 mi

US $900
Replace bushings front and rear and control arms. Oil change, filter. 
Nov 2015

64300 mi
water pump leak 
Jul 2016

74000 mi

US $800
split cv boot 
Subaru Legacy in New Hampshire, United States
Dec 2011 - Mar 2013
Feb 2013

107600 mi

US $800
Both front calipers were frozen and required replacement. 
Subaru Legacy in Alberta, Canada
Jan 2012 - Jun 2017
Jan 2017

83540 mi

C $1000
Car had slight hesitation on power and vibration on idle. Replaced all 4 coil packs with Subaru OEM parts. Replaced MAF and O2 sensor with Denso (Subaru's OEM). Maintenance item: Replaced both rear wheel bearings, as they were making noise at highway speed. 
Subaru Legacy in Great Britain
Feb 2012 - May 2012
May 2012

71000 mi

£120
Rear shock absorber 
Subaru Legacy in New York, United States
May 2011 - Dec 2011
Jun 2011

106000 mi

US $1100
diagnose and replace car computer replaced AC compressor and expansion valve 
Subaru Legacy in Connecticut, United States
Mar 2013 - Jul 2013
May 2013

99000 mi

US $10000
turbo went ruined engine,during repairs with new engine and turbo did upgraded fuel and exhaust and intercooler ect 
Subaru Legacy in Minnesota, United States
Jun 2013 - Jul 2014
Sep 2013

85000 mi
Replaced out of warranty wheel bearing at no charge. 

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2005 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

168-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru Legacy in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2006 - Feb 2015
Dec 2006

12400 mi
Passenger side seatbelt warning alarm and audible alarm on even when there is no passenger. Dealer has ordered a new part which is covered by warranty. 
Mar 2007

16120 mi
The alarm sound and overhead indicator for the passenger seat belt not used, is actve whether there is a person sitting at the seat or not. The dealer says Subaru is working on the problem 
May 2007

17980 mi
The dealer corrected an earlier problem with the passenger side seat belt alarm active when there was no one in the seat. New sensor added and calibrated Replaced headlight and no charge do to delay in fixing problem number one. 
Oct 2007

22320 mi
The four way flashers did not work. Dealer discovered the problem and fixed no charge. 
Jan 2008

24180 mi
Driver side headlight keeps failing usually in less than a month. Dealer fixed and put in long life bulbs. 
Dec 2013

93000 mi

C $300
Valve gasket leaking removed and replaced. 
Subaru Legacy in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2010 - Jan 2011
Sep 2010

74400 mi
Vibration between 2-2.5k RPM. Turned out to be a loose exhaust heat shield; all that was required was a quick tightening.  
Dec 2010

77500 mi

C $300
Left-rear wheel bearing.  

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2005 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

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

Subaru Legacy in Pennsylvania, United States
May 2010 - Dec 2016
Jun 2010

57000 mi

US $22
Driver side headlight bulb. Driver side headlight bulb OEM 
Subaru Legacy in New York, United States
Feb 2012 - Jan 2015
Mar 2012

115000 mi
General brake maintenance, loose calipers - front passenger side brake 
Apr 2012

116000 mi

US $1200
Head gasket, timing belt and water pump replacement. 
Jun 2013

129000 mi

US $900
Muffler replacement 
Subaru Legacy in Illinois, United States
Jun 2010 - Sep 2017
Feb 2015

86700 mi

US $265
Front stabilizer links where broken. 
Apr 2016

97000 mi

US $800
Replace the catalytic converter. 
Jun 2016

101000 mi
Just a few weeks after having had the catalytic converter replaced, the check engine light came on again. Now the "Fuel Trims" are out of adjustment. My mechanic has not been able to fix this yet. They are doing research. 
Jul 2016

101800 mi

US $180
The first catalytic converter replacement failed within a few days. Had replace it with a more expensive one. I won't get a bill for this until the next time I take it in for service. 
Oct 2016

106800 mi

US $7
Replaced the drivers side head light. I just noticed that this is a reportable item. I have replaced headlights several times. Every few years. Did not have to remove the battery, so this was easy. 
Mar 2017

115000 mi

US $916
Replaced both rear wheel bearings the the left front ball joint. 
May 2017

116000 mi

US $1041
Replaced bad drive shaft bearing with new drive shaft assembly.  Also replaced right front ball joint. 
Sep 2017

122000 mi

US $100
Free up sticking calipers. 
Subaru Legacy in Peru
Aug 2010 - Nov 2012
Nov 2010

51960 mi

$270
Rear doors power locks not working. Actuators replaced 
Subaru Legacy in North Carolina, United States
Nov 2006 - Oct 2012
Sep 2011

65000 mi

US $350
Replaced valve cover gaskets. 
Feb 2012

69500 mi

US $75
Broken radiator cap. Replaced & topped off coolant. 
Subaru Legacy in Ontario, Canada
May 2009 - Apr 2015
Aug 2010

70060 mi

C $10
Right low-beam light burned out. Replaced myself.  
Jun 2013

86180 mi

C $140
Replaced Rotors and Pads and seized caliper pin. 
Apr 2015

103540 mi

C $100
Spring broke on passenger side. Bought a used strut in good condition and replaced the entire thing. 

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