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Subaru Legacy repairs by problem area

Engine (33%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (10%)

Brakes and Traction Control (4%)

Suspension and Steering (20%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (19%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (9%)

Other (5%)

Chart based on 1779 repairs.
See TSBs and recalls for the Subaru Legacy.

Subaru Legacy engine repair cost distribution

$2500+ (5%)

$1000 - $2499 (15%)

$500 - $999 (17%)

$100 - $499 (31%)

< $100 (32%)

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Chart based on 468 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2016 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

256-horsepower 3.6L H6 6-speed shiftable CVT AWD

3100 mi Replaced faulty fuel door under warranty. 
12028 mi Engine failed to start. It would not even crank. I managed to get it started, but all the warning lights were lit. The dealer pulled the following codes : P0700 and P0890. They replaced the TCM power relay for a new upgraded relay. Works fine but confidence in the car took a hit. 
2000 mi serpentine belt replaced 
2800 mi serpentine belt replaced again 

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2016 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

175-horsepower 2.5L H4 6-speed shiftable CVT AWD

5000 mi Hesitation on startup. Software update corrected problem. 
26000 mi upper oil pan replacement 
6600 mi Serpentine drive belt was chirping. Dealer replaced the belt. Problem resolved and has not returned. 
37000 mi Drive belt replaced, 4 wheel alignment done. Dealer scratched the car on driver's door and left rocker panel and on right front passenger door. Window trim also damaged on right front passenger door... 

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2015 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

175-horsepower 2.5L H4 6-speed shiftable CVT AWD

1240 mi Unexplained lowering of coolant level. 
4340 mi There was a service bulletin about the ignition relay that may get ice crystals in very cold conditions. This could make it impossible to start. Relay was replaced under warranty - 20 minutes 
87600 mi Had the head gasket replace. 
9300 mi Car wouldn't start in -25 celsius due to "keyless" key not being detected properly. Basic phone troubleshooting w/dealer traced problem to an internal system check not completing properly. Subject of a recall. Replaced the ignition main relay. 
30380 mi Front crank seal was leaking. Pressure tested (.4 hours) and replaced (.4 hours). 
20300 mi Faulty relay would cause car to not start in cold weather. 
13000 mi Check engine light came on. Scan tool pulled P0137 02 sensor low voltage bank 1 sensor 2. Checked harness between ECM and sensor, resistance measured 0.3 ohms. This is within manufacturer spec. Replaced oxygen sensor 22690AA96A 
22500 mi Fuel door is sticking and won't open, and is scheduled to be repaired as per TSB on this problem. 
13000 mi CEL, reset and no issues 
8000 mi CEL, code unknown 
71000 mi Replacement of catalytic converter under emissions warranty because of exhaust leak. 
32000 mi Oil pan gasket was leaking. Dealer sealed the leak 

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2014 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

173-horsepower 2.5L H4 6-speed shiftable CVT AWD

24000 mi Defective serpentine belt from manufacturer. Known issue for this model and year. 
26400 mi No fault of Subaru. An aftermarket oil change facility had double gasketed the oil drain plug during an oil change, causing a leak. The Subaru dealer fixed the problem. 
37500 mi

US $270
The engine, brake, and traction control lights came on simultaneously. This happens when there is an engine related concern. Needed oil control valve (was oxidized). This resolved problem. No other malfunctions in 37k miles. 

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2013 Subaru Legacy 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 148hp 2.0L H4 Diesel 6-speed manual AWD

44000 mi

£640
Glowplugs replaced after one failed. 

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2013 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

256-horsepower 3.6L H6 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

17300 mi Oil consumption very high after oil change. Two quarts missing after 1000 miles. Determined that oil was not filled to capacity. Oil added by owner when light came on and dealer found nothing wrong. No further action necessary. 
40000 mi Engine is showing signs of burning oil.Dealer switched oil from recommended synthetic to conventional, which breaks down faster and will reduce burning.Means more frequent oil changes and more maintenance for a car promising longer oil life. 
48000 mi Oil consumption is about 1 quart every 3000 miles. Subaru responded by recommending I put in 6.9 quarts of oil per oil change, not 6.0 the manual states. Now it consumes the excess oil and needs more every 4500 miles (6000 per oil change) 
68000 mi Oil consumption previously reported confirmed. Consumes 0.5 quarts every 1000 miles. Decided to live with it as Subaru wants to charge me an engine rebuild with only 69,000 mile on it - not happening. Will pollute the environment with my car built by a company that claims to be in support of a green environment. 

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2013 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

173-horsepower 2.5L H4 6-speed shiftable CVT AWD

81000 mi Excessive oil consumption of over .5 qt per 1200 miles, see class action lawsuit settlement. Replaced short block assembly per TSB. 
12000 mi Retensioned squeaking serpentine belt under warranty. 
23200 mi Dealer replaced squeaking serpentine belt under warranty. Squeaking was actually worse after dealer retensioned the belt and claimed the problem was resolved. 
20000 mi Squeaking serpentine belt (again). Dealer replaced bent, tensioners and idlers under warranty. 
37500 mi Check engine light came on, brake light flashing, cruise control indicator flashing. Took in for service, diagnostics indicated problem with right cam vvt valve. Problem recurred next day. 
37900 mi Continuing intermittent problem of check engine light on (solid), brake light flashing and cruise control indicator flashing. 
9000 mi The car would not start upon turning key. Subaru stated computer was unresponsive and performed factory reset and problem did not reoccur. The car would not start upon turning key. Subaru stated computer was unresponsive and performed factory reset and problem did not reoccur. Dealer fixed under warranty. 
43300 mi

US $100
Engine oil is consumed too quickly. They performed an oil consumption test, but they performed the test incorrectly and claim that no consumption occurs. They did not fix it and the problem still exists. 
2000 mi Electrical short took out the transmission control module and fuel pump module. Car flared up with 4 warning lights, and had to be towed to dealership. Repairs took ages, since every step had to be authorized by Subaru of America. 
72000 mi Short block replacement covered under oil consumption lawsuit letter 
17000 mi oil comsumption problem 

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2013 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

173-horsepower 2.5L H4 6-speed manual AWD

49700 mi excessive oil consumption. 
115000 mi

US $1200
New clutch installed. 

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2012 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 265hp 2.5L H4 6-speed manual AWD

114000 mi

US $200
Misfire on cylinder 4. Found coil pack for this cylinder corroded and cracked causing arcing at high engine load. Replaced all 4 packs and plugs as precaution and is good as new again. 

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2012 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

170-horsepower 2.5L H4 6-speed shiftable CVT AWD

135000 mi

US $1355
Head gasket blew 500 miles from home. Vehicle was blowing bubbles out of the radiator with the cap off no external block leaks and no contamination of the engine oil. Put in a can of block seal and limped home stopping every 100 miles or so waiting for the engine to cool down and adding antifreeze . Dealer (North End Subaru in Lunenburg Ma) said they pulled the engine out of the car and replaced the head gaskets. They did NOT machine the heads. The car came back a mess. Grease all over the fenders and hood. Antifreeze all over the engine compartment, things not put back together as designed. Clamps on hoses not in place, parts missing, etc. I was very unhappy with the state of the vehicle when I picked it up. The cost was supposed to be 1850.00 but the dealer kicked in $500.00 toward the repair. I called 1-800subaru3 and they declined to assist in paying for the repairs. I'm not sure I can trust this vehicle any longer. Parts replaced: 4 Gasket spark plug, 2 gasket cylinder head, 2 gasket rocker cover 2 Gasket intake manifold, 1 oil filter, 5 5W30 oil, 2 Super coolant, 1 thermostat gasket, 5 studs, 1 radiator assy. 
144000 mi Oil level/pressure light stays on after oil and filter changed. I add this repair as a note for other Subaru owners as a hint. I had changed a Fog light bulb during the time that the engine oil was draining from the car. To verify the light which needed replacing I briefly turned the ignition to ON (not starting). I replaced the fog light bulb and continued with the oil change. After finishing changing the engine oil and filter When the car was started the oil light would not go out. When I finished I started the engine and the oil light would not go out. The engine sounded fine but the light was on. I removed the new filter thinking it might be defective and replaced it with another new filter. This had no effect on the oil light. I found a thread on the web saying this had happened to other folks. some drove the car and the light went out. One said he spoke to a Subaru Tech and was told to remove a fuse for about 1 minute. His oil light went out after replacing the fuse and starting the vehicle. I disconnected the battery for a few minutes and the light issue was resolved upon restarting the engine. It appears that the diagnostic bit for low oil level once set is not re-checked on engine re-starts. 

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2011 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 265hp 2.5L H4 6-speed manual AWD

3100 mi As per work order: Reprogram Engine Control Module (ECM), software update to improve emmision system and fuel economy. OP Code 145-580. 
65100 mi

C $1175
Clutch was slipping, replacement kit was installed. 
71300 mi

C $180
Oil pressure switch 

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2011 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

256-horsepower 3.6L H6 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

34000 mi Oil leak. Needed a new seal of some kind that was not in stock and had to be ordered. 
36500 mi A repeat of oil leak problem of August--plus heater/AC not working properly - these issues may be related. Very frustrating...the mechanic is unsure of the cause of any othese problems... A repeat of oil leak problem of August--plus heater/AC not working properly - these issues may be related. 
46300 mi

US $53
fuel filler cap assembly due to vapor leak. this was caused by the gas cap not being seated properly on gas filler neck. cap was replaced and system tested for leaks. 

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2011 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

170-horsepower 2.5L H4 6-speed shiftable CVT AWD

60000 mi

US $895
Ignition lock cylinder acted like key was in even when it wasn't. Repair included replacing all locks and keys on the vehicle. 
20000 mi Engine stumbling, no codes, no explanation, just a "check up", no faults found 
26000 mi While stopped in traffic, engine idle would infrequently drop & car would almost die, sometimes causing car to shake, although engine never cut off. Software update corrected problem 
250 mi Check Engine light illuminated. Cause was loose evap hose in fuel system. Repaired under warranty. 
72000 mi

US $100
Catalytic converter was making a terrible noise after startup. Fix was welding various points to stop the noise. 
74000 mi

US $100
Noisy heat shield exhaust 
101000 mi Oil control valve had to be replaced. 

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2010 Subaru Legacy

Engine not specified

1500 mi 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. 
94000 mi

US $950
I needed to replace the clutch. I also replaced all the fluids in the trans and rear at the same time. 

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2010 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 265hp 2.5L H4 6-speed manual AWD

Engine case was cracked and leaking motor oil. 
14500 mi There is a rubbing sound coming from under the left timing belt cover. It increases with rpm and disappears after car if warm to some degree. Appears that the timing belt is coming in contact with the cover. More investigation by dealer, adjusted a guide. 
29000 mi Misfire in cylinder 1. Happened twice. Ran fine in between. Dealer unable to replicate. Traded car in so unknown if problem still persists. 
55800 mi

US $1300
Clutch and flywheel replaced after the clutch began slipping. 
99000 mi

US $300
Exhaust rusted, need to replace a few sections 
78120 mi Oil leak coming from engine compartment. Oil is collecting on exposed hot parts of engine and causing burning smell and white smoke. Unknown where leak is originating. Engine bay was cleaned and will return in 1,000km to re-diagnose. 
78740 mi Checked for subsequent leak. None found. 
121000 mi

US $900
Ignition problems. Replaced coil pack.  
142000 mi Coolant lines to turbocharger replaced due to catastrophic corrosion. 
46000 mi replaced clutch 

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2010 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

256-horsepower 3.6L H6 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

34300 mi The low engine oil light came on, so I took it to the dealer who stated that reset the sensors that monitor the levels, as the levels were perfectly accurate 
108500 mi

C $300
Check engine light came on: Code read misfiring of multiple cylinders. Oil control valves were clogged causing misfiring when throttle is more than 50% opened. Dealer removed, cleaned and reinstalled control valves. 
120280 mi

C $4500
Variable valve timing components corroded causing misfiring. Components had to be replaced. 
26000 mi Replacing a leaky gasket 
12000 mi hesitation when cruising at low speed and pressing on the gas to accelerate. 
45300 mi

US $258
Oxygen sensor failed and required replacement. 

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2010 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

170-horsepower 2.5L H4 6-speed shiftable CVT AWD

67600 mi Vehicle was smoking at the front, passengers side, significant enough to be evident in the interior. Dealer claims the problem was caused by faulty oil filter and oil leaking around the area of the filter, though no leak was evident. 
93000 mi

US $200
Fuel injection cleaning. Got rid of pinging noise. 
28000 mi Heat shield rattle needed repair. Dealer ALSO did a recall which I hadn't yet rec'd; reflash computer to lower idle speed 
33680 mi

C $100
Warranty repair, all instrument lights were on suddenly. 
19000 mi Oil plug fell out after oil change by dealer resulting in engine seizure and subsequent engine replacement. several days after taking delivery with new engine, warning lights on dash including check engine. Towed in and dealer reset codes showing catalytic converter malfunction and has been ok since then. 
22100 mi Catalytic Converter sensor and front A/F sensor replaced. 
24000 mi Front catalytic converter replaced. Continuing repairs for problem that began when engine was replaced. 
71800 mi Fouled spark plugs replaced by dealer. 
1000 mi Hesitation when driving at slow speeds 

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2010 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

170-horsepower 2.5L H4 6-speed manual AWD

68200 mi

C $1900
Clutch Replacement 
37300 mi

US $1700
Clutch replacement, brake pad and rotor replacement 

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2010 Subaru Legacy 4-door

4-cylinder CVT AWD

15000 mi 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 mi 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 

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2009 Subaru Legacy

Engine not specified

65000 mi

US $60
Heat shield around exhaust was rattling at 1400 rpm. Removed heat shield. 
8000 mi loud noise at 2000-2500 rpm, found engine bearing was bad. complete engine replacement 

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2009 Subaru Legacy 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 148hp 2.0L H4 Diesel 5-speed manual AWD

119660 mi Very serious breakage in the engine (crankshaft). Although outside strict warranty, Subaru paid the parts (value between 5000 and 6000 Euros) and (after some discussion) the labor. 
128480 mi

€400
There was a crack in a tube between engine and turbo. This lead to: * shocking sometimes * DPF problem * Car going in 'save mode' --> loss of power First Subaru dealer in Burgas didn't find the cause. Final repair by regular dealer in BE 

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2009 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4 6-speed manual AWD

16000 mi I had an engine bearing failure. Subaru had a stop sale due to a bearing defect just prior to my purchase. This effected all turbo subaru's including mine. SOA replaced the complete long block motor including all accessory's at no charge, no hassels 
72000 mi My rear o2 sensor died, caused a check engine light. 

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2009 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

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

22000 mi Check Engine light and TC Off light came on while driving. Took car to the dealer. Problem diagnosed as broken oxygen sensor. Dealer ordered the sensor, as no sensor in stock. Dealer replaced oxygen sensor. Interesting fact: In a Legacy GT, a broken O2 sensor also disables: traction control, cruise control, VDC, SI-Drive. Highly unpleasant in the middle of a snow storm. 

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2009 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

245-horsepower 3.0L H6 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

89800 mi

US $30
Bearing in non-tensioning idler pulley failed. It started whining, noise grew louder and more frequent. Replaced it myself with after-market pulley. 

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2009 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

170-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

26000 mi

US $210
Threw CEL. Intermittent, never got the code. Turned out the engine was way low on oil. The oil pressure light never came on. CEL has not returned however there is a persistent rattle @ 3k rpm. 
37000 mi Rattling in engine got worse, then much worse. Towed to dealer. At first said engine might be shot. Ended up needing a crank, 1 conn rod, and all the bearings in the bottom end, but not a complete short block. Somehow a tube in the airbox was broken as well, probably from the earlier attempt by the other shop. 
83000 mi oil was bone dry. Turns out that Subaru believes 1q/1000 miles is acceptable, even though their interval is a laughable 3750. The engine only holds 4q. 

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2009 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

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

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. 
40000 mi

US $600
shield under car became loose 
67000 mi

US $4000
failed connecting rod bearing 
7399 mi Replace transmission cooler line - fitting damaged or cross-threaded during manufacturing causing fluid leak. 
19000 mi Cooling system - radiator cap was replaced under warranty by the dealer. 
76306 mi

US $2250
Engine oil leak and coolant leak: Complete cylinder head gasket replacement with engine R&R. Includes all gaskets and seals, Subaru "770" STi turbo head gaskets, timing belt and all timing idler/tensioner components, water pump, spark plugs, thermostat+gasket, anti-freeze, synthetic engine oil/filter. Engine oil and coolant leak. Changed AVLS pressure switches. Updated design. Radiator replaced. Typical wear item and done while engine R&R work being done. Radiator hoses replacement x 2 
89500 mi Leaky valve cover gaskets at only 89k miles. I don't plan on fixing it until it becomes more of an annoyance, and my pocket book can handle it. 
106000 mi

US $1500
Replaced both Valve and Head Gaskets- water pump, timing belt. 
130300 mi

US $1800
Valve seat was loose causing the car to misfire after lifters where adjusted (1st step in trying to resolve a ticking noise). Replaced head and leaking tensioner, still a little tick but not real noticeable. 
160000 mi Will occasionally throw a p420 (cat. conv.) code. When code is active the cruise control is disabled and the check engine light and traction control lights illuminate. I have not fixed the issue . . . it is possible that it is an 02 sensor as well. . . but it is intermittent so I have not brought it in yet. 
98000 mi

US $2000
Timing Belt, Water Pump, Seals, Belts, Spark Plugs, Wires, Filters, and one of the Cams. 
53900 mi

US $350
There was a strong smell from leaking/burning fluid. The dealer said it was a leaking radiator. They replaced the radiator. 
98000 mi

US $2150
head gaskets. timing belt, tensioner, water pump, two serpentine belts, spark plugs and spark plug wires... 

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2008 Subaru Legacy

Engine not specified

58280 mi muffler noise, baffles in muffler vibrating, replaced one muffler, then 2nd of twin mufflers same problem. found catalytic converter disintegrating blowing chunks into mufflers. Manufacturer eventually replacd 2nd mufflr +catalytic convert 

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2008 Subaru Legacy 4dr Wagon

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

65100 mi Front catalytic convertor failed and was replaced. Evidence it had be welded several times to correct the issue. Mass air flow sensor needed cleaning. 
65720 mi

C $900
Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) valve failed and required replacement 
73780 mi

C $590
Power steering belt needed tightening and power steering fluid changed. Lower radiator hose clamp was leaking and replaced at the same time. 

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2008 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4 6-speed manual AWD

40000 mi

US $250
air intake manifold gasket changed-in cold weather the check engine light would come on due to shrinkage of the gaskets and entrance of unmeasured air-replaced with aftermarket,more elastic in low temp gaskets with no further issues. 
106000 mi

US $200
Car/fuel pump stop working due to loss of electrical power-faulty contact under a seat. Contact was only partially made from factory,never pushed until the end/click.Contact reestablished with resolution of problem. 
197000 mi

US $4500
engine failed completely,replaced with used JDM engine 
123000 mi

US $542
Valve cover gasket set replaced. 
80300 mi

US $554
Intake Manifold Gaskets were faulty. Spark plugs were changed out for the 60K service 
66000 mi

US $505
Replaced the worn-out clutch with the OEM STi clutch and flywheel due to them being more robust than the stock OEM LGT spec.B parts. 
108000 mi

US $1000
Catastrophic turbo failure. Turbo replaced. 
173000 mi

US $510
Replaced all belts, coil pack, spark plugs, wires, oil change, fuel & air filters, tire balance, and had all lines cleaned out. 
67200 mi

US $180
The O2 sensor tripped the check engine light after a trip to Virginia. It is the second time we have had to replace an O2 sensor after a long trip. 
110300 mi

US $350
We had to replace the MAC sensor. The problem was indicated by the "check engine" light, poor performance and poor gas mileage. 
135000 mi

US $3400
Intermittent Check Engine Light warning. Misfire on cylinders 1 and 4, poor performance including running rough, poor gas mileage and backfiring, compression was leaking from Cylinder 4 into Cylinder 1. Replaced head gaskets and valves. 
165000 mi

US $200
Repair exhaust leak. 
186000 mi

US $1900
The turbo went out. The car was towed to the shop who replaced the turbo. Unfortunately, during the test drive metal shavings were thrown into the engine. The engine is not repairable. 

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2008 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

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

86976 mi

US $3100
transmission mount 
101341 mi

US $1100
radiator hoses replacement, firming up a little. There was no sign of impending failure so it was strictly preventative.  
66000 mi

US $200
Variable Valve Solenoid replaced 
91500 mi

US $120
Leak from cam and crank seals. Replaced cam and crank seals. 
104000 mi

US $687
radiator seam failed causing coolant to leak 
63860 mi

C $80
Replace serpentine belt 
65720 mi

C $302
Welded on a new exhaust hanger, $74. 
68200 mi

C $735
Replace center of exhaust system Y at indy shop because dealer refused to do it. Replaced charcoal canister because car would not start after refueling. After repair went to gas station filled up. No change, utter failure of diagnosis and repair by dealer. Returned and some gas plus vacuum line replaced. Still no good. 
68300 mi

C $1150
dealer kept car provided free loaner and fixed fuel system. Took two additional visits to previous report. 
61900 mi Timing Belt Idler Pulley seized and caused major engine damage. Cylinder head send to machine shop, new valves, water pump, timing belt, etc. Took over a month to get repaired due to Subaru not wanting to honor the warranty.  

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2008 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

85000 mi Random stumbling on acceleration. Replaced O2 sensors but problem persisted. 
20000 mi During previous clutch repair, dealership broke two turbocharger heat shields and various attaching bolts. Mechanic at the dealer didn't feel like putting the parts back on. 
58900 mi

C $300
Rough idle on cold startup. Failed emissions test. Cleaned injectors and throttle body.  
65800 mi Oil was leaking slowly making a mess on my driveway. Turns out it was a recall. Dealer replaced turbo tube free of charge. 
120900 mi

C $400
Cylinder 3 misfire. Ignition coil pack was the cause... replaced both as well as all four spark plugs for good measure. Rough idle when 0 degrees celcius or colder right after blue engine temp light turned off. Intake manifold o-rings shrink when cold, allowing unmetered air into cylinder and runs lean. Replaced with larger OEM o-rings (part# #14035AA492). 
124000 mi

C $600
Cylinder 2 misfire. Replaced ignition coil on remaining 3 cylinders. 
132060 mi

C $220
Cylinder 2 misfire on warm restart. Replaced fuel injector. 
137020 mi Oil supply pipe to the turbocharger corroded and leaked oil. Related to Subaru recall # WVF-16 (transport cda# 2008333). 
153140 mi Emissions error P2443. Secondary air valve stuck in the closed position. 

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2008 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

245-horsepower 3.0L H6 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

10000 mi Check engine light came on but no codes found at shop, everything seems fine. 
17500 mi Harsh/delayed shifts between 2nd and 3rd gears. Repair was covered under Subaru service bulletin (16-72-07) via South Coast Subaru Dealership in Costa Mesa, CA. 
37000 mi small continuous oil leak; dealer believed drain plug was warped. wasn't sure if it was previous owner-caused or if it was the subaru recall. easy fix. 

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2008 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

170-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

150000 mi

US $2000
The head gaskets have a an oil leak and they need to remove the hg to put in a new seal between the head gaskets and engine block. This will cost $2500 at Subaru dealer and about $1500 to 2000 at an independent shop. I have not done it yet. 

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2008 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

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

1000 mi Asked to check rough idle and slight miss at low rpm. Could not duplicate. Seems powertrain management was reprogrammed for '08 and changes driveability. 
26000 mi Car has an intermittant miss or stumble on very low rpm, light acceleration and seems to shift into overdrive too soon (around 25-29mph) and it also has a bucking/bumping when rolling in traffic at very low speeds (under 5mph or less) & has rough upshifts 
31000 mi Erratic shifts and annoying jerky downshifts usually on hard braking (automatic). Outcome: Transmission fluid and filter were changed and the powertrain control's learning was reset. But the Subaru rep also said this behavior was normal. 
73300 mi

US $160
The heat shield under the engine rusted and was making a bad rattle sound. Local Subaru mechanic replaced it and noise went away. 
130000 mi

US $140
Rusted section of exhaust pipe replaced. Car is from the east coast. 
147000 mi

US $1196
Replaced radiator & related parts (water pump, hoses, etc). $1000+- (part of another repair) Resealed the engine. Head gasket leak was the primary problem. $2092 
35000 mi

US $500
Basic 35000 mile maintenance; transmission jerking at stops, computer "retrain" of transmission 
79700 mi After cv boot axle replacement car vibrates while stopped but in drive. Attempts made to clean sensors causing low idle when in drive but stopped. Attempts failed to fix problem. 
67000 mi Bad head gaskets Had to replace a bad catalytic converter. 
66300 mi Computer reported P0240 (catalyst below efficiency) error code. After returning a 2nd time to verify the error, they replaced the front cat, air/fuel mixture sensor, and oxygen sensor. 
91760 mi

C $550
Leaking rocker cover gasket 
42000 mi Replaced 02 sensors, also had routine maintenance done while in the shop. Great service, even loaned us a new car, can't say much good about the selling dealer. All service was performed by another dealer of the same brand auto. Replaced cat sensor 
23800 mi Oil was leaking slowly from the oil pan seal. Balise Subaru resealed the oil pan with super three bond. I was under the car checking things out as I do on occasion, to identify potential problems. 
29000 mi A few very small pin holes(porous)on the underside of the engine short block. Due to a factory defect in the engine casting. Minimal oil seepage, never added, between 3000 mile oil changes. Dealer replaced short block. 
2000 mi Check engine warning light and ABS light came on. 
3000 mi CEL lit, replaced sensor. 
62500 mi

US $130
Engine sensor light on. They say it was due to gas cap being loose. Hope it doesn't happen again. 
78000 mi Engine shuts off while driving 

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2007 Subaru Legacy 4dr Wagon

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

60360 mi Sensors dirty causing various indicators to flash on the headboard. 
65400 mi

$1290
Engine mounting worn causing oil to leak and might also contribute to some rotary sound while csr is idling. 
75020 mi

$450
Gear box mounting worn out causing noise when turning the steering wheel. Replaced mounting and noise disappear. 
84320 mi

$150
Power transmission belt broken. Replaced new one. 
87500 mi

$350
Radiator leaked due to crack on the rubber parts. 
25626 mi

C $264
Computers and sensors - engine, transmission, and drivetrain, repair 
48140 mi

C $240
Rear oxy sensor kaput. 2nd time in 2 years, 35,000kms. Each lasted 40,000kms. First one took 4 yrs and second 2 years. These things are problematic. The turbo has a history of repeated failures. It may be related to cold winters. 200 km later Rear oxy sensor again. These things can be reset with a good code reader and it takes 5 minutes or less. This time light back on in 2 km. Humidity seems to be a problem. Replaced sensor. 
76880 mi Timing belt. Also crankshaft front oil seal due to slight not previously visible leak. No oil needed between changes. 
76880 mi

C $170
Replaced centre gasket in exhaust system 

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2007 Subaru Legacy 4dr Wagon

175-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

122760 mi

C $450
Worn sensors. 
127720 mi

C $200
Catalytic converter throws codes. Quote $2300 so delayed repair. Fixed myself by changing gas. Cost: $0. 

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2007 Subaru Legacy 4dr Wagon

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

44640 mi

C $250
Rough trans shifts>>.they changed the fluid and re=programmed tranny. OK so far. Head gasket needed replacement 
132900 mi

US $50
Gas pump cuts out when filling tank unless pump limited to a slow flow. After a bit of diagnostics, they concluded that the valve that is on top of the gas tank (and part it) is causing the problems and has to be replaced (about $1000). Gaskets claimed by mechanic to be leaking. Estimated cost to repair is about $1600. 
165000 mi Leaking head gaskets never fixed. 

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2007 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

32000 mi Acceleration hesitation starting around 2700 rpm. 
51000 mi

US $225
Ruptured the oil feed line to the turbo. Which resulted in additional problems. 
51000 mi

US $13
Tether line for fuel cap broke, replaced part, out of pocket $13 

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2007 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

175-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

50933 mi

US $317
Replace right front axle boot and oil change. 
74900 mi

US $1000
Change clutch 
90000 mi

US $600
cam sensors 
90000 mi

US $300
Cam shaft broke Radiator installed backwards when mechanic replaced engine head for broken camshaft 
43400 mi

C $2500
Fuel gasket leak 

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2007 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

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

126000 mi

US $350
Oil pan gasket leaking. Brought in to mechanic, replaced gasket with sealant. 
125000 mi

US $2400
Head Gasket Leak at 100,000 miles. Also had timing belt and water pump replaced. 
52200 mi

US $722
had to have the head gasket replaced. while in the shop, they did some recall/warranty work also. 
50000 mi WVU-31 Engine Control Module failed, Reprogram ECM per recall (separate), Main vehicle fuse replaced. 
58000 mi

US $35
Check Engine (steady) and Cruise Control (flashing) lights were lit. Annoying to look at every time I drove. The dealer's OBD determined this was a CA/NE USA emissions error. Oxygen Sensor/Air Fuel Ratio Sensor replaced. 

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2006 Subaru Legacy 4dr Wagon

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

11160 mi Rough idle and check engine light, replaced idle valve. 
28520 mi

C $500
ignition coil replaced 
40300 mi engine check engine on. engine not running smoothly on 4 cylinders. VVT valve that takes care of cylinder 1 and 3 had to be replaced. 
62000 mi

C $350
OCV Oil control valve 
65720 mi

C $450
2 ignition coils needed after check engine light and rough idle. 
66340 mi

C $70
idle switch 
63620 mi

C $900
exhaust midpipe rusted and perforated. 
69440 mi

C $300
ignition coil 
70060 mi

C $915
Tumbling valves 
75640 mi

C $700
Up pipe from exhaust manifold to turbo charger cracked causing exhaust leak 
84320 mi

C $1300
New radiator was required as plastic end tanks cracked upon removal. 
114000 mi

US $312
Replaced #1 oxygen sensor. Had check engine light. Had repair done right away account driving with bad oxygen sensor can cause catalytic converter failure which would cause expensive replacement. First repair to this car since owning new. 
140000 mi

US $530
My mechanic installed a new radiator account old one was leaking. 
125000 mi

US $300
not as smooth at idle, and had developed a harmonic vibration at 1950 - 2000 rpm. had injectors cleaned. all symptoms cured or much improved. 
48980 mi

$600
Radiator leaked water, engine overheated. Car had to be towed to workshop and replaced radiator. 
65100 mi

$500
Engine mountings replaced 
54500 mi

US $1400
Car overheated. Towed to shop. Replaced thermostat, leaking hose, water pump, timing belt + tensioners. 
69000 mi

US $661
Check Engine Light - scan and retrieve codes 
69200 mi

US $640
Radiator inlet hose popped off. Radiator inlet flange was damaged. Replaced radiator and inlet (top) hose. 
69000 mi Check engine light came on 3 times in one week. Each time, the car went into 'limp' mode. Would not rev above 1200 rpm. Dealer read code P0638. Dealer was not able to diagnose further and did not attempt to repair. Check engine light came on 3 times in one week. Each time, the car went into 'limp' mode. Would not rev above 1200 rpm. Dealer read code P0638. Dealer was not able to diagnose further and did not attempt to repair. 
70000 mi Got P0638 check engine light. Car went into limp mode. Dealer (Irvine Subaru) replaced ECM. When I went to pick up the car, I got P0638 again. Dealer replaced the throttle body (including sensor and actuator). 
83000 mi

US $641
Engine leaking oil. Replaced valve cover gaskets. Also replaced leaky turbo coolant lines. 
104000 mi

US $1300
Car was overheating, replaced water pump. Did timing belt too. Coolant leak. Replaced radiator hose. 
104000 mi Coolant leak. Replaced radiator hose. 

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2006 Subaru Legacy 4dr Wagon

175-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

155000 mi

US $2000
replaced head gaskets 
71300 mi

C $275
Oxygen sensor replaced 
125860 mi

C $678
Leaking Valve cover Gasket. Had valves adjusted as well - they had not been adjusted at 160,000 - no adjustment was required. 
143220 mi

C $530
Replaced Head gaskets due to oil leaks from both heads. Exhaust Valves and seats required machining. New valve seals and one cam shaft seal replaced. 
124020 mi

C $67
After starting car thermostat failed to open resulting in a pressure release of some anti-freeze. Thermostat, seal and antifreeze replaced. 

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2006 Subaru Legacy 4dr Wagon

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

35900 mi Raw fuel smell coming from engine bay on cold startups. Technician was unable to replicate but tightened clamps on fuel rail hoses which did not fix the issue. 
56400 mi

US $320
Both VVT Oil pressure switches leaking oil. Switches replaced. 
62000 mi

US $96
Replaced front Oxygen sensor to fix intermittent P0131 CEL code. 
66000 mi

US $1400
Head gaskets leaking oil. Gaskets and all seals replaced. 
62300 mi OBD reset for loose gas cap 

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2006 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

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

6200 mi Vehicle towed due to indication of overheat. No overheating occurred. Due to spurious microwave emissions affecting computer network. 
57300 mi

US $700
Tumble generator valve was bad; intake manifold was replaced. Radiator cap did not hold pressure. Replaced. 
64000 mi Check engine light turned on. When dealer checked it (flutter valve sensor fault), there was no issue. 
85000 mi

US $1800
A stumble at idle processed to a check engine light, codes for failure of #4. A coil pack, an injector or a tight valve. After lengthy diagnosis (for which not charged), found to be a tight valve. All four lifters were replaced. 
119900 mi

US $800
R&R Intake manifold 
129700 mi

US $2200
Replace Radiator 
142900 mi fix oil leak to turbocharger 

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2006 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 250hp 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

48000 mi Faulty ECU - part ordered Replace ECU 
126000 mi

US $598
two emission control items had to be replaced 
140000 mi

US $1500
Turbo broke, had to be sent out to the specialist (balancing equipment cost more than 1M). April: I should receive rebuild turbo next week. 
142200 mi

US $700
turbo 
158000 mi

US $100
Valve gasket leaking oil 
112800 mi

US $345
Exhaust up pipe cracked causing P0171 engine code, rough idle, and stalling. 
68000 mi

US $100
brief malfunction causing check engine light to go off, no problem 
81000 mi

US $250
Check engine light, low oil pressure, oil change, brakes resurfaced 
19220 mi

C $180
Primary O2 failure. 
71000 mi

US $465
Replace alternator. 
87000 mi

US $30
Replace PCV valve system  
US $40 Replaced broken drive belts (power steering, AC, alternator) 
122000 mi

US $75
Replaced failed boost control solenoid due to intermittent failure/low boost issues. 
127300 mi

US $150
Radiator was leaking from top outlet, which was cracked. Replaced radiator and refilled coolant. 
131200 mi

US $120
Replaced turbo inlet and intake manifold to TGV gaskets to fix intermittent low boost issues and rough idle in cold weather. 
144000 mi

US $200
Turbo inlet hose was torn. Replaced with an aftermarket silicone inlet Plastic end cap on radiator cracked. Replaced with same-as-OEM readiator from Koyo 
144000 mi

US $100
I had a misfire on cyls 2 and 3, which is when I found/replaced the turbo inlet hose in June '14. The cyl 2 misfire persisted. I pulled the coilpack, and it was corroded so I replaced. Car ran smoother, but cyl 2 misfire came back. 

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2006 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

175-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

60000 mi

US $140
front o2 sensor failed 
65000 mi

US $120
Replaced the front o2 sensor 
55000 mi Right side head gasket failure 

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2006 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

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

86000 mi

US $300
Failed accelerator sensor caused gas pedal to become unresponsive mid-drive. Replaced pedal assembly. 
90000 mi

US $400
Leakage from both radiator hoses. Radiator hoses and thermostat will require replacement. 
91000 mi Radiator hose leak. Again. 
92300 mi

US $50
leaky oil drain plug gasket 
112700 mi

US $400
replaced accelerator position sensor 
77000 mi

US $2800
Engine gasket failed. Coolant leaking into engine. 
100600 mi

C $2000
Leaking head gaskets. Leak in oil pan gasket. Replaced noisy idle pulley and belt tensioner. 
173000 mi

US $2000
Head gasket leak, both sides, oil pan leak noticed and fixed at same time 

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2005 Subaru Legacy

Engine not specified

93620 mi

C $240
#3 Cylinder coil needed to be replaced 

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2005 Subaru Legacy 4dr Wagon

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

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). 
47740 mi

C $124
Engine running VERY rough. Diagnosed as a leaky vacuum hose under the intake manifold. 
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). 
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 
82200 mi

US $125
Vehicle exhibits whine from vicinity of turbo under acceleration, smoke test revealed leak in turbo boot. 
42000 mi

US $155
Turbocharger failure. Subaru did a "goodwill" coverage for the costs because I had extensive receipts for maintenance. 
86000 mi

US $50
oil dipstick gasket replaced. Solved oil leak. 
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. 
53500 mi

US $127
thermostat replaced, coolant flushed 
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. 
99000 mi

US $10000
turbo went ruined engine,during repairs with new engine and turbo did upgraded fuel and exhaust and intercooler ect 
104000 mi

US $3100
New radiator needed. Radiator replaced due to a leak. Coolant changed. Power Steering pump replaced as it was leaking. 
149 mi

US $1600
Turbo charger blown. New turbo and assorted accessories (recommended by Subaru when the turbo is replaced) were installed. 
157000 mi

US $600
One fuel injector needed replacement, due to clogging / poor engine performance. 
164000 mi

US $3000
fuel intake system was in need of cleaning, as turbo did not function smoothly. 
128900 mi

US $4976
Head gasket failure. Replaced. Valves reground. 
102000 mi

US $520
Replaced exhaust system from cat back 
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. 
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. 
90300 mi Wastegates in turbocharger had issues, and turbocharger was overboosting. The entire turbocharger was replaced under powertrain warranty. 
76000 mi

US $500
Radiator was leaking. Turns out it had cracked. New replacement radiator installed. 
83000 mi

US $600
Valve Gasket cover leaking - replaced 

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2005 Subaru Legacy 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 250hp 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

118000 mi

US $750
radiator leaking, replaced, 
20000 mi 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. 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. 
141000 mi

US $278
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. 
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. 
81000 mi

US $20
Power steering/alternator belt replaced. 
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. 
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. 
39000 mi replace turbo 
72000 mi

US $40
Coolant overflow/failed rad cap problem fixed per TSB 09-52-08 
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. 
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. 
96100 mi

US $5400
Two blown up piston rings 
98000 mi

US $800
Fluid filled mount was leaking. Replaced. Dealer had never seen anything like it. (Tracked car) 
108200 mi

US $240
Replaced squealing AC tensioner. 
116000 mi Found oil leak in a hose. Put over to order parts. Possible warranty item from engine replacement. 
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. 
135000 mi

US $2300
During clutch job, dealer noticed a rear seal leak. 
135000 mi

US $150
Leaky valve covers (both sides) 
123000 mi

US $350
Turbo uppipe developed a crack. replaced with aftermarket version. no problems since. 
42000 mi

US $176
OBD reported "system too lean", inspected/cleaned injectors, checked/adjusted all intake connections and junctions. 
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. 
102500 mi

US $1350
Replacing leaking valve cover gaskets on both sides to eliminate oil leakage onto exhaust manifold. Also check/correct wheel alignment after installing new tires. Replacing leaking valve cover gaskets on both sides to eliminate oil leakage onto exhaust manifold. 
61200 mi

US $1200
Replace worn clutch. Also required flywheel replacement. 
68000 mi

US $1900
Worn tranny/engine mounts Oil leak. 
84000 mi

US $475
Leaking valve gasket 
91000 mi Ignition coil to cylinder 4 failed. 
123000 mi 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. 
108000 mi

US $1300
Leaking (oil) valve cover. 
123000 mi

US $120
Idler for accessory belt was noisy in cold weather. Replaced and fixed. 
112000 mi

US $700
Low compression #3 cylinder due to leaking exhaust valve. Valve slowly deforming creating leak. 
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. 
127 mi

US $300
Replace rear O2 sensor. 
52000 mi

US $100
Burned out coil. Replaced Spark plugs 
64000 mi

US $300
Replaced exhaust pipe. (front crossover pipe) 
72000 mi

US $200
Heat only worked on driver side. Required flush of heater core to resolve. 
116700 mi

US $80
Heater core clogged again. Had to back-flush twice before it started heating the passenger side consistently. 
124000 mi

US $400
Radiator inlet hose popped off while driving, possibly due to a leak or clamp fatigue. Radiator and clamps replaced. 
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. 
135000 mi

US $500
Replacement of valve cover gaskets. Existing gaskets caused leakage of oil onto exhaust. 
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. 
121000 mi

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

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2005 Subaru Legacy 4dr Wagon

168-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

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. 
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. 
116560 mi

C $470
Radiator leak. Replaced rad, pressure cap, coolant, clamps. 
119660 mi

C $530
Failed oxygen sensor; replaced for $530! Engine stalling at idle. 
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. 
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. 
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. 
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. 
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! 
126000 mi

US $220
Local shop put in a used computer, 3 months of problems are now fixed. 
198000 mi

US $140
Replaced sparkplugs 
198000 mi It was time for a timing belt again and it needed some oil leaks fixed. 
65000 mi

US $290
1 of 3 catalytic converters failed 
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. 
136000 mi Head gasket leaked, oil pump leaked 

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2005 Subaru Legacy 4dr Wagon

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

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. 
141000 mi

US $3200
Leaking head gasket replaced. Belts and water pump replaced at the same time. 
108060 mi

C $400
Engine had been firing on 3 cylinders. Engine light on. Ignition coil was arcing. Replaced coil package. 
138300 mi

C $400
removing the protecting sheild of the exhaust line. 
137000 mi

US $600
Symptoms: check engine light; rough idle after engine warm. Solution: Valve ring went bad; reworked valve guide, replaced head gasket. 

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2005 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

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

63200 mi

US $850
Car was overheating on highway. Radiator was mostly empty. Towed to a mechanic 
130300 mi

US $100
Found radiator was leaking from joint of plastic top to aluminum fins. Replaced radiator, upper hose, fan belts. 
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. 
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. 
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. 
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. 
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 
171300 mi

US $1765
Turbocharger catastrophic failure, required replacement. 
182000 mi

US $500
Valve and cam cover oil leaks, requiring repair and replacement of timing belt. 
189000 mi

US $600
Engine overheating, replaced thermostat (cost includes synthetic oil change) Fuel injectors required replacement 
194000 mi

US $1300
Timing belt idler bearing failed, required replacement and replacement of timing belt 
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 
112000 mi

US $3600
Fueling and electrical issue caused by a previous shop in Boise Idaho. 
77800 mi

C $444
CEL P0011, inspected, oil changed (5,500 km), part ordered, changed AVCS solenoid. 
96460 mi

C $75
Original exhaust gasket blown 
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. 
109740 mi

C $2087
Replaced rusted fuel tank to address CEL code PO442. 
102920 mi

C $1689
Both valve cover gaskets. 
100000 mi

US $150
Leaking fuel line connections at fuel injectors. Retightened clamps. 
121300 mi

US $660
Valve cover gasket leaking 
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. 
129300 mi

US $500
There was a crack in the plastic top part of the radiator, replaced radiator. 
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. 
104000 mi

US $2463
valve cover leak main seal leak accessory belt, worn, not prematurely, replaced to save on labor costs later. timing belt tensioner 
107000 mi

US $500
radiator end tank cracked, radiator replaced. 

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2005 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 250hp 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

124000 mi

US $1200
Blown turbo - replaced with a rebuilt turbo 
51000 mi Had to replace alternator belt as the old one came of the pulley and was damaged. 
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. 
153000 mi

US $1500
Head gaskets again. Used Tomei Racing reinforced gaskets along with ARP head studs this time. 
29000 mi 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). 
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. 
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! 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 
41000 mi Replaced the number 4 injector and the car has been running great. 
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. 
92000 mi

US $1500
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. 
42000 mi

US $50
Faulty fuel injector, causing misfire in cylinder 3. 
106000 mi

US $1100
diagnose and replace car computer 
92400 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). 
174000 mi

US $800
Engine misfire 
64300 mi water pump leak 
90000 mi

US $260
Misfire in #1 cylinder. Plug fouled due to short created by plug wire rubbing on fuel injection control wire. 
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. 
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. 
124600 mi

US $900
Engine front seal leak. 

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2005 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

168-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

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.  
93000 mi

C $300
Valve gasket leaking removed and replaced. 

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2005 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

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

97000 mi

US $800
Replace the catalytic converter. 
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. 
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. 
65000 mi

US $350
Replaced valve cover gaskets. 
69500 mi

US $75
Broken radiator cap. Replaced & topped off coolant. 
116000 mi

US $1200
Head gasket, timing belt and water pump replacement. 
129000 mi

US $900
Muffler replacement 

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2004 Subaru Legacy 4dr Wagon

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

132000 mi

US $2900
Timing belt, clutch, and head gasket 
59000 mi Just got my car back after 30 (THIRTY) days in the shop for intermittent stalling. Unable to solve the problem, covered under warranty. Dealership installed black box data recorder, cold comfort next time it dies in traffic. 
74000 mi

US $1500
Leaking head gaskets, front main seal. 
81000 mi

US $644
Heat shield ears cracked, heat shield cut off entirely 
94000 mi

US $45
Multiple exhaust holes. 
119200 mi

US $1400
Full exhaust replacement 

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2004 Subaru Legacy 4dr Wagon

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

104160 mi engine light on and cruise not working...garage suspects catalytic converter. sensor seized in place so failed to extract old sensor so no repair completed. 
111220 mi

€500
Finally replaced front O2 sensor at main dealer. Expensive at 400 but CAT seems ok and all lights now off and cruise control and stability system now working as they should. 

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2004 Subaru Legacy 4dr Wagon

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 4-speed automatic AWD

97000 mi

US $23
Check engine light came on. Went to auto parts store for free OBD II reading. Found to be evaporative emissions problem. Replaced fuel cap, was not the cause of light. 
97500 mi Rechecked tightness of fuel cap and cleaned filler neck surface. Light went out shortly after. 
116200 mi

US $1420
Replaced cat-back exhaust, due to collapse of interior of muffler and corrosion of pipe in front. Leaking coolant from water pump, had been adding coolant for some time. Failure of already replaced part. Replaced engine seals because of oil leak. 

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2004 Subaru Legacy 4dr Wagon

182280 mi

€1800
Sudden power losses appeared. Often it helped to restart the car - but of course not acceptable. Garage first replaced Lambda sonde, but this did not solve the issue. In the end, a throttle valve (or somethin like that) was replaced. NOTE: in the end the garage searched for free, checking and cleaning all electric contacts which did solve the problem!! Oooofffff, cause I really like this car UPDATE 1/10/2017: The number of power losses reduced, but the problem is not solved yet!! 

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2004 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 4-speed automatic AWD

50000 mi

£100
Uk failed MOT due to exhaust leak 
107000 mi Blown head gasket diagnosed 
107000 mi Blown head gasket 
109900 mi

US $3200
Head gasket blown. Replaced head gasket, drive belt, water pump, head bolts, thermostat, spark plugs, spark plug wires 

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2003 Subaru Legacy 4dr Wagon

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

101680 mi

C $560
Check engine light. Error code indicated seized "valve for fuel fumes"?? Part was replaced ($300 with tax and labour) 
111600 mi a new cat converter,  
147720 mi

C $150
Pipe came off flange. It broke at the weld. Had to hold the pipe with a strap bescause it was touching the road. 
148800 mi

C $150
Pipe of muffler broke at another welded flange. Not the same as july. Again had to hold the muffler with a strap... 
154000 mi

US $110
Front oxygen sensor failed.  
167000 mi

US $800
Replace clutch, machine flywheel, replace transmission mounts, replace engine mounts. Replace rusted out oil pan, replace bad valve cover gaskets, replace timing belt and pulleys, replace water pump. Dealer changed timing belt at 100k miles, but didn't replace pulleys, bearings were shot in two of them. W/pump semi preventive 
172000 mi

US $350
Head gasket failed, causing a 1 quart per 100 mile oil leak. Removed engine myself, had heads machined, installed new multi-layer steel head gaskets. 
164000 mi Not clear. Failed state emissions test, mechanic could find nothing wrong or recorded in computer. Check engine light is off, so I will try the inspection again. 

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2003 Subaru Legacy 4dr Wagon

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 4-speed automatic AWD

119200 mi

US $950
timing belt,brakes,plugs,wires,valve cover and spark plug gaskets. 
121000 mi

US $1400
I had the rear head gasket replaced also new front rotors and brakes I had my oil pump repaired and rebuilt. And I also had aa systems check the car. 
78000 mi

US $360
upstream O2 sensor. 
96000 mi

US $1500
Head gasket was leaking oil around the front of the engine. Had to have head gasket replaced. Also water pump replaced, and themostat replaced. 
83700 mi

C $3000
head gaskets; timing belt 
89360 mi

C $4000
engine heads needed to be replaced. as a result a engine rebuild was necessary including timing belt etc 
109120 mi

C $280
Replace crankshaft pulley and belts 
36580 mi

C $800
left side head gasket issue, Subaru Canada assisted with covering parts and half labour. leaking coolant under the car  
37200 mi

C $95
Vaccuum sensor needs replacement 
141000 mi

US $135
Blown head gasket leaking oil and coolant. My mechanic put in a can of BG cooling system sealer, and I keep an eye on the coolant. The engine now has a noise besides the piston slap that sounds like a bearing knock. 
141300 mi Accelerator pedal sticking open, engine holding 3500 rpm. Tried WD-40 on cable at both ends, didn't work. Packed high temp grease on engine end of accelerator cable and throttle return springs, fixed problem. 
156000 mi Replaced rear muffler. Engine never fully repaired after head gasket blew. 

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2003 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

119660 mi

C $1000
Knocking sound in engine and transmission seal oil leak 
95000 mi

US $300
Replaced water pump for third time in 2 years 
134000 mi

US $1300
Head gasket 

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2003 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

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

88800 mi

US $230
Check Engine light came up. I took the car to a shop to check it out. The oxygen sensor had to be replaced to fix check engine light. 
93000 mi

US $630
replaced catalytic converter and part of exhaust pipe. 
127000 mi The car developed coolant leak, had to add few ounces every week. Given that the leak was not apparent, assumed that it was notorious head gasket problem. 

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2003 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 4-speed automatic AWD

115000 mi

US $300
POS subaru head gaskets. common issue. subaru fix is Subaru branded coolant stop leak. never ever a subaru again. Have 1991 BMW no head gasket issues with 325k miles. Many other cars with more miles and had no head gaskets issues. 

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2002 Subaru Legacy

Engine not specified

41540 mi did an engine over haul. since then the car is overheating . 

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2002 Subaru Legacy 4dr Wagon

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

167000 mi

US $150
Muffler replaced 
212000 mi Both head gaskets failed, 50000 miles of driving post failure caused bottom end wear. Need to repl. Engine from junkyard would be about $2,500. 
217000 mi Engine basically shot - rings worn, headgaskets leaking oil into the water and into the environment, low compression. 
125240 mi

C $150
Car used to occasionally buck like a wild horse. Sporadic and started Fall 2014. Worse by December. Repair shop replaced coil on cylinder 2 and checked car. Car ran okay for about a week. Problem returned and check engine light. Car was bucking like wild horse and check engine light came on. The problem was an air flow sensor needed to be replaced. Clutch started slipping so new clutch and plate installed 
120000 mi

US $150
Spark plug wells full of oil - replacing valve cover gasket and spark plug wires. 

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2002 Subaru Legacy 4dr Wagon

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 4-speed automatic AWD

76000 mi

US $178
Replace section of exhaust pipe 
167000 mi CEL still on after replacing just about every evaporative system component. 
171100 mi

US $250
Car had head rebuild when transmission failed. Ever since, the engine began overheating on long freeway trips. Installed HQ aftermarket radiator. Stock radiator literally crumbled apart when touched.  Defective thermostat installed during head rebuild. Replaced free of charge. Overheating problem solved; hopefully overheating did not damage engine 
174000 mi Engine overheats during long freeway trips, but not during city driving. Mechanic said he could not replicate the overheating and indicated "all Subaru's run hot." *Car NEVER ran hot prior to head rebuild. 
178300 mi

US $200
Exhaust midpipe rotted off at the catalytic converter 
180000 mi

US $3000
fuel line replaced head gasket-2nd-second time 
237000 mi

US $1000
water pump gasket 
238000 mi

US $2600
head gasket leak, replace engine. 

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2002 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

129000 mi

US $28
Oil was leaking from valve cover seals onto the spark plugs and wires. Valve cover gaskets and seals were replaced. 

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2002 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 4-speed automatic AWD

139000 mi

US $30
replace thermostat. Car was running hot. Did not have the original exact OEM thermostat. It appeared to stick periodically. 
72000 mi

US $3000
exhaust system rusted out again for the 3rd time 
78000 mi

US $600
muffler system replaced 
131600 mi

C $500
The head gaskets had minor external leak when I first bought the car. The leak had slowly become worse over the years. I decided to replace the HG before selling the car. I also cleaned some deposits/gunk off of the cylinders and pistons. 

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2001 Subaru Legacy 4dr Wagon

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 4-speed automatic AWD

182000 mi Head gaskets were leaking 
152000 mi

US $1800
blew a head gasket, car overheated and ruined radiator. Needs new head gaskets, valve guides, water pump, and radiator. Subarus are famous for blowing head gaskets. 
161200 mi

US $500
Replaced coil due to cracked case. Northern climate, moisture could get in esp. freeze / thaw expand crack. Noticed during timing belt inspection. Also noticed is lower oil pan gasket leaking, plan to DIY when warmer. 
101500 mi

US $2150
Replaced head gasket, timing belt 

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2001 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

104160 mi engine trouble light. cause was a corroded factory crimped connection at evaporator behind right rear wheel. 
200000 mi Replaced Head Gaskets 

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2001 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 4-speed automatic AWD

136000 mi

US $80
Exhaust pipe broke at joint near end. Welded with a joint piece and tied. 
187000 mi

US $695
Leaking oil pan replaced. 
187000 mi transmission mount 

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2000 Subaru Legacy

Engine not specified

114080 mi

C $750
Muffler gone right at manifold 
136000 mi

US $750
began running extremely rough about 1/2 mile after filling the gas tank. dealer replaced the fuel pump. 

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2000 Subaru Legacy 4dr Wagon

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

175000 mi

US $205
Check engine light on. Codes P0420, P0301, P0302. Runs rough/misfires/no power. Runs fine when fully warmed up. Oxygen sensors, plugs and plug wires okay. Replaced ignition coil. Problem fixed. 
186000 mi

US $300
Timing belt pulley failed on engine startup (had over 100,000 miles on it). Replaced timing belt, pulleys, water pump, and thermostat. 
193900 mi

US $220
Valve cover gasket repair and cam plug o-ring repairs replaced valve cover gaskets and right cam plug o-rings. 
195600 mi

US $600
The car was repaired in another state. I have to find out what was done. My daughter has the car. She noticed a strong smell of gasoline, but apparently the problem was not related to that and no evidence of a fuel line leak was found. 

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2000 Subaru Legacy 4dr Wagon

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 4-speed automatic AWD

151000 mi oxygen sensor previously replaced not secured, fell on axle & wore through wire. 
170000 mi

US $1100
timing belt, serpentine belt (maybe more belts?), water pump, radiator hoses. All original on vehicle. 
173000 mi

US $200
fastener holding exhaust or heat shield failed, causing the two parts to touch and cause excessive noise. 
183000 mi hole in muffler 
189500 mi

US $150
Replaced knock sensor Replaced O2 sensor #2 
193000 mi

US $50
Bad shaking on engine. CEL showed knock. Replaced wires and plugs. 
187200 mi

US $150
Leaking fuel line under hood. Cracked rubber. 

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2000 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

193000 mi

US $600
Main problem: Replace head gaskets. Also needed to replace the timing belt and some of the tensioner pulleys. 
196000 mi

US $150
Replace exhaust system from the cat back. Replaced a fuel line that was old and cracked. 
127000 mi

US $200
Faulty fuel injector 

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2000 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 4-speed automatic AWD

112000 mi

US $16
Radiator hose from the radiator to the engine, top hose. Since 8-2014 I had to replace the timing belt, valve cover gaskets, cam gasket, ball joints, water pump, & some other preventive maintance. 
70500 mi

US $2100
replaced faulty head gaskets. machined heads to level. replace radiator. 

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2000 Subaru Legacy 4-door

4-cylinder manual AWD

142000 mi Head gasket leak 

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1999 Subaru Legacy

Engine not specified

71000 mi

US $2400
Needed the head gasket, water pump, and timing belt replaced.  
68200 mi Ring damage causing lube oil consumption and over-standard emission. Problem temporarily stopped by using an oil additive. 
Erratic idle and would shut off occasionally when coming to a stop. 

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1999 Subaru Legacy 4-door

4-cylinder automatic AWD

139000 mi

US $1400
Head gasket 
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. 
165000 mi

US $60
Crack in exhaust pipe, welded in home. 
178000 mi

US $40
Exhaust leak. Welded new section of pipe in and clamped. 
182000 mi

US $250
Replaced intermediate pipe that was previously broken. 
191000 mi

US $80
Replaced faulty knock sensor 

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1998 Subaru Legacy

Engine not specified

178000 mi Some sort of leak 
140300 mi

US $300
replaced spark plug wires 
142000 mi

US $170
CEL on, mis-fire on cylinder #4. Changed plug wires, etc, but still can't figure out the problem 
142000 mi

US $170
CEL on, mis-fire. 

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1998 Subaru Legacy 4-door

4-cylinder manual AWD

135000 mi

US $550
Muffler had failed; car was very loud. Muffler and connecting pipe replaced. 

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1998 Subaru Legacy 4-door

4-cylinder automatic AWD

191000 mi

US $349
Overheating. Mechanic replaced radiator but car overheated next day.  Overheating persisted after radiator replacement. Mechanic insists not typical Subaru head gasket problem, which I've had before. Replaced water pump, thermostat, flushed cooling system and heater core. Runs good so far.  
184760 mi

C $13
oil leak from oil pressure switch, have new part, need to complete replacement 
187240 mi

C $16
corrected top-of-engine oil leak, there are other locations where gaskets and/or seals may be leaking 
197780 mi catastrophic failure, engine runs but not driveable. Deemed to be possibly not worth repairing. Will update once details are known. 
129000 mi fuel vapor recovery system fault. Turned off light, No reoccurrence. 
147000 mi

US $562
Replace exhaust system downstream of catalytic converter. 
165000 mi

US $350
Evaporative emission system fault traced to rusted out gas tank filler neck. Filler neck replaced with new Subaru part. 
183000 mi

US $800
Lower hose failed first followed within days by water pump. Replaced timing belt and idler. Suspect premature wear on aftermarket pump (only 85K miles). Replaced with new Subaru pump. 

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1998 Subaru Legacy 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

81000 mi

US $60
Thought my thermostat was stuck open due to lack of heat in the winter. Turns out there wasn't even one installed. Mechanic simply installed one. 
83000 mi

US $250
Replaced whole exhaust system from front axle, back. New piping, muffler. 

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1997 Subaru Legacy

Engine not specified

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1997 Subaru Legacy 4-door

4-cylinder automatic AWD

149000 mi

US $175
Check engine light has been on/off for the last 6 months and now was on constantly. Had it checked ... timing sensor was out. Had it replaced. 

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1996 Subaru Legacy

Engine not specified

217000 mi

US $20
P130 code for O2 sensor needing to be replaced 
162000 mi

US $600
Spark plug broke inside engine, Got timing belt replaced new engine head put on, if I hadn't attempted to change my own plug, it would have been fine. Kind of a fluke really 

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1996 Subaru Legacy 4-door

4-cylinder automatic AWD

205000 mi I just bought the car used. Coolant keeps draining, is now at the shop for the third time. They keep thinking they have fixed the problem. The length of time is due to the dealer not being a Subaru dealer. Has been in shop this time 4 days. 
206000 mi

US $1562
Gave up on selling dealer, took car to Sierra Service Center who fixed the problems. Not a coolant problem at all. Changed the catalytic converter, valve cover gasket, fuel injector kit, EGR valve. 

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1995 Subaru Legacy 4-door

4-cylinder manual AWD

200786 mi

US $280
Replaced crank seals, timing belt and water pump 

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