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Expensive Subaru Legacy repairs by problem area

Engine (49%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (17%)

Brakes and Traction Control (4%)

Suspension and Steering (21%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (6%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (3%)

Other (1%)

Chart based on 226 repairs.
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Subaru Legacy repair cost distribution

$2500+ (21%)

$1000 - $2499 (79%)

$500 - $999 (0%)

$100 - $499 (0%)

< $100 (0%)

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Chart based on 142 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2014 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

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

86000 mi

US $1000
Replacement worn pads and rotors all four Original lasted 86k 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. 
48000 mi

£1400
Flywheel replaced in clutch. Wow it now drives like a Subaru should. I am disappointed that the Subaru garage could ignore my complaints for 5 years. And that the clutch gave up the ghost on 48 thousand miles only! 

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2013 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

173-horsepower 2.5L H4 6-speed manual AWD

115000 mi

US $1200
New clutch installed. 

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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. 
138000 mi

US $100
replace front brake pads and rotors 

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2011 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 265hp 2.5L H4 6-speed manual AWD

47120 mi

€1370
Legacy 2010 and early 2011 had issues with poor efficiency of headlights. I tried to change the xenon bulb, but no cure. Due to this I had to change both headlights on my car. 
53940 mi

€370
Noisy front on street bumps. Stabilizer links and some rubber parts had to be replaced. Would be simple and cheap if not for the GT model. For this one, only OEM (expensive) parts are available... 
65100 mi

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

C $180
Oil pressure switch 
86800 mi

C $500
Brakes needed to be replaced. (Discs and pads) 

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2010 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 265hp 2.5L H4 6-speed manual AWD

74900 mi

C $1000
Whining noise accompanied by strong resistance when trying to turn the steering wheel. Happens when the engine is warm, but not from a cold start.rnrnPower steering pump was replaced. 
92070 mi

C $2000
Clutch, fork, pressure plate, throw-out bearing, slave cylinder hose were all replaced. 
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 

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2010 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

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

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. 

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2010 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

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

102000 mi

US $1800
Stalled under braking/rapid RPM decrease. Torque Converter not unlocking when coming to a stop, replaced per TSB. 
64000 mi

US $200
Trunk won't close. Dent in trunk. Due to cheap metal. 
69000 mi

US $100
Replaced left and right headlamps.  
93000 mi

US $200
Fuel injection cleaning. Got rid of pinging noise. 
96700 mi

US $900
Replace springs struts spring seats. Noise coming from suspension 
104400 mi

US $360
Replaced Sway Bar Links again. This time everything is fixed. 
129000 mi

US $1760
Lockup solenoid failed. Replaced entire valve body. Changed transmission fluid. side markers, DRL bulbs 
150000 mi

US $150
Changed Transmission fluid. Did not fix problem. Whining transmission during heavy acceleration. 
153000 mi

US $450
Replace the alternator 
43000 mi

US $1150
Passenger side power seat stopped sliding on one side. Due to the nature of the problem, the only way to fix it was to replace the entire seat. 
59000 mi

US $130
battery replacement 
68000 mi

US $1000
they had to do something to the AC because it wasnt cold 
70000 mi

US $400
regulator for drivers side window needed to be replaced 

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2010 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

170-horsepower 2.5L H4 6-speed manual AWD

100000 mi

US $1200
Clutch blew. 
49000 mi

US $1700
Clutch replacement, brake pad and rotor replacement 
66000 mi

US $360
Starter replacement 
68200 mi

C $1900
Clutch Replacement 

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2009 Subaru Legacy 4dr Wagon

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

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 
150620 mi

€350
Electical mirror did not work anymore - leading to long rattling. Had to be replaced - hence quite high cost 
152520 mi

€220
Wheel was making noise, replaced wheel bearing. 
179180 mi

€212
Pumps of the boot (liftgate struts) had to be replaced as it fell down. Pump had broken during frost. 
184100 mi

€400
Had to replace one wheel bearing, brake blocks (pads) and a brake shoe. 
199640 mi

€2000
Light housing got a bit dirty inside, and had to be replaced (light beams were too weak). technical control (yearly event) refused car for it. 

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2009 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4 6-speed manual AWD

85200 mi

US $1200
My drivers side bilstein shock failed. Metal fatigue - not wear and tear. The shock arm failed up at the top near the shock tower bolt head. My mechanic has never seen a failure like this before. Problem is for spec.b model only 

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2009 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

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

98000 mi

US $2000
Timing Belt, Water Pump, Seals, Belts, Spark Plugs, Wires, Filters, and one of the Cams. 
98000 mi

US $2150
head gaskets. timing belt, tensioner, water pump, two serpentine belts, spark plugs and spark plug wires... 
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. 
125800 mi

US $400
Replaced rear-passenger wheel bearing. 
67000 mi

US $4000
failed connecting rod bearing 

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2008 Subaru Legacy 4dr Wagon

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

65720 mi

C $900
Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) valve failed and required replacement 
69440 mi

C $1000
Front anti-sway bar end links replaced and rear shocks replaced. 
73780 mi

C $590
Power steering belt needed tightening and power steering fluid changed. Front, inner CV boots replaced.  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. 
172000 mi

US $100
Left rear bearing 
197000 mi

US $4500
engine failed completely,replaced with used JDM engine 
108000 mi

US $1000
Catastrophic turbo failure. Turbo replaced. 
108000 mi

US $700
Replaced all 4 struts and tophats. 
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. 
166700 mi

US $300
Replaced worn wheel bearing on right rear. 
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

57660 mi

C $158
Provincial safety inspection (every two years) found right front stabilizer bar end link worn out. Replaced. No other problems. Repair price $85 part, $50 labour, plus tax. 
59520 mi

C $910
Rusted out transmission cooler lines.Refused to let me drive car! Rubber hose end connectors took a week to arrive. Dealer offered loaner Impreza for entire duration at no charge. Accepted gratefully. Job performed at quoted initial price. Rear trailing arm bushings gone. New ones pressed in both sides. Repair carried out while waiting for trans cooler lines, would have been done same day. Repair cost noted includes both repairs. 
60640 mi

C $500
Replaced integral hub wheel bearing left rear. Finally, a repair that was expected, as all LGTs seem to suffer this fate. 
63240 mi

C $905
This time the left front wheel bearing hub. 
65720 mi

C $302
Replaced rear sway bar bushings and link, $228. 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. Rear shocks both leaked out and made handling awful. No Subaru replacements available for 8 year old car (!), so dealer procured aftermarket and replaced during 5 day fuel system marathon. Cost negotiated into fuel system repair debacle 
70268 mi

C $800
Replace seized left front caliper Pillow bushings replaced both front side lower control arms 
71920 mi

C $650
Replace left rear wheel bearing.  Reweld radiator support. 
86976 mi

US $3100
90K service: Brake pads, new tires, power steering fluid, coolant replacement, V belt, recall, oil change transmission mount CV boots 
101341 mi

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

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2008 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

6000 mi

US $800
Bent struts 
6000 mi

US $1000
Replaced struts. 

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2008 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

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

86000 mi

US $1500
Steering pump failed. 

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2008 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

170-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

146000 mi

US $450
Had to replace front control arms. 
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

127000 mi

US $1098
General belt replacement, 2 cv joints, transmission flush, steering belt, ac belt 
85000 mi

US $1600
Had both front wheel bearings replaced as well as front rotors. And all 4 brake pads 
109000 mi

US $600
Replaced inner joint and boots(AKA: "DOJ"/Dual Offset Joint / inner CV joints). Note that the car is originally from the well-salted Northeast, and wasn't well maintained. Not sure if that's significant with this repair. 
116000 mi

US $680
Power Steering pump seized. 
130000 mi

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

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

US $1100
Went to Firestone for routine alignment after putting on summer tires. I asked them to diagnose and repair a "clunk" I heard whenever going over bumps. It was a broken tie rod (as I recall). When trying to remove the part, the bolt head broke off leaving the rest of the bolt still inside. They had to remove the entire assembly and send it in to a machine shop to be drilled out and repaired via Helicoil. 

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2008 Subaru Legacy 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder diesel manual AWD

46500 mi

$100
Seat heater adjustment knob wasn't working properly. According to mechanic there was a connection problem, solved by tweaking the pins to make sure the cable was firmly attached. 
50840 mi

$2866
Brake pads were in contact with rotor, calipers needed refurbishing. 

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2007 Subaru Legacy 4dr Wagon

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

71380 mi

$1290
Front shock absorbers worn out making metallic sound whenever the car goes over uneven surfaces or a hump. Engine mounting worn causing oil to leak and might also contribute to some rotary sound while csr is idling. 
75020 mi

$450
Left CV joint worn out and was repaired. 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. 

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2007 Subaru Legacy 4dr Wagon

175-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

27280 mi

$16800
Battery was run flat, and when recharged was deemed old and to be replaced. 

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2007 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

175-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

43400 mi

C $2500
creaking sounds due to bushings Fuel gasket leak fender guard molding replaced Rust appearing at bottom of driver door on the inside 
57660 mi

C $300
trunk lock does not engage properly. This issue happened twice 
50933 mi

US $317
Replaced right front CV boot 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 
90000 mi

US $500
Starter needed to be replaced and neutral safety switch 

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2007 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

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

125000 mi

US $2400
Head Gasket Leak at 100,000 miles. Also had timing belt and water pump replaced. Rear wheel bearing failure 
131200 mi

US $900
Replaced front struts and mounts 

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2006 Subaru Legacy 4dr Wagon

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

43800 mi

$200
Steering pump overhauled due to excessive noise. 
45880 mi

$1500
Aircon cooling coil leaked/replaced 
48980 mi

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

$500
Engine mountings replaced 
22320 mi

C $1000
Sunroof rattle Surface rust appeared after 2 years on a small spot and was repainted. 
28520 mi

C $500
ignition coil replaced 
62000 mi

C $350
OCV Oil control valve 
65720 mi

C $450
2 ignition coils needed after check engine light and rough idle. 
51760 mi

C $900
exhaust midpipe rusted and perforated. 
69440 mi

C $300
ignition coil 
70060 mi

C $915
Tumbling valves 
70060 mi

C $500
Starter replaced after it died. 
70060 mi

C $1800
4 discs plus pads and calipers 
65100 mi

C $700
Tie rod ends were worn and replaced Front lower ball joint seals were split and the ball joints became corroded and thus required replacement. 
72540 mi

C $600
Driver's side rear wheel bearing was replaced due to unusual noise being heard 
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. 
94240 mi

C $1100
Shifter linkage for automatic transmission became bent to the point the car would no longer shift into drive. Entire shifter linkage required replacement. Brakes pads and rotors were also replaced at the same time. 
54500 mi

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

US $661
Replaced right front CV axle due to torn boot. Replaced left front CV axle due to leaking boot. Check Engine Light - scan and retrieve codes Replaced torn control arm bushing 
69200 mi

US $640
Radiator inlet hose popped off. Radiator inlet flange was damaged. Replaced radiator and inlet (top) hose. 
83000 mi

US $641
Engine leaking oil. Replaced valve cover gaskets. Also replaced leaky turbo coolant lines. 
90000 mi

US $130
Replaced leaky power steering pump. 
104000 mi

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

US $340
replaced rear shocks with koni items not as smooth at idle, and had developed a harmonic vibration at 1950 - 2000 rpm. had injectors cleaned. all symptoms cured or much improved. replaced rear shocks. 
21624 mi

US $300
Replaced front shocks with koni's. Marked improvement in handling; old shocks were worn, not defective. A good update. 
136000 mi

US $1800
replaced bushings for front suspension 

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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 

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2006 Subaru Legacy 4dr Wagon

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

44000 mi

US $377
Right front wheel bearing noise. Replaced and problem resolved. 
56400 mi

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

US $280
Right front wheel bearing noise. Bearing replaced and problem resolved. 
66000 mi

US $1400
Head gaskets leaking oil. Gaskets and all seals replaced. 
147000 mi

US $1200
Rear shocks leaking and required replacement 

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2006 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

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

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. 
107000 mi

US $240
R&R Battery electrical harness 
119900 mi

US $800
R&R Intake manifold 
129700 mi

US $2200
Replace A/C compressor and other components Replace power steering pump Replace Radiator 
159700 mi

US $900
R&R struts, realign car 

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2006 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 250hp 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

75000 mi

US $1600
Clutch replacement. Something has been wrong with the clutch on this car all along. Oveheats easily and causes odor. Cheap clutch I think. 
65000 mi

US $2200
Turbo 
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
needed new rear bearings turbo 
144400 mi

US $100
Internal CV boot failed, needed to be replaced 
148000 mi

US $250
Both drive shafts were making noise Shaft seal was leaking 
154300 mi

US $600
All struts were replaced 
158000 mi

US $100
Valve gasket leaking oil 
158200 mi

US $200
Starter did not work. Tested OK, and electronics tested OK. Starter replaced, problem solved 
160000 mi

US $300
Power steering pump failed 
163000 mi

US $150
Climate control and radio frose 

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2006 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

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

173000 mi

US $2000
Head gasket leak, both sides, oil pan leak noticed and fixed at same time 
77000 mi

US $2800
Engine gasket failed. Coolant leaking into engine. 
81220 mi

C $1000
Tie-rod ends worn; replaced. Rear sway bar replaced. Front and rear bushings worn; replaced. 
89280 mi

C $500
A small leak in the hose from the transmission to the transmission cooler was discovered. The hose was cut and a new clamp was attached. Total cost: $35. New wheel bearing needed. 
100600 mi

C $2000
Leaking head gaskets. Leak in oil pan gasket. Replaced noisy idle pulley and belt tensioner. 
106100 mi

C $277
Trunk spring(s) broken; trunk will no longer stay open. Solution is to replace both trunk springs. 
119040 mi

C $630
Power steering pump failed; power steering fluid leaking from pump allowing air into system causing overflow reservoir to purge fluid. Power steering pump was ordered and repair was completed the next day. 
107000 mi

US $3500
Replace cv joints 

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2005 Subaru Legacy

Engine not specified

99000 mi

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

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2005 Subaru Legacy 4dr Wagon

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

128900 mi

US $4976
Head gasket failure. Replaced. Valves reground. 
85700 mi

US $1200
Ball joint and knuckle replacement, driver side. CV boot/shaft assembly replaced, passenger side. 
82200 mi

US $125
Vehicle exhibits whine from vicinity of turbo under acceleration, smoke test revealed leak in turbo boot. 
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. 
63000 mi

US $325
BLOWER FAN AND HOSES REPLACED, MISC. 
76000 mi

US $1100
Rear wheel bearings replaced 
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. 
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. 
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
struts needed replacement, steering rack needed replacement.  fuel intake system was in need of cleaning, as turbo did not function smoothly. 
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). 
45880 mi

C $1124
torsion bar bushings cracked 
47740 mi

C $124
Engine running VERY rough. Diagnosed as a leaky vacuum hose under the intake manifold. 
49580 mi

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

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2005 Subaru Legacy 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 250hp 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

136400 mi

C $2800
Replace split CV boot Replace u-joint in steering column 
141360 mi

C $1150
Replace seized left front caliper; hence also rotor and pads 
150040 mi

C $1000
Replace wheel hub assy 
56000 mi

US $200
Replaced LCA bushing with re-enforced aftermarket bushings. 
58000 mi

US $500
ABS sensor ring failed, requiring replacement of wheel bearing. Subaru currently refusing warranty coverage. Caused by design defect. 
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. 
85700 mi

US $500
Front drivers wheel bearing. 
96100 mi

US $5400
Two blown up piston rings Third gear shredded 
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. 
108200 mi

US $240
Replaced squealing AC tensioner. Replaced passenger front CV boot that was improperly installed by dealer. Warranty repair. 
117000 mi

US $300
Leak in hose repaired. Had to replace intake hose as well as it was looking rough. 
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." 
129000 mi

US $100
Power steering system was leaking. Replaced an O-ring. 
135000 mi

US $2300
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. 
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) 
138000 mi

US $134
Steering pump rebuild. 
138900 mi

US $170
Rear door lock mechanism failed to unlock and needed replacement. 
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. 
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. 
172000 mi

US $110
Drivers side rear bearing became noisy and required replacement. 
172000 mi

US $350
Failed caliper froze and cooked the brake pads and rotor. 
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. 
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. 
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. 
127000 mi

US $345
Replace rear O2 sensor. Passenger front brake caliper dragging. Replaced caliper due to piston corrosion. 
107000 mi

US $230
Replaced driver's side front half shaft. 
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. 
176300 mi

US $1800
Pressure plate blew up -- took out starter as well. replaced starter, clutch and flywheel 
180100 mi

US $350
broken half shaft, replace wheel bearing as well. 
136000 mi

US $1500
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... 
108000 mi

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

US $120
Idler for accessory belt was noisy in cold weather. Replaced and fixed. 
137000 mi

US $400
Lower control arm bushings replaced on both sides. 
116000 mi

US $1200
The pressure plate failed. This made an entire clutch job necessary. 
42000 mi

US $176
OBD reported "system too lean", inspected/cleaned injectors, checked/adjusted all intake connections and junctions. 
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. 
85100 mi

US $1200
Reduced cooling capacity addressed during major (90k) scheduled maintenance. 
94000 mi

US $900
Replace struts & shocks to address irregular tire wear (cupping) 
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. 
67000 mi

US $1200
Replace worn clutch. Also required flywheel replacement. 
65500 mi

US $650
CV boot failed, half-shafts needed to be replaced Sticking parking brake 
68000 mi

US $1900
Replace lower control arms. Worn tranny/engine mounts Oil leak. 
71000 mi

US $825
U-joint/Carrier bearing issues. Individual parts not reparable, required new driveshaft assembly. 
75000 mi

US $700
Rear wheel bearings R&R. 
76000 mi

US $1200
R&R Lower Control Arms and Rear End Links 
84000 mi

US $475
Leaking valve gasket 
103000 mi

US $200
Power draw in the system caused by previous work. New battery. 
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. 
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. 
72000 mi

US $200
Heat only worked on driver side. Required flush of heater core to resolve. 
76000 mi

US $139
replaced rear lift gate supports. The gas charged support cylinders had given out. 
100300 mi

US $250
Replaced passenger half shaft due to damaged CV joint boot and very slightly clicking joint. 
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. 
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. 
158000 mi

US $1998
rear wheel bearing, rear toe adjustment bolts replaced, cv joints replaced  
166000 mi

US $280
Passenger front caliper seized. Replaced. 
57000 mi

US $150
Window motor for driver's door stopped working and was replaced.  
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. 
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. 
152000 mi

US $100
Got infamous P0011/P0021 codes for this model suggesting oil flow problems in engine, usually indicative of clogging of filter screen in banjo bolt of oil supply line to turbo. No poor idle or power problems indicative of OCV solenoid clogging/sticking. Banjo bolt was replaced as existing one was clogged despite religious oil/oil filter changes. I flushed the oil in the engine and then did an oil/filter change. Will have to see if codes return in the future. Hope that this does not portend turbo failure, although at 150K on original turbo am planning the possibility if codes return or hear increasing turbo whine/ whistle. 
95000 mi

US $2200
needed new clutch and bearings 
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 

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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. 
106820 mi

C $390
Right rear wheel bearing (hub assembly and bearings actually) replaced. Cost includes new part (3 yr. warranty) and labour. 
113460 mi

C $120
Diagnosed and replaced alternator. Advised to replace battery as well. Replaced battery 
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. 

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2005 Subaru Legacy 4dr Wagon

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

92000 mi

US $400
Wheel bearing replaced 
94300 mi

US $500
Replace CV boots 
141000 mi

US $3200
Leaking head gasket replaced. Belts and water pump replaced at the same time. 
145000 mi

US $700
Rotors ground. 
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 
83700 mi

US $1000
front bushings replaced. 

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2005 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

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

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. 
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. 
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. 
63200 mi

US $850
Car was overheating on highway. Radiator was mostly empty. Towed to a mechanic 
100000 mi

US $150
Leaking fuel line connections at fuel injectors. Retightened clamps. 
121300 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 
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. 
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. 
135000 mi

US $200
Driver side outside door handle broke in the cold. 
77800 mi

C $444
CEL P0011, inspected, oil changed (5,500 km), part ordered, changed AVCS solenoid. 
101780 mi

C $500
Both front callipers seized, replaced with rebuilt. Rotors & pads OK. 
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. 
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. 
145000 mi

US $300
Right inner axle boot worn, replaced 
148300 mi

US $700
Replaced front suspension 
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 $800
Valve and cam cover oil leaks, requiring repair and replacement of timing belt. Rack and pinion leaks, requiring replacement. 
184700 mi

US $200
Power steering pump failure, replaced power steering pump 
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 
112000 mi

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

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. 
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. 
78000 mi

US $1400
Suspension: major rust and dry rotting issues. 
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. 
124600 mi

US $900
Engine front seal leak. 
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 
61000 mi

US $100
torn cv joint boot 
88000 mi

US $3500
Clutch froze and had to be replaced. Power steering pump leaking and replaced. 
90000 mi

US $260
Misfire in #1 cylinder. Plug fouled due to short created by plug wire rubbing on fuel injection control wire. 
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. 
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 
37000 mi

US $500
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 
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. 
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. 
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. 
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. 
106000 mi

US $1100
diagnose and replace car computer replaced AC compressor and expansion valve 
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). Maintenance item: Replaced both rear wheel bearings, as they were making noise at highway speed. 
124000 mi

US $1200
Blown turbo - replaced with a rebuilt turbo 
147700 mi

US $135
Transfer gear bearings in the center differental were noisy. Replaced 2 bearings. 
140800 mi

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

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2005 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

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

86700 mi

US $265
Front stabilizer links where broken. 
97000 mi

US $800
Replace the catalytic converter. 
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. 
115000 mi

US $916
Replaced both rear wheel bearings the the left front ball joint. 
116000 mi

US $1041
Replaced bad drive shaft bearing with new drive shaft assembly.  Also replaced right front ball joint. 
122000 mi

US $100
Free up sticking calipers. 
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 
171000 mi

US $200
Regapped clutch 
180000 mi

US $250
P0420 cel light. Changed primary and secondary o2 sensors. Cleaned injectors, maf,throttle body and egr. Cel light still on. 
74000 mi

US $1500
Leaking head gaskets, front main seal. Torn CV boot and ruined axle. 
81000 mi

US $644
Heat shield ears cracked, heat shield cut off entirely 
119200 mi

US $1400
Both front CV joints Full exhaust replacement Battery failed while in the shop 
139000 mi

US $1400
Head gasket 

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2004 Subaru Legacy 4dr Wagon

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 4-speed automatic AWD

105000 mi

US $586
Air conditioning service, recharged to appropriate level, installed dye to check for refrigerant leak ($147). 
109000 mi

US $266
Check engine light on with engine missing on uphill climbs causing check engine light to flash. Replaced spark plugs and wires and problem has not returned. 
113000 mi

US $115
Steering wandering to the left and more difficult to steer right than left. Four wheel alignment performed and power steering belt retensioned (not included in price below). 
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

96720 mi

€200
Rubbers for front suspension were cracked, and had to be replaced. 
109740 mi

€600
NOISE FROM GEARBOX. A small part in it was damaged. Dealer says Subaru knows 1/1000 of those parts get broken... 
119040 mi

€1200
Fly wheel got broken and had to be replaced. 
173600 mi

€100
Light of the aribag sometimes went on 
176700 mi

€900
Noise comming from transmission. Some bearings had to be replaced. Main cost was man-hours 
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

109900 mi

US $3200
Head gasket blown. Replaced head gasket, drive belt, water pump, head bolts, thermostat, spark plugs, spark plug wires 
122000 mi

US $270
Inside boot (passenger side) torn, drive shaft and boot replaced 
123600 mi

US $139
Car needed a recharge (hadn't had one in a long time) 
128000 mi

US $400
No coolant in system - needed recharge Battery cables replaced 
128900 mi

US $495
turn signal replacement 
135000 mi

US $2200
Right wheel bearing replaced - worn out.  Mechanic also replaced right drive shaft. 
143000 mi

US $170
Recharged AC. Fluid gone. 

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2003 Subaru Legacy 4dr Wagon

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

161500 mi

US $1000
A/C service and recharge 
174000 mi

US $220
Passenger side ball joint replaced 
86800 mi

C $800
A/C compressor 
96720 mi

C $1325
water infiltration in rear hatch door, front wheel bearing  
101680 mi

C $560
Check engine light. Error code indicated seized "valve for fuel fumes"?? Part was replaced ($300 with tax and labour) 

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2003 Subaru Legacy 4dr Wagon

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 4-speed automatic AWD

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 
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. 
158300 mi

US $250
Compressor bearing faulty. Replaced compressor 
78000 mi

US $360
Dash bulbs (took tech 1 hour to replace) upstream O2 sensor. 
90300 mi

US $120
Inside right front CV boot split open. Problem caught before any damage was done to the CV joint. CV boot replaced. Damage to boot most likely caused by off-road use of vehicle (rough terrain and brush). 
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. 
128500 mi

US $300
Outside front right CV joint was failing. Axle had to be replaced. Dealership provided a free loaner car. 

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2003 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

119660 mi

C $300
Knocking sound in engine and transmission seal oil leak Transmission shifter fork seal leaking 
128000 mi

US $400
cv boot needed to be replaced 
134000 mi

US $1300
Head gasket 
142000 mi

US $189
AC did not work 

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2003 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 4-speed automatic AWD

110000 mi

US $2500
Soon after I bought this car.... Off a kid who beat on it for about 20,000 the trans completely went and I had to have it rebuilt. Other than that tons of little things have gone wrong and I've probably spent another 2500 in repairs. 

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2002 Subaru Legacy 4dr Wagon

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

92000 mi

US $1120
full clutch replacement including slave gear 

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2002 Subaru Legacy 4dr Wagon

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 4-speed automatic AWD

170000 mi

US $2500
Complete transmission failure. Required new transmission. Loud grinding noise and transmission binding, preventing car from moving forward or in reverse. Code: "3rd Gear out of ratio" 
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 
178300 mi

US $200
Exhaust midpipe rotted off at the catalytic converter 
223000 mi

US $100
Starter Replacement 
237000 mi

US $1000
water pump gasket 
238000 mi

US $2600
head gasket leak, replace engine. 
180000 mi

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

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2002 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 4-speed automatic AWD

72000 mi

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

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2001.5 Subaru Legacy 4dr Wagon

155-horsepower 2.0L H4 4-speed automatic AWD

83080 mi

$1800
Changed the rear suspension stabilizer bar link. Had to wait for part imported from US. Recover both bumpers and the rear right door. 
89900 mi

$800
Replaced tie-rods for all the wheels 
90500 mi

$900
Replaced all 4 tie-rod ends, both two front tie-rods. 
97340 mi

$450
A rithmic vibration whenever accelerating. changed 

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2001 Subaru Legacy 4dr Wagon

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 4-speed automatic AWD

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. 
101500 mi

US $2150
Replaced head gasket, timing belt 
127000 mi

US $400
Rear brakes were at 15% 

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2001 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 4-speed automatic AWD

144000 mi

US $400
Ac seals replaced 
144000 mi

US $1000
AC compressor 

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2000 Subaru Legacy

Engine not specified

134000 mi

US $2200
Steering. Brakes. 

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2000 Subaru Legacy 4dr Wagon

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

120260 mi

US $1400
Head gasket showed signs of failure in 12/2016, known issue with Subaru. Had head gaskets replaced, machine shop planed the heads and ground the valve seats. Valves were also adjusted. 

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2000 Subaru Legacy 4dr Wagon

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 4-speed automatic AWD

151000 mi

US $900
worn wheel bearing 
170000 mi

US $1100
timing belt, serpentine belt (maybe more belts?), water pump, radiator hoses. All original on vehicle. 
171300 mi

US $130
Rear calipers replaced due to excessive corrosion that would not allow the piston to be retracted into caliper body to allow space for new pads and rotors. 
173000 mi

US $200
fastener holding exhaust or heat shield failed, causing the two parts to touch and cause excessive noise. 
180000 mi

US $100
Battery repeatedly died from cold nights. 

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2000 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 4-speed automatic AWD

70500 mi

US $2100
replaced faulty head gaskets. machined heads to level. replace radiator. 
82000 mi

US $1900
Seal in auto tranny. Shop said it was common for 2000. Also replaced a bearing in front differential. 

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1999 Subaru Legacy

Engine not specified

71000 mi

US $2400
Needed the head gasket, water pump, and timing belt replaced.  Starter and battery needed to be replaced due to a short in the starter. 

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1999 Subaru Legacy 4-door

4-cylinder automatic AWD

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. 
182000 mi

US $250
Replaced intermediate pipe that was previously broken. 
202000 mi

US $400
Rear brake lines rotted causing leak. Replaced. 
202500 mi

US $220
Driver side front caliper was hanging up. Replaced both front calipers. 
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. 

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1998 Subaru Legacy 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

76000 mi

US $1000
Ball joints and axle rod needed replacing along with new tires and a few other wear items. 
83000 mi

US $1750
Car would not reliably shift up, whole transmission rebuild and over drive computer fixed 
83000 mi

US $250
Replaced whole exhaust system from front axle, back. New piping, muffler. 
85900 mi

US $500
Battery died due to a failing alternator. Both were replaced. 

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1996 Subaru Legacy 4-door

4-cylinder automatic AWD

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. 
207000 mi

US $184
Front & Rear Struts Removed and Replaced Right inner tie rode rack & pinion boot replaced and alignment was done. 

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