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Subaru Legacy Powertrain and Chassis Repair Frequencies

Results are for year ending June 30, 2018. Only successfully completed repairs are currently included in the analysis. Routine maintenance, most wear items, recalls, and problems fixed with just a reflash or warning light reset are not included.
Year Make/Model Repair Trips Per 100 Cars Compared to all models for the same year    
2018 Subaru Legacy 4
7.14285714286% 7.14285714286% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  101 Legacys, 5.9 months of data per Legacy, average 4800 miles
2017 Subaru Legacy 4
11.2244897959% 11.2244897959% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  159 Legacys, 10.6 months of data per Legacy, average 13000 miles
2016 Subaru Legacy 11
48.4126984127% 48.4126984127% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  149 Legacys, 10.4 months of data per Legacy, average 27500 miles
2015 Subaru Legacy 15
35.7142857143% 35.7142857143% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  129 Legacys, 9.6 months of data per Legacy, average 37500 miles

Redesigned. Common problems with wind noise around the front side windows and the fuel door release.
2014 Subaru Legacy 6
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  65 Legacys, 9.8 months of data per Legacy, average 54300 miles
2013 Subaru Legacy 14
25.6302521008% 25.6302521008% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  104 Legacys, 9.7 months of data per Legacy, average 70000 miles
2012 Subaru Legacy 16
13.7362637363% 13.7362637363% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  75 Legacys, 9.9 months of data per Legacy, average 76100 miles
2011 Subaru Legacy 24
22.8110599078% 22.8110599078% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  105 Legacys, 10.0 months of data per Legacy, average 92000 miles
2010 Subaru Legacy 35
52.6455026455% 52.6455026455% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  64 Legacys, 10.1 months of data per Legacy, average 99500 miles

Redesigned for this model year. Dramatic improvement in reliability compared to the previous generation.
2009 Subaru Legacy 53
73.2142857143% 73.2142857143% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  32 Legacys, 9.2 months of data per Legacy, average 99400 miles

Common problems with CV joint boots, and possibly also wheel bearings.
2008 Subaru Legacy 86
100% 100% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  49 Legacys, 9.7 months of data per Legacy, average 120200 miles

Common problems with wheel bearings and CV joint boots.
2007 Subaru Legacy   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  22 Legacys, 10.4 months of data per Legacy, average 109000 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2006 Subaru Legacy 73
75.5813953488% 75.5813953488% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  34 Legacys, 10.1 months of data per Legacy, average 114200 miles

Muliple reports of problems with head gaskets, cv joint boots, sway bar links, and wheel bearings.
2005 Subaru Legacy H4 58
50.6211180124% 50.6211180124% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  51 Legacy H4s, 8.6 months of data per Legacy H4, average 124200 miles

Redesigned for this model year. Most common problems involve struts, wheel bearings, steering pump, CV joints.
2004 Subaru Legacy   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 Legacys, 8.9 months of data per Legacy, average 145600 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2003 Subaru Legacy 55
61.2781954887% 61.2781954887% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  28 Legacys, 9.4 months of data per Legacy, average 149000 miles

Head gaskets are a common expensive problem with older Subarus.
2001 Subaru Legacy   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 Legacys, 9.6 months of data per Legacy, average 189800 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2000 Subaru Legacy   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 Legacys, 10.1 months of data per Legacy, average 170400 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

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