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2009 Subaru Legacy repairs by problem area

Engine (34%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (0%)

Brakes and Traction Control (5%)

Suspension and Steering (19%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (19%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (14%)

Other (8%)

Chart based on 83 repairs.
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2009 Subaru Legacy repair cost distribution

$2500+ (2%)

$1000 - $2499 (10%)

$500 - $999 (6%)

$100 - $499 (26%)

< $100 (56%)

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Chart based on 62 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2009 Subaru Legacy 4dr Wagon

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

Subaru Legacy in Belgium
Nov 2011 - Oct 2017
May 2014

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. 
Aug 2014

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 
Apr 2015

150620 mi

€350
Electical mirror did not work anymore - leading to long rattling. Had to be replaced - hence quite high cost 
May 2015

152520 mi

€220
Wheel was making noise, replaced wheel bearing. 
Feb 2016

179180 mi

€212
Pumps of the boot (liftgate struts) had to be replaced as it fell down. Pump had broken during frost. 
Apr 2016

184100 mi

€400
Had to replace one wheel bearing, brake blocks (pads) and a brake shoe. 
Sep 2016

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

Subaru Legacy in Wisconsin, United States
Mar 2009 - Mar 2010
Apr 2009

8000 mi
loud noise at 2000-2500 rpm, found engine bearing was bad. complete engine replacement 
Subaru Legacy in Washington, United States
Jan 2009 - Jul 2017
Jan 2010

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 
Jun 2014

72000 mi
My rear o2 sensor died, caused a check engine light. 
Oct 2016

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

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

Subaru Legacy in California, United States
Oct 2010 - Aug 2015
Nov 2010

17000 mi
radio and a/c display disappeared suddenly. a/c still worked but can't change radio stations or audio mode (eg- change from radio to cd). dealer replaced radio to correct problem 
Jun 2012

40000 mi

US $150
sun visor no longer folds in place-obstructs view 
Subaru Legacy in Illinois, United States
May 2009 - Oct 2015
Dec 2010

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. 
Oct 2011

30700 mi
Brake pedal was making a noise when released. Problem diagnosed as defective brake booster valve. Dealer replaced brake booster, problem is gone. It took me over a YEAR of complaining before a dealer finally agreed to look. 
Aug 2014

65000 mi

US $250
Had to replace battery. Had to replace front headlight. 
Subaru Legacy in California, United States
Jul 2009 - Jun 2018
Mar 2016

63000 mi
Airbag light came on. Resoldered joints in over head light to fix. Dealer was to install a replacement. 

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2009 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

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

Subaru Legacy in Louisiana, United States
Jul 2009 - Jun 2014
Dec 2009

8000 mi
There is a very noticible whine coming from under the hood when steering; it gets especially louder when the steering wheel is at it's left or right limit. Dealer service manager said he would so some research and address this problem on next visit. 
Dec 2010

28400 mi
Rattle coming from Glovebox. 2 screws were loose. They were tightened. Power steering whining unusually loud when turning steering wheel. It's especially loud when reaching steering limits. Service dept seemed to side-step this complaint and pretty much refused to address it saying the H6 is a 'whiny' engine. The right rear original equipment mug flap came loose and eventually fell off. The dealer first refused to replace unless I paid for part.(approx $70)I eventually convinced dealer part falling off not my fault..should be covered by warranty Replaced right rear mud flap and 2 mounting clips which had fallen off the car. They were ordered on the last visit.  
Jan 2011

29750 mi
Replaced power steering pump and resevoir. There is still some whining, especially at left and right limits, but it's not nearly as noticable or as loud. Took car to a different dealer than previous and again asked them to check the power-steering whining noise. Without hesitation, this dealer ordered new P/S pump and resevoir and will schedule a new visit when it comes in.  Replaced power steering pump and resevoir. There is still some whining, especially at lefy and right limits, but it's not nearly as noticable or as loud.  
Feb 2011

33000 mi
Rattle in glovebox remains, especially when weather is cool. Also asked dealer to check buzzing in passenger door caused by speaker. Dealer says glovebox and passenger door interior panel were disassembled and insulation/padding applied. 
Mar 2011

37000 mi
Glovebox rattle had grown worse since last repair attempt. This time repair was successful. Latch screw was found to be loose. Cause of minor buzz in passenger door could not be repaired. It remains, however it is minor. 
Aug 2013

81000 mi

US $45
Passenger side visor broke, would not stay folded up. Glue inside had failed. Replaced it myself. 
Jan 2014

58200 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. 
Subaru Legacy in Connecticut, United States
May 2011 - Jun 2018
Mar 2014

72000 mi

US $425
The front left wheel bearing was replaced and the car was re-aligned 
Jun 2016

106000 mi

US $121
The front tie rod ends were replace due to a noise from the left front tie rod end. 

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2009 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

170-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru Legacy in Virginia, United States
Jun 2009 - Jun 2015
Jun 2010

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. 
Oct 2010

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. 
Jun 2015

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

Subaru Legacy in Michigan, United States
Jun 2008 - May 2013
Oct 2008

1000 mi
Heater not blowing hot. repaired quickly and properly. Needed a sensor I believe. 
Mar 2009

6000 mi
Drivers door lock malfunctioned. Repaired no problem since. 
Jan 2010

16500 mi
Brake warning light came on. Vehicle needed a new brake fluid reservoir. Part ordered (late December)installed 1-13-10. Loaner provided. Repair took roughly two hours. Picked up the vehicle about 11:30 a.m. Brake reservoir replaced earlier. Warning light returned but it seems warning light was for tire pressure not brakes. Told in cold weather tire warning light comes on prematurely (only down 3 lbs. pressure). Told this was a common problem. Brake warning light came on. Vehicle needed new brake fluid reservoir. Part ordered in late December. Repair done 1-13-10. Loaner provided. Repair completed in two hours. Picked up vehicle at 11:30 a.m. 
Apr 2011

32000 mi
front sway bar bushings need replacement. parts ordered.  Also loose center arm rest was repaired on this visit (under warranty) 
Jun 2011

34000 mi
previous bushing replacement did not resolve noise. follow-up diagnosed strut problem and this was replaced which has cured the problem. 
Dec 2011

40000 mi
3 tires losing air. No leaks in the tires or wheel problems were found. Update: new tires fixed problem. 
Subaru Legacy in Utah, United States
Jan 2010 - Jun 2018
Jan 2010

7399 mi
Replace transmission cooler line - fitting damaged or cross-threaded during manufacturing causing fluid leak. 
Sep 2012

19000 mi
Cooling system - radiator cap was replaced under warranty by the dealer. 
Subaru Legacy in Florida, United States
Jul 2009 - Jul 2013
Jun 2012

33000 mi
New Compressor 
Subaru Legacy in Michigan, United States
Jun 2009 - Jul 2012
Sep 2009

5000 mi
The center armrest cover detached. Dealer repaired, and stated that it was just a few loose screws. 
Jan 2010

24400 mi
One of the door sensors broke because the seat belt jammed the sensor when door was closed. 
Subaru Legacy in Michigan, United States
Jan 2010 - Jun 2018
Nov 2010

25000 mi
Wind noise from windsheild at highway speeds. Windsheild was pulled and installed with new seal on the outside of windsheild. 
May 2016

76400 mi

US $70
Parking Brake Issue 
Feb 2018

98000 mi

US $2000
Timing Belt, Water Pump, Seals, Belts, Spark Plugs, Wires, Filters, and one of the Cams. 
Subaru Legacy in Virginia, United States
Feb 2009 - Jun 2011
Dec 2009

12000 mi
Steering wheel creaks, one rattle from the dashboard, and one rattle from passenger side door. Could not replicate at dealer. 
Subaru Legacy in Alabama, United States
Jul 2015 - Jul 2015
Jul 2015

65000 mi

US $60
Heat shield around exhaust was rattling at 1400 rpm. Removed heat shield. 
Subaru Legacy in Massachusetts, United States
Jul 2015 - Jun 2017
Apr 2016

98000 mi

US $2150
head gaskets. timing belt, tensioner, water pump, two serpentine belts, spark plugs and spark plug wires... 
Subaru Legacy in Delaware, United States
Nov 2010 - Oct 2016
Jun 2011

17000 mi
car had water leak onto interior passenger side. interior filter had not been replaced in the past. also two rims bent. not happy with CPO inspection. 
Jul 2012

23500 mi

US $100
ac wasn't cooling adequately. 
Jun 2013

32000 mi

US $650
front brakes. rear door wouldn't lock (cables not connected). 30.000 mile service, recall 
Apr 2014

40000 mi

US $600
shield under car became loose 
Dec 2014

47000 mi
power steering pump was leaking. It was replaced 
Jan 2016

41000 mi

US $608
passenger front bearing replaced. Tech stated that it was worn. 
Subaru Legacy in Virginia, United States
Jul 2017 - Jun 2018
Mar 2018

59000 mi

US $600
Front control arm bushings needed replaced. 
Subaru Legacy in Massachusetts, United States
Dec 2014 - Dec 2015
Dec 2014

67000 mi

US $4000
failed connecting rod bearing 
Subaru Legacy in Oregon, United States
Aug 2010 - Mar 2018
Oct 2017

73000 mi

US $120
Trunk torsion bar broke on one side and trunk lid would not easily lift. Replaced both torsion bars. 
Mar 2018

76306 mi

US $2648
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 Airbag light intermittently coming on, SRS code 26. Map light assembly rebuild. Corroded original battery. Replaced battery with Odyssey battery. 
Subaru Legacy in Washington, United States
Mar 2011 - Jun 2018
Feb 2016

54600 mi

US $428
Excessive interior condensation on windows impaired visibility during cold, wet temperatures. Had to clear inside of front window with squeegee into order to drive. Sunroof drain tubes were cleared but did not remedy problem completely. 
Mar 2016

55000 mi

US $250
Trunk lid mechanism failed and lid would no longer stay open on its own. Labor cost to diagnose was $60. Two torsion bars were replaced at a cost of $124 for parts and $83 for labor. 
Nov 2017

64000 mi

US $18
Headlight bulb failed on passenger side and was replaced today. 
Subaru Legacy in Massachusetts, United States
Jan 2014 - Jun 2014
May 2014

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. 
Subaru Legacy in Minnesota, United States
Jun 2012 - Jun 2018
Aug 2014

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. 
May 2015

106000 mi

US $1500
Replaced both Valve and Head Gaskets- water pump, timing belt. 
Apr 2016

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. 
Oct 2016

137500 mi
Passenger airbag recall. Replaced airbag inflator. Light is back on and will be going back to the shop. 
Jan 2017

148300 mi

US $400
Replaced rear-passenger wheel bearing. 
Jul 2017

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. 
Subaru Legacy in New York, United States
Sep 2012 - Oct 2012
Oct 2012

28000 mi
A front airbag sensor needed to be replaced because the airbag light in the dash intermittently lit up when driving. 

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2008 Subaru Legacy

Engine not specified

Subaru Legacy in British Columbia, Canada
Sep 2011 - Nov 2011
Oct 2011

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 air bag dash light came on intermittently. dealer replaced sensor still came on for awhile but eventually went out. 

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2008 Subaru Legacy 4dr Wagon

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

Subaru Legacy in Manitoba, Canada
Aug 2014 - Jun 2018
Jul 2016

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. 
Sep 2016

65720 mi

C $900
Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) valve failed and required replacement 
Jun 2017

69440 mi

C $1000
Front anti-sway bar end links replaced and rear shocks replaced. 
Apr 2018

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

Subaru Legacy in Michigan, United States
Sep 2012 - Mar 2018
Oct 2012

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. 
Feb 2013

83400 mi
The map/navigation is not working on the display. The error reads "The DVD is not a Map DVD." We have not changed anything to create the error, it just came up one day when I went to use the navigation. 
May 2013

96000 mi
The navigation wasn't working. Found that there was a burned DVD in the system rather than an original Subaru DVD. Replacement costs $600. 
Feb 2014

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. 
Dec 2014

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. 
Sep 2016

165000 mi

US $200
Repair exhaust leak. 
Oct 2016

166700 mi

US $300
Replaced worn wheel bearing on right rear. 
Mar 2018

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. 
Subaru Legacy in Colorado, United States
Dec 2014 - Aug 2015
Jan 2015

US $1000
Catastrophic turbo failure. Turbo replaced. 
Mar 2015

108000 mi

US $700
Replaced all 4 struts and tophats. 
Subaru Legacy in Minnesota, United States
Jun 2010 - Aug 2018
Feb 2010

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. 
Jun 2014

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. 
Apr 2017

172000 mi

US $100
Left rear bearing 
Aug 2018

197000 mi

US $4500
engine failed completely,replaced with used JDM engine 
Subaru Legacy in Nebraska, United States
May 2012 - Jun 2018
Jan 2013

68700 mi

US $554
Intake Manifold Gaskets were faulty. Spark plugs were changed out for the 60K service 
Feb 2014

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. 
May 2015

77100 mi

US $42
Power Steering pump was "burped". 
Sep 2016

89000 mi

US $127
Driver's side suspension was clunking when going over bumps or "curb driveways". I replaced the sway bar endlinks but the problem remained. It turned out to be the lower ball joint. 
Dec 2016

91000 mi

US $30
Passenger side main beam headlight went out. I replaced both sides with new Sylvania Silver Star Ultra bulbs. 
Feb 2017

93000 mi

US $98
New rear pads required. 

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2008 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

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

Subaru Legacy in New York, United States
Feb 2013 - Mar 2013
Mar 2013

69000 mi

US $200
4th wheel bearing replacement (all 4 wheels) 
Subaru Legacy in Minnesota, United States
Nov 2011 - Sep 2017
Dec 2011

66000 mi

US $200
Right front hub & bearing replaced Variable Valve Solenoid replaced 
Jul 2014

91500 mi

US $120
Leak from cam and crank seals. Replaced cam and crank seals. Passenger side inner axle boot leaking grease onto exhaust causing a burning smell. Replaced inner CV axle boot. 
Mar 2015

103000 mi

US $559
replaced both front wheel bearings 
Apr 2015

104000 mi

US $687
radiator seam failed causing coolant to leak 
May 2017

127040 mi

US $897
Left front axle boot was torn, axle shaft was damaged and pulled out of differential. Replaced front left axle. 
Subaru Legacy in Nova Scotia, Canada
Jan 2008 - Jun 2018
Mar 2009

14880 mi
Clanking and wheezing noise from front end over large bumps. Anti-roll bar bushings gone. Replaced under warranty. 
Sep 2009

22320 mi
Driver's side window clunked going up or down. Screws inside the mechanism came loose. Required door panel removal, add loctite to 4 screws and retighten. 
Feb 2010

26040 mi
Front sway bar bushings noisy again. Same problem as this exact time last year. Dealer replaced under warranty with "new" design. Said the same thing a year ago. Unable to tell me if this new design same as the "new" design they put on a year ago. 
Nov 2011

44640 mi
Rear trailing arm bushings replaced, left plus right. Noticed by mechanic when installing snow tires. I had not noticed, but car now steers, rather than rides, better. Warranty till 100,000 km in Canada. 
Dec 2011

45260 mi
Replaced driver's side front anti-roll bar end link and associated bushing(s), due to clanking sound from front. 
Nov 2013

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. 
May 2014

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. 
Jul 2014

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. 
Nov 2014

63240 mi

C $905
This time the left front wheel bearing hub. 
Feb 2015

63860 mi

C $80
Replace serpentine belt 
Nov 2015

65720 mi

C $302
Replaced rear sway bar bushings and link, $228. Welded on a new exhaust hanger, $74. 
Sep 2016

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. 
Oct 2016

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 
May 2017

70268 mi

C $800
Replace seized left front caliper Pillow bushings replaced both front side lower control arms 
Aug 2017

71920 mi

C $650
Replace left rear wheel bearing.  Reweld radiator support. 
Subaru Legacy in Texas, United States
Dec 2011 - Apr 2015
Jan 2015

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.  
Mar 2015

73000 mi
AC was not cooling 
Subaru Legacy in Maine, United States
Dec 2007 - Mar 2010
Jul 2007

1000 mi
loose center brake light, misaligned glove box, malfunctioning instrument cluster - clock not working, door interior panel loose, cloth piece under seat missing gromets. 
Jan 2008

7000 mi
Radio and climate unit would periodically go blank, yet still function to an extent. To fix it the car would need to be shut off and restarted. Radio was replaced under warranty. 
Subaru Legacy in Massachusetts, United States
Nov 2008 - Jan 2012
Jan 2009

8200 mi
Scratched instrument cluster plastic cover, came like that when I got the car at ~5000 miles off of dealer demo. Dealer replaced for free 
Subaru Legacy in California, United States
Jun 2016 - Jun 2018
Mar 2016

86976 mi

US $3100
90K service: Brake pads, new tires, power steering fluid, coolant replacement, V belt, recall, oil change transmission mount CV boots 
Jun 2017

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

Subaru Legacy in Pennsylvania, United States
Jan 2009 - Dec 2011
Dec 2009

36000 mi
Wheels were showing corrosion around center caps. Driver's door sill showed corrosion on it. Both being taken care of by Subaru. 
Mar 2011

61000 mi

US $400
Airbag harness connecting to passenger side went bad. 
Subaru Legacy in New York, United States
Jan 2008 - Apr 2011
Sep 2008

24000 mi
2 clips were broken on an interior trim piece -- fully covered under warranty. 
Subaru Legacy in California, United States
Dec 2010 - Oct 2013
Jan 2011

31000 mi
Headlights burned out 
Subaru Legacy in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2008 - Jul 2015
Feb 2008

620 mi
Starter failed and was replaced (with 200km's on a brand new car!!). 
Feb 2011

58900 mi

C $300
Rough idle on cold startup. Failed emissions test. Cleaned injectors and throttle body.  
Jul 2011

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. 
Sep 2011

69440 mi

C $100
AC drain tube was clogged and draining into interior of car. Drain tube was cleared and re-installed. 
Oct 2012

93700 mi

C $400
Loud noise coming from front-left of vehicle while driving. Front-left wheel bearing assembly replaced. A/C drain hose was blocked and drain water was entering in passenger foot well. 2nd time this has happened. Subaru repaired it free of charge. 
May 2013

107260 mi
Front passenger side wheel bearing replaced (worn). Sway bar links replaced. CV boots cracked and seeping grease. 
Jun 2013

110360 mi
Front and rear driver side wheel bearings replaced 
Dec 2013

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). 
Feb 2014

124000 mi

C $600
Cylinder 2 misfire. Replaced ignition coil on remaining 3 cylinders. Worn cv joint needed replacement. 
May 2014

130200 mi

C $450
Worn wheel bearing... Replaced. 
Jun 2014

132060 mi

C $220
Cylinder 2 misfire on warm restart. Replaced fuel injector. 
Sep 2014

137020 mi
Oil supply pipe to the turbocharger corroded and leaked oil. Related to Subaru recall # WVF-16 (transport cda# 2008333). 
Jul 2015

153140 mi
Emissions error P2443. Secondary air valve stuck in the closed position. 
Subaru Legacy in Virginia, United States
Jun 2011 - Jun 2015
Jun 2015 Random stumbling on acceleration. Replaced O2 sensors but problem persisted. 
Subaru Legacy in New York, United States
Apr 2016 - Jun 2017
Nov 2016

124000 mi

US $420
Taken in for noise. Bad wheel bearings. 
Jan 2017 Power steering judder and noise. I was told that the car needed a new power steering pump, which would cost $700.00. I replaced the o-ring at the top of the pump myself. Noise and juddering went away. 
Subaru Legacy in Florida, United States
Jan 2008 - Jun 2011
May 2008

6000 mi

US $800
Bent struts 
Jun 2008

6000 mi

US $1000
Replaced struts. 
Jan 2009

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. 

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2008 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

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

Subaru Legacy in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2007 - Dec 2012
Oct 2007

820 mi
First of three unsuccessful attempts to fix wind noise. This involved first ordering a new weather seal, then trying to play with mirror gaskets and adjusting of window angle – all to no avail. 
Dec 2007

1240 mi
Second of three unsuccessful attempts to fix wind noise. 
Feb 2008

1860 mi
Third of three unsuccessful attempts to fix wind noise. 
Jul 2008

6200 mi
Wind noise caused by faulty gusset not holding window onto door seal. Gusset replaced with updated model, I was told. 
Subaru Legacy in California, United States
Nov 2009 - Mar 2014
Dec 2009

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. 
Jul 2012

36300 mi
Replaced faulty seatbelt buckle (rear passenger, driver's side). 
Subaru Legacy in Virginia, United States
Apr 2008 - Jun 2011
Oct 2008

10000 mi
Check engine light came on but no codes found at shop, everything seems fine. 
Jun 2010

41000 mi

US $250
Steering rack & pinion all three seals cracked and leaking PS fluid. Seals probably defective from new, rack & pinion replaced under extended warranty. 
Subaru Legacy in Oregon, United States
Mar 2012 - Jun 2012
May 2012

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

Subaru Legacy in Illinois, United States
Jan 2008 - Apr 2010
Sep 2008

10000 mi
Shifter trim popped out.  Also, passenger side door was loose and squeaking. 
Jul 2009

19000 mi
Front left wheel bearing went bad. ... this may or may not have been related to a curb bashing from drifting in the winter. 
Subaru Legacy in Pennsylvania, United States
May 2007 - Jun 2010
Aug 2009

28000 mi
Noise in morning when turning(low power steering fluid). Gear assembly replaced under warranty. 
Subaru Legacy in Pennsylvania, United States
Aug 2015 - Jun 2018
Jun 2016

123000 mi

US $385
Clutch release bearing was noisy and started to fail. Replaced clutch release bearing 
Jan 2017

132000 mi

US $16
Replaced rear brake pads. 
Mar 2018

151000 mi

US $130
replaced rear struts 
Subaru Legacy in Tennessee, United States
Jun 2012 - Aug 2016
Jul 2015

146000 mi

US $450
Had to replace front control arms. 
Sep 2015

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

Subaru Legacy in New York, United States
Nov 2008 - Jun 2011
Jan 2009

8000 mi
Remote start reprograming to the keys. 
Subaru Legacy in Louisiana, United States
Feb 2008 - Aug 2009
Mar 2008

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. Exterior trim moulding out of place/loose. Sent to a glass shop where the moulding was glued to the body. 
Apr 2009

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 Unusually loud knock/jerk sound comes from front suspension/steering rack area when turning at very low speed on uneven surface like pavement and gravel. Dealer says it may be the ps hoses hitting; but they do not see a problem. Car still does this today Trim panels on the fuel and trunk release come loose each time one of the knobs are pulled causing the knobs to stay up until pushed back down. New knobs and trim panels are on order.  Rattle at base of A-pillar...the corner where dash meets windshield on drivers side. Dealer could not duplicate the problem because it mostly occurs when the outside temperature is cool or in the morning.  
May 2009

26000 mi
Fuel and trunk release knobs replaced. Trim panel under knobs replaced. Note: Knobs no longer stick when pulled; but trim panel still does not stay snapped in place due to carpet being too tight in this area. 
Jul 2009

31000 mi
Mud/splash deflectors located in front of the 2 rear wheels had become loose and eventually fell off the car. Both flaps and mounting hardware were replaced. Knocking sound when turning at low speed on uneven surface. Outcome: They said this was a normal condition- even a Subaru rep drove it and said this was normal and that Outbacks do it too. Solved by trading car for a 2009. 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. 
Subaru Legacy in Texas, United States
Feb 2008 - Jun 2009
Subaru Legacy in Maryland, United States
Jun 2008 - Jun 2018
Oct 2008

2000 mi
Check engine warning light and ABS light came on. 
Dec 2008

3000 mi
CEL lit, replaced sensor. 
Jan 2014

11000 mi
Exterior trim on windshield came off. Reattached with glue. 
Aug 2016

62500 mi

US $130
Engine sensor light on. They say it was due to gas cap being loose. Hope it doesn't happen again. 
Jun 2018

75000 mi

US $50
Alignment 
Subaru Legacy in Colorado, United States
Apr 2011 - Jun 2018
May 2011

35000 mi

US $500
Basic 35000 mile maintenance; transmission jerking at stops, computer "retrain" of transmission 
Oct 2011

38000 mi

US $70
Had to relearn the computer to the transmission; was having hard down shift when coming to a full stop. 
Mar 2015

79000 mi

US $600
Replace cv boot during brake job 
Apr 2015

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. 
Jun 2015

83000 mi

US $500
Fix prior problem by having brake shop install OEM axles to stop vibrations while stopped but in drive. This fixed the vibration issue. 
May 2016

92400 mi

US $300
Passenger airbag recall replacement. Also airbag sensor in the passenger seat was replaced, had been failing intermittently. 
Oct 2016

97000 mi

US $3
Power steering o-ring was leaking 
Apr 2018

114000 mi

US $925
During collision repair, I had rust spots on the roof also repaired. The original paint was failing in spots on the roof and showed signs of more failures, beginnings of future rusting. 
Subaru Legacy in New York, United States
Oct 2013 - Jun 2018
Aug 2014

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. 
Feb 2018

90000 mi

US $300
One wheel bearing went bad. Suspect due to ice damage. 
Subaru Legacy in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2013 - Dec 2016
Sep 2016

91760 mi

C $550
Leaking rocker cover gasket 
Subaru Legacy in Washington, United States
Jun 2014 - Apr 2017
Aug 2014

99600 mi
Air conditioning was poor. Found condenser was leaking. Replaced and rexharged. Alternator was working, but noisy. Replaced it. 
Feb 2015

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. 
Jul 2015

116000 mi

US $680
Power Steering pump seized. 
Mar 2016

130000 mi

US $140
Rusted section of exhaust pipe replaced. Car is from the east coast. 
Dec 2016

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 
Apr 2017

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. 
Subaru Legacy in Montana, United States
Nov 2016 - Dec 2016
Dec 2016

127000 mi

US $1098
General belt replacement, 2 cv joints, transmission flush, steering belt, ac belt 
Subaru Legacy in New York, United States
Jul 2009 - May 2010
Aug 2009

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 
Subaru Legacy in New York, United States
Dec 2017 - Apr 2018
Jan 2018

85000 mi

US $1600
Had both front wheel bearings replaced as well as front rotors. And all 4 brake pads 
Subaru Legacy in New York, United States
Aug 2013 - Dec 2013
Aug 2013

78000 mi
Engine shuts off while driving Airbag light comes on intermittenly Radio does not turn on 
Dec 2013

80000 mi

US $80
Faulty leaking tire pressure monitor 
Subaru Legacy in Texas, United States
- Nov 2008
Nov 2008

11000 mi
Gas cap retention string broken. Replaced under warranty. 
Subaru Legacy in Rhode Island, United States
Mar 2010 - Jul 2011
Jul 2010

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. 
Jan 2011

29000 mi
Three of four screws for dealer installed genuine Subaru arm rest fell out. Dealer replaced part opposed to replacing lost screws.  The right side mirror was also replaced. The mirror case was moving slightly on the pivot. 
Feb 2011

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. 
Subaru Legacy in Utah, United States
Apr 2011 - Mar 2012
Mar 2012

67000 mi
Bad head gaskets Had to replace a bad catalytic converter. 
Subaru Legacy in Ohio, United States
Aug 2010 - May 2014
Oct 2010

28000 mi
Noticed a whining/gear-like noise during acceleration above 40mph. Dealer diagnosed the problem as being a faulty front differential. Was told it was safe to drive and repair parts ordered under original warranty. 
Nov 2010

29000 mi
Installed new front diff gears only to realize problem was in the transmission. Special ordered new transmission parts (hence long repair time) and fixed the transmission. Loud whine gone, but new softer whine now. Returning to dealer. 
Dec 2010

30000 mi
Under consultation from area Subaru tech, the dealership replaced the entire transmission and both front axle half-shafts. Finally,... the sound is gone. 
Jan 2011

31000 mi
Passenger side low beam headlamp burned out and then the driver side low beam headlamp burned out 5 days later. Both headlamps were replaced under warranty. 
Jun 2011

40000 mi
Noticed low rumble/growl from front of car. Dealer replaced a front wheel bearing under warranty. Noise gone. Clicking popping noise from driver seat when turning to the left. Was told that's just how it is. 
Feb 2013

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. 
Subaru Legacy in New Brunswick, Canada
May 2011 - Jan 2012
Jun 2011

70060 mi

C $457
Replaced rear control arm bushings. TSB. If I had the car checked over before exceeding 100m km., repair would have been covered under warranty. 
Subaru Legacy in Colorado, United States
Oct 2011 - Sep 2017
Feb 2016

31000 mi
Right brake light was out. Replaced at dealership. 

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2008 Subaru Legacy 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder diesel manual AWD

Subaru Legacy in Sweden
Apr 2008 - Oct 2012
Feb 2012

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. 
Jun 2012

50840 mi

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

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2007.5 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

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

Subaru Legacy in New Zealand
Dec 2014 - Jan 2018
Sep 2015

89900 mi

$400
Bushes were worn and needed replacement. 
Jan 2016

$300
Rear passenger side window motor had failed 

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2007 Subaru Legacy

Engine not specified

Subaru Legacy in Pennsylvania, United States
Sep 2015 - Oct 2016
May 2016

87600 mi
Had the head gasket replace. 

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2007 Subaru Legacy 4dr Wagon

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

Subaru Legacy in Singapore
Feb 2014 - Oct 2017
May 2014

60360 mi
Sensors dirty causing various indicators to flash on the headboard. 
Jan 2015

$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. 
Mar 2015

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. 
Dec 2015

84320 mi

$150
Power transmission belt broken. Replaced new one. 
Apr 2016

87500 mi

$350
Radiator leaked due to crack on the rubber parts. 
Subaru Legacy in Manitoba, Canada
Feb 2011 - Jun 2018
Mar 2011

25626 mi

C $264
Computers and sensors - engine, transmission, and drivetrain, repair 
Jun 2011

28576 mi

C $21
sunroof gasket fell off and I re-glued with 3M weather strip glue (good stuff). Lots of glue left over for next job. All the drains at the base of the windshield ( under the cowl ) and at the bottom of the front fenders were plugged with pine needles and mud. Had to take it all apart, removed cowl and fender liner, in order to wash it all out. Took a day. All the drains at the base of the windshield ( under the cowl ) and at the bottom of the front fenders were plugged with pine needles and mud. Had to take it all apart, removed cowl and fender liner, in order to wash it all out. Took a day. sunroof gasket fell off and I re-glued with 3M weather strip glue ( good stuff). Lots of glue left over for next job. 
Apr 2013

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. 
Feb 2014

53320 mi

C $50
The linkage between the shifter arm and the tranny is quite exposed and it slowly began to seize up with dirt and corrosion. A lot of WD40, compressed air, and elbow grease freed it up so that grease could be liberally sprayed at the joints. 
Dec 2015

70680 mi

C $483
Front Left wheel bearing replaced 
Mar 2016

73160 mi

C $350
left rear wheel bearing difficult to change due to corrosion. Other side front and rear noisy: will need to be changed in near future. Rear brake failure due to corrosion of brake line near right rear wheel. The recall to stop corrosion had been done. This point of corrosion is well know. The plastic envelope over the pipe is absent at the attachment clamp. 
May 2016

74260 mi

C $350
3rd wheel bearing in 6 months. Used a jobber bearing ( National ) rather than Subaru to save over 100$. 
Aug 2016

76880 mi
Timing belt. Also crankshaft front oil seal due to slight not previously visible leak. No oil needed between changes. 
Sep 2016

76880 mi

C $170
Replaced centre gasket in exhaust system 
Feb 2018

88040 mi

C $700
Replaced front calipers due to wear of the rubber bellows. Pads wore to the point that the rotor wore through the bellows. No indication of wear was heard, Aren't the pads/shims etc supposed to screech just before it is too late? There is a finger as part of the pad installation. Isn't it supposed to scratch the rotor as a wear out warning ? 
Mar 2018

89280 mi

C $700
Failure of rubber bushing in the rear suspension. 

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2007 Subaru Legacy 4dr Wagon

175-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru Legacy in Manitoba, Canada
Sep 2011 - May 2015
Feb 2012

74500 mi

C $30
Hood latch became loose and a small part disappeared. replaced entire latch mechanism. 
Oct 2012

88840 mi

C $60
Replace hood release mechanism. 
Aug 2013

105400 mi

C $160
Run gps and phone charger...battery had to be replaced. 
Jun 2014

122760 mi

C $450
Worn sensors. 
Sep 2014

127720 mi

C $200
Catalytic converter throws codes. Quote $2300 so delayed repair. Fixed myself by changing gas. Cost: $0. 
May 2015

134540 mi

C $500
Shift linkage broke. Bearing seized and joint broke. While waiting for repair I decided to trade my vehicle for newer forester. Higher clearance makes, boat launch easier. 
Subaru Legacy in New Zealand
Nov 2008 - Apr 2017
Jan 2012

22940 mi
Replaced low beam and interior light bulb. 
Jul 2013

27280 mi

$16800
Battery was run flat, and when recharged was deemed old and to be replaced. 
Feb 2014

28600 mi

$23
Headlight bulb failed and needed to be replaced 
Jul 2014

31000 mi
cruise control not working - spiral cable suspected. No repair undertaken. Attachment for screen below back window broken. 
May 2015

35540 mi

$44
headlight bulb replaced. 

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2007 Subaru Legacy 4dr Wagon

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

Subaru Legacy in Alberta, Canada
Feb 2010 - Jun 2011
Apr 2010

41540 mi

C $225
Broken left rear sway bar (stabilizer link bar) 
Subaru Legacy in North Carolina, United States
Apr 2012 - Dec 2015
Apr 2013

114963 mi

US $498
Front inner CV boot was split. Replaced the whole axle assembly. Both front lower control arm bushings were split. These were replaced. Both front lower control arm bushings were split. These were replaced. Front inner CV boot was split. Replaced the whole axle assembly. 
Feb 2014

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. 
May 2014

138300 mi

US $265
A boot on front passenger axle had ripped. Axle was replaced. A boot on front passenger axle had ripped. Axle was replaced. 
Dec 2015

165000 mi
AC not working. Gauge showing overcharged. Did not investigate further. Leaking head gaskets never fixed. 
Subaru Legacy in Nova Scotia, Canada
Feb 2011 - Jun 2011
Jun 2011

44640 mi

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

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2007 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4 6-speed manual AWD

Subaru Legacy in Virginia, United States
Dec 2006 - Apr 2011
Mar 2011

43000 mi

US $100
Backing plate bent. Dealer removed and straightened plate. 
Subaru Legacy in Alberta, Canada
Mar 2014 - Mar 2015
May 2014

38300 mi

C $250
AC pulley replaced to correct squealing noise. 
Feb 2015

41940 mi

C $180
Replaced passenger front window seal as original part would no longer seat properly. 

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2007 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru Legacy in California, United States
Nov 2006 - Nov 2008
Dec 2006

10000 mi

US $56
TPMS warning light with correct pressure. Resolved... 
Mar 2007

17800 mi
Squeaking rubbing sound from the front of the vehicle related to speed. They could not duplicate, though I hear it everyday. Dome light went out, dealer replaced under warranty. 
Apr 2007

22000 mi
Excessive brake shudder, dealer says rotors are warped and new rotors have been ordered. Front right wheel squeak isolated to a poorly lubed wheel bearing. New bearing has been ordered. Both repairs will be under warranty. 
Oct 2007

32000 mi
Acceleration hesitation starting around 2700 rpm. 
Apr 2008

43000 mi
Wheel bearing out and brake shuddering under load. 
May 2008

47000 mi
Squealing noise, front/left wheel. 
Aug 2008

51000 mi

US $225
Ruptured the oil feed line to the turbo. Which resulted in additional problems. 
Sep 2008

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

Subaru Legacy in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2010 - Apr 2017
Mar 2014

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 
Dec 2016

57660 mi

C $300
trunk lock does not engage properly. This issue happened twice 
Subaru Legacy in California, United States
Nov 2010 - Jun 2015
Nov 2011

50933 mi

US $317
Replaced right front CV boot Replace right front axle boot and oil change. 
May 2014

74900 mi

US $1000
Change clutch 
Mar 2015

90000 mi

US $600
cam sensors 
May 2015

90000 mi

US $300
Cam shaft broke Radiator installed backwards when mechanic replaced engine head for broken camshaft 
Jun 2015

90000 mi

US $500
Starter needed to be replaced and neutral safety switch 
Subaru Legacy in Massachusetts, United States
Jul 2012 - Jun 2018
Jul 2014

64200 mi

US $110
Left rear wheel bearing began making slight growl at 65+ mph. I could also feel a slight sideways shimmy over bumps coming from the rear. Both issues remedied with a new hub bearing, comes as one assembly. These were only beginning signs. 
Apr 2016

89700 mi

US $250
Passenger rear wheel bearing hummed and needed replacement 
Jun 2017

105000 mi

US $900
Front left ball joint, both rear trailing arm bushings, alignment 
May 2018

114000 mi

US $400
Front lower control arm bushings + front swaybar endlinks replaced with alignment. Diagnosed leaking front CV joints. 

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2007 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

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

Subaru Legacy in Connecticut, United States
Dec 2007 - Nov 2012
Apr 2008

18000 mi
Intermittent rubbing noise (increases/decreases based on speed), sometimes accompanied by "burning"/friction smell. 
Jul 2009

33000 mi
Driver's seat leather and padding wore through, creating a hole in the leather. Neither us or the dealership could figure out why this happened and so they replaced the leather seat cover (including foam seatback). 
Sep 2012

61000 mi

US $323
Radio frequently glitched/garbled on its display. Read online that this was a common issue among this stereo model. 
Subaru Legacy in Minnesota, United States
Dec 2014 - Jan 2015
Dec 2014

126000 mi

US $350
Oil pan gasket leaking. Brought in to mechanic, replaced gasket with sealant. 
Subaru Legacy in New Jersey, United States
Oct 2013 - Nov 2013
Nov 2013

64000 mi

US $120
vehicle makes 2-4 second mild rumbling sound/loss of power every 5-8 minutes of drive time. transmission filter and oil replaced, no metal bits found. issue still exists. plugs and plug wires replaced last month in attempt to fix same issue 
Subaru Legacy in California, United States
Aug 2008 - Oct 2015
May 2009

23000 mi
cleaned wheel bearing fixed dash rattle 
Oct 2015

63000 mi
It had some head unit issues where radios and ac unit will come on and off randomly when the car has been sitting out under the sun. Not worth taking the dash off and replacing the head unit. but overall a great car. 
Subaru Legacy in North Dakota, United States
Feb 2013 - Mar 2014
Oct 2013

52200 mi

US $722
Front passenger tire was always going flat. Had mechanic remove the tire and fix the issue. Rims were not properly cleaned and tire was not mounted properly when I got new tires last year. had to have the head gasket replaced. while in the shop, they did some recall/warranty work also. 
Mar 2014

53000 mi

US $130
battery repeated lost charge. had to jump the car twice in one day. replaced the battery and the car starts great again. 
Subaru Legacy in Connecticut, United States
Oct 2012 - Sep 2013
Nov 2012

125000 mi

US $2400
Head Gasket Leak at 100,000 miles. Also had timing belt and water pump replaced. Rear wheel bearing failure 
Apr 2013

131200 mi

US $900
Replaced front struts and mounts 
Subaru Legacy in Massachusetts, United States
Dec 2008 - Mar 2015
Jan 2009

30000 mi
Headlight bulb replaced. 
Jun 2011

50000 mi
WVU-31 Engine Control Module failed, Reprogram ECM per recall (separate), Main vehicle fuse replaced. 
Dec 2011

58000 mi

US $35
Driver side headlight bulb was replaced 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. 
Apr 2012

61000 mi

US $30
Passenger side headlight bulb was replaced 

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2007 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

163-horsepower 2.0L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru Legacy in Great Britain
Oct 2012 - Jun 2018
Nov 2012

27700 mi
Full 3 part clutch and Flywheel replacement. Known issue with the Dual Mass Flywheels, which after a period of time or miles,(possibly about 55-60K) usually start "squeaking." Noticeable on take-up when the clutch is released. 
Mar 2014

36000 mi
Front anti-Roll(sway) bar bushes replaced 
May 2014

36300 mi
Front Bottom Ball Joints replaced, Front Drop Links replaced. Front brake caliper slide pins replaced. 
Nov 2015

46000 mi
Front Wishbone (Control arm) lower rear bush (both sides) 
Nov 2016

49900 mi

£150
Major air con gas leak traced to sealing 'o' ring on ancillary air con pipes. Seal replaced and system sealed and working normally. 
May 2017

54000 mi

£30
Rear roll (sway) bar bushes replaced. 

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2006 Subaru Legacy 4dr Wagon

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

Subaru Legacy in California, United States
Sep 2006 - Jan 2018
Feb 2007

15000 mi
Rattle originating from emergency brake handle assy. 
Mar 2007

16000 mi
Fixed e-brake rattle (email 050207) 
Nov 2007

23000 mi
Dashboard rattle near driver's side A pillar 
Jan 2008

24000 mi
I stuck some foam weatherstripping in the dashboard/A-pillar joint to muffle the rattle. Consensus among owners at legacygt.com is that anyone who makes the dealer remove the dashboard ends up with more rattles than the original. I don't consider it fixed 
Oct 2010

54500 mi

US $1400
Car overheated. Towed to shop. Replaced thermostat, leaking hose, water pump, timing belt + tensioners. 
Sep 2012

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 
Oct 2012

69200 mi

US $640
Radiator inlet hose popped off. Radiator inlet flange was damaged. Replaced radiator and inlet (top) hose. 
Nov 2012

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. 
Dec 2012

70000 mi
Control arm bolt backed out. The shop that replaced the control arm bushing in October did not tighten the control arm bolt correctly. 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). 
Mar 2015

83000 mi

US $641
Engine leaking oil. Replaced valve cover gaskets. Also replaced leaky turbo coolant lines. 
Mar 2016

88000 mi
Replaced leaky o-ring on power steering pump return line. Removed steering wheel and re-installed in correct orientation. Dealer misaligned steering wheel after airbag recall work. 
Jun 2016

90000 mi

US $130
Replaced leaky power steering pump. 
Nov 2017

104000 mi

US $1300
Car was overheating, replaced water pump. Did timing belt too. Coolant leak. Replaced radiator hose. 
Jan 2018

104000 mi
Coolant leak. Replaced radiator hose. 
Subaru Legacy in Montana, United States
Nov 2006 - Jul 2016
Mar 2014

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. 
Dec 2015

139000 mi

US $776
Drive shaft required replacement account center joint was worn out (where front half and rear half come together), 
Mar 2016

140000 mi

US $530
My mechanic installed a new radiator account old one was leaking. Same appointment as radiator replacement mechanic replaced wheel bearing on left rear wheel. 
Subaru Legacy in California, United States
Jul 2009 - Apr 2013
Jan 2010

71200 mi

US $180
Rear brake pads wore out excessively quickly. Fronts were OK, only rears need to be replaced. 
Subaru Legacy in Alberta, Canada
Jul 2012 - Jul 2018
Dec 2013

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. 
Feb 2015

72540 mi

C $600
Driver's side rear wheel bearing was replaced due to unusual noise being heard 
Sep 2015

75640 mi

C $700
Up pipe from exhaust manifold to turbo charger cracked causing exhaust leak 
Apr 2017

84320 mi

C $1300
New radiator was required as plastic end tanks cracked upon removal. 
Jul 2018

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. 
Subaru Legacy in Quebec, Canada
Sep 2007 - Jun 2018
Aug 2008

11160 mi
Rough idle and check engine light, replaced idle valve. 
Aug 2009

22320 mi

C $1000
Sunroof rattle Surface rust appeared after 2 years on a small spot and was repainted. 
May 2010

28520 mi

C $500
ignition coil replaced 
Mar 2011

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. 
Dec 2012

57040 mi

C $37
wires that feed current to fog lights was cut and needed repair. 
Nov 2013

62000 mi

C $350
OCV Oil control valve 
Sep 2014

65720 mi

C $450
2 ignition coils needed after check engine light and rough idle. 
Dec 2014

66340 mi

C $70
idle switch 
Jan 2016

32100 mi

C $900
exhaust midpipe rusted and perforated. 
Jun 2016

69440 mi

C $300
ignition coil 
Oct 2016

70060 mi

C $915
Tumbling valves 
Jul 2017

70060 mi

C $500
Starter replaced after it died. 
Nov 2017

70060 mi

C $1800
4 discs plus pads and calipers 
Subaru Legacy in Pennsylvania, United States
Mar 2011 - Mar 2014
Jun 2012

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. 
Jul 2012

21624 mi

US $300
Replaced front shocks with koni's. Marked improvement in handling; old shocks were worn, not defective. A good update. 
Feb 2014

136000 mi

US $1800
replaced bushings for front suspension 
Subaru Legacy in Singapore
May 2011 - Aug 2015
Apr 2012

43800 mi

$200
Steering pump overhauled due to excessive noise. 
Jun 2012

45880 mi

$1500
Aircon cooling coil leaked/replaced 
Sep 2012

48980 mi

$600
Radiator leaked water, engine overheated. Car had to be towed to workshop and replaced radiator. 
Dec 2013

65100 mi

$500
Engine mountings replaced 

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2006 Subaru Legacy 4dr Wagon

175-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru Legacy in New Brunswick, Canada
Feb 2008 - Sep 2016
Feb 2008

38440 mi
Under warrantee - replaced drivers seat left side seat bolster foam and seat back seat cover. 
Dec 2011

102920 mi

C $138
Heat/AC air blower motor had a noise the increase in frequency with with each increase in motor speed selected. Replaced blower motor. Rear shocks replaced. These components looked OK and had no leaks but shock rebound damping was not enough to keep the rear controled on larger bumps. The aftermarket replacements created a smooth and controlled ride. 
Jun 2012

110360 mi

C $450
Failing bearing noise in rear of car - Rear wheel bearing assembly replaced - problem resolved. 
Jun 2013

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. 
Sep 2014

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. 
Jan 2015

102920 mi

C $67
After starting car thermostat failed to open resulting in a pressure release of some anti-freeze. Thermostat, seal and antifreeze replaced. 
Aug 2016

151480 mi
Windshield wiper assembly replaced. Not a motor issue. Linkage the issue -Metal ball wears plastic socket until it pops off and wipers stop moving. Must replace complete assembly to fix a 25 cent plastic socket. Easy repair 
Subaru Legacy in Pennsylvania, United States
Jun 2014 - Jun 2015
Aug 2014

155000 mi

US $2000
replaced head gaskets 
Subaru Legacy in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2010 - Jun 2018
Nov 2015

71300 mi

C $275
Oxygen sensor replaced 
Subaru Legacy in California, United States
May 2007 - Jun 2018
Nov 2007

11000 mi
Occasional speaker buzz, inspected and fixed by dealer at no charge. 
May 2014

78700 mi

US $10
Left headlight burned out. 
Aug 2014

82300 mi

US $90
Air conditioning not as cold as before. Performed A/C recharge service. 
Feb 2015

90300 mi

US $10
right headlight burned out 
May 2017

128000 mi

US $865
Throwout bearing making squealing noises on car startup during cold weather. Replaced clutch. 
Jun 2017

128000 mi

US $35
Driver side headlight burned out. 

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2006 Subaru Legacy 4dr Wagon

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

Subaru Legacy in Connecticut, United States
Jul 2009 - Jun 2018
Nov 2012

42600 mi
loose or broken fastener for skid plate, probably from previous oil change 
Aug 2015

62300 mi
OBD reset for loose gas cap 
Oct 2015

62200 mi

US $250
two boots torn, axles replaced in repair 
Mar 2018

73000 mi

US $150
Diagnose struts rear need replacement. While there oil and transmission fluid change& tire rotation. Will wait on struts until fall. 
Subaru Legacy in Iowa, United States
Mar 2009 - Dec 2016
Apr 2009

19000 mi
Rattle in dash near windshield. 
Aug 2012

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. 
Nov 2013

44000 mi

US $377
Right front wheel bearing noise. Replaced and problem resolved. 
Nov 2015

56400 mi

US $320
Both VVT Oil pressure switches leaking oil. Switches replaced. 
May 2016

62000 mi

US $96
Replaced front Oxygen sensor to fix intermittent P0131 CEL code. Rear hatch lock no longer functional. Wires running through rubber boot between car and hatch were cracked and broken. Spliced broken wire and wrapped other wires with electrical tape. 
Jun 2016

62000 mi

US $280
Right front wheel bearing noise. Bearing replaced and problem resolved. 
Dec 2016

66000 mi

US $1400
Head gaskets leaking oil. Gaskets and all seals replaced. 
Subaru Legacy in North Carolina, United States
Sep 2006 - Sep 2016
Aug 2006

12000 mi
Fabric in the rear driver side door had started to come out. Was repaired easily under warranty. 
Subaru Legacy in Alaska, United States
Jan 2015 - May 2016
Sep 2015

147000 mi

US $1200
Rear shocks leaking and required replacement 
Subaru Legacy in Oregon, United States
Sep 2006 - Apr 2010

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2006 Subaru Legacy 4dr Wagon

163-horsepower 2.0L H4 4-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Subaru Legacy in Alberta, Canada
Feb 2017 - Jun 2018
Feb 2017

131440 mi

C $432
High road noise from front right hub & bearing. Replaced Front right hub and bearing. 
Jun 2018

136043 mi

C $209
Replace Windshield. Rock shots 

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2006 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

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

Subaru Legacy in California, United States
Aug 2006 - Sep 2015
Sep 2006

6200 mi
Vehicle towed due to indication of overheat. No overheating occurred. Due to spurious microwave emissions affecting computer network. 
Jan 2007

8000 mi
Warranty work. Removal of glue from rear carpet. 
Jun 2007

12000 mi
Warranty work. Replacement of front wheel bearings. 
Sep 2009

35000 mi

US $50
Driver's door switch failed. Purchased new one from dealer and replaced in parking lot. 
May 2011

50200 mi

US $700
Replaced Right Front Bushings. Replaced Right Front Bushings. 
Mar 2012

55000 mi

US $800
Took car in for tuneup/oil change. Dealer called to say that the CV boots were torn. Replaced axles. 
Nov 2012

57300 mi

US $700
Tumble generator valve was bad; intake manifold was replaced. Radiator cap did not hold pressure. Replaced. 
Feb 2013

58300 mi

US $165
Battery died 
Jun 2015

64000 mi
Check engine light turned on. When dealer checked it (flutter valve sensor fault), there was no issue. 
Subaru Legacy in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2010 - Oct 2017
Jun 2012

39060 mi
Torn ball joint boots. 
Oct 2012

40700 mi

C $640
Worn sway bar bushings. As part of the maintenance sway bar and end links were upgrade to better than oem. 
Oct 2014

65100 mi

C $400
and changed alternator. 
Nov 2016

75000 mi

C $400
Wheel bearing noise detected and repair done. Replaced wheel bearing 
Subaru Legacy in Arizona, United States
Mar 2009 - Dec 2014
Apr 2010

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. 
Jun 2011

107000 mi

US $240
R&R Battery electrical harness 
Feb 2012

119900 mi

US $800
R&R Intake manifold 
Aug 2012

129700 mi

US $2200
Replace A/C compressor and other components Replace power steering pump Replace Radiator 
Aug 2013

142900 mi
fix oil leak to turbocharger 
Feb 2014

152600 mi
lower control arm assembly 
Jul 2014

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

Subaru Legacy in Maryland, United States
Feb 2013 - Jul 2014
Mar 2014

141000 mi

US $400
Power steering pump failed. Replaced with a remanufactured unit - Cardone, flushed fluid, refilled. 
Jun 2014

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 
Jul 2014

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. 
Subaru Legacy in Colorado, United States
Jul 2012 - Sep 2016
Sep 2014

71000 mi
Occasional slippage and noise during steering. 
Subaru Legacy in Minnesota, United States
Dec 2013 - Mar 2018
Feb 2014

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. 
Apr 2014

140300 mi
need new rear bearings 
Jul 2014

142200 mi

US $700
needed new rear bearings turbo 
Nov 2014

144400 mi

US $100
Internal CV boot failed, needed to be replaced 
Jan 2015

147000 mi
Gear grinding noise when turning and cold. Mechanics could replicate it but did not know what it was. 
Mar 2015

148000 mi

US $250
Both drive shafts were making noise Shaft seal was leaking 
Oct 2015

154300 mi

US $600
All struts were replaced 
Sep 2016

158000 mi

US $100
Valve gasket leaking oil 
Oct 2016

158200 mi

US $200
Starter did not work. Tested OK, and electronics tested OK. Starter replaced, problem solved 
Apr 2017

160000 mi

US $300
Power steering pump failed 
Jan 2018

163000 mi

US $150
Climate control and radio frose 
Subaru Legacy in Colorado, United States
Jul 2010 - Jul 2014
Jul 2010

65000 mi

US $2200
Turbo 
Subaru Legacy in West Virginia, United States
Mar 2012 - Aug 2014
May 2012

112800 mi

US $345
Exhaust up pipe cracked causing P0171 engine code, rough idle, and stalling. 
Jun 2012

114000 mi

US $86
Both front wheel bearings were replaced. 
Nov 2012

120000 mi

US $150
Had to replace both front calipers. Pistons were seized in caliper housing. 
Dec 2012

119000 mi

US $792
Throw out bearing failed requiring complete clutch jog. 
Jun 2013

128000 mi

US $120
Replace ball joint. 
Mar 2014

139000 mi
Struts worn. Replaced all four corners 
Subaru Legacy in Pennsylvania, United States
Jan 2014 - Sep 2017
Sep 2014

123000 mi

US $300
rear axle bearing 
Dec 2015

126000 mi

US $259
strut mount worn, replaced 
Jun 2017

126000 mi

US $598
two emission control items had to be replaced 
Subaru Legacy in Massachusetts, United States
- Dec 2008
Dec 2008

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. 
Subaru Legacy in Rhode Island, United States
Apr 2008 - Jun 2011
Jul 2008

48000 mi
Faulty ECU - part ordered Replace ECU 
Sep 2008

52000 mi

US $900
New Clutch 
Oct 2008

56000 mi
New clutch throw-out bearing was bad or improperly seated during installation. Required removal, replacement, reassembly. Shop paid all costs. 
Subaru Legacy in Quebec, Canada
May 2008 - May 2011
Jun 2008

4650 mi
Squeaky clutch pedal could not be fixed by dealership. 
Jul 2009

16740 mi
Vacuum line valve on brake booster broke, entire brake booster replaced under warranty. 
Aug 2009

19220 mi

C $180
Primary O2 failure. 
Subaru Legacy in Massachusetts, United States
May 2009 - Mar 2014
Feb 2011

68000 mi

US $100
brief malfunction causing check engine light to go off, no problem 
Jul 2011

76000 mi

US $300
Replaced 1 malfunctioning brake caliper 
Nov 2012

98300 mi

US $100
CV AXLE BOOT CLAMP 
Jun 2013

106000 mi

US $700
sway bar seized caliper, replaced pads rotors and other caliper as precaution 
Jan 2014

100000 mi

US $250
Check engine light, low oil pressure, oil change, brakes resurfaced 
Subaru Legacy in Iowa, United States
Jul 2010 - Jul 2011
Apr 2011

48500 mi

US $900
Clutch, flywheel, and throw out bearing were replaced. Throw out bearing had exploded.  
Subaru Legacy in Washington, United States
Dec 2009 - Dec 2015
Sep 2009

71000 mi

US $465
Replace alternator. 
May 2010

79150 mi
Took off driver's side mirror and repaired the LED turn signal light (reseated and cleaned contacts) 
Aug 2010

84000 mi

US $20
Replace and bleed brake fluid  
Dec 2010

87000 mi

US $30
Replace PCV valve system  
Jan 2011

88500 mi

US $10
Front brakes sticking on application; cleaned and regreased front pads and shims and regreased caliper slide pins. 
Sep 2011

96000 mi

US $300
Replaced worn lower control arm bushings with aftermarket AVO parts. 4-wheel alignment. 
Jan 2012

89300 mi

US $40
Replaced broken drive belts (power steering, AC, alternator) 
Mar 2012

101000 mi

US $60
Replaced worn sway bar endlinks (front) because of noise. 
Aug 2012

105700 mi

US $30
Replaced lower ball joints due to noise, replaced tie rod ends due to noise. Replaced passenger side endlink due to noise and play in bushing. 
Jun 2014

122000 mi

US $75
Replaced failed boost control solenoid due to intermittent failure/low boost issues. 
Jan 2015

127000 mi

US $40
Replaced tie rod ends due to noise and clunking. 
Feb 2015

127300 mi

US $150
Radiator was leaking from top outlet, which was cracked. Replaced radiator and refilled coolant. 
Oct 2015

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. 

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2006 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

175-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru Legacy in Iowa, United States
Jun 2011 - Apr 2012
Apr 2012

55000 mi
Right side head gasket failure 
Subaru Legacy in Pennsylvania, United States
Oct 2007 - Sep 2012
Jan 2008

17000 mi
Dreaded dash rattle. 
Jul 2008

22000 mi
Not blowing cold air. System checked and was properly filled and normal working order. My son,s 2005 Legacy gt has colder air than mine. I was told this is normal 
Sep 2008

22500 mi
Blocked ac drain hose. Open blocked ac drain tube 
Jul 2009

30000 mi
wear on drivers side left upper seat bolster 
Sep 2009

32000 mi
Drivers seat back cover replace as it was worn through on the bolster 
Mar 2011

60000 mi

US $140
front o2 sensor failed 
Dec 2011

65000 mi

US $100
Worn drivers seat bolster worn through will take to an upholstery shop for repair 
Mar 2012

65000 mi

US $120
Replaced the front o2 sensor 
Subaru Legacy in Quebec, Canada
Mar 2008 - Sep 2009
Mar 2008

22940 mi
Replaced cabin fan motor under warranty 
Dec 2008

33294 mi
Replaced battery under warranty 
Mar 2009

35960 mi
Replaced rear bushings on both front suspension tabs, front sway-bar bushings. ECU program was also updated. All covered by warranty 

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2006 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

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

Subaru Legacy in Tennessee, United States
May 2007 - Jun 2011
Mar 2010

77000 mi

US $2800
Engine gasket failed. Coolant leaking into engine. 
Subaru Legacy in California, United States
Mar 2008 - Sep 2015
Jun 2012

86000 mi

US $300
Failed accelerator sensor caused gas pedal to become unresponsive mid-drive. Replaced pedal assembly. 
Jun 2013

90000 mi

US $400
Leakage from both radiator hoses. Radiator hoses and thermostat will require replacement. 
Sep 2013

91000 mi
Radiator hose leak. Again. 
Feb 2014

92300 mi

US $50
leaky oil drain plug gasket 
Mar 2015

94000 mi

US $500
Replaced front axle 
Subaru Legacy in North Carolina, United States
Jul 2007 - Dec 2014
Sep 2014

107000 mi

US $3500
Replace cv joints 
Subaru Legacy in New York, United States
Apr 2016 - Jun 2017
May 2016

112700 mi

US $400
replaced accelerator position sensor 
Nov 2016

117000 mi
Persistent airbag light illuminated on dash. Dealer states it's caused by a bad sensor and overhead airbag warning must be replaced. 
Dec 2016

118000 mi
Stabilizer bushing needed to be replaced. Repair not performed. 
Jan 2017 Paint is cracking. Car has never been in an accident. Went to the dealer to complain, was told that "this is a common issue on 2005-2008 subarus. Was told that nothing can be done, except paint the car, which I would have to pay 5k for! 
Mar 2017

122000 mi
Noise in suspension. Told that car needs new struts and strut mounts. 
Subaru Legacy in Oregon, United States
May 2015 - Jul 2015
Jul 2015

173000 mi

US $2000
Head gasket leak, both sides, oil pan leak noticed and fixed at same time 
Subaru Legacy in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2011 - Mar 2014
Feb 2014

122920 mi

C $700
replaced the rack and pinion 
Subaru Legacy in Indiana, United States
Sep 2012 - Jun 2018
Dec 2016

149000 mi

US $250
Cracked CVS boot, replaced with new axle assembly 
Dec 2017

162000 mi

US $320
Cracked passenger side CV boot, replaced axle assembly 
Feb 2018

166000 mi

US $400
Worn control arm bushings 
Subaru Legacy in Pennsylvania, United States
Feb 2013 - Jul 2013
Mar 2013

105000 mi

US $95
Replaced lf wheel bearing 
Subaru Legacy in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2010 - Jun 2018
Nov 2013

81220 mi

C $1000
Tie-rod ends worn; replaced. Rear sway bar replaced. Front and rear bushings worn; replaced. 
Dec 2014

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. 
May 2016

100600 mi

C $2000
Leaking head gaskets. Leak in oil pan gasket. Replaced noisy idle pulley and belt tensioner. 
Nov 2016

106100 mi

C $277
Trunk spring(s) broken; trunk will no longer stay open. Solution is to replace both trunk springs. 
Dec 2017

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. 

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2005 Subaru Legacy

Engine not specified

Subaru Legacy in Singapore
Jul 2010 - Sep 2011
Aug 2011

60140 mi

$80
Replacement of CV boot (right) 

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2005 Subaru Legacy 4dr Wagon

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

Subaru Legacy in Colorado, United States
Feb 2009 - Sep 2011
May 2009

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

US $127
thermostat replaced, coolant flushed 
Subaru Legacy in Texas, United States
Oct 2009 - Mar 2010
Dec 2009

79000 mi

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

128900 mi

US $4976
Head gasket failure. Replaced. Valves reground. 
Subaru Legacy in Wisconsin, United States
Jan 2009 - Jul 2016
Jul 2010

45000 mi
Driver's side front wheel bearing went. Replaced by dealer under warranty. 
Subaru Legacy in Maryland, United States
Dec 2013 - Mar 2018
Mar 2014

104000 mi

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

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

123000 mi

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

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

149 mi

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

157000 mi

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

164000 mi

US $3000
struts needed replacement, steering rack needed replacement.  fuel intake system was in need of cleaning, as turbo did not function smoothly. 
Subaru Legacy in Massachusetts, United States
Sep 2006 - Mar 2010
May 2006

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

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

13000 mi
Cracked windshield required replacement; insurance paid 100%. Crack began at windshield edge, no defined impact site. Technician thought it might be a stress crack (i.e. defect in the glass). 
Subaru Legacy in Missouri, United States
Nov 2008 - Mar 2016
Dec 2009

47000 mi

US $75
Need to replace turbo wastegate actuator solenoid. Considered "emissions" so not covered under extended warranty. Has not affected car's driveability. Part is in stock and have appointment on Friday. 
Jan 2010

90300 mi
Wastegates in turbocharger had issues, and turbocharger was overboosting. The entire turbocharger was replaced under powertrain warranty. 
Dec 2012

76000 mi

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

83000 mi

US $600
Valve Gasket cover leaking - replaced 
Apr 2015

94700 mi

US $500
replace strut tower replace wheel bearing 
Subaru Legacy in New Jersey, United States
Dec 2008 - Oct 2013
Oct 2008

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

50800 mi
humming noise when driving at highway speed. R/R wheel bearing is broken. 
Subaru Legacy in Tennessee, United States
Dec 2010 - Dec 2016
Jan 2015

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

79000 mi

US $125
Vehicle exhibits whine from vicinity of turbo under acceleration, smoke test revealed leak in turbo boot. 
Subaru Legacy in Massachusetts, United States
Jun 2010 - Jun 2018
Jun 2015

63000 mi

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

76000 mi

US $1100
Rear wheel bearings replaced 
Subaru Legacy in Colorado, United States
Jun 2011 - Dec 2016
Dec 2011

84000 mi
rear wheel bearing replace under warranty because of Subaru recall 
Subaru Legacy in Michigan, United States
Feb 2006 - Dec 2012
Mar 2008

42000 mi

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

86000 mi

US $50
drivers side front door lock actuator not functioning. oil dipstick gasket replaced. Solved oil leak. 
Subaru Legacy in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2010 - Jan 2013
May 2011

38440 mi

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

45880 mi

C $1124
torsion bar bushings cracked 
Jun 2012

47740 mi

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

49580 mi

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

51340 mi

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

52700 mi
vibration felt through steering 
Subaru Legacy in Pennsylvania, United States
- Jan 2010
Jan 2010

35000 mi

US $2500
Turbo completely died and blew seals. Oil was thrown into the exhaust system and destroyed both catalytic converters. Cats were covered under emissions warranty, but needed new turbo and related parts. 
Subaru Legacy in New Hampshire, United States
Dec 2015 - Jun 2017
Dec 2016

102000 mi

US $520
Replaced exhaust system from cat back 
Jun 2017

102000 mi

US $80
Turbo Blew. I took it to the shop to have them look at it and estimate the cost of repair. The estimate was $1800 for a new turbo installed, with another $1400 for stripping down the engine to check for internal damage, and to clean out metal fragments in the engine. The oil showed a lot of metal from the turbo which had most likely spread through out the engine. A new rebuilt engine was also recommended as an option. I had them put it back together and sold the car. 
Subaru Legacy in California, United States
Sep 2006 - Nov 2007
Jun 2007

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

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

59000 mi

US $54
ambient air temperature sensor replaced 

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2005 Subaru Legacy 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 250hp 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

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

44000 mi
Blown turbo due to clogged oil filter on line leading to turbo. Apparently common problem on the 2005 Legacy GT's. Replacing unit with aftermarket turbo. 
Subaru Legacy in Massachusetts, United States
Sep 2009 - Sep 2011
Sep 2011

79000 mi

US $300
Leaky CV boot. 
Subaru Legacy in Massachusetts, United States
Feb 2010 - Jul 2018
Aug 2010

47500 mi

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

60000 mi

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

72000 mi

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

76000 mi

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

100300 mi

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

113900 mi

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

116700 mi

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

124000 mi

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

125700 mi

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

127000 mi

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

135000 mi

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

157000 mi
gauge cluster and speedometer fall to 0 occasionally while driving. Repaired a poor battery terminal connection, but problem persists. 
Subaru Legacy in New York, United States
Jun 2010 - Jun 2018
Jul 2010

107000 mi

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

114000 mi

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

121000 mi

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

167000 mi

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

176300 mi

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

180100 mi

US $350
broken half shaft, replace wheel bearing as well. 
Subaru Legacy in Indiana, United States
Jul 2006 - Sep 2014
Feb 2007

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

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

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

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

70000 mi

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

82000 mi

US $200
Blown right rear shock, leaking externally. 
Subaru Legacy in Washington, United States
Apr 2006 - Dec 2017
May 2007

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

57000 mi

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

80000 mi

US $20
Replaced left low beam headlight. 
Jan 2013

81000 mi

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

93000 mi

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

100000 mi

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

104300 mi

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

111000 mi

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

105200 mi

US $16
Passenger side head light replaced due to loss of low beam. 
Subaru Legacy in Ohio, United States
Sep 2005 - Mar 2012
Feb 2007

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

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

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

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

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

43300 mi
Left rear wheel bearing was worn and making a loud noise. Dealership didn't have time to repair it and scheduled me to return the following week. They had the part in stock. Left rear wheel bearing was replaced. We never received the letter Subaru supposedly mailed to owners identifiing this as a potential problem. I wonder how long it will be until the other side will need replacement? 
Subaru Legacy in Michigan, United States
Dec 2011 - Aug 2012
Jan 2012

US $228
Starter was going bad (bendix going out) and was replaced with remanufactured unit. 
Subaru Legacy in Massachusetts, United States
Dec 2005 - Jun 2018
Jun 2012

48000 mi

US $350
Frozen right front brake caliper 
Sep 2013

52000 mi

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

58000 mi

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

64000 mi

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

73000 mi

US $300
Extremely worn rear pads. Trashed rotors 
Subaru Legacy in Massachusetts, United States
May 2006 - Jun 2018
Apr 2009

42000 mi
Rear door window weatherstripping came loose. 
Jun 2009

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

64800 mi

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

112000 mi

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

114000 mi

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

127000 mi

US $345
Replace rear O2 sensor. Passenger front brake caliper dragging. Replaced caliper due to piston corrosion. 
Subaru Legacy in Texas, United States
Sep 2006 - Jan 2017
Sep 2007

42000 mi

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

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

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

66000 mi

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

85100 mi

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

94000 mi

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

102500 mi

US $1350
Replace cracked CV boot and repack with grease Replacing leaking valve cover gaskets on both sides to eliminate oil leakage onto exhaust manifold. Also check/correct wheel alignment after installing new tires. Replace cracked CV boot and repack with grease Replacing leaking valve cover gaskets on both sides to eliminate oil leakage onto exhaust manifold. 
Subaru Legacy in California, United States
Nov 2007 - Sep 2014
Mar 2008

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

56000 mi

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

58000 mi

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

72000 mi

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

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

84000 mi

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

85700 mi

US $500
Front drivers wheel bearing. 
May 2011

96100 mi

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

98000 mi

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

108200 mi

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

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

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

120700 mi

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

129000 mi

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

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

135000 mi

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

135000 mi

US $150
Leaky valve covers (both sides) A/C not working unless engine under (slight) load. Diagnosed as low r134a. Diagnosed but not fixed because mechanic doesn't have a license for that purpose. (Originally believed to be AC fan, but working normally) 
Subaru Legacy in Oregon, United States
Feb 2008 - Jun 2011
Apr 2008

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

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

31000 mi

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

61200 mi

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

65500 mi

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

68000 mi

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

71000 mi

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

75000 mi

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

76000 mi

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

84000 mi

US $475
Leaking valve gasket 
Apr 2016

91000 mi
Ignition coil to cylinder 4 failed. 
Jun 2017

103000 mi

US $200
Power draw in the system caused by previous work. New battery. 
Subaru Legacy in South Carolina, United States
Jan 2009 - Aug 2013
Jan 2010

141000 mi

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

108000 mi

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

123000 mi

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

137000 mi

US $400
Lower control arm bushings replaced on both sides. 
Subaru Legacy in Alabama, United States
Jun 2011 - Mar 2013
Nov 2011

73900 mi

US $700
Clutch required replacement. The lining wore out. I replaced clutch, pressure plate, flywheel, and throwout and pilot bearings, using the later 07+ single-mass flywheel design. I did not experience the grooving of the quill reported by others on LegacyGT. 
Subaru Legacy in Washington, United States
Oct 2013 - Jun 2017
Dec 2013

138000 mi

US $134
Steering pump rebuild. 
Feb 2014

138900 mi

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

141000 mi

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

145000 mi

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

172000 mi

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

172000 mi

US $350
Failed caliper froze and cooked the brake pads and rotor. 
Subaru Legacy in North Carolina, United States
May 2012 - Nov 2012
Nov 2012

123000 mi

US $350
Turbo uppipe developed a crack. replaced with aftermarket version. no problems since. 
Subaru Legacy in New Hampshire, United States
Oct 2007 - Mar 2010
May 2007

35000 mi
Warranty-replaced exterior rubber trim against lower part of rear passenger window. 
Subaru Legacy in New York, United States
May 2013 - Mar 2015
Jul 2014

116700 mi

US $900
Front left brake caliper seized and had to be replaced...along with front rotors/pads. 
Subaru Legacy in Connecticut, United States
Feb 2009 - Oct 2017
May 2009

39000 mi
replace turbo 
Subaru Legacy in California, United States
Mar 2014 - May 2017
Apr 2014

95000 mi

US $2200
needed new clutch and bearings 
Apr 2017

118000 mi

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

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

219000 mi

US $216
Replaced Left Front wheel bearing assembly 
Jun 2016

248000 mi

US $35
Blower motor noisy, replaced 
Oct 2016

255000 mi

US $370
ball joint and sway bar link 
Jan 2017

US $450
Total car vibration when accelerating at 40-50 mph. Defective U-joint, replaced drive shaft 
Subaru Legacy in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2017 - Mar 2018
Sep 2017

136400 mi

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

141360 mi

C $1150
Replace seized left front caliper; hence also rotor and pads 
Subaru Legacy in Kentucky, United States
Sep 2005 - Dec 2016
Mar 2016

116000 mi

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

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2005 Subaru Legacy 4dr Wagon

168-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru Legacy in California, United States
Aug 2014 - Jun 2015
Feb 2015

145700 mi

US $200
Noise like a rain stick coming from console. 
Subaru Legacy in New York, United States
Oct 2012 - Nov 2012
Nov 2012

136000 mi
Head gasket leaked, oil pump leaked Windshield rusted out. 
Subaru Legacy in Maine, United States
Apr 2009 - Mar 2016
May 2009

69000 mi

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

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

80000 mi

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

82000 mi

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

83000 mi

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

88000 mi

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

103000 mi

US $250
Front wheel bearing replaced. 
Sep 2011

113000 mi

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

123300 mi

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

125000 mi

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

126000 mi

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

132000 mi

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

142000 mi

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

149000 mi

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

177000 mi

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

198000 mi

US $140
Replaced sparkplugs 
Mar 2016

198000 mi
It was time for a timing belt again and it needed some oil leaks fixed. 
Subaru Legacy in California, United States
Oct 2005 - Sep 2017
Jun 2005

5000 mi
Power Steering hose 
Dec 2016

65000 mi

US $290
1 of 3 catalytic converters failed 
Subaru Legacy in Minnesota, United States
Sep 2006 - Jun 2018
Jul 2007

28000 mi
Air Cond Condenser leak 
Aug 2007

29000 mi
Air conditioning condenser failure. 
May 2010

59000 mi

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

62000 mi

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

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

78000 mi
Wheel bearing failure, replaced under factory warranty (Subaru extended factory warranty on wheel bearings to 84k miles) 
Subaru Legacy in Nova Scotia, Canada
Sep 2011 - Dec 2014
Nov 2011

85020 mi

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

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

106820 mi

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

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

116560 mi

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

119660 mi

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

119960 mi

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

121520 mi
Fuel filler door failed to open when interior release pulled. (Long time problem, decided to fix prior to selling car.) 
Subaru Legacy in Pennsylvania, United States
May 2011 - Jul 2011
Jun 2011

94000 mi

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

95000 mi

US $320
Tailgate electric lock stopped working. Had replaced. 

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2005 Subaru Legacy 4dr Wagon

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

Subaru Legacy in Quebec, Canada
Jul 2015 - Jun 2018
Nov 2015

138300 mi

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

151900 mi

C $100
Door handle dont open de car 
Subaru Legacy in Arizona, United States
Oct 2009 - Dec 2012
Dec 2009

75000 mi

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

83700 mi

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

61380 mi

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

68200 mi

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

83460 mi

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

117180 mi

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

82780 mi

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

126640 mi

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

137020 mi

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

135000 mi

US $240
My check engine light cam on and my cruise control light continues to flash "cruise". This disables the use of the cruise control. Both the O2 and speed sensors were checked but the problems persists. 
Subaru Legacy in Washington, United States
Aug 2006 - Jun 2018
Sep 2006

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

58000 mi
Replace right rear wheel bearing. 
Subaru Legacy in Colorado, United States
Oct 2011 - Dec 2013
Mar 2013

137000 mi

US $600
Symptoms: check engine light; rough idle after engine warm. Solution: Valve ring went bad; reworked valve guide, replaced head gasket. 
Subaru Legacy in Massachusetts, United States
Sep 2012 - Jun 2018
Sep 2013

79000 mi

US $50
Replace headlight bulb 
Sep 2014

92000 mi

US $400
Wheel bearing replaced 
Nov 2014

94300 mi

US $500
Replace CV boots 
Mar 2018

141000 mi

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

145000 mi

US $700
Rotors ground. 
Subaru Legacy in Oregon, United States
Jan 2009 - Dec 2016
Jul 2009

48000 mi

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

75000 mi

US $700
Right rear and front wheel bearings had begun moaning, the rear bearing was replaced under warranty. 

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2005 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

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

Subaru Legacy in New York, United States
May 2014 - Apr 2015
Apr 2015

66000 mi

US $630
Rear wheel bearings 
Subaru Legacy in New Mexico, United States
Apr 2013 - Jun 2018
Mar 2014

128000 mi

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

130300 mi

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

129500 mi

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

137500 mi

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

145000 mi

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

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

154000 mi

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

139800 mi

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

161000 mi

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

83000 mi

US $600
Both front CV joints replaced. Took 3 days because I did one, then the other. The passenger's side joint went out during the the test drive, and was replaced again the next day. 
Subaru Legacy in New Jersey, United States
Sep 2014 - Jun 2015
Dec 2014

104000 mi

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

107000 mi

US $500
radiator end tank cracked, radiator replaced. 
Subaru Legacy in Quebec, Canada
Jul 2016 - Jun 2018
Sep 2016

102920 mi

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

112220 mi

C $650
There was a grinding noise coming from the front when braking. Wheel bearings were replaced. End links were worn and replaced. 
Subaru Legacy in Wisconsin, United States
Mar 2011 - Sep 2014
Dec 2013

50000 mi

US $350
Auto-Climate control (which is integrated into radio unit) was replaced due to loss of all HVAC functionality 
Subaru Legacy in Ontario, Canada
May 2011 - Jul 2011
Jul 2011

93620 mi

C $240
#3 Cylinder coil needed to be replaced 
Subaru Legacy in Idaho, United States
Feb 2014 - Jun 2017
Jun 2017

112000 mi

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

77800 mi

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

96460 mi

C $75
Original exhaust gasket blown 
Oct 2016

101780 mi

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

106640 mi

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

109740 mi

C $2087
Replaced rusted fuel tank to address CEL code PO442. 
Subaru Legacy in Pennsylvania, United States
Oct 2005 - Jan 2014
Mar 2010

51000 mi

US $900
Replace steering rack 
Dec 2010

60000 mi

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

71000 mi

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

79000 mi

US $200
Replaced rear sway bar end links 
Subaru Legacy in Nova Scotia, Canada
Mar 2012 - Apr 2012
Apr 2012

137640 mi

C $600
Plastic end tank on radiator cracked while driving, once up to temperature/pressure it sprayed all over the engine. The car went up on a flatbed to the dealer to have a new rad installed. After picking car up from radiator replacement, the car was surging badly, turned out to be a bad O2 sensor, very odd timing since nothing has failed in the last 70,000k 
Subaru Legacy in Virginia, United States
Sep 2012 - Sep 2016
Oct 2013

42000 mi

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

55000 mi

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

60900 mi

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

63200 mi

US $850
Car was overheating on highway. Radiator was mostly empty. Towed to a mechanic 
Subaru Legacy in Texas, United States
Aug 2010 - May 2012
May 2011

59000 mi

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

65000 mi

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

70000 mi

US $800
Power steering pump leaking fluid 
Subaru Legacy in North Carolina, United States
Nov 2007 - Mar 2016
Mar 2011

130000 mi

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

134000 mi

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

145000 mi

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

148300 mi

US $700
Replaced front suspension 
Jul 2013

168000 mi

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

171300 mi

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

182000 mi

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

184700 mi

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

189000 mi

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

194000 mi

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

194000 mi
Driveshaft worn/failing, required replacement 
Subaru Legacy in Utah, United States
Jun 2010 - May 2015
Dec 2010

100000 mi

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

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 
Dec 2012

126000 mi

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

129300 mi

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

131300 mi

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

132000 mi

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

135000 mi

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

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2005 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 250hp 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru Legacy in Montana, United States
Jun 2015 - Aug 2015
Jul 2015

174000 mi

US $800
Engine misfire 
Subaru Legacy in Alaska, United States
Aug 2006 - May 2009
Mar 2008

42000 mi

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

49000 mi

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

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

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

37000 mi

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

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

51000 mi

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

63000 mi

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

70300 mi

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

92000 mi

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

110000 mi

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

47000 mi

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

61000 mi

US $100
torn cv joint boot 
Sep 2013

88000 mi

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

90000 mi

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

95000 mi

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

109651 mi

US $2935
Took vehicle to dealer for check engine light/poor performance. First trip revealed only blown fuse. When condition repeated dealer found bad mass air sensor. Because of age of car, part had to be ordered. Trunk and interior dome light replaced due to failure 
Subaru Legacy in Minnesota, United States
Jun 2013 - Jul 2014
Sep 2013

85000 mi
Replaced out of warranty wheel bearing at no charge. 
Subaru Legacy in California, United States
Dec 2012 - Jul 2016
Jun 2014

52000 mi

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

64300 mi
water pump leak 
Jul 2016

74000 mi

US $800
split cv boot 
Subaru Legacy in Washington, United States
Feb 2007 - Jun 2018
Sep 2007

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

100000 mi

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

106000 mi

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

124600 mi

US $900
Engine front seal leak. 
Subaru Legacy in New York, United States
May 2011 - Dec 2011
Jun 2011

106000 mi

US $1100
diagnose and replace car computer replaced AC compressor and expansion valve 
Subaru Legacy in Alberta, Canada
Jan 2012 - Jun 2017
Jan 2017

106740 mi

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

71000 mi

£120
Rear shock absorber 
Subaru Legacy in New Hampshire, United States
Dec 2011 - Mar 2013
Feb 2013

107600 mi

US $800
Both front calipers were frozen and required replacement. 
Subaru Legacy in Pennsylvania, United States
Dec 2009 - Apr 2018
Jul 2010

47000 mi

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

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

57000 mi

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

78000 mi

US $1400
Suspension: major rust and dry rotting issues. 
Subaru Legacy in Illinois, United States
Jan 2009 - Oct 2011
Jan 2009

70000 mi

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

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

86800 mi

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

91000 mi

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

53000 mi

US $350
Leaking power steering pump replaced 
May 2012

59400 mi

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

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

71000 mi

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

73000 mi

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

77000 mi

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

79000 mi

US $375
Rear drivers side door lock stuck. Door panel removed, door handle cable cleaned and lubed. 
Subaru Legacy in Rhode Island, United States
Sep 2009 - Dec 2014
Aug 2009

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

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

116800 mi

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

114300 mi

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

140800 mi

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

153000 mi

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

155300 mi
starter motor stopped working 
Subaru Legacy in Ohio, United States
May 2014 - Jun 2014
Jun 2014

124000 mi

US $1200
Blown turbo - replaced with a rebuilt turbo 
Subaru Legacy in Connecticut, United States
Mar 2013 - Jul 2013
May 2013

99000 mi

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

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2005 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

168-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru Legacy in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2010 - Jan 2011
Sep 2010

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

77500 mi

C $300
Left-rear wheel bearing.  
Subaru Legacy in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2006 - Feb 2015
Dec 2006

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

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

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

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

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

93000 mi

C $300
Valve gasket leaking removed and replaced. 

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2005 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

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

Subaru Legacy in North Carolina, United States
Nov 2006 - Oct 2012
Sep 2011

65000 mi

US $350
Replaced valve cover gaskets. 
Feb 2012

69500 mi

US $75
Broken radiator cap. Replaced & topped off coolant. 
Subaru Legacy in New York, United States
Feb 2012 - Jan 2015
Mar 2012

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

116000 mi

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

129000 mi

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

86700 mi

US $265
Front stabilizer links where broken. 
Apr 2016

97000 mi

US $800
Replace the catalytic converter. 
Jun 2016

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

101800 mi

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

106800 mi

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

115000 mi

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

116000 mi

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

122000 mi

US $100
Free up sticking calipers. 
Subaru Legacy in Pennsylvania, United States
May 2010 - Dec 2016
Jun 2010

57000 mi

US $22
Driver side headlight bulb. Driver side headlight bulb OEM 
Subaru Legacy in Peru
Aug 2010 - Nov 2012
Nov 2010

51960 mi

$270
Rear doors power locks not working. Actuators replaced 
Subaru Legacy in Ontario, Canada
May 2009 - Apr 2015
Aug 2010

70060 mi

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

86180 mi

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

103540 mi

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

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