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2014 Subaru Legacy repairs by problem area

Engine (38%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (0%)

Brakes and Traction Control (13%)

Suspension and Steering (13%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (13%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (13%)

Other (13%)

Chart based on 8 repairs.
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2014 Subaru Legacy repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (13%)

$500 - $999 (0%)

$100 - $499 (25%)

< $100 (63%)

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Chart based on 8 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2014 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

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

Subaru Legacy in New York, United States
Feb 2015 - Jan 2018
Mar 2016

17000 mi
The driver door window switch was not working so the window was not able to go up or down. 
Subaru Legacy in North Carolina, United States
May 2014 - Dec 2016
Feb 2015

8000 mi
One windshield wiper stopped working. It unscrews itself as a feature to prevent burning out the motor when it's iced in place. They tightened the nut and showed me how to do it myself next time. 
Subaru Legacy in Texas, United States
May 2016 - Jun 2016
Jun 2016

24000 mi
Defective serpentine belt from manufacturer. Known issue for this model and year. 
Subaru Legacy in New York, United States
Jun 2015 - Jun 2018
Jan 2018

70000 mi

US $600
Moonroof leaking. Moonroof was replaced. Not covered by extended gold plus warranty however I,complained and subaru sent a 500.00 "coupon" to cover the cost. Headliner wasn't replaced. That's another cost if 700.00 Wheel bearings were making noise. Replaced front end wheel bearings 
Subaru Legacy in Virginia, United States
Feb 2014 - Dec 2016
Aug 2015

26400 mi
No fault of Subaru. An aftermarket oil change facility had double gasketed the oil drain plug during an oil change, causing a leak. The Subaru dealer fixed the problem. 
Apr 2016

37500 mi

US $270
The engine, brake, and traction control lights came on simultaneously. This happens when there is an engine related concern. Needed oil control valve (was oxidized). This resolved problem. No other malfunctions in 37k miles. 
Subaru Legacy in New Jersey, United States
Aug 2013 - Jun 2018
May 2018

86000 mi

US $1000
Replacement worn pads and rotors all four Original lasted 86k miles 

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2013 Subaru Legacy

Engine not specified

Subaru Legacy in Massachusetts, United States
Sep 2014 - Feb 2015
Oct 2014

23200 mi
took 5 seconds to shift into reverse no R indicator on dash. transmission replaced with new one. new transmission locked which locked front wheels while traveling at 65MPH. car currently back at dealer for repair. 
Feb 2015

24000 mi
Replaced transmission. New transmission failed next day on freeway at 65MPH. Front wheels totally locked from transmission locking up. Almost a fatal catastrophic failure. Subaru of America dragging their feet. 

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2013 Subaru Legacy 4dr Wagon

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

Subaru Legacy in Great Britain
Aug 2013 - Jul 2018
Mar 2018

44000 mi

£640
Glowplugs replaced after one failed. 
Jul 2018

48000 mi

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

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2013 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

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

Subaru Legacy in Connecticut, United States
Sep 2013 - Mar 2019
Nov 2014

17300 mi
Oil consumption very high after oil change. Two quarts missing after 1000 miles. Determined that oil was not filled to capacity. Oil added by owner when light came on and dealer found nothing wrong. No further action necessary. 
May 2016

40000 mi
Engine is showing signs of burning oil.Dealer switched oil from recommended synthetic to conventional, which breaks down faster and will reduce burning.Means more frequent oil changes and more maintenance for a car promising longer oil life. 
Dec 2016

48000 mi
Oil consumption is about 1 quart every 3000 miles. Subaru responded by recommending I put in 6.9 quarts of oil per oil change, not 6.0 the manual states. Now it consumes the excess oil and needs more every 4500 miles (6000 per oil change) 
Aug 2017

68000 mi
Oil consumption previously reported confirmed. Consumes 0.5 quarts every 1000 miles. Decided to live with it as Subaru wants to charge me an engine rebuild with only 69,000 mile on it - not happening. Will pollute the environment with my car built by a company that claims to be in support of a green environment. 
Feb 2018

67000 mi

US $70
Headlight needed replacement, required bumper removal 
Subaru Legacy in Illinois, United States
Sep 2012 - Jun 2018
Nov 2012

3800 mi
One of the speaker covers on the dash was loose. The replaced the cover and it is fine now. 
Subaru Legacy in California, United States
May 2013 - Jun 2017
Apr 2017

79000 mi
pads replaced, rotors resurfaced. 
May 2017

79000 mi
wiper motor recall. 
Subaru Legacy in Delaware, United States
Jun 2017 - Jun 2018
May 2018

141000 mi

US $772
Rear differential gasket began leaking around one of the top bolts. A week later all the fluid leaked out of the propeller shaft 

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2013 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

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

Subaru Legacy in Ohio, United States
Dec 2013 - Jun 2018
Sep 2016

50000 mi

US $100
right front seat switch not working. Replaced switch. 
Subaru Legacy in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2015 - Sep 2018
Sep 2015

43400 mi

C $40
Drivers side headlight burnt out, only cost $30 for bulb and instillation as it was done during an oil change. Passenger side headlight burnt out 9 days after drivers side was replaced (about 2 weeks after i noticed drivers side bulb was burnt out)keep in mind i commute 2-3 hours a day often in the dark. 
Jun 2017

84940 mi

C $600
replacement of seized rear pass side wheel bearing 
Jul 2017

84940 mi

C $56
passenger side headlight burnt out at 139 000 km 
Aug 2018

114700 mi
cvt transmission had made a wurring noise like rotating ball bearings since i bought it brand new in September 2013, it got a fair bit louder around 100,000 km, it became even louder as the mileage went up. my dealership told me i needed a new transmission. the transmission was replaced under the 1 year warranty offered to Canadians due to known engine and transmission quality issues. the transmission would have been $12,000- $15,000 if i had to replace it out of pocket. the dealership even replaced the rear differential fluid at the same time free of charge. i am very happy and grateful to my dealership and Subaru Canada. 
Subaru Legacy in Pennsylvania, United States
Apr 2016 - Aug 2017
Oct 2016

81000 mi
Excessive oil consumption of over .5 qt per 1200 miles, see class action lawsuit settlement. Replaced short block assembly per TSB. 
Subaru Legacy in Quebec, Canada
May 2014 - Jun 2018
Mar 2014

9300 mi

C $75
They had to change the bushing on this car twice. Once at 15K and once at 30K 
Apr 2017

45880 mi

C $575
Changed front brakes and rotors 
Subaru Legacy in New York, United States
Sep 2014 - Nov 2014
Nov 2014

17000 mi
oil comsumption problem 
Subaru Legacy in New York, United States
Feb 2014 - Apr 2017
Dec 2014

44000 mi

US $282
Steering wheel button: Call END button failed. 
Jul 2016

72000 mi
Short block replacement covered under oil consumption lawsuit letter 
Mar 2017

79000 mi

US $799
Brake master cylinder failed. 
Subaru Legacy in New Jersey, United States
Jul 2013 - Sep 2015
Jul 2015

37500 mi
Check engine light came on, brake light flashing, cruise control indicator flashing. Took in for service, diagnostics indicated problem with right cam vvt valve. Problem recurred next day. 
Aug 2015

37900 mi
Continuing intermittent problem of check engine light on (solid), brake light flashing and cruise control indicator flashing. 
Subaru Legacy in Wisconsin, United States
Feb 2013 - Jun 2018
Mar 2016

31000 mi
Transmission was making a grinding noise when under heavy acceleration or going uphill once the car warmed up. Also, a belt was making a pronounced squeaking sound. Entire transmission and belt replaced under warranty. The rattling/grinding noise wasn't fixed by this repair trip, as it turned out to be a loose heat shield - a common problem with Subaru Legacies and Outbacks in this year. It was another sound discovered by the mechanic that resulted in them replacing the transmission. 
Subaru Legacy in Connecticut, United States
Oct 2012 - Jul 2017
Apr 2014

20500 mi
back-up camera functioning intermittently 
Jul 2015

37700 mi
Lumbar support bar snapped 
Subaru Legacy in Michigan, United States
Nov 2012 - Jun 2018
May 2013

7000 mi
Sunroof jamming when closing. Pop noise coming from rear passenger side of the vehicle. 
Jun 2013

9000 mi
noise from rear passenger side. 
Jul 2013

9700 mi
Repairs rear strut tower/structure (passenger side) 
Subaru Legacy in Utah, United States
Nov 2012 - Jul 2015
May 2013

9000 mi
The car would not start upon turning key. Subaru stated computer was unresponsive and performed factory reset and problem did not reoccur. The car would not start upon turning key. Subaru stated computer was unresponsive and performed factory reset and problem did not reoccur. Dealer fixed under warranty. 
Jun 2013

11000 mi
Transmission oil temperature light turned on after extended driving. Subaru performed electrical system reset and stated that the problem was fixed. Transmission oil temperature light turned on after extended driving. Subaru performed electrical system reset and stated that the problem was fixed. Covered under warranty. 
Jul 2013

13000 mi
Transmission oil temperature light turning on after extended driving despite a previous trip to Subaru for the same problem in June. Transmission oil temperature light turning on after extended driving despite a previous trip to Subaru for the same problem in June. Covered under warranty. 
Subaru Legacy in Colorado, United States
Jul 2012 - Jun 2018
Nov 2014

43300 mi

US $100
Engine oil is consumed too quickly. They performed an oil consumption test, but they performed the test incorrectly and claim that no consumption occurs. They did not fix it and the problem still exists. 
Dec 2017

123000 mi

US $55
Check engine light went on, indicating a problem with the transmission. This was related to a recall notice/extended warranty, so the repair cost was covered by Subaru. Subaru replaced the valve body, which is related to the CVT somehow through the torque converter. It would have been a $1500 - $1900 repair if not covered by warranty. I consider that a major repair. At the same visit, I had them replace a burned out headlight (at my cost). 
Subaru Legacy in Washington, United States
Feb 2013 - Apr 2016
Dec 2013

12000 mi
Retensioned squeaking serpentine belt under warranty. 
Jan 2014

23200 mi
Dealer replaced squeaking serpentine belt under warranty. Squeaking was actually worse after dealer retensioned the belt and claimed the problem was resolved. 
Aug 2014

20000 mi
Squeaking serpentine belt (again). Dealer replaced bent, tensioners and idlers under warranty. 
Subaru Legacy in Pennsylvania, United States
Jul 2013 - Mar 2016
Aug 2013

1800 mi
Servo motor for ac out side vent jammed and broke. AC would make a loud thumping noise when turning on or switch outside air on. 
Subaru Legacy in Wisconsin, United States
Feb 2014 - Jun 2018
Mar 2014

4000 mi
Dead battery after no use for 10 days. Recharged battery and could find no problem why battery went dead. 
Subaru Legacy in Virginia, United States
Jul 2013 - Mar 2018
Dec 2014

40000 mi
Aerodynamic air baffle/shield under the car in front of the rear driver side wheel began to sag. Repaired by family mechanic at no cost. This car does paved roads only. 
Subaru Legacy in Colorado, United States
Mar 2013 - Jun 2014
Feb 2014

6600 mi

US $50
Battery was on the verge of dying even though vehicle is less than 1 year old. Cold starts were nearly failing. Suspected bad battery but I purchased a Battery Tender and fully charged up the battery just to see. Have not had issues since. 
Subaru Legacy in Massachusetts, United States
Feb 2013 - Jan 2015
Jun 2013

2000 mi
Electrical short took out the transmission control module and fuel pump module. Car flared up with 4 warning lights, and had to be towed to dealership. Repairs took ages, since every step had to be authorized by Subaru of America. 

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2013 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

173-horsepower 2.5L H4 6-speed manual AWD

Subaru Legacy in Colorado, United States
Feb 2013 - Jun 2018
Jul 2014

49700 mi
excessive oil consumption. 
Apr 2017

115000 mi

US $1200
New clutch installed. 

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