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2017 Subaru Legacy repairs by problem area

Engine (0%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (13%)

Brakes and Traction Control (0%)

Suspension and Steering (0%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (38%)

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

Other (38%)

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2017 Subaru Legacy repair cost distribution

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2017 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

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

Subaru Legacy in Quebec, Canada
Aug 2017 - Jun 2018
Oct 2017

620 mi
Adjust front window slides to reduce noise of operation. 
Subaru Legacy in Minnesota, United States
Aug 2016 - Sep 2017
Mar 2017

18000 mi
Power window regulator on driver window was replaced. 
Subaru Legacy in Oregon, United States
Aug 2017 - Jun 2018
Dec 2017

3200 mi
DRIVER SUN VISOR REPLACED DUE TO BROKEN CLIP. 
Subaru Legacy in Michigan, United States
Jun 2017 - Jun 2018
Sep 2017

3300 mi
There was a vibration in the car at highways speeds. Dealer test drove, then balanced the tires. 
Oct 2017

3800 mi
Tire / wheel balance issue remained after previous attempt to fix. Returned for a second go at it. 
Subaru Legacy in Ohio, United States
Dec 2016 - Jun 2018
Dec 2017

46000 mi

US $45
Passenger side fog lamp bulb. With all of the plastic cowling under the car, I think it probably would have taken me an hour to replace the bulb. A tech with a lift and the tools to pop the pins probably would take 10 minutes. 
Mar 2018

51000 mi

US $45
Both fog lights replaced at once. Both burned out at same time. This was unusual, because just had passenger fog light replaced in December 2017 Driver's side was paid for, but passenger's side was replaced at no cost, since approximately 3 months from replacement. 
Subaru Legacy in Pennsylvania, United States
Nov 2016 - Jun 2018
Jan 2018

12000 mi
Transmission selector was difficult to shift into and out of drive, would not shift into manual mode. 

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2016 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

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

Subaru Legacy in Quebec, Canada
Feb 2016 - Mar 2018
Dec 2016

3100 mi
Replaced faulty fuel door under warranty. 
Jan 2018

12028 mi
Engine failed to start. It would not even crank. I managed to get it started, but all the warning lights were lit. The dealer pulled the following codes : P0700 and P0890. They replaced the TCM power relay for a new upgraded relay. Works fine but confidence in the car took a hit. 
Subaru Legacy in New York, United States
Feb 2016 - Apr 2017
Nov 2016

8900 mi
Factory car alarm system would not arm. Intermittent problem. 
Apr 2017

11000 mi
Car alarm never fixed. Dealer could not find cause. 
Subaru Legacy in Pennsylvania, United States
Mar 2016 - Apr 2017
Jun 2016

2000 mi
serpentine belt replaced 
Jul 2016

2800 mi
serpentine belt replaced again 
Sep 2016

6000 mi
passenger seat bottom replaced 
Oct 2016

7000 mi
rear decklid repainted - paint defect from factory 
Nov 2016

7700 mi
steering rack replaced left front strut replaced 

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2016 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

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

Subaru Legacy in Minnesota, United States
Jan 2016 - Jun 2018
May 2016

6600 mi
Serpentine drive belt was chirping. Dealer replaced the belt. Problem resolved and has not returned. 
Subaru Legacy in New Brunswick, Canada
Oct 2015 - Jun 2018
Mar 2016

6200 mi
Fuel door was sticking. replaced under warranty. 
Aug 2016

12920 mi
Noise from right rear. 
Subaru Legacy in Delaware, United States
Aug 2015 - May 2018
Jan 2017

6700 mi
the door covering the gas tank wouldn't open. 
May 2018

26000 mi
upper oil pan replacement 
Subaru Legacy in Pennsylvania, United States
Dec 2015 - Mar 2018
Feb 2016

2000 mi
Wind noise as many experience in 2015 and now 2016 models. Also cold drafts and breezes in driver side compartment. Dealer loath to recognize this over 2 months in winter. 
Mar 2016

5000 mi
Wind noise at highway speed. Breezes in driver's compartment. Dealer applied the wind noise kit to both front doors. Breezes all but disappeared and car stays warm and comfortable for driver. Wind noise worse, but road noise reduced. 
Aug 2016

11900 mi
Wind noise on passenger door was fixed per Tech Service Bulletin in spring. Noise returned worse than before. Run channel replaced. Noise reduced a great deal. Starting to increase again. Wind noise on driver door has increased since repair in spring according to Tech Service Bulletin. Noise when driver window is initially lowered that started with this wind noise fix was found not to be "abnormal." 
Apr 2017

25000 mi
Wind noise TSBs applied to both front doors. 61099AL01B for the second time to driver side. 61099AL00B for third time to passenger side. I had written a letter to the president of Subaru of America telling him how miserable driving the car on the highway was. I was contacted by a "Team Leader Customer Retailer Services." A Field Service Engineer drove my car and with some instrumentation determined that the noise level was only 2 decibels higher than a 2015 model. That was basically an admission that there is wind noise and SOA has some notion of what is "normal." And ridiculous! The application of the TSBs was the decision of the the dealer Customer Service Manager. I have nothing bad to say about the car, but the wind noise. 
Dec 2017

38482 mi
Warranty: Audio & Navigation Unit. It is the display itself. You could see rows of grid lines. I_|-I_|-|_|-|_| (Imagine the dashes connecting the tops of the vertical lines not the middle.). Square waves. 
Subaru Legacy in Minnesota, United States
May 2016 - Oct 2016
Sep 2016

10000 mi
Dash rattle. Rattle in drivers door. Seat rattle and pop. 
Oct 2016

12000 mi
Rattles 
Subaru Legacy in Massachusetts, United States
Jan 2016 - Jun 2018
Mar 2018

62000 mi

US $500
Front and rear brake pads, cut rotors 
Subaru Legacy in California, United States
Jun 2016 - Jun 2018
Oct 2016

6000 mi
Constant wind noise from drivers window. TSB was performed to replace window weather stripping. Right rear rocker panel trim not fitting flush against right rear door. Recirculated button intermittently turns off letting outside air in. 
Nov 2016

8000 mi
Recirculated button randomly shuts off while driving.. 
Oct 2017

33587 mi
Whine noise at 50 mph then goes away at 53... 
Jan 2018

37000 mi
Drive belt replaced, 4 wheel alignment done. Dealer scratched the car on driver's door and left rocker panel and on right front passenger door. Window trim also damaged on right front passenger door... 
Subaru Legacy in Wisconsin, United States
Oct 2015 - Jun 2018
Feb 2018

36000 mi
DS front strut was replaced under warranty. Noticed a slight clunking noise that didn't seem to happen on the PS. Took a while but they noticed a bit of leaking from the strut so the part was ordered and replaced. I think it took about 2 hours to replace. 
Subaru Legacy in Minnesota, United States
Oct 2017 - Jun 2018
Jun 2018

37000 mi
shifter replaced. Key would be unable to remove without moving the transmission selector lever from P to R repeatedly for up to 5 minutes. The transmission selector was repaired, a $750.00 repair. I had purchased the extended warranty on the car for fears about potential electrical components needing work, and a purely mechanical repair justified the extended waranty's purchase. 
Subaru Legacy in Pennsylvania, United States
Feb 2016 - Jun 2018
Nov 2017

5000 mi
Hesitation on startup. Software update corrected problem. 

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2015 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

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

Subaru Legacy in Colorado, United States
Oct 2014 - Jun 2018
Sep 2017

37000 mi
Navigation audio was cutting out or sometimes not working at all. Navigation system software was updated. 
Subaru Legacy in Idaho, United States
May 2015 - Aug 2015
May 2015

4000 mi
Performed TSB to replace front window elements due to excessive wind noise. Trunk release button in dash was non-functional 
Aug 2015

6000 mi
Wind noise on the B pillar. Hazard light switch was non-functional. 
Subaru Legacy in New York, United States
Oct 2014 - Dec 2017
Nov 2014 Wind noise from passenger side of car. Diagnosed to problem with small window triangle in front passenger door. Replaced rubber seals around small window in passenger door 
Dec 2015

18000 mi
Gas tank door doesn't open correctly. 
Mar 2016

21000 mi
Replaced gas tank filler door 
Jan 2017

8500 mi
whining noise that changed with car speed. 

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2015 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

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

Subaru Legacy in New York, United States
Jul 2015 - Jan 2018
Oct 2015

1200 mi
My gas tank wouldn't open on the 3rd fill up. Had to return to the dealer to adjust it. 
Jan 2018

13000 mi
gps needed updating to work properly. Ultimately the radio/gps was replaced and updated at no cost 
Subaru Legacy in Florida, United States
Sep 2017 - Jun 2018
Sep 2017

33000 mi
Driver side mirror was stuck. Mirror was replaced via warranty. 
Subaru Legacy in Massachusetts, United States
Aug 2017 - Jun 2018
Apr 2018

32000 mi
Oil pan gasket was leaking. Dealer sealed the leak 
Subaru Legacy in Saskatchewan, Canada
Mar 2016 - Jun 2018
Apr 2018

30380 mi
Front crank seal was leaking. Pressure tested (.4 hours) and replaced (.4 hours). 
Subaru Legacy in New York, United States
Jul 2015 - Dec 2016
Sep 2015

6000 mi
Gas door wouldn't release the lever pulled. They trimmed some plastic off and now its all good. 
Subaru Legacy in New Jersey, United States
Nov 2014 - Jun 2018
Dec 2014 SRVD (Subaru Rear Vehicle Detection) failed 3x. Subaru of America is aware and is researching a resolution. 
May 2015

3600 mi
Rear radar failed several times. Dealer installed update sensors. 
Subaru Legacy in Washington, United States
Nov 2014 - Jun 2018
Jul 2015

7800 mi
Head unit for radio/GPS needed replacing 
Subaru Legacy in Colorado, United States
Nov 2014 - Sep 2016
Jun 2015

8000 mi
Wind noise at high speeds. Dealer replaced the front quarter panel windows and seals on both sides. However the wind noise has not been resolved. 
Subaru Legacy in Texas, United States
Dec 2014 - Jun 2018
Nov 2016

13000 mi
Check engine light came on. Scan tool pulled P0137 02 sensor low voltage bank 1 sensor 2. Checked harness between ECM and sensor, resistance measured 0.3 ohms. This is within manufacturer spec. Replaced oxygen sensor 22690AA96A 
Subaru Legacy in Florida, United States
Nov 2014 - Apr 2017
Aug 2015

6900 mi
Radio 
Subaru Legacy in Wisconsin, United States
Oct 2014 - Oct 2017
Apr 2015

3000 mi
Had a problem with the starter solenoid. Solenoid was replaced and no more problem. 
Subaru Legacy in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2014 - Sep 2017
Oct 2016

32240 mi
Lines not appearing in display for backup Camera. Fix for backup camera caused nav etc to show miles while odo and speedo are in km. Dealer had to redo the flash this time with engine running throughout - bad design by Subaru poor knowledge by dealer 
Subaru Legacy in Pennsylvania, United States
Aug 2014 - Jun 2018
Feb 2017

25000 mi
gas tank door would not open, TSB 
Subaru Legacy in Michigan, United States
Aug 2014 - Jun 2017
Apr 2016

12300 mi
Replaced seals around side windows, windshield. Dealer was very helpful. 
Subaru Legacy in Connecticut, United States
Aug 2014 - Jun 2018
Nov 2016

25700 mi
loose rear view camera and inoperable left side mirror 
Subaru Legacy in Washington, United States
Dec 2014 - Mar 2016
Feb 2016

10000 mi
Gas Cap Door would not open from inside. Gas Door assembly replaced with updated unit. 
Subaru Legacy in Alberta, Canada
Jan 2015 - Jun 2018
Dec 2015

4340 mi
Having difficulty starting. Dealer checked battery and it was faulty. Replaced under warranty. 
Dec 2016

9300 mi
Car wouldn't start in -25 celsius due to "keyless" key not being detected properly. Basic phone troubleshooting w/dealer traced problem to an internal system check not completing properly. Subject of a recall. Replaced the ignition main relay. 
Subaru Legacy in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2015 - Jun 2018
Sep 2015

1240 mi
Unexplained lowering of coolant level. 
Feb 2017

4340 mi
There was a service bulletin about the ignition relay that may get ice crystals in very cold conditions. This could make it impossible to start. Relay was replaced under warranty - 20 minutes 
Subaru Legacy in Maryland, United States
May 2015 - Jan 2018
Sep 2015

4000 mi
gas flap would not open, third time back to the dealer for this issue. 
Nov 2017

32000 mi

US $152
Regulator on for automatic windows replaced, under warranty Dead battery, called Subaru Corp., they sent me a check for battery full amount reimbursed. 
Subaru Legacy in Maryland, United States
Jun 2015 - Jun 2018
Jan 2016

13200 mi
Fuel filler door failed to open without multiple pulls on latch. Removed piece of end of latch strike while waiting for part. 
Mar 2016

19000 mi
Re-flash of traction control system based on TSB. No symptoms. 
Feb 2018

71000 mi
Replacement of catalytic converter under emissions warranty because of exhaust leak. 
Jun 2018

79000 mi

US $440
Noise from rear varying with speed. Mechanic diagnosed as failing wheel bearing on left. Noted that opposite bearing was also noisy and likely to fail before long. 
Subaru Legacy in Illinois, United States
Jul 2014 - Jun 2018
Oct 2016

20300 mi
Faulty relay would cause car to not start in cold weather. 
Subaru Legacy in Maine, United States
Apr 2015 - Aug 2017
Dec 2015

28000 mi
Wind noise on drivers side 
Jan 2016

53300 mi
Gas door won't always open 
Subaru Legacy in Vermont, United States
Mar 2015 - Mar 2017
Mar 2016

14000 mi
replace gas door 
Subaru Legacy in Wisconsin, United States
Jan 2015 - Mar 2017
Oct 2016

11300 mi
AC quit working, water sloshing around under dash, coolant was spraying into interior, and the car is undrivable because the windows simply cannot defog fuel door is stuck closed and locked, will not unlock 
Dec 2016

13000 mi
CEL, reset and no issues 
Jan 2017

13000 mi
CEL, code unknown 
Mar 2017

13000 mi
Fuel Door still malfunctions at least every third attempt to open it. Vehicle was returned without getting it repaired yet again. 
Subaru Legacy in New York, United States
Feb 2015 - Jun 2018
Jan 2016

22500 mi
Fuel door is sticking and won't open, and is scheduled to be repaired as per TSB on this problem. 
May 2016

15000 mi
Recall to reprogram the Electronic Parking Brake. 
Subaru Legacy in Massachusetts, United States
Mar 2015 - Jun 2018
Jan 2016

15700 mi
Fuel Filler door stuck. Completely replaces filler door under warranty. 
Oct 2016

30700 mi
Transmission oil pan seal leaking. Drained transmission oil, replaced seal, refilled transmission with new oil. 
Subaru Legacy in Washington, United States
Feb 2015 - Oct 2016
Apr 2015

1200 mi
The left rear door does not close tightly as right rear door. There is a like 2mm gap. 
Oct 2015

3200 mi
The rear seat will make noise when driving slowly on an uneven or bumpy road. 
Jan 2016

4000 mi
Gas door cannot open so the dealer replace the gas door with a newly designed part from Subaru. 
Subaru Legacy in Louisiana, United States
Aug 2015 - Sep 2015
Aug 2015

12000 mi
Brought car in for A & B pillar wind noise repair. Issue got addressed although dealer's tech was lack of knowledge, driver door windows mechanical loose making noise when operate the window, they broke the pass door window motor as well. 

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