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Subaru Legacy repairs by problem area

Engine (33%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (10%)

Brakes and Traction Control (4%)

Suspension and Steering (20%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (19%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (9%)

Other (5%)

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Subaru Legacy suspension repair cost distribution

$2500+ (2%)

$1000 - $2499 (11%)

$500 - $999 (22%)

$100 - $499 (35%)

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Chart based on 305 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2016 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

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

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

12920 mi Noise from right rear. 
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. 

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2015 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

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

21000 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

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. 

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2014 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

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

70000 mi

US $600
Wheel bearings were making noise. Replaced front end wheel bearings 

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2013 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

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

9300 mi

C $75
They had to change the bushing on this car twice. Once at 15K and once at 30K 
9700 mi Repairs rear strut tower/structure (passenger side) 
84940 mi

C $600
replacement of seized rear pass side wheel bearing 

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2012 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

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

155000 mi Replaced both front and rear sway bar bushing, clamps and bolts 

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2012 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

170-horsepower 2.5L H4 6-speed manual AWD

68300 mi

US $800
The struts were replaced due to tire cupping. 

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2012 Subaru Legacy 4-door

4-cylinder automatic AWD

50840 mi

C $500
Cracked front-end bushings - replaced. 
60140 mi

C $600
Front upper and lower control arms. 

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2011 Subaru Legacy

Engine not specified

5000 mi TSB applied for vibration issues. Afterwards, car no longer tracks straight on the highway. Car drifts and pulls to the side at highway speeds. 

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2011 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 265hp 2.5L H4 6-speed manual AWD

53940 mi

€370
Noisy front on street bumps. Stabilizer links and some rubber parts had to be replaced. Would be simple and cheap if not for the GT model. For this one, only OEM (expensive) parts are available... 
53940 mi still noisy on bumps even after service 
16120 mi Replace wheel bearing. 
10540 mi

$100
Steering Rack end bushes replaced 

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2011 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

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

17500 mi Something scraping wheel when turning left. Dealer diagnosed and repaired. 
22000 mi Bad power steering pump, needed replacement. 
2000 mi Steering wheel had a slight shimmy at highway speeds. Dealer balanced tires, and this improved, but did not totally elmiinate the problem. 
12500 mi Steering wheel shimmy. 
14300 mi Steering wheel and front end of car has a shimmy at highway speeds. This has been going on for over a year and the dealer cannot correct the problem. 

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2010 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 265hp 2.5L H4 6-speed manual AWD

1100 mi Re-Balance 4 tires, significant shake since new at highway speeds. 
11000 mi Front suspension issue - car was returned and repurchased by Subaru. Shimmy at speed could not be fixed after several attempts, dealer/SOA attempts. 
129000 mi

US $300
Bad right rear wheel bearing. Shop tech used the words "imminent catastrophic failure". Bearing never made any of the failing bearing noises prior to the shop visit (for an oil change). 
74900 mi

C $1000
Whining noise accompanied by strong resistance when trying to turn the steering wheel. Happens when the engine is warm, but not from a cold start.rnrnPower steering pump was replaced. 
55300 mi shimmy at highway speeds 

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2010 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

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

13000 mi Car has been to the shop several times for same issue. The suspension is making a popping and groaning noise when the cars suspension goes over bumps and when the brakes are applied and released. Subaru purchased the car back. 

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2010 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

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

79200 mi

US $70
Replaced sway bar links. 
96700 mi Replace springs struts spring seats. Noise coming from suspension Alignment. Car will not line up. 
104400 mi

US $360
Replaced Sway Bar Links again. This time everything is fixed. 
145000 mi Replaced sway bar bushing and sway bar links 
9000 mi Steering wheel vibrations at 75MPH. Subaru installed a new backlash spring 65nm, old spring was 50nm. subaru replaced tires, road force balance and 4 wheel alignment. Problem is not as bad but still not completly fixed. Still waiting on Subaru. 
75000 mi

US $850
Dealer found failed bushing and replaced. 
79000 mi

US $150
The mechanic noticed the tie rod was loose when preforming brake pad replacement. 

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2009 Subaru Legacy 4dr Wagon

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

152520 mi

€220
Wheel was making noise, replaced wheel bearing. 
184100 mi

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

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2009 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4 6-speed manual AWD

85200 mi

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

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2009 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

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

72000 mi

US $425
The front left wheel bearing was replaced and the car was re-aligned 
106000 mi

US $121
The front tie rod ends were replace due to a noise from the left front tie rod end. 
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. 
28000 mi 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. 
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.  

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2009 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

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

47000 mi power steering pump was leaking. It was replaced 
43800 mi

US $608
passenger front bearing replaced. Tech stated that it was worn. 
32000 mi front sway bar bushings need replacement. parts ordered.  
34000 mi previous bushing replacement did not resolve noise. follow-up diagnosed strut problem and this was replaced which has cured the problem. 
125800 mi

US $400
Replaced rear-passenger wheel bearing. 
59000 mi

US $600
Front control arm bushings needed replaced. 

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2008 Subaru Legacy

Engine not specified

69000 mi

US $200
4th wheel bearing replacement (all 4 wheels) 

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2008 Subaru Legacy 4dr Wagon

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

69440 mi

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

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2008 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4 6-speed manual AWD

108000 mi

US $700
Replaced all 4 struts and tophats. 
172000 mi

US $100
Left rear bearing 
166700 mi

US $300
Replaced worn wheel bearing on right rear. 
77100 mi

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

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2008 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

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

66000 mi

US $723
Right front hub & bearing replaced 
103000 mi

US $559
replaced both front wheel bearings 
14880 mi Clanking and wheezing noise from front end over large bumps. Anti-roll bar bushings gone. Replaced under warranty. 
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. 
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. 
45260 mi Replaced driver's side front anti-roll bar end link and associated bushing(s), due to clanking sound from front. 
57660 mi

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

C $910
Rear trailing arm bushings gone. New ones pressed in both sides. Repair carried out while waiting for trans cooler lines, would have been done same day. Repair cost noted includes both repairs. 
60640 mi

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

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

C $302
Replaced rear sway bar bushings and link, $228. 
68300 mi

C $1150
Rear shocks both leaked out and made handling awful. No Subaru replacements available for 8 year old car (!), so dealer procured aftermarket and replaced during 5 day fuel system marathon. Cost negotiated into fuel system repair debacle 
70268 mi

C $800
Pillow bushings replaced both front side lower control arms 
71920 mi

C $650
Replace left rear wheel bearing.  

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2008 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

124000 mi

US $420
Taken in for noise. Bad wheel bearings. 
125500 mi 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. 
93700 mi

C $400
Loud noise coming from front-left of vehicle while driving. Front-left wheel bearing assembly replaced. 
107260 mi Front passenger side wheel bearing replaced (worn). Sway bar links replaced. 
110360 mi Front and rear driver side wheel bearings replaced 
130200 mi

C $450
Worn wheel bearing... Replaced. 
6000 mi

US $800
Bent struts 
6000 mi

US $1000
Replaced struts. 

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2008 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

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

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. 

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2008 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

170-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

146000 mi

US $450
Had to replace front control arms. 
28000 mi Noise in morning when turning(low power steering fluid). Gear assembly replaced under warranty. 
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. 
151000 mi

US $130
replaced rear struts 

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2008 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

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

40000 mi Noticed low rumble/growl from front of car. Dealer replaced a front wheel bearing under warranty. Noise gone. 
90000 mi

US $300
One wheel bearing went bad. Suspect due to ice damage. 
75000 mi

US $50
Alignment 
116000 mi

US $680
Power Steering pump seized. 
147000 mi

US $1196
Replaced power steering rack and tow set 
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. 
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. 
85000 mi

US $1600
Had both front wheel bearings replaced as well as front rotors. 
97000 mi

US $3
Power steering o-ring was leaking 
26000 mi 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 
31000 mi 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. 

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2007.5 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

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

89900 mi

$400
Bushes were worn and needed replacement. 

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2007 Subaru Legacy 4dr Wagon

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

65400 mi

$1290
Front shock absorbers worn out making metallic sound whenever the car goes over uneven surfaces or a hump. 
70680 mi

C $483
Front Left wheel bearing replaced 
73160 mi

C $550
left rear wheel bearing difficult to change due to corrosion. Other side front and rear noisy: will need to be changed in near future. 
74260 mi

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

31000 mi cruise control not working - spiral cable suspected. No repair undertaken. 

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2007 Subaru Legacy 4dr Wagon

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

41540 mi

C $225
Broken left rear sway bar (stabilizer link bar) 
44640 mi

C $250
Defective steering rack...leaking fluid. 
114963 mi

US $209
Both front lower control arm bushings were split. These were replaced. Both front lower control arm bushings were split. These were replaced. 

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2007 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

18000 mi Squeaking rubbing sound from the front of the vehicle related to speed. They could not duplicate, though I hear it everyday. 
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. 
43000 mi Wheel bearing out and brake shuddering under load. 
47000 mi Squealing noise, front/left wheel. 

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2007 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

175-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

43400 mi

C $2500
creaking sounds due to bushings 
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. 
89700 mi

US $250
Passenger rear wheel bearing hummed and needed replacement 
105000 mi

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

23000 mi cleaned wheel bearing 
125000 mi

US $2400
Rear wheel bearing failure 
131200 mi

US $900
Replaced front struts and mounts 

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2007 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

163-horsepower 2.0L H4 5-speed manual AWD

36000 mi Front anti-Roll(sway) bar bushes replaced 
36300 mi Front Bottom Ball Joints replaced, Front Drop Links replaced. 
46000 mi Front Wishbone (Control arm) lower rear bush (both sides) 
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

43800 mi

$200
Steering pump overhauled due to excessive noise. 
70060 mi

C $500
Starter replaced after it died. 
124 mi

US $340
replaced rear shocks with koni items replaced rear shocks. 
21624 mi

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

US $1800
replaced bushings for front suspension 
69000 mi

US $661
Replaced torn control arm bushing 
70000 mi

US $50
Control arm bolt backed out. The shop that replaced the control arm bushing in October did not tighten the control arm bolt correctly. 
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. 
90000 mi

US $130
Replaced leaky power steering pump. 
65100 mi

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

C $600
Driver's side rear wheel bearing was replaced due to unusual noise being heard 
140000 mi

US $530
Same appointment as radiator replacement mechanic replaced wheel bearing on left rear wheel. 

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2006 Subaru Legacy 4dr Wagon

175-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

102920 mi

C $138
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. 
110360 mi

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

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2006 Subaru Legacy 4dr Wagon

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

73000 mi

US $150
Diagnose struts rear need replacement. While there oil and transmission fluid change& tire rotation. Will wait on struts until fall. 
147000 mi

US $1200
Rear shocks leaking and required replacement 
44000 mi

US $377
Right front wheel bearing noise. Replaced and problem resolved. 
62000 mi

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

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2006 Subaru Legacy 4dr Wagon

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

131440 mi

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

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2006 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

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

129700 mi

US $2200
Replace power steering pump 
152600 mi lower control arm assembly 
159700 mi

US $900
R&R struts, realign car 
39060 mi Torn ball joint boots. 
40700 mi

C $640
Worn sway bar bushings. As part of the maintenance sway bar and end links were upgrade to better than oem. 
75000 mi

C $400
Wheel bearing noise detected and repair done. Replaced wheel bearing 
12000 mi Warranty work. Replacement of front wheel bearings. 
50200 mi

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

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2006 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 250hp 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

140300 mi need new rear bearings 
142200 mi

US $700
needed new rear bearings 
154300 mi

US $600
All struts were replaced 
160000 mi

US $300
Power steering pump failed 
71000 mi Occasional slippage and noise during steering. 
114000 mi

US $86
Both front wheel bearings were replaced. 
128000 mi

US $120
Replace ball joint. 
139000 mi Struts worn. Replaced all four corners 
106000 mi

US $200
sway bar 
141000 mi

US $400
Power steering pump failed. Replaced with a remanufactured unit - Cardone, flushed fluid, refilled. 
123000 mi

US $300
rear axle bearing 
126000 mi

US $259
strut mount worn, replaced 
96000 mi

US $300
Replaced worn lower control arm bushings with aftermarket AVO parts. 4-wheel alignment. 
101000 mi

US $60
Replaced worn sway bar endlinks (front) because of noise. 
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. 
127000 mi

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

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2006 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

175-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

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

166000 mi

US $400
Worn control arm bushings 
144000 mi

US $500
Wheel bearing hub damaged. 
81220 mi

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

C $500
New wheel bearing needed. 
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. 
105000 mi

US $95
Replaced lf wheel bearing 
118000 mi Stabilizer bushing needed to be replaced. Repair not performed. 
122000 mi Noise in suspension. Told that car needs new struts and strut mounts. 
122920 mi

C $700
replaced the rack and pinion 

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2005 Subaru Legacy 4dr Wagon

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

94700 mi

US $500
replace strut tower replace wheel bearing 
45000 mi Driver's side front wheel bearing went. Replaced by dealer under warranty. 
84000 mi rear wheel bearing replace under warranty because of Subaru recall 
45880 mi

C $1124
torsion bar bushings cracked 
49580 mi

C $1400
needed to replace front sway bar links & bushings, rear trailing arm bushings & rear lateral links 
44020 mi vibration felt through steering 
104000 mi

US $3100
Lower control arm replaced. Needed 4 wheel alignment when replaced. Power Steering pump replaced as it was leaking. Lower control arm replaced. Needed 4 wheel alignment when replaced. 
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 
164000 mi

US $3000
struts needed replacement, steering rack needed replacement.  
50800 mi humming noise when driving at highway speed. R/R wheel bearing is broken. 
62500 mi

US $1200
Ball joint and knuckle replacement, driver side. 
76000 mi

US $1100
Rear wheel bearings replaced 

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2005 Subaru Legacy 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 250hp 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

66000 mi

US $631
Front stabilizer bar ends and bushings cracked. Removed stabilizer, replaced bar ends and bushings, reassembled. 
94000 mi

US $900
Replace struts & shocks to address irregular tire wear (cupping) 
136400 mi

C $2800
Replace u-joint in steering column 
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. 
118000 mi

US $750
steering caused squealing noise and steering seemed sloppy at start up for 1-2 minutes. belts replaced.Fluid added 
118000 mi bearing problem. Car traded in for salvage value $500 
68000 mi

US $1900
Replace lower control arms. 
75000 mi

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

US $1200
R&R Lower Control Arms and Rear End Links 
137000 mi

US $400
Lower control arm bushings replaced on both sides. 
255000 mi

US $370
ball joint and sway bar link 
20000 mi 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 
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. 
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? 
138000 mi

US $134
Steering pump rebuild. 
141000 mi

US $278
Bad bearing on rear axle. Replaced with re-manufactured. 
172000 mi

US $110
Drivers side rear bearing became noisy and required replacement. 
56000 mi

US $200
Discovered torn lower control arm bushings -- Both sides. (Common issue on these cars when tracked/autocrossed) Replaced LCA bushing with re-enforced aftermarket bushings. 
85700 mi

US $500
Front drivers wheel bearing. 
98000 mi

US $800
Ball joint boot torn. Replaced Light power steering leak from boots. Leak is extremely minor, no notable drop in fluid level in reservoir. Dealer recommends leaving alone. 
120700 mi

US $712
Front driver's wheel bearing replaced. Discovered that a shop stripped out a bolt hole on the front (both sides). They put in a narrower bolt and put a nut on the end. This resulted in the driver's knuckle cracking. The other side was replaced as it had the same "repair." 
129000 mi

US $100
Power steering system was leaking. Replaced an O-ring. 
130000 mi Due to previous repair, air got into the system and ruined PS pump. Pump replaced. 
43000 mi Left and right rear wheel bearings replaced under factory warranty. 
112000 mi

US $700
Replace worn out lower front control arm and sway bar bushings. 
82000 mi

US $200
Blown right rear shock, leaking externally. 
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. 

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2005 Subaru Legacy 4dr Wagon

168-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

71000 mi Right rear wheel bearing failure. Repair cost covered by factory.  
78000 mi Wheel bearing failure, replaced under factory warranty (Subaru extended factory warranty on wheel bearings to 84k miles) 
106820 mi

C $390
Right rear wheel bearing (hub assembly and bearings actually) replaced. Cost includes new part (3 yr. warranty) and labour. 
69000 mi

US $270
replaced front struts and did alignment. 
80000 mi

US $250
power steering hose had bad leak, replaced under extended warranty. 
103000 mi

US $250
Front wheel bearing replaced. 
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. 
132000 mi

US $130
Sears said it was worn out, I agree, as the car feels tighter now. 
177000 mi

US $400
All sway bar bushings shot. You could wiggle all of them, car drives great again after repair. 
5000 mi Power Steering hose 

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2005 Subaru Legacy 4dr Wagon

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

32000 mi Replace front struts. Replace rear wheel bearing. 
58000 mi Replace right rear wheel bearing. 
75000 mi

US $550
Replaced spark plugs and oil change, which revealed that driver side rear strut was blown and that the original battery was not holding a charge. Altogether cost was about 550.00 
83700 mi

US $1000
front bushings replaced. 
92000 mi

US $400
Wheel bearing replaced 
61380 mi

C $250
Replaced lower ball joint. Movement noticed on safety inspection. Replace lower balljoint as result of safety inspection. 
117180 mi

C $400
stabilizer links worn and noisy - replaced 
72480 mi

C $400
Broken rear spring - right side. While checking the broken spring, mechanic saw that the rear struts were badly rotted a the top. 
126640 mi

C $500
LR wheel bearing (hub assembly) replaced. 
137020 mi

C $300
RF lower ball joint and stabilizer bushings 

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2005 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

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

66000 mi

US $630
Rear wheel bearings 
70000 mi

US $800
Power steering pump leaking fluid 
60900 mi

US $1000
Power steering pump leaking. No cheap aftermarket parts. $700 pump + about $250 labor. 
128000 mi

US $200
Replaced right rear wheel bearing unit. 
130300 mi

US $100
Replaced driver side rear wheel bearing assembly 
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. 
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. 
145000 mi

US $800
Replaced front and rear struts Replaced outer tie rod ends Needed alignment after replacing struts and front end parts. 
102920 mi

C $1689
There was a hum detected while riding on the highway. Sway bar bushings Replaced 2 rear hub assembly bearings. 
112220 mi

C $650
There was a grinding noise coming from the front when braking. Wheel bearings were replaced. End links were worn and replaced. 
176700 mi

US $700
Replaced front suspension 
182000 mi

US $800
Rack and pinion leaks, requiring replacement. 
184700 mi

US $200
Power steering pump failure, replaced power steering pump 
137200 mi

US $660
Leaking PS system, new O-ring on suction hose where it meets PS pump fixed the problem. 
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. 
51000 mi

US $900
Replace steering rack 
60000 mi

US $250
During an inspection, mechanic found a failing ball joint. Ball joint replaced and vehicle aligned on the same day. 
79000 mi

US $200
Replaced rear sway bar end links 

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2005 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 250hp 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

52000 mi

US $900
Replace bushings front and rear and control arms. Oil change, filter. 
88000 mi

US $3500
Power steering pump leaking and replaced. 
92400 mi

C $1000
Maintenance item: Replaced both rear wheel bearings, as they were making noise at highway speed. 
34000 mi 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. 
92000 mi

US $1500
Power steering pump leak had to be replaced. 
110000 mi

US $800
Power steering pump was leaking. Replaced the pump. 
53000 mi

US $350
Leaking power steering pump replaced 
63300 mi Replaced passenger side rear wheel bearing. Common problem, Subaru has extended the warranty to 8 years, 100k miles. 
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. 
78000 mi

US $1400
Suspension: major rust and dry rotting issues. 
85000 mi Replaced out of warranty wheel bearing at no charge. 
70000 mi

US $200
Left rear wheel bearing replaced, Contacted SOA and they sent a reimbursement check, fixed at local shop. 
74000 mi Power steering fluid boiled under normal driving conditions and reservoir overflowed. replaced powersteering oil and oem belt. $50 
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. 
79000 mi Rear wheel bearings, covered under extended warranty. 
78000 mi Rear wheel bearing noisy, replaced under an extended warranty. 
116800 mi

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

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2005 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

168-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

77500 mi

C $300
Left-rear wheel bearing.  

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2005 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

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

86700 mi

US $265
Front stabilizer links where broken. 
115000 mi

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

US $1041
Also replaced right front ball joint. 
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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2004 Subaru Legacy 4dr Wagon

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

128200 mi

US $20
Torn power steering boot 
72000 mi

US $60
Replaced rear stabilizer bar links on both sides due to failure of existing left side unit. Replacement units an improved design. 

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2004 Subaru Legacy 4dr Wagon

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 4-speed automatic AWD

113000 mi

US $115
Steering wandering to the left and more difficult to steer right than left. Four wheel alignment performed and power steering belt retensioned (not included in price below). 
117000 mi

US $45
Car has had steering problem for some time, diagnosed as needing steering rack. Plan to dispose of vehicle. 

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2004 Subaru Legacy 4dr Wagon

96720 mi

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

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2004 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 4-speed automatic AWD

50000 mi

£100
Uk failed MOT, needed replacement bushes 
135000 mi

US $2200
Right wheel bearing replaced - worn out.  

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2003 Subaru Legacy 4dr Wagon

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

96720 mi

C $1325
front wheel bearing  
146320 mi

C $140
Front passenger wheel bearing was noisy when turning. 
174000 mi

US $220
Passenger side ball joint replaced 
156000 mi 157k miles of hard use resulted in worn suspension bushings. Replaced all bushings on car, a ball joint and spindle, replaced springs with heavy duty aftermarket units(King Springs) that raise car about 2". 
209500 mi

US $500
RF wheel bearing noisy, steering felt a little sloppy 
198000 mi

US $100
Left rear wheel bearing (original 198k mile unit) noisy. Replaced, but let rear axle fused to splines and also needed replacement. 
209700 mi

US $222
Left rear strut sheared off at mount. Replaced rear struts. 
220000 mi Suspension problems. Body shell is rotted. 

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2003 Subaru Legacy 4dr Wagon

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 4-speed automatic AWD

44640 mi

C $700
Power steering pump failed! 

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2003 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

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

121000 mi

US $50
Had to replace power steering hoses due to air getting into the system and thus creating problems when extensive steering was required. 

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2003 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 4-speed automatic AWD

123000 mi

US $500
Front Stabilizer links replaced along with ball joints. Severe knocking on bumps and it turns was fixed by this. 
124000 mi Replaced rear wheel bearings. Approximately $150 in parts, labor was performed by myself. Shop hours would be around 3-4. 

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2002 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

120000 mi

US $600
Left front wheel bearing went bad. 

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2002 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 4-speed automatic AWD

117800 mi

C $80
Front right inner tie rod replacement.  

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2001.5 Subaru Legacy 4dr Wagon

155-horsepower 2.0L H4 4-speed automatic AWD

83080 mi

$1800
Changed the rear suspension stabilizer bar link. Had to wait for part imported from US. 
86800 mi Substitution of the front left wheel tie-rod 
89900 mi

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

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

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2001 Subaru Legacy 4dr Wagon

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 4-speed automatic AWD

194300 mi

US $200
Front driver side inner tie rod end. Required for NY annual safety inspection. One link of rear sway bar was broken. Noticed as a failure of NY annual safety inspection. 
221000 mi Broken springs each front unistrut. Not safe to drive, so garaged. 

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2001 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

111290 mi can't find solution but car violently vibrates, eliminated wheels as problem, some imbalance somewhere, can't find so car is no longer running, could be the end. 

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2000 Subaru Legacy

Engine not specified

134000 mi

US $2200
Steering. 

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2000 Subaru Legacy 4dr Wagon

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 4-speed automatic AWD

151000 mi

US $900
worn wheel bearing 
191300 mi

US $250
New shocks and springs installed (self) 

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2000 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

134000 mi

US $75
Front ball joints replaced. 
71000 mi

£120
Rear shock absorber 
119040 mi

C $120
Rear sway bar end link broken (ball came out of socket) due to corrosion/wear. Replaced both sides and the read pads at the same time. Nice and easy. 

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2000 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 4-speed automatic AWD

142000 mi

US $360
tie rod end was worn (replaced) 

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1999 Subaru Legacy

Engine not specified

279000 mi

US $80
took out front wheel knuckle and had local shop press in new wheel bearing I bought. $40 parts, $40 for shop press labor. 

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1999 Subaru Legacy 4-door

4-cylinder manual 4WD

239320 mi

€401
Right back hub unit making noise, replaced. 

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1998 Subaru Legacy

Engine not specified

140300 mi

US $300
Power steering pump going out -- replaced belt hoping it hangs on. 

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1998 Subaru Legacy 4-door

4-cylinder automatic AWD

178000 mi

US $200
Cracked steering boot - replaced boot 
168000 mi

US $460
Replace right front wheel bearing hub and seals. 

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1998 Subaru Legacy 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

76000 mi

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

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1997 Subaru Legacy 4-door

4-cylinder manual AWD

185000 mi

US $240
bad wheel bearing and leaking axle stub seals. I caused the leak on the axle when I rebuilt the transmission in the past 

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1996 Subaru Legacy 4-door

4-cylinder automatic AWD

207000 mi

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

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Subaru Legacy Suspension Problems

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