2007 Subaru Legacy Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2007 Subaru Legacy

2007 Subaru Legacy Problems

Cooling System Problems Cause Head Gasket Failure

The head gasket has a high failure rate due to cooling system problems. Subaru is aware of the problem and has extended the warranty to 8 years/100k miles on many vehicles.

Blown Wheel Bearings

My Subaru Legacy experienced three blown wheel bearings. Each time, the car would develop a droning noise, which would get progressively louder with continued driving. A fourth was in the works when my engine blew due to a leaking head gasket. Each wheel bearing cost $450 to replace.

Blown Head Gasket

At 130,000 miles, the engine began to overheat. I could smell burning oil while driving and, especially, while idling. Subaru maintenance told me I had an engine fan failure and that I had to replace both fans at a cost of $600. I refused to replace the fans at that time and took the car to a different dealership, where I was told that the fans were working fine...

...but that the head gasket was blown. Not just the head gasket either - the...

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2007 Subaru Legacy Questions

Car Stalls around 1500 to 2000rpm (1 answer)

Car is Stalling around 1500 to 2000rpm had the spark plugs and wires changed. i also had the mass airflow sensor replaced all this cost about $1,000 in parts and labor and it didnt fix anything! any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Starter problem temporary remedy (2 answers)

Sometimes my vehicle 2007 Subaru will not start (2X daily). I have only been successfully starting the vehicle after I tap on the starter motor with a hammer or large wrench. What is wrong with the vehicle? Thanks. DIY TommyT

My car has failed to start several times. Shops can figure it out. (1 answer)

The dash lights come on, the key turns in the ignition, but the engine doesn't even attempt to turn over. There will be a buzzing sound, or sometimes a quiet clicking, but nothing else. After many tries, or just walking away and trying later, the car will simply start as it should. I'v...

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2007 Subaru Legacy Recalls

Brake Fluid Leaks From Corroded Lines

Brake lines may corrode excessively when salt water splashes behind a gap in the fuel tank protector. This can lead to brake line failure and leakage, and cause the brakes to fail. Dealers will inspect for leaking lines, apply rust proofing wax and replace lines found to be leaking free of charge to resolve the concern.

Braking Issues Due to Brake Fluid Leak

In areas where salt is used on the roads, slush containing road salt can splash through a gap in the fuel tank protector resulting in corrosion of the brake lines. This corrosion may lead to brake fluid leakage resulting in reduced braking performance, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect the affected vehicles and leaking brake lines will be replaced. Anti-corrosion rustproofing wax will be applied to all recalled vehicles.

Oil Supply Pipe May Be Improperly Assembled

The engine oil supply tube may vibrate and crack due to improper installation. This could result in an oil leak and a fire hazard. Dealers will inspect for a cracked pipes and install an additional support bracket to secure the pipe. This recall began on October 20, 2008. The Subaru recall number is WVF-16.

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2007 Subaru Legacy Reviews

When I test-drove my '07 Legacy I fell in love. The car handled like a dream. Steering was tight, with zero body roll - which the five star score for suspension and steering hints at - and the engine let out a gentle rumble that I loved. The car had an understated elegance which the new model lacks. "Platypus" comes to mind. During snowstorms, so common in the Northeast, this car kept driving l...

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