2008 Subaru Legacy Recalls
RepairPal provides easy-to-read analysis of 4 official 2008 Subaru Legacy recalls. Find out if your 2008 Subaru Legacy needs service due to a recalled defect and learn how to fix it.
A part of the engine air intake system called the air injection pump may continually operate and overheat. This could result in a fire hazard.
Recall repairs on your Subaru must be performed by a Subaru dealership. Subaru will notify known owners of affected vehicles (a timetable of this notification is unavailable as of the time of this writing). If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Subaru dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.
In certain cold weather states where salt is used to clear icy roads, brake lines may corrode and develop a brake fluid leak, affecting safe operation of the brakes.
Subaru notified owners of affected vehicles starting in July 2014. You can check with your dealer to see if your vehicle is involved in this program. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them. The Subaru recall number is WQK-47.
In areas where salt is used to de-ice the roads, corrosion can develop on the brake lines, resulting in brake fluid loss, and a potential for reduced braking efficiency.
Subaru doesn't have a timeline for owner notification. If your brake light is on, check the brake fluid level and top up according to your owners manual. If you believe your car is not stopping properly, please don't drive your car and call your Subaru dealer for instruction.
There is an pipe in the engine compartment that supplies oil to engine components. This pipe is at risk of failure because it may have been assembled incorrectly at the factory. If oil leaks on some hot engine components, a fire could result.
We at RepairPal have designated this a medium priority recall; this would change to high if oil leaks became visually apparent. Please contact your Subaru dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.