Subaru Legacy Repair and Maintenance

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

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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.

Vibtation or shutter on acceleration

A vibration or shutter may be noted on acceleration. If the transmission torque converter is suspected a revised part is available to correct this concern.

Check Engine Light Due to Failed Front O2 Sensor

The front oxygen (air fuel ratio) sensor element may develop a crack, causing the Check Engine Light to illuminate. Subaru has recalled certain models to replace sensors that may fail. The Subaru service program number is WXW-80, this is not a government mandated recall.

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Subaru Legacy Questions

wht would cause it to not start if it crank nd hit nd is getin fuel nd has spark (1 answer)

put new timing belt on it cause it was broke when got the car. i also put new plugs,plug wires,and fuel filter on it.i put it in time by the marks as per instructions n book.it cranks,and i hits but wont run it back fires through the motor.i also changed the fuel pressure regulator.i check the co...

One is under the hood the other one is inside (1 answer)

I replaced my batter and had a tune up about a week ago, I use to have problems starting it when the air was on, I'd turn the air off and it would start right up, now it won't start at all the light are bright my connection is good but nothing

Wa parked for biut 1 yr turns over great just no start fuel pump ? Or fuse? (1 answer)

Parked 1 year running great when parked

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Subaru Legacy Recalls

Air Injection Pump Overheats

The air injection pump may continually operate due to a faulty relay. This can cause it to overheat and possibly melt. Dealers will replace the secondary air injection pump relay free of charge to resolve the concern.

Driver's Side Knee Guard Not Properly Attached

The knee guard that protects the driver in an accident may not be properly mounted. Dealers will inspect the knee guard welding on each vehicle's steering beam, replacing the beam as necessary free of charge to resolve the concern.

Windshield Wipers Stop Working

The components within the windshield wiper motor bottom cover may interfere with each other due to contamination. This can cause the motor to overheat, fail to operate and result in a fire hazard. Dealers will replace the windshield wiper motor bottom cover assembly free of charge to resolve the concern.

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Subaru Legacy Reviews

Struts are rubbing making noise when going over small dips or heaves in the road. Dealer says they all make noise in the cold. Bs. My 2002 subaru doesn't make any noise.
I have a problema with hight level heating the motor, but I have colante a normal level,what's happing?
I have hade my 2003 Subaru legacy for 2 years runs great drives great the best car I have owned for winter driving heats great cools great I just cant say more than just a great car seems if you take care of them they run great don't take in red and wow you don't have head problems drive with common sense and it will treat you good never ben on the side of the road more than I can say for vw m...

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