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Subaru Legacy Repair and Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your Subaru Legacy

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The national average repair and maintenance cost for a Subaru Legacy is between $426 and $520 per year. Repair and maintenance costs vary depending on age, mileage, location and service provider.

Subaru Repair Estimates
Car
Service
Price
1990 Subaru Legacy
Head Gasket Replacement
$1031 - $1380
1990 Subaru Legacy
Timing Belt Replacement
$264 - $403
1990 Subaru Legacy Location: Front
Brake Pad Replacement
$174 - $272
1990 Subaru Legacy Quantity: One
Valve Cover Gasket Replacement
$93 - $127
1990 Subaru Legacy
Ball Joint Replacement - Lower
$0 - $0

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.

Failure in ABS causes pump to run continuously and wear down battery

A failure in the anti-lock brake system (ABS) causes the ABS pump to continuously run, which will eventually wear down the battery. An improved ABS relay is available to solve the problem.

Engine Oil May Leak From Camshaft/Crankshaft Front Seals

Front engine oil leaks can develop from the camshaft seal and the crankshaft front seal. If one or more seals require replacement, it may be wise to consider replacing the timing belt as well. These seals are commonly inspected and replaced as needed as part of a timing belt service.

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Subaru Legacy Questions

is it bad if a car cant get an alignment done and has a small leak in the tranny (1 answer)

Im looking inoto buying a 1998 subaru legacy brighton. the guy says an alignment cant be done and theres a small leajk in the transmission. i want to know the cost of getting it fixed and if its worth buying.

Why does my Legacy "float" on icy roads? Anything above 30mph is very dangerous (1 answer)

Only floats on icy roads. Needs constant steering input to maintain straight line. All other surfaces, no problems. My Toyota Camry is WAY more stable on ice than the Legacy.

Why does my Legacy "float" on icy roads? Anything above 30mph is SCARY!! (1 answer)

Only floats on icy roads. Needs constant steering input to maintain straight line. All other surfaces, no problems. My Toyota Camry is WAY more stable on ice than the Legacy.

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Subaru Legacy Recalls

Passenger Air Bag Inflator Ruptures During Deployment Spraying Metal Fragments

The passenger frontal air bag inflator may rupture on deployment, causing metal fragments to come through the air bag and injure occupants. Dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator free of charge to resolve the concern.

Passenger Air Bag Inflator Ruptures During Deployment Spraying Metal Fragments

The passenger frontal air bag inflator may rupture on deployment, causing metal fragments to come through the air bag and injure occupants. Dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator free of charge to resolve the concern.

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.

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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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