2009 Subaru Legacy Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2009 Subaru Legacy
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2009 Subaru Legacy ProblemsVibtation 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.
2009 Subaru Legacy Questionsmy 09 subie legacy nds headgaskets at 96K.. Is this abnormaL (1 answer)
my 06 Subie needed Headgaskets.. what's the story on Suibies and headgaskets???
with cold start up(very cold weather 12-9-10), when I turn on the igniton there a winding sound for 1-2 seconds, then the normal cranking sound to start-up. only happens with cold engine. other start-ups are normal during the day. last summer(2009), dealer installed new battery.
It seems like the Subaru cars don't really need the big repairs until after 100K which is the maximum service contract I could get. Is it worth getting that contract? They want $1,800 for mine.
2009 Subaru Legacy RecallsAir 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.
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.
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.