2012 Subaru Legacy Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2012 Subaru Legacy

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2012 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.

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2012 Subaru Legacy Questions

Legacy stalls when i hit the brakes hard (2 answers)

Approaching an intersection the light turned yellow so i hit the brakes pretty hard, not screeching, and the car died. All indicator lights turned on. Checked battery, 12.7 v, so good. Checked 1 spark plug and it seemed fine. 69k. any ideas? i can't find anything online that actually resol...

I anyone having rapid oil Loss with their 2012 Subaru Legacy?!? (1 answer)

I own a 2012 3.6R Legacy and use synthetic oil. The oil light starts to come on around 2000 miles. I need to add a quart by 3000 miles and I find this unusual. Is anyone else having this issue?

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2012 Subaru Legacy Recalls

Moonroof Glass May Detach from Vechile

Due to the position and quantity of adhesive between the glass and its retainer, the moonroof glass may become loose or come completely off. If the moonroof were to detach from the vehicle while driving, it would become a potential road hazard, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect the condition of the glass adhesion and apply additional adhesive or replace the moonroof glass as necessary.

Front Wiper Motor Cover May Catch Fire

Components inside the front wiper motor cover can overheat and as a result, the wiper motor bottom cover may melt and/or catch fire. This is an expansion of previous a previous recall with 16 vehicles being added. Dealers will replace the front wiper motor bottom cover to correct this concern.

The Engine May Start Unexpectedly

On 2010-2013 Subaru models equipped with an automatic transmission and Audiovox accessory remote start system, if the key fob is dropped it may begin randomly transmitting a request to start the engine, causing the engine to unexpectedly start and run for up to 15 minutes. The engine may continue to start and stop until the battery in the fob goes dead or until the vehicle runs out of fuel. If the vehicle is parked in an enclosed area, there is a risk of carbon monoxide build-up which may cause asphyxiation. Original equipment keyless entry fobs integrated on the vehicle key are not affected. Dealers will replace the affected key fobs to correct this concern.

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2012 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.

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