Subaru Legacy Repair and Maintenance

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

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Subaru Legacy Problems

Blown Head Gasket

At 130,000 miles, the engine began to overheat. I could smell burning oil while driving and, especially, while idling. Subaru maintenance told me I had an engine fan failure and that I had to replace both fans at a cost of $600. I refused to replace the fans at that time and took the car to a different dealership, where I was told that the fans were working fine...

...but that the head gasket was blown. Not just the head gasket either - the...

Radio Failure

At 150,000 miles, my Subaru Legacy developed a problem with the radio. Depending on my luck, the radio might or might not turn on. Eventually, the radio stopped working altogether, instead making a loud feedback type of noise. Subaru maintenance crew told me that the issue was electrical in nature and would cost upwards of $600 to repair.

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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Subaru Legacy Questions

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

Fuel is not reaching my engine to ignite the car. What could be the problem? (1 answer)

My car recently overtuned and now the engine can't start. Fuel cannot be transmitted from the tank to the engine. what could be the problem?

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Subaru Legacy Recalls

Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator Ruptures On Deployment

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 Frontal Air Bag Inflator Ruptures On Deployment

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 Frontal Air Bag Inflator Ruptures On Deployment

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.

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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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