Subaru Legacy Repair and Maintenance

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

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.

Subaru Front O2 Sensor Recall

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 Recalls

Steering Fails To Operate

The steering controls may fail to operate because of an improperly machined steering column. Dealers will inspect the steering columns, replacing affected ones free of charge to resolve the concern.

Drive Shaft Separates From Rear Differential

The drive shaft may separate from the rear differential due to the fasteners not being secure. Dealers will inspect the fastening nuts and tighten or replace them as necessary free of charge to resolve the concern.

Transmission Leaks Oil

The transmission propeller shaft yoke has a seal cap that may be deformed, causing a transmission oil leak. Dealers will replace the propeller shaft 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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