Note that affected vehicles not currently, or formerly registered, in the salt belt states identified above are eligible for repair, at no cost to the customer, upon request. Every Legacy gets a revised integrated key fob, which has been reduced in size. This then causes the excessively toed rear wheels to fight each other until one loses grip completely, usually on slippery road surfaces, and the rear is swung out by the other. It remains, however it is minor. It started whining, noise grew louder and more frequent. Although similarly powerful to competitive vehicles, the Legacy and the Outback max out at 20 mpg in the city and 27 on the highway, a function of the higher mechanical resistance inherent in all-wheel-drive systems.
It does not have pockets in the back doors which would be nice. Recall Date 2018-01-09 Description Subaru of America, Inc. It can drive through any weather, the awd system works flawlessly. We did notice the Legacy's frameless doors make it difficult to open or hold a door without touching the window. I forgave it; it was over 30 years old. . The rest of the car earns high marks.
In practice it may be a different matter since every metal known to man changes its shape over time. Currently the Subaru Legacy has a score of 7. A manual transmission is available only in 4-cylinder models. I don't plan on fixing it until it becomes more of an annoyance, and my pocket book can handle it. Intermittent, never got the code.
Although four driven wheels are a given, powertrain choices facing potential Legacy and Outback buyers are nonetheless daunting. It is like sitting with a lumbar support. The recall began March 6, 2017. The economic meltdown precipitated by the egregious excesses of Wall Street and the banks has, with stunning speed, completely remade the global automotive-industry landscape. Jan 201147984 km Replaced power steering pump and resevoir. The Legacy competes against the Ford Fusion, Mazda6 and Volkswagen Passat. These services will be performed free of charge.
Without intervention, at least one head gasket in the 2. We own a 2001 Subaru Outback with the 2. The 2007 facelifted version of 300 units were released and powered by the 2. Front seat has 8 ways to adjust for comfort. Subaru came up with the Outback, which is essentially a modified Subaru Legacy with added ground clearance and more rugged styling. Windsheild was pulled and installed with new seal on the outside of windsheild. It is clear that the inadequate design of the head gaskets resulted in early external coolant leakage failures in numerous vehicles.
See on exhaust heat shield repair. Salt water could splash on the brake lines through a gap in the fuel tank protector, resulting in excessive corrosion of the brake lines. I did have to adjust my pulling out time because it is a 4 cyclinder and I was used to a 6 but still has good acceleration. Has a stable and smooth ride on the highway. Overall, the handling is comfortable, and the tight turning radius helps in tight corners and parking maneuvers.
Power steering whining unusually loud when turning steering wheel. What I want in particular is a car that costs more than my Honda to be as reliable if not more so. No leaks in the tires or wheel problems were found. Forum Last Post Threads Posts. B gets a six-speed manual. These services will be performed free of charge.
The engine's turbocharger comes on quickly, strongly and smoothly, the steering is also responsive and handling limits are high enough to promote outbursts of enthusiasm. Thomas was receptive to my requests for changing the wiper blades since they were leaving water streaks, and ultimately giving me rubber mats since there was only one in the cargo area, when there probably should've been 5 altogether in the car, since they had early on installed running boards on the car to give it a more premium, all-inclusive product for a top-of-the-line, with lane avoidance, collision warning, heated and cool down front leather seats, etc. Engine oil and coolant leak. If you need room for your family, the Mazda6 has a large back seat and one of the biggest trunks in the class, unlike the Legacy. And be honest, a head gasket failing before 150,00 miles is rare for any car made 2000 on…unless of course you own a Subaru.
However they seem to have stopped in 2005 where the engine design changed a bit. Metal fatigue - not wear and tear. Subaru Legacy in New York, United States Sep 2012 - Oct 2012 Oct 201245161 km A front airbag sensor needed to be replaced because the airbag light in the dash intermittently lit up when driving. This car is amazing in the snow, I don't think I could get this car stuck if I tried! He never got back to me -- no surprise there. Highly unpleasant in the middle of a snow storm. Before making a final decision, have the car inspected by a mechanic. New for 2009 The Subaru Legacy gets a standard electronic stability system for 2009.
To commemorate Subaru's 50 years of making automobiles and The First Japan Car of the Year Victory, the 50th Anniversary Legacy was released in January 2004. Remedy Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will test the brake system by depressing the brake pedal and inspecting for brake fluid leaks. It included Bilstein shocks, a rear suspension kit with partial ball-bearing-jointed bushings, 5 mm 0. The engine only holds 4q. It is a solid car in the snow and can't wait for this winter to come up to see if I can have some real fun with it! Every Legacy gets a revised integrated key fob, which has been reduced in size. Ended up needing a crank, 1 conn rod, and all the bearings in the bottom end, but not a complete short block. We'd expect similar ride and handling from the less-powerful 2.