5th Generation (2010—2014) Legacy Problems

This generations ranks 23rd out of 36 Subaru generations in reliability and is generally a good bet. Owners have the most complaints about the lights (35%), engine (18%), and the transmission (11%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Excessive Oil Consumption 6 complaints at an average of 61,167 miles in the 2013 Subaru Legacy.
  2. Stalling 2 complaints at an average of 99,500 miles in the 2012 Subaru Legacy.
  3. Headlights Keep Burning Out 16 complaints at an average of 53,438 miles in the 2011 Subaru Legacy.

What Legacy Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Subaru model years.

Watch out for the 2013 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2014 5 3 136 2.79
2013 11 5 221 8.25
2012 9 9 124 5.67
2011 27 9 138 4.54
2010 19 11 121 5.74

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