What's Wrong with the Subaru Legacy?

Legacy owners have made 224 complaints to CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most active below. Most are about the engine (25%), followed by the lights (11%) and the transmission (10%).

Want more information about these problems? Clicking on the link will bring you over to CarComplaints.com for additional details. While you're there, add your own complaints about the Legacy.

Comparing Legacy Generations

Watch out for the 6th generation's (2015–2018) 4.87 PainRank™, which is the worst of 6 generations. Looking for a year-to-year comparison? We've got that too.

Generation Model Years Reliability Complaints PainRank (?)
6th Gen Legacy 2015–2018
59 4.87
5th Gen Legacy 2010–2014
66 3.94
4th Gen Legacy 2005–2009
43 4.7
3rd Gen Legacy 2000–2004
24 1.76
2nd Gen Legacy 1995–1999
17 0.88
1st Gen Legacy 1990–1994
15 0.72

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    The Worst Legacy Years

    This bar chart shows the seven years with the highest complaint volume. Clicking on the year will take you to their problem pages on CarComplaints.com.

    But wait, there's more ... outside of the top seven, there's the 2008 (9), 2013 (8), 2012 (8), 2006 (8), 2017 (6), 2000 (6), 1993 (6), 2001 (5), 2014 (5), 1998 (5), 2002 (4), 1994 (4), 2007 (4), 2016 (3), 1992 (2), 1990 (2), 1997 (1), 1991 (1), 1995 (1), 2018 (1), 1996 (0), and 2004 (0).