1st Gen (1990 – 1994) Subaru Legacy Problems

The 1st generation of the Legacy has a cumulative PainRank™ of 0.72. That can be compared against other Subaru generations. Shopping for a Subaru? This generation is generally a good bet.

Owners of the 1990–1994 Legacy model years have sent in 15 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the engine (53%) followed by the electrical (13%) and the body (6%).

Comparing Years in This Generation

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 1994 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Reliability PainRank (?)
1994 4
2.21
1993 6
0.67
1992 2
0.43
1991 1
0.16
1990 2
0.14

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