4th Gen (2005 – 2009) Subaru Legacy Problems

The 4th generation of the Legacy has a cumulative PainRank™ of 4.7. That can be compared against other Subaru generations. Shopping for a Subaru? You could do worse (but you could also do better).

Owners of the 2005–2009 Legacy model years have sent in 43 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the engine (41%) followed by the wheels (9%) and the drivetrain (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 2009 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Reliability PainRank (?)
2009 10
7.95
2008 9
5.4
2007 4
0.89
2006 8
3.42
2005 12
5.85

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