5th Gen (2010 – 2014) Subaru Legacy Problems

The 5th generation of the Legacy has a cumulative PainRank™ of 3.94. That can be compared against other Subaru generations. Shopping for a Subaru? So far, so good. But there are some warning signs to watch for.

Owners of the 2010–2014 Legacy model years have sent in 66 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the lights (34%) followed by the engine (16%) and the transmission (12%).

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 2010 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Reliability PainRank (?)
2014 5
2013 8
2012 8
2011 27
2010 18

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