This iteration of the Subaru Legacy scores among the top tier of family sedans and offers standard all-wheel drive. It is significantly roomier and quieter than the previous model and has impressive ride comfort and responsive handling. Even with all-wheel-drive, the fuel economy is impressive, thanks to its continuously variable transmission (CVT).
Alerts
There are 16 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Reliability

Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how used vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system.

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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for about 420,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2019 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.

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Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2011 Subaru Legacy owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"Rear right brake and turn indicator light has been replaced on average about every six months. Dealer has not been able to find the problem."

Israel R., QC (2011 Subaru Legacy 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"chip controlling daytime running lights had to be replaced"

Ira Z., NJ (2011 Subaru Legacy GT spec. B 2.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Had to replace same brake light twice"

Israel R., QC (2011 Subaru Legacy 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Puddle lights on driver side stopped working. Still waiting to hear from dealer if the prescribed recall will be used to fix this problem"

Anonymous, PA (2011 Subaru Legacy 3.6R 3.6-L 6 Cyl)

"I had puddle lights installed in the factory and one had problems last summer. It was replaced at no cost to me"

Anonymous, WI (2011 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Bulbs are constantly burning out and are difficult to replace"

Joseph B., DE (2011 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Headlights

"Within days of each other both headlights failed. It was winter, days are short in Maine. In order to be able to drive home after work I had to make an emergency visit to a local garage, taking off the tires in order to access the headlight area to replace. I wish the headlights were able to be replaced by the consumer easily."

Anonymous, ME (2011 Subaru Legacy 3.6R 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Multiple headlight replacements with lots of labor as it is hard to do (much disassembly required to replace lamp)"

Anonymous, MI (2011 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"At least one headlight has been replaced three or four times in three years; unusually often in my experience. Last time (earlier this week), mechanic installed new long-life bulb that Subaru came out with."

Anonymous, WA (2011 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"5 sets of headlights since purchasing the vehicle."

Anonymous, CA (2011 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Headlights failed, first one and then 3 weeks later the other one."

Israel R., QC (2011 Subaru Legacy 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"low beam goes out, but there is no dash warning, so you are not aware of problem until someone tells you. it happened twice"

Anonymous, WA (2011 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Have replaced headlights on drivers side X 3 and on passenger side X 2. Tried to do this once my self - very, very difficult. Dealer charges $250-$300!"

Roy G., KY (2011 Subaru Legacy 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Front headline burned out. Replacing it myself wasn't practical due to difficult access, and a 3rd party mechanic took hours to get it fixed"

Anonymous, MN (2011 Subaru Legacy 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The light bulbs are prone to pre-mature failure, replacing the bulbs is difficult and expensive"

Gary Y., NJ (2011 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"They burn out ever 6-9 months. They are not changeable by the consumer. The front tire needs to be removed or the car needs to be on a lift. It's a dealer repair"

Anonymous, IL (2011 Subaru Legacy 3.6R 3.6-L 6 Cyl)

"I have replaced both headlights twice in the past 2 years. It is not a do it yourself replacement"

Anonymous, ID (2011 Subaru Legacy 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Burned out twice"

Anonymous, NY (2011 Subaru Legacy GT Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Needed to replace headlights 8 times in the last year. They alternate burning out most likely due to vibration in the front end"

Jeff S., WV (2011 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"I have had to replace each headlight at least once a year"

Anonymous, WI (2011 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Both headlights burned out at same time. This was covered under the warranty"

Anonymous, NY (2011 Subaru Legacy Special Edition 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"IT SEEMS THAT THE CAR IS ALWAYS BLOWING HEADLIGHTS"

Anonymous, WI (2011 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"I had both headlights fail at the same time on two occasions. The headlights are very difficult and costly to replace"

Anonymous, CT (2011 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Right headlight went out"

Anonymous, AK (2011 Subaru Legacy 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Due to poor design, it is very difficult to replace headlights. There was a law suit about this and I was refunded costs for the bills I had saved. Don't know what happens the next time a headlight needs replacing"

Anonymous, MA (2011 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"headlights burn out too pften"

Anonymous, PA (2011 Subaru Legacy 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Each headlight failed and needed to be replaced at the dealer, a few days apart from one another"

Anonymous, MN (2011 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"repeated failure of headlamps"

Anonymous, MA (2011 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Bulbs are constantly burning out and are difficult to replace"

Joseph B., DE (2011 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Light burned out prematurely. Dealer covered cost as this is apparently a common fault with this model.."

Anonymous, VT (2011 Subaru Legacy 3.6R 3.6-L 6 Cyl)

"Known issue with 2011 Legacy. Headlights burn out approximately every 18 - 24 months. When 1 goes out, the 2nd one goes out within a few minutes to a few days. have lost both headlights on drive home at night. Subaru offering free headlight replacements for 10 years from date of purchase, feel they should replace the electrical components that are causing the headlight failures. Can no longer trust this car for long range driving at night, have to rent car to drive 300 miles to care for elderly parent."

Jim S., WA (2011 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Headlights went at different times. Subaru replaced them free, as it is an ordeal to get at them and replace them. Subaru sent out a notice to this effect."

Howard W., NY (2011 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"A headlight burned out but the dealership replaced it free due to an ongoing recall"

M P., OH (2011 Subaru Legacy Special Edition 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Warning lights

"Brake warning light comes on intermittently when no problem with brakes. Windshield wiper light came on when no problem - switch repaired"

Anonymous, NC (2011 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"During cold weather, passenger side seat belt warning signal continues to blare when no one is sitting in the seat"

Anonymous, PA (2011 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Wiper motor or washer

"This was a Subaru recall. I did not have any problems otherwise"

Anonymous, MA (2011 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Antilock system (ABS)

"ABS light came on"

Anonymous, TX (2011 Subaru Legacy Limited 3.6-L 6 Cyl)
Calipers

"They wore out. I live on a really steep hill."

Kathy C., CA (2011 Subaru Legacy Limited 3.6-L 6 Cyl)

"Rear calipers just broke in the middle of the road for no reason"

Anonymous, NB (2011 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The Calipers became frozen on the front brakes, and were just barely touching the pads, but enough to wear the whole thing down and need new Calipers, rotors and pads"

Kathy C., CA (2011 Subaru Legacy Limited 3.6-L 6 Cyl)
Master cylinder

"Had to have master cylinder replaced in December 2015. Was causing brake light to be on at all times"

Ben B., FL (2011 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Normal routine brake wear

"This was normal wear"

Anonymous, MI (2011 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Brakes needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, ON (2011 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Parking brake

"I was unable to drive the car when the electronic parking brake failed because it would not release. I had to craw under the car and manually release the brake. The repair was not covered under warranty and cost over $800"

Anonymous, CA (2011 Subaru Legacy 3.6R 3.6-L 6 Cyl)

"Electronic Parking Brake CPU locked up and wont disenage. Had to towed to shop and new CPU installed over $1200 repair"

Anonymous, MI (2011 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"A chain of some sort broke. Repair was $225. It was making a noise but didn't affect use"

Richard R., CO (2011 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Brake came on when I started my car without my having engaged the parking brake when I stopped the engine. Would not disengage. Vehicle currently in the shop. Repair estimate is nearly $900.00"

Anonymous, WA (2011 Subaru Legacy 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The electronic parking brake system failed to disengage several times. It took several trips to the dealer before they resolved the problem by replacing the electronic parking brake system"

Anonymous, CA (2011 Subaru Legacy 3.6R 3.6-L 6 Cyl)
Premature brake wear

"Brakes needed overhaul at 25,000 miles"

Anonymous, CA (2011 Subaru Legacy Special Edition 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"At 60000 miles, subaru had to replace the calipers, rotors and pads due to premature brake pad wear and SEVERE squeaking (this was the second set apparently). i have not had any problems since replacement"

Rochelle B., CA (2011 Subaru Legacy 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The 2011 Legacy is my wife's car she drives mostly back and forth to work no heavy braking or any highway driving. She owned a Jeep Cherokee the brakes last 65,000 miles and later a Mercedes ML 350 she drove 87,000 miles and the brakes were still good traded the ML in on a Subaru, for better gas mileage and the brakes wore out at 34,000 miles"

Robert L., MI (2011 Subaru Legacy Special Edition 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"I had to replace the rear brakes after approx 15000 miles"

Anonymous, NY (2011 Subaru Legacy 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

"Water leaking from moon roof drains into headliner and into rear seat foot wells. Dealer unclogged drains in Feb 2017 and now it is back at dealers for supposedly same problem. Awaiting insurance adjuster visit"

Marilyn C., VA (2011 Subaru Legacy 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"Sky/moon roof doesn't leak, but it doesn't seal against wind noise any longer."

Anonymous, WA (2011 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Squeaks or rattles

"Just have had numerous squeaks and rattles, annoying, nothing major"

Anonymous, MA (2011 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Something loose in the undercarriage"

Neal B., MI (2011 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Something rattles inside the dashboard"

Anonymous, MA (2011 Subaru Legacy Limited 3.6-L 6 Cyl)

"Falling apart"

Anonymous, NY (2011 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Rattle coming from engine for more than a year. Finally remembered to ask dealer about it when in for service. It turned out to be rusted and broken heat shield mounts. Ridiculously expensive to repair/replace a few mounts"

Anonymous, NY (2011 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"This car seems to have little/no sound insulation. On the road speeds, a caller on the Bluetooth system can hear everything in the background. At highway speed, the car sounds like the windows are open and every bump in the road is audible."

Anonymous, VA (2011 Subaru Legacy 3.6R 3.6-L 6 Cyl)

"Rattling from beneath car especially over bumps, rough roads. Dealer can’t determine cause."

Anonymous, OH (2011 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Something in the engine compartment started squeaking / rattling / humming / buzzing. Mechanic said it might be transmission, but ??? Not heat shield or exhaust system."

Anonymous, WA (2011 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"heat shield"

Anonymous, ON (2011 Subaru Legacy 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Wind noise

"This car lets in so much road noise that I can not hear my radio and have trouble hearing others. I hate it!"

Patricia Y., CO (2011 Subaru Legacy 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Never bothered taking car in but, moonroof has alot of wind noise & I have to close the head liner to listen to the radio"

Patricia J., MI (2011 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

Exhaust leaks

"falty weld between pipe and catalytic converter"

Bob M., NY (2011 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Loose/rattling heat shield

"Subaru boxer engines have a series of heat shields that come loose all the time"

Anonymous, MA (2011 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Muffler

"1st muffler replacement at 170,000 miles"

Anonymous, NY (2011 Subaru Legacy 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"THE FLANGES HOLDING SYSTEM TOGETHER rusted out making replacing the whole system necessary"

Anonymous, PA (2011 Subaru Legacy 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Hole in muffler. needed replacement"

Robert R., NY (2011 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Other/unsure

"Takata recall."

Anonymous, AL (2011 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Recall on passenger side airbag. Not yet repaired, driven infrequently with just driver, no passenger."

Anonymous, OH (2011 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Recall. We have not personally experienced an issue as we have not been in an accident, but this year and model did have an airbag recall with the passenger airbag."

Anonymous, WA (2011 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Airbag recall and replaced on warranty"

Richard V., IL (2011 Subaru Legacy 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Pipes

"intermediate pipe rusted where it meets the muffler."

Robert R., NY (2011 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"CRACKED BOTH ROCKER PANEL COVERS THAT ARE PLASTIC. SNOW AND ICE CAUSED THE DAMAGE"

Carol M., NJ (2011 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"my faut, a slight accident, separated the lower right fender from the next level up. Mostly cosmetic, but someone walking by, could get cut by the outhanging metal"

Anonymous, TX (2011 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Front bumper easily pops out of brackets as often lower to ground than parking curb"

Anonymous, ON (2011 Subaru Legacy 3.6R 3.6-L 6 Cyl)

"Passenger side, exterior runner (molding) loose"

Anonymous, NJ (2011 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"front bumper on right side is disconnectind from body of car. the entire bumper hangs too low so when i pull in to parking space i hit curb or barrier. hard to see how are to pull up so i keep hitting that front bumper. clips are flimsy so the solution is to buy new bumper at $1200. yikes"

Patricia Y., CO (2011 Subaru Legacy 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"the roof liner came loose in the rear"

Robert G., WY (2011 Subaru Legacy 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"Black paint on driver door plastic trim is removing"

Marie-France H., QC (2011 Subaru Legacy Special Edition 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"paint on the rear bumper peeling off without any apparent reason"

Anonymous, PA (2011 Subaru Legacy 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"With no apparent reason, the paint on the rear bumper is disappearing"

Anonymous, PA (2011 Subaru Legacy 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Torque converter

"It caused the car to shutter when accelerating above 45 mph. Happened every time I accelerated above 45 mph. It was replaced and it was covered under my extended warranty"

Anonymous, NC (2011 Subaru Legacy 3.6R 3.6-L 6 Cyl)

"Transmission wouldn't fully disengage when stopping, would occasionally grab, felt like brakes applied. When this happened, every dash warning would flash simultaneously. Went online and found out that I could fix sensor light issue by disconnecting battery. Didn't know problem was torque converter until transmission failed, needing to be replaced, along with torque converter. Torque converter was covered by Subaru authorized 100K warranty due to known issue, didn't get fixed because I didn't know the issue was caused by torque converter until it caused transmission to fail. Should have been covered by factory recall to prevent transmission damage."

Jim S., WA (2011 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Transmission rebuild or replacement

"Took the car in for 60k service and was informed that there we metal shavings i transmission case and the care had to have a new transmission. Fortunately Subaru just extended the warranty on the transmission. Car out of service for 3 months since transmissions we back ordered. They provided me with a new Outback until my car was repaired. Great service and customer care."

Harry P., WA (2011 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Car could not shift into reverse. Very difficult to shift into first great when car was cold"

Christopher V., NJ (2011 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"A used transmission was installed to replace the differential due to lower cost"

Anonymous, PA (2011 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Factory recall on transmission. Car out of service for approx. 3 months. However they gave me a loaner car until mine was fixed."

Harry P., WA (2011 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Dealer urged me to replace the transmission. Our non-dealer mechanic (from whom I sought a second opinion) did not agree. I chose not to replace the transmission. It is currently running, but am uncertain of how long it will continue to operate well."

Yaw A., PA (2011 Subaru Legacy 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

CD player

"Some times I can not get the CD in the player, it works most of the time. There are just times it will not accept the CD for a period of time then it works"

Anonymous, UT (2011 Subaru Legacy 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"has failed twice. Simply stops accepting disks"

Roy G., KY (2011 Subaru Legacy 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Very intermittent loss of sound/static. Amplifier was replaced 2 times and the head unit (combined radio/cd changer) was replaced. Problem has not recurred--it only happened in cold weather so was probably a loose internal connection of some sort"

Anonymous, ND (2011 Subaru Legacy GT Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Display screen freezes up

"Audio/Nav system stuck on Korean station and playing loud. Can shut off, turn down volume or do anything. Everything frozen. Disconnected battery and it reset. Now working, though don't know for how long. Subaru offered to send out for repair for $1000+"

David W., NY (2011 Subaru Legacy 3.6R 3.6-L 6 Cyl)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"Very few current phones available on the market will pair with this 2011 Subaru model. There may come a point where, if I have to replace my 4S I phone for any reason, I will not be able to pair with this car"

Anonymous, NY (2011 Subaru Legacy 3.6R 3.6-L 6 Cyl)

"Difficult for callers to understand me when I am talking. I end up turning off Bluetooth and using the handset"

Anonymous, MD (2011 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Cylinder head

"SUbaru techs stated that if the engine overheats and the dashboard light comes on, the cylionder heads will warp and must be machined or leaks cold start"

Mark J., PA (2011 Subaru Legacy 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Valve lifter failed, damaged head, head had to be removed, and repaired at machine shop. Left with a bill of $3000.00. I have owned 5 Subarus in a row., this is the most serious problem in any of them since the first I owned in 1989"

Doug C., NC (2011 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Head gasket

"Right and left required replacement"

David D., MI (2011 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"it blew and had to be replaced. All done under warranty"

Anonymous, PA (2011 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Turbo or supercharger

"Turbo was replaced customer satisfaction while out of warranty at no charge. A seal failed so that oil was lost and some burned in the cylinders. The entire unit was replaced. The mileage at the time was about 62000"

Anonymous, ND (2011 Subaru Legacy GT Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Shocks or struts

"Had replaced,still making noise"

Anonymous, NY (2011 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Both stuts started leaking and needed to be replaced. This occured 20000 miles too soon"

Anonymous, PA (2011 Subaru Legacy 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Steering wheel vibration

"Wheel vibrates around 60mph. I rotated the tires and it is not as bad"

Rich C., NJ (2011 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Steering wheel vibration at highway speeds since purchase. Vibration causes hand numbness on longer trips"

Jeff S., WV (2011 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Differential

"Differential began to wear out causing front tires to chatter when making small, slow speed, turns"

Anonymous, PA (2011 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Driveline vibration

"minor vibration at 100kms; had it dealt with but it has returned"

Anonymous, ON (2011 Subaru Legacy 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Driveshaft or axle

"An outside wheel bearing failed."

Mark J., PA (2011 Subaru Legacy 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Electrical failure

"This car has been towed four times over the years of ownership. Issues include: Loss of power on highway, failure to start, lurching in higher gears. Each time something electronic has been addressed. Repairs: Camshaft position sensor; crank sensor; loose connections in wiring harness; computer reset."

Anonymous, AK (2011 Subaru Legacy 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Seat belts

"such a small thin can cause major dissatisfaction! on drivers side seat belt, i all of a sudden had to dog around at the bottom os seat by the door to retrieve seat belt sometimes i would have to get out of the car to pull up the bel. evidently a small plastic dot had fallen off that keeps belt from going all the way back in. look at other front seat belt to see what i mean. pain in the rear end to get my seat belt on"

Patricia Y., CO (2011 Subaru Legacy 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"bottom edge of lid rusted"

Wayne W., NY (2011 Subaru Legacy 3.6R 3.6-L 6 Cyl)

"trunk will not close correctly: up to 1" of water leaks into trunk when it rains or snows. cannot use trunk for storage"

Fred F., MA (2011 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Windows

"Driver's side window would not go down. I had to take the car to the dealer for costly repair. Now, the passenger side window is acting erratically"

Anonymous, CT (2011 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Fuel cap

"replaced repeatedly to stop dash light warnings"

Anonymous, IN (2011 Subaru Legacy 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Fuel gauge/sender

"Fuel gauge wasn't reading full tank at fill-ups for a few months. Then, while driving one day, half a dozen dash lights came on and started flashing and cruise control stopped working. Still driveable though. Dealer found that fuel sending sensor failed and fuel cap had leak and couldn't hold pressure. Apparently, you cannot replace just the sensor, so had to replace entire fuel sending unit--not cheap! Replaced fuel cap at same time"

Anonymous, NY (2011 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"repeated O2 sensor failure"

Anonymous, IN (2011 Subaru Legacy 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Malfonction sonde O2 avant"

Marcel F., QC (2011 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Engine computer

"The engine computer firmware has a flaw which will occasionally cause the Check Engine light to come on and disable the traction control. The cruise control will not work when this happens. The Subaru dealer re-flashed the firmware, but it did not"

Patrick G., CO (2011 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Oil leaks

"Gasket leaks in two different areas."

Anonymous, CA (2011 Subaru Legacy Limited 3.6-L 6 Cyl)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Automatic climate control

"Doesn't maintain proper temperature, blows cold air and should be blowing heat"

Anonymous, MA (2011 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Blower (fan) motor

"bearing failure: annoying noise increased with fan speed"

John R., ON (2011 Subaru Legacy 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

What Owners Say

Overheating

"An unknown overheating problem occurred 1 time causing the cylinder head to need machining"

Mark J., PA (2011 Subaru Legacy 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Coil

"it was running on 5 cylinders instead of 6. You could feel it missing"

Anonymous, ON (2011 Subaru Legacy 3.6R 3.6-L 6 Cyl)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

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AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:PASSENGER SIDE:INFLATOR MODULE
Jan 02 2020
An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2009-2013 Forester, 2003-2006 Baja, 2004-2011 Impreza, 2004-2014 WRX (including STI), 2003-2014 Legacy and Outback, and 2005-2006 Saab 9-2X vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in the states of Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming or "Zone C." These vehicles had their passenger frontal air bag inflators previously replaced under a prior recall using inflators of the same design. The inflators may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to high absolute humidity, temperature and temperature cycling.
What should you do:
Subaru will notify their owners. General Motors will notify Saab owners. Dealers will replace the passenger air bag inflators, free of charge. The recall began January 7, 2020. Subaru owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-844-373-6614. Saab owners may contact the Saab Customer Assistance Center at 1-800-955-9007. Subaru's number for this recall is TKC-20.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 20V003000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 111562
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:PASSENGER SIDE:INFLATOR MODULE
Jan 02 2020
An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2009-2013 Forester, 2003-2006 Baja, 2004-2011 Impreza, 2004-2014 WRX (including STI), 2003-2014 Legacy and Outback, and 2006 Saab 9-2X vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in the states of Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia or "Zone B." These vehicles had their passenger frontal air bag inflators previously replaced under a prior recall using inflators of the same design. The inflators may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to high absolute humidity, temperature and temperature cycling.
What should you do:
Subaru will notify their owners. General Motors will notify Saab owners. Dealers will replace the passenger air bag inflators, free of charge. The recall began January 7, 2020. Subaru owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-844-373-6614. Saab owners may contact the Saab Customer Assistance Center at 1-800-955-9007. Subaru's number for this recall is TKB-20.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 20V002000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 127547
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:PASSENGER SIDE:INFLATOR MODULE
Jan 02 2020
An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2009-2013 Forester, 2003-2006 Baja, 2004-2011 Impreza, 2004-2014 WRX (STI included), 2003-2014 Legacy and Outback, and 2005-2006 Saab 9-2X vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in the states of Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands or "Zone A." These vehicles had their passenger frontal air bag inflators previously replaced under a prior recall using inflators of the same design. The inflators may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to high absolute humidity, temperature and temperature cycling.
What should you do:
Subaru will notify their owners. General Motors will notify Saab owners. Dealers will replace the passenger air bag inflators with alternate inflators, free of charge. The recall began January 7, 2020. Subaru Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-844-373-6614. Saab owners may contact the Saab Customer Assistance Center at 1-800-955-9007. Subaru's number for this recall is TKA-20.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 20V001000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 258813
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH
Apr 11 2019
The engine turning off unexpectedly can increase the risk of a crash. If a crash occurs under this condition, the air bag may not deploy, increasing the risk of injury.
Summary:
Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2009-2013 Forester vehicles, 2008-2011 Impreza vehicles, 2008-2014 WRX vehicles, 2005-2014 Legacy vehicles, 2005-2014 Outback vehicles and 2006-2008 Tribeca vehicles equipped with a mechanical key ignition switch installed as a replacement part. The ball spring inside the switch may break, reducing the strength of the ignition switch. If this occurs, the weight on the key ring and certain road conditions could cause the ignition switch to move out of the run position to the accessory position, turning off the engine.
What should you do:
Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the ignition switch, replacing the ignition switch, if necessary, free of charge. The recall began May 10, 2019. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-844-373-6614. Subaru's number for this recall is WUF-91.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 19V297000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 511
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:PASSENGER SIDE:INFLATOR MODULE
Jan 09 2019
An explosion of an inflator within the passenger frontal air bag module may result in sharp metal fragments striking the front seat passenger, driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2010-2013 Forester, 2010-2014 Tribeca, WRX, Outback, Legacy, and 2010-2011 Impreza vehicles sold, or ever registered, in the states of Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger frontal air bag, these inflators may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.
What should you do:
Subaru has notified owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall began January 25, 2019. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-844-373-6614. Subaru's number for this recall is TKA-19.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 19V007000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 43394
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:PASSENGER SIDE:INFLATOR MODULE
Jan 09 2019
An explosion of an inflator within the passenger frontal air bag module may result in sharp metal fragments striking the front seat passenger, driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2010-2014 Tribeca, WRX, Outback, and Legacy vehicles, 2010-2011 Impreza vehicles and 2010-2013 Forester vehicles sold, or ever registered, in the states of Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger frontal air bag, these inflators may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.
What should you do:
Subaru is notifying owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall began January 25, 2019. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-844-373-6614. Subaru's number for this recall is TKB-19.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 19V008000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 330120
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:PASSENGER SIDE:INFLATOR MODULE
Jan 09 2019
An explosion of an inflator within the passenger frontal air bag module may result in sharp metal fragments striking the front seat passenger, driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2010-2014 Tribeca, WRX, Legacy and Outback vehicles, 2010-2011 Impreza vehicles and 2010-2013 Forester vehicles sold, or ever registered, in the states of Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger frontal air bag, these inflators may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.
What should you do:
Subaru is notifying owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall began on January 25, 2019. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-844-373-6614. Subaru's number for this recall is TKC-19.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 19V009000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 452630
PARKING BRAKE
Sep 13 2018
A vehicle rollaway can increase the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2010-2014 Subaru Legacy and Outback vehicles equipped with a manual transmission. The electronic parking brake (EPB) may not engage as intended, allowing the vehicle to rollaway if the transmission is not in the proper gear when parked.
What should you do:
Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will replace the EPB actuator assembly, free of charge. The recall began July 19, 2019. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-844-373-6614. Subaru's number for this recall is WTV-81.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 18V626000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 27175
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:PASSENGER SIDE:INFLATOR MODULE
Jan 09 2018
An explosion of an inflator within the passenger frontal air bag module may result in sharp metal fragments striking the front seat passenger, driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2009-2013 Legacy, Forester, Tribeca, WRX and Outback vehicles, and 2009-2011 Impreza vehicles sold, or ever registered, in the states of Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger frontal air bag, these inflators may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.
What should you do:
Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall began on February 9, 2018. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783. Subaru's number for this recall is TKA-18.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 18V012000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 64179
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:PASSENGER SIDE:INFLATOR MODULE
Jan 10 2017
An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2005-2006 Subaru Baja, 2006-2011 Impreza (including WRX and STI models), 2006-2012 Tribeca, 2009-2012 Forester, Legacy, Outback, and 2012 WRX vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in the states of Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules, and used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the front air bags, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.
What should you do:
Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall began March 6, 2017. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783. Subaru's number for this recall is TKA-17.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 17V014000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 53480
VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER:MOTOR
Sep 27 2016
If the windshield wiper motor overheats, the wipers may fail, reducing driver visibility and increasing the risk of a crash. Additionally, the wiper motor cover may melt, increasing the risk of a fire.
Summary:
Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain model year 2010-2014 Legacy vehicles manufactured November 26, 2008, to June 7, 2013, and 2010-2014 Outback vehicles manufactured January 9, 2009 to June 7, 2013. Due to contamination, components within the windshield wiper motor bottom cover may interfere with each other. If an obstruction, such as a buildup of snow or ice prevents the wiper arms from being able to stop in the parked position, the wiper motor may overheat and the bottom cover may melt.
What should you do:
Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will replace the windshield wiper motor bottom cover assembly, free of charge. The recall began October 2016. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783. Subaru's number for this recall is WTK-71. Note: This recall supersedes recall 11V-469. All vehicles that were remedied under that campaign are affected by this campaign, and need to have their wiper motor bottom cover replaced again.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 16V694000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 592647
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:PASSENGER SIDE:INFLATOR MODULE
May 25 2016
An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain model year 2003-2004 Legacy, Outback, 2009-2011 Legacy, Outback, Forester, 2006-2011 Impreza, Tribeca, 2003-2006 Baja, and 2006 Saab 9-2x vehicles originally sold or that have ever been registered in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands, or "Zone A." These vehicles may be equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules, and used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the front air bags, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.
What should you do:
Subaru will notify their owners. General Motors will notify Saab owners. Dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall began August 26, 2016. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-856-488-8500. Saab owners may contact GM at 1-800-955-9007. Subaru's number for this recall is TKA-16.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 16V358000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 302127
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Feb 25 2013
The engine may inadvertently start and run for up to fifteen minutes. The engine may continue to start and stop until the fob battery is depleted, or until the vehicle runs out of fuel. If the vehicle is parked in an enclosed area, there is a risk of carbon monoxide build-up which may cause headaches, dizziness or, in extreme cases, unconsciousness and/or asphyxiation.
Summary:
Subaru is recalling certain model year 2010-2012 Legacy and Outback vehicles equipped with an automatic or CVT transmission and an Audiovox remote engine starter (RES) accessory, certain model year 2012-2013 Impreza vehicles equipped with a CVT transmission and an Audiovox remote engine starter (RES) accessory, and certain model year 2013 XV Crosstrek vehicles equipped with a CVT transmission and an Audiovox remote engine starter (RES) accessory. Additionally included are certain model year 2013 Legacy and Outback vehicles that may have received replacement RES fobs. If the RES fob is dropped, the fob may malfunction and randomly transmit an engine start request without pressing the button.
What should you do:
Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will replace the RES key fobs, free of charge. The recall began on April 22, 2013. Owners may contact Subaru at 1-800-782-2783 for more information.
For more information:
Original equipment keyless entry fobs integrated on the vehicle key are not affected.Subaru's recall campaign number is WQF-42.Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 13V061000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 47419
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Dec 26 2012
Over time, migration of the moisture into the circuit board and/or into the connector cavity, may result in a short circuit of the puddle light system. This may generate heat which may melt the plastic resulting in smoke or fire.
Summary:
Subaru is recalling certain model year 2010 and 2011 Legacy and Outback vehicles, certain model year 2006 through 2012 Tribeca vehicles sold before January 2012, and certain model year 2009 through 2012 Forester vehicles sold before January 2012. Up to 78,650 of these vehicles may have been equipped with accessory puddle lights that, when illuminated, brighten the area under the doors of the vehicle. A short circuit can develop when either the puddle light or connector are exposed to an electrolytic moisture source (such as road spray that has road salt in it) and it penetrates the circuit board of the puddle light or the pins of the puddle light connector(s).
What should you do:
Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will install an additional fused-harness, free of charge. The recall began February 19, 2013. Owners may contact Subaru at 1-800-782-2783 for more information.
For more information:
Subaru's recall campaign number is WQE-41.Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V602000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 633842
VISIBILITY:SUN ROOF ASSEMBLY
Sep 07 2011
THE MOONROOF GLASS CAN LOOSEN AND DETACH FROM THE VEHICLE DURING DRIVING, RESULTING IN A POTENTIAL ROAD HAZARD FOR OTHER VEHICLES, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Summary:
SUBARU IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011 OUTBACK AND LEGACY VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM AUGUST 3, 2010, THROUGH JULY 1, 2011. THE MOONROOF GLASS MAY COME LOOSE OR DETACH. THE AMOUNT AND POSITION OF THE ADHESIVE BETWEEN THE GLASS AND RETAINER WAS INADEQUATELY APPLIED.
What should you do:
SUBARU WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE GLASS ADHESION CONDITION AND EITHER APPLY ADDITIONAL ADHESIVE OR REPLACE THE MOONROOF GLASS, FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING OCTOBER 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SUBARU AT 1-800-782-2783.
For more information:
SUBARU'S SAFETY RECALL NUMBER IS WVW-33. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 11V467000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 69590
POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION
Jul 20 2010
IF THE TRANSMISSION GEARS ARE NOT PROPERLY LUBRICATED, A GROANING SOUND MAY BEGIN TO DEVELOP ALERTING THE DRIVER OF A PROBLEM. IF THE SOUND IS IGNORED AND NO ACTION IS TAKEN, THE GEARS WILL EVENTUALLY BREAK AND THIS CONDITION WILL LEAD TO VEHICLE POWER LOSS, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A CRASH.
Summary:
SUBARU IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010 AND 2011 OUTBACK AND LEGACY PASSENGER VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM APRIL 28 THROUGH JUNE 23, 2010. DUE TO A PROGRAMMING ERROR, A LUBRICATION HOLE WITHIN THE 6-SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION WAS OMITTED.
What should you do:
SUBARU WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND DEALERS WILL REPAIR THE VEHICLES BY DRILLING AN OIL LUBRICATION HOLE AND, IF NECESSARY, REPLACE THE INTERNAL PARTS WITH NEW ONES FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON JULY 28, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SUBARU AT 1-800-782-2783.
For more information:
SUBARU'S RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS WVS-29.OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10V326000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 809
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