If you want an affordable family sedan with all-wheel drive, the Legacy is the only game in town. It's also a value-packed ride with a spacious interior and good fuel economy. Where it falls a bit short is in refinement and performance. For 2013, Subaru tweaked the steering and suspension, which helped make emergency handling more secure and predictable. But the changes also robbed the car of its plush ride.
Alerts
There are 12 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 2013 Subaru Legacy owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

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

Backup or other camera/sensors

"Backup camera malfunctioned several times under warranty. Dealership replaced dash unit about 4 times which did not solve the problem, which they eventually realized was the camera itself"

Richard S., CT (2013 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
CD player

"Does not properly read/play CD's ... "disk not found""

Barbara S., WY (2013 Subaru Legacy 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

"The wireless interface with my cell phone does not work"

Anonymous, MA (2013 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"System requires "initial setup" every time car is started"

Barbara S., WY (2013 Subaru Legacy 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"static interference for person receiving my call when headlights are on, not so when headlights off"

Robert R., NJ (2013 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The 2015 Forester pairs when car starts. With the 2013 Legacy, the pairing is intermittent and the cars sometimes need a restart to achieve connection as I listen to books on my iPhone"

Vincenza S., NY (2013 Subaru Legacy 3.6R 3.6-L 6 Cyl)

"In our Toyota Sienna, pairing bluetooth is how it should be, very simple and works every time. In the Subaru, it is a huge task to get it paired the first time and every time after. We've had issues with it not recognizing a connection after turning the car off, resulting in having to go through all the menu and voice commands to set it up every time we turn the car on. The commands on the knobs to set up bluetooth do not work"

Anonymous, ID (2013 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Radio

"irregular sound quality"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Steering wheel controls

"call end button on steering wheel failed. $300 for repair at dealer, out of warranty"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Voice control commands

"The hands free system does not work for my cellphone"

Anonymous, MA (2013 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Display screen difficult to see

"When it is a bright sunny day, the map is very difficult to see. That was corrected with our 2017 Forester"

Vincenza S., NY (2013 Subaru Legacy 3.6R 3.6-L 6 Cyl)

Engine Major

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

What Owners Say

Cylinder head

"Burns oil excessively"

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Subaru Legacy 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Engine rebuild or replacement

"Burned excessive oil. Dealer provided a ring job (installed new redesigned piston rings) under warranty"

Charles E., FL (2013 Subaru Legacy 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Started with excessive oil consumption. Found out there was a TSB for excessive wear on piston rings. Repair required replacement of rings or short block. Ours required the short block due to cylinder wall scoring. All covered by TSB warranty"

James H., OH (2013 Subaru Legacy Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Excessive oil consumption. Installed a dealer build short block to fix problem. Rebuild of engine did not fix the problem. No support from Subaru America declared excessive oil consumption normal. Oil consumption is the same before engine rebuilt"

Anonymous, ME (2013 Subaru Legacy 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Engine rebuilt to fix oil consumption problem. Not fixed by rebuild!"

Anonymous, ME (2013 Subaru Legacy 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"short block replacement covered by oil consumption lawsuit"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Had excessive oil consumption within a 5000 mile oil change. Subaru and my local Subaru dealer installed a new short block at no expense to us. At this time it appears the oil consumption issue has been resolved"

Anonymous, WA (2013 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"High oil consumption lead me to have the dealer check the car out. They are replacing the block under warranty"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Subaru Legacy Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Timing belt or chain

"persistent squeaking was determined to be timing belt and drive shaft bearing and had to have replaced. Continues to squeak after replacement but seems to run fine"

Anonymous, KS (2013 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

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

Headlights

"Moisture formed inside the enclosure and the dealer replaced the whole unit without an argument"

Michael S., NY (2013 Subaru Legacy Unsure 3.6-L 6 Cyl)

"Headlight bulbs have been replaced 4 times in the past 12 months. First time they went out, I replaced them. I found it very difficult in that I had to remove the front tires and splashgaurds to gain access to the back of the housing. Since then the dealership has replaced them each time. The last time, I had recommended to the dealership to replace the housing and they disagreed"

Anonymous, MD (2013 Subaru Legacy 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Headlight bulb had to be replaced--low beam was burned out"

Anonymous, WA (2013 Subaru Legacy 3.6R 3.6-L 6 Cyl)

"The headlights are a pain to replace. When they need to be replaced, the tires need to be removed to get at them They needed to be replaced two times in the last 12 months"

Anonymous, IA (2013 Subaru Legacy Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"Jumped curb, later noticed the passenger side fog lamp was missing"

Anonymous, MN (2013 Subaru Legacy 3.6R 3.6-L 6 Cyl)

"Multiple lights burned out and have needed repeated replacements"

Anonymous, CO (2013 Subaru Legacy Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Tire pressure monitor

"have to bring to dealership to reset"

Dennis L., NY (2013 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Warning lights

"Every time I filled the car with gas for the past 5 months my break, sensor and check engine lights would come on"

Anonymous, NC (2013 Subaru Legacy Unsure 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 interior trim or moldings

"Rattles that I can't determine where they are coming from"

Edward P., CT (2013 Subaru Legacy 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Rust

"Rust on inside of trunk lid"

Edward P., CT (2013 Subaru Legacy 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"rust on trim plate (rear view camera) appears to lack primer coat"

Anonymous, NH (2013 Subaru Legacy Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Rust appearing on the trunk after less than 2 years"

Anonymous, QC (2013 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Rust on the inside of the trunk lid and on the bottom of the trunk lid (where it meets the bumper"

Anonymous, CT (2013 Subaru Legacy 2.5i 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

Seals and/or weather-stripping

"Window seal on the driver's side door kept binding in the window, became deformed, and needed to be replaced. Had to make a total of four trips to the dealership to finally resolve this issue"

Anonymous, TN (2013 Subaru Legacy Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Squeaks or rattles

"Door panels have rattles in them both as driving and especially with (higher volume) stereo USge"

Anonymous, WA (2013 Subaru Legacy Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Drivers front shock bad. Rattls along drivers side"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Subaru Legacy 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Wind noise

"Wind noise was caused by the previously mentioned issue involving the defective window seals on the driver's door.Was resolved when that problem was repaired"

Anonymous, TN (2013 Subaru Legacy Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Noisy on the road"

Anonymous, QC (2013 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Unsure)

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

"I don't know if the rough drive is due to shocks or torsion bar?? Also the engine is noisy"

Anonymous, QC (2013 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Unsure)

"Not only is the initial ride terrible on the Legacy Sport, it's gotten worse with time making squeaking noises going over even the simplest of speed bumps and smacking the body down like there is no suspension at all. We've taken it to our Subaru dealer and they assure us that nothing is wrong at all!"

Anonymous, ID (2013 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Had a strut that needed replaced when car had less than 30000 miles on it"

Anonymous, WV (2013 Subaru Legacy Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Steering wheel vibration

"Vibration due to bent/damaged rims which were replaced"

Anonymous, CO (2013 Subaru Legacy Premium 3.6-L 6 Cyl)

Brakes

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

What Owners Say

Master cylinder

"Subaru covered this cost under goodwill reimbursement"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Rotors

"rust problem auto was in storage for 18 months"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Wear"

Anonymous, PA (2013 Subaru Legacy 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Squeaking

"Occasionally squeaks when braking"

Anonymous, WI (2013 Subaru Legacy Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Climate System

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

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

"loss of refridgerent"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Blower (fan) motor

"it started making noise. the dealership replaced it at no cost to me. it was under warranty"

Mark L., IA (2013 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Electrical failure

"Climate controls stayed off on very cool days preventing the control of any of the climate control"

Anonymous, QC (2013 Subaru Legacy Limited 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

Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"Gasket between spoiler and trunk lid became dislodged"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Sunroof

"Switch needed replacing"

Michael O., WA (2013 Subaru Legacy 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Minor

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

What Owners Say

Accessory belts or pulleys

"Initially, sounded like the belt was slipping. Was fixed, happened again and dealer determined the cause was the pulley assembly which was a closed unit was defective. I think they said it did not have enough lubricant in it when it was made"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Subaru Legacy Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Engine burns oil (like CU reported might happen). Does not burn enough for Subaru to do anything. Burns 2 quarts every 3000 miles"

Samuel S., CT (2013 Subaru Legacy Premium 3.6-L 6 Cyl)

Transmission Minor

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

What Owners Say

Rough shifting

"Reviewed by dealer but no solution found"

Anonymous, CO (2013 Subaru Legacy Premium 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 pump

"Could not put gas in the car due to pressure. Dealer had to replace entire gas tank. Covered under warranty took over a week for parts. Dealer gave me 2015 limited Legacy to drive while in shop"

Anonymous, GA (2013 Subaru Legacy 3.6R 3.6-L 6 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

"Unable to start car (dead battery). Battery had to be replaced"

Anonymous, WA (2013 Subaru Legacy 3.6R 3.6-L 6 Cyl)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

"Happened at 80000 miles and too early in life of car for this to happen"

Steven L., NJ (2013 Subaru Legacy Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Exhaust

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

Drive System

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

Engine Cooling

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

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Recalls
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AIR BAGS:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL
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:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL
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:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL
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:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL
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:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL
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:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL
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:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL
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
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
STEERING
May 13 2013
If the shafts become disengaged, the driver would lose the ability to steer the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Subaru is recalling certain model year 2013 Outback and Legacy vehicles manufactured from February 15, 2012, through June 15, 2012. In the affected vehicles, the inner and outer shafts of the steering column assembly may become disengaged from one another.
What should you do:
Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will replace the steering column assembly with a new one, free of charge. The recall began on May 14, 2013. Owners may contact Subaru at 1-800-782-2783. Subaru's recall campaign number is WQI-45.
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: 13V194000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 5379
EQUIPMENT
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
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