At first blush, the Subaru Legacy is a great all-around sedan, thanks to its standard all-wheel drive and affordability. Dig a bit deeper and you'll realize that's selling the Legacy short. This is a car with very few compromises, effectively blending an excellent ride, responsive handling, a roomy and quiet interior, great visibility, simple controls and easy cabin access front and rear.
Alerts
There are 3 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Road Test Results

Performance
Acceleration Acceleration Acceleration tests are conducted on a smooth, flat pavement straightaway at the track. Time, speed, and distance measurements are taken with a precise GPS-based device that’s hooked to a data-logging computer.
0 to 60 mph 0 to 60 mph (sec.) The time in seconds that a vehicle takes to reach 60 mph from a standstill with the engine idling.
Transmission Transmission Transmission performance is determined by shifting smoothness, response, shifter action, and clutch actuation for manual transmissions.
Braking Braking The braking rating is a composite of wet and dry stopping distances and pedal feel. Braking distance is from 60 mph, with no wheels locked.
Emergency Handling Emergency Handling Several factors go into the rating, including the avoidance maneuver speed and confidence, as well as how the vehicle behaves when pushed to its limit.
Comfort / Convenience
Ride Ride Our expert judgment of how well the suspension isolates and absorbs road imperfections and how steady it keeps the body on various road surfaces.
Noise Noise Our expert judgment of the vehicle's interior noise level in everyday driving.
Front Seat Comfort Front Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the front seat is for drivers of various heights.
Rear Seat Comfort Rear Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the rear seat is for two passengers to sit across.
Interior Fit and Finish Interior Fit and Finish An expert evaluation of the interior quality and craftsmanship.
Trunk/Cargo Area Trunk/Cargo Area Our rating is based on the amount of luggage or cargo space that a vehicle has in the trunk or cargo area.
Fuel Economy & Emissions
Fuel Economy Fuel Economy We perform our own fuel-economy tests, independent of the government's often-quoted EPA figures and the manufacturers' claims. Using a precise fuel-flow measuring device spliced into the fuel line, we run two separate circuits to represent city and highway consumption.
CR's Overall Mileage CR's Overall Mileage CR's overall mileage is a composite of measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course and highway cruising; and CR's 150-mile test trip of mixed driving, if tested. In recent road tests, we've discontinued the 150-mile trip test.
CR's City Mileage CR's City Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course.
CR's Highway Mileage CR's Highway Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed highway cruising.
Annual Fuel Cost Annual Fuel Cost The cost and amount of fuel used in 12,000 miles and is calculated from CR's overall mileage.
Greenhouse Gas Greenhouse Gas The Greenhouse Gas Rating represents the amount of carbon dioxide the vehicle emits compared to other vehicles of the same model year. This score from the EPA ranges from 1 (worst) to 10 (best).
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Smog Rating Smog Rating The Smog Rating represents the amount of health-damaging and smog-forming airborne pollutants the vehicle emits compared to other vehicles of the same model year. This score from the EPA ranges from 1 (worst) to 10 (best).
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Owner Reports

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Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. N/A 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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Reliability Trouble Spots
Engine Major Engine Major Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.
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Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
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Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
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Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
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Transmission Minor Transmission Minor Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.
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Drive System Drive System Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.
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Owner Satisfaction Owner Satisfaction To learn about satisfaction, CR has collected survey data from our annual survey on more than half a million vehicles. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. N/A 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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Driving Experience Driving Experience Includes acceleration and handling
Comfort Comfort Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride
Value Value Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?
Styling Styling How it looks inside and out
Safety Equipment
ABS available, standard from 2000. Side air bags available from 2000, standard from 2005. Head protection air bags standard from 2005. ESC available from 2007, standard from 2009.
Road Test

At first blush, the Subaru Legacy is a great all-around sedan, thanks to its standard all-wheel drive and affordability. Dig a bit deeper and you'll realize that's selling the Legacy short. This is a car with very few compromises, effectively blending an excellent ride, responsive handling, a roomy and quiet interior, great visibility, simple controls and easy cabin access front and rear. This all adds up to put it among the top performers in our ratings of the midsized family sedans of its day.

Sure, the Legacy doesn't set hearts racing with its nondescript looks and respectable-if-unexciting acceleration numbers. But with the best ride, strong handling and impressive braking, the Subaru topped its category in nearly every other measure of track performance.

Seating
2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
AWD
Warranty
Coverage varies among versions of this vehicle

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

Read more about extended warranties
Body Styles
sedan
Transmissions Available
  • CVT
Engines Available
  • 2.5-liter 4 (175 hp)
  • 3.6-liter 6 (256 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2015 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

"camera doesn't turn off or disengage for several seconds after car is put into drive which is distracting or disconcerting to be driving and seeing camera view behind"

Anonymous, OH (2015 Subaru Legacy Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Eyesight camera came loose, causing Eyesight to turn off when driving. Seems like it just needs to be glued on better"

Anonymous, MD (2015 Subaru Legacy Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"At least once a week the Blind Spot Detection system is disabled at startup and requires one or more engine restarts to work"

Anonymous, NH (2015 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear traffic alert is intermittent"

Larry G., VA (2015 Subaru Legacy Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Bracket holding backup camera in place broke. I had to replace the camera."

Anonymous, NV (2015 Subaru Legacy Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
CD player

"would not play some commercial audio books"

Raymond W., MO (2015 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Would not play CD's; had to replace radio"

Anonymous, ON (2015 Subaru Legacy 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Display screen difficult to see

"Covering of display screen does not allow reading with polarized sun glasses"

Anonymous, IN (2015 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The center display screen is not visible when in sunlight"

Steve C., NJ (2015 Subaru Legacy Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"One day the screen developed a pixelated pattern and the dealer couldn't reset it. A whole new computer installed in dAh under warranty"

Anonymous, FL (2015 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Glare from the sun makes the screen impossible to read"

Robert E., SC (2015 Subaru Legacy Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The display is failing, has LCD issues, unreadable sometimes"

Anonymous, CA (2015 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Display screen freezes up

"they replaced the radio which fixed the issue"

Larry H., PA (2015 Subaru Legacy 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Radio freezes up, cant change anything 2nd radio Also key to car would not come out of steering wheel They cant find the problem"

David C., PA (2015 Subaru Legacy Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Problem just started two weeks ago. While listening to the radio, I attempted to change the channel. The channel would change using touch screen or manual controls. System would also not shut off. This week I had three different instances while using Bluetooth for phone call. When I attempted to hang up the screen displayed blue on the phone symbol. Steering wheel controls did not work. System would not shut off. Had to turn off car and start to have system reset. Had same thing occur about 30 minutes later with same results."

Anonymous, OR (2015 Subaru Legacy Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Sometimes infotainment freezes up and I need turn off vehicle. Then problem goes away. It happened 4 times in last 12 months"

Anonymous, TX (2015 Subaru Legacy 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Display screen goes blank

"When temperature was very cold (-10 plus) the display went blank. This happened twice"

Anonymous, NY (2015 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

"MP3 player freezes up and there's not always play properly"

Anonymous, CO (2015 Subaru Legacy)
Hardware replacement

"The screen gradually developed a vision problem in sunlight. A raster made it almost impossible to view the gps and radio screen In sunlight. viewing the map caused the most problems, and the entire unit had to be replaced. I had an extended warrantee so I has to pay only the $100 deductible for a very expensive part. Hence, my repairs for the year were only for the normal maintenance service."

Anonymous, FL (2015 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"Nav system software fails to load on startup. Needs one or more restarts to recognize Nav is installed"

Anonymous, NH (2015 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"I occasionally cannot add a new destination"

Roger K., MA (2015 Subaru Legacy 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"ALERT POINT FUNCTION NOT WORKING PROPERLY . SUPPOSED TO MAKE A CHIRP WHEN FOR EXAMPLE APPROACHING A RR CROSSING OR SCHOOL ZONE. BOTH CHIRP AND VISUAL WARNING NOT FUNCTIONING. CHIRP CONTINUES TO GO OFF RANDOMLY AND VISUAL IS NONEXISTENT - CURRENTLY AL"

Anonymous, OH (2015 Subaru Legacy 3.6R 3.6-L 6 Cyl)

"I can use the Navigation system manually that it"

Joseph M., QC (2015 Subaru Legacy Limited 3.6-L 6 Cyl)

"Intermittent graying out of field in which one would insert destination address."

Anonymous, FL (2015 Subaru Legacy Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Just stopped working whole in car Starlinks feature had to be replaced"

Anonymous, (2015 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Navigation system failure with voice software - stopped voicing the street names - replaced one system told me it was a hardware problem (May 2016), Switched out system with another car, Failed again Feb 2017! Dealer service tells me the street names not supposed to be voiced! Cannot get any response from management for dangerous situation!"

Anonymous, NY (2015 Subaru Legacy 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Hard to use. Difficult to specify way points. Erased all of my saved destinations. Cannot select the most direct route. I'm going to schedule a trip to the dealer for assistance"

Bob K., NY (2015 Subaru Legacy 3.6R 3.6-L 6 Cyl)

"The NAV system does not re-calculate correctly, there have been times when I will change the direction of travel, the system will issue statements that are wrong; "Make a U-Turn", "Turn Left or Right" when that cannot be accomplished. I have to pull off into a safe place, cancel the map route, and re-enter the destination"

Steve C., NJ (2015 Subaru Legacy Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"It is supposed to indicate traffic on the highway. Often doesn't. Also, voice commands occasionally cut part of the message"

Anonymous, NY (2015 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The navigation would flash a bright light as it would gain the location of vehicle. It would and still does this daily. The navigation has been replaced twice"

Anonymous, TX (2015 Subaru Legacy 3.6R 3.6-L 6 Cyl)

"Voice truncated first part of directions"

Anonymous, MI (2015 Subaru Legacy Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"periodically unable to insert address to navigate to"

Ronald C., FL (2015 Subaru Legacy Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Car seems to lose the navigation signal. The nav screen picture sways side to side as it is trying to find where the car is. Also, the screen will have a bright flash as it is trying to find its location. Navi was replace twice by my dealer to no avail."

Anonymous, TX (2015 Subaru Legacy 3.6R 3.6-L 6 Cyl)

"periodically the field to enter an address goes blank"

Ronald C., FL (2015 Subaru Legacy Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The navigation screen faded so much that it became nearly unreadable in some light. The dealer claimed that was normal. After a lot of effort, including changing the color and contrast, it is improved but not what it was when I bought the car."

Anonymous, OR (2015 Subaru Legacy Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"My phone stopped registering my voice commands to call people on my list and also altered the numbers of some people on my contact list"

Mark H., OR (2015 Subaru Legacy Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Bluetooth just turns off for some reason in car. My other problem was worse. My passenger window could not be operated from the driver's side or the passenger side. Then it was OK on the passenger side but not the driver's.. It started working again and then quit again. I had to take it in to get fixed"

Catherine B., IL (2015 Subaru Legacy)

"If my phone dies and I plug in the charger while driving, when the phone comes back on the contacts and call history disappear"

Thomas K., TX (2015 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Radio

"The entertainment screen would not allow me to turn on the radio"

Larry H., PA (2015 Subaru Legacy 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Do not like the way presets are arranged Hard to see and select"

Jo S., NY (2015 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Occasional clicking noises while playing radio. Dealer replaced due to factory recall."

Anonymous, MN (2015 Subaru Legacy 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Poor local reception quite often."

Anonymous, IL (2015 Subaru Legacy 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"FM and Satellite receiving jumped stations on it's own. A software update by Subaru corrected this."

Ron A., CA (2015 Subaru Legacy Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"When I start the car I want the radio to return to the station I was last listening, if I listen to adult content Suburu overrides my choice as a family friendly design. I do not appreciate the car decided what and when I can listen. Provide a family friendly setting, but allow me to turn it off. Separately, I want to drive at all hours with my headlights on, but the in-dash entertainment center is not readable in sunlight when the headlights are on. A big failure for a manufacturer that mostly gets safety right."

Charlotte B., IL (2015 Subaru Legacy 3.6R 3.6-L 6 Cyl)

"Is constantly going dead during use for a few sec. and a few times completely dead to where it didn't return to service until I restarted the car. Dealer replace the radio console but still I have the issue even with the new console."

Anonymous, MD (2015 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Routine software updates

"Radio/USB cuts off and have to turn off and back on. Did update at dealership, still have problem."

Anonymous, WA (2015 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Dealer did not know about software update needed but then the complete unit was replave for display issues o update softwar was included with ne unit."

Anonymous, NJ (2015 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Software update fixes

"Satellite radio menus quit working after about a year. Required firmware update. I had to pay for it."

Anonymous, MN (2015 Subaru Legacy 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Speakers

"They do not come in very well in the back seats. It's sporadic whether or not the volume comes on, so for those in the back, it's difficult to hear music, and then very loud for the driver to turn the volume up so it reaches the back."

Anonymous, WI (2015 Subaru Legacy 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Voice control commands

"difficulty in recognizing voice commands"

Anonymous, VA (2015 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The button on the steering wheel controlling the voice control command often doesn't work"

Anonymous, NY (2015 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"They advertise that you can use voice commands with the navigation system, but I am having a lot of difficulty with it and so far have not been able to do it. I know a few others who are having the same problems with this system"

Joseph M., QC (2015 Subaru Legacy Limited 3.6-L 6 Cyl)

"voice commands very buggy, cant seem to stop navigation via voice commands"

Frank F., NY (2015 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"It should not take this many steps to dial a number. Unusable garbage"

Brent L., OR (2015 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

Air or water leaks

"Minor leak in overflow res"

Anonymous, MA (2015 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"I finally got Subaru to repair/replace front door stripping/seals on both sides as well as the inoperable fuel door latch.These repairs had to be consumer driven by lots of complaints. ai have an inordinate amount of noise right/rear"

James H., OK (2015 Subaru Legacy Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Driver's side weather stripping leaks"

Anonymous, CA (2015 Subaru Legacy Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"passenger door wind noise, upper front corner"

Anonymous, BC (2015 Subaru Legacy Limited 3.6-L 6 Cyl)

"Trim and weather stripping around sunroof came loose. Dealer fixed it at no charge as the car was still under warranty."

Anonymous, PA (2015 Subaru Legacy 3.6R 3.6-L 6 Cyl)

"Passenger side door seal, top left side(from inside). air leak."

Anonymous, BC (2015 Subaru Legacy Limited 3.6-L 6 Cyl)
Squeaks or rattles

"My biggest problem is the paint. It doesen't hod up on lower side ot the car. The clearcoat was badly damaged and I had bare metal showing on the passenger side door after 5 weeks of ownership. i was told this was somehow my fault but Subaru paid to"

Anonymous, OH (2015 Subaru Legacy Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Rattling of Eyesight cover, door of compartment"

Anonymous, AZ (2015 Subaru Legacy Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Wheel hub issues I purchased a vehicle warranty it was covered with200 deductible"

Anonymous, MA (2015 Subaru Legacy Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Lots of squeaks / rattling from (i) Eyesight unit and (ii) entire front dash board. this was pretty much there since driving car for ~ 3 month, and it is very dissatisfying"

Anonymous, AZ (2015 Subaru Legacy Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"At slow speeds, makes a distinct rattle- no one can find the problem and says that all is ok, but it is annoying, but only over semi rough road at slow speed"

Anonymous, CA (2015 Subaru Legacy 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"RATTLE / TAPPING SOUND AROUND FRONT PASSENGER DOOR WINDOW"

Anonymous, OH (2015 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"There was something inside the eyesight compartment that rattled when a certain speed was hit. They were able to repair it while under warranty"

Anonymous, CA (2015 Subaru Legacy Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"many rattles coming from the area of the eyesight area"

Anonymous, CA (2015 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Engine idles roughly and makes further noise at idle while tachometer stays stable"

Anonymous, NY (2015 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"squek, bjroken trailer bar?"

Charles K., NY (2015 Subaru Legacy Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The noise comes and goes. It is difficult to explain. When we take it in for service it doesn't make the noise."

Anonymous, WI (2015 Subaru Legacy Sport 3.6-L 6 Cyl)

"Minor occasion rattles around front passenger door / window."

Anonymous, OH (2015 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Weather stripping in the sunroof sags over time on both sides,, causing annoying noise when the inside sliding sunroof cover is closed; also makes it hard to close it after it is slid open without using two hands to prop up both sides of the weatherstripping first."

John C., NV (2015 Subaru Legacy Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Wind noise

"Wind whistle from passenger side at speeds above 30 mpg. Dealer was able to replace window seals and solve the problem"

James N., PA (2015 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Right front triangular window wasn't installed properly and created wind noise. This was common in 2015 Legacy/Outback and was the subject of a factory service bulletin"

Anonymous, AK (2015 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Front door weatherstrip needs a redesign - does not seal tightly"

Anonymous, IN (2015 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Wind noise at highway speed. Subaru had developed a replacement kit to address these issues. The Subaru dealer replaced the front quarter windows and weather strips. There was no cost to me"

C V., FL (2015 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Passenger side window excessive air noise. Subaru contacted, no response to date. Currently using electrical tape to fix"

Thomas A., PA (2015 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The wind noise is so bad when traveling at certain speeds that I cannot hear my radio. This has been reported to dealership. A fix is imminent soon - when I take my vehicle in for its first 6-month service"

Anonymous, CT (2015 Subaru Legacy 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"I purchased the Legacy in August 2014. The 2015 was said to be very quite, more leg room and about 26 mpg.. This is my 3rd Subaru since 2010.. The 2015 legacy has been in the shop more than 7 times., we don't use it because of noise and will sell it"

James H., OK (2015 Subaru Legacy Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Lt and Rt triangle shaped sealed glass leaks"

Anonymous, MN (2015 Subaru Legacy Premium 3.6-L 6 Cyl)

"At highway speeds, the front passenger door makes a rattling noise as if the door opens and closes briefly and frequently. Apparently this is common and due to weather stripping of the small glass pane by the mirror and fixed under warranty. Parts ha"

Anonymous, MN (2015 Subaru Legacy 3.6R 3.6-L 6 Cyl)

"Higher than expected wind noise while driving at highway speeds. The dealership service manager said that it is a problem with this model and that Subaru is "working on it""

Anonymous, IL (2015 Subaru Legacy Premium 3.6-L 6 Cyl)

"car is noisy at highway speeds on concrete surfaces"

Walter S., NY (2015 Subaru Legacy 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"R front quarter window wind noise"

Anonymous, CO (2015 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Design flaw. Wind noise > 40 MPH"

Anonymous, CA (2015 Subaru Legacy Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Loud whistle from both forward small windows. Seals replaced , noise better"

John B., CT (2015 Subaru Legacy 3.6R 3.6-L 6 Cyl)

"The car I drove to test drive was not the car I leased. The latter is super noisy. Have taken it back multiple times and there is nothing they can do...it's in the design? I will not be keeping it. Paint is coming up from tailgate area. Front window had to be replaced as well as tire and car taken in twice because exhaust light went off"

Kim S., AZ (2015 Subaru Legacy Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Passenger side window had wind noise but was corrected by manufacture bulletin"

Anonymous, PA (2015 Subaru Legacy Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"All problems have been repaired/replaced to my satisfaction except for the wind noise. The dealer replaced door and window seals that only partially helped. the level of road and mostly wind noise is totally unacceptable. Hence the low miles. I plan to replace this unit with a 2018 model. If the noise level has not been resolved I will purchase a different model sedan"

Anonymous, OK (2015 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"the car just has alot of road and wind noise"

Anonymous, KS (2015 Subaru Legacy 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Passenger quarter window wind noise above 35 mph. Fixed as a recall"

Anonymous, NY (2015 Subaru Legacy Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"At speeds above 60 wind noise has increased since first buying"

Anonymous, NY (2015 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"At about 20-25 mph wind noise starts. I wear hearing aids and it is very annoying as cannot hear conversation well or the radio. I turn the hearing aid down to ease the annoyance especially if on the highway. makes hearing the GPS a problem as noise gets worse at higher speeds. I complained to dealer but they say it is alright. Measured it with the noise with the noise meter app and it is up there in decibels. Car is much noisier than our previous Subaru.. It is not the heater/air as turn them and the fan off."

Charles T., VA (2015 Subaru Legacy 3.6R 3.6-L 6 Cyl)

"Agrvating noise on highways. Also cold drafts."

Anonymous, NY (2015 Subaru Legacy)

"Air leaks in doors and side windows. I wear hearing aids and the wind and road noise makes hearing very annoying and difficult when driving over 30 mph. It is not the climate control as this noise still occurs with fan off and the noise would be apparent at lower speeds as well I have to put hearing aid on low gain in the car and we do not take trips in it. Our 2012 Legacy which my daughter now drives is much quieter than this 2015. This problem was noted in Subaru tech notes and was supposedly addressed by some production number below ours which does not appear to have happened.. Except for the wind/road noise and the uncomfortable seats the car appears to be up to Subaru body quality of the past. The 2015 year seems to be man anomaly but it is pushing us to move on after owning five of them. We won't be handing this one down in the family as all the others were."

Charles T., VA (2015 Subaru Legacy 3.6R 3.6-L 6 Cyl)

"This car is not quiet as too much road noise is heard."

Anonymous, PA (2015 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Significant Drivers Side road noise, Dealer wasn't able to fix or repair."

Anonymous, MD (2015 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"more noise than i like from front windows at highway speeds."

Michael H., ID (2015 Subaru Legacy Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Warranty issue with front door seals. Replaced in 2015 on both front doors. No issues since."

Brion L., OR (2015 Subaru Legacy Premium 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

Doors or sliding doors

"Driver side door does not make a firm sound when closing like the other doors. Door seems to have a vibration sound"

Anonymous, PA (2015 Subaru Legacy Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Driver door sound insulation slipped inside the door and the result was a hollow, tinny sound when door was closed. I raised a stink with Subaru USA, the dealer made an elaborate repair ruse, and the door still sounds tinny. Not isolated to our car alone. Everything else with car is fine"

Wayne I., WA (2015 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Had the interior door bracing that supports the sheet metal come apart on both front doors which resulted in a tinny/flimsy type sound when you would close the doors."

Anonymous, PA (2015 Subaru Legacy Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Glass defects

"Spontaneous crack in windshield with about 1800 miles. Dealer and Subaru blamed a rock but I don't recall anything hitting the windshield. The replacement windshield is back ordered. They say that demand was unexpectedly high"

William F., NY (2015 Subaru Legacy Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The windshield stars or cracks even with the smallest hit. I've had it replaced 4 times. I've been driving since I was 14 and I've only had 3 windows replaced previous to this car. I don't tailgate. Subaru claims Eyesight needs to be recalibrated after each windshield replacement. The dealers charge more than $200 for that. My insurance pays"

Dana H., CA (2015 Subaru Legacy Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"windshield cracked (4 feet long) and was known problem to subaru and they later sent letter, but meantime replaced windshield locally"

Anonymous, MA (2015 Subaru Legacy 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Front windshield cracked due to manufact. defect. Repaired under warranty"

Anonymous, MA (2015 Subaru Legacy Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"this is my 2nd windshield replacement"

Anonymous, NB (2015 Subaru Legacy 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"This is the second occurrence of windshield cracking since purchased in 2015 for no reason"

David M., OH (2015 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Windshield developed a crack starting from a small chip. This is a known problem with that year Legacy"

Anonymous, NH (2015 Subaru Legacy Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The windshield started cracking from the base near the heating elements, and the crack rapidly covered most of the windshield. We looked online and found many other owners had the same problem, where a small chip near the heating element leads to the windshield cracking dramatically. The dealership refused to cover it under warranty, though, because they found a tiny chip near the crack and claimed that chip damage wasn't covered. We had the windshield replaced with a non-OEM part."

Anonymous, MI (2015 Subaru Legacy Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"glass cracked while driving. contact with insurance company indicated there was a recall on the windshield. Subaru replaced at no charge"

Sharon C., NJ (2015 Subaru Legacy 3.6-L 6 Cyl)

"Windshield cracking It has happened only once. Cost us $890, $500 deductible and $390 to recalibrate the Eyesight. The cracking is mentioned in Subaru problem areas in tech notes. This is only major mechanical problem we have had in owning five Subarus over the years."

Charles T., VA (2015 Subaru Legacy 3.6R 3.6-L 6 Cyl)
Locks and latches

"Gas tank lid would not release properly. Subaru loaned us a much smaller car while waiting for the part - had to order it twice to fix the problem"

Anonymous, NC (2015 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Remote release for fuel door has chronic problem with not letting fuel door open and there is no other way to open fuel door. Car was at dealer 3 times for this problem. First time (car 2 weeks old) door was adjusted, second time (early March 2015)"

Anonymous, RI (2015 Subaru Legacy Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"fuel filler door would not open because of factory quality assurance issues. The filler door itself was misaligned badly causing the door to be extremely difficult to close and stick in the closed position when trying to open for refueling. A 2 part"

Anonymous, WA (2015 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Same as my other Subaru. Fuel filler door was misaligned from the factory causing the door to be extremely difficult to close and jam in the closed position. Every refueling required a use of a credit card to pry open the fuel filler door until Sub"

Anonymous, WA (2015 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Gas tank door: Have had problems with getting it open. Repaired once but still can be difficult to open."

Anonymous, MA (2015 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Gas tank cover would not release and open to allow fueling"

Jim F., MI (2015 Subaru Legacy Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Door covering the gas cap sometimes wouldn't open. Repaired under warranty"

Anonymous, IL (2015 Subaru Legacy Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Gas tank door does not open when handle pulled. Dealer trird to fix, then replaced plastic part. Still only works sometimes"

Anonymous, FL (2015 Subaru Legacy 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The fuel door has problems unlatching and relatching. This problem becomes exasperated when water freezes around the fuel door making it impossible to unlatch without using tools to simultaneously hold the unlatch lever open while using a credit card to pry open the door and scrape out the ice build up. Additionally, the fuel does doesn’t align well with the body trim. I brought the vehicle in for repair and Subaru replaced the latch spring. This improved the situation but not entirely. This door still gets stuck 50% of the time. Subaru has come out with a new repair for this problem but only in time for the warranty to have expired."

Paul R., AK (2015 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The latch on the gas lid got stuck and had to be replaced. It was replaced under warranty."

Anonymous, TX (2015 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"I had repeated problems with the remote fuel door release not opening the fuel door; occurred 4 or so times the first year of ownership; after taking it to the dealer to get it open each time (no owner-accessible inside-the-trunk emergency release) Subaru put out a technical bulletin of how to fix it (still under warranty). Fix worked for 2 years the recurred, so back to the dealer; a subsequent tech bulletin said to replace the saucer section of the fuel door for the 50% of first-time fixes that original repair didn't correct. It's been about 9 months, so far so good, we'll see if this lasts. It was a very frustrating problem since it happened sporadically, and always when I needed fuel! I would have given the car a definitely buy again vs my probably buy again if not for this issue. I wish Subaru had just done a recall for all of the early 2015 Legacys, since I was told they were the only ones affected."

Donald W., RI (2015 Subaru Legacy Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Fuel filler door would not open. Replaced out of pocket."

Anonymous, CT (2015 Subaru Legacy Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Seat controls - movement

"The plastic molding on the left side of the drivers seat as separated from the seat"

Anonymous, MD (2015 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"Tailgate must be manually lifted"

Anonymous, MD (2015 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Windows

"I have the third windshield in the car. The first two cracked spontaneously"

Anonymous, MA (2015 Subaru Legacy Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"driver front window goes up and down involuntarily. often will not stay up; will not stay down.????"

Richard S., MA (2015 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Front passenger side window get stuck in the middle. This happens often."

Koshy P., NJ (2015 Subaru Legacy 3.6R 3.6-L 6 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

"Loose front grill trim was wrinkling"

Anonymous, MI (2015 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"grill trim surface was "bubbled up" and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, VT (2015 Subaru Legacy 3.6-L 6 Cyl)

"The black molding on the roof came off and had to replace"

Anonymous, CO (2015 Subaru Legacy Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The lower front bumper came loose. I was able to push it back in using my fist to pound it"

Anonymous, PA (2015 Subaru Legacy 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"front bumper clip near headlight snapped and bumper serpearated at seam of body near headlight assembly"

Anonymous, NY (2015 Subaru Legacy Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Driver side rocker panel peeling paint when new it was replaced by the dealer"

James M., CT (2015 Subaru Legacy Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"the front and rear quarter panels came loose after going through the car wash"

Anonymous, NY (2015 Subaru Legacy 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Exterior molding below the windshield on the passengers side is loose"

Anonymous, MD (2015 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"I hit a pothole and the front fender popped out. I managed to snap it back into place but I was surprised at the flimsy method used to hold the fender on."

Anonymous, NY (2015 Subaru Legacy)

"Front bumper edge repeatedly protrudes at the edge of the front wheel well and requires being pushed back in to place."

Bill H., MD (2015 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Passenger side panel below door became detached and had to be replaced."

Anonymous, AZ (2015 Subaru Legacy Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Cover on the sunroof motor came loose. Dealer replaced it at no cost to me."

Nancy G., TX (2015 Subaru Legacy)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"On purchase found the carpet trim in the trunk not installed properly. Dealer ordered new trim to replace"

Anonymous, MA (2015 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Driver's side trim from roof alongside windshield pulls away, clip released exposing air bag, trim keeps pulling away, Subaru will replace entire section"

Anonymous, PA (2015 Subaru Legacy Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"loose trim pieces in trunk came off and not fitting well. At highway speed, hear humming noise coming from the back of vehicle. not sure is wheel bearing, differential noises or tire noises."

Anonymous, NJ (2015 Subaru Legacy Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"Car was peppered with splotches which had eaten through the clear coat. Dealer took care of problem free of charge"

Anonymous, IA (2015 Subaru Legacy)

"The paint on the wheels of both 2015 Legacy's are bad. Chipping etc"

Michael L., ME (2015 Subaru Legacy Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Wheel paint very bad. Chipping etc"

Michael L., ME (2015 Subaru Legacy Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint peeled on running board"

Anonymous, CO (2015 Subaru Legacy 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"car gets scratched easily"

Jayne-Michael B., PA (2015 Subaru Legacy Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"A strong weather front came through when I was parked in a dirty parking lot. A lot of debris was picked up and thrown against my car, and I wound with a lot of scratches on the car"

Anonymous, PA (2015 Subaru Legacy 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint scaling then flaking off. Started during the first year. Dealer stated cause as paint contamination during manufacturing, filed warranty claim. Subaru refused claim, stated no paint issues are covered under warranty for any reason"

Mark L., IN (2015 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"fading and cracking from tailgate area"

Kim S., AZ (2015 Subaru Legacy Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"my paint problem is a weak clearcoat causing spots wherever there was bird droppings or tree sap on it. I discussed with the dealer and they said subaru would split the cost of a full repaint"

Anonymous, OH (2015 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Rust

"I,ve put krown on the car every year but the trunk seams seem to be not painted well and am getting seam rust"

Anonymous, NB (2015 Subaru Legacy 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

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

Alignment

"Alignment done to correct sensitivity to wind and steering"

William D., TN (2015 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Ball joints

"changed at my request as a precaution"

John B., IN (2015 Subaru Legacy Premium 3.6-L 6 Cyl)
Bushings

"dealer replace bushings, all covered under warranty"

John B., IN (2015 Subaru Legacy Premium 3.6-L 6 Cyl)
Shocks or struts

"Strut noise front left going over bumps"

Stan M., PA (2015 Subaru Legacy 3.6R 3.6-L 6 Cyl)

"Broke"

Anonymous, PA (2015 Subaru Legacy)

"Started at 30,000 miles and I had to get a repair. It was expensive and shouldn't have happened so early."

Anonymous, MA (2015 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"rear struts were making a banging noise when you hit bumps"

John R., IN (2015 Subaru Legacy Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Strut failure"

Anonymous, NB (2015 Subaru Legacy Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"front strut leaked, others were worn replaced about 50000 miles"

Mark H., CO (2015 Subaru Legacy 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"When I purchased the vehicle it had a leaky left front strut that they replaced, no charge"

Frank S., NH (2015 Subaru Legacy Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Struts went bad about 60000 and had to be replaced. It also damage the tires, and they had to be replaced"

Anonymous, NJ (2015 Subaru Legacy Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"rear struts, shocks went. cost me $$. Car was just over three years old. should not have happened. driver front window goes up and down on its own accord. will not always stay open or shut."

Richard S., MA (2015 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Tire wear is uneven

"Tires needed to be replaced. Too early and not happy"

Anonymous, MA (2015 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Wheel bearings

"IT NEEDED TO BE REPLACED"

Slavko P., NJ (2015 Subaru Legacy Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Driver's side front wheel bearing failed shortly after warranty expired. Dealer had part on the shelf -- frequently replaced?"

Anonymous, OR (2015 Subaru Legacy Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"At highway speeds, I started hearing a whine from the front driver-side corner of the vehicle. Based on experience with a previous Subaru, I guessed that the wheel bearing was starting to go. The dealer service technician confirmed this."

Anonymous, (2015 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Both left and right rear wheel bearings went bad. I was very disappointed that they had to be replaced at less than 100,000 miles. I determined they were bad due to increasingly loud noises from the read wheel area while driving."

Anonymous, MI (2015 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Started hearing a whirring noise on the passenger side when the car was a little over 4 years old (approximately 18k miles). I rarely drive this car, but noticed it was getting worse over time. Brought it to the dealer and the repaired it under warranty."

Anonymous, FL (2015 Subaru Legacy 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"1 really noisy. Took it in and 3 were bad. Seems odd for a 2 year old car"

Anonymous, TX (2015 Subaru Legacy 3.6R 3.6-L 6 Cyl)

"Rear wheel bearing started making noise but we drove it home from Texas to Michigan before we got it repaired. Was surprised that a bearing would go bad at 65000 miles."

Anonymous, MI (2015 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"had 2 wheel bearing replaced at 94k miles. Roughly $700 cost."

Anonymous, WI (2015 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Wheel bearings in one wheel wore out and made noise. Dealer replaced bearings at no charge even though the warranty had expired."

Anonymous, MA (2015 Subaru Legacy Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Right rear wheel bearing began to make noise. It was found to be in need of replacement and was replaced under the 60K Subaru Drive-train warranty."

Thomas L., NJ (2015 Subaru Legacy Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Noise coming out of the left wheel hub/bearing. Upon inspection the bearing/hub was worn and required replacement."

Larry M., PA (2015 Subaru Legacy Premium 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

"engine would not turn over. parts were replaced and the car is fine"

Anonymous, MN (2015 Subaru Legacy Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"ECU Unit failed causing engine to sputter and acceleration to be seriously wildly variable randomly"

Anonymous, WA (2015 Subaru Legacy 3.6R 3.6-L 6 Cyl)

"Check engine light after routine maintenance and MAP sensor replaced"

Bob F., VA (2015 Subaru Legacy Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Engine knock or ping

"Persistent knocking and pinging when cold and at normal operating temps."

Anonymous, QC (2015 Subaru Legacy 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Oil leaks

"Dealer double-gasketed the oil filter, resulting in the engine covered in oil with damage to various sensors"

Jeffrey L., MI (2015 Subaru Legacy 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"burns through a quart of oil every 3000 miles. This is a repeated issue since approximately 35,000 miles on the car. I am meticulous about maintenance and do not drive the vehicle hard. I have owned many Subarus and wouldn't have expected this out of a Subaru."

Anonymous, NY (2015 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Leaking oil pan gasket while under warranty"

Anonymous, MN (2015 Subaru Legacy Unsure 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"For the past four+ years, the oil emergency light would come on indicating that the car should not be driven any further because it may cause engine problems. When I would check the engine, the oil reservoir would be completely empty. Since the system is supposed to be a closed one it should not run out of oil. Our new dealer (where we purchased the 2020) said to bring it in for a special oil test."

Anonymous, NY (2015 Subaru Legacy Unsure 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The low oil light comes on in between oil changes. Car is typically down 2 quarts. Mechanic cannot find the source of the problem"

Anonymous, NJ (2015 Subaru Legacy Unsure Unsure)

"It isn't a leak, it just goes through oil faster than other cars I have had."

Anonymous, NY (2015 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Low oil pressure indicator light. Dealer discovered car was using oil. Car in shop for over a week while engine was disassembled and repaired. Covered under warranty. No problems since repair"

Anonymous, SD (2015 Subaru Legacy Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Eats oil"

Paul W., NJ (2015 Subaru Legacy 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Eats oil"

Paul W., NJ (2015 Subaru Legacy Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Was having to go in for excessive oil changes as the indicator kept saying my oil was low. Subaru dealer did several tests and yes, the original engine was defective causing oil leaks. So they put in a new short block, totally free of charge plus paying for my rental car. Problem totally cured now and can go the 6,000 miles between oil changes as advertised. I am happy with their problem solving and recovery"

Anonymous, WA (2015 Subaru Legacy 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Car consumes oil and has to be topped off every 1000 miles. However no evidence of oil leaks and dealer has not been helpful."

David M., OH (2015 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Engine has a couple oil leaks. Will be fixed next month at roughly $1000 cost at dealership."

Anonymous, WI (2015 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Cam seals leaking at 80,000 miles. Repaired under extended warranty."

Anonymous, AZ (2015 Subaru Legacy Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The leak was from the upper oil pan. With Subaru's engine design, the engine needed to be completely removed to fix the problem. The car was in the shop for a week. It was covered under the powertrain warranty fortunately."

Mark P., IL (2015 Subaru Legacy Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"I had car for a few months when the oil light 1st came on, it was not due for oil change I thought it was a defect, when checked it was no oil I immediately called the dealership. I was told that is normal and I should carry a quart in car to top off between oil changes. it has happened numerous times and no help from dealership."

Veronica M., NY (2015 Subaru Legacy Premium 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)

"Very noticeable clicking on right wheel when brake pedal is released. Dealer acknowledged this and contacted Subaru tech to look at it. He confirmed the prob. but didn't know what it was. They confirmed that some other Subaru's had the same proble"

Anonymous, OH (2015 Subaru Legacy Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Calipers

"The noise "clicking" sound from the caliper area seems to be due to the antilock system. My concern is "safety" If the brakes are releasing with a jolt then its possible something is hanging up and could cause serious problems at highway speeds shou"

Anonymous, OH (2015 Subaru Legacy Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Caliper on one front wheel was stuck in a closed position which caused noise in that wheel and premature brake wear. As a result the front brakes and rotors had to be replaced."

Anonymous, NY (2015 Subaru Legacy 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Master cylinder

"Pedal goes to floor with constant pressure at a stop"

Anonymous, PA (2015 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Normal routine brake wear

"At 60 000 km the dealer informed me the brake pads and disks needed replacement - for the first time, I consider this normal."

Anonymous, QC (2015 Subaru Legacy Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Subaru dealer tried to sell me a very expensive brake job. I took the car to an independent, local shop and got the brakes done for half the price."

Anonymous, FL (2015 Subaru Legacy 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear brake and rotor replace"

Anonymous, NY (2015 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"front breaks replaced a year ago, rear breaks replaced this year"

Anonymous, NY (2015 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Parking brake

"Parking randomly engages itself without being activated right after parking and shutting off vehicle. Light indicator has flashed randomly. Indicator light was off after starting car not letting me know it had randomly engaged the parking brake."

Anonymous, OR (2015 Subaru Legacy Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"factory recall"

Anonymous, CT (2015 Subaru Legacy Limited 3.6-L 6 Cyl)

"Programming issue with electronic parking brake and it's servo motor. Fixed by the dealer promptly as it was a recall issue"

Anonymous, WI (2015 Subaru Legacy 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"There was a recall on the software of the car that if you turned the car on & then turned off/on the parking break within 2 seconds of starting the car, the parking break would seize up. The recall fixed this software issue"

Brian M., OH (2015 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"It was a manufacturer recall. I don't know the specifics"

Charles C., VA (2015 Subaru Legacy Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Recall by company. Fixed under warranty. Parking brake reprogrammed"

S S., NJ (2015 Subaru Legacy Premium)
Premature brake wear

"Rear calipers wore prematurely and chewed up the roters"

Anonymous, DE (2015 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Rotors

"I took my car to the dealer to have new front brakes installed (normal wear) and they told me one of the rotors was completely shot and it would be dangerous for me to continue driving the car before replacing the rotor."

Anonymous, (2015 Subaru Legacy 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Squeaking

"Squeaking when first start driving; cold weather;"

Anonymous, CA (2015 Subaru Legacy 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Catalytic converter

"There was a manufacturer's recall due to a leak in the converter and it was replaced at no charge to me. I am very satisfied with this car and the service I have received."

Anonymous, (2015 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"I received a recall notice about the exhaust and took it to the dealer where it was fixed. The notice said it had to do with the Catalytic converter and possible odors and noise the defect was causing."

Anonymous, CT (2015 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"IT WAS A RECALL ON THE CONVERTOR AS WAS DONE IN MARCH"

Anonymous, CA (2015 Subaru Legacy Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"There was a manufacturer's recall because of a leak and it was replaced at no charge to me."

Anonymous, (2015 Subaru Legacy Unsure Unsure)

"Converter broke apart inside, clogged exhaust causing vehicle to operate erratically. Replaced under warranty."

Anonymous, CA (2015 Subaru Legacy Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Loose/rattling heat shield

"I already discussed it under the Catalytic converter comment."

Anonymous, CT (2015 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Other/unsure

"Poorly developed. Very difficult to use if you are driving. Audio stations almost impossible to change on screen. Voice recognition takes a long time to be activated"

Nick D., RI (2015 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"I had a bad infotainment system installed in my brand new car. Phone would not pair to Bluetooth. System kept freezing. I had the entire system replaced"

Anonymous, CT (2015 Subaru Legacy Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Recalled to update software by Subaru"

Anonymous, WA (2015 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"recalled takata airbag"

Jonathan H., MA (2015 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The left side blind spot indecater stoped working"

Anonymous, WA (2015 Subaru Legacy Limited 3.6-L 6 Cyl)

"Sensor not working so some of eyesight were not working"

Anonymous, ON (2015 Subaru Legacy Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Part of eyesight failure"

Anonymous, ON (2015 Subaru Legacy Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Needed to reboot when battery was replaced"

Anonymous, MA (2015 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

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

"This was a recall under warranty. Spec. EPF cracking Had to replace catalytic converter."

Anonymous, NV (2015 Subaru Legacy Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The catalytic converter failed. The dealer indicated this was a known issue with 2015 Legacies / Outbacks due to bad welds, but no recall was issued. It was covered under the federal government mandated emissions control warranty (just barely)."

Anonymous, MN (2015 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Warning light would come on. Told to tighten gas cap better. Gas cap got caught with itself and we could not open panel to cap. Took to dealer. They cleared computer codes & cleaned the mass air sensor and the engine air filter. Problem continued. We got better at opening panel to cap. Warning has not come on in a while. Fixed or just too sensitive?"

Thomas K., PA (2015 Subaru Legacy Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Fuel cap

"Fuel cap release lever stopped working. Dealer replaced it after saying it was a known problem (but they were not going to fix it unless I asked. Worked for a few months but started having problems again. Now I need to pull the lever twice to get the fuel door to release"

Mark T., VT (2015 Subaru Legacy Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Fuel cap stopped opening. Was replaced on warranty"

Anonymous, MA (2015 Subaru Legacy Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The fuel cap would not open a number of times. This occurred when I was at the gas station. This is a big problem. The dealer has "worked" on this issue too. Dealer stated that I would need to get a whole new gas cap release since they could fix it properly. Not good to be without a car for 2 days while they make a big deal out of fixing this. A friend filed down the cap release just a bit and now it works ok"

Liz A., MA (2015 Subaru Legacy 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"It is actually a problem with the fuel door. It does not open properly and usually requires a second hand. A visit to the dealer did not solve the problem"

David W., MA (2015 Subaru Legacy 3.6R 3.6-L 6 Cyl)
Fuel gauge/sender

"Subaru-specific part to tell dashboard how much fuel was left broke and only subaru dealers had it, so it was a more expensive fix."

Anonymous, (2015 Subaru Legacy 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Fuel pump

"when the start button was pressed, it would try to crank but wouldn't"

Anonymous, TX (2015 Subaru Legacy 3.6R 3.6-L 6 Cyl)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"Fuel pressure sensor was faulty in brand new car"

David I., WV (2015 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"MAP sensor replaced at 19,600 miles. Car would lurch or stall when put into gear at cold startup, mpg fell off, idle was erratic."

William G., FL (2015 Subaru Legacy Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Minor

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

What Owners Say

Gear selector or linkage

"Movement from rest is jerky. This is at very low speed, going forward or back, up to about 2mph. It seems to be designed in. Dealer says nothing can be done. it is simply an annoying little jerk, NOT a safety problem. At street and highway speed the transmission is otherwise flawless.."

Anonymous, NY (2015 Subaru Legacy Premium 3.6-L 6 Cyl)
Rough shifting

"Car accelerates full throttle like you would expect. It is very jerky and uncertain shifts when trying to do mild acceleration. Not taken back to dealer yet, since this would be the THIRD time there! Dealer ordered the car, then forgot to order the d"

John E., FL (2015 Subaru Legacy 3.6R 3.6-L 6 Cyl)

"Problem started about a year after we purchased the car. When accelerating after being at stop the car will not shift and will rev high for a few moments waiting for the transmission to engage and go. It happens often. No matter how slowly you start off if you press the gas it doesn't engage. This has been into the dealer 3 times to be fixed and it still happens."

Anonymous, CA (2015 Subaru Legacy 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The transmission often causes the car to lurch forward abruptly when shifted in to drive and pulling forward from a stop."

Bill H., MD (2015 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Slipping transmission

"This happens less often but there are times when driving that there is a clunking noise and the transmission slips and revs high. Usually with street driving."

Anonymous, CA (2015 Subaru Legacy 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Transmission computer

"Car apparently has trouble deciding what to do with the gears under mild acceleration. Very noticeable jerking and apparently undecided shifting under mild acceleration"

John E., FL (2015 Subaru Legacy 3.6R 3.6-L 6 Cyl)

"See my comments in previous page"

Anonymous, ON (2015 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"It took 3 years to trouble shoot that the Transmission Control Module (TCM) was malfunctioning because there were no Fault Codes. The TCM was malfunctioning when it came off the assembly line and also on the my first drive I took with the Legacy. This was the first vehicle that I drove with a CVT transmission. Once I started driving the new Corolla with its smooth operating CVT, I knew there had to be something wrong this the Legacy CVT. When the mechanic test drove another 2015 Legacy and compared its CVT operation with my Legacy, he knew there was something wrong with the operation of my CVT. In consultation with the Tech specialist at Subaru, it was determined that the TCM was not programed properly. A new TCM was installed and the CVT now up shifts smoothly. I have wrote a letter to Subaru that they must create a computer program to test and ensure the TCM is functioning properly during the final testing as the vehicle as it comes off the assembly line."

Don L., ON (2015 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"problems with shifting"

Anonymous, NM (2015 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Transmission leaks

"Problem was diagnosed by technician during routine oil change. Problem was fixed at cost because other models were recalled for this problem. However, I had to ask service manager to contact Subaru about the problem to get it fixed at cost/extended deductible."

Anonymous, MA (2015 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Transmission sensor or solenoid

"My Legacy 2.5 engine starts normally in PARK and after a few minutes idling,, the RPM drops down to about 8 to 9 hundred RPM which is normal. Our city by-law allows you to idle your car for only 5 minutes, not enough time for a cold engine to warm up. Subaru states in their User Manual NOT to race their engine when it is COLD. Until the engine is completely warmed up (it is slow to warm up compared to other cars I have owned) in temperatures below 0 degrees C , ( which is not considered v"

Anonymous, ON (2015 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

"Both front cam sensors failed inhibiting proper lubrication to the cam shafts. Check engine light came on, stopped driving before damage could occur and had it towed to the dealer; despite the dealer service manager misdiagnosing the problem over the phone and offering to have a employee pick the car up and drive it (20 miles) to the dealership."

Anonymous, KY (2015 Subaru Legacy Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Engine rebuild or replacement

"Engine short block replaced under recall. Still very noisy when cold at 32F or 0 C."

Anonymous, QC (2015 Subaru Legacy 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Excessive oil consumption. Warrenty small block replacement"

Darrell G., CA (2015 Subaru Legacy Premium 3.6-L 6 Cyl)

"The 2015 Legacy, 2.5l engine, has been using oil since purchasing in July 2014. Subaru conducted oil checks at least three separate occasions with the last oil check showing that excessive oil had been used over 3000 miles since the last oil change. Subaru replaced the engine block at about 51000 miles"

Ken S., AR (2015 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Excessive oil consumption due to ring issue"

Jonathan H., MA (2015 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"oil light kept going on and took it to the dealer numerous times, they finally replaced the enging"

Anonymous, PA (2015 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Engine was burning oil, approx 1 liter every 2,800 km, or less. Dealer will replace shorptblock assembly."

Anonymous, ON (2015 Subaru Legacy 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Head gasket

"Oil in head gasket, engine overheating"

Anonymous, CT (2015 Subaru Legacy Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"a mechanic found that it was leaking on one cylinder bank. Replaced on their recommendation."

Brigitte H., CO (2015 Subaru Legacy 2.5i 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

Driveline vibration

"The bearings in the rear driveline needed replacing"

Anonymous, ON (2015 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"I thought it was a hole in a tire but it turned about to be a problem with ball bearings around a CV joint. It was repaired under warranty"

Anonymous, VA (2015 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"back wheel bearings went bad. replaced under warrenty"

Anonymous, IL (2015 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Humming noise in rear wheels,both wheel bearings had to be replaced but were covered under warranty."

Anonymous, NJ (2015 Subaru Legacy 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Driveshaft or axle

"I'm not exactly sure what the problem was but I began hearing a grinding sound from the right rear wheel are and the wheel bearings needed to be replaced. About 6 months later I had the same problem on the left rear wheel."

John E., NC (2015 Subaru Legacy 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"both rear hubs had to be replaced, this was done under the drive train warranty."

Anonymous, UT (2015 Subaru Legacy 2.5i 3.6-L 6 Cyl)

"needed to have the right front wheel bearing replaced"

Marion C., NJ (2015 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear wheel hub replaced, car was still under warranty."

Anonymous, NY (2015 Subaru Legacy 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Electrical failure

"Battery failure"

Dan I., MI (2015 Subaru Legacy Premium 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

12V power plug

"The 12V power plug stopped working. I brought it to my local mechanic who could not find the problem. Brought it to Subaru dealer: It took them 3 days to fix it."

Anonymous, MA (2015 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Body control module

"The electronic controls froze up temporarily and would not allow the car to be started. The problem went away by itself within an hour. Several time the EyeSight system gave a sensor error but also recovered after several shutdown/start cycles. The cameras were NOT obstructed in any way. This renders the adaptive cruise control inoperative during the failure."

H N., NY (2015 Subaru Legacy 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Cruise control

"Occasionally cruise control is ineffective i.e, won't engage"

Anonymous, ON (2015 Subaru Legacy 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Headlights

"Lenses clouded on inside, diffusing the light and reducing effectiveness of headlights"

Donald S., MI (2015 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Headlights: plastic fogging due to sun-replaced under extended warranty."

Anonymous, AZ (2015 Subaru Legacy Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Keyless entry

"Key fob battery died, then died 10 days later after I replaced the first dead battery"

Anonymous, IL (2015 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The keyless entry and power door lock system has failed twice since I purchased the vehicle. The first time it failed (power locking system stopped working), the car was still under warranty; the second time it failed, the car was outside the warranty."

Anonymous, KY (2015 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

"Transmission failed with 600 miles on car. Was replaced under warranty"

Anonymous, AR (2015 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Sudden and catastrophic failure of CVT. No indication of prior transmission problems and Legacy suddenly was not able to be driven. Replaced under extended Subaru warranty within a week of the failure."

Anonymous, CT (2015 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The bearing in the front differential failed and that required replacement of the differential and transmission - $14000. Subaru Canada is going to pay for the replacement work"

Anonymous, (2015 Subaru Legacy 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"BEARING NOISE LED TO REPLACEMENT TRANSMISSION"

Anonymous, ON (2015 Subaru Legacy Limited 3.6-L 6 Cyl)

"problems with shifting"

Anonymous, NM (2015 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"had to replace transmission @ 34000 miles"

Anonymous, GA (2015 Subaru Legacy Premium 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

Battery (not hybrid or electric)

"Battery had to be replaced Car had to be jump started"

Anonymous, MD (2015 Subaru Legacy 2.5i)

"Battery died after less than two years. Battery was replaced under warranty by dealer"

Anonymous, IL (2015 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Dead Battery twice. Dealer tested battery and it failed test. Dealer replaced battery at no charge with higher capacity battery. Dealer made change to charging system to provide for short driving."

Anonymous, OH (2015 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"hard to start for a while"

Anonymous, PA (2015 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Electronic ignition

"CAR SUDDENLY REFUSED TO START ALL THOUGH IT WOULD CRANK OVER. CAR WAS TOAD TO DEALER WHERE NOTHING SHOWED UP ON THE COMPUTER READ OUT. SUBARU RE INSTALLED THE START SEQUENCE AND NO FURTHER PROBLEMS HAVE OCCURED."

Anonymous, SK (2015 Subaru Legacy 3.6R 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

Blower (fan) motor

"The blower completely went out and took a long time to come in"

Paul R., FL (2015 Subaru Legacy Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"blower became very noisy. Replaced under warranty"

Rodney F., ON (2015 Subaru Legacy 3.6R 3.6-L 6 Cyl)

Engine Cooling

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

What Owners Say

Overheating

"Started in 2018, over heating engine and oil burning smells, needed to get to dealer fast"

Anonymous, CT (2015 Subaru Legacy Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
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