hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
59,767 miles

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2004 Subaru Legacy engine problems

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2004 Subaru Legacy Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 222014

Legacy 4-cyl

  • miles


My mechanic said there were recalls on 2004 Subaru Legacy cars for this problem. I am not the original owner bought this car from a Subaru dealer -used. The VIN number does not bring up any recalls for the header gasket for this model. Was there a recall for header gaskets for a 2004 Subaru Legacy " my mechanic stated it would cost around $1200 to fix. The car has 161K miles and is still in good condition. Can you advise if Subaru ever recalled this car due to faulty header gaskets ? shouldn't the Subaru dealer fix this for free or at a lower cost " I have already replaced the oil pan gasket, power steering pump, water pump, which has not been cheap. I take very good care of my car and keep the oil changed every 3000 miles. Thank you.

- Covington, IN, USA

problem #2

Mar 282006

Legacy 4-cyl

  • 21,300 miles
When braking for a stop light or stop sign the engine continues to race and stopping forward movement requires applying hand brake and sometimes turning off engine. First reported in 2006 there have been two incidents in the past several weeks (June 20 to July 2, 2014) each involving a different driver. Floor mats had been removed following the earlier incidents in 2006. In each of the prior incidents rearing ending of the auto in front was narrowly avoided. Mileage on the vehicle is currently is 82,800. Updated 2/18/15

- Oakland, CA, USA

problem #1

Jan 042014

Legacy 4-cyl

  • 158,000 miles
There is a fuel smell under the hood. A repairman said that the fuel clamps were loose, however, to get to them he had to take the fuel rail off the motor to E to the clamps. They could not be serviced without dis assembly. We were quoted $500 to make the repair. This problem is prevalent on web chat rooms for these cars.

- Warwick, NY, USA

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