Notes: A relatively dependable vehicle that handles well in bad weather, but increasing concerns about turbo failure in the GT probably means you should look elsewhere if you want a car with a little pep in its step.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
70,333 miles

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2005 Subaru Legacy accessories - interior problems

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2005 Subaru Legacy Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 272015

Legacy 4-cyl

  • 134,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Subaru Legacy. The contact stated that while the heating system activated, the front driver's side seat was smoldered. The contact mentioned that the front driver's side seat was severely burned. The vehicle was diagnosed. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 134,000. Updated 04/10/15 updated 6/26/2015

- New Hope, PA, USA

problem #2

Nov 142008


  • 27,000 miles
The heated seat element on the butt portion of the seat in my 2005 Subaru Legacy GT has failed due to arcing of the wires.

- Ulster Park, NY, USA

problem #1

Jun 092008


  • 50,000 miles
I was stopped in traffic on a bridge when a pick up truck behind me did not and hit my car in the rear. The car sustained about $9600 in damage. The car was a 2005 Subaru Legacy. I sustained injury to my back, my head, left elbow and left calf. The car was not going outrageously fast. The bridge traffic was not moving that fast to begin with. The back of the seat frame on the left side gave and bent. This I believe caused or was responsible for the bulk of my injury.

- Stanfordville, , NY, USA

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