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.


pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,000 miles

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2005 Subaru Legacy seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2005 Subaru Legacy Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 012007

Legacy 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,000 miles


Passenger seat belt warning lamp on dashboard blinked, causing driver to move his eyes off road and Focus on warning light. Dealer called in factory representative and engineer. After 5 trips to dealer. Subaru claimed that thiswas a normal situation on the 2005 Legacy. They stated that they do not intend to find a solution, and suggested that we live with the problem.

- Easton, PA, USA

problem #1

Feb 062007

Legacy 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2005 Subaru Legacy GT passenger seat belt sensor is not functioning correctly. The seat belt warning light and chime comes on after driving about 7 miles with no one in the seat or anything sitting on the seat. It seams to be worse in the winter than in the summer. The reno dealer has 'calibrated' it at least twice and several times the service advisor said try putting the back of the seat more vertical and that should fix the problem (it did not). I E-mailed Subaru support and was told that the problem does appear to be a normal operation of the vehicle. I was given the option to perform a procedure to permanently disable this warning chime, which I do not want to do.

- Reno, NV, USA

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