hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
78,126 miles

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2007 Subaru Legacy Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 112016


  • 44,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Subaru Legacy. While driving various speeds, a burnt rubber and plastic odor emitted the vehicle. The vehicle overheated without warning. In addition, the dashboard became extremely hot and caused the fuses to fail. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the air pump failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 16V738000 (electrical system). The failure mileage was 44,000.

- South Portland, ME, USA

problem #3

Jul 152015


  • 120,000 miles
Subaru knows they have any issue with their head gaskets and they have never recalled them. I had to put head gaskets in at 100,000 now the head gaskets need to be done 20,000 miles later. Why were they never forced to recall their cars with this issue?

- Oakland, NJ, USA

problem #2

Mar 022013

Legacy 4-cyl

  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Subaru Legacy. The contact stated that while the vehicle being serviced, the technician advised that the head gasket was leaking and needed to be replaced. The manufactured was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure and current mileage was 90,000.

- Oakland, NJ, USA

problem #1

Apr 192011

Legacy 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 58,503 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Subaru Legacy. The contact stated that the vehicle did not respond properly to acceleration attempts. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was confirmed that the valve cover gasket was fractured and needed to be replaced. The failure recurred approximately one year later and was again taken to the dealer where it was found that the head gasket had failed. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and offered to assist with the repair costs. The failure mileage was approximately 58,503. The current mileage was approximately 63,000.

- Andover, NJ, USA

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