2013 Subaru Legacy engine NHTSA complaints: Engine And Engine Cooling

NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling Problems


pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,500 miles

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2013 Subaru Legacy engine problems

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2013 Subaru Legacy Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 042014


  • 13,000 miles


The issue is with the oil consumption. I purchase a 2013 Subaru Legacy limited in January 2014 with just over 12,100 miles on it. I would do a full synthetic oil change regardless but this make/model/year requires full synthetic. The 0W full synthetic is wicked expensive to begin with. I have brought the car in 3 times in the 10 months I have owned it for an oil consumption test and of course I am told there is nothing wrong. I have had issues with it sucking up oil on other occasions, I just didn't have time to bring it in because I travel for work so I dumped a quart in myself on those occasions. I even leap frogged the dealership and went straight to Subaru of America and again was told there is nothing wrong with the new vehicles oil consumption and they just eat more oil (btw, I did save that email). I disagree, I drive roughly 3000-6000 miles per month and I have an issue with the oil light coming on after 3000 miles. Maybe if it were running regular oil; but it requires full synthetic. So either the dealership is putting regular oil in a car that requires a synthetic oil or Subaru is hiding something. Either way I will get to the bottom of it and if I find out they are hiding something, then they can talk to my attorney and the news media. Friday, October 10, 2014 I drove 799 miles for work and was halfway home of a 4 hour commute and that stupid light came on again and began blinking every ten miles or so. The car is going in tomorrow because I don't have the time to bring it in beforehand; and it's been roughly 3000 miles since the last oil change.

- Clemmons, NC, USA

problem #1

Jul 012013

Legacy 4-cyl

  • miles
2013 Subaru Legacy. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle acceleration problems. The consumer stated the engine stalled quite frequently on acceleration, usually at speeds of 35 mph. It would occur when going up slight hills, down hill and level roads. The engine would re-start itself after loosing 5-10 mph. Applying the accelerator made no difference. The dealer reprogrammed the computer, but the problem returned, shortly thereafter. The dealer was unable to find anything wrong.

- Cathedral City, CA, USA

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