pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
9,900 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. new battery (2 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
  3. replaced battery (1 reports)
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2020 Subaru Legacy electrical problems

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2020 Subaru Legacy Owner Comments

problem #4

Apr 042024

Legacy V4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 21,000 miles


Died again at the light... no power... then after few minutes, I can finally turn key and full power is back. Subaru must have electrical issues. what a pain !!!

Update from Apr 7, 2024 There is a good article on how to wire around the problem if it's the DCM: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D46Vz_S8kb0&list=WL&index=85&t=337s&pp=gAQBiAQB

- Terry S., Palm Springs, US

problem #3

Sep 062023

Legacy V4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 14,000 miles

Something must be wrong with electrical system. My 2020 legacy died on the road and I replaced battery. now, 6 months later.... same thing.. car just dies while at the light.

- Terry S., Palm Springs, US

problem #2

Jan 122022

Legacy Premium

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,123 miles

I am leasing this car. I am 75 years old. I live alone as I am a widow. When I need to go, I don't need to have to call someone to get the car started. This happened to me 3 times during the winter months of 2021-2022. WHAT A PAIN IN THE BUTT!!! New batteries don't help. The only thing that works is to start the car EVERY day and let it run for 5 minutes. I don't go out much - have driven 4000 miles in 2 years - and don't have extra money to waste gas starting a car that isn't going anywhere.

When my husband was alive, he had a Subaru Impreza that could sit for a week with no problems! Why should my Impreza be any different? The dealership replaced the battery at my first 6 month oil change (I don't drive enough to need to do it any more frequently) because it had already refused to start several times by then with almost no mileage on it. PLEASE tell me what to do.

- Jane S., Stoneville, NC, US

problem #1

Sep 042020

Legacy Legacy 2.5L

  • CVT transmission
  • 300 miles

I bought car in May 2020. Battery died on 09/04/2020. The service tech told me that Subaru used the same batteries - and they had a class action lawsuit for other models in the legacy. The warranty would just replace battery with the same crap battery. Bought new one.

- Michael H., Seattle, WA, US

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