SUBARU LEGACY REPAIR SERVICES
We’re a top-rated local Subaru Legacy repair services shop in Fremont, CA. We also serve the greater East Bay Area, including Newark, Union City, Milpitas, and Sunol. As a top-rated local repair shop, we service Legacy models throughout the East Bay Area. While a reliable sedan, the Legacy has some well-known problem areas that our expert Subaru technicians can accurately diagnose and resolve.
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$99.99 Full Synthetic Oil Change
STARTING AT $99.99. Motor oil and the parts needed for your oil change vary in price from vehicle to vehicle. Please call for an exact price quote for your vehicle make and model. Our technicians are trained to service just about every make and model vehicle, from engine repair to oil changes.
$190.00 Engine Light Diagnostic
Our technicians are highly skilled and experienced with just about every vehicle make and model. If your check engine light is on, you can bring it to our shop and we’ll diagnose what’s wrong with it. Any authorized diagnostic will be applied toward the cost of your repair, a $190.00 value.
OIL LEAKS CAUSING OVERHEATING
One of the most reported Legacy issues is external oil leaks that lead to oil consumption and engine overheating. The source is often worn camshaft or crankshaft seals that should be proactively replaced as engines accumulate mileage. Our technicians frequently see leaks appear around the 100,000 mile mark as seals start drying out and shrinking with age. We use high quality replacement seals and our specialized tools to properly remove and reinstall them without leakage. This straightforward repair also provides an ideal time to replace the timing belt as scheduled maintenance to avoid belt failure. Catching minor oil leaks early and repairing the source promptly is crucial before major engine damage occurs from oil starvation.
TRANSMISSION SHUDDERING AND SLIPPING
Shuddering, slipping gears, or odd vibrations when accelerating likely indicate CVT transmission issues beginning to emerge in the Legacy. Problems start showing up around 60,000 miles as the steel transmission belt starts glazing over from heat and friction. Replacement with an updated reinforced belt and thorough fluid flush can help extend transmission life, but a full transmission rebuild or replacement may be needed in severe cases with excessive belt wear. We work hand-in-hand with reputable local transmission specialists to thoroughly diagnose and properly repair any transmission problem at very competitive rates compared to the dealership. Acting quickly avoids further deterioration leading to complete transmission failure.
DASHBOARD WARNING LIGHTS ILLUMINATED
It is never normal or safe to drive with dashboard warning lights like “Check Engine” or “ABS” staying illuminated. This often means a faulty engine sensor or ABS component needs immediate replacement. For example, a stuck open ABS relay is a common cause leading to rapid battery drain as the ABS system stays activated. Or a damaged oxygen sensor incorrectly triggers the check engine light unnecessarily. Our technicians use factory-level diagnostics to precisely pinpoint the root cause sensor or component failure so that only the faulty part needs replacement. No more chasing multiple warning lights around the dash panel blindly.
REDUCED POWER AND ACCELERATION
Lack of power under acceleration and rough uneven running often signals issues like a failing turbocharger, bad fuel pump, or worn ignition coils. The turbo commonly fails prematurely around 80,000 miles due to leaking seals causing boost leaks. New fuel pumps and ignition coils are typically needed around 100,000 miles as normal electrical component wear occurs. We troubleshoot and verify failures precisely to determine which specific component needs replacement. This saves significant cost over shotgun-style parts replacement hoping to fix the underlying problem.
NO START CONDITIONS
When the Legacy suddenly will not crank or start, the most likely culprits are a weak battery or starter motor failure. The battery should first be load tested to confirm it still maintains a proper electrical charge. If not, a new replacement battery is warranted. For no cranking at all, our technicians methodically verify battery power is reaching the starter motor. If power is present, the starter itself requires replacement, which we can source at very competitive prices compared to the dealership. Proper diagnostic routines avoid throwing parts at a no start problem.
By understanding the Legacy’s problem areas, our Subaru specialists can keep your vehicle running smoothly through preventative maintenance and timely repairs when needed. Contact us today to schedule service!