2011 Subaru Legacy Consumer Review: Serious Design Flaw Not Resolv

2011 Subaru Legacy - Consumer Review

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2.5i Limited Sedan (2.5L 4-cyl. AWD CVT Automatic)

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Serious Design Flaw Not Resolved in 2011 Model
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2011 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Limited 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT)


The Subaru Legacy was plagued with design issues after its redesign in 2010 and unfortunately these have not been resolved in the 2011 model. Many of these cars (along with the Outbacks) have a "shimmy" issue at highway speeds and if you bring this to the dealer's attention, they will apply an extensive technical service bulletin (TSB 05-48-10) which is essentially a redesign to the car. After I had this applied the car had serious vibration issues and swaying at highway speeds, along with pulling to either side. Subaru refuses to acknowledge that there is anything wrong with the car after this fix was applied. Google "subaru legacy shimmy" and read the 64 pages of posts! Stay FAR away!!

Best Features

The leather interior is very comfortable. The climate control system is excellent.

Worst Features

The long term reliability of this car is in question based on the many issues I've had with a new car straight from the factory. Subaru can't seem to find a permanent fix for the shimmy and steering issues and are instead applying band aids and then denying that there is an issue at all. This is my first Subaru and I just can't recommend the brand to anyone.
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