2012 Subaru Legacy

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2012 Subaru Legacy
2012 Subaru Legacy
The Legacy is a hidden gem in the mid-size-sedan segment. New in 2010, the Legacy offers a class-leading ride and handling package along with standard all-wheel drive, which isn't even an option on most of the Legacy's mid-size competitors. The Legacy is available in a large range of models, from the basic 2.5i powered by a 170-hp horizontally opposed four-cylinder to the sporty 265-hp 2.5GT, which is outfitted with a turbocharged engine mated to a slick six-speed manual gearbox. Subaru also offers six-cylinder power in 3.6R models. The 3.6-liter six-cylinder makes slightly less power than the turbocharged 2.5-liter in the 2.5GT, but the six doesn't require the use of premium fuel. Buyers who don't want to deal with the manual transmission in the 2.5GT might instead enjoy the five-speed automatic transmission in the 3.6R. The automatic provides paddle shifters for those times when manual control of the transmission is beneficial. We like the Legacy and its wagon cousin, the Outback, and we greatly appreciate the increase in rear-seat legroom that came with the changes for 2010. Overall, the Legacy competes well with better-known mid-size cars such as the Honda Accord, the Volkswagen Passat, and the Toyota Camry. It's worth a test drive, especially if all-wheel drive is on your wish list.
2012 Subaru Legacy 3 6R Limited Front Right View
It used to be that when you thought of Subaru, you thought of the Legacy. In fact, as recently as five years ago it was the best-selling nameplate in the Subaru lineup. Then Subaru decided that the Legacy and the Outback needed to be distinct models, with the result that the Outback wagon now outsells the Legacy sedan by more than a two to one margin, which isn't hard to believe, because the Outback, with its wagon body style and more rugged demeanor, is a more versatile vehicle than the Legacy sedan.

2012 Subaru Legacy 3.6R Limited

2010 Subaru Outback Rear
Subaru has released information on its new EyeSight safety system that will include collision mitigation, lane departure warning, and adaptive cruise control all in one package. Subaru's new safety package is set to debut this April at the New York International Auto Show on the 2013 Legacy and 2013 Outback.

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2.5i AWD 4-Dr Sedan H4
19 MPG City | 27 MPG Hwy
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2012 Subaru Legacy Specifications

Quick Glance:
Engine
2.5L H4Engine
Fuel economy City:
19 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
27 MPG
Horsepower:
170 hp @ 5600rpm
Torque:
170 ft lb of torque @ 4000rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats (optional)
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)
Vehicle
36,000 miles / 36 months
Powertrain
60,000 miles / 60 months
Corrosion
Unlimited miles / 60 months
Roadside
36,000 miles / 36 months
Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:20
Component
AIR BAGS:SIDE/WINDOW
Summary
SUBARU IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 LEGACY AND OUTBACK VEHICLES, MANUFACTURED FROM DECEMBER 1, 2011, THROUGH DECEMBER 23, 2011. THESE VEHICLES MAY BE EQUIPPED WITH SIDE CURTAIN AIR BAGS THAT CONTAIN AN INCORRECT PROPELLANT MIXTURE FOR THE INITIATOR COMPONENT USED, RESULTING IN INSUFFICIENT OUTPUT OF COMPRESSED GAS.
Consequences
THE SIDE CURTAIN AIR BAGS MAY NOT DEPLOY, INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURY.
Remedy
SUBARU WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE ONE OR BOTH SIDE CURTAIN AIR BAG MODULES, FREE OF FEBRUARY 21, 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SUBARU AT 1-800-782-2783.
Potential Units Affected
381
Notes
SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC.


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:30
Component
VISIBILITY/WIPER
Summary
Subaru is recalling certain model year 2012 Outback and Legacy vehicles manufactured from April 6, 2011, through May 12, 2011. Components inside the wiper motor bottom cover may overheat.
Consequences
If the components overheat, the wiper motor bottom cover may melt and potentially catch fire.
Remedy
Subaru has notified all affected owners, and dealers will replace the front wiper motor bottom cover assembly free of charge. The safety recall began February 22, 2013. Owners may contact Subaru at 1-800-782-2783.
Potential Units Affected
16
Notes
Subaru of America, Inc.


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:30
Component
VISIBILITY:SUN ROOF ASSEMBLY
Summary
Subaru is recalling certain model year 2012 Outback and Legacy vehicles manufactured from April 6, 2011, through May 12, 2011. The moonroof glass may come loose or detach. The amount and position of the adhesive between the glass and retainer was inadequately applied.
Consequences
The moonroof glass can loosen and detach from the vehicle during driving, resulting in a potential road hazard for other vehicles, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Subaru has notified the affected owners, and dealers will inspect the glass adhesion condition and either apply additional adhesive or replace the moonroof glass, free of charge. The safety recall began February 22, 2013. Owners may contact Subaru at 1-800-782-2783.
Potential Units Affected
14
Notes
Subaru of America, Inc.


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:30
Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Summary
Subaru is recalling certain model year 2010-2012 Legacy and Outback vehicles equipped with an automatic or CVT transmission and an Audiovox remote engine starter (RES) accessory, certain model year 2012-2013 Impreza vehicles equipped with a CVT transmission and an Audiovox remote engine starter (RES) accessory, and certain model year 2013 XV Crosstrek vehicles equipped with a CVT transmission and an Audiovox remote engine starter (RES) accessory. Additionally included are certain model year 2013 Legacy and Outback vehicles that may have received replacement RES fobs. If the RES fob is dropped, the fob may malfunction and randomly transmit an engine start request without pressing the button.
Consequences
The engine may inadvertently start and run for up to fifteen minutes. The engine may continue to start and stop until the fob battery is depleted, or until the vehicle runs out of fuel. If the vehicle is parked in an enclosed area, there is a risk of carbon monoxide build-up which may cause headaches, dizziness or, in extreme cases, unconsciousness and/or asphyxiation.
Remedy
Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will replace the RES key fobs, free of charge. The recall began on April 22, 2013. Owners may contact Subaru at 1-800-782-2783 for more information.
Potential Units Affected
47,419
Notes
Subaru of America, Inc.


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:30
Component
EQUIPMENT
Summary
Subaru is recalling certain model year 2010-2012 Legacy and Outback vehicles equipped with an automatic or CVT transmission and an Audiovox remote engine starter (RES) accessory, certain model year 2012-2013 Impreza vehicles equipped with a CVT transmission and an Audiovox remote engine starter (RES) accessory, and certain model year 2013 XV Crosstrek vehicles equipped with a CVT transmission and an Audiovox remote engine starter (RES) accessory. Additionally included are certain model year 2013 Legacy and Outback vehicles that may have received replacement RES fobs. If the RES fob is dropped, the fob may malfunction and randomly transmit an engine start request without pressing the button.
Consequences
The engine may inadvertently start and run for up to fifteen minutes. The engine may continue to start and stop until the fob battery is depleted, or until the vehicle runs out of fuel. If the vehicle is parked in an enclosed area, there is a risk of carbon monoxide build-up which may cause headaches, dizziness or, in extreme cases, unconsciousness and/or asphyxiation.
Remedy
Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will replace the RES key fobs, free of charge. The recall began on April 22, 2013. Owners may contact Subaru at 1-800-782-2783 for more information.
Potential Units Affected
47,419
Notes
Subaru of America, Inc.


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:11
Component
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:PEDALS AND LINKAGES
Summary
SUBARU IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 IMPREZA SEDANS AND WAGONS (EXCEPT WRX/STI MODELS), MANUFACTURED FROM APRIL 21, 2011, THROUGH NOVEMBER 15, 2011, AND LEGACY AND OUTBACK VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM OCTOBER 17, 2011, THROUGH NOVEMBER 23, 2011. THESE VEHICLES MAY BE EQUIPPED WITH A BRAKE MASTER CYLINDER THAT COULD MALFUNCTION AND CAUSE AN INCREASE IN THE AMOUNT OF BRAKE PEDAL TRAVEL DISTANCE REQUIRED TO SLOW OR STOP THE VEHICLE.
Consequences
THE DRIVER MIGHT MISJUDGE THE AMOUNT OF BRAKE PEDAL TRAVEL REQUIRED TO ACHIEVE THE DESIRED STOPPING DISTANCE. THIS COULD OCCUR UNEXPECTEDLY AND WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy
SUBARU WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE BRAKE MASTER CYLINDER AND IF NECESSARY, REPLACE IT, FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING DECEMBER 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SUBARU AT 1-800-782-2783.
Potential Units Affected
32,685
Notes
SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC.


NHTSA Rating Front Driver
5
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
4
NHTSA Rating Front Side
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Overall
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Rollover
5
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
Good
IIHS Overall Side Crash
Good
IIHS Best Pick
1
IIHS Rear Crash
Good
IIHS Roof Strength
Good

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