• Aug 4, 2010
2010 Subaru Legacy 2.5GT – Click above for high-res image gallery

Truth be told, our long-term 2010 Subaru Legacy 2.5GT has been running like a top from day one with not a single issue arising that has required a trip to the dealer for repair. We did get her oil changed around 5,000 miles, though we had to skip the dealer experience since we were pressed for time and they couldn't squeeze us in on short notice. But there are some recalls in effect for the 2010 Legacy, three to be exact, so we made our first appointment at Ganley Westside Subaru in North Olmsted, OH to have our 2.5GT inspected.

Kudos to Ganley for making the experience as painless as possible, as well as accommodating a very late cancellation and rescheduling. Upon arrival, they took the keys and put our 2.5GT in the air on one of six lifts in their service area.

Of the three recalls in effect for the Subaru Legacy, only one affects our particular car. It's for a bundle of wires in the steering column that could crack and cause certain functions to stop working. If that happened, the problem could manifest itself as the horn not working or something more severe like the driver's front airbag failing to deploy in an accident.

Our car was inspected and deemed roadworthy with no repair needed. The dealership also let us know that Subaru Service Program WVP26 affects our car. Apparently some units were shipped with cracked covers for their anti-lock braking ECU modules, so the action has dealers inspect and replace the affected part if needed. Again, ours was looked at and showed no such issues.

We were in and out in less than an hour and the total cost was $0, so our trip to the dealer went off without a hitch and our long-term Legacy carries on trouble-free. Stay tuned for a report on what we did during our summer vacation with the long-term Legacy, which included logging over 2,000 miles traveling through a beautiful part of the country that's absolutely obsessed with crab.

- 7,906 miles




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      • 4 Years Ago
      Let me know when you're at 10x that mileage, then we'll talk
      • 4 Years Ago
      Looking forward to the Road trip review!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Wow. You guys must be bored today. THIS JUST IN. I just went to the bathroom.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Recalls are typical in the first year. Well...they used to be.
      • 4 Years Ago
      What about the 6 speed MT recall because they forgot to drill out the lubricant hole??
        • 4 Years Ago
        Apparently that didn't affect our particular model. We asked.
      • 4 Years Ago
      You guys really need to join a Subaru forum. Such banality belongs there. I can direct you to a few....
      • 4 Years Ago
      Did Subaru increase the oil change interval with the 2010? Most of the previous gen are listed at 3750 miles.
      • 4 Years Ago
      So, can we hear how it compares to the previous generation now that you've had it for a while, not just your initial impressions upon receiving the car?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Of course the dealer was nice and you were well treated, you've got a bloody press car.

      While business generally takes care of its customers for the same of *gasp* the profit motive, this seems like spin. Not untypical of Autoblog, actually.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Stock Legacy?
      Havent you blokes heard of a downpipe and a tune/COBB Accessport???

        • 4 Years Ago
        I actually get better mileage than stock with an AccessPort stage 2 tune. It runs less pig-rich than stock, but still plenty rich to keep the tail pipes sooty, and the car is faster.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I was going to write the same thing. Autoblog, turn up the boost already!
      • 4 Years Ago
      VW, Subaru, and Hyundai dealer, huh? What a trio...
        • 4 Years Ago
        I'm unable to determine what you're getting at... Are you saying this as a positive thing, or is this a negative thing?

        Typically, you want simplicity. Three lots in one location = simple or complex?

        Whichever... In my mind, these three brands are not competitors. Subaru buyers are the loyal "quirky" type...or they want AWD and/or turbos. VW buyers want the European caché without the price of a BMW or Mercedes. Hyundai buyers enjoy content (and now design) for less. I don't suspect there's a lot of cross-shopping here.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Amen. Somebody really knows how to pick his franchises!
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