2011 Subaru Impreza / Outback Sport Subaru Impreza / Outback Sport 2011

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2011 Subaru Impreza / Outback Sport repairs by problem area

Engine (21%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (7%)

Brakes and Traction Control (8%)

Suspension and Steering (5%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (28%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (23%)

Other (8%)

Chart based on 131 repairs.

2011 Subaru Impreza / Outback Sport 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 305hp 2.5L H4 6-speed manual AWD

18000 mi power loss during hard acceloration 
22000 mi Still having power loss under hard acceleration. Reflashing the computer fixes it for a month or so. 
17000 mi

US $1000
Cracked ring land on the number four cylinder. Subaru found Youtube vide of me at an autocross event and denied warranty. Replaced on a good faith with a $1000 deductible. This was after two months in the shop. Never buy a Subaru again! 

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2011 Subaru Impreza / Outback Sport 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 265hp 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

40000 mi bad gas cap 
20000 mi Exhaust leak 
23000 mi Exhaust gasket replaced. 

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2011 Subaru Impreza / Outback Sport 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 305hp 2.5L H4 6-speed manual AWD

21000 mi Took car in for Turbo Boost Problem and running rough - No trouble found, couldn't duplicate Took car in for Turbo Boost Problem and running rough - No trouble found, couldn't duplicate 
26000 mi After 3 trips to one dealer and a Subaru Engineer telling me there was nothing wrong with my car I finally took it in and another engineer said I had a cracked ring land and Subaru would not fix it under warranty! 
26500 mi Subaru claimed car was modified which caused cracked ring land and after 3rd party and another Subaru dealer verified it was not modified Subaru still refused warranty work - Either rebuild the engine myself or sell the car! 
28000 mi Engine rebuild out of my pocket ($8000) because Subaru has a design flaw in the piston that causes the ring lands to crack. This will happen even if you have not modified your STI so beware. Engine shop said this was VERY common in STI's. 

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2011 Subaru Impreza / Outback Sport 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 265hp 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

21000 mi Took car in days after software reflash. Check engine light was on, car vibrated upon ignition. Took it in to deal. Mechanics left dome light on causing dead battery. Codes were lost. Couldn't find problem after battery died. Lost all codes. 
35000 mi

US $67
Hose from intercooler to throttle body became cracked. Dealer said it's a common problem with this car. 
30000 mi Engine light on along with traction control 
50000 mi

US $1600
Clutch going out, just worn out at 50,000 miles. 
28000 mi car had been misfiring at low load and idle. soldered a ground in the wiring harness based on something I read on a forum. Misfires are gone. 
11000 mi Hesitation under part-throttle. Dealer unable to reproduce; suspected bad gas. Dealer re-flashed ECU. Dealer noted oil was low; changed oil. 
12000 mi Second trip to dealer for hesitation/surging. Dealer able to reproduce. Faulty #1 oxygen sensor replaced under warranty. 
24000 mi cylinder #1 overheated and went out of round. replaced engine.  Turbo had leak in cool side. Replaced turbo. 
12000 mi Clamp holding hose to cool turbo fell off causing the car to buck. Common problem according to better half. 
24000 mi Replaced Clutch 
47000 mi Timing belt tensioner replaced, as well as timing belt and tensioner pulley. 

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2011 Subaru Impreza / Outback Sport 4dr Hatch

170-horsepower 2.5L H4 4-speed shiftable automatic AWD

44000 mi

US $100
Head gaskets were leaking heavily and needed to be changed. 
59000 mi

US $400
Heat shield for catalytic converter came loose and needed to be repaired and refastened. Replaced two serpentine belts 
71000 mi

US $525
While inspecting car during brake repair tech noticed leaking head gasket. This was the 2nd time in the past year the gasket failed. 

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