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2011 Subaru Impreza / Outback Sport Engine Problems

94 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2011 Subaru Impreza / Outback Sport. 13 of these members (13.8%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 22 engine repairs to 2011 Subaru Impreza / Outback Sports--an average of 0.2 per vehicle--have been reported.

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2011 Subaru Impreza / Outback Sport 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 305hp 2.5L H4 6-speed manual AWD

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

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2011 Subaru Impreza / Outback Sport 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 265hp 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

20000 mi   Exhaust leak 
23000   Exhaust gasket replaced. 

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2011 Subaru Impreza / Outback Sport 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 265hp 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

30000 mi   Engine light on along with traction control 
28000   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. 
47000   Timing belt tensioner replaced, as well as timing belt and tensioner pulley. 
12000   Clamp holding hose to cool turbo fell off causing the car to buck. Common problem according to better half. 
24000   Replaced Clutch 
21000   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. 
24000   cylinder #1 overheated and went out of round. replaced engine.  Turbo had leak in cool side. Replaced turbo. 
11000   Hesitation under part-throttle. Dealer unable to reproduce; suspected bad gas. Dealer re-flashed ECU. Dealer noted oil was low; changed oil. 
12000   Second trip to dealer for hesitation/surging. Dealer able to reproduce. Faulty #1 oxygen sensor replaced under warranty. 

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