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2002 Subaru Impreza / Outback Sport Repair Histories

140 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2002 Subaru Impreza / Outback Sport. 63 of these members (45%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 169 repairs to 2002 Subaru Impreza / Outback Sports--an average of 1.2 per vehicle--have been reported.

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Percentage of 2002 Subaru Impreza / Outback Sport repairs by problem area

Chart based on 169 repairs.

2002 Subaru Impreza / Outback Sport repair cost distribution

Chart based on 102 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2002 Subaru Impreza / Outback Sport 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 227hp 2.0L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru Impreza / Outback Sport in New Jersey, United States
Aug 2007 - Apr 2011
78000 mi US $270 O2 sensor 
90500   Ruptured inboard CV boot on passenger side front driveshaft, was depositing grease on exhaust/cat. Driveshaft replaced. 
93000   Ruptured turbo inlet hose caused poor running, but vehicle still drivable. Factory inlet replaced with flexible silicone aftermarket (Samco) one. Primarily because it is easier than using factory part (intake manifold can stay on) 
95000   A/C found to be not working (the day before I had someone lined up to buy the car). O ring on AC Compressor found to be leaking by garage. Replaced. Car sold hours later. 
Subaru Impreza / Outback Sport in Wisconsin, United States
Aug 2008 - Jun 2011
100000 mi US $400 Whine/whistle upon acceleration; AC not functioning. New AC line and belt installed. 
Subaru Impreza / Outback Sport in Illinois, United States
Sep 2007 - Sep 2014
37000 mi   replaced self dimming mirror 
38000   Fuel line leak. 
65000 US $200 neutral interlock shift replaced 
75000   caliper frozen 
88000   alternator belt pulley loose from rusting replaced 
88300   rusted parking brake, caliper pin boot broken 
Subaru Impreza / Outback Sport in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2004 - Mar 2010
33480 mi   Transmission syncho 2-3 went, as new trannys were unavailable (lots of demand) they rebuilt it. Put in a new clutch at my request 
52080   Whining sound from 3rd gear at steady speed or on deceleration. Replaced transmission under warranty. 
74400 C $1200 Clutch replaced with Exedy competition Stage I as the stock clutch which was replaced at 54,000 kms was slipping. 
93000   Front brake job 

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2002 Subaru Impreza / Outback Sport 4dr Wagon

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru Impreza / Outback Sport in New York, United States
Feb 2009 - Jul 2012
41000 mi US $170 Replaced evaporative vent valve. 
44000   Rattling heat shield removed. Not replaced. 
44000   Warped front brake rotors, worn pads. Replaced all. 
49000   Right front lower control arm broke while on the road. Replaced conrol arm, suspension link and rust-riddled front subframe. 
51000   Exhaust pipe and catalytic converter connections rusted almost to breaking point. 
51700   Left side lower control arm broke. Replaced same. Right side lower control arm and front subframe broke January 2011. Subaru denies any responsibility. 
Subaru Impreza / Outback Sport in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2007 - May 2010
119660 mi C $500 Stalling and hesitation which was cured with new oxygen sensor - routine maintenance at this mileage (190000)? Note. Total bill for two problems was $1400, it seemed like $500 for oxygen sensor and $900 for new shocks on the rear of the car - again could be routine maintenance for a car with 190000 kms. 
135780   starter broke 

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2002 Subaru Impreza / Outback Sport 4dr Wagon

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 4-speed automatic AWD

Subaru Impreza / Outback Sport in Maryland, United States
Aug 2007 - Jun 2011
65000 mi US $143 rotors warped Check Engine light went on then off, no charge. Exhaust heat shield came loose 
67000   Air conditioning blowing hot. Freon recharged. 
82000   I have a slow head gasket leak they are doing nothing about at this time. 
87000   air conditioning was not working (was last repaired last year - freon was recharged). but within the week of the repair, could hear a hissing sound when air cond. was running and am now taking it back because it is blowing warm air again. 
87000   Would cost $1,100 to fix the A/C, so didn't fix. 
88000   Compressor, receiver and dryer failed, shop replaced these to repair the air conditioning problem (was not blowing cold), but the A/C was insufficiently cold from day two after getting the car back. Upon putting dye in and checking system, found that there were additional leaks. Fixed those and charged for parts, no labor, no freon (which were required) given that the issue had not been found previously. 3rd attempt to fix the A/C. Told me that there was a "high pressure hose" that was leaking in addition to the previous defective compressor, dryer, receiver (trip #1), and two additional leaks (trip #2). So far so good, but took three recent trips. 
90000   Head gasket on engine leaking; repaired under Subaru manufacturers' extended warranty to 100,000 miles 
101000   Car had exhuast crack that was repaired. Needed new timing belt and water pump in 3000 miles, needed some other maintenance/repairs over next 5000 miles so decided to sell. 

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2002 Subaru Impreza / Outback Sport 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 227hp 2.0L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru Impreza / Outback Sport in New York, United States
Aug 2007 - Oct 2009
68000 mi   After the car warms up (30+ mins of driving), the car clunks when performing low-speed turning. 
69000 US $1400 Prior problem as selected above: After the car warms up (30+ mins of driving), the car clunks when performing low-speed turning. 
Subaru Impreza / Outback Sport in Colorado, United States
Dec 2008 - Apr 2012
170000 mi US $290 CV Boot torn. 
177000   Leaking radiator hose. 
193000   Air conditioning and ventilation, repair 
212000   Burnt valve. Replaced all valves. 

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2002 Subaru Impreza / Outback Sport 4dr Sedan

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru Impreza / Outback Sport in Pennsylvania, United States
Aug 2007 - Mar 2012
130000 mi US $300 Head gasket failure. Replaced oil pump, water pump and headgaskets while disassembled. 
166000   Replaced faulty knock sensor after error indicated by check engine light. 

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