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2002 Subaru Impreza / Outback Sport Repair Histories

2002 Subaru Impreza / Outback Sport Repair Histories 2002 Subaru Impreza / Outback Sport Repair Histories

143 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2002 Subaru Impreza / Outback Sport. 65 of these members (45.5%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 180 repairs to 2002 Subaru Impreza / Outback Sports--an average of 1.3 per vehicle--have been reported.

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

Chart based on 180 repairs.

2002 Subaru Impreza / Outback Sport repair cost distribution

Chart based on 108 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
Sep 2007 US $270 O2 sensor 
Feb 2010   Ruptured inboard CV boot on passenger side front driveshaft, was depositing grease on exhaust/cat. Driveshaft replaced. 
May 2010   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) 
Apr 2011   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
Mar 2009 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 - Mar 2015
Oct 2007   replaced self dimming mirror 
Jan 2008   Fuel line leak. 
Dec 2011 US $200 neutral interlock shift replaced 
Mar 2013   caliper frozen 
Dec 2013   alternator belt pulley loose from rusting replaced 
Aug 2014   rusted parking brake, caliper pin boot broken 
Feb 2015   clutch wore out, 13 yrs old, they replaced the pressure plate, clutch disc, bearing 
Subaru Impreza / Outback Sport in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2004 - Mar 2010
Dec 2004   Transmission syncho 2-3 went, as new trannys were unavailable (lots of demand) they rebuilt it. Put in a new clutch at my request 
May 2006   Whining sound from 3rd gear at steady speed or on deceleration. Replaced transmission under warranty. 
Feb 2007 C $1200 Clutch replaced with Exedy competition Stage I as the stock clutch which was replaced at 54,000 kms was slipping. 
Jun 2008   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
Mar 2009 US $170 Replaced evaporative vent valve. 
Mar 2010   Rattling heat shield removed. Not replaced. 
Jul 2010   Warped front brake rotors, worn pads. Replaced all. 
Jan 2011   Right front lower control arm broke while on the road. Replaced conrol arm, suspension link and rust-riddled front subframe. 
May 2011   Exhaust pipe and catalytic converter connections rusted almost to breaking point. 
Aug 2011   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
Jul 2008 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. 
Apr 2010   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
Oct 2007 US $143 rotors warped Check Engine light went on then off, no charge. Exhaust heat shield came loose 
Jun 2008   Air conditioning blowing hot. Freon recharged. 
Jan 2009   I have a slow head gasket leak they are doing nothing about at this time. 
Jun 2009   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. 
Jul 2009   Would cost $1,100 to fix the A/C, so didn't fix. 
Sep 2009   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. 
Nov 2009   Head gasket on engine leaking; repaired under Subaru manufacturers' extended warranty to 100,000 miles 
Jun 2011   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
Nov 2008   After the car warms up (30+ mins of driving), the car clunks when performing low-speed turning. 
Dec 2008 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
Mar 2009 US $290 CV Boot torn. 
Aug 2009   Leaking radiator hose. 
Oct 2010   Air conditioning and ventilation, repair 
Dec 2011   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
Oct 2007 US $300 Head gasket failure. Replaced oil pump, water pump and headgaskets while disassembled. 
Feb 2009   Replaced faulty knock sensor after error indicated by check engine light. 

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