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2005 Subaru Impreza / Outback Sport repairs by problem area

Chart based on 160 repairs.

2005 Subaru Impreza / Outback Sport repair cost distribution

Chart based on 79 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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2005 Subaru Impreza / Outback Sport 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 227hp 2.0L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru Impreza / Outback Sport in New York, United States
Nov 2007 - Mar 2010
Apr 2008

39000 mi

US $19
Fog light bulb needed to be replaced. 
Subaru Impreza / Outback Sport in Indiana, United States
May 2007 - Feb 2011
Jun 2007

52000 mi

US $470
Needed to replace front pads and roters, and rear pads. 
Sep 2008

97000 mi

US $422
Non-OEM spark plugs failed. Caused one of the coil packs to also fail. 
Apr 2009

107000 mi

US $100
Steering pump needed replacement. 
Jun 2009

110000 mi

US $1200
A couple bearings and input shaft needed replacing after day at the track. 

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2005 Subaru Impreza / Outback Sport 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 227hp 2.0L H4 4-speed automatic AWD

Subaru Impreza / Outback Sport in Massachusetts, United States
Mar 2007 - Mar 2015
Jun 2007

67000 mi

US $200
Car bucks after warmup, A/C stops working Intermitently. Thought I heard muffled backfires. Dealer says everything is fine, a week afterward still same problem. 
Dec 2007

82000 mi

US $27
Left fog bulb 
Dec 2008

109000 mi

US $280
Warped rotors. 
Apr 2009

118000 mi

US $88
AC idler pulley broke. Pulley put hole in timing belt cover. On seperate trip, ran over debris in road and destroyed tire. Took car into shop to have alignment and inspection done on running gear. 
Jun 2010

148000 mi

US $420
Replaced fuel/air sensor 
Oct 2010

158000 mi

US $760
New brake discs went bad 
Jan 2011

165000 mi

US $450
Top of radiator cracked, radiator replaced 
Jan 2012

192000 mi

US $727
Replace timing belt and waterpump with idlers. Timing belt was damaged when AC idler pully broke. 
Jan 2013

196000 mi

US $200
Replaced both fuel level sending units. 
Nov 2013

197000 mi

US $110
fROZEN RIGHT CALIPER 

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2005 Subaru Impreza / Outback Sport 4dr Wagon

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru Impreza / Outback Sport in Alberta, Canada
Dec 2007 - Jun 2011
Nov 2008

48360 mi

C $100
Diagnosis for over-heating on highway was leaking left bank head gasket. Diagnosis for CEL was sticking EGR valve. Parts ordered. 
Dec 2008

48980 mi
Replaced left bank head gasket and EGR valve. Still waiting on new knock sensor to fix continuing CEL. 
Feb 2009

50220 mi
Replaced knock sensor. Still received CEL after a few days, so had all connections checked. So far, so good. 
Dec 2010

60760 mi

C $300
Car overheated on highway. Stuck thermostat replaced. Fan setting #2 not working. Replaced fan blower resistor to correct. 
Jun 2011

63860 mi

C $100
Radiator cap failed, replaced to repair. 
Subaru Impreza / Outback Sport in Alberta, Canada
Mar 2007 - Jun 2013
Dec 2007

25420 mi
radiator cap failed 
Dec 2010

50840 mi

C $1650
Replaced head gasket to fix intermittent overheating problem. Problem may still exist though, but not to previous extent. 

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2005 Subaru Impreza / Outback Sport 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 300hp 2.5L H4 6-speed manual AWD

Subaru Impreza / Outback Sport in Minnesota, United States
May 2008 - Sep 2012
Mar 2009

44000 mi
Whining noise in engine heard inside vehicle. Most likely one of the belt idlers or tensioner. Could not determine which one was faulty. 
Jul 2010

55000 mi

US $125
Engine whine noise. Mechanic says it's either a valve or valves that need adjustment, or it's something in the timing-belt mechanism. Will pursue a repair in the not-too-distant future. Clutch squeak mentioned to shop, but shop didn't fix while car was in for service. I later repaired the squeak myself by lubricating part of the clutch mechanism. 
Subaru Impreza / Outback Sport in California, United States
Jan 2009 - Mar 2010
Feb 2009

54000 mi
overheating 247 degrees 
Subaru Impreza / Outback Sport in New York, United States
Apr 2007 - Jul 2012
Mar 2008

43000 mi
Rear struts leaking, make clunking noise during low speed driving. 
Oct 2009

46000 mi

US $400
Differential temperature sensor replaced after false alerts on dashboard. add forums for Impreza WRX STi iwsti.com nasioc.com 
May 2010

49000 mi

US $430
Starter replaced. 
Jul 2010

49300 mi

US $7
Battery replaced under warrantee. Customer paid $7 for corroded bolts and fittings. 
Jul 2012

54000 mi

US $700
Ac hoses were leaking, replaced and recharged. 
Subaru Impreza / Outback Sport in Nebraska, United States
Jun 2007 - Mar 2010
Jun 2007

2300 mi
Trim repair by SOA 
Sep 2007

28000 mi
Rear strut "clunk" Remote keyless buzzer 
Aug 2008

49000 mi

US $100
Replaced buzzer. Lubed rear strut mounts. 

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2005 Subaru Impreza / Outback Sport 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 227hp 2.0L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru Impreza / Outback Sport in Massachusetts, United States
Apr 2009 - Mar 2010
Jun 2009

43000 mi

US $80
Steering column shaft was bent causing steering issues. Friend with shop replaced with part from salvage yard. Only charged for alignment. 
Dec 2009

50000 mi

US $80
Replaced front driver side axle. Boot was cut and slinging grease. 

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2005 Subaru Impreza / Outback Sport Repair Histories

113 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2005 Subaru Impreza / Outback Sport. 49 of these members (43.4%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 160 repairs to 2005 Subaru Impreza / Outback Sports--an average of 1.4 per vehicle--have been reported.

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