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Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport Suspension Problems and Repair Histories

1242 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport. 171 of these members (13.8%) have reported suspension and steering repairs for their car. A total of 101 suspension and steering repairs to Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sports--an average of 0.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport problem descriptions below.

Don't infer Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

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

35% of the Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport repairs were to the engine, 11% to the transmission, 8% to the brakes, 11% to the suspension, 21% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 11% to the body and trim, and 4% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 942 repairs.

Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport suspension and steering repair cost distribution

Of the Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport suspension and steering repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 18% cost less than $100, 34% between $100 and $499, 30% between $500 and $999, 13% between $1000 and $2499, and 5% more than $2500.

Chart based on 128 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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Repair costs are in local units.

2009 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport 4dr Hatch

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

Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Washington, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2009 0    
1000 0 Steering wheel is off slightly to the right, shop said they adjusted it but it feels like nothing has been done. 
 

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2008 Subaru WRX 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 224hp 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru WRX in Connecticut, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2008 2000    
16000 0 Steering rack replaced after spool valve blew. 
39000  
Subaru WRX in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2008 3000    
17000 0 wheel misalignment caused by defective parts repaired. 
 

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2005 Subaru WRX STI 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 300hp 2.5L H4 6-speed manual AWD

Subaru WRX STI in Nebraska, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2007 24000    
28000 0 Rear strut "clunk" 
49000 0 Lubed rear strut mounts. 
 
Subaru WRX STI in Illinois, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2008 27000    
31000 150 Front swaybar connection broke on passenger side. 
71000  
Subaru WRX STI in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2007 34000    
43000 0 Rear struts leaking, make clunking noise during low speed driving. 
 

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2005 Subaru WRX 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 227hp 2.0L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru WRX in Indiana, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2007 50000    
107000 100 Steering pump needed replacement. 
 

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2005 Subaru WRX 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 227hp 2.0L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru WRX in Massachusetts, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2009 41000    
43000 80 Steering column shaft was bent causing steering issues. Friend with shop replaced with part from salvage yard. Only charged for alignment. 
 

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2004 Subaru WRX STI 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 300hp 2.5L H4 6-speed manual AWD

Subaru WRX STI in West Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2008 88000    
93000 50 Rear wheel bearing replaced. 
 

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2002 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport 4dr Wagon

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2007 112220    
119660 500 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. 
 

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