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2008 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport Suspension Problems and Repair Histories

152 TrueDelta members own a 2008 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport. 27 of these members (17.8%) have reported suspension and steering repairs for their car. A total of 17 suspension and steering repairs to 2008 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 2008 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 2008 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2008 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 2008 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport repairs by problem area

23% of the 2008 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport repairs were to the engine, 9% to the transmission, 11% to the brakes, 12% to the suspension, 18% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 18% to the body and trim, and 9% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 138 repairs.

2008 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport suspension and steering repair cost distribution

Of the 2008 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport suspension and steering repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 20% cost less than $100, 33% between $100 and $499, 27% between $500 and $999, 13% between $1000 and $2499, and 7% more than $2500.

Chart based on 15 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.

2008 Subaru WRX STI 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 305hp 2.5L H4 6-speed manual AWD

Subaru WRX STI in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2007 0    
59000 100 Loud whining noise near power steering pump. Noise loudest at cold start. Dealer recommended belt replacement and fresh power steering fluid. 
60700 540 Power steering pump was failing. Replaced with new pump out of warranty.  
119000  
Subaru WRX STI in Washington, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2010 13000    
58000 0 power steering pump went bad. Was replaced. Fluid was flushed. 
60000  

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2008 Subaru WRX 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 224hp 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

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. 
 
Subaru WRX in Colorado, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2010 20000    
40000 250 Front suspension was squeaking. Took time to isolate issue, turned out to be a swaybar that was creaking in its rubber bushing. 
 
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 New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2009 26000    
37000 0 Struts leaking when sold. 

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2008 Subaru Impreza 4dr Sedan

170-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru Impreza in Manitoba, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2011 71300    
114040 300 Replaced front struts (as well as brake pads while I was at it) 
127100 2 Noisy power steering pump. Replaced o-ring on return line at pump. 

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2008 Subaru Impreza 4dr Sedan

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

Subaru Impreza in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2011 39000    
50000 1100 will get the front and rear struts replaced. plus it's going to need a wheel alignment. 
50000 900 front and rear struts replaced . brought struts had dealer install them. 
50000  
Subaru Impreza in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2011 52000    
65000 0 Blown performance strut and aftermarket bushings installed 
 

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2008 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport 4dr Hatch

170-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Quebec, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2011 27900    
46500 0 Wheel bearing making noise. Took it to the dealer. Repaired under warranty as per dealer. 

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