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

152 TrueDelta members own a 2008 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport. 28 of these members (18.4%) have reported transmission and drivetrain repairs for their car. A total of 10 transmission and drivetrain 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

22% of the 2008 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport repairs were to the engine, 7% to the transmission, 10% to the brakes, 12% to the suspension, 19% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 19% to the body and trim, and 10% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 134 repairs.

2008 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport transmission and drivetrain repair cost distribution

Of the 2008 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport transmission and drivetrain repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 20% cost less than $100, 40% between $100 and $499, 20% 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.
Non-members can see only ten 2008 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport Transmission and Drivetrain problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
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 Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2009 14000    
33000 0 Damaged throwout bearing and pressure plate replaced. Was causing clutch squeak. 
 
Subaru WRX STI in Washington, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2010 13000    
14000 0 car got stuck in neutral and would not go into gear. 
21000 0 faulty clutch or faulty clutch ajustment. Dealer replaced clutch assembly at no cost to me. 
33700 2000 Replacement clutch always felt like it was slipping under hard acceleration, never really felt "connected" to the flywheel as there was always a little slippage and it took too long to engage. Had an independent shop replace the clutch after the dealer di 
60000  

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2008 Subaru WRX 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 224hp 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru WRX in West Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2011 55000    
85000 140 clutch is creating excess noise. dealer wants over $500 to diagnose. subaru is aware of firewall issues with this model, will not pay until it fails. 
Subaru WRX in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2009 31000    
70000 700 Clutch pedal assembly bearings and rods were worn out, causing pedal to squeak loudly. 
78000  
Subaru WRX in Washington, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2010 23000    
24000 0 Clutch release bearing fork making chirping / whirring sound. Lube of Release Lever Pivot Ball was the resolution.  
 

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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    
11000 0 Throwout bearing in clutch replaced. Clutch squealing at catchpoint when engine and outside ambient temps cold. Problem was still there at first cold start. It'll have to go back for further diagnosis and repair. 
 
Subaru WRX in Newfoundland / Lab., Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2010 18600    
39680 160 Creaking noise when applying clutch pedal. Lubricated all related linkages. Noise still there. Welds on pedal assembly mounting bracket should be inspected for cracks as per SB.12.01.10. Unsure if under warranty so postponed repair. 
55800  

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2008 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport 4dr Hatch

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

Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in New Jersey, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2010 30000    
50300 348 Transmission shuddered when coming to a stop. Felt like torque converter locking up when stopping. Test drove and found nothing. Also computer showed no codes. Dealer advised a transmission power flush, AT fluid was dirty. Shifts like new. 
72000  

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