Chart based on 33 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
2011 Subaru Impreza / Outback Sport 4dr Sedan
turbocharged 305hp 2.5L H4 6-speed manual AWD
Cracked ring land on the number four cylinder. Subaru found Youtube vide of me at an autocross event and denied warranty. Replaced on a good faith with a $1000 deductible. This was after two months in the shop. Never buy a Subaru again!
power loss during hard acceloration
Still having power loss under hard acceleration. Reflashing the computer fixes it for a month or so.
Took car in for Turbo Boost Problem and running rough - No trouble found, couldn't duplicate Took car in for Turbo Boost Problem and running rough - No trouble found, couldn't duplicate
After 3 trips to one dealer and a Subaru Engineer telling me there was nothing wrong with my car I finally took it in and another engineer said I had a cracked ring land and Subaru would not fix it under warranty!
Subaru claimed car was modified which caused cracked ring land and after 3rd party and another Subaru dealer verified it was not modified Subaru still refused warranty work - Either rebuild the engine myself or sell the car!
Engine rebuild out of my pocket ($8000) because Subaru has a design flaw in the piston that causes the ring lands to crack. This will happen even if you have not modified your STI so beware. Engine shop said this was VERY common in STI's.
secondary air pump recall
Engine light, traction control light on. Was cleared and i was told cylinder misfire for unknown reason
Cracked power steering belt found when i went for oil change Belt repair prior installed incorrectly resulting in both belts failing and the original dealer not reimbursing in TX. The belt that was originally repaired that started all this had piece missing that was not caught by dealer visit thus necessitating another trip for repair
car had been misfiring at low load and idle. soldered a ground in the wiring harness based on something I read on a forum. Misfires are gone.
Hesitation under part-throttle. Dealer unable to reproduce; suspected bad gas. Dealer re-flashed ECU. Dealer noted oil was low; changed oil.
Second trip to dealer for hesitation/surging. Dealer able to reproduce. Faulty #1 oxygen sensor replaced under warranty.
Took car in days after software reflash. Check engine light was on, car vibrated upon ignition. Took it in to deal. Mechanics left dome light on causing dead battery. Codes were lost. Couldn't find problem after battery died. Lost all codes.
Hose from intercooler to throttle body became cracked. Dealer said it's a common problem with this car.
Clamp holding hose to cool turbo fell off causing the car to buck. Common problem according to better half.
Timing belt tensioner replaced, as well as timing belt and tensioner pulley.
cylinder #1 overheated and went out of round. replaced engine. Turbo had leak in cool side. Replaced turbo.