2011 Subaru Impreza / Outback Sport Subaru Impreza / Outback Sport 2011

We are 107,000+ car owners sharing real-world car information.

Join Us

2011 Subaru Impreza / Outback Sport repairs by problem area

Engine (23%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (8%)

Brakes and Traction Control (5%)

Suspension and Steering (5%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (29%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (23%)

Other (8%)

Chart based on 133 repairs.
See TSBs and recalls for the 2011 Subaru Impreza / Outback Sport.

2011 Subaru Impreza / Outback Sport engine repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (11%)

$500 - $999 (4%)

$100 - $499 (25%)

< $100 (61%)

Chart based on 28 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

18000 mi power loss during hard acceloration 
22000 mi Still having power loss under hard acceleration. Reflashing the computer fixes it for a month or so. 
17000 mi

US $1000
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! 

Return to top

2011 Subaru Impreza / Outback Sport 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 265hp 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

20000 mi Exhaust leak 
23000 mi Exhaust gasket replaced. 
40000 mi bad gas cap 

Return to top

2011 Subaru Impreza / Outback Sport 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 305hp 2.5L H4 6-speed manual AWD

54000 mi

US $2400
secondary air pump recall https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/jaxrs/download/doc/UCM546139/RCRIT-16V738-2254.pdf 

Return to top

2011 Subaru Impreza / Outback Sport 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 265hp 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

12000 mi Clamp holding hose to cool turbo fell off causing the car to buck. Common problem according to better half. 
24000 mi Replaced Clutch 
11000 mi Hesitation under part-throttle. Dealer unable to reproduce; suspected bad gas. Dealer re-flashed ECU. Dealer noted oil was low; changed oil. 
11500 mi Second trip to dealer for hesitation/surging. Dealer able to reproduce. Faulty #1 oxygen sensor replaced under warranty. 
30000 mi Engine light on along with traction control 
50300 mi

US $1600
Clutch going out, just worn out at 50,000 miles. 
54000 mi Engine light, traction control light on. Was cleared and i was told cylinder misfire for unknown reason 
57000 mi

US $130
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 
35000 mi

US $67
Hose from intercooler to throttle body became cracked. Dealer said it's a common problem with this car. 
28000 mi 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. 
19900 mi 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. 
47000 mi Timing belt tensioner replaced, as well as timing belt and tensioner pulley. 
23000 mi cylinder #1 overheated and went out of round. replaced engine.  Turbo had leak in cool side. Replaced turbo. 

Return to top

2011 Subaru Impreza / Outback Sport 4dr Hatch

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

26020 mi

C $60
Exhaust system 
45800 mi

US $125
Exhaust heat shield rusted and disconnected. Repaired by weld. No noise since. 
44000 mi

US $100
Head gaskets were leaking heavily and needed to be changed. 
59000 mi

US $100
Heat shield for catalytic converter came loose and needed to be repaired and refastened. Replaced two serpentine belts 
71000 mi

US $525
While inspecting car during brake repair tech noticed leaking head gasket. This was the 2nd time in the past year the gasket failed. 
6200 mi Update computer for gas ignition. 

Return to top

See TrueDelta's information for all Sedans and Hatchbacks.
See TrueDelta's information for all Subaru models.

2011 Subaru Impreza / Outback Sport Engine Problems

See our lemon odds and nada odds page to see vehicles with no repairs or vehicles with more than three repairs. To see how frequently 2011 Subaru Impreza / Outback Sport problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.