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Subaru Impreza repairs by problem area

Engine (39%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (13%)

Brakes and Traction Control (4%)

Suspension and Steering (13%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (19%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (8%)

Other (5%)

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Subaru Impreza repair cost distribution

$2500+ (5%)

$1000 - $2499 (12%)

$500 - $999 (15%)

$100 - $499 (36%)

< $100 (32%)

Chart based on 1062 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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2017 Subaru Impreza 4dr Hatch

152-horsepower 2.0L H4 7-speed shiftable CVT AWD

Subaru Impreza in Pennsylvania, United States
Mar 2017 - Sep 2017
Jun 2017

1000 mi
Infotainment system required a S/W update to fix various issues. 
Subaru Impreza in Maryland, United States
Dec 2016 - Sep 2017
Feb 2017

40 mi
software issue in rear warning camera. 
Subaru Impreza in Virginia, United States
Jun 2017 - Sep 2017
Jul 2017

3000 mi
AC does not cool the car on a hot day. First trip to the dealer was little use as they said everything was in spec. I returned a week later and they said there was too much coolant in the system. The removed some and it is somewhat better but does not cool the car on a 90 degree sunny day. 
Subaru Impreza in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2017 - Sep 2017
Apr 2017

620 mi
back up camera..cooling fan 

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2016 Subaru Impreza 4dr Hatch

148-horsepower 2.0L H4 6-speed shiftable CVT AWD

Subaru Impreza in Maryland, United States
Dec 2015 - Sep 2017
Aug 2016

7000 mi
oil leak. Oil pan gasket was replaced 
Subaru Impreza in Connecticut, United States
Oct 2016 - Oct 2017
Jun 2017

7000 mi

US $28
Punctured tire 

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2015 Subaru Impreza 4dr Hatch

148-horsepower 2.0L H4 6-speed shiftable CVT AWD

Subaru Impreza in Michigan, United States
Feb 2015 - Apr 2017
Oct 2015

2200 mi
Gasket for transmission pan plug was discovered to be leaking upon first oil change. Dealer repaired under warranty, will follow up in 1000 miles to make sure everything is okay. 
Subaru Impreza in California, United States
Feb 2015 - Sep 2017
Jun 2017

44000 mi
Upper strut tower mount replaced due to popping noise at parking lot speeds. Dealer replaced with updated part per TSB 05-61-16 at no charge. 
Aug 2017

45953 mi

US $95
Car would not start, displaying VDC disabled, hill hold disabled, hold brake to start (even while holding). Brake switch (the one under the dash that turns on/off the brake lights) was faulty causing C0054-5 code. It started after a few minutes each time and I took it to the dealer ASAP. Dealer replaced with with the new 83311FJ001 switch, per TSB and cleared codes. 
Subaru Impreza in Ohio, United States
Aug 2015 - Sep 2017
Sep 2016

9000 mi

US $822
AC stopped cooling so took to dealer for warranty. Dealer found condenser damaged by impact - suggested a rock - no warranty. Replaced condenser and recharged the system. 
Feb 2017

13000 mi
Key fob stopped working. Battery replaced 2 months ago when other fob'S battery ran down. Can open doors but cannot start car without it. Fob replaced under warranty. 

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2015 Subaru Impreza 4dr Hatch

148-horsepower 2.0L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru Impreza in Pennsylvania, United States
Apr 2015 - Mar 2016
Mar 2015

3800 mi
Replaced torn seat bottom cover under warranty 

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2014 Subaru Impreza / WRX 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 305hp 2.5L H4 6-speed manual AWD

Subaru Impreza / WRX in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2014 - Jun 2016
Jan 2016

47800 mi
rack and pinion replaced under warranty 

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2014 Subaru Impreza / WRX 4dr Sedan

148-horsepower 2.0L H4 6-speed shiftable CVT AWD

Subaru Impreza / WRX in Kentucky, United States
Nov 2013 - Sep 2017
Feb 2015

24000 mi
I was Weak and no start conditions, confirmed at local auto parts store that battery was showing bad. Took to dealer and they confirmed battery was bad and replaced at no charge 
Sep 2015

38000 mi
the driver seat developed a squeak when making right turns, they said the seat mount failed and they had to replace the driver seat. 
Dec 2015

44000 mi
previoulsy replaced seat due to squeak when making turns, turned out the squeak returned quickly after replacement, and determined seat belt buckle that bolted onto seat. problems getting part made the repair take longer. 
Jun 2016

54000 mi

US $996
Both rear wheel bearings were needing to be replaced due to excessive noise. The flange on the muffler was rusted and there was a hole causing excessive noise. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX in Connecticut, United States
Mar 2014 - Sep 2016
Aug 2014

2000 mi
Check engine light kept coming on and along with traction control light. Took car to dealer who pulled the code said it was throttle out of range and that it would go away on its own. Kept happening for almost a week problem went away. 

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2014 Subaru Impreza / WRX 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 305hp 2.5L H4 6-speed manual AWD

Subaru Impreza / WRX in Alberta, Canada
Sep 2013 - Sep 2017
Jan 2014

5580 mi

C $2200
Clutch failure. Clutch was burnt but not the direct cause. Possibly the snap ring on the wedge collar failed. Bought new clutch, flywheel, and a Monoloc collar. 10000km maintenance done. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX in Florida, United States
Apr 2014 - Sep 2015
Sep 2015

16000 mi

US $950
piston broke, channel that holds rings. had to replace piston, 3 days later bearing for connecting rod on same piston disentigrated 

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2014 Subaru Impreza / WRX 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 265hp 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru Impreza / WRX in Illinois, United States
Jun 2016 - Jun 2017
Jun 2017

34000 mi
Failed rod bearing. Rebuilt engine and replaced turbo unit. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX in Pennsylvania, United States
Feb 2014 - Apr 2016
Jul 2014

4500 mi
rebuilt reverse as was out of spec. all but main shaft replaced 
Feb 2015

11000 mi
accelerator pedal replaced 
Jul 2015

16000 mi
vehicle was out of time. vehicle re-timed 
Feb 2016

24600 mi
gas pedal replaced 
Mar 2016

26000 mi
reverse light filling with water 
Apr 2016

26000 mi
the repair took 5 total trips, ending with the car being taken to the dealer's body shop where they found something inside the tailgate out of alignment 

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2014 Subaru Impreza / WRX 4dr Hatch

148-horsepower 2.0L H4 CVT AWD

Subaru Impreza / WRX in Maine, United States
Feb 2014 - Jun 2016
Apr 2014

5000 mi
Replaced front wheel bearing 
May 2015

35700 mi
replaced external temperature sensor 
Subaru Impreza / WRX in Quebec, Canada
Sep 2015 - Oct 2017
Nov 2016

3920 mi
Fabric hiding steering column detached. Dealer fixed. 
Aug 2017

5580 mi

C $250
Clunking noise heard when parallel parking or turning around in a driveway. Dealer fixed problem by (apparently) cleaning brakes. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2013 - Sep 2017
Nov 2013

3740 mi
Repaint door jambs, filler area and hood hinge area that were poorly painted from new 
Dec 2016

67580 mi

C $165
Exhaust donut seized. 1 hr plus parts. Noted at time of last service but not contacted or carried out by dealer at that time 
Feb 2017

72540 mi

C $250
Noise in rear drivetrain. left hand wheel bearing replaced. Full assembly replaced. I took old one home and pressed apart. Outer hub bearing surface damaged. Noted no shim or adjustment possible at manufacture. Part not repairable. 
Jun 2017

81840 mi

C $170
Air conditioning not cooling the car. Dealer tested on a cool day and said within limits. They did not do the full diagnostic I asked for. Retesting after my complaint found system pressure low and refill point leaking. 

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2014 Subaru Impreza / WRX 4dr Hatch

148-horsepower 2.0L H4 6-speed shiftable CVT AWD

Subaru Impreza / WRX in Texas, United States
Jul 2014 - Oct 2017
Jul 2016

35500 mi
Unable to shift out of park because brake sensor failed 
Oct 2017

64000 mi

US $30
Passenger Fog Lamp shroud fell off. Ordered new one to put on. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX in Illinois, United States
Dec 2013 - Sep 2017
Sep 2015

19000 mi
Adjustment to brake sensor after getting ABS, traction control, and hill assist lights turn on in middle of drive. 

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2014 Subaru Impreza / WRX 4dr Hatch

148-horsepower 2.0L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru Impreza / WRX in New Mexico, United States
Nov 2016 - Sep 2017
Jan 2017

43000 mi
Oil sensor light kept going on. It turned out that a piece of silicone was tripping the sensor. The dealership either replaced the piece or tucked it back into place and it's been fine since. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX in Quebec, Canada
Sep 2014 - Dec 2016
Apr 2015

6800 mi
Car was delivered new with a faulty steering wheel control knob (audio volume). Supposed to light up. Did not. Missed during quality control out of the plant and by the dealer. Minor issue. Will be repaired at next maintenance trip... 
Oct 2015

13020 mi
car was deliverd in Oct '14 with a faulty driver steering wheel volume control button. repaired at this maint. trip. 
Jun 2016

24800 mi
clutch pedal squeeking. annoying. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX in Virginia, United States
Oct 2014 - Oct 2017
Oct 2017

12000 mi
Battery required a jump start and tested low/bad. Dealer tested and confirmed, replaced under new car warranty. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX in North Carolina, United States
Jan 2014 - Sep 2017
Dec 2016

36000 mi
There is no repair, but I wanted to communicate that this car is burning oil, and I'm having to add oil 2-3 times in between 7500mi oil changes. I have complained to Subaru, and they say this is "normal" which is a crock of bull. 

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2013 Subaru Impreza / WRX 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 265hp 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru Impreza / WRX in Colorado, United States
Aug 2012 - Sep 2017
Dec 2014

17000 mi
Clutch release bearing was chirping, dealer replaced under warranty. 
Oct 2015

21300 mi
Entire clutch end was replaced. This is a difficult one to report on as I am not sure how much was a factory defect and how much was a botched repair attempt from a few months ago. Regardless, a factory defect started the problem. 
Jun 2016

26000 mi

US $5
Windshield washer reservoir fell into wheel well, mounting bolt was missing. Either the bolt fell out or was never installed. I am reporting this because it seems to be a common problem. 
Apr 2017

30760 mi
Transmission assembly was replaced under warranty. The transmission was never right and now has been replaced entirely. I do not know if there was a single factory defect that led to over three years of problems and several repair trips e.g. should this be viewed as many or just one problem. Regardless, I have owned many cars with manual transmissions and none had problems beyond needing clutches replaced on rare occasions so this wasn't a case of any inexperienced driver abusing the gears. So, unless this transmission is a lemon the problem should be solved. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX in Louisiana, United States
Jul 2013 - Jan 2017
Nov 2016

61400 mi
Steering rack leaking 

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2013 Subaru Impreza / WRX 4dr Sedan

148-horsepower 2.0L H4 CVT AWD

Subaru Impreza / WRX in New York, United States
Feb 2016 - Jun 2017
May 2016

35000 mi
The rear brake got some noise sometimes. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX in Utah, United States
Jul 2017 - Oct 2017
Sep 2017

75000 mi
Oil consumption problem 

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2013 Subaru Impreza / WRX 4dr Sedan

148-horsepower 2.0L H4 6-speed shiftable CVT AWD

Subaru Impreza / WRX in Massachusetts, United States
Apr 2013 - Jun 2016
Aug 2015

28000 mi
headlight out 
Subaru Impreza / WRX in New Jersey, United States
Dec 2012 - Sep 2017
Feb 2017

63080 mi

US $666
Replace and refurbish front and rear brakes 

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2013 Subaru Impreza / WRX 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 305hp 2.5L H4 6-speed manual AWD

Subaru Impreza / WRX in California, United States
Apr 2017 - Jul 2017
Jul 2017

38000 mi
Leaking power steering rack. Replaced under extended warranty. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2014 - Jul 2014
Jul 2014

7440 mi
Loose steering pump. Squeal when turning. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX in Virginia, United States
Feb 2013 - Sep 2017
Oct 2015

20300 mi
center console won't close 
Subaru Impreza / WRX in New York, United States
Dec 2014 - Sep 2017
May 2015

39700 mi
Steering rack was leaking fluid. Dealership replaced entire rack and pinion under my Bump to Bumper warranty (not the standard warranty). 
Jan 2016

37800 mi

US $150
Battery completed dead. Subaru OEM must not be very good. Replaced with Bosch. 

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2013 Subaru Impreza / WRX 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 265hp 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru Impreza / WRX in North Carolina, United States
Jul 2016 - Mar 2017
Mar 2017

39000 mi
Driver's side door glass smashed in robbery attempt. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX in Minnesota, United States
Dec 2012 - Sep 2016
Dec 2013

16000 mi
Dash had squeak. Dealer repaired under warranty. 
Sep 2014

26000 mi
Center console would not close. Replaced under warranty 
Subaru Impreza / WRX in Quebec, Canada
Jul 2013 - Oct 2016
Jun 2014

6200 mi
driver and passenger windows hard to raise 

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2013 Subaru Impreza / WRX 4dr Hatch

148-horsepower 2.0L H4 CVT AWD

Subaru Impreza / WRX in British Columbia, Canada
Apr 2013 - May 2017
Apr 2017

66340 mi

C $870
Replaced leaking radiator. Flush and fill. Checked thermostat for proper function. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX in California, United States
Feb 2015 - Mar 2017
Feb 2017

60800 mi

US $650
Complete replacement of brakes that were put on brand new when I bought the car. It eats brakes. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX in Pennsylvania, United States
Sep 2012 - Sep 2017
Sep 2015

28000 mi
ABS/traction light came up on dashboard. Dealer said traction/abs was failing and parts needed replacement. This work was done but it was still under warranty. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX in Pennsylvania, United States
May 2014 - May 2016
Aug 2014

18700 mi
Check Engine Light Up, Cruise Control Disabled, Traction Control failure light on, Limp-home mode enabled. Dealer reports it was an oil-related CEL and reset it after confirming no issue existed. 

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2013 Subaru Impreza / WRX 4dr Hatch

148-horsepower 2.0L H4 6-speed shiftable CVT AWD

Subaru Impreza / WRX in Massachusetts, United States
Jan 2013 - Dec 2014
Aug 2014

11000 mi
Driver seat cushion split under the seat cover. Attempt to repair was unsuccessful as the replacement seat cushion was torn during the installation process. Dealer ordered a new seat cushion and seat cover. Has not yet arrived. 
Nov 2014

11000 mi
Drive seat cushion split. Took 4 visits (order parts, unsuccessful repair and reorder parts, ordered wrong parts so repair incomplete, and finally received part and repaired seat cushion). 
Subaru Impreza / WRX in New York, United States
Sep 2012 - Sep 2017
Oct 2016

88800 mi

US $4000
Transmission failed at 87,900 miles, in a 2013 model. I had a window of 15 minutes or about 10 miles from where I noticed the problem to when the car actually gave up. Car was out of warranty and Subaru took care of half of the bill. --------------- UPDATE: A year after the event above, I received a letter from Subaru notifying me that I could be eligible for a refund for the totality I spent fixing the CVT transmission. About three months after that I had a check from them with the sum I spent fixing it. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX in California, United States
May 2015 - Dec 2016
Sep 2015

28000 mi

US $5
Passenger side brake light went out 
Oct 2016

46500 mi
Changed the brake switch. it was failing causing ABS light to turn off along with TC and CC lights 
Subaru Impreza / WRX in Oklahoma, United States
Nov 2012 - Sep 2017
Sep 2017

30000 mi

US $1500
Ran into a large puddle and got water into the intake. This broke the MAF sensor, as well as the fog light bezels. Because if this several other items were done as preventative maintenance at the same time. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX in Wisconsin, United States
Oct 2012 - Sep 2017
May 2017

79000 mi

US $290
Passenger Rear Wheel Bearing replaced. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX in Connecticut, United States
Aug 2013 - Sep 2017
Dec 2013

8000 mi
Check engine light came on, faulty oil control valves needs replacement 
May 2015

29700 mi
Extended crank when starting, updated ECM with new software. Car still occasionally has extended crank. 
Aug 2015

34000 mi
CVT pressure sensor went causing metal belt to scrape against pulleys requiring transmission replacement. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX in Pennsylvania, United States
Nov 2015 - Dec 2015
Nov 2015

23000 mi
During scheduled 20,000 mi maintenance, left rear strut was found to be leaking fluid. Replaced as a warranty item. Mechanic said it was likely due to large potholes/poor road conditions. Rear tires had begun making fairly loud, rhythmic noise. Asked mechanic to diagnose. Result was: original tires had plenty of tread left, but they showed signs of cupping & feathering. Since it wasn't a safety issue, rotated to front. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX in Indiana, United States
Aug 2012 - Sep 2017
Sep 2014

29000 mi
blower motor was making a loud sound when turned on. Suspected the bearing was out on the fan itself. Dealer had to order part. Returned 2 days later and part was installed for no charge under warranty. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX in California, United States
Apr 2016 - Apr 2017
Jun 2016

57000 mi

US $55
The left front CV joint was popping & needed replacement. Repaired under dealer warranty. Passenger-side front strut inexplicably failed. Loud bang, bouncy car, some squeaking while driving, no other major symptoms. 
Oct 2016

59700 mi

US $151
Car would flash ABS & traction control & hill-start warning lights & keep them on, then would not engage drive after next cold-start. Computer would supposedly relate to a blown/mis-firing brake-light fuse. 
Apr 2017

65000 mi

US $100
Trip was for diagnosis of a problem, which I would have had repaired if I'd had time (before leaving on a trip). Car has excessive bounce & vibration (initiating in the steering wheel but it has now spread to the whole car), high tire noise, and will nosedive when braking. Rear passenger side suspension is also apparently sagging. Mechanic informed me that *all* of my struts were bad & slowly leaking - this in spite of having my front passenger strut replaced less than 10,000 miles ago. Will have my struts replaced when I have the funds. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX in Florida, United States
Aug 2015 - Sep 2017
Apr 2016

55300 mi

US $230
AC compressor and serpentine belt tensioner failed. 
Mar 2017

64000 mi

US $89
excess oil consumption. took car to dealer, they (at my cost) changed oil and filter again ( i have been changing it regularly and changed it last time a couple months ago) to baseline oil fill quantity then advised return visit in 1000 miles so they can measure oil level, and then confirm for themselves whether excess consumption or not. 
Apr 2017

64000 mi

US $90
Gauge cluster Warning light for low engine oil illuminated within couple months of the last oil and filter change. To verify excess oil consumption Dealer changed oil again and required oil level check again in 1000 miles. Prescribed check completed and problem confirmed. dealer replaced engine short block with new assy. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX in Colorado, United States
Oct 2012 - Sep 2017
Sep 2013

14000 mi
Drivers Seat back broke. Seat was rebuilt by dealership under warranty. Subaru fixed the seat but I thought the headrest was loose and not like it was before. The passenger side front seat headrest did not have the same looseness present. Subaru is ordering the parts that affect the headrest. 
May 2017

55000 mi

US $1289
ignition switch and 3 sets of keys needed to be replaced along with reprograming the car along with all locks being re-keyed. The key had been getting harder and harder to remove over several months and I couldn't figure out why. Dealership said because I had a group of keys dangling from the ignition key and the swinging weight over time caused excessive wear on the lock. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX in California, United States
Jun 2013 - Jul 2016
Jul 2014

20700 mi
Right front strut heavily leaking hydraulic fluid, strut mount sustained damage. 20310FJ021 STRUT COMPL F RH 20320FG011 MOUNT STRUT F 902350027 SELF LOCK NUT M12 
Subaru Impreza / WRX in Pennsylvania, United States
Dec 2012 - Sep 2014
Jan 2014

22800 mi
Returning to the airport after a trip. The car would not start. No lights were on. Subaru sent out an independent company that jump started the vehicle and it worked normally the rest of the day. Unable to start the car. Cranked for long time and would not start. Waited hours - still wouldn't start. Subaru sent out flatbed - driver unable to start car. Car towed to dealer. Next day dealer reported that it started like it was flooded 

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2013 Subaru Impreza / WRX 4dr Hatch

148-horsepower 2.0L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru Impreza / WRX in Massachusetts, United States
Jan 2013 - Dec 2014
Dec 2014

32000 mi
Extreme oil usage 
Subaru Impreza / WRX in Massachusetts, United States
Apr 2015 - Oct 2017
Sep 2016

31000 mi
Oil consumption. 
Oct 2017

45000 mi

US $35
Headlight bulb 
Subaru Impreza / WRX in Maryland, United States
May 2013 - May 2015
Sep 2014

14000 mi
Burning oil. Turned out to be a factory defect in that year Impreza. Replaced entire bottom half of engine. 
May 2015

23000 mi
Subaru bought our car back. They admitted to persistent problems with the manual transmission of our year/model and were not able to repair. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX in New Jersey, United States
Sep 2013 - Jun 2015
Mar 2015

16000 mi
Engine is using oil. Dealer says it's within spec. 
Jun 2015

18000 mi
Car still using oil. Dealer replaced oil level sensor and flashed ECU. It's still using oil. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX in New Jersey, United States
Feb 2016 - Jun 2017
Sep 2016

83000 mi

US $300
The rear wheel bearings required replacing Plus spark plugs, belts. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX in Washington, United States
Mar 2017 - Jun 2017
Jan 2017

63000 mi
Warranty short block replacement due to oil consumption 
May 2017

71000 mi

US $1400
Clutch replacement 

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2013 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport

Engine not specified

Subaru Impreza in Tennessee, United States
Feb 2016 - Mar 2016
Feb 2016

28000 mi
oil level low 

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2012 Subaru Impreza / WRX 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 305hp 2.5L H4 6-speed manual AWD

Subaru Impreza / WRX in Utah, United States
Nov 2013 - Oct 2016
Oct 2014

33500 mi
Battery had bad cell which caused excessive draw from alternator. Battery, alternator, and writing harness to fuse box replaced. 
Aug 2015

45500 mi

US $90
Brake sensor had gone bad, when brakes were applied, the signals would not come on immediately. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX in Michigan, United States
May 2015 - Jul 2017
Jan 2017

90400 mi

US $794
AC Compressor clutch assembly froze resulting in replacement of the compressor, labor, belt, compressor oil, fuse and refrigerant 

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2012 Subaru Impreza / WRX 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 265hp 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru Impreza / WRX in Massachusetts, United States
Dec 2012 - Jan 2014
Jul 2013

27700 mi
noise coming from around turbo area at high revs. dealer can not find problem. 
Dec 2013

37000 mi
replaced blow off valve and hose at turbo. covered under warranty 
Subaru Impreza / WRX in Ohio, United States
Jan 2015 - May 2015
Feb 2015

24200 mi
CEL p0455 - Evaporative Systems Leak. Faulty leak check valve. 
Mar 2015

25000 mi
CEL p0455 - Evaporative Systems Leak. Corrupted charcoal canister. 
May 2015

25000 mi
Beginning phases of the squeaky clutch problem which is widely documented in the Subaru community. It starts as a squeak and only gets worse until the welds on the firewall break out. Very involved repair, not under warranty. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX in Arizona, United States
Mar 2012 - Dec 2012
Apr 2012

1000 mi
There is a known issue with the headlights for this body type that causes the wiring harness to pull too tightly on the headlight, wearing out the socket. Headlight was replaced and wiring harness was re-routed to allow for more slack 
Aug 2012

8000 mi
A small rubbber stopper (called "pedal stopper") melted off under the clutch pedal arm, likely due to the extreme Arizona heat. Also, heat caused slight buckle in center arm-wrest console. Latch replaced to keep console lid closed 
Oct 2012

11000 mi
When cruising above 55 mph, a faint whine can be heard, which almost sounds like a supercharger. Was identified to be the center differential / viscous coupler. Dealer checked all fluids and ruled it a non-issue / benign problem 
Nov 2012

11000 mi
Transmission exhibited a "whining" noise at freeways speeds, while under engine load. Dealer replaced differential bearings that were "scorched" Ten minutes after leaving the dealer, my transmission had a catastrophic failure. All four wheels locked up while I was on the freeway, which caused me to skid briefly.The locking of the transmission also sheared my left rear axle. 
Dec 2012

11000 mi
Entire transmission was replaced as a result from the failure when driving on the freeway 

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2012 Subaru Impreza / WRX 4dr Sedan

148-horsepower 2.0L H4 CVT AWD

Subaru Impreza / WRX in New York, United States
Feb 2012 - Dec 2012
May 2012

1300 mi
Passenger Airbag was staying off (airbag off light was on) with passenger in the seat. Dealer looked at car and found no problems. Problem has not repeated. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX in Newfoundland / Lab., Canada
Jan 2012 - Jun 2016
Feb 2012

1240 mi
Heater fan not working. A resistor was replaced to correct the problem. 
Jun 2013

27280 mi
Front seats were squeaking in cold weather. A seat back bushing is the cause and replacement was covered by warranty and described by a Service Bulletin. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX in New Jersey, United States
May 2012 - Sep 2017
Jan 2013 Oil change was done (not at dealer) and the was told the battery was marginal. Went to dealer and a new battery was installed, still under warranty. 
Jul 2017

32000 mi

US $320
Windshield wiper bushings squeaking bad needed to replace the entire wiper assembly, motor and linkage, since you cant buy them separate from the dealer. Motor was fine only linkage went bad. 
Sep 2017

33000 mi
Cam shaft position sensor repair, Check engine light on, covered 100% by extended warranty 

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2012 Subaru Impreza / WRX 4dr Sedan

148-horsepower 2.0L H4 6-speed shiftable CVT AWD

Subaru Impreza / WRX in West Virginia, United States
Apr 2013 - Sep 2017
Apr 2017

92000 mi

US $100
rear wheel bearing made noise and was replaced 
Subaru Impreza / WRX in Maryland, United States
Jun 2012 - Jul 2013
Mar 2013

10000 mi
driver's seat squeaks 
Subaru Impreza / WRX in New York, United States
Mar 2012 - Sep 2017
Nov 2013

19400 mi
Battery was tested bad at Goodyear when getting new tires, went to dealer for warranty replacement. Dealer tested and agreed battery needed replacement. 
Aug 2016

49000 mi

US $200
Noise while driving, drivers front wheel bearing replaced Car wouldn't start reliably. Positive battery terminal wire replaced. 
Jan 2017

26200 mi
thumping noise while driving that changed in speed with car speed. 
Sep 2017

60000 mi
P000C OBD2 code. Dealer changed oil and replaced Cam Position Sensor. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX in Tennessee, United States
Mar 2012 - Feb 2013
Apr 2012

1000 mi
Passenger window would not go down. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX in Maryland, United States
Jan 2012 - Jul 2013
Oct 2012

9300 mi
Front drivers seat wearing..seat back shredding and side bolster fraying 
Subaru Impreza / WRX in New York, United States
Jul 2012 - Jun 2017
Sep 2015

31000 mi
There was a leak in the AC system, the leak was found and fixed and AC recharged. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX in Nebraska, United States
Apr 2013 - Oct 2017
Jun 2015

35000 mi
Reprogramming File Availability for Extended Engine Cranking (Delayed Starting), TSB 11-156-15 

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2012 Subaru Impreza / WRX 4dr Sedan

148-horsepower 2.0L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru Impreza / WRX in Georgia, United States
Mar 2012 - Sep 2016
May 2016

62000 mi

US $1000
Engine replacement under warranty. Replace shortblock and while in there replacement of clutch throwout bearing, pressure plate and flywheel 
Subaru Impreza / WRX in Maine, United States
Aug 2012 - Dec 2012
Dec 2012

18000 mi
The car had been using an excessive amount of oil. After updating the engine control module, the problem went away. 

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2012 Subaru Impreza / WRX 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 305hp 2.5L H4 6-speed manual AWD

Subaru Impreza / WRX in Michigan, United States
Sep 2016 - Oct 2017
Oct 2017

45000 mi

US $100
Steering rack replaced 

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2012 Subaru Impreza / WRX 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 265hp 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru Impreza / WRX in Pennsylvania, United States
Feb 2012 - Oct 2017
May 2013

20000 mi
Connecting rod bearing failed at approximately 18,300 miles. Vehicle towed to nearest Subaru dealer. Short block replaced under warranty. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX in Nova Scotia, Canada
Jun 2012 - Sep 2017
May 2014

26040 mi
Front wheel bearing. Causing noise from front end. Replaced under warranty. 
May 2016

49220 mi
Turbo charger was failing and was replaced. Cracked plastic intercooler pipe replaced. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX in Washington, United States
Aug 2013 - Jul 2017
Apr 2013

33000 mi

US $2800
Fixed cracked clutch pedal assembly welds. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX in Pennsylvania, United States
Jul 2014 - Nov 2015
Nov 2014

40200 mi

US $105
A connection between the plumbing from the inter-cooler to the throttle body came loose. Shop removed inter-cooler and fixed the leaking connection. 
Mar 2015

46000 mi

US $225
front right ABS sensor failed 
Subaru Impreza / WRX in California, United States
Jan 2012 - Feb 2015
Jul 2013

15800 mi

US $500
General maintenance and front pillar resetting for creaking 
Aug 2014

30300 mi
Missing at 30000 mile service. They cleaned the fuel system. Could have just been bad gas. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX in Colorado, United States
Feb 2012 - Sep 2017
May 2012

5000 mi
Dealer replaced a cracked fog lamp cover under warranty. There was no evidence on the surface of the lens of rock damage. 
Dec 2012

17000 mi
Scratches on inside of rear driver side window from window mechanism inside door. Window replaced. 
Jul 2013

25300 mi
Had clutch pressure plate and throwout bearing replaced after the clutch pedal begun intermittently vibrating when moved, greater clutch effort was required and occasional squealing noise when foot off clutch pedal. 

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2012 Subaru Impreza / WRX 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 252hp 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru Impreza / WRX in Alberta, Canada
Mar 2012 - Apr 2015
Feb 2014

25580 mi
High frequency gear whine at 90km/h+, especially while under load. Worse with cold weather. They performed a TSB to shim the transmission housing, took 3 days for parts. Still exists to lesser degree after TSB completed. 

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2012 Subaru Impreza / WRX 4dr Hatch

148-horsepower 2.0L H4 CVT AWD

Subaru Impreza / WRX in California, United States
May 2012 - Oct 2017
Oct 2016

41200 mi

US $300
Leaking strut 
Subaru Impreza / WRX in Alberta, Canada
Feb 2013 - Oct 2017
Sep 2015

40920 mi
Brake lights stopped working, electrical problem 
Oct 2017

74400 mi

C $702
Timing cover oil leak 
Subaru Impreza / WRX in Quebec, Canada
Nov 2011 - Sep 2017
Mar 2013

12400 mi
on occasion the car would not start. It would be successful after a crank or two. The battery was changed at the 20k inspection. Also, the remote starter was recalled. Subaru removed the remote starter as the replacement part was not available yet. 
Oct 2013

19000 mi
small rust spot along the seam between the bumper and the rear door all 4 piston rings replaced under recall. Engine oil light went on at 8k. This is a MAJOR RECALL. 
Jul 2014

26440 mi
directly after the car was serviced for the 40K inspection, the brakes did not respond properly and had to be pressed entirely to the floor. They changed the shims, problem caused by the garage. 
Aug 2014

27900 mi
humming noise coming from AC. Compressor was replaced. 
Jun 2016

45880 mi
leaky oil pan 
Apr 2017

52080 mi
right wheel bearing was replaced. Dealer said they heard a humming sound during test drive. I'd never noticed it. Covered under warranty. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX in New South Wales, Australia
May 2017 - May 2017
Mar 2017

23560 mi

A $700
Brake rotors (discs) were warped and needed replacement. Pads were only a little worn, but were also replaced to ensure they didn't cause rotors to again get warped. Heard from service center that this can happen if braking hard or water is on rotors, but it's uncharacteristically early 

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2012 Subaru Impreza / WRX 4dr Hatch

148-horsepower 2.0L H4 6-speed shiftable CVT AWD

Subaru Impreza / WRX in Virginia, United States
Aug 2013 - Apr 2014
Sep 2013

15000 mi
Compressor failed. 
Oct 2013

15500 mi
Compressor replaced. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX in Massachusetts, United States
Dec 2011 - Sep 2017
Sep 2014

38000 mi
oil level sensor goes off too soon 
Subaru Impreza / WRX in Michigan, United States
May 2015 - Sep 2017
Nov 2015

87000 mi
Keys needed to be reprogrammed. 
Aug 2016

99400 mi
Warranty recall for passenger heated seat occupant sensor. 
Feb 2017

105000 mi

US $1400
Replaced Transmission Valve Body due to a faulty solenoid Replaced rear passenger wheel bearing 
Subaru Impreza / WRX in North Carolina, United States
Dec 2015 - Apr 2017
Sep 2016

105000 mi

US $25
One of the headlight bulbs burnt out. Replaced with pair of modified Sylvania Osram H9. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX in Michigan, United States
Apr 2012 - Sep 2016
Sep 2016

90000 mi

US $250
Replace spark plugs as what dealer considered normal wear and tear. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX in Virginia, United States
Apr 2017 - Sep 2017
Jun 2017

94000 mi

US $156
Brake switch failed causing light to appear on dashboard. The shifter would periodically not come out of park when the light was on. Switch was replaced, problem has not reappeared since. Seems to be a fairly common issue with this type of car if the google searching is correct. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX in California, United States
Nov 2011 - Sep 2017
Jan 2012

18700 mi
Steering column slightly off center with respect to dash/driver seat. Dealer said this was within normal tolerance, but did try to adjust it. Now still a bit off, but much less noticeable and more comfortable to drive. 
Feb 2013

7600 mi
Interior trim on passenger A-pillar rattling/buzzing. Trim removed and damped with foam tape. 
Jun 2014

15000 mi
Both rear struts were leaking. No obvious cause (maybe a bad batch of OEM shocks?) Replaced under warranty. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX in Florida, United States
Oct 2011 - Sep 2017
Dec 2011

1000 mi
Braking system failure following pre-delivery repair on master cylinder recall. Loss of fluid/no braking power. 
Oct 2013

30700 mi
Broken wheel lug. I've never ever had this in normal use before on any vehicle, so I have to think it was from over tightening from a prior visit to the tire shop. The service advisor initially quoted a $100 charge, but ended up writing it as warranty. 
Sep 2017

103000 mi

US $240
Transmission hesitating and AT OIL temp light illuminated. Dealer fixed under SOA extended warranty at no charge. Replaced leaking shock absorber. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX in New Jersey, United States
Sep 2015 - Sep 2017
Oct 2015

69800 mi

US $40
Bad right front wheel bearing. Sourced complete knuckle/hub from low mileage 2013 Impreza and swapped. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX in Maine, United States
Mar 2012 - Sep 2014
Jan 2013

26800 mi
Whistling noise from fan 
Subaru Impreza / WRX in Texas, United States
Jul 2012 - Sep 2017
Aug 2012

1300 mi
Dealer installed new ECM/TCM software to correct some shifting and driveability issues with the CVT transmission. Subaru Tech Service Bulletin. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX in Massachusetts, United States
Jul 2012 - Aug 2016
Mar 2015

36000 mi
Very weak battery. Battery was replaced. Hatch struts were weak. Replaced. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX in California, United States
Aug 2012 - Jun 2015
Jun 2015

16000 mi
Bluetooth cutting out. Dealer replaced head unit under warranty, Dealer replaced head unit diue to Bluetooth not working. Could not stabilize the Bluetooth. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX in Maryland, United States
Feb 2014 - Oct 2017
Mar 2015

48000 mi
CVT Valve Body 
Apr 2015

48800 mi

US $195
ABS and Traction Control System lights came on, unable to get car out of park. Problem was a faulty brake light switch. 
Nov 2016

71200 mi
Bearing went bad in unrepairable part of CVT. LOUD groaning at all speeds, especially coasting. Contacted SoA, who saw me as a loyal customer (x3) who did recommended maint. and covered transmission replacement 100% even out of warranty 
Subaru Impreza / WRX in Florida, United States
Jan 2013 - Mar 2014
Jul 2013

14000 mi
Numerous interior panels falling off from aftermarket stereo installation 
Subaru Impreza / WRX in New York, United States
Apr 2012 - Apr 2016
Feb 2014

29000 mi
High beam bulb burnt out 
Jun 2014

35000 mi
ENGINE USES 1 QUART OF OIL EVERY 6,000 MILES. i AM TOLD BY THE DEALER THIS IS NORMAL. i READ ONLINE THAT THIS IS NORMAL? 
Jan 2015

30000 mi

US $250
fUEL LEVEL SYSTEM FAILED. wOULD NOT SHOW CPORRECT FUEL AMOUNT IN GAS TANK 
Dec 2015

55000 mi
Grinding and buzzing noises from CVT transmission. Dealership (at Subaru's request) replaced the $6500.00 CVT transmission under warranty. 
Feb 2016

56000 mi
2nd CVT Transmission failed suddenly at 80 mph 10 days and 200 miles after Subaru dealer installed a "New Subaru Reman" CVT transmission. This time dealership had the car for 12 days and put another Reman CVT trans in car. This is 3rd one !! 
Subaru Impreza / WRX in Ohio, United States
Dec 2011 - Sep 2017
Sep 2014

37000 mi
Losing oil 
Feb 2015

47000 mi
updated programming for engine oil light 
Mar 2015

49000 mi
low oil 
May 2015

51900 mi
low oil 
Apr 2016

68800 mi
Replaced short block. 
Aug 2016

75300 mi
Needed second alignment as the first appeared to result in a broken nut and the steering wheel was off center. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX in Nebraska, United States
Mar 2012 - Mar 2017
Feb 2014

19000 mi
Oil psi sensor seal compromised, sending spurious signal to MIL due to water infiltration. Replaced seal & rubber cap over sensor. 
Aug 2014

25700 mi
rear wheels exhibit visible neg camber, and resulting inside tread wear. dealer brought rear camber in spec but to neg end of the scale. Had to buy new tires after 35,000 miles, and the problem remains. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX in Texas, United States
Feb 2015 - Jul 2016
May 2015

80229 mi

US $500
Car was making a noise when I picked it up from oil change, returned to dealer to find out the transmission was giving an error and needed to be replaced. Spoke with Subaru, they offered to replace for $500 since car had been maintained. 
Jul 2016

113000 mi

US $252
Wheel Bearing replacement, Rear passenger 
Subaru Impreza / WRX in Virginia, United States
Sep 2014 - Sep 2017
Oct 2015

102200 mi
Began experiencing extended crank times at 96K miles. Brought it to the dealer to have TSB completed. Issue resolved at no cost to me. 
Jun 2017

116000 mi

US $230
Serpentine belt began to chirp at startup. Couldn't figure out which pulley was out of alignment so I replaced the belt, the three idler pulleys, and the tensioner for less money than it would have cost to have a mechanic diagnose the issue and replace even one pulley. Could have done the entire job for $120 but I opted to go with OEM Subaru components. Issue has been resolved and I believe it was the 80mm idler pulleys that had gone bad. Both of the 80mm pulleys can be replaced for about $32 for the two of them. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX in California, United States
Aug 2013 - Jul 2017
Dec 2014

22000 mi
right windshield wiper nut cover fell off 
Oct 2015

29300 mi
The ABS warning light was coming on intermittently. Technician replaced the brake light switch. Even though the car was out of warranty the dealer replaced it for free since I was having the 30K mile service done at the time. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX in New Hampshire, United States
Feb 2016 - Mar 2017
Apr 2016

55000 mi

US $4000
Transmission failed 
Mar 2017

115000 mi

US $200
Blue tooth system failed 
Subaru Impreza / WRX in New York, United States
Mar 2012 - Dec 2016
Mar 2016

96000 mi

US $1200
The car has been burning a quart of oil every 1500 miles give or take and recently the smell of burning oil coming thru the vents is awful. I told the dealer about it when it was in for the 90,000 mile service in March but they don't care. 
Nov 2016

107000 mi

US $255
complete engine failure while driving 60 mph on highway.Dashboard lit up with every light & engine cut out & would not start again.The dealer took 17 days to tell me a fuse blew in the wire harness between the computer & engine.Replaced ECM 

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2012 Subaru Impreza / WRX 4dr Hatch

148-horsepower 2.0L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru Impreza / WRX in New York, United States
Apr 2012 - Sep 2017
Nov 2012

2300 mi
Slack parking brake cable. 
Jul 2013

4200 mi
Large water drops appeared on floor of passenger-side footwell. AC drain tube clogged. Tech cleared blockage under warranty. No parts replaced. Service writer said, "We have had a number of these." 
Subaru Impreza / WRX in Georgia, United States
Jan 2012 - Sep 2017
Oct 2016

50300 mi

US $100
CEL, mass airflow meter replaced 
Subaru Impreza / WRX in North Carolina, United States
Feb 2012 - Sep 2016
Mar 2016

92000 mi

US $1100
Clutch, pressure plate, throwout bearing, primarily due to the latter. Now shifts more smoothly than ever, even when new. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX in Maryland, United States
Aug 2012 - Jun 2017
Apr 2015

53800 mi
Set number three of cam gears and a new oxygen sensor 
Subaru Impreza / WRX in Maryland, United States
Jun 2014 - Jul 2014
Jul 2014

20000 mi
Car continually burning oil - got rid of car - not reliable - could not go anywhere without the oil light coming on and having to add a quart of oil 
Subaru Impreza / WRX in Washington, United States
Dec 2011 - Jun 2017
Sep 2016

120000 mi

US $650
Engine burns oil throughout life. Manufacturer class action suit. Engine replaced. Clutch went out. Changed out in conjunction with engine replacement. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX in New Jersey, United States
Mar 2014 - Jul 2015
Jul 2015

53000 mi

US $20
Accessory belt started squeaking prematurely. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX in New Jersey, United States
Sep 2012 - Jun 2014
Oct 2013

15800 mi
PCV valve replaced due to oil consumption. Oil change was done. Performing oil consumption test every 1200 miles. 
Dec 2013

20000 mi
Oil consumption issue ongoing since purchase of vehicle. Low oil light constantly comes on. 1/2 quart was placed in vehicle and oil light had to be reset through ecm. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX in New York, United States
May 2012 - Sep 2017
Aug 2013

19000 mi
Driver's side fog light had internal moisture due to a cracked housing (lens was not cracked). Replaced under warranty. 
Nov 2013

22400 mi
Blower motor developed a buzzing noise. Dealer replaced blower motor under warranty. 
Jun 2014

29000 mi
Fog light housing broke due to defect. 
Feb 2015

40000 mi

US $70
HVAC blower motor was noisy. Replaced with used blower motor from Amazon. 

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2011 Subaru WRX STI 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 305hp 2.5L H4 6-speed manual AWD

Subaru WRX STI in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2010 - Sep 2017
Jan 2011

1240 mi
Speaker was rattling severely in the door. Key fob broken, replaced. 
May 2013

17360 mi
Known issue with driver's side indicator blinking too fast. Socket and bulb replaced. 
Subaru WRX STI in New York, United States
Dec 2011 - Sep 2017
Apr 2017

42000 mi

US $250
Windshield washer fluid tank was loose. Mechanic corrected. Also performed routine maintenance - replaced Spark plugs, air filter, and cabin filter. 
Jul 2017

46000 mi

US $1300
Rack and Pinion seal failed causing loss of power steering fluid. Low power steering fluid caused the power steering pump to fail. Rack and Pinion was replaced. Power Steering pump was replaced. Alignment done. Re-centered steering wheel and re-calibrated steering position sensor. 
Subaru WRX STI in Virginia, United States
Feb 2011 - Aug 2013
Aug 2013

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! 
Subaru WRX STI in Ohio, United States
Jul 2012 - Mar 2013
Aug 2012

17300 mi
turn signal was flickering..replaced bulb 
Subaru WRX STI in Florida, United States
Oct 2010 - Jun 2013
Mar 2012

18000 mi
power loss during hard acceloration 
Jun 2012

22000 mi
Still having power loss under hard acceleration. Reflashing the computer fixes it for a month or so. 
Nov 2012

30500 mi
latch to armrest console replaced 

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2011 Subaru WRX STI 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 305hp 2.5L H4 6-speed manual AWD

Subaru WRX STI in Washington, United States
Jul 2011 - Mar 2017
Mar 2017

54000 mi

US $2400
secondary air pump recall https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/jaxrs/download/doc/UCM546139/RCRIT-16V738-2254.pdf rotor and pad replacement, $2400 
Subaru WRX STI in Georgia, United States
Apr 2011 - Jun 2013
Aug 2011

21000 mi
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 
Oct 2011

26000 mi
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! 
Nov 2011

26500 mi
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! 
Feb 2012

28000 mi
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. 
Subaru WRX STI in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2010 - Apr 2011
Feb 2011

3800 mi
The driver's side front wheel well panel became separated for the body at the seam connection. A 3 inch gap between the panels, and would have eventually contacted tire or flown off completely.  
Subaru WRX STI in Arizona, United States
May 2011 - Sep 2011
Aug 2011

2000 mi
I had a rapid flasher when turn signal engauged. Per message board there is a TSB for 'tight wires' on some models. Turned out to just be a bulb. 

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2011 Subaru WRX 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 265hp 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru WRX in Texas, United States
Dec 2010 - Aug 2014
Jul 2011

12000 mi
While it was in for an oil change I scheduled the dealer to fix a rattle in the door panel and back deck lid. The door rattle had a TSB and they claimed no TSB for the Deck lid but did fix the problem. 
Nov 2011

22000 mi
Bad clutch fork and pivot ball 
Jun 2014

40000 mi
bad gas cap 
Subaru WRX in Pennsylvania, United States
Feb 2011 - Mar 2012
Feb 2012

12000 mi
ABS light, hill assist light and traction control light came on during driving. After vehcile was turned off, the lights did not return. Dealer cleared computer and problem has not reoccurred. Trim squeaks at dashboard, a-pillar, moonroof controls and passenger side radio speaker. 
Mar 2012

12000 mi
Trim squeaks when sold. 
Subaru WRX in Wisconsin, United States
Aug 2011 - Dec 2013
Jun 2012

8000 mi
Had both front doors insulated to cease the rattling. 
Sep 2013

20000 mi
Faulty brake switch. Exhaust leak 
Nov 2013

23000 mi
Exhaust gasket replaced. 
Subaru WRX in California, United States
Aug 2010 - Oct 2017
Jan 2011

6000 mi
Blinkers don't work properly. Service manager confirmed it's a known issue that the wiring harness is cut too short causing a break in connection intermittently. Bad ground in the alternator causing a feedback loop in the interior speaker system. Noise is deafening and can only be cured by turning the car off. Dealership refuses to treat unless I can replicate in their presence. 
Sep 2011

19000 mi
 
Subaru WRX in Alberta, Canada
Feb 2014 - Sep 2017
Jun 2014

16740 mi
Replaced clutch release bearing 
Aug 2017

48360 mi

C $2000
Car slipping in all gears. Clutch replaced 
Subaru WRX in Illinois, United States
Aug 2010 - Jun 2013
Oct 2010

800 mi
Bar above License plate is pitting and discoloring. On order. Clutch pedal clicks when depressed. No answer from Subaru, tech request in. Boost gauge replaced which fixed metallic jingle inside it. Back window plastic on order, was buzzing. Rattle in Boost Guage from Factory. Also has rattle in rear window deck platic at low RPM. Dealership tried to secure tie downs but has not helped. Also had a PCM flash done as it was a recall on the car. Rattle is getting annoying. 
Nov 2010

1800 mi
Replaced the rear plastic underneath the back window to get rid of the rattle at low RPM's. Part replaced due to pitting and discoloration of original piece. The Clutch Pedal clicks when depressed almost every shift. Subaru dealership states they have a technical request in to determine cause and remedy. Front Speakers are buzzing when volume is moderately turned up on bass notes. Back are fine but front are buzzing. 
Dec 2010

3000 mi
Replaced Clutch Master Cylinder. Noise is now gone Replaced both front speakers due to buzzing from speakers. Stereo system has no bass and little treble as well. All Mid in the speakers and the rear dont work very much at all. Dealer has request into Subaru Tech for an answer. This is what is killing my front speakers. Head unit may be bad. Trans very difficult to downshift into second and first gears when cold. VERY DIFFICULT is me pushing and sometimes have to try multiple times to get the car to engage first. going to leave with subaru so they can try themselves when cold 
Jan 2011

5000 mi
Took car back to dealer to see if they have a fix. three weeks later nothing. They dont know why and have no idea on when they are going to figure out whats wrong. Really depressing that both our Subaru Radios are going or are gone. :-( New Radio came in and was replaced. Still the same issue of no MID or BASS in the radio and then in the CD player it's all bass in only the front speakers which are starting to buzz again. Told now that this is how the radios are, Crappy 
May 2011

6700 mi
Took to dearler because light in the Factory Boost gauge stopped working. Cant replace as it is an issue Subaru is trying to figure out with all cars. Told to return next month. took to dearler because light in the Factory Boost gauge stopped working. Cant replace as it is an issue Subaru is trying to figure out with all cars. Told to return next month. 
Jun 2011

8000 mi
Took to dealer about radio again and boost gauge for replacement. Boost gauge is still not available from Subaru. Light is still burnt out inside gauge. Radio still has no bass and little mid when on radio. Front speakers are going again. 
Sep 2011

12000 mi
They finally replaced the bulb in the Boost gauge that has been out for months. The whole gauge had a recall but now it's working so fingers crossed it doesnt burn out again. 
Dec 2011

14000 mi
light bulb for factory boost gauge burnt out again and had to be replaced again. 
Jan 2012

15000 mi
Seat heater in Drivers seat died. Back still works but seat died. 
Feb 2012

16000 mi
Dealership finally ordered and received the parts to replace the seat heater for the drivers seat that had failed. 
Mar 2012

18000 mi
Speaker mounts in front doors buzz. Speakers themselves are terrible but not causing the buzz. Loose mounting tabs was the problem I was given. 

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2011 Subaru WRX 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 265hp 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru WRX in Washington, United States
May 2011 - Sep 2017
Feb 2012

8400 mi
Highly annoying rattles in both A-pillars when going over certain hard bumps. Repair was successful at first, but rattles returned somewhat. Will need to take back in. 
Dec 2012

19000 mi
A-pillar on the passenger side started rattling again loudly when going over larger bumps. Dealer added more insulation and the problem went away...for now.  Also asked to fix rattle in dash, but they were not able to. 
Sep 2014

35000 mi

US $67
Hose from intercooler to throttle body became cracked. Dealer said it's a common problem with this car. 
Subaru WRX in New Jersey, United States
Jul 2011 - Sep 2017
Dec 2011

6000 mi
Front right turn signal harness failed under high tension. Factory assembly problem. Dealer repaired issue by replacing entire front right headlight set 
Subaru WRX in Pennsylvania, United States
Jul 2011 - Sep 2017
Nov 2011

7000 mi
I put my turn indicator on and the right blinker blinked much more quickly than normal. Passenger side lamp harness was under excessive tension. Dealer repositioned harness per service bulletin procedure. 
Jun 2013

36000 mi
The rear bench seat covered was sewn poorly and ripped at the seam under normal use. The repair/replacement was covered under warranty 
Aug 2016

89000 mi

US $350
Replaced Starter Motor assembly 
Jul 2017

104000 mi

US $2200
Failure of clutch and clutch master. Replaced clutch master, flywheel, clutch, throwout bearing, pilot bearing, spring, clips, clutch fork. Also repaired transaxle assembly. 
Subaru WRX in Colorado, United States
Aug 2011 - Jun 2013
May 2012

9500 mi
Back seat rattled when driven over bumps and on turns, mostly at slower speeds. Dealer "located problem" tightened seat and added padding to seat latches. Problem was minimized but not totally fixed. 
Sep 2012

17000 mi
Had rattling in various areas of the dash and a loose/squeaky left footwell pad (by the pedals). Dealer fixed one dash rattle but not others. They ordered the wrong replacement foot pad so I have to go back again when received. 
Jan 2013

21000 mi
Check engine light, TCS, and cruise control lights were all on. Took it in for software update. Dealer drained battery on accident, losing all codes. Check engine light turned off as result and couldn't find issue again. picked up car without repair. Car has run fine since. 
Feb 2013

21200 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. 
Subaru WRX in Virginia, United States
Apr 2015 - Sep 2017
Apr 2015

33000 mi

US $120
Having trouble starting, replaced battery. 
Subaru WRX in Virginia, United States
Apr 2011 - Jun 2012
May 2012

14900 mi
Doors vibrate excessively with stereo. 
Subaru WRX in Maryland, United States
Aug 2014 - Aug 2014
Aug 2014

41000 mi
Transmission seal was leaking oil. Took ~3 hours to replace. 
Subaru WRX in New York, United States
Sep 2012 - Mar 2014
Oct 2013

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. 
Subaru WRX in New York, United States
Jul 2011 - Aug 2014
Sep 2012

12000 mi
Clamp holding hose to cool turbo fell off causing the car to buck. Common problem according to better half. 
Mar 2014

24000 mi
Replaced Clutch 
Subaru WRX in West Virginia, United States
Aug 2011 - Sep 2016
Apr 2013

11000 mi
Hesitation under part-throttle. Dealer unable to reproduce; suspected bad gas. Dealer re-flashed ECU. Dealer noted oil was low; changed oil. 
Jul 2013

11500 mi
Second trip to dealer for hesitation/surging. Dealer able to reproduce. Faulty #1 oxygen sensor replaced under warranty. 
Nov 2014

25000 mi
Discovered driver door detent / stopper was loose. Common problem. Tightened back up and checked the other doors. 
Subaru WRX in Alberta, Canada
Aug 2010 - Sep 2017
Jan 2012

19980 mi
Front speaker/door panel rattle when volume turned up. 
Mar 2012

14260 mi
Rattle in front speaker and A-frame pillar repaired. 
Jun 2015

43400 mi

C $1450
Front strut was blown after hitting a pothole. $1450 to replace both front shocks with stock Subaru parts. $2800 for set of 4 KW v1 aftermarket coil-overs. Decided on the KW system - way better than stock! Tire and wheel okay. 
Subaru WRX in Texas, United States
Nov 2010 - Jan 2014
Dec 2010

3000 mi
Front turn signal not working. Replaced bulb and it worked for a week. Problem was in the connector. To fix it replaced entire headlight assembly. 
Jun 2011

17000 mi
The bluetooth in-car set up was non-functional after a couple months of use. The mechanic dictated that the only way to fix was to replace the entire head unit of the stereo. Now it works fine. 
Oct 2011

23000 mi
cylinder #1 overheated and went out of round. replaced engine.  Turbo had leak in cool side. Replaced turbo. 
Jan 2013

33500 mi
1st and 2nd gear syncros were worn/damaged and made it difficult to shift in and out of gear. Although it took them forever to repair it, it was covered under drivetrain warranty. 
Aug 2013

68400 mi

US $1000
5th gear EXPLODED into 3 pieces. One piece hit the transmission case so hard, that it punctured it and made a hole. New case, 5th gears, syncros, and bonus throw-out bearing. 
Oct 2013

72000 mi

US $2000
Making noises the day I got it back, and two weeks later 5th gear destroyed itself again. Had to pay for new transmission. Subaru of America said that the failure was due to using the emergency brake in 5th gear. Most ridiculous thing I've ever heard. 
Subaru WRX in Texas, United States
Dec 2010 - Dec 2016
Feb 2012

7900 mi
Center console latch replaced 
Subaru WRX in Texas, United States
Sep 2010 - Sep 2011
Sep 2011

15000 mi
Dealer installed rear view mirror had stripped screw, rattled. dealer ordered and replaced.  
Subaru WRX in Minnesota, United States
Dec 2010 - Jun 2017
Jan 2012

4000 mi
Driver's side wiper blade stopped engaging the wiper motor and just flopped around. 
Aug 2014

15600 mi
Exterior plastic was cracking in multiple locations 
Nov 2015

22600 mi

US $700
Wiring harness problems which caused lights, traction control, and stability control to stop working. 
Subaru WRX in Indiana, United States
Sep 2011 - Jul 2017
Jun 2013

24000 mi
Leaking strut 
Dec 2013

30000 mi
Engine light on along with traction control 
Jan 2014

45500 mi
Rear view mirror lose and mount replaced.  Also spray nozzle right side replaced. Wiper blades streaking had since bought but they said still good. Headlights hazing since first year had but say will do restoration on next shop visit. Subaru was going to charge me over 70 bucks to fix hazing although i believe it was defect. I just bought my own kit at that time and fixed it. 
Apr 2016

50300 mi

US $1600
Clutch going out, just worn out at 50,000 miles. 
Sep 2016

54000 mi
Clutch issue again. May not have been installed correctly at san jose calif dealer. Assembly replaced again. Engine light, traction control light on. Was cleared and i was told cylinder misfire for unknown reason 
Oct 2016

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 
Subaru WRX in North Carolina, United States
Aug 2010 - Sep 2017
Apr 2013

47000 mi
Timing belt tensioner replaced, as well as timing belt and tensioner pulley. 
Subaru WRX in Virginia, United States
Sep 2010 - Nov 2014
Apr 2011

6000 mi
Rattle in driver side A-pillar. Dealer was able to fix easily.  
Jun 2011

8000 mi
Squeaky trunk cover springs were replaced at no cost to me. Subaru has apparently acknowledged this problem on WRX's and is replacing the part. This is a very minor problem but I was very happy that they fixed it as it was annoying!  

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2011 Subaru Impreza 4dr Sedan

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

Subaru Impreza in Oregon, United States
Oct 2015 - Sep 2017
Dec 2015

61000 mi

US $65
heated seat switch broke. Replaced heated seat switch purchased at Subaru dealer parts department. 
Jul 2017

76000 mi

US $213
Driver seat frame and seat cushion had to be replaced. 

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2011 Subaru Impreza 4dr Sedan

170-horsepower 2.5L H4 4-speed automatic AWD

Subaru Impreza in Pennsylvania, United States
Feb 2014 - Mar 2014
Mar 2014

54000 mi

US $120
Car was starting hard in cold weather. Needed new battery. 

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2011 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport

Engine not specified

Subaru WRX STI in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2010 - Jan 2011
Jan 2011

1240 mi
Wireless bluetooth did not work. 

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2011 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport 4dr Hatch

170-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Maryland, United States
Sep 2010 - Jun 2011
Oct 2010

6000 mi
paint bubble on side molding 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Pennsylvania, United States
Apr 2011 - Sep 2017
Jan 2013

53300 mi
Problem with front turn signal blinking rapidly but bulb not burned out. Wire apparently loose. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Manitoba, Canada
Nov 2010 - Sep 2017
Apr 2017

48360 mi

C $100
Cleaned corrosion from rear calipers and replaced pads. Pads had seized and passenger rear side had worn through pads; driver side rear pads Ok. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Manitoba, Canada
May 2012 - Dec 2012
Jun 2012

4960 mi
The front wheel bearings were making a humming noise at high speeds and periodically became a constant loud rumble. Fixed under warranty. 

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2011 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport 4dr Hatch

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

Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Illinois, United States
Mar 2011 - Sep 2017
May 2015

33000 mi

US $688
Replaced both front suspension struts. 
Nov 2016

45800 mi

US $125
Exhaust heat shield rusted and disconnected. Repaired by weld. No noise since. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Illinois, United States
Aug 2010 - Sep 2017
Aug 2012

28800 mi
The direction indicator on the dimmable mirror/compass burned out and the entire assembly was replaced under warranty. 
Apr 2013

34000 mi
Rear struts were leaking and were replaced under warranty. 
Jul 2013

34500 mi
Compass on auto-dim rear view mirror failed. 
Mar 2014

44000 mi

US $100
Head gaskets were leaking heavily and needed to be changed. Driver's heated seat cushion shorted out and melted a part of the seat cushion. 
Jun 2015

59000 mi

US $100
Heat shield for catalytic converter came loose and needed to be repaired and refastened. Replaced two serpentine belts 
May 2016

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. While inspecting vehicle while in shop for rotor replacement tech noticed leaking power steering pump and replaced it. Rear windshield washer failed. Tech inspected, determined lines were plugged and blew them out. Rear strut was leaking oil. Tech notice while inspective vehicle during brake repair. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2011 - Apr 2017
Feb 2014

31000 mi
Centre console cover latch broken, repaired under warranty [just]. 
Sep 2014

34100 mi
Corrosion around fuel filler cap. Dealer picked up cost when Subaru would not. 
Dec 2015

45260 mi
Wiper arm, driver's side, came loose 
Sep 2016

49600 mi

C $400
clicking noise from rt. front like old MINI! Disappointing given the low mileage and Subaru's much vaunted AWD system. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Quebec, Canada
Feb 2011 - Jun 2016
Mar 2011

6200 mi
Update computer for gas ignition. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Maryland, United States
Feb 2013 - Jun 2014
Feb 2014

34000 mi
Wipers inoperable due to extreme ice conditions. Just had to tighten a bolt. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2015 - Jul 2017
Nov 2016

26020 mi

C $60
Exhaust system 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in California, United States
Dec 2010 - Jun 2017
Jan 2011

6300 mi
Seat Heater on right side blows fuse when switched on for long. Fixed by tech Seat Heater on right side blows fuse when switched on for long. Fixed by tech 
Mar 2017

97000 mi

US $2000
replaced steering power rack 

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2011 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport 4dr Hatch

170-horsepower 2.5L H4 4-speed automatic AWD

Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Indiana, United States
Sep 2011 - Sep 2013
Oct 2011

4000 mi

US $40
AC System Leaked out freon and ceased to work. Dealer recharged but couldn't find leak at this time. AC System Leaked out freon and ceased to work. Dealer recharged but couldn't find leak at this time. Repaired extensive clearcoat etching that has occurred from hitting bugs on the road. 
Sep 2012

15000 mi
Evaporator found leaking and was replaced 

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2010 Subaru WRX STI 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 305hp 2.5L H4 6-speed manual AWD

Subaru WRX STI in Washington, United States
May 2014 - Oct 2016
Oct 2015

59500 mi

US $300
Replaced power steering hose that had hardened, and flushed the power steering fluid. 
Dec 2015

62000 mi

US $2000
Replaced power steering pump and steering rack 
Mar 2016

66000 mi

US $100
Original battery finally required replacement 
Subaru WRX STI in Quebec, Canada
Jan 2013 - Jan 2014
Dec 2013

48360 mi

C $300
Injector changed because of hesitation. Problem still there. 
Subaru WRX STI in Florida, United States
Jun 2010 - Jun 2017
Apr 2013

30200 mi
Emissions sensor was throwing check engine light; replaced sensor under warranty 
Aug 2014

45000 mi

US $100
Replaced exhaust oil control valve solenoid (driver side) 
Feb 2017

69000 mi

US $1800
Replaced clutch, throw-out bearing Rack and pinion replaced 

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2010 Subaru WRX 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 265hp 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru WRX in New Jersey, United States
Mar 2011 - Sep 2017
Sep 2011

30000 mi
When the dealer installed a Subaru Performance Technology boost gauge about a year ago, they apparently damaged the pressurized air line between the intercooler and throttle body. Over the past year it continuously got worse. 
Dec 2011

30000 mi

US $1400
The clutch and flywheel had to be replaced. Lining wore out, doesn't handle stock torque well. Had them replaced with aftermarket parts rated for 420 torque, so it should last a while. I would recommend getting an aftermarket clutch. 
Jan 2015

46800 mi

US $107
AC Compressor pulley was beginning to seize and had to be replaced. 
Apr 2017

67000 mi

US $900
Clutch fork broke 
Subaru WRX in Maine, United States
Mar 2012 - Apr 2012
Apr 2012

78000 mi
Transmission had a major issue. When trying to back up out of a parking space one day, the car wouldn't move easily. I eventually backed up but then after that the transmission made bizarre noises. 
Subaru WRX in Quebec, Canada
Aug 2009 - Jul 2012
Jan 2010

18300 mi
Exhaust louder than usual for about 2 wks. The problem got away simply by moving the flexible joint around (during inspect.) Probably foreign material got caught between the flange and the gasket while going through a large puddle in cold weather 
Aug 2011

26320 mi
Trunk lid had started to rust under the paint (ballooning) around the licence plate holder. Tunk lid repainted through dealer. Excellent job. 
Nov 2011

29500 mi
Chrome flaking off the front Subaru logo. Replaced under warranty. 
Mar 2012

33480 mi
Clutch action would become rough after a hard pull to the red line. Dealer replaced pressure plate and release bearing under warranty. 
Jul 2012

37200 mi
Rough clutch action came back. Mechanics took it for a road test and could not replicate the issue. Nothing was done but clutch action remains intermitently rough. 
Subaru WRX in Missouri, United States
Jan 2017 - Jun 2017
Feb 2017

73300 mi

US $11000
Car developed knock at 73,000 miles. Diagnosed as spun rod bearing. Entire engine and turbo destroyed itself. $11K repair. 
Subaru WRX in Michigan, United States
Jul 2010 - Jun 2015
Sep 2010

2000 mi
There were squeaks and rattles coming from the rear deck lid and center console area (noticed at delivery and continued). Most of the squeaks were completely addressed. There was also a bent piece of metal in the trunk, and that was unbent. Dealer damaged rear deck lid on first (and only other) repair. Ordered new deck lid and rechecked for squeaks/rattles after installation. Some squeaks still present, but not serious ones. 
Jan 2011

7000 mi
Three plastic clips in the driver front wheel well fell out, and the dealer replaced them.  
May 2011

11000 mi
Clock area was rattling each time sun shined on the dash surface. Problem first noticed just after original (Aug. 2010) delivery, but initially not significant enough. No noise over winter, but very persistent in spring. 
Jun 2011

16000 mi
Right wiper arm had begun to rust on a corner -- about 2" long of small rust spots. Nothing major, just slightly unsightly. Dealer replaced without question or charge. 
Jun 2012

23000 mi

US $120
Stud on wheel cross-threaded; could not remove lugnut during tire rotation. Dealer informed of cross-threading and replaced two studs. 
Jan 2013

39800 mi
Bad release bearing Dash cluster clip broken; replace dash cluster 
Apr 2013

35300 mi
Same squealing noise as before; did not replace release bearing but instead just greased some component (not sure which). 
Jun 2013

37000 mi
Same squealing noise as before but unable to reproduce at dealer. The noise is temperature and humidity-related -- on warmer days (or when the transmission is warm) it's hard to pinpoint the noise. In this trip to the dealer, we could not. 
Jul 2014

52700 mi
Squeal noise from release bearing. No issue found (however, squealing noise persists) and no repair made. 
Jan 2015

47000 mi

US $1000
1) 60k service 2) Same clutch squeal issue as before; called Subaru North America to investigate also. Subaru extending goodwill on throwout bearing. 3) Clutch at 30% life left - deciding whether to replace 4) Front underside skirt fell off 
Mar 2015

62000 mi
Cross-threaded wheel bolt. Dealer replaced bolt and nut. 
Subaru WRX in Washington, United States
Apr 2015 - Sep 2017
Dec 2016

74000 mi

US $1100
Failed seal in rack and pinion steering assembly, replacement performed. 
Subaru WRX in Wisconsin, United States
Sep 2010 - Jun 2011
Oct 2010

8000 mi
Clutch making squealing sounds..  
Subaru WRX in Minnesota, United States
Dec 2014 - Mar 2016
Mar 2016

35000 mi

US $2200
Clutch plate, throw out bearing, had to be replaced 

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2010 Subaru WRX 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 265hp 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru WRX in Virginia, United States
Nov 2009 - Jun 2017
Dec 2016

53000 mi

US $1
Exhaust has developed a mild drone at ~2500-3000 rpm. Shop was unable ot locate any leaks or loose hardware. 
Subaru WRX in Pennsylvania, United States
Oct 2009 - Nov 2016
Aug 2011

17800 mi
Exhaust rattle at idle. I thought it was a hanger, but it turned out to be stuff broken off inside of the muffler. Dealer replaced muffler under warranty at no charge to me, except some lost time. 
Apr 2015

51700 mi

US $160
Check engine light came on for VVT Cam lockup and CANBUS comm error 
Nov 2016

66000 mi

US $4000
Piston slap, need I say more? Needed a new engine, which I declined. 
Subaru WRX in California, United States
Dec 2009 - Dec 2015
Jan 2015

94000 mi

US $150
CEL indicated misfire on all cyl. Exhaust rattle noise only at idle & only when engine is at operating temp. Apparent loss of HP. 
Apr 2015

99200 mi
engine noise ( rattling sounds in exhaust ) persists at idle when engine is at operating temp. 
Jun 2015

105000 mi

US $800
Noisy exhaust note @ idle. Problem identified as issue with muffler. muffler was replaced. time in shop included 105k service which included timing belt replacement. 
Subaru WRX in New Mexico, United States
Jul 2010 - Sep 2011
Jan 2011

14000 mi
Blown Right speaker 
Sep 2011

23000 mi
Blown Baffles in muffler, will replace under warranty next week. 
Subaru WRX in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2015 - Sep 2017
Oct 2015

58060 mi

C $45
Corrosion developed in the turn signal connection, so it shorted and reported as burned out (flashed faster) and at lower intensity. 
Feb 2016

60140 mi

C $78
Driver side sun visor broke. The friction material that keeps it in place broke and the visor would swing down and block my vision. I ordered a replacement visor and replaced it myself. Replacement took less than 5 minutes (2 screws). 
Mar 2016

61380 mi

C $40
Driver side headlight burned out. I've replaced it twice already (passenger side is still going on original bulb). I wore fresh gloves and have not gotten oil on the halogen bulb to the best of my knowledge. Could be my fault though. 
Oct 2016

64480 mi

C $400
A pair of bushings in the front suspension needed to be replaced. 
Mar 2017

68200 mi

C $480
Two of the bushings in the front suspension needed to be replaced. I don't recall exact names. Cost for the part was $40 each, labour for the work was 4 hours at $100/hour. This bushing was different than the pair replaced in October. 
Subaru WRX in British Columbia, Canada
Jul 2010 - Sep 2017
Jan 2016

70680 mi

C $1400
Steering rack was leaking and needed replacement 
Subaru WRX in Florida, United States
Jul 2010 - Sep 2017
Sep 2010

1000 mi
Exterior trim under the front bumper was coming loose. Dealer attempted fix, but didn't work. Started to rub tire and so manually removed the offending piece. Working with SOA about providing a replacement... 
Oct 2014

110800 mi

US $700
Leaky slave cylinder required replacement 
Nov 2015

132000 mi

US $200
Leaky power steering seals. The long repair time was due to a part that was slow to ship to my mechanic 
Dec 2015

136000 mi

US $170
AC stopped working, took it to the shop and they refilled with coolant. They did a mechanical inspection and cautioned about a potentially bad line, but will need to see if it leaks again... 
Mar 2016

140000 mi

US $250
AC repair. Need to take in again, as AC is now not working again. Will require a third trip for repair. 
Jul 2016

148300 mi

US $300
Finally got the AC working. Evaporator core had a leak and needed replacement. On reassembly had to have the car towed to dealer to fix multiple check engine lights (on their dime). Dealer eventually found 2 harnesses switched. 
Sep 2016

150000 mi

US $2200
Clutch never released on a 1 > 2 shift. Was able to make it to the shoulder and stall. Towed to dealer and clutch master cylinder replaced. Also found a leaky power steering pump and axle that were also replaced during the trip. 
Subaru WRX in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2010 - Mar 2017
May 2016

60760 mi

C $2200
Clutch and flywheel replaced due to worn liner. 
Subaru WRX in California, United States
Dec 2009 - Jun 2016
Jun 2011

35000 mi

US $4300
piston ringlands were busted 
Apr 2014

80000 mi

US $75
oil leak, turbo replacement 
Subaru WRX in New York, United States
Mar 2010 - Sep 2011
Jul 2010

13000 mi
Unable to shift car out of neutral (manual transmissions) 
Jun 2011

34000 mi
Rattling at low speeds from rear of vehicle. 
Sep 2011

34000 mi
Rattle from rear of vehicle 
Subaru WRX in Alberta, Canada
Jun 2010 - Sep 2016
Dec 2010

3720 mi
light fog appears to be in headlight. they checked under warranty and said could not replicate. took it back when -30 and very evident. they have driver's side on order to see if that fixes problem. passenger side also foggy but not as bad 
Feb 2016

56500 mi

C $1400
the steering rack needed to be replaced when I realized issue with steering, tried to add power steering fluid so could prolong before had to fix before could drive again, hood release would not work, cable not attached to latch. With little effort could grab cable end to open 
Jul 2016

58900 mi
took car across the street to a small mechanic shop as thought needed a re-charge. Looks like compressor but haven't found the part yet and buying new is 1100$ touch, plan on fixing with refurb. and selling car 
Aug 2016

58900 mi

C $1000
Repaired A/C. 
Subaru WRX in New Jersey, United States
Mar 2010 - Dec 2012
May 2011

24000 mi
Driver side windshield wiper stopped working. Dealer diagnosed it as a linkage bolt that had worked loose. Dealer tightened bolt and remedied problem in less than 20 minutes. Problem has not returned after more than a month. 
Mar 2012

37000 mi
Replace clutch master cylinder. 
Subaru WRX in Delaware, United States
Sep 2013 - Apr 2016
Nov 2013

60700 mi

US $700
dash squeaks and rattles. dealer tightened instrument cluster. less squeaks for awhile. now worse than before. Rattle coming from final muffler. Dealer used a rubber mallet on bottom of muffler and rattle stopped then. 3000 miles later, rattle has returned 
Oct 2014

73300 mi
plastic trim along front bumper and wheel wells coming loose and plastic "clips" broken and not about to be replaced. Shop used cable ties to hold together. 
May 2015

80000 mi

US $1700
steering rack was leaking fluid. Rack replaced 
Sep 2015

83000 mi

US $275
Traction control light and hill brake light on. Problem related to previous work. Steering realigned and computer reset corrected the problem. 
Dec 2015

84000 mi
steering position sensor malfunctioning. was reset when steering rack was replaced months ago. Stabilization light comes on, and the hill brake does not hold. Repair shop says that sensor in steering column needs to be replaced. $2000 

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2010 Subaru Impreza 4dr Sedan

170-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru Impreza in Florida, United States
Sep 2011 - Dec 2012
Sep 2011

35034 mi
Condenser Assembly replaced after leaking out while driving. Also, Power Window regulator assy was replaced for several windows that weren't functioning properly. Driver Visor was also loose and was replaced. Condenser Assembly replaced after leaking out while driving. Also, Power Window regulator assy was replaced for several windows that weren't functioning properly. Driver Visor was also loose and was replaced. Warranty repair (free). 
Subaru Impreza in Massachusetts, United States
Feb 2011 - Sep 2017
Apr 2012

25000 mi
Had to de-carb the engine. 
Jun 2013

37000 mi
Condensor broke and had to be replaced. Screeching noise from power steering pump. 
May 2014

43100 mi

US $50
Heat shield came loose and was vibrating, causing a metallic noise on starting the car. 
Jun 2015

51000 mi

US $600
AC expansion valve blew, causing refrigerant to leak. 

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2010 Subaru Impreza 4dr Sedan

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

Subaru Impreza in Indiana, United States
Mar 2014 - Sep 2017
Jun 2015

65000 mi

US $95
Power steering belt coming apart. Replaced belt. 
Jan 2016 Heavy steering at low speed. Traced problem to failing serpentine belt. Replaced for free under warranty as the belt was replaced only seven months ago. 
Subaru Impreza in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2010 - Aug 2013
May 2013

35960 mi
Heat shield was loose and making noise while accelerating 
Subaru Impreza in Massachusetts, United States
Mar 2010 - Feb 2013
Jul 2011

13000 mi
Speaker blown, new one ordered by dealer, repair not made. 

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2010 Subaru Impreza 4dr Sedan

170-horsepower 2.5L H4 4-speed automatic AWD

Subaru Impreza in Illinois, United States
Dec 2011 - Mar 2012
Jan 2012

25000 mi
Driver side wiper arm quit working. Dealer replaced fastener to wiper linkage arm. 
Mar 2012

27000 mi
A/C evaporator leak, removed and replaced evaporator and recharged a/c. Bad connection to right front turn signal 
Subaru Impreza in Michigan, United States
Dec 2010 - Sep 2017
Dec 2013

146000 mi

US $200
Check engine 
Oct 2014

174300 mi

US $1600
Replace gasket heads 
Mar 2016

232000 mi

US $1000
Oil leak in engine 
Jul 2016

240700 mi

US $400
Getting malfunction light in brake system. Electrical problem. 
Oct 2016

249000 mi
Getting oil blow by. Will not choose to rebuild engine. 

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2010 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport 4dr Hatch

170-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Quebec, Canada
Sep 2011 - Apr 2014
Jan 2014

34200 mi

C $280
After only 3.5 years, the battery is at 50%???? 

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2010 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport 4dr Hatch

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

Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2013 - Sep 2017
Jan 2016

44440 mi

C $445
rear wheel bearing replaced 
Jun 2016

78120 mi

C $110
Alternator belt was worn/cracked 
Dec 2016

81840 mi

C $730
Worn front wheel bearing. Making a whiring noise. Bearing was replaced Loose power steering belt 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Utah, United States
Jun 2012 - Jun 2013
Mar 2013

46000 mi

US $6500
Engine threw a rod & was replaced. Subaru refused to cover under warranty, despite report from independent mechanic stating that the engine was faulty. 

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2010 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport 4dr Hatch

170-horsepower 2.5L H4 4-speed automatic AWD

Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Maryland, United States
Feb 2015 - Sep 2017
Apr 2017

49000 mi

US $400
Pads and rotors 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in New Hampshire, United States
Jan 2015 - Feb 2016
Feb 2016

50000 mi

US $350
Caliper sticking 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Quebec, Canada
Jan 2013 - Dec 2013
Oct 2013

53200 mi

C $200
Muffler rattle, not yet repaired 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Maryland, United States
Oct 2010 - Mar 2011
Nov 2010

28000 mi
I had the car serviced and had a problem with my driver's window control lever not making proper contact which made the window intermittently go up or down... They "tested" and found the motor to be fine, but "cleaned the contacts." 

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2010 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder manual AWD

Subaru WRX in Washington, United States
Nov 2011 - Jan 2012
Dec 2011

25000 mi
minor rattles in the dash, car still under warranty, just need to get car into dealership for repair 

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2009 Subaru WRX STI 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 305hp 2.5L H4 6-speed manual AWD

Subaru WRX STI in California, United States
Sep 2010 - Nov 2015
Nov 2013

32100 mi
Power steering rack developed a serious leak, replaced by dealership under warranty. 
Nov 2015

45000 mi
Sporadic check engine light caused by a seizing valve in the emissions system. The repair would have been $1500 but it should have been covered by an extended warranty. 
Subaru WRX STI in Texas, United States
Jun 2009 - May 2014
Mar 2012

38000 mi
replaced power steering pump replaced right rear power window motor 
Feb 2013

41300 mi

US $5000
Engine failure 
Jan 2014

-2000 mi
In for repair for over a year. Subaru warrantied 2 full engine replacements during the period. It was worked on by two different dealers during the period. The first dealer was horrible. 
Subaru WRX STI in Alberta, Canada
Mar 2009 - Dec 2011
Sep 2009

7440 mi
Fuel Door Release would not open occasionally. Dealer adjusted spring and lubricated release shaft. Now works fine. 

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2009 Subaru WRX 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 265hp 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru WRX in Michigan, United States
Dec 2012 - Sep 2017
Jan 2013

81000 mi

US $550
power steering rack leak 
Mar 2013

83000 mi

US $80
Drivers side sun visor 
Apr 2014

91300 mi

US $8000
Spun rod bearing, had to replace entire short block and do major service on the heads. New shortblock, machined & cleaned cylinder heads/cams/valves/etc, New variable valve timing controllers (AVCS or VVTI, whatever they're called), oil pan, pump, p 
Aug 2014

94700 mi

US $600
Bushings for shifter worn out so shifter would rattle. Replaced shifter. 
Nov 2014

98000 mi

US $1500
Clutch bracket welds separating from firewall, which would eventually result in inoperative clutch pedal. 
Feb 2015

99000 mi

US $450
Steering fluid bubbling and severe shaking steering wheel Power steering pump failed. First had dealer replace pump. But wrong one, so got correct one and replaced it myself. 
Jun 2015

103000 mi
Power steering pump replaced again after reman part failed 
Subaru WRX in Wisconsin, United States
Nov 2010 - Sep 2011
Aug 2011

31000 mi
Noticed AC was not as cold as it should be. Dealer noticed R134a was low. Added dye to the system and refilled. Was asked to bring car back when R134a was low. Traded in car (for a 2011 WRX), did not give dealer chance to resolve issue. 
Subaru WRX in Massachusetts, United States
Jun 2009 - Nov 2014
Oct 2009

4000 mi
Blown turn signal light bulb. 
Subaru WRX in Pennsylvania, United States
Mar 2012 - Apr 2013
Aug 2012

63800 mi
Took the car in for a squeaky clutch (possible broken spot welds). Subaru Dealership couldn't diagnose the problem. A Subaru rep is going to be contacted for guidance. 
Apr 2013

70000 mi
Clutch still squeaking. 
Subaru WRX in Colorado, United States
Apr 2009 - Apr 2014
Aug 2009

5303 mi
Engine failure (at 5,300 miles!). Engine spun a bearing and threw a rod. Block replaced under warranty. 
Feb 2010

9700 mi
Rattles coming from A-pillars (driver and passenger side), as well as roof near sunroof. Dealer ordered new parts and will install when received. 
Aug 2012

37700 mi

US $400
Clutch was replaced. Subaru paid for part of the repair since it happened at such low miles. Still very frustrating. 
Sep 2012

38000 mi
Grinding when shifting into 3rd and 4th gears. Synchro's replaced under warranty. 
Dec 2013

50000 mi

US $90
Turbo air intake housing was loose and rattling; dealer re-insulated and re-tightened to resolve problem. 
Subaru WRX in Pennsylvania, United States
Sep 2012 - Jan 2014
Jan 2013 Ipod connector stopped working 
Jan 2014

57000 mi

US $250
power steering pump making noise, mech said it was sludged, flushed the entire system and replaced power steering belt 
Subaru WRX in Ohio, United States
Dec 2009 - Sep 2017
Oct 2010

9200 mi
The driver side switch for my heated seats is working it just rolls instead of clicks. They said on because the switch still operates properly. Huh? certainly hope so. The driver side switch for my heated seats is working it just rolls instead of clicks. They said on because the switch still operates properly. Huh? certainly hope so.  

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2009 Subaru WRX 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 265hp 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru WRX in Alberta, Canada
Apr 2009 - Sep 2012
Jun 2011

32240 mi
Sunroof wind noise. 
Subaru WRX in California, United States
May 2009 - Jan 2012
Sep 2010

13000 mi

US $2400
Spun bearing. New short block. 
Subaru WRX in British Columbia, Canada
May 2009 - Oct 2014
Sep 2010

43400 mi

C $100
 
Jan 2011

48020 mi

C $100
Water leak in roof from bad door seal. 
Feb 2014

111600 mi

C $550
Leaking oil pump. Resulted in having to also having to replace timing belt as it was damaged from the oil. 
Oct 2014

130200 mi

C $2500
Needed a new clutch, mechanical failure. 
Subaru WRX in Pennsylvania, United States
May 2009 - Mar 2014
Jan 2010

23100 mi

US $190
 
Subaru WRX in New Jersey, United States
Nov 2009 - Jun 2011
Jan 2010

4000 mi
Rear passenger window rolls up very slowly. Dealer oiled up the window and said it is a nonissue since they tested other WRXs and had the same slow window roll up 
Subaru WRX in Maryland, United States
Sep 2015 - Dec 2015
Dec 2015

160000 mi

US $2900
Secondary air pump failure Intake valve replacement 
Subaru WRX in Florida, United States
Jan 2010 - Jun 2011
Feb 2010

10000 mi

US $8000
Crankshaft bearing went bad. Outcome was that the vehicle needed a new engine. 
Subaru WRX in New Jersey, United States
Apr 2012 - Nov 2012
Nov 2012

54000 mi
Clutch lever connected by the pedal. Lever pushing against clutch pedal was bent and clutch was not engaging correctly. Had to press the clutch all the way to the floor for gear changes. 
Subaru WRX in Texas, United States
Jan 2010 - Oct 2010
Feb 2010

18000 mi
After a squeaking wheel bearing/hub assembly was replaced, there developed a squeak during braking which sped up and slowed down with the vehicle speed. They heard it and did not fix it, then wrote "could not duplicate problem reported"...going back 
Mar 2010

19000 mi
Gear assemblies for 1st and 2nd gear had locked up. The syncro's went out and the bushings inbetween the gears were jammed somehow. The clutch was also a little worn so that was replaced along with the gear assemblies, under warranty. 
Oct 2010

29000 mi
Throw out bearing was making a high pitched squeak while clutch was engaged. 
Subaru WRX in New York, United States
Mar 2009 - Sep 2017
Mar 2014

38000 mi

US $100
replaced front calipers 
May 2014

39000 mi

US $200
Replace high mounted (3rd) brake light LED strip. I did it myself as the dealer wanted $280 plus labor & tax 
May 2015

46000 mi

US $75
Replaced both sway bar stabilizer links on the front suspension 
Sep 2015

47000 mi
Left front wheel bearing replaced 
Subaru WRX in Washington, United States
Jul 2009 - Dec 2016
Aug 2012

26900 mi
Actuator on passenger door lock failed. Passenger door lock could be locked/unlocked from power locks, but manual switch would not unlock door. Dealer replaced actuator under warranty. Problem resolved on first attempt to fix. 
May 2014

40000 mi
Noticed grinding while shifting to 4th gear. Dealer diagnosed 3-4 synchronizer failure and replaced synchro, shift fork, and gear set under powertrain warranty. I elected to replace clutch and flywheel with new parts (not under warranty) 
Jul 2014

43000 mi

US $250
Faulty wiring in throttle position sensor put car into limp mode. Vehicle was towed to dealer, wiring was inspected, and faulty wire was repaired. 
Sep 2015

54000 mi
Clutch made noise while disengaging. Transmission removed to diagnose. Odd rust observed on clutch cover. Throwout bearing fork, clutch cover, pivot, and clutch replaced under warranty from previous repair. 
Nov 2016

66900 mi

US $221
Power locks on both driver side doors were not working. Replaced both driver-side door lock actuators. 
Subaru WRX in California, United States
Dec 2008 - May 2012
Jan 2011

51000 mi

US $100
A/C Compressor failed. Quoted $560 for the part and $250 for 2.5 hours of labor. Paid $100 evaluation fee and declined repair. Living with issue for the time being. 
Apr 2011

57000 mi

US $150
Ordered AC compressor from dealerpartsdirect.com. Paid for 2.5 hours of labor.  
Feb 2012

78200 mi

US $1450
Clutch replacement 
Subaru WRX in Texas, United States
Aug 2009 - Sep 2011
Sep 2009

10000 mi
Clutch, flywheel and throw-out bearing required replacement after 7800 miles. We told the dealer there was something wrong with the clutch at 2,500 miles but they ignored it. 
Subaru WRX in Illinois, United States
Aug 2011 - Oct 2011
Jan 2011

16000 mi
Parking brake would not release. Determined a crack in the cable housing was allowing water in. At night with below 0 F temps the water froze. Diagnosing the problem was difficult because exhaust heat would thaw it after 2 miles. 
Subaru WRX in Michigan, United States
Jun 2009 - Jul 2010
Feb 2010

9300 mi
reving to 2500 rpm when pulling into driveway, with clutch engaged. Flashed memory. Problem went away, but now it is back.  

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2009 Subaru Impreza 4dr Sedan

170-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru Impreza in Colorado, United States
Apr 2015 - Oct 2017
Jan 2016

US $17
Aux belt squeal+ lumpy steering, replaced belt and re-tightened. Problem resolved. 
Dec 2016

105000 mi
Wiper motor burned out. Replaced under "goodwill". 
Jun 2017

106000 mi

US $3200
Center differential wore out due to mismatched rim. Also preformed timing belt/ various other scheduled maintenance. 

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2009 Subaru Impreza 4dr Sedan

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

Subaru Impreza in Wisconsin, United States
Jul 2010 - Sep 2011
Sep 2011

42000 mi

US $27
exhaust system rattle, dealer adjusted mounts and clamps 
Subaru Impreza in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2011 - Aug 2015
Dec 2011

29760 mi
Replaced a blown front left strut under warranty. 
Apr 2014

53400 mi

C $700
Radiator leak. Replaced radiator. Rear driver wheel leaking air. Replace tire. Check engine light p2096. Bad rear o2 sensor 
Apr 2015

69720 mi

C $180
Leaking transmission cooler lines replaced. 
Aug 2015

74400 mi

C $1800
head gasket blown and leaking on driver side 

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2009 Subaru Impreza 4dr Sedan

170-horsepower 2.5L H4 4-speed automatic AWD

Subaru Impreza in Illinois, United States
Mar 2015 - Jul 2017
Jul 2017

53000 mi

US $660
Radiator and hoses replaced 
Subaru Impreza in Massachusetts, United States
Apr 2014 - Sep 2017
Sep 2015

70000 mi

US $225
AC refrigerant level very low, no issues found, recharged system and added leak detector 
May 2016

75700 mi

US $55
Repaired loose heat shield 
Subaru Impreza in Maryland, United States
Dec 2016 - Oct 2017
Jun 2017

118000 mi

US $100
Replaced brakes, pads, rotors. Check engine light came on due to catalytic converter running inefficiently. Car just passed emissions test. Catalytic converter still runs fine and so does the car, but it would need to be replaced to completely fix the problem. Check engine light was reset, but it came back on within a week due to the same problem. Subaru code is P0420. Driver decided to drive the car as is for now. Impreza model has 3 catalytic converters, all of which would need to be replaced to completely solve the issue. Repair would cost several thousand dollars. 
Subaru Impreza in Indiana, United States
Nov 2012 - Apr 2013
Apr 2013

64000 mi

US $630
Alarm goes off periodically. Does not appear there is any external reason, i.e. attempted entry, for the alarm. 
Subaru Impreza in Pennsylvania, United States
Jun 2009 - Jan 2012
Jan 2012 The rear brake light (driver's side) stopped working. It was covered under warranty. 

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2009 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport 4dr Hatch

170-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Washington, United States
Mar 2011 - Sep 2016
Jan 2016

69000 mi

US $150
CEL came on. Cyl 2 misfire. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Massachusetts, United States
Feb 2009 - May 2016
Jun 2012

75000 mi

US $100
Got a CEL, pulled a P1443 code. Usually the result of a loose gas cap or a leak in the evaporative system. After much trial and error, the gas cap was replaced. 
May 2016

145000 mi

US $2000
Cam seal failed, sprayed oil on the timing belt causing the belt to slip. The engine lost timing and the valves on cylinder 2 were damaged as a result. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Pennsylvania, United States
May 2011 - Jan 2013
Aug 2011

28000 mi
Power Steering pump was replaced rear washer fluid nozzle was nonfunctional and replaced Power Steering pump was replaced rear washer fluid nozzle was nonfunctional and replaced 
Jan 2012

43400 mi
i keep having problems with the power steering pump, steering was again stiff and noisy, replaced again 
Jul 2012

44000 mi
replaced window regulator in passenger front window A/C compressor faulty, replaced 
Jan 2013

36000 mi

US $100
early replacement of the battety 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in New York, United States
Jun 2011 - Mar 2016
Oct 2011

33300 mi
Rattle or vibration from shifter (5spd) at 4k rpm while in gear. Very noticeable, 100% repeatable.  
Jan 2012

35200 mi
Front pillar rattles 
Dec 2013

48000 mi

US $150
Front passenger side stabilizer bar end link broke. Replaced with new one. 

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2009 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport 4dr Hatch

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

Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Connecticut, United States
Feb 2009 - Mar 2010
Mar 2009

5000 mi
My navigation unit is going blank when the car is running. This is the fourth unit to fail, and my car has 5300 miles; the newest problem appeared at about 4200 miles. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Massachusetts, United States
Nov 2009 - Jan 2017
Sep 2013

67000 mi

US $1500
Front suspension needed replacing 
Jun 2015

89000 mi

US $600
Worn out front brakes. Frozen calipers. 
Oct 2015

93500 mi

US $300
Repair to heat shield, rear view mirror. 
Jan 2017

96000 mi

US $3000
Head gasket coolant leak 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Washington, United States
Jan 2009 - Mar 2010
Feb 2009

1000 mi
Steering wheel is off slightly to the right, shop said they adjusted it but it feels like nothing has been done. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Quebec, Canada
Apr 2011 - Jul 2016
Nov 2012

25100 mi

C $1100
Had to flush transmission oil after 40 000 km. Had to flush power steering oil too. Both oils had metal particles in and were gray-black. Shop suggested to change oil. 
May 2013

27280 mi

C $850
Rear right caliper was stuck (piston stuck). Disc was worn out because of brake overheating on highway. Shop suggested to replace the whole rear braking system which was done. 
Jun 2013

27900 mi

C $230
Cylinder missfire due to short in spark plug cable. Cable was replaced and the car now has its lowest ever recorded MPG. 
Nov 2013

29220 mi

C $100
Heat shield was loose under the car. 
May 2015

36780 mi

C $300
3 rust spots repaired. 
Jun 2016

41540 mi

C $200
Oil valve near engine was rusted and leaked. Was replaced. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Quebec, Canada
Jun 2010 - Jul 2015
Jun 2010

10540 mi
Heat shield defective (rattling). Heat shield replace under warranty. 
Sep 2011

24180 mi
Whining noise from front differential (above 50km/h). Teardown revealed overtightened pinion & gear, and darkened bearings. All replaced under warranty. 
Aug 2013

45260 mi
Front bearing noise evident. Diagnosed as front right wheel bearing, replaced under warranty. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Minnesota, United States
Jul 2011 - Sep 2011
Aug 2011

31800 mi
Steering rack replacement. Steering rack replacement. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in New York, United States
Dec 2010 - Mar 2011
Jan 2011

16000 mi
some sensor was not operating after leaving the car in the snow/ice for a month without running. Could have broken something myself while driving off too. Brought to the dealer and they replaced it all under warranty in an hour+. 

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2009 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport 4dr Hatch

170-horsepower 2.5L H4 4-speed automatic AWD

Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Washington, United States
Mar 2013 - Sep 2014
Jul 2014

93200 mi

US $675
Engine light was on, was o2 sensors plus oil change, tires rotation and rear brakes worked on 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Virginia, United States
Aug 2016 - Aug 2016
Aug 2016

US $530
It died. Needed to be replaced. I'm selling it. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Pennsylvania, United States
Feb 2009 - Jun 2015
Jun 2015

104000 mi

US $956
Entire exhaust including manifold was replaced. 

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2008 Subaru WRX STI 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 305hp 2.5L H4 6-speed manual AWD

Subaru WRX STI in Minnesota, United States
Jun 2013 - Sep 2016
May 2014

73300 mi

US $400
Secondary air pump system failed. 
Subaru WRX STI in Washington, United States
Mar 2010 - Jun 2014
Apr 2010

14000 mi
car got stuck in neutral and would not go into gear. Driver's seat jiggles significantly. Dealer won't fix. 
May 2010

14000 mi
Engine's protective cover was missing. Dealer removed it and didn't put it back on. Ended up buying an after market one from a local to replace it. 
Jul 2010

17000 mi

US $20
interior handle for gas lid release broke off.  
Nov 2010

21000 mi
faulty clutch or faulty clutch ajustment. Dealer replaced clutch assembly at no cost to me. 
Oct 2011

33300 mi

US $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 
Jan 2013

47000 mi

US $220
The passenger fender liner tore off at the bottom. I guess this is common in snowy places. The passenger fender liner tore off at the bottom. I guess this is common in snowy places. 
Dec 2013

57000 mi

US $1600
Catastrophic engine failure. Factory replacement of short block, heads, turbo, oil pump, flywheel, clutch, etc. 
Jan 2014

39300 mi
power steering pump went bad. Was replaced. Fluid was flushed. 
Apr 2014

60200 mi
AC wasn't working. Dealer forgot to hook it up after installing a new engine. I'm getting tired of this car; it's always something! 
Subaru WRX STI in California, United States
Aug 2009 - Jul 2016
Apr 2016

62500 mi

US $2500
Piston Ringland failure; 
Subaru WRX STI in British Columbia, Canada
Jan 2013 - Feb 2013
Feb 2013

40920 mi
Chipping on exterior wheel arches. Subaru refuses to repair this since they consider this normal wear and tear. The car has had paint chipping issues since i've bought it and this is apparently due to less durable water based paint. 
Subaru WRX STI in Virginia, United States
Dec 2012 - Mar 2014
Nov 2013

50000 mi

US $8000
Engine catastrophically failed, rod through block, #1 piston destroyed. Replaced entire longblock. 
Subaru WRX STI in Michigan, United States
Jul 2009 - Jun 2017
Oct 2013

29200 mi

US $100
Oxygen sensor malfunction, required replacement 
Subaru WRX STI in Texas, United States
Dec 2009 - Dec 2011
Jun 2010

19000 mi
replaced driver's seat cover where stitching was coming unstitched near front, bottom 
Oct 2011

33000 mi
Replaced malfunctioning ac controller Damaged throwout bearing and pressure plate replaced. Was causing clutch squeak. 
Subaru WRX STI in Virginia, United States
Apr 2012 - Oct 2015
Jul 2012

69000 mi

US $1000
Replacement of failed A/C compressor. Failure of clutch mechanism on compressor. 
Subaru WRX STI in California, United States
Oct 2007 - Apr 2017
Jan 2009

15500 mi
Replaced LongBlock due to failed ringland in piston #4. 
Jul 2009

12000 mi

US $38
Erratic blink pattern on right rear turn signal. 
Oct 2009

15700 mi
Cracked ringland on piston #4, longblock replaced under warranty. 
Jul 2011

53000 mi

US $110
Replaced accessory belts due to excessive wear. Replaced accessory belts due to excessive wear. 
Sep 2011

59000 mi

US $100
Loud whining noise near power steering pump. Noise loudest at cold start. Dealer recommended belt replacement and fresh power steering fluid. 
Oct 2011

60700 mi

US $540
Power steering pump was failing. Replaced with new pump out of warranty. Power steering pump was failing. Replaced with new pump out of warranty.  
Mar 2013

95000 mi

US $882
Both secondary air injector valves and connecting air pump were either failed or failing. SOA covered half of the bill due to original 2k estimate. Design change in 2010, metal to non-metal, shold no longer be an issue. 
Feb 2014

118000 mi

US $2000
Blown headgasket 
Dec 2015

151000 mi

US $275
Control arm bushing cracked 
Jul 2016

156200 mi

US $650
Radiator failed 
Feb 2017

165000 mi

US $6100
Spun bearing in Piston #3, extensive metal damage throughout. New shortblock required. Rack and Pinion leaking, replaced 

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2008 Subaru WRX 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 224hp 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru WRX in Washington, United States
Apr 2010 - Feb 2012
Jun 2010

24000 mi
Clutch release bearing fork making chirping / whirring sound. Lube of Release Lever Pivot Ball was the resolution.  
Subaru WRX in West Virginia, United States
Jul 2011 - Jul 2017
Jul 2012

76000 mi

US $107
Driver side visor would not stay up. Internal trunk release will not open trunk 
Jan 2013

85000 mi

US $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. 
May 2015

117400 mi
Clutch firewall was finally repaired. Bracket re welded. 
Oct 2015

126200 mi

US $1000
Secondary Air pump failure Headgaskets became weepy Intake manifold gasket not always sealed Clutch replaced 
Apr 2016

129500 mi
Repair electrical connectors for headlight. Overheating, radiator clogged,radiator fans not spinning at full speed. 
May 2016

131000 mi

US $1600
Struts and springs were wore out. 
Jul 2016

132700 mi
Steering wheel angle sensor CEL. Dealer insists it is VDC. Steering angle sensor cel. Followed all connectors for angle sensor, resecuring all. Was then able to reset ABS. Has not come on since then. It was caused by the dealership firewall repair. 
Nov 2016

137100 mi

US $75
Outdoor temperature sensor was reading low. Replaced and reads correctly now. 
Jan 2017

139200 mi

US $225
MAF sensor voltage reading incorrectly. MAF sensor replaced, causing no reading at all and CEL. Connector replaced/harness repaired. 
Jul 2017

142000 mi

US $100
Compressor clutch seized and replaced. Expansion valve and condenser need to be replaced for full cooling, but were not at this time. 
Subaru WRX in Texas, United States
May 2009 - Mar 2011
Jul 2009

35000 mi
During driving, the ABS, hill assist and traction control lights come on and those stop working. Dealer doesn't know what the cause is, calls it a "ghost" problem. ECU reflashed but it didn't help. 
Apr 2010

56700 mi

US $100
Driver's side door lock actuator broke down. Part replaced. Works like new now.  
May 2010

58000 mi
During driving, the ABS, hill assist and traction control lights come on and those stop working. Dealer finally noticed problem. Faulty brake light switch replaced, problem solved. Fixed under extended warranty. 
Nov 2010

70500 mi

US $700
Clutch pedal assembly bearings and rods were worn out, causing pedal to squeak loudly. 
Subaru WRX in Massachusetts, United States
Oct 2009 - May 2010
Mar 2010

17000 mi
Faulty tire pressure sensor 
Subaru WRX in Colorado, United States
Mar 2008 - Jan 2011
Apr 2008

1000 mi
Failing window regulator. 
Jan 2011 Clutch pedal assembly detached from firewall due to bad weld. Unrepaired 
Subaru WRX in New York, United States
Jun 2008 - Jun 2010
Aug 2008

1000 mi
Engine light went on and gas consumption increased substantially. 
Jan 2010

18000 mi
A screw to the wiper motor became loose and the wiper was unable to function. I took it to the dealer and it was fixed in minutes. 
Subaru WRX in Colorado, United States
Mar 2015 - May 2015
Mar 2015

110000 mi

US $1700
Cv joints were worn out. Ball joints also replaced Clutch would not shift into certain gears. Had the clutch replaced at an automotive transmissions shop. 
May 2015

110000 mi
Leaking steering box. 
Subaru WRX in Colorado, United States
Nov 2012 - Jun 2015
Jun 2014

45000 mi

US $100
Brake controller switch was bad, replaced by dealer clutch bracket behind firewall cracked, needed replacement. 
Feb 2015

53000 mi

US $110
New Battery, old battery did not die but was weak on cold starts. 

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2008 Subaru WRX 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 224hp 2.5L H4 4-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Subaru WRX in New York, United States
May 2008 - Jun 2011
Oct 2008

7000 mi
Turbocharger oil supply pipe too weak, bracing installed by dealer at no cost to owner. 
Jan 2009

8000 mi
Loose ECU ground. 
Subaru WRX in California, United States
Feb 2008 - Mar 2010
Apr 2008

3000 mi
Spoiler weather stripping was coming off. Spoiler was replaced. 
Subaru WRX in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2008 - Mar 2012
Sep 2008

1488 mi
Stone chipping of paint is visible. After 1600 kms or 1000 miles, the paint chipping has thankfully stopped. 

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2008 Subaru WRX 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 224hp 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru WRX in Newfoundland / Lab., Canada
Jul 2010 - Apr 2013
Aug 2010

19840 mi

C $72
Blower motor stopped working. Bad connection at blower motor. Applied Stabilant 22A to connector and adjusted connector terminals. Problem fixed. 
Jun 2011

39680 mi

C $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. Hissing noise from A/C system when first turned on. Determined that refrigerant level was low. Reclaimed and recharged A/C system. Abnormal noise gone and no leaks found. Heater motor making windind noise when set at low speed. 
Jun 2012

48360 mi

C $435
Battery kept going dead. Determined bad alternator. Replaced. 
Subaru WRX in Pennsylvania, United States
Mar 2009 - Jun 2009
Apr 2009

20150 mi
2 new turn signal bulbs at 20000 miles. Recall on turbo oil supply pipe in October at 16000 miles 
May 2009

22000 mi
Creaky clutch pedal found out to be a crack in the bulkhead. Subaru of America fixed free of charge to me 
Subaru WRX in British Columbia, Canada
Feb 2008 - Apr 2017
Jan 2016

60140 mi

C $300
Wheel bearing replacement 
Subaru WRX in New Hampshire, United States
Feb 2008 - Jun 2016
Oct 2008

14000 mi

US $12
Battery replaced, root cause map lights that never turn off automatically. Warranty/Dealer covered battery and owner later replaced map lights with LED lamps that can be left on 24+ hours and still allow car to start. 
Subaru WRX in New York, United States
Sep 2009 - Oct 2010
Jul 2009

22000 mi
Throw out bearing replaced under warranty, rotational noise heard at a stand still. 
Aug 2009

24000 mi
Right front axle leaking tranny fluid. Right front upper ball joint bad, and bearing had to be replaced. All fixed under warranty. 
Oct 2010

37000 mi
Struts leaking when sold. 
Subaru WRX in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2011 - Jun 2014
Dec 2012

57040 mi

C $800
worn out clutch plate, routine wear 
Apr 2014

75640 mi

C $500
New shock absorbers and struts. I thought the car was making more noise over bumps etc and they had done 122,000km so I changed them. 
Subaru WRX in Kentucky, United States
Jul 2008 - Aug 2008
Jul 2008

4500 mi
Rear 02 wires cut by the driveshaft. Front and Rear 02 sensors were replaced under warranty due to a short. It was found that they had shorted out at the ECU and the wire had expanded, pulling out of the pin. Wire was put back in pin and is working fine. 
Subaru WRX in Colorado, United States
May 2010 - Jul 2012
Jan 2011

24000 mi

US $250
Front bumper came loose, wheel well liner poped off at speed. Got shredded, needed replacement immediately to "reconnect" front end. Back seats rattled heavily while being driven while unloaded. 
Feb 2011

25000 mi

US $450
Exhaust pipe cracked between muffler and pipe to front. Commented to dealer while under warranty, they did nothing. Since the pipe has completely broke off where it connects to muffler, no longer under warranty. 
Apr 2011

29200 mi
Subaru dealer wouldn't fix exhaust as they "don't do welding" and wanted to sell me a new Subaru exhaust for something like $800. I applied my own exhaust patch kit, which held up for about a month. 
Jun 2011

30000 mi

US $10
Turn Signal went out. Apparently common problem for subaru's of the generation. Wiring harness is overly tight and was adjusted to avoid future issue. Took the muffler off myself at home and had a local exhaust shop re-weld it for $10. 
Jan 2012

40000 mi

US $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
Apr 2008 - Mar 2012
Oct 2009

16000 mi
Steering rack replaced after spool valve blew. 
Apr 2011

29000 mi

US $299
A/F sensor died, car had to be towed home, replaced in my driveway myself. 
Subaru WRX in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2010 - Apr 2014
Aug 2010

49600 mi

C $2200
Engine Long block replaced under warranty after 2 week fight with dealer. Failure due to issues identified in a number of web forums but not easily admitted to by dealer turbo charger replaced and engine block flushed. Failure due to clogged turbo oil inlet filter. Dealer blamed lack of mtc, but all oil changes done, not all paperwork avaialbe at time. I suspect clog was due to main bearing failure occurg 
May 2011

72480 mi
Crank Bearing failure due to manufacturer defect, Engine replaced under warranty after fight with local dealership Occured July 2010 
Apr 2012

96100 mi

C $470
camshaft oil seal, crank oil seal failed and pushed out into timing belt, timing belt and seals replaced 
Oct 2013

128620 mi

C $175
Rear wheel bearing 
Apr 2014

138880 mi

C $50
Lower ball joint 
Subaru WRX in Ohio, United States
Apr 2009 - Oct 2017
Jun 2011

79000 mi
Auto dim mirror no longer displays compass direction, otherwise functional. 
Dec 2012

107000 mi

US $250
Alternator went bad Drive pulley needed to be replaced 
Jul 2013

110700 mi

US $150
A/C compressor clutch spring broke. Subaru DOES NOT sell just the clutch (10min service job to replace if they did), only an entire new compressor at $599.95. Had to buy used compressor from eBay to scavenge the compressor clutch. LAME! 
Mar 2015

123000 mi

US $161
TPMS required replacement 
Sep 2016

139000 mi

US $6
Brake/clutch assembly spot welds at firewall breaking causing entire assembly to break free and eventually fail. 
Subaru WRX in California, United States
Apr 2008 - Mar 2010
May 2008

5000 mi
Squeaking/rattling radio fascia. Squeaking/rattling driver's door window. Dealer-induced damage to clear coat from very poor detailing work 
Jul 2008

6000 mi
Took the car to a different, more highly rated, dealership to fix a problem the first dealer didn't/couldn't. Repair successful. Rattling seat belt metal parts inside B-Pillar. One dealership said it was drivers window needing lubrication. It wasn't. Second, more highly rated, dealership correctly identified issue and successfuly repaired it. 
Nov 2008

11000 mi
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. Service center failed to install crush plug on transmission properly after replacing clutch throwout bearing. Result was significant and fast leakage of gear oil. (!) 
May 2009

17000 mi
wheel misalignment caused by defective parts repaired. front seat center console lid --latch and hinge defective. Replaced. 

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2008 Subaru WRX 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 224hp 2.5L H4 4-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Subaru WRX in New York, United States
Aug 2013 - Jun 2014
Jan 2014

26000 mi

US $200
Cool packs on cyl 3 and 4 went bad. 
Jun 2014

33000 mi

US $800
Both front calipers seized. Still dragging after they warm up. 

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2008 Subaru Impreza 4dr Sedan

170-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru Impreza in Pennsylvania, United States
Feb 2010 - Feb 2014
Feb 2010

32000 mi
Visor broke on a really cold morning and would just hang down. Dealer replaced under warranty. 
Aug 2013

96000 mi

US $1600
Throw out bearing went out, clutch still felt like new, but eventually couldn't get it out of gear. It made a loud pulley noise on cold mornings up until it went out, thought it was just a pulley. 
Subaru Impreza in Colorado, United States
- Aug 2011
Aug 2011

55000 mi

US $68
Replaced passenger visor due to broken spring. Part covered by Subaru on good will, just outside of warranty. Airbag light coming on intermittently. Inspection by dealer showing defective airbag controler unit. Estimate from dealer $1000 to replace. Contacted subaru customer service since part is not covered by extended warranty. CS offered 50%. 
Subaru Impreza in Manitoba, Canada
May 2011 - Nov 2015
Feb 2013

98260 mi
Evap control solenoid frozen 
Aug 2013

112440 mi

C $300
Replaced front struts (as well as brake pads while I was at it) 
Mar 2014

127100 mi

C $2
Oil pressure switch had sprung a leak and was oozing oil over motor, replaced bad switch with a used one off an old motor I had lying around. Noisy power steering pump. Replaced o-ring on return line at pump. 
Sep 2015

133920 mi

C $20
Oil pressure switch sprang a leak. Replaced with non-oem switch. 
Subaru Impreza in Alberta, Canada
Apr 2008 - Aug 2009
Jan 2008

8060 mi
A small piece of trim on the rear passenger side door broke and fell off, it was replaced. 
May 2008

8060 mi
A simple piece of trim broke and fell off and was replaced when I brought the car in for some previously scheduled maintenance. 
Jun 2008

8060 mi
Operation of the fuel filler door and an oil change. Gas cap had been sticking closed and I had to pry it open to add gas one time, the dealer replaced most of the gas cap release system and the cap 
Aug 2008

11780 mi

C $89
An interior piece trim split in half and was replaced. 
Nov 2008

13640 mi
Windshield rattle. 
Apr 2009

17980 mi
Carpet in the passenger front foot well ripped along a manufacturing seam and the dealer will not fix it claiming it's "wear" even though it appeared at 25,000km. 
Jun 2009

17980 mi
The carpet was replaced (whole floor of car) because there was a defect which caused it to rip. 
Subaru Impreza in Illinois, United States
Jul 2010 - Jun 2011
Sep 2010

22000 mi
It was in the shop for just a couple hours and the trunk was leaking. We couldn't replicate the problem although supposedly the problem was spotted, but it still leaks. 

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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
Aug 2011 - Jun 2015
Jun 2012

43000 mi

US $250
a/c was blowing out warm air 
Sep 2012

44000 mi
upper and lower radiator hoses and radiator cap. 
Dec 2012

47000 mi

US $300
dealer replaced brake switch . due to traction and abs light on. 
Apr 2013

50000 mi

US $1100
will get the front and rear struts replaced. plus it's going to need a wheel alignment. driver's side sun visor bad . ordered part already. 
May 2013

50000 mi

US $900
front and rear struts replaced . brought struts had dealer install them. 
Apr 2015

53000 mi

US $1000
dealer replaced ball joint. 
Subaru Impreza in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2011 - Mar 2012
Jul 2011

47400 mi

C $250
Ignition coil had a fault, causing misfiring in 2 cylinders. Had coil and spark plug wires replaced immediately. 
Subaru Impreza in Washington, United States
Mar 2012 - Jul 2015
Jun 2014

95000 mi

US $150
Valve cover gaskets were leaking, needed to be replaced. 
Jul 2014

95800 mi

US $150
Valve cover gaskets and spark plug tube seals were leaking and were replaced. 
Subaru Impreza in New York, United States
Oct 2011 - May 2013
Jun 2012

65000 mi
Blown performance strut and aftermarket bushings installed 
Subaru Impreza in Utah, United States
Jan 2013 - Jan 2014
Mar 2013

61000 mi

US $150
Engine valve covers/seal gaskets were leaking and were replaced. 

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2008 Subaru Impreza 4dr Sedan

170-horsepower 2.5L H4 4-speed automatic AWD

Subaru Impreza in Illinois, United States
Apr 2011 - Jul 2017
Oct 2012

62800 mi
needed 2 cracks in the exhaust system welded 
Dec 2015

107000 mi

US $300
Solenoid replaced. front bushings worn. They were replaced 
Subaru Impreza in Washington, United States
Dec 2016 - Jan 2017
Dec 2016

160000 mi

US $800
Vehicle was shaking when brakes were applied. Grinding sound when braking. Right front caliper failed. Caused rotor to warp. Inspection, new rotors, new calipers, new pads. Inspected cleaned, adjusted, lubricated, rear drums. 
Subaru Impreza in Pennsylvania, United States
Jan 2012 - Oct 2015
Oct 2013

64500 mi

US $12
Headlamp replaced DIY 
Subaru Impreza in Quebec, Canada
Apr 2015 - Apr 2017
Aug 2015

44144 mi

C $3122
the broken buse of the washing washer have leaked on the starter , and corrupted the copper cable of the starter, and stop working. need to be towed at the dealer for find the problem and replace it. front suspension making noise, 2 link kit and 2 bushing was replace for the stabilizer bars. poor quality subaru pads need to be replace after 42000 km, with the rotors, buy it from ebay for 110 $ at premium quality from toronto. perfect fit. after a turn to atelier leclers et fils from ste-marie qc. they replace my oil sensor, and broke the head of the motor, subaru got to change the head of the motor and the 3 other oil sensor too. the motor was leaking a lot, go to atelier mécaniquej.l.leclerc et fils . they found its the sensor for the oil pressure and change it. The problem was more important, go see the garage and refuse waranty is work, my warenty refuse to protect me cause they lie to when they doesnt talk to accept this garage for the job. after this i go see the dealer for see what's appen and told me they broke my head by torking the sensor in the piece of aluminium and the head crack. cost me 2175,13 $ to repair it... 

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2008 Subaru Impreza / WRX 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder manual AWD

Subaru Impreza / WRX in Malaysia
Dec 2013 - Aug 2015
Dec 2013

68200 mi

$100
steering pump failure cooling coil leaking in 2010 and compressor failure in 2013 piston cracked in 2011 coil pack failure 
Jan 2014

68200 mi

$500
Valve shim making noise 
Aug 2015

78740 mi
Valve him noise never fixed despite several attempts. 

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2008 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport

Engine not specified

Subaru WRX STI in Washington, United States
Apr 2011 - Jul 2011
May 2011

70000 mi

US $2500
Stock turbo failed causing major oil to leak through to the exhaust system resulting in catalytic converter failure,also. Replaced turbo, oil lines to turbo and exhaust downpipe. 

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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 Iowa, United States
May 2008 - Oct 2010
Jun 2009

21000 mi
Seatback of backseat has become loose recently, causing continuous clunking sounds. 
Aug 2009

22000 mi
Seatback rattle issue and passenger side window rattle kept the car in the shop for a day. Rattles are nearly gone. 
Sep 2009

24000 mi
Rattle coming from inside of front passenger door panel; door handle bracket seemed to be the problem. Technician took longer than he thought would be needed; the dealership gave me a loaner overnight. The noise is gone. This problem took 3 trips! 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Massachusetts, United States
Jul 2008 - Feb 2010
Jul 2009

21000 mi
Adjustment to the rear valence that hangs below the rear bumper. It was loosening up on one side and causing a gap. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Florida, United States
Feb 2008 - Jun 2012
Jul 2008

1000 mi
Passenger airbag only turned on for passengers weighing 120 lbs or more, even though was supposed to turn on at ~100. Since my wife weighs 110, this was a problem. They quickly recalibrated the software and fixed the issue. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Massachusetts, United States
Mar 2016 - Sep 2017
Sep 2016

155000 mi
Replaced both rear cv joints 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Maryland, United States
Nov 2008 - Apr 2014
Jun 2010

15000 mi
Turn indicator bulb failed which resulted in the signal indicator to blink at a rapid rate  
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2008 - Aug 2012
Mar 2008

3100 mi
Left signal bulb died. Was replaced under warranty (during first service appointment) 
Sep 2008

7440 mi

C $2
Side skirt cam loose from body. Had to buy replacement bolt to attach the skit back to the body. 
Jan 2010

16120 mi
CEL went on, then went away the day before my appointment @ dealership. Was told it was my MAF sensor, and to keep an eye on it and call in if it goes back on. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Illinois, United States
May 2009 - Jun 2013
Jan 2010

64700 mi
The heating vents were loose and would not stay where they were set. 
Jun 2013

118000 mi

US $150
The car had a misfire on the 3rd cylinder. The spark plug was grounding out to the block. New spark plugs with die electric grease fixed the problem. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in New Jersey, United States
Feb 2010 - Apr 2017
Mar 2010

32000 mi
Steering mounted volume control was replaced. Worked but lost the click when pressing down. Expected future problems. Driver side door gasket became torn. Replaced. 
Oct 2011

50500 mi

US $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. 
Aug 2016

98400 mi

US $2000
Head gaskets leaking oil onto exhaust manifold. Causing oil smell in passanger area. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Quebec, Canada
Apr 2011 - Jun 2012
Dec 2011

38440 mi

C $170
Oil leak from the Oil pressure sensor, which broke. Oil fumes started once the leak got to the muffler. Dealer refused to cover it under motor warranty as it was a sensor. Tried to contest it unsuccessfully with Subaru. 
Jun 2012

46500 mi
Wheel bearing making noise. Took it to the dealer. Repaired under warranty as per dealer. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Wisconsin, United States
Nov 2009 - Aug 2012
Jan 2009

28000 mi
Reverse light has crack from new and moisture gets in. Replaced under warranty. 
Apr 2010

36000 mi
Right rear reverse light filled with water. On the fourth one including original, and seems to be cured. Dealer took new one apart and found some sort of defect and remedied. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in California, United States
Jul 2016 - Aug 2016
Aug 2016

142000 mi
Leaking Head gasket Leaking power steering pump Leaking rear differential 

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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 Arizona, United States
Feb 2009 - Mar 2011
Sep 2010

40000 mi

US $135
Starter needed to be replaced. Had the starter rebuilt and replaced. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Connecticut, United States
Jan 2015 - Apr 2016
Mar 2015

81000 mi

US $1100
Seized AC compressor. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in California, United States
Jun 2011 - Mar 2016
Dec 2015

114000 mi

US $2200
Head gaskets, plus complete timing belt repair 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Utah, United States
Jun 2012 - Apr 2015
Jul 2014

68300 mi
Rear liftgate rust. Repaired under warranty due to TSB. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Connecticut, United States
Nov 2009 - Jun 2011
May 2009

14000 mi
Air conditioning condenser replaced under warranty 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Minnesota, United States
Jun 2009 - Aug 2012
Mar 2011

23000 mi

US $65
replaced broken sunvisor 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in California, United States
Nov 2008 - Mar 2010
Dec 2008

2000 mi
After/during rains water dripping from the passenger side under the glovebox onto the floor board. Same problem, but this time the dealer completely disassembled the whole dashboard and found that many o-ring seals in the firewall need to be replaced. Coolant replaced as well. 
Feb 2009

4000 mi
Five or more rattles in the interior trim. Rattles in the dash, squeaks in the door panels, rattles under seat, rattles in door pillars, rattles in center console and etc. Typical causes: missing, loose clips/screws, loose wiring, unsecured loose parts. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Michigan, United States
Aug 2016 - Jul 2017
Jul 2017

138000 mi

US $610
AC compressor failure. Compressor replaced and system charged. 

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2008 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport 4dr Hatch

170-horsepower 2.5L H4 4-speed automatic AWD

Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Virginia, United States
Nov 2015 - Jul 2017
May 2016

155000 mi

US $59
After having the AC professionally refilled, after changing the compressor myself, I was told that the condenser was leaking under the dash. The problem was not fixed. 
Jan 2017

151800 mi

US $930
Rear main seal failure; also replacing all cam seals and head gaskets 
Jul 2017

172000 mi

US $800
I replaced grounding straps for the engine. The straps were old and had failed. Additionally, the plug for the alternator was loose from the previous repair. This had giving me a flickering check engine light. All repairs completed by me at home with no problems. Also the oil filter and oil was changed, as well as the tires were rotated. The evaporator was replaced. This problem was mentioned in a previous response. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Texas, United States
Sep 2011 - Jun 2017
Mar 2015

131000 mi

US $30
Right headlamp out, was replaced. 
Apr 2015

131200 mi

US $250
Positive battery terminal cable corroded; needed replacement. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in New York, United States
Jul 2011 - Jan 2014
Jul 2012

47000 mi

US $620
Brakes - Rotors and Pads, also Left Front Caliper was stuck, these are wear items, typical 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in California, United States
Sep 2011 - Mar 2013
Oct 2012

53500 mi
Headlight assembly replaced due to wiring short. 

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2007 Subaru WRX STI 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 293hp 2.5L H4 6-speed manual AWD

Subaru WRX STI in Ontario, Canada
- Aug 2008
Aug 2008

9300 mi
Driver side rear wheel bearing replaced under warranty. 
Subaru WRX STI in West Virginia, United States
Jan 2014 - Sep 2017
Apr 2014

98300 mi
First catalytic converter crumbled and clogged the second converter. Replaced down-pipe with performance catted down-pipe from Invidia, then install a Cobb "OTS stage 2" ecu tune. 
Dec 2014

107000 mi

US $5
bolt broke on alternator tensioner Re-greased the rear struts 
Apr 2015

112700 mi

US $40
creaking ball joint, was replaced 
Oct 2015

119500 mi

US $3000
cracked ring-lands caused by bad turbo inlet 
May 2016

129000 mi

US $250
Blew a rear strut 
Jan 2017

140000 mi

US $70
Ac belt tensioner failed Speed sensor failed in the transmission, replaced sensor 
Mar 2017

143000 mi

US $150
o-ring was leaking on AC compressor, also replaced condenser, was not needed for repair 
Subaru WRX STI in Florida, United States
- Jan 2008
Jan 2008

15000 mi
Center Differential replacement 

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2007 Subaru WRX 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 224hp 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru WRX in Texas, United States
Apr 2015 - Sep 2017
Jul 2015

97700 mi

US $1320
Secondary air pump valves failed. $1320 was dealer quote to fix system. 
Nov 2015

103600 mi

US $800
Replaced transfer case bearings following failure 
Dec 2015

105000 mi
Broken exhaust midpipe. Replaced with aftermarket catback. 
Aug 2016

114700 mi

US $50
Brake light switch failed 
Dec 2016

119000 mi

US $650
Radiator cracked, was replaced by shop along with upper and lower rad hoses. 
Jan 2017

108200 mi

US $230
Valve cover gaskets leaking oil, replaced gaskets on both sides 
Subaru WRX in New Hampshire, United States
May 2014 - Mar 2015
Jul 2014

160700 mi

US $5085
Developed cyl #1 misfire just prior to clutch overhaul appointment. Found burnt valve and then bilateral cracked cylinder heads. 
Oct 2014

164500 mi

US $140
Replaced right front drive axle, 
Dec 2014

167000 mi

US $70
HVAC blower failed and required replacement. Motor is not removable from housing and must be replaced as complete unit. As OEM part is multiple hundreds of $$$ and car is high mileage, opted for used replacement part. 
Subaru WRX in Massachusetts, United States
Mar 2011 - Dec 2015
Apr 2012

105000 mi

US $50
Struts were replaced. At the time, aftermarket springs were also fitted. Brake caliper was incorrectly installed by shop during previous repair (previous repair was all wear items). Cost is for labor to reassemble and relube brake caliper assembly. 
Aug 2012

116300 mi

US $1400
Turbocharger had worn out oil seals, causing oil and smoke in exhaust. 
Sep 2013

136000 mi

US $300
AC idler pulley let go and crashed into timing cover. Cover and pulley were replaced. 
May 2014

142000 mi

US $25
Oil cooler was leaking oil, changed out gasket to attempt to stop leak. Also changed oil and flushed coolant, price of maintenance not included. 
May 2015

153000 mi

US $150
Radiator blew after coolant leak detected. Likely end tank separation. Air conditioner had o-ring leak, was fixed along with a recharge. 
Subaru WRX in Alberta, Canada
Dec 2014 - Dec 2016
Sep 2016

102920 mi

C $250
Torn boot at CV joint caused axle to need replacement 
Subaru WRX in California, United States
Jan 2014 - Jul 2014
Mar 2014

103000 mi

US $500
Broken hose replacement and system recharge 
Jul 2014

106000 mi

US $5000
Engine lost oil pressure and needed complete rebuild 
Subaru WRX in North Carolina, United States
Oct 2010 - Jan 2012
Dec 2011

45000 mi
CEL on, computer showed problem with gas re-circulation system. Tests showed no problem, so my mechanic simply reset the CEL. 
Subaru WRX in Minnesota, United States
Dec 2008 - Sep 2017
Sep 2015

66000 mi

US $250
Secondary air injection valves failed. Replaced. 

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2007 Subaru WRX 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 224hp 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru WRX in Florida, United States
May 2010 - Nov 2011
Jul 2011

43200 mi

US $770
check engine light (A0456), leak in emissions system, required "smoke test", required removal of gas tank to replace valves.  rattle by the p/s front door (no parts, reassembly only). leaking hose at washer fluid (no parts) 
Subaru WRX in New York, United States
Sep 2008 - May 2013
Mar 2011

27000 mi

US $15
Driver side main/low headlight bulb burnt out, had to remove the battery for access to replace the bulb. 
Subaru WRX in Texas, United States
Nov 2013 - Aug 2015
Jul 2014

88893 mi

US $2500
Replaced Clutch and Flywheel. My 17 year old son finished off the clutch which evidently was already at its wear limits. repaired CV Joint Replaced Clutch and Flywheel; repaired CV Joint 
Aug 2015

97000 mi

US $100
Replaced O2 Sensor 

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2007 Subaru Impreza 4dr Sedan

173-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru Impreza in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2008 - Jul 2013
Apr 2009

8060 mi
rear window defrost button not working 
Subaru Impreza in Oregon, United States
Dec 2011 - Aug 2015
Dec 2013

89000 mi

US $40
Replaced both low beam headlights after one burned out. 
Mar 2014

92000 mi
Excessive corrosion required replacement of exhaust resonator and welding repair of an exhaust hanger. Additional exhaust clamps were required to fix heat shield rattles as well. 
May 2014

93000 mi

US $378
rear left wheel bearing started to fail (drove car with moderately bent wheel). Shop removed faulty bearing and replaced. 
Jul 2015

105000 mi

US $200
Rattling exhaust resonator (noise issue) likely due to corrosion. The muffler shop removed the resonator and straight-piped the section. Exhaust was not noticeably louder after the fix and the rattle was gone! 
Subaru Impreza in Massachusetts, United States
Mar 2014 - Sep 2017
Jun 2014

79000 mi

US $1300
Catalytic converter inefficiency fault code. Converter replaced at no charge under state emissions warranty. Repair necessitated replacement of rusted exhaust mid pipe and muffler. Engine accessory belts & rusted idler pulley also replaced. 
Jan 2015

89800 mi

US $415
Valve cover gaskets leaking oil into spark plug tubes and external motor components. 
Aug 2016

129000 mi

US $875
AC was blowing warm air. Condenser was found leaking and was ordered. It was replaced on a return visit along with recharging the system. The high pressure line was found heavily corroded and was also replaced. 
Nov 2016

135100 mi

US $25
The 2nd headlight burned out before the 1st headlight was replaced. Both were low beams only and both bulbs were replaced. 
Feb 2017

141000 mi

US $1675
Upon service inspection the alternator and idle pulley were found to be nearing failure and were replaced. Replaced rear wheel bearings. 
May 2017

146500 mi

US $1700
The throw out bearing was getting noisy and needed to be replaced. While the transmission was being serviced, the original clutch assembly was also removed and replaced. The driver side inner CV axle boot was found to be leaking grease and was replaced. 
Jul 2017

150700 mi

US $100
While in for scheduled maintenance, the dealer found the passenger side inner CV boot to be leaking grease. The boot was replaced. The car was later found to be leaking fluid and was returned to the dealer to correct a leaking axle seal. 
Aug 2017

152700 mi
The car was brought in because of leaking fluid. The dealer found that the axle boot that was replaced during the last service trip had a leaking seal and was replaced at no charge. 
Subaru Impreza in New Jersey, United States
Apr 2008 - Mar 2010
May 2008

24000 mi
Brake light switch melted the housing causing the contacts to not connect any more. 
Subaru Impreza in Quebec, Canada
Mar 2010 - Jul 2017
Mar 2015

79360 mi

C $600
Rusted down-pipe and spring clamps needed to be replaced to solve an exhaust leak. Front stab links replaced. Oil temp sensor seal failed, leaking oil which resulted in smell/light smoke. 
Jun 2017

97960 mi

C $500
Rear shocks replaced. 

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2007 Subaru Impreza 4dr Sedan

173-horsepower 2.5L H4 4-speed automatic AWD

Subaru Impreza in Manitoba, Canada
Feb 2008 - Jun 2015
Sep 2011

27900 mi

C $120
Oil pressure switch had a small oil leak. New part installed. 
Aug 2013

39060 mi

C $450
Replace oxygen sensor. 
Subaru Impreza in New York, United States
May 2009 - Mar 2012
Mar 2010

44000 mi
Rear passenger weatherstripping glued up/re-attached. 
May 2010

48000 mi

US $15
Passenger low beam headlight replaced. 
Sep 2010

53000 mi

US $80
#2 Fan Speed turned off fan rather than set speed. Resistor replaced. 
Nov 2010

55000 mi
Rear Weatherstripping glued on on Drivers side. 
Apr 2011

60700 mi

US $106
Metallic rattle from under car. Repair shop removed heat shields, but could not remove some and they rattle worse, could not stop noise. 
May 2011

62000 mi

US $60
Shop cut off rest of heat shield. Fan speed selector would only blow air on speed 4. Part ordered. 
Jun 2011

64000 mi

US $500
Part replaced for fan speed selector. Fan speed selector problem came back - blower motor and blower motor resistor replaced. 
Mar 2012

75000 mi

US $414
Intake O2 sensor replaced 
Subaru Impreza in California, United States
Aug 2017 - Sep 2017
Feb 2017

75000 mi

US $750
Evap system, replaced the charcoal canister but check engine light ended up coming back on and being related to larger issues. 
Aug 2017

79000 mi

US $1300
Evap system leak, don't recall what all was replaced but it was a lot of parts. Subaru gave me coverage due to low miles even though the car was out of warranty, otherwise repairs would have exceeded value of the car. 
Subaru Impreza in Alberta, Canada
Mar 2010 - Dec 2015
Jun 2011

31000 mi

C $400
Brittle Serpentine belt squeaky - replaced and paid for by customer. Bad oil pan leaking onto spark plugs - replaced and paid for by customer. Total $400 not covered by warranty - wear and tear at 48,000 service. 
Mar 2014

47740 mi
Passenger side H7 Lightbulb replaced in November 2013 and burnt out March 2014. Dealership agreed to replace H7 bulb for free and monitor car in profile for potential electrical issues. 
Jun 2015

59520 mi

C $100
Needed to replace stop brake light. Gear selector would not shift from PARK as stop brake switch no longer working. This caused interlocking safety feature which disabled changing gears aside from manual override with interlock release. 
Subaru Impreza in New York, United States
Feb 2012 - Jun 2012
Jun 2012

63000 mi

US $300
Some bushing dried out and cracked and was leaking. Dealer claimed that the car was currently fine but that this leak would lead to a part drying out and breaking over time and be very expensive to repair then. Fixed leak now for 300$ 

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2007 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport

Engine not specified

Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in North Carolina, United States
Jul 2008 - Mar 2010
Aug 2008

10000 mi
Faulty rear hatch latching mechanism. 

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2007 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport 4dr Wagon

173-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Oregon, United States
Oct 2014 - Aug 2016
Feb 2015

140300 mi

US $1140
Replaced head gaskets, decked heads, replaced water pump, plug wires, etc 
Nov 2015

148000 mi

US $317
Replace steering pump, reservoir, and return hose. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Colorado, United States
Dec 2010 - Mar 2012
Jan 2011

69000 mi

US $280
left rear strut continuing to 'weep' or leak - problem with this element has existed since apx 55k - both struts must be replaced according to two dealers, will delay replmnt until noticeable performance failure. independent shop estimates 
Feb 2011

69800 mi

US $80
headlight element access abnormally difficult/attachment hdwe flimsy, broken easily. normal? license plate lite r/r 
May 2011

72000 mi

US $500
left rear strut began leaking apx 55k - driver's side strut began leaking apx 63k - dealer indifferent to condition. handling became so problematical we decided to replace both at our independent local mechanic. whilst r/r tires, tire dealer noted that'3x as many subaru headlamps are replaced than all othere makes' i am replacing interior light regularly, and headlamps are burning out with distressing frequency - now three in the past two months - 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Massachusetts, United States
Dec 2015 - Sep 2017
Jan 2016

US $980
Routine clutch replacement 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Washington, United States
Mar 2009 - Aug 2011
Dec 2010

70000 mi

US $614
check engine light was a fuel system error due to a gas cap that wouldn't lock. Corrected with new OEM gas cap during routine 60,000 mile service. 
Apr 2011

74000 mi

US $275
Check engine light related to fuel system leak. Independent shop diagnosed the problem as a crimped gasket in the fuel tank access---owner suspects that this was probably introduced by the dealer during a recall trip in Dec 2009. 
Jul 2011

77000 mi

US $1800
High pitched whining from trans at 50 mph and higher. Diagnosed as viscous coupling bearing in front differential. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2014 - Oct 2015
Apr 2015

87420 mi

C $39
VVL Oil pressure switch failed on the Driver side (trouble code P0028) 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in California, United States
Dec 2011 - Jan 2013
Jan 2012

US $950
Dreaded Head gasket leak -driver side. Mechanic said that he's repaired a few Subaru 2.5 engines for gasket leaks. He thinks it's caused by inferior head gaskets. 
Jan 2013

59000 mi

US $9
Temp gauge went to red during 3hr trip. Coolant spill all over engine. Added coolant on the way home. Shop did pressure test, found no leaks. Performed tests and could not replicate engine overheat. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Quebec, Canada
Jan 2016 - Sep 2016
Feb 2016

94240 mi

C $800
Muffler and timing belt change 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Missouri, United States
Jul 2009 - Jul 2010
Mar 2010

38000 mi
Squeaky clutch slave cylinder. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Virginia, United States
Sep 2014 - Sep 2017
Oct 2014

132000 mi
Spark Plug Tube Seals were worn out, allowing oil to seep into the spark plugs. Dealer replaced tubes, plugs, wires and valve cover gasket under 30-Day warranty. 
Jun 2016

152000 mi

US $1600
New clutch, flywheel and snout kit for transmission.  Also needed leaky CV Boot replaced. 
May 2017

165000 mi

US $150
Bearing in A/C motor was bad. Replaced with part from junkyard. 

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2007 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport 4dr Wagon

173-horsepower 2.5L H4 4-speed automatic AWD

Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Rhode Island, United States
Jul 2010 - Sep 2017
Nov 2010

41302 mi

US $357
Replace left front tie rod Replace cylinder head gaskets and all related gaskets Replace bank 1 oxygen sensor 
Jan 2012

48900 mi

US $890
Replace front and rear brake rotors and brake pads -corrosion 
Jan 2013

56976 mi

US $440
Replace ignition coil, spark plugs, ignition cables 
Jan 2014

62748 mi

US $189
Battery replaced 
Aug 2014

67104 mi

US $1020
Replace water pump, thermostat, timing & drive belts, coolant 
Aug 2015

79000 mi

US $76
Gearshift cable and pivot frozen - Clean and lube Remove exhaust heat shield - rattle noise, Weld cracked exhaust pipe 
Oct 2015

81856 mi

US $780
Replace ignition coil, spark plugs, ignition cables - CEL - 2nd repair in 24K mis Gearshift cable and pivot stiff - relube - 2nd repair Gearshift cable and pivot stiff - relube 2nd repair Replace ignition coil, spark plugs, ignition cables - CEL. 2nd failure in 24K mis. 
Jan 2016

84000 mi

US $79
Replace LH Mirror Glass 91039FC050 - Stress fractured 
Jun 2016

87000 mi

US $12
Primary hood catch didn't function 
Nov 2016

95030 mi

US $743
Replace drive belts (V-belt and A/C) Replaced fan blower motor resistor Replaced oil sender switch - leaking 
May 2017

103298 mi

US $891
Replace drive shaft axle Replace gearshift selector cable, nut and connector selector. Damaged by corrosion and repeated repair attempts. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in California, United States
Jan 2012 - Jun 2012
Apr 2012

252200 mi

US $500
replaced driver side rear wheel bearings  replaced driver side cv boot on front 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Alabama, United States
Feb 2014 - Jun 2014
Jun 2014

134000 mi

US $2800
Replaced failed turbocharger. This occurred due to clogged filters. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Minnesota, United States
Oct 2012 - May 2013
Mar 2013

60000 mi

US $30
PCV Valve was stuck open. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Indiana, United States
May 2009 - Sep 2013
Apr 2009

2000 mi
Right rear rubber door sealant around window came loose. Took two tries to get this properly corrected, dealer eventually used glue to get it in place. Repair was covered under warranty. 
Dec 2009

30000 mi

US $26
Left low beam blew out. Needed to be changed at the dealership because the light is blocked by the battery. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2012 - Feb 2014
Nov 2013

69520 mi

C $300
gasket replacement 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in California, United States
Jul 2010 - Oct 2017
Mar 2011

36000 mi
Natural gas like smell coming from the vents. Mechanic took out the filters and sprayed bleach in there, to kill any mildew or mold. That did the trick. 
Feb 2013

48300 mi

US $480
squealing noise on start up when turning the wheel. It was a failing Power Steering Pump. If not replaced, it could have led to much bigger problems. Glad I brought it in when I did 
Jul 2013

50200 mi

US $250
Rattle in the A/C turned out to be bad compressor. 
Dec 2013

53000 mi

US $150
headlight out again after replacing 1 month ago. Needed new wiring Vents blowing hot air when AC is not on. Blowing Hot air when it is set for air from outside and it's the middle of the night. 
Apr 2014

56300 mi

US $100
Battery replaced 
May 2014

56900 mi

US $500
Was getting a burning smell, something broke above the right front tire axle and was leaking grease onto the brakes 
Sep 2016

78000 mi

US $450
Head Gasket AC Blowing Hot AIr 
Apr 2017

78000 mi

US $80
Alignment Head gaskets both needed to be replaced. Significant oil leaking 
Oct 2017

81000 mi

US $150
Hesitation and fluttering noise on acceleration from stop. Very dirty Throttle body. Partially fixed the issue by cleaning , but not completely. Still unclear what is causing the hesitation and fluttering noise 

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2007 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport 4-door

4-cylinder manual AWD

Subaru Impreza in Great Britain
Mar 2010 - Nov 2012
Jun 2010

15000 mi
Rear diff oil seal replaced as it was leaking Air con compressor causing revs to increase dramatically (2000+rpm) when compressor kicked in 
Jul 2010

16000 mi
Rear diff oil leak ongoing, oil leaking from breather. Exact cause unknown, may require rebuild or replacement diff. Front anti-roll bar bushes replaced under warranty, normal at this age. 
Sep 2010

16000 mi
Rear tailgate intermittently not unlocking fully; opened only onto 1st catch. Lock replaced, problem persists; further investigation to be done. 
Dec 2010

19000 mi
Problem solved after adjustment 
Apr 2011

23000 mi
Diagnosis of cold start engine noise, possibly pistons or main bearing, awaiting warranty decision before strip down. 
Sep 2011

28000 mi
Cold start noise traced to the cambelt tensioner, item replaced, no recurrence to date 

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2007 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport 4-door

4-cylinder automatic AWD

Subaru WRX in Trinidad and Tobago
Jul 2011 - Jul 2013
Aug 2011

52700 mi

$650
Left side low headlight beam blown. Upgraded all headlights to HID system. 
May 2013

76220 mi

$300
Radiator Fan Not Working 

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2006 Subaru WRX STI 4dr Wagon

Subaru WRX STI in New Brunswick, Canada
Feb 2015 - Sep 2017
Apr 2015

63240 mi

C $1000
Replace front calipers. Exhaust replacement. 

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2006 Subaru WRX STI 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 300hp 2.5L H4 6-speed manual AWD

Subaru WRX STI in New York, United States
Apr 2010 - May 2011
May 2011

24000 mi

US $75
Battery losing charge. Replaced. Died again when car left alone. Still unsure of cause of power drain. 
Subaru WRX STI in Texas, United States
Oct 2008 - Oct 2017
Dec 2012

22000 mi
Threw a P0422 CEL. I couldn't find anything so I reset it but it kept coming back so it went to the dealer. They couldn't find anything either so they did a full diagnostic and reset it. Hasn't come on again. 
Dec 2015

34000 mi

US $1030
Both fuel cut valves in the gas tank cracked due to age and turned on P0442 CEL. It did not affect drivability. This is a labor intensive repair - 86% of the cost was labor. 
Subaru WRX STI in Colorado, United States
May 2012 - Nov 2016
Dec 2015

98000 mi

US $200
Radiator blew at 103,000 miles. Could drive home but definitely needed a replacement. 
Nov 2016

113000 mi

US $108
Lower radiator return hose clamp got loose and started leaking coolant. Replaced both upper and lower radiator hoses. Should have replaced them when I replaced the radiator 10k miles ago. 
Subaru WRX STI in Texas, United States
Oct 2008 - Dec 2013
Mar 2013

90000 mi

US $200
One of the o-rings had gone bad causing leaking of AC charge. Part was replaced and system was recharged. 
Subaru WRX STI in South Africa
Oct 2007 - Feb 2010
Mar 2007

18600 mi
Replace clutch plate Replace motor sub-assembly Repairs covered by motorplan 
Dec 2007

38440 mi
Replace motor sub-assembly (coverd by motorplan) 
Sep 2008

57040 mi

R 66000
overall motor (blown), replace turbo, replace clutch plate 
Jan 2009

58900 mi

R 33000
Overall motor 
Sep 2009

62000 mi

R 15000
Repair turbo, replace clutch kit 
Nov 2009

63240 mi

R 3000
Turbo broke down immediately after leaving the repair shop Repair turbo, repair waste gate, repair oil leak, replace radiator hoses, replace turbo hosing 
Dec 2009

63860 mi

R 8000
Radiator hose also perished.  
Feb 2010

63860 mi

R 15000
Car still breathing oil from vent. Vent routed to ground. 
Subaru WRX STI in Wisconsin, United States
Feb 2011 - Jun 2013
Apr 2011

49000 mi
Three 8mm bolts on cam gear that secures on a plate came loose. The plate is part of the variable valve timing system which uses oil pressure to control the timing so as the bolts came loose oil was leaking past the plate.  
Jun 2011

52000 mi

US $300
Intake pipe developed a vaccum leak from a rip that went about halfway around it where it attaches 2 the turbo. Replaced the oem plastic pipe with an aftermarket metal one which was a mistake because the fitment was horrible.  
Jul 2012

64700 mi
Turbocharger had an external oil leak on a non-serviceable seal and also a whine associated with the part failing internally. Replaced turbocharger to correct the concern. 
Aug 2012

65700 mi

US $400
Radiator started to develop a slow leak at the top. Also cooling hoses started leaking slightly where they attach to the thermostat housing and at the other end of the motor due to corrosion 
Dec 2012

70000 mi

US $10
Both license plate bulbs burnt out at about the same time. Replaced both bulbs and the lights now work again 

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2006 Subaru WRX 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 230hp 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru WRX in Maryland, United States
Oct 2008 - Jun 2015
Jan 2009

42000 mi

US $65
CEL at 42,856. Mechanic says OBD - fuel cap loose. Mechanic tightened fuel cap, problem went away. 
Mar 2011

57000 mi

US $147
Timing belt snapped from age. Battery dead. 
Mar 2012

66000 mi

US $400
Mechanic found transmission leak. Blown fuse caused the power mirrors to stop working. 
Jan 2015

66700 mi

US $1146
Replaced 2 IMR control valve. Repaired cose P2009. Intake Manifold Running control circuits low both banks. 
Subaru WRX in Arizona, United States
Nov 2006 - Sep 2014
Jul 2010

100000 mi

US $95
Recharge AC and check for leaks 
May 2012

146500 mi

US $201
Leaky radiator hose led to coolant levels being too low to circulate. 
Sep 2012

149000 mi

US $470
Radiator leaking 
Oct 2012

150000 mi

US $120
Power steering pump seized Ac compressor clutch became unable to stay engaged. No need to fix given time of year. 
Nov 2012

152400 mi

US $1100
Replaced clutch, release bearing wore out. Then had to bring the car back the next week because they did not firmly attach the prop-shaft hangers (thus the 2 days). They did not charge for the second repair, as it was their fault. 
Mar 2014

-2000 mi
Head gasket went. Extracted engine myself, had heads rebuilt. Update: later discovered it was just a very hard to locate hose was spraying coolant. I took the opportunity to do a rebuild regardless. Replaced the AC compressor with one I bought for $100 from the junkyard myself. 
Sep 2014

170000 mi

US $6000
Cost 6k all in for labor to reassemble the drivetrain and replace the short block (cylinder walls were corroded by coolant from head gasket failure). Had I not tried to fix it myself it would've been more like $3,500. 
Subaru WRX in Washington, United States
Oct 2006 - Sep 2017
Aug 2012

41900 mi

US $300
Turbo wastegate was not moving freely, boost was not being controlled properly. Sometimes overboosting and sometimes under boosting. Replaced turbo exhaust housing from a used turbo. 
Jun 2015

55000 mi

US $145
Noisy front left wheel bearing. Replaced wheel bearing. Front right inner axle boot leaking grease. Replaced grease, boot and clip. 
Sep 2016

60000 mi

US $100
CEL due to stuck air valve. Air pump also noisy. Replaced air pump and air valve with used parts. Old valve was badly corroded and full of water. 
Subaru WRX in California, United States
Jun 2016 - Jun 2017
May 2017

128000 mi

US $1200
A/C compressor needed replacement and the condenser was damaged by a stone. 
Subaru WRX in Colorado, United States
Jul 2011 - Dec 2014
Nov 2013

71000 mi

US $75
Leaking steering pump seals replaced 
Nov 2014

83000 mi

US $1500
Timing chain, tensioner, water pump, thermostat, belts 
Subaru WRX in North Carolina, United States
Aug 2010 - Sep 2015
Feb 2015

122600 mi

US $450
Replaced both (left & right) front axle boots. 
Mar 2015

124000 mi

US $100
Leaks in A/C system. Replaced seal & recharged. Power steering pump was whining. Replaced fluid eliminated whining. Right rear wheel bearing had to be replaced. Bolts holding in place were frozen and head snapped off -- had to be heated to break loosed. Heating up required replacing several bushings in additional to replacing bolt & wheel bearing. 
Subaru WRX in Alberta, Canada
Feb 2010 - Nov 2013
Jun 2013

58280 mi

C $50
Emissions air pump valve had failed from corrosion. Replaced with block-off plate, tune updated to ignore resulting emissions codes. 
Subaru WRX in Utah, United States
Mar 2011 - Dec 2016
May 2014

75000 mi

US $430
Front CV boots cracked and leaking. Replaced prior to CV failure. 
Dec 2014

85000 mi
Air pump solenoid failed. System disabled, car passes emissions fine without it. Common WRX problem. 
Sep 2015

100000 mi

US $2000
Clutch and flywheel replacement. The lining wore out. Engagement was getting higher/harder to achieve smooth transitions, and was replaced prior to failing. Car gave plenty of warning to the end of life for the clutch. 
Subaru WRX in New York, United States
Mar 2008 - Jun 2011
Apr 2008

55000 mi

US $380
The driver's side secondary air combi valve failed in the open position. As a result exhaust was leaking via the air pump, and the CEL light came on. The part was $380 retail from Subaru. I did the troubleshooting, servicing and mechanical work myself. 
Subaru WRX in California, United States
Dec 2016 - Sep 2017
Apr 2017

82000 mi

US $700
new rear struts 
Subaru WRX in Oregon, United States
Jul 2006 - Sep 2017
Jun 2006

3300 mi
Replaced outside temperature sensor under warranty. 
May 2010

29000 mi

US $4
Water leaked into driver's foglight and misted lens. Replaced sealing gasket and realigned housing 
Mar 2017

68000 mi

US $85
Inner Right CV Boot cracked - due to turbo heat. Replaced BOTH axles to be safe. 
Jun 2017

68500 mi

US $1050
Clutch, pressure plate, engine rear oil seal (possibly seeping a little), throwout bearing, clutch fork and pivot. 
Subaru WRX in California, United States
Oct 2006 - Nov 2016
Sep 2012

56000 mi

US $900
A valve in the air intake system failed. 
Subaru WRX in Colorado, United States
Jun 2008 - Jan 2012
Oct 2010

97000 mi

US $100
In for 90k service with clutch replace. Trans snout worn - tech installed "Speedy Sleeve" and new throw out bearing. In for 90k service with clutch replace. Found shift shaft seal leaking - replaced. In for 90k service with clutch replace. Found left/front inner CV boot leaking - replaced boot. 
Jan 2011

100000 mi

US $30
Replaced squeaking A/C idler pulley 
Subaru WRX in New Jersey, United States
Apr 2012 - Oct 2013
May 2012

85000 mi
Oxygen pump, an emissions related issue had 7 codes stored in the ECU. Diagnosed and correct parts are in order... The previous oxygen sensor issue was resolved with the correct parts 
Nov 2012

94000 mi

US $289
Alternator bracket cracked, replaced with parts I bought online from other subaru dealer Than one visited for repair and labor charged. 

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2006 Subaru WRX 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 230hp 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru WRX in Massachusetts, United States
Oct 2009 - Jul 2011
Nov 2010

64000 mi

US $425
Heard warbling noise (wom-wom-wom) at speed. Suspected wheel bearings. Shop replaced front wheel bearings, which did reduce some noise while turning, but did not fix the initial problem. 
Jan 2011

66000 mi

US $25
Had both front wheel bearings re-replaced, since original replacements failed during January. Now, a week later, noise is back. Suspect hubs. Will return to shop this month. 
Apr 2011

68500 mi

US $1000
Wheel bearings were still making noise. Brought car to different shop, replaced front bearings + hubs, problem solved. Front-right tie rod end was leaking grease, causing loose steering. Replaced part, steering tightness restored. 
Subaru WRX in Oregon, United States
Aug 2011 - Nov 2011
Sep 2011

56000 mi
Loud clock spring that dealer quoted $300 to replace. Forget it. 
Nov 2011

58000 mi
Loud clock spring when sold. 
Subaru WRX in Texas, United States
Sep 2007 - Jun 2016
Feb 2013

95000 mi

US $400
Leak in high pressure side of A/C. O-rings and high side hose replaced. System refilled with refrigerant and oil to OEM spec. 
Nov 2015

132000 mi

US $2000
Engine failure 
Subaru WRX in California, United States
Jun 2014 - Jul 2015
Sep 2014

110000 mi

US $950
Throwout bearing seized. Had to replace clutch, throwout, pilot, and clutch master cylinder Crack in radiator necessitated replacement 
Subaru WRX in British Columbia, Canada
Nov 2006 - Mar 2010
Dec 2006

8060 mi
First and second gear teeth were damaged so that the transmission would not shift into either gear. Dealership said it was caused by abuse and therefore would not cover it under warranty. Subaru has an issue with their transimssions that they won't admit Driveshaft hanger bracket was installed incorrectly and is now hitting the exhaust. 
Subaru WRX in Ohio, United States
Oct 2006 - Dec 2016

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2006 Subaru WRX 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 230hp 2.5L H4 4-speed automatic AWD

Subaru WRX in Illinois, United States
Apr 2010 - Jun 2013
Jun 2013

118000 mi

US $3000
Cylinder #2 intake valve sleeve caused valve to be sticky in closing and thus causing damage to other valves in cylinder - bent one, caused valve seat insert to be dislodged slightly. Misfire CEL, low compression and leak-down. 

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2006 Subaru Impreza 4dr Sedan

173-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru Impreza in Arkansas, United States
May 2016 - Sep 2017
Sep 2017

132000 mi

US $230
Clip holding the throw-out bearing snapped and cause bearing to rub on pressure plate in clutch. Full clutch failure in 4 days. Had to purchase a new clutch kit, throw-out bearing clips and gasket for exhaust. Took about 8 hours to replace. Replaced driver side headlight. Throw-out bearing clips broke, causing it to grind on the pressure plate. Within 1 week, car was undriveable. 
Subaru Impreza in Virginia, United States
Oct 2006 - Jan 2015
Feb 2011

67000 mi

US $235
Replace leaking valve cover gaskets. 
Aug 2011

72000 mi

US $40
Check engine light came on, then cleared itself after 1 day. Shop determined error code was "no start condition". Problem has not reappeared. 
Feb 2013

85700 mi

US $140
belt was slipping, was replaces 
Jun 2014

96000 mi

US $140
Idler pulley squealing 
Jan 2015

84000 mi
Intermittent code for converter low efficiency 
Subaru Impreza in Pennsylvania, United States
Apr 2008 - Sep 2017
Jan 2015

46200 mi

US $100
Alternator replaced. 
Subaru Impreza in Maryland, United States
Sep 2007 - Sep 2013
Jun 2007

40000 mi

US $150
Front Windshield Crack replaced 

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2006 Subaru Impreza 4dr Sedan

173-horsepower 2.5L H4 4-speed automatic AWD

Subaru Impreza in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2014 - Nov 2014
Sep 2014

186000 mi

C $900
Replaced all the wiring. Car kept stalling and wires were brittle. Oil pan rusted through. Replaced pan. 
Subaru Impreza in Barbados
Feb 2008 - Mar 2009
Feb 2008 Replacement of Driver side power window motor. 
Subaru Impreza in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2008 - Mar 2010
Oct 2008

44640 mi
Blinking check engine light. They could never replicate it nor found it from ECU. It goes on usually after cold start; then went away after 5 to 10 mins of slow driving. 
Subaru Impreza in Illinois, United States
Apr 2012 - Mar 2017
Jun 2012

100000 mi

US $1700
Right around 100,000 miles I needed the head gaskets replaced and went ahead and changed out the whole lower end at the same time. Water Pump, timing chain ect... Cost $1700 
Jul 2014

125000 mi

US $250
Around 125,000 miles I needed the front left Wheel bearing replaced. No big deal. Cost $250 
Nov 2016

186100 mi

US $240
Miss fire in Cylinder 1. New plugs and wires as well as a new Main Drive Belt to stop the squealing. 

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2006 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport

Engine not specified

Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Vermont, United States
Mar 2010 - Jun 2011
Apr 2010

23000 mi
valve timing sensor replaced. 

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2006 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport 4dr Wagon

173-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Massachusetts, United States
Mar 2014 - May 2015
Jul 2014

67300 mi
One rear strut leaking; recommend replacing both and rebalance. Not addressing right now; may replace this car in early 2015. 
May 2015

72000 mi
Car used oil between oil change intervals from the beginning. Sometimes the oil got lower than it should have before owner added oil. Piston rod bearing eventually deteriorated and a new short block was recommended. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Ohio, United States
Aug 2006 - Sep 2016
Oct 2006

12000 mi
Minor hesitation off idle solved with ECU (engine computer) software update. 
Dec 2010

68000 mi

US $150
Shifter was extremely stiff/slow when cold (manual transmission). Difficult to shift into reverse. Lubed and adjusted shift linkage, replaced transmission oil with synthetic. Problem resolved. 
Mar 2012

86000 mi
Diagnose rattle/resonance from rear of car at 65 mph. Noise traced to very rusty, loose exhaust system. Driveability/reliability not affected. Elected to replace at later date. Was not charged for diagnosis. 
Jul 2013

102300 mi
Attempt to locate rattle under car. Unable to locate and not charged. 
Aug 2013

102900 mi

US $50
Diagnose exhaust rattle. Located broken weld. Referred to other shop with welding capability. Welded exhaust to fix rattle. Was diagnosed but not repaired by dealership. 
Oct 2013

104200 mi

US $200
Shifter became immobile and engine would stall whenever clutch was released. Flatbed towed to dealership. Problem could not be duplicated once the car was at the dealer. Still unresolved. 
Aug 2014

110400 mi

US $600
Replace both front inner CV boots. Diagnose multiple odd noises. Whistling/squealing diagnosed as pinhole exhaust leak. Noise from bell housing diagnosed as failing throwout bearing. 
Sep 2014

112000 mi
Follow up from previous visit (noise from throwout bearing). Removed transmission and installed clutch kit. Also discovered leaking transmission seal inside bell housing. Approximately one week after previous repair, car began shaking violently upon clutch engagement. Returned to dealer, problem diagnosed as defective replacement clutch. Repaired free of charge. 
Oct 2014

113000 mi
Noticed extensive transmission oil leakage. Returned to dealer. Axle seal improperly installed during previous repair trip. Fixed free of charge 
Apr 2015

117300 mi

US $132
Tailgate latch failed. Unable to open tailgate. Replaced exterior handle. 
Jul 2015

121500 mi

US $250
Replace muffler and other exhaust components to address previously diagnosed exhaust leak. 
Jan 2016

125000 mi
Little to no assist from power steering immediately after cold start on days below freezing. Also noticed excessive whine from power steering pump. Shop unable to duplicate problem (warmer day). Elected not to pay for further teardown. 
Aug 2016

127000 mi

US $200
ABS light on. Multiple whees speed sensor codes. Tried cleaning sensors and connections. Unable to resolve problem. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Ohio, United States
Oct 2014 - Sep 2017
May 2017

113000 mi

US $1000
Battery and lead replacement 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Washington, United States
Sep 2010 - Sep 2017
Jan 2012

79500 mi
Adjust frameless windows to reduce wind noise. Used subaru forums to get basic understanding of adjustment. Partially successful, but not entirely. 
Aug 2013

67000 mi
Compass in mirror backlight failure, no longer can be read in daylight 
Mar 2014

71000 mi
Slight seepage around head gaskets. Not fixed yet. Left inner axle boot seeping at outer clamp. Not fixed yet. 
Aug 2014

76000 mi

US $50
Broken wheel stud on right rear corner, replaced. Wheel felt funny, found they were all loose, one snapped off when tightened. 
Jul 2015

79700 mi

US $2800
Replace head gaskets, resurface heads Clutch shudder, flywheel surface worn prematurely. clutch still had 50% life. Clutch and flywheel replaced. 
Oct 2016

87300 mi

US $270
Muffler whistles, rear muffler replaced (broken baffles) 
Mar 2017

90000 mi

US $63
Overheat at sustained high speed, cooling escaping. Replaced Radiator, thermostat, and cap. Broken Wheel Stud replaced. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Alberta, Canada
Sep 2014 - Oct 2015
Oct 2015

77500 mi

C $450
Blower motor failed. Cannot just swap out the motor so I had to replace the entire Blower assembly. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Pennsylvania, United States
Jun 2011 - Sep 2017
Apr 2012

107800 mi

US $600
Ignition coil cracked at wire connections. Replaced coil wires and plugs. 
Dec 2013

141000 mi
The car needed two quarts of oil on our trip to South Carolina- approximately 1400 miles round trip. We thought we saw an oil leakage. The shop couldn't determine the cause, saw no evidence either. Was told the headgasket was leaking oil. 
May 2014

149400 mi
Headlight bulb. Very difficult to access, but at least it wasn't the headlamp on the driver's side which requires one to take out the battery. 
Jun 2014

151000 mi

US $673
left front ball joint loose; tech replaced it right front corner marker bulb out; tech replaced the bulb 
Nov 2014

155000 mi

US $1200
I had a leaking head gasket on the passenger side. Had both replaced. They also replaced the timing belt and kit (?). Radiator hoses replaced. Also, o -rings on oil dipstick (?). Had to take it back for this a week later. No charge. 
May 2015

165000 mi

US $800
The front catalytic converter was replaced. My check engine light had been going on and off for well over two years. I finally decided to get the repairs done. 

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2006 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport 4dr Wagon

173-horsepower 2.5L H4 4-speed automatic AWD

Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in British Columbia, Canada
Mar 2008 - Aug 2011
Jan 2010

68820 mi

C $420
Left rear wheel bearing worn/failed - replaced. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in North Dakota, United States
Feb 2012 - Apr 2013
Dec 2012

85000 mi

US $289
electric window failed to work properly 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Massachusetts, United States
Sep 2011 - Oct 2012
Oct 2012

130000 mi

US $400
Needed new throttle body. Transmission gasket failure, leaking fluid.  
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Tennessee, United States
Apr 2013 - Jul 2013
May 2013

91000 mi

US $300
Bad wheel bearings 
Jul 2013

91000 mi

US $200
Bad rear end bearing. Rebuilt the rear-end. Throttle body dirty, causing check engine light to engage. $115 to diagnose and $85 to spend 15 min. cleaning the part. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Connecticut, United States
Jan 2014 - Mar 2017
Aug 2014

88100 mi

US $300
wheel bearing needed replaced 
Dec 2014

91000 mi

US $2000
Head gaskets needed replacing. oil and antifreeze leaking everywhere 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Ohio, United States
May 2012 - Jun 2012
Jun 2012

110000 mi

US $800
Alternator replaced Fuel injectors cleaned Oil change 

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2005 Subaru WRX STI 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 300hp 2.5L H4 6-speed manual AWD

Subaru WRX STI in Minnesota, United States
May 2008 - Sep 2012
Mar 2009

44000 mi
Whining noise in engine heard inside vehicle. Most likely one of the belt idlers or tensioner. Could not determine which one was faulty. 
Jul 2010

55000 mi

US $125
Engine whine noise. Mechanic says it's either a valve or valves that need adjustment, or it's something in the timing-belt mechanism. Will pursue a repair in the not-too-distant future. Clutch squeak mentioned to shop, but shop didn't fix while car was in for service. I later repaired the squeak myself by lubricating part of the clutch mechanism. 
Subaru WRX STI in Texas, United States
Dec 2008 - Jun 2011
Oct 2008

47544 mi

US $126
Replaced High pressure AC line because of a pinhole leak 
Dec 2008

50210 mi

US $229
Replaced windshield. 
Jan 2009

52216 mi
Low speed "clunk" from rear strut. Removing strut and regreasing the bump stop seems to fix it. 
Subaru WRX STI in Virginia, United States
Jan 2013 - Jan 2014
Dec 2013

100000 mi

US $6500
Piston and rings needed replacement along with the head. No compression cylinder 4. Entire bottom end replaced. 
Subaru WRX STI in Massachusetts, United States
Feb 2011 - Apr 2011
Mar 2011

110000 mi

US $200
Very strong vibration in steering during certain conditions. Air in power steering lines was the cause, which is semi-common among WRX/STIs. Requires rebuild or replacement of power steering pump to correct leaking seals.  Replaced power steering pump 
Subaru WRX STI in Illinois, United States
Dec 2006 - Oct 2017
Jun 2006

11000 mi
valve spring 
Dec 2009

31000 mi

US $150
Front swaybar connection broke on passenger side. 
Feb 2012

47000 mi

US $215
Faulty/erratic Rear diff temp sensor. Part+labor $215 
Jun 2013

61000 mi
Fuse burned out. Used spare fuse housed in engine compartment. Fuse killed power windows, rear mirror, cig lighter. 
Apr 2016

84000 mi

US $180
R. DIFF sensor flickering. Replaced again. 
Jun 2017

84000 mi

US $230
2 small rocks hit windshield on way to work. 2' long crack across windshield before I got home. Gerber Glass replaced windshield in my driveway. 
Subaru WRX STI in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2009 - Apr 2014
Sep 2010

25420 mi

C $30
Wheel liner broke, ordered new one and replaced. 
Jan 2013

29920 mi

C $500
Radiator has small leak, replaced(upgraded) with Koyo Al racing one 
Subaru WRX STI in New York, United States
Apr 2007 - Jul 2012
Mar 2008

43000 mi
Rear struts leaking, make clunking noise during low speed driving. 
Oct 2009

46000 mi

US $400
Differential temperature sensor replaced after false alerts on dashboard. add forums for Impreza WRX STi iwsti.com nasioc.com 
May 2010

49000 mi

US $430
Starter replaced. 
Jul 2010

49200 mi

US $7
Battery replaced under warrantee. Customer paid $7 for corroded bolts and fittings. 
Jul 2012

54000 mi

US $700
Ac hoses were leaking, replaced and recharged. 
Subaru WRX STI in Texas, United States
May 2009 - Sep 2017
Jun 2009

55000 mi

US $9
Lubricate rear struts to eliminate squeak every other tire rotation. Subaru's solution is to replace the struts. 
Sep 2010

73000 mi

US $175
Leak in o-ring on high-pressure outlet of A/C compressor. 
Oct 2010

73500 mi

US $650
Car made loud whoo-whoo'ing noise from rear of car. Rear wheel bearing replaced.  
Oct 2011

92000 mi

US $130
Radiator plastic end-tank developed a hairline crack which required the complete replacement of the radiator. The o-ring on the suction side of the power steering was embrittled over time and allowed air to be sucked into the power steering pump. This caused a groaning noise. The o-ring was replaced along with all the power steering hose clamps. 
Jun 2012

101000 mi

US $95
Alternator failed Power steering pump leak Upstream wide-band O2 sensor started to fail 
Aug 2012

103200 mi

US $45
Upper radiator hose developed a large tear. Replaced hose, refilled coolant. 
Nov 2012

104200 mi

US $550
Passenger side, inner CV boot failed. Passenger side valve cover gasket leak 
Dec 2013

109000 mi

US $1200
R&R passenger rear wheel bearing 
Jan 2014

105000 mi

US $10
Oil filler neck gasket replacement. Air entering power steering pump. 
Jun 2014

112000 mi

US $30
Evap recirculation purge value failed 
Jun 2016

124000 mi

US $50
Radiator cap gasket failed after reinstalling once coolant flush was completed. 
Dec 2016

128000 mi

US $500
Replaced faulty reverse light switch Repaired leaky oil pan Rebuilt power steering rack - replaced all internal seals. Replaced front, passenger outer CV boot Replaced engine PCV and breather hoses, vacuum lines, etc. Many were glass hard and very brittle. Replaced PCV valve as some blow by was noticed. 
Subaru WRX STI in Nebraska, United States
May 2012 - Jun 2017
Dec 2014

89000 mi

US $185
R&R front passenger wheel hub/bearing. 
Feb 2015

89000 mi

US $95
Oil feed line from from block, to AVCS port to turbo started leaking. 
Oct 2015

96500 mi

US $484
Driver's side wheel bearing. Passenger side was replaced 12 months ago. 
Nov 2015

97400 mi

US $322
Passenger side cam cover gaskets were leaking. Indy replaced both sides. 
Dec 2015

99000 mi

US $92
Power steering seals were completely shot with power steering fluid leaking from the pump housing. A rebuilt pump replaced the original and all is perfect again. 
Mar 2016

101000 mi

US $1040
A/C Compressor failed. A new compressor, dryer and condenser were installed. 
May 2017

114000 mi

US $365
AC hose had cracked and required a replacement piece plus a recharge and leakdown test. 
Jun 2017

115000 mi

US $190
I thought the rear wheel bearing were going out. Instead it turned out to be a rusty pgr side rear brake shield rubbing on the back of the rotor. The shield was modded to work but will be replaced when the rear bearings get changed some day. The rotor was "trued" in case the shield caused any unusual wear. 
Subaru WRX STI in California, United States
Nov 2011 - Feb 2014
Aug 2012

73000 mi

US $30
Power steering/alternator belt broke while driving on the freeway. Was able to change it myself at a gas station. 
Feb 2013

80000 mi

US $45
The ac belt broke and I replaced it. 
Feb 2014

89000 mi

US $60
Had to replace window trim 
Subaru WRX STI in Nebraska, United States
Jun 2007 - Mar 2010
Jun 2007

2300 mi
Trim repair by SOA 
Sep 2007

28000 mi
Rear strut "clunk" Remote keyless buzzer 
Aug 2008

49000 mi
Replaced buzzer. Lubed rear strut mounts. 
Subaru WRX STI in Minnesota, United States
Nov 2014 - Feb 2016
Dec 2014

104000 mi

US $3500
Burned exhaust valve in cyl 4 
Aug 2015

110900 mi
Rust on the wheel hub was causing brake issues, rust had to be cleaned out 
Nov 2015

111600 mi

US $850
replace radiator, thermostat 
Subaru WRX STI in California, United States
Jan 2009 - Mar 2010
Feb 2009

54000 mi
Seized water pump - blown radiator resulted in severe heat. This CAR IS AN STI AN STI AN STI overheating 247 degrees 
Subaru WRX STI in California, United States
Oct 2010 - Jul 2011
Dec 2010

103000 mi

US $50
replaced undercover, which had started to come off and was making noise replaced undercover, which had started to come off and was making noise 
Subaru WRX STI in Alabama, United States
- Feb 2010
Feb 2010

23000 mi
Radiator began leaking on the top seam. Warranty covered 100% of the bill. 

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2005 Subaru WRX 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 227hp 2.0L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru WRX in Ohio, United States
Mar 2013 - Jun 2015
Feb 2014

124400 mi

US $200
Starter did not consistent disengage in very cold weather (brief grinding after starting engine). 
Subaru WRX in California, United States
Dec 2009 - Dec 2016
Jul 2013

88200 mi

US $196
Radiator hose leak 
Subaru WRX in California, United States
Jan 2013 - Jan 2015
Aug 2013

98000 mi

US $25
upper radiator hose burst and was replaced. coolant refilled. 
Oct 2014

102000 mi

US $240
cv boot burst. driver side boot replaced and greased. 
Subaru WRX in Illinois, United States
May 2008 - Dec 2015
Jun 2009

75000 mi
Plastic idler pulley for air conditioner replaced. 
Jun 2011

109000 mi

US $350
Axle CV boot cracked. Needed to be dismantled, cleaned, repacked with grease and a new rubber boot fitted. 
Jan 2013

127500 mi

US $23
The bearings went bad on the tension pulley for the belt driving the AC compressor. It made a loud screeching sound at all rpms. Replaced with similar sealed bearing pulley from an auto parts store. 
Jun 2015

149000 mi

US $100
AC switch behind HVAC panel not working. Switch replaced. 
Subaru WRX in California, United States
Oct 2008 - Mar 2010
Jan 2008

36000 mi
A/C blows either very cold air or very hot when I was in very cold conditions (20F outside). Replaced under warranty. Have not checked the performance yet. 
May 2009

45000 mi
Squeaky clutch pedal. still there after repair, but somewhat intermittent. no functional problem 
Subaru WRX in Massachusetts, United States
Apr 2014 - Jul 2017
Nov 2014

98000 mi

US $2500
Original engine spun a bearing so I replaced it with a JDM replacement with AVCS. Didn't go to a shop, I did the swap myself. Not including any the price of mods 
Subaru WRX in Indiana, United States
May 2007 - Feb 2011
Sep 2008

97000 mi

US $422
Non-OEM spark plugs failed. Caused one of the coil packs to also fail. 
Apr 2009

107000 mi

US $100
Steering pump needed replacement. 
Jun 2009

110000 mi

US $1200
A couple bearings and input shaft needed replacing after day at the track. 
Subaru WRX in California, United States
Apr 2012 - Oct 2016
May 2012

78300 mi

US $40
Rebuilt power steering pump due to external leak 
Jul 2012

79200 mi

US $60
Replaced torn CV boot, front passenger side inner. 
Apr 2013

84000 mi

US $20
Leaking seal between transmission and axle shaft 
Mar 2015

99000 mi

US $700
Replaced leaking radiator. 
Subaru WRX in New York, United States
Nov 2007 - Mar 2010
Apr 2008

39000 mi

US $19
Fog light bulb needed to be replaced. 
Subaru WRX in Michigan, United States
Jun 2015 - Oct 2017
Jun 2016

114000 mi

US $220
Replaced lower coolant hose Secured heat shields Replaced power steering fluid hose 
Feb 2017

114000 mi

US $869
New power steering pump Tighten accessory belt 
Subaru WRX in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2013 - Nov 2013
Jan 2013

122450 mi

C $332
Steering was very stiff, replaced power steering pump 
May 2013

125860 mi

C $150
replaced inner front right cv boot. 
Jun 2013

126790 mi

C $200
Leaking O-ring between highside hose and compressor replaced. AC system vacuumed and leak tested. R134a refill + pag oil. 
Aug 2013

129890 mi

C $1500
Radiator cracked and was leaking. Replaced radiator plus coolant flush/replacement HVAC Blower motor would only work on higher settings. Replaced blower motor and cabin filter. right rear shock was making creaking sounds over uneven ground. This is due to poor design of the shock housing and losing it's lubrication Hvac fan replaced. Rear shock housings removed and lubed. Radiator cracked and was leaking. Replaced radiator plus coolant flush/replacement 
Sep 2013

132680 mi

C $60
Replace tensioner pulley. It was chirping. 
Oct 2013

132680 mi

C $500
Alternator required replacement, would not charge battery (battery was good). 
Subaru WRX in Maryland, United States
Apr 2008 - Feb 2014
Oct 2011

107000 mi

US $100
AC had stopped blowing cold. Diagnosed as low coolant, topped it up, good to go. 
Dec 2012

124000 mi

US $250
Foggy/oxidized headlight lenses. Had to refurbish to pass inspection. 
Sep 2013

136000 mi
Loose AC compressor belt. Re-tightened. 
Feb 2014

140000 mi
Coolant smell in cabin on occasion; apparent small leak above intake manifold (turbo?). No significant coolant loss. 

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2005 Subaru WRX 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 227hp 2.0L H4 4-speed automatic AWD

Subaru WRX in Massachusetts, United States
Mar 2007 - Feb 2016
Jun 2007

67000 mi

US $200
Car bucks after warmup, A/C stops working Intermitently. Thought I heard muffled backfires. Dealer says everything is fine, a week afterward still same problem. 
Dec 2007

82000 mi

US $27
Left fog bulb 
Apr 2009

118000 mi

US $88
AC idler pulley broke. Pulley put hole in timing belt cover. On seperate trip, ran over debris in road and destroyed tire. Took car into shop to have alignment and inspection done on running gear. 
Jun 2010

148000 mi

US $420
Replaced fuel/air sensor 
Jan 2011

165000 mi

US $450
Radiator replaced Top of radiator cracked, radiator replaced 
Jan 2012

192000 mi

US $727
Replace timing belt and waterpump with idlers. Timing belt was damaged when AC idler pully broke. 
Jan 2013

196800 mi

US $200
Replaced both fuel level sending units. 
Nov 2013

197000 mi

US $110
fROZEN RIGHT CALIPER 

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2005 Subaru WRX 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 227hp 2.0L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru WRX in Massachusetts, United States
Apr 2009 - Mar 2010
Jun 2009

43000 mi

US $80
Steering column shaft was bent causing steering issues. Friend with shop replaced with part from salvage yard. Only charged for alignment. 
Dec 2009

50000 mi

US $80
Replaced front driver side axle. Boot was cut and slinging grease. 
Subaru WRX in California, United States
Feb 2009 - Jan 2012
Nov 2009

64000 mi

US $15
Fixed a pinhole leak in upper radiator hose. 
Dec 2009

65000 mi

US $5000
Spun rod bearing in engine, replaced with new OEM engine. The engine was actually replaced before but they did a bad job of cleaning up the metal fragments so over the year I owned the car the metal shavings continued to circulate throughout my engine. 
Jan 2012

78000 mi

US $220
right front cv axle tore and needed replacing 
Subaru WRX in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2009 - Oct 2012
Feb 2012

145080 mi
Replace driver side window control panel 

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2005 Subaru Impreza 4dr Sedan

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru Impreza in Ontario, Canada
- Apr 2006
Jan 2006

12400 mi
Safety switch behind clutch pedal was making squeaky noise. Replaced under warranty. 
Apr 2006

16120 mi
Both rear lamp assemblies (bezels) were replaced under warranty as condensation could be seen inside, near the turning signal area. 
Subaru Impreza in New Jersey, United States
Jun 2012 - Jan 2017
Jun 2012

13800 mi

US $435
Replaced front ball joints, and stabilizer links 
Sep 2012

144000 mi

US $350
Front CV boot failed, requiring axle replacement 
Jul 2013

156300 mi

US $525
Clutch master cylinder failed requiring replacement. Replaced slave cylinder and hoses as a precautionary measure. 
Oct 2015

176000 mi

US $300
New pads and rotors all around. New rear calipers 
Jan 2017

181000 mi

US $50
Timing belt failed resulting in catastrophic engine damage. Cost is for diagnosis only. Car donated to charity. 

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2005 Subaru Impreza 4dr Sedan

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 4-speed automatic AWD

Subaru Impreza in North Carolina, United States
Oct 2011 - Dec 2012
Dec 2011

153000 mi

US $300
Car has sharp turning noise at parking. Torque binding is a common problem with Subaru 4eat Automatic transmissions if not regularly drained and filled. Drained and filled transmission twice (2 x $68). DRL bulbs replaced. Took the technician more than an hour. Probably not familiar with Subaru Impreza's DRL. First said $10. After struggling a bit to take apart to take apart grille and fender then said $50 and settled for $30. Touch-up and rust prevention oiled and painted ($50). Minor rust bubbling on the hood and near the exhaust. Surface rust in engine bay. 
Dec 2012

174000 mi

US $80
Turning noise when making all the way to left or right. Front Passenger side turning light failed. Two mechanics worked on it, took more than an hour to replace. 
Subaru Impreza in Michigan, United States
Jan 2009 - Nov 2016
Feb 2009

48000 mi

US $30
Passenger fog light. 
Dec 2009

55000 mi
Strong smell of raw fuel inside car. Needed to tighten fuel lines clamps on front of engine. 
Apr 2015

117500 mi

US $1500
Head Gasket 
Oct 2015

129300 mi
Cam seal was leaking covered under warranty from the earlier head gasket repair 
Nov 2016

138000 mi
Timing belt broke and took out engine. Scraping the car 
Subaru Impreza in Maine, United States
Nov 2011 - Dec 2013
Jan 2012

72000 mi

US $170
2005 Impreza 4EAT with the dreaded drivetrain binding on low speed turns. In this case the problem was resolved with a complete transmission flush and the addition of Ford Friction Modifier. To date, no binding; transmission seems reborn. 
Sep 2012

78000 mi

US $2100
Head gaskets, timing belt, water pump. Shop detected head gaskets starting to fail through test, not detectable otherwise. 
Apr 2013

84300 mi

US $200
Stopgap measures taken to stabilize an exhaust system needing replacement. 
Sep 2013

90000 mi

US $1400
The starter was making scary noises. Starter replaced. Exhaust pipe covers were jangling, then falling off. Then pipes as well seemed about to fail. Entire system following cat converter redone. 
Subaru Impreza in New York, United States
Jun 2007 - Mar 2015
Dec 2013

91000 mi
cruise control 
Mar 2015

92000 mi
Gasket blew out between oil and coolant system. 
Subaru Impreza in Colorado, United States
Dec 2015 - Jun 2017
Jan 2016 Before buying this car the used car company replaced the head gaskets (smelled burning oil during test drive) plus as preventive water pump, thermostat, timing belt, and spark plugs. 
Mar 2016

119000 mi

US $140
Replaced CV axle 
Apr 2016

119300 mi

US $82
Replaced leaking oil pan gasket. 

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2005 Subaru Impreza / WRX 4-door

6-cylinder automatic AWD

Subaru Impreza / WRX in Tennessee, United States
Mar 2013 - May 2013
Apr 2013

97000 mi

US $1400
Went in for a recall item and noisy air conditioner, was told the head gasket was leaking. Tightened belt for air conditioner, completed recall (SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER ARM) 
May 2013

97000 mi
Traded when head gasket started to fail. I already replaced it in 2009, and decided I wasn't going down that expensive road again! 

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2005 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport 4dr Wagon

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Virginia, United States
Dec 2011 - Apr 2014
Mar 2012

146034 mi

US $292
Engine was misfiring due to oil leaking onto spark plugs. Replaced spark plug gaskets, valve cover gaskets, valve cover washers, ignition wires, and plugs. Replaced valve cover and spark plug gaskets to remedy misfires due to oil on plugs. Also replaced plugs. 
Sep 2013

164000 mi

US $435
Both inner CV boots in the front were torn. Shop replaced both front axles with remanufactured axles. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Alberta, Canada
Mar 2007 - Jun 2013
Dec 2007

25420 mi
radiator cap failed 
Dec 2010

50840 mi

C $1650
Replaced head gasket to fix intermittent overheating problem. Problem may still exist though, but not to previous extent. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Ohio, United States
Jul 2010 - May 2017
Aug 2010

126000 mi

US $800
Cracked inner boots on front axles. Replaced axles and did a 4 wheel alignment. 
Jan 2011

136000 mi

US $18
Corrosion on wheel caused tire to lose pressure. 
Nov 2011

157000 mi

US $900
Replaced water pump and timing belt, and tensioner 
Oct 2012

174000 mi

US $2800
Replaced head gaskets Replaced plugs and ignition wires Replaced clutch. Engine was out for gaskets. clutch was very worn. 
Oct 2013

186500 mi

US $200
Heater blower motor failed. went to recycling yard and got working replacement for 35.00 
Apr 2015

201000 mi

US $12
Check engine light came on. Went to AutoZone, had code read. Misfire on cylinder 2. Bought and used fuel system cleaner. Code cleared. 
May 2017

208000 mi

US $300
Leaking radiator, replaced radiator, water pump, timing belt, acc. belts pct valve, trans axle gear oil, neutral safety switch and cabin air filter. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Vermont, United States
Feb 2011 - Sep 2017
Feb 2013

147600 mi

US $40
2 side light bulbs replaced in headlight assemblies. 
Jul 2014

166200 mi

US $223
CEL on, misfires. Replaced air filter, plugs and wires. Also changed oil and filter. 
Feb 2015

174000 mi

US $1500
Head gaskets. Also replaced during repair: valve cover gasket, plugs, timing belt, water pump, A/C and alternator belts. Plus exhaust repair. 
Mar 2016

194000 mi

US $278
One ball joint was slightly loose, so both were replaced. 
Jun 2017

221000 mi

US $1200
Head gaskets we're starting to leak, so a friend pulled apart the engine and did a complete rebuild, including all gaskets, water pump, oil pump, timing belt, plugs, wires, clutch, flywheel. 
Jul 2017

221000 mi

US $80
Was time for a new exhaust. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Alberta, Canada
Dec 2007 - Jun 2011
Nov 2008

48360 mi

C $100
Diagnosis for over-heating on highway was leaking left bank head gasket. Diagnosis for CEL was sticking EGR valve. Parts ordered. 
Dec 2008

48980 mi
Replaced left bank head gasket and EGR valve. Still waiting on new knock sensor to fix continuing CEL. 
Feb 2009

50220 mi
Replaced knock sensor. Still received CEL after a few days, so had all connections checked. So far, so good. 
Dec 2010

60760 mi

C $300
Car overheated on highway. Stuck thermostat replaced. Fan setting #2 not working. Replaced fan blower resistor to correct. 
Jun 2011

63860 mi

C $100
Radiator cap failed, replaced to repair. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Quebec, Canada
Oct 2012 - Mar 2015
May 2014

108440 mi

C $2200
Oil leak, change the motor gasket and due change of timing belt. 

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2005 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport 4dr Wagon

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 4-speed automatic AWD

Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in New Hampshire, United States
Feb 2012 - Mar 2017
Jan 2013

109000 mi

US $38
Rear wiper arm broken during snow removal 
Feb 2013

109700 mi

US $30
replace headlight bulb 
Aug 2013

114000 mi

US $40
Heat shield loose. 
Mar 2015

135000 mi

US $400
Rusting flanges on exhaust pipe. pipe replaced. 
Mar 2017

156000 mi
Fault in throttle position sensor 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Pennsylvania, United States
Feb 2011 - May 2015
Mar 2014

93000 mi

US $250
light switch not turning on parking lights. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in New Hampshire, United States
Jul 2013 - Jun 2017
Feb 2015

83500 mi

US $200
A portion of the exhaust pipe was replaced for excessive rust. It may have to be completely replaced before Summer is over. Plus 80,000 mile check-up. Window track mechanism. 
Apr 2016

89800 mi

US $250
Tie rod end rubber bushings had to be replaced, both sides. 

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2004 Subaru WRX STI 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 300hp 2.5L H4 6-speed manual AWD

Subaru WRX STI in Washington, United States
Sep 2015 - Sep 2016
Sep 2015

110000 mi

US $6000
Spun a rod bearing, requiring full engine rebuild. The engine had previously been replaced at 104k miles, and was a crate smallblock from Subaru. 
Mar 2016

113000 mi

US $600
Worn out Turbo, required replacement 
Apr 2016

113300 mi
radiator fan cut into radiator hose, causing a leak and requiring replacement. The problem was caused by a faulty installation. 
Jul 2016

115000 mi

US $150
Transmission refused to go into gear. Strangely, the problem was fixed by putting the car onto the flat-bed tow truck. 

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2004 Subaru WRX STI 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 300hp 2.5L H4 6-speed manual AWD

Subaru WRX STI in California, United States
- Oct 2004
Mar 2004

37000 mi

US $800
Stock rear strut went bad, replaced struts 
Oct 2004

40000 mi

US $200
rear endlinks bent, replaced endlinks 
Subaru WRX STI in Florida, United States
Feb 2011 - Jan 2014
Jul 2011

64000 mi

US $300
Radiator fan came into contact with upper radiator hose and wore a hole into the hose. Happens somewhat frequently based on reports on nasioc.com. Replaced hose. Also replaced radiator due to signs of leakage between core and end tanks. 
Jan 2013

73300 mi

US $110
Leaking valve cover gasket on driver's side. Replaced both valve cover gaskets. 
Subaru WRX STI in Michigan, United States
Aug 2008 - Dec 2012
Sep 2008

70000 mi

US $85
Front Passenger Outer CV boot had a hole in it, which sprayed grease inside the wheel well. Replaced with a new half shaft. 
Subaru WRX STI in California, United States
Dec 2010 - Jan 2011
Jan 2011

69000 mi

US $100
CEL P0011 P0021 - changed oil, removed pre-avcs filter screens, problem went away. 
Subaru WRX STI in West Virginia, United States
Jan 2008 - May 2009
May 2008

93000 mi

US $50
Rear wheel bearing replaced. 
Subaru WRX STI in California, United States
Mar 2011 - Apr 2011
Apr 2011

81000 mi

US $4500
Rear transmission bearing blew up. Metal particles found on tranny magnet indicate metal traveled throughout transmission. Rebuild cost prohibitive. New tranny $4.5k +1k labor on West Coast.  Steering pump leaking. Dealer quote $700 for part + $200 labor. Air conditioning leaking coolant. Replaced old oring. 
Subaru WRX STI in New Jersey, United States
Nov 2010 - Jul 2017
Mar 2011

111000 mi

US $270
Steering was shaky at low speed turns. Owner checked power steering fluid. Noticed it was low. Refilled. Low again the next day. Took to shop. Shop determined that power steering pump was faulty. Replaced w/OEM Subaru pump. 
Sep 2011

118000 mi

US $200
STI. Caliper bolts seized on front Brembos - common problems discussed on Internet. Shop had to use retap threads, install Helicoil and new caliper bolts. Shop stated they often do this for STI owners. 
Mar 2013

134000 mi

US $450
Both valve cover gaskets leaking badly. Oil cooler leaking oil due to Sears Auto overtightening oil filter. Cooler was crushed and out of shape. Check engine light code P0457. Evap system is faulty. Replaced charcoal vapor canister + gas cap, but check engine light still returned. 
Subaru WRX STI in Utah, United States
Oct 2016 - Oct 2017
Jul 2017

149000 mi

US $50
General maintenece, changed engine oil and filter, also changed transmission fluid 
Aug 2017

149000 mi

US $9000
Replaced entire drivetrain including transmission, axels, and diffs as well as suspention, rotors and pads. 
Oct 2017

150000 mi

US $4500
Replaced the turbo. Replaced fuel injectors and fuel rails. 
Subaru WRX STI in Texas, United States
Oct 2009 - Feb 2010
Feb 2010

84000 mi
Sold with clunking struts, known issue. 

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2004 Subaru WRX 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 227hp 2.0L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru WRX in Michigan, United States
Mar 2008 - Jun 2011
Mar 2010

55000 mi

US $100
Just had to have adjustment made so check engine light wouldn't come on 
Subaru WRX in Arkansas, United States
Dec 2008 - Jan 2014
Aug 2010

95000 mi

US $50
left front inner fender came loose and was torn from vehicle. 
Subaru WRX in New Jersey, United States
Nov 2014 - Sep 2017
Dec 2014

127000 mi

US $46
Ac idler pulley was replaced 
Sep 2015

135000 mi

US $80
replaced front brake caliper 
Sep 2017

146000 mi

US $130
Replace power steering pump 
Subaru WRX in California, United States
Aug 2009 - Jun 2011
Jun 2010

110000 mi
First replacement timing belt was squealing and then snapped. Mechanic put new one on no charge and it has worked without problems. 
Subaru WRX in California, United States
Feb 2008 - Jun 2016
Dec 2008

75000 mi

US $650
Reverse gear broke. I was warming it up and let out the clutch with the hand brake on and I heard a loud bang and the shifter was stuck in reverse. I freed the shifter, but it wouldn't back up after the incident. 
Dec 2013

130000 mi

US $150
Inner C/V boots replaced Top of plastic radiator tank split 
Apr 2016

163800 mi

US $10
Power steering pump leak fixed. Disassemble and replace oring reals. 
Subaru WRX in New Hampshire, United States
Feb 2011 - Aug 2012
Dec 2011

138000 mi

US $155
Passenger side ball joint needed to be replaced. 
Subaru WRX in Michigan, United States
Jan 2014 - Mar 2014
Jan 2014

164000 mi

US $450
Engine ran too rich due to me switching sparkplug wires, catalytic converter ran hot and damaged turbo 
Subaru WRX in Missouri, United States
Feb 2006 - Sep 2012
Feb 2006

38000 mi
Replace radiator 
Sep 2011

90000 mi

US $1
A/C drive pulley locked up and ruined belt- replace belt and pulley 
Subaru WRX in South Carolina, United States
Feb 2015 - Feb 2016
May 2015

155300 mi

US $200
Leak in AC was noticed, had to replace high pressure AC hose. Then recharge 
Aug 2015

155300 mi

US $300
Major wheel bearing failure. Replaced both front wheel bearings, 1x axle, 1x hub, 1x abs sensor. 
Subaru WRX in California, United States
Sep 2005 - Jul 2013
Jan 2005

38000 mi

US $500
Radiator leaked at the plastic top seam. Replaced with a Koyo all aluminum radiator. 
Jul 2013

104000 mi
Driver's seat felt loose and it was due to a loose bolt on the driver's side track. Tightened it back up and all is fine. 
Subaru WRX in Colorado, United States
Sep 2010 - Aug 2015
Oct 2010

92000 mi

US $985
Thermostat failed;cracked radiator. Bill $1,050 including tax. 
Aug 2013

115000 mi

US $35
Replaced A/C compressor pulley. Neighbor diagnosed problem and repair. Unsure how much labor would be at shop $35 for part. 
Dec 2013

119000 mi

US $1100
Starter sticking. Replaced with remanufactured unit Raw fuel leak faulty hose common problem up to 2009 models 
Aug 2015

124000 mi
Clutch slipping 
Subaru WRX in New Hampshire, United States
Sep 2004 - Mar 2010
Jun 2004

220 mi
Replaced front axles due to excessive vibration. It helped a bit. 
Mar 2009

59000 mi

US $180
CV boot was leaking grease due to tear so it was replaced. 
Subaru WRX in California, United States
Oct 2007 - Jul 2010
Feb 2010

88000 mi

US $600
Alternator died on me with little warning. 
Jun 2010

93000 mi

US $200
Power steering line leak. 
Jul 2010

93000 mi

US $260
Blown radiator. Car was perfect until 88k and then started falling apart so I sold it. Oh well. 
Subaru WRX in British Columbia, Canada
Aug 2010 - Jul 2011
Jul 2011

64480 mi

C $600
clunk in the rear suspension, replaced strut 

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2004 Subaru WRX 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 227hp 2.0L H4 4-speed automatic AWD

Subaru WRX in Pennsylvania, United States
Aug 2015 - Jan 2016
Jan 2016

US $200
Cylinder 3 misfire due to bad coil pack. The same coil pack had been replaced approximately 20 months ago for the same issue. 

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2004 Subaru WRX 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 227hp 2.0L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru WRX in Texas, United States
Jul 2008 - Jun 2013
Jul 2010

57000 mi

US $900
Been hearing occasional squeak. While in for an oil change, mechanic identified it as one of the belts. Since timing belts were about due, got all the belts and tensioners changed. A radiator hose was also changed. 
Jan 2013

88700 mi

US $600
Crack in top tank of radiator. Replaced radiator, coolant hoses, thermostat. 
Subaru WRX in New Mexico, United States
Nov 2007 - Mar 2010
Jan 2008

61000 mi

US $380
Inner front DOJ boots were torn and spraying grease under car. 
Feb 2008

62000 mi
Mechanic for January 2008 DoJ repair tore the inner, driver's side DoJ while replacing the axle. Shop fixed free of charge. 
Apr 2008

63000 mi

US $110
Refrigerant leaks sufficiently to activate low pressure switch in about 8-12 months. Has occurred twice over the last two years. Leak is too small to identify -- two shops have tried. 
Subaru WRX in Colorado, United States
Aug 2015 - Oct 2017
Jan 2016

US $480
clamps on fuel lines not holding hoses on and gas was leaking.clamps were placed at earlier visit 2 years ago when hoses had worn out and were leaking coolant hoses leaking/loose 
Apr 2016

139000 mi
minor leak from power steering pump with 139,000 miles on it. pump itself still working fine, no issues other than leak. chose no repair for now. 
Oct 2017

146000 mi

US $1200
new clutch and flywheel after 146,000 miles. stock clutch lasted 10 years beyond turbo upgrade, 340 lb/ft at the crank new power steering pump. original one was cracked and leaking after ~ 139,000 miles 
Subaru WRX in Virginia, United States
Oct 2005 - Oct 2009
Jan 2005

35000 mi
New flywheel to fix "shuddering" problem. Known TSB. If outside 36k mile warranty it will not be covered under warranty. 
Oct 2009

79000 mi

US $1300
Replaced A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator. AC would blow cold for 20 seconds then hot.  
Subaru WRX in Colorado, United States
Feb 2014 - Apr 2014
Feb 2014

119000 mi

US $220
The AC pulley went bad and started making a very loud whining noise. 
Subaru WRX in Massachusetts, United States
Mar 2008 - Sep 2013
Jul 2008

89000 mi

US $6000
hot day. accelerated up a slight hill. heard severe engine knock. Cam bearing failure. Engine toasted. Was told by friend who races cars that they had lost a few engines due to lightweight synthetic oil problems during very hot weather. 
Nov 2011

156100 mi

US $400
misfire on cylinders 1,2,3,4. replaced coil packs. Still misfire on cylinder 2. Cylinder 2 compression down compared to 1,3,4. Most probable cause is a bad exhaust valve. Able to coax car to an emission test pass. Drives well. car stalled. alternator replaced. 
Jul 2012

170300 mi

US $700
oxygen sensors replaced  repair of exhaust leaks 
Subaru WRX in Ohio, United States
Aug 2007 - Jul 2014
Mar 2010

80000 mi

US $450
O2 sensor failure  
Jan 2012

96200 mi

US $500
New starter needed, belts needed adjustment. 
Nov 2013

103900 mi
Check engine light on, cause unknown. 
Jul 2014

106000 mi
Broken connecting rod 
Subaru WRX in Illinois, United States
Dec 2012 - Apr 2017
Aug 2016

133000 mi

US $1800
Clutch replacement 
Mar 2017

143000 mi

US $303
Leaking defective radiator which was replaced with a new aftermarket radiator 
Subaru WRX in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2011 - Jul 2012
Dec 2011

81220 mi

C $1700
Precat pipe was poorly welded at factory 
Subaru WRX in Quebec, Canada
Jan 2008 - Jun 2011
Jan 2010

C $400
fuel lines leak during very cold weather, cause a smell of gasoline in the cabine 
Apr 2010

114700 mi

C $30
Gasket from the turbo to the downpipe 
Subaru WRX in Texas, United States
Oct 2009 - Jun 2011
Sep 2010

50000 mi
Replaced fog lights. Took about 30-45 minutes. Bought replacement bulbs and took care of it myself.  
Subaru WRX in Idaho, United States
- Dec 2010
Aug 2010

69000 mi

US $100
Head Gasket - covered under extended warranty 
Dec 2010

80000 mi

US $250
Transmission and drivetrain, except computers and sensors, repair 
Subaru WRX in Michigan, United States
Apr 2010 - May 2013
Sep 2010

97000 mi

US $250
Plastic end tank on stock radiator cracked and leaking coolant. Replaced with new aftermarket radiator with aluminum end tanks (less expensive than new OEM plastic/aluminum radiator). Installed radiator and replaced coolant. 
Aug 2011

106500 mi

US $85
Leaking turbo oil feed line. OEM hard line was cracked. 
Apr 2012

112000 mi

US $100
O2 sensor failed. Replaced. 
Subaru WRX in Pennsylvania, United States
Sep 2009 - Jun 2011
Oct 2010

102000 mi

US $1600
100k on OEM Struts, finally showed signs in need of repairs 2 months after having my struts replaced my second gear failed 

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2004 Subaru WRX 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 227hp 2.0L H4 4-speed automatic AWD

Subaru WRX in Illinois, United States
Dec 2012 - Sep 2016
Sep 2013

184000 mi

US $270
The rack and pinion rubber bushings were worn allowing some play. rubber OEM pieces were replaced with poly-urethane bushings. 
Apr 2014

195200 mi

US $506
Passenger side rear caliper/caliper bracket worn and required replacement. Both rear brake pads and rotors replaced at the same time. Parking brake cleaned/adjusted. 
Aug 2014

201000 mi

US $350
Turn signals work intermittently. Turn signal switch & relay replaced by owner. Didn't correct issue. Dealer confirmed short in harness & offered 2 options: Install a new harness or use jumper power lead to fuse box. Jumper lead performed 
Sep 2014

204000 mi

US $40
Replaced passenger window switch. 
Nov 2014

205000 mi

US $1800
Water pump leaking. Also replaced all timing components + belt. Replaced hydraulic tensioner and all four idler pulleys while in there. All had various amounts of play. Oil pump/seal was also leaking and oil pump had to be replaced. 
Jan 2015

194500 mi

US $160
Drivers side front caliper sticking. Both front calipers, front rotors and pads all replaced. 
Aug 2015

215000 mi

US $639
Replaced rotors, replaced calipers age pads Cv joint seal blown. Replaced drivers side CV joint 
Jan 2016

208300 mi

US $237
#3 coil failed causing misfire and flashing CEL. 
Jun 2016

221000 mi

US $300
#3 cylinder coil failed again causing #3 cylinder misfire. #3 coil was replaced as we're all 4 spark plugs. 

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2004 Subaru Impreza 4dr Sedan

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru Impreza in California, United States
Dec 2009 - Jun 2011
Sep 2009

102000 mi

US $2000
Replaced transmission (purchased used for $1100) + clutch/flywheel, master, slave cylinders ($600) + labor ($300) 
Subaru Impreza in Connecticut, United States
Jun 2013 - Jan 2014
Dec 2013

126000 mi

US $200
one cylinder lost compression completely. 
Subaru Impreza in Quebec, Canada
Sep 2009 - Jan 2011
Jun 2010

54560 mi

C $100
Heat shield had to be repaired was rattling. 
Nov 2010

57040 mi

C $210
Replace sway bar bushings 

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2004 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport 4dr Wagon

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2016 - Sep 2017
May 2017

128340 mi

C $120
ball joint 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Ontario, Canada
- Feb 2007
Feb 2007

43400 mi
Top end rebuild to alleviate piston slap 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Ohio, United States
May 2011 - Aug 2012
Jul 2011

135000 mi

US $44
blower only working on setting 4. defective blower resistor was the failed part. replaced resistor in 5 minutes. 2 screws left of blower motor disconnect & connect. problem fixed. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2007 - Jun 2011
Apr 2009

60760 mi
Piston and gasket head replaced in engine to correct engine knock. 

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2004 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport 4dr Wagon

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 4-speed automatic AWD

Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Iowa, United States
Oct 2009 - Jun 2013
Jan 2010

154900 mi

US $2500
Replace leaking head gaskets. 
Apr 2010

126000 mi

US $500
Replace wheel bearing 
Jun 2010

128000 mi
Sticky transmission safety interlock ... cleaned and lubed. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in New Jersey, United States
May 2008 - Jun 2016
Sep 2012

95000 mi

US $500
Replaced head gaskets as preventative measure after they were found to be leaking oil. 
Aug 2013

102000 mi

US $1500
Replaced rusted exhaust components including new catalytic converter & O2 sensor. 
Jan 2014

112000 mi

US $500
Raw fuel smell when very cold out (less than 15F) 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Alberta, Canada
Feb 2009 - Jun 2017
Dec 2009

44640 mi

C $316
Car stalling during cold start 
Mar 2010

45880 mi
noise front end when hitting bumps...stabilizer bar bushings are worn...have not repaired yet. Update: later determined to be a loose brake caliper mount. 
Dec 2012

60760 mi

C $90
original battery replaced... driver side heated seat not functioning 
Apr 2013

61060 mi
smell of raw fuel within cabin when car started in cold weather. It goes away once car is warmed up. Apparently, a common problem according to the forums; due to crack injection lines under the manifold 
Aug 2013

62620 mi
Hole in exhaust at mounting bracket 
May 2014

65844 mi

C $820
Replaced rear struts Repaired exhaust at centre mount; cut out corroded section and bracket and installed new section and new bracket. Replaced rear struts Repaired exhaust at centre mount; cut out corroded section and bracket and installed new section and new bracket 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2015 - Dec 2016
Sep 2016

89280 mi

C $200
Got a Check Engine Light P0442 which is evaporative system (small leak). Have not solved it yet, but garages seem to want $100 just for a smoke test then unknown amount for determining and fixing the leak. Not too happy. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2011 - Jul 2013
Jan 2012

69900 mi

C $850
2) Electrical short causing passenger side headlight to prematurely burn out (still not fixed) 3) gas fumes during winter months when gas lines leak into the air vents (can only fix via recirculating int air) 
Sep 2012

68200 mi

C $200
Check engine light, and error codes pointed to the Emissions controls. Checked fuel cap, hoses. Reset the computer code, light went quiet for 1 week and is back on. 
Dec 2012

71300 mi

C $5000
Manifold gasket leak / replaced. EVAP repaired 
Jan 2013

62760 mi
Timing belt, water pump, ignition system, head gastkets Electrical short causing headlights to prematurely fail. 
Jul 2013

73780 mi
Fuel smell in the cabin at -5Celcius or below Electrical short never fixed. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in New York, United States
Nov 2009 - Nov 2016
Apr 2010

106000 mi

US $484
Fuel-filler lid did not always open--technician successfully repaired; Bearings in rear, driver-side wheel were deteriorating--technician ordered parts including new hub since this was third time in 14 months car suffered similar problem Original hub was scored so hub assembly, bearings, and seals were replaced. 
Jun 2011

126000 mi

US $27
Loose heat shield was spot welded together 
Aug 2011

129000 mi
Heat shield loosened again but in multiple places this time. Shop personnel spot welded heat shield and added a couple of retaining brackets for support. All work done at no cost. 
Oct 2011

132000 mi

US $922
The passenger-side rear strut was damaged severely, and I had both rear strut assemblies replaced. 
Jan 2012

135000 mi

US $45
Engine overheating was result of faulty thermostat. Thermostat was replaced. 
Apr 2012

137000 mi

US $43
I had ongoing problem with unwanted vibration because of loose heat shields. After failing to repair successfully, I had them removed. Left high beam is not properly leveled. It turns out the headlight assembly (a small piece of supporting plastic) is broken and requires complete replacement. 
Dec 2012

148000 mi

US $505
Check Engine light was on for over two weeks. Diagnostic test indicated oxygen sensor malfunction. Replacement of the sensor was necessary. 
Jan 2013

149000 mi

US $845
My exhaust pipe rusted completely through between the 2nd & 3rd catalytic converters. I needed to replace 2/3 of my exhaust system, and since the cost was about the same as for OEM parts, I replaced it with a Flowmaster cat-back system. 
May 2013

156000 mi

US $600
In March 2012 I learned that my left headlight cluster required replacement because of a broken element. I postponed replacing the headlight assembly until now. Head gaskets leaking externally, possible damage to cylinder heads; also, faint clanking sound emanating from engine suggestive of damaged bearings A faint clacking or knocking sound from the rear when I turn. Most noticeable when I accelerate into either a sharp turn or a wide sweeping turn. It is more noticeable upon turning left than right, but intermittent. Technician could not detect it. 
Jun 2013

157000 mi
Car serviced for same recall notice twice. Recall (NHTSA Receipt Date 9/06/2011): problem with front lower control arms. Work performed first time by dealer (12/2011) was poor. Mechanic noticed corrosion. Subaru America approved replacement 6/2013. 
Jul 2013

157800 mi

US $1200
Head gasket & oil pan leak and shifter cable frayed All parts were replaced including belts, water pump, seals, bushings, and related fluids. I am unable to separate these costs. Routine work performed at same time that I did not include. Shifter cable frayed. 
Aug 2013

159000 mi

US $325
During replacement of brake rotors and pads, the technicians noticed that the rear calipers were malfunctioning and recommended their replacement. I complied. 
Nov 2013

162000 mi

US $600
Front passenger-side CV boot ruptured. Boot, axle shaft including joint, front wheel bearing assembly, and inner and outer bearing seals were all replaced. 
Jan 2014

151000 mi

US $33
A leak from the power-steering-fluid reservoir was cleaned, new clamps fitted to fluid lines, and fluid reservoir refilled. Cause was not determined. 
Mar 2014

166000 mi

US $81
Power-steering fluid continues to leak although amount lost is minuscule so far. Leak appears to originate from steering rack itself. Update: later found that the fluid was not steering fluid. 
Dec 2014

177000 mi

US $120
The evap canister drain valve failed and needed replacement. Two electronic codes--P0457 and especially P1443--led to this diagnosis. The canister evap vent valve was replaced with new unit. 
Oct 2015

189800 mi

US $108
A/C belt drive idler pulley assembly contained damaged/worn bearings. Drive belt idler pulley was replaced. 
Feb 2016

194000 mi

US $618
External coolant leak in rusted metal bypass tube from water pump to heater hose resulted in damaged head gaskets and blown seals. All damaged parts plus water pump, thermostat, and timing kit were replaced. Front passenger-side wheel bearing assembly damaged. 
Jun 2016

199000 mi

US $918
One rear caliper seized effectively destroying pad and rotor on that brake assembly. Both rear calipers, rotors, and pads were replaced. 
Aug 2016

201000 mi

US $285
The driver-side axle-shaft boot was rotted, cracked, and leaking oil, and the entire assembly was replaced. 
Sep 2016

202000 mi

US $497
My car had a faulty ignition coil and ignition wire leading from coil to cylinder 2. Both coil and wire replaced. 
Nov 2016

202000 mi
Significant signs of rust damage. Sporadic CEL related to the evap system or fuel system something-or-other. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Indiana, United States
Feb 2016 - Oct 2017
Feb 2017

91000 mi

US $130
O2 sensor failed and replaced. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Virginia, United States
Aug 2009 - Oct 2017
Apr 2010

89700 mi

US $150
a botched transmission service some time in the car's past led to severe ATF leak requiring immediate service 
Dec 2012

122000 mi

US $200
noticed a tear in the outer CV boot on the passenger side, decided to replace the whole axle, bought a re-manufactured axle assembly at a parts store and had my usual shop install it 
Dec 2013

134000 mi

US $200
small piece of rubber fuel line leading to passenger side injectors was leaking fuel power steering belt was squealing and was replaced 
Sep 2015

148000 mi

US $150
tore inner cv boot on driver's side, replaced entire axle with new 
Oct 2016

159000 mi

US $255
CV axle that was replaced last year failed; had a new, higher quality one installed. 

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2003 Subaru WRX 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 227hp 2.0L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru WRX in California, United States
Jun 2010 - Jul 2014
Mar 2012

77000 mi

US $350
Radiator crack and leak. Replaced. 
Jan 2013

85000 mi

US $300
LEAKING EXHAUST DOWNPIPE GASKET 
Subaru WRX in California, United States
May 2010 - Jun 2017
Jan 2011

106000 mi

US $300
Original radiator developed leak in plastic top. Replaced with OEM style radiator. 
Nov 2011

114000 mi

US $120
Replaced exhaust gasket on exhaust side of turbo. 
Feb 2012

117000 mi

US $150
Torn CV Boot necessitated a change Oil return gasket on turbo failed leaking oil down the outside of the return hose onto the underside of the vehicle. 
Subaru WRX in California, United States
Aug 2008 - Sep 2017
Dec 2015

151000 mi

US $500
Cracked/leaky radiator removed & replaced. Installed Koyo radiator, upper & lower radiator hoses, reservior tank cap, radiator cap, and coolant hard pipe. Pressure test performed on radiator/cooling system. 
Sep 2017

168000 mi

US $8
CEL P0171 Fuel System Too Lean; I cleaned Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor with MAF sensor cleaning spray. During removal of MAF sensor, I also noticed that the housing for the air cleaner looked slightly misaligned, so I reseated the air filter and realigned the housing and clips. If there indeed was a misalignment, the air "leak" could have caused the CEL, which occurred during one of the hottest days of the summer. 
Subaru WRX in Iowa, United States
Jul 2010 - Feb 2014
Aug 2010

100000 mi

US $160
radiator started leaking, replaced with aftermarket unit 
Jan 2012

125000 mi

US $25
Hose broke 
Jan 2014

US $40
Lose belt 
Subaru WRX in Virginia, United States
Aug 2008 - Jul 2013
Aug 2010

58000 mi

US $100
A/C squeaking. Aux belts, A/C belt pulley and hardware replaced by owner. 
Subaru WRX in Washington, United States
May 2011 - Apr 2015
Jan 2013 Wheel bearing and hub was replaced. It had been problematic for the past few months. 
Jun 2013

69000 mi

US $300
Wiper arms 
Jan 2015

67200 mi

US $1000
Leaking radiator replaced. 
Subaru WRX in Virginia, United States
May 2015 - Dec 2016
Oct 2015

182200 mi

US $6500
burnt valve on no 4 cylinder. completely rebuilt motor while it was out 
Subaru WRX in Virginia, United States
Jan 2013 - Mar 2015
Jul 2013

79300 mi

US $3000
Turbo seals were bad, new wheel bearings needed new axle bad a/c compressor 

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2003 Subaru WRX 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 227hp 2.0L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru WRX in South Dakota, United States
Feb 2010 - Feb 2011
Jul 2010

138000 mi

US $264
blower motor making noise 
Nov 2010

142000 mi

US $400
Hole in radiator, replaced. 
Subaru WRX in Texas, United States
Aug 2007 - Jun 2015
Jun 2007

50000 mi

US $180
Tint in auto-dimming mirror melted off the mirror. Had to be replaced Parts and labor were $180. 
Jun 2008

61971 mi

US $513
While replacing the timing belt, the tech discovered that the timing belt tensioner and 2 idlers were making noise. Parts $297.65. Labor $216.13. Total $513.78. 
Aug 2011

86000 mi

US $200
A/C wasn't working. An O-ring burst, leaking all of the refrigerant. The passenger sub-fan blew a fuse and wasn't working, causing the refrigerant pressure to rise, which caused the o-ring to fail, leaking the refrigerant. 
Dec 2011

91000 mi

US $347
Both the left and right CV boots were torn and needed to be replaced. 
Jul 2012

96200 mi

US $30
Upper radiator hose developed a leak. I went to Advanced Auto Parts and bought a new hose for $15, and some coolant for $15. Took me about an hour to replace the hose. 
Subaru WRX in Michigan, United States
- Mar 2007
Mar 2007

42000 mi
Replaced/rebuilt 1st and reverse gears. 
Subaru WRX in California, United States
Aug 2008 - Dec 2010
Aug 2008

75000 mi
REPLACE FAN BELT 
Oct 2008

79000 mi

US $80
NO START - EVERYTHING WORKS EXCEPT THE STARTER - STARTS INTERMITTANTLY AFTER PUSH START - AND AFTER INITIAL NOSTART AT DEALER, STARTS EVERY TIME. NO FAULT FOUND 
Oct 2009

93000 mi

US $530
TIMING BELT & ASSOC NORMAL WEAR PARTS - DRIVE BELTS, SPARK PLUGS, LOF FRONT AXLE BOOT SPLIT REPLACED THERMOSTAT 
Subaru WRX in California, United States
Nov 2014 - Sep 2015
Feb 2015

159000 mi

US $775
PCV valve was clogged and causing oil to leak from the engine. 
Subaru WRX in Michigan, United States
Oct 2011 - Sep 2017
Mar 2012

135000 mi

US $6
Hood was popping into the secondary latch position at speed and scaring the heck out of me. Cleaning the latch and lubricating it seems to have solved the problem. Might be related to the wreck in January and subsequent body work. 
May 2012

136400 mi

US $200
AC was leaking badly when I bought the car. With summer coming I had the system checked for leaks and repaired and charged. No biggie. Also had oil changed. 
Nov 2012

143300 mi

US $318
Front axles replaced after torn boots had occurred and let the grease out. As labor was the main expense, I replaced the axles along with the boots so I won't have to worry about them for a very long time. 
Dec 2012

145000 mi

US $506
Small leak from radiator noticed during oil change. Replaced radiator one week later after symptoms of cooling system failure began to show up and didn't want to risk further problems. 
Mar 2013

150000 mi

US $500
Front end links replaced to reconnect the front stabilizer to the suspension. Slight seepage from valve cover gaskets noted. Time to replace them before oil seeps onto some electrical components nearby and cause more problems later. 
Aug 2013

158000 mi

US $1100
Rust remediation/repainting roof, rear driver side door, and a couple spots on front. Standard midwest preventive maintenance to prevent stone chip corrosion from killing a great car over time. New windshield to replace original pitted one. 
Jan 2014

148800 mi

US $1300
Factory struts needed replacing and I had OAKOS replace them with KYB AGX adjustables. It's like having a new car! 
Aug 2014

174900 mi

US $350
Replaced the worn out and catalytic converter that also had a hole in it with down pipe and cat from another WRX whose owner had upgraded the factory exhaust and sold the original parts to me. 
Jan 2015

166000 mi

US $4200
Timing belt pulley seized, taking the engine with it. OAKOS is replacing the top halves of the engine and we're doing other things while in there like an STI oil pump, Killer B oil pickup, and replace the clutch. Bad luck! 
Jun 2015

185000 mi
I've visited several independent shops trying to find one that will work on what I think are bearings going bad in the differential, but people want to pull the trans to even begin troubleshooting. I can't afford that. 
Sep 2015

185000 mi
Had the fluid in the transmission and differentials replaced with Redline synthetic as per the suggestion that modern super fluid might reduce some of the worn transmission noises and allow me to save up for the eventual rebuild. 
Dec 2015

186000 mi

US $3100
Rebuilt the manual transmission. 
Dec 2016

198000 mi

US $100
The belts that had been new after the engine rebuild had loosened with use such that they were starting to squeal on cold mornings. So I had them tightened and they are fine. 
Subaru WRX in Massachusetts, United States
Aug 2010 - Aug 2012
Aug 2011

102400 mi

US $1400
Front axles replaced. Boots had been damaged and grease leaked. 
Nov 2011

106700 mi

US $1100
Oxygen sensor replacement Timing belt replacement 
Jul 2012

114000 mi

US $120
Replace dead battery 
Subaru WRX in Illinois, United States
Sep 2008 - Jan 2010
Subaru WRX in New Jersey, United States
- Sep 2005
Sep 2005

26000 mi

US $200
intercooler hose 
Subaru WRX in Slovak Republic
Aug 2008 - Jan 2011
Sep 2008

72540 mi

€20
Problem with leaking lubricant from front left CV joint 
Oct 2008

73780 mi

€50
 
Subaru WRX in North Carolina, United States
Aug 2011 - Jul 2012
Sep 2011

174000 mi

US $94
#1 O2 sensor failed and was replaced. 
Nov 2011

180000 mi

US $1615
Timing belt tensioner was failing. Mechanic replaced timing belt, tensioner, rollers, water pump, crank seal and cam seals while the car was being serviced. 
Subaru WRX in Michigan, United States
Oct 2012 - Apr 2014
Jul 2013

106300 mi

US $785
Right front suspension collapsed. Replace bearing, mounting brackets, brake caliper, hub mount, and some other parts I can't quite remember. 
Subaru WRX in Tennessee, United States
Mar 2014 - Apr 2017
Nov 2014

152100 mi
Timing belt jumped. Replaced timing belt, water pump, and thermostat. 
Mar 2015

155000 mi

US $80
Both lower ball joints had torn boots. Replaced both lower ball joints. 
May 2016

159400 mi

US $20
Recharged AC system, and also tightened belt to prevent it from slipping on the AC compressor. 
Jul 2016

159800 mi

US $100
Manual transmission was grinding on the 3rd-4th shift on hot days. Replaced main transmission and rear differential oil with Motul Gear 300 75w90. This seems to have solved the problem. Found the broken tips of two teeth in the rear diff. 
Oct 2016

163804 mi

US $30
Car gave check engine light for small fuel system vacuum leak. Replaced fuel cap, but did not solve problem. 
Subaru WRX in Virginia, United States
Feb 2011 - Oct 2012
Oct 2012

175000 mi

US $1200
Check Engine Light with code P0420. Further computer report showed no presence of a front catalytic converter. Replaced front catalytic converter. 

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2003 Subaru WRX 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 227hp 2.0L H4 4-speed automatic AWD

Subaru WRX in Oklahoma, United States
Jan 2011 - Mar 2011
Feb 2011

114000 mi

US $475
The radiator cracked and was leaking severely...dealer replaced the radiator. Charging system failed...no instrumentation, 4EAT transmission would not shift. Shop replaced the alternator and battery. Problem solved. 

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2003 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport 4dr Wagon

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Colorado, United States
Apr 2015 - Dec 2016
Jun 2015

160000 mi

US $100
Replace 2 steering rack boots. Both repairs listed totaled approximately $600.00. 
Jul 2016

164200 mi

US $770
Front strut replacement 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Pennsylvania, United States
Aug 2011 - Jun 2012
Sep 2011

201000 mi

US $756
car was overheating. Radiator replaced. 
Feb 2012

210000 mi

US $800
ball joint misfire 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Quebec, Canada
Sep 2013 - Sep 2016
Oct 2014

195800 mi

C $1000
fuel tank changed change front left calliper 
Sep 2016

204600 mi

C $300
Caliper jam 

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2003 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport 4dr Wagon

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 4-speed automatic AWD

Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in New York, United States
Mar 2011 - Sep 2012
Apr 2012

97000 mi

US $400
Exhaust noisy. Replaced catback pipe and muffler due to rust perforation 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Florida, United States
Aug 2013 - Jan 2017
Sep 2013

123000 mi

US $1800
Noise in transmission, bearing worn out. 
Dec 2015

145000 mi

US $700
Replaced steering rack. 
Jan 2017

US $120
Idler arm pulley bearing fried, replaced idler arm pulley for AC. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Wisconsin, United States
Mar 2016 - Oct 2016
Jul 2016

139300 mi

US $100
Driver rear strut needed replacing. All fluid had leaked from the strut and would not damp 

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2002 Subaru WRX 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 227hp 2.0L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru WRX in North Carolina, United States
Jul 2007 - Jun 2011
Oct 2007 new radiator 
Aug 2009

122000 mi

US $840
shop overtorqued a number of items on timing belt/water pump repair. Per dealer, had to replace multiple bearings, pulley tensioner, etc. After previous visit to aftermarket shop not noting noise from engine, will only use for performance add-ons 
Jan 2010

133000 mi

US $600
Return trip - smell of burning oil in cabin. Gaskets (head? valve cover?) were leaking and needed replacing. AC compressor declared dead... it was just repaired /recharged 2-3 months ago? Now dead...in winter, car has been sitting in driveway after purchase of new car. Dealer wants $8-900, I refused. 
Subaru WRX in West Virginia, United States
May 2011 - Mar 2012
Aug 2011

179700 mi

US $85
replaced the knock sensor 
Oct 2011

186000 mi

US $630
timing belt tensioner pulley failed, which prompted a complete timing belt job. 
Subaru WRX in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2004 - Mar 2010
Dec 2004

33480 mi
Transmission syncho 2-3 went, as new trannys were unavailable (lots of demand) they rebuilt it. Put in a new clutch at my request 
May 2006

52080 mi
Whining sound from 3rd gear at steady speed or on deceleration. Replaced transmission under warranty. 
Feb 2007

74400 mi

C $1200
Clutch replaced with Exedy competition Stage I as the stock clutch which was replaced at 54,000 kms was slipping. 
Subaru WRX in California, United States
Dec 2009 - Jun 2015
Jun 2015

170000 mi

US $400
Clunking when turning, replaced tie rod 
Subaru WRX in Illinois, United States
Aug 2004 - Jun 2017
Jul 2004

10000 mi
Replaced defective rear view mirror/compass 
Nov 2010

55300 mi

US $2000
A/C Belt Tensioner replaced on 1st trip. Probably not the real problem due to "discovery" of bad timing belt tensioner. Dealer gave me free parts to compensate. Timing Belt Tensioner leak/rattle 
Aug 2013

73000 mi

US $90
Plastic black door sill body cladding had top part tear and about 1 foot was dangling loose. Dealer cleaned and glued plastic trim back on. 
May 2014

75000 mi

US $2200
Replaced clutch. Was still working but slipped when doing extreme acceleration ; ) Abuse related repair : p. Not Subaru's fault. Known 2002 wrx plastic radiator issue. Very slow micro leak at seam. Holds up during 1 hr pressure test but randomly leaks and makes a little stink while driving when engine is hot. Was sufficiently annoyed to finally change it. 
Subaru WRX in Washington, United States
Jan 2012 - Aug 2013
Sep 2012

173000 mi

US $80
Vacuum lines became brittle. Replaced all with new t-joints and clips. 
May 2013

187100 mi

US $300
replaced center differential with used unit. 
Aug 2013

195000 mi

US $150
Seized waterpump - this caused failure of timing belt. Engine is now inoperative. Update: sold car without this fixed in March. 
Subaru WRX in California, United States
Jan 2011 - Apr 2012
Sep 2011

107000 mi

US $881
Timing belt was old and slipping so produced a burning rubber smell on long drives. A replacement corrected the problem. 
Subaru WRX in Alberta, Canada
Sep 2013 - Mar 2014
Nov 2013

127580 mi

C $1000
Both head and valve gaskets. 
Subaru WRX in California, United States
Feb 2010 - Jun 2011
Mar 2010

71000 mi

US $170
Door lock cylinder came loose and fell into door. Repair shop removed door panel and reattached lock cylinder.  Repair shop damaged timing belt idler pulley while replacing timing belt. Problem was noticed after taking car on 100 mile trip. Repair shop replaced defective unit at no labor cost to owner. Owner paid for new idler pulley.  A/C inoperative. Repair shop replaced o-rings and seals and recharged A/C. 
Subaru WRX in Arkansas, United States
Feb 2010 - Feb 2013
Sep 2010

143000 mi

US $90
Motor mounts worn out. They had nearly completely separated. Bought used Sti ones for $40, took 5 hrs. Did trans mount as well for $60, 
Dec 2010

148000 mi

US $20
Replaced the a/c belt tensioner pulley. It was squeaking and I was certain of immanent failure. 
Jan 2011

149000 mi

US $30
Lower radiator hose and thermostat gasket due to coolant leak. 
Feb 2011

150000 mi

US $50
Blower motor due to failure of the motor. Motor and ductwork replaced as unit. Bought used hvac unit with cores for $50. Took an hour to change out. 
Nov 2011

159800 mi
Fuel smell on cold days, replaced fuel rail under extended warranty from Subaru. 
Mar 2012

164000 mi

US $120
CV joints getting loose, clunking. Boots busted on both front shafts. 
Sep 2012

169000 mi

US $70
Replaced rear differential mounts. 
Subaru WRX in Missouri, United States
Apr 2017 - Jun 2017
Jun 2017

161000 mi

US $140
Gear shifter had major side-to-side slop. Replaced shifter linkage. While it was apart worn transmission mount was replaced. 
Subaru WRX in New York, United States
Mar 2010 - Aug 2011
Aug 2010

86900 mi
Driver side front axle replaced. 
Subaru WRX in California, United States
Aug 2007 - Feb 2012
Nov 2010

75000 mi

US $450
Ignition coil on #2 cylinder was failing, causing misfires, rough running & loss of power, as well as the Check Engine light to flash. Replaced ignition coil and it fixed the problem. 
Subaru WRX in Michigan, United States
Apr 2015 - May 2015
Apr 2015

50000 mi

US $400
Regular inspection. Had to replace battery due to load test failure. 
Subaru WRX in Illinois, United States
Sep 2007 - Jun 2017
Oct 2007

37000 mi
replaced self dimming mirror 
Jan 2008

38000 mi
Fuel line leak. 
Dec 2011

65000 mi

US $200
neutral interlock shift replaced 
Mar 2013

75000 mi

US $300
caliper frozen 
Dec 2013

88000 mi

US $150
alternator belt pulley loose from rusting replaced 
Aug 2014

93300 mi
rusted parking brake, caliper pin boot broken 
Feb 2015

94000 mi

US $1400
clutch wore out, 13 yrs old, they replaced the pressure plate, clutch disc, bearing 
Sep 2015

99000 mi

US $420
o2 sensor replaced 
Dec 2015

101000 mi

US $180
cv boot torn replaced oil pump sensor repalced 
Feb 2016

101900 mi
Catalytic converter replaced. 
Mar 2016

102000 mi
wiper assembly replaced 
May 2017

112000 mi

US $1900
leaking tranny fluid, seals replaced 
Subaru WRX in Wisconsin, United States
Aug 2008 - Jun 2011
Mar 2009

100000 mi

US $400
Whine/whistle upon acceleration; AC not functioning. New AC line and belt installed. 
Subaru WRX in California, United States
Jan 2014 - Jan 2014
Jan 2014

119000 mi

US $400
busted boot, drivers side axle replace 
Subaru WRX in Texas, United States
Apr 2014 - Sep 2014
Sep 2014

135000 mi

US $500
Replace brake calipers 
Subaru WRX in Oregon, United States
Jul 2011 - Jan 2012
Aug 2011

126000 mi

US $4400
A rod bearing clicking between 2500-3500. Waiting for a failure of the bearing could have damaged the heads. The short block (engine block with pistons etc. already installed) was replaced. Valves were adjusted. Car had been protuned:+30%HP 
Subaru WRX in New York, United States
Nov 2012 - Jun 2017
Dec 2012

86000 mi

US $160
Replaced alternator belt, ac/power steering belt, idler pulley. I broke and replaced plastic piece that was part of ac belt tensioner. Idler pulley was preventative maintenance. One of the two radiator fan had a broken fan blade. I believe it was my fault and was a by-product of my previous belt install. 
Aug 2013

90000 mi

US $306
Replaced left front axle shaft. CV boot was spewing grease. Car was in for 90,000 mile service. 
Nov 2013

93000 mi

US $800
Replaced rear catalytic converter and midpipe. Preventative maintenance: replaced rear O2 sensor. 
Oct 2014

98000 mi

US $300
Replaced passenger-side external rear-view mirror. 
Nov 2016

105300 mi

US $75
Manual shift lever came out of plastic socket 
Subaru WRX in California, United States
Oct 2010 - Jan 2017
Jul 2016

114300 mi

US $900
major overhaul of AC system 
Jan 2017

110000 mi
heater controls didn't work 
Subaru WRX in New Jersey, United States
Aug 2007 - Apr 2011
Sep 2007

78000 mi

US $270
O2 sensor 
Feb 2010

90800 mi

US $270
Ruptured inboard CV boot on passenger side front driveshaft, was depositing grease on exhaust/cat. Driveshaft replaced. 
May 2010

93000 mi

US $500
Ruptured turbo inlet hose caused poor running, but vehicle still drivable. Factory inlet replaced with flexible silicone aftermarket (Samco) one. Primarily because it is easier than using factory part (intake manifold can stay on) 
Apr 2011

95000 mi

US $191
A/C found to be not working (the day before I had someone lined up to buy the car). O ring on AC Compressor found to be leaking by garage. Replaced. Car sold hours later. 
Subaru WRX in Colorado, United States
Oct 2008 - Sep 2011
Oct 2010

104700 mi

US $150
Leaking radiator, replaced radiator and hoses. 

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2002 Subaru WRX 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 227hp 2.0L H4 4-speed automatic AWD

Subaru WRX in California, United States
Aug 2009 - Apr 2014
Apr 2009

51500 mi

US $900
valve leak, axle oil, fuel injection 
Oct 2011

67500 mi

US $730
Cracked radiator Replaced cracked radiator. 
Jan 2013

80000 mi

US $113
Check Engine light came on. Dealer determined it was because intake boot wasn't properly secured, causing unmetered air to enter intake. NOTE: this was not the problem as the Check Engine light came on again 9 days later! Motor oil cooler gasket not sealing, causing engine oil leak. Replaced left side valve cover gasket. This repair was an additional $393. 
Feb 2013

80500 mi

US $525
Air intake sensor intermittently giving incorrect reading, causing computer to think fuel was running too lean. Check Engine light on. First trip shop said intake not secured properly. Second replaced sensor. 
Subaru WRX in California, United States
Dec 2010 - Apr 2017
Mar 2011

66000 mi

US $137
Refrigerant leak in AC--replaced. Small leak that will cost $1000 for permanent fix. 
Apr 2014

79200 mi

US $174
Replaced high side Schrader valve. Compressor shaft shows signs of seeping. Performed full AC service. 

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2002 Subaru WRX 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 227hp 2.0L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru WRX in New York, United States
Aug 2007 - Oct 2009
Nov 2008

68000 mi
After the car warms up (30+ mins of driving), the car clunks when performing low-speed turning. 
Dec 2008

69000 mi

US $1400
Prior problem as selected above: After the car warms up (30+ mins of driving), the car clunks when performing low-speed turning. 
Sep 2009

74000 mi

US $50
Leaking radiator; radiator was repaired a little over a year ago by auto insurance company's repair shop after a front end collision. Because defective part was originally repaired, it was covered under insurance company's warranty. 
Subaru WRX in Ohio, United States
Sep 2009 - Apr 2011
Dec 2010

83000 mi

US $30
Broken sway bar end link. Simply installed a new one. 
Subaru WRX in Quebec, Canada
Oct 2008 - Jun 2013
May 2009

74400 mi

C $150
The prestone reservoir started leaking too much (it was leaking before) and I had it replaced. The replacement was plastic instead of metal, which efectively solves the corrosion problem the older one had.  
Jun 2009

75640 mi

C $300
I had to replace the whole window linkage and electric motor on the passengers side window. 
Aug 2009

76260 mi

C $240
Gas odor inside the car which happens at low temperatures was fixed, will have to wait until low temps to see if problem comes again. 
Sep 2009

76880 mi

C $300
Had hesitation when giving gas. Diagnosis was a bad MAF, which I ordered seperately and installed myself. MAF replaced, runs like new. 
Feb 2010

83080 mi

C $40
Replaced upper radiator hose which was worn on radiator fan.  Replaced uppipe that was cracked (bad used part) 
Jun 2010

88040 mi

C $160
IAC gunked up and needed cleaning. Was causing misfires. 
Aug 2010

90520 mi

C $100
Blown radiator, replaced radiator.  
Dec 2010

96100 mi

C $600
Battery was constantly dead, alternator was replaced with a used unit as the old one was'nt outputtiong enough voltage. All connectors from the alternator to the battery were cleaned.  Oil return tube was slightly leaking but the oil entered and fouled a coil pack. Coil pack had to be replaced with a new unit and oil return tube replaced. 
Apr 2011

99400 mi

C $300
Radiator leaking, replaced with all aluminum radiator. A/C compressor strap went straight through timing belt cover. Will have to replace timing belt cover, A/C strap and pulley. 
Jun 2011

100440 mi

C $300
Replaced AC belt and timing belt covers. 
Oct 2011

102900 mi

C $40
Voltage drop problems when using A/C, defrost, etc. Tried improving grounding and cleaning connections, did not work. 
Sep 2012

111600 mi

C $30
Vibration in steering wheel. Replaced an engine mount bolt that was missing, probably from some previous repair. Eliminated a squeaking noise, but vibration in steering still present. 
Mar 2013

115320 mi

C $600
Rear left suspension top mount was worn and doing clunking noise. Replaced top mount. 
Subaru WRX in New York, United States
Mar 2016 - Jun 2017
Sep 2016

65000 mi

US $45
Leaky valve cover on the passenger side caused smoke when the oil leaked on the up pipe. Replaced gasket and resealed but still seeping a small amount of oil. 
Jan 2017

US $15
Oil leaking from passenger side valve cover. Replaced gasket again. 
Subaru WRX in Colorado, United States
Dec 2008 - Apr 2012
Mar 2009

170000 mi

US $290
CV Boot torn. 
Aug 2009

177000 mi

US $32
Leaking radiator hose. 
Oct 2010

193000 mi

US $30
AC repair. Air conditioning and ventilation, repair 
Dec 2011

212000 mi

US $1500
Burnt valve. Replaced all valves. 
Subaru WRX in Utah, United States
Jun 2014 - Jun 2014
Jun 2014

186000 mi

US $4800
Whole Engine Replaced because of cracked piston. Also rack and pinion replaced clutch assembly and thermostat. 
Subaru WRX in Delaware, United States
Oct 2010 - May 2011
Nov 2010

106000 mi
Throwout bearing was making noise for about a year, dealer confirmed diagnosis at the 105k service and recommended clutch replacement. Squealing from AC compressor. Dealer advised AC clutch/bearing failing. Waiting until warmer weather to repair (belt removed). 
Apr 2011

108000 mi
AC compressor replaced due to failing bearing. DTC PO031, O2 Sensor replaced 
Subaru WRX in Massachusetts, United States
Nov 2011 - May 2012
Feb 2012

108100 mi

US $1100
Timing belt, water pump, seals and gaskets 
Mar 2012

110000 mi

US $950
struts replaced 
Subaru WRX in Colorado, United States
Dec 2012 - Mar 2013
Feb 2013

128800 mi

US $900
Timing belt kit, thermostat, aftermarket catless up-pipe (factory catted one can break and kill the turbo), LWCP. 
Subaru WRX in North Dakota, United States
- Sep 2007
Sep 2007

50000 mi

US $200
windshield replacement with non-OEM glass 
Subaru WRX in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2010 - Sep 2014
Feb 2010

102300 mi

C $850
Passenger side brake caliper was seized 
Subaru WRX in Michigan, United States
Dec 2009 - Jan 2011
Jan 2010

130000 mi

US $310
Radiator replaced due to a crack in the top. 
Subaru WRX in California, United States
Dec 2003 - Jun 2014
Feb 2003

12000 mi
Clutch shudder at cold start. Whole clutch/disc assembly replaced under warranty. 
Jul 2006

30000 mi
Check engine light. ECU reflashed by manufacturer under warranty. 
Nov 2009

57000 mi

US $185
Coolant hoses leak Coolant hoses leak. Replaced. 
Jan 2011

67000 mi

US $135
Subaru recall # WVK-21. Strong fuel smell under the hood during cold morning startups, lasting more than 5 minutes. Two gaskets on engine replaced; as recommended by dealer service manager. Replaced two engine gaskets. Subaru recall # WVK-21. Strong fuel smell under the hood during cold morning startups, lasting more than 5 minutes. Fixed under warranty. 
Jun 2011

71000 mi

US $1200
Mechanic misdiagnosed crank sensor problem and replaced clutch system first instead. Mechanic misdiagnosed crank sensor problem and replaced clutch system first instead. 
Apr 2014

96250 mi

US $160
Radiator leak. Need to add coolant every month. Replaced corroded battery tie-down with aftermarket aluminum one. Dealer found the water leak in trunk. One area of chassis weld has split apart. Dealer said unable to fix. I sealed the split weld line myself. 
Jun 2014

96250 mi
Radiator leak. Buyer replaced it. 
Subaru WRX in Ohio, United States
Jul 2010 - Jun 2011
Aug 2010

122000 mi

US $100
Connection between pipes broke and needed to be re-welded. 
Subaru WRX in Maryland, United States
Dec 2010 - Jul 2011
Jan 2011

105000 mi
Strong fuel smell coming from engine compartment. Fuel rail fixed by dealer, covered by Subaru. 

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2002 Subaru WRX 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 227hp 2.0L H4 4-speed automatic AWD

Subaru WRX in New Jersey, United States
Sep 2011 - Jun 2014
Jun 2014

149000 mi

US $500
Cracked radiator 

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2002 Subaru Impreza 4dr Sedan

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru Impreza in New Jersey, United States
Dec 2008 - Jun 2010
May 2008

97000 mi

US $500
Replace wheel bearings on passenger rear . 
Feb 2009

99000 mi

US $700
Replace drive axle 
Jul 2009

120150 mi

US $2500
Replace Headgaskets & rebuilt heads. 
Subaru Impreza in Pennsylvania, United States
Aug 2007 - Mar 2012
Oct 2007

130000 mi

US $300
Head gasket failure. Replaced oil pump, water pump and headgaskets while disassembled. 
Feb 2009

166000 mi

US $85
Replaced faulty knock sensor after error indicated by check engine light. 
Subaru Impreza in Massachusetts, United States
May 2009 - Apr 2011
Mar 2009

56016 mi

US $1980
Head gaskets replaced under warranty. Timing belt, brake rotors and pads, plugs, all fluids replaced, suspension pin. 

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2002 Subaru Impreza 4dr Sedan

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 4-speed automatic AWD

Subaru Impreza in Missouri, United States
Jan 2008 - Apr 2012
Jun 2008

100000 mi

US $500
Had to get air conditioner replaced. Condenser went out, along with belt and everything else. 
Mar 2010

147000 mi

US $500
Replace head gaskets 
Oct 2010

155000 mi

US $600
Wheel bearings 
Dec 2010

155000 mi

US $600
Left wheel bearing 
Subaru Impreza in British Columbia, Canada
Aug 2012 - Jun 2017
Jan 2016

C $2500
head gasket 

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2002 Subaru Impreza / WRX

Engine not specified

Subaru Impreza / WRX in Massachusetts, United States
Dec 2012 - Jan 2013
Jan 2013

US $300
The handle for the rear hatch broke 
Subaru Impreza / WRX in Wisconsin, United States
Jul 2012 - Aug 2012
Aug 2012

58000 mi

US $300
Spark Plugs. Wires. Ignition Coil pack for #2 cylinder. Map Sensor. 

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2002 Subaru Impreza / WRX 4-door

4-cylinder automatic AWD

Subaru Impreza / WRX in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2007 - Mar 2014
Oct 2013

68500 mi

C $300
O2 sensor failed 
Mar 2014

71300 mi

C $300
Drum was leaking and subsequently replaced 

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2002 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport

Engine not specified

Subaru WRX in New Jersey, United States
May 2010 - Jun 2011
Jul 2010

117000 mi

US $600
Power Steering pump leaking, need replacement 
Subaru WRX in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2010 - Jun 2011
Aug 2010

112840 mi

C $1400
Right rear strut oil leaked out and required replacement of both right and left rear struts. 
Subaru WRX in Yukon Territory, Canada
Jan 2009 - Mar 2010
Mar 2009 Returned four days after purchase because dealer didn't disclose salvage title at time of sale. One head gasket slightly sweating at the time.  Also a slight leak in a rubber seal on the transmission. It was minor enough that mechanic recommended just waiting until the clutch needed replacing and regularly checking transmission fluid levels. 

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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 Texas, United States
Feb 2012 - Jun 2017
Mar 2012

80000 mi

US $400
rack bushings replaced, steering realigned, tires balanced; purchased car knowing these repairs would be needed. 
Aug 2012

83400 mi

US $300
replaced cracked exhaust 
Jul 2013

90300 mi

US $1700
Replaces timing belt, clutch, water pump and AC fan belt. 
Nov 2013

92000 mi
Loose stay in drive train. 
Jun 2015

98000 mi

US $367
Steering was catching on sharp turns. Fixed by topping up power steering fluid. Spark plug hole seal was leaking, high oil consumption, replaced valve cover gasket 
Apr 2017

106000 mi

US $1400
Muffler and catalytic converter replaced. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Wisconsin, United States
Jun 2014 - Dec 2015
Dec 2015

233000 mi

US $100
broken exhaust 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in California, United States
Sep 2004 - Apr 2014
Apr 2004

40000 mi
Water pump broke. Had to get a new one. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Nevada, United States
May 2013 - Dec 2014
Jul 2013

139200 mi

US $100
AC expansion valve has failed 
Mar 2014

143000 mi

US $250
Clutch release bearing failure. Changed clutch also just because it was apart. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2007 - May 2010
Jul 2008

119660 mi

C $500
Stalling and hesitation which was cured with new oxygen sensor - routine maintenance at this mileage (190000)? 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. 
Apr 2010

135780 mi
starter broke 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in New Jersey, United States
Nov 2013 - May 2015
Dec 2013

144000 mi

US $800
Timing belt worn and replace belts. 
May 2015

169000 mi
Complete front sub-frame rust out. Car totaled and sold as scrap 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Alaska, United States
Jun 2012 - Mar 2016
Feb 2016

116600 mi

US $2000
Headgasket replacement, water pump change. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Alabama, United States
Aug 2008 - Dec 2013
Dec 2013

104000 mi
Stuck in gear 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Colorado, United States
May 2014 - Jul 2017
Apr 2015

105300 mi

US $380
The radiator was cracked and needed to be replaced 
Jun 2017

113000 mi

US $3000
Needed a new CV joint Replaced catalytic converter Knock sensor replaced Spark plugs and engine working coil replaced. Coil had failed and was sparking to ground causing engine to surge erratically. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Colorado, United States
Aug 2014 - Sep 2014
Aug 2014

92000 mi

US $2000
Head gasket leaking- gasket replaced on both sides, heads planed 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in California, United States
Dec 2012 - Jan 2013
Jan 2013

US $2000
Wiring harness was modified by previous owner and is now requires complete replacement. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in New York, United States
Feb 2009 - Jul 2012
Mar 2009

41000 mi

US $170
Replaced evaporative vent valve. 
Mar 2010

44000 mi

US $50
Rattling heat shield removed. Not replaced. 
Jan 2011

49000 mi

US $1208
Right front lower control arm broke while on the road. Replaced conrol arm, suspension link and rust-riddled front subframe. 
May 2011

51000 mi

US $990
Exhaust pipe and catalytic converter connections rusted almost to breaking point. 
Aug 2011

51600 mi

US $459
Left side lower control arm broke. Replaced same. Right side lower control arm and front subframe broke January 2011. Subaru denies any responsibility. 

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2002 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport 4dr Wagon

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 4-speed automatic AWD

Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Pennsylvania, United States
Feb 2013 - Jan 2014
Mar 2013

122000 mi

US $346
Both cats replaced, got rid of 420 code (rear o2 sensor). Also mid pipe replaced due to rust holes at bracket points. 
Oct 2013

129800 mi

US $40
I replaced the head gaskets @ 97,000 mi. Was meticulous, 36,000 mi later it began to display the hg syptoms again, got blue devil and after driving it with the blue devil in the system it actually plugged the hg leak successfully, now at 38k 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Oregon, United States
Jul 2014 - Jul 2014
Jul 2014

146000 mi

US $1000
replaced CV joints as they were clicking when turning. Needed to try 2 different brands as 1st installed set cause lots of vibration at stop lights. Also had transmission pan drop, new front brake pads and capilers 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Kansas, United States
Dec 2014 - Sep 2016
Dec 2014

103000 mi

US $4500
Head gaskets 2nd time. Once at 30K now again. Brakes (rotors, wheel kits, pads), ball joints, timing belt, struts, knock sensor 3rd time, fuel filter and fluid maint. There is a computer problem, but haven't been able to find it. 
Mar 2015

108000 mi
Left rear wheel cylinder locked up. Freed, has not repeated yet. 
Jun 2015

111000 mi
Shop did not fix brakes. I replaced LR wheel cylinder, brake hose, RR adjuster. Still waiting to see if LR wheel lock up solved by cylinder and hose replacement. ABS still acting up some, but neither I nor the shop can find a problem. 
Dec 2015

124000 mi

US $114
Based on dealer computer, replaced rt rear speed sensor. Still not fixed, and no one yet knows what is wrong. Will take to different shop on 1/6 since I, nor anyone else yet, can fix it. 
Feb 2016

128900 mi

US $90
Still rt rear ABS problem. Everything was cleaned and it helped some, but not fixed. To fix will cost more than I want to spend. 
Jun 2016

141000 mi

US $40
Overheating, misfiring on cylinder 3. Time for head gasket number 4. Which I'll have to do later. Made temp repairs for now. Will correct later. 
Sep 2016

141000 mi
Valve issue causing the misfire. Didn't want to keep spending money on what has been an expensive and unreliable vehicle. Replaced with Toyota Corolla 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in New Jersey, United States
Mar 2012 - Mar 2015
Oct 2013

97200 mi

US $600
Timing belt pulley 
Aug 2014

103100 mi
Had to replace the front pass cv joint. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Maryland, United States
Aug 2007 - Jun 2011
Oct 2007

65000 mi

US $143
Check Engine light went on then off, no charge. Exhaust heat shield came loose 
Jun 2008

67000 mi

US $350
Air conditioning blowing hot. Freon recharged. 
Jan 2009

82000 mi
I have a slow head gasket leak they are doing nothing about at this time. 
Jun 2009

87000 mi

US $273
air conditioning was not working (was last repaired last year - freon was recharged). but within the week of the repair, could hear a hissing sound when air cond. was running and am now taking it back because it is blowing warm air again. 
Jul 2009

87000 mi
Would cost $1,100 to fix the A/C, so didn't fix. 
Sep 2009

88000 mi

US $300
Compressor, receiver and dryer failed, shop replaced these to repair the air conditioning problem (was not blowing cold), but the A/C was insufficiently cold from day two after getting the car back. Upon putting dye in and checking system, found that there were additional leaks. Fixed those and charged for parts, no labor, no freon (which were required) given that the issue had not been found previously. 3rd attempt to fix the A/C. Told me that there was a "high pressure hose" that was leaking in addition to the previous defective compressor, dryer, receiver (trip #1), and two additional leaks (trip #2). So far so good, but took three recent trips. 
Nov 2009

90000 mi
Head gasket on engine leaking; repaired under Subaru manufacturers' extended warranty to 100,000 miles 
Dec 2009

93000 mi
housing on exhaust fan was bumping a hose after previous replacement of head gasket; housing realigned 
Jun 2011

101000 mi

US $75
Car had exhuast crack that was repaired. Needed new timing belt and water pump in 3000 miles, needed some other maintenance/repairs over next 5000 miles so decided to sell. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in New York, United States
May 2009 - Jun 2017
Oct 2014

138300 mi

US $750
replaced rusted exhaust pipes and muffler from catylitic converter back replaced left axle and cv joint 
Dec 2014

140000 mi

US $245
Replaced right front cv joint.axle 
Oct 2016

146000 mi
check engine light intermittent off and on. couldnt resolve will return later date or sell car not sure yet 
Apr 2017

148 mi

US $64
Had difficulty getting engine light to turn off in order to pass New York State inspection, Took a couple of tries but it went off 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Vermont, United States
Sep 2010 - Apr 2012
Dec 2010

73000 mi

US $200
drivers side floor mat slipping 
Jan 2011

75000 mi

US $200
gasoline smell. tightened parts. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Michigan, United States
Mar 2010 - Jul 2017
Dec 2011

193000 mi
road salt caused lower control arms to rust. recall. 
Jul 2017

204000 mi

US $100
Front universal joint on the rear driveshaft was worn out. 

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