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2007 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport repairs by problem area

Engine (37%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (15%)

Brakes and Traction Control (3%)

Suspension and Steering (12%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (24%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (4%)

Other (4%)

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2007 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport repair cost distribution

$2500+ (4%)

$1000 - $2499 (9%)

$500 - $999 (19%)

$100 - $499 (30%)

< $100 (37%)

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Chart based on 129 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2007 Subaru WRX STI 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 293hp 2.5L H4 6-speed manual AWD

Subaru WRX STI in West Virginia, United States
Jan 2014 - Aug 2018
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 
Jan 2018

155000 mi

US $15
Replaced aftermarket radiator hose, that was leaking in below 20F weather. 
Jun 2018

165000 mi

US $500
Symptoms of a bad head gasket, overheating and bubbles in overflow bottle, there is a crack in a cylinder wall, head gaskets were fine. Will require a new engine block to resolve 
Subaru WRX STI in Ontario, Canada
- Aug 2008
Aug 2008

9300 mi
Driver side rear wheel bearing replaced under warranty. 
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 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 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 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 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 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 Minnesota, United States
Dec 2008 - Sep 2017
Sep 2015

66000 mi

US $250
Secondary air injection valves failed. Replaced. 
Subaru WRX in Texas, United States
Apr 2015 - May 2018
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 

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2007 Subaru WRX 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 224hp 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

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 
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) 

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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 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 North Carolina, United States
Jul 2008 - Mar 2010
Aug 2008

10000 mi
Faulty rear hatch latching mechanism. 
Subaru Impreza in Massachusetts, United States
Mar 2014 - Apr 2018
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

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. 
Nov 2017

157900 mi

US $2037
Right front lower ball joint was detached. The right front inner and outer tie rod ends, right front axle, transmission speed sensor, and right front fender liner were replaced. The ABS light was illuminated on the dashboard. The right rear ABS sensor was replaced. 
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 Quebec, Canada
Mar 2010 - Aug 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 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
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 New York, United States
Feb 2012 - Jun 2012
Jun 2012

63000 mi

US $300
Some bushing dried out and cracked and was leaking. Dealer claimed that the car was currently fine but that this leak would lead to a part drying out and breaking over time and be very expensive to repair then. Fixed leak now for 300$ 
Subaru Impreza in California, United States
Aug 2017 - Jun 2018
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. 

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2007 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport

Engine not specified

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 

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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 Missouri, United States
Jul 2009 - Jul 2010
Mar 2010

38000 mi
Squeaky clutch slave cylinder. 
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 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 Quebec, Canada
Jan 2016 - Sep 2016
Feb 2016

94240 mi

C $800
Muffler and timing belt change 
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 Virginia, United States
Sep 2014 - Jun 2018
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. 
May 2018

179000 mi

US $200
Idler pulley replaced. O-ring replaced and system recharged. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Massachusetts, United States
Dec 2015 - Jun 2018
Jan 2016

US $980
Routine clutch replacement 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Colorado, United States
Dec 2010 - Nov 2016
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 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. 

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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 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 Rhode Island, United States
Jul 2010 - Jul 2018
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. 
Dec 2017

111000 mi

US $987
Windshield spontaneously cracked 
Jun 2018

119000 mi

US $310
Alternator replaced Frozen slide pins on front calipers. Replaced slide pins. 
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 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 - Jul 2018
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 
Feb 2018

83000 mi

US $300
wiring replaced to both headlights, had been eroded by battery. Also replaced bulbs with higher quality bulbs. The light bulb on both left and right front headlights have been burning out intermittently for 4-5 years, so I figured it was a short of some kind.  
Jul 2018

86000 mi

US $800
Whistling and hesitation from muffler and starting from dead stop. Tried a 3rd mechanic who fix the hesitation very easily (cleaned a very filty air intake valve I believe). The whistle he determined to be simple a small hole inside the muffler, so we just replaced it and the problem is all fixed! 
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 Alabama, United States
Feb 2014 - Jun 2014
Jun 2014

134000 mi

US $2800
Replaced failed turbocharger. This occurred due to clogged filters. 

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2007 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport 4-door

4-cylinder manual AWD

Subaru WRX 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 Sedan

turbocharged 300hp 2.5L H4 6-speed manual AWD

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 
Subaru WRX STI in Texas, United States
Oct 2008 - Jul 2018
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 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 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. 

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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

52500 mi

US $1146
Replaced 2 IMR control valve. Repaired cose P2009. Intake Manifold Running control circuits low both banks. 
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 North Carolina, United States
Aug 2010 - Mar 2018
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. 
Jul 2017

145000 mi

US $700
Replaced radiator 
Aug 2017

145000 mi

US $75
Bearings in one of the idler arm pulley went and had to be replaced 
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 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. 
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 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 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 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 California, United States
Dec 2016 - Sep 2017
Apr 2017

82000 mi

US $700
new rear struts 
Subaru WRX in Washington, United States
Oct 2006 - Jun 2018
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. 
Mar 2018

69000 mi

US $150
Crack in radiator causing coolant loss. Radiator replaced. 
Subaru WRX in Oregon, United States
Jul 2006 - Jun 2018
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 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 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 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. 

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2006 Subaru WRX 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 230hp 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

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 Ohio, United States
Oct 2006 - Jul 2018
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 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 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. 

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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 Wagon

Subaru Impreza 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 Impreza 4dr Sedan

173-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru Impreza in Pennsylvania, United States
Apr 2008 - Jun 2018
Jan 2015

31200 mi

US $100
Alternator replaced. 
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 Maryland, United States
Sep 2007 - Sep 2013
Jun 2007

40000 mi

US $150
Front Windshield Crack replaced 
Subaru Impreza in Arkansas, United States
May 2016 - Jun 2018
Sep 2017

131000 mi

US $10
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. 
Feb 2018

138000 mi

US $500
Cylinders random misfire due to old and corroding parts. Changed spark plugs, wiring, and coil packs. 

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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 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. 
Subaru Impreza in Tennessee, United States
Aug 2016 - Jun 2018
Oct 2017

148780 mi
Cleaned throttle body. The car wasn't idling correctly and kept setting off the check engine light with low idle codes, and cleaning that fixed it. 
Feb 2018

156000 mi

US $350
Passenger side Wheel bearing was making a rumbling noise. I had the wheel bearing and all of the seals replaced. 
Jun 2018

159500 mi

US $40
Replaced both power steering reservoir hoses, they had become old and hardened. 
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 Barbados
Feb 2008 - Mar 2009
Feb 2008 Replacement of Driver side power window motor. 

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2006 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport

Engine not specified

Subaru WRX 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 Pennsylvania, United States
Jun 2011 - Jul 2018
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. 
Jul 2018

221000 mi

US $500
One rear strut was leaking. Both struts were replaced. I noticed a noise in the rear. It was the heat shield above the muffler rattling around. The mechanic removed it and said I could replace it if I wanted to at a later time. He also found a rusted hole in the center pipe, so the pipe and the muffler were replaced with aftermarket parts. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Ohio, United States
Oct 2014 - Jun 2018
May 2017

113000 mi

US $1000
Battery and lead replacement 
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 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 Washington, United States
Sep 2010 - Jun 2018
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. 

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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 Nova Scotia, Canada
Apr 2018 - Jun 2018
May 2018

76880 mi

C $300
Replaced all 4 wheels brake pads and front rotors Wheel bearing noise from rear of car, Replaced both rear wheel bearings and seals. CEL was On and fault code indicated O2 sensor before cat., replaced sensor and checked connections and took voltage readings. All checked out ok but CEL came back, am stumped. 
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 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 Ohio, United States
May 2012 - Jun 2012
Jun 2012

110000 mi

US $800
Alternator replaced Fuel injectors cleaned Oil change 
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 

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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 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 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 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 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 Nebraska, United States
May 2012 - Jun 2018
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. 
Jan 2018

120000 mi

US $550
Feal Fixed Perch Struts replaced worn out factory KYB units. New rear backing plates for rear rotor, new rear wheel bearings as a precaution since the originals had 120K on them. New sparkplugs for the 120K service. 
Subaru WRX STI in Texas, United States
May 2009 - Jun 2018
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 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 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 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 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 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 Alabama, United States
- Feb 2010
Feb 2010

23000 mi
Radiator began leaking on the top seam. Warranty covered 100% of the bill. 
Subaru WRX STI in Florida, United States
Apr 2016 - Jul 2018
Dec 2017

99000 mi

US $20
Valve cover gasket replacement, passenger side 
Jan 2018

99900 mi

US $200
power steering pump replaced, excessive leaking/intermittent loss of steering 

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2005 Subaru WRX 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 227hp 2.0L H4 5-speed manual AWD

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 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. 
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 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
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 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 California, United States
Apr 2012 - Jul 2018
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. 
Jun 2018

121000 mi

US $50
Replaced two [power steering] hoses (to and from reservoir). Hoses were seeping where they connect to said reservoir. Note these are not pressurized. Likely just wore out due to heat and age. 
Subaru WRX in Massachusetts, United States
Apr 2014 - Mar 2018
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 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
Dec 2009 - Sep 2018
Jul 2013

88200 mi

US $196
Radiator hose leak 
Subaru WRX in Michigan, United States
Jun 2015 - Jun 2018
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. 
Mar 2018

120000 mi

US $140
Replaced corroded rear brake lines Front O2 sensor 

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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

196000 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 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. 
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. 

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2005 Subaru Impreza 4dr Sedan

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 4-speed automatic AWD

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 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 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 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 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 / Outback Sport 4dr Wagon

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

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 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 Vermont, United States
Feb 2011 - Jun 2018
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. 
Jan 2018

230000 mi

US $30
Cable to open the gas filler door was weak and stretched -- handle wouldn't spring back when door opened. Cable replaced. 
Apr 2018

236000 mi

US $277
New pads, caliper on passenger front Changed power steering belt - was squealing 
May 2018

241000 mi

US $400
All shocks were absolutely dead, replaced at home with quick struts. 
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. 
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. 

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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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2005 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport 4-door

6-cylinder automatic AWD

Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport 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 4-door

2-cylinder automatic 2WD

Subaru WRX STI in Kenya
Jan 2012 - Mar 2018
Dec 2017

128960 mi

$200
AC fan was replaced 

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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 Utah, United States
Oct 2016 - Jun 2018
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 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 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 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 Texas, United States
Oct 2009 - Feb 2010
Feb 2010

84000 mi
Sold with clunking struts, known issue. 
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 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

US $110
Leaking valve cover gasket on driver's side. Replaced both valve cover gaskets. 
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 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. 

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2004 Subaru WRX 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 227hp 2.0L H4 5-speed manual AWD

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 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 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 British Columbia, Canada
Aug 2010 - Jul 2011
Jul 2011

64480 mi

C $600
clunk in the rear suspension, replaced strut 
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 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 - Mar 2018
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
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 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 2011 - Mar 2018
Jun 2011

125000 mi

US $30
CV boot was replaced. 
Jun 2012

135000 mi

US $60
Ball joint replaced. 
Dec 2014

127000 mi

US $46
Ac idler pulley was replaced 
Sep 2015

135000 mi

US $80
replaced front brake caliper 
Jun 2016

140000 mi

US $350
Tie rod replaced. Alignment completed. 
Sep 2017

146000 mi

US $130
Replace power steering pump 
Nov 2017

148000 mi

US $120
Radiator and thermostat replaced 
Dec 2017

148000 mi

US $150
Replaced valve cover gaskets. Both sides. 
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 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 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 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. 

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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 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
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

56200 mi

US $600
Crack in top tank of radiator. Replaced radiator, coolant hoses, thermostat. 
Subaru WRX in Ohio, United States
Aug 2007 - Jul 2014
Mar 2010

80000 mi

US $450
O2 sensor failure  
Jan 2012

98700 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 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 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 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 Tennessee, United States
Aug 2017 - Jun 2018
May 2018

172000 mi

US $650
Map Sensor IAT Sensor 
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 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 Colorado, United States
Aug 2015 - Jun 2018
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 
Dec 2017

148000 mi

US $60
bottom radiator hose separated from radiator. coolant left radiator. reattached hose, added new coolant and Subaru coolant conditioner 
Jan 2018

148000 mi

US $50
failed CO emissions. changed downpipe PCV valve old. put new PCV valve in. 
Feb 2018

150000 mi

US $120
I've done a shit ton of work this winter on the Subaru. Did these in my garage: New brake fluid, took apart all brakes and regreased, added subframe rear bolts, added stiffer differential mount bushings, steering bushings, changed oil, new gear oil. In addition, I paid a mechanic to install a new clutch and flywheel. adjusted leaking fuel injectors/fuel rail driver's side, new fuel filter. transmission mount bushings were shot. 
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 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 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 
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 

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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 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 
Subaru Impreza in Connecticut, United States
Jun 2013 - Jan 2014
Dec 2013

126000 mi

US $200
one cylinder lost compression completely. 

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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
- 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 2016 - Feb 2018
May 2017

128340 mi

C $120
ball joint 
Nov 2017

130200 mi

C $340
Replaced front axle. Boot on inner CV was torn and was making lots of noise 
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 Virginia, United States
Aug 2009 - Jun 2018
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. 
Jan 2018

169000 mi

US $50
idler pulley for the A/C seized which destroyed the belt; replaced with upgraded pulley, also replaced the pulley mounting hardware 
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 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
Nov 2017 - Dec 2017
Nov 2017

127000 mi

US $800
Caliper replaced. front rotors and pads and rear pads and rotors 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Indiana, United States
Feb 2016 - Jun 2018
Feb 2017

91000 mi

US $130
O2 sensor failed and replaced. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Connecticut, United States
Jan 2017 - Feb 2019
Aug 2017

87000 mi

US $450
Heard knocking. Replaced an wheel bearing. Was told another would need replacing soon. 
Sep 2017

91000 mi

US $450
Second wheel bearing started making noise a few weeks later, had it replaced. 
Jan 2018

92000 mi

US $20
Heat shield breaking off. Re-attached the shield. 
May 2018

94000 mi

US $250
P0030 code - Check Engine light went on kept coming back on even after resetting. O2 sensor in Bank 1 had to be replaced. 
Feb 2019

100000 mi

US $65
collapsed radiator hose, hole blowing steam in it. Hose replaced, no other issue found. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2015 - Apr 2018
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. 
Apr 2018

93620 mi

C $250
High pressure metal line attached to steering rack leaked. Subaru wanted to replace whole rack at a cost of approx 1500. Mechanic fabricated a replacement line. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2011 - Jul 2013
Jan 2012

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. 

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2003 Subaru WRX 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 227hp 2.0L H4 5-speed manual AWD

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 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 
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

148000 mi

US $40
Lose belt 
Subaru WRX in California, United States
Aug 2008 - Jul 2018
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 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
Nov 2017 - Jun 2018
Dec 2017

92071 mi

US $150
CEL on. Cat Converter. Mechanic said "don't touch it", runs fine. 
Jan 2018

94000 mi

US $521
clutch pedal sticking at bottom of travel. clutch hose replaced a/c not getting cold. O ring replaced and system recharged changed out headlight bulbs 
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 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 Washington, United States
May 2011 - Apr 2015
Jan 2013

65800 mi
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. 

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2003 Subaru WRX 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 227hp 2.0L H4 5-speed manual AWD

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. 
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 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 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 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 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 Illinois, United States
Sep 2008 - Jan 2010
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 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 New Jersey, United States
- Sep 2005
Sep 2005

26000 mi

US $200
intercooler hose 
Subaru WRX in Michigan, United States
Oct 2011 - Jul 2018
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. 
Feb 2018

206000 mi

US $400
Radiator replaced. 
Jun 2018

206000 mi

US $800
My Grimmspeed ceramic catless up pipe developed leaks in the flex pipe portion of it. A perfectly rebuilt engine sounded like crap and I had to buy a new up pipe and have it installed. Rotten luck for an otherwise well built up pipe to fail me just as I'm about to put the car for sale. 
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 Michigan, United States
- Mar 2007
Mar 2007

42000 mi
Replaced/rebuilt 1st and reverse gears. 

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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 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 
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

145000 mi

US $120
Idler arm pulley bearing fried, replaced idler arm pulley for AC. 

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2002 Subaru WRX 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 227hp 2.0L H4 5-speed manual AWD

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
Mar 2010 - Aug 2011
Aug 2010

86900 mi
Driver side front axle replaced. 
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 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 New York, United States
Nov 2012 - Jun 2018
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 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 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 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
Sep 2007 - Jun 2018
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 Illinois, United States
Aug 2004 - Jun 2018
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 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 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 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 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 Colorado, United States
Oct 2008 - Sep 2011
Oct 2010

104700 mi

US $150
Leaking radiator, replaced radiator and hoses. 
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 Texas, United States
Apr 2014 - Sep 2014
Sep 2014

135000 mi

US $500
Replace brake calipers 
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 Missouri, United States
Apr 2017 - Jun 2018
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 North Carolina, United States
Jul 2017 - Jun 2018
Sep 2017

219000 mi

US $200
Power steering was inconsistent. Pump was replaced and system bled. 
Nov 2017

224000 mi

US $50
Replaced wiper motor and assembly. 
Jan 2018

224000 mi

US $100
Replaced several dry and cracked vacuum crankcase lines. 
Mar 2018

227000 mi

US $50
Replaced turbo coolant supply line. Coolant flushed. 
Apr 2018

227000 mi

US $200
Replaced turbo oil return line. Including exhaust gaskets for: manifold, collector, up pipe, turbo, down pipe. 
May 2018

230000 mi

US $200
Replaced radiator. 
Jun 2018

230000 mi

US $140
Trip Check. Fluids topped off, tires rotated, brakes checked. Ready for blue ridge. 
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
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 Alberta, Canada
Sep 2013 - Mar 2014
Nov 2013

127580 mi

C $1000
Both head and valve gaskets. 

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2002 Subaru WRX 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 227hp 2.0L H4 4-speed automatic AWD

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. 
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. 

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2002 Subaru WRX 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 227hp 2.0L H4 5-speed manual AWD

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 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 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 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 North Dakota, United States
- Sep 2007
Sep 2007

50000 mi

US $200
windshield replacement with non-OEM glass 
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 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 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 Ontario, Canada
Jan 2010 - Sep 2014
Feb 2010

102300 mi

C $850
Passenger side brake caliper was seized 
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 New York, United States
Mar 2016 - Jun 2018
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. 
Mar 2018

69000 mi

US $700
Rear end squeaked over bumps. Shocks we're due for replacement. Installed new tokico d spec adjustable dampers with springs from a 2004 WRX STI. Also replaced all 4 struts mounts. The fronts were cracked. Not sure if this counts as a repair or just maintenance. 
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. 
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 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 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. 

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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 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. 
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. 

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2002 Subaru Impreza 4dr Sedan

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 4-speed automatic AWD

Subaru Impreza in British Columbia, Canada
Aug 2012 - Jun 2018
Jan 2016

39720 mi

C $2500
head gasket 
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 

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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 Ontario, Canada
Aug 2011 - Jul 2012
Dec 2011

81220 mi

C $1700
Precat pipe was poorly welded at factory 
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 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 Alabama, United States
Aug 2008 - Dec 2013
Dec 2013

104000 mi
Stuck in gear 
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 Alaska, United States
Jun 2012 - Mar 2016
Feb 2016

116600 mi

US $2000
Headgasket replacement, water pump change. 
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 Colorado, United States
May 2014 - Jun 2018
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. 
Jan 2018

117000 mi
A.C. compressor broken. Not repaired at time. New belt routed to skip compressor. 
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 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 Texas, United States
Feb 2012 - Jun 2018
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. 
May 2018

109000 mi

US $750
replaced brake drums  and front control joint 
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. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport 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 / Outback Sport 4dr Wagon

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 4-speed automatic AWD

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 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 Michigan, United States
Mar 2010 - Jun 2018
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. 
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 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 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 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 New York, United States
May 2009 - Jul 2018
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 
Jul 2018

149000 mi
Spongy brakes, diagnosed possible brake master cylinder and worn pads Transmission slipping added Lucas anti-leak and needed fluid which seems to have worked Rusted through hole in muffler Attempted to patch but unsuccessfull Noise and loss of power steering, added fluid and Lucas stop leak, mechanic said rack would likely need to be replaced. Car has been remarkable at about 149k precisely, almost everything but motor has rusted, broken or leaked -- trans, brake cylinder and muffler. Was like someone pulled a switch or pushed a 'fail' button Am looking to sell car as is 

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2002 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport 4-door

4-cylinder automatic AWD

Subaru 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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2007 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport Repair Histories

See our lemon odds and nada odds page to see vehicles with no repairs or vehicles with more than three repairs. To see how frequently 2007 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

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