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2011 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport repairs by problem area

Engine (25%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (8%)

Brakes and Traction Control (4%)

Suspension and Steering (6%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (26%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (22%)

Other (8%)

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2011 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (12%)

$500 - $999 (4%)

$100 - $499 (19%)

< $100 (65%)

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2011 Subaru WRX STI 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 305hp 2.5L H4 6-speed manual AWD

Subaru WRX STI in Virginia, United States
Feb 2011 - Aug 2013
Aug 2013

17000 mi

US $1000
Cracked ring land on the number four cylinder. Subaru found Youtube vide of me at an autocross event and denied warranty. Replaced on a good faith with a $1000 deductible. This was after two months in the shop. Never buy a Subaru again! 
Subaru WRX STI in Ohio, United States
Jul 2012 - Mar 2013
Aug 2012

17300 mi
turn signal was flickering..replaced bulb 
Subaru WRX STI in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2010 - Sep 2017
Jan 2011

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

17360 mi
Known issue with driver's side indicator blinking too fast. Socket and bulb replaced. 
Subaru WRX STI in Florida, United States
Oct 2010 - Jun 2013
Mar 2012

18000 mi
power loss during hard acceloration 
Jun 2012

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

30500 mi
latch to armrest console replaced 
Subaru WRX STI in New York, United States
Dec 2011 - Sep 2017
Apr 2017

42000 mi

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

46000 mi

US $1300
Rack and Pinion seal failed causing loss of power steering fluid. Low power steering fluid caused the power steering pump to fail. Rack and Pinion was replaced. Power Steering pump was replaced. Alignment done. Re-centered steering wheel and re-calibrated steering position sensor. 

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2011 Subaru WRX STI 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 305hp 2.5L H4 6-speed manual AWD

Subaru WRX STI in Arizona, United States
May 2011 - Sep 2011
Aug 2011

2000 mi
I had a rapid flasher when turn signal engauged. Per message board there is a TSB for 'tight wires' on some models. Turned out to just be a bulb. 
Subaru WRX STI in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2010 - Apr 2011
Feb 2011

3800 mi
The driver's side front wheel well panel became separated for the body at the seam connection. A 3 inch gap between the panels, and would have eventually contacted tire or flown off completely.  
Subaru WRX STI in Washington, United States
Jul 2011 - Mar 2017
Mar 2017

54000 mi

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

21000 mi
Took car in for Turbo Boost Problem and running rough - No trouble found, couldn't duplicate Took car in for Turbo Boost Problem and running rough - No trouble found, couldn't duplicate 
Oct 2011

26000 mi
After 3 trips to one dealer and a Subaru Engineer telling me there was nothing wrong with my car I finally took it in and another engineer said I had a cracked ring land and Subaru would not fix it under warranty! 
Nov 2011

26500 mi
Subaru claimed car was modified which caused cracked ring land and after 3rd party and another Subaru dealer verified it was not modified Subaru still refused warranty work - Either rebuild the engine myself or sell the car! 
Feb 2012

28000 mi
Engine rebuild out of my pocket ($8000) because Subaru has a design flaw in the piston that causes the ring lands to crack. This will happen even if you have not modified your STI so beware. Engine shop said this was VERY common in STI's. 

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2011 Subaru WRX 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 265hp 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru WRX in Wisconsin, United States
Aug 2011 - Dec 2013
Jun 2012

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

20000 mi
Faulty brake switch. Exhaust leak 
Nov 2013

23000 mi
Exhaust gasket replaced. 
Subaru WRX in Pennsylvania, United States
Feb 2011 - Mar 2012
Feb 2012

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

12000 mi
Trim squeaks when sold. 
Subaru WRX in Illinois, United States
Aug 2010 - Jun 2013
Oct 2010

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

18000 mi
Speaker mounts in front doors buzz. Speakers themselves are terrible but not causing the buzz. Loose mounting tabs was the problem I was given. 
Subaru WRX in California, United States
Aug 2010 - Oct 2017
Jan 2011

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

19000 mi
 
Subaru WRX in Texas, United States
Dec 2010 - Aug 2014
Jul 2011

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

22000 mi
Bad clutch fork and pivot ball 
Jun 2014

40000 mi
bad gas cap 
Subaru WRX in Alberta, Canada
Feb 2014 - Sep 2017
Jun 2014

16740 mi
Replaced clutch release bearing 
Aug 2017

48360 mi

C $2000
Car slipping in all gears. Clutch replaced 

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2011 Subaru WRX 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 265hp 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

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

47000 mi
Timing belt tensioner replaced, as well as timing belt and tensioner pulley. 
Subaru WRX in Virginia, United States
Apr 2011 - Jun 2012
May 2012

14900 mi
Doors vibrate excessively with stereo. 
Subaru WRX in Virginia, United States
Sep 2010 - Nov 2014
Apr 2011

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

8000 mi
Squeaky trunk cover springs were replaced at no cost to me. Subaru has apparently acknowledged this problem on WRX's and is replacing the part. This is a very minor problem but I was very happy that they fixed it as it was annoying!  
Subaru WRX in Minnesota, United States
Dec 2010 - Jun 2017
Jan 2012

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

15600 mi
Exterior plastic was cracking in multiple locations 
Nov 2015

22600 mi

US $700
Wiring harness problems which caused lights, traction control, and stability control to stop working. 
Subaru WRX in Washington, United States
May 2011 - Sep 2017
Feb 2012

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

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

35000 mi

US $67
Hose from intercooler to throttle body became cracked. Dealer said it's a common problem with this car. 
Subaru WRX in Texas, United States
Sep 2010 - Sep 2011
Sep 2011

15000 mi
Dealer installed rear view mirror had stripped screw, rattled. dealer ordered and replaced.  
Subaru WRX in Texas, United States
Nov 2010 - Jan 2014
Dec 2010

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

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

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

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

68400 mi

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

72000 mi

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

7900 mi
Center console latch replaced 
Subaru WRX in Virginia, United States
Apr 2015 - Sep 2017
Apr 2015

33000 mi

US $120
Having trouble starting, replaced battery. 
Subaru WRX in New York, United States
Sep 2012 - Mar 2014
Oct 2013

28000 mi
car had been misfiring at low load and idle. soldered a ground in the wiring harness based on something I read on a forum. Misfires are gone. 
Subaru WRX in Indiana, United States
Sep 2011 - Jul 2017
Jun 2013

24000 mi
Leaking strut 
Dec 2013

30000 mi
Engine light on along with traction control 
Jan 2014

7200 mi
Rear view mirror lose and mount replaced.  Also spray nozzle right side replaced. Wiper blades streaking had since bought but they said still good. Headlights hazing since first year had but say will do restoration on next shop visit. Subaru was going to charge me over 70 bucks to fix hazing although i believe it was defect. I just bought my own kit at that time and fixed it. 
Apr 2016

50300 mi

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

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

57000 mi

US $130
Cracked power steering belt found when i went for oil change Belt repair prior installed incorrectly resulting in both belts failing and the original dealer not reimbursing in TX. The belt that was originally repaired that started all this had piece missing that was not caught by dealer visit thus necessitating another trip for repair 
Subaru WRX in Colorado, United States
Aug 2011 - Jun 2013
May 2012

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

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

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

21200 mi
Took car in days after software reflash. Check engine light was on, car vibrated upon ignition. Took it in to deal. Mechanics left dome light on causing dead battery. Codes were lost. Couldn't find problem after battery died. Lost all codes. 
Subaru WRX in Alberta, Canada
Aug 2010 - Sep 2017
Jan 2012

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

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

43400 mi

C $1450
Front strut was blown after hitting a pothole. $1450 to replace both front shocks with stock Subaru parts. $2800 for set of 4 KW v1 aftermarket coil-overs. Decided on the KW system - way better than stock! Tire and wheel okay. 
Subaru WRX in West Virginia, United States
Aug 2011 - Sep 2016
Apr 2013

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

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

25000 mi
Discovered driver door detent / stopper was loose. Common problem. Tightened back up and checked the other doors. 
Subaru WRX in New Jersey, United States
Jul 2011 - Sep 2017
Dec 2011

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

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

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

89000 mi

US $350
Replaced Starter Motor assembly 
Jul 2017

104000 mi

US $2200
Failure of clutch and clutch master. Replaced clutch master, flywheel, clutch, throwout bearing, pilot bearing, spring, clips, clutch fork. Also repaired transaxle assembly. 
Subaru WRX in New York, United States
Jul 2011 - Aug 2014
Sep 2012

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

24000 mi
Replaced Clutch 
Subaru WRX in Maryland, United States
Aug 2014 - Aug 2014
Aug 2014

41000 mi
Transmission seal was leaking oil. Took ~3 hours to replace. 

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2011 Subaru Impreza 4dr Sedan

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

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

61000 mi

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

76000 mi

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

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2011 Subaru Impreza 4dr Sedan

170-horsepower 2.5L H4 4-speed automatic AWD

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

54000 mi

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

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2011 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport

Engine not specified

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

1240 mi
Wireless bluetooth did not work. 

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2011 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport 4dr Hatch

170-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

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

6000 mi
paint bubble on side molding 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Manitoba, Canada
Nov 2010 - Sep 2017
Apr 2017

48360 mi

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

4960 mi
The front wheel bearings were making a humming noise at high speeds and periodically became a constant loud rumble. Fixed under warranty. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Pennsylvania, United States
Apr 2011 - Sep 2017
Jan 2013

11700 mi
Problem with front turn signal blinking rapidly but bulb not burned out. Wire apparently loose. 

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2011 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport 4dr Hatch

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

Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Illinois, United States
Aug 2010 - Sep 2017
Aug 2012

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

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

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

44000 mi

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

59000 mi

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

71000 mi

US $525
While inspecting car during brake repair tech noticed leaking head gasket. This was the 2nd time in the past year the gasket failed. While inspecting vehicle while in shop for rotor replacement tech noticed leaking power steering pump and replaced it. Rear windshield washer failed. Tech inspected, determined lines were plugged and blew them out. Rear strut was leaking oil. Tech notice while inspective vehicle during brake repair. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Quebec, Canada
Feb 2011 - Jun 2016
Mar 2011

6200 mi
Update computer for gas ignition. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Illinois, United States
Mar 2011 - Sep 2017
May 2015

33000 mi

US $688
Replaced both front suspension struts. 
Nov 2016

45800 mi

US $125
Exhaust heat shield rusted and disconnected. Repaired by weld. No noise since. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2011 - Apr 2017
Feb 2014

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

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

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

49600 mi

C $400
clicking noise from rt. front like old MINI! Disappointing given the low mileage and Subaru's much vaunted AWD system. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2015 - Jul 2017
Nov 2016

26020 mi

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

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

97000 mi

US $2000
replaced steering power rack 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Maryland, United States
Feb 2013 - Jun 2014
Feb 2014

34000 mi
Wipers inoperable due to extreme ice conditions. Just had to tighten a bolt. 

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2011 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport 4dr Hatch

170-horsepower 2.5L H4 4-speed automatic AWD

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

4000 mi

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

15000 mi
Evaporator found leaking and was replaced 

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2010 Subaru WRX STI 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 305hp 2.5L H4 6-speed manual AWD

Subaru WRX STI in Florida, United States
Jun 2010 - Jun 2017
Apr 2013

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

45000 mi

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

69000 mi

US $1800
Replaced clutch, throw-out bearing Rack and pinion replaced 
Subaru WRX STI in Washington, United States
May 2014 - Oct 2016
Oct 2015

59500 mi

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

62000 mi

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

66000 mi

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

48360 mi

C $300
Injector changed because of hesitation. Problem still there. 

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2010 Subaru WRX 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 265hp 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru WRX in Wisconsin, United States
Sep 2010 - Jun 2011
Oct 2010

8000 mi
Clutch making squealing sounds..  
Subaru WRX in Maine, United States
Mar 2012 - Apr 2012
Apr 2012

78000 mi
Transmission had a major issue. When trying to back up out of a parking space one day, the car wouldn't move easily. I eventually backed up but then after that the transmission made bizarre noises. 
Subaru WRX in Quebec, Canada
Aug 2009 - Jul 2012
Jan 2010 Exhaust louder than usual for about 2 wks. The problem got away simply by moving the flexible joint around (during inspect.) Probably foreign material got caught between the flange and the gasket while going through a large puddle in cold weather 
Aug 2011

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

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

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

37200 mi
Rough clutch action came back. Mechanics took it for a road test and could not replicate the issue. Nothing was done but clutch action remains intermitently rough. 
Subaru WRX in Michigan, United States
Jul 2010 - Jun 2015
Sep 2010

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

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

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

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

23000 mi

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

20300 mi
Bad release bearing Dash cluster clip broken; replace dash cluster 
Apr 2013

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

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

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

47000 mi

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

62000 mi
Cross-threaded wheel bolt. Dealer replaced bolt and nut. 
Subaru WRX in Missouri, United States
Jan 2017 - Jun 2017
Feb 2017

73300 mi

US $11000
Car developed knock at 73,000 miles. Diagnosed as spun rod bearing. Entire engine and turbo destroyed itself. $11K repair. 
Subaru WRX in New Jersey, United States
Mar 2011 - Sep 2017
Sep 2011

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

30000 mi

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

64300 mi

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

67000 mi

US $900
Clutch fork broke 
Subaru WRX in Washington, United States
Apr 2015 - Sep 2017
Dec 2016

74000 mi

US $1100
Failed seal in rack and pinion steering assembly, replacement performed. 
Subaru WRX in Minnesota, United States
Dec 2014 - Mar 2016
Mar 2016

35000 mi

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

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2010 Subaru WRX 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 265hp 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru WRX in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2010 - Mar 2017
May 2016

60760 mi

C $2200
Clutch and flywheel replaced due to worn liner. 
Subaru WRX in New Mexico, United States
Jul 2010 - Sep 2011
Jan 2011

14000 mi
Blown Right speaker 
Sep 2011

23000 mi
Blown Baffles in muffler, will replace under warranty next week. 
Subaru WRX in British Columbia, Canada
Jul 2010 - Sep 2017
Jan 2016

70680 mi

C $1400
Steering rack was leaking and needed replacement 
Subaru WRX in New York, United States
Mar 2010 - Sep 2011
Jul 2010

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

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

34000 mi
Rattle from rear of vehicle 
Subaru WRX in Florida, United States
Jul 2010 - Sep 2017
Sep 2010

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

110800 mi

US $700
Leaky slave cylinder required replacement 
Nov 2015

132000 mi

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

136000 mi

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

140000 mi

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

148300 mi

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

150000 mi

US $2200
Clutch never released on a 1 > 2 shift. Was able to make it to the shoulder and stall. Towed to dealer and clutch master cylinder replaced. Also found a leaky power steering pump and axle that were also replaced during the trip. 
Subaru WRX in New Jersey, United States
Mar 2010 - Dec 2012
May 2011

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

37000 mi
Replace clutch master cylinder. 
Subaru WRX in Pennsylvania, United States
Oct 2009 - Nov 2016
Aug 2011

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

51700 mi

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

66000 mi

US $4000
Piston slap, need I say more? Needed a new engine, which I declined. 
Subaru WRX in California, United States
Dec 2009 - Jun 2016
Jun 2011

35000 mi

US $4300
piston ringlands were busted 
Apr 2014

80000 mi

US $75
oil leak, turbo replacement 
Subaru WRX in Virginia, United States
Nov 2009 - Jun 2017
Dec 2016

53000 mi

US $1
Exhaust has developed a mild drone at ~2500-3000 rpm. Shop was unable ot locate any leaks or loose hardware. 
Subaru WRX in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2015 - Sep 2017
Oct 2015

58060 mi

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

60140 mi

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

61380 mi

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

64480 mi

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

68200 mi

C $480
Two of the bushings in the front suspension needed to be replaced. I don't recall exact names. Cost for the part was $40 each, labour for the work was 4 hours at $100/hour. This bushing was different than the pair replaced in October. 
Subaru WRX in California, United States
Dec 2009 - Dec 2015
Jan 2015

94000 mi

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

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

105000 mi

US $800
Noisy exhaust note @ idle. Problem identified as issue with muffler. muffler was replaced. time in shop included 105k service which included timing belt replacement. 
Subaru WRX in Alberta, Canada
Jun 2010 - Sep 2016
Dec 2010

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

56500 mi

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

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

58900 mi

C $1000
Repaired A/C. 
Subaru WRX in Delaware, United States
Sep 2013 - Apr 2016
Nov 2013

60700 mi

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

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

80000 mi

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

83000 mi

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

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

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2010 Subaru Impreza 4dr Sedan

170-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

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

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

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

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

43100 mi

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

51000 mi

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

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2010 Subaru Impreza 4dr Sedan

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

Subaru Impreza in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2010 - Aug 2013
May 2013

35960 mi
Heat shield was loose and making noise while accelerating 
Subaru Impreza in Indiana, United States
Mar 2014 - Sep 2017
Jun 2015

65000 mi

US $95
Power steering belt coming apart. Replaced belt. 
Jan 2016 Heavy steering at low speed. Traced problem to failing serpentine belt. Replaced for free under warranty as the belt was replaced only seven months ago. 
Subaru Impreza in Massachusetts, United States
Mar 2010 - Feb 2013
Jul 2011

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

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2010 Subaru Impreza 4dr Sedan

170-horsepower 2.5L H4 4-speed automatic AWD

Subaru Impreza in Michigan, United States
Dec 2010 - Sep 2017
Dec 2013

146000 mi

US $200
Check engine 
Oct 2014

174300 mi

US $1600
Replace gasket heads 
Mar 2016

232000 mi

US $1000
Oil leak in engine 
Jul 2016

240700 mi

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

249000 mi
Getting oil blow by. Will not choose to rebuild engine. 
Subaru Impreza in Illinois, United States
Dec 2011 - Mar 2012
Jan 2012

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

27000 mi
A/C evaporator leak, removed and replaced evaporator and recharged a/c. Bad connection to right front turn signal 

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2010 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport 4dr Hatch

170-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

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

23020 mi

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

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2010 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport 4dr Hatch

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

Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Utah, United States
Jun 2012 - Jun 2013
Mar 2013

46000 mi

US $6500
Engine threw a rod & was replaced. Subaru refused to cover under warranty, despite report from independent mechanic stating that the engine was faulty. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2013 - Sep 2017
Jan 2016

44440 mi

C $445
rear wheel bearing replaced 
Jun 2016

78120 mi

C $110
Alternator belt was worn/cracked 
Dec 2016

81840 mi

C $730
Worn front wheel bearing. Making a whiring noise. Bearing was replaced Loose power steering belt 

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2010 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport 4dr Hatch

170-horsepower 2.5L H4 4-speed automatic AWD

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

49000 mi

US $400
Pads and rotors 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Maryland, United States
Oct 2010 - Mar 2011
Nov 2010

28000 mi
I had the car serviced and had a problem with my driver's window control lever not making proper contact which made the window intermittently go up or down... They "tested" and found the motor to be fine, but "cleaned the contacts." 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in New Hampshire, United States
Jan 2015 - Feb 2016
Feb 2016

50000 mi

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

53200 mi

C $200
Muffler rattle, not yet repaired 

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2010 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder manual AWD

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

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

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2009 Subaru WRX STI 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 305hp 2.5L H4 6-speed manual AWD

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

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

45000 mi
Sporadic check engine light caused by a seizing valve in the emissions system. The repair would have been $1500 but it should have been covered by an extended warranty. 
Subaru WRX STI in Alberta, Canada
Mar 2009 - Dec 2011
Sep 2009

7440 mi
Fuel Door Release would not open occasionally. Dealer adjusted spring and lubricated release shaft. Now works fine. 
Subaru WRX STI in Texas, United States
Jun 2009 - May 2014
Mar 2012

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

41300 mi

US $5000
Engine failure 
Jan 2014

-2000 mi
In for repair for over a year. Subaru warrantied 2 full engine replacements during the period. It was worked on by two different dealers during the period. The first dealer was horrible. 

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2009 Subaru WRX 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 265hp 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru WRX in Wisconsin, United States
Nov 2010 - Sep 2011
Aug 2011

31000 mi
Noticed AC was not as cold as it should be. Dealer noticed R134a was low. Added dye to the system and refilled. Was asked to bring car back when R134a was low. Traded in car (for a 2011 WRX), did not give dealer chance to resolve issue. 
Subaru WRX in Ohio, United States
Dec 2009 - Sep 2017
Oct 2010

9200 mi
The driver side switch for my heated seats is working it just rolls instead of clicks. They said on because the switch still operates properly. Huh? certainly hope so. The driver side switch for my heated seats is working it just rolls instead of clicks. They said on because the switch still operates properly. Huh? certainly hope so.  
Subaru WRX in Pennsylvania, United States
Mar 2012 - Apr 2013
Aug 2012

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

70000 mi
Clutch still squeaking. 
Subaru WRX in Massachusetts, United States
Jun 2009 - Nov 2014
Oct 2009

4000 mi
Blown turn signal light bulb. 
Subaru WRX in Pennsylvania, United States
Sep 2012 - Jan 2014
Jan 2013

46500 mi
Ipod connector stopped working 
Jan 2014

57000 mi

US $250
power steering pump making noise, mech said it was sludged, flushed the entire system and replaced power steering belt 
Subaru WRX in Colorado, United States
Apr 2009 - Apr 2014
Aug 2009

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

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

37700 mi

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

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

50000 mi

US $90
Turbo air intake housing was loose and rattling; dealer re-insulated and re-tightened to resolve problem. 
Subaru WRX in Michigan, United States
Dec 2012 - Sep 2017
Jan 2013

81000 mi

US $550
power steering rack leak 
Mar 2013

83000 mi

US $80
Drivers side sun visor 
Apr 2014

91300 mi

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

94700 mi

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

98000 mi

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

99000 mi

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

103000 mi
Power steering pump replaced again after reman part failed 

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2009 Subaru WRX 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 265hp 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru WRX in Maryland, United States
Sep 2015 - Dec 2015
Dec 2015

160000 mi

US $2900
Secondary air pump failure Intake valve replacement 
Subaru WRX in New York, United States
Mar 2009 - Sep 2017
Mar 2014

38000 mi

US $100
replaced front calipers 
May 2014

39000 mi

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

46000 mi

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

47000 mi
Left front wheel bearing replaced 
Subaru WRX in New Jersey, United States
Apr 2012 - Nov 2012
Nov 2012

54000 mi
Clutch lever connected by the pedal. Lever pushing against clutch pedal was bent and clutch was not engaging correctly. Had to press the clutch all the way to the floor for gear changes. 
Subaru WRX in California, United States
Dec 2008 - May 2012
Jan 2011

51000 mi

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

57000 mi

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

78200 mi

US $1450
Clutch replacement 
Subaru WRX in Texas, United States
Jan 2010 - Oct 2010
Feb 2010

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

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

29000 mi
Throw out bearing was making a high pitched squeak while clutch was engaged. 
Subaru WRX in Michigan, United States
Jun 2009 - Jul 2010
Feb 2010

9300 mi
reving to 2500 rpm when pulling into driveway, with clutch engaged. Flashed memory. Problem went away, but now it is back.  
Subaru WRX in Pennsylvania, United States
May 2009 - Mar 2014
Jan 2010

7800 mi

US $190
 
Subaru WRX in Alberta, Canada
Apr 2009 - Sep 2012
Jun 2011

32240 mi
Sunroof wind noise. 
Subaru WRX in British Columbia, Canada
May 2009 - Oct 2014
Sep 2010

43400 mi

C $100
 
Jan 2011

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

111600 mi

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

130200 mi

C $2500
Needed a new clutch, mechanical failure. 
Subaru WRX in Illinois, United States
Aug 2011 - Oct 2011
Jan 2011

16000 mi
Parking brake would not release. Determined a crack in the cable housing was allowing water in. At night with below 0 F temps the water froze. Diagnosing the problem was difficult because exhaust heat would thaw it after 2 miles. 
Subaru WRX in Washington, United States
Jul 2009 - Dec 2016
Aug 2012

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

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

43000 mi

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

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

66900 mi

US $221
Power locks on both driver side doors were not working. Replaced both driver-side door lock actuators. 
Subaru WRX in New Jersey, United States
Nov 2009 - Jun 2011
Jan 2010

4000 mi
Rear passenger window rolls up very slowly. Dealer oiled up the window and said it is a nonissue since they tested other WRXs and had the same slow window roll up 
Subaru WRX in California, United States
May 2009 - Jan 2012
Sep 2010

13000 mi

US $2400
Spun bearing. New short block. 
Subaru WRX in Florida, United States
Jan 2010 - Jun 2011
Feb 2010

10000 mi

US $8000
Crankshaft bearing went bad. Outcome was that the vehicle needed a new engine. 
Subaru WRX in Texas, United States
Aug 2009 - Sep 2011
Sep 2009

10000 mi
Clutch, flywheel and throw-out bearing required replacement after 7800 miles. We told the dealer there was something wrong with the clutch at 2,500 miles but they ignored it. 

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2009 Subaru Impreza 4dr Sedan

170-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

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

103800 mi

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

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

106000 mi

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

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2009 Subaru Impreza 4dr Sedan

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

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

42000 mi

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

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

53400 mi

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

69720 mi

C $180
Leaking transmission cooler lines replaced. 
Aug 2015

74400 mi

C $1800
head gasket blown and leaking on driver side 

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2009 Subaru Impreza 4dr Sedan

170-horsepower 2.5L H4 4-speed automatic AWD

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

53000 mi

US $660
Radiator and hoses replaced 
Subaru Impreza in Maryland, United States
Dec 2016 - Oct 2017
Jun 2017

118000 mi

US $100
Replaced brakes, pads, rotors. Check engine light came on due to catalytic converter running inefficiently. Car just passed emissions test. Catalytic converter still runs fine and so does the car, but it would need to be replaced to completely fix the problem. Check engine light was reset, but it came back on within a week due to the same problem. Subaru code is P0420. Driver decided to drive the car as is for now. Impreza model has 3 catalytic converters, all of which would need to be replaced to completely solve the issue. Repair would cost several thousand dollars. 
Subaru Impreza in Pennsylvania, United States
Jun 2009 - Jan 2012
Jan 2012

28000 mi
The rear brake light (driver's side) stopped working. It was covered under warranty. 
Subaru Impreza in Massachusetts, United States
Apr 2014 - Sep 2017
Sep 2015

70000 mi

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

75700 mi

US $55
Repaired loose heat shield 
Subaru Impreza in Indiana, United States
Nov 2012 - Apr 2013
Apr 2013

64000 mi

US $630
Alarm goes off periodically. Does not appear there is any external reason, i.e. attempted entry, for the alarm. 

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2009 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport 4dr Hatch

170-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

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

69000 mi

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

75000 mi

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

145000 mi

US $2000
Cam seal failed, sprayed oil on the timing belt causing the belt to slip. The engine lost timing and the valves on cylinder 2 were damaged as a result. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in New York, United States
Jun 2011 - Mar 2016
Oct 2011

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

35200 mi
Front pillar rattles 
Dec 2013

48000 mi

US $150
Front passenger side stabilizer bar end link broke. Replaced with new one. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Pennsylvania, United States
May 2011 - Jan 2013
Aug 2011

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

36500 mi
i keep having problems with the power steering pump, steering was again stiff and noisy, replaced again 
Jul 2012

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

36000 mi

US $100
early replacement of the battety 

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2009 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport 4dr Hatch

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

Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in New York, United States
Dec 2010 - Mar 2011
Jan 2011

16000 mi
some sensor was not operating after leaving the car in the snow/ice for a month without running. Could have broken something myself while driving off too. Brought to the dealer and they replaced it all under warranty in an hour+. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Quebec, Canada
Jun 2010 - Jul 2015
Jun 2010

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

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

45260 mi
Front bearing noise evident. Diagnosed as front right wheel bearing, replaced under warranty. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Quebec, Canada
Apr 2011 - Jul 2016
Nov 2012

25100 mi

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

27280 mi

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

27900 mi

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

29220 mi

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

36780 mi

C $300
3 rust spots repaired. 
Jun 2016

41540 mi

C $200
Oil valve near engine was rusted and leaked. Was replaced. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Washington, United States
Jan 2009 - Mar 2010
Feb 2009

1000 mi
Steering wheel is off slightly to the right, shop said they adjusted it but it feels like nothing has been done. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Minnesota, United States
Jul 2011 - Sep 2011
Aug 2011

31800 mi
Steering rack replacement. Steering rack replacement. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Massachusetts, United States
Nov 2009 - Jan 2017
Sep 2013

67000 mi

US $1500
Front suspension needed replacing 
Jun 2015

89000 mi

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

93500 mi

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

96000 mi

US $3000
Head gasket coolant leak 

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2009 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport 4dr Hatch

170-horsepower 2.5L H4 4-speed automatic AWD

Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Virginia, United States
Aug 2016 - Aug 2016
Aug 2016

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

104000 mi

US $956
Entire exhaust including manifold was replaced. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Washington, United States
Mar 2013 - Sep 2014
Jul 2014

93200 mi

US $675
Engine light was on, was o2 sensors plus oil change, tires rotation and rear brakes worked on 

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2008 Subaru WRX STI 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 305hp 2.5L H4 6-speed manual AWD

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

73300 mi

US $400
Secondary air pump system failed. 
Subaru WRX STI in Texas, United States
Dec 2009 - Dec 2011
Jun 2010

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

33000 mi
Replaced malfunctioning ac controller Damaged throwout bearing and pressure plate replaced. Was causing clutch squeak. 
Subaru WRX STI in Michigan, United States
Jul 2009 - Jun 2017
Oct 2013

29200 mi

US $100
Oxygen sensor malfunction, required replacement 
Subaru WRX STI in California, United States
Aug 2009 - Jul 2016
Apr 2016

62500 mi

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

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

50000 mi

US $8000
Engine catastrophically failed, rod through block, #1 piston destroyed. Replaced entire longblock. 
Subaru WRX STI in California, United States
Oct 2007 - Apr 2017
Jan 2009

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

12000 mi

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

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

53000 mi

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

59000 mi

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

60700 mi

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

95000 mi

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

118000 mi

US $2000
Blown headgasket 
Dec 2015

151000 mi

US $275
Control arm bushing cracked 
Jul 2016

156200 mi

US $650
Radiator failed 
Feb 2017

165000 mi

US $6100
Spun bearing in Piston #3, extensive metal damage throughout. New shortblock required. Rack and Pinion leaking, replaced 
Subaru WRX STI in Washington, United States
Mar 2010 - Jun 2014
Apr 2010

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

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

17000 mi

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

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

33300 mi

US $2000
Replacement clutch always felt like it was slipping under hard acceleration, never really felt "connected" to the flywheel as there was always a little slippage and it took too long to engage. Had an independent shop replace the clutch after the dealer di 
Jan 2013

47000 mi

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

57000 mi

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

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

60200 mi
AC wasn't working. Dealer forgot to hook it up after installing a new engine. I'm getting tired of this car; it's always something! 
Subaru WRX STI in Virginia, United States
Apr 2012 - Oct 2015
Jul 2012

69000 mi

US $1000
Replacement of failed A/C compressor. Failure of clutch mechanism on compressor. 

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2008 Subaru WRX 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 224hp 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru WRX in Texas, United States
May 2009 - Mar 2011
Jul 2009

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

56700 mi

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

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

70500 mi

US $700
Clutch pedal assembly bearings and rods were worn out, causing pedal to squeak loudly. 
Subaru WRX in Colorado, United States
Mar 2008 - Jan 2011
Apr 2008

1000 mi
Failing window regulator. 
Jan 2011 Clutch pedal assembly detached from firewall due to bad weld. Unrepaired 
Subaru WRX in Massachusetts, United States
Oct 2009 - May 2010
Mar 2010

17000 mi
Faulty tire pressure sensor 
Subaru WRX in Colorado, United States
Mar 2015 - May 2015
Mar 2015

110000 mi

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

110000 mi
Leaking steering box. 
Subaru WRX in West Virginia, United States
Jul 2011 - Jul 2017
Jul 2012

76000 mi

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

85000 mi

US $140
clutch is creating excess noise. dealer wants over $500 to diagnose. subaru is aware of firewall issues with this model, will not pay until it fails. 
May 2015

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

126200 mi

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

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

131000 mi

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

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

137100 mi

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

139200 mi

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

142000 mi

US $100
Compressor clutch seized and replaced. Expansion valve and condenser need to be replaced for full cooling, but were not at this time. 
Subaru WRX in Colorado, United States
Nov 2012 - Jun 2015
Jun 2014

45000 mi

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

53000 mi

US $110
New Battery, old battery did not die but was weak on cold starts. 
Subaru WRX in Washington, United States
Apr 2010 - Feb 2012
Jun 2010

24000 mi
Clutch release bearing fork making chirping / whirring sound. Lube of Release Lever Pivot Ball was the resolution.  
Subaru WRX in New York, United States
Jun 2008 - Jun 2010
Aug 2008

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

18000 mi
A screw to the wiper motor became loose and the wiper was unable to function. I took it to the dealer and it was fixed in minutes. 

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2008 Subaru WRX 4dr Sedan

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

Subaru WRX in California, United States
Feb 2008 - Mar 2010
Apr 2008

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

1488 mi
Stone chipping of paint is visible. After 1600 kms or 1000 miles, the paint chipping has thankfully stopped. 
Subaru WRX in New York, United States
May 2008 - Jun 2011
Oct 2008

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

8000 mi
Loose ECU ground. 

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2008 Subaru WRX 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 224hp 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

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

19840 mi

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

39680 mi

C $160
Creaking noise when applying clutch pedal. Lubricated all related linkages. Noise still there. Welds on pedal assembly mounting bracket should be inspected for cracks as per SB.12.01.10. Unsure if under warranty so postponed repair. Hissing noise from A/C system when first turned on. Determined that refrigerant level was low. Reclaimed and recharged A/C system. Abnormal noise gone and no leaks found. Heater motor making windind noise when set at low speed. 
Jun 2012

48360 mi

C $435
Battery kept going dead. Determined bad alternator. Replaced. 
Subaru WRX in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2010 - Apr 2014
Aug 2010

49600 mi

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

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

96100 mi

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

128620 mi

C $175
Rear wheel bearing 
Apr 2014

138880 mi

C $50
Lower ball joint 
Subaru WRX in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2011 - Jun 2014
Dec 2012

57040 mi

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

75640 mi

C $500
New shock absorbers and struts. I thought the car was making more noise over bumps etc and they had done 122,000km so I changed them. 
Subaru WRX in Colorado, United States
May 2010 - Jul 2012
Jan 2011

24000 mi

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

25000 mi

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

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

30000 mi

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

40000 mi

US $250
Front suspension was squeaking. Took time to isolate issue, turned out to be a swaybar that was creaking in its rubber bushing. 
Subaru WRX in Pennsylvania, United States
Mar 2009 - Jun 2009
Apr 2009

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

22000 mi
Creaky clutch pedal found out to be a crack in the bulkhead. Subaru of America fixed free of charge to me 
Subaru WRX in California, United States
Apr 2008 - Mar 2010
May 2008

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

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

11000 mi
Throwout bearing in clutch replaced. Clutch squealing at catchpoint when engine and outside ambient temps cold. Problem was still there at first cold start. It'll have to go back for further diagnosis and repair. Service center failed to install crush plug on transmission properly after replacing clutch throwout bearing. Result was significant and fast leakage of gear oil. (!) 
May 2009

17000 mi
wheel misalignment caused by defective parts repaired. front seat center console lid --latch and hinge defective. Replaced. 
Subaru WRX in Connecticut, United States
Apr 2008 - Mar 2012
Oct 2009

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

29000 mi

US $299
A/F sensor died, car had to be towed home, replaced in my driveway myself. 
Subaru WRX in British Columbia, Canada
Feb 2008 - Apr 2017
Jan 2016

60140 mi

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

14000 mi

US $12
Battery replaced, root cause map lights that never turn off automatically. Warranty/Dealer covered battery and owner later replaced map lights with LED lamps that can be left on 24+ hours and still allow car to start. 
Subaru WRX in Kentucky, United States
Jul 2008 - Aug 2008
Jul 2008

4500 mi
Rear 02 wires cut by the driveshaft. Front and Rear 02 sensors were replaced under warranty due to a short. It was found that they had shorted out at the ECU and the wire had expanded, pulling out of the pin. Wire was put back in pin and is working fine. 
Subaru WRX in New York, United States
Sep 2009 - Oct 2010
Jul 2009

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

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

37000 mi
Struts leaking when sold. 
Subaru WRX in Ohio, United States
Apr 2009 - Oct 2017
Jun 2011

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

107000 mi

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

110700 mi

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

123000 mi

US $161
TPMS required replacement 
Sep 2016

139000 mi

US $6
Brake/clutch assembly spot welds at firewall breaking causing entire assembly to break free and eventually fail. 

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2008 Subaru WRX 4dr Hatch

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

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

26000 mi

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

33000 mi

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

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2008 Subaru Impreza 4dr Sedan

170-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru Impreza in Illinois, United States
Jul 2010 - Jun 2011
Sep 2010

22000 mi
It was in the shop for just a couple hours and the trunk was leaking. We couldn't replicate the problem although supposedly the problem was spotted, but it still leaks. 
Subaru Impreza in Alberta, Canada
Apr 2008 - Aug 2009
Jan 2008

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

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

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

11780 mi

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

13640 mi
Windshield rattle. 
Apr 2009

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

17980 mi
The carpet was replaced (whole floor of car) because there was a defect which caused it to rip. 
Subaru Impreza in Manitoba, Canada
May 2011 - Nov 2015
Feb 2013

98260 mi
Evap control solenoid frozen 
Aug 2013

112440 mi

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

127100 mi

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

133920 mi

C $20
Oil pressure switch sprang a leak. Replaced with non-oem switch. 
Subaru Impreza in Colorado, United States
- Aug 2011
Aug 2011

55000 mi

US $68
Replaced passenger visor due to broken spring. Part covered by Subaru on good will, just outside of warranty. Airbag light coming on intermittently. Inspection by dealer showing defective airbag controler unit. Estimate from dealer $1000 to replace. Contacted subaru customer service since part is not covered by extended warranty. CS offered 50%. 
Subaru Impreza in Pennsylvania, United States
Feb 2010 - Feb 2014
Feb 2010

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

96000 mi

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

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2008 Subaru Impreza 4dr Sedan

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

Subaru Impreza in Washington, United States
Mar 2012 - Jul 2015
Jun 2014

95000 mi

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

95800 mi

US $150
Valve cover gaskets and spark plug tube seals were leaking and were replaced. 
Subaru Impreza in Utah, United States
Jan 2013 - Jan 2014
Mar 2013

61000 mi

US $150
Engine valve covers/seal gaskets were leaking and were replaced. 
Subaru Impreza in New York, United States
Aug 2011 - Jun 2015
Jun 2012

43000 mi

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

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

47000 mi

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

50000 mi

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

50000 mi

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

53000 mi

US $1000
dealer replaced ball joint. 
Subaru Impreza in New York, United States
Oct 2011 - May 2013
Jun 2012

65000 mi
Blown performance strut and aftermarket bushings installed 
Subaru Impreza in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2011 - Mar 2012
Jul 2011

47400 mi

C $250
Ignition coil had a fault, causing misfiring in 2 cylinders. Had coil and spark plug wires replaced immediately. 

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2008 Subaru Impreza 4dr Sedan

170-horsepower 2.5L H4 4-speed automatic AWD

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

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

107000 mi

US $300
Solenoid replaced. front bushings worn. They were replaced 
Subaru Impreza in Pennsylvania, United States
Jan 2012 - Oct 2015
Oct 2013

64500 mi

US $12
Headlamp replaced DIY 
Subaru Impreza in Washington, United States
Dec 2016 - Jan 2017
Dec 2016

160000 mi

US $800
Vehicle was shaking when brakes were applied. Grinding sound when braking. Right front caliper failed. Caused rotor to warp. Inspection, new rotors, new calipers, new pads. Inspected cleaned, adjusted, lubricated, rear drums. 
Subaru Impreza in Quebec, Canada
Apr 2015 - Apr 2017
Aug 2015

44144 mi

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

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2008 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport

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

5000 mi
My navigation unit is going blank when the car is running. This is the fourth unit to fail, and my car has 5300 miles; the newest problem appeared at about 4200 miles. 
Subaru WRX in Massachusetts, United States
Dec 2012 - Jan 2013
Jan 2013

US $300
The handle for the rear hatch broke 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Washington, United States
Apr 2011 - Jul 2011
May 2011

70000 mi

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

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2008 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport 4dr Hatch

170-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Massachusetts, United States
Jul 2008 - Feb 2010
Jul 2009

21000 mi
Adjustment to the rear valence that hangs below the rear bumper. It was loosening up on one side and causing a gap. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in California, United States
Jul 2016 - Aug 2016
Aug 2016

142000 mi
Leaking Head gasket Leaking power steering pump Leaking rear differential 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Quebec, Canada
Apr 2011 - Jun 2012
Dec 2011

38440 mi

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

46500 mi
Wheel bearing making noise. Took it to the dealer. Repaired under warranty as per dealer. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in New Jersey, United States
Feb 2010 - Apr 2017
Mar 2010

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

50500 mi

US $348
Transmission shuddered when coming to a stop. Felt like torque converter locking up when stopping. Test drove and found nothing. Also computer showed no codes. Dealer advised a transmission power flush, AT fluid was dirty. Shifts like new. 
Aug 2016

98400 mi

US $2000
Head gaskets leaking oil onto exhaust manifold. Causing oil smell in passanger area. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Iowa, United States
May 2008 - Oct 2010
Jun 2009

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

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

24000 mi
Rattle coming from inside of front passenger door panel; door handle bracket seemed to be the problem. Technician took longer than he thought would be needed; the dealership gave me a loaner overnight. The noise is gone. This problem took 3 trips! 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Florida, United States
Feb 2008 - Jun 2012
Jul 2008

1000 mi
Passenger airbag only turned on for passengers weighing 120 lbs or more, even though was supposed to turn on at ~100. Since my wife weighs 110, this was a problem. They quickly recalibrated the software and fixed the issue. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2008 - Aug 2012
Mar 2008

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

7440 mi

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

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

79700 mi
The heating vents were loose and would not stay where they were set. 
Jun 2013

118000 mi

US $150
The car had a misfire on the 3rd cylinder. The spark plug was grounding out to the block. New spark plugs with die electric grease fixed the problem. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Maryland, United States
Nov 2008 - Apr 2014
Jun 2010

15000 mi
Turn indicator bulb failed which resulted in the signal indicator to blink at a rapid rate  
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Massachusetts, United States
Mar 2016 - Sep 2017
Sep 2016

155000 mi
Replaced both rear cv joints 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Wisconsin, United States
Nov 2009 - Aug 2012
Jan 2009

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

36000 mi
Right rear reverse light filled with water. On the fourth one including original, and seems to be cured. Dealer took new one apart and found some sort of defect and remedied. 

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2008 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport 4dr Hatch

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

Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Utah, United States
Jun 2012 - Apr 2015
Jul 2014

68300 mi
Rear liftgate rust. Repaired under warranty due to TSB. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in California, United States
Jun 2011 - Mar 2016
Dec 2015

114000 mi

US $2200
Head gaskets, plus complete timing belt repair 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Michigan, United States
Aug 2016 - Jul 2017
Jul 2017

138000 mi

US $610
AC compressor failure. Compressor replaced and system charged. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Connecticut, United States
Nov 2009 - Jun 2011
May 2009

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

23000 mi

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

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

4000 mi
Five or more rattles in the interior trim. Rattles in the dash, squeaks in the door panels, rattles under seat, rattles in door pillars, rattles in center console and etc. Typical causes: missing, loose clips/screws, loose wiring, unsecured loose parts. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Arizona, United States
Feb 2009 - Mar 2011
Sep 2010

40000 mi

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

81000 mi

US $1100
Seized AC compressor. 

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2008 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport 4dr Hatch

170-horsepower 2.5L H4 4-speed automatic AWD

Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in California, United States
Sep 2011 - Mar 2013
Oct 2012

53500 mi
Headlight assembly replaced due to wiring short. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Texas, United States
Sep 2011 - Jun 2017
Mar 2015

131000 mi

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

131200 mi

US $250
Positive battery terminal cable corroded; needed replacement. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Virginia, United States
Nov 2015 - Jul 2017
May 2016

155000 mi

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

151800 mi

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

172000 mi

US $800
I replaced grounding straps for the engine. The straps were old and had failed. Additionally, the plug for the alternator was loose from the previous repair. This had giving me a flickering check engine light. All repairs completed by me at home with no problems. Also the oil filter and oil was changed, as well as the tires were rotated. The evaporator was replaced. This problem was mentioned in a previous response. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in New York, United States
Jul 2011 - Jan 2014
Jul 2012

47000 mi

US $620
Brakes - Rotors and Pads, also Left Front Caliper was stuck, these are wear items, typical 

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2008 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder manual AWD

Subaru WRX in Malaysia
Dec 2013 - Aug 2015
Dec 2013

68200 mi

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

68200 mi

$500
Valve shim making noise 
Aug 2015

78740 mi
Valve him noise never fixed despite several attempts. 

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