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2016 Subaru Impreza 4dr Hatch

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

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

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

7000 mi

US $28
Punctured tire 

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2015 Subaru Impreza 4dr Hatch

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

Subaru Impreza in California, United States
Feb 2015 - Sep 2017
Jun 2017

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

45953 mi

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

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

26000 mi
Battery has low CCA prematurely. 
Subaru Impreza in Ohio, United States
Aug 2015 - Sep 2017
Sep 2016

9000 mi

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

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

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2015 Subaru Impreza 4dr Hatch

148-horsepower 2.0L H4 5-speed manual AWD

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

3800 mi
Replaced torn seat bottom cover under warranty 

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2014 Subaru Impreza 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 305hp 2.5L H4 6-speed manual AWD

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

47800 mi
rack and pinion replaced under warranty 

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2014 Subaru Impreza 4dr Sedan

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

Subaru Impreza in Connecticut, United States
Mar 2014 - Sep 2016
Aug 2014

2000 mi
Check engine light kept coming on and along with traction control light. Took car to dealer who pulled the code said it was throttle out of range and that it would go away on its own. Kept happening for almost a week problem went away. 
Subaru Impreza in Kentucky, United States
Nov 2013 - Sep 2017
Feb 2015

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

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

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

54000 mi

US $996
Both rear wheel bearings were needing to be replaced due to excessive noise. The flange on the muffler was rusted and there was a hole causing excessive noise. 

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2014 Subaru Impreza 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 305hp 2.5L H4 6-speed manual AWD

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

5580 mi

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

16000 mi

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

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2014 Subaru Impreza 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 265hp 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru Impreza in Pennsylvania, United States
Feb 2014 - Apr 2016
Jul 2014

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

11000 mi
accelerator pedal replaced 
Jul 2015

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

24600 mi
gas pedal replaced 
Mar 2016

26000 mi
reverse light filling with water 
Apr 2016

26000 mi
the repair took 5 total trips, ending with the car being taken to the dealer's body shop where they found something inside the tailgate out of alignment 
Subaru Impreza in Illinois, United States
Jun 2016 - Jun 2017
Jun 2017

34000 mi
Failed rod bearing. Rebuilt engine and replaced turbo unit. 

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2014 Subaru Impreza 4dr Hatch

148-horsepower 2.0L H4 CVT AWD

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

5000 mi
Replaced front wheel bearing 
May 2015

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

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

5580 mi

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

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

67580 mi

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

72540 mi

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

81840 mi

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

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2014 Subaru Impreza 4dr Hatch

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

Subaru Impreza in Illinois, United States
Dec 2013 - Sep 2017
Sep 2015

19000 mi
Adjustment to brake sensor after getting ABS, traction control, and hill assist lights turn on in middle of drive. 
Subaru Impreza in Texas, United States
Jul 2014 - Oct 2017
Jul 2016

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

64000 mi

US $30
Passenger Fog Lamp shroud fell off. Ordered new one to put on. 

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2014 Subaru Impreza 4dr Hatch

148-horsepower 2.0L H4 5-speed manual AWD

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

43000 mi
Oil sensor light kept going on. It turned out that a piece of silicone was tripping the sensor. The dealership either replaced the piece or tucked it back into place and it's been fine since. 
Subaru Impreza in Virginia, United States
Oct 2014 - Oct 2017
Oct 2017

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

36000 mi
There is no repair, but I wanted to communicate that this car is burning oil, and I'm having to add oil 2-3 times in between 7500mi oil changes. I have complained to Subaru, and they say this is "normal" which is a crock of bull. 
Subaru Impreza in Quebec, Canada
Sep 2014 - Dec 2016
Apr 2015

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

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

24800 mi
clutch pedal squeeking. annoying. 

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2013 Subaru Impreza

Engine not specified

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

28000 mi
oil level low 

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2013 Subaru Impreza 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 265hp 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

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

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

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

26000 mi

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

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

61400 mi
Steering rack leaking 

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2013 Subaru Impreza 4dr Sedan

148-horsepower 2.0L H4 CVT AWD

Subaru Impreza in New York, United States
Feb 2016 - Nov 2017
May 2016

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

75000 mi
Oil consumption problem 

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2013 Subaru Impreza 4dr Sedan

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

Subaru Impreza in New Jersey, United States
Dec 2012 - Sep 2017
Feb 2017

63080 mi

US $666
Replace and refurbish front and rear brakes 
Subaru Impreza in Massachusetts, United States
Apr 2013 - Jun 2016
Aug 2015

28000 mi
headlight out 

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2013 Subaru Impreza 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 305hp 2.5L H4 6-speed manual AWD

Subaru Impreza in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2014 - Jul 2014
Jul 2014

7440 mi
Loose steering pump. Squeal when turning. 
Subaru Impreza in New York, United States
Dec 2014 - Sep 2017
May 2015

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

37800 mi

US $150
Battery completed dead. Subaru OEM must not be very good. Replaced with Bosch. 
Subaru Impreza in Virginia, United States
Feb 2013 - Sep 2017
Oct 2015

20300 mi
center console won't close 
Subaru Impreza in California, United States
Apr 2017 - Jul 2017
Jul 2017

38000 mi
Leaking power steering rack. Replaced under extended warranty. 

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2013 Subaru Impreza 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 265hp 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

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

39000 mi
Driver's side door glass smashed in robbery attempt. 
Subaru Impreza in Quebec, Canada
Jul 2013 - Oct 2016
Jun 2014

6200 mi
driver and passenger windows hard to raise 
Subaru Impreza in Minnesota, United States
Dec 2012 - Sep 2016
Dec 2013

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

26000 mi
Center console would not close. Replaced under warranty 

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2013 Subaru Impreza 4dr Hatch

148-horsepower 2.0L H4 CVT AWD

Subaru Impreza in California, United States
Feb 2015 - Mar 2017
Feb 2017

60800 mi

US $650
Complete replacement of brakes that were put on brand new when I bought the car. It eats brakes. 
Subaru Impreza in British Columbia, Canada
Apr 2013 - May 2017
Apr 2017

66340 mi

C $870
Replaced leaking radiator. Flush and fill. Checked thermostat for proper function. 
Subaru Impreza in Pennsylvania, United States
Sep 2012 - Sep 2017
Sep 2015

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

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

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2013 Subaru Impreza 4dr Hatch

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

Subaru Impreza in Pennsylvania, United States
Nov 2015 - Dec 2015
Nov 2015

23000 mi
During scheduled 20,000 mi maintenance, left rear strut was found to be leaking fluid. Replaced as a warranty item. Mechanic said it was likely due to large potholes/poor road conditions. Rear tires had begun making fairly loud, rhythmic noise. Asked mechanic to diagnose. Result was: original tires had plenty of tread left, but they showed signs of cupping & feathering. Since it wasn't a safety issue, rotated to front. 
Subaru Impreza in Florida, United States
Aug 2015 - Nov 2017
Apr 2016

55300 mi

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

64000 mi

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

64000 mi
Gauge cluster Warning light for low engine oil illuminated within couple months of the last oil and filter change. To verify excess oil consumption Dealer changed oil again and required oil level check again in 1000 miles. Prescribed check completed and problem confirmed. dealer replaced engine short block with new assy. 
Subaru Impreza in California, United States
May 2015 - Dec 2016
Sep 2015

28000 mi

US $5
Passenger side brake light went out 
Oct 2016

46500 mi
Changed the brake switch. it was failing causing ABS light to turn off along with TC and CC lights 
Subaru Impreza in Colorado, United States
Oct 2012 - Sep 2017
Sep 2013

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

55000 mi

US $1289
ignition switch and 3 sets of keys needed to be replaced along with reprograming the car along with all locks being re-keyed. The key had been getting harder and harder to remove over several months and I couldn't figure out why. Dealership said because I had a group of keys dangling from the ignition key and the swinging weight over time caused excessive wear on the lock. 
Subaru Impreza in Pennsylvania, United States
Dec 2012 - Sep 2014
Jan 2014

22000 mi
Returning to the airport after a trip. The car would not start. No lights were on. Subaru sent out an independent company that jump started the vehicle and it worked normally the rest of the day. Unable to start the car. Cranked for long time and would not start. Waited hours - still wouldn't start. Subaru sent out flatbed - driver unable to start car. Car towed to dealer. Next day dealer reported that it started like it was flooded 
Subaru Impreza in Indiana, United States
Aug 2012 - Sep 2017
Sep 2014

29000 mi
blower motor was making a loud sound when turned on. Suspected the bearing was out on the fan itself. Dealer had to order part. Returned 2 days later and part was installed for no charge under warranty. 
Subaru Impreza in New York, United States
Sep 2012 - Sep 2017
Oct 2016

88800 mi

US $4000
Transmission failed at 87,900 miles, in a 2013 model. I had a window of 15 minutes or about 10 miles from where I noticed the problem to when the car actually gave up. Car was out of warranty and Subaru took care of half of the bill. --------------- UPDATE: A year after the event above, I received a letter from Subaru notifying me that I could be eligible for a refund for the totality I spent fixing the CVT transmission. About three months after that I had a check from them with the sum I spent fixing it. 
Subaru Impreza in Oklahoma, United States
Nov 2012 - Sep 2017
Sep 2017

30000 mi

US $1500
Ran into a large puddle and got water into the intake. This broke the MAF sensor, as well as the fog light bezels. Because if this several other items were done as preventative maintenance at the same time. 
Subaru Impreza in Connecticut, United States
Aug 2013 - Sep 2017
Dec 2013

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

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

34000 mi
CVT pressure sensor went causing metal belt to scrape against pulleys requiring transmission replacement. 
Subaru Impreza in Wisconsin, United States
Oct 2012 - Sep 2017
May 2017

79000 mi

US $290
Passenger Rear Wheel Bearing replaced. 
Subaru Impreza in California, United States
Apr 2016 - Apr 2017
Jun 2016

57000 mi

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

59700 mi

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

65000 mi

US $100
Trip was for diagnosis of a problem, which I would have had repaired if I'd had time (before leaving on a trip). Car has excessive bounce & vibration (initiating in the steering wheel but it has now spread to the whole car), high tire noise, and will nosedive when braking. Rear passenger side suspension is also apparently sagging. Mechanic informed me that *all* of my struts were bad & slowly leaking - this in spite of having my front passenger strut replaced less than 10,000 miles ago. Will have my struts replaced when I have the funds. 
Subaru Impreza in California, United States
Jun 2013 - Jul 2016
Jul 2014

20700 mi
Right front strut heavily leaking hydraulic fluid, strut mount sustained damage. 20310FJ021 STRUT COMPL F RH 20320FG011 MOUNT STRUT F 902350027 SELF LOCK NUT M12 
Subaru Impreza in Massachusetts, United States
Jan 2013 - Dec 2014
Aug 2014

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

11000 mi
Drive seat cushion split. Took 4 visits (order parts, unsuccessful repair and reorder parts, ordered wrong parts so repair incomplete, and finally received part and repaired seat cushion). 

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2013 Subaru Impreza 4dr Hatch

148-horsepower 2.0L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru Impreza in Maryland, United States
May 2013 - May 2015
Sep 2014

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

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

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

18000 mi
Car still using oil. Dealer replaced oil level sensor and flashed ECU. It's still using oil. 
Subaru Impreza in Massachusetts, United States
Jan 2013 - Dec 2014
Dec 2014

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

31000 mi
Oil consumption. 
Oct 2017

45000 mi

US $35
Headlight bulb 
Subaru Impreza in New Jersey, United States
Feb 2016 - Jun 2017
Sep 2016

83000 mi

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

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

71000 mi

US $1400
Clutch replacement 

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2012 Subaru Impreza

Engine not specified

Subaru Impreza in Michigan, United States
Apr 2015 - May 2015
Apr 2015

50000 mi

US $400
Regular inspection. Had to replace battery due to load test failure. 

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2012 Subaru Impreza 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 305hp 2.5L H4 6-speed manual AWD

Subaru Impreza in Michigan, United States
May 2015 - Jul 2017
Jan 2017

90400 mi

US $794
AC Compressor clutch assembly froze resulting in replacement of the compressor, labor, belt, compressor oil, fuse and refrigerant 
Subaru Impreza in Utah, United States
Nov 2013 - Oct 2016
Oct 2014

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

45500 mi

US $90
Brake sensor had gone bad, when brakes were applied, the signals would not come on immediately. 

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2012 Subaru Impreza 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 265hp 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru Impreza in Arizona, United States
Mar 2012 - Dec 2012
Apr 2012

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

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

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

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

11000 mi
Entire transmission was replaced as a result from the failure when driving on the freeway 
Subaru Impreza in Ohio, United States
Jan 2015 - May 2015
Feb 2015

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

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

25000 mi
Beginning phases of the squeaky clutch problem which is widely documented in the Subaru community. It starts as a squeak and only gets worse until the welds on the firewall break out. Very involved repair, not under warranty. 
Subaru Impreza in Massachusetts, United States
Dec 2012 - Jan 2014
Jul 2013

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

37000 mi
replaced blow off valve and hose at turbo. covered under warranty 

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2012 Subaru Impreza 4dr Sedan

148-horsepower 2.0L H4 CVT AWD

Subaru Impreza in Newfoundland / Lab., Canada
Jan 2012 - Jun 2016
Feb 2012

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

27280 mi
Front seats were squeaking in cold weather. A seat back bushing is the cause and replacement was covered by warranty and described by a Service Bulletin. 
Subaru Impreza in New York, United States
Feb 2012 - Dec 2012
May 2012

1300 mi
Passenger Airbag was staying off (airbag off light was on) with passenger in the seat. Dealer looked at car and found no problems. Problem has not repeated. 
Subaru Impreza in New Jersey, United States
May 2012 - Sep 2017
Jan 2013 Oil change was done (not at dealer) and the was told the battery was marginal¬Ě. Went to dealer and a new battery was installed, still under warranty. 
Jul 2017

32000 mi

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

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

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2012 Subaru Impreza 4dr Sedan

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

Subaru Impreza in Nebraska, United States
Apr 2013 - Oct 2017
Jun 2015

35000 mi
Reprogramming File Availability for Extended Engine Cranking (Delayed Starting), TSB 11-156-15 
Subaru Impreza in Maryland, United States
Jan 2012 - Jul 2013
Oct 2012

9300 mi
Front drivers seat wearing..seat back shredding and side bolster fraying 
Subaru Impreza in Tennessee, United States
Mar 2012 - Feb 2013
Apr 2012

1000 mi
Passenger window would not go down. 
Subaru Impreza in New York, United States
Mar 2012 - Sep 2017
Nov 2013

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

49000 mi

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

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

60000 mi
P000C OBD2 code. Dealer changed oil and replaced Cam Position Sensor. 
Subaru Impreza in New York, United States
Jul 2012 - Jun 2017
Sep 2015

31000 mi
There was a leak in the AC system, the leak was found and fixed and AC recharged. 
Subaru Impreza in West Virginia, United States
Apr 2013 - Sep 2017
Apr 2017

92000 mi

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

10000 mi
driver's seat squeaks 

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2012 Subaru Impreza 4dr Sedan

148-horsepower 2.0L H4 5-speed manual AWD

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

62000 mi

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

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

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2012 Subaru Impreza 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 305hp 2.5L H4 6-speed manual AWD

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

45000 mi

US $100
Steering rack replaced 

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2012 Subaru Impreza 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 265hp 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru Impreza in Washington, United States
Aug 2013 - Jul 2017
Apr 2013

33000 mi

US $2800
Fixed cracked clutch pedal assembly welds. 
Subaru Impreza in Nova Scotia, Canada
Jun 2012 - Sep 2017
May 2014

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

49220 mi
Turbo charger was failing and was replaced. Cracked plastic intercooler pipe replaced. 
Subaru Impreza in Pennsylvania, United States
Feb 2012 - Oct 2017
May 2013

20000 mi
Connecting rod bearing failed at approximately 18,300 miles. Vehicle towed to nearest Subaru dealer. Short block replaced under warranty. 
Subaru Impreza in Colorado, United States
Feb 2012 - Sep 2017
May 2012

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

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

25300 mi
Had clutch pressure plate and throwout bearing replaced after the clutch pedal begun intermittently vibrating when moved, greater clutch effort was required and occasional squealing noise when foot off clutch pedal. 
Subaru Impreza in Pennsylvania, United States
Jul 2014 - Nov 2015
Nov 2014

40200 mi

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

46000 mi

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

15800 mi

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

30300 mi
Missing at 30000 mile service. They cleaned the fuel system. Could have just been bad gas. 

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2012 Subaru Impreza 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 252hp 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

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

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

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2012 Subaru Impreza 4dr Hatch

148-horsepower 2.0L H4 CVT AWD

Subaru Impreza in Quebec, Canada
Nov 2011 - Sep 2017
Mar 2013

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

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

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

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

45880 mi
leaky oil pan 
Apr 2017

52080 mi
right wheel bearing was replaced. Dealer said they heard a humming sound during test drive. I'd never noticed it. Covered under warranty. 
Subaru Impreza in California, United States
May 2012 - Oct 2017
Oct 2016

41200 mi

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

40920 mi
Brake lights stopped working, electrical problem 
Oct 2017

74400 mi

C $702
Timing cover oil leak 
Subaru Impreza in New South Wales, Australia
May 2017 - May 2017
Mar 2017

23560 mi

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

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2012 Subaru Impreza 4dr Hatch

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

Subaru Impreza in Texas, United States
Feb 2015 - Jul 2016
May 2015

80229 mi

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

113000 mi

US $252
Wheel Bearing replacement, Rear passenger 
Subaru Impreza in Texas, United States
Jul 2012 - Sep 2017
Aug 2012

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

16000 mi
Bluetooth cutting out. Dealer replaced head unit under warranty, Dealer replaced head unit diue to Bluetooth not working. Could not stabilize the Bluetooth. 
Subaru Impreza in Massachusetts, United States
Jul 2012 - Aug 2016
Mar 2015

36000 mi
Very weak battery. Battery was replaced. Hatch struts were weak. Replaced. 
Subaru Impreza in Virginia, United States
Apr 2017 - Sep 2017
Jun 2017

94000 mi

US $156
Brake switch failed causing light to appear on dashboard. The shifter would periodically not come out of park when the light was on. Switch was replaced, problem has not reappeared since. Seems to be a fairly common issue with this type of car if the google searching is correct. 
Subaru Impreza in Maine, United States
Mar 2012 - Sep 2014
Jan 2013 Whistling noise from fan 
Subaru Impreza in Michigan, United States
Apr 2012 - Sep 2016
Sep 2016

90000 mi

US $250
Replace spark plugs as what dealer considered normal wear and tear. 
Subaru Impreza in California, United States
Nov 2011 - Sep 2017
Jan 2012

6200 mi
Steering column slightly off center with respect to dash/driver seat. Dealer said this was within normal tolerance, but did try to adjust it. Now still a bit off, but much less noticeable and more comfortable to drive. 
Feb 2013

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

15000 mi
Both rear struts were leaking. No obvious cause (maybe a bad batch of OEM shocks?) Replaced under warranty. 
Subaru Impreza in New York, United States
Apr 2012 - Apr 2016
Feb 2014

29000 mi
High beam bulb burnt out 
Jun 2014

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

15800 mi

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

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

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

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

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

103000 mi

US $240
Transmission hesitating and AT OIL temp light illuminated. Dealer fixed under SOA extended warranty at no charge. Replaced leaking shock absorber. 
Subaru Impreza in Ohio, United States
Dec 2011 - Sep 2017
Sep 2014

37000 mi
Losing oil 
Feb 2015

47000 mi
updated programming for engine oil light 
Mar 2015

49000 mi
low oil 
May 2015

51900 mi
low oil 
Apr 2016

68800 mi
Replaced short block. 
Aug 2016

75300 mi
Needed second alignment as the first appeared to result in a broken nut and the steering wheel was off center. 
Subaru Impreza in New Hampshire, United States
Feb 2016 - Mar 2017
Apr 2016

55000 mi

US $4000
Transmission failed 
Mar 2017

115000 mi

US $200
Blue tooth system failed 
Subaru Impreza in Massachusetts, United States
Dec 2011 - Sep 2017
Sep 2014

38000 mi
oil level sensor goes off too soon 
Subaru Impreza in Virginia, United States
Sep 2014 - Sep 2017
Oct 2015

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

116000 mi

US $230
Serpentine belt began to chirp at startup. Couldn't figure out which pulley was out of alignment so I replaced the belt, the three idler pulleys, and the tensioner for less money than it would have cost to have a mechanic diagnose the issue and replace even one pulley. Could have done the entire job for $120 but I opted to go with OEM Subaru components. Issue has been resolved and I believe it was the 80mm idler pulleys that had gone bad. Both of the 80mm pulleys can be replaced for about $32 for the two of them. 
Subaru Impreza in Michigan, United States
May 2015 - Sep 2017
Nov 2015

87000 mi
Keys needed to be reprogrammed. 
Aug 2016

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

105000 mi

US $1400
Replaced Transmission Valve Body due to a faulty solenoid Replaced rear passenger wheel bearing 
Subaru Impreza in New Jersey, United States
Sep 2015 - Sep 2017
Oct 2015

69800 mi

US $40
Bad right front wheel bearing. Sourced complete knuckle/hub from low mileage 2013 Impreza and swapped. 
Subaru Impreza in Maryland, United States
Feb 2014 - Oct 2017
Mar 2015

48000 mi
CVT Valve Body 
Apr 2015

48800 mi

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

71200 mi
Bearing went bad in unrepairable part of CVT. LOUD groaning at all speeds, especially coasting. Contacted SoA, who saw me as a loyal customer (x3) who did recommended maint. and covered transmission replacement 100% even out of warranty 
Subaru Impreza in California, United States
Aug 2013 - Jul 2017
Dec 2014

22000 mi
right windshield wiper nut cover fell off 
Oct 2015

29300 mi
The ABS warning light was coming on intermittently. Technician replaced the brake light switch. Even though the car was out of warranty the dealer replaced it for free since I was having the 30K mile service done at the time. 
Subaru Impreza in Nebraska, United States
Mar 2012 - Mar 2017
Feb 2014

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

25700 mi
rear wheels exhibit visible neg camber, and resulting inside tread wear. dealer brought rear camber in spec but to neg end of the scale. Had to buy new tires after 35,000 miles, and the problem remains. 
Subaru Impreza in New York, United States
Mar 2012 - Dec 2016
Mar 2016

96000 mi

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

107000 mi

US $255
complete engine failure while driving 60 mph on highway.Dashboard lit up with every light & engine cut out & would not start again.The dealer took 17 days to tell me a fuse blew in the wire harness between the computer & engine.Replaced ECM 
Subaru Impreza in Florida, United States
Jan 2013 - Mar 2014
Jul 2013

14000 mi
Numerous interior panels falling off from aftermarket stereo installation 
Subaru Impreza in Virginia, United States
Aug 2013 - Apr 2014
Sep 2013

15000 mi
Compressor failed. 
Oct 2013

15500 mi
Compressor replaced. 
Subaru Impreza in North Carolina, United States
Dec 2015 - Apr 2017
Sep 2016

105000 mi

US $25
One of the headlight bulbs burnt out. Replaced with pair of modified Sylvania Osram H9. 

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2012 Subaru Impreza 4dr Hatch

148-horsepower 2.0L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru Impreza in Georgia, United States
Jan 2012 - Sep 2017
Oct 2016

50300 mi

US $100
CEL, mass airflow meter replaced 
Subaru Impreza in Washington, United States
Dec 2011 - Jun 2017
Sep 2016

120000 mi

US $650
Engine burns oil throughout life. Manufacturer class action suit. Engine replaced. Clutch went out. Changed out in conjunction with engine replacement. 
Subaru Impreza in New Jersey, United States
Sep 2012 - Jun 2014
Oct 2013

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

20000 mi
Oil consumption issue ongoing since purchase of vehicle. Low oil light constantly comes on. 1/2 quart was placed in vehicle and oil light had to be reset through ecm. 
Subaru Impreza in New Jersey, United States
Mar 2014 - Jul 2015
Jul 2015

53000 mi

US $20
Accessory belt started squeaking prematurely. 
Subaru Impreza in Maryland, United States
Jun 2014 - Jul 2014
Jul 2014

20000 mi
Car continually burning oil - got rid of car - not reliable - could not go anywhere without the oil light coming on and having to add a quart of oil 
Subaru Impreza in Maryland, United States
Aug 2012 - Jun 2017
Apr 2015

53800 mi
Set number three of cam gears and a new oxygen sensor 
Subaru Impreza in North Carolina, United States
Feb 2012 - Sep 2016
Mar 2016

92000 mi

US $1100
Clutch, pressure plate, throwout bearing, primarily due to the latter. Now shifts more smoothly than ever, even when new. 
Subaru Impreza in New York, United States
May 2012 - Sep 2017
Aug 2013

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

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

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

40000 mi

US $70
HVAC blower motor was noisy. Replaced with used blower motor from Amazon. 
Subaru Impreza in New York, United States
Apr 2012 - Sep 2017
Nov 2012

2300 mi
Slack parking brake cable. 
Jul 2013

4200 mi
Large water drops appeared on floor of passenger-side footwell. AC drain tube clogged. Tech cleared blockage under warranty. No parts replaced. Service writer said, "We have had a number of these." 

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