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

Engine (37%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (15%)

Brakes and Traction Control (3%)

Suspension and Steering (12%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (24%)

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

Other (4%)

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2007 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport repair cost distribution

$2500+ (4%)

$1000 - $2499 (9%)

$500 - $999 (19%)

$100 - $499 (30%)

< $100 (37%)

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

2007 Subaru WRX STI 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 293hp 2.5L H4 6-speed manual AWD

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

9300 mi
Driver side rear wheel bearing replaced under warranty. 
Subaru WRX STI in Florida, United States
- Jan 2008
Jan 2008

15000 mi
Center Differential replacement 
Subaru WRX STI in West Virginia, United States
Jan 2014 - Aug 2018
Apr 2014

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

107000 mi

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

112700 mi

US $40
creaking ball joint, was replaced 
Oct 2015

119500 mi

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

129000 mi

US $250
Blew a rear strut 
Jan 2017

140000 mi

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

143000 mi

US $150
o-ring was leaking on AC compressor, also replaced condenser, was not needed for repair 
Jan 2018

155000 mi

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

165000 mi

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

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2007 Subaru WRX 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 224hp 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru WRX in North Carolina, United States
Oct 2010 - Jan 2012
Dec 2011

45000 mi
CEL on, computer showed problem with gas re-circulation system. Tests showed no problem, so my mechanic simply reset the CEL. 
Subaru WRX in New Hampshire, United States
May 2014 - Mar 2015
Jul 2014

160700 mi

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

164500 mi

US $140
Replaced right front drive axle, 
Dec 2014

167000 mi

US $70
HVAC blower failed and required replacement. Motor is not removable from housing and must be replaced as complete unit. As OEM part is multiple hundreds of $$$ and car is high mileage, opted for used replacement part. 
Subaru WRX in Alberta, Canada
Dec 2014 - Dec 2016
Sep 2016

102920 mi

C $250
Torn boot at CV joint caused axle to need replacement 
Subaru WRX in Texas, United States
Apr 2015 - May 2018
Jul 2015

97700 mi

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

103600 mi

US $800
Replaced transfer case bearings following failure 
Dec 2015

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

114700 mi

US $50
Brake light switch failed 
Dec 2016

119000 mi

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

108200 mi

US $230
Valve cover gaskets leaking oil, replaced gaskets on both sides 
Subaru WRX in California, United States
Jan 2014 - Jul 2014
Mar 2014

103000 mi

US $500
Broken hose replacement and system recharge 
Jul 2014

106000 mi

US $5000
Engine lost oil pressure and needed complete rebuild 
Subaru WRX in Massachusetts, United States
Mar 2011 - Dec 2015
Apr 2012

105000 mi

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

116300 mi

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

136000 mi

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

142000 mi

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

153000 mi

US $150
Radiator blew after coolant leak detected. Likely end tank separation. Air conditioner had o-ring leak, was fixed along with a recharge. 
Subaru WRX in Minnesota, United States
Dec 2008 - Sep 2017
Sep 2015

66000 mi

US $250
Secondary air injection valves failed. Replaced. 

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2007 Subaru WRX 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 224hp 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru WRX in New York, United States
Sep 2008 - May 2013
Mar 2011

27000 mi

US $15
Driver side main/low headlight bulb burnt out, had to remove the battery for access to replace the bulb. 
Subaru WRX in Florida, United States
May 2010 - Nov 2011
Jul 2011

43200 mi

US $770
check engine light (A0456), leak in emissions system, required "smoke test", required removal of gas tank to replace valves.  rattle by the p/s front door (no parts, reassembly only). leaking hose at washer fluid (no parts) 
Subaru WRX in Texas, United States
Nov 2013 - Aug 2015
Jul 2014

88893 mi

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

97000 mi

US $100
Replaced O2 Sensor 

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2007 Subaru Impreza 4dr Sedan

173-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru Impreza in Massachusetts, United States
Mar 2014 - Apr 2018
Jun 2014

79000 mi

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

89800 mi

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

129000 mi

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

135100 mi

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

141000 mi

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

146500 mi

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

150700 mi

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

152700 mi
The car was brought in because of leaking fluid. The dealer found that the axle boot that was replaced during the last service trip had a leaking seal and was replaced at no charge. 
Nov 2017

157900 mi

US $2037
Right front lower ball joint was detached. The right front inner and outer tie rod ends, right front axle, transmission speed sensor, and right front fender liner were replaced. The ABS light was illuminated on the dashboard. The right rear ABS sensor was replaced. 
Subaru Impreza in Quebec, Canada
Mar 2010 - Aug 2017
Mar 2015

79360 mi

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

97960 mi

C $500
Rear shocks replaced. 
Subaru Impreza in New Jersey, United States
Apr 2008 - Mar 2010
May 2008

24000 mi
Brake light switch melted the housing causing the contacts to not connect any more. 
Subaru Impreza in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2008 - Jul 2013
Apr 2009

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

89000 mi

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

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

93000 mi

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

105000 mi

US $200
Rattling exhaust resonator (noise issue) likely due to corrosion. The muffler shop removed the resonator and straight-piped the section. Exhaust was not noticeably louder after the fix and the rattle was gone! 

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2007 Subaru Impreza 4dr Sedan

173-horsepower 2.5L H4 4-speed automatic AWD

Subaru Impreza in New York, United States
Feb 2012 - Jun 2012
Jun 2012

63000 mi

US $300
Some bushing dried out and cracked and was leaking. Dealer claimed that the car was currently fine but that this leak would lead to a part drying out and breaking over time and be very expensive to repair then. Fixed leak now for 300$ 
Subaru Impreza in Manitoba, Canada
Feb 2008 - Jun 2015
Sep 2011

27900 mi

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

39060 mi

C $450
Replace oxygen sensor. 
Subaru Impreza in California, United States
Aug 2017 - Jun 2018
Feb 2017

75000 mi

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

79000 mi

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

31000 mi

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

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

59520 mi

C $100
Needed to replace stop brake light. Gear selector would not shift from PARK as stop brake switch no longer working. This caused interlocking safety feature which disabled changing gears aside from manual override with interlock release. 
Subaru Impreza in New York, United States
May 2009 - Mar 2012
Mar 2010

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

48000 mi

US $15
Passenger low beam headlight replaced. 
Sep 2010

53000 mi

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

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

60700 mi

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

62000 mi

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

64000 mi

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

75000 mi

US $414
Intake O2 sensor replaced 

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2007 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport

Engine not specified

Subaru Impreza in North Carolina, United States
Jul 2008 - Mar 2010
Aug 2008

10000 mi
Faulty rear hatch latching mechanism. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Colorado, United States
Aug 2014 - Sep 2014
Aug 2014

92000 mi

US $2000
Head gasket leaking- gasket replaced on both sides, heads planed 

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2007 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport 4dr Wagon

173-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Virginia, United States
Sep 2014 - Jun 2018
Oct 2014

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

152000 mi

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

165000 mi

US $150
Bearing in A/C motor was bad. Replaced with part from junkyard. 
May 2018

179000 mi

US $200
Idler pulley replaced. O-ring replaced and system recharged. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2014 - Oct 2015
Apr 2015

87420 mi

C $39
VVL Oil pressure switch failed on the Driver side (trouble code P0028) 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Washington, United States
Mar 2009 - Aug 2011
Dec 2010

70000 mi

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

74000 mi

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

77000 mi

US $1800
High pitched whining from trans at 50 mph and higher. Diagnosed as viscous coupling bearing in front differential. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Quebec, Canada
Jan 2016 - Sep 2016
Feb 2016

94240 mi

C $800
Muffler and timing belt change 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Massachusetts, United States
Dec 2015 - Jun 2018
Jan 2016

US $980
Routine clutch replacement 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in California, United States
Dec 2011 - Jan 2013
Jan 2012

63300 mi

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

59000 mi

US $9
Temp gauge went to red during 3hr trip. Coolant spill all over engine. Added coolant on the way home. Shop did pressure test, found no leaks. Performed tests and could not replicate engine overheat. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Oregon, United States
Oct 2014 - Aug 2016
Feb 2015

140300 mi

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

148000 mi

US $317
Replace steering pump, reservoir, and return hose. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Colorado, United States
Dec 2010 - Nov 2016
Jan 2011

69000 mi

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

69800 mi

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

72000 mi

US $500
left rear strut began leaking apx 55k - driver's side strut began leaking apx 63k - dealer indifferent to condition. handling became so problematical we decided to replace both at our independent local mechanic. whilst r/r tires, tire dealer noted that'3x as many subaru headlamps are replaced than all othere makes' i am replacing interior light regularly, and headlamps are burning out with distressing frequency - now three in the past two months - 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Missouri, United States
Jul 2009 - Jul 2010
Mar 2010

38000 mi
Squeaky clutch slave cylinder. 

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2007 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport 4dr Wagon

173-horsepower 2.5L H4 4-speed automatic AWD

Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Rhode Island, United States
Jul 2010 - Jul 2018
Nov 2010

41302 mi

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

48900 mi

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

56976 mi

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

62748 mi

US $189
Battery replaced 
Aug 2014

67104 mi

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

79000 mi

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

81856 mi

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

84000 mi

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

87000 mi

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

95030 mi

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

103298 mi

US $891
Replace drive shaft axle Replace gearshift selector cable, nut and connector selector. Damaged by corrosion and repeated repair attempts. 
Dec 2017

111000 mi

US $987
Windshield spontaneously cracked 
Jun 2018

119000 mi

US $310
Alternator replaced Frozen slide pins on front calipers. Replaced slide pins. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in California, United States
Jan 2012 - Jun 2012
Apr 2012

252200 mi

US $500
replaced driver side rear wheel bearings  replaced driver side cv boot on front 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in California, United States
Jul 2010 - Jul 2018
Mar 2011

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

48300 mi

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

50200 mi

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

53000 mi

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

56300 mi

US $100
Battery replaced 
May 2014

56900 mi

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

78000 mi

US $450
Head Gasket AC Blowing Hot AIr 
Apr 2017

78000 mi

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

81000 mi

US $150
Hesitation and fluttering noise on acceleration from stop. Very dirty Throttle body. Partially fixed the issue by cleaning , but not completely. Still unclear what is causing the hesitation and fluttering noise 
Feb 2018

83000 mi

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

86000 mi

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

134000 mi

US $2800
Replaced failed turbocharger. This occurred due to clogged filters. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2012 - Feb 2014
Nov 2013

69520 mi

C $300
gasket replacement 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Indiana, United States
May 2009 - Sep 2013
Apr 2009

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

30000 mi

US $26
Left low beam blew out. Needed to be changed at the dealership because the light is blocked by the battery. 
Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport in Minnesota, United States
Oct 2012 - May 2013
Mar 2013

60000 mi

US $30
PCV Valve was stuck open. 

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2007 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport 4-door

4-cylinder manual AWD

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

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

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

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

19000 mi
Problem solved after adjustment 
Apr 2011

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

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

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2007 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport 4-door

4-cylinder automatic AWD

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

52700 mi

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

76220 mi

Radiator Fan Not Working 

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