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2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek repairs by problem area

Engine (28%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (7%)

Brakes and Traction Control (5%)

Suspension and Steering (12%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (37%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (9%)

Other (2%)

Chart based on 57 repairs.
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2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (10%)

$100 - $499 (14%)

< $100 (76%)

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Chart based on 50 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek 4dr Hatch

160-horsepower 2.0L H4 Hybrid 6-speed shiftable CVT AWD

Subaru XV Crosstrek in Ohio, United States
Jun 2014 - Mar 2018
Oct 2014

5000 mi
The car sat in the airport long-term garage for 6 days and was dead as a doornail when I returned. Had to get it jumped. Dealer found no drain on the battery and everything checked out fine. Update: happened again a year later. 
Jun 2015

18000 mi
Multiple warning lights lit up while driving at 40 mph. "Check Engine," "Hill Start," "Vehicle Dynamics Control" stayed on even after a brief stop and restart. Dealership said bring it it. No lights the next morning. 90 minutes in 
Dec 2015

28000 mi
This is the second time the cranking battery was dead when the car was left for more than three days. This is a hybrid. The car was towed "dead" to the dealer. They found nothing but replaced the battery. It works now, but for how long? 
Subaru XV Crosstrek in Pennsylvania, United States
Nov 2016 - Sep 2018
Sep 2018

33000 mi

US $264
Hybrid system was not going into EV mode. Replace Start/Stop AGM battery. 
Subaru XV Crosstrek in Pennsylvania, United States
Apr 2014 - Jun 2018
Jan 2015

18000 mi
Inside drivers door handle very squeaky door replaced under warranty 
Apr 2015

24200 mi
Bad key fob, replaced under warranty 
Oct 2017

91000 mi
torn [tie rod?] boot, covered under Warranty 

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2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek 4dr Hatch

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

Subaru XV Crosstrek in Quebec, Canada
Jun 2014 - Dec 2017
May 2017

35960 mi

C $600
Rear brakes noise, dealer says that pads were stuck on rotors, no reason or explanation provided, replaced pads and rotors. 
Subaru XV Crosstrek in Pennsylvania, United States
May 2016 - May 2018
Feb 2017

31000 mi
Check engine light came on. Dealer replaced oil control valve under warranty. 
Jun 2017

36000 mi
Heard a squealing sound when AC was running and noticed water leaking into the interior underneath the glove box. Dealer cleared a clog in a hose to fix the water leakage (not covered under warranty) and replaced the AC compressor under warranty. 
Subaru XV Crosstrek in Alberta, Canada
Apr 2014 - Jun 2018
Mar 2017

21700 mi
Engine hard to start. Engine turns over many times, but does not start. Once started, it sputters a few times. Diagnoses from dealer was that the battery was low on charge and needed replacing, under warranty. 
Subaru XV Crosstrek in Wisconsin, United States
Dec 2016 - Jun 2018
Jan 2018

73000 mi

US $150
OEM battery failed my load test and was cranking slow. I replaced battery. 
Mar 2018

74000 mi

US $350
rear wheel bearing replaced 
Subaru XV Crosstrek in Massachusetts, United States
Mar 2016 - Jun 2018
Jun 2018

32000 mi

US $3
Worth mentioning here, my 2014 Crosstrek with 32k miles on her, seems to consume a little bit of oil. I don't see any leaks or puddles on the ground, the car runs perfectly, but I have to top up the oil every other month. If I do not add oil, the oil light comes one. If I ignore it, eventually I get a CEL and the cruise control will not work until I add oil and the oil light and CEL go off. 
Subaru XV Crosstrek in Washington, United States
Oct 2013 - Jun 2018
Feb 2018

66500 mi

US $760
Front right axle worn requiring replacement. Although I paid for this out of pocket, subsequent communication with Subaru resulted in full reimbursement. 
Subaru XV Crosstrek in South Carolina, United States
May 2015 - Dec 2017
Jun 2015

20000 mi
Burning coolant, dealer refused to fix. They said that it was caused by a tech putting 2 quarts too much oil 5000 miles prior. Car still smokes and occasionally stalls on startup. Subaru of America is investigating. The armrests were both falling apart (driver side and center). They refused to repair it so Subaru of America called them and forced them to do the warranty repair. 
Sep 2015

26000 mi
Thermostat was bad 
Jan 2016 Coolant hose began leaking 
Mar 2016

38000 mi
Tire pressure monitor died, replaced 
Subaru XV Crosstrek in Louisiana, United States
Nov 2016 - Jul 2017
Jul 2017

118000 mi

US $600
front (2) CV axles needed replacement as they made noises when turning. They were worn. rear (2) Wheel Bearing's needed replacement as they made noises while driving. They were worn. 
Subaru XV Crosstrek in Connecticut, United States
Apr 2015 - Dec 2017
Aug 2015

30000 mi
Noticed AC was making intermittent hissing and only got cool slowly. Rapidly deteriorated. Coil in dash was found to have leak after second trip after recharge on first trip. 
May 2017

62 mi
Heard grinding noise. Needed to replace bearing. 
Subaru XV Crosstrek in Arizona, United States
Oct 2013 - Jun 2018
Feb 2014

7000 mi
Seal on headlight and ac vent 
Oct 2014

22300 mi
Leaking strut 
Apr 2017

83000 mi

US $500
Replace pads and rotors 
Subaru XV Crosstrek in Pennsylvania, United States
Mar 2014 - Apr 2015
Aug 2014

10000 mi
Intermittently had no picture on radio when reverse was selected. Back up camera Replaced. 
Subaru XV Crosstrek in California, United States
May 2014 - Jun 2018
Dec 2016

31000 mi

US $20
30K maintenance - all ok except front driver side fog light/headlight needed replacement 
Jun 2017

38000 mi

US $135
went for an oil change - was told battery was failing. 
Aug 2017

41000 mi

US $100
leather wrapped steering wheel peeling off, a lot. replaced steering wheel. 
Mar 2018

49000 mi
check engine, traction and cruise control lights on for several days. checked for code. was coming due for oil change - dealer recommended a "flush" and oil change; thought it might be debris in the oil system (or something like that). 
Subaru XV Crosstrek in North Carolina, United States
Jul 2014 - Apr 2017
Jan 2015

6500 mi

US $80
excessive wind noise around windshield on passenger side. Transmission takes an excessive amount of time to change from reverse into drive. 
Subaru XV Crosstrek in Pennsylvania, United States
Nov 2014 - Jun 2015
Jun 2014

4000 mi
Vehicle was pulling to the right. Dealer found right rear wheel toe to be out of spec. Vehicle running straight after alignment. 
Nov 2014

12000 mi
Check Engine Light. Code was P0000C. Oil Control Valve replaced. Check engine light reset. 
Dec 2014

15000 mi
CEL illuminated around 15,000 miles. It was the oil control valve on the other cylinder bank. Valve part # checked against recall and found to be good. Cleaned valve, reset CEL. Code P000A. Oil Control Valve on other cylinder bank. Valve part# not part of a OCV recall. Tech cleaned and reinstalled valve. Reset CEL. 
Subaru XV Crosstrek in Florida, United States
Dec 2013 - Jul 2015
Aug 2014

3700 mi
Radio ordered due to rear view camera working intermittently. Camera view displays on radio unit 
Sep 2014

4000 mi
New radio ordered for camera issue. Concern still present Reverse camera issue still present, dealer could not verify even after I showed them a picture of the concern. Dealer contacted Subaru Tech line with no success. Dealer did not note in their comments that a picture of the problem was present 
May 2015

10000 mi

US $105
Intermittent reverse camera operation. 3rd time @ dealer with no successful repair. Initial repair several months ago, the Nav unit was replaced but the problem is still occuring Intermittent reverse camera operation. 3rd time @ dealer with no successful repair. Initial repair several months ago, the Nav unit was replaced but the problem is still occuring 
Jul 2015

11000 mi
Reverse Camera inop. Took it in 3 times to dealer & they are now replacing the Camera. They state if the Camera does not solve the issue then the wiring harness will need to be replaced Dealer finally replaced rear view camera. So far, camera issue has not occurred. 

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2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek 4dr Hatch

148-horsepower 2.0L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru XV Crosstrek in New Jersey, United States
May 2014 - Apr 2017
Feb 2015

9000 mi
Added .5 qt of oil and reprogrammed ECM for oil level detection, then performed complete oil change. 
Feb 2016

24300 mi
Check engine light and vehicle dynamics control light came on. Cruise control indicator started blinking. Code P0000A found during diagnostics. Replaced R/H Intake OCV for being inoperative. Part number 10921AA230 (Valve AY Oil) 
Sep 2016

39000 mi
Low oil light came on. Dipstick almost dry. Dealer found oil level 34 oz low. Performed oil change. Performed software update for low oil detection light. CID# EP5L300A. Started oil consumption test. Return after 1200 miles. 
Oct 2016

39700 mi
Returned for oil consumption as per previous trip in September 2016. Dealer found oil 4 oz low. Added 4 oz and was told consumption is within spec for being driven 1301 miles. Will return for another consumption check at 1200 miles. 
Dec 2016

43000 mi
Due to ongoing oil consumption issue (see previous repair reports), the short block engine was replaced. At this time, it is too early to tell whether repair was successful. Will need to monitor oil consumption. 
Apr 2017

47036 mi
Check engine light on. Code P000A. Cam position sensor low response B1 caused by sticking cam sensor. Replaced right intake cam sensor. 
Subaru XV Crosstrek in Texas, United States
Jan 2014 - Jun 2018
Aug 2016

78000 mi

US $20
Problem with brake light switch which caused ABS, VDC and hill assist lights to come on and cruise control to stop working. Replaced it with a redesigned switch. 
Oct 2017

111000 mi

US $1355
Throwout bearing was squealing. Shop recommended replacing clutch along with the bearing. 
Jan 2018

114000 mi

US $556
Wheel bearings were noisy and needed to be replaced. Shop had a very hard time getting them out. 
Feb 2018

116000 mi
The headlight indicator dash light burned out. It is an LED on the instrument panel circuit board and can’t be replaced 

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2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek 4dr Hatch

Subaru XV Crosstrek in District of Columbia, United States
Aug 2017 - Jun 2020
May 2019

38000 mi

US $43
Replaced brake light 
Sep 2019

40000 mi

US $52
Replaced rear door latch 

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