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2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek repairs by problem area

Engine (9%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (26%)

Brakes and Traction Control (17%)

Suspension and Steering (15%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (28%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (2%)

Other (2%)

Chart based on 53 repairs.
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2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek repair cost distribution

$2500+ (2%)

$1000 - $2499 (4%)

$500 - $999 (6%)

$100 - $499 (33%)

< $100 (54%)

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Chart based on 48 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek 4dr Hatch

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

Subaru XV Crosstrek in District of Columbia, United States
Mar 2015 - Jun 2018
Oct 2015

9000 mi
Fixed rattles in rear passenger side headliner and in dashboard. Dealer broke a dashboard part while performing repair, so had to wait 2 days to obtain replacement part to complete repair. 

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2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek 4dr Hatch

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

Subaru XV Crosstrek in Connecticut, United States
Feb 2015 - Jun 2018
Jan 2018

47000 mi

US $120
Battery failed just outside warranty (37 months) Checked forums and seems like a common issue. 
Subaru XV Crosstrek in Vermont, United States
May 2017 - Jul 2018
Jul 2017

25000 mi
outside Temp guage was not accurate 
Jul 2018

36000 mi

US $250
Front Brakes done 
Subaru XV Crosstrek in Pennsylvania, United States
May 2016 - Jun 2018
Aug 2017

15200 mi

US $90
Replaced front brakes and rotors due to pulsing under braking (rotors were warped) 
Subaru XV Crosstrek in Quebec, Canada
Jan 2015 - Sep 2018
Dec 2017

22320 mi
the battery was replaced under guaranty (lost all its charge) 
Aug 2018

27900 mi
Wheel bearing (rear left) 
Sep 2018

28272 mi

C $100
brake light switch 
Subaru XV Crosstrek in New York, United States
Jul 2017 - Jul 2021
Oct 2018

35642 mi
Ignition key would not come out when shifter was in park and ignition off. Subaru replaced the automatic shifter plate assembly covered under warranty. 
Jun 2019

43000 mi

US $696
Rear brake pads worn out 90%. Replaced pads with Bosch BE-1114H @ $42.98. Four tires worn low. Replaced with four Continental True Contact Tour @ $653.06. Size 225/55-17. 
Apr 2020

53973 mi

US $63
Front pads Previously changed at 27,397 replaced 
Oct 2020

56500 mi

US $12
Passenger side headlight bulb replaced Phillips H11.And stoplight Phillips 9473 drivers rear @2.99. 
Jul 2021

66964 mi

US $80
Recharge A/C refrigerant R134a oil change 5.3 QTS Mobil 1 0w20 Dexos 20,000 mile Synthetic oil @29.83 Subaru 15208AA160 TOKO ROI oil filter @ 3.33 Subaru 803916010 washer. 
Subaru XV Crosstrek in Virginia, United States
Apr 2015 - Jun 2018
Jun 2018

24000 mi

US $77
Key could not removed from the ignition switch 50% of the time. The gear selector could not removed from Park without using a screwdriver to push down on the emergency release. The ABS, VDC and Hill Holding lights remained lit while driving. It took the dealer three weeks to get replacement parts from Subaru. They replaced the brake light switch, an OBDII switch and gear shift plate. Fortunately I had the 7yr /70,000 Gold Plus extended warranty otherwise it would have cost over $450. 
Subaru XV Crosstrek in Iowa, United States
Jul 2015 - Jun 2018
Jun 2018

35450 mi

US $500
Driver door did not close properly. Inspection found that the door had been sprung by wind. Subaru agrees to pay $500 towards total bill of $980. 
Subaru XV Crosstrek in Texas, United States
Nov 2015 - Jun 2018
Apr 2016

9000 mi
A/C fan control failed on med and high speed. Replaced fan control. 
Subaru XV Crosstrek in New York, United States
May 2015 - Aug 2019
Jun 2017

23000 mi
Electrial brake switch replaced. Traction control, abs, hill start lights on. Switch was found to be defective. Was replaced with new switch. 
Mar 2018

33500 mi

US $90
Went to dealer for inspection of cooling system. Tech found front brake pads @ 4mm. Plus need brake flush as per maint schule for subaru. Dealer wants 239.00 for front brake pads +labor. Not including tax. 
Jul 2018

33600 mi

US $120
Front brake pads worn. Mechanic installed my brake pads. I purchased. 
Sep 2018

39000 mi

US $1700
Replaced rear struts and tires. Replaced front right strut and wheel alignment 
May 2019

52000 mi

US $425
Transmission temp light would come on after driving up hill. Had transmission cvt fluid flushed and refilled.9 quarts. Light went out has not come back on since. Paid $400.00 for flush and fill with fresh oem trans fluid. 
Aug 2019

555000 mi

US $100
Transmission made a loud whining noise. Transmission had to be replaced with a rebuilt one. Costs was $7500. Repair was paid by subaru of america. 
Subaru XV Crosstrek in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2015 - Jun 2018
Dec 2015

6200 mi
Power steering warning light came up and power steering shut itself down. Steering wheel was really hard to turn. Dealer had to replace "computer module". 
Dec 2017

22940 mi
traction control, hill assist and ABS lights came on a few times, happened mostly during a little harder than usual braking. Brake light switch was replaced and it fixed the issue. 
Subaru XV Crosstrek in Connecticut, United States
Jan 2015 - Mar 2015
Feb 2015 Drove the car off the lot late at night immediately noticed a vibration. Three trips to the dealer and they still don't know what it is but it did fail a line pressure check on the cvt transmission. might pursue lemon law and return 
Mar 2015 nothing done--car returned to dealer 
Subaru XV Crosstrek in Texas, United States
Jan 2015 - Jun 2018
Jul 2016

51800 mi
Heard a faint noise took it in, they said the problem was in the rear differential but replaced the whole transmission under full warranty including 2 weeks in a loaded Outback 
Oct 2016

56000 mi

US $25
Brake light sensor went out. Easy fix 
May 2018

107000 mi

US $1500
Rear hub bearings had to be replaced 
Subaru XV Crosstrek in Massachusetts, United States
Feb 2015 - Jun 2018
Aug 2016

16000 mi
P000A code for VVT system; dealer performed first part of TSB and swapped oil control valve between banks. 
Dec 2017

33000 mi

US $115
OEM battery was becoming weak enough (extremely slow cranking) that I did not trust it with cold weather (2 years, 8 months). 
Subaru XV Crosstrek in Virginia, United States
May 2016 - Jun 2016
Jun 2016

22000 mi
brake sensor went bad. displayed traction control light, hill start assist light. dealer replaced. this has happened 2 times in one year. 

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2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek 4dr Hatch

148-horsepower 2.0L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru XV Crosstrek in Michigan, United States
Feb 2015 - Sep 2018
Feb 2017

97000 mi

US $100
Noticed a hum/whistle only in 5th gear, particularly between 45-50 mph. Dealer replaced 5th gear assembly under extended warranty. Gears were slightly worn creating the hum. 
Sep 2018

171000 mi

US $3000
Number 4 cylinder misfiring. Replace all four spark plugs. Left front axle began making loud metallic ticking noise - had been ticking softly occasionally for a month. Replaced left front axle assembly. Camshaft carrier leaking oil. Replaced camshaft carrier seals. 
Subaru XV Crosstrek in New Mexico, United States
Sep 2015 - Sep 2018
Jul 2016

148000 mi
Replaced reverse light switch after it became intermittent. Took ten minutes. 
Aug 2016

172000 mi

US $185
Complete clutch job. The clutch disc looked great and could have easily gone another 200k. It was the throw out bearing that was beginning to give that telltale raspy whisper. The bearing looked like it had 170k on it. 
Mar 2017

285000 mi

US $85
Reverse light switch went out for the second time. Started to get the telltale click, click, click of a worn cv joint on the front right cv axle. Pulled and replaced complete axle. 
May 2017

310000 mi

US $175
Replaced driveshaft when I noticed a subtle vibration while coasting in top gear. Noisy clutch release bearing. All other parts looked good but did a complete clutch job since tranny was out anyway. 
Sep 2017

350673 mi

US $400
Right strut mount was a little noisy and never been changed. Replaced front struts, mounts and rear shocks due to mileage. 
Feb 2018

462000 mi

US $45
Knocking noise on front right strut. After inspection I noticed sloppiness at strut mount. Removed strut and found that mount bearing race had broken apart. Replaced mount and reinstalled strut. 
May 2018

505000 mi

US $185
Noticed a slight rumbling noise and vibration when decelerating between 65mph and 75mph. Replaced longitudinal driveshaft. 
Aug 2018

547000 mi

US $120
A/C compressor began making a very noticeable knocking noise when engaged. Replaced compressor with a very low mileage used unit, vacuumed system, recharged. Works great and quiet. 
Sep 2018

566000 mi

US $80
Check engine light came on and code was for 'EGR restriction'. After cleaning the throttle body, EGR tube and EGR valve, I found that the EGR cooler was 90% blocked. I replaced the unit, cleared the code and no codes have recurred. 
Subaru XV Crosstrek in New York, United States
Sep 2015 - Dec 2020
Apr 2018

107000 mi

US $448
Right rear bearing required replacement ... began to hummm loudly 
Aug 2018

120000 mi

US $500
Right front axle was making a tapping noise only when accelerating , and turning to the right ... Upon inspection was revealed the axle joints were damaged. Since I travel 150 miles a day and this has been going on since the last scheduled oil change ( ~6 weeks ~6K ) took the hit to have the component replaced ( not very happy & am beginning to question Subaru's reliability, since this is the 2nd repair this year..( so far) , hoping this is it for the balance of the year.. 
May 2019

159000 mi

US $1100
Airconditioning system Compressor Failure 
Mar 2020

1928000 mi

US $1200
Clutch replaced in addition to the clutch release bearing( because it made sense & the whole thing was apart anyway) 
Nov 2020

199000 mi

US $280
Right front axle was making a tapping noise only when accelerating, and turning to the right ... Upon inspection was revealed the axle joints were damaged. 

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