2012 Subaru Impreza - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

small car iamge Common problems of the 2012 Subaru Impreza

231 problems have been reported for the 2012 Subaru Impreza. The following chart shows the 20 most common problems for 2012 Subaru Impreza. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's air bags with 89 problems. The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling (37 problems).

Table 1. Common problems of the 2012 Subaru Impreza

small car iamge PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

In our research we use the PPMY index to compare the reliability of vehicles. The PPMY index of a certain model is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. The total sales of the 2012 Subaru Impreza in the United States are 66,990 units [1]. If the total number of problems reported by Subaru Impreza owners in the last 7 years is 231, and the age of the vehicle is 7, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

      PPMY Index = 231 / 66,990 / 7 * 1000 = 0.49.

For more information, refer to this page: A study of reliability comparison across Subaru Impreza model year vehicles.

The following chart shows the number of problems reported during each of the service years since the debut of the 2012 Subaru Impreza in 2012.

Table 2. PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

Service Year Number of Problems
  2019
18
  2018
27
  2017
20
  2016
21
  2015
27
  2014
44
  2013
28
  2012
1

small car iamge Compare the 2012 Subaru Impreza with Other Model Years

When making the decision between buying a new or used Subaru Impreza, the following table can be used to compare the 2012 Subaru Impreza with the Subaru Impreza from other model years. Note that the number of problems reported for the 2012 Impreza is 231 while the average number of problems reported for the 24 model years of the Subaru Impreza is 81.

Table 3. Compare the 2012 Subaru Impreza with other model years

Model Year Number of Problems
  2019 Impreza
3
  2018 Impreza
17
  2017 Impreza
50
  2016 Impreza
34
  2015 Impreza
34
  2014 Impreza
62
  2013 Impreza
153
  2012 Impreza
231
  2011 Impreza
66
  2010 Impreza
43
  2009 Impreza
112
  2008 Impreza
232
  2007 Impreza
77
  2006 Impreza
59
  2005 Impreza
81
  2004 Impreza
101
  2003 Impreza
59
  2002 Impreza
328
  2001 Impreza
13
  2000 Impreza
54
  1999 Impreza
27
  1998 Impreza
55
  1997 Impreza
37
  1996 Impreza
25


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