Subaru Impreza Wrx owners have reported 50 engine and engine cooling related problems since 1996. Table 1 shows the 15 most common engine and engine cooling problems. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling (17 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's gasoline engine (7 problems). For details of each of the problem category, use the links in the table.
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Engine And Engine Cooling problems|
|Gasoline Engine problems|
|Engine Exhaust System problems|
|Manifold/header/muffler/tail Pipe problems|
|Gas Recirculation Valve (egr Valve) problems|
|Engine Knocking Noise problems|
|Engine Belts And Pulleys problems|
|Engine Failure problems|
|Engine Stall problems|
|Engine Turbo-charger problems|
|Check Engine Light On problems|
|Engine Noise problems|
|Engine Cooling System problems|
|Engine Clicking And Tapping Noises problems|
Multiple Subaru's with turbo engines are experiencing the p2441 cel code which is an issue with secondary air valves being stuck. This is part of the emissions system and not powertrain so warranty doesnt cover beyond a certain timeframe. Read details...
In regards to NHTSA action number : pe04002 I have a 2002 Subaru wrx with 34000 miles and live in houston, TX. I first encountered the problem when visiting my family in ft. Worth several years ago. It was not very cold, but there was snow on the ground. Read details...
1. Oil light flickers on and then stays on at idle or under low rev's 2. The failure is the oil pick up line resulting in a cracked line and damaged engine. 3. Usually damage is sufficient to warrant a replaced long block and turbo from manufacturer. Read details...
Raw fuel odor from engine compartment just after starting car. Odor goes away after car has warmed up. Occurs in cold weather, usually when temperature is less than 20 degrees. Has been consistently occurring since January 2003. Read details...
The contact owns a 2003 Subaru wrx. The contact stated the vehicle began leaking oil from the avcs line and would leak onto the manifold, creating a fire hazard. The manufacturer advised there were no recalls for the failure and any repairs would be the contact's expense. Read details...