Subaru Impreza Wrx owners have reported 46 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 (13 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|
|Gas Recirculation Valve (egr Valve) problems|
|Manifold/header/muffler/tail Pipe problems|
|Engine Failure problems|
|Engine Knocking Noise problems|
|Engine Belts And Pulleys problems|
|Engine Clicking And Tapping Noises problems|
|Engine Cooling System problems|
|Engine Stall problems|
|Check Engine Light On problems|
|Engine Turbo-charger problems|
|Engine Noise problems|
Vehicle was parked, car off. Vehicle owner in gym working out when an employee alerted him he had smoke coming out from underhood. Owner went out and found flames coming out of hood scoop. Opened hood and found what appeared to be secondary air pump on fire. Extinguished with fire extinguisher. 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...
Working night shifts, started my car to let warm up, temperature was 43 degrees fahrenheit at the time. After start up I could smell raw fuel out side the car as well as inside the car through the vents. Read details...