A comfortable ride, responsive handling, good visibility, simple controls, and a relatively spacious rear seat all combine to make the Impreza easy to live with. The hatchback's cargo versatility gives it an edge in practicality over the sedan version. Sport models come with snazzy wheels and a bit more equipment than more basic Imprezas.
Alerts
There are 3 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Reliability

Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how used vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system.

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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for about 329,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2020 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.

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Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2014 Subaru Impreza owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

Backup or other camera/sensors

"Sometimes it does not work. After turning the car off, it works again. Works over 90% of the time"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Subaru Impreza 2.0i 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
CD player

"CD player rejected inserting cds, replaced by dealer as per warranty"

Anonymous, CT (2014 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Display screen difficult to see

"The screen is not user friendly. It's hard to figure out how to adjust the radio, set up the phone pairing. The radio goes off when the phone rings - very annoying. I like the Toyota electronics much better"

Oscar R., CT (2014 Subaru Impreza Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"The above dash display is often unreadable is bright sunshine, even with the built-in glare screen. LCD portion of the main dsah display is less bad. The analogue gauges are crisp and always easy to acquire and read"

Thomas M., OH (2014 Subaru Impreza 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Display screen freezes up

"Every few months, the screen freezes and then goes blank. The head unit restarts and makes a very loud popping sound through the speakers when it comes back on. It is impossible to reproduce."

Anonymous, PA (2014 Subaru Impreza Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Display screen goes blank

"It mostly happens when I use the air conditioner on high, which is often since I live in AZ. The display screen will just randomly reboot itself and becomes completely inoperable for it's intended purpose. Even if the audio system is completely off it will still sometimes cycle on and off. This has happened both before and after replacing the car battery."

Anonymous, AZ (2014 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

"Can't get it to recognize the music player at all via bluetooth."

Cesare D., AZ (2014 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"The bluetooth connection often fails."

Anonymous, MA (2014 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"The chip with the navigation system information will not ready any longer and a new card is over $600.00"

Anonymous, NJ (2014 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"Bluetooth pairs intermittently. Have to pair manually each time. No issues on other car with same phone. Dealer wants $130 just to perform diagnostic."

Matthew M., TX (2014 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"constantly drops phone connection, has a lot of trouble with voice commands and also will tell you it is unsafe to make a call and hang up !!!"

Anonymous, CT (2014 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"You need to be a technician to pair the phone with the car. Instructions are great if you already know how to do these things. Once installed it works as intended, but I don't like the way it is intended to work"

Oscar R., CT (2014 Subaru Impreza Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"phone book will not download"

Anonymous, WI (2014 Subaru Impreza Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"The system is supposed to let you read your texts but it only worked for a few months. Same issue when system was replaced"

Anonymous, IL (2014 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Bluetooth phone pairing works only when the car is motionless. When moving the caller on the other end reports they are unable to hear the person in the car because of noise. Two dealers were unable to fix this and we gave up."

Anonymous, TN (2014 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"The dashboard system establishes contact with the iPhone, then pairs with it partway - the iPhone speaker is disabled, but the dashboard system fails to play the iPhone's audio stream"

Thomas M., OH (2014 Subaru Impreza 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"People have a hard time hearing me when I'm using my cell phone in the car on the Bluetooth"

Anonymous, MA (2014 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Doesn't find paired phone"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Radio

"Over the last month on 2 occasions while the radio is playing it suddenly starts making loud noises like gun shots and then shuts down"

Anonymous, MA (2014 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Voice control commands

"The voice system doesn't understand anything sooken"

Anonymous, IL (2014 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

"Appears to be a leak either under the floor where water gets into the drivers side flooring when it rains. When driving it appears worse: under the drivers feet, drivers seat and rear driver's side passenger side feet well. Have yet to find source."

Eric M., MI (2014 Subaru Impreza Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"air conditioner drain filled with sediment and caused passenger foot well to fill with about one inch of water"

Anonymous, MA (2014 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Squeaks or rattles

"There are several places where the car squeaks both in the front and back of the car."

Linda C., CA (2014 Subaru Impreza 2.0i 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"This car is 4 years old and has more squeaks and rattles than the 17 yr old Honda I drove previous to it. I would say there are 3, maybe 4 distinct rattling sounds. In addition, the clutch squeaks in a rather annoying manner. I mentioned it to Bill Kolb Subaru and before I knew it they had initiated a warranty replacement of the throw out bearing. When I googled symptoms of a bad throw out bearing, I realized my car DID NOT have those symptoms. It was returned to me making the same squeaky noise. One of the mechanics drove with me and indicated that the noise was normal. Just annoying."

Anonymous, NY (2014 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Btw 50-60 miles an hour, there's a weird humming noise that no one seems to be able to repair"

Anonymous, NY (2014 Subaru Impreza 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"When driver's seat is positioned toward the rear to accommodate a tall driver, pops and groans emanate from beneath the dash while driving. When the seat is put forward to suit a short driver, me, the owner, noise ceases. Dealer has not been consul"

Anonymous, OH (2014 Subaru Impreza Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"The seats move about and make noise. The paneling squeaks."

Linda C., CA (2014 Subaru Impreza 2.0i 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Uneven tire wear on the back wheels makes for a loud ride even with timely tire rotation. Alignment has been adjusted 3 times but it still seems to loosen over 6 months and the tires wear unevenly, causing a very loud rumble sound."

Ross R., MN (2014 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Intermittent. Annoyance"

Anonymous, (2014 Subaru Impreza 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Right from the beginning I have had a number of squeaks and rattles although I was assured by the dealer that the car had new fittings that would prevent them. There are at least 4 places where they occur. They are a real problem for me"

Linda C., CA (2014 Subaru Impreza 2.0i 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"When depressing and releasing the clutch there is sometimes a creaking noise and sometimes clicks at certain points in the motion. Brought the car to the dealer and they replaced the release bearing. Based on what I read/heard on the internet, the sound I was hearing did not match the symptom of a bad release bearing, and in fact the noises I described are still there. Technician took a drive with me and the noises where hard to hear but he said everything he heard seemed normal to him. I also"

Anonymous, NY (2014 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Wind noise

"In general is has wind noise especially when experiencing higher winds."

Anonymous, MN (2014 Subaru Impreza 2.0i 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Between the xmission, engine and wind noise it SEEMS excessivley noisey"

Tim P., MN (2014 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"A very noisy car at hiway speeds or on a road that is not new pr smooth"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Subaru Impreza 2.0i 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Its louder in general than similar sized cars I've driven."

Ross R., MN (2014 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Car is very noisy. It sounds like there is a window open,but, there isn't"

Norma J., TX (2014 Subaru Impreza 2.0i 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

"Stopped working. Replaced under warranty."

Wade S., NB (2014 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Complete failure requiring an expensive replacement. This never happened to us with any of the Honda's or Toyota's we have owned in the past."

Anonymous, NJ (2014 Subaru Impreza Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"A/C completely broke down a week after my warranty expired, but thankfully the dealer extended it for that issue."

Cesare D., AZ (2014 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Corrosion in air conditioner at 33,000 miles. Caused damage to carpet."

Anonymous, FL (2014 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"The compressor started acting up a year ago but it worked intermittently. In June it failed completely and would have cost more than $1,000 to repair if I hadn't had an extended warranty"

Anonymous, AZ (2014 Subaru Impreza 2.0i 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"its a compressor, it stopped compressing, had to replace it."

Anonymous, (2014 Subaru Impreza 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"A/C simply died, ceased to function."

Anonymous, ON (2014 Subaru Impreza Unsure 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"AC started to fail occasionally starting from ~70k miles. At ~90k mile it totally failed. It ends up to be the compressor failed on me and cost me ~1200 USD to repair."

Anonymous, MI (2014 Subaru Impreza Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"A/C compressor was replaced."

Anonymous, OH (2014 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Compressor locked up -- burned up a drive belt"

Brian H., MN (2014 Subaru Impreza 2.0i 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Compressor failed. Replaced under warranty"

Anonymous, NB (2014 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Blower (fan) motor

"Blower stopped working. Part was replaced by dealer under warranty. Blower is working"

Anonymous, OH (2014 Subaru Impreza Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Just like the radio display the AC blower randomly goes to a trickle. If it's on max air out it works better, but anything else it barely works at all, and even on max it'll sometimes go out."

Anonymous, AZ (2014 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Refrigerant leaks

"ac was not performing well and system was evacuated and recharged"

Anonymous, PA (2014 Subaru Impreza Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"a/c was not cooling properly, system recharged and now cools properly"

Anonymous, PA (2014 Subaru Impreza Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"We had issues with brake lights not illuminating and with the not being able to get the car in gear. The day we took it to the dealer we were informed that there was going to be a recall on this issue. In other words, we had all issues associated with recall before we knew there was a recall."

Anonymous, CO (2014 Subaru Impreza 2.0i 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Short circuit in passenger side brake light"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Subaru Impreza Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Headlights

"'Burnt out bulb"

Anonymous, RI (2014 Subaru Impreza 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"They seem to burn out within 12 months-on 4th set now. Parts store says that's common with Subarus.(?)"

Anonymous, NY (2014 Subaru Impreza 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Heated or cooled seats

"One switch only works in one position, right after 5 years"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Keyless entry

"key fob stopped working"

Anonymous, PA (2014 Subaru Impreza Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Warning lights

"The Brake LIght Switch failed three times in four years."

Anonymous, MI (2014 Subaru Impreza Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"check engine light came on, defective oil switching valve solenoid mechanism. warranty repair"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Subaru Impreza 2.0i 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Headlight indicators stopped working"

Anonymous, GA (2014 Subaru Impreza Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"The oil pressure light came on when driving on the interstate. The oil level was fine and no oil problems have been detected."

Anonymous, PA (2014 Subaru Impreza Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Brake lights went out twice in the past 12 months"

Mark K., CA (2014 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"back light switch failed and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, MI (2014 Subaru Impreza Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Have had several false Engine sensor warning light problems in the past year, including one instance that took the Subaru dealer five days to evaluate"

Michael S., VA (2014 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Wiper motor or washer

"I just find it disappointing for I have not had another car wherein a wiper motor stopped working at anytime during the ownership of the car. (This follows the loss of both hydraulic rods on the hatchback failing at 41K with the hatch back crashing down just missing my skull and seconds after I pushed a glass into the back—when I commented on the failure I was told, They don't make them like they use to."

Anonymous, NY (2014 Subaru Impreza 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"Very shabby body. Pieces and parts have broken off, more than once. I'm starting to glue & tape parts on so they'll stop falling off. Cracked in several places, taped. Mileage is bad because it takes so much longer than other cars to warm up"

Bonnie W., MA (2014 Subaru Impreza 2.0i 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"ground effect aerodynamic moldings are too low and hit parking lot barriers, cracking the moldings. Fog light surround popped off. Rocker panel molding clips fell off, loosening the plastic moldings"

Anonymous, MA (2014 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Passenger side mirror lower housing came off"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Some exterior panels are "mated" together by small tabs. Contact with many of these panels cause them to separate and are very difficult to re-aleign. Panels discolor and separate far too easily."

Anonymous, CA (2014 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Front bumper loosens due to hitting speed bumps even when traveling at 15 mph"

Anonymous, NY (2014 Subaru Impreza 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"he covers on the optional fog lights in the front of the vehicle fell off and the bumper is not very sturdy for a new england winter"

Anonymous, MA (2014 Subaru Impreza 2.0i 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"The 2014 Subaru Impreza featured shockingly cheap interior materials: The plastic surfaces on the dashboard and center console are easily scratched; the carpet near the gas pedal started wearing out within two weeks of ownership; the driver's side do"

Daniel N., PA (2014 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"the paint seems soft it marks very easily. It does not seem to hold well. I fully expect rust problems in the future with it."

Anonymous, ON (2014 Subaru Impreza 2.0i 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint scratches easily and there are several faded spots from bird droppings that were only on the car a short period. clear-coat does not seem to be as resilient as I would expect."

Anonymous, NB (2014 Subaru Impreza 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"pit marks on hood which were covered under warranty"

Anonymous, NY (2014 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Was delivered to dealer with long scratch on rear bumper, when they tried to buff it out the paint came off the bumper, entire bumper needed to be repainted"

Anonymous, PA (2014 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"At 3K, my car was covered in paint chips. The placement of the chips was considered inconsistent with damage from rocks, by a collision professional. Subaru has refused to acknowledge the problem as a defect. their service has been substandard"

Anonymous, ME (2014 Subaru Impreza 2.0i 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"The paint on the hood started to show pits. This was repaired at the dealers expense and the problem has not recurred"

Robert W., MA (2014 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"I have about 6 places where the paint has either chipped or been damaged"

Linda C., CA (2014 Subaru Impreza 2.0i 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Antilock system (ABS)

"ABS system fault would come on"

Anonymous, NJ (2014 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Calipers

"The engine problem is excessive oil consumption but that is not listed."

Anonymous, MA (2014 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"The rear calipers were frozen"

Anonymous, RI (2014 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Calipers were replaced."

Anonymous, OH (2014 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Normal routine brake wear

"Needed to replace my tires and, in the course of that, discovered that I had allowed my brakes to wear down significantly - had waited too long to replace and the car had become a safety hazard."

Greg B., NH (2014 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Never had a car where the back brakes wear twice as fast as the front one."

Chris H., ON (2014 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Needed routine brake work at about 50000 miles"

Pete J., CT (2014 Subaru Impreza Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Needed to replace rear rotors, front and back discs."

Anonymous, OH (2014 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"I was annoyed that I needed to take my car into the shop more than once to replace the brakes on my car properly"

Anonymous, MA (2014 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Premature brake wear

"Because I bought it from a Nissan Dealer, they could not certify a used Suburu. But they kept it for hours as I sat there and I got a sheet with everything tested and checked off. Very soon we heard squeakin and found out there were NO BRAKES LEFT--had to replace them all. Also, after only a couple of weeks, got a flat on the way to graduation and had to get a ride from our uncle. Turned out all 4 tires were totally warn and I had to replace them all. So much for the checklist."

Steven M., NJ (2014 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Squeaking

"I was annoyed that I needed to take my car into the shop (not dealer) for them to diagnose the cause of the problem and fix it."

Anonymous, MA (2014 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Since about 30000 miles brakes have consistently squeaked after car sits overnight"

Anonymous, CT (2014 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Clutch replacement

"The clutch throwout bearing failed at around 107,000 miles. It began to be noisey at about 105,000 and became serious at 107,000."

Anonymous, NY (2014 Subaru Impreza Unsure 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Apparently clutch replacements are normal for manual transmissions. I was not made aware of this problem when I bought the car."

Anonymous, UT (2014 Subaru Impreza Unsure 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Clutch worn out at 62,00 miles"

Anonymous, AR (2014 Subaru Impreza 2.0i 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Transmission rebuild or replacement

"CVT Transmission would growl when accelerating. My concern at the time was warranty coverage, with the mileage being over 36K and 3 years. Turns out the manufacturer extended the coverage to 110,000. I have since purchased an extender warranty!"

John W., IL (2014 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"I don't remember if it was during the last 12 months, but at 40,000 miles I noticed a different noise. I took it to the dealer and found it was the transmission. They replaced it because it has a CVT transmission & apparently they replace rather than repair them. They had the car for 3 weeks. I did get a loan car. It was under warranty."

Anonymous, CA (2014 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"between 36,000 and 44,000 miles a low growling noise was present. AT that time a recall notice about transmission problems came. I took the car in and several days later I got my car back with a rebuilt transmission. At that time it was waranteed for another 100,000mmiles. Warantee repair."

Anonymous, VA (2014 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"AT Temp light comes on at highway speeds. Will go off after slowing down for a few minutes. Two dealers said no diagnostic codes were found and were unable to recreate the problem. An independent mechanic said the same, and added that his experience and research indicated this was common for this car and that Subaru was aware of the issue as indicated by a program of extended warranty on the transmission, which consisted of replacing with a rebuilt transmission upon failure. We found multiple reports of people with similar experiences who eventually experienced complete transmission failure. There were also several reports of people reporting that the replacement failed in the same way. This is our second Subaru. The first also had transmission problems the dealers were unable to resolve. We have stopped driving the car and intend to replace it."

Anonymous, TN (2014 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Transmission had to be replaced at 46000 miles"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Violent shifting when cold"

Carolyn G., CA (2014 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Engine rebuild or replacement

"We bought this car new and it was burning oil. Subaru of America had our local dealer perform an oil consumption test. It was determined that we needed a new engine. The engine was replaced and we are still burning oil (approximately 1/2qt in 1500"

Chris T., VT (2014 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"major oil loss subaru to replace engine"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Subaru Impreza 2.0i 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Valve Springs need to be replaced"

Eddie L., ID (2014 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"cracked shaft"

Anonymous, (2014 Subaru Impreza Unsure 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"knocking sound got worse when home from dealer. after several attempts to replace major components, the dealer received permission from Subaru and replaced the engine entirely with a new one sent by Subaru. The dealer provided a loaner and was very supportive"

Anonymous, NH (2014 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Head gasket

"oil leak that caused burning smell, replaced head gasket additional leak found for timing belt cover. not yet repaired and do not know cost or extent of damage yet."

Anonymous, NJ (2014 Subaru Impreza 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Timing belt or chain

"Metal shavings were found by a sensor that were causing the engine to idle sporadically and sound odd. Caused check engine light to come on after several visits to dealer to try and diagnose the issue. Finally found and repaired"

Anonymous, MI (2014 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Shocks or struts

"Struts had to be replaced and I had to buy four new tires"

Anonymous, NH (2014 Subaru Impreza Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Tire wear is uneven

"rear struts became soft causing tires to bounce on road which created uneven wear on rear tires."

Anonymous, NH (2014 Subaru Impreza Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Wheel bearings

"It was noticed by the dealership and was repaired."

Alan B., BC (2014 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"The bearings got noisy and the dealership stated that all Imprezas need the bearings replaced about every 45,000"

Anonymous, NJ (2014 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear passenger side bearing was replaced at about 95000 miles. Both passenger and driver side rear bearings were replaced at 120000 miles. I knew they were going out by the sound they were making. Aftermarket bearings probably a better choice than oem in future."

Anonymous, (2014 Subaru Impreza Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear driver side wheel bearing failed at approx 68000 miles requiring replacement"

Anonymous, CT (2014 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Fuel leaks

"Was driving up a hill and the car failed and had to be towed. I've replaced filters, changed oil, and been running diagnostics. Believe the fuel pump has failed so I am replacing it."

Steven M., NJ (2014 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Oil leaks

"We bought this car since it was advertised to have 33mpg. We actually got 23mpg and the car burned oil! Burning oil means that the excess oil goes out the tailpipe into the environment. This is not an environmentally friendly car"

Chris T., VT (2014 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"The oil levels in this car consistently go down without explanation. We had the car in the shop for over a week, and we still experience the same problem. The car uses oil like a thirsty person needing water while hiking across Big Bend National park. I have to top off the oil every month. No signs of leaking on the ground or on the engine. Very frustrating, and it has done this since we owned the car."

Anonymous, TX (2014 Subaru Impreza 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"The car consumes oil and this is noted as a problem on engines of this model. The dealer is less than honest the last time I had an oil consumption test. I checked the oil before taking it to the dealer for testing and it was 1/3 low. The dealer said it was full but the oil looked new. So either the tech misunderstood the consumption test and changed the oil which he denied or the dealer is trying to pull a fast one"

Robert W., MA (2014 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"It uses a quart of oil every 3K miles. The earlier models have a TSB on this but the 2014 cars aren't included. For the two years I've owned it I've gotten the runaround from Subaru and am in process of trading the car in for another make of car"

Faith L., MA (2014 Subaru Impreza 2.0i 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Fuel injection system

"Engine light went on and I took it to service center. The turbo injector(?) had to be replaced."

Joann P., FL (2014 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"Check engine light came on; dealer believes it was a bad sensor, and replaced it. This fault, disturbingly, caused the ABS and stability control system to automatically go off line until the engine code was cleared"

Anonymous, IL (2014 Subaru Impreza 2.0i 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"The right side camshaft position sensor had to be relaced"

Anonymous, NY (2014 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Check Engine light on. It was a clog in the evaporator Drain filer and covered by warranty"

Leonard B., NJ (2014 Subaru Impreza 2.0i 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Glass defects

"The 4-yr old windshield is speckled from normal abbrasion and appears to chip easily. In addition there is some film or internal defect in the windshield that causes it to appear blotchy when the window temperature is cold and direct sun hits it. For example, on cool mornings when first starting the car, if there is condensation on the windshield I use the wipers to remove it. The windshield then appears clear until I leave my parking lot and turn onto the street with the sun low and shining directly on the windshield. At this point the windshield appears so blotchy that I can't see where I am going and have to pull over. Very dangerous. I mentioned this to the service rep at Bill Kolb Subaru and he assured me that the windshield is not defective. He recommended a product to clean it. I have tried the product and it does not seem to have helped the issue. I have video-taped the phenomenon of the window looking clear and then appearing blotchy once turning into the sun but the service rep still maintained that there must be something on the windshield that car washes are not washing off. In addition, all the glass surfaces cause rain or condensation to bead up. I keep a small towel in the car to wipe down my side mirrors and door windows. I drove a 1998 Honda until it was 17 years old and none of the glass surfaces behaved like this, nor did the windshield chip so easily."

Anonymous, NY (2014 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Seat belts

"Frequent contact with seatbelt (adjusting, touching) cause the leading edges to harden, become soiled, and uncomfortable."

Anonymous, CA (2014 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"The 2014 Subaru Impreza has disappointingly minimal road clearance. We've already scraped the bottom a half dozen times. This never happened on our 2003 Toyota Echo. We have to be so careful in parking lots and on driveways that our pleasure and in u"

Daniel N., PA (2014 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Driveline vibration

"Serious violent bouncing vibration that seemed like a blown out tire. Nothing found at dealership. Also a right front rumbling like hitting the rumble strip and deceleration like slight brake application. This happens about once a month mostly in"

Jennifer Y., KY (2014 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Electrical failure

"Neutral sensor was defective causing erratic instrument display"

Anonymous, ON (2014 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Sensor failure caused the cruise control to stop working. Sensor replacement was about $350."

Anonymous, IN (2014 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

Muffler

"loud"

Anonymous, RI (2014 Subaru Impreza Unsure 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Other/unsure

"Factory recall of Passenger Side Airbag, Replaced by Subaru Dealer, at no cost to me"

Anonymous, RI (2014 Subaru Impreza 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Transmission leaks

"Transmission leaks and multiple reports for multiple sources that the transmission may not be entirely reliable. The manufacturer also issued an extended warranty on the transmission"

Anonymous, CO (2014 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Transmission started leaking at less than 70000 miles. Concerns over the newer-style subaru transmission"

Anonymous, CO (2014 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Battery (not hybrid or electric)

"Battery died"

Anonymous, ON (2014 Subaru Impreza Unsure 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

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Recalls
PROVIDED BY
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Feb 28, 2019
Brake lights that do not illuminate properly will not alert other drivers that the vehicle is slowing or stopping, increasing the risk of crash.
Summary:
Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2014-2016 Forester, 2008-2016 Impreza sedans, 2012-2016 Impreza station wagons, 2008-2014 WRX sedans (including STI), and 2013-2017 Crosstrek vehicles. Exposure to certain contaminants may cause the brake light switch to malfunction, preventing the brake lights from illuminating and also preventing keyless ignition vehicles from starting and CVT/automatic transmissions from being able to be shifted out of Park.
What should you do:
Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will replace the brake light switch, free of charge. The recall began April 15, 2019. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-844-373-6614. Subaru's number for this recall is WUE-90.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 19V149000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1303530
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Nov 01, 2018
An engine stall can increase the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2012-2014 Subaru Impreza, 2012-2013 Impreza Stationwagon, 2013 Subaru BRZ, XV Crosstrek and Toyota Scion FR-S vehicles. The engine valve springs in these vehicles may fracture causing an engine malfunction or a possible engine stall.
What should you do:
Subaru will notify their owners. Toyota will notify the FR-S owners. Dealers will replace the valve springs, free of charge. The recall began December 26, 2018. Subaru owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-844-373-6614, Toyota owners may contact the Toyota Customer Experience Center at 1-888-270-9371. Subaru's number for this recall is WTY-84.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 18V772000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 165534
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Oct 13, 2016
If the air injection pump overheats, it may melt and increase the risk of a fire.
Summary:
Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain model year 2007-2009 model year Legacy and Outback vehicles, 2008-2014 Impreza vehicles and 2009-2013 Forester vehicles, all equipped with turbo-charged engines. The relay that controls the secondary air injection pump may fail, causing the pump to continuously operate and overheat.
What should you do:
Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will replace the secondary air injection pump relay, free of charge. The recall began December 2016. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783. Subaru's number for this recall is WTM-73.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 16V738000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 100127
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