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 2 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 2015 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

"doesn't turn on right away when putting car in reverse. then camera stays on for a while after going back into drive"

Stefan F., NY (2015 Subaru Impreza Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Once the screen remained blank while I was backing up. The guide brackets are often slow to display. The frame rate seems slow"

Chowchi H., OH (2015 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
CD player

"CD player failed after a week or so, possibly due to a dirty CD. Dealer replaced it, no questions asked"

Anonymous, MA (2015 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"CD player was replaced during warranty. Recently stopped recognizing when a disc was inserted which was the same reason the original unit was replaced."

Harvey M., NM (2015 Subaru Impreza Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"CD player rejects insertion of discs and cannot be used. It also tries to load/eject a disc every time the ignition is switched on, even when there is no disc."

Anonymous, MI (2015 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"CD Player stopped operating with very few miles on the vehicle. Had to replace whole unit. Other problems have been persistent such as pairing and communication with cell phone, and freezing screens that I am unable to back out of. Some necessitating shut down and restart as well as repairing the phone and Blue tooth system"

John D., NY (2015 Subaru Impreza Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Cd player stopped, needed a whole new system replacement"

Anonymous, NJ (2015 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Display screen freezes up

"I put car in reverse and then drove, car backup camera stays on screen even after driving forward for many miles. Sometimes touchscreen is non-responsive to touch leaving me unable to change sources or control"

David K., NY (2015 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"the controls on the steering wheel still work, but the display screen does not"

Anonymous, VA (2015 Subaru Impreza Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Started about a year ago. Touch screen does not work at all, have to use controls on steering wheel. Took it in and was told the only way to fix it was to replace the system."

Anonymous, (2015 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"When playing music from phone the display screen will freeze"

Anonymous, NY (2015 Subaru Impreza Unsure 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Touchscreen don't work but I am still able to change settings using steering wheel buttons"

Anonymous, QC (2015 Subaru Impreza 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"All controls lost. Includes steering wheel controls,touch screen and on/off button. Must pull over and restart car"

Thomas S., CA (2015 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Display screen goes blank

"Infotainment system stopped working including back up camera."

Steve R., MA (2015 Subaru Impreza Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"It has happened twice in 2 years. The first time, it came back after the car was turned off , then on later. The 2nd time while listening to the radio, the screen went blank and the radio went silent. It came back on its after a minute or two"

Linda C., MA (2015 Subaru Impreza 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

"It won't show correct information for podcast tracks being played from an iPhone 6 with iOS 8.1.3 connected through the USB port. I now pair it via Bluetooth though pairing can take several seconds to connect"

Chowchi H., OH (2015 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"My iPod doesn't consistently work through the system. Sometimes it plays through the car speakers, other times it doesn't. Sometimes it will play just through the MP3player"

Tamara T., ID (2015 Subaru Impreza 2.0i 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"The problem is it wouldn't work with my iPhone and Pandora. Took it in to have the problem resolved nothing could be found to solve the issue. For whatever reason it works now."

Joseph V., AZ (2015 Subaru Impreza 2.0i 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Radio/entertainment system takes 30 or more seconds to turn on. Take anywhere from 15 to 30 seconds to link with the phone. Cannot play music while phone is charging. On long trips the controls will stop working."

Anonymous, KS (2015 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"I have had trouble since I bought the car. The dealer could not get the unit to pair with my phone so I had to go to AT&T who eventually got it to work. Very disappointed in Music Device and Service on these devices. Also, option for SIRIUS radio on other radio but not this one with no replacement options. This Music device is not in keeping with the Subaru Brand of excellence and reliability"

John D., NY (2015 Subaru Impreza Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"It's too clunky and complicated. I use google maps on my cell phone instead"

Judith L., NY (2015 Subaru Impreza 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"To many different screens for different functions. Hard to find screen you want. Very bad documentation. Bad indexing"

Howard F., NY (2015 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"If I want to write a text using my voice, most often the message gets truncated, making it useless much of the time"

Tamara T., ID (2015 Subaru Impreza 2.0i 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Bluetooth always has a rattling sound for the listener while driving."

Steve R., MA (2015 Subaru Impreza Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Would not allow a phone to work, tried to unpair it and wouldn't allow it. Got a software update that slowed phone to be impaired but have not tried repairing that phone."

Anonymous, (2015 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Phone will frequently disconnect mid conversation and drop calls"

Anonymous, NY (2015 Subaru Impreza Unsure 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Pandora APP frequently disconnects from paired phone."

Richard E., NC (2015 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Radio

"I did in the previous text box"

Scott B., MA (2015 Subaru Impreza 2.0i 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Radio doesn't remember Sirius station you were previously listening to, and goes back to channel 001 at every start. Subaru is aware of this problem. May have to exit the map, reselect the station, and go back in to the map if navigating. Terrible"

Stefan F., NY (2015 Subaru Impreza Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"The radio hung when it couldn't find HD station 90.5 -2."

Sara K., MI (2015 Subaru Impreza 2.0i 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"This is tied in with my comments on the display screen: it went blank only when playing the radio"

Linda C., MA (2015 Subaru Impreza 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Has excessive static, replacement radio did not cure the problem"

Anonymous, CA (2015 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Hard to choose stations. Station display changes positions. Bad Auto switching between stereo and mono. Spurious signals interrupt listening. Requires too much attention from driver. Dangerous!"

Howard F., NY (2015 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"My radio picks up a signal in may areas that temporarily mutes the speakers. Curiously the signal is heard even when radio is off slit may be the amplifier itself. This happened on only one of our two cars. Service has no idea what's causing it"

Howard F., NY (2015 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Routine software updates

"no update, very outdated system"

Anonymous, NB (2015 Subaru Impreza 2.0i 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"The computer software setting for air pressure in tires doesn't work. Light stays on ALL THE TIME indicating low pressure when the pressure is fine.. This has been a consistent problem every year when I put on or take off the snow tires. I don't want to spend the time and the $75 to take the car back to have the setting corrected -- knowing that it will stop working again anyhow. VERY annoying."

Judith L., NY (2015 Subaru Impreza 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Speakers

"The sound system, either the radio head or the speakers or both are horrible sounding!!!!"

Scott B., MA (2015 Subaru Impreza 2.0i 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

"Wind noise on the highway"

Anonymous, PA (2015 Subaru Impreza 2.0i 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Squeaks or rattles

"the trunk lid latch has been replace twice. Something is causing the trunk lid latch to break down over time and cause a rattling noise. Cause remains unknown. I have not had the latch replaced a third time due to cost and latch no longer under warranty."

Anonymous, CA (2015 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"rattles in dashboard, right front door, trunk lid latch"

Terry L., CA (2015 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"front speaker grills vibrate at times"

Anonymous, NS (2015 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Parts in the front passenger seat rattle, dealer "fixed" x 4 times, rattle returned. Trunk lid latch makes a loud cracking sound on rough road, dealer replaced latch, noise returned less than one year later. Many parts inside cabin rattle faintly and intermittently on mildly rough road, as if the car was 12 years old. These parts appear to be internal, inside dash and doors and I have not been able to locate them"

Anonymous, CA (2015 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Wind noise

"It sounds like a window or door is open as the wind rush noise increases as the speed of the car increases. I need to turn the radio volume way up and can't clearly hear my GPS directions when driving on the highway. VERY ANNOYING in an otherwise great car."

Anonymous, MA (2015 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Dealer maintains they can't find the cause of wind noise from the front right passenger side. Asked at least 3 times. Noise has existed since I bought the car. Only there."

Nancy D., PA (2015 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"There seems to be much more wind and road noise with my Subaru than with other similar cars"

F J., MA (2015 Subaru Impreza Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"It often sounds like the door is open on the passenger side.. but, dealer repeatedly says they can't hear it. I can. Others can. I think it is likely seals???"

Nancy D., PA (2015 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"See Bluetooth microphone for hands-free calling is not in a very good place and picks up the wrong tones i.e. everything but your voice the wipers the road noise the rain people honking around you but you sound like you're wearing a ski mask and not the type to goes over your entire head I want to goes in your mouth I mean it's bad"

Anonymous, OR (2015 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Lots of wind noise on the highway"

Anonymous, PA (2015 Subaru Impreza 2.0i 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)

"recall on tail lights"

Anonymous, MN (2015 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"After the car was recalled for a problem not yet experienced (stuck brake lights), the problem actually appeared, so the car had to be fixed twice."

Anonymous, (2015 Subaru Impreza 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"The break lights came on during the night and drained the battery. Subaru did recall vehicles due to the issue, so the repair was covered."

Anonymous, CA (2015 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Appears master control switch for brake lights and brake sensor went bad and was replaced"

Roy R., CA (2015 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Gauges

"Same as before"

Anonymous, CO (2015 Subaru Impreza Unsure 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Remote engine starter

"Main electrical harness failed, rodent damage. 3 months later same issue, subaru covered cost of second replacement. No issues since"

Anonymous, CO (2015 Subaru Impreza Unsure 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Warning lights

"Related to the master switch with brake lights. Problem solved with brake master switch control"

Roy R., CA (2015 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"parking brake and speed control lights on all the time"

Joe S., MA (2015 Subaru Impreza 2.0i 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Multiple warning lights came on one morning when starting car initially. Stablity system warning light, hill assist warning light, eye sight warning, check engine light. Problem was diagnosed with cam shaft filters. Took about 6-7h at the dealership to figure it out. Just happened yesterday, so unsure if the fix was adequate or whether the problem with recur"

Anonymous, CT (2015 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Variable valve timing oil control valve needed to be replaced as it was causing numerous warning lights to come on and disabled eyesight safety systems"

Anonymous, CO (2015 Subaru Impreza Sport 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

"Plastic around headlights snapped off in very low temperature"

Anonymous, NY (2015 Subaru Impreza 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"The front lower grill became loose and had to be repaired. The clips don't seem adequate to keep it in secure and in place."

Joseph V., AZ (2015 Subaru Impreza 2.0i 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Molding continues to fall off because of the weak glue used"

Anonymous, NJ (2015 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"Left door handle had a scratch in it, replaced under warranty"

Anonymous, CA (2015 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"Paint flaked off around wheel opening due to snow and ice. Apparently the red color is known to have particular problems."

Anonymous, QC (2015 Subaru Impreza 2.0i 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint not as durable as expected. Chips and flakes due to impact/ice. Rumor has it that the red color paint (which is what we have) is noted to be poor"

Anonymous, QC (2015 Subaru Impreza 2.0i 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"The paint around the passenger side front wheel well began to flake and chip almost as soon as we got the car. It has not progressed since then"

Paul H., NY (2015 Subaru Impreza 2.0i 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Rust

"From the first week I bought this car, I started seeing what I thought were stone chips in the paint on the hood and car door. I bought touch up paint and it would not stick, it would pop right off a day or so after applying. I realized they were not stone chips as they are also on back door of hatchback. All are round like pencil erasers size."

David K., NY (2015 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Rust appeared under the exterior door handles. Rust appeared around the key mechanism of the trunk."

Anonymous, ON (2015 Subaru Impreza Limited 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

Normal routine brake wear

"Had to replace the breaks at the 67k mile point. Not sure if they were new when I bought the car (used) in July 2018. First noticed squeaking. Then noticed partial break failure within 2 days."

Anonymous, (2015 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Premature brake wear

"New rear brake pads at only 16000 miles despite conservative driving habits."

Neal M., NY (2015 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Brake pads seize on caliper pins wearing pads and rotors. Pads and rotors replaced."

Anonymous, NY (2015 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to spend several hundred dollars to repair brakes, and I'm no longer under the warranty."

Anonymous, CA (2015 Subaru Impreza Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Brakes locked on and the car would not move. After towing to dealer the brakes started to work before the garage worked on the car"

Anonymous, MI (2015 Subaru Impreza 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Squeaking

"Heard brakes squeaking. Took the car in - brakes needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, (2015 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Noise coming from front brakes at low speed when applying brake. Replaced brakes and noise still there. Dealer says it is aftermarket parts but noise was there before brakes were changed. Cannot find source of noise. Taken to dealer twice."

Anonymous, (2015 Subaru Impreza Unsure 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

Doors or sliding doors

"The front doors swing open WAY too far. A short person has to step out of the car to reach the door to pull it closed. My passenger complains of the same thing. The day after I bought the car I opened the door to get out, and its arc was wide that"

Anonymous, NY (2015 Subaru Impreza 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Third time I had my car out someone opened their door into mine. I think it dented too easily"

Anonymous, OH (2015 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Locks and latches

"Ignition key gets stuck"

Thomas B., NJ (2015 Subaru Impreza Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"The rear latch lock failed at a different time.It was a few days out of warranty, but the dealer extended the warranty to cover the repair."

Anonymous, NY (2015 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Seat controls - movement

"Two dealer repair shops had to rebuild driver side seat because of heating element that sticks up in rear or seat (a common issue you can feel in all 2015 Imprezas and Crosstreks). Thought about trading it in, but will lose too much money"

Anonymous, VA (2015 Subaru Impreza Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Windows

"The exterior horizontal rubber trim at bottom of side windows (that keeps water from getting inside the door cavity) is deteriorating-it is crumbling and breaking away."

Anonymous, MI (2015 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Exhaust leaks

"Flange/gasket corroded, area removed and replacement section was soldered together"

Anonymous, (2015 Subaru Impreza Unsure 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Other/unsure

"The system was unable to play any CD and it would not keep connectivity with Pandora. The unit was bad and needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, CO (2015 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"recall braking senor"

Wilson F., PA (2015 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"I am very disappointed that this car did not have blind spot detection when others in the same class and price range did have this important feature.."

F J., MA (2015 Subaru Impreza Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"short warning"

Robert N., (2015 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

Engine computer

"Check Engine and ESC lichts came on, crusie control stopped working. Initially diagnosed as cam sensor, replaced. Problem returned. Then diagnosed as cam actuator. Dealer had problem getting part. In loaner a week before car was repaired"

Anonymous, DE (2015 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"This car was caught in a flashflood. However,that was because the starter failed to engage. Although the water level only flooded the footwell the car would only start sporadically and run rough. Contacting the Subaru dealer was disappointing. Subaru wanted us to have it towed to them and estimated that repairs would cost $2000.00 after a brief description of what had happened and the diagnostic code and ECU behavior. We are trying to replace the ECU our selves if we could find it in the car. Apparently Subaru started moving it around with the 2014 Impreza models and Subaru service refuses to tell us where to find it. I don't care if Subaru's are safe I can't afford them."

Anonymous, PA (2015 Subaru Impreza Unsure 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Oil leaks

"An undetermined possible oil leak. THe mechanic checked that all was tight but every once in a while, we are finding a bit of oil under the car. We can't find where it is coming from but we are pretty sure it's oil. We know how to tell the difference."

White D., NY (2015 Subaru Impreza 2.0i 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"For a new car, my Impreza seemed to burn a lot of oil. When it was about a year old, the oil sensor on the dash actually came on; I thought that the car being that low on oil (I kept up-to-date on service) when it was so new was unusual and troubling"

Anonymous, MD (2015 Subaru Impreza Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"The cam carrier seals on both sides were leaking and the engine had to be removed to replace the seals"

Anonymous, CO (2015 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

"bouncy, rough, couldn't fix after 3 tries at dealership"

Anonymous, CA (2015 Subaru Impreza 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Springs or torsion bars

"A front spring broke."

Anonymous, VT (2015 Subaru Impreza Unsure 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"Steering Rack had a crack. More difficult to turn one way than the other."

Anonymous, NL (2015 Subaru Impreza Unsure 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"The steering was stiff to the point that the wheel would stay in whatever position it was turned to, even at high speed. The dealer ended up completely replacing the rack and pinion system at 26,000 miles"

Anonymous, MA (2015 Subaru Impreza 2.0i 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"rough ride, bounced around.Had it to dealership3 times and they couldn't fix it"

Anonymous, CA (2015 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

Gear selector or linkage

"My car did not recognize when it was shifted into park. I could not take the key out on numerous occasions. They fixed a switch plate and claimed it was a courtesy repair not related to a recent recall that over the braking system which was repaired under recall 3 months previously"

Anonymous, AR (2015 Subaru Impreza Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Could not take transmission out of park. Had to stop and restart to get it to work. $300 repair on shift selector"

Anonymous, MA (2015 Subaru Impreza Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"The shifter was not able to fully engage when placed in park. This would not allow the engine to be turned off. It could take up to 6 times shifting until the engine could be turned off. This occurred about every 3 times of use. It required immediate attention by the seeker."

Anonymous, (2015 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Shifter malfunction , that did not caused difficulty removing ignition key. it was replaced under warranty, I was given a loaner vehicle, but it took 9 days to repair."

Anonymous, NY (2015 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Transmission sensor or solenoid

"Could not get car to shift out of park"

Anonymous, NJ (2015 Subaru Impreza Sport 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

Blower (fan) motor

"Supposedly Certified Used car with 151 checked items came with a broken blower motor assembly. My wife discovered this while driving in a heavy snow storm, as in Life Threatening defect!"

A W., PA (2015 Subaru Impreza 2.0i 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"The fan only came on at the highest setting and it was very noisy"

Anonymous, WA (2015 Subaru Impreza 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Condenser

"Condenser failed resulting in reduced cooling. Dealer replaced it and things are working fine"

Walter H., NY (2015 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Refrigerant leaks

"Let me in Southern California summers are warm I am not accustomed to having my car not get below 80¿ no matter what the temperature I return it to the dealership they said they tested it was fine was the result I brought it back and told him I'm not signing out until you look at it again I question their methods realize they were being lazy and force the issue after confronting three or four separate individuals at the dealership including the manager of the apartment and general manager they"

Anonymous, OR (2015 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

Driveshaft or axle

"A rear wheel bearing failed just before 30000 miles."

W K., PA (2015 Subaru Impreza 2.0i 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Front wheel axel bearing making growling noise. Bearing was replaced."

Anonymous, NY (2015 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Traction control

"I've been driving for 50 years. I've never been in accident that required extensive repair until I got this car and I've been in 4 accidents since I got it. It oversteers. When I've had to swerve to avoid something, I've gone completely off the road. The brakes are too touchy, as is the accelerator."

Anonymous, NY (2015 Subaru Impreza Unsure 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

"Engine failed and had to be replaced."

Anonymous, NV (2015 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Replacing short block due to oil consumption"

Anonymous, NY (2015 Subaru Impreza Sport 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 failed early in its expected service life"

Anonymous, (2015 Subaru Impreza Unsure 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

"I was driving 65 mph in the second lane from the center on a freeway when my car froze and came to a complete stop. We were almost rear ended then and several times while waiting for CHP to stop traffic. It was extremely scary."

Anonymous, CA (2015 Subaru Impreza Premium 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 gauge/sender

"My vas’s gauge does not keep track of actual gas. I brought it to the dealer switch to get it repaired, but the same thing happens every year."

Christopher M., IA (2015 Subaru Impreza Premium 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
EXTERIOR LIGHTING, FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE
Jun 12, 2015
If the automatic pre-collision braking system does not function as intended, the vehicle will not react to an obstacle in its path, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain model year 2015 Legacy vehicles manufactured March 10, 2014, to April 16, 2015, Outback vehicles manufactured February 24, 2014, to April 16, 2015, Impreza vehicles manufactured September 9, 2014, to April 14, 2015, XV Crosstrek vehicles manufactured October 16, 2014, to April 15, 2015, and 2016 WRX vehicles manufactured March 23, 2015, and equipped with the Eyesight Driver Assist System. If the switch that activates the brake lights fails, the automatic pre-collision braking component of the driver assist system will not function.
What should you do:
Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the driver assist system, free of charge. The recall began on July 20, 2015. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783. Subaru's number for this recall is WQS-54.
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: 15V366000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 71710
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