Subaru knocks it out of the park with its redesigned 2017 Impreza sedan and hatchback -- now the top-rated car in the compact class. The Impreza impresses us most with its roominess, user-friendliness, and ride comfort that puts some luxury cars to shame.
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There are 6 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 2017 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

Android Auto

"It just seems like a poorly designed system. The system does not consistently connect the phone and the car. The controls for connection and use are not intuitive. There were some software updates that the dealer said should fix the problems, but that did not address the problems."

Anonymous, RI (2017 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Very randomly, whenever connecting the phone to the car, Android Auto would not activated. Also, sometimes while activated, the volume knob becomes inoperable, and only the rear speakers are working."

Anonymous, CT (2017 Subaru Impreza Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Cuts out at the worst time causing dicfi ulty in navigating. Hate that the most."

Anonymous, (2017 Subaru Impreza Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Android Auto has never functioned smoothly. It freezes occasionally and doesn't restart if I turn off the car with my phone plugged in and restart it (like when I get gas). The voice recognition is slow and often doesn't work---particularly for out-going phone calls. The problems have persisted through 3 different phones."

Anonymous, IL (2017 Subaru Impreza Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Nearly all of the infotainment system problems are symptoms of poor Android Auto interface. It works better with my wife's phone (running Marshmallow), then on mine (Lollipop). Overall, the system only works as expected about 1/3 of the time. 25% of the time, it totally freezes up. Navigation via Google Maps will exit unexpectedly. Voice control rarely works. The Bluetooth connectivity works pretty well and I have reasonable success answering calls; the voice dialing doesn't work most of the time. Overall, it's a huge disappointment."

Chris T., IL (2017 Subaru Impreza Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Android Auto has never worked correctly from the time of purchase. Any navigation used through Android Auto causes the GPS signal to be lost. Also, the phone connectivity can be sporadic through this app."

Anonymous, NC (2017 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Phone pairing, particularly for Android Auto, has never worked as expected. Even after a software update, the app crashes (although less frequently than before the update). After using voice control or a phone call, the radio often does not come back on (until the head unit is turned off and back on). Overall, I am disappointed with the interface issues."

Chris T., IL (2017 Subaru Impreza Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Using Android Auto on-phone GPS, sometimes after the GPS voice interrupts music to provide voice instructions, Android auto mutes the music and when the GPS voice instruction completes, the music plays at much lower volume but the volume indicator shows the previous volume level and I'm never able to get the volume to increase to previous level until I turn the engine off."

David P., PA (2017 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Apple CarPlay

"The Harman Kardon infotainment in the 2017 - 2019 Imprezas are notoriously buggy. A recall was issued and I've had to have the dealer install firmware updates multiple times before the problems were fixed. And although problems are rare now, they're not 100% eliminated."

Anonymous, FL (2017 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"CarPlay did not always connect. Sometimes it would connect but then suddenly disconnect while driving. I also kept getting a message indicated that my software was up to date--sometimes as often as every 20 seconds, and I had to click the screen to get rid of it every single time."

Anonymous, CT (2017 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Apple Car Play was a problem from the start. It took 4 trips to the dealer to eventually get the system to be satisfactory, but not completely reliable."

Anonymous, OR (2017 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Directly related to the previous description of the system periodically going offline"

Anonymous, CT (2017 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Apple Car Play would quit working in the middle of the journey without any reason. Sometimes , I could fix the issue just by unplugging phone from the USB port . But , many times it doesn't work until I come to a complete stop and re-start the car which is not possible always until the end of the journey. But, the functions that I need Apple CAR Play for like listening to music , incoming and outgoing phone calls were never disturbed since BLUETOOTH functionality is still available. I sometimes think it has got nothing to do with Subaru and may be it is the problem of APPLE CAR PLAY app. I might be wrong here."

Anonymous, ON (2017 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Lots of intermittent connectivity issues. On occasion phone wouldn't pair."

Michael G., CT (2017 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"It will randomly refuse to connect. I then perform a factory reset and it will be ok for a few weeks, sometimes just a few days."

Mitchell H., MD (2017 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Didn't work at first. Owner's manual says it requires ios 8.0 or later. I had ios 9.8, but it didn't work until I installed ios 10.0, which I didn't want to install due to security concerns, but eventually caved to get CarPlay to work. (Which I now never use because it's kind of useless)."

Anonymous, VA (2017 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"the entire infotainment system has never worked correctly. The apple carplay issue is that if you want to use the maps app. I enter the address on my phone on the maps app. I press the apps button on the car screen. Sometimes the map and sound transfer via bluetooth to the cars screen. Many times it doesn't. There doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason to why it works sometimes and not always. Also, sometimes the volume gets softer and softer. So I increase the volume with the button on the steering wheel. Then the volume seems to come on to the initial level--but since I've been manually increasing the volume it is sooo loud that it startles me and could potentially cause me to give my attention to lowering the volume and take my attention off the road. I have brought both of these up at two different subaru garages but, of course, they never happen when the mechanic is looking at it. I had one of the backup cameras that froze. So, I was driving forward but the backup camera was on. I must have been one of the first ones that had that problem prior to the recall because I was at the subaru garage for an entire day while they futzed with the car. Really inconvenient!"

Patti C., MN (2017 Subaru Impreza Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"The Apple CarPlay system and Subaru's system have a lot of compatibility issues."

Evan G., IL (2017 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Intermittent operation. Required a software update which was performed by the dealer. No more problems."

Curtis R., UT (2017 Subaru Impreza 2.0i 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Occasionally, my Apple Car play will not sync with the car. I can’t access my phone or any features of Apple CarPlay."

Anonymous, VA (2017 Subaru Impreza Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"It would drop the connection. Stop playing, and sometimes I would have to restart the car to get it to connect again. It was resolved when a subaru tech updated the software. I had to do this twice and so far it is working fine. Advice: keep up with the latest s/w update"

Anonymous, UT (2017 Subaru Impreza Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"I love the Apple CarPlay and am quite happy that Subaru is not charging for the use of it like BMW now does. It’s a good system and pretty much alleviates the need to pay for the clumsy GPS system with its extra cost of map upgrades. I do have occasional connectivity problems that generally require shutting the car off, then restarting and reconnecting. Otherwise Apple CarPlay is brilliant!"

Roger H., WA (2017 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Often the Apple Car Play would not sync with my iphone. I had to shut off the car, then restart; and then the iphone and Car Play would work fine. Also hard to get the unit to shut off. Subaru dealer found a fault in the electronics, and replaced the entire unit."

Robert H., OR (2017 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Interface with iPhone does not always work. There have been many fixes offered by Subaru but none really fix the problem."

Anonymous, NJ (2017 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Backup or other camera/sensors

"Prior to multiple software updates, the backup camera view would sometimes come up blank."

Anonymous, FL (2017 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Vehicle has been recalled for Engine Control Module (ECM) faulty programming. Dealer estimates re-programming to take about half an hour; warranty repair"

Anonymous, WA (2017 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Recall notice"

Anonymous, TX (2017 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"THERE WAS A PROBLEM WITH THE SOFTWARE FOR IT WHICH RESULTED IN A RECALL BY SUBARU"

Michael S., PA (2017 Subaru Impreza 2.0i 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"software update required to fix; was subject to recall"

Anonymous, FL (2017 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Recall by Subaru in process"

Michael T., CA (2017 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Recall was issued for this problem. Needed a software update .did not take long to fix"

Anonymous, OH (2017 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Backup camera occasionally goes "dark"...then works again later. The car was recalled and an update was performed, but the camera went dark the other day. The recall did fix one issue with the radio not maintaining preset FM stations"

Roger H., CA (2017 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Camera froze"

Anonymous, AR (2017 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Did not personally have this problem, but responded to a recall"

Allan D., VA (2017 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Software problem repaired under warranty"

Anonymous, AK (2017 Subaru Impreza 2.0i 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"got two recalls. Not yet repaired"

Eric S., QC (2017 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"There was a major recall on the backup camera software. The system would freeze, or at times just go completely blank and require that the car be re-started. The SW update they released seems to have fixed this issue. In addition, there is always a static/fart sound over the speakers when putting the car into reverse and the backup camera turning on. That has not been resolved"

Brian S., PA (2017 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"This problem was addressed in a recall but in order to unfreeze the screen, the car had to be turned off for more than a few seconds or the screen was frozen and nothing was available to work... radio, phone GPS, etc"

Anonymous, WI (2017 Subaru Impreza 2.0i 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Recall"

Stephen G., PA (2017 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"There was a recall that involved the software for the backup camera. The backup camera display froze"

Anonymous, NM (2017 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Sometimes the camera wouldn't display. The car was recalled for this problem. Service installed a software upgrade during a 45 minute service call"

Anonymous, NY (2017 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"software recall"

Anonymous, MD (2017 Subaru Impreza Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
CD player

"will not load half the time. Android is sporadic block out making GPS inoperable at inopportune times."

Anonymous, (2017 Subaru Impreza Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"From the beginning the cd player doesn't automatically start when the car is started. The cd has to be removed completely and reinserted. It was repaired several times with zero success so I live with it. The unit has completely died a few times. The screen went whacky with scrolling 1s and 0s as well. For the cost of the car, it's a cheap accessory that doesn't appeal to me. I listen to audiobooks almost constantly when in the car."

Anonymous, MD (2017 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Display screen freezes up

"Phone call ends at times screen freezes and lose all info functions. At start up, if put in reverse before star link engage - screen can freeze up"

Anonymous, MA (2017 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Radio was replaced"

Anonymous, ON (2017 Subaru Impreza Unsure 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Soon after starting the whole system including then screen freezes and then "wakes up" but does not respond to the controls for 10 seconds (annoying of the volume is loud)."

Anonymous, TX (2017 Subaru Impreza 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"It would lock up at whatever it was doing; once a Rock & Roll station I cranked up loud trying the radio wouldn't turn off, made for a long ride. The system rebooted if the car shut down long enough. Dealer resolved it; once in a while it will hang up a bit, but rare & reboots after shutting the car down for a while. Generally works very well, navigation much improved since 2017; only quibble, appears my 3 yrs of updates are over, gone to dealer & online, can't figure out how to keep navigation updated..."

Anonymous, NY (2017 Subaru Impreza Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Screen freeze, sound not adjustable, media not changeable. Fixed by two separate software updates"

Anonymous, ON (2017 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"It appeared to take 3 dealer updates to solve the freezing/blank display. In spite of that, there is an occasional system freeze when I’m using Apple CarPlay in GPS mode and playing the radio. When Apple maps announces something (e.g. turn left on Main Street), the radio will mute for quite some time...sometimes all the way until Apple maps makes another announcement. Or I turn the car off and restart."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Car awesome, but going to replace infotainment system"

Anonymous, CA (2017 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"According to the Subaru dealing, there is a known problem with the (non-Subaru) software. My entertainment system deletes radio statin presets, and shuts of--seemingly randomly. I bring the car to the dealer and they reinstall."

Anonymous, IL (2017 Subaru Impreza 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"The infotainment system would get stuck on an XM channel at a certain volume. The channel or volume would not be able to be adjusted. I could press other screen buttons and nothing would happen."

Anonymous, NC (2017 Subaru Impreza Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"back up camera was inop and had to have dealer reprogram the camera. also the auto emergency brakes do not function as advertised, had the dealer reprogram the electronics to the brakes but, problem still exist"

Anonymous, NH (2017 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"the screen for the radio kept freezing up. had it replaced."

Anonymous, MD (2017 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"This problem (camera freeze) seems to have been fixed with a software update installed by dealer"

Mark S., CA (2017 Subaru Impreza Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"The infortainment system was freezing up or cycling on and off. Had subaru dealer replace unit. New unit froze up twice and some different functions did not work like they were supposed to had subaru do system updates. So far it seems to be working right."

Scott S., MT (2017 Subaru Impreza Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"All problems seemed to be tied together: the radio occasionally looses it presets, the vol. control won't work, the backup camera won't come on, etc., etc."

Lynn S., SC (2017 Subaru Impreza Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"The screen would freeze. Was fixed by software update."

Richard R., OH (2017 Subaru Impreza Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Intermittently, my screen and radio “freeze”. I can’t tune or even adjust the screen. Once my dealer had to remove and reinsert the same fuse in order to reset the screen and radio system."

Anonymous, VA (2017 Subaru Impreza Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"The screen would freeze sometimes, and I wouldn't be able to change the radio station or use GPS or anything else. It turns out it was a defect in the software and I took the car to the dealer and they did an update and everything has worked fine since."

Carla K., IN (2017 Subaru Impreza Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Three times I had the screen freeze meaning I could not change the radio station or volume of the sound system. Parking for a few minutes with the systems all off solved the problem each time. It has not reoccured since I had a software update installed."

D R., PA (2017 Subaru Impreza Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"At random intervals, and infrequently, upon vehicle startup the display screen and all console controls would freeze and remain unusable. Restarting the engine did not normally resolve the issue. The dealership applied a firmware update about two months ago; the issue has since not reappeared."

Anonymous, NC (2017 Subaru Impreza Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Nav/radio screen locked up. Car was otherwise functional. Dealer replaced head unit under warranty & provided free loaner car. Very pleased with Subaru. Problem hasn’t recurrred."

Anonymous, OR (2017 Subaru Impreza Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Intermittent problem. Screen freezes or goes blank"

Michael T., CA (2017 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Problem was solved with a software update under recall."

Anonymous, AB (2017 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"I purchased the car in February 2017. So far I've received 3 recall notices for software glitches. I have not received a recall notice for the screen "freezing" software glitch. When I take it for an oil change, service will put me in a rental and keep the car until the problem is resolved"

Anonymous, TX (2017 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"The system froze at 300kms. I had to pull the fuse to reset it, to make it functional. The dealer reports new firmware will fix it permanently, but it's not available yet"

Gregory F., ON (2017 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Unable to make any changes to screen or functions. Entire in-dash unit replaced before receiving a recall notice for a software upgrade"

James H., NC (2017 Subaru Impreza 2.0i 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"The screen froze up and I had no control of the audio level or any other infotainment features. This lasted several hours but eventually went away,"

Justin S., NC (2017 Subaru Impreza Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"when putting the gear selector in reverse, the screen freezes or goes blank. It was fixed on a Subaru recall"

Anonymous, CA (2017 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Backup camera freezes up- subaru has since called me with a recall and repaired it"

Anonymous, TX (2017 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"screen froze using backup camera. Fixed with new software"

Anonymous, NY (2017 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"I didn't experience this, but another driver. It was the subject of a recall"

Anonymous, NJ (2017 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"STARLINK system froze and required shutting off the car for over 10 min to fully reboot"

Sean Lee L., WA (2017 Subaru Impreza Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Touch screen froze but unlocked itself after shutting off vehicle for a while. Dealer addressed related recall and updated software, seems to be OK now"

Jeff P., NY (2017 Subaru Impreza Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Will occasionally freeze/lock up with Apple CarPlay (iphone 7). When it locks up car must be turned off for some time prior to system coming back on line. Will freeze/lockup on different screens and leave the radio volume/station locked along with the backup camera inaccessible"

Scott S., MI (2017 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Date/time could not be set manually"

John C., VA (2017 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Software for the display can infrequently lock up. Software fixes do not seem to work but owners can turn the car off for two to three minutes and the infrequent problem is solved and the screen normalizes"

K A., OH (2017 Subaru Impreza Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Twice in 229 miles the display showing the warning not to read the display while driving FREEZES. It reboots correctly after the 5th or 6th time the engine is restarted"

Gary M., CO (2017 Subaru Impreza Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"After about an hour and a half of use the Infosystem would shut down and then cycle on and off until you turned off the car and diconnected the battery"

Scott S., MT (2017 Subaru Impreza Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"The screen froze up 2-3 times, but Subaru made an upgrade to their software and the problem seems to have gone away"

Anonymous, CO (2017 Subaru Impreza 2.0i 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"computer problem with the camera system. Fixed by the dealor thru a recall"

Anonymous, OH (2017 Subaru Impreza Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Display screen goes blank

"Occasionally, though not often, there would be no display on the screen. Usually happed when starting the car. Eventually, the would appear."

Anonymous, CT (2017 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"screen stopped working when driving through specific residential areas; fixed by software update although not on list of problems to be fixed"

Anonymous, ON (2017 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Took three dealer updates to correct this issue. Putting the car in revere and starting the rear backup camera would cause the entire screen to go blank. It would resolve if you shut the car off and restarted it. Issue seems to have been resolved though with the dealer updates to infotainment system."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"All display functions periodically go offline, rendering the system inoperable - no phone, no radio, no navigation"

Anonymous, CT (2017 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Backup camera: screen went black. Then the edges appeared, part between the colored lines was black. Radio presets turned to initializing and froze Audio suddenly turned to loud screech, would not stop until car turned off. Telematics appeared on screen, screen frozen"

Anonymous, VA (2017 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"On several occasions upon start up of the car the screen freezes in whatever mode it was set to and ignores all inputs from the driver. Rectifies upon turning car entirely off and then back on. Seems to be a software glitch"

David C., NB (2017 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Intermittent issue that is irritating. You need to turn the car off and restart to clear the issue."

Michael T., CA (2017 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"This has happened only 2-3 times in the year but essentially the screen won't revert to the entertainment center when you put the car in drive. Only turning the car off will fix this."

Lynn S., SC (2017 Subaru Impreza Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Tha Infotainment system sometimes freezes or completely shuts down I am required to restart the car."

Mark M., CA (2017 Subaru Impreza Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"For some reason, my display screen went blank when using a backup camera. This had to be fixed by the Subaru dealership where I purchased the vehicle."

Michelle M., GA (2017 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"there was a recall that fixed the problem"

Gregory W., NY (2017 Subaru Impreza 2.0i 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"For no apparent reason and at random times, the display screen has gone blank. We have had at least one firmware upgrade for the multimedia system applied at the dealer and hope this will resolve the issue permanently"

Anonymous, NC (2017 Subaru Impreza Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"System would stop working. Took several trips to the dealer for a fix but it is working now"

Anonymous, CA (2017 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"It goes blank when selecting reverse"

Anonymous, CA (2017 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Screen would go blank but this was fixed with a software upgrade"

Anonymous, NB (2017 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Backup camera goes "dark" with just the guide lines showing. It did appear to happen on a hot California day. It happened after the car had gotten a factory recall for that very issue"

Roger H., CA (2017 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"When screen went black none of the safety feature,radio GPS were operational"

James L., VA (2017 Subaru Impreza Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

"Sometimes the iPhone will pair with Blutooth, sometimes it won't. Even with the power cord attached, sometimes it will not connect to Apple Carplay. Problem comes and goes randomly."

Anonymous, VA (2017 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"All part of the same problem experienced right from the start. Finally made useful after 4 trips to the dealer."

Anonymous, OR (2017 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"I'd say that the interface via USB works maybe 50 percent of the time. If the engine or the transmission had this ratio, I'd get a new car by law. I was told in forums that I probably need a new head unit but the dealership never wanted to do anything and always fell back on "they're working on it in the next update". The "over wifi" updates never EVER downloaded/installed and if I wasn't leasing this car, I'd be PISSED if I had to go in and pay a couple of hundred dollars every time I wanted to get the firmware update that NEVER fixed the issues I was having. If I purchased this car and was being treated like this, I'd probably be looking into legal action at this point."

Anonymous, TX (2017 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Smartphone interface is poor quality sound and mic picks up background noise."

Anonymous, (2017 Subaru Impreza Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Phone still doesn't pair correctly with the car. Radio stations presets still disappear."

Anonymous, (2017 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"It's the same problem as my previous response"

Anonymous, IL (2017 Subaru Impreza 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"The relationship between my Subaru and my phone is inconsistent and unpredictable. Sometimes it works, most often it does not. Grrr."

Anonymous, MA (2017 Subaru Impreza 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Connecting phone via Bluetooth or ApplePlay, or mounting a USB drive with music, does not always work. I sometimes have to unplug and then try again."

Anonymous, NY (2017 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Does not always pair to smart phone."

Anonymous, FL (2017 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Would not play cd. They updated software. Fixed"

Anonymous, CT (2017 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Despite a software update following a recall, it remains klugey. It typically automatically pairs via Bluetooth, but then when you plug in via USB cord, the screen Media not available comes up. That doesn't mean it's actually not available, just that the display isn't working correctly, because you can typically continue to use your device for music and calls. Theoretically, the iPhone is supposed to pair with the dashboard and enable turn-by-turn over Google Maps but that only works about 10% of the time. Additionally, usually when you put something into Google Maps on your phone, if you plug it into the car, the address and directions get wiped out."

Micah S., MA (2017 Subaru Impreza 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"I have problems connecting with Pandora"

Anonymous, TX (2017 Subaru Impreza 2.0i 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"USB plugin of Apple iPod used have intermittent control problems (wrong track playing, no response to buttons). This seems to have been fixed by a recent recall requiring updating the Karmon system."

Anonymous, TX (2017 Subaru Impreza 2.0i 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Overall, the media interface is erratic, slow, and inconsistent. USB connections drop when the car is shut off, the radio starts playing. The radio always plays when the car is turned on, even if USB, Android Auto, or Bluetooth were playing when the car was last turned off. USB Media drive takes a very, very long time to become ready, even compared to my 2013 VW Golf. The display lags, though their recent firmware update helped with this slightly. Unable to adjust the volume while in reverse! P"

Brian S., PA (2017 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Sometimes I have to plug and unplug my phone to get the interface to function. The interface seems to "get confused" depending on whether the phone was plugged in or not prior to turning on the ignition"

Anonymous, WI (2017 Subaru Impreza 2.0i 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"the bluetooth music system is erratic. it will just stop and i have no idea how to get it to restart. secondly, no matter if i turn the media/radio off when i leave the car, it comes on automatically when i restart the car"

Tom R., CA (2017 Subaru Impreza 2.0i 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Defaults to automatically sending phone calls to the in-car system. To make a private call requires a manual over-ride"

Anonymous, CO (2017 Subaru Impreza 2.0i 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Hardware replacement

"Head unit had intermittent software issues"

Anonymous, DC (2017 Subaru Impreza Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Started within 1month from purchase, repeatedly didn't work even after 2visits to dealer. On third time I insisted on replacement."

Anonymous, UT (2017 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"Too difficult to use."

Anonymous, (2017 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"It quit working."

Anonymous, ID (2017 Subaru Impreza Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"Often times, when I plug my phone in to the car, the audio of the music I want to play is scratchy, blinks in and out, and just sounds bad. Fortunately, it usually stops if I unplug the phone and plug it back in. Also, it seems to only happen when I plug my phone in right after turning the car on."

Anonymous, CO (2017 Subaru Impreza 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"At random times, when a text comes in, the phone will not register it with the car. You can see the text on the phone, but you can not play or see the text in the car. Again, a random issue that still happens."

Anonymous, CT (2017 Subaru Impreza Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Never paired completely. Also radio stations continually disappear from preset stations."

Anonymous, (2017 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Basically this car is awesome, but it is a crapshoot everyday if the infotainment system will work the same or connect to your phone"

Anonymous, CA (2017 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Inconsistent, unpredictable, sometimes works for awhile, then stops."

Anonymous, MA (2017 Subaru Impreza 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Sometimes the bluetooth works and sometimes it doesn't. If I hook up to the charging cable when the bluetooth isn't working, sometimes the phone will work. Other times, it doesn't work at all. It tells me that the contacts are not downloaded, although it seems to recognize the phone is there."

Barbara F., CA (2017 Subaru Impreza 2.0i 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"It has been inconsistent when pairing with any of the smart phones in our household."

Laurie T., NC (2017 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"The car occasionally resets the clock to a random time. It also disconnect with Bluetooth randomly. We now know how to reconnect to Bluetooth but its an irritating problem."

Anonymous, VA (2017 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Phone pairs and downloads the phone book, but loaded information disappears most of the time when I restart my car"

Anonymous, VA (2017 Subaru Impreza 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"continued issues w/ AM radio volume, crackling and muffled sound. Been this way since we bought it NOTHING has been done despite numerous calls to service/mgr. Same for blue tooth- intermittent works/ doesn't work"

Anonymous, OH (2017 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"System occasionally loses my phone info between trips. Have to reconnect from the start"

James H., NC (2017 Subaru Impreza 2.0i 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"COULD NOT PRORAM ..NEEDED DEALER HELP AND THEY AND THEY HAD PROBLEMS SOLV ING PROBLEM"

Char F., WA (2017 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Unconnected during recall repairs"

Stephen G., PA (2017 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Using Android auto and it's great 99% of the time, but once in a while it doesn't connect correctly and won't work until the car has been turned off and on again"

Lars B., NY (2017 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Even though it is paired to my iPhone, I must plug the iPhone in to a USB port in order to use the Maps function"

John C., VA (2017 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Didn't come with navigation; a surprise. Wouldn't pair with mobile phone for navigation. Info screen replaced by dealer. Replacement screen wouldn't run Android Auto app"

Mark M., MA (2017 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Radio

"The radio would just freeze up and not come back on until the car was turned off and set for a while"

Anonymous, (2017 Subaru Impreza Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Station presets kept disappearing. Dealer tried several times to fix and eventually did with a software update."

Anonymous, WV (2017 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Radio presets would get lost"

Anonymous, MA (2017 Subaru Impreza Unsure 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Don't know how to keep it from turning on automatically. And it's too lour."

Anonymous, ID (2017 Subaru Impreza Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"I found the radio hard to program. Still haven't gotten it right even after 2X back to the dealers."

Anonymous, NY (2017 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Couldn't change stations."

Anonymous, NY (2017 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Telematics system would sometimes blank out radio when starting car."

Michael G., CT (2017 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"stations keep on disappearing then come back -"

Richard H., IL (2017 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Terrible AM Radio reception. Volume fades in and out with clicks and pops. Multiple trips to dealer. Software update 4 months ago did not fix problem. Next software update is scheduled for summer. My 1971 CHEVROLET Monte Carlo had better AM radio reception."

Glenn B., OH (2017 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Preset stations would cancel out."

Anna M., ON (2017 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Something (don’t know what) intermittently cuts out with a loud popping sound when listening to AM. Speakers lose clarity and volume. Often multiple times per minute, then no problem for several minutes."

Anonymous, NE (2017 Subaru Impreza 2.0i 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"loss of normal radio functioning. Was repaired by dealer service dept."

Stanley S., CT (2017 Subaru Impreza 2.0i 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"The volume gets a little softer and a little softer until it is too soft to hear. So I increase the volume on the button on the steering wheel. Without any warning the volume increases significantly and startles the driver. I have been so distracted when the volume blares that I have taken my eyes off the road for a long period of time trying to quickly lower the volume."

Patti C., MN (2017 Subaru Impreza Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Radio occ. can’t be turned off at times. At one time parking lights wouldn’t go on. Dealer tweaked the electronics, ans radio and lights seemed ok, then recently, i couldn’t turn radio off"

Donald R., CA (2017 Subaru Impreza Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"radio presets were not holding"

Anonymous, NY (2017 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"the display screen for the radio kept freezing up. had radio replaced."

Anonymous, MD (2017 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"The radio is designed to never really be off. I was told that this was done so that phone blue-tooth can be instantaneous. This is a poor design. The radio controls can not be manipulated for several seconds after starting the vehicle, especially when cold outside (seems like). For this being an upgraded sound system, the sound quality is poor using FM radio. AM radio is almost unusable. As the sound cuts out with clicks. Techs admitted there was a problem, but only advised to check back later for a possible software patch or update."

Mark S., CA (2017 Subaru Impreza Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"The radio would not maintain AM & FM station presets. The dealer installed a software update that has seemed to fix the problem."

Anonymous, IL (2017 Subaru Impreza Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Radio comes on when we start the car. Will not respond to volume or on/off control knob until after we've backed out of driveway and shift into drive. Extremely annoying!"

Anonymous, UT (2017 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Presets kept disappearing but fixed with software update."

Barry S., NS (2017 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Harman Kardon system needed free repair"

Anonymous, NY (2017 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"On the AM band, the radio constantly crackles, buzzes, pops and has fade-in/fade-out of sound, even when in close range of the broadcast antenna."

Anonymous, MA (2017 Subaru Impreza Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Static and volume issues on AM stations"

Anonymous, OH (2017 Subaru Impreza Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Reception not great. Comes in and goes off randomly."

Anonymous, NC (2017 Subaru Impreza 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"AM Radio "pops and clicks""

Michael T., CA (2017 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Poor reception for some FM stations which are strong in my Outback. Also loses stations that have been locked in"

Anonymous, NS (2017 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Radio turns on when the car is started even though it was turned off previously"

Anonymous, NY (2017 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Rear entertainment system (e.g., DVD player, rear screen)

"Problem with backup camera"

Allan D., VA (2017 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Routine software updates

"I mentioned the device problems in an earlier question. The inconvenience of the process also involved the motor being on for sometime during the input of new information."

Anonymous, WI (2017 Subaru Impreza 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Software update fixes

"Software updates aren't resolving the previous issue of screen freeze ups"

Anonymous, MA (2017 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"This care is a lease and if I had to pay for these updates (which sounds like it's the case if you're out of warranty), I'd really be pissed since none of the updates fixed the issues I was having with the car. If it wasn't a lease, I'd probably be looking into legal action."

Anonymous, TX (2017 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"engine computer drained battery. Warranty covered the problem including a new battery"

Anonymous, VA (2017 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Radio was not holding presets, which was a problem since purchasing the vehicle. This problem was fixed in a recall."

Anonymous, OR (2017 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"I’ve had to have my Impreza in multiples for software updates in the hopes that they resolve my myriad infotainment system issues. The last update, issued as a full recall by Subaru, seems to have fixed 99% of my issues. There have only been a few small issues since that update."

Anonymous, FL (2017 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"There was a Subaru recall"

Anonymous, MO (2017 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Our device was incompatible with requirements of update. We. Had to borrow an alternate device and seek help from a grandson to accomplish the fix last November"

Anonymous, WI (2017 Subaru Impreza 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"No problems. I was notified that an update was needed."

Anonymous, TN (2017 Subaru Impreza Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"I have an appointment in the next few days to address this problem. The car has been in for this issue in the past. A couple of weeks ago, the system completely went dead but came back to life after the car had been off and restarted the following day."

Mark S., CA (2017 Subaru Impreza Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Manufacturer's update to cure camera freezing."

Daniel L., MO (2017 Subaru Impreza Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"I believe that a software update may solve the problem, but I have not bothered yet to go to the dealer. The problem is the volume control does not respond in a timely fashion. The sound on/off control does not respond in a timely fashion and neither responds when the car is in reverse. Weird."

Anonymous, NY (2017 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Voice control commands

"You try and make a phone call, and the voice response is What type music would you like to listen to? or SOmetimes does not recognize phone names that it does recognize other times."

Michael E., OH (2017 Subaru Impreza Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"The system will not hold the contacts so that when you say a name or # you want to call it's not there anymore."

Anonymous, NC (2017 Subaru Impreza 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Phone was loaded and I could access functions through the touch pad but not by voice commands. A service call was required to resolve this. The problem was resolved after one service call"

Anonymous, NY (2017 Subaru Impreza Premium 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

"Water infiltration on driver's side door/rocker panel area."

Anonymous, ON (2017 Subaru Impreza Unsure 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"When it was very cold this past winter (8 deg F), the windshield creaked for a while then stopped and when it warmed up and rained a lot, there was a leak coming into the passenger side floor from up above near where the windshield attaches to the car. Went to the dealership and they insisted that it was the the AC intake being clogged. They fixed it and it is still occurring. Need to return. They do not believe me that the windshield seal is compromised."

John S., NY (2017 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"a whistle noise front driver door that dealer has not been able to fix"

T W., KS (2017 Subaru Impreza Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"Drivers door harder to shut than other doors."

Anonymous, OH (2017 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Squeaks or rattles

"Due to rough road conditions these wheels (rims) constantly bend causing shakes rattles and the such."

Anonymous, PA (2017 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Car tight except apparently upper defrost/heater vent, vibrates certain road harmonics, drives me nuts..., dealer has taken 3 runs at, doesn't stay fixed. Cold weather issue, usually does not vibrate, buuut...."

Anonymous, NY (2017 Subaru Impreza Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"see other response"

Ian M., CA (2017 Subaru Impreza Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"There is a interior noise oming from the passenger side windshield."

Anonymous, MD (2017 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"consistent spueak like a cricket coming from fan. They aren't able to fix it. it is very loud and distracting"

Patti C., MN (2017 Subaru Impreza Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Lots of rattles that should not be present"

Larry R., CA (2017 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Wind noise

"with the windows closed there is louder than expected wind noise when driving"

Anonymous, (2017 Subaru Impreza Unsure 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Lots of angine and road noise plus wind noise"

Anonymous, OH (2017 Subaru Impreza Premium 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

Clock

"The clock stopped responding to any signal to change the time."

Anonymous, NY (2017 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"It has reset three time in the four months I've had it. It's a hassle to reset, so this has been annoying"

Laurel R., CA (2017 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"Daytime running light on the left side stopped working. Got it fixed. Also, the beep when I lock the car that I have depended on for 2 years, all of a sudden, stopped working. The service department at Island Subaru told me that it doesn't beep. WTF? Also, the rear driver side window just stopped working (opening and closing) one day. Drivers controls do not open it, nor does the button on the window door, itself"

John S., NY (2017 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"The running light on the driver's side burned out"

Anonymous, IN (2017 Subaru Impreza 2.0i 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Headlights

"A power surge burned out both high beam bulbs and all related fuses. We replaced them and problem has not re-occured"

Anonymous, OR (2017 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"One of my headlights started to let water in. There was condensation and some water in it. It was replaced at no cost as the car was still under warranty."

Anonymous, GA (2017 Subaru Impreza Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"When I took it in for the 3rd recall about a month ago to fix the radio volume increasing for no reason to a startlingly loud volume I asked about the other electrical problems. when I was driving behind my dad he noted that the headlights were going off and on. Hopefully it doesn't cause an accident and kill anyone before Subaru issues its 4th recall. The person I told seemed very unconcerned and never even noted it in my file or looked up if anyone else reported that problem"

Patti C., MN (2017 Subaru Impreza Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Waring lights indicating there is a probelm with the LED Steering Responsive Headlights system go off in the driver display. The headlights work, but the reaponsive system has a glitch in it. The dealership has been unable to resolve the issue. The probelm started within a month of ownership, 2/25/17. The problem has yet to be resolved. The constant blinking warning light in the driver display is the most annoying part. Or maybe the most annoying part is the lack of resolution from the dealershi"

Lee W., CA (2017 Subaru Impreza Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Keyless entry

"keyless entry would not work and the rear door locking mech. is not working"

Andrew V., NH (2017 Subaru Impreza Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Remote engine starter

"Every 6-8 months, my remote starter stops working.I have to take it to the dealer to fix. It has not cost me any money, yet."

Anonymous, NY (2017 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Warning lights

"Passenger seat SRS light/passenger inflator indicator malfunction. Warning box was faulty. Took days to get replacement part."

Anonymous, MN (2017 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

Calipers

"Bought used as Certified pre owned. Had less than 12 months when a caliper froze and caused brake drag"

Anonymous, CT (2017 Subaru Impreza 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Premature brake wear

"Brake linings wore out sooner than they should have; mechanic stated that poor quality linings had come with the car."

Anonymous, FL (2017 Subaru Impreza Unsure 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear brakes needed urgent repairs at 70k. On inspection the mechanic also found that the brake lines were bulging. When he called the dealership, they said there was no recall for those lines."

Anonymous, ON (2017 Subaru Impreza 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Regular brake failure

"Recall item"

Anonymous, CT (2017 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Squeaking

"Was related to the brake lining wear, and what indicated that they were wearing out."

Anonymous, FL (2017 Subaru Impreza Unsure 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"At around 40mph and 20mph there is an inconsistent squeaking upon braking. We brought the car in for service twice before 6000 miles but the mechanics said they've never heard it during a test drive and the pads are fine. They pass it off as break dust and asked us to get a recording. We are working on it because it's super annoying but 1) it's inconsistent 2) driving and filming is illegal and therefore 3) two people have to be in the car to obtain proof that we aren't faking a noise to spend quality time at our Subaru dealership. It's an annoying Catch 22 in an otherwise delightful car."

Ian M., CA (2017 Subaru Impreza Limited 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

"Engine surges and sometimes hesitates. The dealer says "it doesn't throw any codes" and has stalled any investigation until the warranty expired. My local garage, a Subaru specialist, says this is a known issue with the device that controls variable valve timing. A design flaw that can't be fixed. Whatever the cause, the engine surging and hesitation diminish the driving experience greatly. I have owned two Subarus previously which both clocked over 300,000 miles and were ultra reliable, fun cars. I will not buy another. The company's failure to acknowledge this design defect, just like it's failure to acknowledge the oil consumption issues of a few years ago, has caused all trust in this company to vanish. Not feeling the love that they so eagerly tout."

Anonymous, (2017 Subaru Impreza 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"a reprogramming is necessary"

Anonymous, NY (2017 Subaru Impreza 2.0i 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Oil leaks

"failure of an oil seal which cased intermittent problems with warning light system. Two trips to dealer to have repaired under warranty."

Anonymous, ON (2017 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"my low oil pressure light went on at 2600 miles, I have brought it in twice and am having a second oil consumption test done on it."

Mike R., WA (2017 Subaru Impreza 2.0i 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Oil change--DEFECTIVE WASHER--Oil Pan--"

Anonymous, FL (2017 Subaru Impreza Limited 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

"minor bumping of curb has coused some body parts to partially separate."

Anonymous, (2017 Subaru Impreza Unsure 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Front fender trailing edge came loose twice. Once in a no touch car wash and once on freeway. It snapped into place each time."

Patricia L., MN (2017 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"left front lights casement missing or fell off shortly after I bought it. Same problem within the first year of ownership"

Anonymous, MA (2017 Subaru Impreza 2.0i 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"A piece of dash board trim came loose spontaneously and began hanging from the dashboard before we were able to get it in for repair."

Anonymous, MA (2017 Subaru Impreza Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"I purchased this car brand new and in my many years of owning new (and used) cars, I’ve never seen a car with such a thin layer of top coat paint. The paint (red) scratches very, very easily and quickly exposes the white undercoating. I suspect that in order to save weight and increase fuel efficiency, Subaru has decided to thin out the paint layers...with the result that unless you own a white car, you’ll quickly discover a number of scratches. They can’t be erased by rubbing compound since the paint is so thin that the underlying layer is exposed. This is probably the biggest reason I won’t buy a Subaru again."

Roger H., WA (2017 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

"Leaking strut replaced under warranty."

Raymond E., NJ (2017 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Wheel balance

"This vehicle isn't ideal in road conditions where I drive. It can't take the potholes and bad road conditions."

Anonymous, PA (2017 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Wheel bearings

"the wheel bearing slowly failed. Subaru replaced it at no cost under warranty."

Anonymous, WV (2017 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Car sounded like a plane going down the road. Problem was a bad wheel bearing."

Anonymous, RI (2017 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

"Bearing failure on original blower motor caused intermittent high-pitched whine while operating. Became noticeable at approximately 22 months after delivery of vehicle, and was replaced after 27 months. Dealer replaced under warranty. No re-occurrence of the problem."

Anonymous, (2017 Subaru Impreza Unsure 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Made a terrible screeching noise. Dealer had to replace motor"

David H., ON (2017 Subaru Impreza Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"blower fan began a high pitched squeaking after about 8000 miles. Service personnel indicated a bad bearing in the fan motor, a component that should be trouble free for hundreds of thousands of miles. Quality control issues...same with Harmen Karden radio software....two updates, so far."

Eric K., WA (2017 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Refrigerant leaks

"It was a samll leak near the pipe into the engine. The leak was small and dripped."

Anonymous, BC (2017 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Clutch replacement

"I was an hour away from home when the clutch went out, had to be towed to the dealer who told me that I wasn't shifting correctly. I argued the point but let it go. about 2 weeks later the clutch went out again and stopped so I called the dealer and they had the car towed to them I knew the clutch was going to be replaced and it was at no cost to me. the car drives better now but I still don't like how the clutch acts and sounds ."

Martha H., MD (2017 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Transmission rebuild or replacement

"Needed new transmission per dealer"

Anonymous, MA (2017 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"The car was so loud I could not hear the engine to shift gears; the car has a manual transmission. The service advisor described the car as sounding like a video game. I was told the mechanic heard noise from differential, thus they would replace transmission. Subaru further discovered the right axle and CV were damaged (cracked), thus contributing to sounding like a video game. Those were also replaced."

David L., FL (2017 Subaru Impreza 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"CVT has been determined to have failed by Subaru tech at dealer (40K miles). Symptoms were minor, a ticking noise that occurred both in gear and in neutral, faster and slower with the speed of the rotations, but only when the ignition was on. Did not have problems with shifting, stalling before hearing the noise that led to the diagnosis."

Marc S., WA (2017 Subaru Impreza Limited 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

Rough shifting

"If you drive slowly the car is constantly jerkin. is so bad that it is worse than any car I have drive and that is a lot. I hate driving it in traffic at low speeds"

Anonymous, CA (2017 Subaru Impreza 2.0i 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"This seems to be an issue with Subaru's five speed man. I've had to take two hands and ram the shifter into a gear before. The clutch is heavy and sometimes seems to not open enough to allow a gear to go in. I have had to pull over and let the car sit for about 5 mins before it would work again for whatever reason."

Anonymous, PA (2017 Subaru Impreza 2.0i 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Transmission leaks

"It was a small leak near the chain cover. The leak was small and dripped. It caused a smell when the car was parked."

Anonymous, BC (2017 Subaru Impreza Sport 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

CV joint

"Passenger side rear wheel bearing began to make a grinding noise and had to be replaced under warranty"

Anonymous, DE (2017 Subaru Impreza Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Driveshaft or axle

"axles replaced in 2019 under warranty."

Anonymous, NC (2017 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Electrical failure

"It is my firm belief that the problems with this car all spawn from an electrical issue, including when the car turned off on me while I was driving it. All of my problems with my car have yet to be resolved but Subaru of America is repurchasing the vehicle because of the issues I have been experiencing. The infotainment center seems to be the spawning point of a lot of the issues, which Subaru did not make."

Anonymous, PA (2017 Subaru Impreza 2.0i 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

"Low engine oil light illuminated three (3) times. Dealership service department conducted oil consumption tests, then changed PCV, which did not resolve issue so it was determined by dealership service dept. that engine replacement is necessary."

David L., FL (2017 Subaru Impreza 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Low oil pressure light came on every 5000 miles. Subaru tested for oil consumption. The car failed, so they replaced a sensor. The car failed again, so they replaced the PCV. The car failed again, so they replaced the engine."

David L., FL (2017 Subaru Impreza 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"car consumes oil. have had 2 oil consumption tests done and the dealership is replacing the short block."

Mike R., WA (2017 Subaru Impreza 2.0i 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Other/unsure

"Message said that passenger airbag was malfunctioning. Dealer could not find anything, but did reset the electronics package. Had this occur a second time but I turned off the engine and problem disappeared."

Anonymous, CO (2017 Subaru Impreza 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Can't hear departure signal. Subaru said they would help me; however they would never get back to me. Many other complaints! I hate this car!"

Anonymous, CA (2017 Subaru Impreza 2.0i 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"There was a right side airbag warning light. We had an unrelated rear-end crash that required about a month to repair. This was fixed during the repair."

Anonymous, MA (2017 Subaru Impreza Limited 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

Locks and latches

"rear door latch mechanism replaced under warranty."

Anonymous, NC (2017 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 injection system

"recall for PVC valve that might leak oil into the engine; drove much less until fixed a week after recall notice"

Anonymous, ON (2017 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Cooling

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

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

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Recalls
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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM, ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Apr 15, 2021
A short circuit in the ignition coils may cause a stall, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2017-2019 Subaru Impreza and 2018-2019 Crosstrek vehicles. The Engine Control Module (ECM) may continue to power the ignition coil after the engine is shut off, causing a short circuit.
What should you do:
Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will update the ECM software, replace the ignition coils and, if necessary, the front exhaust pipe, free of charge. Owner notification letters were mailed beginning June 1, 2021. Owners can contact Subaru customer service at 1-844-373-6614. Subaru's number for this recall is WRE-21. Note: This recall includes all vehicles previously repaired under Recall 19V743.
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: 21V264000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 466205
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Oct 18, 2019
If a short circuit occurs while driving, the vehicle may stall, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2017-2019 Impreza and 2018-2019 Crosstrek vehicles. The Engine Control Module (ECM) may continue to power the ignition coil after the engine is shut off, which could result in a short circuit and blown fuse.
What should you do:
Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will update the ECM software and inspect and replace the ignition coil, as necessary, free of charge. In addition, on vehicles with confirmed ignition coil damage and a certain stored diagnostic trouble code (DTC), Subaru will replace the front exhaust pipe, free of charge. The recall began December 4, 2019. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-844-373-6614. Subaru's number for this recall is WUQ-02.
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: 19V743000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 466205
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Oct 17, 2019
An unexpected loss of power while driving can increase the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2017-2018 Impreza and 2018 Crosstrek vehicles equipped with an aluminum Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV) valve. The PCV valve may come apart, allowing the separated components to enter the engine, possibly resulting in a loss of power while driving.
What should you do:
Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the PCV valve, free of charge. If the PCV valve has separated and the components cannot be found, the engine will be replaced, free of charge. The recall began December 2, 2019. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-844-373-6614. Subaru's number for this recall is WUP-01.
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: 19V744000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 205000
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Oct 17, 2019
An unexpected loss of power while driving can increase the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2017 Impreza vehicles equipped with an aluminum Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV) valve. The PCV valve may come apart, allowing the separated components to enter the engine, possibly resulting in a loss of power while driving.
What should you do:
Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will replace the engine, free of charge. The recall began December 3, 2019. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-844-373-6614. Subaru's number for this recall is WUS-04.
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: 19V745000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 251
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Mar 29, 2017
An engine stall can increase the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2017 Impreza vehicles. Winter fuels may vaporize prematurely in the fuel line, resulting in a reduction in fuel pressure, possibly causing the engine to stall.
What should you do:
Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the engine control unit to turn the radiator cooling fan on at a lower temperature, free of charge. The recall began on April 20, 2017. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2738. Subaru's number for this recall is WTP-75.
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: 17V216000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 33131
BACK OVER PREVENTION
Mar 02, 2017
A rearview camera display that does not function as designed can reduce the driver's view of what is behind the car, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2017 Impreza vehicles. Due to a software problem, the rearview camera display may not work properly.
What should you do:
Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will update the infotainment software, free of charge. The recall began on March 27, 2017. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783. Subaru's number for the recall is WTN-74.
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: 17V132000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 25567
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