1st Generation (2018—2018) BRZ Problems

This generations ranks 1st out of 36 Subaru generations in reliability and is one of the safer bets out there. Owners have the most complaints about the transmission (0%), interior (0%), and the body (0%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Noisy Transmission 3 complaints at an average of 30,988 miles in the 2013 Subaru BRZ.
  2. Paint Bubble Up 1 complaints at an average of 7,000 miles in the 2016 Subaru BRZ.
  3. Engine & Traction Control Lights On 1 complaints at an average of 13,670 miles in the 2014 Subaru BRZ.

What BRZ Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Subaru model years.

Watch out for the 2013 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2018 0 0 30 0.0
2017 1 0 20 0.42
2016 1 0 35 0.93
2015 1 0 52 0.44
2014 3 0 76 1.45
2013 6 2 158 6.83

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