3rd Generation (2018—2018) Crosstrek Problems

Crosstrek owners with a 2018—2018 model year have the most problems with the windows (50%), hvac (25%), and the transmission (25%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below. The full list is available on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Cracked Windshield 2 complaints at an average of 4,641 miles in the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek.
  2. Bucks and Jerks 1 complaints at an average of 200 miles in the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek.
  3. Defogger Doesn\'t Work 1 complaints at an average of 300 miles in the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek.

What Crosstrek 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 2018 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2018 4 1 49 1.23

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