3rd Generation (2011—2012) Impreza WRX STI Problems

This generations ranks 4th out of 36 Subaru generations in reliability and is one of the safer bets out there. Owners have the most complaints about the clutch (50%), transmission (50%), and the We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Grinding Noise and Hard to Shift 1 complaints at an average of 8,338 miles in the 2012 Subaru Impreza WRX STI.
  2. Hesitates at 3200 Rpm 1 complaints at an average of 62,000 miles in the 2012 Subaru Impreza WRX STI.

What Impreza WRX STI 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 2012 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2012 2 0 0 1.29
2011 0 0 0 0.0

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