3rd Generation (2009—2011) Impreza WRX Problems

This generations ranks 13th out of 36 Subaru generations in reliability and is one of the safer bets out there. Owners have the most complaints about the clutch (33%), engine (22%), and the body (11%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Spun Rod Bearings 2 complaints at an average of 85,000 miles in the 2009 Subaru Impreza WRX.
  2. Pedal Welds Falling Off 1 complaints at an average of 80,000 miles in the 2009 Subaru Impreza WRX.
  3. Difficulty Shifting 2 complaints at an average of 81,000 miles in the 2009 Subaru Impreza WRX.

What Impreza WRX 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 2009 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2011 0 0 0 0.0
2010 0 0 0 0.0
2009 9 1 1 4.89

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