2nd Generation (2001—2007) Impreza Problems

Impreza owners with a 2001—2007 model year have the most problems with the engine (38%), hvac (10%), and the transmission (8%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below. The full list is available on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Transmission Failure 4 complaints at an average of 7,115 miles in the 2006 Subaru Impreza.
  2. Burning Oil 3 complaints at an average of 111,632 miles in the 2007 Subaru Impreza.
  3. Head Gaskets Leaking 3 complaints at an average of 71,533 miles in the 2006 Subaru Impreza.

What Impreza 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 2007 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2007 20 6 21 15.92
2006 21 7 23 14.4
2005 15 2 55 6.2
2004 1 4 69 0.36
2003 5 6 37 1.54
2002 4 6 62 2.99
2001 1 3 20 0.15

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