4th Generation (2012—2016) Impreza Problems

This generations ranks 29th out of 36 Subaru generations in reliability and is generally a good bet. Owners have the most complaints about the engine (35%), transmission (12%), and the interior (8%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Sudden Unintended Acceleration 2 complaints at an average of 25,472 miles in the 2012 Subaru Impreza.
  2. Power Steering Warning Light 1 complaints at an average of 2,500 miles in the 2016 Subaru Impreza.
  3. Not Shifting Properly 2 complaints at an average of 67,685 miles in the 2012 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 2012 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2016 7 0 95 6.52
2015 11 1 163 8.32
2014 7 2 149 5.34
2013 12 3 229 5.5
2012 25 5 253 9.88

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