4th Generation (2015—2016) WRX Problems

This generations ranks 33rd out of 36 Subaru generations in reliability and is generally a good bet. Owners have the most complaints about the clutch (66%), transmission (10%), and the hvac (8%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Bad Clutch Plate, Flywheel 12 complaints at an average of 9,119 miles in the 2015 Subaru WRX.
  2. Bad Clutch 9 complaints at an average of 10,199 miles in the 2016 Subaru WRX.
  3. Clutch Stopped Working 5 complaints at an average of 25,060 miles in the 2015 Subaru WRX.

What 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 2015 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2016 18 2 118 8.82
2015 38 2 147 17.25

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