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What's Wrong with the Subaru Impreza WRX?

The Subaru Impreza WRX has a total of 12 complaints. The majority of the complaints involve the clutch (33%) followed by the windows (25%) and the engine (16%).

We'd recommend avoiding the 3rd generation (2009–2011) which has the worst overall PainRank™ of 1.26

How Impreza WRX Generations Rank

Gen Model Years Complaints PainRank (?)
4th Gen Impreza WRX 2012–2014 5 1.2
3rd Gen Impreza WRX 2009–2011 7 1.26

Worst Overall Impreza WRX Complaints

Let's take a look at the most common Impreza WRX complaints submitted to over the years.

The complaints are sorted by their PainRank™ which is a score calculated by combining data points such as 1) how long does it take for the problem to start 2) how much does it cost to fix 3) what rank did owners assign to this problem, etc.

Most Complained About Impreza WRX Years

A quick look at which years have the highest complaint volumes. Clicking on the year will take you to their problem pages on