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What's Wrong with the Subaru WRX?

The Subaru WRX has a total of 52 complaints. The majority of the complaints involve the clutch (73%) followed by the transmission (9%) and the engine (5%).

We'd recommend avoiding the 4th generation (2015–2016) which has the worst overall PainRank™ of 10.99

How WRX Generations Rank

Gen Model Years Complaints PainRank (?)
5th Gen WRX 2017–2018 4 1.17
4th Gen WRX 2015–2016 48 10.99

Worst Overall WRX Complaints

Let's take a look at the most common 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 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