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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,800 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2011 Subaru Impreza engine problems

engine problem

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2011 Subaru Impreza Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 132011

Impreza 4-cyl

  • 4,600 miles


The car is a 2011 Subaru WRX sti. As far as I can tell nothing led up to the failure. It was fine one day, then failed the next. The failure was broken piston ring lands on the #2 and #4 pistons in the engine. The consequences were that I needed to replace the short block of the engine along with all associated parts like new pistons. Subaru replaced the short block and all associated parts under warranty, including new pistons and rings.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #1

Jul 052011

Impreza 4-cyl

  • 5,000 miles
1. was driving the car and it started to smoke like crazy, and lost power while in the middle of traffic. 2. I had an engine failure, almost 75% of these cars are having the same issue 3. brought it in for work and the dealer made me pay for it because Subaru didn't want to warranty the car!

- Short Hills, NJ, USA

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