fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,036 miles

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2015 Subaru WRX lights problems

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2015 Subaru WRX Owner Comments

problem #5

Nov 152016


  • 21,000 miles


Drivers side headlight is randomly disabled. Like the majority of others having this issue, my car has been in a colder climate (Minnesota) when this started occurring. There is no way of turning it back on.

- Minneapolis, MN, USA

problem #4

Nov 022015


  • 5,100 miles
Headlights disabled warning present on car and headlights don't work. Warning has been on for two days for no apparent cause. Car was parked outside for two days prior to warning coming on in 75 degree weather. During the time that it was parked there was a lot of heavy rain. Fortunately the time change has happened and I am not driving to work in the dark. I have not seen any reason for this issue so will be taking to dealer asap.

- Friendswood, TX, USA

problem #3

Apr 082015

WRX 4-cyl

  • 11,700 miles
Driving on the freeway at night, a light came on my dash that displayed, "headlights disabled." The headlights were still functioning, so I ignored the message. Few hours later, the light flickered on and off repeatedly for ~15 seconds and then went away. The next day, driving at night on the freeway, the light came back on and both headlights turned off. I cautiously pulled over, and set my emergency lights on. I flicked the headlight switch on and off repeatedly and they came back on. Drove for another 10 mins and the driver side headlight turned off, and the passenger headlight stayed on. I made it home safely, but the light never came back on. The next day, the message is still displayed, but both headlights are functioning. I feel it very unsafe for me to drive my vehicle at night, which is a huge inconvenience, as the headlights may turn off again.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #2

Feb 222015

WRX 4-cyl

  • 3,400 miles
Three separate occurrences of the led headlight malfunction light coming on, totally disabling headlights, daytime running lights, and blinkers. This is a huge safety concern as I primarily drive to work at night and headlights are obviously needed. This problem occurs in cold weather, the last occurrence at -6F. steps to replicate issue: 1) warm car up about 5 minutes. 2) drive to destination. Turn car off and let it sit 5-10 minutes. 3) start car back up and the led warning light appears. When this light comes on, you cannot turn on the lights with auto, or manual. The last occurrence happened during the day fortunately, but the headlights were in the off position. This has been taken to a dealer, but there was nothing they could do since the light was off even thought I had stressed to them this was a safety concern that needs to be looked at......updated 12/15/15

- Coon Rapids, MN, USA

problem #1

Jan 282015

WRX 4-cyl

  • 18,980 miles
Headlights disabled. Started the car, "headlights disabled" message on dashboard. Headlights were non-functional. This was in very cold weather, approximately -10F. After about 2 hours the headlights started working again, message on dashboard went away. Dealer service could not duplicate this problem. If all the headlights had become disabled when driving at night, a major safety problem is created by this issue. Nothing should be able to suddenly disable all the vehicle headlights without warning......updated 12/15/15

- Marquette, MI, USA

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