About Subaru WRX
Subaru WRX is a compact vehicle manufactured by Japanese automaker Subaru division of Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI) since 2015. As a matter of fact, Subaru WRX was released as early as 1992 though it was called as Subaru Impreza WRX then. At the same time, since the third generation Subaru Impreza, it has been called as Subaru WRX as it is actually a high-performance variant of Subaru Impreza. It is a very popular vehicle that has ranked second in the September 2014 issues of Car and Driver and Motor Trend.
In fact, when the Subaru WRX debuted in 2nd April, 2007, most markets in the world adopted the abbreviated "WRX" except for Japanese, North American and UK markets. Then when the VA series Subaru WRX got released in 2014 for the 2015 model year, the Impreza name was dropped in all markets in which the new model was simply named as WRX. It is offered in base WRX, WRX Premium and WRX Limited trim levels. And now, Subaru WRX is powered by a new 2.0 L FA20F engine, a 2.5 L EJ engine that could produce 240 pound-feet of torque, a 2.0 L FA engine that could produce 268 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. And these engines are fitted along with 5-speed and 6-speed manual transmissions as well as the Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT).
Subaru WRX Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
Since Subaru WRX is the following model of Subaru Impreza WRX, so it carries over Subaru Impreza WRX's design flaws more or less. What you could do to your Subaru WRX is to diagnose and solve problems in it as early and soon as possible:
First, suspension system failure. Just as Subaru Impreza WRX, this is also the top complaint of Subaru WRX. Many Subaru WRX owners described that they could notice uneven tire wear as they could hear grinding or roaring noises from the tire areas very often. What's more, the vehicle bottoms out, steering wheel keeps vibrating and much more play in the wheels give those Subaru WRX drivers an unpleasant driving experience. If the front brakes and tires in your Subaru WRX also get damaged more seriously, you can try inspecting if the WRX wheel bearing or WRX coil spring insulator is failing.
Second, engine failure. Engine failure often can be seen as the omen that the vehicle is failing as well. So Subaru WRX drivers complained that the engine performance reduced dramatically as loss of power while accelerating, inability to start the vehicle, running roughly and giving out metallic or knocking sound; sometimes, the oil pressure would drop a lot as well. If you see dirty exhaust and illuminated Check Engine Light, you should get the WRX oil filter and WRX timing cover inspected thoroughly.
However, besides routine maintenance, you have to pay more attention to some vulnerable and easy-to-get-ignored auto parts in your Subaru WRX. For instance, wiper blade or windshield wiper, it mostly works under harsh conditions such as downpours, snowy and so on, that is why it should get replaced at least once a year in sunny areas and half a year in humid regions. What's more, some other auto parts such as headlight, fog light, antenna and the emblem all work in open environment, so they should be added into your routine maintenance list as well.
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