2012 Subaru Impreza Consumer Review: Oil consumption problem

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Oil consumption problem
By gailbk on


2012 Subaru Impreza 2.0i Limited 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT)


I am experiencing a significant problem with my Subaru Impreza 2012 with excessive use of oil and the oil light going on. I understand from the service people that this is caused by "blowback" past the cylinders, causing excessive oil use, inconvenience to owners, and an inflated cost of ownership (synthetic oil is $8/qt.) Subaru insists this is normal but when I traded in my Lexus at 257,000 miles with never an additional drop of oil between oil changes, I certainly didn't expect to trade it in for an oil guzzler like the Subaru Impreza. Subaru will do nothing and insists this is normal - - at least for them! Any ideas how to pressure Subaru? It was fixed for the 2014 model.
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By cloudg
on 05/06/14 20:47 PM (PDT)

Any idea if the 2013-4 models solved the oil issue? I don't see that similar comments in those reviews

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By kranmar
on 03/11/15 09:31 AM (PDT)

I've had a similar excessive oil consumption issue with my 2012 Impreza. Looks like there is now a class action lawsuit. It appears to involve several years and Subaru models.

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