The Check Engine Light may illuminate because of a failed knock sensor. Although the sensor often tests okay, it can fail intermittently, while the vehicle is being driven.
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2006 Subaru Impreza
2006 Subaru Impreza Problems
Sometimes the Check Engine Light illuminates because the computer detects misfires. Subaru released an improved spark plug wire set to solve the problem. The ignition coil should also be inspected for carbon tracks or short circuits between the contacts
There is a technical service bulletin on the ABS control module. It is replaceable without having to replace the entire anti-lock brake hydraulic unit. Previously, the ABS control module was only available as a complete assembly that included the hydraulic unit.
2006 Subaru Impreza Recalls (Recent)
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The wiring harness for the front passenger occupant detection system may have been pinched between the floor and the seat mounting bracket during vehicle assembly. This could result in an electrical short circuit. The passenger front air bag could become disabled and may not deploy in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury to the seat occupant. An electrical short circuit could also result in a fire. Dealers will inspect the wiring, repair as necessary, and re-route and secure the wire harness in the correct location. The occupant detection system will be re-calibrated as necessary. This recall is expected to begin on March 9, 2007. The Subaru recall number is WVC-13.
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The front lower control arms may break at the hanger brackets due to corrosion. This corrosion is commonly a result of the hanger bracket being exposed to salty conditions, such as roads where salt is used as a snow melting agent. A broken control arm can result in loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect the affected control arms and rustproof or replace them as necessary. The Subaru recall number is WVX-34.
2006 Subaru Impreza Questions and Answers
How hard is it to change the timing belt on an 06 Subaru? Should I change the water pump too
when I started the A/C today I saw some vapor is getting out from the Air Vents inside the car, also it has the smell of the radiator coolant.
I don't know what is that?
it is the first time t...
I have been since January trying to get the stupid engine light to go off! I have had an emissions canister replaced and the oxygen sensor replaced...they tell me that the catalytic converter does ...
so when driving and i accelate it seems like the front like sort of in a way locks up. if you get what im saying. any answers would be great.
2006 Subaru Impreza Reviews
No major or minor problems / issues. A little noisy at higher speeds. Surprising low-end torque... takes hills with ease.
hard to find a fast 4dr that has this much value for the money it takes to buy it and maintain it.
Car is fun to drive, carries a lot of stuff, and is quicker than most other cars out there...Need I say more?