2008 Subaru Impreza Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2008 Subaru Impreza

2008 Subaru Impreza Problems

Improved Spark Plug Wires for Misfire Issues

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

Check Engine Light Due to Failed Knock Sensor

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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2008 Subaru Impreza Questions

my car makes a screeching noise when turning when first started up and turning is hard. it goes away after running a bit (1 answer)

Inside lights do not come on when I open the door. Is this a fuse issue? (2 answers)

I bought this car in January of this year and the lights worked well for about 7 weeks. Then one night I got in to go to work and they didn't come on. This is an issue because I work graveyard shifts and need to see in the car before I get in.

Is there any recalls on the 2008 Impreza 2.5i's for engine knocking? (2 answers)

A month after I purchased my car the Check Engine Light came on and it started running extremely rough. I found out later that I was running with no Oil and that Impreza's had the problem of burning oil. I just want to know if there is anyway I could get it fixed under warranty or recall beca...

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2008 Subaru Impreza Recalls

Poor Braking Performance

In certain states, where salt is used to de-ice the roads, corrosion can occur at the four-way joint connector of the hydraulic braking system leading to a brake fluid leak. This fluid loss can result in longer than expected stopping distance, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will apply an anti-corrosion wax to the four-way joint connector area to correct this concern. Some vehicles previously recalled of this concern may not have been repaired correctly. In addition, owners of vehicles outside of the affected states may request this recall be performed. Please contact your dealer to determine exactly how this recall affects your vehicle.

Brake Fluid Leaks From Corroded Lines

Brake lines may corrode excessively when salt water splashes behind a gap in the fuel tank protector. This can lead to brake line failure and leakage, and cause the brakes to fail. Dealers will inspect for leaking lines, apply rust proofing wax and replace lines found to be leaking free of charge to resolve the concern.

Oil Supply Pipe May Be Improperly Assembled

The engine oil supply tube may vibrate and crack due to improper installation. This could result in an oil leak and a fire hazard. Dealers will inspect for a cracked pipes and install an additional support bracket to secure the pipe. This recall began on October 20, 2008. The Subaru recall number is WVF-16.

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2008 Subaru Impreza Reviews

I bought the 2008 2.5i hatchback with a 5-spd manual transmission. The car is very good. Excellent mileage considering the engine hasn't been retooled in 22 years, and a 5-spd. The ride is a little soft, but it makes the ride nice for long trips and bumpy roads (construction too). The stereo is junk, but Subaru offers an 8-inch sub with an integrated amp that fits under the driver seats. ...

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