Subaru Impreza Repair and Maintenance

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

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.

Cooling System Problems Cause Head Gasket Failure

The head gasket has a high failure rate due to cooling system problems. Subaru is aware of the problem and has extended the warranty to 8 years/100k miles on many vehicles.

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Subaru Impreza Recalls

Front Passenger Air Bag Deactivates Unexpectedly

The occupant detection system that deactivates the passenger air bag may malfunction, resulting in the air bag being shut off unintentionally. This may occur when using an accessory plugged into the power outlet. Dealers will replace the occupant control unit free of charge to resolve the concern.

Eyesight Driver Assist System May Stop Fuctioning

The pre-collision braking system of the Eyesight Driver Assist System may fail to operate. Dealers will reprogram the driver assist system free of charge to resolve the concern.

Front Passenger Air Bag Defect

In a crash that deploys the passenger front air bag, the inflator of the air bag can rupture, causing metal debris to strike vehicle occupants. Dealers will replace the front passenger air bag inflator free of charge to correct the concern.

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Subaru Impreza Reviews

Car is fun to drive, carries a lot of stuff, and is quicker than most other cars out there...Need I say more?
No major or minor problems / issues. A little noisy at higher speeds. Surprising low-end torque... takes hills with ease.
Over all good car. But the manual transmission doesnt go into reverse sometimes the first time I try putting it in first. Besides that awesome car.

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