2002 SUBARU IMPREZA VIN: JF1GG29632G827228

TBD
Condition
Unknown
Damage
Collision
Title
Salvage

VIN JF1GG29632G827228 Decoding Subaru Vin Decoder

Error Text

0 - VIN decoded clean. Check Digit (9th position) is correct

Make

SUBARU

Manufacturer Name

FUJI HEAVY INDUSTRIES U.S.A., INC. (C/O SUBARU OF AMERICA)

Model

Impreza

Model Year

2002

Plant City

OTA

Trim

WRX

Vehicle Type

PASSENGER CAR

Plant Country

JAPAN

Plant Company Name

FHI

Plant State

GUNMA

Body Class

Wagon

Doors

4

Bed Type

Not Applicable

Cab Type

Not Applicable

Trailer Type Connection

Not Applicable

Trailer Body Type

Not Applicable

Transmission Style

Manual/Standard

Transmission Speeds

5

Drive Type

AWD/All-Wheel Drive

Displacement (CC)

2000.00

Displacement (CI)

122.047488189464

Displacement (L)

2.00

Turbo

Yes

Seat Belt Type

Manual

Front Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

Side Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

Bus Floor Configuration Type

Not Applicable

Bus Type

Not Applicable

Custom Motorcycle Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Suspension Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Chassis Type

Not Applicable

2002 SUBARU IMPREZA Crash Test Score

0

Overall Rating

Overall Front Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Front Driver Side
Front Passenger Side

Side Barrier

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Driver
Rear Passenger

Overall Side Pole Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating 4x4
Rollover Star Rating 4x2
Rollover Risk:
0%

2002 SUBARU IMPREZA Safety Features

Seat Belts and Head Restraints

Dynamic Head Restraints Not Available
Head Restraint Not Available
Advanced Belt Feature Not Available
Adjustable Upper Belt Anchorage Not Available
Seat Belt Reminder System Not Available

Air Bags

Frontal Air Bag Driver, Front Passenger
Torso Driver, Front Passenger
Knee Not Available
Additional Air Bags Not Available
Meets Side Air Bag Out-of-Position Requirements Not Available

Child Passenger Features

LATCH Locations Not Available
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) Not Available
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) locations Not Available

Complaints Assosiated with VIN JF1GG29632G827228

Components: SUSPENSION

December 15, 2011
NHTSA ID Number: 10446129
Consumer Location: NICKTOWN, PA
VIN: JF1GG29632G****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2002 SUBARU IMPREEZA WRX. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED UNDER THE RECALL ASSOCIATED WITH NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID NUMBER 11V464000 (SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER ARM). IN ADDITION TO THE REPAIRS, THE DEALER STATED THAT THE SUBFRAME ALSO NEEDED TO BE REPLACED DUE TO CORROSION. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED, BUT THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 290,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS UNKNOWN.

Components: SUSPENSION STRUCTURE

December 28, 2011
NHTSA ID Number: 10441561
Consumer Location: NICKTOWN, PA
VIN: JF1GG29632G****

Summary of Complaint

EXTREME CORROSION OF FRONT SUB-FRAME. FAST ONSET. NO SIGN OF ISSUE AND THEN APPROX. LESS THAN 1 YEAR LATER TOTAL PENETRATING CORROSION WAS VISIBLE IN AN AREA OF IT. WAS NOTICED DURING COMPLETION OF AN EXISTING SAFETY RECALL DUE TO EXCESSIVE CORROSION AND FAILURE OF THE LOWER CONTROL ARMS. CAN PROVIDE DIGITAL PHOTOS OF THE ISSUE UPON REQUEST. *TR

Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

December 20, 2004
NHTSA ID Number: 10104178
Consumer Location: SAINT CHARLES, MO
VIN: JF1GG29632G****

Summary of Complaint

FUEL SMELL IS IN THE CABIN OF MY CAR. SYMTOM <30 DEGREES, AND THIS IS A KNOWN HOSE ISSUE IN THE WRX. *AK

Components: VISIBILITY

May 15, 2002
NHTSA ID Number: 763637
Consumer Location: CALIFORNIA CITY, CA
VIN: JF1GG29632G****

Summary of Complaint

WINDSHIELD EXPERIENCED AN UNEXPLAINED CRACK STARTING ABOVE THE REAR VIEW MIRROR, GOING DOWN ABOUT 5 INCHES THEN VERING TOWARDS THE DRIVERS SIDE. TOTAL LENGTH OF ABOUT 2 FEET. NO ROCK CHIP OF ANY KIND WERE FOUND ON MY WINDSHIELD AND DEALER REPLACED UNDER WARRANTY. HOWEVER HEARING FROM OTHER OWNERS OF THIS CAR MODEL, THIS IS SEEMING TO BE A COMMON PROBLEM. THE CRACK IS NEARLY IDENTICAL ON ALL THE CARS. OTHER PEOPLE ARE NOT HAVING THE LUCK I HAD IN GETTING IT REPLACED UNDER WARRANTY. *AK

Components: STEERING SUSPENSION

May 10, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11420171
Consumer Location: HAYMARKET, VA
VIN: JF1GG65562G****

Summary of Complaint

The passenger side lower control arm was rusting out without my knowledge and while driving, a part of it broke in half which caused my front passenger side while to turn the wrong way and ripped apart the CV Axle causing me to swerve to the left and promptly stopping the vehicle causing cars behind me to swerve out of the way. Thankfully, I was in the far left lane which avoided me smashing into another car. After research, I found a recall that included my car's make, model, year, and VIN range but was not applied to my car due to it not being registered in a "salt state". Had this car been treated in the first place like other same model cars were, it would not have had this issue. The car was purchased and has been in the Northern Virginia area for its whole life. Virginia is not a salt state, however, this car has been in and out of WV, MD, PA & DC which are all salt states. This car was originally purchased in Alexandria, VA which borders Washington DC. The NHTSA Campaign Number is: 11V464000 (SUBARU’S SAFETY RECALL NUMBER WVX-34). I reached out to Subaru Dealerships in my area which helped me open a case with Subaru of America. My case representative said that Subaru of America is not authorized to add vehicles to a recall and that only the NHTSA can do that. I emailed the NHTSA who then recommended that I submit a formal complaint with the NHTSA.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

November 12, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11375430
Consumer Location: SHICKSHINNY, PA
VIN: JF1GG68582H****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2002 SUBARU IMPREZA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE HORN WOULD SOUND INADVERTENTLY WITHOUT BEING ACTIVATED BY THE DRIVER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT AT FIRST THE HORN WOULD SOUND ONCE HOWEVER, RECENTLY THE FAILURE WAS MORE FREQUENT AND FOR A LONGER PERIOD OF TIME. THE CONTACT HAD NOT TAKEN THE VEHICLE TO BE DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. NEITHER THE DEALER NOR THE MANUFACTURER WERE MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 154,973. *BF

Components: SUSPENSION

July 23, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11343484
Consumer Location: DOBBS FERRY, NY
VIN: JF1GG65532H****

Summary of Complaint

HELLO, I HOPE THIS MESSAGE FINDS YOU SAFE AND WELL. MY PROBLEM IS AS FOLLOWS: CONTROL ARM FAILURE EXACTLY AS DESCRIBED IN PREVIOUS RECALL FROM 2011 (LOWER CONTROL ARM BROKE AT HANGAR BRACKET; SAFETY RECALL: WVX34|NHTSA CAMPAIGN: 11V464000). I WAS NEVER PERSONALLY NOTIFIED OF THE RECALL, THE CATASTROPHIC FAILURE LEADING TO A NEAR ACCIDENT AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS IS WHAT ALERTED ME TO THE PROBLEM. I WAS DRIVING STRAIGHT, APPROXIMATELY 50MPH, WHEN THE HANGAR BROKE COMPROMISING THE STEERING AND CAUSING ME TO NEARLY CRASH. ACCORDING TO SUBARU OF AMERICA, THEY 'FIXED' THE PROBLEM WITH A RUST-PROOFING SPRAY, AND ARE DENYING ME ANY GOOD FAITH REPAIRS CITING THAT IT WAS ADDRESSED, DESPITE THE FACT THAT IT FAILED ANYWAYS AND SUBJECTED MYSELF AND OTHERS TO POTENTIAL SEVERE PERSONAL INJURY. AFTER MANY (NOT RETURNED) PHONE CALLS, THEY HAVE TOLD ME THEY WOULD LOOK AT IT (INCURRING 'ASSESSMENT FEES') AND THE WOMAN I SPOKE WITH TODAY FROM SUBARU OF AMERICA TOLD ME THEY WOULD OFFER MINIMAL IF ANY FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR THE ISSUE. ALL I WANT IS MY VEHICLE TO FUNCTION AS THE MANUFACTURER INTENDED, NOT FOR SOMEONE TO SLAP A BANDAID ON THE ISSUE, CALL IT 'FIXED' AND BASICALLY GIVE ME - A LOYAL CUSTOMER TO SUBARU - THE FINGER. THIS IS TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE FOR A COMPANY TO BEHAVE IN THIS MANNER, ESPECIALLY FOR A PROBLEM THAT WAS CLEARLY INCORRECTLY ADDRESSED TO BEGIN WITH. MY CAR HAS BEEN SITTING FOR ALMOST 2 WEEKS AND IS NOT DRIVEABLE. I AM INCURRING INTENSE PSYCHOLOGICAL AND FINANCIAL BURDEN FROM NOT BEING ABLE TO UTILIZE MY VEHICLE TO CARRY OUT TASKS THAT ARE REQUIRED OF ME AS A MEDICAL STUDENT. I HAVE INVESTED SIGNIFICANT TIME AND ENERGY INTO THIS, ONLY FOR SOA TO FEED ME THE SAME LINE OF BS THAT THEY'RE NOT AT FAULT AND THEY'VE 'FULFILLED THEIR OBLIGATION' FOR THIS RECALL. ATTACHED IS A PICTURE OF THE AFFECTED CONTROL ARM (FRONT PASSENGER).

Components: POWER TRAIN

December 10, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11288238
Consumer Location: TRAVERSE CITY, MI
VIN: JF1GG65572H****

Summary of Complaint

PUT MY CAR IN PARK AND IT STARTED ROLLING BACKWORDS.... SAME EXACT DAY IN WAS AT A STOP LIGHT ON A INCLINE AND MY CAR ROLLED BACKWORDS FASTER THEN IT SHOULD WHILE IN DRIVE. CAR HAS 101000 MILES

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

November 30, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11288256
Consumer Location: LOMITA, CA
VIN: JF1GD29622G****

Summary of Complaint

STRONG SMELL OF FUEL UPON START-UP WHEN IN SUB-FREEZING CONDITIONS. IT HAS OCCURRED TWICE IN 2019, WHICH ARE THE ONLY RECENT TIMES IT HAS BEEN EXPOSED TO THOSE CONDITIONS. THE FIRST OCCURRENCE WAS IN FEBRUARY, 2019. THE SECOND WAS IN NOVEMBER, 2019. RECALL 09V468000 APPLIES TO MY MODEL VEHICLE, BUT ONLY IN CERTAIN STATES. THE RECALL, THEREFORE, DOES NOT APPLY TO MY VIN, ALTHOUGH THE DESCRIPTION OF THE RECALL NOTICE APPEARS TO MATCH THE SYMPTOMS OF MY CAR. AFTER SPEAKING WITH SUBARU, THEY INDICATED THEY ARE NOT WILLING TO DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT BECAUSE MY VIN IS NOT COVERED IN THE RECALL.

Components: SUSPENSION

August 10, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11242967
Consumer Location: IOWA CITY, IA
VIN: JF1GG68592H****

Summary of Complaint

SAFETY RECALL: WVX34 I HAD THIS WORK DONE AT A DEALERSHIP. THEY DID A PUNCH TEST.THE LOWER CONTROL ARMS PASSED ON JULY 9, 2019 AND WERE UNDERCOATED AT 192630 MILES. TODAY AUGUST 10, 2019 THE PASSENGER SIDE CONTROL ARM BROKE WHILE DRIVING AT 70 MPH. I WAS ABLE TO SAFELY GET THE VEHICLE HOME AND TOWED TO THE DEALERSHIP. THEY WERE UNABLE TO TELL ME IF THIS WOULD BE COVERED OR I WILL HAVE TO PAY FOR THE REPAIR. I AM CONCERNED SUBARU'S ACTIONS REGARDING THIS ISSUE ARE INADEQUATE.

Components: SUSPENSION

March 01, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11191423
Consumer Location: OMAHA, NE
VIN: JF1GG68502H****

Summary of Complaint

SUBARU IMPREZA OUTBACK SPORT 2002, PASSENGER LOWER CONTROL ARM HAD CORROSION BAD ENOUGH TO CAUSE COMPLETE SEPARATION AND FAILURE CAUSING LOSS OF VEHICLE STEERING CONTROL WHILE DRIVING ON A HIGHWAY AT APPROXIMATELY 40 MPH. CONTACTED SUBARU OF AMERICA AND SUBARU DEALERSHIP, SUBARU WAS NOT WITHIN THE VIN NUMBERS SPECIFIED UNDER THE CURRENT RECALL TO REPAIR THIS IDENTICAL ISSUE OF CORROSION OF THE LOWER CONTROL ARM. ALSO THE U FRAME BRACE WAS SO EXTREMELY CORRODED THAT IT CRUMBLED AND FELL APART SIMILAR TO THE CONTROL ARM CORROSION. OTHER DAMAGE DIRECTLY RELATED TO THE CONTROL ARM FAILURE INCLUDE, DAMAGE TO BODY AND FENDER WHEN TIRE WAS STUFFED BACKWARD INTO THE FENDER DURING THE FAILURE AT SPEED. DAMAGE TO TIRE, DAMAGE TO ANTI ROLL BAR END LINK, DAMAGE TO DRIVE AXLE AND DRIVE AXLE BOOTS AND DAMAGE TO SEAL AND HOUSING AT TRANSMISSION DIFFERENTIAL, DAMAGE TO LOWER BALL JOINT.

Components: SUSPENSION

May 05, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11183528
Consumer Location: DARIEN, IL
VIN: JF1GD29682G****

Summary of Complaint

THE FRONT PASSENGER SIDE CONTROL ARM BROKE INTO TWO PIECES CAUSING LOSS OF CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE. THIS CAUSED THE RIGHT FROM TOF THE VEHICLE TO DROP DOWN, IT CAUSED THE TIRE TO CONTACT THE FENDER AT REAR OF WHEEL OPENING AND CAUSED THE FRONT WHEELS TO POINT IN TWO DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS. THE OCCURRED ON A CITY STREET (LUCKILY) WHILE BACKING AND TURNING AFTER EXITING A DRIVEWAY. THERE IS A RECALL, BUT IT ALLOWED SUBARU TO "INSPECT" THE CONTROL ARM BACK IN 2011 AND NOT REPLACE IT, WHICH ALLOWED IT'S FAILURE ANYWAY AND SO WAS INEFFECTIVE.

Components: STEERING SUSPENSION

February 07, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11180825
Consumer Location: LEXINGTON, KY
VIN: JF1GG29602G****

Summary of Complaint

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 11V464000 (SUBARU SAFETY RECALL WVX-34) COVERS 2002-2007 IMPREZAS, AS WELL AS OTHER MODELS. THE SAFETY RECALL COVERS CARS REGISTERED IN 20 RUST BELT STATES. MY VEHICLE HAS NEVER BEEN REGISTERED IN THOSE STATES, SO IT IS TECHNICALLY NOT COVERED, BUT IT IS DRIVEN THERE REGULARLY SINCE WE LIVE ONLY A FEW MILES AWAY. SUBARU OF AMERICA DID NOT TREAT OR REPLACE MY LOWER CONTROL ARM SINCE IT TECHNICALLY DIDN'T MEET THE RECALL CRITERIA. THE CONTROL ARM BROKE DUE TO RUST WHILE DRIVING - CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE WAS LUCKILY MAINTAINED AT TIME OF FAILURE. THE SAFETY RECALL STATES "THE FRONT LOWER CONTROL ARM MAY BREAK AT THE HANGER BRACKETS DUE TO CORROSION", WHICH IT DID. THE SAFETY COMPLAINT HERE IS THAT SURROUNDING STATES FOR SAFETY RECALLS THAT COVER SPECIFIC STATES. VEHICLES, WEATHER AND ROAD TREATMENTS DO NOT STOP AT STATES BORDERS. THE VEHICLE WAS EXPOSED TO THE SAME ROAD TREATMENTS AS VEHICLES IN THE NEIGHBORING STATES AND FAILED, AS PREDICTED BY SUBARU.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

December 15, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11176149
Consumer Location: ANDOVER, MN
VIN: JF1GD29622G****

Summary of Complaint

IN COLD TEMPERATURES THE FUEL LEAKS FROM RUBBER FUEL LINES ONTO THE FUEL RAIL AND MANIFOLD RESULTING IN A VERY STRONG FUEL ODOR COMING INTO THE VEHICLES CABIN. WHEN AT A STOP WITH THE VEHICLE IDILING THE SMELL IS OVERWHELMING. NOT NEARLY AS BAD WHILE DRIVING.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

October 30, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 11111095
Consumer Location: OAK BLUFFS, MA
VIN: JF1GD29602G****

Summary of Complaint

VERY STRONG SMELL OF RAW GASOLINE IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT AND CABIN THAT WOULD BE CONSISTENT WITH SPILLED FUEL BUT THERE WASN'T ANY SPILLED IN EITHER LOCATION. THE SMELL IS STRONGEST WHILE DRIVING WITH HEAT OR A/C ON TO THE POINT THAT WINDOWS HAD TO BE OPENED BECAUSE THE FUMES WERE IRRITATING THE EYES. AFTER SPEAKING WITH A MECHANIC, WAS TOLD THAT A COMMON PROBLEM IS THE RUBBER FUEL LINES THAT RUN ALONG THE TOP OF THE ENGINE DRY ROT AND BREAK CAUSING RAW GASOLINE TO SPILL ONTO THE HOT ENGINE AND TURBOCHARGER POTENTIALLY CAUSING A FIRE. THIS HAS BEEN AN ISSUE THE ENTIRE TIME I HAVE OWNED THE VEHICLE.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

January 02, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11097817
Consumer Location: WINCHESTER, VA
VIN: JF1GD29662G****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2002 SUBARU IMPREZA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE EMITTED AN ABNORMAL FUEL ODOR WITHOUT WARNING. SUBARU OF WINCHESTER (3019 VALLEY AVE, WINCHESTER, VA) DIAGNOSED THAT THE FUEL LINE WAS DEFECTIVE AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE AND STATED THAT A MANAGER WOULD CALL THE CONTACT. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 151,000.

Components: SUSPENSION

May 06, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11093927
Consumer Location: DARIEN, IL
VIN: JF1GD29682G****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2002 SUBARU IMPREZA. WHILE REVERSING OUT OF THE DRIVEWAY, THE FRONT LOWER CONTROL ARM FACTURED AND SEPERATED. BOTH FRONT WHEELS TURNED OUTWARD AND THE FRONT SUSPENSION FAILED, WHICH LOWERED THE FRONT END OF THE VEHICLE TO THE GROUND. THE VEHICLE WAS UNABLE TO BE DRIVEN DUE TO THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 11V464000 (SUSPENSION) AND NHTSA ACTION NUMBER: PE11011 (SUSPENSION). THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO THE DEALER (AUTOBARN SUBARU OF COUNTRYSIDE, 6191 JOLIET RD, COUNTRYSIDE, IL 60525, (708) 497-3999) FOR DIAGNOSTIC TESTING. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED AND STATED THAT THERE WERE NO OPEN RECALLS TO PROVIDE A REMEDY. NO FURTHER ASSISTANCE WAS PROVIDED OTHER THAN SUGGESTING THAT THE DEALER REPLACE THE PARTS. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS NOT AVAILABLE.

Components: SUSPENSION

August 09, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11014023
Consumer Location: WILDWOOD, IL
VIN: JF1GG68592H****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2002 SUBARU IMPREZA. WHILE DRIVING 30 MPH, THE LOWER CONTROL ARM RUSTED AND FRACTURED, THE FRONT PASSENGER SIDE WHEEL BEGAN BOUNCING UNCONTROLLABLY, AND THE STEERING WHEEL BEGAN MOVING AND VIBRATING UNCONTROLLABLY. THE CONTACT FORCED THE VEHICLE OFF THE ROAD AND INTO A DITCH ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE ROAD ON A TWO LANE HIGHWAY. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED. A DEALER WAS NOT CONTACTED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE ISSUE AND STATED THAT NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 11V464000 (SUSPENSION) WAS ALREADY INSPECTED ON THE VEHICLE. IT WAS DETERMINED THAT THE LOWER CONTROL ARM DID NOT NEED TO BE REPLACED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 163,000. ..UPDATED 10/25/17 *BF CONSUMER STATED FRONT LOWER CONTROL ARM CORRODED IN EXACT SPOT THAT WAS INSPECTED DURING RECALL. THIS IMPORTANT SAFETY RECALL TEST IS INCONSISTENT WAY TO INSPECT VEHICLES. THE RUST PROOF COATING APPLIED WAS INEFFECTIVE IF AT ALL APPLIED. UPDATED 10/4/18*JB

Components: STRUCTURE

June 23, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11000912
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: JF1GG68512H****

Summary of Complaint

AT OIL CHANGE, I WAS CALLED TO LOOK AT HOLE RUSTED INTO FRONT SUBFRAME--SHOCKING AND FRIGHTENING!!!

Components: ENGINE FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

May 01, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 10991039
Consumer Location: INDEPENDENCE, OH
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS DENIED THE FUEL LINE RECALL DUE TO I LIVE IN OHIO AND OHIO IS NOT ON THE LIST OF "COLD STATES." I AM FORCED TO BREATH GASOLINE FUMES AND MY ENGINE SMOKES BURNING OFF THOSE GASOLINE FUMES. JUST WAITING FOR THE CAR TO BLOW UP. THANK YOU, SUBARU *TR

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

January 01, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10985635
Consumer Location: HONOLULU, HI
VIN: JF1GG29642G****

Summary of Complaint

FOR THE LAST 5 YEARS NOW, WHEN THE CAR IS COLD, SITTING IN THE GARAGE, THEN YOU START IT UP AND YOUR VENTS ARE OPEN TO THE OUTSIDE AIR, THE INTERIOR SMELLS OF GASOLINE. I LIVE IN HAWAII AND THE RECALL DOES NOT COVER OUR STATE. THE ONLY WAY TO NOT LET THE SMELL IN THE INSIDE COMPARTMENT IS TO CLOSE THE VENTS.

Components: ENGINE

February 01, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10954052
Consumer Location: SPRINGFIELD, MO
VIN: JF1GD67522H****

Summary of Complaint

FUEL LINES ABOVE THE ENGINE ON BOTH SIDES LEAK FUEL WHILE THE ENGINE IS RUNNING. THE LEAK OCCURS WHEN THE GAS PEDAL IS DEPRESSED IF THE TEMP IS LOWER THAN 32 DEGREES. AT THE POINT WHERE THE RUBBER FUEL LINE MEETS THE METAL FUEL LINES YOU CAN SEE GAS SPRAY ACROSS THE ENGINE BLOCK AND WILL POOL UP. TIGHTENING THE CLAMPS DOES NOT HELP. THIS HAS HAPPENED EVERY WINTER SINCE 2007.

Components: STEERING SUSPENSION

September 07, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10949975
Consumer Location: TOMBALL, TX
VIN: JF1GD29622G****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2002 SUBARU IMPREZA. WHILE REVERSING FROM A PARKING SPACE, A POPPING SOUND EMITTED FROM THE VEHICLE AND THE STEERING WHEEL SEIZED WITHOUT WARNING. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO THE DEALER WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE FRONT DRIVER AND PASSENGER SIDE LOWER CONTROL ARMS FRACTURED AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 11V464000 (SUSPENSION). THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 145,466.

Components: POWER TRAIN STRUCTURE ENGINE

January 23, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 10948493
Consumer Location: PORTLAND, ME
VIN: JF1GG685X2H****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2002 SUBARU IMPREZA. WHEN THE CONTACT STARTED THE VEHICLE, THERE WAS A BURNING OIL ODOR. WHEN THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL WAS DEPRESSED, THE REAR OF THE VEHICLE BEGAN TO EMIT A LOUD VIBRATING NOISE. THE CONTACT TOOK THE VEHICLE TO A CERTIFIED MECHANIC WHO DIAGNOSED THAT THE EXHAUST FROM THE CONVECTOR REAR MUFFLER, GASKET BOLT, AND DRY BELT NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. IN ADDITION, THE FRONT SUBFRAME WAS ROTTED AND THE HEAD GASKETS WERE FRACTURED, WHICH CAUSED AN OIL LEAK. ALL THE PARTS NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURES. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 75,000.

Components: SUSPENSION STRUCTURE UNKNOWN OR OTHER

December 30, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10938704
Consumer Location: READING, PA
VIN: JF1GG65592H****

Summary of Complaint

2002 SUBARU WITH ROTTED SUB FRAME WITH ONLY 129,000 MILES. UNSAFE TO DRIVE.

Components: SUSPENSION UNKNOWN OR OTHER

November 04, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10924693
Consumer Location: WALTHAM, MA
VIN: JF1GG68502H****

Summary of Complaint

I BROUGHT MY SUBARU IMPREZA 2001 WAGON IN FOR OIL CHANGE INTO MY SUBARU SERVICE ON 11/4/2016. I WAS INFORMED THAT THE FRONT SUBFRAME WAS RUSTY AND THEY COULD STICK A SCREW DRIVER THROUGH A HOLE. I WAS ABLE TO LEAVE WITH THE CAR BUT THEY WERE CONCERNED FOR THE FUTURE AND RECOMMENDED REPAIRING IF WE ARE KEEPING THE CAR. I HAVE ALREADY HAD THE CONTROL ARM REPLACED BEFORE THE CONTROL ARM RECALL ON THIS MODEL DUE TO EXCESSIVE RUST; LUCKILY IT BROKE IN A PARKING LOT AND NOT AT HIGH SPEED. THIS IS LOGICALLY THE SAME ISSUE WHERE THE FRONT SUBFRAME PART DID NOT GET TREATED WELL ENOUGH JUST LIKE THE CONTROL ARM THAT CAUSED THE RECALL. PLEASE MAKE SUBARU COVER THIS AS A RECALL. I WOULD LIKE TO KEEP THIS CAR FOR MORE YEARS TO COME, BUT THE COST OF THE SUBFRAME PART, THAT SHOULD NOT BE THIS RUSTED OUT, IS AS MUCH AS THE BLUE BOOK VALUE OF THE CAR. PLUS I SEARCHED UP "SUBFRAME" HERE ON THE SITE FOR SUBARUS FROM 2000 THROUGH 2005 AND FOUND 31 COMPLAINTS; AND THAT IS OBVIOUSLY PEOPLE THAT TOOK THE TIME TO COME TO THIS SITE. HOW MANY COMPLAINTS DOES IT TAKE TO HOLD A CAR COMPANY ACCOUNTABLE FOR A DEFECT THAT IS CLEARLY THE SAME ISSUE AS ANOTHER PART THAT HAS ALREADY BEEN RECALLED?

Components: SUSPENSION

September 10, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10907594
Consumer Location: BOONE, NC
VIN: JF1GG29652H****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2002 SUBARU IMPREZA. WHILE TURNING INTO THE DRIVEWAY AT APPROXIMATELY 2 MPH, THE FRONT PASSENGER SIDE WHEEL COLLAPSED FROM THE AXLE AND FRACTURED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHO DIAGNOSED THAT THE LOWER CONTROL ARM WAS RUSTED AND FRACTURED WITHOUT WARNING. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE AND REFERRED THE CONTACT TO A LOCAL DEALER. THE MANUFACTURER STATED THAT THERE WAS NO RECALL. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 71,000.

Components: STRUCTURE

January 01, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10839036
Consumer Location: STEVENS POINT, WI
VIN: JF1GG296X2G****

Summary of Complaint

MY CAR HAS A SUB FRAME UNDER THE FRONT END. I HAVE READ THEORIES ABOUT WHY IT IS THERE BUT IT STILL SEEMS TO BE A QUESTION. I BELIEVE THE INFO ABOUT IT BEING AN ADDITIONAL SAFETY FEATURE FOR THE US MARKET. IT CAN BE REMOVED WITHOUT CHANGING ANYTHING ELSE. THEY RUST AND MINE IS A GROUP OF RUSTED FRAME LIKE MATERIAL READY TO FALL AND DAMAGE THE UNDERSIDE OF MY CAR AND ANY ONE BEHIND ME. IF THIS IS A SAFETY FEATURE IT SHOULD BE RECALLED AND REPLACED, IF IS NOT THEN THERE SHOULD BE AN ANSWER ABOUT WHY IT IS THERE AND IS IT NEEDED.

Components: SUSPENSION FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

February 01, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10836851
Consumer Location: HOLYOKE, MA
VIN: JF1GG68552G****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2002 SUBARU IMPREZA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING AT 15 MPH, THE FRONT PASSENGER SIDE LOWER CONTROL ARM SUDDENLY FAILED CAUSING THE PASSENGER SIDE OF THE VEHICLE TO LOWER. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER, WHO DIAGNOSED THAT THE LOWER CONTROL ARM HAD FRACTURED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS PREVIOUSLY REPAIRED UNDER NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 11V464000 (SUSPENSION) BUT THE FAILURE PERSISTED. THE CONTACT ALSO INDICATED THAT THERE WAS A FUEL ODOR PRESENT WHILE OPERATING THE VEHICLE. THE CAUSE OF THE FAILURE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OF REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 135,000.

Components: SUSPENSION

February 08, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10825762
Consumer Location: SAINT LOUIS, MO
VIN: JF1GD67512H****

Summary of Complaint

RECENT TIRE ROTATION AT MY LOCAL GARAGE IDENTIFIED VERY BADLY CORRODED SUBFRAME ON THE RIGHT HAD SIDE. THE LEFT SIDE SUBFRAME APPEARS FINE. I AM DEBATING WHETHER TO GET IT REPAIRED BECAUSE I WILL COST ROUGHLY 50% OF THE CARS VALUE. FROM A SAFETY PERSPECTIVE I WILL PROBABLY GET THE WORK CARRIED OUT BECAUSE MY KIDS TRAVEL IN THE CAR AND I DON'T WANT A CATASTROPHIC FAILURE TO OCCUR. IT'S DISAPPOINTING THAT SUBARU DIDN'T CONSIDER THIS ISSUE AT THE SAME TIME AS THE CONTROL ARM RECALL ALTHOUGH PERHAPS THERE WAS NO CORROSION AT THE TIME.

Components: STEERING SUSPENSION UNKNOWN OR OTHER

December 19, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10811866
Consumer Location: CHESTER, NJ
VIN: JF1GG29602H****

Summary of Complaint

VEHICLE HAD RECALL CAMPAIGN FOR RUST ON FRONT LOWER CONTROL ARMS PERFORMED (AMONG THE FIRST CARS FIXED IN THE CAMPAIGN), AND THE LOWER CONTROL ARMS AND LOWER SUBFRAME ARE BADLY RUSTED, RENDERING THE CAR UNSAFE. SUBARU DEALER RECOMMENDED CONTACTING SUBARU OF AMERICA (SOA) AND SOA DECLINED TO HELP AT ALL. THIS IS A FAILED RECALL REPAIR, SINCE THE PROBLEM IS EXACTLY WHAT IT WAS RECALLED FOR.

Components: SUSPENSION

December 10, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10809969
Consumer Location: KENOSHA, WI
VIN: JF1GD67512H****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2002 SUBARU IMPREZA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE REVERSING FROM A PARKING SPACE, THERE WAS A LOUD NOISE. THE CONTACT DISCOVERED THAT THE FRONT PASSENGER SIDE WHEEL WAS NOT IN PLACE AND THE LOWER CONTROL ARM WAS FRACTURED IN HALF. THE VEHICLE WAS LEFT AT A PARKING LOT. THE CONTACT ALSO STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED IN 2012 FOR A RECALL ON THE LOWER CONTROL ARM ISSUED BY THE MANUFACTURER. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 203,000.

Components: SEATS

November 13, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10806318
Consumer Location: SANTA FE, NM
VIN: JF1GG685X2G****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2002 SUBARU IMPREZA. AFTER ADJUSTING THE REAR OF THE DRIVER'S SEAT, THE BACK OF THE SEAT SUDDENLY RELEASED AND CAUSED THE OCCUPANT TO FALL BACKWARDS WHILE IN THE SEAT. DURING THE INCIDENT, THE OCCUPANT SUSTAINED A CONCUSSION. MEDICAL ATTENTION WAS RECEIVED. THE CAUSE OF THE FAILURE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 105,000.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

January 01, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10781178
Consumer Location: COLUMBUS, OH
VIN: JF1GD67592G****

Summary of Complaint

WHEN THE TEMPERATURE DROPS 35 DEGREASE AND BELOW THE FUEL LINE TENDS TO LEAK FUEL/VAPOR AND THE SMELL INSIDE OF THE VEHICLE IS UNBEARABLE, AND I'M SURE THAT IT'S NOT SAFE NOR ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY ETHER.

Components: SUSPENSION

September 29, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10778321
Consumer Location: MARTINS FERRY, OH
VIN: JF1GD29662G****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2002 SUBARU IMPREZA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE IN PARK, THE CONTACT NOTICED THAT THE FRONT DRIVER SIDE CONTROL ARM HAD SLIGHTLY DETACHED FROM THE VEHICLE DUE TO CORROSION. THE CONTACT, A CERTIFIED MECHANIC, DIAGNOSED THAT THE LOWER CONTROL ARM NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE AND STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS PREVIOUSLY REPAIRED UNDER NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 11V464000 (SUSPENSION). THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 131,390.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

February 10, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10731827
Consumer Location: BETHLEHEM, PA
VIN: JF1GG68502H****

Summary of Complaint

THIN ICE AND SNOW ON ROAD, APPROACHING RED LIGHT AT 28MPH DOWNSHIFTED TO 2ND, SLOWED TO 17MPH, DOWNSHIFTED TO 1ST, SLOW TO 9, LIGHTLY APPLIED BRAKES WITH 4 CAR LENGTHS TO GO, LEFT FRONT MOMENTARILY LOCKED TRIGGERING ANTI-LOCK SYSTEM WHICH PUSHED THE PEDAL UP BUT FAILED TO DO ANYTHING ELSE, WITH ABSOLUTELY NO REDUCTION IN SPEED I STEERED INTO THE SNOWBANK AND STOPPED BESIDE THE VEHICLE AT THE LIGHT AFTER BRUSHING THE BUMPER. FUSE 8 HAS BEEN PULLED TO PREVENT A REPEAT OF THIS INCIDENT.

Components: SUSPENSION

June 22, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10731023
Consumer Location: EDINA, MN
VIN: JF1GG68552G****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2002 SUBARU IMPREZA. AFTER TAKING POSSESSION OF THE VEHICLE, IT WAS DISCOVERED THAT BOTH THE FRONT DRIVER AND PASSENGER SIDE CONTROL ARMS FRACTURED DUE TO SEVERE RUSTING AND CORROSION. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 90,000.

Components: STEERING SUSPENSION STRUCTURE

January 08, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10671308
Consumer Location: HULL, MA
VIN: JF1GG65592H****

Summary of Complaint

TOOK MY CAR IN FOR TIRES AND ALONG WITH BAD WHEEL BEARING, I WAS TOLD BY THE MECHANIC THAT THE FRONT SUBFRAME WAS ALMOST ROTTED OUT. AS I LIVE IN A COLD SNOWY AREA AND I OFTEN DRIVE MY GRANDCHILDREN AROUND IN THIS VEHICLE, I'D LIKE TO KNOW WHAT IS BEING DONE ABOUT THIS? I SEE THAT THERE ARE OTHER OWNERS OF THE SAME MODEL, YEAR, MAKE THAT HAVE SIMILAR COMPLAINT. I AM ALSO VERY UPSET THAT I WAS SOLD THIS CAR IN 01/12 AND WAS NOT INFORMED OF THE FRONT CONTROL ARM RECALL. 5 MONTHS AFTER I BOUGHT THIS CAR, I HAD TO HAVE THIS REPLACED. IT WAS IN THE SHOP FOR 2 DAYS, THE PARTS HAD TO BE ORDERED FROM A SUBARU DEALER, WHY WAS I NOT INFORMED OF THIS PROBLEM AT THAT TIME EITHER? *TR

Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

December 23, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10670181
Consumer Location: RICHMOND, VA
VIN: JF1GG68562H****

Summary of Complaint

DURING COLD TEMPERATURES THERE IS A GAS LEAK. CAR IS AN IMPREZA OUTBACK SPORT. THERE IS A RECALL FOR WRX FOR THE SAME PROBLEM BUT NOT MY CAR. *TR

Components: STRUCTURE

January 02, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10669737
Consumer Location: SHORTSVILLE, NY
VIN: JF1GG65582H****

Summary of Complaint

I TOOK MY 2002 SUBARU IMPREZA FOR ITS YEARLY NEW YORK STATE INSPECTION. AT THIS TIME WE WERE TOLD THE SUBFRAME IS RUSTED BEYOND REPAIR. AND IT IS UN SAFE TO EVEN DRIVE THE CAR. THE CAR IS OTHERWISE IN GREAT SHAPE. IT DOES HAVE 170,000 MILES BUT OTHER THAN THAT THE CAR HAS GIVEN US NO PROBLEMS. *TR

SUBARU IMPREZA Sold

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