2013 SUBARU IMPREZA VIN: JF1GPAL6XDH853633

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Condition
Run & Drive
Damage
Collision
Title
Salvage

VIN JF1GPAL6XDH853633 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

2013

Plant City

OTA

Trim

Sport

Vehicle Type

PASSENGER CAR

Plant Country

JAPAN

Plant Company Name

FHI (Yajima Plant )

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

Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)

Displacement (CC)

2000.0

Displacement (CI)

122.04748818946

Displacement (L)

2.0

Turbo

No

Seat Belt Type

Manual

Curtain Air Bag Locations

1st and 2nd Rows

Front Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

Side Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Type

Direct

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

2013 SUBARU IMPREZA Crash Test Score

5

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

Overall Side 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.

Combined Side Barrier and Pole Ratings

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 Seat
Rear Seat

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 Risk:
10.1%

2013 SUBARU IMPREZA Safety Features

Seat Belts and Head Restraints

Dynamic Head Restraints Not Available
Head Restraint Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat
Advanced Belt Feature Standard
Adjustable Upper Belt Anchorage Driver, Front Passenger
Seat Belt Reminder System Driver, Front Passenger

Air Bags

Frontal Air Bag Driver, Front Passenger
Curtain Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat
Pelvis/Torso Driver, Front Passenger
Knee Driver
Additional Air Bags Not Available
Meets Side Air Bag Out-of-Position Requirements No

Child Passenger Features

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

Complaints Assosiated with VIN JF1GPAL6XDH853633

Components: AIR BAGS

September 17, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11278887
Consumer Location: CHICAGO, IL
VIN: JF1GPAL6XDH****

Summary of Complaint

PASSENGER SIDE AIRBAG DISABLED BECAUSE THE UNDER SEAT SENSOR IS FAULTY IN 2013 SUBARU IMPREZA. THE DEALER CHARGED ME $154.95 JUST TO READ THE CODE TO EXPLAIN THE FAULT. CODES B1760 AND B1761 INDICATE THE "SENSOR MAT IS ABNORMAL." TECH RECOMMENDS TO REPLACE THE PASSENGER SEAT BOTTOM. THE ISSUE IS THAT THIS COSTS $1181.85 TO REPLACE. SUBARU SHOULD ISSUE A RECALL ON THIS MODEL BECAUSE MANY OF US ARE PUTTING OUR PASSENGERS AT UNREASONABLE RISK DUE TO A FAULTY SENSOR INSTALLED BY SUBARU. THE COST TO REPLACE IT IS EXTORTIONATE. I LOVE MY CAR AND I HOPE THAT SUBARU WILL DO THE RIGHT THING AND HELP RESTORE MY TRUST IN THEIR SAFETY RECORD.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

May 31, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11420816
Consumer Location: ROCHESTER, NY
VIN: JF1GPAC6XDH****

Summary of Complaint

Brake line is rusted at rear distribution block. We were driving the vehicle on a highway (~60mph). When the driver pressed the brake pedal, it did not respond and we had to pull the emergency brake. When the brake pedal is depressed, it takes much longer (and more pressure) to stop the vehicle than it did previously. We had it inspected by a mechanic who had the brake line at the rear distribution block is rusted out. The car is registered in Upstate NY where there is a lot of road salt. Our safety and the safety of the others was at risk because the brakes did not respond as expected making stopping time much longer. There were no warnings or symptoms prior to the problem.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

January 02, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11419873
Consumer Location: NEW HAVEN, VT
VIN: JF1GPAA64D2****

Summary of Complaint

My horn suddenly stopped working. I googled extensively this issue and it is very common among Subaru owners of many different model years. This is a crucial safety concern since most people rarely use their horn, but when you need it, for example, a deer in the road or an inattentive driver crossing a centerline, you REALLY NEED IT! It seems to me Subaru is guilty of planned obsolescence. My car reached 144K miles and suddenly the dash is ablaze with idiot lights, multiple colors, some flashing, some not. My local mechanic gave me an estimate of $2,000 to fix everything. A Subaru dealer, $2900. I realize many items are wear and tear, but the horn, it should not suddenly quit working. I do not live in NYC and rarely use it. My local mechanic said $200 to fix the horn. Subaru dealer said $800. It is not a simple fuse. An expensive part within the steering wheel needs to be replaced. Thank you for reading my complaint. Sincerely, Katherine Cahill 181 North St, New Haven, VT 05472 [email protected]

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

April 28, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11414459
Consumer Location: MARLBOROUGH, MA
VIN: JF1GPAA68D1****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2013 SUBARU IMPREZA. THE CONTACT STATED WHILE HAVING THE VEHICLE INSPECTED AT A LOCAL MECHANIC, THE MECHANIC INFORMED THE CONTACT THAT THE WIRING HARNESS BETWEEN THE FAN MOTOR AND CLIMATE CONTROL FAN SPEED SWITCH BURNED OUT AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT YET REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT INFORMED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 107,000.*DT

Components: POWER TRAIN ELECTRICAL SYSTEM EXTERIOR LIGHTING

August 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11406313
Consumer Location: TEMPERANCE, MI
VIN: JF1GPAL62DH****

Summary of Complaint

VEHICLE HAS KNOWN DEFECT WHERE THE OIL CONTROL VALVES ON FRONT OF ENGINE FAIL AND LEAK OIL ONTO MAIN WIRING HARNESS. THE DEFECT MANIFESTS ITSELF IN ELECTRICAL SHORTS, LIGHTING FAILURE, ENGINE NOT BEING ABLE TO BE STARTED, ENGINE FUNCTION FAILING WHILE IN USE, BATTERY FAILURE DUE TO SHORT CIRCUIT CREATED AMONG OTHER ISSUES IMPACTING STARTING, RUNNING, SAFE USEAGE AND POTENTIAL DANGEROUS FAILURE WHILE OPERATING VEHICLE. PREVIOUS COMPLAINT LOGGED, NO EVIDENCE THAT PROBLEM IS BEING INVESTIGATED - ALTHOUGH MANUFACTURER HAS ACKNOWLEGED KNOWLEDGE OF ISSUE BY ISSUING A SERVICE BULLETIN.

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

February 27, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11399638
Consumer Location: GLEN MILLS, PA
VIN: JF1GJAA63DH****

Summary of Complaint

ON (3) SEPARATE OCCASIONS, MY 2013 SUBARU IMPREZA UNINTENTIONALLY ACCELERATED WHILE I WAS DRIVING (IN MOTION). EACH TIME (SHORTLY AFTER), I TOOK MY CAR TO THE SUBARU DEALERSHIP IN GLEN MILLS, PA FOR INSPECTION. THOSE DATES ARE: 6/25/16, 1/16/20, 2/27/21. EACH TIME THE MECHANIC WAS UNABLE TO LOCATE THE PROBLEM. THE FIRST INCIDENT (2016), I WAS DRIVING TO WORK (WITHIN 3 MINUTES OF HOME). THE CAR WAS TRAVELING AT ABOUT 25 MILES AN HOUR. I PANICKED (HIT THE ACCELERATOR HARDER), BUT WAS ABLE TO BRAKE AND REGAIN CONTROL OF THE CAR. THE SECOND INCIDENT (2020) , I HAD JUST LEFT WORK, WAS TRAVELING ABOUT 35 MILES AN HOUR, AND THE CAR ACCELERATED AS BEFORE. AGAIN, I WAS ABLE TO REGAIN CONTROL OF THE CAR BY BRAKING LIKE NORMAL. THE THIRD TIME (2021), I WAS ABOUT HALFWAY HOME (FROM WORK) TRAVELING ABOUT 35 MILES AN HOUR AND THE CAR ACCELERATED. I WAS ABLE TO BRAKE LIKE NORMAL AND REGAIN CONTROL OF THE CAR. EACH INCIDENT WAS SIMILAR IN THE SENSE THAT IT "FELT LIKE THE CAR WAS POSSESSED". IT REMINDED ME OF A CAR WASH WHEN THE CAR FIRST MOVES ON ITS OWN. IT FELT DIFFERENT FROM SIMPLY "TRAVELING FASTER". I ALSO MENTIONED TO THE MECHANIC THAT MY CAR SOMETIMES "LUNGES" AT A RED LIGHT. THIS OCCASIONALLY OCCURS WHEN I FIRST START THE CAR. A FEW TIMES I NEEDED TO PUSH HARD ON THE BRAKE SO IT DIDN'T ADVANCE FORWARD AND HIT THE BACK OF ANOTHER CAR. AS A RESULT, I TRY TO "WARM UP" MY CAR A SHORT WHILE BEFORE DRIVING. I DON'T KNOW IF THE "LUNGING" RELATES TO THE OTHER INCIDENTS. I AM ATTACHING THE PAPERWORK FROM THE DEALERSHIP. ALL (3) REPORTS ARE INCLUDED IN THE SINGLE PDF. PLEASE CONTACT ME IF YOU NEED MORE DETAIL OR HAVE QUESTIONS.

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL SERVICE BRAKES FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

November 22, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11388673
Consumer Location: NORTHAMPTON, MA
VIN: JF1GPAS66D2****

Summary of Complaint

CAR WAS PARKED DIRECTLY IN FRONT OF RESIDENTIAL GARAGE. I STARTED THE CAR TO PULL IT INTO THE GARAGE. AS SOON AS I PUT THE CAR IN DRIVE, WITH MY FOOT STILL ON THE BRAKE, IT SHOT FORWARD AT FULL SPEED AND CRASHED INTO A TRAILER AT THE BACK OF THE GARAGE. THE IMPACT FROM THE TRAILER BROKE A HOLE IN THE GARAGE WALL. TOTAL DISTANCE TRAVELED WAS ABOUT 25'.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM AIR BAGS

September 15, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11385935
Consumer Location: SEABECK, WA
VIN: JF1GPAB6XDH****

Summary of Complaint

MY PASSENGER AIRBAG SENSOR NEVER TURNS ON. EVEN IF I HAVE A PASSENGER IN THE SEAT, THE LIGHT STILL REMAINS OFF. I KNOW THAT THE 2012 MODELS USED THE SAME OCCUPANCY SENSOR AS THE 2013 IMPREZA BUT THE 2013 MODELS HAVEN'T BEEN RECALLED. THIS DOESN'T MAKE ANY SENSE BECAUSE THEY'RE THE SAME EXACT MODELS SO THEY SHOULD ALSO BE RECALLED SO THEY CAN BE FIXED. THE SEAT HAS NEVER BEEN WET AND I HAVEN'T BEEN IN ANY ACCIDENTS, SO THIS IS A FAULTY OCCUPANCY SENSOR. I DON'T KNOW WHY I SHOUL DHAVE TO PAY $1500 FOR A FAULTY SENSOR.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

April 30, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11375458
Consumer Location: SNOHOMISH, WA
VIN: JF1GPAL64D2****

Summary of Complaint

I STARTED MY VEHICLE AFTER SITTING OVERNIGHT. AFTER BACKING OUT OF MY DRIVEWAY AND DRIVING MAYBE 20 SECONDS THE PASSENGER WINDOW SWITCH BEGAN SMOKING, AFTER MAYBE 10 SECONDS THE WINDOW SWITCH BEGAN MELTING INTO ITSELF VERY QUICKLY. LESS THAN 1 MINUTE LATER MY ENTIRE CAR MY CAR WAS ENGULFED IN FLAMES IN MY DRIVEWAY (THANK GOD I MADE IT BACK). THIS ALL HAPPENED WITHIN 2 MINUTES OF ME STARTING THE CAR.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM AIR BAGS SEATS

November 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11374721
Consumer Location: HANOVER, PA
VIN: JF1GJAD64DH****

Summary of Complaint

PERIODICALLY THE "PASSENGER AIR BAG OFF" SIGN ILLUMINATES EVEN THOUGH SOMEONE IS IN THE PASSENGER SEAT. I BOUGHT THE CAR FROM ENTERPRISE RENTAL SEVERAL YEARS AGO AND BROUGHT TO THEIR ATTENTION. SOMEHOW THEIR MECHANIC GOT LIGHT TO GO OFF. PROBLEM HAS PERSISTED BUT DIDN'T PAY MUCH ATTENTION UNTIL NOW. MY DAUGHTER WILL BE DRIVING THE CAR. DO NOT TRUST THE AIRBAG OR SEAT SENSOR.ON PASSENGER SIDE.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM AIR BAGS

November 13, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11374619
Consumer Location: COLORADO SPRINGS, CO
VIN: JF1GJAA69DH****

Summary of Complaint

PASSENGER AIR BAG RED DASH LIGHT REMAINS ON WEATHER IN MOTION OR STATIONARY WITH A PASSENGER OR WITHOUT. AMBER AIR BAG CENTER DASH LIGHT REMAINS "OFF" IN MOTION OR SATIONARY WITH OR WITHOUT A PASSENGER IN THE SEAT. TURNING THE CAR ON OR OFF DOES NOT CHANGE THE ISSUE. CAR HAS 112,000 MILES.

Components: STEERING

October 09, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11365915
Consumer Location: SPRING, TX
VIN: JF1GJAC60DH****

Summary of Complaint

WITHOUT WARNING AND WHILE DRIVING ON A CITY STREET, MY POWER STEERING WENT OUT. THE STEERING WHEEL IS NOT ONLY MORE DIFFICULT TO TURN NOW, BUT IT DOES NOT TURN SMOOTHLY OR CONSISTENTLY. AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS THIS COULD EASILY RESULT IN AN OVERTURN AND SERIOUS VEHICLE ACCIDENT. THIS IS AN ELECTRIC POWER STEERING UNIT (NOT HYDRAULIC) SO THERE IS NO WAY TO MAINTAIN THE SYSTEM. THE REPAIR IS ABOUT $1900 AND REQUIRES A COMPLETE REPLACEMENT OF THE POWER STEERING UNIT, RACK AND PINION. SUBARU HAS NOT BEEN HELPFUL AS I'VE DISCUSSED THE SAFETY CONCERN WITH THEM.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

October 19, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11364930
Consumer Location: EVERGREEN, CO
VIN: JF1GPAA62DH****

Summary of Complaint

2013 SUBARU IMPREZA. CONSUMER WRITES IN REGARDS TO ENGINEERING DEFECT. *LD THE CONSUMER STATED THAT THE VEHICLE ATTRACTS RODENTS THAT CHEW THROUGH THE WIRING. THE MANUFACTURER WAS CONTACTED AND DENIED ANY RESPONSIBILITY. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. *JS

Components: ENGINE

March 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11362170
Consumer Location: FERNANDINA, FL
VIN: JF1GJAA66DH****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2013 SUBARU IMPREZA. THE CONTACT STATED WHILE DRIVING VARIOUS SPEEDS, THE OIL LEVEL WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATED AFTER THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED UNDER NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 18V772000 (ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING). THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO SUBARU OF JACKSONVILLE (10800 ATLANTIC BLVD, JACKSONVILLE, FL 32225, (904) 641-6455) AND DIAGNOSED THAT THE TIMING COVER NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. ADDITIONALLY, THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED THAT THERE WERE NO OIL LEAKS FOUND. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED HOWEVER, THE FAILURE REOCCURRED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN BACK TO SAME DEALER AND THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED THAT THE TIMING COVER NEEDED TO BE ADJUSTED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT OIL WARNING LIGHT WAS ILLUMINATED. THE OIL LEVEL WAS TOPPED OFF. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN BACK TO THE SAME DEALER WHERE AN OIL CONSUMPTION TEST WAS PERFORMED AND IT WAS DETERMINED THAT THE ENGINE CONSUMED A QUART OF OIL AND THAT THE SHORT BLOCK NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED HOWEVER, THE FAILURE PERSISTED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS CONTACTED HOWEVER, NO FURTHER ASSISTANCE WAS PROVIDED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 95,224.

Components: AIR BAGS

September 10, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11354275
Consumer Location: FALMOUTH, ME
VIN: JF1GPAC62DG****

Summary of Complaint

THE AIRBAG INDICATOR SOMETIMES INDICATES "OFF" WHEN A PASSENGER IS SITTING IN THE FRONT PASSENGER SEAT. THIS IS INCONSISTENT AND IS A REAL SAFETY ISSUE. OBVIOUSLY DANGEROUS TO THE PASSENGER IF THE AIRBAG DOES NOT DEPLOY BECAUSE THE AIRBAG SYSTEM DOES NOT RECOGNIZE THAT THERE IS A PASSENGER SITTING IN THE FRONT PASSENGER SEAT. THIS IS SERIOUS AND NEEDS TO BE ADDRESSED. FYI: THIS HAPPENS ON START UP OR WHILE THE ENGINE IS RUNNING AND A PASSENGER GETS IN THE FRONT SEAT.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM ENGINE

August 06, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11343814
Consumer Location: TEMPERANCE, MI
VIN: JF1GPAL63DH****

Summary of Complaint

VEHICLE HAS HAD MULTIPLE INCIDENTS OF NOT STARTING, ENGINE LOSING POWER, EXTENDED ENGINE CRANKING AND OTHER ELECTRICAL ISSUES FOR WHAT WAS UNKNOWN REASONS, DOCUMENTED IN NUMEROUS DEALER REPORTS. WAS INFORMED THAT THE ISSUE IS DUE TO OIL LEAKING FROM OIL CONTROL VALVE (OCV) LEAKING INTO WIRING HARNESS. VEHICLE HAS HAD ISSUES WHEN IN MOTION, BEFORE RUNNING AND WHILE TRYING TO START.

Components: POWER TRAIN SERVICE BRAKES FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

July 18, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11340075
Consumer Location: IDAHO FALLS, ID
VIN: JF1GJAA68DG****

Summary of Complaint

MY CARS BREAK LIGHTS ARE NOT WORKING. MY CAR WILL LOSE POWER ON THE ROAD TO WHERE IT WILL COMPLETELY DIE AND I HAVE TO TURN THE IGNITION OFF AND TURN IT BACK ON TO KEEP GOING. MY EMERGENCY BRAKE LIGHT IS ON MY TIRE SENSOR LIGHTS ARE ON EVEN THOUGH TIRE PRESSURE IS CORRECT THERE ARE TIMES WHEN I CANNOT GET MY CAR INTO GEAR. IT WILL MAKE A VERY LOUD CLUNKING NOISE AND THEN A WHIZZING NOISE WHEN YOU TURN THE AIR CONDITIONER ON AND THEN YOU GET NO POWER AT ALL TO THE CAR. I CANNOT GO UP A STEEP HILL ON THE HIGHWAY BECAUSE IT WILL ONLY GO UP TO 35 MILES AN HOUR. WHEN IT LOSES POWER ON THE HIGHWAY AND I HAVE TO THE RESTART THE CAR THAT'S VERY DANGEROUS.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

July 14, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11339827
Consumer Location: YUKON, OK
VIN: JF1GPAL69D2****

Summary of Complaint

KEY WON'T COME OUT OF IGNITION. IF STEERING WHEEL LOCKS, KEY WILL NOT TURN IGNITION OR COME OUT LEAVING ME STRANDED FOR SEVERAL MINUTES. THIS HAPPENS MORE AND MORE FREQUENTLY.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM EXTERIOR LIGHTING ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

June 06, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11338578
Consumer Location: COLORADO SPRINGS, CO
VIN: JF1GPAH62D2****

Summary of Complaint

TAIL LIGHTS DON'T TURN ON , FIRST TIME THE WHOLE ELECTRICAL HARNESS WAS BURNED OUT , DEALER CHANGED THE WHOLE THING , THIS IS SECOND TIME TAIL LIGHTING IS COMPLETELY OFF WHEN THE SWITCH IS ON , I AM AFRAID IT WILL BURN OUT THE WHOLE HARNESS AGAIN !

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM AIR BAGS SEATS

July 09, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11338652
Consumer Location: VIRGINIA BEACH, VA
VIN: JF1GJAC66DH****

Summary of Complaint

THE PASSENGER'S SEAT OCS MALFUNCTIONS WITH TERRIFYING FREQUENCY. THE CAR WILL BE IN MOTION WITH THE PASSENGER'S SEAT OCCUPIED AND THE AIRBAG LIGHT WILL ILLUMINATE ON THE DASHBOARD. ONCE AGAIN WHILE THE CAR IS IN MOTION. I HAVE SEEN MANY POSTS DETAILING THE SAME EXPERIENCE. SUBARU HAS RECALLED OTHER CARS FOR THIS PROBLEM. MY 2013 IMPREZA NEEDS TO BE INCLUDED AS WELL.

Components: POWER TRAIN

February 27, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11328708
Consumer Location: CHELMSFORD, MA
VIN: JF1GPAC66DH****

Summary of Complaint

CVT FAILING WHICH IS A COMMON ISSUE WITH THE A/T. I FEEL IT CAN LEAD TO A SERIOUS SAFETY ISSUE AS I TRAVEL FAR AND FREQUENTLY. I WILL NOT ALLOW MY CHILDREN TO RIDE IN THE VEHICLE AS THIS SHOULD BE RECALLED AND REPLACED OR REPAIRED. *TR

Components: AIR BAGS

January 06, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11327659
Consumer Location: KIHEI, HI
VIN: JF1GPAB67DH****

Summary of Complaint

I RECENTLY BEGAN TO EXPERIENCE AN ISSUE WITH MY 2013 IMPREZA - IN THE BEGINNING, WHEN THE PASSENGER SEAT WAS OCCUPIED, THE DETECTION SYSTEM WOULD FAILED TO DETECT THE PASSENGER, AND THE PASSENGER AIRBAG LIGHT WOULD COME ON, INDICATING THAT THE PASSENGER AIRBAG WAS NOT ACTIVATED. I HAD THE ISSUE DIAGNOSED WHILE IN FOR MY REGULAR MAINTENANCE, AND IT WAS DETERMINED TO BE A MALFUNCTION OF THE OCCUPANT DETECTION SYSTEM. OVER THE COURSE OF A FEW MONTHS, THE FREQUENCY OF THE ISSUE INCREASED, TO THE POINT THAT THE PASSENGER AIRBAG IS RARELY ACTIVATED. I UNDERSTAND THE OCCUPANCY DETECTION SYSTEM IS UNDER RECALL FOR SUBARU'S FORESTER MODEL; THOUGH MY SEATS ARE NOT HEATED, AND MY CAR IS SLIGHTLY OLDER, MY VEHICLE IS EXPERIENCING THE SAME MALFUNCTION, I BELIEVE IT TOO SHOULD BE SUBJECT TO THE RECALL AND REPAIRED BY SUBARU.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

April 15, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11322914
Consumer Location: COVINGTON, WA
VIN: JF1GPAA6XDH****

Summary of Complaint

WHEN I TURN OFF THE CAR I CANT REMOVE THE KEY FROM THE IGNITION

Components: POWER TRAIN ENGINE

September 02, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11321265
Consumer Location: LOUISVILLE, KY
VIN: JF1GJAA66DH****

Summary of Complaint

THE CAR BROKE DOWN NOV. 2018 WHILE MY WIFE WAS DRIVING ON INTERSTATE HIGHWAY. DEALER REPLACED VALVE BODY. CAR WAS USING A LOT OF OIL BETWEEN CHANGES. WHEN ASKED ABOUT IT, DEALER SERVICE DEPT SAID "JUST KEEP ADDING OIL." CAR STARTED PUTTING OUT BLUE CLOUD FROM EXHAUST WHEN STARTED. ASKED DEALER SERVICE DEPT, THEY SAID "SUBARUS DO THAT. JUST KEEP ADDING OIL." HAD RECALL WORK DONE MARCH 2019: VALVE SPRING REPLACEMENT. AGAIN ASKED ABOUT OIL CONSUMPTION. SERVICE DEPT. RECOMMENDED ADDING OIL BETWEEN OIL CHANGES. LABOR DAY 2019 CAR BROKE DOWN AGAIN WITH SAME DASH INDICATORS FLASHING AS IN NOV. 2018. CAR WAS IN DRIVE AND MOVING FORWARD AT 35 MILES PER HOUR ON A CITY STREET 150 MILES FROM HOME. DEALER SERVICE DEPT SAID TIMING CHAIN HAD JUMPED, ENGINE FAILED. ACCORDING TO DEALER SERVICE DEPARTMENT, ENGINE HAD EXCESSIVE OIL CONSUMPTION, AND SAID "ENGINE IS OIL DEPRIVED." CAR NOW NEEDS A NEW ENGINE.DEALER HAD PROMISED TO FIX IF ISSUE FROM 2018 RETURNED. THE DEALER DID NOT HONOR THE PROMISE. *TR

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

March 18, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11319834
Consumer Location: SPRING MILLS, PA
VIN: JF1GJAA62DH****

Summary of Complaint

ONCE VEHICLE IS PARKED, IGNITION SWITCH WILL NOT RELEASE THE KEY.

Components: ENGINE

February 21, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11318944
Consumer Location: NANUET, NY
VIN: JF1GV7E67DG****

Summary of Complaint

DRIVING ALONG AND STARTED MAKING BAD NOISE FROM MOTOR. LOST POWER. THE SAME THING HAPPENED ABOUT 2 YRS AGO WIYH AROUND 52000 MILES ON IT. THEN SUBARU FIXED IT. THIS TIME THEY ARE USING ALL SORTS OF EXCUSES. TO GET OUT OF FIXING IT UNLESS I PAY AN UNDEFINED AMOUNT. ..JUST AS LAST TIME I HAD ALL MY MAINTENANCE LOGGED. THAT ISNT IN QUESTION BUT BEC THERE ARE HEAT SHIELDS THAT WERE RATTLING I JUST TOOK OFF AND SOME BOLTS I REPLACED LIKE WHEN I PUT A NEW EXHAUST FLANGE GASKET. THEY WANT TO GET OUT OF IT BY SAYING IT LOOKS AS IF IT COULD HAVE HAD PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS ON IT.

Components: AIR BAGS

March 07, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11316774
Consumer Location: DENVER, CO
VIN: JF1GJAC66DH****

Summary of Complaint

MY AIRBAG LIGHT TURNS ON AND OFF INTERMITTENTLY. THE PASSENGER SIDE SOMETIMES SAYS "PASSENGER AIRBAG ON" INAPPROPRIATELY (NOBODY IS SITTING IN THE PASSENGER SEAT). ALSO IT SOMETIMES SAYS "PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF" IF SOMEBODY IS SITTING IN THE PASSENGER SEAT. I AM NERVOUS IF I GET IN A CRASH MY AIRBAG SYSTEM WILL NO PROTECT MY PASSENGER. THERE HAS BEEN A RECALL ISSUED FOR 2012 SUBARU IMPREZA AIRBAG SYSTEMS, AND THE SAME SYSTEM IS USED IN THE 2013 MODEL, SO I'M NOT SURE WHY THIS IS NOT BEING FIXED.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

March 02, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11315972
Consumer Location: SANTA CLARA, CA
VIN: JF1GPAC60DH****

Summary of Complaint

WHEN CAR IS PUT INTO PARK THE KEY CANNON BE REMOVED FROM THE IGNITION. IT'S AN ONGOING INTERMITTENT PROBLEM. THIS IS A DEFECT IN DESIGN AND SUBARU SHOULD PAY FOR ALL REPAIRS. THIS HAS HAPPENED ABOUT 20 TIMES NOW. CAR CANNOT BE TRUSTED.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

January 17, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11300394
Consumer Location: FAIRLESS HILLS, PA
VIN: JF1GPAD68DH****

Summary of Complaint

SUBARU SERVICE BULLETIN 16-112-18R KEY STUCK IN IGNITION. HAVE TO KEEP PUTTING TRANSMISSION INTO PARK IN ORDER TO GET KEY OUT. KNOWN ISSUE BUT NO RECALL.

Components: STEERING

January 03, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11298879
Consumer Location: WEST SAYVILLE, NY
VIN: JF1GJAA63DH****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE I WAS BACKING THE VEHICLE OUT OF MY DRIVEWAY I BECAME AWARE THE I HAD NO POWER STEERING. I PARKED THE CAR IN FRONT OF MY HOUSE AND TOOK MY SECOND CAR TO A SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT. UPON RETURNING HOME I MOVED THE SUBARU IMPREZA TO THE FRONT OF THE DRIVEWAY. IT STILL DIDN'T HAVE POWER STEERING. I CALLED THE LOCAL SUBARU DEALERSHIP AND SCHEDULED A SERVICE APPOINTMENT FOR THE FOLLOWING WEDNESDAY 1/8/2020 AND LEFT THE CAR PARKED IN THE DRIVEWAY. FORTUNATELY THE CLOSEST SUBARU DEALERSHIP IS APPROXIMATELY 2.3 MILES FROM MY HOME. I WOKE UP AT 5:30 AM TO AVOID TRAFFIC AND I CAREFULLY (SLOWLY) DROVE THE CAR TO THE DEALERSHIP ON LOCAL STREETS. THE VEHICLE WAS INSPECTED AND THE MECHANIC CONCLUDED THE POWER STEERING CONTROL MODULE HAD TO BE REPLACED. THE PARTS HAD TO BE ORDERED SO I OPTED TO LEAVE THE CAR UNTIL IT WAS REPAIRED. THE TOTAL COST OF THE REPAIR WAS $839.95. THE CAR IS A 2013 SUBARU IMPREZA WITH ONLY 17,450 MILES ON THE ODOMETER. THE CAR REMAINED AT THE DEALERSHIP FOR TWO DAYS AND I PICKED IT UP ON 1/10/2020. AFTER THIS INCIDENT I RESEARCHED VARIOUS WEBSITES TO DETERMINE WHETHER OTHER SUBARU OWNERS HAVE EXPERIENCED THE SAME ISSUE. MY INTERNET SEARCH PROVED TO BE ENLIGHTENING. I DISCOVERED THAT THERE ARE/WERE ENUMERABLE COMPLAINTS ON THE INTERNET REGARDING SUBARU IMPREZA POWER STEERING FAILURES. GO TO THE AUTO RECALL FOR CONSUMERS WEBSITE (ARFC) FOR CONFIRMATION OF MY ASSERTION. THE COMPLAINTS GO BACK TO 2009, 2010, 2011,....EVERY YEAR THROUGH 2019, THERE ARE ENUMERABLE COMPLAINTS RECOUNTING POWER STEERING FAILURES FOR THE SUBARU IMPREZA. I ALSO CAME ACROSS A SUBARU SERVICE BULLETIN NUMBER: 04-21-18 DATED 07/24/18 SUBJECT UNEVEN STEERING EFFORT. I CAN'T FATHOM HOW THIS POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS DESIGN FAILURE HAS NOT RESULTED IN A NATIONAL RECALL BY THE NHTSA.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

January 08, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11298255
Consumer Location: CHAMPAIGN, IL
VIN: JF1GPAL68DG****

Summary of Complaint

LIGHTS CONTINUE TO BURN OUT (MAIN HEADLIGHTS, BRAKE LIGHTS) WITH FREQUENCY (EVERY 6 MONTHS). MOREOVER, ONCE ONE BURNS OUT, THE SECOND LIGHT TENDS TO BURN OUT THE NEXT DAY. HAVE REPLACED THE HEADLIGHTS 5 TIMES IN THE PAST TWO YEARS, EVEN BUYING HIGH QUALITY REPLACEMENT BULBS.

Components: AIR BAGS STRUCTURE ENGINE

November 27, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11297758
Consumer Location: TUCSON, AZ
VIN: JF1GR7E62DG****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS INVOLVED IN AN ACCIDENT ON I-10 ON 11/27/2019 AT 2 PM. I WAS TRAVELING AT 60- TO 65 MPH AND HIT A SUV THAT HAD STOPPED IN THE LEFT HAND LANE. THE AIRBAGS DID NOT DEPLOY ( PASSENGER OR DRIVER SIDE) I HAVE REPORTED THIS TO SUBARU AND SO FAR THEY HAVE NOT BEEN HELPFUL. I RECEIVED CONTUSIONS FROM MY RIGHT HIP TO MY LEFT CLAVICLE BUT NO BROKEN BONES.

Components: ENGINE

January 04, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11297327
Consumer Location: COLORADO SPRINGS, CO
VIN: JF1GPAS6XDH****

Summary of Complaint

MY WIFE AND I WERE DRIVING FROM CALIFORNIA TO COLORADO LAST SATURDAY, AND OUR CAR STOPPED RUNNING HALFWAY ACROSS UTAH. A VALVE SPRING BLEW A HOLE IN OUR IGNITION AND WE HAD TO GET OUR VEHICLE TOWED 50 MILES TO THE NEAREST CAR SHOP. MY WIFE LATER FOUND OUT THAT THEIR WAS A RECALL ON THE VEHICLE FOR THAT EXACT SAME ISSUE. I CONTACTED SUBARU THIS MORNING ABOUT THE RECALL AND THEY SAID THAT I WOULD HAVE TO GET IT TOWED TO THE NEAREST SUBARU DEALERSHIP TO GET ASSISTANCE. MOREOVER THEY STATED THAT BECAUSE OF MY HIGH MILAGE IT WILL DEPEND WHETHER OR NOT THEY PROVIDE SOME COVERAGE FOR THE DAMAGES. MY WIFE AND I PURCHASED THE VEHICLE LAST YEAR FROM HEUBERGER MOTORS, AND WERE NEVER INFORMED ABOUT THE RECALL. THE VEHICLE IS CURRENTLY STILL BEING HELD BY THE TOWING COMPANY IN UTAH, FURTHERMORE I'M CURRENTLY STATIONED IN FORT CARSON COLORADO ABOUT 600 MILES AWAY.

Components: AIR BAGS

January 05, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11297482
Consumer Location: SEATTLE, WA
VIN: JF1GPAD65D2****

Summary of Complaint

THE FRONT AIRBAG PASSENGER SENSOR MALFUNCTIONS. IT TURNS THE AIRBAG OFF WHILE A PASSENGER IS SITTING IN THE SEAT. THIS HAPPENS WHILE THE CAR IS IN MOTION, BOTH ON CITY STREETS AND ON THE HIGHWAY. RESTARTING THE CAR AND REPOSITIONING THE SEAT DOES NOT RELIABLY TURN THE SEATBELT BACK ON. THIS HAPPENS EVEN WHEN THE SEAT IS DRY.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM AIR BAGS SEATS

December 26, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11297171
Consumer Location: SUNNYVALE, CA
VIN: JF1GJAC69DH****

Summary of Complaint

SEAT OCCUPANCY SENSOR DOES NOT REGISTER ADULT HUMAN MALE, GETS TRIPPED IF CELL PHON E IS IN PROXIMITY TO THE PASSENGER IN THE FRONT PASSENGER SEAT. FRONT AIRBAG IS THEREFORE OFF AND WILL NOT GO OFF IN CASE OF ACCIDENT. THIS OCCURS IF THE FRONT PASSENGER HAS A LAPTOP OR CELLPHONE. UPON INSPECTION BY DEALERSHIP I WAS TOLD THAT THE SENSOR IS BROKEN BUT DUE TO WATER DAMAGE WHICH HAS NOT HAPPENED - IF A DAMP USER IS ENOUGH TO CAUSE DAMAGE TO SENSOR I BELIEVE SUBARU IS PURPOSEFULLY RELEASING POORLY DESIGNED AND ENGINEERED PARTS. THIS ISSUES FIRST APPEARED IN 2017 AND WAS INTERMITTENT AND IS NOT OCCURRING EVERY TIME A PASSENGER RIDES WITH ME.

Components: POWER TRAIN

November 13, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11297032
Consumer Location: WOODLAND, CA
VIN: JF1GPAD69D2****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE GOING 65 MPH ON THE HIGHWAY THE CONTINUOUS VARIABLE TRANSMISSION LOCKED UP, GAS PEDAL BECAME UNRESPONSIVE, AND THE CAR HAD TO BE TOWED TO THE DEALERSHIP. I AM THANKFUL THAT A CAR WAS NOT TAILING BEHIND ME AND THAT I WAS NOT DRIVING DURING COMMUTE HOURS. TRACTION ASSIST, HILL ASSIST, AND CHECK ENGINE AT OIL TEMP LIGHT CAME ON. AT 97,000 MILES ON THE ODOMETER, THE DEALERSHIP SAID IT WAS TRANSMISSION FAILURE. PARTS IN THE TRANSMISSION WERE REPLACED; HOWEVER, DUE TO THE NATURE OF THE FAILURE AND THE POTENTIAL FOR BODILY HARM AND HARM TO PROPERTY, THESE TRANSMISSIONS SHOULD BE RECALLED AND REPLACED AS A UNIT. FOR A CAR THAT HAS HAD REGULAR MAINTENANCE AND THAT HAS NOT DRIVEN IN SEVERE CONDITIONS, IT WAS SURPRISING THAT A TRANSMISSION FAILURE SHOULD OCCUR AT THIS MILEAGE. WHILE THE EXTENDED WARRANTY FROM SUBARU SHOWS GOOD FAITH, IT DOES VERY LITTLE TO PROTECT THE SAFETY OF SUBARU DRIVERS. IT IS RECKLESS AND ABHORRENT FOR SUBARU TO BE AWARE OF THE SAFETY PROBLEM AND TO DO NOTHING TO MITIGATE IT.

Components: ENGINE

January 29, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11291332
Consumer Location: WEST WARWICK, RI
VIN: JF1GJAK61DH****

Summary of Complaint

I HAVE HAD A PROBLEM WITH THE CAR BURNING OIL SINCE I BOUGHT THE CAR. MY OIL LIGHT COMES ON AFTER EVERY 1000.00 MILES AND IT IS DOWN AT LEAST A QUART AND A HALF EACH TIME . I CHANGE THE OIL EVERY 3000 MILES BUT I STILL HAVE TO PUT OIL IN IN BETWEEN. I ORDERED THIS CAR FROM A DEALERSHIP RT FROM THE FACTORY. THE OIL CONSUMPTION HAS BEEN A PROBLEM SINCE DAY ONE. I HAVE BROUGHT IT TO THE DEALERSHIPS OVER 5-7 TIMES. THEY WILL NOT ACKNOWLEDGE THE PROBLEM .

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

December 07, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11289191
Consumer Location: WILLOW PARK, TX
VIN: JF1GR7E65DG****

Summary of Complaint

CAR THROWS A P2138 CODE AND CAR GOES IN LIMP MODE WITH THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL NON-RESPONSIVE. HAVE TO PULL OVER AND RESET ECU TO GET BACK ON ROAD. HAVE REPLACED ACCELERATOR PEDAL, THROTTLE BODY, RELAY, AND ECM AT SUBARU DEALERSHIP. HAPPENED DOZENS OF TIMES. CAR HAS BEEN COMPLETELY STOCK AND COBB ACCESSPORT TUNED TO STAGE 1. HAPPENS TUNED AND STOCK. HAPPENS SOMETIMES IMMEDIATELY UPON STARTUP AND OTHER TIMES WHILE MAINTAINING 70MPH LM THE HIGHWAY. HAPPENED WHEN I WAS OUT OF GEAR COASTING TO A STOP SIGN. RANDOM OCCURRENCE. SUBARU HAS NO SOLUTION.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM AIR BAGS SEATS

June 12, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11280743
Consumer Location: WESTBROOK, ME
VIN: JF1GPAL65D2****

Summary of Complaint

RECALL IN OTHER IMPREZA IN SAME YEAR MODEL, BUT NOT MINE SPECIFICALLY. SAME ISSUE OCCURS WITH AIRBAG OCCUPANCY SENSOR IN PASSENGER SEAT. AIRBAG LIGHT COMES ON WITH ANY AMOUNT OF WEIGHT IN PASSENGER SEAT, AIRBAG HOWEVER DOES NOT TURN ON. STAYS OFF WITH PASSENGER IN SEAT. THIS WAS RECALLED IN MANY OTHER 2012-2014 IMPREZA. SUBARU CONFIRMED THAT PASSENGER OCCUPANCY IN MY IMPREZA IS SAME PART AS OCCUPANY SENSOR RECALLED IN OTHER IMPREZA. I WAS SOLD THIS CAR BY AN AUTHORIZED DEALER WITH THIS ISSUE (NOT THE COMPANY LISTED ON THE RECEIPTS PROVIDED). HAD TO PAY TO GET IT FIXED FOR INSPECTION. HAVE TO REPLACE SEAT BOTTOM, ALMOST $700 FOR SEAT ALONE. THIS IS DANGEROUS AND UNFAIR. SUBARU ACKNOWLEDGED THE PROBLEM BY GIVING ME $500 GOODWILL REPAIR CERTIFICATE, BUT NOT FULL PRICE OF REPAIR EVEN THOUGH THIS HAS BEEN RECALLED IN MANY OTHER VEHICLES.

Components: SEAT BELTS

October 10, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 11279284
Consumer Location: DRESHER, PA
VIN: JF1GPAH64D2****

Summary of Complaint

PASSENGER SEAT BELT WARNING GOES OFF IF MORE THAN 1 POUND IS PLACED ON THE SEAT, ALL CONDITIONS.

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