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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,750 miles

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1998 Subaru Impreza miscellaneous problems

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1998 Subaru Impreza Owner Comments

problem #4

Sep 152003


  • Automatic transmission
  • 67,000 miles


This car needed replacement of both rear wheel bearings at slightly over 67,000 miles. No other Subaru I have owned or heard of needed such repairs. My previous Subaru had over 100,000 miles on it with no defects. The shop personel at the dealer said this was a problem with some other Imprezas, as well as foresters. I wrote a letter to Subaru America, after six days I haven't recieved any response. I included a copy of my repair bill as well as my rental car fees.

- Newington, CT, USA

problem #3

Aug 271999

Impreza 4WD

  • miles
The panel near the gas pedal fell down. Nlm

- Fayettevil, NY, USA

problem #2

Dec 231998


  • miles
Ash try will not stay closed, required replacement. Mjs

- Linville F, NC, USA

problem #1

Dec 231998


  • miles
Interior cargo compartment carpet/weak material resulting in tearing. Mjs

- Linville F, NC, USA

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