Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety.

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

1998 Subaru Impreza suspension problems

suspension problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 1998 Subaru Impreza:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

1998 Subaru Impreza Owner Comments

problem #8

Nov 282001

Impreza 4WD

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Both the left and right rear bearings on this car failed before it reached 60,000 miles. No injuries -- I'm careful and heard them failing -- but repairs were very expensive.

- Sunnyvale, CA, USA

problem #7

Sep 272001

(reported on)

Impreza 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Consumer states the rear wheel bearings were replaced twice.

- Seattle, WA, USA

problem #6

Mar 202002

(reported on)

Impreza

  • miles
While driving there was a noise coming from rear of vehicle. Mechanic stated that wheel bearings needed to be replaced. Has had this problem constantly, and had dealer service vehicle on same malfunction 9 times.

- Cleaveland, VA, USA

problem #5

Apr 152001

Impreza 4WD

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Rear wheel bearing failed twice. I believe that this a potentially a serious safety problem. Subaru is aware of the problem. They quietly superseeded the old ball bearing used in Imprezas and foresters with a new roller bearing from the legacy. Please see this url for more info: www.I-club.com/forums/showthread.php?S=&threadid=110396&perpage=25&pagenumber=1.

- Fairless Hills, PA, USA

problem #4

Jun 111999

Impreza 4WD

  • miles
Consumer has experienced numerous failures of left rear wheel bearing, consumer states very noisy and just failed without warning while driving at high speed the car began to vibrate quite violently, causing some difficulty in maintaining control of the vehicle, consumer was able to brake and move to emergency lane.

- Fayetteville, NY, USA

Search CarComplaints.com for these popular complaint phrases...

problem #3

Jun 111999

Impreza 4WD

  • miles
The vehicle experienced repeated wear/failure of the rear wheel bearing assembly (29033, 44724, 54813, 58637) which caused noise in the rear wheel arer and vibration while driving. Nlm

- Fayettevil, NY, USA

problem #2

Apr 241999

Impreza

  • miles
Faulty rear wheel bearings make noise and cause the vehicle to drift to the right while driving at highway speeds. Nlm

- Lodi, CA, USA

problem #1

Apr 241999

Impreza

  • miles
Faulty rear wheel bearings make noise and cause the vehicle to drift to the right while driving at highway speeds. Nlm

- Lodi, CA, USA

Not what you are looking for?