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.

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2001 Subaru Impreza brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Subaru Impreza Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 052001

Impreza 4WD

  • miles


The brake rotors have surface imperfections which causes incomplete brake shoe contact to the rotor and concentric grooves in the rotor. There are numerous reports from WRX owners of the same problem, as well as reports of brake shoes wearing out before 5000 miles and grinding noises. Subaru has been contacted and chooses to use the excuse "it is only a problem of appearance" when in fact the rotors, a vital piece of a major safety component of the vehicle is defective and potentially unsafe. We demand a recall and replacement of the defective rotors. Subaru's flippant and ridiculous attitude is irresponsible. Please force them to fix this obvious mechanical defect.

- La Jolla, CA, USA

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