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2002 Subaru Impreza brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Subaru Impreza Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 012001

Impreza 4WD

  • miles


The brakes that come standard on this vehicle are nowhere near sufficient for a vehicle with this level of performance. My brakes are scored, have grooves, and have chips and burrs. During my hour commute to work I experience brake fade and brake shudder in the steering wheel. The dealer tells me these problems are "normal." Well, if you're going to sell me a car that accellerates and handles like a race car, it should be able to stop like one as well. Or at least stop at all! this vehicle requires larger, more performance oriented brakes right from the factory. I hope Subaru handles this quickly.

- Newark, DE, USA

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