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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
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Injuries / Deaths:
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Average Mileage:
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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.

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2002 Subaru Impreza brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Subaru Impreza Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 242002

Impreza 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • miles

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

When applying brakes lost all brake compression and pedal went to the floor.*akvehicle was braking fine until consumer lost compression after hitting a rough surface on the road.

- East Brunswick, NJ, USA

problem #2

Jan 152002

Impreza 4WD

  • miles
When the WRX with an automatic transmission is at high idle, the car does not generate enough vacuum to energize the power brake booster. According to Subaru, this is "normal". durning high idle, braking performance is severely reduced. From 10mph you can floor the brakes and it won't lock up the tires. Apparently this problem is only with the automatic, not 5 speed.

- Golden Valley, MN, USA

problem #1

Jan 152002

Impreza 4WD

  • miles
When the WRX with an automatic transmission is at high idle, the car does not generate enough vacuum to energize the power brake booster. According to Subaru, this is "normal". durning high idle, braking performance is severely reduced. From 10mph you can floor the brakes and it won't lock up the tires. Apparently this problem is only with the automatic, not 5 speed.. nlm

- Golden Valley, MN, USA

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