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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
54,700 miles

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2002 Subaru Impreza cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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2002 Subaru Impreza Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 012005

Impreza 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 54,700 miles


2002 Subaru Impreza WRX - I was taking my five yr. Old grandson home when we became aware of a heavy smell in the car. I thought it smelled like antifreeze, but he said 'gas' mamaw. I hurried to get him home, and before I got back home my throat was sore and my nose bothered me from the awful fumes. My husband took the car to the dealer today and they may call back when they get their loaner freed up but I don't think we are big on the priority list. They said antifreeze was leaking from the rear of the engine. It has 55,000 or so miles on it now.

- Smilax., KY, USA

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