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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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
88,667 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.

2002 Subaru Impreza electrical problems

electrical problem

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2002 Subaru Impreza Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 012008


  • 105,000 miles


Keyless entry security when you turn it on the headlights doesn't blink. On the dashboard "security" word is flashing. It wasn't there before.

- Fremont, CA, USA

problem #2

May 112008


  • 100,000 miles
I had a replace my battery. My battery is new and my car won't start without jump starting it. It is a new battery. I brought to the dealership. They said there was a loose connection. They connected the wires. I was charged for diagnostic.

- Newark, CA, USA

problem #1

Jun 092004

Impreza 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 61,000 miles
Car check engine light comes on going downhill in 3rd gear, car then shuts down and I loses control of car. Occurred on numerous occasions over the last 10 months and 20,000 miles or so. Taken to 2 different dealers, for a total of 5 visits and problem has not been corrected. The manufacturer was notified by registered mail and has done nothing to correct the problem. I am getting the run around from the manufacturer and both dealers, they are ignoring a very dangerous situation.

- Baldwin, MD, USA

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