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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
110,000 miles

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2002 Subaru Impreza fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2002 Subaru Impreza Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 012016


  • 135,000 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Subaru Impreza. The contact stated that while driving at 15 mph, the front passenger side lower control arm suddenly failed causing the passenger side of the vehicle to lower. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who diagnosed that the lower control arm had fractured. The contact stated that the vehicle was previously repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 11V464000 (suspension) but the failure persisted. The contact also indicated that there was a fuel odor present while operating the vehicle. The cause of the failure was not diagnosed of repaired. The failure mileage was 135,000.

- Holyoke, MA, USA

problem #1

Jan 012013


  • 85,000 miles
When the temperature drops 35 degrease and below the fuel line tends to leak fuel/vapor and the smell inside of the vehicle is unbearable, and I'm sure that it's not safe nor environmentally friendly ether.

- Columbus, OH, USA

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