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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,484 miles

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2002 Subaru Impreza fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2002 Subaru Impreza Owner Comments

problem #3

Feb 252006

Impreza 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 36,152 miles


During recent cold weather, I noticed a strong odor of unburned fuel in the passenger cabin. Research indicated this is addressed by tsb 009-36-03, however a fuel leak of any nature should be considered for recall due to the risk to health and life.

- Ashland, MA, USA

problem #2

Dec 312004

Impreza 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 44,350 miles
2002 Subaru Impreza WRX, raw fuel smell in cabin and leak coming from near manifold when the temperature is below freezing and car is cold started.

- Irvine, CA, USA

problem #1

Jan 062004

Impreza 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 22,950 miles
Gas leek in engine bay.

- Lubbock, TX, USA

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