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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
144,522 miles

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2002 Subaru Impreza suspension problems

suspension problem

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2002 Subaru Impreza Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 302012

Impreza 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 196,863 miles

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

The contact owns a 2002 Subaru Impreza ts. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for unrelated maintenance when the contact was advised that the entire sub frame was corroded and required replacement. The vehicle was repaired at the contact's expense of $712.18. The manufacturer was notified of the defect. The approximate failure mileage was 196,863. Updated 02/13/12 updated 04/26/12

- Columbia, CT, USA

problem #1

Jan 042012

Impreza 4-cyl

  • 92,181 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Subaru Impreza. The contact stated that the vehicle was included in the recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number 11V464000 (suspension:front:control arm:lower arm). The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and the contact was informed that the front frame rails and sub-frame were also corroded. The contact was also informed that these additional components were not included in the recall. The vehicle was not repaired because the additional components were not included in the recall and the contact was informed that the vehicle was not safe to drive. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and offered no assistance. The failure and current mileages were 92,181. Updated 02/09/12 the dealer informed the consumer the frame rails were corroded to the point that the vehicle was unsafe to drive due to the same salt corrosion which produced a recall. The consumer was informed the sub frame would have to be replaced at her cost in order for the recall part to be replaced. The manufacturer agreed to the reimburse the consumer a partial amount. Updated 02/13/12

- Harborside, ME, USA

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