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.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety.

2.2

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
72,857 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 transmission problems

transmission problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2002 Subaru Impreza:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

2002 Subaru Impreza Owner Comments

problem #7

May 072008

Impreza

  • 100,000 miles

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

The transmission gear won't move from park to drive. I called towing. He open the little cover and push it with a knife. Then, I was able to shift. Was the part defective? I had my mechanic check it but I can't recall if he fix it. I have to check with him. Now it is working. I am wondering if other Subaru owners have the same problem.

- Fremont, CA, USA

problem #6

Dec 202004

Impreza 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving 25 mph, the driver was unable to shift to second gear. The driver tried numerous times and the vehicle stalled. The driver tried to restart the vehicle and was not able to do so. The vehicle was towed to the dealer for inspection. The mechanic informed the driver that the transmission needed to be replaced.

- Pueblo, CO, USA

problem #5

Feb 042004

Impreza 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 401,000 miles
While driving transmission locked up bringing the vehicle to a sudden stop. Other problems with vehicle include the steering pump, brakes and the windshield.

- Vernon, NJ, USA

problem #4

Jul 242003

Impreza

  • miles

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

Consumer stated that while driving and without warning transmission gears would not shift, causing a distraction to the consumer. Dealer notified.

- Westland, MI, USA

problem #3

Mar 252003

(reported on)

Impreza 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,000 miles
While making a turn, vehicle slid off the road, without cause or warning. The dealership cannot locate the cause of the problem.

- Bedford, NH, USA

problem #2

Feb 042003

(reported on)

Impreza

  • miles
Transmission problems.

- Roseburg, OR, USA

problem #1

Dec 302001

Impreza 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The transmission shudders when the car starts from a stop, in first gear (from zero mph), both when the engine is cold and warm. This has caused delayed and uncomfortable starts.

- Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Not what you are looking for?