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9.8

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
500 miles

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2002 Subaru Impreza windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2002 Subaru Impreza Owner Comments

problem #12

Jan 082003

(reported on)

Impreza 4WD

  • 6,000 miles

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

I have a crack that runs from the top of the windshield on the passenger's side in a "C" or "L" shaped pattern around the rear view mirror toward the driver side. Constant with many WRX owners. It has grown from 4 inches to around 12. The windshield was not hit by any debris to the best of my knowledge. If it was the debris was small enough not to notice while driving, indicating that the windshield should have with stood this impact without cracking. **dimsii IVOQ entry posted after 12/12/02 cut over to artemis**770828

- Exeter, NH, USA

problem #11

Oct 102002

Impreza 4WD

  • miles
No summary.

- Maumee, OH, USA

problem #10

Sep 272002

Impreza 4WD

  • miles
Windshield was cracked on the highway while driving at normal speed. Heard a tiny peeble hit the windshield and later found out that the windshield was cracked.

- Harker Heights, TX, USA

problem #9

Sep 152002

Impreza 4WD

  • miles

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

Small crack 2 inches formed on front windshield directly behind rear view mirror. I have appt. To service @ Subaru hopefully its covered under warranty because it looks like factory defect. I heard of other car owners with same problem. Subaru should really look into it have recall. No pebbles or object of any kind have not struck windshield. You can see crack starting from the very top of center of windshield. Thank you!

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #8

Jul 102002

Impreza 4WD

  • miles
New 2002 Impreza WRX received cracked windshield by a small pebble while driving. The crack has spidered across my whole front windshield. Subaru dealership doesn't cover this on its warranties.

- Streamwood, IL, USA

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problem #7

Jun 162002

Impreza 4WD

  • miles
Windshield hit by rock, causing dime-sized star fracture, extreme cracking across windshield ensued almost immediately before resin could be applied. Thin windshield.

- Irving, TX, USA

problem #6

Jun 162002

Impreza 4WD

  • miles

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

As I was proceeding down a local interstate, a very small pebble came from a truck and produced a very small ding in my windshield. Two days later, the ding became a very large crack. I contacted a worldwide car club for my particular vehicle, and learned that this is a very common problem with this vehicle. I only want the windshield replaced under warranty.

- Dayton, TX, USA

problem #5

May 052002

Impreza 4WD

  • miles
No summary listed for above vehicle.

- Hulmeville, PA, USA

problem #4

May 012002

Impreza 4WD

  • miles
Windshield cracked in same place & shape as numerous other 2002 Subaru windshields.

- Boulder, CO, USA

problem #3

Jun 262002

Impreza 4WD

  • miles
Other Subaru have cracks in windshield ref#763477.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #2

May 152002

Impreza 4WD

  • miles
Windshield experienced an unexplained crack starting above the rear view mirror, going down about 5 inches then vering towards the drivers side. Total length of about 2 feet. No rock chip of any kind were found on my windshield and dealer replaced under warranty. However hearing from other owners of this car model, this is seeming to be a common problem. The crack is nearly identical on all the cars. Other people are not having the luck I had in getting it replaced under warranty.

- California City, CA, USA

problem #1

Jun 232002

Impreza 4WD

  • miles
Crack in windshield that appears to be a flaw in factory glass.

- White Bear Twp, MN, USA

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