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.

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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
66,000 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.

2003 Subaru Impreza engine problems

engine problem

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2003 Subaru Impreza Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 202007

Impreza 4WD 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 115,000 miles


At 15,000km past warranty, I submitted my car for service and was told the engine was leaking fluids, required new head gaskets, new transmission mounts and sway bar bushings. Barrie Subaru did not show much interest in the amount of work required on a vehicle that had been on the road for less than 3 years.

- Elmvale, 00, USA

problem #1

Oct 182003

Impreza 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 17,001 miles
Karen quinn of Subaru of America assured me that I can drive my 2003 Subaru Impreza with "check engine" light on for a period of two weeks without any concern. As a result, the vehicle stalled the "check engine" light was blinking and I was in danger. At a later time she falsified the records and had no recollection of such conversation.

- San Francisco, CA, USA

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