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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
125,000 miles

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2004 Subaru Impreza brakes problems

brakes problem

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2004 Subaru Impreza Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 122011

Impreza 4-cyl

  • 125,000 miles


Metal connector (that is under the car chassis) joining the brake pipes (lines) for the rear brakes rusted through. With the rusted connector, brake fluid leaked through the holes resulting to brakes not to engage and stop the vehicle when the brake pedal is stepped on. Brake pedal would bottomed all the way to floor when it is stepped on. Failure of the brake connector almost resulted into the rear ending of another vehicle. Picture of the rusted connector is available upon request.

- Brecksville, OH, USA

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