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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
46,263 miles

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2005 Subaru Impreza engine problems

engine problem

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2005 Subaru Impreza Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 212009


  • 46,263 miles


When in to star Subaru for a turbo change and my engine went 1 week later. My check engine light went on 2days after got car back from star suburu service and less then a week the engine went. Had car towed back to star Subaru and my piston had shattered. Now they are said that it was do to the way the car was driven and so the Subaru warranty now doesn't want to pay to fix it. My understanding is that they just put in the new turbo without checking the airfuel were it was at or they may had forgotten to put in the oil. I am fighting the case and they don't want to accept that they didn't do what they were suppose to. My car has been in and out of the Subaru since I got it I bought it with 32,000 and now it has about 48,000. I only have the have 1 1/2 year. It has been a nightmare with this car and dealing with star Subaru and the Subaru warranty.

- College Point, NY, USA

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