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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
100,833 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.

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2005 Subaru Impreza Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 102014

Impreza 4-cyl

  • 146,000 miles

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

When I applied the brake and slowed down while entering the garage, the car became uncontrollable. It revved and accelerated hitting the wall between the garage and laundry room. The car came to rest approximately 4 feet inside the laundry room. My foot was not on the gas; floor mat was anchored to the floor and was not involved.

- New Castle, DE, USA

problem #2

Oct 102014

Impreza 4-cyl

  • 146,000 miles
On October 10, 2014 at 6:13 am I drove home from the gym. As I approached my house I opened the garage door and the light came on. I slowed down and applied the brake before entering the garage, but the car became uncontrollable. It revved and accelerated hitting the wall between the garage and laundry room. It felt like I was in an airplane taking off a runway. The car came to rest approximately 4 feet inside the laundry room. My foot was not on the gas; floor mat was anchored to the floor and was not involved the only thing that stopped me from going through the back wall of my house was the washing machine. The car pushed it into the wall. I was in shock and dazed, but managed to get out of the car and go seek help from a neighbor across. He had heard the impact from the accident and came immediately. I have a home alarm system so the accident immediately alerted the alarm company, my call list people, and neighbors. I did report accident to Subaru, in writing.

- New Castle, DE, USA

problem #1

Aug 262005

Impreza 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,500 miles
The contact S is a member of a religious group that owns a 2005 Subaru Impreza. The contact stated that while driving and when placing the vehicle in reverse it accelerated by itself, causing the vehicle to hit a tree. The contact stated that she did not accelerate. During the first two weeks of purchasing the vehicle it accelerated without pressing the pedal. The auto repair shop stated they could not find anything wrong with the vehicle. The contact contacted the manufacturer, but they stated that there had not been any reports of this happening. The contact stated that the dealership was going to inspect the vehicle to determine the cause of the acceleration.

- Bronx, NY, USA

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