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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
79,520 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.

2005 Subaru Impreza steering problems

steering problem

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2005 Subaru Impreza Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 252015


  • 125,000 miles


I was driving and lost control of the car at 55mph. I struggled to pull the car off the road. The car was towed to my mechanic where he diagnosed a broken control arm due to corrosion.

- Tivoli, NY, USA

problem #2

Jan 062015

Impreza 4-cyl

  • 62,560 miles
All of a sudden I was unable to steer the car. Specifically, according to my mechanic the O-ring failed in the steering pump return hose. This caused an air leak it is a good thing I was only going slowly. The car had low mileage. The O-ring that failed was made of plastic and became warped due to engine heat over 9 years. This failure could have caused a major crash and death to the occupants in the car. I am sure that my car was not the only one with the O ring failure. Check at youtube. In my opinion there should be a recall for this car.

- Hilo, HI, USA

problem #1

Mar 252010


  • 51,000 miles
Steering in my car would lock while trying to turn my car. This would happen periodically and at different speeds. It happened 5-6 times before I took it in as I was afraid an accident might happen due to not being able to turn my car. Subaru dealer said my power steering pump was failing. Dealer also stated that a newer design power steering pump would be installed. This indicated to me that Subaru had an issue with this, otherwise what would be the reason for a new design.

- Greenville, TX, USA

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