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1.9

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
84,299 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 suspension problems

suspension problem

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2005 Subaru Impreza Owner Comments

problem #5

Sep 222016

Impreza

  • 99,260 miles

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

The contact owns a 2005 Subaru Impreza. While driving 70 mph, the vehicle vibrated uncontrollably. As a result, the contact almost lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the front lower driver side control arm failed and would need to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The vehicle was previously serviced per NHTSA campaign number: 11V464000 (suspension), but the remedy failed to repair the vehicle. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 99,260.

- Altoona, PA, USA

problem #4

Jul 252015

Impreza

  • 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 #3

Sep 292013

Impreza

  • 80,235 miles
Driving. Hit a bump as I was attempting to take an exit and hit a pot hole which bent my rims and depleted the air in the tires.

- Albany, NY, USA

problem #2

Nov 012011

Impreza

  • 45,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Subaru Impreza. The contact stated that while stopped, the read end of the vehicle was sitting much lower than the front end. The contact also stated that a rattling noise was heard coming from the rear while driving at low speeds. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for a diagnostic test, but the contact stated that the rear struts may be causing the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 45,000.

- Cape Girardeau, MO, USA

problem #1

Sep 202011

Impreza

  • 72,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Subaru Impreza. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, he noticed a loud clunking noise. He later inspected the vehicle and discovered that the driver side front lower control arm was fractured due to corrosion. The vehicle was not inspected by a dealer nor repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and they advised him that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign id number 11V464000 (suspension:front:control arm:lower arm). The failure mileage was approximately 72,000.

- Deer Park, TX, USA

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