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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
79,058 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.

2006 Subaru Impreza engine problems

engine problem

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2006 Subaru Impreza Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 102014

Impreza 4-cyl

  • 65,000 miles


Smell of leaking gas fumes.

- Meredith, NH, USA

problem #2

Dec 152013

Impreza 4-cyl

  • 112,175 miles
I was driving along in my Subaru Impreza WRX sti at approx. 45 mph when my car had the oil light, check engine light, and cruise control light (flashing) come on. When I towed the car to the dealer to be inspected they found the oil pickup tube was broken in two pieces near the oil pump starving the engine/turbo of oil, causing catastrophic engine failure. The vehicle will need an entire new engine (long block) and likely a new turbo. After doing some research I have found this to be a very frequent issue and hopefully will be addressed asap. From my understanding, Subaru is still having these failures in the newer model cars also.

- Eureka Ca, CA, USA

problem #1

Aug 122013


  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Subaru Impreza. The contact stated that while driving approximately 50 mph, the vehicle stalled with the illumination of the engine and brake warning lights. The vehicle was able to be restarted; however, the contact had the vehicle towed to the dealer. The dealer diagnosed that the ignition coil needed to be replaced. The ignition coil was replaced twice because the failure recurred after the first replacement. The manufacturer was not notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 60,000. Updated 06/16/14

- Bayside, NY, USA

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