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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,517 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.

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2006 Subaru Impreza engine problems

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2006 Subaru Impreza Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 012011

Impreza 4-cyl

  • 60,000 miles


Code P1410 secondary air injection system switching valve stuck open. This is a common error many 2006 and up Subaru Impreza WRX owners are having. The emissions system is prone to fail due to carbon buildup or moisture and rust contaminating valves, leading to repairs costing $700 to $1500. This failure is common even with low mileage. Note these codes are also associated with this failure: 06/07 WRX: P0410 P0411 P0413 P0414 P0416 P0417 P0418 P2431 P2432 P2433 P2440 P2441 P2442 P2443 P2444 07 sti: P0410 P0411 P0413 P0414 P0418 P2431 P2432 P2433 P2441 P2444.

- Syracuse, NY, USA

problem #2

Jan 202009


  • 36,550 miles
Oil pick up failed cracked near weld in result of my engine had to be replaced because of broken internal parts due to no oil distribution to the motor.

- North Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #1

Nov 062007

Impreza 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Subaru Impreza. While driving at any speed, coasting, and shifting gears, the vehicle loses all wheel drive power. The failure causes the vehicle to shift into neutral. The failure was more apparent at high altitudes and on icy roads. While driving downhill, the vehicle jerks before it shifts into neutral. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer, but they could not duplicate the failure. However, they reprogrammed the ECM. A local mechanic stated that the vehicle's torque converter and transmission were working improperly and the engine was six degrees too high. The contact filed a formal complaint with the manufacturer. The current mileage was 22,000 and failure mileage was 1,000. Updated 01-30-08. The consumer stated driver's seat would lock into place, windows screeched, and passenger's front door hinges came loose. The consumer stated took the vehicle to 2 independent mechanics who stated the torque converter or transmission was not functioning correctly. Updated 01/30/08

- Truckee, CA, USA

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