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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
91,000 miles

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2006 Subaru Impreza fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2006 Subaru Impreza Owner Comments

problem #2

May 132015


  • 70,000 miles


Upon start in any weather after sitting or multple start and stop trips with engine at operating tempeture a very strong raw fuel smell over takes cabin so badly windows have to be rolled down to avoid sickness. Smell continues after several minutes of driving with windows down.

- Waldorf, MD, USA

problem #1

Jan 092012


  • 112,000 miles
Upon start up of my 2006 Subaru WRX sti, there is visual evidence of fuel leakage under the intake manifold on the passenger side of engine. This only happens during times of cold weather. You cannot see the leak as it is underneath components however, you can smell raw fuel and see where it puddles up after a few moments of engine operation. This puddle accumulates on top of the engine block, directly in front of the turbocharger and exhaust system. This is cause of major concern for the safety of myself, my family, passengers in my vehicle and other motorist on the road. Soa, Subaru of America, has issued recalls for previous model years but should investigate to possibility of extending the recall to include more current model years. I have contacted soa with my problem to no avail.

- Seattle, WA, USA

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