Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
74,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2007 Subaru Impreza engine problems

engine problem

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2007 Subaru Impreza Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 142011

Impreza 4-cyl

  • 74,000 miles


Oil leak started, and was pooling on top of engine. Took car to get repaired, was told gasket would need replacement. Upon starting repairs, it was discovered that heli-coil had been over torqued supposedly during installation and due to over torquing, had become stripped resulting in a loose bolt and oil was able to leak out. The failure caused oil to leak out at a catastrophic rate, which could potentially cause engine fire and/or damage to catalytic converter. Old coil was taken out, threads came out with it (demonstrating over torquing), and new coil was installed. Threads from coil are available.

- Bellingham, WA, USA

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