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5.6

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,751 miles

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2007 Subaru Impreza transmission problems

transmission problem

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2007 Subaru Impreza Owner Comments

problem #4

Nov 122008

Impreza

  • 26,700 miles

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

I have a 2007 Subaru WRX TR, I purchased a year an half ago, I was driving my car home from work when all of sudden my transmission just started making funny noises, I was able to coast home to my house, put in the driveway, then had it trailed down to my local Subaru dealer, I have not heard if under warranty yet but my car only has 26,000 miles and my 3rd gear is gone along with the syncros, in 1st and 2nd gear, I don't think this should be happen to a brand new car, I thought suabaru's were suppose to last forever that's why I got one, if it is not warrantied I will never purchase a Subaru again. Just wanted people to know that its not just them that was having problems, its alot of Subaru's. I think Subaru should live up to a warranty no matter what is wrong with the car, that is the whole point of have a warranty. So why buy a car if they don't hold up to what they tell you.

- Queensbury, NY, USA

problem #3

Aug 052008

Impreza

  • 28,000 miles
To whom it may concern, I don't know if the NHTSA is someone that can help, but I figure I would try. I'm at my wits end. I have a 2007 Subaru WRX four door sedan. In April of 2008 I was driving my car in a 35 mile per hour zone and shifted my manual transmission from 2nd gear to 3rd gear. It popped out of gear when I began accelerating. Needless to say the car was undrivable and I had to have it towed to my nearest Subaru dealership, brown Pontiac, Subaru here in amarillo tx. They tore the transmission apart to find that the third gear was "stripped" out and not covered under warranty. They said I had abused my car. It was and still is in great condition. I paid $908, half the repair cost to get my one and only car out of the shop. Last Tuesday, 8-5-08, I was driving my car again. I shifted from 1st gear to 2nd gear. I could not put it in 2nd gear so, I didn't force it. I let the clutch out and reengaged it. I hear a bang in the transmission and it was over. Today, almost a week later, the same Subaru dealership, brown, called me and said 2nd gear was "stripped" out of it, just like 3rd gear. No one was injured in these incidents. There are several Subaru WRX owners with the same transmission problems. Soa "Subaru of America", refuse to think they may have a defect part or parts in there transmissions, or that their transmissions will fail. I'm facing a $3000 repair bill. I have driven my car 4 months and about 7000 miles. Please help us!

- Amarillo , TX, USA

problem #2

Feb 122007

Impreza 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 3,058 miles
Transmission failure: Brand new 2007 Subaru Impreza, has broken down twice now. Subaru denies warranty. The first transmission repair cost me $2700, now they want another $4500, for the 2nd repair. This car has 5959 miles on it.

- Orange, TX, USA

problem #1

Feb 112007

Impreza 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 5,247 miles
I started to come home one day and the car would not go into gear I had it towed by road side service and reliable Subaru in springfield, mo. Said it would have to have a new transmission and after getting a hold of Subaru they said it would not be covered under warranty due to driver error. I ask them to prove it was driver error and they said it was impossible to determine that. But usually when the transmission was heated up it was driver error. I replied if it was low on transmission fluid would it not heat up and he said sure it would. I had the car 3 months when this happened with 5200 miles on it. Never did I ever drive the car in a hard way. I am out now $5200 on a new transmission. Plus $23,000 on the car. I will never buy a Subaru, agin.

- Ava, MO, USA

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