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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
66,733 miles

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2008 Subaru Impreza drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2008 Subaru Impreza Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #4

Dec 012011

Impreza 4-cyl

  • 85,000 miles


Vehicle started with a noise in the clutch pedal. Went away with lubricant. Then began to make a clicking sound and the clutch and brake both started to move as I depressed the clutch. The shifting of gears became difficult from the start of reverse or first gear. Then it be came real loose I had a mechanic look into it and mentioned that a weld has broken and did not recommend him fix but to have the dealer take a look at it because its a safety issue and if it breaks completely that it may cause the car to be unable to stop. So I took it to the dealer and mentioned it was out of warranty. But they will look at it. Currently they mentioned they cannot fix it under warranty so currently I cannot afford to get it resolved so im unable to drive the car.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #3

Sep 052011

Impreza 4-cyl

  • 52,000 miles
Welds on clutch pedal assembly failed causing poor clutch feel and excessive noise. There are several spot welds on the assembly the clutch pedal mounts to which attach it to the firewall. Some of these welds broke and now give the car an unusual feeling response to the pressing of the clutch. In addition there is now excessive noise from the clutch assembly that is persistent. With some of the welds no longer functioning the clutch assembly is no longer adequately secured to the firewall and there is a risk the remaining welds could break. This would cause complete clutch failure possibly during use on the road. With a sub-par connection to the firewall now there is noticeable bending and flexing of the firewall inside the engine compartment near the clutch cylinder and the brake master cylinder. The flexing of the firewall could eventually impact the ability of the brake master cylinder to performance at top performance or possibly fail.

- Summerville, SC, USA

problem #2

Sep 212011

Impreza 4-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
The pedal assembly of my vehicle has disconnected from my firewall due to faulty welds. My clutch and brake pedals now have an unsafe amount of play and is causing issues with braking and disengaging my clutch. Subaru of America refused to repair the problem with my car.

- Littleton, CO, USA

problem #1

Aug 232011


  • 111,663 miles
Loud groaning noise coming from clutch pedal each time pedal is depressed to shift the car. On closer inspection of the noise come to find out that the entire (clutch and brake) pedal assembly is flexing and the firewall of the car is deflecting each time the pedal is actuated. Looking at how the pedal assembly is attached to the vehicle believe that with enough cycles the pedal assembly could become displaced due to failure of the pedal assembly. While my vehicle has high mileage this is due to long distance travel for work. An owner living in an urban area may have a higher duty cycle with the pedals and experience issues sooner.

- Birdsboro , PA, USA

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