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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
29,467 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2009 Subaru Impreza electrical problems

electrical problem

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2009 Subaru Impreza Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 072013


  • 39,000 miles


Wiring in fuse box under high beam relay corrodes creating an electrical fire hazard and stop high beam headlights from functioning correctly. This is cause for concern due to exposed wires in fuse box and lighting issues at night. After speaking to several other 2008 to 2010 Subaru Impreza owners I have found this is a common issue that the dealer refuses to correct.

- Spokane Valley, WA, USA

problem #2

Nov 192012


  • 38,400 miles
As I was pulling into a parking space at work the hill assist light, vdc light, and ABS light all illuminated. I turned the vehicle off and later turned it on and the lights were off. I drove the vehicle home and as I got off the highway the lights illumintated again.

- Gilbert, AZ, USA

problem #1

Jun 222010


  • 11,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Subaru Impreza. The contact stated while the vehicle was parked with the engine shut off, an electrical fire started from the center console. The fire department discovered the fire originated from the electrical outlet. The manufacturer was contacted but would not provide any assistance. The contact was concerned with the safety of the vehicle. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 11,000.

- Chicago, IL, USA

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