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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,250 miles

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2012 Subaru Impreza fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2012 Subaru Impreza Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 222012


  • 1,000 miles


I purchased this car brand new from the dealership in January 2012 and have consistently added 1 quart +/- approximately every 1,200 miles, more often and increased added oil volume during extended driving times. I have spoken directly with Subaru dealers/service managers in 3 different California cities whom have been alerted to this oil consumption issue and have casually explained the consumption of 3-5 quarts of oil between changes as normal. Research seems to show that some Subaru dealers have begun to replace the short block of the engines that are consuming too much oil, but only for those with documented oil loss. Those people that visit the dealer exclusively for their service are likely the ones who will have their engines replaced without cost, leaving the rest of us out to dry. Subaru needs to rectify this problem, not sweep the issue under the rug and force the Subaru customer base to pay too much for an engine that was not meant to last.

- Arcata, CA, USA

problem #1

Sep 152014


  • 21,500 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Subaru Impreza. The contact stated that while trying to fuel the vehicle, the fuel vent was fractured and caused the fuel to leak out. The power steering warning light illuminated. The failure occurred continuously for months. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 21,500.

- Houston, TX, USA

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