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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
24,367 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.

2012 Subaru Impreza steering problems

steering problem

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2012 Subaru Impreza Owner Comments

problem #3

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

problem #2

Nov 212014

Impreza 4-cyl

  • 46,500 miles
Car was driven to a grocery store and was parked for approx. 15 minutes. Upon starting the car and placing it in reverse, the steering wheel vibrated and the power steering ceased to function accompanied by an epas warning light displayed on the dash. The light extinguished after two restarts, but re-lit upon slight movement of the steering wheel with momentary vibration and loss of power assist. We drove the car.7 mile to the Subaru dealer with no power steering assist. A service adviser started the car minutes later and the steering functioned normally with no malfunction light displayed. The service adviser said it was not possible to look for a stored code to determine what the problem was. The ambient temperature was about 40 deg F. the car was very difficult to steer without power assist at lower speed.

- Landisville, PA, USA

problem #1

Jul 052012


  • 5,100 miles
Power steering failed unexpectedly, dealer verified it was due to a cracked wiring harness.

- Kingston, NY, USA

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