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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,882 miles

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2013 Subaru Impreza drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2013 Subaru Impreza Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 152015

Impreza 4-cyl

  • miles


You can google the thousands of cases of people who have the same issue I'm describing. Seems to be all models of Impreza WRX 08+. I have a graduate poping from my clutch pedal that gradually got loader and louder and louder. Now I can hear squeaking or creeking outside the vehicle when the clutch is depressed and the pedal pops pretty good you can feel on your foot now. My clutch petal feels real spongy. After doing some research on the problem and it's broken spot welds in the firewall holding the clutch assembly in place noticeably effecting the vehicle since 20,000 miles!! at times my clutch cable has gotten so loose and spongy feeling it feels as if it has troubles going into gear at times making it a serious issue that could effect ones power train in the most severe cases by enabling the vehicle to be put into gear properly. This has been an issue by thousands of people I don't know how or why there is any question on a recall. Why should I half to pay for 3-4 hours of labor to fix this manufactures defect I mean it's snapped welds hidden within the inside of a firewall completely no question a manufactor deffect. Thank you.

- Cheyenne, WY, USA

problem #2

Jun 172015


  • 73,722 miles
Faint whirring noise noted, no other problems- no change to performance, no warning lights indicating problem but when brought to dealership for a check told transmission needed replacement $ $7902.88 never had any problems with this car previously, had routine oil changes (although one time within the first year oil light came on indicating oil was low but it was only 1500 miles from last oil change- brought in and had that taken care of), this car has never been in an accident either. I am perplexed by the need for a new transmission when it is a 2013 and has no issues other than what was stated here. I still own $9200 on it. It has just under 74,000 miles on it ( highway commute).

- North Walpole, NH, USA

problem #1

Jun 092013

Impreza 4-cyl

  • 3,925 miles
Was at a red light, stopped. Light turned green started to go, went to shift into 2nd gear and heard a loud pop and the car wouldn't go any more. Had it towed to gerald jones Subaru dealer, where I bought it. Was told it was driver error and the clutch went out. An independent mechanic said he's seen it plenty of times in the WRX going back to 2008 and that Subaru has defective welds on the vehicles' firewall, which results in clutch and/or brake failure.

- Martinez, GA, USA

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