really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
650 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2001 Subaru Impreza brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Subaru Impreza Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 272003

Impreza 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 1,000 miles


After reading about investigations into the Subaru WRX ABS problems, I now feel like the issue is broader than the NHTSA recall suggests. I did not know there was a site to file this type of complaint. I drive a 2001 Subaru Impreza 2.5rs. The ABS system seems to be incredibly sensitive to small bumps and undulations in the road. If the car hits a bump while the brake pedal is pressed, the ABS system begins pumping the brake which causes, in my opinion, lengthened stopping distances and a feeling of lack of control over the car. This problem is easily duplicated.

- Grand Prairie, TX, USA

problem #1

Feb 142001

Impreza 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 300 miles
Anti-lock braking system over reacts. Had to avoid accidents many times when cruising to stop and hitting either a dip, small or large pothole, slight imperfection in road service will cause ABS to engage (brake petal dops and ABS starts) especially on downhill breaking. I will include 1 incident date because that is all you will allow me to do on the form. Problem is repeatable and happens often (2-3 times a week) I know this is not just my car or a problem related to only my car it is already known, Subaru knows of problem. Yet does not offer a safe solution. I actually found this out the hard way 2 months after getting my new car the rs model.no injuries luckily. From what I hear from Subaru clubs this happens with other model years as well. Subaru of America has been very stubborn to correct this issue.

- Clementon, NJ, USA

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