definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,976 miles

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2006 Subaru Impreza brakes problems

brakes problem

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2006 Subaru Impreza Owner Comments

problem #3

May 012012


  • 38,450 miles


2006 Subaru Impreza occurrence related to the brake system the consumer stated the brake shoe separated from the backing plate. Also, on another occasion, the brakes started smoking as a result of them dragging. The last occurrence, the splash guards for the brakes collapsed and fell off.

- Newland, NC, USA

problem #2

Dec 202011

Impreza 4-cyl

  • 30,477 miles
2006 Subaru Impreza. Consumer states while pulling away he heard a continuous grinding/ shearing noise which became more severe upon braking the consumer stated the vehicle swerved when the brakes were applied. The consumer stated it was later determined the brake shoe assemblies had disintegrated while driving. The backing plates for the pads were heavily rusted and broke off with little pressure.

- Newland, NC, USA

problem #1

Feb 232010


  • miles
There has been no accident, but there have been many, many incidents when there is even the tiniest bit of snow/ice on the road. If I need to brake for a traffic light or to turn or for any other reason, the brake pedal does not go down. Therefore, the car does not stop. I have skidded into intersections far too often. I fear for any vehiicle, animal, or pedestrian that might be in front of my 2006 Subaru Impreza. Several mechanics and dealers are telling me this is the way ABS systems are supposed to work. We've replaced the tires so that I am driving what should be a good, safe vehicle. How can this be considered a safety feature? I am not a speedster. I am a 60 year-old woman who lives in upstate New York who does not feel safe and secure driving my AWD car in the snow.

- Red Hook, NY, USA

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