really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,292 miles

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2006 Subaru Impreza seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2006 Subaru Impreza Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 232006

Impreza 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles


90 mph head on crash, and neither the driver nor the passenger airbags deployed, resulting in severe hyperextension of the neck and back of the passenger, causing 4 herniated disks, as well as a severe concussion resulting in post concussive disorder with permanent short term memory loss. When Subaru was contacted listing the 2006 Impreza and the above information, we were told that the federal crash test ratings are only for head on collisions with a brick wall, and if we had hit a brick wall then they would be liable-since we hit a guardrail twice and were jettisoned across the street into a shed whose center steel support beam finally stopped the vehicle, they were not. Owner/driver of vehicle was casey kendall of moab, Utah.

- Deltona, FL, USA

problem #1

Sep 012006

Impreza 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 16,585 miles
I was forced off the road by a car that pulled out in front of me from my right and stopped in my lane. I swerved to the left to avoid the car and corrected to the right, at this time there was no more road to drive on. My car went off the shoulder and into the ditch, striking a concrete drainage colvert, head on. The left front bumper, from the headlights down and left front tire were completely demolished. The airbags did not deploy! the impact was in excess of thirty-five miles per hour. Witnesses to the crash said the back of the car came off the ground a few feet due to the speed and severity of the stop. I firmly believe that the car's airbags should have deployed. According to the owner's manual for my car so does the manufacturer. The resulting injuries were quite sever.

- Theodore, AL, USA

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