2008 Subaru Impreza body / paint NHTSA complaints: Structure

NHTSA — Structure Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,612 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.

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2008 Subaru Impreza body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2008 Subaru Impreza Owner Comments

problem #5

Aug 092014


  • miles


Cpsc:I1490369A. 2008 Subaru Impreza. Consumer stated the welds that hold the clutch bracket to the firewall failed, causing creaking, popping and increased pressure to fully depress the clutch pedal.

- Burien, WA, USA

problem #4

May 012013

Impreza 4-cyl

  • 58,000 miles
The vehicle developed a crack in the fire wall. Every time I press my clutch pedal there is flexing in the assembly and makes a loud crack/squeak sound. Its a daily driver vehicle so its never been raced or tracked. Due to this fire wall crack (which might be dangerous in fire/accident) my transmission gears and syncros have been worn out due to the clutch not releasing properly. I know I am not the only one with this problem, I would hope that Subaru of America will one day make a recall for this terrible problem because I don't think that I should be responsible for a huge defect like this, the vehicle is no longer safe for many reasons and is wearing out my internal components every day. Please help me!

- Derwood , MD, USA

problem #3

May 032010


  • 55,558 miles
There is a clicking and popping noise coming from under my dash board on the driver side only when pressing and releasing the clutch. Also, the clutch master cylinder is moving due to flex on the fire wall. This is a known problem to Subaru of America and its engineering department and they have also fixed cars with this problem. My car has not been fixed because they have so far yet refused to fix it. The main fault is the clutch pedal bracket which is welded to the bulkhead has a bad weld which can lead to the driver being unable to clutch the car posing a safety issue and the possibility of an accident incurring.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #2

Mar 162008


  • 3,000 miles
Poor paint durability. Finish appears to be easily damaged by "normal" road "dust".

- Spring , TX, USA

problem #1

May 112008

Impreza 4-cyl

  • 1,500 miles
Paint chipped off while washing.

- Englewood, CO, USA

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