2008 Subaru Impreza brakes NHTSA complaints: Electronic Stability Control

NHTSA — Electronic Stability Control Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,191 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 brakes problems

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2008 Subaru Impreza Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 212010


  • 16,582 miles


Vehicle check engine light, stability control assist, and cruise control light come on all at the same time rendering those system useful. Also sometimes the hill start assist and ABS light come on rendering those unavailable as well. Making the vehicle not as secured as advertised. It started in 2010 took it to the dealership and they just erased the codes, but the problem continued, still happening today.

- Junction City, KS, USA

problem #1

Dec 032007

Impreza 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,800 miles
I started to get a film on the windshield of my 2008 Subaru. I took it into the dealership and they did a test and found a problem with the A/C unit; they told me the film on the windshield was safe and car was safe to drive. I took the car in again while they were waiting for parts, for another issue, and I requested a copy of the tech notes and the film that was on the windshield was freon!- health hazard. They fixed this problem with the freon film, and now not a month later its back, and worse. I again took it into the dealer and he told me this is natural, that the gas in the upholstery needed to get out and that the gas is again safe. I asked the salesmen that I got the car from, he never heard of this. Still not fixed as this is a natural issue, there is also a foul odor coming out of the ac/heater system. I have also had issues with the traction control when activated the vehicle loses power in all of vehicle, has a loud noise coming form the right side of the car when the system is engaged; nav system when its turned on will go to blank white screen, will also not respond sometimes; need seat belt system replaced on the passenger side, was retracting when not needed; issues starting- hard crank over, sometimes had to repeat to start, or turn key over for long period of time. I am now having health issues as I drive the car everyday for hours. I have almost been in many accidents due to this issue. Wiping off don't help.

- Butte, MT, USA

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