2010 Subaru Impreza accessories - exterior NHTSA complaints: Visibility/Wiper

NHTSA — Visibility/Wiper Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
45,125 miles

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2010 Subaru Impreza accessories - exterior problems

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2010 Subaru Impreza Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 282015


  • 42,000 miles


The sun visor on the driver's side drops down. The swivel pin that holds it in place consists of a plastic sleeve covering a metal rod. The plastic sleeve has broken and will not exert enough force to keep the visor from unexpectedly dropping down, obscuring the driver's vision. This has happened on the interstate at highway speed (65 mph). Apparently, this is a common problem in 2010 and related years of the Impreza as there are multiple reports of this on the internet and there are even aftermarket parts manufacturers selling redesigned replacement visors. This is definitely a "thrill" when it happens in traffic, at highway speed and you can't see.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #1

Oct 052013

Impreza 4-cyl

  • 48,250 miles
Driving in heavy traffic at 65-70mph the sun visor just dropped down blocking my vision. There was no immediate fix as being on the road you can't pull over and just do something with it. I therefore had to hold the visor in place for several miles. Once I was able to pull over there was still no fix, holding the visor in place and driving with one hand in heavy traffic is a hazard for myself and others on the road. I drove for several days like this trying everything from paper in the visor to electrical tape I had purchased hoping to hold it up. Nothing worked. When heading back from Nevada I decided to use a rubber band to criss cross it and secure it to the handle you use to get into the car. Now this was nice except I was heading East and every morning when I left my hotel I could not put the visor down driving into the blinding sun. The sun visor is definitely a safety hazard and should be addressed by Subaru, not just the fact you have to replace with no recourse.

- Richfield Spgs, NY, USA

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