hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
77,500 miles

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problem #4

May 012017


  • 90,000 miles
I was denied the fuel line recall due to I live in Ohio and Ohio is not on the list of "cold states." I am forced to breath gasoline fumes and my engine smokes burning off those gasoline fumes. Just waiting for the car to blow up. Thank you, Subaru

- Independence, OH, USA

problem #3

Jan 012012


  • miles
For the last 5 years now, when the car is cold, sitting in the garage, then you start it up and your vents are open to the outside air, the interior smells of gasoline. I live in Hawaii and the recall does not cover our state. The only way to not let the smell in the inside compartment is to close the vents.

- Honolulu, HI, USA

problem #2

Feb 012016


  • 135,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Subaru Impreza. The contact stated that while driving at 15 mph, the front passenger side lower control arm suddenly failed causing the passenger side of the vehicle to lower. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who diagnosed that the lower control arm had fractured. The contact stated that the vehicle was previously repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 11V464000 (suspension) but the failure persisted. The contact also indicated that there was a fuel odor present while operating the vehicle. The cause of the failure was not diagnosed of repaired. The failure mileage was 135,000.

- Holyoke, MA, USA

problem #1

Jan 012013


  • 85,000 miles
When the temperature drops 35 degrease and below the fuel line tends to leak fuel/vapor and the smell inside of the vehicle is unbearable, and I'm sure that it's not safe nor environmentally friendly ether.

- Columbus, OH, USA