The Impreza is a pleasant and practical car with the most comfortable ride of any small car we'd tested up to that point. This revsed version brought more rear-seat room, a quieter cabin and better fit and finish than the previous model. While its handling was still fairly agile, this Impreza wasn't as sporty to drive as its predecessor.
Alerts
There are 15 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Reliability

Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how used vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system.

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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for about 329,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2020 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.

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Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2009 Subaru Impreza owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"Because the car is so low to the ground, the plastic front lower trim has made contact with curbs, parking lot separators. Some body seam separation has been evident. Wheel-well plastic separating"

Michael M., CO (2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The front bumper is very cheap. It is too low to the ground and scrapes against parking curbing"

Anonymous, CO (2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Plastic deflectors in front of car behind bumber fell, repaired by Subaru and fell off again"

Anonymous, PA (2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Some body trim panel clips were broken. Lower rear fender area and beneath the doors near the back"

Anonymous, ON (2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Made a very loud noise- like a clattering."

Anonymous, ND (2009 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Undercarriage molding became loose, causing contact with tires and/or road. Some fell off as a result and the remaining damaged pieces were removed to avoid further issues. It was noted that the clips/screws/fasteners had failed and parts of the frame they were attached to was damaged or stripped."

Anonymous, CO (2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Exterior cowls and wheel wells clips have failed causing the pieces to rattle significantly."

Michael M., CO (2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Worse than trim. Fasteners holding front fenders on car failed.. Fenders became loose and scraped on the ground"

Anonymous, PA (2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Low profile of the Impreza has caused problems with from trim pieces"

Michael M., CO (2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Plastic fasteners holding the fenders on broke. Fenders were loose and flopping around."

Anonymous, PA (2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"Problems with air vent louvers breaking. Problems with driver's side sun visor not going back to "up" position"

Michael M., CO (2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Console/armrest lid came off. Rear ashtray housing broke. Driver side armrest on door split."

Anonymous, PA (2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"Paint is terrible on this car. Peeling spots on roof hood and hatchback. Subaru does not back there car paint up, did nothing for us"

R J P., UT (2009 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Rust

"rust around edges of doors"

Anonymous, NY (2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Two minor area of rust on the hatch door"

Yvan G., QC (2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Stones fly up and ding the rail under the door and this winter's snow (110.5") and road salt have made several spots rusty"

Anonymous, PA (2009 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint just forward of rear wheel fender wells is gone and metal is rusted"

Anonymous, ID (2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Observed 2 small rust spots less than a 1/4 inch diameter developing on roof and side panel"

Anonymous, PA (2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"rock chips give way to rust pockets"

John C., CO (2009 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Rust spots are showing up in the sheet metal at various points on the car"

Anonymous, ON (2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The rocker panels seem to be the most easily rusted. Two areas of concern are the rear right passenger side and the the driver's side both have rust spots"

Phyllis A., PA (2009 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Rust forming around window of rear hatchback. I had this repaired previously 3 years ago and it is back"

Anonymous, NB (2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Engine rebuild or replacement

"The engine threw a rod. We had to replace the entire engine. Bummer for a 6 year old car"

Michael L., CA (2009 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Possible oil pump malfunction leading to complete engine failure with engine cost exceeding the value of vehicle"

Kristina C., CO (2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Bad engine. High oil consumption. 3 major fixes; last was replace small block. Believe it is still having the issues so will be back again"

Anonymous, ME (2009 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Engine replaced 2X same reason. 1st engine had oil leak Subaru said was normal seepage and did not fix under warranty. After warranty paid Subaru 2.5K to fix. Paid independent shop ~6K to for 1st replacement with used. 2nd replaced under warranty"

Anonymous, CO (2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"A lot of engine work including short block just over 2 years ago. Major engine problems again now. Car in shop. Looks like head gasket"

Anonymous, ME (2009 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to replace the engine"

Anonymous, MA (2009 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Head gasket

"Head gasket leak started. this is a known Subaru problem that they have yet to fix"

Anonymous, ID (2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Subaru's apparently have a chronic problem with coolant leaks around the head gasket. This is the second one built since 2003 that had this problem"

Anonymous, CO (2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Head gasket blew at 116000 miles. First sign was oil leaking onto the exhaust and causing smoke"

Anonymous, VT (2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"I had hoped Subaru has solved their Head Gasket issues. Just leaking oil and performance has not been affected."

R S., NH (2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The head gasket failed at 78000 miles. These should not fail. The repair is expensive and not covered under warranty."

Anonymous, VA (2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"During the replacement of timing belt(it was coming due) the garage found that the head gaskets leaking. To expensive to fix for its age and misc smaller issues with the car. Just hoping to make it last a couple more years. Very disappointed in Subaru since I’ve now been told this is a very common problem with them forever."

Anonymous, CT (2009 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Cooling fluid leaking into oil."

Anonymous, VT (2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Blown gasket"

Anonymous, CA (2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Mechanic found head gasket leak at about 85K. External leak that causes car to use 1 quart of oil every 800- 1000 miles"

Jesse A., VT (2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Experienced an oil leak that was diagnosed as a head gasket problem that is a common defect in this model and engine type"

Anonymous, CO (2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"I had excessive oil leaks due to warped head gasket. I had engine work done to fix this problem."

Anonymous, WA (2009 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The head gasket began leaking oil about 2.5 years ago. Since it was time to replace the timing chain, I had them replace the head gasket at the same time."

Anonymous, KY (2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Seals and/or weather-stripping

"Inside the front fenders there are plastic shields held in place and together with small clips. Due to the Mudseason here in Vermont where you must force the car through, the mud and ice thrown up ripped the the protection out. About $ 550"

Ina A., VT (2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Squeaks or rattles

"fender liner broke loose in collision heat shield rattle"

D G., WI (2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"fit and finish on the dash board"

Anonymous, IL (2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Noise when starting. Dealer repaired loose part"

Thomas G., NJ (2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"There is a squeak originating in the top of the front windshield, especially noticeable on bumpy roads.There is no safety risk but it would be expensive to repair ie they would have to remove/replace the whole windshield. So, I live with the squeak"

Anonymous, BC (2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"this vechile sounds like your inside what I would imagine a tank sounds like. this was our first and last subaru. very disappointed with the complete vechile"

David P., NS (2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Catalytic converter heat shield rattling"

Anonymous, ON (2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"rattling of exhaust system (heat shields) occurs regularly. Currently rattles at 75-80 km/hr."

R R., NB (2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Punching through ice walls left from snow plows knocked loose and off some under body parts."

Charles G., NC (2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"There is a constant hum once I get above 25 MPH because of a bad wheel bearing. When the car switches to third gear the normal operating vibrations from the engine cause something loose in the engine bay to rattle. There is also a constant rattle coming from the trunk that I think is a loose seat belt dispenser or the trunks stability bar"

Kyle B., MO (2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Wind noise

"Wind noise blocking the radio. Also dirt and dust from the dirt road is 'sucked up' on the back window"

Ina A., VT (2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Via the side view mirrors"

Anonymous, IL (2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Car has had lots of loose speakers in doors etc. we've had to go to dealer and have repaired. Car is crazy noisy inside going down the road"

R J P., UT (2009 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Wind noise seems to becoming louder."

Charles G., NC (2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

Catalytic converter

"Catalytic converter went at 116k miles as the one in my 2002 Subaru did. The catalytic converter in my Toyota lasted 250k miles"

Bill A., NM (2009 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The Catalytic converter was still covered under warranty but the heat shields still cost me $1000.00"

Peter D., WI (2009 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Engine problems/oil 'blow through' ruined cat as well"

Anonymous, ME (2009 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Sensor shows converter needs replacement. Never had that happen on a vehicle."

Mark K., MN (2009 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Needed to replace before it should have been replaced"

Anonymous, MA (2009 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Loose/rattling heat shield

"Extremely annoying and loud rattling sound starts at approx 55k/h end once you go over 65k/h to replace heat shields I was quoted over $500CAD. I opted for using salvaged parts. it got better but it's far from perfect. I'm very unhappy about it. it"

Tom J., BC (2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The heat shields come loose/rattle and need tightening every 10-15k miles"

Anonymous, WI (2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Muffler

"The inlet pipe on the muffler separated and had to be welded, also on a separate issue, the bolts on the flange to this pipe corroded away and had to replace bolts and gasket"

Doug P., NL (2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Other/unsure

"Part of Takata airbag recall"

Anonymous, WI (2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Pipes

"Both exhaust pipes separated right before joining the mufflers. Also lost a forward heat shield due to corrosion."

David C., NY (2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Muffler brackets broke"

Anonymous, PA (2009 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Calipers

"Rear calipers seized for the second time in two years. Had to replace calipers, pads, and rotors"

Anonymous, OH (2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"rusted, seized causing rotor replacement"

Anonymous, MN (2009 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Calipers were starting to hang up causing the rotors to heat up and warp. Had all of the brakes, calipers and rotors replaced. I consider this routine maintenance"

Tim S., CO (2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Calipers won't fully release rotors causing a noise especially when the car is driven on shorter trips, this also increases rotor and pad wear as well as being detrimental to gas mileage"

Anonymous, IL (2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Frozen callipers had to be replaced again"

Anonymous, NB (2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Normal routine brake wear

"Brakes needed replacing as well as factory recall work for rusting brake lines"

Anonymous, CT (2009 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Parking brake

"parking brake light comes on and goes off intermittently"

Anonymous, VT (2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Premature brake wear

"I expected brakes pads and rotors to last a bit longer, especially rotors. Again it was a costly fix"

Tom J., BC (2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear brake rotors seriously warped and failed inspection - pads still had more than 50% wear life left"

Anonymous, NH (2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"over the course of owning this vehicle all four calipers have seized resulting in premature brake wear and very costly repairs"

Doug P., NL (2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"I have had premature brake pads wearing out several times in the past years. I think I have had to have them replaced three or perhaps four times"

Phyllis A., PA (2009 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Bushings

"Suspension sway bar bushings disentagrated"

Anonymous, CT (2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"difficult steering and loud noise"

Anonymous, PA (2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The design of the car makes the front lower control arm rearward bushings fail every 80,000 miles. Of course the crooked dealership hides that they are separating until you take it to an outside shop to find out what the squeaking is coming from."

Anonymous, CA (2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Shocks or struts

"Both front struts had to be replaced after 24000 miles"

Barbara B., CT (2009 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Car did not hold road well. Had a side to side sway. Fix included new struts and something about the bushings that I don't understand. Cost was around $1,000"

Anonymous, NY (2009 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The front struts were leaking hydraulic fluid and needed replacement. Given our local roads, this does not surprise me"

Anonymous, WI (2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"shock replacement"

Francis G., QC (2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Wheel bearings

"The left bearing went out and when we had it repaired, we were told that the right one will probably need to be replaced soon"

Daniel K., GA (2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Very noisy front wheel bearings"

Anonymous, MA (2009 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

"Quit working"

Anonymous, AB (2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"OEM A/C compressor broke at approx 32000 miles. Replacement wt refurbished unit cost $1,100+"

Anonymous, NY (2009 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to recharge the compressor twice since I've owned the car."

Anonymous, VT (2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Blower (fan) motor

"The middle fan has seemed to quit working Told them about it and they said it was OK. Some air blows out but not at the volume it used to. No brake problem but 2 recall fixes"

Anonymous, PA (2009 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Condenser

"Leaks, needs replacement."

Mark K., MN (2009 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Heater system

"you can not control the heating system. it puts out heat all year round. air conditioning will not over take heating system. not very comfortable in the summer months"

David P., NS (2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"I can't change the heat or AC flow from floor, dash vents, or to defrost, the control cable is stuck."

Anonymous, MI (2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Clutch replacement

"it took 4-attempts to get the flywheel/clutch to not vibrate, Subaru used a 2-piece flywheel that apparently needs special tools if only 1-part (the wearing surface) is replaced. The 1-part was in stock and readily available, the other was not"

Bill A., NM (2009 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Noticed clutch had difficulties, had it replaced within 3 days"

Anonymous, (2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Transmission rebuild or replacement

"Apparently a metal harness shattered and got inside the transmission, completely ruining it. Again, total bummer for a 6 year old car"

Michael L., CA (2009 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"There was a failure of the center differential carrier bearings and these had to be replaced"

Anonymous, CO (2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The middle differential that controls the relative speeds of all four wheels has failed at 68,000 miles. I bought the extended power train warranty, which will about pay for itself with this problem. The dealership claims that they almost never see"

Anonymous, NC (2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"bearing failure in trasmission/center-diff caused complete transmission failure requiring full rebuild"

Anonymous, AB (2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Engine computer

"cylinder failure on 2.5 l SOHC engine"

Anonymous, ON (2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Fuel leaks

"Faint smell of fuel when stored indoors. Suspected crack at top of fuel filler neck and tank that may cause small fuel leak when tank is completely full."

R R., NB (2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Oil leaks

"Had an oil leak behind timing cover; the front crankshaft seal was bad which coated the timing belt in oil. The car would smell and fill the garage with smoke after driving. The dealer fixed it"

Anonymous, MN (2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Have replaced to date: catalytic converter, head gaskets, radiator, timing belt. To be fair, I also drive far more than the average motorist--around 230k on mine now, and some if this is just wear and tear, but many of the issues that I've experienced don't seem as prevalent on later models. Body trim is only so-so. Seats are uncomfortable on long drives and the manually adjusting seats squeeze you into an awful position; combine that with the lack of telescoping steering wheel and it's nearly impossible to find a comfortable driving position. I'm the average 5' 10. Overall unimpressed and extremely disappointed with the reliability of this vehicle. Other years/models might fare better. It seems the Forest and Outback are Subaru's main attraction."

Matthew C., TX (2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Leaks droplets of oil routinely."

Anonymous, VA (2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"There was some oil leakage determined to coming though the head gasket"

James F., WA (2009 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

CD player

"The CD player made a static like noise and popped loudly and the music sounded distant and muffled"

Anonymous, NM (2009 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"CD player just quit playing CDs and had to be replaced...with an after-market unit."

Anonymous, OR (2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Display screen goes blank

"Sometimes when I start the car you cannot see the clock and the radio will not work. If you stop and restart it usually lights up again. Not sure what it going on with this"

Anonymous, MN (2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Radio

"see the problem with the CD player"

Anonymous, NM (2009 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Factory radio and CD player have become unusable due to intermittent static that plays at maximum volume. Prohibitively expensive to replace"

Anonymous, MA (2009 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Differential

"Driving conditions over rough terrain likely caused differential failure. This model is not designed for rough conditions."

Anonymous, CO (2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Driveline vibration

"Both rear bearings started to exhibit vibration and noise and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, MI (2009 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Driveshaft or axle

"Replaced a broken driveshaft. Likely an issue with driving location rather than an engineering issue."

Anonymous, CO (2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Axle, cv replacement"

Anonymous, VT (2009 Subaru Impreza Unsure 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

"Valve at base of fuel fill stem became stuck. Could not fill with fuel, required replacement. Replacement included fill stem and emisison control canister"

Anonymous, OH (2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to replace emission device; Lights came on and disabled some of the systems."

Anonymous, NE (2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Fuel pump

"The trouble presented as intermittent no start 140,000 miles. There was no Mil Light and no codes posted. At 146,000 it stalled so I took it in; shop cleaned the intake and flashed the computer. It was fine until 155,000 when it lost power on the freeway. Still no lights or codes. A shut down and restart cleared the trouble until 156,000 when the car wouldn't start. Ran the troubleshooting charts and found the fuel pump to be failed. I was out of town and I don't trust the dealers anymore so I had it towed home. The shop found the fuel pump completely failed, swapped it with a factory part and I had it back in a few hours. I cut open the old pump to look at the filter which is internal to the housing. The filter was never changed and was in good condition. The new pump came with a new filter as part of the housing"

Anonymous, CA (2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"Sensor on gas tank turned on the check engine light. As a result, constant flashing of various lights on the dash board as well as the cruise control becoming inoperable. Repairs, when completed, totaled in the thousands of dollars."

Anonymous, NY (2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Windows

"Ongoing front & rear passenger side windows would fail to open or close except by driver controls, which were intermittently failing as well"

Kristina C., CO (2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Windows refused to roll down or refused to roll up at all, at times or partially on passenger side, causing us to discontinue using the passenger front window entirely and all other window's use sparingly."

Anonymous, CO (2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

What Owners Say

Radiator

"radiator failed. most of the coolant leaked out. needed a tow"

Anonymous, PA (2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Warning lights

"The ABS warning lights come on at random times for no reason. A code reader never picks up the problem so the Subaru dealership could never fix it. We replaced some fuses but that only kind of fixed the problem. They still come on whenever the tire p"

Daniel K., GA (2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Spark plugs or wires failure

"wires failed, replaced by dealer via extended warrenty"

Anonymous, MA (2009 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

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Recalls
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AIR BAGS
Jan 02, 2020
An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2009-2013 Forester, 2003-2006 Baja, 2004-2011 Impreza, 2004-2014 WRX (including STI), 2003-2014 Legacy and Outback, and 2005-2006 Saab 9-2X vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in the states of Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming or "Zone C." These vehicles had their passenger frontal air bag inflators previously replaced under a prior recall using inflators of the same design. The inflators may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to high absolute humidity, temperature and temperature cycling.
What should you do:
Subaru will notify their owners. General Motors will notify Saab owners. Dealers will replace the passenger air bag inflators, free of charge. The recall began January 7, 2020. Subaru owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-844-373-6614. Saab owners may contact the Saab Customer Assistance Center at 1-800-955-9007. Subaru's number for this recall is TKC-20.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 20V003000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 111562
AIR BAGS
Jan 02, 2020
An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2009-2013 Forester, 2003-2006 Baja, 2004-2011 Impreza, 2004-2014 WRX (including STI), 2003-2014 Legacy and Outback, and 2006 Saab 9-2X vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in the states of Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia or "Zone B." These vehicles had their passenger frontal air bag inflators previously replaced under a prior recall using inflators of the same design. The inflators may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to high absolute humidity, temperature and temperature cycling.
What should you do:
Subaru will notify their owners. General Motors will notify Saab owners. Dealers will replace the passenger air bag inflators, free of charge. The recall began January 7, 2020. Subaru owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-844-373-6614. Saab owners may contact the Saab Customer Assistance Center at 1-800-955-9007. Subaru's number for this recall is TKB-20.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 20V002000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 127547
AIR BAGS
Jan 02, 2020
An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2009-2013 Forester, 2003-2006 Baja, 2004-2011 Impreza, 2004-2014 WRX (STI included), 2003-2014 Legacy and Outback, and 2005-2006 Saab 9-2X vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in the states of Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands or "Zone A." These vehicles had their passenger frontal air bag inflators previously replaced under a prior recall using inflators of the same design. The inflators may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to high absolute humidity, temperature and temperature cycling.
What should you do:
Subaru will notify their owners. General Motors will notify Saab owners. Dealers will replace the passenger air bag inflators with alternate inflators, free of charge. The recall began January 7, 2020. Subaru Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-844-373-6614. Saab owners may contact the Saab Customer Assistance Center at 1-800-955-9007. Subaru's number for this recall is TKA-20.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 20V001000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 258813
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Apr 11, 2019
The engine turning off unexpectedly can increase the risk of a crash. If a crash occurs under this condition, the air bag may not deploy, increasing the risk of injury.
Summary:
Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2009-2013 Forester vehicles, 2008-2011 Impreza vehicles, 2008-2014 WRX vehicles, 2005-2014 Legacy vehicles, 2005-2014 Outback vehicles and 2006-2008 Tribeca vehicles equipped with a mechanical key ignition switch installed as a replacement part. The ball spring inside the switch may break, reducing the strength of the ignition switch. If this occurs, the weight on the key ring and certain road conditions could cause the ignition switch to move out of the run position to the accessory position, turning off the engine.
What should you do:
Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the ignition switch, replacing the ignition switch, if necessary, free of charge. The recall began May 10, 2019. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-844-373-6614. Subaru's number for this recall is WUF-91.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 19V297000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 511
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Feb 28, 2019
Brake lights that do not illuminate properly will not alert other drivers that the vehicle is slowing or stopping, increasing the risk of crash.
Summary:
Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2014-2016 Forester, 2008-2016 Impreza sedans, 2012-2016 Impreza station wagons, 2008-2014 WRX sedans (including STI), and 2013-2017 Crosstrek vehicles. Exposure to certain contaminants may cause the brake light switch to malfunction, preventing the brake lights from illuminating and also preventing keyless ignition vehicles from starting and CVT/automatic transmissions from being able to be shifted out of Park.
What should you do:
Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will replace the brake light switch, free of charge. The recall began April 15, 2019. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-844-373-6614. Subaru's number for this recall is WUE-90.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 19V149000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1303530
AIR BAGS
Jan 09, 2018
An explosion of an inflator within the passenger frontal air bag module may result in sharp metal fragments striking the front seat passenger, driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2009-2010 Tribeca, Impreza, Forester, WRX, Legacy, and Outback vehicles sold, or ever registered, in the states of Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger frontal air bag, these inflators may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.
What should you do:
Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall began on February 9, 2018. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783. Subaru's number for this recall is TKB-18.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 18V013000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 93209
AIR BAGS
Jan 09, 2018
An explosion of an inflator within the passenger frontal air bag module may result in sharp metal fragments striking the front seat passenger, driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2009-2013 Legacy, Forester, Tribeca, WRX and Outback vehicles, and 2009-2011 Impreza vehicles sold, or ever registered, in the states of Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger frontal air bag, these inflators may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.
What should you do:
Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall began on February 9, 2018. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783. Subaru's number for this recall is TKA-18.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 18V012000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 64179
AIR BAGS
Jan 09, 2018
An explosion of an inflator within the passenger frontal air bag module may result in sharp metal fragments striking the front seat passenger, driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2009 Tribeca, Impreza, Forester, WRX, Legacy, and Outback vehicles sold, or ever registered, in the states of Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger frontal air bag, these inflators may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.
What should you do:
Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger air bag inflators, free of charge. The recall began on February 9, 2018. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783. Subaru's number for this recall is TKC-18.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 18V014000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 72150
AIR BAGS
Jan 11, 2017
An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2005-2006 Baja, 2009 Forester, Legacy and Outback and 2006-2009 Impreza (including WRX and STI models) and Tribeca vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in the states of Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the front air bags, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.
What should you do:
Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger front air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall began March 6, 2017. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783. Subaru's number for this recall is TKB-17.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 17V026000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 69529
AIR BAGS
Jan 10, 2017
An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2005-2006 Subaru Baja, 2006-2011 Impreza (including WRX and STI models), 2006-2012 Tribeca, 2009-2012 Forester, Legacy, Outback, and 2012 WRX vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in the states of Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules, and used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the front air bags, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.
What should you do:
Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall began March 6, 2017. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783. Subaru's number for this recall is TKA-17.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 17V014000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 53480
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Oct 13, 2016
If the air injection pump overheats, it may melt and increase the risk of a fire.
Summary:
Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain model year 2007-2009 model year Legacy and Outback vehicles, 2008-2014 Impreza vehicles and 2009-2013 Forester vehicles, all equipped with turbo-charged engines. The relay that controls the secondary air injection pump may fail, causing the pump to continuously operate and overheat.
What should you do:
Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will replace the secondary air injection pump relay, free of charge. The recall began December 2016. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783. Subaru's number for this recall is WTM-73.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 16V738000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 100127
AIR BAGS
May 25, 2016
An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain model year 2003-2004 Legacy, Outback, 2009-2011 Legacy, Outback, Forester, 2006-2011 Impreza, Tribeca, 2003-2006 Baja, and 2006 Saab 9-2x vehicles originally sold or that have ever been registered in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands, or "Zone A." These vehicles may be equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules, and used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the front air bags, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.
What should you do:
Subaru will notify their owners. General Motors will notify Saab owners. Dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall began August 26, 2016. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-856-488-8500. Saab owners may contact GM at 1-800-955-9007. Subaru's number for this recall is TKA-16.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 16V358000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 302127
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Dec 31, 2014
Brake fluid may leak due to the brake line corrosion and may result in longer distances being required to slow or stop the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain model year 2008-2011 Impreza, 2008-2014 WRX and STI, and 2009-2013 Forester vehicles, currently, or formerly, registered in Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia that were remedied under recall 14V-311 prior to December 23, 2014. The brake lines may experience brake line corrosion due to salt water splashing on the brake lines through a gap in the fuel tank protector.
What should you do:
Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will apply an anti-corrosion wax to the four-way joint connector area of the brake line system, free of charge. The recall began on January 27, 2015. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783. Subaru's number for this recall is WQQ-52. Notes: This recall is specific to affected Forester, Impreza, WRX, and STI customers who had their car remedied under NHTSA recall no. 14V-311 prior to December 23, 2014. Subaru has determined that this remedy was inadequate due to incomplete repair instructions provided to dealers. Affected Forester, Impreza, WRX, and STI vehicles that were not repaired under NHTSA recall no. 14V-311 prior to December 23, 2014 will continue to be processed under NHTSA recall no. 14V-311. Affected vehicles not currently, or formerly, registered in the salt belt states identified in this recall are eligible for repair, at no cost to the customer, upon request.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 14V830000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 200064
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Jun 10, 2014
Brake line corrosion may result in brake fluid leakage. Fluid leakage may result in longer distances being required to slow or stop the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain model year 2005-2009 Outback and Legacy, 2008-2011 Impreza and 2008-2014 Impreza WRX/STI, and 2009-2013 Forester vehicles, currently, or formerly, registered in Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia. Salt water could splash on the brake lines through a gap in the fuel tank protector, resulting in excessive corrosion of the brake lines. Note that affected vehicles not currently, or formerly registered, in the salt belt states identified above are eligible for repair, at no cost to the customer, upon request.
What should you do:
Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will test the brake system by depressing the brake pedal and inspecting for brake fluid leaks. If no brake fluid seepage is observed, the affected areas will be rustproofed with anti-corrosion wax. If brake fluid seepage is observed, the brake lines will be replaced followed by rustproofing with anti-corrosion wax. These services will be performed free of charge. The recall began July 2014 and second notifications will run through November 2014. Owners may contact Subaru at 1-800-782-2783. Subaru's recall campaign number is WQK-47. Note: This recall supersedes recall 13V-110 which applied to certain 2005-2009 Legacy/Outback vehicles. Vehicles that were remedied under the previous campaign still need additional areas rust-proofed.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 14V311000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 461338
EQUIPMENT
Apr 02, 2009
THIS MAY RESULT IN THE BOLT(S) SNAPPING OFF DURING USE OR WITHOUT A LOAD. THE UNSECURED RACK AND LOAD CAN THEN COME LOOSE WHILE DRIVING CREATING A POTENTIAL ROAD HAZARD, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Summary:
THULE, INC. IS RECALLING 2,323 OWNER-INSTALLED ROOF-MOUNTED FIT KITS, MODELS 3068 AND 3069, MANUFACTURED BETWEEN JANUARY 1, 2008 AND FEBRUARY 28, 2009 THAT ARE USED WITH THULE PODIUM FOOT PACKS, MODELS 460 AND 460R. THESE FIT KITS WERE SOLD AS AFTERMARKET EQUIPMENT FOR USE ON THE VEHICLES LISTED ABOVE. THE BOLT(S) USED TO SECURE THE FOOT TO THE VEHICLE WAS MANUFACTURED TO A HARDNESS THAT MAY CAUSE THE BOLT(S) TO BE BRITTLE AND POTENTIALLY BREAK UNDER STRESS.
What should you do:
THULE WILL MAIL A RETRO FIT KIT ALONG WITH REPAIR INSTRUCTIONS TO OWNERS FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE APRIL 13, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT THULE TOLL-FREE AT 1-800-238-2388.
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO THULE AFTERMARKET ROOF MOUNTED LOAD CARRIERS AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON THE LISTED PASSENGER VEHICLES.OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09E011000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2323
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