Consumer Complaints


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POWER TRAIN
02/25/201379782
 The clutch pedal on my 2009 wrx makes a loud creaking noise every time it's depressed. when i investigated the noise, i noticed that the entire clutch pedal bracket assembly (attached to the forward firewall) shifts approx 1/4 inch every time the clutch pedal is depressed. i found that the three spot welds securing the clutch pedal bracket to the forward firewall were broken. from the outside of the firewall, just under the windshield wipers, i saw the spot welds pulling away from the firewall every time the clutch pedal was depressed. this allows the entire clutch pedal bracket assembly to move, causing the creaking noise. if the bracket completely separates from the firewall, the clutch may become completely inoperative - especially dangerous while driving. reference links: http://carproblemzoo.com/subaru/impr...s-problems.php http://www.faqs.org/car/subaru-impre...power-train/#b http://www.wrxforums.com/forums/84-d...on-needed.html http://www.wrxforums.com/forums/37-c...inkage-45.html http://www.wrxforums.com/forums/84-d...ewall-fix.html http://www.wrxforums.com/forums/37-c...bly-issue.html http://www.wrxforums.com/forums/84-d...s-story-2.html http://www.wrxforums.com/forums/84-d...l-problem.html http://www.wrxforums.com/forums/84-d...olt-style.html http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2128617 http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2184210 http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2305937
10/17/2012478501
 I have a horrible squeak coming from my clutch pedal. for several months now, when i depress and release the clutch a loud squeak squeaking noise is produced. this week the clutch pedal began to squeak constantly while driving as if were loose. i have to brace the clutch pedal with my left foot in order to stop the noise which is constant at most speeds and especially over bumps. a closer look revealed that it appears the welds on the clutch pedal are beginning to fail where it attaches to the vehicle's firewall. this would eventually lead to the pedal breaking off during driving and the potential of a crash. *tr
10/17/201247850
 I have a horrible squeak coming from my clutch pedal. for several months now, when i depress and release the clutch a loud squeak squeaking noise is produced. this week the clutch pedal began to squeak constantly while driving as if were loose. i have to brace the clutch pedal with my left foot in order to stop the noise which is constant at most speeds and especially over bumps. a closer look revealed that it appears the welds on the clutch pedal are beginning to fail where it attaches to the vehicle's firewall. this would eventually lead to the pedal breaking off during driving and the potential of a crash.
09/24/2012400001
 The bracket that attaches the clutch and brake pedals to the inside firewall has separated from its spot welds and is causing a loud creaking noise, as well as difficulty with shifting gears, and decreased braking ability. very dangerous situation as it affects your ability to control the vehicle properly. *tr
09/24/201240000
 The bracket that attaches the clutch and brake pedals to the inside firewall has separated from its spot welds and is causing a loud creaking noise, as well as difficulty with shifting gears, and decreased braking ability. very dangerous situation as it affects your ability to control the vehicle properly.
09/30/2012480081
 The clutch pedal makes a loud creaking noise every time it's depressed. when i investigated the noise, i found that the entire clutch pedal bracket assembly (attached to the forward firewall) shifts approx 1/4 inch when the clutch pedal is pressed. i noticed that the three spot welds securing the clutch pedal bracket to the forward firewall are broken. from the outside of the firewall, just under the windshield wipers, i saw the spot welds pulling away from the firewall ever time the clutch pedal was depressed. this allows the entire clutch pedal bracket assembly to move, causing the creaking noise. if the bracket completely separates from the firewall, the clutch may become completely inoperative - especially dangerous while driving. *tr
09/30/201248008
 The clutch pedal makes a loud creaking noise every time it's depressed. when i investigated the noise, i found that the entire clutch pedal bracket assembly (attached to the forward firewall) shifts approx 1/4 inch when the clutch pedal is pressed. i noticed that the three spot welds securing the clutch pedal bracket to the forward firewall are broken. from the outside of the firewall, just under the windshield wipers, i saw the spot welds pulling away from the firewall ever time the clutch pedal was depressed. this allows the entire clutch pedal bracket assembly to move, causing the creaking noise. if the bracket completely separates from the firewall, the clutch may become completely inoperative - especially dangerous while driving.
08/16/2012620001
 My clutch started squeaking while driving on the highway. when depressing the clutch, the brake pedal moves toward the drivers side and down. upon further inspection, i noticed the spot welds that hold the clutch and brake assembly to car were broken and starting to separate from the firewall. eventually, the welds will fail and completely remove the assembly from the firewall. thus, clutch and braking abilities will be gone and cause an accident. *tr
08/16/201262000
 My clutch started squeaking while driving on the highway. when depressing the clutch, the brake pedal moves toward the drivers side and down. upon further inspection, i noticed the spot welds that hold the clutch and brake assembly to car were broken and starting to separate from the firewall. eventually, the welds will fail and completely remove the assembly from the firewall. thus, clutch and braking abilities will be gone and cause an accident.
03/12/201258000
 The spot welds holding the clutch, brake and gas pedal assembly to the firewall failed entirely, allowing the pedal assembly to become detached from the vehicle and move toward the firewall with any pedal action. i was no longer able to disengage the clutch and the brakes delivered inconsistent performance.
12/12/201167000
 My subaru's clutch pedal is breaking the spot welds. pretty soon the clutch pedal will fall off. subaru wont replace it although it is clearly a manufacturer defect because the car is out of warranty. god forbid i am coming off the highway and this clutch pedal finishes falling off and i can not disengage the car out of gear. this is now happening to the 2008 and 2009 wrx but not the sti because they have a pull type clutch and the pedal engages differently.
06/21/201016500
 Total engine failure due to rod knock / spun bearing due to manufacture to incorrect tolerances.
POWER TRAIN - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
09/17/200919251
 For the second time the car stalled while in motion. after the first time we had reported to galles & davies subaru in abq, nm on 9.17.09. they did the inspection and were not able to find the reason. also we have still recurring problems with noises from air intake, which has been repaired 4 times(!). *tr
POWER TRAIN - MANUAL TRANSMISSION
01/31/2010220001
 In march of 2009 i purchased a 2009 subaru impreza wrx with a manual transmission from the dealer. at that time the car had 580 miles on the odometer. after taking the car home i began immediately having problems when attempting to place the car in reverse and also noticed a foul odor when taking off and occasionally when switching gears. when i contacted the dealership i was told that these issues were normal for the wrx and that the clutch smell was common and nothing to worry about. at the first oil change i expressed concerns again and was told a similar story. i asked about the issue again over the next several months and then i took my car to a different subaru dealership at the end of december 2009 for extensive maintenance and asked them to look at the clutch for me because i was noticing the clutch smell a lot and was now having problems shifting into reverse and first gear and the tachometer would jump around occasionally with no identifiable cause. i picked my car up on january 2, 2010 and was told that there was absolutely nothing wrong with the clutch and that my car was fine. on january 31, 2010 my clutch failed catastrophically leaving my vehicle disabled in the middle of a major interstate. there are only 22,000 miles on my car. it was towed to yet a third subaru dealership and inspected by a representative of subaru of america and i was told that my clutch would not be covered under warranty because it had been misused and i was informed that they felt i had been launching the car. this is absolutely inaccurate and a direct defamation of my character as i have never done any such thing in my vehicle. my car is used for my normal daily commute to work and long distance road trips. a brief internet search also found multiple case reports of other consumers with very similar complaints (clutches failing at very low mileage with subaru of america blaming the consumer for the failure). *tr