Subaru Impreza 2006 Problems

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Subaru Australia recalls more than 121,000 vehicles: Forester, XV, Impreza, and WRX models impacted

Subaru Australia recalls more than 121,000 vehicles: Forester, XV, Impreza, and WRX models impacted

4 Mar 2019 · by Andrew Chesterton

Subaru has launched a major 121,754-vehicle recall to fix a potential fault which can cause the brake lights to fail (though the brakes themselves will still work), with every Forester, WRX, Impreza ...

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Subaru Impreza 2006: Any tips for selling used? What price should I ask?

Answered by CarsGuide 24 Aug 2018

Your asking price seems a little high, even though the car appears from what you have told us to be a good one. But be patient, and leave it advertised as you have done for another week or two before considering lowering the price a little if you still haven’t had any responses. If you're looking for a quick sale check out our price and spec guide here.

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What's a safe first car for $10,000?

Answered by CarsGuide 11 Sep 2015

The Impreza is a good choice with all-wheel drive safety and a raft of airbags, so too is the Corolla, but you could also consider the Mazda3. It's best to stick with the recognized Japanese brands, European brands can be appealing, but they tend to be more troublesome and more expensive to service.

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Subaru Impreza 2006: Heavily worn carpet

Answered by CarsGuide 26 Aug 2010

Assessing what is "normal" wear and tear on things like carpets is always difficult, but for the carpet to be wearing heavily after four years is not what I would call normal. I would also agree that the dealer should have told you they were fitting non-genuine parts to your car when they advised you to replace them. Perhaps the dealer was thinking they were doing you a favour by fitting cheaper wiper blades and saving you some money, but I doubt that Subaru would be happy with the dealer for doing that. I would approach Subaru's customer assistance people and argue your case for having the carpets and floor mats replaced, and at the same request that they have the non-genuine wiper blades replaced by genuine parts.

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Subaru Impreza 2006: Why won't it start?

Answered by CarsGuide 11 Sep 2009

WE CONTACTED Subaru with your question and asked for their response, which was: ``We recommend the use of fuel additive SA718 every 6000km to prevent flaking of carbon in the combustion chamber that can be caused by additives in some brands of petrol. Typically what happens is after a short run, usually just moving the car on a Sunday afternoon to wash it, the additive in the fuel soaks on the carbon deposit in the combustion chamber and causes it to flake off. Because of the characteristic of a boxer engine with its cylinders lying on their side, the flaking carbon falls onto the seat of the open exhaust valve. When the engine is cranked to start the carbon particle prevents the closing of the exhaust valve. This means no engine compression and therefore the engine doesn't start. The spark plug is soaked in fuel and this also prevents starting even if the carbon particle becomes dislodged during the cranking. If the engine starts it often runs roughly for a while as the excess fuel is burnt off. The additive that we recommend, SA718, acts to counter the additive in the fuel and stops the carbon from flaking.''

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Subaru Impreza 2006: Bird droppings leave their mark

Answered by CarsGuide 16 Mar 2007

BIRD droppings are quite corrosive and can leave a permanent mark on your car's paint if you don't clean it off quickly. As we've advised previously, it's best not to park your car under a tree or power lines where birds are likely to perch. The birds in your area must leave particularly nasty deposits to eat the paint away to the metal. I've never seen anything like that. It could be that their diet in your area produces a very corrosive end product. Talk to paint experts such as Meguiars for the best course of action. Water-based paint is used by most carmakers today. It was introduced for environmental reasons.

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Subaru Impreza 2006: Mystery electrical problem

Answered by CarsGuide 5 Oct 2006

PERSIST until the problem is fixed to your satisfaction. If you can't get a satisfactory explanation of the problem from your dealer, go directly to head office and make your feelings known there.

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Subaru Impreza 2006: Will aftermarket exhaust void warranty?

Answered by CarsGuide 3 Feb 2006

WE ASKED Subaru to explain why it doesn't recommend non-factory modifications, including exhaust systems. Suppliers often don't tell customers that modifications could adversely affect other parts over time. For example, modifiers may give extra horsepower and boost, but they alter the cam profile, exhaust gas temperature and air/fuel mixture. This can cause failure elsewhere, such as exhaust valves or melted pistons.

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