Recalls for 2012 Subaru Impreza

There are currently 3 recalls for your car.


What Should You Do?

Bring your car to a dealer immediately. Recalls are issued because the defect might make the car unsafe in some way. Your nearby service center can help verify if the repairs can be performed free of charge.

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NHTSA Vehicle Safety Recalls


Recall Number: 13V061000

Recall Date: 02/25/2013

Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Problem Summary: SUBARU IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010-2012 LEGACY AND OUTBACK VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AN AUTOMATIC OR CVT TRANSMISSION AND AN AUDIOVOX REMOTE ENGINE STARTER (RES) ACCESSORY, CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012-2013 IMPREZA VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A CVT TRANSMISSION AND AN AUDIOVOX REMOTE ENGINE STARTER (RES) ACCESSORY, AND CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2013 XV CROSSTREK VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A CVT TRANSMISSION AND AN AUDIOVOX REMOTE ENGINE STARTER (RES) ACCESSORY. ADDITIONALLY INCLUDED ARE CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2013 LEGACY AND OUTBACK VEHICLES THAT MAY HAVE RECEIVED REPLACEMENT RES FOBS. IF THE RES FOB IS DROPPED, THE FOB MAY MALFUNCTION AND RANDOMLY TRANSMIT AN ENGINE START REQUEST WITHOUT PRESSING THE BUTTON.

Consequence: THE ENGINE MAY INADVERTENTLY START AND RUN FOR UP TO FIFTEEN MINUTES. THE ENGINE MAY CONTINUE TO START AND STOP UNTIL THE FOB BATTERY IS DEPLETED, OR UNTIL THE VEHICLE RUNS OUT OF FUEL. IF THE VEHICLE IS PARKED IN AN ENCLOSED AREA, THERE IS A RISK OF CARBON MONOXIDE BUILD-UP WHICH MAY CAUSE HEADACHES, DIZZINESS OR, IN EXTREME CASES, UNCONSCIOUSNESS AND/OR ASPHYXIATION.

What Owners Should Do: SUBARU WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE RES KEY FOBS, FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN BY THE END OF APRIL 2013. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SUBARU AT 1-800-782-2783 FOR MORE INFORMATION.

Recall Number: 11V562000

Recall Date: 11/29/2011

Component: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:PEDALS AND LINKAGES

Problem Summary: SUBARU IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 IMPREZA SEDANS AND WAGONS (EXCEPT WRX/STI MODELS), MANUFACTURED FROM APRIL 21, 2011, THROUGH NOVEMBER 15, 2011, AND LEGACY AND OUTBACK VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM OCTOBER 17, 2011, THROUGH NOVEMBER 23, 2011. THESE VEHICLES MAY BE EQUIPPED WITH A BRAKE MASTER CYLINDER THAT COULD MALFUNCTION AND CAUSE AN INCREASE IN THE AMOUNT OF BRAKE PEDAL TRAVEL DISTANCE REQUIRED TO SLOW OR STOP THE VEHICLE.

Consequence: THE DRIVER MIGHT MISJUDGE THE AMOUNT OF BRAKE PEDAL TRAVEL REQUIRED TO ACHIEVE THE DESIRED STOPPING DISTANCE. THIS COULD OCCUR UNEXPECTEDLY AND WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

What Owners Should Do: SUBARU WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE BRAKE MASTER CYLINDER AND IF NECESSARY, REPLACE IT, FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING DECEMBER 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SUBARU AT 1-800-782-2783.

Recall Number: 98V325000

Recall Date: 12/14/1998

Component: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

Problem Summary: VEHICLE DESRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE IGNITION KEY CAN BE REMOVED WHEN THE ENGINE IS TURNED OFF WITHOUT PLACING THE TRANSMISSION SHIFT LEVER IN THE "PARK" POSITION. THIS DOES NOT COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 102, "TRANSMISSION SHIFT LEVER SEQUENCE, STARTER INTERLOCK, AND TRANSMISSION BRAKING EFFECT."

Consequence: IF THIS OCCURRED AND THE DRIVER FAILED TO MOVE THE SHIFT LEVER TO 'PARK' OR ENGAGE THE PARKING BRAKE, THE VEHICLE COULD ROLL AWAY IF PARKED ON A SLOPE.

What Owners Should Do: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE SHIFT LOCK CONTROL UNIT.

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