About Subaru Impreza
Subaru Impreza is a compact vehicle manufactured by Japanese automaker Subaru division of Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI) since 1992. The first Subaru Impreza was introduced in November 1992 in Japan to replace the Subaru Leone. As a vehicle that has been produced through five generations till now, Subaru Impreza has won MotorWeek Drivers' Choice Awards, 2002 Best Sport Sedan, 2004 Best Performance Car, 2013 IIHS Top Safety Pick Award in United States and other awards from other countries worldwide.
Though the fourth generation Subaru Impreza's (2011-2016; GJ, GP; "G4" series) four-door and five-door models were unveiled as early as in 2011 at the New York International Auto Show, the official release was at the 2012 model year. In United States, Subaru Impreza was available in base 2.0i, 2.0i Premium, 2.0i Limited and Impera Sport. As a four-door sedan or a five-door hatchback, American version Subaru Impreza was powered by 2.0 L 148 hp DOHC diesel or gasoline engine, which was attached to a 5-speed manual transmission or a Lineartronic CVT. Then in March 2016, the fifth generation Subaru Impreza (2016-present; GK, GT; "G5" series) debuted at the New York International Auto Show as a 2017 model. Trim levels and powertrains are carried over from previous generation except that it has a new 1.6 L H4 gasoline engine option.
Subaru Impreza Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
It is very common that every vehicle would wear out as accumulation of mileage. Any force cannot stop this process, what you can do to protect your Subaru Impreza is to learn about how to diagnose and solve common problems happen to it as early as possible:
First, suspension failures. According to the first-hand information collected from Subaru Impreza owners, the suspension failure in Subaru Impreza would show some signs. Uneven tire wear, grinding or roaring noises coming from the tire area, greasing leaking from the bearings are all visible and audible signs. Other symptoms also include vehicle bottoming out, vibration in the steering wheel and play in the wheels. Once similar signs emerge on your Impreza, the Impreza wheel bearing, Impreza wheel seal and Impreza coil spring insulator should get a thorough inspection.
Second, engine failure. As engine failure is always the omen to remind you that your vehicle is going screwed, so you should attach enough importance to your engine. Subaru Impreza drivers have complained that the engine performance would reduce as loss of power in acceleration, poor fuel efficiency, creating whining noises and even inability to start the vehicle. If you notice that your Impreza is consuming more fuel and the Check Engine Light comes on, you need to inspect the oil filter, fuel pump, speedometer cable, A/C idler pulley and timing cover.
Besides those auto parts, some other parts in Subaru Impreza are also very vulnerable and should get meticulous maintenance. Brake light switch is one of them. If your Impreza brake lights either stay on when they shouldn't or do not turn on at all, you had better get a new brake light switch. Other easy-to-go-wrong parts such as wiper blade, headlights also deserve same treatment.
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