Last post on Jul 01, 2012 at 5:12 AM
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Subaru Impreza, Car Buying, Sedan, Wagon
#312 of 321 Re: had enough [nippononly]
Jan 24, 2011 (12:07 am)
I hope it fixes the issue! So far, when I have had rattles addressed, the fix has worked and lasted. I notice that sometimes, such as tonight, our windshield creaks and pops. It seems to happen when it is very cold outside, but warming up (today, it was -35 first thing in the morning and was only -9 by evening). I am not sure what causes it, but it sure is annoying. I keep expecting the windshield to shatter when it pops!
#313 of 321 Re: had enough [xwesx]
Jan 24, 2011 (8:01 am)
You just made me very glad I live in California! I think if my windshield were creaking and popping I would also be worried that it might shatter or something.
I also have a creaking/rattling coming from the hatchback area, but that is just one of the downsides of owning a hatch, I think. Every one I have owned has done the same thing. Still wouldn't trade for a sedan....
#314 of 321 Re: Zero Emissions Vehicle [paisan]
Jan 24, 2011 (12:58 pm)
And most of it from dirty coal at that!
Just get a PZEV Subaru, it's nearly as good and much easier to live with!
#315 of 321 Re: had enough [nippononly]
Jan 31, 2011 (11:25 pm)
Had the TSB done today, and it worked like a charm (at least so far)! Not a sound from the A-pillars since I picked it up.
#316 of 321 Re: had enough [nippononly]
Mar 27, 2011 (8:51 am)
Just checking back in to say that after 8 weeks of driving around, including on the crapped-out roads up to Yosemite, the A-pillars have remained silent, so the TSB truly does work. And given the cacophony I was hearing before, I would highly recommend getting this done for any Impreza owner who is experiencing it.
I still get an occasional squeak/creak from the rear hatch area, but I think it's probably coming from the privacy screen where it attaches once it's extended, so it's OK. I'm used to a few squeaks and creaks from the rear of hatchbacks anyway, they all seem to do it.
#317 of 321 Accelaration Vibration
Jul 27, 2011 (11:43 am)
My 2009 Impreza has this annoying, loud floorboard vibration when I accelerate at 40-50 MPH. The dealership has been very good to me in replacing pipes and plates underneath, but still the noise persists. Next they will replace the exhause pipe! The mechanic hears the noise loud and clear when I drive, but he hasn't stopped the noise yet. Has anyone been successful in identifying and stopping this noise? I am running out of time and warranty. Write to me at Puffindustyyahoo.com. Thanks alot.
#318 of 321 Re: Accelaration Vibration [floridasun]
Jul 27, 2011 (12:13 pm)
Usually noises like that are from loose heat shields in the exhaust.
#319 of 321 Re: Accelaration Vibration [floridasun]
Jul 27, 2011 (1:08 pm)
Yes, I hear the same thing when I accelerate to get onto the free way. Mine is an automatic and it sounds like the car needs to downshift. My workaround is to drive it in sport mode so it shifts appropriately and I don't hear that noise. Not sure if that's what you're experiencing also...
Jun 30, 2012 (9:14 pm)
After reading the review from the edmunds.com, I bought it from a dealer found through the website www.unocardealers.com Since money is one of my concern, it come at a good time as a affordable car. It provides good fuel economy. It also has comfortable seats with spacious cargo area which also have good standard all-wheel drive.
#321 of 321 Re: Jacobs message [jacobsmith]
Jul 01, 2012 (5:12 am)
Understatement.. the car is fantastic. I love driving my new 2012 Impreza... people stop me and ask about it.. it looks good. I got it with all the bells and whistles.. some are good, but the navigation unit should be reprogrammed.. the cheapest stand alone unit is friendlier.