Headlights Problems of Subaru Impreza
Subaru Impreza owners have reported 8 problems associated with headlights (under the exterior lighting category).
#1 - Headlights problem of the 2009 Subaru Impreza
The car was a 2009 Subaru Impreza. Wiring in fuse box under high beam relay corrodes creating an electrical fire hazard and stop high beam headlights from functioning correctly. This is cause for concern due to exposed wires in fuse box and lighting issues at night. After speaking to several other 2008 to 2010 Subaru Impreza owners I have found this is a common issue that the dealer refuses to correct. This issue happened on Wed., Aug. 7, 2013.
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#2 - Headlights problem of the 2009 Subaru Impreza
The car was a 2009 Subaru Impreza. Vehicle identification number (VIN): JF1GH60609_. Is NHTSA aware of how nearly useless the low beam headlights are on some Subarus? I just bought a new 2009 Impreza. Its low beams are so dim they're dangerous, and because of them I wish I hadn't bought the car. The first evening I drove it, I almost ran over a group of people -- and would have if I hadn't been stopped at a stop sign. The way the low beam headlights are configured, I couldn't see these people until they stepped off the curb. Subaru customer service advice? keep the lights clean. They were; they are; I will -- but no matter how immaculate they are, they still cast too little light. Would NHTSA please check into this darkness at Subaru? an employee at the car dealership told me his 2008 Subaru has the same problem. Oh and by the way, the fog lights don't help a bit. They make no difference at all. I hope nsc can prompt Subaru to cast some light! if this problem is typical -- and I gather that it is -- I think a recall is needed. Thank you. Updated 10/16/09. The failure date was Thursday, October 8, 2009.
#3 - Headlights problem of the 2006 Subaru Impreza
The vehicle is a 2006 Subaru Impreza. The VIN of this vehicle was JF1GD706X6_. The hid headlights on the Subaru->impreza->wrx->sti sit way too low. I cannot see the entire road in front of me. The headlights need to be raised up so people can see the road better. The headlights can be moved up and down with a switch on the sti and even when set at the highest settings the headlights end about 20 feet on the ground in front of the vehicle. I almost hit a kid because I could not see him in the dark! must be fixed matter of safety and emergency!. It was 08/20/06 when this headlights issue happened.
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#4 - Headlights problem of the 2004 Subaru Impreza
VIN of the vehicle was JF1GD70624_. I bought a 2004 Subaru Impreza wrx sti in July 2003 from bob baker Subaru in el cajon, California and ever since then I have had one problem after the next. Please be advised that all servicing is completed at the lancaster Mazda-Subaru location where I live. Several cosmetic parts were defective when the car was purchased such the trunk latch did not function, the back seat was unhooked, the seat lever that moves the seat in half, the cup holder does not function properly, and the head lights fogged up. Mechanical failure has also occurred. It has had an odd noise in the engine since the beginning which Subaru claims is normal for this car because it is a "racecar". The starter sometimes grinds when attempting to start the car, Subaru could not diagnose this problem. The left rear chassis makes an odd noise when rolling that Subaru could not diagnose. It has gotten progressively worse and now when you turn the vehicle it makes a loud metal against metal screech. As of 6/18/2004 the engine has begun to fail. When the rpms reach between 4000-5000 the car cuts out prior to accelerating and a burning smell is detected. I spoke with the original dealership I bought the car from and they acknowledged that when this car is driven a little bit harder than normal they are noticing that several of the Impreza wrx sti's are being brought back in with engine failure. They have noted several problems such as turbo bog, overheating, poor performance, and the catalytic converters burning up. There is obviously a distinct problem with this over $30,000 and I think a complaint should be filed against Subaru. When it is out of warranty and it breaks, as it will, it will just sit in a garage because I cannot afford to fix a car that is manufactured poorly. Subaru has advised that this car is a race car and it is far from that. They should be held responsible for all problems arising from this car since they obviously manufactured a poorly made vehicle. This headlights problem happened on September 11, 2003.
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#5 - Headlights problem of the 2003 Subaru Impreza
The car was a 2003 Subaru Impreza. Headlights are getting to be hazy after 30000 miles, very hard to see at night. Subaru says not there problem. This problem occurred on Wednesday, September 1, 2004.
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#6 - Headlights problem of the 2002 Subaru Impreza
The vehicle is a 2002 Subaru Impreza. VIN of the vehicle was JF1GG68552_. Headlight lenses are fogging up on the outside lmiting the amount of light radiated at night. I have checked numerous other similar model cars and they all have the same problem in some degree. Subaru refuses to take action under the warranty and maintains that the problem is "normal wear and tear in the environment". I maintain they selected an inferior plastic for the headlight lenses. I know that Subaru is aware of this problem because "lenses" are specifically excluded under all the extended Subaru factory warranties they offer. It was Tuesday, August 24, 2004 when this headlights issue occurred.
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#7 - Headlights problem of the 2002 Subaru Impreza
The car involved is a 2002 Subaru Impreza. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is JF1GG65572_. Keyless entry security when you turn it on the headlights doesn't blink. On the dashboard "security" word is flashing. It wasn't there before. This headlights problem happened on Oct. 1, 2008.
#8 - Headlights problem of the 2000 Subaru Impreza
The vehicle involved was a 2000 Subaru Impreza. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is JF1GF4854Y_. Keyless entry was not working properly/dashlights would go out, and sometimes headlights would go out too. Also, had to pull over on the highway and wait for about 20 minutes because consumer had no back up lights. This issue happened on February 1, 2000.
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|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Exterior Lighting problems||5|
|Turn Signal problems||2|
|Back Up Lights problems||1|
|Turn Signal Switch problems||1|
|Brake Light problems||1|