I just fixed a buddies 09 WRX, 3 spot welds broke on the bracket. He had just over 60k so warranty was out of the question. We drilled out the oem spot welds and put grade 8 bolts, washers and nuts on to fix it.
We found this out after removing the wiper cowl and having someone press on the clutch pedal. You could see the spot welds moving almost 1/4 inch.