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Old 10-19-2011, 12:25 AM   #1
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Just saw on motor week that subaru is recalling the impreza for front lower control arms breaking at hanger brackets. Notices going out early November.
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Old 10-19-2011, 12:26 AM   #2
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Old 10-19-2011, 02:24 AM   #3
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Really? Link or troll.
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Old 10-19-2011, 02:31 AM   #4
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Old 10-19-2011, 02:34 AM   #5
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Searched it, looks legit.

I would rather have my car at the dealer for a day than have it lose control and ruin the whole car!
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Old 10-19-2011, 02:34 AM   #6
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Link. The NHSTA has been investigating it for a while.
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Old 10-19-2011, 02:48 AM   #7
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I heard about this too. Something about the metal becoming oxidized easily, rusting, then snapping in half?
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Old 10-19-2011, 02:48 AM   #8
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something does not seem right about this if 2002-2005 wrx's use steel front lower control arms and 2006-2007 wrx's use Aluminum front lower control arms -same as STI's, you have a link with possible more info?
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Old 10-19-2011, 06:54 AM   #9
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something does not seem right about this if 2002-2005 wrx's use steel front lower control arms and 2006-2007 wrx's use Aluminum front lower control arms -same as STI's, you have a link with possible more info?
Because the recall covers imprezas. There is a thread in recalls forum
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Old 10-19-2011, 09:39 AM   #10
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something does not seem right about this if 2002-2005 wrx's use steel front lower control arms and 2006-2007 wrx's use Aluminum front lower control arms -same as STI's, you have a link with possible more info?
07 WRX went back to the original control arms, after 06.
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Old 10-19-2011, 11:14 AM   #11
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07 WRX went back to the original control arms, after 06.
Also the 06 wagon has steel control arms
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Old 10-19-2011, 12:53 PM   #12
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They're not replacing the steel arms with Alum...
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Old 10-19-2011, 02:16 PM   #13
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So what do i have if i have an 05 sti and does this affect me?
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Old 10-19-2011, 02:51 PM   #14
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Is there anyway to check if SOA or whoever has my info so I get recall things in the mail/email/phone/personal visit/etc?
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Old 10-19-2011, 10:46 PM   #15
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I just got my notice in the mail today from my dealer. I'll be going in on Friday to have it looked at while I get my oil changed.

I actually noticed this two weeks ago when I was changing my springs out and I had the car in the air. The control arms had a lot of rust on them. I just thought it was because the car is 6 years old and b/c I live in Chicago.

The recall said they will replace or add a coating. I'm assuming since the dealers are cheap and lazy they will tell me they are just going to coat it.
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Old 10-19-2011, 11:23 PM   #16
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Does this apply to a (Canadian) 2002 Impreza 2.5TS (wagon)?
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Old 10-19-2011, 11:25 PM   #17
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^and trap all the rust thats already started lol.
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Old 10-19-2011, 11:51 PM   #18
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So what do i have if i have an 05 sti and does this affect me?
You have aluminum control arms you're all set.
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Old 10-19-2011, 11:56 PM   #19
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^and trap all the rust thats already started lol.

Well, if you seal it, you're essentially stopping any more rust. Without oxygen it can't oxidize. Things like POR-15 encapsulate the rust and seal it.
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Old 10-20-2011, 09:10 AM   #20
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Well, if you seal it, you're essentially stopping any more rust. Without oxygen it can't oxidize. Things like POR-15 encapsulate the rust and seal it.
A coating isnt going to create a magic vacuum underneath it, void of all oxygen...
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Old 10-20-2011, 09:25 AM   #21
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Been posted already. Here is the link - http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls...intVersion=YES


Here is the cut and paste:


Report Date : October 20, 2011 at 08:23 AM
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 11V464000
Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
SAAB / 9-2X 2005-2006
SUBARU / FORESTER 2003-2008
SUBARU / IMPREZA 2002-2007
Manufacturer: SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. Mfr's Report Date: SEP 06, 2011
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 11V464000
PE11011
NHTSA Action Number: PE11011
Component: SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER ARM
Potential Number of Units Affected: 295,123
Summary:
SUBARU IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2002-2007 IMPREZA, MODEL YEAR 2003-2008 FORESTER, AND MODEL YEAR 2005-2006 SAAB 9-2X VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM SEPTEMBER 5, 2000 THROUGH NOVEMBER 26, 2007 ORIGINALLY SOLD, OR CURRENTLY REGISTERED IN, MASSACHUSETTS, MARYLAND, MICHIGAN, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEW YORK, PENNSYLVANIA, VERMONT, WISCONSIN, CONNECTICUT, DELAWARE, IOWA, ILLINOIS, INDIANA, MAINE, MINNESOTA, MISSOURI, NEW JERSEY, OHIO, RHODE ISLAND, WEST VIRGINIA AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. THE FRONT LOWER CONTROL ARMS MAY BREAK AT THE HANGER BRACKETS DUE TO CORROSION IF THE HANGER BRACKET IS EXPOSED TO SALTY AND HUMID ENVIRONMENTS SUCH AS ROADS CONTAINING SNOW MELTING AGENT.
Consequence:
A BROKEN CONTROL ARM CAN RESULT IN THE LOSS OF CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
SUBARU DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE DEGREE OF CORROSION OF THE FRONT LOWER CONTROL ARMS, AND WILL EITHER RUSTPROOF OR REPLACE THEM. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING NOVEMBER 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SUBARU AT 1-800-782-2783.
Notes:
THIS IS SUBARU'S SAFETY RECALL NUMBER WVX-34. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .
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Old 10-20-2011, 09:49 AM   #22
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So it's only for residents of MASSACHUSETTS, MARYLAND, MICHIGAN, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEW YORK, PENNSYLVANIA, VERMONT, WISCONSIN, CONNECTICUT, DELAWARE, IOWA, ILLINOIS, INDIANA, MAINE, MINNESOTA, MISSOURI, NEW JERSEY, OHIO, RHODE ISLAND, WEST VIRGINIA AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA.
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Old 10-20-2011, 01:42 PM   #23
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Originally sold or currently registered in those states.
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Old 10-20-2011, 03:05 PM   #24
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Originally sold or currently registered in those states.
Right, because NoVa gets less snow than DC

hopefully they expand the recall.
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Old 10-20-2011, 04:27 PM   #25
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My 05 wrx was dropped off at the dealership about two days ago for service. I just called today asking about the recal and the man in the service department didn't seem to know what I was talking about when I asked if my car was included in the recall. He ran my vin # through the computer and told me there was never any recall on my car.
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