The last six of my vin is 800240. The dealership has my car so I can't get the build date but I bought the car on Nov. 4 2008. There was only 3,200 miles on it. The gentleman from Becker Subaru just called and said he wasn't aware of any engine problems with the 09 wrx. Becker is suppose to be the largest subaru dealer in the mid-atlantic. I kind of laughed at him and said, "c'mon, you really have no knowledge of the engine failure problem." Going off of my vin # i am guessing it was built 07/08. I see that 2 people from the hatch category have 2 numbers, did they have the replacement motor fail and did foghat get a new car? or another car failed? This situation is a pita but my mom loves laughing at me when I hop into my 2000 leg wag!