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Old 02-09-2009, 04:45 PM   #1
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Default 2009 WRX engine failure VIN/build date owner list

I no longer have the time (or enthusiasm) to keep up with updating this list. I've included the data below. If you want to take over the list, go ahead and copy and paste the data into any spreadsheet program and format it in any way you like . Then start a new thread and I'll link to it in this thread.

The data below is arranged, in order, as follows:
screen name - nasioc screen name
posts - number of posts before the member posted their first failure post
joined - date they joined nasioc
date reported - date they reported the failure on nasioc
vin - last 6-digits of VIN (production number) as reported by member
build date - as reported by member
miles - at failure as reported by member

If something is blank, it means the info was not given. An asterisk next to the build date means the date was not given but was estimated based on other reported failures near the same VIN. The data below was last updated on 8/29/09, meaning it should cover all failure reports before 8/29/09.


SEDANS
Code:
gcs5656	5	04/06/06	04/27/09	500060	07/08	4540
cnation	0	06/29/09	06/29/09	50015X		19500
AshJWilliams	100+	09/20/08	12/12/08	500277	07/08	3850
gimmersong	0	04/28/09	04/28/09	5002XX	07/08*	5970
wy09wrx	0	03/22/09	03/22/09	500406	07/08*	7534
irish44j	1000+	10/08/08	04/02/09	5008XX	07/08	9300
rschottr	9	12/17/08	01/06/09	500XXX	07/08	610
volcomgnu	1	05/21/09	06/10/09	500XXX	07/08	8100
powells85	4	01/24/09	05/08/09	5012XX	07/08*	2847
swervyswervy	18	10/08/03	01/26/09	501493	07/08	5200
StopSweatinMe	100+	12/30/04	05/13/09	5018XX	07/08	1517
Rexy09	0	09/09/08	08/04/09	501XXX	07/08	12000
travisma	0	03/29/09	03/29/09	501XXX	07/08	6400
ephilli2	0	08/25/09	08/26/09	502124	08/08	5303
Python96	9	11/27/08	04/28/09	502484	08/08	13198
cecilia	0	08/12/09	08/12/09	5024XX	08/08	16565
dreddin	0	01/16/09	01/17/09	5025XX	08/08	2400
blackjak	1	03/10/09	08/11/09	502XXX	08/08	6975
Phathead6669	5	01/23/09	02/21/09	502XXX	08/08	918
wrxmike09	0	04/03/09	06/14/09	502XXX	08/08	3797
portlandsubie	0	08/13/09	08/13/09	503440	08/08	9888
marleyzion2000	1	02/13/09	06/17/09	503513	08/08*	1017
patdpro	0	08/25/09	08/25/09	503536	08/08	13181
wrx rod	0	05/13/09	05/13/09	5036XX	08/08*	11900
AngelgirlWRX	0	07/17/09	07/17/09	503834	08/08	8800
davidylyl	0	01/06/09	03/25/09	503XXX	08/08	7350
farnumrl	0	04/07/09	04/07/09	503XXX	08/08	150
jcw09wrx	0	02/22/09	02/22/09	504067	08/08	1044
Aero-	50+	12/08/08	01/19/09	504XXX	08/08	2400
 popnfrresh	0	02/01/09	02/01/09	504XXX	08/08	1300
nismozx	5	08/21/05	04/02/09	504XXX	09/08	3100
michaelpharvey	1	02/16/09	02/22/09	5043XX	09/08	400
HATCHBACKS
Code:
Cargowerk1	0	07/05/09	07/05/09	800093	07/08	7000
veedub0	8	10/12/08	03/05/09	800108	07/08*	6502
Mader	0	03/10/09	03/10/09	800149	07/08*	1213
BigSteiner5	40+	12/25/08	03/15/09	800240	07/08	3200
lorencherylp	0	07/09/09	07/09/09	800415	08/08	156
CANNIBALOFDOOM	18	01/01/09	03/20/09	800419	07/08*	2245
MackeyMack	1	12/18/08	04/29/09	800469	07/08	4975
tuxcat09wrx	0	04/22/09	04/22/09	800617	07/08	5700
bagels	0	05/28/09	05/28/09	800661	07/08	4800
TuningIsLife	100+	10/09/08	11/29/08	800693	07/08	3300
			     Replacement motor failed at 5941 miles			
Warner265	0	02/11/09	02/11/09	800791	07/08	3666
Digitalfiend	500+	02/11/04	04/25/09	800886	07/08	8264
LeFuret	0	03/23/09	04/13/09	800XXX	07/08	3500
newrx09	0 PM	03/31/09	05/11/09	800XXX	07/08*	2113
GravityDaemon	0	04/20/09	04/20/09	801544	08/08	6194
Runnin4Him	0	09/06/08	02/16/09	801XXX	07/08	1953
TunaRider	3	01/20/09	04/30/09	8020XX	07/08	3978
canyon carver	9	11/23/08	02/01/09	802498	08/08	1500
gezemice	0	07/08/09	07/08/09	802520	08/08	1514
White_Pearl_82	0	08/13/09	08/13/09	802786	08/08	7500
andyinwi	5	04/24/08	03/27/09	802919	08/08	1861
BBMN	0	08/18/09	08/18/09	80294X	08/08	7000
bungtriple	1	02/08/09	07/22/09	802XXX	08/08	7414
fellstar	38	03/10/09	06/27/09	802XXX	08/08	4700
GunslingerRC	0	02/19/09	02/19/09	802XXX	08/08	5000
Meatfoam	16	09/05/08	01/15/09	802XXX	08/08*	2780
mono666	5	03/14/08	12/10/08	803088	08/08	877
09duffman89	0	05/15/09	06/12/09	803135		2600
SubRunner	0	02/03/09	02/03/09	803222	08/08	1900
cse	0	05/12/09	05/12/09	8032XX	08/08	9800
BIGSKYWRX	14000+	07/01/01	05/11/09	8035XX	08/08	6550
fog hat (dad)	NA	NA	02/23/09	803626	08/08	8200
fog hat	1	12/02/08	01/25/09	803726	08/08	4200
EVL1	2	06/02/09	08/03/09	803970	08/08	7911
leviathan3k	0	03/24/09	04/04/09	803XXX	08/08	3629
stck4evr	0	02/02/09	02/02/09	803XXX	08/08	5800
nizzki	1	03/03/09	04/10/09	804054	08/08	3300
lightgod86	0	12/12/08	12/12/08	804170	08/08	1500
ericlfg265	0	02/12/09	02/12/09	804214	08/08	3480
RadioFlyer09	7	02/28/09	04/20/09	804411	08/08	4800
snoxracer183	3	03/25/09	04/06/09	804425	08/08*	1150
ILikeToGoFast	0	04/20/09	04/20/09	804451	08/08	1900
Penti	20	05/07/07	06/10/09	804698	08/08	2350
peglegsteve	222	04/28/09	07/22/09	8047XX	08/08	9500
bavaria1105	11	02/04/09	03/07/09	804805	08/08*	2107
nkodemus82	200+	03/23/01	02/28/09	8048XX	08/08	7200
LEXtoWRX	25+	08/16/08	02/09/09	804939	08/08	1400
Celly	3376	11/17/03	07/25/09	8049XX	08/08	2100
elwray	330	11/20/08	06/24/09	804XXX	08/08	7988
VVG	500+	11/20/05	12/19/08	804XXX	08/08	150
09RexKCMO	0	08/20/09	08/20/09	805156	09/08	8400
Flipz	0 PM	05/21/09	05/21/09	8051XX	08/08	3709
NismoSkylineGTR	1000+	08/27/05	04/28/09	8051XX	08/08	5210
UNCONFIRMED
Code:
@NT	100+	04/01/09	08/26/09		08/08	
09paparex	5	10/05/08	03/13/09			5300
bailey1224	0	02/23/09	02/24/09			2700
Dillon09WRX	0	12/22/08	12/23/08			2700
humby45	0	08/06/09	08/06/09			6000
RATROKT	7	09/25/08	12/16/08			2800
sforzley	0	01/09/09	01/09/09			1264
skiboysteve	2	01/05/07	12/21/08			1300
sopott	3	10/26/08	12/30/08			
SR-71WRX	1000+	12/31/02	03/14/09			5000
sub4lifee	0	08/25/09	08/02/09
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Old 02-11-2009, 06:05 PM   #2
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updated - added new failure (jaysuss) and added build date for Meatfoam.
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Old 02-11-2009, 06:55 PM   #3
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updated - added another new failure (Warner265).
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Old 02-13-2009, 07:24 AM   #4
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updated - added another new failure (ericlfg265).
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Old 02-14-2009, 04:41 PM   #5
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This list is not showing up. Can you please repost it? Thanks.
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Old 02-14-2009, 05:54 PM   #6
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This list is not showing up. Can you please repost it? Thanks.
Shows up just fine for me. It is on photobucket - perhaps that domain in blocked on your system?
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Old 02-14-2009, 06:32 PM   #7
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I had my engine replaced at 8600, but I own 08 wrx. Build date is 01/08. Does it aply to your list?
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Old 02-14-2009, 08:04 PM   #8
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No, sorry, we've only been tracking the 09 WRX.
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Old 02-15-2009, 03:55 PM   #9
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I had my engine replaced at 8600, but I own 08 wrx. Build date is 01/08. Does it aply to your list?
Did the '08 WRX have as many engine failures as the '09 WRX or even a close number? If 28 or so '09 WRX engines have failed so far, how many '08 WRX engines would you guess have failed?
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Old 02-17-2009, 09:37 AM   #10
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Did the '08 WRX have as many engine failures as the '09 WRX or even a close number? If 28 or so '09 WRX engines have failed so far, how many '08 WRX engines would you guess have failed?
No one has been tracking the 08 WRX, but it doesn't appear there's anywhere near as many failures (reported anyway) as the 09 WRX.
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Old 02-17-2009, 09:38 AM   #11
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updated - added another new failure (Runnin4Him) and also updated some verified build dates.
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Old 02-17-2009, 02:08 PM   #12
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look like more hatch got engine failure more than sedan
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Old 02-17-2009, 02:28 PM   #13
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look like more hatch got engine failure more than sedan
Only because more hatchback WRXs are sold.
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Old 02-18-2009, 10:16 AM   #14
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I'll see if I can get this guy to post his info
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Old 02-18-2009, 10:16 AM   #15
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I'll see if I can get this guy to post his info

http://www.clubwrx.net/forums/2425458-post1.html
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Old 02-19-2009, 01:30 PM   #16
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updated - added another failure (joshua27) and also updated another verified build date.
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Old 02-19-2009, 04:39 PM   #17
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I'll see if I can get this guy to post his info
Done and done. Will get my build date to you asap.
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Old 02-19-2009, 04:53 PM   #18
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updated - added another new failure (GunslingerRC).
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Old 02-21-2009, 09:20 PM   #19
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Old 02-22-2009, 01:52 PM   #20
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Kinda interesting is the fact that the majority of failures (11 out of 31, or 35.5% of the total) happened between 1001 and 2000 miles...which is when owners can finally go beyond 4000 rpms...
After that it seems to progressively fade (5 failures from 2001 to 3000 miles, 4 from 3001-4000, 3 from 4001-5000, 3 from 5001-6000, 1 from 7000-8000)...
So, generally speaking, if someone passes 6000 miles without a problem, chances are they are safe. Still a long way for my 2009 Wrx sedan...Very scary...
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Old 02-22-2009, 03:21 PM   #21
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Old 02-22-2009, 04:56 PM   #22
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Old 02-22-2009, 04:57 PM   #23
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Knock knock, rattle rattle....~400 miles. Build Date 9/08. VIN 5043XX. It's Sunday, so I guess I'll have to go visit the dealership tomorrow.

Add me to the list!

Am I the first with a 9/08 build date?
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Old 02-22-2009, 04:59 PM   #24
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Knock knock, rattle rattle....~400 miles. Build Date 9/08. VIN 5043XX. It's Sunday, so I guess I'll have to go visit the dealership tomorrow.

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I think so .... 5048XX here 09/08 build (2700mi)
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Old 02-22-2009, 05:33 PM   #25
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updated - add new failure (michaelpharvey).

Also removed the 6 reported failures where the owners have failed to respond to continued requests for VIN and/or build date.
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