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Old 09-04-2013, 07:37 PM   #126
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lol that is very funny. Reading all this kind of made me get that "cold feet" feeling prior to a marriage but when my 2014 factory ordered subie comes in and i pray none of these unfortunate things happen to me, ill be back to say "hey...everythings peachy over here, fine and dandy." Maybe we need more good news on these subies rather than stories like this thread..what a nightmare.
this is why the ringland issue is so overblown. people beat the crap out of the car, use a crappy oil and boom. my 2012 is my 1st sube, and after reading all the nonsense online, i figured my 1st mod would be a built motor good luck with the new car, accessport and rotella t6 should be your 1st mods
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Old 09-05-2013, 10:42 AM   #127
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this is why the ringland issue is so overblown. people beat the crap out of the car, use a crappy oil and boom. my 2012 is my 1st sube, and after reading all the nonsense online, i figured my 1st mod would be a built motor good luck with the new car, accessport and rotella t6 should be your 1st mods
Tell me a little more about this ringland issue because I've only had 1 oil change which was done by the dealership
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Old 09-05-2013, 08:19 PM   #128
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Yea i'm sticking to my guns, waiting to hear wat they say the dealership should start taking the engine apart tomorrow so I will keep u guys posted
Any further?
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Old 09-06-2013, 02:07 PM   #129
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Any further?
Still waiting for them to finish taking the engine apart
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Old 09-06-2013, 02:21 PM   #130
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You sound like you are totally new to cars.

They honor their legal obligation by warranting cars that are performing within their specified parameters.

You should be allowed to alter subarus product, and when it fails due to your idiocy, they should cover the repairs? **** off.

All these "issues" you have, happen with ANY manufacturer. They aren't unique to Subaru at all.

Grow up, act like an adult and not some entitled little bitch.

Agree to a point.. Now if you just have a catback... And say your headlight wiring fails and they try to blame your exhaust.. That's BS and should be fixed under warranty
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Old 09-10-2013, 08:43 PM   #131
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Ok so apparently an engineer from subaru was suppose to go and look at the car engine yesterday or today which didn't happen, my car has been in the shop a month now and still no solid answer as to what's gonna happen
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Old 09-10-2013, 08:47 PM   #132
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I'd be calling SOA every day. Over a month is ridiculous. I tried dealing with my dealer when I never received my refund for canceling my extended warranty, after about 4 months I called SOA twice and my situation was resolved with a nice little bonus for having to wait for so long.
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Old 09-11-2013, 01:24 PM   #133
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Well now I can't seem to get a hold of anyone at SOA, the rep that is suppose to be handling my case doesn't answer the phone anymore or return any of my calls even after leaving several messages...
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Old 09-12-2013, 05:52 PM   #134
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So subaru has denied my warranty, now wat???
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Old 09-12-2013, 06:50 PM   #135
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What reason did SOA give you as to why your claim was denied and what did the engineer discover when he inspected the motor. Somethings not right, it`s a new car with no mods....gotta be more to this.....
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Old 09-12-2013, 08:44 PM   #136
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What reason did SOA give you as to why your claim was denied and what did the engineer discover when he inspected the motor. Somethings not right, it`s a new car with no mods....gotta be more to this.....
The problem that was found after taking the engine apart is a rod beering went out they said it was caused by overboost because my ECU was reprogrammed (which was never done), now this is NOT the cause of the beering going out because my car is bone stock just as I drove it off the lot. The stock tune on the car damaged the beerings and they are saying I did something to the ecu. Has anyone had this problem with subaru??
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Old 09-12-2013, 08:47 PM   #137
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Hire a lawyer. If you truly didn't mod it like you said, they have to cover it...
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Old 09-12-2013, 08:52 PM   #138
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Hire a lawyer. If you truly didn't mod it like you said, they have to cover it...
I put it on everything I have, there has never been any modifications done to my car unless you wanna count the 35% tint and the vortex generator which was bought right there at the dealership!
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Old 09-12-2013, 08:58 PM   #139
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I put it on everything I have, there has never been any modifications done to my car unless you wanna count the 35% tint and the vortex generator which was bought right there at the dealership!
I had the same issue, spun rod bearing on a 6000 mile engine. Took about a month but Subaru eventually got around to replacing my short block. My car was bone stock and they never gave me any lip about it being tampered with. If you're telling the god honest truth I feel like you're being played. Did you talk to SOA directly about the evaluation or are you only speaking to the dealer?
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Old 09-12-2013, 10:10 PM   #140
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I had the same issue, spun rod bearing on a 6000 mile engine. Took about a month but Subaru eventually got around to replacing my short block. My car was bone stock and they never gave me any lip about it being tampered with. If you're telling the god honest truth I feel like you're being played. Did you talk to SOA directly about the evaluation or are you only speaking to the dealer?
I spoke with SOA, had a case # and a rep that was handling the case but all he told me was the same thing the dealership told me, nothing more. I asked Him to have them look over the data again because I know there has to be some form of mistake but I guess he just blew me off on that because that was never done.
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Old 09-14-2013, 12:13 AM   #141
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Like someone said, hire a lawyer, or file a claim against them yourself. Chances are it's cheaper for them to fix it than to fight you in court.
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Old 09-14-2013, 10:35 AM   #142
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Like someone said, hire a lawyer, or file a claim against them yourself. Chances are it's cheaper for them to fix it than to fight you in court.
It could also potentially be far more expensive for the OP if it doesn't go his way.
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Old 09-14-2013, 10:48 AM   #143
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this is issue has been closed between myself and SOA. They asked me to sign a realease that prevents me from disclosing the terms of the compensation.. In the end, they did the right thing and I am perfectly fine with what they did..Side note, Joe at Cityside Subaru in Blemont was great!.. I know where i am taking my car for any service related issues..

^^^ This guy was actually the OP and it was resolved.
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Old 09-15-2013, 05:44 PM   #144
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^^^ This guy was actually the OP and it was resolved.
Yes but unfortunately for me they already told me that they denied my warranty and I'm looking at a $7,000 repair but we shall see what happens!
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Old 09-15-2013, 06:37 PM   #145
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Yes but unfortunately for me they already told me that they denied my warranty and I'm looking at a $7,000 repair but we shall see what happens!
Sorry to hear about that. I went back through your posts and based on what you have going on I would advise getting an attorney as well. Probably cost you $200-$300 to have a letter sent to SOA for starters. That may be enough to get them to rethink their position. Good Luck
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Old 09-16-2013, 08:23 PM   #146
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So I just got the official letter from SOA today stating "after diagnosis it has been determined that the failure of the rod bearing in ur vehicle was the result of oil starvation from high boost pressure and excessive heat caused by a reprogram of the engine control module. This is not a manufacturers defect and therefore would not be covered under the manufacturers limited warranty.
The manufacturers limited warranties do not cover any part which malfunctions, fails or is damaged due to an unauthorized alteration or modification made to the vehicle such as the removal of parts or the installation of parts, equipment or impropper repairs or adjustments not approve or recommend by subaru of america, Inc."
Now I would like for them to prove to me that my car's ecu was reprogrammed and when this was done. There is something very shady going on at subaru I've read a thread where they denied someone's warranty because they took their stock car to the track and spun a bearing, his warranty was denied on grounds of abuse. What the hell is going on??

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Old 09-16-2013, 09:26 PM   #147
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They want money... Remember this is a business. I'd just say **** it. Get a built motor and NEVER have to deal with a stealership again. Performance Auto Solutions will be working on my car from now on.
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Old 09-16-2013, 09:39 PM   #148
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They want money... Remember this is a business. I'd just say **** it. Get a built motor and NEVER have to deal with a stealership again. Performance Auto Solutions will be working on my car from now on.
Exactly the route I plan to take if something were to get denied by SOA.
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Old 09-16-2013, 09:42 PM   #149
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I guess I'm having a really hard time understanding how is it subaru market the sti as a rally sport car and then demand that you drive it like a 4 cylinder honda accord which would have lasted longer anyways
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Old 09-16-2013, 09:47 PM   #150
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I guess I'm having a really hard time understanding how is it subaru market the sti as a rally sport car and then demand that you drive it like a 4 cylinder honda accord which would have lasted longer anyways
"Rally-inspired" is different from a rally car
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