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Old 01-26-2013, 12:21 PM   #3176
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Note that the bulletin above indicates that SOA will apply the WVK-21 fuel leak fix for free on any 2002-3 WRX with no questions asked (i.e. dealer doesn't need to duplicate the problem). However, that deal only lasts while the car has been "in-service" for less than 12 years. Deliveries of the 2002 WRX began on Mar 15, 2001, so time will run out on Mar 15, 2013 for some of the first-delivered 2002 WRX cars.
Not any my friend, don't bring people's hopes up.
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Old 01-27-2013, 05:17 PM   #3177
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Not any my friend, don't bring people's hopes up.
^^ This. I was turned away, because they said there were no open recalls on my car. My car's been in the midwest its whole life. I told them that I could physically see the gas on the problem hose and they turned me away and told me to just tighten the hose clamp.
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Old 01-27-2013, 07:49 PM   #3178
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The Vehicle has to fall within the vin range. Also for those vehicles not in the cold weather states listed as a recall, the warranty is extended to 12 years so they are OBLIGATED to fix it according to the TSB.
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Old 01-27-2013, 08:11 PM   #3179
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Yeah and the fact is, even if it wasn't an obligation as a dealer in the SOA chain, the 'cost' is covered by the TSB/SOA so that really a dealership would be MORONS to decline you.

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We topped up your washer fluid, checked/balanced the tire pressures left-right, and we did a free check of your oil and other fluids/filters (18 in total) noting which ones looked like the were getting close to or at a service point.

If you wanted to book any of this now or later, it's up to you, in fact you can enter in the quote # at the very top right of the invoice on our website and that will let you see service suggestions/make bookings/track self-service/repairs or just order parts.

You will have to login and also enter the VIN# of the car on your invoice to make an account for security.

Otherwise just sign here and you'll be on your way. "
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If anyone says this crap is hard BTW, I can produce a webpage that's mobile/tablet/desktop friendly, plus have identical Android/BB/WinMo/iOS apps, with training videos and live app help in under 4 hours (iOS app cert times are not the responsibility of the developer and delivery in any form cannot be guaranteed nor predicted. ALL HAIL APPLE.) Sure.. It'd take weeks to tie it into the dealership's service/parts software, and you'd be hacking because the devs of those apps want you to be certified with them, but hey, getting the interface in-front of your clients isn't hard the hard part is the back-hack to make it work with everything else.

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Old 01-28-2013, 06:47 PM   #3180
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This has been an ongoing problem with my 04 STi. I paid $300 or so the first time to fix it. Lasted about a month or 2, then again. Same line. Same leak. Second time it was fixed for free, (Garcia Subaru in El Paso is awesome btw). Now, Im back home in Missouri since I got out of the military. And not even a week of being here. Again. This time its coming from the opposite side, and under the turbo.

Once I figure out how, I can post a video up of the last leak. Very hard to get a video of this current one due to where its leaking from.



Sorry for the crappy video. Was at work and just had my potato to record it with.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVLAg...ature=youtu.be

But you can clearly see the leak. And you can clearly see it dripping about 1 drop a second. This is how the leak is that I have now, just from a different line.

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Old 01-28-2013, 08:22 PM   #3181
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How many miles on it? IMHO - you should call Subaru on it. Or, I think there is a way on Subaru.com to send an e-mail? Send them the You Tube link?
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Old 01-28-2013, 09:39 PM   #3182
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The Vehicle has to fall within the vin range. Also for those vehicles not in the cold weather states listed as a recall, the warranty is extended to 12 years so they are OBLIGATED to fix it according to the TSB.
So eventhough my vehicle suffers from this recall and is in a cold weather state but not in the VIN range I am SOL. But those cars in not cold weather states within the VIN range can??? What crap, this makes as much sense as ObamaCare

that last comment wasnt aimed at u blackfang
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Old 01-28-2013, 09:49 PM   #3183
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I know as i am not SOA, just stating facts from a TSB.
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Old 01-29-2013, 01:40 AM   #3184
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How many miles on it? IMHO - you should call Subaru on it. Or, I think there is a way on Subaru.com to send an e-mail? Send them the You Tube link?
Car has 135xxx miles. Roughly 30xxx on new engine. Blew just after 100k. And had replaced.

And I don't know. Nearest dealer to me now is about 2 hours away. But I could mail them about it. With this video, and try for another video of the current leak. Could possibly include the service receipts for the times I had it fixed.
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Old 01-29-2013, 06:50 AM   #3185
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Car has 135xxx miles. Roughly 30xxx on new engine. Blew just after 100k. And had replaced.

And I don't know. Nearest dealer to me now is about 2 hours away. But I could mail them about it. With this video, and try for another video of the current leak. Could possibly include the service receipts for the times I had it fixed.
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Old 01-29-2013, 06:55 AM   #3186
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So eventhough my vehicle suffers from this recall and is in a cold weather state but not in the VIN range I am SOL. But those cars in not cold weather states within the VIN range can??? What crap, this makes as much sense as ObamaCare
You car might be leaking fuel but it doesn't "suffer from this recall," regardless of what state you're in. Subaru redesigned the fuel line assembly with a lengthened hose to alleviate the cold-weather leakage problem. Replacing the old-design assembly with the new one is what this recall is all about. On Sept 13, 2002, Subaru began using the newly redesigned assembly on the WRX production line in Gunma, Japan. So if your WRX was built on or after that date, then it already has the "fix" installed and won't benefit from installing it again.

This is not rocket science, although I doubt that even a handful of rocket scientists on this planet fully comprehend ObamaCare (AKA ACA - Affordable Care Act).
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Old 01-29-2013, 11:01 AM   #3187
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I hear you. Sorry, should have been more clear. If you paid for a repair, had the same repair re-done (I'm guessing under a warranty) and now for a third time? That's why I think a call to SOA is in order..
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Old 01-29-2013, 05:13 PM   #3188
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I just would rather get rid of of those cheap fuel lines and upgrade it. So even if the problem happens with, lets say the Perrin kit, i know its coming from point a or b. not somewhere between point a and z, thats hidden under everything in the engine bay.
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Old 02-04-2013, 11:03 AM   #3189
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i have 05 STI and am seeing this issue. Is there any pictures of the area this smell is believed to be originating from?
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Old 02-04-2013, 01:23 PM   #3190
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You car might be leaking fuel but it doesn't "suffer from this recall," regardless of what state you're in. Subaru redesigned the fuel line assembly with a lengthened hose to alleviate the cold-weather leakage problem. Replacing the old-design assembly with the new one is what this recall is all about. On Sept 13, 2002, Subaru began using the newly redesigned assembly on the WRX production line in Gunma, Japan. So if your WRX was built on or after that date, then it already has the "fix" installed and won't benefit from installing it again.

This is not rocket science, although I doubt that even a handful of rocket scientists on this planet fully comprehend ObamaCare (AKA ACA - Affordable Care Act).
Newly redesigned by the same ignorant engineers it seems...I love my Subaru and that's partly because it's made uniquely. But if the engineers have trouble stopping a fuel leak well...let's just say I'd rather have a well built I4 over an H4 that doesn't have the basics down.
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Old 02-06-2013, 01:30 PM   #3191
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Subaru Stars Fuel smell in cold weather

Well, my 2002 WRX starting smelling like fuel when we had a cold snap here in Washington state. Turns out it was one of the fuel lines mentioned in the recall. Mine was bought in CA, so it doesn't fall into the recall. Neither does the state of Washington. The car has 139k on the odometer, so I can't really complain, but it did run me $500 to get it repaired by a non dealer shop. I had ALL the old fuel lines replaced as they were getting brittle and showing signs of cracking. The local dealer quote was more than twice what I paid, and I must say, I trust the non dealer shop a whole lot more.

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Old 02-06-2013, 10:56 PM   #3192
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What version? Swapping over to a Ver.8 ej207 got me off this issue (dunno why I don't nuke the thread subscription?) and I've been through some very cold weather with this motor.
im running a v7 ej207. sorry for the delayed response. i guess one of these days ill get around to fixing it but not a priority at the moment.
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Old 02-07-2013, 04:04 PM   #3193
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Well, my 2002 WRX starting smelling like fuel when we had a cold snap here in Washington state. Turns out it was one of the fuel lines mentioned in the recall. Mine was bought in CA, so it doesn't fall into the recall. Neither does the state of Washington. The car has 139k on the odometer, so I can't really complain, but it did run me $500 to get it repaired by a non dealer shop. I had ALL the old fuel lines replaced as they were getting brittle and showing signs of cracking. The local dealer quote was more than twice what I paid, and I must say, I trust the non dealer shop a whole lot more.

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Washington state most definitely qualifies. I have the letter I received in the mail.
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Old 02-07-2013, 04:30 PM   #3194
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good luck if you have a 9-2x. i was denied warranty service for the gas hose issue, as well as my control arm recall.
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Old 02-07-2013, 05:44 PM   #3195
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I having the same problem.. Smell of raw gas...I have 03 wrx. I just can't figure out the problem. I try by Tighten all he screw to fuel line and still having that gas smell. I need some help and ideas..
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Old 02-07-2013, 10:52 PM   #3196
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Well, my 2002 WRX starting smelling like fuel when we had a cold snap here in Washington state. Turns out it was one of the fuel lines mentioned in the recall. Mine was bought in CA, so it doesn't fall into the recall. Neither does the state of Washington. The car has 139k on the odometer, so I can't really complain, but it did run me $500 to get it repaired by a non dealer shop. I had ALL the old fuel lines replaced as they were getting brittle and showing signs of cracking. The local dealer quote was more than twice what I paid, and I must say, I trust the non dealer shop a whole lot more.

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You probably qualify for reimbursement from SOA for some of the costs of your repair. Details are on the 6th page in the pdf at http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs...9V468-1307.pdf.
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Old 02-08-2013, 11:30 AM   #3197
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You probably qualify for reimbursement from SOA for some of the costs of your repair. Details are on the 6th page in the pdf at http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs...9V468-1307.pdf.
Seriously people, it doesn't matter what state you are in. I just had mine done in CA.
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Old 02-08-2013, 12:33 PM   #3198
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I've been having this problem intermittently. When i brought my car into the dealer they told me they couldn't fix my car because the recall only applied to 2002's and mine is a 2003. After reading the pdf in the post above mine i saw my vin# fell into the extension. Called up SOA talked to a customer service rep and turns out my car is eligible. So either the dealer i brought it to incompetent or just didn't want to take the time and fix my car. Neither of which would surprise me.
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Old 02-08-2013, 02:01 PM   #3199
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I having the same problem.. Smell of raw gas...I have 03 wrx. I just can't figure out the problem. I try by Tighten all he screw to fuel line and still having that gas smell. I need some help and ideas..
The hoses causing this problem you cannot get to without removing the intake manifold.
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Old 02-25-2013, 02:00 AM   #3200
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My car doesn't qualify for the recall because it's not "currently registered in states within NOAA Climate Zone 1."

Yet it falls into the VIN range and I always get a strong gas smell whenever it's cold. Sometimes it's almost too strong that I've had to roll down the windows in freezing weather.

I'm going in for the lower front control arm's recall and going to see if I can pressure the dealer.
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