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Old 08-13-2008, 01:41 PM   #1
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Subaru Stars 2008 STi "ENGINE CONTROL MODULE" recall.

Got word from my service dept, open recall:

8.11.08 -
# WVE-15 "Engine Control Module"

No further details, the service dept did not receive the download from SOA yet. They called and was told that yes, there is in fact a reflash being sent. 1-2 weeks.
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Old 08-13-2008, 02:02 PM   #2
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Recall seems like a strong word for SOA.
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Old 08-13-2008, 02:08 PM   #3
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Or reflash.. whichever...
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Old 08-13-2008, 03:42 PM   #4
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says recall on my service slip.
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Old 08-13-2008, 04:08 PM   #5
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says recall on my service slip.
Did you get yours done?
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Old 08-13-2008, 04:37 PM   #6
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no. SOA has not sent out the control module download yet.
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Old 08-13-2008, 06:32 PM   #7
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So is this for all 08 Sti's or select ones?

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Old 08-13-2008, 06:33 PM   #8
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Just ran my wife's 08 VIN on subarunet. Looks like it applies to her vehicle.
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Old 08-13-2008, 06:48 PM   #9
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no. SOA has not sent out the control module download yet.
Thats what I thought I couldnt find anything in STIS.

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So is this for all 08 Sti's or select ones?

Josh
So far all of the ones Ive pulled up are effected.
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Old 08-14-2008, 12:36 PM   #10
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Thats what I thought I couldnt find anything in STIS.
Look again.
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Old 08-14-2008, 12:38 PM   #11
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Thats what I thought I couldnt find anything in STIS.



So far all of the ones Ive pulled up are effected.
Link please to lookup VINS.
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Old 08-14-2008, 12:41 PM   #12
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Link please to lookup VINS.
Not for public use, dealer only.
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Old 08-14-2008, 01:25 PM   #13
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some more info:


WVE-15 ECM Reprogramming Service Program

2008 Impreza WRX STI
SOA has initiated a Service Program (WVE-15) to reprogram the Engine Control Module (ECM)
on certain 2008MY Impreza WRX STI vehicles.
Under certain harsh driving patterns, specifically when repeatedly or continuously operating the
engine above the “red-line” (RPM above 6,700), abnormal combustion could occur resulting in
serious internal engine damage in the form of broken piston ring lands. This abnormal
combustion condition is the result of an “over lean” fuel mixture caused by a combination of fuel
cut activation and high turbo boost. To prevent this condition from occurring, Subaru has
developed a modification to the Engine Control Module software logic that will improve
combustion management above “red-line” engine speed. This revised logic will not adversely
affect peak vehicle performance.
General information concerning this Service Program:



The WVE-15 Service Program Bulletin will be posted on the Techinfo.Subaru.com
website on Thursday, August 14th. The Campaign Bulletin contains additional information
concerning identification of affected vehicles, repair and claim submission procedures.



On or around August 14, 2008, dealers will be sent affected VIN lists by their Area
Service Office. Dealers are requested to immediately perform this campaign on all
affected vehicles in dealer inventory. Important: Some vehicles that appear on dealer
affected VIN lists may have already been updated by Subaru. Prior to performing
repairs, confirm coverage by using the Vehicle Coverage Inquiry in the Dealer
Communication System (DCS). Vehicles that have been updated by Subaru will
appear "completed" in DCS.



CDS control numbers for this Service Program are currently available through DCS.



Subaru will mail owner notification letters on or around August 15, 2008.
Reprogramming software:
The July 2008 SSMIII Software update was released by SOA on August 12, 2008 and contains
the reprogramming pack file needed to complete this Service Program.
Upgrade Version Numbers



Software: 1.15.33.3



Interface Box: 1.6.0



Interface Box CF Card: 1.2.35
Pack File
22611AN351.pak. - 2008MY Impreza STI, ECM To prevent the abnormal combustion during fuel
cut and recovery condition by rev. limiter
Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.
Subaru of America, Inc.
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Old 08-14-2008, 01:36 PM   #14
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Yeah I was going to post that but didn't cause its on subaru's private info site for dealers only.

However I bet the letter us 08 STi owners will be getting in the mail will say the same things.
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Old 08-15-2008, 03:49 AM   #15
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Posted by DigitalFriend at IWSTI:

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Here's the PDF... Attached Files WVE-15238263.pdf (317.2 KB, 16 views)

Makes me wonder about their ad campaign:



-Devin
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Old 08-15-2008, 08:33 AM   #16
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Posted by DigitalFriend at IWSTI:




Makes me wonder about their ad campaign:



-Devin


Riiiiiggggggghhhttttt............... because the ad campaign was just part of a vast fuji conspiracy to lure STi drivers into blowing up their engines........




BTW: The flash should be available at your local dealer already. We had it in our computer as of yesterday morning. If you need it, and live in NOVA/DC area, just holla.

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Old 08-15-2008, 08:56 AM   #17
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this is why you never buy a 1st gen platform... generally, those years are always the ones with bugs... the 09 sti will be much better
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Old 08-15-2008, 09:37 AM   #18
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this is why you never buy a 1st gen platform... generally, those years are always the ones with bugs... the 09 sti will be much better
LOGIC FLAW.

Please reference how much better the 2007 sti was over the 2006......
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Old 08-15-2008, 09:52 AM   #19
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LOGIC FLAW.

Please reference how much better the 2007 sti was over the 2006......
True, true.....
I have an 09 coming, I can only hope they addressed this problem.
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Old 08-15-2008, 10:18 AM   #20
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True, true.....
I have an 09 coming, I can only hope they addressed this problem.
I'm sure it has already been addressed at the factory, as the fix for the 2008's has already his the dealerships.
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Old 08-15-2008, 01:32 PM   #21
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if i go ask my dealer about this and he says i need it. will it have anything to do with my accessport/ecu? should marry my ap back to stock? what will happen to my tune? or does this not even affect any of that?
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Old 08-15-2008, 01:49 PM   #22
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Old 08-15-2008, 01:54 PM   #23
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Reports are that Cobb is having their car reflashed and then they will see what was changed and work on a new map/firmware release whatever it may entail.
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Old 08-15-2008, 01:57 PM   #24
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Old 08-15-2008, 01:59 PM   #25
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well thats ****ty. haha alot of parts i have to take off to get my car to hold idle without the amr map i have. that ****in sucks.
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