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Old 03-10-2016, 07:55 AM   #1
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My check engine light, traction control light is on, and cruise control is flashing. What could cause this?
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Old 03-10-2016, 05:28 PM   #2
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check your fuses?
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Old 03-10-2016, 10:05 PM   #3
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Go get the code pulled.
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Old 03-11-2016, 04:49 PM   #4
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I had 3 lights on my 15 impreza come on yesterday too. Mine were the ABS, Traction control and hill assist. My son was driving when this happened and it locked up the shifter so he could not put the car in drive. I told him to use the shift lock override and he was able to continue with his work day by leaving a screwdriver in the slot. After some research online it looked like could have been due to a bad brake light switch. I was able to get the car in to Subaru this a.m. and that was indeed the problem. They fixed it under warranty and we had the car back by 2pm.
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Old 03-13-2016, 07:06 PM   #5
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My check engine light, traction control light is on, and cruise control is flashing. What could cause this?
Have had the same issue for over year. It's your catalytic converters or an O2 sensor. Luckily I live in a county that doesn't require emissions. From what I've learned buy a high quality of oem or better part. Cheap replacements have been known to fail within a year or two and by then the part will be out of warranty. Don't be surprised if this costs you over a grand. On another note my car runs great despite this issue and no cruise control. Hope this helped!
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Old 03-13-2016, 10:27 PM   #6
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When you have a CEL come on, there's something wrong. Subaru decided to inconvenience you by disabling cruise control in hopes that you will find out what is wrong and get it fixed. It may be a cat system problem, or it may be an issue with any number of other things.
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Old 03-29-2016, 10:24 PM   #7
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Had mine repaired at the dealership, it was a brake sensor underneath the dash. About $50
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Old 04-03-2016, 10:51 PM   #8
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Default Check Engine Light not coming off; no blinking, diagnostics fine

Dear All,

I have a Subaru Impreza Hatchback 2009 model. The Check Engine light came on, and I have done the following:
(i) Had a diagnostic run on it - no problem was detected
(ii) Cannot get the code - the light is not blinking
(iii) Disconnected the battery - Reconnect - Comes back on .

My mechanic has no idea what is going on, I will be most appreciative if someone may point me in the direction to have this resolved.

Thank you
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Old 04-07-2016, 12:31 PM   #9
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You just threw some codes man don't worry about it, happens if you have mods and haven't tuned your car. Just shut off car and restart, should go away.
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Old 04-07-2016, 01:17 PM   #10
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You just threw some codes man don't worry about it, happens if you have mods and haven't tuned your car. Just shut off car and restart, should go away.
Your advice is to just ignore them? That's not a good idea.
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Old 04-10-2016, 02:26 PM   #11
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I have a similar problem. As soon as I start driving, my traction, ABS, and cruise control all turn off at the same time and the only way to make them come back on is restarting the car. Also, if it's under 35 degrees out, my e-brake light stays on even though it's not activated (which isn't an issue it's just annoying). I have checked fuses and break fluid as advised and both are fine. I'm not sure what this could be.

If anyone could help or point me in the right direction that would be great!

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Old 08-17-2016, 03:10 PM   #12
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Last time I saw this, it was because my wife did not install the gas cap before leaving the pump. Goes away after a few days of driving.
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Old 08-17-2016, 04:22 PM   #13
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Nice grave dig
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Old 08-21-2016, 02:59 AM   #14
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Dear All,

I have a Subaru Impreza Hatchback 2009 model. The Check Engine light came on, and I have done the following:
(i) Had a diagnostic run on it - no problem was detected
(ii) Cannot get the code - the light is not blinking
(iii) Disconnected the battery - Reconnect - Comes back on .

My mechanic has no idea what is going on, I will be most appreciative if someone may point me in the direction to have this resolved.

Thank you

Get a different mechanic.
If the CEL is on, there is a reason. The reason the CEL blinks is one of two - 1) you have a catalyst damaging misfire, or 2) Your vehicle is in dealer check mode. We don't check codes by counting blinky lights, we use scan tools.

If there is no fault, and the CEL is on, there is either a short in the wiring, a fault with the instrument cluster, or a fault with the ECU.
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Old 08-28-2016, 02:53 PM   #15
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With our cars when we get a CEL it disables traction control and cruise control so that we go get them checked out. Nothing is catastrophically wrong with you're car it happens all the time. I'd say go to autozone and have them read the code for you for free and see how major of a problem it is. If it's something tiny just clear the code and hope it doesn't come back, and if it does look more into it
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Old 08-28-2016, 02:54 PM   #16
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Get a different mechanic.

If the CEL is on, there is a reason. The reason the CEL blinks is one of two - 1) you have a catalyst damaging misfire, or 2) Your vehicle is in dealer check mode. We don't check codes by counting blinky lights, we use scan tools.



If there is no fault, and the CEL is on, there is either a short in the wiring, a fault with the instrument cluster, or a fault with the ECU.

There are many other reasons for CELs
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