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Old 02-19-2016, 10:22 AM   #1
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Default Recall Notice WQW58 - 14'/15' WRX/2.0XT Forester ECM Reprogramming

Just received this email from Subaru. I know some folks had issues with dealer's not reprogramming unless there was a code thrown - looks like this recall addresses that issue.


"Important Recall Information - Please open and read immediately

Subaru Service Program WQW-58

Dear Subaru Owner:

We would like to thank you for your selection of a Subaru vehicle. We take pride in our products and are committed to your continued satisfaction.

Subaru has developed a modification to the Engine Control Module (ECM) software logic due to a possible pre-ignition issue on certain 2015 model year WRX vehicles and certain 2014 and 2015 model year 2.0XT Forester vehicles, equipped with a 2.0 liter turbocharged engine.

You received this notice because our records indicate that you currently own one of these vehicles.

DESCRIPTION
Under certain high engine load driving conditions, engine combustion may occur prior to spark ignition resulting in elevated cylinder temperatures and pressures. This could cause a rough idle and engine noise, and if left unaddressed it could lead to excessive erosion of the spark plugs and possible engine damage.

REPAIR
The repair will be performed at no cost to you. Subaru will inspect your vehicle and reprogram the ECM. If any related spark plug or engine damage is detected during the inspection, your vehicle will be repaired.

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO
You should immediately contact your Subaru retailer (dealer) for an appointment to have this repair performed.


HOW LONG WILL THE REPAIR TAKE?
The time to perform the inspection and reprogramming is approximately three hours. However, it may be necessary to leave your vehicle for a longer period of time on the day of your scheduled appointment to allow your Subaru retailer flexibility in scheduling, or for repair.

CALIFORNIA REGISTERED OWNERS
The California Air Resources Board requires that emission related campaigns be completed prior to California’s vehicle registration renewal process; without this repair, you will not be able to register your vehicle during your next annual registration. Upon completion of this campaign, your California dealer will complete and provide you a “Proof of Correction Certificate.” If required, present the certificate to the California Department of Motor Vehicles (the “DMV”) when renewing your California registration as proof of campaign completion. If the DMV does not request the certificate, we recommend that you keep it for your records.

In addition, the State of California requires that every vehicle must pass an emission test (SMOG Check) every two years and before it is sold. Without the service we are providing at no charge, your vehicle may not pass this test."
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Old 02-19-2016, 10:43 AM   #2
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Yeah, just got the letter yesterday for the 2015 WRX I bought when they first came out. However I traded that car this past fall for a 2016 Legacy 3.6R. I'm 65 and although I enjoyed the fun ride of the WRX, the stiff suspension was getting to my old bones. The Legacy is better suited for me. My 7th Subaru.
Dodged a bullet on the WRX recall.
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Old 02-19-2016, 11:13 AM   #3
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This is already all over the forum. Why do you feel the need to start another thread on it? Look to see if something has already been addressed before creating another useless thread.
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Old 02-19-2016, 02:51 PM   #4
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Got my car back yesterday. They said the new Calibration ID# is LF75300S
Didn't notice much difference in driving.

Question #1: If they reflashed ECM.. shouldn't my triple display setting been erased?
Mine was set at Turbo PSI, Engine Oil Temp., and MPG and when I got back my car it's still there unchanged.

Question #2: Any way to check if they really updated the ECM? (I have low expectation on dealerships..)
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Old 02-19-2016, 05:33 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by typicalman1 View Post
Got my car back yesterday. They said the new Calibration ID# is LF75300S
Didn't notice much difference in driving.
Under the ECM update FAQs directly from Subaru:
Q: Will this affect any components in the vehicle?
A: No. This update will not affect the performance or integrity of any components in your vehicle.
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Old 02-19-2016, 06:26 PM   #6
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