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Old 09-21-2013, 09:59 PM   #176
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I just bought a brand new 2014 STi, and currently have 450 miles on it. I wish I would have read this entire thread and the many like it prior to purchase. This is scary and it seems like SoA hates owners.
And what would you have done with this information? Would you have really reconsidered the purchase? As many have said, enjoy the car. Chances are, you will have no issues.
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Old 09-23-2013, 05:33 PM   #177
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Luckily for me I have no engine knock on my car, I would suggest bringing into the dealers to have their technicians look at it and go from there.

I do however noticed after a cold start and warming the car for about 2 minutes as soon as I put her in 1st gear and it fully engages in about 3-5 seconds I hear a clunk every single time. This always happens!! I hope it's normal, only happens in first gear and when the car start in the morning I've notice when I go to work. Anyone have this one time knock or clunk when in 1st gear?
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Old 09-23-2013, 05:47 PM   #178
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Luckily for me I have no engine knock on my car, I would suggest bringing into the dealers to have their technicians look at it and go from there.

I do however noticed after a cold start and warming the car for about 2 minutes as soon as I put her in 1st gear and it fully engages in about 3-5 seconds I hear a clunk every single time. This always happens!! I hope it's normal, only happens in first gear and when the car start in the morning I've notice when I go to work. Anyone have this one time knock or clunk when in 1st gear?
Does it come from the back passenger side? Mine does this too, every time on a cold start. I think it's the ebrake/hill assist.
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Old 09-23-2013, 06:30 PM   #179
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Does it come from the back passenger side? Mine does this too, every time on a cold start. I think it's the ebrake/hill assist.
Mine came from the front for the car, seems like where the transmission would be. I can feel the clunk noise when it happens in the driver side seat. I really wonder if it is the brake assist or something in the transmission.
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Old 09-23-2013, 06:39 PM   #180
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Mine came from the front for the car, seems like where the transmission would be. I can feel the clunk noise when it happens in the driver side seat. I really wonder if it is the brake assist or something in the transmission.
Might want to get that checked out.
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Old 09-23-2013, 06:44 PM   #181
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I've read it's the abs self check ... LOl I'll have to ask the dealer next time I bring her in for 3500 oil change which is coming up soon. I have to verify that now
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Old 09-23-2013, 08:30 PM   #182
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Got about 1,350 miles and 1 month on my 2013 DGM WRX Hatch and...
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"hey...everythings peachy over here, fine and dandy."
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Old 09-23-2013, 08:40 PM   #183
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It is way more than one incident there are three or four people in this thread alone reporting the same exact thing. I have a 2011 mustang gt with a2.3l whipple supercharger on it that Ford still does warranty work on. I love my sti so far but it sounds like there is an issue here.
yet there are tens of thousands operating flawlessly.

if you are this paranoid, you probably should just stick to the bus.
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Old 09-23-2013, 09:30 PM   #184
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I just dont see how Subaru can just say a tune caused the failure when there are so many "tuned" Subarus" that run as healthy as can be. how did this "tune" cause oil starvation exactly? I saw what buggy posted but how many vf52's are running 20 psi and never get oil starvation. I wonder what would happen if u showed up with data logs and said "show me whats wrong here" if they couldnt show me some proof it would be lawyer time
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Old 09-24-2013, 04:17 PM   #185
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I just dont see how Subaru can just say a tune caused the failure when there are so many "tuned" Subarus" that run as healthy as can be. how did this "tune" cause oil starvation exactly? I saw what buggy posted but how many vf52's are running 20 psi and never get oil starvation. I wonder what would happen if u showed up with data logs and said "show me whats wrong here" if they couldnt show me some proof it would be lawyer time
I've begged to see this info they said they saw that my computer has been reprogrammed and no one can provide me with such info so other steps have taken just waiting on the outcome!!
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Old 09-24-2013, 04:39 PM   #186
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I've begged to see this info they said they saw that my computer has been reprogrammed and no one can provide me with such info so other steps have taken just waiting on the outcome!!
if u truly werent abusing it I hope everything works out. what I'm saying is regardless if it was tuned or not that doesnt mean the tune caused the failure. I haven't heard of a tune causing a spun bearing....
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Old 09-24-2013, 05:07 PM   #187
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So I picked up my 2013 on Saturday (I love it btw), drive off the lot straight to work. I get out of work and the first thing I see is the CEL light go on, flashy cruise, I think you guys call it limp mode or something. I wanted to know what the codes were, so I stopped at Pep Boys and it's throwing a P0171(System too lean) and a P0300(Multiple Engine misfire ). I hope it's not too horrible but I'm gonna bring it to the dealership tomorrow. But yea I shouldn't be having this problem, especially the same day I drive it off the lot.

P.S. the car has 8000 miles on it...
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Old 09-24-2013, 05:09 PM   #188
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Dirty MAF could be the culprit.
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Old 09-24-2013, 05:23 PM   #189
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Dirty MAF could be the culprit.
Thanks, I'll check it out.
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Old 09-24-2013, 05:46 PM   #190
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So I picked up my 2013 on Saturday (I love it btw), drive off the lot straight to work. I get out of work and the first thing I see is the CEL light go on, flashy cruise, I think you guys call it limp mode or something. I wanted to know what the codes were, so I stopped at Pep Boys and it's throwing a P0171(System too lean) and a P0300(Multiple Engine misfire ). I hope it's not too horrible but I'm gonna bring it to the dealership tomorrow. But yea I shouldn't be having this problem, especially the same day I drive it off the lot.

P.S. the car has 8000 miles on it...
No telling what the previous knob did to it. Hope it works out for you.
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Old 09-24-2013, 06:01 PM   #191
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No telling what the previous knob did to it. Hope it works out for you.
Thanks a lot. I'm keeping my hopes up for now...
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Old 10-03-2013, 07:54 PM   #192
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So after I got a chance to calm down and carefully think over the situation I decided to fix my car (7k) since I do need to get to and from work and $400 of rental car it seems the best choice and since I had to pay $1600 for the teardown anyway to the dealership.
Parts has been ordered and I'll keep u guys posted.

Ps still dealing with SOA indirectly
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Old 10-03-2013, 08:21 PM   #193
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Instead of putting the same parts back in, why not take it to a performance shop and see if they can do a built motor for cheaper.
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Old 10-03-2013, 10:40 PM   #194
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Instead of putting the same parts back in, why not take it to a performance shop and see if they can do a built motor for cheaper.
I'm having them replace the short block with a new one they ordered from subaru. I did checkout cobb tuning and it was gonna be around the same amount plus i would still have to pay the dealership $1600 so my plan is to have the one they took out rebuilt by cobb, the only thing that is damaged in the old short block is the rod bearing (said the service guys) so I figured I can have it re-built and set to the side just incase
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Old 10-25-2013, 07:28 PM   #195
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Ok so after going back and forth with subaru of america my car has been repaired under warranty and my warranty has been reinstated because they made a "MISTAKE"! Now waiting for SOA to complete their investigation for final results..
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Old 10-25-2013, 10:37 PM   #196
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Glad to hear that. How did they come to that conclusion?
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Old 10-26-2013, 12:25 AM   #197
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Ok so after going back and forth with subaru of america my car has been repaired under warranty and my warranty has been reinstated because they made a "MISTAKE"! Now waiting for SOA to complete their investigation for final results..
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Old 10-26-2013, 11:22 AM   #198
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Glad to hear that. How did they come to that conclusion?
Well in my previous posts I told you guys how they said I reprogrammed the PCM/computer, they told me in order to reinstate my warranty after the repairs they had to replace the PCM with a new one from the factory well the caliberation id # on the new one was the same meaning my PCM was never tampered with so they called SOA and informed them of this and of course subaru was like "oops"
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Old 10-26-2013, 11:45 AM   #199
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Well in my previous posts I told you guys how they said I reprogrammed the PCM/computer, they told me in order to reinstate my warranty after the repairs they had to replace the PCM with a new one from the factory well the caliberation id # on the new one was the same meaning my PCM was never tampered with so they called SOA and informed them of this and of course subaru was like "oops"
That's awesome news. Maybe they will compensate you for the inconvenience
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Old 10-26-2013, 11:46 AM   #200
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I guess I got lucky with mine...spun a rod bearing in cylinder #2 @39k...I was stage 2 and had to put everything back to stock...fixed under warranty...never had to deal with SOA
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