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Old 10-31-2012, 05:01 PM   #1
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Default Subaru Service Program WQC-39: Engine Control Module Reprogramming

I just received this email from Subaru, has anyone done this yet?

Dear Subaru Owner:

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

Subaru has developed a modification to the Engine Control Module software logic to improve the monitoring parameters within the On-Board Diagnostic (OBDll) system for the engine coolant thermostat. This correction ensures that should there be an abnormal condition (i.e., the engine coolant does not reach or maintain the proper operating temperature), the “check engine light” will illuminate. The proper illumination of the “check engine light” is needed to alert you that corrective action may be required.

This software change has no effect on fuel economy or vehicle performance.

WHAT WE ARE ASKING YOU TO DO PROMPTLY

We ask that you schedule an appointment with your Subaru Dealer as soon as possible to have your vehicle’s Engine Control Module software reprogrammed. This will take approximately 30 minutes to complete. However, it may be necessary for you to leave your car longer on the day of your appointment to allow your dealer flexibility in scheduling. Your Subaru dealer will perform this modification at no cost to you.

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 10-31-2012, 05:10 PM   #2
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Got that too...going into dealer friday...yay miles on a loaner car!
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Old 10-31-2012, 05:15 PM   #3
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This for 2012 or 2013 ?
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Old 10-31-2012, 07:27 PM   #4
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Just received the same email today. My Impreza is a 2012. I'll schedule the appointment tomorrow.
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Old 10-31-2012, 07:40 PM   #5
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I got an email today as well for my '12.
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Old 10-31-2012, 08:07 PM   #6
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Same here, guess I will make an appointment for this sometime next week
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Old 11-01-2012, 02:04 AM   #7
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I had an appt with the dealer today for my 7500 mile oil change, advisor just told me about it and had it all done in less than 2 hrs. Sorry bro, I doubt you'll get a loaner for this. Just a software update.
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Old 11-01-2012, 05:54 AM   #8
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have no received this yet for my 13 so maybe only for the 12s.
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Old 11-01-2012, 10:11 AM   #9
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Looks like the new firmware just sets a CEL if you do something like install a colder thermostat.

It doesn't seem worth the time. I'll have it done when the car has to be taken in for something more important.

A digital coolant temperature display in the LCD or the trip computer would have been nice. Also, a finer resolution than 0.3 MPG...
/wishlist
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Old 11-01-2012, 10:32 AM   #10
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I havent gotten this yet
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Old 11-01-2012, 12:12 PM   #11
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I got the email. I have a 2012 w/cvt. Ill probably wait on it, stupid stealership only open till 4 on weekdays. Can I go to another dealership besides the one i purchased from?
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Old 11-01-2012, 03:01 PM   #12
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This only applies to cars registered in certain states; sounds like it's related to emissions standards, given the list:

Vehicles Registered in the States of
CA, CT, MA, MD, ME, NJ, NY, OR, PA, RI, VT, WA
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Old 11-01-2012, 03:04 PM   #13
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I just got back from the dealer. It looks to be for PZEV cars.
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Old 11-01-2012, 03:45 PM   #14
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Well considering all Imprezas were built as PZEV starting earlier this year, I would think it would apply to all of them.

Perhaps this update is only for PZEV states, though. Either way seems like a handy update to have at some point, knowing whether or not the car is at the right running temp.
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Old 11-01-2012, 03:52 PM   #15
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I got the email. I have a 2012 w/cvt. Ill probably wait on it, stupid stealership only open till 4 on weekdays. Can I go to another dealership besides the one i purchased from?
I don't see why you couldn't. I bought my car in Oakland, CA, but take my car to Livermore because of better CS. Car problems, I take it to Livermore, but this last oil change, I took it to Oakland. Its Livermore for me the rest of the way.
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Old 11-01-2012, 04:39 PM   #16
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No email yet concerning my '12 5MT pzev here in MA. Wonder if this is a CVT thing only?
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Old 11-01-2012, 05:22 PM   #17
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No email 2012 impreza 2.0i cvt pzev sedan build date 9/11 nc
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Old 11-01-2012, 06:08 PM   #18
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No email yet concerning my '12 5MT pzev here in MA. Wonder if this is a CVT thing only?
Nope. I got the email and have the 5MT tranny.
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Old 11-01-2012, 10:50 PM   #19
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Didn't get the email.
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Old 11-02-2012, 12:16 AM   #20
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Nothing here in Canada yet, as a matter of fact I don't think Subaru Canada or my dealership even has my email.
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Old 11-02-2012, 01:15 AM   #21
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I just got back from the dealer. It looks to be for PZEV cars.

Must be. Im not one.
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Old 11-02-2012, 11:48 AM   #22
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Got my notice today through E-Mail.
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Old 11-02-2012, 12:09 PM   #23
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Got my notice today through E-Mail.
Subaru must be staggering the emails so not everyone shows up at the dealership all at once. Also wondering if this is only for cars with certain manufacture dates.

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Old 11-02-2012, 03:46 PM   #24
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My notice just came in the mail, not email.

It does not look to be very important to rush to the dealer for this.
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Old 11-02-2012, 04:01 PM   #25
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My notice just came in the mail, not email.

It does not look to be very important to rush to the dealer for this.
for the same thing listed in the original post?
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