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Old 02-26-2013, 12:17 AM   #1
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A few weeks ago my car would just not turn over. It wasn't a very cold morning, and I had nearly a full tank of gas. It eventually did start after a little while. I wanted to wait and see if it happened again before making a thread, and it has not happened since. It was a weird one time occurrence.

What do you all think? Bad gas?
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Old 02-26-2013, 12:19 AM   #2
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I think you have a 1 year old car that's still under warranty. You should call the dealer and get them to fix it for free.
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Old 02-26-2013, 12:20 AM   #3
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Lol. Should have seen that coming.

You must not have read my whole post. It didn't happen again, so I see no reason to take it to the dealer. If it were an actual problem I am sure it would have happened again after that one instance. If I take the car to the dealer for an issue that is not happening anymore what do you think they would say?? ... Exactly. Waste of my time and theirs.

I am just curious to see what you all think it could have been.
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Old 02-26-2013, 12:52 AM   #4
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Did you by any chance get a new fuel filter?
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Old 02-26-2013, 03:52 AM   #5
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This happened once on my 2012 as well. I turned the key and it cranked, but did not fire up. Then I tried again and it fired after cranking a bit longer than normal. Like you, it only happened that one time.

I have no idea what the issue was, and didn't worry about it since it was a one time occurance.
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Old 02-26-2013, 07:32 AM   #6
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Lol. Should have seen that coming.

You must not have read my whole post.
Correct. My apologies. 12:30 AM = Not my friend.
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Old 02-26-2013, 08:58 AM   #7
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As we all know unless you can show and prove the problem to the dealer most of them will act as though you are crazy and send you on your way. Hopefully it was just a fluke
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:59 AM   #8
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Did you by chance disconnect your battery for any reason the night before? If so it resets the ecu learning and unless you leave the ignition on for a few seconds before trying to crank it will take longer than usual.
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:46 AM   #9
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This happened to me a few weeks ago on my 2013 wrx. Like the other posters had mentioned, it only happened once.
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Old 02-26-2013, 01:47 PM   #10
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Thanks for the responses everyone.

I have not changed the fuel filter nor did I reset the battery.
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Old 02-26-2013, 02:44 PM   #11
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I have had this problem before. It doesn't turn over right away sometimes. It cranks for about 3 seconds before it starts. I must say that this started happening after my last tune. It might be a fuel pressure issue or something like that but I'm not sure

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Old 02-26-2013, 02:46 PM   #12
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I've owned my car for a little more than 2 two years. One time and one time only, it would not start after driving it home from work and turning it off to open my garage door. First try, nothing. Second try after sitting for 10 seconds or so, vroom.

Don't sweat it. It's a mechanical device and it will have its moments of wtf??!!
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Old 02-26-2013, 03:58 PM   #13
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My battery died way sooner than I expected, perhaps get your battery checked and see what the results are?
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Old 02-26-2013, 04:09 PM   #14
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Did you by chance disconnect your battery for any reason the night before? If so it resets the ecu learning and unless you leave the ignition on for a few seconds before trying to crank it will take longer than usual.
Resets idle parameters, dont freak out its normal if you did in fact reset your ecu
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Old 02-26-2013, 07:13 PM   #15
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A few weeks ago my car would just not turn over. It wasn't a very cold morning, and I had nearly a full tank of gas. It eventually did start after a little while. I wanted to wait and see if it happened again before making a thread, and it has not happened since. It was a weird one time occurrence.

What do you all think? Bad gas?
Very weird, this has happened to me before as well. But only once...Strange indeed...
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Old 08-28-2013, 03:09 AM   #16
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Same issue here, this happened to once before a few months ago, didn't think anything of it it. But then it happened again this morning. Anybody have ideas? I'm gonna give the dealer a call tomorrow morning and see what they say.
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Old 08-28-2013, 05:17 AM   #17
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Happened to me once as well about 6 months ago. I have a 2011. Hasn't happened since.
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Old 08-28-2013, 07:01 AM   #18
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I've bad my 2011 wrx for about two years now and just this past winter it happend three times for me. The only thing I could track all three times was that it would happen on a day where there was a significant decrease in temperature. It would not start for about 5-10min or so. Have contacted Subaru. They won't do anything unless they can replicate it (figures). No idea what it is.

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Old 08-28-2013, 08:41 AM   #19
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Next time you guys have this happen try leaving car with power on but no crank for 10-15 seconds then try to start her up. Fires up right away? Then maybe power is not coming on right away to fuel pump
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Old 08-28-2013, 08:45 AM   #20
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Next time you guys have this happen try leaving car with power on but no crank for 10-15 seconds then try to start her up. Fires up right away? Then maybe power is not coming on right away to fuel pump
Good idea, will try this. Car doesn't turn over as quick as I remember. This problem only happened when I forgot to tighten down negative battery terminal though
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Old 08-28-2013, 02:58 PM   #21
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happened to me one day then a few days later it happened again. hasnt happened since. been close to a year since then.
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Old 08-28-2013, 05:29 PM   #22
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This has happened to me last fall in my 12 wrx, abd i live in NYC so it wasnt too cold. I tried to start the car and it wouldnt, i waited a minute and it struggled n didnt start, then a few more minutes passed and it turned on. Like many others this was a one time thing, so far.
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