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Old 04-28-2013, 04:34 PM   #51
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Clutch creak checking in. Also get a constant squealing noise when clutch depressed when the engine is on and not warmed (Not sure if its the TOB or what?)
The squealing is your TOB, master tech @my local dealer said it was normal with 08+ wrx's happens especially with cold humid weather. He said "I could lube the TOB for you but it would be back after a few weeks" is was nonetheless unamused....
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Old 04-28-2013, 04:43 PM   #52
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That is the TOB. Very common it seems and it does go away after driving a little bit. The creak is most likely the welds.
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Old 04-30-2013, 09:19 AM   #53
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Update: With my screw and clamp block solution, it seems to have actually settled a little and is silent now
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Old 04-30-2013, 09:57 AM   #54
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Update: With my screw and clamp block solution, it seems to have actually settled a little and is silent now
Have u had someone pump the clutch for you while you check of the clutch master cylinder moves?
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Old 04-30-2013, 10:05 AM   #55
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There's still flex in the firewall. I've just isolated that one broken spotweld.
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Old 04-30-2013, 02:29 PM   #56
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I stepped up into a Mustang GT because my clutch started clicking and creaking (among other things). The mustang's clutch is buttery smooth. Subaru needs to step up and fix this problem.
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Old 04-30-2013, 05:12 PM   #57
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Hey guys! We launched the website. Please go online and fill out the information as soon as possible! Thanks!
http://www.subarufirewallclassaction.com/
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Old 04-30-2013, 08:16 PM   #58
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Subscribed! I definitely notice creaking and a strange clutch feel once in a while. Also could this issue cause occasional gear grinds?!?!
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Old 05-01-2013, 10:59 AM   #59
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This can definitely result in a few gear grinds as the clutch point moves due to the cylinder moving.
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Old 05-07-2013, 10:38 AM   #60
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Took mine into the delaership yesterday and they called today and stated that the aftermarket warranty would not cover it and neither would SOA so need some advice from someone that has had better luck with SOA.
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Old 05-07-2013, 02:14 PM   #61
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Took mine into the delaership yesterday and they called today and stated that the aftermarket warranty would not cover it and neither would SOA so need some advice from someone that has had better luck with SOA.
Call SOA yourself and get ready for a battle. Don't trust the dealerships word.

Let us know how it goes for you.
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Old 05-07-2013, 02:54 PM   #62
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Dealership just called back and said if I will pay $500 Subaru will pick up the rest. Still dont think I should have to pay anything since this is a common issue.
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Old 05-07-2013, 03:28 PM   #63
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Dealership just called back and said if I will pay $500 Subaru will pick up the rest. Still dont think I should have to pay anything since this is a common issue.
Agree with u 100% this is a manufacturing issue not your fault in any way, one other member had to argue for 10 days via email and phone with SOA till they budged and agreed to fix the issue...unfortunately those 10 days he was out of car and in a rental which he paid out if his pocket. I say stand your ground and call SOA back up and argue your case.

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Old 05-07-2013, 04:17 PM   #64
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Called SOA and filed a claim as well as the NHTSA also jumped on board with the class action law suit. Figure i will be getting a call from the dealership in the next couple of days. Hopefully
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Old 05-07-2013, 05:04 PM   #65
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Called SOA and filed a claim as well as the NHTSA also jumped on board with the class action law suit. Figure i will be getting a call from the dealership in the next couple of days. Hopefully
Best of luck to you, I totally feel you as I will be in your shoes I'm a couple days myself. Let us know how it all turns out.
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Old 05-07-2013, 06:16 PM   #66
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I've got a 2012 with 7500 daily driven miles on it and my clutch is popping like crazy.

I'm going to call my dealership in the next few days and see what they can do. They have a great service department and the service manager I work with is really awesome so hopefully they will work with me....assuming my clutch popping is related to this.

What a bummer though!
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Old 05-08-2013, 04:58 AM   #67
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video on first post is private. I checked my clutch reservoir on my 13 sti and it moves a little bit , no noise.. Should I be concerned?
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Old 05-08-2013, 11:15 AM   #68
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:25 seconds into the video and you can see the Clutch Master Cylinder moving off the firewall.

Here is the firewall from behind the dash; broken weld and all...
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Old 05-09-2013, 07:09 AM   #69
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I dont think mine moves that much , I will have to take a video of it and post it...
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Old 05-09-2013, 03:42 PM   #70
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I've got a 2012 with 7500 daily driven miles on it and my clutch is popping like crazy.

I'm going to call my dealership in the next few days and see what they can do. They have a great service department and the service manager I work with is really awesome so hopefully they will work with me....assuming my clutch popping is related to this.

What a bummer though!
Mine would pop on occasion and I searched all underneath to find the culprit. Seeing how most techs fail at addressing these types of annoyances, I simply grabbed the clutch pedal, pulled it hard towards the seat and a bit to the right at the same time. The popping went away. That was 4 months ago.
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Old 05-09-2013, 04:38 PM   #71
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Mine would pop on occasion and I searched all underneath to find the culprit. Seeing how most techs fail at addressing these types of annoyances, I simply grabbed the clutch pedal, pulled it hard towards the seat and a bit to the right at the same time. The popping went away. That was 4 months ago.
Madmax, so what exactly was wrong with your clutch pedal that made it pop? I assume this not firewall weld related? And kudos for fixing your issue so easily and without any special tools etc.
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Old 05-11-2013, 12:19 PM   #72
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An update to my issue:

Subaru said the firewall was fine and put in a whole new clutch assembly, saying it was all In The clutch. The clutch is now mega light and I don't hear any creaking and the brake no longer moves a full inch to the left. Now it just wiggles a 1/8" or so a bit which the clutch us engaged.
Might be worth it to say in the 40000 miles I've owned the car I've never ever felt it like this.

Also this is the second "entire clutch assembly" replacement it's had in 50k miles by the dealer

Idk if this has solved the issue or just covered it up for a bit. Well see in the long run.
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Old 05-11-2013, 02:17 PM   #73
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Took my car in today and left it till its fully assessed and SOA gives it the "green light" to work on the car under warranty. The tech who saw it did mention that he heard 2 different noises. 1. The clutch pressure plate (squeaking creaking noise) and 2. The Popping noise which could be the broken welds. He actually has worked on cars with broken welds and had them repaired as a side note.

He mentioned that a little bit of movement and sponginess in the brake pedal was normal and as well as a little bit of flex in the firewall. O.o

Will report back when my case moves forward

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Old 05-23-2013, 09:49 PM   #74
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Update got my car back after 1 week and a half, they fixed the weld at no cost to me but it was now without a struggle. They initially only offered to cover half of the repair leaving me with a $480 bill to pay but stood my ground and got em to cover it out of bumper to bumper warranty.

Some key advice with all who are in my shoes.
-email SOA 1st and start a claim with them before taking it to the dealer
-stand your ground
-key points why they should cover the repair 100%
A. Bracket assembly and welds are not a wear and tear item. You didn't cause this, it is a manufacturing defect.
B. This bracket is directly part of the braking, clutch, and accelerator if it catastrophically fails it will render your vehicle uncontrollable causing a potentially dangerous situation. You may crash/kill someone or die yourself/get seriously injured or injure others. This is a big safety concern period!
C. The welds were put in palace by an engineer who designed them to support the pedal assembly and with out some (broke welds) the whole thing is compromised.

PM if you have any questions concerns etc

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Old 05-24-2013, 03:14 PM   #75
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Are you guys hearing this pop coming directly from the clutch pedal or in the dash area? The pop I'm now getting in my '09 WRX seems to pop right from the pedal.
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