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Old 06-23-2014, 08:22 AM   #26
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Old 06-24-2014, 04:29 AM   #27
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+10 on that car is bad news. Good luck
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Old 06-24-2014, 01:24 PM   #28
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These 2011+ cars have issues with the main wire harness junction in the engine bay. I had exactly these problems with my 2011 WRX. The issue was resolved by soldering a few of the loose/damaged wires in the loom (dealer repair under warranty). It took a while to find out what it was.

I sold my car after that business. ;(
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Old 06-24-2014, 03:22 PM   #29
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These 2011+ cars have issues with the main wire harness junction in the engine bay. I had exactly these problems with my 2011 WRX. The issue was resolved by soldering a few of the loose/damaged wires in the loom (dealer repair under warranty). It took a while to find out what it was.

I sold my car after that business. ;(
That just seems silly, that's like selling your house because a light bulb went out.
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Old 06-24-2014, 09:59 PM   #30
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That just seems silly, that's like selling your house because a light bulb went out.
yeah...like the idiot who sold his wrx because somebody convinced him it was gonna blow up

or the idiot who had a bent fender and sold the car because he didnt wanna drive a wrecked car

or the idiot who.....
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Old 06-24-2014, 11:47 PM   #31
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That just seems silly, that's like selling your house because a light bulb went out.

More like you're selling your house because a sinkhole has started to open up under it.

The engine is probably in the process of complete failure.
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Old 06-24-2014, 11:54 PM   #32
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More like you're selling your house because a sinkhole has started to open up under it.

The engine is probably in the process of complete failure.

more like YOU and SO BLOODY MANY OTHERS here do such stupid things because you have not a clue in hell about what you are doing or how these cars really work

but you THINK you do....and that makes you PERFECT consumers because you waste so MUCH MONEY doing such stupid things...and make others filthy rich while they laugh all the way to the bank on YOUR stupidity

congrats on feeding the stupid
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Old 06-24-2014, 11:55 PM   #33
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Yo,

Just 'cause the vehicle was at the dealers a bunch of days does not mean their best tech was working on it the whole time. I could have easily been put on the back burner for much of that time. This problem is not a profit center for the dealer...
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Old 06-25-2014, 07:21 AM   #34
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More like you're selling your house because a sinkhole has started to open up under it.

The engine is probably in the process of complete failure.
Hmm. Well of that's the case when I spun a bearing it obviously meant that my transmission is about to explode AND the frame will spilt in two as I go down the road leaving me with half a car.

Oh when my center console decided it doesn't want to stay closed with a load of junk in it, that means my wing is going to melt right?
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Old 06-25-2014, 08:08 AM   #35
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Any word on how this all shakes out? Sorry to take away from the super entertaining bitch fest you guys are having. I was just curious. Please continue.
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Old 06-25-2014, 12:36 PM   #36
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That just seems silly, that's like selling your house because a light bulb went out.

Yea, silly like a clown with a butcher knife...

Here is some history: It took over 3 months and several trips to the dealer to find the problem, then repair it. On two occasions, the car would not start. This happened after the 3rd gear synchro failed (not driver error) and was repaired, plus several other issues. Needless to say I lost interest in owning this car.
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Old 06-25-2014, 04:27 PM   #37
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Yea, silly like a clown with a butcher knife...

Here is some history: It took over 3 months and several trips to the dealer to find the problem, then repair it. On two occasions, the car would not start. This happened after the 3rd gear synchro failed (not driver error) and was repaired, plus several other issues. Needless to say I lost interest in owning this car.
I'll side with you on this. No matter what you have, sometimes you get something that was built on a Friday right after they announce lay offs. At that point it's sometimes better to just give up and start fresh.
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Old 07-11-2014, 03:54 PM   #38
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UPDATE: First off, so far Subaru has reflashed ECU, mended and wrapped ground junction in the engine harness, and replaced knock sensor, anyways...

Day 11 in a row with the WRX still being at the dealer, 27 days total over 5 different visits. The most current info I have is that they are waiting for "Jeff" a Subaru engineer to review the data collected from when a tech hooked up a computer to the car and we went out driving. Over our 15 min drive I got the car to act up 4 different times with the longest of which lasting 6-7 seconds. Subaru says "Jeff" needs more data to review so the local tech has been driving my car trying to get it to happen again. Its confusing because I captured so much good data when we went for our 15 min drive. Waiting and hoping for a solution soon.
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Old 07-11-2014, 04:01 PM   #39
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Any word on how this all shakes out? Sorry to take away from the super entertaining bitch fest you guys are having. I was just curious. Please continue.
I've been trying to point the dealer (who I assume relays message to Subaru corporate) all the suggestions I've gathered online. Right now, Subaru corporate is heavily involved and it seems like the dealer does not touch the car without Subaru asking them to, or telling them to.

I will not lemon the car because I do not want the new 2015. I like the 2.5L and the 5MT. I realize the susp and chasis are way better on the new one, but I like what I have better.
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Old 07-15-2014, 10:39 AM   #40
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Just spoke with the service manager at the dealer. Subaru is flying in a field engineer to look at the car again. They had my fuel system apart and inspected the fuel tank and pump. No issues. Subaru corporate said after reviewing the data, it's cutting timing through the knock sensor, but they've already replaced the sensor itself, but can't point to what's causing it to cut timing. I'll have more info after the Subaru engineer looks at it again, I guess.
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Old 07-15-2014, 11:13 AM   #41
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I hope they've given you a loaner car this entire time lol
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Old 07-15-2014, 11:38 AM   #42
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Sad. I bet a decent tuner could have found your issue by now on his dyno...
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Old 07-15-2014, 04:08 PM   #43
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I hope they've given you a loaner car this entire time lol
Yep. Forester. FML
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Old 07-16-2014, 02:00 PM   #44
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Sounds like an odd issue, I wonder if its a wiring issue to the knock that is causing it? Although that might be semi easy to trace back and see. On a very rare occasion it could be the PCM acting up and causing this....although its very rare to actually have that fail.
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Old 08-04-2014, 05:16 PM   #45
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Any update on this?


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Old 08-04-2014, 08:34 PM   #46
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I'm subscribed. Really want to see what was wrong with the car!
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Old 08-04-2014, 08:47 PM   #47
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Old 08-04-2014, 09:02 PM   #48
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I had almost the exact same symptons. To quote my tuner when the block was split apart: "It looks like someone removed the 2nd and 3rd ringlands on piston 4 with a spoon."
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Old 08-06-2014, 07:18 PM   #49
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I had almost the exact same symptons. To quote my tuner when the block was split apart: "It looks like someone removed the 2nd and 3rd ringlands on piston 4 with a spoon."
I love this.
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Old 08-06-2014, 07:26 PM   #50
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results???
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