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Old 03-15-2009, 07:14 AM   #1590
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Join Date: Oct 2008
Chapter/Region: MAIC
2014 Jeep Wrangler
Hydro Blue


Originally Posted by Fireball1 View Post
Okay this is scary. An employee of SOA said people with engine failures abused their cars (or modded them or failed to check their oil). If these 09 WRXs are failing under normal driving conditions, what chance do we have for long-term reliability? Not good.
There are a lot of people who claim this. That if the engine failed it is due to abuse. Well I for one know, I blew up 2 motors and broke both in properly. SoA NEVER ONCE mentioned the word abuse to me. The dealer on the other hand did. I also have gotten a PM from another member looking to purchase who stated the dealer said if the motors were blowing up it was from abuse. If anyone has seen my posts, you would know I have pried a decent amount of info out of SoA, that they state vehicles made after 09/08 should not be prone to this problem. Even our record keeping here proves that point. If a dealer tells you there is no such thing as a problem, show them the list, point out the dates, and tell them to lick boot.

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