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Old 03-08-2012, 04:51 PM   #5
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Join Date: Feb 2012
Chapter/Region: NWIC
Location: Kirkland WA
2012 Imp 5D Prem CVT
Marine Blue

Subaru Banner fix/workaround

Might as well carry over the fix into this thread too.

Turn the key to "ON" (not just "ACC").
Buckle your seatbelt or just watch the lights and gauges waving and greeting you for a couple seconds.(or listen for the fuel pump to cycle)
Do not under any circumstance touch the accelerator on a first attempt.
THEN crank the car.

My wife was having this issue, until she followed this procedure. So far so good. Seems to work for most/all people most/ all the time.

I would be interested in hearing from anyone that does this exactly and still has the hard crank problem.

There is a chance that this only has to be done if the car has been sitting overnight or similar, but easiest is to just be in the habit of doing this every time.

Probably not a good bank heist get away car. That should mean it gets stolen less than other cars.
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