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Old 04-18-2018, 02:20 PM   #76
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It's hilarious that people are still replacing the throw out bearings for noise when it's cold/wet out and the unit hasn't warmed up yet. The TOB noise will ALWAYS come back and it never gets worse. Learn to embrace the noise because there is no fix. My 2012 WRX did it from Day 1 until the day I sold it nearly 4 years and 38K miles later.
Lol, I find it hilarious that everyone thinks that a bearing that makes noise is normal.

I wish that was the case for mine. It started only in the mornings and then it did it all the time even after the car was warmed up and driven for a while.

I did plan to keep my car for much longer than 38K miles, so got it replaced under warranty. You are right about it coming back but so far itís only in the morning again so I get to look forward to the noise coming back full time to join the symphony of other noises. I guess the key to a great WRX experience is not to keep it too long or drive to too much lol.
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Old 04-18-2018, 07:10 PM   #77
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Got my 2018 WRX Limited 6MT in August of '17. In the first week I started getting check engine light over and over. Thought it was the gas cap, but found out it was a software issue that affected some '18's. After making an adjustment to the EPROM and a visit from a Japan engineer, the issue is gone. Next problem was a rattle in the sunroof area. They put foam tape between headliner and it was gone, however, it has recently started to return. Now about a month ago the Harmon Kardon subwoofer has stopped working. Going to get that looked at when I get the oil changed in a couple weeks.
So far the only mods I have made were changing out all the interior and license plate bulbs with LED's so they match my headlights and fog lamps. I purchased 17" rims and Michelin Ice tires for the winter, and cannot wait to put the 18" rims/summer Dunlop tires back on! They handle so much better!
Lastly, I installed an AEM cold air intake, which later come to find out I cannot benefit from it until I re-calibrate the ECU I guess. COBB tuner maybe?
I would like to install a good cat back system to also boost the power. I like the sound the stock system has, but really want to open this car up to its potential.
All and all, I absolutely love this car. So fun to drive. The issues are minor and I can live with them when the car always rewards you and puts a smile on your face! I also think its awesome that all WRX owners acknowledge each other on the road. Drive hard everyone!
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Old 04-18-2018, 07:35 PM   #78
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Got my 2018 WRX Limited 6MT in August of '17. In the first week I started getting check engine light over and over. Thought it was the gas cap, but found out it was a software issue that affected some '18's. After making an adjustment to the EPROM and a visit from a Japan engineer, the issue is gone. Next problem was a rattle in the sunroof area. They put foam tape between headliner and it was gone, however, it has recently started to return. Now about a month ago the Harmon Kardon subwoofer has stopped working. Going to get that looked at when I get the oil changed in a couple weeks.
So far the only mods I have made were changing out all the interior and license plate bulbs with LED's so they match my headlights and fog lamps. I purchased 17" rims and Michelin Ice tires for the winter, and cannot wait to put the 18" rims/summer Dunlop tires back on! They handle so much better!
Lastly, I installed an AEM cold air intake, which later come to find out I cannot benefit from it until I re-calibrate the ECU I guess. COBB tuner maybe?
I would like to install a good cat back system to also boost the power. I like the sound the stock system has, but really want to open this car up to its potential.
All and all, I absolutely love this car. So fun to drive. The issues are minor and I can live with them when the car always rewards you and puts a smile on your face! I also think its awesome that all WRX owners acknowledge each other on the road. Drive hard everyone!
the HK sub is already a TSB.. simply the sub wires resting on the magnet and melting. the TSB is just to fix the wires if damaged, and zip tie the wires so they don't touch the magnet.
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Old 04-18-2018, 07:51 PM   #79
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It's hilarious that people are still replacing the throw out bearings for noise when it's cold/wet out and the unit hasn't warmed up yet. The TOB noise will ALWAYS come back and it never gets worse. Learn to embrace the noise because there is no fix. My 2012 WRX did it from Day 1 until the day I sold it nearly 4 years and 38K miles later.
there is an updated oem tob available for the 2015+ wrx. I replaced mine when I was updating the clutch for flex fuel power. Haven't heard any noise since regardless of the weather. I'll dig up the part number if needed
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Old 04-19-2018, 08:27 AM   #80
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there is an updated oem tob available for the 2015+ wrx. I replaced mine when I was updating the clutch for flex fuel power. Haven't heard any noise since regardless of the weather. I'll dig up the part number if needed


Hereís a link to the TSB with the new part number:
http://www.subispeed.com/instruction...se-bearing.pdf
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Old 04-19-2018, 08:30 AM   #81
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even on my new ACT clutch install few weeks ago, i went with oem TO version #2, rather than the TO that came with the ACT kit. The ACT one was unsealed, just like the oem version #1. The version #2 has a sealed race, just to keep it a little drier and isolated.
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Old 05-01-2018, 03:02 PM   #82
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So far the car has been nothing but problems.
Replaced clutch cover stitching was bad.
Passenger seat rattles over every bump when no one's in it.

1. Strut leaking driver rear 10k replaced. Still having the same exact noise problem from it. So... Idk if they even fixed it.
2. All rotors worped.
3. Blower motor went bad ordering new waiting for appointment.
4. Worst of all the throw out bearing is bad. They said it was a lever. They greased it. Did nothing sound is worse. Subaru keeps telling it's a leaver.but it's not and it's going in for the 3rd time for the clutch noise.

Wish I never got this piece of **** BTW I have no mods what so ever. Did proper break in according to here and Subaru. I still barley drive it over 4k
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Old 05-01-2018, 03:07 PM   #83
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Default 2018 Subaru wrx 13.8k

So far the car has been nothing but problems.
Replaced clutch cover stitching was bad.
Passenger seat rattles over every bump when no one's in it.

1. Strut leaking driver rear 10k replaced. Still having the same exact noise problem from it. So... Idk if they even fixed it.
2. All rotors worped.
3. Blower motor went bad ordering new waiting for appointment.
4. Worst of all the throw out bearing is bad. They said it was a lever. They greased it. Did nothing sound is worse. Subaru keeps telling it's a leaver.but it's not and it's going in for the 3rd time for the clutch noise.

BTW the clutch feels smooth sometimes then feels like your shifting into like rocks it's horrible. Worst car I've ever owned besides the thrill of the car.that thrill faded 3 months after owning it.

Wish I never got this piece of **** BTW I have no mods what so ever. Did proper break in according to here and Subaru. I still barley drive it over 4k. Definitely never buying one again.
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Old 05-03-2018, 11:45 AM   #84
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Sucks for people having issues, Ive been lucky enough so far.
Need to slam trunk to close, seatbelt button is stiff, pretty much it. lol
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Old 05-03-2018, 09:26 PM   #85
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10k miles. No problem apart from some interior rattle over rough roads.
I drive her hard a lot of redlinings and full throttles. Hard cornering hard braking. Though snow though dirt. High speed runs.
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Old 05-07-2018, 12:20 PM   #86
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I have had TOB noise on car when it's wet out or has rained recently, since the car was brand new (2017). It's not a big deal, but kind of embarrassing when showing friends your brand new car and everyone wants to know what that loud, weird noise is.
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Old 05-11-2018, 03:58 PM   #87
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I purchased a 2018 WRX Premium in February 2018. I traded a troublesome 3 recall 2017 Impreza ďSportĒ for the WRX. Currently at 7351 miles. On Sunday 5/9 after getting gas, the check engine light illuminated, cruise control light was flashing, abs light on, traction control light on & hill assist light on. Checked the gas cap & was on correctly. Brought it to the dealer 5/10. Figured it was gonna be an easy fix. I was wrong. After diagnosing it on 5/11, they said the ECU needs to be replaced along with the camshaft sprocket? Can anyone tell me what the camshaft sprocket is? The dealer was not very forthcoming with information. The car is completely stock. They gave me a print out of the codes: B1572, P1604, P0016, C1422, C2521, C2548, B14A1 & B1501. I had just got the first oil change done at that same dealer 2 weeks prior. Between the WRX & the Impreza Iíve had no luck with Subaruís so far. The WRX will most likely be the last I purchase.

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Old 05-12-2018, 09:52 AM   #88
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good lord, thanks for the thread. cross-shopping a bunch of cars and I'll rule out the WRX. Bummer!

I had a 2008 Outback that needed more work than any car I've owned. I'd really like a reliable AWD sedan or wagon with 200+ hp. Why can't anyone make this car?

Edit: I found the Zero problems thread. Maybe I spoke too soon.

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Old 05-12-2018, 12:44 PM   #89
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good lord, thanks for the thread. cross-shopping a bunch of cars and I'll rule out the WRX. Bummer!

I had a 2008 Outback that needed more work than any car I've owned. I'd really like a reliable AWD sedan or wagon with 200+ hp. Why can't anyone make this car?

Edit: I found the Zero problems thread. Maybe I spoke too soon.
I think the Nasoic forums are for either modders and tinkerer and then those who find it looking to fix issues.. so modded and/or broken. tons more people with wrx's than on any of these forums so take whatever is here with a grain of salt (that goes for most car forums) I wouldn't buy a used WRX or STi EVER, yet new you are the boss of what happens to it. I've seen higher end 300+ hp Porsche and BMW having way more issues than these.. I for one have had no issues from the factory (self created issues, a couple times, yet I pay to play and mine is paid off don't care about warranties...I don't trust dealerships and their work)

good luck on your quest for a awd 200+ hp ride (Mercedes makes one which is really nice! but costs a bit more )
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Old 05-12-2018, 01:24 PM   #90
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Nobody could possibly rule out a car because of one or two posts, could they???
I also have seen new Porsche loose a PDK trans in the first hundred miles of regular driving. Not bashing Porsche at all, I own one, just saying.
I also had a 2008 Outback till 100K. Other than two wheel bearings not a single issue.
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Old 05-12-2018, 01:26 PM   #91
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Wonder what the ECU has to do with the cam sprocket?????
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Old 05-12-2018, 02:15 PM   #92
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Nobody could possibly rule out a car because of one or two posts, could they???
Of course not, but six pages...

If you look at the 10th gen Accord forum, they seem to complain about ďall the problems with the carĒ, but their problems are a thin, slightly misaligned hood and less than perfect paint.

People in the GTI forums are losing motors and transmissions.



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I also had a 2008 Outback till 100K. Other than two wheel bearings not a single issue.
I had the head gaskets go early, wheel bearings and what felt like every piece of linkage in the suspension.
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Old 05-12-2018, 03:48 PM   #93
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Another problem is that WRX s are very often beat to death by every kid who thinks it s a race car. Accords, not so much. This is evident by the fact that Subaru really doesn t want to lease them. (they make the numbers terrible). This came from a dealer manager as I tried to lease.
Unfortunately head gaskets on the 08 are a service to be expected, that s not right.
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Yeah I get that. A low mileage CPO seems pretty safe?
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Just to clarify. I have not beat on or raced my WRX. I didnít purchase it to race. Iíve always wanted one since HS & Colin McRae literally made the car famous. Would putting the wrong type of engine oil in damage the engine?
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Old 05-12-2018, 08:47 PM   #96
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I think the Nasoic forums are for either modders and tinkerer and then those who find it looking to fix issues.. so modded and/or broken. tons more people with wrx's than on any of these forums so take whatever is here with a grain of salt (that goes for most car forums) I wouldn't buy a used WRX or STi EVER, yet new you are the boss of what happens to it. I've seen higher end 300+ hp Porsche and BMW having way more issues than these.. I for one have had no issues from the factory (self created issues, a couple times, yet I pay to play and mine is paid off don't care about warranties...I don't trust dealerships and their work)

good luck on your quest for a awd 200+ hp ride (Mercedes makes one which is really nice! but costs a bit more )
I have a 2014 built MY 2015 and I beat this thing like there is no tomorrow. It is pretty amazing how durable and reliable it has been. By far the most reliable sporty car I have ever owner (coming from BMW and VW scene). Few interior rattles here and some noises but that is about it. Tuned, retuned and data logged countless times too. Very, very stout platform IMO.
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Old 05-12-2018, 08:56 PM   #97
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I think the Nasoic forums are for either modders and tinkerer and then those who find it looking to fix issues.. so modded and/or broken. tons more people with wrx's than on any of these forums so take whatever is here with a grain of salt (that goes for most car forums) I wouldn't buy a used WRX or STi EVER, yet new you are the boss of what happens to it. I've seen higher end 300+ hp Porsche and BMW having way more issues than these.. I for one have had no issues from the factory (self created issues, a couple times, yet I pay to play and mine is paid off don't care about warranties...I don't trust dealerships and their work)

good luck on your quest for a awd 200+ hp ride (Mercedes makes one which is really nice! but costs a bit more )
Not to mention that most people only post something or speak up when they have something to complain about. For every Subaru engine that has blown up prematurely, there are 10 more out there that are running perfectly fine with no issues. The only difference is that those owners are out there happily driving their cars and not posting online about it, which is why it may seem that these cars are unreliable at a quick glance online.
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TOB ISSUES - 1) look up how to adjust clutch for 2015 + WRX. 2) bleed clutch line 3) No more ďbird in the transmission.Ē The new design is hydrolic pin against plate over time engine vibration causes squeak. If you have replaced TOB and still have squeak try adjusting clutch at mechanical / pedal . Oh you want to bleed clutch first to see if there are bubbles then mechanically adjust clutch pressure. I wanted to sell my 15 WRX until I did this

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Old 05-13-2018, 07:26 AM   #99
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Just to clarify. I have not beat on or raced my WRX. I didnít purchase it to race. Iíve always wanted one since HS & Colin McRae literally made the car famous. Would putting the wrong type of engine oil in damage the engine?
Depends on WRONG OIL, how far off from the recommendations ??
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Old 05-13-2018, 07:28 AM   #100
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Not to mention that most people only post something or speak up when they have something to complain about. For every Subaru engine that has blown up prematurely, there are 10 more out there that are running perfectly fine with no issues. The only difference is that those owners are out there happily driving their cars and not posting online about it, which is why it may seem that these cars are unreliable at a quick glance online.
for sure and I bet for everyone that blows up there are thousands that run fine or Subaru would be out of business
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