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Old 07-06-2017, 10:27 AM   #1
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Exclamation 2015 WRX clutch master cylinder leak

Just a heads-up for 2015+ WRX owners out there - on July 4th while driving, my clutch pedal went to the floor and wouldn't come back up. Shortly before it happened I noticed a click noise when pushing the pedal to the floor.

After pulling over, doing some research, and looking around in the engine bay, I noticed there was fluid coming from under the clutch master cylinder. Seems like the seal on the bottom failed and started leaking. I had the car towed to the dealership and they confirmed the failure of the clutch master cylinder seal.

Gonna be without my ride for another day. I wasn't able to find any posts about this happening on the 2015+ models, so I'm posting about it so people keep an eye out. My car only has 26k miles, so a very unusual for it to fail so soon.
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Old 07-06-2017, 10:42 AM   #2
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Thanks for the update. I currently have 71K on my '15 and havent experienced this. Update us once you get the rest of the information from the dealer. GL
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Old 07-06-2017, 12:43 PM   #3
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well that's a ****ty thing to fail...
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Old 07-12-2017, 05:43 PM   #4
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Mine went out as well. Covered under warranty of course...
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Old 03-13-2018, 10:47 AM   #5
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Default Master cylinder leaking

I had my Subaru 2015 since end of October 2017 . Purchased the car used and this just happened to me last week . Bought extended warranty and clutch components not covered . Could this be a defective part . I really donít want to pay for the repair myself dealership only gave me 3 months or 3000 miles warranty ... Smh . And the car only has 21000 miles on it ..

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Old 03-13-2018, 10:58 AM   #6
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Just a heads-up for 2015+ WRX owners out there - on July 4th while driving, my clutch pedal went to the floor and wouldn't come back up. Shortly before it happened I noticed a click noise when pushing the pedal to the floor.

After pulling over, doing some research, and looking around in the engine bay, I noticed there was fluid coming from under the clutch master cylinder. Seems like the seal on the bottom failed and started leaking. I had the car towed to the dealership and they confirmed the failure of the clutch master cylinder seal.

Gonna be without my ride for another day. I wasn't able to find any posts about this happening on the 2015+ models, so I'm posting about it so people keep an eye out. My car only has 26k miles, so a very unusual for it to fail so soon.
Did you purchase your car brand new and did warranty cover that ? Same thing happened to me and my car only has 21000 miles . And dealership warranty expired after 3 months .
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Old 03-13-2018, 12:53 PM   #7
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I had my Subaru 2015 since end of October 2017 . Purchased the car used and this just happened to me last week . Bought extended warranty and clutch components not covered . Could this be a defective part . I really donít want to pay for the repair myself dealership only gave me 3 months or 3000 miles warranty ... Smh . And the car only has 21000 miles on it . The blame is on me that I broke the clutch .
Typically, "clutch components not covered" means flywheel, friction disc, pressure plate and ToB.
Check with the warranty holder, hydraulics may be covered as a "non wear item".
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Old 03-13-2018, 01:57 PM   #8
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Thank you , will do .
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Old 05-23-2018, 02:03 PM   #9
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Just a heads-up for 2015+ WRX owners out there - on July 4th while driving, my clutch pedal went to the floor and wouldn't come back up. Shortly before it happened I noticed a click noise when pushing the pedal to the floor.
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I have a 2017 Premium and had the exact same thing happen this morning. I had been hearing a click in the clutch pedal and then this morning got in the car and the pedal went to the floor and stayed there. I saw fluid had leaked from the clutch master cylinder so I suspect it is the same issue.
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