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Old 08-31-2018, 06:52 AM   #26
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I think a 2019 STi would be like bringing back my 2002 WRX from the dead.
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And that, gentlemen, is the crux of the problem.

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Old 08-31-2018, 11:37 AM   #27
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I spoke with a subaru representative on the phone yesterday about this. I asked if my 2011 was covered, his response was "not at the moment, but there is another suit against the 09-11MYs that could be nearing a close soon. If it does close than the same (or similar) extended warranty will be applied to those cars." He made it very clear, that as of this moment, he could not give me any concrete information ... however, he kept using phrases like "when the lawsuit closes, you'll receive a notice", etc.
Despite that, nobody get there hopes up -- if your 09-11 engine fails today you'll still be out of pocket for the repair.

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Old 09-06-2018, 07:51 PM   #28
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I had a 2002 wrx that spun a bearing, no mods at the time so Subaru repaired it with a remanufactured short block. The failure was actually RIGHT after an oil change done by them with 10W-30 Synthetic. I know now that 10W-50 would of most likely saved the con rod bearings. I drove that car in a stage 2 mod until 178,000 Km when the timing belt let go 1 year after I had it replaced by a shop who did it wrong, apparently, and then closed prior to the failure...
It's been 7 years since I lost the WRX and I miss it every day.

A month ago I took a 2018 Focus RS for a test drive and it was fantastic! I actually prefer the STi's looks, size, sound, awd system, rally heritage and pricing compared to the RS. I wish it had modern 350 hp engine, launch control and those awesome exhaust cracks and pops like the RS!!

I'm super split between the two but the inherent engine flaws of the long toothed EJ257 really worries me. However, the 2019 STi has the "new ECU tuning" and "strengthened pistons" from the type RA. Does anyone here know if those improvements positively impact reliability? I'm also thinking of going for an extended warranty if I get the STi or RS.

I think a 2019 STi would be like bringing back my 2002 WRX from the dead. I miss that Subaru exhaust note!
Yeah, check into the blown head gasket issues with the Focus RS. Easy to get a Subie tune with the crackles.
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Old 09-06-2018, 08:03 PM   #29
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Yeah, check into the blown head gasket issues with the Focus RS. Easy to get a Subie tune with the crackles.
The “blown head gasket issues” was simply an incorrect gasket installed that was replaced with the correct one during the FSA. Ford took 18 months from first deliveries to correct. How long on this deal? 2012 models appearing in August 2011. So 7 years of failures?

Subaru doesn’t make a turbo hatch nor a AWD system that can oversteer.
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Old 09-08-2018, 01:42 AM   #30
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Slightly OT: Looks like several automotive class action suits are being resolved, I just received some class action resolution paper work regarding the VAG 2.0T timing chain / tensioner issue. $$$
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Old 09-18-2018, 12:12 PM   #31
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However, the 2019 STi has the "new ECU tuning" and "strengthened pistons" from the type RA. Does anyone here know if those improvements positively impact reliability?
I'm wondering the same thing too, and why the lawsuit coverage stopped at 2017. Is that just because they're assuming all 18-19 vehicles will still be covered by the regular warranty?

FWIW I put about 14,000 miles on my 18 STI in 1 year, no engine mods or AP, regular oil changes, and it runs smooth as glass still. -fingers crossed-
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Old 09-19-2018, 03:33 PM   #32
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The same is true for independent repair shops as long as the car was first presented to a Subaru dealership
So if I spun a bearing and didn't tow it to a dealership first then afterwards tow it to my independent repair shop I'm SOL?

I knew what it was when it happened and wasn't going to drive it to cause further damage and definitely wasn't going to the stealership when out of warranty.
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Old 09-21-2018, 05:59 PM   #33
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I'm wondering the same thing too, and why the lawsuit coverage stopped at 2017. Is that just because they're assuming all 18-19 vehicles will still be covered by the regular warranty?

FWIW I put about 14,000 miles on my 18 STI in 1 year, no engine mods or AP, regular oil changes, and it runs smooth as glass still. -fingers crossed-
I've got 124k on my 06 wrx wagon, tuned since 60k miles, dp&retune somewhere after 60k, can't recall actual mileage; original head gaskets to boot. I think I'm in the "one percent" with this car, as far as reliability is concerned though. Will probably stuff an RA motor in it if the original motor pops. Mind you, this isn't me saying it's been a walk in the park; aside from scheduled maintenance, I did replace a bunch of other crap along the way, but the engine, trans & rear have held up at least. Kinda glad I didn't buy a 2012-2014 hatch though, especially with the way I handle repairs (e.g. do them myself).
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Old 10-05-2018, 10:23 PM   #34
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So how does ok ne claim/collect?
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Old 10-12-2018, 10:27 AM   #35
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Does any one know when this will finally get approved? My car has been out of commission for the last 2 months.
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Old 10-13-2018, 10:48 AM   #36
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Does any one know when this will finally get approved? My car has been out of commission for the last 2 months.
What year and model is yours?
What failed?
Where is the car now, dealer?
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Old 02-04-2019, 10:58 AM   #37
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Does anyone have a good source to keep up-to-date on the progress of this suit? Latest I've been able to find out (through the grapevine) is that a judge will receive the settlement for approval sometime next month.

I guess after that is approved, we should be hearing something from Subaru of NA, but if anyone has a good source of info (one of the law firms?), I'd appreciate it. My car has been inop since July.
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Old 02-04-2019, 01:11 PM   #38
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Do a google search on the name of the plaintiff vs SoA.
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Old 02-06-2019, 08:33 AM   #39
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Thanks. Only site I found that gives any info without going through a pay wall was:
https://www.pacermonitor.com/public/...ICA,_INC_et_al

Looks like the judge isn't going to see it until June now.
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Old 02-06-2019, 03:04 PM   #40
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As if the 2002+ EJs didn't have bearing issues themselves!!!
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Old 02-10-2019, 01:57 PM   #41
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Old 03-04-2019, 06:23 PM   #42
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http://www.enginebearings.settlementclass.com

Got a bunch of paperwork from Subaru asking if I want to exclude myself from this settlement
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Old 03-04-2019, 06:58 PM   #43
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I just got a bunch of papers for this too.
I have not had to do any repairs so I dont need to fill out the forms for refund.
I dont plan on opting out of the class action either.
The "Do nothing" option listed on papers means that I will get extended warranty, whenever that is settled.

Im sure it will be warranty for those specific issues. Not a full coverage warranty.
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Old 03-04-2019, 07:22 PM   #44
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So if you no longer have the car but had these failures, you’re SOL. Correct?
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Old 03-04-2019, 07:48 PM   #45
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So if you no longer have the car but had these failures, you’re SOL. Correct?
Just got the papers today myself.

If you have documentation of the repair at an authorized SOA repair facility (i.e., dealership), then you could qualify for reimbursement under the terms—even if you sold the car since the repair.
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Old 03-04-2019, 08:28 PM   #46
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So if you no longer have the car but had these failures, you’re SOL. Correct?
I think if you had to sell the car and had a hit in resale value, they reimburse up to 4k for that.
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I think if you had to sell the car and had a hit in resale value, they reimburse up to 4k for that.
If the engine was dead when you sold it or traded it in, they reimburse you up to $4K. If you traded or sold a running car, that doesn't apply.
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Old 03-08-2019, 06:01 PM   #48
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So if I spun a bearing and didn't tow it to a dealership first then afterwards tow it to my independent repair shop I'm SOL?

I knew what it was when it happened and wasn't going to drive it to cause further damage and definitely wasn't going to the stealership when out of warranty.
I am in this EXACT same situation!!! My wife and I were on our honeymoon when the engine failed at 81,000 miles. Knowing that the warranty was up at 60,000, I thought going to the dealer would only rob me of even more money. I had it repaired at a independent shop, still have the car, still have never touched the ECU or modded the engine at all.

Looks like we will be denied but I will call and verify.
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Old 03-09-2019, 01:38 PM   #49
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I received the letter yesterday. Not sure what to do with it, didn't feel like reading the whole thing. Do I need to do anything?

I've not had one issue with my STI besides a few rattles inside the cabin which I already fixed.
I just filed it with my other STI docs..
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Old 03-11-2019, 09:45 AM   #50
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Got the letter as well. Looks like you fill out one form for reimbursement if you already got the repair done at an independent shop or sold/traded the car prior to repair. The other form is to exclude yourself from the class, in case you want to sue SOA on your own.

If I'm reading it correctly, they will reimburse you (subject to a cap) if you got it repaired at an independent facility, provided that you first brought it to a dealership and that dealership refused to perform the work at no cost.

If you want the extended warranty, looks like you don't have to do anything but continue to wait until SOA informs the dealership network. I called my local dealer last week and they had not heard of the extended warranty settlement yet. Guess I'll try again next month. Would be nice to have my car back within a year of it going down.
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