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Old 08-06-2017, 03:11 PM   #26
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Well I hope I don't jinx myself.... 62,000 miles, only issue was a bad 02 sensor replaced under warranty. Maintenance is as follows.... 2 sets of tires, 12 oil changes, 2 trans and diff fluid changes, 3 cabin air filters, and 1 AEM dry flow drop in filter.
My throw out bearing squeaks but everything is functional, no grinding gears or anything of that nature. Original clutch, original brakes, with no issues. I have noticed that the cars springs have settled over time. Parked next to my gfs 2017, it's noticeably lower.
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Old 08-06-2017, 05:01 PM   #27
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The throwout bearing squeak on humid days is annoying but other than that it's all good!
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Old 08-06-2017, 05:42 PM   #28
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Water pump went bad for me at 11K, that was fun. Other than that no complaints and I love the car.
I'm a little under 14K now and I have two new "issues" that may not even be issues at all. First being is that the engine seems to be louder, although it may or may not be in my head. The valve ticking/chatter seems a little bit louder than it was before, however I'm pretty sure that's common for four bangers as all my previous cars had loud valve ticking/chatter but were all mechanically solid.

The other thing is that there's a ringing noise that I can hear while I'm in the cabin. It's a very high pitch/high frequency steady ringing noise. Sounds electrical, doesn't sound like a leak. I may or may not take the car into the dealer. They may end up looking at it and saying that they're non-issues or "normal" but hey, that's what having a warranty is for right?
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Old 08-07-2017, 11:14 AM   #29
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Was your your AC compressor and Blower actually bad, or did they just make noise. It is "normal" for our blower motors to be loud and make a ticking sound. Also, or Valeo AC Compressors are also quite noisy. Was your TOB really bad, or just making noise for the first few min, like they all do.
Not OP but... My AC compressor was replaced and it had nothing to do with noise. Intermittently every few days it would just stop blowing cold air. Didn't matter if I was stopped or driving. Eventually it was determined to be the same issue as TSB 10-84-16 which has to do with the compressor clutch coil faulting after getting overheated.
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Old 08-07-2017, 11:42 AM   #30
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How long has your 2015 been stage 2?

Coming up on a year and a half, it's been meticulously maintained, oil changed every 4k all the fluids have been replaced.
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Old 08-07-2017, 07:31 PM   #31
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I have an early 2015 model and had the following TSBs done:

*ECU flash (by request)
*A/C compressor (A/C would blow hot air)
*Updated TOB (recommended by tech)

I also had an axle seal leak fixed after the A/C compressor issue. I recently got the new TOB in and the dealer saw I had brought the car in a few times and offered me a pretty good trade in deal for a 2017 model. I turned it down, my rationale being that the 2017 isn't that different from a 2015, and at least with my car I knew the areas were fixed already.
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Old 08-07-2017, 08:04 PM   #32
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I have a 2016. 27k on the clock. WOT pulls daily out of the toll booth. Been to the drag strip twice. Hooning in the snow once. I get some cold throw out bearing noise, but don't care because I know even after replacement it will come back. My subaru battery was dying so I put in a Red Top Optima. That's pretty much it....
I was gonna get a MY15, but waited and pre-ordered my 2016 just to give Subaru some time to correct their issues.
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Old 08-08-2017, 04:25 PM   #33
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snip......... I get some cold throw out bearing noise, but don't care because I know even after replacement it will come back........snip

How do you know that the revised TOB part from the TSB is also bad? Someone had the noise come back already on the new part?
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Old 08-08-2017, 04:42 PM   #34
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2016 here, 35k miles, one battery, standard maintenance and service. Magnitudes more reliable than the 2015 GTI I had.
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Old 08-15-2017, 01:57 PM   #35
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70k miles on my stock WRX. Drove just fine until just under 60k.

Issues in the last year:
- Dealer replaced the ECU initially. P000A returned after ~1k miles
- Dealer replaced RH cam sprocket which also required replacement of ECU again. P000A returned after ~1k miles
- Dealer replaced RH oil control valve; diagnosis by swapping OCV positions and checking CEL code. Drove for several thousand miles believing the issues were finally behind me only for the P000B to return - unsure exactly what the issue is; may replace cam position sensors and OCVs
- Recently, on hot days, the WRX seems incapable of driving properly while A/C is on. When this behavior occurs, low end acceleration is sluggish, turbo does not boost in typical fashion. Then once the turbo reaches ~8psi, it surges haphazardly with pressure jumping up to 15-20psi. No associated RPM surge when this occurs. No CELs have appeared when this occurred

Honestly, getting tired of these issues. Failure of the dealer to identify and make the correct diagnosis of issues has me reluctant to return.

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Old 08-15-2017, 03:16 PM   #36
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2016 here, 35k miles, one battery, standard maintenance and service. Magnitudes more reliable than the 2015 GTI I had.
Oh you too?

Mine devolved misfires under normal driving at 30k, VWoA was no help at all.
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Old 08-15-2017, 03:36 PM   #37
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Oh you too?

Mine devolved misfires under normal driving at 30k, VWoA was no help at all.
Mine had inconsistent power steering issues from the start. It all hit the fan when I brought it in for the umpteenth time for the same issue and the tech blew up the top end on a joyride. 8,700 rpm (yes, eight thousand seven hundred) will do that. Of the two months the dealer was "fixing" it, they feigned ignorance to what actually happened for a month before coming clean to me. Fought with the dealer for a new engine (I didn't buy a new car to have a repaired engine), they fought back, I got an attorney and told the deler to eat dirt, went to VWoA with all my paperwork, and VWoA agreed to buy it back. Had it for 10 months/10k miles, but the buyback deal was so good, I was only out $200.
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Old 08-15-2017, 06:20 PM   #38
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Mine had inconsistent power steering issues from the start. It all hit the fan when I brought it in for the umpteenth time for the same issue and the tech blew up the top end on a joyride. 8,700 rpm (yes, eight thousand seven hundred) will do that. Of the two months the dealer was "fixing" it, they feigned ignorance to what actually happened for a month before coming clean to me. Fought with the dealer for a new engine (I didn't buy a new car to have a repaired engine), they fought back, I got an attorney and told the deler to eat dirt, went to VWoA with all my paperwork, and VWoA agreed to buy it back. Had it for 10 months/10k miles, but the buyback deal was so good, I was only out $200.
What were your power steering issues, and were they ever fixed?
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Old 08-15-2017, 06:29 PM   #39
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What were your power steering issues, and were they ever fixed?
My GTI, on startup, would inconsistently flip a yellow power steering light, sometime with a flashing traction control light. This happened at least a dozen times. One day it was a red power steering light; engine was running, but I had no power steering. Dealer never was able to fix the issue.

On that note, my WRX has been so far as reliable as my '07 Honda Fit had been: regular maintenance and nothing else.
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Old 08-16-2017, 07:52 PM   #40
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Sounds like yours is failing, you should take it to a dealer.

My friend has a 60k mile 2015 and is having TOB noise. They took it to a dealer they told him to talk to SOA about covering it. He called them, they authorized inspection, appointment is pending for that at the moment.

FWIW Their car is "moderately modded" TBE, tgv,egr, tmic, but not slammed with silly wheels and festooned in stickers. Also, this was a notoriously "mod friendly" dealer.
got it fixed today. the clutch actually feels light and the gritty feeling is gone. the noise is gone as well.

now if i can just figure out why my rear subframe is off by 1/4" and the front has 0.5 degrees of cross caster my car would be perfect
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Old 08-19-2017, 04:21 PM   #41
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Was your your AC compressor and Blower actually bad, or did they just make noise. It is "normal" for our blower motors to be loud and make a ticking sound. Also, or Valeo AC Compressors are also quite noisy. Was your TOB really bad, or just making noise for the first few min, like they all do.

I have several minor and common annoyance "issues" with my 2016, but no real component failures. I think they are just a Subaru thing, and doubt they addressed them in the 2018s

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1. Clunk in Front Driverside Suspension when going over bumps and dips (Still un-diagnosed/fixed. Not caused by tophat)

2. Clunk in steering rack when stopped, or moving slowly, and moving the steering wheel back and fourth. (Not fixed, likely excessive lash in the steering rack worm gear drive, will likely require a new steering rack)

3. Knocking in the clutch pedal, 2 when pressing down and 2 when releasing. (There is a TSB for this, but according to my VIN, I already have the updated pedal assembly)

4. Noisy TOB for the first few min on a moist day (I don't have the revised part. It is just a minor annoyance and won't replace unless it starts failing, not worth the risk of having the dealer tear apart my car)

5. Noisy AC Compressor on the first few min of use (Buzzing/hissing noise, from my understanding, this is a normal "Feature" of our Valeo compressors)

6. Ticking Blower Motor (Barley noticeable unless on higher settings, may address with the Crosstek sound deadened cover)

Everything else on the car is solid. No oil consumption, or anything that effects the driveability.

Really, there are so many good things the WRX has, that no other car does, especially in its price range. I think the good far outweighs the problems with the car, and most problems can be addressed with some work. If you want to own one, I think you really have to decide for yourself if you can live with these minor annoyances/noises, because with a Subaru, you are going to likely have them.

I font' know all the details of the issues you had, but my guess would be that you really didn't need to replace the TOB, AC Compressor, or Blower motor. These components on our cars make noises from the factory, which appear to be bad, but actually aren't.
For item 1, check your end links and make sure they are tight.
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Old 09-05-2017, 12:44 AM   #42
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17k mi.

1. Turbo inlet duct recall

2. TOB new design (even though it wasn't a problem)

3.Replaced clutch pedal assembly due to clicking.
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Old 12-06-2017, 07:39 PM   #43
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resurrecting this post from the dead. 2018 WRX 7k miles already replaced TOB once, have issues with it being "gritty" again. pretty worried at this point
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Old 12-07-2017, 09:33 AM   #44
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pretty reliable.. 30k miles.. 3 years.. no real issues. just a leak or a bracket here and there..

i mean ive had the squeaky TOB mornings in the rainy season but dont really care. most people have it last years like that without breaking.

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Old 12-07-2017, 12:51 PM   #45
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I have 90K miles on my 2015, which I've owned since new.
I've had no serious issues. But my car is not modded.

Minor failures:
Battery died early 1.5 years. Replaced under warranty.
Filler flap would not always unlatch - design flaw with EARLY 2015s, that has been fixed under warranty.
Headunit is a super-****ty design that I eventually had to replace with something else for it to function as designed.

My car has had the squeaky TOB since new on cold mornings until the engine heats up.
I'm still on the stock clutch, with no slipping issues.
I just did brakes and rotors.
Air filters and spark plugs, but that's just usual maintenance.
I keep up on my oil interval (I use 7K miles per-change with oil analysis saying I could go to 8K per change.)

I also do all my own maintenance, so I'm reasonably sure its done right and steps are not skipped.

IMO, the car has been reliable. I'm hopeful for another 90K miles out of it.

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Old 12-07-2017, 05:18 PM   #46
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First Im hearing of TOB issues. Now Im gonna have to check for any sounds when I drive home tonight.
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Old 12-08-2017, 01:11 PM   #47
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First Im hearing of TOB issues. Now Im gonna have to check for any sounds when I drive home tonight.
Agreed. un verified but thought the TOB was updated in the 2018s.

Edit to be clear/ I have seen and heard of bad TOB s in 15-17s.
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Old 04-04-2018, 04:39 PM   #48
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2017 wrx mt

10k miles and 10 months later, so far so good
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Old 04-04-2018, 06:16 PM   #49
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2016 wrx, 30k miles, 5k oil change interval, no problems, exception of the squeaky TOB, other than that its been great. CBE and springs are the only mods.
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Old 04-04-2018, 09:24 PM   #50
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These threads are usually anecdotal and silly butttttt-

83000 miles.

0-10k stock
10-25k springs and group N stuff
25-30k stage 1
30-62k stage 1+ (Brotuned by me)
62-77k stage 2+ (brotuned by me)
77k- nearly FBO bren tune 310/330. Car pulls on my buddies focus rs from a 55 roll in 3rd (barely), he has the same mods and meth injection.

I use 5w40 or 0w40 depending on season, changed every 5k or so.

So far so good (knock on wood)
Have not even had to replace the struts yet
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