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Old 04-04-2018, 09:04 PM   #51
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I've done quite a lot to my 2016. Yet I never experienced any issues.. I did not like the gearing nor cable shifter so I swapped to sti drivetrain and thus avoiding any TOB issues.. I will say that without property sound deadening this car rattles way too much for a new car. The only part I have not swapped is my engine and ECU , and so far no issues with those.. reliability for me also equates to proper maintenance and care. Drive hard but care for the parts.
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Old 04-05-2018, 04:43 AM   #52
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I have a 15 wrx with 28k miles on it now, first owner from Dec 2014, I had a white one in July 2014 but I traded it at 2k miles for my GBP One I got Cheaper.

Went Stage 1 at around 5k miles or so (Super Early Thank god, solved ECU Bug)
and AEM Cai
Stage 2 around 10k miles (Depo Racing Catte J + Int Pipes)
Been using OEM Oil + Filter + Magnet on filter, 3k intervals
TGV Deletes + Flex Fuel (Cobb)
DynoTuned by Ron Watson
Race the **** out of the Car and Smoke Hella Cars in SoCal

275/308 on 91
350/350 on e52

Issues:
Faulty Front Right Brake Pad (Unacceptable got hella pissed at Dealer and Fuji)
Battery Went bad quick (I left dome light one or something couple of times though)
I have is the Throw out Bearing noise as well



Common issues with 15:
Bad ECU code, tune
Throw Out Bearing Noise, esp cold starts
Pitch Stop Brace 1mm Aluminum (SMH lol idiot Fuji, they do Aerospace too LOL)
AC Compressor (Found out today)
Paint chipping trunk
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Old 04-05-2018, 01:51 PM   #53
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2017 WRX Base, bone stock except for some DBA slotted rotors up front and carbotech brake pads.

28k on the odometer so far, I picked up the car fresh off the boat in June 2016.
I drive this car hard. Backroads are my commute everyday. This car loves going fast, but it can be touchy, so you have to be a smooth operator. WOT every day. Rev matching even when i don't really need to. It's done one track day so far, with more to come. I love this car.

Oil/oil filter changes every 4k. One alignment since the steering wheel wasn't set to top dead center from the factory (weird i know, but fixed now) That's it so far. Followed regular maintenance and inspection schedule (I take it to the dealer for those inspections so that they have it for reference, since i do all my own maintenance.)

I'll be keeping the engine stock until it hits at least 80k, then I'll see about tuning. Cheers!
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Old 04-05-2018, 02:40 PM   #54
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the real question is not whether or not the latest WRX is reliable. Subaru Engineers designed the car, subaru built the car, and now it is honored by a pretty good warranty.

The real question is - Can you not be an idiot?

Most people on here who have problems with their cars decide they want to be race car drivers. They mod the hell out of the car (pushing the price beyond STi territory) and then complain when it breaks. They throw their money at vendors and tuners before they even have an idea on how to open the fuel door. They play around with too many variables that they cannot even understand and then the car gets a bad rap because the owners are ****ing idiots.

Get the car, take care of the car, drive the car, enjoy the car.

When the warranty period is up and the car is paid off, go for the moon. Until then, if reliability is your concern, stay stock.

Want more than stock? buy an STi.
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Old 04-05-2018, 02:57 PM   #55
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Get the car, take care of the car, drive the car, enjoy the car.

When the warranty period is up and the car is paid off, go for the moon. Until then, if reliability is your concern, stay stock.

Want more than stock? buy an STi.
This ^

The car has more than enough power, stock, to get you in trouble in a hurry. What is most rewarding, is trying to find the limits of this car in a controlled setting, and being able to push it further than you thought possible. Once you can actually drive this car to it's full potential, then yes, shoot for the moon.
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Old 04-06-2018, 10:56 AM   #56
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2016 FA20 28K Miles

Issues:
-Battery went bad at 25k, replaced under warranty, common (junk batteries)
-Got the front strut mount noise 2k miles ago, taking in to get them replaced under warranty tomorrow
-There is a whirring noise in the engine after the cold start rpm jump calms down that is constant. Almost sounds like a pulley bearing or something, or something rubbing. I'll have them check that out too. Maybe normal. It's not the TO bearing.

I drive normally and baby it most of the time. No boost until oil is at 150 degrees, economy driving a lot..... but I do push the car hard and fast every once in a while.

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Old 04-09-2018, 02:00 AM   #57
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I have a 2015 wrx with 72,000 miles that I bought this time last year with 46k. I drive it to work, I'm a plumber. I've even done side work with it which raises eyebrows. The throwout bearing makes noise. I don't know why, but it's doing it's job and it's made noise for almost 30,000 miles. No idea if it's ever been replaced. Original clutch, no slipping anywhere. I've been running the cobb stage 1 93 map in Texas and I give it a decent 3rd gear rip every day and drive spirited on weekends. The only problem I've had with this car is that the turbo charge pipe started coming apart at the fusion weld where it tees off for the bypass valve. I installed a perrin charge pipe. Quality part, easy install. I did spark plugs at 70k (gapped to .20) oil change from 3-5k (mobile 1 super synthetic) and im gonna replace brake fluids and do fuel induction soon. honestly, this car is pretty solid. I have no complaints at all.
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Old 04-09-2018, 05:53 PM   #58
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I have a 2015 wrx with 72,000 miles that I bought this time last year with 46k. I drive it to work, I'm a plumber. I've even done side work with it which raises eyebrows. The throwout bearing makes noise. I don't know why, but it's doing it's job and it's made noise for almost 30,000 miles. No idea if it's ever been replaced. Original clutch, no slipping anywhere. I've been running the cobb stage 1 93 map in Texas and I give it a decent 3rd gear rip every day and drive spirited on weekends. The only problem I've had with this car is that the turbo charge pipe started coming apart at the fusion weld where it tees off for the bypass valve. I installed a perrin charge pipe. Quality part, easy install. I did spark plugs at 70k (gapped to .20) oil change from 3-5k (mobile 1 super synthetic) and im gonna replace brake fluids and do fuel induction soon. honestly, this car is pretty solid. I have no complaints at all.
Good news, thanks.
I m using the Cobb stage 1 91 tune and I only have 2500 miles, so that s good to hear also.
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Old 04-10-2018, 11:32 PM   #59
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Interesting to see no one has mentioned if carbon build-up on the valves has been an issue (i.e., misfires, etc) on these DIT engines. Has anyone done a walnut blast?
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Old 04-11-2018, 08:48 AM   #60
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Interesting to see no one has mentioned if carbon build-up on the valves has been an issue (i.e., misfires, etc) on these DIT engines. Has anyone done a walnut blast?
It's stickied and has been discussed thoroughly.

https://forums.nasioc.com/forums/sho....php?t=2756556
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Old 04-11-2018, 10:16 AM   #61
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Interesting to see no one has mentioned if carbon build-up on the valves has been an issue (i.e., misfires, etc) on these DIT engines. Has anyone done a walnut blast?
thats maintenance, not a reliability issue
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Old 04-12-2018, 10:25 AM   #62
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Interesting to see no one has mentioned if carbon build-up on the valves has been an issue (i.e., misfires, etc) on these DIT engines. Has anyone done a walnut blast?
In my instance I've had no misfires, no power loss ect.. I've been running tgv, egr deletes and aos since 1k miles but who knows if that has done anything to help in the last 3yrs? Driving habits, maintenance etc.. would be more of a cause for build up. It's gonna happen regardless it's a DI! The amount is negligible if you lose say 10hp in 3 yrs from a 350 whp setup. Who really cares, I don't. I just want a car that rides nice, accelerates decent, is safe, reliable, and can hold its own on the track. So far that is what this car has done, fingers crossed it will last many more years (especially now that I've paid it off)
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Old 04-12-2018, 04:19 PM   #63
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Very nice!

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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 04-13-2018, 03:48 PM   #64
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I'm at 14k on my 2018, no issues. Changed the oil at 6k and 12k. No TOB noise ever, which is nice because it was mildly annoying on my 2011 (although I never got it replaced on my 2011 and it never failed).

Wish I had android auto.
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Old 04-13-2018, 03:51 PM   #65
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hey guys I'm posting in response to the post and to see if anyone has had these problems.

the car is 7 or 8 months old 13k miles.

it has been to the shop 4 times for REPAIRS and is going in for a few days on monday 4.16.18

1st problem 6 months
brakes where shaking at 40+ ........ Fix: resurfaced rotors.

2nd problem 6 months
driver side rear strut squeeking. ....... Fix : leaking strut. replaced and scraped my f...in rim so now I'm going to have to make then replace it.

3rd problem.. 4 months
shifter stitching coming off....... Fix: replaced

4th problem....
now the problem that has me really worried will post videos.
my clutch when u let it out is making a weird low pitch whining.... they said it probably needs to be greased... wtf it shouldn't be making any noise at all.. I know exactly what it is its the throw out bearing. it only does it when the tranny is warmed up. 12k miles. lmk what you all think

and no I don't beat on it I get 25 city and 32mpg highway. ive never grinded a gear or missed a gear. I know how to drive the car. just saying that befor anyone makes there comments.
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Old 04-13-2018, 05:14 PM   #66
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my clutch when u let it out is making a weird low pitch whining.... they said it probably needs to be greased... wtf it shouldn't be making any noise at all.. I know exactly what it is its the throw out bearing. it only does it when the tranny is warmed up.
Just a heads up, most people TOB noises come when its cold and wet outside and goes away when the trans is warm. Not sure if that sounds like you're issue.
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Old 04-14-2018, 09:47 PM   #67
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2015 with 30k miles
Stage 2 on 93 octane with all the typical bolt ons except cold air intake. The car has been a champ for me, but I'm OCD with maintenance, plus it helps that I work at a shop and have access to lifts and the time. Anyway, only visit to the dealer was before 8k miles for the OCV. Other than that I get the occasional interior rattle. No biggie because I know the money for the car is more focused on the drivetrain and less on interior quality. I usually just fix the little things/rattles and I find them here and there.
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Old 04-16-2018, 12:05 PM   #68
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Bone stock '17, owned new since October '16. 23,500mi and no issues at all other than needing a front end alignment around 12k miles. Oil changes and tire rotations every 6k miles. 50% highway driving, 35% around town, 15% aggressive backroad driving.
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Old 04-17-2018, 12:30 PM   #69
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I've got a 2016 WRX Limited 5MT with 27,925 miles. COBB Stage 1 93 octane since 7230 miles and installed a Corsa catback at 12,000 miles.

The car runs great and no current problems but I had a little sorting out to do over the last few years:
10,269 miles; Replaced Turbo Air Intake (Recall #WTA-62 for possible cracking)
10,269 miles; Repaired left upper IP rattle under warranty
10,635 miles; Replaced Brake/Clutch Pedal Bracket Assembly (TSB#12-215-17 for creaking clutch pedal)
17,489 miles; Replaced front struts and mounts (TSB#05-61-16 for popping noise on low speed turns)
17,964 miles; Replaced Throttle Body under warranty for "return spring failure"
26,172 miles; Replaced Throw Out Bearing (TSB#03-78-17 for noisy clutch release bearing)
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Old 04-17-2018, 12:45 PM   #70
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My knock sensors go out when it rains... need to replace now...
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Old 04-17-2018, 03:36 PM   #71
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My knock sensors go out when it rains... need to replace now...

YES THEY DO!! on my 2nd set.. water proof those dude, goop them up with high heat electrical water proofing silicone. I had to do this as it just keeps happening if you get lots of rain or a crazy car wash..
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Old 04-17-2018, 04:26 PM   #72
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YES THEY DO!! on my 2nd set.. water proof those dude, goop them up with high heat electrical water proofing silicone. I had to do this as it just keeps happening if you get lots of rain or a crazy car wash..
I wonder if it has something to do with aftermarket TMIC...

Did your new ones do it too?
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Old 04-17-2018, 08:07 PM   #73
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2018 WRX purchased in Aug 2017

Bone stock out the box - No issues for the first 1,000 miles.

MAP Stage 1 @1000 miles w/Perrin CAI and Boomba BPV. No issues factory wise mechanically/electrically. Typical cruise knock and really hot weather DAM drop.

Stage 2 @ 5,000 miles tuned by Phatbotti FBO minus the FlexFuel and DW fuel pump. I'm a little over 7,000 miles now with zero issues.

So far so good. No weird noises, materials wearing out prematurely, no mechanical issues with the clutch, brakes, tranny, electrical.

She's still in her infantile stages of being modded, but everything is solid thus far. I'll chime in again once I hit 10 or 15k worth of miles as far as reliability goes. Glad I bought the car. Love this ride more than my 05 G35 6MT and I really REALLY loved that car.

Only time will tell if something will come up that would warrant a trip to the dealership or post as a reliability issue, but then again I killed my warranty within 5,000 miles of owning her. Oh well, live a little.
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Old 04-17-2018, 09:15 PM   #74
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I wonder if it has something to do with aftermarket TMIC...

Did your new ones do it too?
Yes, exactly the day after I switched them out as we got a huge rainstorm.. then I kept the new ones, yet just cleaned all connections then applied the waterproofing, have not had the code since (and you know NE got some rain this last year), (I also tested both the new and old they both passed.. new ones were a bit better.. I posted up a page from the service manual on testing on a different post here, just search and find) at first it was intermittent, every rain storm I would get it, then once warmed up and after 2 or 3 engine start cycles the code would clear it'self. wish I had taken pics.. yet as most know I do my installs street side and let my kids play games on my phone (which is my camera these days) so I can actually get work done.

I would say buy a set just in case, pull the old out, test them.. if they still work within the expected number them keep them.. if not plop the other ones in and seal them up as you see fit. Good luck!
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Old 04-18-2018, 01:42 PM   #75
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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.
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