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Old 08-04-2017, 09:54 AM   #26
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Mine STI was out of alignment when I got it noticed it the first day. Took it back the next day and they squared it away. No other issues!
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Old 08-04-2017, 01:21 PM   #27
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FYI - I heard that there was a batch of tires made in week 13 that are defective for the 18 STi's.

Not sure how true it is but there are a few things floating around that say this. If they move the tires around and the "alignment issue" moves with the tire, they might be bad
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Old 08-04-2017, 02:27 PM   #28
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FYI - I heard that there was a batch of tires made in week 13 that are defective for the 18 STi's.



Not sure how true it is but there are a few things floating around that say this. If they move the tires around and the "alignment issue" moves with the tire, they might be bad


Good info, I've had no issues since alignment!
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Old 10-09-2017, 02:55 PM   #29
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2018 STI with 2000 miles. I too experienced alignment issues and brought it to Subaru. My alignment was off and adjusted and a couple things with the suspension needed to be adjusted as well. Car was fine till I drove to work on a canyon road, alignment is now off again (pulls to the right). I am typing from my Subaru dealer as my car is on the alignment rack. Hope its not a lemon.
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Old 10-13-2017, 07:56 PM   #30
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Simalair issue, you get a answer yet. Just picked mine up today.





Also my heated seats literally work for crap. I can't feel them. Anyone else have that on the sti?


My heated seats on low donít even seem to work. Even In shorts and a t shirt on a cool day I canít feel them. The high setting works but is too hot for me. I wish the low setting worked.
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Old 10-13-2017, 09:36 PM   #31
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My heated seats on low donít even seem to work. Even In shorts and a t shirt on a cool day I canít feel them. The high setting works but is too hot for me. I wish the low setting worked.
These doggone flip switches suck compared to the rollers they used to use in Subaru. So, the thing is to switch it on high and let it build up quick, then back it down to the low so its good and warm. And then it's supposed to cycle.

It's a Subaru, so you get the most basic of the "premium" features.
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Old 10-15-2017, 01:27 PM   #32
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I have a 2018 STI limited that seems to be plagued with problems.

1. Alignment was off, and the steering wheel was off center. Dealer corrected it.

2. Steering wheel had a scuff in it from the factory that could be felt when driving it. Dealer replaced the wheel.

3. The bottom of the front passenger recaro seat had stitching coming undone, and the seat foam had a divot in it. Dealer replaced the whole seat bottom. But the divot is still there with the new bottom. They told me that must be how theyíre manufactured....seems odd, because the driver seat doesnít have a divot.

4. The trunk was extremely hard to close. I would have to slam it two or three times to get it to actually close. Dealer adjusted the latch.
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Old 10-15-2017, 06:55 PM   #33
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Use Boeshield T-9 and spray the rear suspension components, especially the swaybar endlinks where they sit within the lower control arms. This should eliminate any creaking when you enter/exit the vehicle. I had this issue and the T-9 solved the problem. Also, you can use the T-9 to coat the knuckles, rear differential housing, etc to keep rust from forming/expanding.

AFAIK, the stupid sound-tube was on 2015-2017 models and was eliminated for the 2018 MY. If however you do have the sound-tube and want to get rid of it, you can do so from the air-intake hose to the fire-wall and you have to replace the air-intake hose with one from a 2014 MY.
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Old 10-17-2017, 10:49 PM   #34
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Simalair issue, you get a answer yet. Just picked mine up today.


Also my heated seats literally work for crap. I can't feel them. Anyone else have that on the sti?
Mine are HOT. No issues with them Wished they turned off when the car is turned off but minor gripe.
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Old 10-17-2017, 10:54 PM   #35
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1200 miles on an 18 STI SPort (Canada). So happy the sound tube is gone as you can now hear the blow off valve more easily.

No quality issues - car is squeek free (shock!). My only concern may be the brakes as they seem to take a bit of time before they warm up. Oh and the clutch is still as on/off as previous versions. Fine when you are moving quickly but a bugger in rush hour traffic.

Yes, the trunk takes a little more effor to close. No idea why.

Subaru did some really great things with the 2018 with respect to refinement. I have high hopes for the next generation.
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Old 10-18-2017, 01:05 PM   #36
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1200 miles on an 18 STI SPort (Canada). So happy the sound tube is gone as you can now hear the blow off valve more easily.

No quality issues - car is squeek free (shock!). My only concern may be the brakes as they seem to take a bit of time before they warm up. Oh and the clutch is still as on/off as previous versions. Fine when you are moving quickly but a bugger in rush hour traffic.

Yes, the trunk takes a little more effor to close. No idea why.

Subaru did some really great things with the 2018 with respect to refinement. I have high hopes for the next generation.
You mean the bypass valve? you shouldn't be able to hear it at all. If your 18 sounds like it has a blow off valve, something is wrong. The sound tube should have just brought the intake induction noise into the cabin only.

Also STI Limited here. No issues with alignment, My heated seats work well, and have no divot or weirdness to my seats at all. Just picked it up on 10/2

My only gripe (If you even want to call it that) is that my weathertech floor liners don't seem to fit as perfect as I thought they would. I don't think there were any changes between the 17->18 as far as dimension/shape goes of the interior floor areas. Weathertech wasn't helpful at all either
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Old 10-18-2017, 03:39 PM   #37
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Other than the paint being crap and easily getting scratches in the clearcoat just from looking at it, no major issues. Well, the typical Subaru rattles when the temperature drops here in Upstate NY.
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Old 10-18-2017, 05:58 PM   #38
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You mean the bypass valve? you shouldn't be able to hear it at all. If your 18 sounds like it has a blow off valve, something is wrong. The sound tube should have just brought the intake induction noise into the cabin only.

Also STI Limited here. No issues with alignment, My heated seats work well, and have no divot or weirdness to my seats at all. Just picked it up on 10/2

My only gripe (If you even want to call it that) is that my weathertech floor liners don't seem to fit as perfect as I thought they would. I don't think there were any changes between the 17->18 as far as dimension/shape goes of the interior floor areas. Weathertech wasn't helpful at all either
Huh?.. my WeatherTech liners fit well. They were outta a 2015 WRX.
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Old 10-19-2017, 07:21 AM   #39
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Huh?.. my WeatherTech liners fit well. They were outta a 2015 WRX.
Thanks for that, gonna go back and bitch them out now. I guess I got a bad set. I can see directly underneath the liner every time I get into my car. Gonna pull them out again and see if I can bend them into shape like they suggested
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Old 10-19-2017, 07:43 PM   #40
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Old 10-20-2017, 11:55 AM   #41
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2018 STI. Threading on passenger front seat came out on the first day. Issues with pulling to the right since day 1 - it's been at the dealer for over a week. They tried alignment, swapping tires, and it still pulls right.
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Old 10-26-2017, 09:33 AM   #42
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My only gripe (If you even want to call it that) is that my weathertech floor liners don't seem to fit as perfect as I thought they would. I don't think there were any changes between the 17->18 as far as dimension/shape goes of the interior floor areas. Weathertech wasn't helpful at all either
Right there with you. The rear and trunk liners are fine but the front liners don't lay flat with the sides near the door, there is a weird "bulge" that forms and it's been annoying me. I'm trying to convince myself they will flatten over time but I keep reminding myself that my BRZ mats were snug the moment I put them in :\

I also seem to have the opposite issue of most. My STI Limited is pulling slightly to the left and I find that I have to turn the wheel further to the right than to the left for similar turns (I live in the city so most turns are 90* so it's easy to judge how far I'm turning the wheel). My steering wheel also has multiple gashes on the bottom left just after the flat bottom that I can't for the life of me figure out how they got there.
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Old 10-26-2017, 10:00 AM   #43
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51% of all turns are right turns
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Old 10-26-2017, 01:09 PM   #44
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2018 wrx here. gripes = soft clutch and thin aluminum hood

1500 miles and ive aleady had pdr work
no scratches tho
Needed a 1.5" PDR from a friend closing the hood with his palm at <1000 miles. UGH. Clutch is super soft.... don't hate it but don't particularly like it.
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Old 10-26-2017, 01:10 PM   #45
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51% of all turns are right turns
And 49% are wrong turns into West Virginia where you get killed by dudes driving an old tow truck?


I've had that pull right thing happen to me along with a bit of a shake in the steering wheel. I freaked, but drove the car a couple days later and it's gone now. WTF?

Edit: same thing today! I got home from work and decided to drive my Subaru to a lunch meeting. The car shook a little and pulled to the right for the first ten minutes then stopped. The car sat for about four days. Doh!

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Old 10-27-2017, 08:40 AM   #46
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The problem went away yesterday afternoon. I drove to the gym last night and the car drove straight and no shake. I left the gym, had to floor it to get on the highway and it's back shaking but pulling to the left this time. Looks like it's off to the dealer
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Old 10-27-2017, 12:04 PM   #47
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The problem went away yesterday afternoon. I drove to the gym last night and the car drove straight and no shake. I left the gym, had to floor it to get on the highway and it's back shaking but pulling to the left this time. Looks like it's off to the dealer
Sounds like tires. Have them rotated or see if they can throw another set from another vehicle on there and see how it acts.

Glad to hear i'm not the only one with issues on the floor liners though.
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Old 10-27-2017, 02:33 PM   #48
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Sounds like tires. Have them rotated or see if they can throw another set from another vehicle on there and see how it acts.

Glad to hear i'm not the only one with issues on the floor liners though.
Funny you say that. That's what I thought since I bought some new wheels and tires from a guy here. The problem started after I had my mechanic balance and install them. Funny because I brought the car back for him to check. He drove it and said it's running fine. I drove it home, realized too there was nothing wrong and thinking oh no I'm that guy.

I drove the Subaru again today as it was FOF at work. The ride is smooth and no pulling. I'm not sure what to do other than put the stock wheels back on. It will be all season weather soon so..

Another crappy thing is I planned to PayPal the seller some money back as I got the wheels and tires insanely cheap. I hope it doesn't turn out a tire is bad and I never speak to him again. I thought the whole idea was a fair one and the right thing to do.

I think I realize what you're seeing. After having a couple passengers ride in my car the passengers side mat does slide up to create a gap between the seat and mat.
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Old 10-27-2017, 05:02 PM   #49
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Funny you say that. That's what I thought since I bought some new wheels and tires from a guy here. The problem started after I had my mechanic balance and install them. Funny because I brought the car back for him to check. He drove it and said it's running fine. I drove it home, realized too there was nothing wrong and thinking oh no I'm that guy.

I drove the Subaru again today as it was FOF at work. The ride is smooth and no pulling. I'm not sure what to do other than put the stock wheels back on. It will be all season weather soon so..

Another crappy thing is I planned to PayPal the seller some money back as I got the wheels and tires insanely cheap. I hope it doesn't turn out a tire is bad and I never speak to him again. I thought the whole idea was a fair one and the right thing to do.

I think I realize what you're seeing. After having a couple passengers ride in my car the passengers side mat does slide up to create a gap between the seat and mat.
Oh dude, I had no idea you swapped the wheels/tires already. You might want to have them do an out of round test on those things. Just because it balances on a machine doesn't mean they're actually balanced with road force being applied to them.

Do you notice a certain speed it happens at? Under braking? acceleration only?
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Old 10-28-2017, 10:41 AM   #50
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Oh dude, I had no idea you swapped the wheels/tires already. You might want to have them do an out of round test on those things. Just because it balances on a machine doesn't mean they're actually balanced with road force being applied to them.

Do you notice a certain speed it happens at? Under braking? acceleration only?
It's all over the place! It does seem to shake above 50. I drove about 40 minutes to the track last night. I didn't run obviously. The steering wheel would shake more or less at the same speed. Sometimes it wouldn't shake at all at 80 and sometimes the steering would shake hard at 60. I thought maybe it's loose lug nuts, nope. Doesn't do it braking or accelerating under 50

I'm going to put the stock wheels back on and see if that fixes the problem. If it does then I know it's the wheels. I'll get them road force balanced. Thank you for your advice.



Edit: OK, so I'm losing my mind!!! I drove to get a haircut and the car's not shaking. I get the car up to about 70 on the way back and the car shakes meh, a little. Since I think it's a DCCD I flip the switch to Auto -. The front end immediately feels better and no shake. I'm wondering if the 255 tires are messing with the DCCD since stock is 245.... but that sounds crazy right?

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