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Old 08-28-2018, 10:50 AM   #1
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Default WRX/STI engine failure class action settlemnet

Just came across this article from a couple of days ago.

SUBARU IMPREZA WRX ENGINE LAWSUIT MAY BE SETTLED

https://www.carcomplaints.com/news/2...-lawsuit.shtml

Sounds like all those ringland and rod failures reported by many may be a manufacturing issue after all? hopefully, some of you guys get compensated if you have had these issues.
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Old 08-28-2018, 12:25 PM   #2
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Wonder how many will be denied because of "tunes"?
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Old 08-28-2018, 12:37 PM   #3
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My question is (and read the full article) that my 2012 spun #4 rod bearing after 1 year 7500ish miles, Subaru fully covered it under warranty. Now that my car is out of warranty if it happens again is it still covered under the 8 year 100,000 mile claim from the lawsuit.
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Old 08-28-2018, 12:45 PM   #4
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My question is (and read the full article) that my 2012 spun #4 rod bearing after 1 year 7500ish miles, Subaru fully covered it under warranty. Now that my car is out of warranty if it happens again is it still covered under the 8 year 100,000 mile claim from the lawsuit.
I didn't t see anything that excludes you. Unless maybe a non Subaru repair shop did the work.
I m thinking your repair was done before they admitted fault and may have been fixed under a different method then they are now using for the repair since they found an issue/fault. (Maybe revised parts being used etc).

BTW, Im not a lawyer but I did sleep at a Holiday Inn Express last night.

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Old 08-28-2018, 02:47 PM   #5
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"Lawyers for the plaintiffs say the extended warranty will cover "qualifying repairs" performed by Subaru dealerships."

"The proposed settlement says for any repairs performed by independent repair shops, Subaru does not warrant or guarantee those repairs and should any such repairs fail after a customer has made a claim under the settlement, the customer will not be entitled to submit an additional claim."

"Attorneys say there are certain conditions and modifications made to the cars that will exclude customers from receiving repairs under the terms of the extended warranties.

Modifications that will cause exclusions include changes made to the engine control units and any "piggyback" devices created to intercept and alter engine control unit signals."

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Old 08-28-2018, 04:02 PM   #6
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So my 2016 STI is one that apparently is part of the class action. I have to admit I'm glad I kept it stock. So what does this entail for people who's car has not been impacted yet? Do I just get an extended warranty and Subaru will cover the costs IF something goes wrong?
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Old 08-28-2018, 04:12 PM   #7
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What about our bone stock 2002 that spun a bearing at 89k miles? That didn't have this defect? #GTFO....
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Old 08-28-2018, 04:53 PM   #8
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thanks for clarifying that
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Old 08-28-2018, 05:19 PM   #9
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Torque News indicates it was settled.....https://www.torquenews.com/1084/suba...nths-discovery
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Old 08-28-2018, 06:07 PM   #10
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So my 2016 STI is one that apparently is part of the class action. I have to admit I'm glad I kept it stock. So what does this entail for people who's car has not been impacted yet? Do I just get an extended warranty and Subaru will cover the costs IF something goes wrong?

No, the regular warranty covers the engine for the extended period stated.
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Old 08-29-2018, 04:33 PM   #11
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Why would anyone modify an STI ??!!

The engine can't handle the power, even at stock.

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Old 08-29-2018, 04:50 PM   #12
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Why would anyone modify an STI ??!!

The engine can't handle the power, even at stock.
Hence the modification?

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Old 08-29-2018, 04:54 PM   #13
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I read an article last night as well. It's great they are extending the warranty.

The artical I read also stated up to 4k for loss in resale value. How's that going to work?
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Old 08-29-2018, 05:10 PM   #14
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Hence the modification?



.... riight. Because the typical EJ STI/WRX mod path starts with upgraded internals
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Old 08-29-2018, 06:53 PM   #15
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I read an article last night as well. It's great they are extending the warranty.

The artical I read also stated up to 4k for loss in resale value. How's that going to work?

Document, document, document.
Bury them in paperwork making your case.
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Old 08-29-2018, 09:20 PM   #16
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.... riight. Because the typical EJ STI/WRX mod path starts with upgraded internals
If you get an STI....know it's issues....then yes. If you don't know the issues, then you are modding it not knowing it can't handle the power.......question is kinda moot at that point.
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Old 08-30-2018, 01:34 AM   #17
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If you get an STI....know it's issues....then yes. If you don't know the issues, then you are modding it not knowing it can't handle the power.......question is kinda moot at that point.
I agree with you; but you and I both know the amount of folks buying an STI and thinking about strengthening the internals before adding power are the overwhelming minority. Unfortunately. But that's how it is.
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Old 09-03-2018, 11:17 PM   #18
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Thanks for sharing. Quite interesting, and definitely relevant to me....

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Old 09-04-2018, 01:38 AM   #19
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Was going to get an accessport for the wrx but now, this is scary
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Old 09-04-2018, 05:35 AM   #20
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Was going to get an accessport for the wrx but now, this is scary
Every time one of the guys I work with asks why I am keeping the RA bone stock with exception to some reliability I get funny looks as if I am crazy for not wanting to make more power. Stickier tires would do more for me than more power.

I enjoy the car as is anyways and would like to continue to do so while under warranty.
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Old 09-05-2018, 09:44 PM   #21
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Does anybody know if the problem was fixed at the factory for the 2018+, or does their standard warranty cover the fix if needed? The article didn't explain why 2018+ weren't included. Wasn't there a 5hp increase between 2017-18, does this explain?
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Old 09-06-2018, 04:59 AM   #22
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Every time one of the guys I work with asks why I am keeping the RA bone stock with exception to some reliability I get funny looks as if I am crazy for not wanting to make more power. Stickier tires would do more for me than more power.

I enjoy the car as is anyways and would like to continue to do so while under warranty.
Same here, besides an axleback exhaust and suspension our 2018 STI is staying bone stock for warranty and reliability reasons.
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Old 09-06-2018, 08:36 AM   #23
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Does anybody know if the problem was fixed at the factory for the 2018+, or does their standard warranty cover the fix if needed? The article didn't explain why 2018+ weren't included. Wasn't there a 5hp increase between 2017-18, does this explain?
it doesn't mention 2018 because the lawsuit stops at 2017 manufactured WRX/STI's.

and... duh, that's why you have a factory warranty.
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Old 09-06-2018, 12:16 PM   #24
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this is pretty interesting. I saw the release a week or two ago and wondered about the "extended warranty"
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Old 09-06-2018, 01:52 PM   #25
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Frikkin some of you.
Had a 98 2.5 NA blow a HG, swapped in a 99 NA, blew that HG, both were around/above 90K miles.
Also had our 99 2.2 blow a HG.
In all cases, SOA said, "pound salt".
So for those complaining on later engines, I say great.
But, "sympathy" is between shiat and syphillas in the dictionary.
No support from me.
F SOA on some of this. Both cars were bought new, maintenance was followed by me, we ate the issues.
You get a fix for free. Congrats.
I am pissed off.

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