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Old 03-12-2017, 07:05 PM   #26
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SOA = Subaru of America (US)
SOC = Subaru of Canada.
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Old 03-22-2017, 11:12 AM   #27
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Thanks for the update!

I'll have to have my dealer look into this.

I'm sure you've realized this by now, but when the "Flashing" happens, it makes the Cruise Control useless. It happened again this past weekend, so I decided to test out what works and what doesn't. I was able to "reset/stop" the problem by pulling over, turning the car off, key out, opened door, closed door, locked (via remote), unlocked , turned on car, *poof* magic. I can get used to this /sarcasm.
This is the ritual I have to do too. Being a technical person I probably kept adding steps one by one till I found what worked. Frustrating non the less.
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Old 04-26-2017, 11:47 AM   #28
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Ugh, I have this problem and don't want to waste time and gas getting it to happen for my 8 am appt on Tuesday. I do think it happens when I set cruise going 50 or 65, forget to turn it off, then go in town (stop and go?). Any suggestions to get this to occur for my appt? Don't want to have them say "Sorry didn't find anything."

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Old 04-26-2017, 09:35 PM   #29
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SOA knows it is a problem have the dealer contact them if they won't do anything. You can always make them read this too.
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Old 04-27-2017, 12:34 PM   #30
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SOA knows it is a problem have the dealer contact them if they won't do anything. You can always make them read this too.
If it isn't coded (might it be without a check engine light?), showing the problem when I drive in, or in a bulletin they won't fix it per SOA rules. Called the dealer, repair center lady is going to talk to the master mechanic and call me back. SOA does not have a bulletin on it. She said it might be because it is a new car. I don't want to drive 45 min to prove there is a problem. I can tell them to contact SOA but I doubt it would do any good. Why isn't there a bulletin on it?

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Old 04-27-2017, 08:48 PM   #31
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If it isn't coded (might it be without a check engine light?), showing the problem when I drive in, or in a bulletin they won't fix it per SOA rules. Called the dealer, repair center lady is going to talk to the master mechanic and call me back. SOA does not have a bulletin on it. She said it might be because it is a new car. I don't want to drive 45 min to prove there is a problem. I can tell them to contact SOA but I doubt it would do any good. Why isn't there a bulletin on it?
For a moment I thought you were describing an under-warranty problem with VW, aka "we have nooooo idea what you're talking about, it is definitely user error".

Interested to see if Subaru decides to be VW or to be Honda.

*Popcorn*

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Old 04-27-2017, 10:53 PM   #32
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Next time it happens take video of it since it is intermittent they can only pull the fault when it is occurring. It is a resistance issue within the brake light switch. I wonder how many people have had this issue. I heard that BS that is is a new car about this issue 3 times before I refused to drive the car off the lot, they gave me a loaner car and fixed it real quick after that.
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Old 04-30-2017, 10:08 AM   #33
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We think heavy rain may have something to do with this. It also flashed (becoming unusable) without having set/enabled cruise in the first place. All the times it happened it was raining hard.
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Old 04-30-2017, 12:32 PM   #34
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We think heavy rain may have something to do with this. It also flashed (becoming unusable) without having set/enabled cruise in the first place. All the times it happened it was raining hard.


I live in Vegas and it happened consistently in dry weather at about 4 miles of stop and go city traffic.
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Old 04-30-2017, 08:24 PM   #35
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fixed it real quick after that.
Did they fix it by relacing the brake switch? Can you tell me exactly what part they replaced and how long/many miles you've driven since the repair?
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Old 04-30-2017, 08:25 PM   #36
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Double post.

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Old 04-30-2017, 11:28 PM   #37
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Did they fix it by replacing the brake switch? Can you tell me exactly what part they replaced and how long/many miles you've driven since the repair?


They replaced the brake light switch. I was told they sent it to SOA for the engineers to check it out close. Been over a 1000 miles since the fix with no repeat issues.
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Thanks, Steve. I'll give them a heads up.
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Old 05-01-2017, 08:51 PM   #39
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I live in Vegas and it happened consistently in dry weather at about 4 miles of stop and go city traffic.
Did yours ever do it without the cruise having been set at all during the trip?
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Old 05-01-2017, 09:45 PM   #40
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Did yours ever do it without the cruise having been set at all during the trip?


Started without ever setting the cruise the first time I noticed it was around 150 miles on the odometer.
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Old 05-08-2017, 05:42 PM   #41
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Dealer said SOA is aware of the issue and is looking at possible other parts involved with the brake light switch. They are looking at June for a fix. If they don't do anything we may just buy the damn $52 part and replace it ourselves - especially if there is a long trip involved. I'm able to get it to fault almost every time with a route I take in the morning. Hubby, not so much. It takes stop and go Portland, Oregon traffic to get the same effect with him.
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Old 06-16-2017, 11:04 AM   #42
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I have an 09 Impreza with the same thing, only the brake light flashes. Could it a be the brake light switch?
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Old 06-16-2017, 02:20 PM   #43
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It is but they don't want to repair because they say there might be more parts involved. I'm giving the until Mid-July then putting the pressure on.
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Anyone hear of a soa released update on this issue?
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There is a new bulletin. It involves taking apart the ac compressor and replacing parts.
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Old 08-02-2017, 04:20 PM   #46
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From another site:
TSB 15-210-17:

"Cruise Control Light Flashing Possible Cancel Code 61 This bulletin provides a service procedure for replacement of the A/C compressor clutch stator. A sudden voltage surge caused by A/C compressor clutch engagement can damage the stop lamp switch internal components. When the ECM detects the damaged stop lamp switch, the cruise control becomes inoperative and the cruise control indicator lamp flashes in the combination meter display. In some cases, a Cancel Code 61 may also be stored in memory"
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"Cruise Control Light Flashing Possible Cancel Code 61 This bulletin provides a service procedure for replacement of the A/C compressor clutch stator. A sudden voltage surge caused by A/C compressor clutch engagement can damage the stop lamp switch internal components. When the ECM detects the damaged stop lamp switch, the cruise control becomes inoperative and the cruise control indicator lamp flashes in the combination meter display. In some cases, a Cancel Code 61 may also be stored in memory"
That is strange and a little concerning to me. I'm not an electrical engineer, but the brake light switch and AC compressor seem like different components on different circuits. I wonder what else is affected by that in the long run...
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That is strange and a little concerning to me. I'm not an electrical engineer, but the brake light switch and AC compressor seem like different components on different circuits. I wonder what else is affected by that in the long run...
I heard it can cause your tires to have low pressures as well.... hahaha
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Old 08-04-2017, 09:25 AM   #49
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"Cruise Control Light Flashing Possible Cancel Code 61 This bulletin provides a service procedure for replacement of the A/C compressor clutch stator. A sudden voltage surge caused by A/C compressor clutch engagement can damage the stop lamp switch internal components. When the ECM detects the damaged stop lamp switch, the cruise control becomes inoperative and the cruise control indicator lamp flashes in the combination meter display. In some cases, a Cancel Code 61 may also be stored in memory"
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That is strange and a little concerning to me. I'm not an electrical engineer, but the brake light switch and AC compressor seem like different components on different circuits. I wonder what else is affected by that in the long run...
Must be one hell of a surge, surprised it doesn't blow lots of electronics out, switch is pretty robust.


If an AC fix resolves the issue, fine, but I'm not sure I buy the theory.
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Must be one hell of a surge, surprised it doesn't blow lots of electronics out, switch is pretty robust.


If an AC fix resolves the issue, fine, but I'm not sure I buy the theory.
An extremely low number of legacy's came in with misfires and just needed a serp belt. If that didn't fix it the car would get a new cvt....doesn't make sense to 99% of the people here but it fixed the car.
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