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#17668 of 19283 Re: 2008 Legacy - Security light flashing [iggso]
Jan 25, 2008 (9:37 am)
Good point. This is from page 2-4 of the 2007 Legacy/Outback owner's manual:
The security indicator light deters potential
thieves by indicating that the vehicle is
equipped with an immobilizer system. It
begins flashing approximately 60 seconds
after the ignition switch is turned from the
“ON” position to the “ACC” or “LOCK”
position or immediately after the key is
If the security indicator light does not flash,
the immobilizer system may be faulty. If
this occurs, contact your SUBARU dealer
as soon as possible.
In case an unauthorized key is used (e.g.
an imitation key), the security indicator
light comes on.
Even if the security indicator light
flashes irregularly or its fuse blows
(the light does not flash if its fuse is
blown), the immobilizer system will
#17669 of 19283 Re: 2008 Legacy - Security light flashing [iggso]
Jan 25, 2008 (12:51 pm)
And to add a bit more to the conversation... Every new Subaru but Forester now has an engine immobilizer. The new 2009 Forester that comes out in a couple months will have this as well. As far as I know, every Subie w/immobilizer has the blinking message. My '06 Outback & '06 Legacy do.
#17670 of 19283 Re: yep [growler5]
Jan 26, 2008 (12:15 pm)
hi my car has had a gas smell too when it was very cold out i went to the dealer and they said sometimes the fuel lines under the injector manifold get old well i wasn't going to pay 590.00 to change two 5 inch rubber lines so i did it and the lines were fine except the hose clamp was loose so i replace it car didn't smell after that for 3 days well it was a very cold day here in minnesota and the smell is back so i don't know what it is but now that it is above 20 today there is no smell
Jan 26, 2008 (8:56 pm)
I am a little stuck on what to do. I have a 2007 Subaru Legacy, last January my car stalled out. I couldn't get my brakes to work, I could not stop, until I hit my dads truck I turned the car on and it had the check engine light on, the ABS Light on and the Cruise control light was blinking on and off. I took it to the dealership and they could not figure it out. It happened again but they told me it was a hickup and they did not document that I called. It happned again last February, they thought it was a sensor or something. they replaced a sensor, it was fine through the summer and then this January I couldn't get out of my driveway, which is not steep at all. my front right tire was the only wheel working, my ABS light was on too. the mechanics say that it is fine and nothing is wrong. this is just getting dangerous, and mind you it only happens in the snow.. what do i do? I am starting to think my car is a lemon
#17672 of 19283 Re: Un-reliable Car [sierrasnow]
Jan 27, 2008 (3:05 am)
Sorry to hear about your troubles!
First thing to do is contact Subaru Customer Service:
Hours of Operation:
8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. (EST) Monday through Thursday
10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (EST) Friday
They can start a case number for you, recommend how to proceed, and at least it's all documented with Subaru of America, not just the dealer. If some major warranty issue or vehicle replacement is considered, the decision will likely come from these guys anyway. They can also apply pressure to the dealer, if necessary to resolve problems.
It sounds like two separate issues to me, though, and the stalling problem has not happened since the sensor replacement, right?
Anyone else here comment on the AWD issue pulling out of a slick uphill driveway? Can you tell us which Legacy model you have, and if it's manual or automatic transmission?
#17673 of 19283 Re: Un-reliable Car [jeffmc]
Jan 27, 2008 (9:17 am)
Yeah need to know which engine, trans, at/mt, VDC? etc.
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#17674 of 19283 Re: Un-reliable Car [sierrasnow]
Jan 27, 2008 (1:08 pm)
Describe "I couldn't get my brakes to work" some more.
#17675 of 19283 SOA comes through
Jan 28, 2008 (11:08 am)
my 02 WRX had the infamous gas smell from a leaking fuel line, subject of a TSB in 2003. Anyway my pathetic dealer said , even with my subaru gold ext warranty, it won't get covered as it was a bad hose and "hoses are not covered". Called SOA this AM and spoke with Marisol. An hour later the dealer calls back to say it will be covered. I saved 600 bucks.
My experience with SOA customer service has always been nothing but great, unlike several other manufacturers I have had to deal with.
#17676 of 19283 Re: SOA comes through [cptplt]
Jan 28, 2008 (11:19 am)
Glad to hear that.
Patti used to work there and I swear her effects are still felt.
#17677 of 19283 Another Forester Sunroof Problem
Jan 30, 2008 (10:05 pm)
Long time no post, but I thought I would let other members know that I've encountered a problem with my sunroof too. The dealership seems to think that the deflector is the problem and they have ordered the new part. I'll give that a try and let you all know if that fixes the problem.