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#1545 of 1605 Re: winter tires or not? [aknight3]
Oct 18, 2012 (9:21 am)
The ADK mountains get hit pretty hard with snow. You'll never regret getting studless snow tires.
I highly recommend General Altimax Arctics. These tires are studdable. Don't bother adding studs to them.
#1546 of 1605 Yokohama tires on sport
Oct 19, 2012 (8:22 pm)
Does anybody else think the yoko's are a little sensitive when going over a metal grate bridge? Grab the wheel with both hands cause they swerve real bad on mine.
#1547 of 1605 Re: Yokohama tires on sport [oxmead]
Oct 20, 2012 (3:14 am)
I don't know about metal grate bridges, but I've heard others make similar complaints with regard to grooved highways.
The term for what you're describing is "tramming" or "tramlining".
#1548 of 1605 Re: Yokohama tires on sport [sgoldste01]
Oct 23, 2012 (10:57 am)
That effect should diminish with wear, at least it did on the 2nd set of tires on my '98 Forester (the only time I felt significant tramlining).
#1549 of 1605 2012 Impreza Sport Ltd. Bluetooth Pairing of 2 Phones
Oct 25, 2012 (6:21 pm)
I have a complaint about the bluetooth pairing algorithm.
I have paired both my phone and my wife's phone (at different times).
I would like the system to recognize and connect (automagically) to each phone as we each drive the car. But alas, I cannot get the car to do this.
Not sure if this is an Impreza failure or a user error.
If I pair my phone and it is listed as the paired phone, then I can sit down in the car and it auto-connects seamlessly. Very cool.
But if I take my wife's (previously paired and stored) phone into the car, it won't auto-connect. I have to go into the menu, select her phone and then choose it as the active phone for it to recognize the other phone and pair.
This is a simple thing, I would think, as you are designing a phone system to accommodate more than one user.
Am I doing something wrong? Anyone have any ideas?
#1550 of 1605 Re: 2012 Impreza Sport Ltd. Bluetooth Pairing of 2 Phones [easles]
Oct 26, 2012 (3:20 am)
I have the same issue and don't think it's user error. It's just the way the Subaru Bluetooth works. My personal experience with the Bluetooth setup is that it's very good in terms of voice quality, but I don't like the fact that there is no option other than voice dial. My other car allows me to scroll thru the stored numbers on the radio to find and dial the number I want to call. With the Subaru I have to use the phone to call a number that I have not setup for voice dial. It's really lame, but again the voice quality is very good.
#1551 of 1605 ECM reprogramming needed
Oct 31, 2012 (1:25 pm)
crud, a check engine light recall, and threats that if the car is not brought in pronto, we won't be able to re-register for next year:
"Subaru has developed a modification to the Engine Control Module software logic to improve the monitoring parameters within the On-Board Diagnostic (OBDll) system for the engine coolant thermostat. This correction ensures that should there be an abnormal condition (i.e., the engine coolant does not reach or maintain the proper operating temperature), the “check engine light” will illuminate. The proper illumination of the “check engine light” is needed to alert you that corrective action may be required."
#1552 of 1605 Re: ECM reprogramming needed [once_for_all]
Oct 31, 2012 (1:33 pm)
once for all:
What's your source for this check engine light recall? And when was this recall issued?
#1553 of 1605 Re: ECM reprogramming needed [ctuswatleader]
Oct 31, 2012 (1:58 pm)
I received an email at 5:09 PM EDT.
This is from a link in my.subaru.com ...
Recall Service Program
Engine Control Module Reprogramming | WQC39
Service Program WQC-39
Engine Control Module Reprogramming
Vehicles Registered in the States of
CA, CT, MA, MD, ME, NJ, NY, OR, PA, RI, VT, WA
Dear Subaru Owner:
We would like to thank you for your selection of a Subaru vehicle. At Subaru, we take pride in our products and are committed to your continued satisfaction.
Subaru has developed a modification to the Engine Control Module software logic to improve the monitoring parameters within the On-Board Diagnostic (OBDll) system for the engine coolant thermostat. This correction ensures that should there be an abnormal condition (i.e., the engine coolant does not reach or maintain the proper operating temperature), the “check engine light” will illuminate. The proper illumination of the “check engine light” is needed to alert you that corrective action may be required.
This software change has no effect on fuel economy or vehicle performance.
WHAT WE ARE ASKING YOU TO DO PROMPTLY
We ask that you schedule an appointment with your Subaru Dealer as soon as possible to have your vehicle’s Engine Control Module software reprogrammed. This will take approximately 30 minutes to complete. However, it may be necessary for you to leave your car longer on the day of your appointment to allow your dealer flexibility in scheduling. Your Subaru dealer will perform this modification at no cost to you.
CALIFORNIA REGISTERED OWNERS
The California Air Resources Board requires that emission related campaigns be completed prior to California’s vehicle registration renewal process; without this repair, you will not be able to register your vehicle during your next annual registration. Upon completion of this campaign, your California dealer will complete and provide you a “Proof of Correction Certificate.” If required, present the certificate to the California Department of Motor Vehicles (the “DMV”) when renewing your California registration as proof of campaign completion. If the DMV does not request the certificate, we recommend that you keep it for your records.
In addition, the State of California requires that every vehicle must pass an emission test (SMOG Check) every two years and before it is sold. Without the service we are providing at no charge, your vehicle may not pass this test.
IF YOU NEED FURTHER ASSISTANCE
To locate the nearest Subaru Dealer you can access our website at http://www.subaru.com and select “Find a Dealer”.
For additional information and the most Frequently Asked Questions, please go to:
If you need additional assistance, please contact us directly:
• Telephone: 1-800-SUBARU3 (1-800-782-2783)
Monday through Thursday between 7:30 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. ET
Friday between 10:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. ET
Saturday between 9:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. ET
• E-mail: Go to http://www.subaru.com and select “Contact Us”.
• U.S. Postal mail: Write us at Subaru of America, Inc., Attn: CDS Department,
P.O. Box 6000, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034-6000.
Please contact us immediately if the dealer fails or is unable to make the necessary repairs free of charge.
Your continued satisfaction with Subaru is important to us. This update is intended to ensure your vehicle’s optimal performance. We appreciate your understanding in this matter and regret any inconvenience this may cause you.
Subaru of America, Inc.
#1554 of 1605 Re: OEM tires [kanjii]
Oct 31, 2012 (8:19 pm)
IMO the stock Yokohama tires are HORRIBLE TIRES. At 11k miles they are cupping badly. Thump, thump thump going down a smooth paved road. I had them rotated and rebalanced to specs. every 5k miles. At 20k miles(if they last that long) I am replacing them with something decent. I like Michelin's so I'll try those first. By the way, I've had bad luck with every set of tires on my last 5 brand new cars---and 3 different tire makers. When I've replaced with Michelin's I've never changed tires again all the way to trade in at around 95k miles with each car.