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#1589 of 1605 2012 subaru impreza wagon gas gauge
Jan 20, 2013 (7:16 am)
My gas gauge quit working 4000 miles ago and my mpg dropped by 7 miles. I took it in for service and they cleaned the sensor. the gas gauge worked again but my mpg is still 27 average. should be 33. Upset and now my gas gauge quit working again. Help!!! I am calling service in the morning. They argued with me about the gas mileage. Don't want to go back:(
#1590 of 1605 Re: 2012 subaru impreza wagon gas gauge [ladylily]
Jan 20, 2013 (2:21 pm)
Are you in a cold climate? MPG could be lower temporarily if the temps are really cold.
I used a spreadsheet to track my average and winter MPG was 2 lower than even the summer when I crank the AC.
#1591 of 1605 Re: Yokohama Avid S34D [ljb65]
Jan 20, 2013 (4:59 pm)
ljp65, the Avid tires on my '12 Impreza have already cupped. Started around 10k miles. Thumping noise going down the road. I take excellent care of the tires, by the way. As the cupping becomes worse I will try to hold on them to about 20k and then get something else. My last 4 new cars(honda's, subarus) have all done this---but the tires were Bridgstone, Continental and now Yokohama. I wrote it off to cheap, soft tread ordered by the carmakers to keep the ride soft. But this shortens the tire life.
#1592 of 1605 Re: 2012 subaru impreza wagon gas gauge [ladylily]
Jan 20, 2013 (5:04 pm)
ladylily, I'm getting about 27 mpg here in Mpls, mostly highway driving with some stop and go. It's a drastic reduction from summertime mileage when I was getting 35% better mileage. Cold weather----and I mean constant temps below 20 degrees day and night really ruins gas mileage. This car engine/tranny takes a long time to warm up and is very inefficient until it does.
#1593 of 1605 Re: 2012 subaru impreza wagon gas gauge [fredjohnson]
Feb 04, 2013 (4:10 am)
Ditto concerning cold weather gas mileage with the Impreza. My 2012 Limited Sedan dropped from 33 to 35 MPG during the summer to 26 to 28 since the temps dropped. I live in NE PA and temps have been pretty low for the last month. The worst mileage I experience was during a week with highs in the low teens and lows near zero. Definitely a huge hit tied to temps.
#1594 of 1605 Re: 2012 subaru impreza wagon gas gauge [dodman1]
Feb 04, 2013 (7:01 am)
In other cars I've owned and tracked gas mileage for, I've found that every 10 degree change in temperature corresponds to about 1 degree change in MPG. So between 30 degrees and 80 degrees you might get as much as 5 more MPG for the same driving.
#1595 of 1605 Re: Steering Wheel Vibration [irritatrix]
Feb 22, 2013 (11:02 am)
Wondering if you ever solved your vibration issue? Picked up brand new Impreza on Monday and back at dealership Friday of the same week with a vibration issue. After waiting 3 hours for them to "balance" the wheels, I was told they balanced, then force balanced...ended up with 4 tires off another new Impreza but now I am paranoid and feel like I still have the vibration! It is not consistent but also does not seem to correlate to road surface.
#1596 of 1605 FYI on oil consumption
Feb 26, 2013 (10:18 am)
My oil light came on last night (and then turned off in 5 minutes). When I checked the dipstick it was at 1/4" - not too close to the first hole.
I'm not terribly worried because I was planning my oil change for march because I'm at ~7200 miles since the last oil change.
However, for me this is a warning to change oil 7000 miles, not 7500.
#1597 of 1605 Re: FYI on oil consumption [iliketoshift]
Feb 26, 2013 (2:35 pm)
I just add oil when needed...hope you aren't assuming it's supposed to go 7500 miles between additions?
#1598 of 1605 Re: VERY IMPORTANT concerning 2012 Impreza oil filter [rxman4]
Mar 11, 2013 (9:42 am)
I just went to a Subaru dealer near work to get my first oil change yesterday- I get home and check the oil level - ONE INCH OVER full - if thats not bad enough, I look at the oil filter - didn't look like original. I went to the dealer this morning and he takes the car in right away - Works on it and states oil level has been corrected apologizes and shows me a Subaru Bulletin PB001133 that "HE" states says the two filter numbers are interchangeable - I look at it and say,YES, for the 2.5 Subaru Forester BUT the next paragraph states for 2012 Impreza you MUST USE part 15208AA160 or it wont function correctly - THATS SUBARU's words not mine. The dealer had put on part 15208AA130 which can ONLY be switched on the Forester NOT the IMPREZA.
Make sure, since its easy to see, that your oil filter is part 15208AA160 ( as listed in the manual)
I'm revisting this question. I bought several of the PN...160 oil filters listed here, and they do not seem to be a check valve type oil filter. I've changed the oil 3 times, and the last 2 times I've noticed no oil come out of the filter upon removal. The small bowl below the filter remains dry.
So, I'm wondering about whether this filter number is making for dry engine start ups. Anyone look further into this?