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This is a discussion on Subaru WRX - ABS Problems? NHTSA/ODI within the Everyday Impreza Talk forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; Originally posted by chevyeater Huh, the ABS works good on mine. How many of you are experiencing this with stock ...

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    Originally posted by chevyeater
    Huh, the ABS works good on mine.

    How many of you are experiencing this with stock struts on your cars?
    I've experienced it on stock struts as well as on aftermarket struts. The only thing that helped a little was getting new tires, but it still happens, just not as often.
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    I have stock struts and i've had the same thing happen to me. Scared the whee out of me the first time it happened.
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    Originally posted by josnroh
    I have stock struts and i've had the same thing happen to me. Scared the whee out of me the first time it happened.
    Same thing happened to me. I even had heard of the touchy abs before I got the car but it scared the living crap out of me when I was driving in the city at a moderate pace and went to brake over a manhole cover (or something) and it engaged mighty too quick. Definitelya lil too touchy for a performance car. Oh well, I guess
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    I'd like to just disable it.
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    ya i remember the first week i got my car thins guy was drunk reered off to a cone and the guy in the middle sammed his brake i slammed mine and my car was just not braking really well and i hit the guy but he let me go, i walked of with a displaced bumper....
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    I experience it when braking & hit something, can be small bump, and it becomes jumpy(?) for a second.

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    I rarely feel my ABS; I tend to time things so sudden braking isn't ever necessary. Having said that, emergency braking is something I like to depend on. I haven't noticed this defect, but I'll be very interested to see how this plays out.
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    Does anyone else find it odd that this guy has a cartoonish drawing of a WRX on his letter? I have never seen anything like that on a official letter, especially one involving the government.

    Having said that, I have seen the ABS problem. There is one spot with a slight downgrade, that if you hit a sewer lid that is there, it will kick in every time and almost send you through the stop sign. Sucks.

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    Originally posted by jvic
    Does anyone else find it odd that this guy has a cartoonish drawing of a WRX on his letter? I have never seen anything like that on a official letter, especially one involving the government.
    Agreed. I thought that was odd as well, but forgot to mention it!
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    yeah subaru better fix this before accidents happen. I want mine fixed, give me the sti calipers and 17's or i'll sue em.
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    Originally posted by jvic
    Does anyone else find it odd that this guy has a cartoonish drawing of a WRX on his letter? I have never seen anything like that on a official letter, especially one involving the government.
    I work for the gov't and have access to a nationwide lookup service. The guy is legit. It seemed odd to me too. I called the guy and it's def a goverment agency... I spoke to 5 people before I finally got the guys voicemail!!
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    Originally posted by MidKnight
    . I spoke to 5 people before I finally got the guys voicemail!!
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    I just took a 3-mile drive up a national forest access road and back down again. There were lots of 90 degree turns (guardrails? what are those?) and many washboards and areas with rough gravel. I never once experienced the "ABS jump." According to what I've read on scooby forums for a couple years now though, I should have.

    Perhaps this is a case of the car being set up for gravel as well as tarmac? I thought the brakes worked quite well in the gravel/dirt actually... The only time I've had trouble with them is that they lock up too quickly on snow/ice.

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    Originally posted by Fixxxer
    I'd like to just disable it.
    If you find out how, let me know...

    I dunno if it's a problem but my brakes seem to kick into ABS IMMEDIATELY by just barely tapping the brakes during winter, specially in snow. I have to barely touch them in order for them to feel somewhat normal. Maybe is me, Im not used to it. But I've driven a relative's ChevyCaprice which has ABS and feels nothing like this.
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    I haven't noticed the ABS problem since I changed tires and rims. But it did happen a few times with the stock setup. Let me tell you, it's a real sphincter tightening experience.

    I hope this is for real and NHTSA is involved. I'd like to be able to turn the sensitivity down a notch, not disable it completely.
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