I have just about 7,000 miles on my 09 WRX Wagon and there are few items that's started to become slightly annoying. Nothing horrible, but I'm hoping there are easy remedies for each. I tried searching but found various posts from earlier Subaru vehicles... none of them really seemed to apply to what I've been experiencing.
Problem #1: The AC has an extremely odd smell when operating, especially during the morning drive to work. It's kind of a semi-sweet, dry, chemical smell that I was hoping would go away but it hasn't. It started from day 1 of ownership.... I'm going to try the water / bleach (3:1) spray into the intake but does anyone else have any suggestions on why this is happening?
Problem #2: The clutch pedal has a distinct metallic click when I push the pedal in during the first two inches of travel. It doesn't happen all the time though, so it comes and goes. It's pretty loud during certain parts of the drive and I can quickly push the clutch pedal in / out of the first two inches feeling a notch (sensor switch?) and hearing the audible click once the pedal hits it.
Problem #3: I hate rattles. They annoy the crap out of me with any car I've had and I'll tear the entire dash apart to find it. There's a pretty consistent rattle inside the dash on top of the radio unit about 6 inches before the windshield. Anyone else?
If anyone has some tips I'd greatly appreciate it.