My 09 wrx has about 19,000 miles on it and runs like a top. However, when I started the car today, pulled out of the garage, and got maybe a mile down the road I noticed that the check engine light came on and stayed on. In addition, the VDC disabled light came on (i.e. the one with the yellow car and curvy tire marks with a slash through it) and the green cruise control light was flashing on and off.
Looking at the manual, seems there could be an issue with the vehicle dynamics control system, and that my cruise control is disabled (something which you can do at startup evidently, though I went through the procedure to ensure I didn't disable it and the problem remained).
Of course I'm going to baby it until I get it into the dealer, probably tomorrow. I called the dealer, and they said if it drives ok, probably ok to drive, but should take it in ASAP (duh).
Has anyone seen that particular problem? CEL stays light, so does the VDC disabled light, and green cruise light is flashing green.
I'll post back more info after the dealer has a look.
Thanks in advance for any replies.