So I've taken my car to Subaru twice in the last few months because it felt like it was losing power, and was making a funny chirping sound from the engine. Both times they checked it out and said it was fine.
Today I was driving when all of a sudden all the dash lights came on, check engine, oil, temp, etc and smoke started pouring from the engine. I lost power and my car stalled. I managed to start it again and it sluggishly made it into a parking lot. I popped the hood, checked all the fluids, everything seemed fine (at that point the smoke vanished). I let it sit for a few hours, then drove home never going over 40.
My father is under the impression that because I was low on gas (quarter of a tank) some "gunk" got in the fuel line and caused the car to have a heart attack. That makes zero sense to me, nor does it explain the smoke. And before anyone asks: no, I didn't smell the smoke, so I can't tell you if it smelled sweet or not.
I'm going to take it to Subaru yet again tomorrow and hope they aren't ****ing me around trying to get the warranty to run out before telling me what the problem is. It's past the 36K, but before the 50K powertrain warranty.
1) Anyone have any ideas what the issue could be?
2) If it turns out to be something that was covered under the 3 year part of the warranty and they lied about it before, can I still force them to do the work for free? If they did indeed lie to screw me out of the free repairs my next car will be an Infiniti or BMW.