Btw... I just received a reply back from SOA concerning the new OCI that's actually written to my name and have an attached tracking code. We'll see if we can hit 7500 miles (eventually) as Subaru claims without beating the oil into pulp.
Thank you for taking the time to contact us. Congratulations on the purchase of your 2011 WRX. I hope that you are enjoying it.
Subaru of America maintenance recommendations are found in the "Warranty and Maintenance" booklet. We recommend maintenance services every 7,500 miles and require synthetic engine oil for your WRX. Your dealer recommends maintenance services every 3,750 miles. For all of your dealer recommendations in between ours, <Me>, the recommendation is always and only for an oil change.
The maintenance reminder program is a dealer based program. You will receive maintenance reminders every 3,750 miles on behalf of your dealer through an automated program regardless if you follow our or your dealer's maintenance schedule.
Subaru of America recommends that you at least follow our minimum recommendations for maintenance. This will keep your WRX in good operating condition and all warranties intact. Doing as your dealer recommends will aid in the performance of your vehicle. You as the owner will need to decide on which schedule to follow.
Thank you for the opportunity to be of service. If you need any future assistance, <Me>, please let us know. Have a great day.
Subaru of America, Inc.
Customer/Dealer Services Department