Wanted to get any thoughts and perspective. I was driving home from work today, stopped at a stop light, and when I started out in first I noted that it didn't seem that I had any power. I pulled over, turned off the car, restarted the engine and presto had the check engine light on. Called the dealer and unfortunately they can't get me in until Wed. However, they have told me that as long as the check engine light isn't flashing I'm ok to drive until they can get it in. Also noticed faint smell on vehicle exit, but that didn't seem to persist. Belts and engine look fine, no fluid leaks, etc.
After about an hour I went out to the store, as you all know on the new WRXs when you step on the accelerator regardless of gear the car feels like it just wants to fly away. This isn't happening for me now, in particular the punch that I used to get in first gear just isn't there, and even in higher gears acceleration is ok...but not always smooth. Turbo gauge looks like it is showing boost, but honestly I'm not great at understanding what I should be looking for...just like to look at On top of that, the check engine light is now gone.
I should also add, this car is 2 months old, and is basically driven around town like a thoroughbred being led to the track, in town there just isn't space or safety in punching int..
1) Isn't the check engine light a binary dumb light that basically once triggered stays on until reset by dealer? More worried about it not being on any more than comforted in having it gone.
2) Given that the light is now off, and never flashed, do we think "safe to drive" until you get in on Wed is reasonable?
3) Any guesses as to what I might be looking at?
Thanks for your thoughts,