Extended cranking problem .
Had it since day 1 . If you simply crank the car when when the engine is cold it would take a good 5 to 6 seconds . I could get it to start by cranking it for a couple of seconds and then stop and let it sit for 5 to 7 seconds . It would usually fire up in a couple of seconds when retried . Took the car to the dealer on July 14th for the second time with this problem and it's been there ever since . I am driving a 2015 Forester loaner thank you very much .
On the first visit they could not get it to flash a code but experienced it . Their best guess was a software issue and started a case code . They couldn't fix it . This was June 30th and I had just bought the car on the 19th . The day before I took it in for the second time it wouldn't fire . I could crank it till the battery and or starter failed , no fire . I turn it off , lock it up and go back into the house for about 5 minutes . Figuring out my best course of action to get my errands run .
What the heck I get back in the car and give it my tried and trued crank , wait and crank again and it fires up . It then idles at around 1,800 for more than 5 minutes . Seems a bit long for me so I take it in the next day . I relayed the situation to the tech about the long and high idle and he felt it was normal .
I had already contacted Subaru NA 5 days before I took it back in so they were/are aware and involved . Some Southeast Tech specialist checked it out and gave the go ahead to replace the ECM . Pretty long wait for parts on a new model . The ECM was ordered on July 18th and got here on the 28th . Sooo , there's finally a light at the end of the tunnel right ?!
They got it installed and buttoned up on Tues. the 29th . Crank it and it has the same problem . They don't know what to do and say the ball is back in Subaru's court .
What the heck is wrong with this car ? In my experience with it it seems like fuel starvation . They say it's software related . Well the ECM didn't work so how about trying a new fuel pump ? If it was software related wouldn't all the 2015's have the same problem ?
Anyone have some ideas please