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    wrx computer off to factory?

    So I threw another CEL, second in two weeks and now they say the computer is bad and needs to be sent to the factory for resetting/formatting.

    What is going on, what will they do to the computer?

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    Why the f can't they just install a new ECU at the dealership. That is complete BS.

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    Can you expand, that's what I was thinking but do not know enough about what they need to do to press the issue. Seems to me that they should just order a new ECU and have it delivered?

    thanks

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    Originally posted by car returns
    Can you expand, that's what I was thinking but do not know enough about what they need to do to press the issue. Seems to me that they should just order a new ECU and have it delivered?

    thanks
    I have physically swapped ECUs with another WRX to try to diagnose a UTEC issue we were having. They can take an ECU out of any other same model year WRX and put it in your car and it'll be fixed!!!!

    -Jim

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    Aparently this is not that uncommon.
    I had a misfire CEL, they had to send out the ECU for reprogram.
    I understand that it is a problem of the ECU being to sensitive.
    I think it affects the early 02 models more than others.

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    Will they at least give you a loaner? I can understand having to send the ecu out, but you should NOT be out of a car while they address the problem.

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    they did not offer one, like they should have, but it is no big deal, my wife is at home with our new baby so I can use her car, which is better than any loaner would have been.

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