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    Registered User AmateurX's Avatar
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    When you got your tires, did they transfer the Tire Pressure Monitoring System? I wonder if they somehow screwed that up in the process. Electronics are very complicated these days... I would have the dealer take a look-see.
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    Especially with new cars...ECUs are still learning (partial reason for break in periods). Keep that in mind. Perhaps if its still running a little rough, reset the ECU (unhook battery and pump breaks a few times, or leave unplugged overnight) and have it relearn again over the driving of the next few days and don't quick start

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    The tire installer just put on tires over the factory wheels so I don't think they had to mess with the Tire Pressure Monitoring sensors, or any other sensors (at least they shouldn't have). But I'll definitely mention that to the dealer and have them look at it.
    Foggy200 I will let you know how things go, I should be dropping off my car either tomorrow or Thursday.

    I hope it's the ECU learning thing, if the dealer cannot figure it out and say it's fine I'll probably try that.
    Btw, what is quick starting, just driving the car immediately after it's been started? How long do you usually wait?
    I also have been told on older turbo model cars you need to wait a few seconds after parking to turn off the car in order to allow the turbo to stop spinning (so it doesn't spin while no oil is being pumped through). Does that matter for the WRX? I've been waiting like 5s just in case, but I wasn't sure.

    Thanks for all your help so far.

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    I have a 2010 wrx too and im from chicago. I had that happen to me too when they discount tires switch my tire to all season and it was -2 degrees out. When i was in the light and ready to go my ABS,T/C, Hill descent lights went on all i did was turn it off for couple minutes and it reset itself so far no problem and i have 3K miles on mine. Let me know what dealer say about it.

    Quote Originally Posted by mr_orange View Post
    The day following the installation of my winter tires I went on a day ski trip. It was super cold out (was literally 0 deg F), but the car had been driving on the highway for ~100 miles, so I expect that the engine and other components were warmed up.

    After getting off the highway, I stopped at a light. When doing so, I noticed that the brake pedal moved into the floor quite a bit more than usual (2-3" I guess?). After stopping, the ABS, T/C, and Hill Descent warning lights all came on.

    We stopped and ate, I was pissed, then when we left and I turned the car back on the warning lights came off.

    It's my understanding that these systems are all linked to the ABS, so I guess it makes sense that something wrong in the ABS system would trip off the T/C and Hill Descent. What I was wondering is if something with either:
    a) the installation of the winter tires, or
    b) the cold weather
    could affect the ABS system and cause the warning light to come on. Has anyone ever heard of or seen this? The car is a 2010, and this happened when the odometer was at ~900 miles.

    Since I just put on 1000 miles it's time for the break-in oil change, I definitely plan on having this check on at the dealer this week.

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    That initial idle issue you experienced after restarting sounds similar to the "rev hang" that some of the 09 owners (including myself) experience on a semi-regular basis. Usually at a light or stop-and-go traffic the revs will kind of stick at 2k with the clutch in or in neutral, just for a few seconds.

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