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    Sorry, guys, I know this isn't the right place to post a maintenance issue, but I'm new here, and so I hope you'll pardon me.



    I'm on my second WRX, and I've had my 2012 since March. Though it runs beautifully (of course!), this morning 3 lights went on in the dash:

    Check engine
    Cruise (blinking)
    The ABS icon

    Also, the fuel efficiency indicator has never worked properly.

    Any ideas on what this could mean?

    Many thanks,

    Suzanne

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    It means the car went into limp mode. Means you have a CEL.

    Do you have any mods on the car?

    If not,I'd take it to the dealer. Otherwise try getting a code.

    Also try retightening you gas tank cap. Take it off & tighten it a good 4-5 turns.
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    Thanks for the speedy reply! Not sure what CEL means...

    No mods on car. Will take to dealer.

    Will also try tightening the gas cap.

    Thanks, Tony!

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    CEL= Check Engine Light.
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    When the computer throws a trouble code it will trigger the lights in the dash that you describe. Your car is still quite new, I remember not long ago when you intro'd yourself here. I'd take it to the dealer and have them take a look. They'll run a diagnostic to find out what trouble code the computer has come up with and take needed action to fix it.
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    Yeah, just head to the dealer and let them play with it.
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    I wouldn't take the car to the dealership for the code just yet, as they'll charge you a $35-40 diagnostic fee. Take it to the nearest AutoZone / Advanced Auto / Pep Boys and borrow their code reader (they should let you use it, or a tech will use it on your car without charge)
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    Quote Originally Posted by EJ257 View Post
    I wouldn't take the car to the dealership for the code just yet, as they'll charge you a $35-40 diagnostic fee.
    Even if its under warranty?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rage-wrx
    Even if its under warranty?
    Yes. Well, if the warranty covers the fix, they will. If it's something like an overboost code, you'll get charged.
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