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    New Member Intro and need some advice

    Hey everyone! My names Nas, I'm 23, and I'm from the suburbs of Chicago. I picked up a 2011 WRX in lightning red 3 days ago from a Honda dealership, the car has 7500 miles on it. I love driving it, so much fun compared to my previous daily which I still have 2001 Audi A4. Not new to turbo'd cars but new to Subi's.

    Now on to my problem. The day I bought the car, the passenger side headlight stopped working. I took the car to a Subaru dealership the next day to have them look at it. Found out the previous owner used (non oem bulbs) and both low beam connectors on the wire harness melted. Subaru said they'll have to replace both headlight housing along with the wire harness and it's not going to be covered under warranty. I called the dealership I purchased the car from to see what they can do about the situation, all they're telling me is the issue should be covered under warranty. If they don't, its a lawsuit against Subaru waiting to happen. So then finally I called SOA and told them whats going on. Still waiting to hear back from SOA. So I would like to know what you guys think. Who responsible to replace the the damaged items and what are my options?

    TIA

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    When I looked at the damage, the housings look fine. Just the harness needs replacing.

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    If the Honda dealer says it's under warranty by Subaru then I think Subaru should be the one having to fix it. Unless the other dealer is just saying it's under warranty cuz they knew about it just didn't wanna fix the problem at hand. The Honda dealer you bought from should of known about this problem hence they should be fully liable for the problem. How long ago did you buy the car?

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    I bought the car on 7/23 and I agree Honda should be the one to pay for the damages. Every car has to go through a pre-sale inspection, so I think Honda does know about the headlights and just doesn't want to own up to it. I will be going to the Honda dealership today to talk about this issue more face to face.

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    I would think that the Honda dealership would be responsible to be honest. If the previous owner did something to the headlights and something happened to them, that's pretty much the definition for a declined claim, so Subaru wouldn't have to fix it. The headlights were something that should have been fixed before you even bought the car.
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    Good news! I just dropped off the car at Honda. They're taking care of everything. @BPanda I'm from Streamwood and work in Schaumburg. We should get together and do a photo shoot or something. I would really like to check out your car.
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    Seriously? I live in Streamwood too. I saw a red Wrx on Elgin O'hare a few days ago. wonder if it was you.
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    It was probably me, I was going to the city. I havent seen a blue wrx in streamwood yet. Is your licence plate hindude on the wrx?

    EDIT: Nvm. Just saw you dont have it till 8-6.
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    Very nice looking WRX, We're in Chicago, hit us up if you need any parts Nas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 3G_REX View Post
    It was probably me, I was going to the city. I havent seen a blue wrx in streamwood yet. Is your licence plate hindude on the wrx?

    EDIT: Nvm. Just saw you dont have it till 8-6.
    I had the plates on my civic that I sold last week. HINDUDE 2.0 (the Rex) should be in on Monday. My neighbor actually has a WRB limited 2011 sedan too. Let me know if you want to meet up after my WRX gets in. Maybe BPanda can make it too since he is so close.
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    Yeah, I'd definitely be interested in meeting up to do a cruise/photoshoot or something.
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    Welcome & Congrats!

    I was going to say Honda dealership should pay for it. If the previous owner installed the headlights then it's not Subaru's fault.

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    Thanks for the welcome guy. I Got the car back from Honda yesterday. Everything is fixed and good, they even threw in 3 free oil changes.
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    That's great news! Which Honda dealer did you go to? When I went to the one on golf rd. they treated me like crap when I asked them if the had any used s2k's in stock.
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