So I’m having some issues with my 2013 5dr wrx and I was wondering if I could get some input. First of all, my car is bone stock with about 6k miles on it. About a week or so ago, I get this noise that sounds like a BOV. My car wasn’t boosting properly or to its full capacity and every time I stepped off the gas I got the classic Fast & Furious whoooosh. Power loss was noticeable as well. I figured it was a boost leak and stopped by my buddies shop who smoke tested the car and said he thought there was a boost like somewhere underneath the intake mani. Since it was under warranty I brought it back to Subaru and they said “they have seen this with two other 2013 Subie’s this year” and “that is was an intercooler pipe issue”.
So I’m there for two hours and they tell me they fix it. I leave, do two 2nd gear pulls and turn around to go back—the issue is not completely resolved. They fixed the BOV noise (which they told me was related to the intake—I don’t fully believe them here), and some of the power is back but not all. Now it boosts to about 14-15 psi and then tapers when it used to boost to 16-17 psi and hold strong throughout the gear.
So I brought it back and drove it with their mechanic so I could explain my issue. So if I shift into 2nd or 3rd around 2500 rpms and then step on it so its WOT I get a hiccup and boost issue somewhere around 5k rpms. He told me he saw and felt what I was talking about. I left the car there for the weekend because I had to go out of state and they called me back yesterday. They called me yesterday and are trying to tell me it’s my traction control which I don’t buy at all. I’m headed down there in a few hours to pick up my car.
My questions: Has anyone with a 2013 had a similar issue? What is everyone’s input, what do you think it could be or where should I go from here? Thanks in advance for everyone’s help.