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    Help! Is my friends car broke.

    My friend was driving his 2013 wrx and he told me while on the highway he started to go fast and when he went to shift he slipped in to 2nd gear causing it to hit the rev limiter, the check engine light is on now aswell a blink cruise light and what looks to be traction control light. Please help he Is pretty scared it could be something serious.

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    Well he'll have to get the code read to figure out what fault the ecu is detecting and since it is a 2013 just take it into a dealer... It comes with a bumper to bumper warranty for a reason...
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    chances are the code is for the wastegate solenoid. everytime I take mine to the fuel cuts it does this. sometimes throws a misfire or two in there as well
    double check the codes, clear them if its nothing serious

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    Is the car still running ok? Still boosting? If not, it is possible the engine went into limp mode.

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    Either get the code read ,or default answer."take it to the dealer".
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    Ooh,hang on. That is the throb of a turbocharged flat four engine. A sound which,all over the world,heralds the imminent arrival of a moron - JC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 11blackSTi View Post
    Is the car still running ok? Still boosting? If not, it is possible the engine went into limp mode.
    Ya it works fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rage-wrx View Post
    Either get the code read ,or default answer."take it to the dealer".
    How do you get the code

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    Just go to a local AutoZone. They can read the code for you.
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    He just checked the car and all the lights are gone now, is it fine?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DesertAngle View Post
    He just checked the car and all the lights are gone now, is it fine?
    We have no way to know. Codes sometime disappear and reappear later.

    I would honestly advise that your friend use the warranty that came with his car and take it to the dealer to have it checked out. If anything just so they can have a record that he attempted to have it fixed properly. If the issue occurs again and he has done something himself to fix it the might deny a claim if something goes terribly wrong.
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