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This is a discussion on Engine problems within the first year of owning the car within the New Member Hangout forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; Originally Posted by kh202 They gave me a loaner, as long as it gets fixed that's all I care about. ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kh202 View Post
    They gave me a loaner, as long as it gets fixed that's all I care about. It's already torn down with the motor out.

    I'm on my way up to Pennsylvania right now and won't be back in town til June, so doesn't really matter if they fix it tomorrow lol. Getting married next Sunday.
    Congrats. thats strange cause my dealership hadn't torn into my car yet(but they are as we speak) but it was approved on tuesday and subaru is taking complete fault for it. since you arent in town im sure they are taking they're time with it but i would still raise alittle hell so when you come back you can hop right into your car possibly.

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    sounds like a common problem to me, from all the stories I hear and I just had a friend that blew his motor.
    but at least subaru is fixing it, lucky u are still under warrenty.

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    i've heard stories like mine where it breaks at 5000 and then i have 2 buddies with a 2011 and a 2012 sti and neither of theirs have busted up yet so i guess it just depends. Im half tempted to just keep it stock and buy an extended warranty instead of buying the mods i was going to.

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    yah its really too bad that we have to resort to the "draw of the luck" for these cars.
    hopefully subaru is monitioring these fourms and realize their problems and are fixing it. they are really great cars but need better internals like japan has. I hope this will be the last of your problems when they fix it.

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    You mean "luck of the draw"

    Subaru doesn't monitor these forums...and the internals are built in Japan...
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    yeah its all jap parts shipped to the US and assembled here. Thats why the front of your vin is J for japan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jbravo_AK View Post
    yeah its all jap parts shipped to the US and assembled here. Thats why the front of your vin is J for japan.
    The whole car is built in Japan...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikie13 View Post
    The whole car is built in Japan...
    Correction.

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    Well that is true for now but as of late summer or early fall, no more Japanese built STIs/WRXs. The new plant in Indiana will open with a state of the art assembly line.
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    "Currently the Subaru Impreza is built in Gunma, Japan, but Subaru parent Fuji Heavy Industries stated Tuesday that starting in 2016, the Impreza will be built here in the U.S., at the same Indiana plant where the Outback, Legacy, and Tribecas are currently made. (Subaru also builds the Camry at the same plant, for Toyota.)" yeah thats what i was reading i thought it was currently but it hasnt happened yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jbravo_AK View Post
    "Currently the Subaru Impreza is built in Gunma, Japan, but Subaru parent Fuji Heavy Industries stated Tuesday that starting in 2016, the Impreza will be built here in the U.S., at the same Indiana plant where the Outback, Legacy, and Tribecas are currently made. (Subaru also builds the Camry at the same plant, for Toyota.)" yeah thats what i was reading i thought it was currently but it hasnt happened yet.
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    you would think so. the Subaru dealership finally got back to me today and said they have no idea what went wrong in my car but they found pieces of the rod bearings in the oil pan, pistons were messed up and a laundry list of stuff none of which they said was my fault. the guy at the dealership was like maybe your oil pump crapped out and messed everything up but I never saw a warning light or anything so I think that's not true plus I drove it a good 35 miles after the knock had started so if it was my engine would have died awhile ago. But basically the guy said they are ordering me a new engine, oil pump, and some other little things. it sounds a lot like they are trying to cover something up though by not telling me exactly what could have gone wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jbravo_AK View Post
    you would think so. the Subaru dealership finally got back to me today and said they have no idea what went wrong in my car but they found pieces of the rod bearings in the oil pan, pistons were messed up and a laundry list of stuff none of which they said was my fault. the guy at the dealership was like maybe your oil pump crapped out and messed everything up but I never saw a warning light or anything so I think that's not true plus I drove it a good 35 miles after the knock had started so if it was my engine would have died awhile ago. But basically the guy said they are ordering me a new engine, oil pump, and some other little things. it sounds a lot like they are trying to cover something up though by not telling me exactly what could have gone wrong.
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    Got a call last night from dealer. They finally got approval from Subaru. Basically getting a whole new engine.

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    Good deal, same here my engine is on its way, they say itll be 7 days to get here then a few to put it in. I dont know how the warranty will work when i get a new engine but it should reset back to 0 if not im going to argue that it should.
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