Started to pull away from stop sign last week and had no acceleration in first gear. Pulled over, restarted engine, CEL came on. Couldn't get car into shop until today. CEL cleared in about 10 ignitions after initial, but acceleration seems limited. First gear used to get me easily to 30, and felt like it was pulling away. Now, engine seems to max out at 20, without the prior acceleration.
Engine code read from dealer is P0606, they called techline who advised clearing the code and then road testing. They did this, but I don't believe they have ever driven a WRX15 before. So, it drives, it accelerates...but it isn't the same vehicle. Subaru said...if code returns then we could flash ecm. But, we don't yet have a permanent reflash. In addition...I'm in a small community and they say no subaru emc options for another month given travel schedule.
So...few targeted questions:
1) Does the engine code given anyone insight into what is happening?
2) I'm not wrong in insisting that given the drive isn't the same the car still needs repair.
3) Other thoughts?