hey all, so i currently own a 13 WRX sedan, 3 weeks old, about 1500k on it.
The issue: Noticed today while decelerating in 2nd a grinding noise. seems to be noticeable around the 2500 2000 RPM range in 2nd. Nothing horrifying but noticeable, (happened to have the stereo off) Checked to make sure 2nd was fully engaged on the shifter which it was. checked to see if it did this in other gears but didnt notice the sound. I have come to realize 2nd in this car is a bit choppy so the noise is more noticeable if the car bogs a bit when downshifting to 2nd. Also disengaged the clutch after coasting a bit in 2nd which eliminated the sound (i kinda expected this.) Ive spent some time going through here as well as other sites for the WRX and noticed this seems to be a common issue among our cars, some had minor issues, some had nightmarish stories to tell. I figure i start up a new thread since alot of the posts ive read on this topic were a few years old.
Basically just wanted to see if anyone with a late model WRX like mine has noticed a sound like this while decelerating and or if this is something i should look into with the dealership. Grant it if its normal, im cool with the sound, it wont bother me, I understand that it could be my new car neurosis at it's finest. I'm more concerned that it could be a potential problem in long run if ignored.