I appreciate the advice, I really do, however my girlfriend already settled with Subaru. It's an iron clad agreement, and she cannot pursue the lemon law. She can't even talk about what happened. I haven't read it myself, but she had a lawyer look it over before she signed it. At the time she thought the vehicle was fixed, and really wanted to move on (for both of our sanities). All I know is that Subaru was very generous, and judging by the number of people with the issue, they have to come up with a fix. Is there anyone on this forum with a 2014 XT that doesn't have the issue? Maybe every XT has the problem, but people haven't come forward yet. I think we just need to wait it out.
2014 Forester XT Touring built 1/13 and has always done everything perfectly.
While I've posted it's a good idea to let the gauges sweep before engaging the starter, I don't always remember to do that. Yet it still starts instantly.
It has excellent AC, great gas mileage, an incredibly smooth transmission, zero rattles or spurious noises of any kind, superior brakes, etc. The paint is the best I've ever seen on any Subaru, and perhaps on any production car. The handling amazes. This car's quality is obvious from every angle of observation and every action of its operation.
This machine looks great and operates flawlessly. I've been on it like stink, underneath, inside and out, and am definitely happy to have it in my garage.