Originally Posted by defectivedriver
Same problem here, after three days with the brand new car.
What is amazing to me is how Suburu owners on this thread are apologists for the company while attacking those who dare to report DEFECTS with a Suburu....
It isn't that they are apologizing for the company. Just that many of those owners understand when new features/technology are introduced into anything, that there is almost always going to be problems. Rarely does new tech get out of the gate with out a catch.
Some people are too impatient or have no real understanding of what it takes to bring new features, technology, equipment, assemblies to market.
You can test all you want with trained testers and product demos. None of that will make up for the wild card people in the population. People who come out of the store open the gate trow their stuff in, hits the button to close the gate than goes to start the car(likely with 90% of the other electronic loads running like heated seats, lights being on, radio on... They all take power) while the gate is in the middle of the close and confirmation process.
Also sounds as if Subaru has developed a control module(according to pkphoto514 post) as a work around, 2 whole months after foresterissues 1st post.
If you don't like dealing with teething problems on new designs, I'd suggest buying the last of the out going generation or waiting a couple of years for those problems to be worked out then buying.
For the record, I'm not a Subaru fanboy or a hater. I like my 2008 and I like the '09 and '10s. At present I have no interest in a FB series engine, turbo or the CVT and feel they have gotten too big for my needs. At one point I liked what they were doing, but the present course they are on with intent to attract "mainstream" customers has turned me away.
Subaru might have the right ideas to attract mainstream customers but I don't think Subaru is up to the task of delivering out of the gate performance on new features/tech to those customers. Too many mainstream customers demand perfection and are not willing to deal with the quirks that the previous niche market was able to deal with. Simply put, I don't feel the mainstream consumer is ready for Subaru or that Subaru is ready for the mainstream consumer.