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It appears I have the biggest issue so far by a long shot…

I took delivery of my 2019 Forester Premium last week. After four days and with 150 miles on the odometer, all of the dash lights came on while driving and the shifter stuck so I could not shift into reverse or park. The Starlink rep informed me that it wasn’t safe to drive so he got me towed to the dealer where I bought the car, which was nearby.

That was five days ago. My car is still at the dealer and they are troubleshooting the issue with techs at Subaru Corporate. The dealer tried resetting my car’s computers but the issue reappeared soon after. Apparently this is so unusual that it has reached Subaru’s offices in Japan. That’s the only positive part of this situation because I have no confidence in driving my car down the street, never mind hours away into the mountains like I do on many weekends. That and I am enjoying my Outback loaner.
 

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Even though my experience with my 2019 Forester was the complete opposite of what I expected, I'd still recommend the 2019 model over the previous generation. I just need SOA to come up with a resolution with my car soon.
 

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It appears I have the biggest issue so far by a long shot…

I took delivery of my 2019 Forester Premium last week. After four days and with 150 miles on the odometer, all of the dash lights came on while driving and the shifter stuck so I could not shift into reverse or park. The Starlink rep informed me that it wasn’t safe to drive so he got me towed to the dealer where I bought the car, which was nearby.

That was five days ago. My car is still at the dealer and they are troubleshooting the issue with techs at Subaru Corporate. The dealer tried resetting my car’s computers but the issue reappeared soon after. Apparently this is so unusual that it has reached Subaru’s offices in Japan. That’s the only positive part of this situation because I have no confidence in driving my car down the street, never mind hours away into the mountains like I do on many weekends. That and I am enjoying my Outback loaner.
Update (or lack thereof): Subaru is still trying to diagnose the problem with my Forester so it's still out of service.
 

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Have them look at the brake lignt switch. It is a known issue across all models in the Subaru line up up to "18. Maybe it is an issue on the "19 as well and they are overlooking a simple solution.
 
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