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Hi guys,

I just got a 2003 Cross sports SG5 two months back. Never owned a subaru before but its a beautiful and a nice car to drive. But now check engine light is on and going through this forum I can see, its a common problem. The On-Board Diagnostic doesn't return any codes, fuel cap is fine and the car runs fine so for now I am just watching it. It comes on and off. What a way to be welcomed into the subaru club.
 

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Thanks guys. I am researching on the CEL issue further since a visit to my mechanic hasn't resolved the issue so far.
 

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welcome

Welcome from Nairobi!

If the light is still on and the car works fine, there is some possibility that the ABS sensors picked wrong signal during our rainy day.

Try disconecting the battery for about 5 minutes and conect back. It may solve.
 

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I went on a missionary trip to Nakuru a couple years back, I flew in to Nairobi. It's crazy driving out there! I'd be scared to have a car I really care about on those roads. Such an amazing country and culture though, I will go back some day.
 

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Hi Sanjay

I tried that. I also had a reset done but the light came back on. Strange thing is that if I start the car and move for lets say 200 metres or let it run for a few minutes, then I stop it and start again the light goes off and stays that way. Until I stop and start the car again. Its an alternating cycle.



Welcome from Nairobi!

If the light is still on and the car works fine, there is some possibility that the ABS sensors picked wrong signal during our rainy day.

Try disconecting the battery for about 5 minutes and conect back. It may solve.
 

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As they say if you can drive on Kenyan roads especially Nairobi, you can drive even a presidential escort escape car :icon_biggrin:

I went on a missionary trip to Nakuru a couple years back, I flew in to Nairobi. It's crazy driving out there! I'd be scared to have a car I really care about on those roads. Such an amazing country and culture though, I will go back some day.
 

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Welcome, glad to have you here.
Lot's of great members make up this forum, so we hope you hang around.
You might also want to contribute to the newly created Africa - Subaru Forester Owners Forum

Now that you are a member you can help us out by adding some of your vehicle info to your Signature. That way it will show up every time you post. And remember this is an international forum so welcome everyones input, so much is the same on our Foresters as it is sometimes different, but everyone wants the same level of enjoyment.
Just use the pull-down menu in Quick Links, Edit Signature and add basic info like year/model/transmission and you are good to go.

Cheers
 

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welcome from northern virginia! hope everything gets worked out
 

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I will check the africas forum and see what i can contribute

Welcome, glad to have you here.
Lot's of great members make up this forum, so we hope you hang around.


Now that you are a member you can help us out by adding some of your vehicle info to your Signature. That way it will show up every time you post. And remember this is an international forum so welcome everyones input, so much is the same on our Foresters as it is sometimes different, but everyone wants the same level of enjoyment.
Just use the pull-down menu in Quick Links, Edit Signature and add basic info like year/model/transmission and you are good to go.

Cheers
 

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i got the codes

Well I finally bought a code reader and it showed me 2 codes.

P0131 - O2 sensor circuit low voltage bank 1 sensor

P0132 - 02 sensor circuit high voltage bank 1 sensor

I may have to get a new O2 sensor
 
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