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Hi to all. Any help anyone can offer here would be GREATLY APPRECIATED! I do not know where to post this so I am going to put it in 2 places because some seems electrical and with the power in and out and dealer never finding problem with engine, I am wondering if this too might have some type of electrical cause. Car is only 3 years old and problems sometimes over that time. My parents have never had any problems with the 3 Subarus they have owned - I get 1 and I get issues... so before I kill my lil car, please help. Thank you in advance!! :icon_biggrin:

I have been bringing my car into the dealer for some time now - it is the turbo which I guess drives different than regular. Sometimes if you turn the corner, it will increase power in a jerky kind of way.

Sometimes, if I am driving, it feels like the power of the engine wanes and then sometimes even starts to feel like it is going to stop but doesn't and then will jerkingly kick back in. They have looked at it about 10 times now - this has been happening for some time.

Then today, I was driving and it started to do that jerky in and out feeling again - almost like you hit the gas hard fast and then dropped foot off and then back on - weird. So, anyway, today I start hearing the volume of a cd I had in go up and then back down. I was like, hmm cd must be messed up. But then it did it again and I looked at the stereo and sure enough it was not on the cd xxx track display - instead it said VOLUME 7 then went down to VOLUME 6 then 7 and 8 I think - as if someone was actually holding the knob changing the volume back and forth. :huh:

I started to think the in and out engine power feeling that comes and goes was linked to bad gas and figured it was he** gas because it seems to happen worse whenever I go to that gas station - I get premium everywhere as recommended for turbo. The shop did an air filter change a few months back and it seemed to solve the problem for a while - they did something else too - with thee pressure or something. So, the in and out like I am gonna die to ok I am back again feeling just started coming back but now with the radio, I am concerned. :confused:

If I were to have hit wires under the driver side, would that effect the radio - could it? Also, the light where the shift column is (for P D N R) went out a few months ago and they replaced the bulb. But, they had not put the center console piece back on totally right. Could they have done something replacing that bulb? Or could my foot or whatever have messed up a wire under driver side? If so, is that dangerous?

Also, anyone have problems with 06 foresters driver window getting scratched when you put it up and down? For some time we hear scraping a little when we put window up and down but of course dealer never hears anything. So, recently we noticed after washing it, it actually has scratches going up and down the glass.

Lovely. I said, hey we brought this to your dealership and asked about this 3 or 4 times and now that we have had it over 3 years and the warranty is up, we have to be responsible because that isn't right - he said yes but they would see what Subaru said. You've got to be kidding me - you complain and say something is wrong while UNDER warranty and they look into it say ehh it's nothing then it causes damage right after warranty is up and I might have to pay? :catfight:

Ugghhh what is wrong with my car?:icon_frown:
 

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sometimes power to engine seems to wane and come back?

I know I posted this is wrong forum but do not know how to erase it - sorry

Sometimes when driving 06 Turbo(XT) A/T it feels like power or gas to engine is going to stop and then kicks back in - similar to the feeling you get if you turn the corner and I guess it kicks into a different gear. Almost like you press the gas fast or hard and then take foot right off and then put it back on hard like a jumpy jerky oh no it's going to stop feeling. I say the car is moody and it really is - sometimes it drives clean and great and other times it is rough and jerky with the feeling like it is going to just stop and sometimes it is way worse than others.

It seemed to get a bit better after they changed the air filter and did something with the gas line or pressure or something but now it is back.

In another forum, I mentioned that today interestingly the radio volume went up and down by itself - I heard it, looked down and saw it say volume 7 then 6 then 8. I have no idea what is going on and am getting worried.:icon_redface:

Anyone have this jumpy in and out power or gas feeling with their turbo and does anyone else have a problem where it seems to run bad with he*s gas? I always use premium 93 gas but whenever I get he*s gas, it seems to do the jumpy feeling like it's going to die and then kicks back in much more.

Anyone have an idea what this could be:icon_question:

Thanks!:icon_biggrin:
 

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When I had a problem with the power going in and out like you're hitting the rev limiter, it ended up being the fuel pump.

Have you ever run the car empty on gas?
 

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I know I posted this is wrong forum but do not know how to erase it - sorry

In another forum, I mentioned that today interestingly the radio volume went up and down by itself - I heard it, looked down and saw it say volume 7 then 6 then 8. I have no idea what is going on and am getting worried.:icon_redface:
Maybe try posting in the haunted forester forum...lol.
 
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