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Anyone hear or know anything more about this?

IMMEDIATE STOP SALE ORDER
TO: GLR-- MAR-- NWR-- SCR-- SDC-- SWR Dealers
FROM: Subaru of America, Inc.
DEPARTMENT: Service
DATE: 04/07/2008

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Legacy vehicles have been added to the Stop Sale

We regret to inform you that we must place an immediate stop sale order on all of the 2008/2009 Subaru Impreza, Forester and Legacy vehicles equipped with a 2.5L Turbo Engine produced with the beginning chassis number and later as shown below.

Model
Body Type
Chassis Number
Production Date

Forester Wagon 701045 or later 2008/01/08 or later
Legacy 2.5GT-LTD 222825 or later 2008/02/04 or later
2.5GT-B 222958 or later 2008/02/04 or later
OBK 2.5XT-LTD 353835 or later 2008/02/01 or later
Impreza Sedan 523363 or later 2008/01/08 or later
Wagon 825183 or later 2008/01/08 or later


The reason for this immediate Quality Assurance action is that there have been several reports of “Engine Knocking Noise” from other markets on vehicles produced after the production dates listed.

Initial investigation confirms an internal wear issue on the failed units.

In the interest of preventing any possibility of failures for our customers, we have chosen to isolate any potentially affected vehicles by ceasing sales of the potentially affected units until the root cause and correction can be identified.

All the other displacement engines and the 2.5L Natural Aspirated Engine are excluded from this action.

Your region/distributor will be contacting you with a detailed list of affected vehicles assigned to your dealership. However, dealer trades cannot be tracked so please be aware of the affected VIN range.

If you have a vehicle in inventory that falls into the affected vehicle range, please ensure that your sales and service staff are immediately notified that the unit is un-saleable until further notice from SOA or your region/distributor.

If any of those vehicles has an unusual engine noise, please notify the SOA Technical Helpline immediately with all of the details and submit an E-QMR.

Should a customer bring an affected vehicle into your service department for an unusual engine noise, please immediately arrange that they are given the use of a clean SSLP vehicle and notify the Technical Helpline and submit an E-QMR.

You will be contacted shortly thereafter on how to proceed.
Found it from this thread on NASIOC;
Subaru issue turbo STOP SALE on certain 08-09 models - NASIOC


Master list of documented cases on this forum:
http://www.subaruforester.org/vbulletin/f88/serious-engine-problem-09xt-44916/
http://www.subaruforester.org/vbulletin/f84/very-important-please-read-help-please-44274/
http://www.subaruforester.org/vbulletin/f87/engine-failure-44388/
http://www.subaruforester.org/vbulletin/f88/blown-engine-2200-miles-42704/
http://www.subaruforester.org/vbulletin/f88/subaru-self-destrucion-39504/
http://www.subaruforester.org/vbulletin/f88/09-xt-engine-noise-35353/
http://www.subaruforester.org/vbulletin/f88/how-about-one-34799/
http://www.subaruforester.org/vbulletin/f88/another-09-forester-blown-engine-mine-58615/
http://www.subaruforester.org/vbulletin/f88/09-turbo-engine-failure-62103/
http://www.subaruforester.org/vbulletin/f88/another-2009-forester-turbo-engine-failure-advice-please-62007/
http://www.subaruforester.org/vbulletin/f88/2009-forester-xt-turbo-engine-failure-66958/
http://www.subaruforester.org/vbulletin/f88/09-forester-turbo-done-71239/
http://www.subaruforester.org/vbulletin/f88/long-block-order-engine-failure-2009-forester-xt-ltd-18-000-a-87723/
http://www.subaruforester.org/vbulletin/f88/engine-failure-30-miles-outside-dealership-thanksgiving-road-trip-415282/
http://www.subaruforester.org/vbulletin/f88/i-think-i-just-became-victim-stop-sale-442113/
 

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Yeah, people were there looking at them today when that came out. We have about 17 STi's left on our inventory too! I wonder what the cause is.



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According to my VIN, my chassis # is 730450. Not sure what my build date is, as I'm out of town. Guess I'll give Subaru a call and see if my car is affected...
 

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Does this effect the Canadian FXT?
I just purchased a new 08 recently and my vin is 717032, so i think it's effected as well.
 

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Yikes! Subaru doesn't issue recalls often, mostly TSB's. I wonder if they will once they will once they figure out the problem.
 

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Well, I'm going to try to get a hold of Subaru within a few days to verify a) the accuracy of the claim, and b) the extent of the issue (if true)...
 

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This may explain Jeff Sponaugle's blown 08 STI motor after 400 miles...:shake:

On my lot, we have 1 STI and 3 09 FXT's included in this stop/sell campaign.
 

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Ouch, how about linking this thread to the new members forum and/or general forum so that more new members (potentially effected vehicles) can see this?


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