Problem Description and Possible Solution
Some problems have been noted with the remote start system. Our technicians tell us that replacing the ignition switch antenna ring and wire harness will generally correct this concern.
Average mileage: 82,000 (65,000–91,000)
1 model year affected: 2007
4 people reported this problem
I have had several problems with my electrical system that Subaru refuses to take any responsibility for. My remote start system works in the winter, but never when it is hot outside. I live in Baltimore and in the summer it can be upwards of 100 degrees in the middle of the day. Wanted to be able to remote start the car in the summer as well so I didn't have to put the kids in a 120 degree car. Unfortunately, it doesn't work in the summer. Subaru has had no solution for this problem. They have offered to "check it out" for $200.
I have also had multiple problems with headlights, taillights and puddle lights burning out. I have replaced my headlights each 5 times and taillights 4 each. My puddle lights on the drivers side actually caught on fire once and burned. Again, Subaru has written all this off to "user error" and suggested that I give them money to look at the system, and not to drive with my headlights on.
Remote start tries to engage but just gives it's four tries and stops. No one is in the car, all the doors and hood are closed. It is not in service mode. The dealer says the battery is good. The key is not in the ignition.