The Check Engine Light may illuminate because of a failed knock sensor. Although the sensor often tests okay, it can fail intermittently, while the vehicle is being driven.
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Sometimes the Check Engine Light illuminates because the computer detects misfires. Subaru released an improved spark plug wire set to solve the problem. The ignition coil should also be inspected for carbon tracks or short circuits between the contacts.
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The brake master cylinder could malfunction unexpectedly, causing increased brake pedal effort necessary to slow or stop the vehicle. This may result in increased stopping distance, which could lead to a crash. Dealers will inspect the brake master cylinder and replace it as necessary. The Subaru recall number is WVY-35.
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all fuses check good under dash and under hood
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Was told the spark plugs and wires are fine. The cylinder blocks out of alignment; need to be "shaved" or something.
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This has been the best car. 3000 miles in between oil changes and no oil useage. it rides rough but the sound and the feel of the wheel makes up for that. Insurance is not cheap but i will never buy any but a subaru.