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Has anyone tested there coils to see if they are staying on? has anyone had there car diagnosed with a coil remaining on situation. if so which coil remained on (cyl 1,2,3,4?) ????
 

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From my understanding, it's not individual coils with a problem but a programming problem which has them energized too long.
 

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All four of ours were replaced due to damage. As well as the program. It’s a recall so no need to mess with it yourself. Have your dealer work it out.


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What is the criterion for "damage"? A DTC after they have failed?

I haven't seen Subaru offer any extended warranty on these parts if they have been damaged from this programming error but issues only show up after the ECM software update.
 

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For those that have done this recall and have had the coils replaced, what mileage are you up to?
If they didn't replace the coils, what mileage are you up to?
 

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What is the criterion for "damage"? A DTC after they have failed?

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Info is in the detailed recall posted somewhere on this site. But your service advisor could give you more Information .

Have about 3k on the car since the recall.




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Mine had less than 2K miles when I went in for the recall, I just got the car. Mine was not effected but they did re-flash the ECU from what I understand. My service department guy said less than 2% (or some small number I can't remember exactly) were effected.
 

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They told me the coils were inspected for cracks.
 

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When I went for mine, they told me it has nothing to do with coils, only the ECU programming. When I showed them the recall info and paperwork I had that stated to inspect and replace damaged coils, they said they don't do that and it's for reprogramming only... but that is just one of many reasons why I am moving on from that location.
 

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Yup, my "service advisor" was totally untrustworthy and was not correct in telling me about what was done to my car (don't know if the better word is lies or ignorance - perhaps both).
 

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I been trying to stay positive and handle things like this through the appropriate channels. Part of me has the odd feeling that for all the things they "dont know" or "cant diagnose", as soon as my car is at 36001 miles, they will have all the answers and know exactly what to replace or fix (for a cost of course since warranty will be up...)

So if anyone knows how to check the coils at home, please do share. Maybe there is a test procedure in the factory service manual or something? I just cant trust that they have done their due diligence in all aspects of the recall.
 

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It’s also the service advisor. They don’t actually know too much. It’s the mechanics who end up doing what needs to be done.


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As the point of contact to the customer, the service advisors giving the wrong or incorrect info makes the mechanics/dealership look bad then. So that kinda comes down to poor training and employee development.

Although I think the mechanics have shown me enough evidence to look bad on their own too.
 

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Just for reference, this is a screenshot from my "MySubaru" regarding the recall being done on my Impreza.

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I been trying to stay positive and handle things like this through the appropriate channels. Part of me has the odd feeling that for all the things they "dont know" or "cant diagnose", as soon as my car is at 36001 miles, they will have all the answers and know exactly what to replace or fix (for a cost of course since warranty will be up...)

So if anyone knows how to check the coils at home, please do share. Maybe there is a test procedure in the factory service manual or something? I just cant trust that they have done their due diligence in all aspects of the recall.
If a coil is "cooked" it's only a matter of time until it fails. They can look for cracks and burn marks, but that's it. If it flawlessly works on-site with no visible damage, back out it goes.
 

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They dont have any voltage or resistance based testing for them? I remember some of the older cars I've had and worked on you were able to check a coil with a multimeter and get a good idea of its functionality.
 

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So, I see that this has come around again in the news this month. I'm confused if it's the same issue that is still a problem or just old news that people think is new news.

This was posted on the 16th this month

Subaru Recalls 466,000 Crosstrek, Impreza Vehicles for Ignition-Coil Fix

I had mine looked at in October 2019 for what I think is the exact same thing.
  • Year: 2019
  • Vehicle: Impreza
  • Model: 2.0i Sport
    • Type: Safety|
    • Safety Recall: WUQ02|
    • NHTSA Campaign: 19V743000
    Ignition Coil Reprogramming
    Completed
    Completed
    October 17, 2019
    Description
    Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2017-2020 model year Impreza and 2018-2019 Crosstrek vehicles due to improper Engine Control Module (ECM) programming. A total of 466,205 U.S. vehicles will be affected by this recall. Under certain circumstances, the ignition coil may be energized longer than designed after the engine is OFF. If the ignition coil remains energized for too long, the internal temperature of ignition coil may increase which could cause a short circuit and a blown fuse. If a short circuit occurs while the vehicle is in motion, the vehicle may experience a loss of motive power while driving without the ability to immediately restart the engine.
    Safety Risk
    If a short circuit in the ignition coil occurs while the vehicle is in motion, the vehicle may experience a loss of motive power while driving without the ability to immediately restart the engine, increasing the risk of a crash.
    Remedy
    For all the potentially affected vehicles, Subaru retailers will reprogram the ECM and inspect the ignition coil at no cost. If ignition coil damage is found, the damaged ignition coil will be replaced with a new part at no cost. On vehicles with confirmed ignition coil damage, if a certain DTC is stored, Subaru will replace the front exhaust pipe at no cost. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-844-373-6614. Subaru's number for this recall is WUQ-02. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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I am confused as well. A friend mentioned that the first recall was about over heating the ignition coil and just longer duration heating. The second one is about powering the coil while the car is off?
Additionally, there's an issue w/ the bolts with rear suspensions I think.
 
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