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#51 lilcatfeet

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 03:56 PM

From the owner's manual:

 

& Selecting audible signal operation

Using an electronic chirp, the system will
give you an audible signal when the doors
lock and unlock. If desired, you may turn
the audible signal off.
Perform the following steps to deactivate
the audible signal. You can also use the
same steps to restore the function.
1. Sit in the driver’s seat and shut all
doors and the rear gate.
2. Hold down the REAR (UNLOCK) side
of the power door locking switch.
3. While holding down the REAR (UNLOCK) side of the power door locking
switch, pull the key out and re-insert it into
the ignition switch at least 6 times within
10 seconds after Step 2.
4. Open and close the driver’s door once
within 10 seconds after Step 3.
5. The turn signal lights flash 3 times to
indicate completion of the setting.
You may have the above settings done by
your SUBARU dealer. Also, for models
with a multi function display, the setting
can be changed using the display. For
details, refer to “Multi function display
(Non-US vehicles only; if equipped)


#52 lilcatfeet

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 03:57 PM

HA now I know why I haven't turned mine off :)



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Posted 21 August 2013 - 10:52 AM

It's easier than you think, and it's nice when that damn noise is gone.  I mean come on, it's only 3 steps.  



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Posted 22 September 2013 - 10:33 PM

Can anyone tell me why my XV is burning/loosing oil and coolant??? I just turned 13,300 miles. At around 8,000 miles I was a qt and a half low!  About 10,000 my husband and I smelt oil. And around 11,000 my coolant level in the reserve/over flow tank was below the low level line. I know that during the break in period, up to 7,500 miles, it is normal to burn/loose a little oil but that much is very troubling to me. I am calling the dealer in the morning to make an appointment to get it in, but has anyone had anything like this happen?



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Posted 23 September 2013 - 05:17 AM

mine took a little at first but it is slowing down on the oil usage.  Mine still takes a little coolant.  I am writing it off to break-in but by 20k or so this had better stop.  I'm at 18k now.



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Posted 24 September 2013 - 12:56 PM

Hmm.  I'm about to hit 4100, am due for the first oil change and the like from the dealership at 4500.  Haven't bothered to check, figure that's warranteed.  



#57 Iggy1361

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 03:17 PM

I know these vehicles are new, but is there any aftermarket support for them yet?



#58 subeman90

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 08:12 PM

subaru impreza is the same car.  There is a lot of aftermarket for those



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Posted 30 October 2013 - 12:00 PM

I'm looking into the Crosstrek as my next adventure vehicle.  Any concerns or red flags?  My priorities are off road capability and fuel efficiency.

 

Also, if I did get one, I'd be interested in putting a lift kit (body or suspension), slightly larger tires, and something to increase the hp.  Anyone do any of these?  Words of caution?

 

Thanks!


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#60 subeman90

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 09:50 AM

There are small lift kits available and tires are easy to upgrade.  The engine/performance factor seems to be a little slower in development.  There are some exhaust options but as for right now the options are very limited for the motor.



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Posted 04 November 2013 - 07:53 PM

Wife and I got one a month ago. We have about 1800 so far and nothing sticks out as bad. The only "negative" I can say is that I hate the placement of the emergency brake. Cuts down on my manhood space... but I'm bigger so that's probably the glaring issue.

OH, the biggest qualm I have is we got the CVT and there's a pretty long delay when you go from PARK to REVERSE. Probably two seconds most... but it feels like forever ;)



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Posted 05 November 2013 - 06:19 AM

Wife and I got one a month ago. We have about 1800 so far and nothing sticks out as bad. The only "negative" I can say is that I hate the placement of the emergency brake. Cuts down on my manhood space... but I'm bigger so that's probably the glaring issue.

OH, the biggest qualm I have is we got the CVT and there's a pretty long delay when you go from PARK to REVERSE. Probably two seconds most... but it feels like forever ;)

I hate that delay too.  Sometimes it really is unhandy such as 3 pt turns etc.



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Posted 04 January 2014 - 04:35 PM

My wife and I used to love this car but......While driving my relatively new 2013 CrossTrek 11,000 miles from Wisconsin to Detroit to attend the Winter Hockey Classic had repeated problems with ghostwalking. (This is my 4th Subaru and my 36th winter driving season so not an inexperience problem.) It was snowing but the roads were clear of thick snow but had a thin greasy sheen. It was difficult to keep a straight line and the rear end felt like it wanted to spin out (the old rear wheel drive feel) especially if the wind blew. Most cars were passing me old new big small. As a Subaru driver I am used to passing others on winter roads and did not like feeling like the little old man everyone was steerign around. Thinking the problem was the factory installed tires, we bought new snow tires for $925 at Belle Tire the morning of the return home. Similar weather (snowy blowing greasy roads). The car handled slightly better. But each time we got up to speeds over 40 mph the car would try to turn abruptly whenever we went under or over an overpass on a straightaway....Very nerve racking. Ended up bailing out in a hotel in Toledo until the next morning when the roads were mostly bare and dry. I am very familiar and like the feeling of the AWD kicking in to enhance the traction and control of the car. In this situation it feels like the AWD is kicking in and trying to turn the car anytime there is a slight slick spot. Did check to see if the car would try to drift left or right on a dry flat straightaway (goes straight). I am hoping the problem is related to a rear end alignment issue but disconcerted by my car which feels dangerous when I most need it to be reliable. Will trade it in and look to a non Subaru AWD if the dealer can't fix it.

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Posted 04 January 2014 - 06:50 PM

I've done 32 but honestly I have no idea how it managed that when most of the time it gets 26 or 27 if I am lucky.  I really don't drive it hard either which really makes me scratch my head.

I have an older Subaru CVT and it took me a year to figure out how to hit the numbers. It will be different on your four from my three, but I found I get the best city mileage by finding the sweet spot in the engine RPM and letting the transmission do the work from there. The same goes with the highway. If you slightly back off the gas pedal while getting on the highway the transmission may upshift (for lack of a better word) the car will still pull. It takes some time to get used to letting the transmission do more of the work instead of the engine.



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Posted 05 January 2014 - 01:17 PM

My wife and I used to love this car but......While driving my relatively new 2013 CrossTrek 11,000 miles from Wisconsin to Detroit to attend the Winter Hockey Classic had repeated problems with ghostwalking. (This is my 4th Subaru and my 36th winter driving season so not an inexperience problem.) It was snowing but the roads were clear of thick snow but had a thin greasy sheen. It was difficult to keep a straight line and the rear end felt like it wanted to spin out (the old rear wheel drive feel) especially if the wind blew. Most cars were passing me old new big small. As a Subaru driver I am used to passing others on winter roads and did not like feeling like the little old man everyone was steerign around. Thinking the problem was the factory installed tires, we bought new snow tires for $925 at Belle Tire the morning of the return home. Similar weather (snowy blowing greasy roads). The car handled slightly better. But each time we got up to speeds over 40 mph the car would try to turn abruptly whenever we went under or over an overpass on a straightaway....Very nerve racking. Ended up bailing out in a hotel in Toledo until the next morning when the roads were mostly bare and dry. I am very familiar and like the feeling of the AWD kicking in to enhance the traction and control of the car. In this situation it feels like the AWD is kicking in and trying to turn the car anytime there is a slight slick spot. Did check to see if the car would try to drift left or right on a dry flat straightaway (goes straight). I am hoping the problem is related to a rear end alignment issue but disconcerted by my car which feels dangerous when I most need it to be reliable. Will trade it in and look to a non Subaru AWD if the dealer can't fix it.

Let me know how this works out for you.  I have a similar feeling with mine.



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Posted 05 January 2014 - 01:27 PM

I am begining to suspect (I had it once too on dry roads fully loaded with top soil, rough spot of highway) that maybe the cars need to have the rear wheels aligned with some dead weight in them, since this is when it seems to show up.



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Posted 05 January 2014 - 01:32 PM

WHat I have suspected all along http://www.subaruout...81-post937.html



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Posted 05 January 2014 - 07:38 PM

I have been thinking all along that i want to take it to a shop for an alignment and have them do it to my specs and not Subarus.  My car pulls to the right but there is nothing wrong with the car from what Subaru says.



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Posted 05 January 2014 - 10:02 PM

Find a good alignment shop and look at the specs. There is usually some tolerance (technically thats the ISH number ie 20ish) and depending upon where they align to the tolerance in the spec can make a huge difference,



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Posted 06 January 2014 - 08:35 PM

I have been thinking all along that i want to take it to a shop for an alignment and have them do it to my specs and not Subarus.  My car pulls to the right but there is nothing wrong with the car from what Subaru says.

The one that got smashed and fixed pulled hard to the right when we got it back from the repair shop. They messed with it and got it to go straight, but I still wasn't happy. The one we traded it in for has no such problem. I've driven it in the snow and had no problem with it pulling or kicking. In fact, it was so boring that I put it back in the driveway and brought out the jeep so I could have fun and spin the tires and stuff.

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 12:51 PM

Update on my Cross Trek handling problems on slick roads described above. The dealer did and alignment according to Subaru specs: no help....experienced similar problems driving to and from Minneapolis with mildly wintery conditions. The dealer service dept said they had similar complaints from other drivers that are currently not fixable. They think it is a design issue related to the care height, weight and length of the body on an Impreza chassis combined with the 60/40 drive ratio. Spoke to the WI state Lemon law consultant who thought it was also a design issue that Subaru will be reluctant to acknowlage publically but likely would address with a redesign. Our dealer agree to take it back in trade in for $22K and gave us a reasonable deal on and Outback which thankfully drives like we expect. (Miss the Crosstrek gas mileage though.)

Interestingly there was another identical Crosstrek 13K miles on the used car lot. It has been 2 weeks and our car was never posted on their website. Perhaps they shipped to down south for drivers who don't need to worry about slippery winter driving as often.

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 02:43 PM

Hence why I would never buy a new american car...

Crosstreks are built in Japan. 



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Posted 09 February 2014 - 09:20 PM

What a bummer. I drove mine 30 miles in the snow last night at 60 mph with no problems. It handled like a dream. I didn't even have the snow tires on.

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 10:01 PM

Snow was the issue. Slick shiny surfaces were problematic....always possible there was a particular problem with that specific car involving the drive train or software.....but on the Crosstrek Forum another writer described the same problem with nearly identical description. Hopefully Subaru will figure it out.

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 08:59 AM

Hello,

 

First time posting to USMB.  My Crosstrek Hybrid Touring was purchased this past January and was immediately thrown into one of the worst winters NY has seen in a long time.  It performs very well in the snow, in case anyone was wondering.  I have a question regarding the rear undercarriage of my new Crosstrek Hybrid Touring.  The pictures attached show a partially rusted rod that is inserted into something cylindrical and black in color.  

 

Can anyone please tell me what that is and why it would be rusted or heat damaged?  (salt, heat?)  Is this something to worry about or worse needs to be replaced?

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