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Old 11-04-2021, 05:46 PM   #15
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No kidding. The front desk guy was super nice about it, but the “The tech didn’t know where the fuel pump was, she was looking for it somewhere else” got me. Then I saw her coming out of the shop looking kind of mad.
But its cool, at least any further repairs won’t cost me a cent. I can also use this thread to inform people on what to watch out for, for example, make sure the dealership you’re going to has seen a BRZ before…..


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Personally, I'd prefer to remove the defective one and trade it for the new one and replace it myself, but I know that won't happen.
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Personally, I'd prefer to remove the defective one and trade it for the new one and replace it myself, but I know that won't happen.
If anything it gives me a good excuse to order a better fuel pump, I haven't ordered something for the car in a while LoL.
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Old 11-08-2021, 07:45 AM   #17
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Vehicle is fixed. Haven't run into any complications or issues. But the car feels different. Throttle response is a little quicker, develops speed a little easier too. Trying to get that figured out with Steve99 and see if there's anything that can be measured in the data logs before and after the pump.
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Old 11-08-2021, 01:11 PM   #18
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Funny this didn't affect the FR-S of the same year...
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Funny this didn't affect the FR-S of the same year...
Of course it does (although obviously as the Toyota 86) - https://www.usatoday.com/recalls/aut...SA-21V587000/:
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Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2019-2020 Ascent, 2018 Forester, 2018-2020 Impreza, Legacy, Outback, 2018-2019 BRZ, WRX, and Toyota 86 vehicles. The low-pressure fuel pump inside the fuel tank may fail.
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Old 11-12-2021, 03:50 PM   #20
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Quick update. Had to refuel the car since I got the recall done. I had a little above 1/4 tank, per the dashboard. Filled up, I like to press the trigger twice to make sure the tank is indeed full. Turn on the car and see my fuel gauge, it says 3/4 full. I know it is impossible that it is 3/4 full because I just put in about 11 gal in. No fuel smell.
Called the dealership and ask if maybe they fucked up, and they said that it possible they did. Now I have to drive around to half tank and bring it over. Now I’m really getting pissed off. One of the easiest cars to work on, and can’t even do a fuel pump replacement right.


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Holy.. It's been a month since I encountered the issue. I had to wait almost a full month before I could bring the vehicle over so the dealer can hopefully fix the tank level indicator. Lets see how it goes. I really could've done it myself, but its cold, and why risk it when its free, and I get a nice loaner vehicle.



Moral of the story is, write down how much gas you brought the vehicle with, and you should have the same once you pick it up. Which should be 1/2 tank in order to bring it in. Refuel immediately, check fuel gauge level, if its not full, bring that car back in. Else you risk possibly running out of gas, even if the gauge reads 1/4 tank or more.
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Got mine done today. No problems at all. There was a 2022 there and I can confirm they are ugly. Ugly front, ugly ridge under the doors and ugly ass, well compared to mine anyway. I did like the wheels.
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Dropped the car off yesterday, it looks like they're are going to have to replace to whole thing. Fine by me. I still can't believe that mine is the first BRZ they have ever worked on. I mean, it shows, but for a car that has been out for almost 10 years, find it hard to believe.
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Got mine done today. No problems at all. There was a 2022 there and I can confirm they are ugly. Ugly front, ugly ridge under the doors and ugly ass, well compared to mine anyway. I did like the wheels.
I saw one in my area the other day as well, which I was surprised by. But the biggest thing I realized after seeing it was it did not spark anything... All these claims of it being better looking in person, and I just did not see that. Granted, the best view I got was about 25 yard away, it still looked exactly like the photos... meh.
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Got my recall done this morning, filled up the car to full and fulel gauge only shows around half.

Called the dealer, they said try to disconnect the battery to reset the gauge and come over if that doesn't help. Disconnected and reconnected, gauge still shows low but appears to be slightly higher then before. Fingers crossed it will resolve itself over time/with the next fill up (I can gauge the amount of fuel by miles driven since the last fill up).

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Dropped the car off yesterday, it looks like they're are going to have to replace to whole thing. Fine by me. I still can't believe that mine is the first BRZ they have ever worked on. I mean, it shows, but for a car that has been out for almost 10 years, find it hard to believe.
Did they replace the entire pump assembly again to fix the fuel gauge? My dealer said the float might snag on a rubber seal, but judging by this video (around 2:35 mark) it doesn't look like the float could have such an issue.

If it's just a matter of making sure the float is moving freely I'd prefer to take the fuel pump out myself and wiggle the float around to check for any obstructions.

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Got my recall done this morning, filled up the car to full and fulel gauge only shows around half.

Called the dealer, they said try to disconnect the battery to reset the gauge and come over if that doesn't help. Disconnected and reconnected, gauge still shows low but appears to be slightly higher then before. Fingers crossed it will resolve itself over time/with the next fill up (I can gauge the amount of fuel by miles driven since the last fill up).



Did they replace the entire pump assembly again to fix the fuel gauge? My dealer said the float might snag on a rubber seal, but judging by this video (around 2:35 mark) it doesn't look like the float could have such an issue.

If it's just a matter of making sure the float is moving freely I'd prefer to take the fuel pump out myself and wiggle the float around to check for any obstructions.


That is exactly what mine did too, except when I "Filled Up" it was showing a little less than 3/4 of a tank. Then it gets tricky, it would go to 1/4, then go back to half, but it wasn't accurate either as I managed to run out of fuel with the gauge indicating 1/4 again.

They had to replace the whole assembly to fix it since whatever part they replaced, and broke, once is broken there's no going back.

They'll probably ask you to bring it in again with less than half tank, again, so you'll have to guess-timate when you reach that level of fuel.
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That is exactly what mine did too, except when I "Filled Up" it was showing a little less than 3/4 of a tank. Then it gets tricky, it would go to 1/4, then go back to half, but it wasn't accurate either as I managed to run out of fuel with the gauge indicating 1/4 again.

They had to replace the whole assembly to fix it since whatever part they replaced, and broke, once is broken there's no going back.

They'll probably ask you to bring it in again with less than half tank, again, so you'll have to guess-timate when you reach that level of fuel.

Do you mind sharing the name of the dealer/service?
I also had a super boring experience with Subaru white plain service where they messed up the EVAP issue and replaced everything new. They called someone from another Subaru service since their tech was an idiot not knowing where part are even located.


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Do you mind sharing the name of the dealer/service?
I also had a super boring experience with Subaru white plain service where they messed up the EVAP issue and replaced everything new. They called someone from another Subaru service since their tech was an idiot not knowing where part are even located.


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