engine cutting out while driving

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Re: engine cutting out while driving

Postby shyee14 » Mon Apr 19, 2010 12:29 pm

Hi this my first time on a forum, so forgive me if I do something wrong.
The MY05 WRX had a recall on the wiring harness along the fire wall. They have to relocate the harness as the alarm system get a spike (usually while driving hard) from somewhere which just kills the motor & like you say you just turn the key off & back on & away you go.
It happened to me 3 times & after threatening Suburu with legal action they did the relocation & have had no problems since.
Hope this helps Regards.
Regards Shyee14

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Re: engine cutting out while driving

Postby vivski » Mon Apr 19, 2010 2:48 pm

Thanks Shyee.

I asked STI Docklands and they said the recall work had already been performed on my car. Do you have any information on how I can verify that the relocation has been done?

They diagnosed the issue as the relay module behind the keypad.

I have another issue arming/disarming the alarm with the key, so I wasn't about to spend $270 fixing the immobiliser if the whole system's going to be replaced soon.
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Re: engine cutting out while driving

Postby vivski » Fri Sep 10, 2010 6:27 pm

I should give an update on this...

Before spending $270 replacing the relay module, I decided to have a go at the fix chicane recommended, just in case:
chicane wrote:turns out it was a bad solder joint inside the alarm module - have since reflowed the solder joints and the problem has gone away.. :)
Details of the fix are here: http://www.rexnet.com.au/forum/index.ph ... pic=106320


I found the relay module on the drivers' side of the centre console. The solder points seemed to be fine, but I touched them up anyway. That was now 5 months ago and (touch wood) the car hasn't cut out since. :thumbs:

Thanks everyone for your advice.
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( 1996 Subaru Impreza WRX rally car )
( 1996 Subaru Impreza WRX recce car )
( 1996 Hyundai Excel rally car )

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Re: engine cutting out while driving

Postby bluewrx2002 » Thu Apr 10, 2014 6:16 pm

To all,
I too have been suffering from intermittent engine cutoffs for the last year.
My mechanic said its the brant and was going to charge me 400 to just pull it out.
I stumbled across this thread and carried out the resoldering of just the pins for the relays on the brant pcb..its now been 4 days without any cutoffs..

So thank you all for your inputs.

Sam

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Re: engine cutting out while driving

Postby akssubaru2014 » Fri Nov 24, 2017 3:17 pm

My Subaru Outback 2014 2.5i model car violently shuddered in the middle of a busy freeway(100 K mph zone) and then stopped/stalled ,with no power(No engine power or lights/no power steering/no breaks) . 5-10 seconds after lights came back on but engine is not running/no engine power. Also power steering and breaks back on too, Displaying an "engine oil check" light and the "AT oil temp" light .Tried to start the car couple of times and no go. Had more than half a tank of petrol. Being an automatic I had no control over the car to slow down slowly and it just stopped with cars all around me and no sense of warning to them or myself.

This all occurred within a 05-15 second time frame. I was doing 100Kmph and barely managed to stop the car with out having a major collision. Could not start the car at all after this incident and had to tow the car back home. This happened on the 30/09 and my self and my family was on the way back home from a family trip. I am so lucky to be alive to even write you this , because I didn't have a truck on my tail that night. There are no street lights on this part of the freeway. Had to push the car by myself , all the way to the service lane ,all before someone could possibly have run myself and my family over. I got really frightened. It was freezing cold too, My little kids inside the car in middle of nowhere!! I am still afraid to even get in to this car because I do not know what to expect next.....?.Myself and my family could have got killed that day.

Bought the car brand-new from the dealership, and since then only Subaru done maintenances and regular services. For next service need to go more then 2000kms.
7 weeks after, Subaru dealership has been advised me (on the 03/11),that nothing can be done regarding the fault that I brought the car in for. Also advised they can not find any such fault and their testing equipment comes up with nothing - including no error logs in the ecu.

I find this hard to believe as the engine light came on and with all on-board ecu's (on modern cars) they should be logging any faults that occur with the car and usually in even the most minute of situations this will come up as an error log fault. Subaru, to advise that no log has been found in the ecu of the car abruptly shuddering and stalling with no power in the middle of one of Melbourne 's busiest freeways absolutely shocks me at the least.

The most important thing for me, is the safety of my family and myself and also the safety of the other commuters, to which with the situation at hand it seems that Subaru takes consumer safety very lightly and not much consideration taken.

Looks like when ever someone bring up this issues, Subaru tell the exact story. Check this link......

http://www.subaruforester.org/vbulletin ... ng-479209/

" I have a 2014 outback with 11,500 miles and it has stalled 3 times 2 of which i was driving and it just stalled did not act up before it stalled actually i thought i was still driving until i realized the steering was difficult and the car was just coasting to a stop. everything on the dash went off even though the key was still on. the car started back up and was able to get of road. my car has been at the dealership for a week and they are telling me to come and pick it up as they cannot get it to stall and all tests are fine. very disappointed and quite concerned about safety for myself and others on the road should this happen again. any suggestions? i feel like Subaru thinks it is me and not their product."

Has anyone had this issue ????????????????????

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Re: engine cutting out while driving

Postby mv75 » Fri Nov 24, 2017 3:34 pm

Well first thing is to take it to a specialist. Subaru dealerships are far from that. The alarm isn't part of the standard obd2 error codes, so a code for it won't show, thus is why they say "nothing is wrong".

Get the brant alarm removed, and use the specialist as your servicer. You unfortunately experienced the actual worse case for the brant failing, while at speed in such a dangerous environment. It's not a Subaru fault as such, it's a brant fault. Noone should be leaving that garbage in their cars. If you need an alarm system, as standard the car still has an immobiliser through the key chip, then get a mongoose fitted.

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Re: engine cutting out while driving

Postby akssubaru2014 » Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:51 pm

Thanks...but why Subaru doesn't have any idea about this.I even offered to pay money to fix this issue with out knowing this is a Major safety issue......Some helpless driver will die , can not imagine the impact for the other road users......this will be a recall after i guess .But according to Subaru no one can prove this....This is just ridicules.Subaru bosses will be shamed.

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