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Old Yesterday, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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Loose battery connection in all likelihood. Just needs tightening of connection bolts on battery usually.
Thanks, Colo! I'll have them check that, for sure.
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Old Yesterday, 07:25 PM
 
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Thanks, Harry. I just checked. The only recall is for the floor mat retention bracket: the floor mat can move and interfere with the gas pedal or brake.
Damn, I thought those mats were only Toyotas!
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Old Yesterday, 07:26 PM
 
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Loose battery connection in all likelihood. Just needs tightening of connection bolts on battery usually.
I thought this before and kept thinking it couldnt be loose or corroded on a 2018. But it could happen, and I should have posted it.
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Old Yesterday, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Pac. NW
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Could be a condition known as "heat soak". Google it and tear into it.
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Old Yesterday, 09:56 PM
 
Location: NE Mississippi
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I have a 2018 Subaru Crosstrek. It's less than a year old.

It's been horribly cold the last few days (e.g. 1 degree Fahrenheit) but I work from home, so the car's been sitting outside in that cold for the last two days.

Today I had to run to the grocery store. The car started without a problem and off I went. I was in the store for 15-20 minutes and when I came out, my car wouldn't start. No sound of the engine trying to turn over. Nothing. I'm guessing that it's not a battery issue because my Android Auto and radio came on, no problem. But the car wouldn't start.

I flipped through the owner's manual to see if I could find a "trick" to this. Nope. Tried to start the car again. Nope to that too.

I put the key in the ignition with the Android Auto and radio on while I called Subaru CARE to help me. While I was waiting to get connected to an agent, I tried to start the car again. SUCCESS! And I went home.

Any idea what this could be? Did it make a difference that I was running the battery for a few minutes while trying to reach Subaru CARE and that's why it started?

I have synthetic oil in it, if that makes a difference to your thoughts on this.

Any insight would be appreciated.

Thanks very much.
Not a clue that would help you, but your problem is one of many reasons I have kept my 90 GMC 4X4. It has far fewer sensors that would prevent a start and sometimes I find my self far, far from help.
My BIL's newer Chevy truck just quit and stranded him beside the road - bad fuel pressure regulator.
Technology has gone too far, at least for me.
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Old Yesterday, 10:56 PM
 
Location: Proxima Centauri
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Go to the auto store and buy dry gas.
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Old Today, 12:01 AM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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Damn, I thought those mats were only Toyotas!
No. I had a 2009 Forester, and one of the things checked at the dealership during the maintenance inspections were the floor mats. Both Subaru and Toyota have been using mats that when properly installed are held in place by two hooks. One hook at each rear corner of the front driver's mat. The hooks are right next to the base of the rack for the seat.
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Old Today, 04:04 AM
 
Location: Eugene, Oregon
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Loose battery connection in all likelihood. Just needs tightening of connection bolts on battery usually.
When the car heats up, a loose battery connector may expand just enough to break the contact. When it cools off, it may contract enough to allow the current to flow again. The amount of amps that's needed to start it, is much more than is needed to keep it running, so it may continue to run when hot, but not have enough passing through the bad connection to restart it. One of those little male/female wire battery brushes may be your friend.
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Old Today, 07:17 AM
 
Location: Metro Detroit Michigan
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Why are we even talking about this since it’s a brand new vehicle under warranty and if they try to fix it they will void the warranty.
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