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  1. For full disclosure, I did have these installed by a local shop. The seat heaters are produced by Katzkin, and are in my mind a really affordable solution to provide an option not available on Crosstreks. I also had a USB power port installed so I don't have a cord running from the inside of the...
  2. On my Google feed this morning: https://www.motorbiscuit.com/warming-up-car-in-winter-before-driving-bad-idea-according-consumer-reports/
  3. Hello! This forum has served helpful in the past, so let's see if it will be helpful now... I have a 2015 Crosstrek XV Hybrid Touring that has given me nothing but issues since I got it back in 2017. My EV hasn't been working for a few months and has been shooting up "Check Hybrid System" errors...
  4. As far as I can recall, when on Full Auto (which means the Auto light on the know is on) the recirculate air light was always on. A month or so ago, when temps dropped (DC area), the recirculate air is off, for fresh air. Maybe this was always the case in the winter, and I didn't notice? FYI...
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