DUDE! It's ONE MINOR issue, chill out.You've been advised to take it back to the dealer, it should be a warrantable issue. Jesus, you give stressed-out people like me a bad name. Cars are built by people, not by machines (not that there aren't machines and robots involved in the process) and there's always room for error. Be thankful that this is the only issue. Others have been hit with multiple recall issues (more an annoying trip to the dealership than the engine going "BOOM!" or some such thing) so put this in perspective.Still seems insane to do maintenance on a new car. I've owned many vehicles, I mean probably close to 30, and never had something like this. My wife bought a brand new ram in 12 and it took 5 years for any issues, let alone a seal.
Is this normal for Subie?
I really do love the car, but if it needs extra attention all the time, its not the car for me. Cleaning and detail is one thing. Doing preventative maintenance on something brand new is something else.