Needs a Butch car
2020 Crosstrek Premium
That's a common misconception, but it was actually the result of Paul Bunyan dragging his ax behind him as he walked.
So 1 thru 3 were fixed with a software update. They said it's been reported before and they have the fix. I tried to recreate the issues and it does seem fixed.Dropped it off at the dealer today for the windshield replacement and some warranty issues:
1. Head unit does not shut off when you turn off the car. I can put it in park, hit the button and the engine shuts off, get out, lock the car and walk away, and when I return in ten minutes the radio is still on. I am able to hold the head unit's power button down for a few seconds to manually turn it off. Sometimes, it does seem to time out, so maybe running the battery down isn't an issue. I searched thru the settings and could not find anything related to this.
2. When turning the car on with remote start (via the app), it will not allow me to take control and drive away. I start the car from my phone, walk out to it and unlock it, get inside and press the brake and the start button, and nothing happens. It continues to run, does not let me shift out of park, but does let me adjust the climate and radio controls. After the remote start times out and shuts the car back off, it lets me start back up and drive like normal.
3. Intermittently the power windows do not respond to the switches on the driver door. Mostly it does work, but I did have to drive home with a cracked window the other day.
4. The rear hatch intermittently does not seem to recognize my proximity key. I walk up to the hatch with they key in my pocket, hit the button on the hatch, and nothing. I take the key out and hold it close, nothing. Lock and unlock the door via the remote, nothing. This has happened with the car running and with it off.
So these are pretty annoying and it's starting to feel like they're piling up. We'll see what the dealer can do I suppose.
For reference: I have not replaced the car battery or any batteries in the fobs.
I'm not sure yet what I want to do for a spare. Clearly I need a solution tho. I don't want to carry a roof basket with a tire in it and suffer the MPG loss and road noise, but I also don't want to lose the backup camera to put it on a hitch carrier. Also, the good hitch carriers are pricey.Just found your build thread and found some good nuggets for myself. I now see I need to build a spare tire carrier for a full size spare.
Thanks for sharing!