Originally Posted by ZMAN1
Hey. Recently clocked 70k on my wife's 2013 without a single issue. Then; 2 in less than a month. Already entered a thread about the "hammering" noise in the back when cornering. "Intermittent". Annoying. Y'all had many helpful hints, but no enchilada. Dealer doesn't know either. Now this: Driving along sedately...Warning lights galore come on! (Hill descent / Trac / ABS / Stability / A/T oil overheat (flashing)). Everything but CEL. Paddle shifts and Cruise Control out of business. Car runs and drives fine. (didn't even change mpg!) Disconnected battery overnight. No lights. Put it in Drive - Christmas again! Ghosts in the machine? What the hell! I thought these rigs were 'rugged'?
Unfortunately, cars these days are so computerized, one small issue can cause a hell of a chain reaction. And without the proper computers (which few can afford), you're stuck taking it to the dealership. I put an LED bulb in the cargo light, and now my cargo light doesn't shut off unless I manually turn it off. Before, I could leave it on and closing the hatch would fade it out.
The fact that it lights up when you shift into Drive tells me it's a TCM issue. So I'd take it to the dealer, and they'll likely read the TCM and look for faults there.
You also have to remember that there is no such thing as a perfect car. I had a Ford Fiesta that would make you cringe, while others got hundreds of thousands of problem free miles. Now my Crosstrek is at 100k and I've had no real issues. And I've beat the ever living hell out of it with long stints in the hot desert, rocky hill climbs, countless off road endeavors, etc. I've taken it on multiple trails that it should NOT have been able to make it through. So my Crosstrek has not only met, but exceeded it's "rugged" image.