Forenote: this story is halfway through, so I'll post an update immediately after the first post with my progress on this issue.
A couple buddies and I took a trip down island to Victoria, BC to check out some local breweries on Sunday Feb 24th, but upon starting the journey back my Ice Queen became sick. She wasn't flashing lights demanding I pull over, but she didn't feel as spunky as normal, barely being able to surpass 80km/h on the highway home.
Both the following lights came on, along with the typical blinking cruise control light, which happens whenever check engine lights up as far as I know:
- Check Emissions Control System
- Check Vehicle Dynamics Control System
- She idles rough intermittently, more so when cold
I've got an ODB II reader, so I was able to pull codes, and it either looks okay or... Very, very bad. I'm seeing P000A "A" Camshaft Position Slow Response Bank which the internet has oodles of information about for MY2013's, but very little about MY2014's, probably because the Oil Control Valves were upgraded to newer models that year.
I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it's just a camshaft sensor, or at the worst the OCV, but with it being 5 months out of warranty you can bet my luck it's the camshaft sprocket. Hopefully not, of course, but better prepare for the worst just in case the engine needs to come out or the front fender needs removal. Anyone else run into this type of issue with MY2014 Crosstreks?
While my father and I are quiet adept at regular maintenance, working on timing systems and electronics in these newer cars is not our forte. That and we don't have a lift or garage space to tinker, so it's at the car doctor for now. I'll keep you guys posted.
Hot oil flush was completed, so I picked her up yesterday March 5th and drove home. Sounded fine and drove almost at full performance, but upon driving less than 100m down the street to work this morning, check engine and VDC lights are back on, rough idle is back, and it's got the same P000A code.
Mechanic wants me to drive it for a couple days, which makes sense to give it a chance to let the fresh oil flow through since the flush, but at this point I'm thinking it's either the cam sensor or OCV. Their scan for codes revealed the same P000A code, but also P0011 too.
- P000A - "A" Camshaft Position Slow Response Bank 1
- P0011 - Camshaft Position 'A' Timing Over-Advanced or System Performance Bank 1
If anyone knows of good places to acquire the following parts in western Canada at prices lower than the dealership, let me know, as I might just replace the OCV myself. Will keep you posted.
- OCV 10921AA231
- O-ring 16677AA040
- plastic ring 806944060