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Old 01-25-2011, 05:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 2005 Legacy sedan - Er 55

Might anyone know the meaning of an Er SS code displayed directly above the odometer reading on a '05 Legacy sedan? The dealer shop has Er SS bulletins for years other than 2005 but are not certain of the meaning of that code on the 2005. Other years pointed to what they thought as a problem with the wiring in the driver's seat, but again they did not have the bulletin for 2005 and want to make a wrong assumption.

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Not sure where the driver's seat suggestion comes from -- it's not Subaru.

That might be because it's not Er55, it's ErSS in the trip meter readout. It signals a loss of LAN communications relating to the ABS speed sensors. This occasionally happens due to a computer start-up glitch, and disappears if the car is turned Off, and then restarted.
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I have also seen people report this after they have been through deep snow, or they had brake work done, which usually indicates a wheel speed sensor has been damaged in some way or another.
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"Not sure where the driver's seat suggestion comes from -- it's not Subaru."
The idea of a driver's seat wiring harness problem came from a dealer service department although they could not say with any certainty it pertained to the 2005 model year because they could not locate the bulletin for the year in question.

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That might be because it's not Er55, it's ErSS in the trip meter readout. It signals a loss of LAN communications relating to the ABS speed sensors. This occasionally happens due to a computer start-up glitch, and disappears if the car is turned Off, and then restarted.
Yes a digital "Er SS" and "Er 55" look the same. Thank you for the correction and for pointing to the ABS speed sensors.

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"...also seen people report this after they have been through deep snow, or they had brake work done, which usually indicates a wheel speed sensor has been damaged in some way or another."
Thanks a bundle gentlemen. Super useful info. I'll even tell the shop.

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A few possibilities. Please let us know if the symptom remains,and, if so, what it turns out to be.
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