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I did quite a bit of Christmas traveling over the last few days. A trip that should've taken about 8 hours ended up taking nearly 11 due to severe blizzard conditions. Combined with the below zero temperatures, my Outback looked like a popsicle. The last 120 miles was 2 lane stuff that had snow drifts big enough to get anything without AWD stuck. I imagine it would have too if it wasn't 2:30 in the morning.

I filled up in one of the last towns before the MT/WY border and obviously turned off the car. When I finished filling up and started the car, I had a ton of lights on. Eyesights was disabled, traction control wasn't functional, the CEL was on, and the red BRAKE light was flashing. I've read about this and figured I didn't secure the gas cap well enough, but I did.
I'm back in Billings now and went to the dealer after getting the front windows tinted. They told me the code that got thrown was an emissions one that they'd seen 5 times today already. Apparently the evap canister is in a really vulnerable position and has been freezing. Subaru has made a relocation kit and my car will be going in next week.

I didn't ask if this was exclusive to 2013 models, but if you live in the snow belt, it may be a good idea to have this taken care of preemptively.
 

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Were you able to drive the car from that point? Or did you have to have it towed?
 

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Yes you're still able to drive. But cruise control is disabled and I wouldn't want to drive back to Missoula without that. It's more alarming and annoying than it is problematic.
 

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I'm tryin to find my evap canister for my 2012 outback and can't find it, where did they put those **** things, and I'm curious where they moved yours to keep it from freezing, I'm havin issues with mine malfunctioning too
 
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