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Adrian Padeanu

The 2024 Subaru WRX Has a Regular Turn Signal Stalk, Praise Be

The biggest news surrounding the 2024 Subaru WRX is the sharper TR version. However, the model year change also brings a more subtle upgrade we're sure some of you will appreciate. After two years on the market, the WRX is getting a regular turn signal stalk. Praise be.

The lever no longer goes back to the original position after you signal your intention to make a lane change or take a turn. Subaru's decision to revert to a conventional setup was noticed by a Redditor who decided to show how this "marvel of engineering" works. We checked the owner's manual for the 2024 WRX and can confirm the section "3-13. Turn Signal Lever" has been simplified.

2024 WRX Turn Signal
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In the 2022 and 2023 WRX models, Subaru says you must "push and release the turn signal lever slightly in the opposite direction of the active turn signal." Thankfully, that's no longer the case. It now stays in place after you signal your next move and goes back when you manually move it to the neutral position. You know, like in 99 percent of the cars out there.

The WRX was far from being the first car to have this frustrating turn signal stalk; BMW, Mini, Lexus, Opel/Holden, Volkswagen, and others have used it in the past. Some models still do, but like Subaru, BMW has since backtracked on the decision. Some automakers such as Tesla and Ferrari have gotten rid of the stalk altogether, using buttons on the steering wheel instead.

Although the WRX switches to the "newfangled" turn signal stalk operation for the 2024 model year, we can't say the same for the BRZ. We had a look at the owner's manual for 2024 and the sports coupe soldiers on with the old setup. In case you don't remember, this is how the turn signal stalk works on the 2022 and 2023 WRXs.

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