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I have a 2008 Subaru Impreza RX. Had completed 100km of 250km trip when Dynamic Stability Control (Off) light, engine fault light and cruise control light came on simultaneously. Cruise control was immediatley disengaged (automatically) by the vehicle and the indicator continued to flash for remainder of journey. Fault has not rectified and now considerable vibration is being felt through steering column at speeds of around 100kmh. No obvious signs found to cause unbalance (ie. tyre wear, wheel nuts, loose links etc.) , although considerable amount of mud was flicked up into chasis and wheel arches due to muddy worksite conditions before journey. Mud has now been removed but problem persists. Could mud have caused problem? Any ideas?

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I'm assuming you have checked the shafts and they are in good working order. The fact that all the lights are on and vibrations are present means that there's a big failure in the engine - something broke. Take your car to a repair shop immediately , before doing even more damage by running the car in this condition.
And no, mud can't do that, the quantity of mud needed to unbalance the wheel to make them vibrate that hard is huge, it would be visible from the other side of town.

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