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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
31,500 miles

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2003 Subaru Forester accessories - exterior problems

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2003 Subaru Forester Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 162013

Forester 4-cyl

  • 31,500 miles


Rear view mirror (self-dimming with compass) became cloudy and discolored. Unable to clearly view activity behind vehicle. This is, according to internet research, a common defect in the Subaru rear view mirrors in the era of (approximately) 2003-2008. No recall has been received. An E-mail to Subaru last evening explaining this problem was answered by telling me to order a new mirror from a local dealer. They need to investigate the defect and provide new mirrors. It's an important safety issue and must be corrected by Subaru immediately.

- West Chester, PA, USA

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