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31,000 miles
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2003 Subaru Forester body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2003 Subaru Forester Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 152006

Forester XS 2.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 31,000 miles


The wind noise from the driver's side window seal is pretty awful at speeds over 40 mph. The noise comes from the front corner, where the window goes behind the mirror mount. The rubber seal looks in good condition, or at least the same as the passenger side, which seals just fine.

The local dealership suggested we bend the entire window mount section, but they wouldn't do it for us. I've tried bending it on my own & so far it has made no difference. This has been a problem since we bought the car at ~30,000 miles so I think this was most likely a quality problem from the beginning.

- , South Hero, VT, USA

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