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9.1

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,000 miles

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2003 Subaru Forester windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2003 Subaru Forester Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 132004

Forester 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The windshield has required three replacement since the purchase of the car. The first two replacements resulted in noise emanating from the top-center of the windshield by the rear view mirror. The third replacement of the windshield involved the dealership, and the result so far has been positive. Although, in order for the installer to insure that the noise was halted, he had to apply more pressure when setting the windshield as well as use a high performance sealant. The result of these procedures will result in the next windshield replacement, when it becomes necessary, to be a difficult one and with no guarantee that the noise will not come back!

- Loveland, CO, USA

problem #2

Sep 132004

Forester 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Dealership replaced three times the windshield due to cracks.

- Loveland, CO, USA

problem #1

Mar 062003

Forester 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,000 miles
A rock hit my windshield and within 5 min there was a crack across the entire bottomof the glass, radiating down into the heating element. $975. Ne year later, another rock hit the windshield and another crack resulted in exactly the same position. Is there a flaw in the Subaru glass? I will have this one replaced with after market glass without the heating element. $632.

- Goleta, CA, USA

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