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definitely annoying
Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
60,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

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2005 Subaru Forester accessories - exterior problems

accessories - exterior problem

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2005 Subaru Forester Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 012008

Forester XS L.L. Bean Edition 2.5L 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles


The summer after my parents bought this car used (10/07) I started hearing rattles from the sunroof track when it was opened almost all the way. I dealt with it using our dog barrier which braces against the floor and ceiling, it helped. It's a really annoying problem and I have heard it's an issue for Foresters with the massive panoramic sunroofs. But it seems repairing it would be costly and time consuming considering all the stuff you'd have to disassemble.

- , Ithaca, NY, USA

problem #1

Jul 012008

Forester XS L.L. Bean Edition 2.5L 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles

Sunroof track rattles over bumps. Dog barrier braced against cargo floor and headliner helps. I've heard this is an issue with Foresters with the massive panoramic sunroofs.

- , Ithaca, NY, USA

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