definitely annoying
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
87,000 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. completely replace the seal (2 reports)
  2. not sure (2 reports)
2003 Subaru Forester windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2003 Subaru Forester Owner Comments

problem #4

Mar 122017

Forester X 2.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 118,000 miles


It starts to get loud at 30mph then gets worse from there. it sounds like a tornado on the sides of your car and something you want to try to fix but realize its a manufacturer defect that has not been fixed. I called my dealer to fix it. They claimed it would be $80 to fix one side and $260 to fix both sides. I will try to find a fix but until then ill use it to figure out how fast I'm going without looking down.

- , Windham, ME, US

problem #3

Jul 142009

Forester XS 2.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles

I expected better engineering. The cost for this should have been covered by Subaru because they did not design it very well.

- , Tawas City, MI, MI, USA

problem #2

Jul 042012


  • Manual transmission
  • 100,000 miles

Very annoying. Looks like the previous owner tried to fix it, and failed. Someday I'll find the money to fix it.

- , Brewster, MA, USA

problem #1

Nov 032008

Forester 25X 2.5x V4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles

I just want to get the window seal on the lower part of the drivers window and the passenger window to alliviate this problem. The air noise is very loud especially on the drivers window. Otherwise, everything is fine and I really like the vehicle.

- , Hooks, TX, USA

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