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#5020 of 8657 Sunroof fabric cover dragging - 2003 Legacy Wgn
Jul 26, 2005 (5:55 pm)
Well, I think the oppresive summer heat wave has gotten the best of my sunroof shade. When I pulled it closed today it seemed to drag. It was 100F here in VA mountains. Upon closer inspection, the glue that holds the fabric to the liner has come loose. I pressed it back, but, it wouldn't stick. To close the shade (front shade, btw), I pulled down easily on the liner and closed it. I'm a little annoyed that Subaru trusted 'glue only' to hold this fabric around the sunroof opening instead of a rubber/vinyl strip to hold it like most manufacturers use.
I hate to have to return to the dealer for warranty work. This would be my first visit back, but, still dread it. Anyone have this problem? Also, anyone know if this will be covered under warranty? 2003 with 25k miles.
#5021 of 8657 Re: Sunroof fabric cover dragging - 2003 Legacy Wgn [famof3kids]
Jul 26, 2005 (6:24 pm)
Disappointing, but I am sure that it would be covered in the 3yr, 36k warranty.
#5022 of 8657 Re: 05 GT Dashboard Rattle [pathung]
Jul 27, 2005 (7:34 am)
Sounds like you bought a demo vehicle. I have an '05 GT that has been flawless. I drive in DC traffic everyday and have no rattles, no CD skips, stops on a dime, and it certainly didn't come brand new with dents and scratches. By the way...the technicians at the dealer are more likely to compound your problems rather than fix them. I wouldn't add "copius" amounts of foam behind the dash. As electronic gauges and other components become smaller and more powerful, they also emit more heat. You may have yourself a nice side of the road vehicle fire if you're not careful. Open your in-dash storage compartment and read the temperature warning.
#5023 of 8657 Re: Automatic transmission problem 2000 Subaru Outback [tbru00]
Jul 28, 2005 (3:39 pm)
Yet another 2000 Subaru Outback that needs a new transmission. The problem started with my husband's car at about 86k miles. There are times it won't shift into drive. Sometimes it feels like the transmission slips and the car lunges forward a bit. We've taken the car in for all the recalls and had it serviced in Jan. at which time they changed the differential fluid. The dealer claims the problem is the differential fluid and transmission fluid are switching and there is no developing pressure in the clutch packs. Seems to me there is a manufacturing defect somewhere. I've never owned a vehicle that needed a transmission replaced, especially one that is only 5 yrs old with 80+k miles on it. I contacted Subaru at the 1 800 number and was told I'd get a reply tomorrow but the rep said she never heard of any substantial "good will" by Subaru for something that is out of warranty. Will it take a major accident to get someone's attention? I've read about this very same problem on the NHTSA. com site too.
Jul 29, 2005 (6:05 am)
I've seen a lot of tranny failiures at that mileage with others makes. That's about the average life span of a Dodge Caravan tranny, actually.
The Subie trannies tend to be robust, but it's not unheard of I guess.
#5025 of 8657 Re: Keyless entry reset after dead battery? [hypov]
Jul 29, 2005 (2:58 pm)
Coming into this discussion via google search.
My wife's car ('98 OB) is having same problem as described in the original post. I'm wondering how nick made out with this...and if Dave might be able to add to his description of the button's location...
I can *not* find such a button. I spent 20 minutes contorting my body into shapes it hasn't been in since working on my junker cars in high school and college. If that button is there it doesn't want *me* to find it.
So who's got pictures? Who knows how to just disable the whole stupid system (one keyfob is lost, the other is junk) so we never have to deal with it again.
It is 2005 going on 2006. We've been operating without the keyless feature for more than a year, but now this 7 year old device has become a pox on us!! For all the convenience it used to provide it is now demanding more in return. Evil! Evil! Pure Evil! Or maybe it just needs to go to a nice home where everyone is dressed in nice white coats.
Okay. I feel better now. Anyone got any suggestions?
Emails to ghaasfiberpipe.net really, really appreciated...
#5026 of 8657 Re: Ignorant car owner... [shadowfox]
Jul 29, 2005 (3:07 pm)
Don't know if you'll still be reading this now that you've solved the problem. But I'm wondering how you disconnected the keyless entry module. At the module or some other location?
Did you ever find the button?
Funny, too, is that on my module there is a yellow circular sticker that says "remove before use". I presume that means use of the module and not the sticker. heheh. Either way, its still on there. Maybe I should scrape that old hardened thing off and all will be good in the world...
#5028 of 8657 Re: Ignorant car owner... [izzaboo]
Jul 29, 2005 (3:49 pm)
I finally found the button waaaaayyyy up inside, above the module (which was mounted on the sidewall behind the hood release lever bracket).
Others might find this url helpful:
#5029 of 8657 Re: Ignorant car owner... [izzaboo]
Jul 29, 2005 (6:09 pm)
Good that you found the button, and pics too
I was digging into my memory...
guess it is faint as I no longer have my '98 OB.