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#7146 of 19283 Re: Side Impact Safety Improvements? [ateixeira]
Oct 27, 2006 (7:30 am)
Thanks for the good advice to contact Subaru of America. I did send them an email and here's the response:
Thank you for visiting the Subaru Web site and for your interest in a 2007 Outback 2.5XT Ltd Wagon. We appreciate that you took the time to contact us regarding these important safety features.
Every safety feature of the 2006 and 2007 Legacy and Outback models are identical. The only difference between the Legacy and Outback models is the increased ground clearance of the Outback models. The IIHS could not include the Outback models with this test, as they did not specifically test an Outback model. But again, the safety features of the Legacy and Outback models are identical.
Thank you for the opportunity to be of assistance. If you need any future assistance, please let us know.
John J. Mergen
Subaru of America, Inc.
Customer/Dealer Services Department
#7147 of 19283 Re: Side Impact Safety Improvements? [zznalg]
Oct 27, 2006 (7:45 am)
Awesome, thanks for posting the reply. It's good to get an official confirmation.
Good luck shopping for your XT -- there are some great deals to be found right now. I have an 05 and it's been a great vehicle.
#7148 of 19283 Re: need CEL interpretation... [c_hunter]
Oct 27, 2006 (9:34 am)
thanks juice and Craig... I found some further information on P0174 that indicated that a batch of Bosch mass air sensors had some issues with a sensor wire getting covered with lint/dirt. Simple cleaning may solve the problem.
Appreciate your help again. It's what makes this community a nice place to hang out...
#7149 of 19283 Is it only me being 'whiplash'ed?
Oct 28, 2006 (4:16 pm)
My forester has a huge shifting problem. At 10,20 and 40 mph, the forester essentially drops a good 2 or 3 mph and revvs up 5 mph throwing me forward. If the traffic is moving at 20 mph, I am essentially screwed. I get home with a sore back and neck pain. The dealer says thats how this is. Am I the only guy experiencing this or does Subaru suck so much?
#7150 of 19283 Re: Is it only me being 'whiplash'ed? [selvarajb]
by pf_flyer HOST
Oct 28, 2006 (7:27 pm)
Welcome to the forums! There's no need to post your question in multiple discussions. Besure to check the Subaru Forester Transmission Questions discsussion for replies to your post.
Oct 30, 2006 (1:57 pm)
I have a 2001 Outback Ltd Wagon with 105,000 miles. I noticed on a long trip this weekend that my dashboard was getting rather warm. It was almost hot under the radio, in the place where you can put CD's and other things. The temperature gauge is totally normal, but it just seemed odd that the area below the radio was getting really hot.
Am I being paranoid?!
#7152 of 19283 Re: Warmed Up [pathtomax]
Oct 30, 2006 (2:34 pm)
I believe that a pipe to the heater core is located behind the radio. Rob M.
#7153 of 19283 Re: Warmed Up [pathtomax]
Oct 30, 2006 (4:18 pm)
Is this a significant change from your previous observations? Were you running the heat?
#7154 of 19283 Re: Warmed Up [pathtomax]
Oct 30, 2006 (7:07 pm)
Was the radio on? A long trip with radio on the whole time will definitely cause that area to heat up. Almost all of my cars have done that in recent years.
#7155 of 19283 Re: Warmed Up [c_hunter]
Oct 31, 2006 (8:14 am)
Yes, the radio is always on The weather was pretty brutal here in New England this weekend so the heat and defrost were both on intermittently.