Last post on Jan 21, 2007 at 11:21 AM
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Subaru Outback, Sedan, Wagon
#28 of 47 Re: Rattling in '07 Outback [snowbelter]
Jan 13, 2007 (5:45 am)
I have not noticed moisture in the headlights. I really hope that I'm not going to regret trading in my old '96 for this one! I'll update once I have more info from the dealer.
#29 of 47 Re: Rattling in '07 Outback [xwesx]
Jan 13, 2007 (5:50 am)
I did feel like it was mostly during cold temps (I'm in the SF Bay Area, so by cold I would say 40 degrees or less). I thought that maybe the sun on the car was causing it to not rattle, so that seems like somewhat of a pattern. I just wish the service dept would listen to me and use my investigations to help their own so I can get rid of the loaner.
#30 of 47 Re: Rattling in '07 Outback [chansen1]
Jan 19, 2007 (8:02 pm)
I have the same rattle and took it to the dealer who fixed it but tightening the latch. Now I have to slam the door to shut it. One of the rattles was fixed but it seems there was more than one. After the appointment I rode with the tech and we both still heard it and he said there was nothing he could do. Very frustrating. I am going back soon for moisture in my headlights and will ask them again to look at it and try again. Last time they had my car for 24 hours.
#31 of 47 Re: Rattling in '07 Outback [p9411]
Jan 20, 2007 (7:15 am)
They ended up having mine there for 5 days (two of them were weekend). The service manager was reluctant to do that because I had a loaner from them. He was planning on replacing the struts to the door, thinking that it could be that and needed to wait for the parts to arrive. I insisted that they keep it until it is fixed. Well, as it turns out, they didn't replace the struts at all. They apparently took the whole back door, and I don't know exactly what else, apart and put it back together, apparently tightening something more than it was before they took it apart. Although it seems to be fixed, and I'm really happy about that, it is frustrating, becuase he really didn't care about the inconvenience that he was trying to impose on me by wanting me to bring the loaner back, get my own car and then bring it back in again after the weekend when they could have done what they did in the first place without needing to wait for a useless part to arrive. Anyway, maybe you could get your service people to contact them to see what they did to my car. I worked with the service manager, John Lauster, at Marin Mazda Subaru in San Rafael, CA. I will mention that while I had the loaner, which was an '06 Outback, I noticed new rattles on it that would come and go. I'm hoping that I don't have that to look forward to! In the meantime, I really do like my new car.
#32 of 47 Re: Rattling in '07 Outback [chansen1]
Jan 20, 2007 (8:35 am)
Wow that doesn't sound like much fun. Thanks for the info. I contacted SOA by email yesterday and will see what they have to say about these things. I love my car too.
#33 of 47 Re: Rattling in '07 Outback [p9411]
Jan 21, 2007 (8:58 am)
I also have a 2007 Outback and one source of a noise/rattle turned out to be the luggage cover. In the "open" with no tension on the roller/retractor the part of the cover with the handle would flap up and down on each sharp bump. I fixed this by either removing the cover, or always leaving it closed in the slots by the rear door.
Might help some of you.
#34 of 47 Re: Rattling in '07 Outback [snowbelter]
Jan 26, 2007 (4:57 am)
Had my car at the dealer the other day. They added some cushioning along an edge of the rear trunk lid (not sure exactly where) and tightened up the rear license plate. There is still a rattle, but it may be coming from the middle rear seatbelt assembly (in the headliner). They also replaced the rear tailight assembly which they cracked while working on the repair.
#35 of 47 telescoping steering...
Jan 31, 2007 (5:30 pm)
Does anyone know if telescoping steering will make an apperance on the '08 Outback?
I looked very hard at the '07's at two auto shows but found the lack of this feature made it very hard to get really comfortable.
Also sorry to hear about the rattles. Hopefully Subaru will get this sorted out. Then again, I heard a fair number of rattles in a co-workers' new WTX.
#36 of 47 Re: telescoping steering... [kurtamaxxxguy]
Jan 31, 2007 (5:55 pm)
Yes to telescoping for '08.
Rattles... annoying. I am picking my car up momentarily from the dealership where, they say, all the rattles are fixed. I dropped it off yesterday morning, so considering they fixed all 4 rattles (lift gate, dash, glove box... was there another? Maybe only 3), I am hopeful.
I will provide better info after pickup.
#37 of 47 Anyone notice fluid drips from their 07 Outback?
Jan 31, 2007 (8:16 pm)
I thought I'd start up this thread here since there are two of us so far with fluid leaks from a brand new car. Anyone else?
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