Last post on Jan 21, 2007 at 12:21 PM
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Subaru Outback, Sedan, Wagon
#39 of 47 Re: telescoping steering... [xwesx]
Feb 21, 2007 (6:08 pm)
Oops... forgot to update after the pickup! The lift gate rattle was gone - which is wonderful... that was the worst one. Now, three weeks later, it is still gone. But, the glove box rattle, which was in its infancy on 1/31, was not fixed (they said they cushioned the seam and re-positioned the box). Now it is quite bad. They ordered a replacement box saying that this one is "loose." I doubt it will solve anything.
The shift boot and P-brake boot were both cracked due to cold temps, so I had them replace those as well (replaced on 2/20). I fully expect that they will continue to crack in cold weather, so I will request replacement as frequently as I find new cracks. Not that this will be a long-term solution, but I figure 15-20 replacements before the 3/36 is up should be sufficient to help Subaru to consider using higher quality, more durable materials on future models. It is amazing how a manufacturer can regress over the years. Shift in focus, I suppose (no pun intended... really!).
What else? Oh, yes, the radio blipped out on me again Tuesday (2/20) when I started it at -20F. Not surprised there. I am all but convinced it is a result of the marginal OEM battery. I will look to replace it with something decent by next winter. I could either pay $60+ for a "battery blanket" to nurse this marginal battery or pay $90 for a good battery and skip the blanket. Hmm.... decisions.... I did not use the radio yet today, so not sure if it did it again this morning.
And, headlight assemblies..... will update that one in the dedicated thread.
#41 of 47 Outback 2007 Discontinue?
Jan 17, 2007 (6:08 pm)
I am just about to order a 2.5i limited wagon from carsdirect. I was speaking with my local dealership though, and they told me that they were just recently notified that production on the 2007 is being discontinued, and production will only be on the 2008. Has anyone else heard this? I am going to contact headquarters tomorrow, but this is concerning, as I'm wondering if there may be something wrong with the 07 models. I'm now hesitant to proceed with the order.
#42 of 47 Re: Outback 2007 Discontinue? [kirstens]
Jan 17, 2007 (6:55 pm)
No issues, but production is ramping down as the 08 is a refreshed front and rear fascias and interiors. 08s will be shipping come spring so I'd imagine that the 07s will start to disappear soon.
#43 of 47 Re: Outback 2007 Discontinue? [paisan]
Jan 17, 2007 (6:58 pm)
Mike, I believe the '08 Outbacks will go on sale in July.
#44 of 47 Re: Outback 2007 Discontinue? [rsholland]
Jan 17, 2007 (7:14 pm)
They will still be ramping down production I would think. Figure June 1 you won't be able to get any OBs, so over the next 3-4 months they'll be slowing production which means some color/options/trim-levels won't be available.
#45 of 47 Re: Outback 2007 Discontinue? [paisan]
Jan 17, 2007 (9:12 pm)
Thanks for the feedback everyone!
#46 of 47 2005 Outback 2.5i heater issue
Jan 21, 2007 (12:21 pm)
The car: 2005 Outback 2.5i
The issue: The air coming out of the passenger-side vents, with the temperature knob set on maximum, the blower on maximum speed, and all dashboard-vents open, is not warm, while the air coming out of the driver's side vents is warm.
The question: What could be the origin?