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Subaru Forester, Wagon
#38 of 57 Re: Forester Moon Roof [mrsomes]
Mar 10, 2008 (6:26 pm)
What was their fix?
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#39 of 57 Re: Forester Moon Roof [paisan]
Mar 11, 2008 (6:33 am)
No doubt the dealer reconnected a loose drain tube. Moonroofs and sunroofs are designed to leak in that they cannot be perfectly sealed and still move. However,a perimeter gutter takes any water into drain tubes that go down the pillars and discharge under the car. If a tube should become loose or disconnected at the gutter, water will get onto and through the headliner.
#40 of 57 Re: Forester Moon Roof [aatherton]
Mar 12, 2008 (9:03 am)
Seems like the concept of a hose clamp escaped them....
#41 of 57 Re: Forester Moon Roof [aatherton]
Mar 13, 2008 (10:30 am)
Drain tube could have become plugged up also.
#42 of 57 Re: Moon Roof Problems? Any Experience [springday]
May 21, 2008 (7:10 pm)
I have an 06 Forester. 3rd car I've owned with a moonroof - first Subaru with one (2nd Forester I've owned) Have loved my first Forester and initially loved the 06. Then the sunroof started leaking - took it to the dealer twice - both times they said they'd fixed it - hadn't. By the time I took it the third time - moonroof also no longer closed correctly - they thought it might be a bad motor due to the leak. Short version - after 3 tries - fixed the leak. Have had it there about 7 additional times due to it no longer closing correctly. Where we are now - they aren't sure how to fix it - and have no solutions for me. Beyond frustrated
#43 of 57 Re: Moon Roof Problems? Any Experience [nicole4213]
May 22, 2008 (12:38 pm)
Sorry to hear that, nicole.
Have you called 800-SUBARU3?
Have then open up a case number. Ask if your dealer can get help from a regional specialist, perhaps.
#44 of 57 Re: Moon Roof Problems? Any Experience [cparrish]
Jun 05, 2008 (12:29 pm)
Not sure how previous year's Forester's moonroofs were set up, but i noticed 09's have a the flip-up wind deflector that forces airflow up and away, in theory. The Forester opening might be so enormous that wind gets pulled in further back. I was impressed with this feature as an older Mazda i owned had this but my current Acura doesn't - and it's very noisy & breezy with roof open.
FWIW, I've never had a leak or problem with any roof going back >20 years but none on a Subie, tho. Harmonic (buffetting?) has occured with all and only alleviated with opening a window, usually rear, a crack.
#46 of 57 Re: Moon Roof Problems? Any Experience [aatherton]
Jun 09, 2008 (7:39 am)
Wow, that's huge!
I think I would just crack open the rear windows.
#47 of 57 Re: Moon Roof Problems? Any Experience [ateixeira]
Jun 11, 2008 (10:16 am)
Cracking open the rear windows does not help much. That is why to really use the moonroof while driving, you must install the bubble deflector.