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You are in the Subaru Forester
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Subaru Forester, Wagon
#8 of 57 Re: Moon Roof Problems? Any Experience [ateixeira]
Feb 13, 2007 (11:42 am)
I part outside for at home and at work. Which is why when the leaking occurred it struck me odd. Especially since it does not happen al the time. I'm also not sure what you mean by never opening it, do you mean never opening the moonroof. I purchased the car with a moonroof because I wanted to open it.
#9 of 57 Re: Moon Roof Problems? Any Experience [springday]
Feb 14, 2007 (8:00 am)
I've had a Forester with moonroof since 11/2004, and have not had any problems with it. It has yet to leak during severe rainstorms.
I'd exercise the moonroof (open all the way, then close it) once or twice a year, just to make sure it is still functional. You'll never know when you feel the urge to let in fresh air on a nice spring or fall day !
#10 of 57 Re: Moon Roof Problems? Any Experience [roadwarrior2]
Feb 14, 2007 (10:12 am)
springday implied he/she didn't want one. That's why I suggested that.
#11 of 57 Re: Moon Roof Problems? Any Experience [springday]
Feb 14, 2007 (11:21 am)
My wife has 2002 Outback on which the moonrrof has faile recently. The dealer wants $600 to Diagnose the problem. The a further $1200 if the Moonroof needs to be replaced. So far Subaru Corporate has been Unrespnsive.
I would advise caution purchasing a Subaru with a Moonroof.
#12 of 57 Re: Moon Roof Problems? Any Experience [roadwarrior2]
Feb 14, 2007 (4:16 pm)
I wonder if you're getting some ice freezing in the drain holes? How much liquid comes in?
#14 of 57 Re: Moon Roof Problems? Any Experience [johnv]
Feb 14, 2007 (11:59 pm)
Ice freezing in the drain holes is a possibility. At first I thought maybe the seals were bad, but this makes more sense because it doesn't happen all the time. Where are the drain holes on the Subaru; I have never looked for them to check. I saw an earlier post that also mentioned the drain holes which noted pictures were attached, but the pictures are no longer accessible.
As for the amount of water; the driver's seat gets decently wet. Nothing a towel can't handle; but it is so inconvenient.
Also, some of the responses to my entry seems to have evoked some defensiveness. This was not the purpose of my response. If I had asked this question prior to purchasing the car it would not necessarily mean I would not have purchased the vehicle given the other cars I was looking at; it simply would have alerted me to add this to my maintenance schedule. As I mentioned previously I purchased the car with the moonroof to use it. I thought someone wanted to know about the possibility before learning of it like I did. If I am wrong about the defensiveness, my apologies.
#15 of 57 Re: Moon Roof Problems? Any Experience [springday]
Feb 21, 2007 (6:30 pm)
Are you sure you don't want a moonroof? I was kinda indifferent to getting one on my Forester, part of my too cheap, too practical side maybe
BUT now, I wouldn't consider a Forester without one. It's big, this is close to being in a convertible. A convertible that handles a ski rack and kayak racks too. Great car, the moonroof is so much fun I could deal with a leak or two if it ever happens.
#16 of 57 Re: Moon Roof Problems? Any Experience [nhnissaninva]
Feb 22, 2007 (6:45 am)
It does feel like a convertible. That roof opening is probably 60% of the roof area, at least the part that's over the passengers.
#17 of 57 Re: Moon Roof Problems? Any Experience [ateixeira]
Feb 22, 2007 (4:08 pm)
I agree the size of moonroof is absolutely delicious