Last post on Sep 25, 2011 at 5:58 AM
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Subaru Forester, Car Warranties, SUV
#30 of 39 Re: why are Subaru's rate as a good car [aka57]
Jan 18, 2008 (10:44 pm)
Does it sound like it is coming from deep in the dash, near the windshield?
There is a TSB out regarding this issue in Outbacks, not sure about Foresters - go to www.subaru.com and click the "technical info" link under the Owners section. You cannot look at the TSBs there without paying, but it will give you a TSB name and number. The one for the Outback is called, simply enough, "Dash Rattle."
My dealer is equally incompetent at hearing & fixing this rattle. I finally found and printed out three TSBs relating to interior rattles my car has. I took them to the dealer today and set up an appointment for the 28th. I hope it is cold that day and the technician's ears work because I really want a rattle-free car when I get it back.
#31 of 39 Re: why are Subaru's rate as a good car [xwesx]
Jan 19, 2008 (6:11 pm)
Thanks for the TSB tip, xwesx - yes, my rattle is deep - at first I thought there might be a loose clip or something along the lower edge of the windshield/dash junction. Service just keeps replacing the ‘dash basket’ to no avail. sigh.
Good luck - here’s to a Rattle Free future!
#32 of 39 Re: why are Subaru's rate as a good car [aka57]
Jan 25, 2008 (8:55 am)
Yep, sounds identical to the problem I have with mine (and I had with my last Outback as well!).
For the Legacy/Outback, the TSB is 12-96-06. Go to www.thel7.com/tsb.html and you can look at the entire TSB. Dash clips are indeed the problem. The "fix" itself seems somewhat hokey, but if it works and the dash remains securely attached then no big deal. I will try to update once my car has gone through the ringer again on Monday.
#33 of 39 Re: why are Subaru's rate as a good car [brett2007]
Nov 23, 2010 (8:09 am)
Just unloaded my 2010 Forester 2.5x at 4,800 miles, it was a cheesy car. The cabinet noise was so loud that I didn't need the radio. Plus, the radio in the car was lousy...static most of the time. I traded it in for a Nissan Rouge SV w/P package. Love it! If you haven't brought the Forester yet, don't buy it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
#34 of 39 Re: why are Subaru's rate as a good car [hcawl10]
Nov 25, 2010 (11:33 am)
Something must have happened between 2008 and 2010. I did quickly change my 2008 to quieter Michelin tires, but after that it was an almost silent touring car. I have made high speed trips from Kentucky to Minnesota, Maine and Florida. No problem with the radio, either, though I prefer listening to the iPod through it.
#35 of 39 Re: why are Subaru's rate as a good car [hcawl10]
Nov 26, 2010 (3:17 am)
What a coincidence; my older brother's wife had a Nissan Rouge SV as well as my aunt in North Carolina. Both of them no longer have the Nissan Rogue because they traded it in after less than 1 year of miserable ownership.
Yet they don't go around saying the Nissan Rogue is a horrible car based just on their experience. Then again, it's not like people with half a brain will pay heed and take words like yours to the grave. Those who do, I wonder how they've gotten this far in life.
Funny how the people in this world act based just on their own personal experience.
#36 of 39 Re: why are Subaru's rate as a good car [imaginary]
Nov 29, 2010 (8:26 am)
What do you call a guy who posts one severely negative comment and then vanishes?
#37 of 39 Re: why are Subaru's rate as a good car [dt63944]
Sep 23, 2011 (5:55 pm)
My husband had a 2004 subaru forester xs, now for sale w/ 131k miles on it, and the only reason we are selling is because a friend of the family wanted to buy a brand new car and so she was selling her 2007 forester w/ 40k miles. Lost a few of the "extra" features, but gained a newer less mileage car.
My husband is in love with the foresters, we have had no mechanical problem in over 3 years, only had to replace brake pads, we did replace front rotors although they probably would have been okay, and of course tires.
I traded my old Santa Fe in for a 2008 CR-V in February, with only 12k miles on it and I love my CR-V but its not the same in the snow, its more comfortable than the subaru, but they each have their pros and cons.
#38 of 39 Re: why are Subaru's rate as a good car [hcawl10]
Sep 23, 2011 (10:13 pm)
It has been years since we had a troll on these boards.
Welcome and lets have some sport with you!
#39 of 39 Re: CR? Re: why are Subaru's rate as a good car [moparbad]
Sep 25, 2011 (5:58 am)
It just depends (sometimes on the luck of the draw.)
I have 3 jeeps. NEVER had any trouble with them and they all have over 200k on them. 91 Cherokee, 2000 GC 98 Wranger.
I have had 5 Subarus. Never a problem.
I have had 1 Honda, 1988 Van-O-Wagon. Biggest POS I have ever had.
And Hondas are good cars. However, the CRV 4x4 system is very poor.
Hondas are great cars. I just got a very poor example of their work.
I have 3 Honda MC and they are all Fantastic. No porblems at all.
So it really is just the luck of the draw sometimes.