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#1 of 3 Auto-dimming Mirror Leak Question
Aug 27, 2009 (6:13 am)
I had my 01 Forrester in for service yesterday. When I picked it up, the upper left corner of the rear view mirror appeared clear as if fluid was missing. There was no obvious sign of a leak. The service manager said this is a common problem. Is it truly common for the auto-dimming mirrors to suddenly fail on their own or is it more likely due to some mishandling?
Thanks in advance for your assistance?
#2 of 3 Re: Auto-dimming Mirror Leak Question [jpod2]
Aug 27, 2009 (9:45 am)
They do fail, only occasionally, but we've seen a couple of those fail with members here.
Not common compared to wheel bearings, for instance, but not unheard of.
#3 of 3 Re: Auto-dimming Mirror Leak Question [jpod2]
Aug 27, 2009 (5:17 pm)
The entire top 1/4" to 3/8" is clear on my '03 Outback; it's been that way for several years. My Mom's '02 Outback is fine though.
I think I'll skip the option on my next car.