Last post on Aug 02, 2013 at 1:53 PM
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Subaru Legacy, Subaru Outback, Sedan, Wagon
#2 of 5 wind deflector
Aug 14, 2011 (3:37 pm)
I have 11 OUtback with sunroof and air deflector. In fact my last few cars, including 06 Tribeca, 08 Altima Hybrid, 09 Forester and now this car I have had them installed. I talk on the phone constantly, and roof open often I couldn't tolerate the wind noise without one of those. I will tell you this... I had wind deflector installed on my 09 Forester when I got it. Made a terrible air "vibration" when I first got it. Thought I would have to have it removed. Turned out if the roof is not open 100% that will occur. Of course, the Forester had a huge sunroof, not the case with the Outback.
The one negative about wind deflectors is that you will get very little circulation of air. There are times I have forgotten the roof was even open. That can be dangerous if roof is left open and it starts to rain out.
#3 of 5 Re: 2011 Subaru Outback - Sunroof Road Noise [pilot1226]
Sep 12, 2011 (1:41 pm)
There has been a recall on the 2011 Subaru Legacy sunroof. I took mine in today because the sunroof at first had a windnoise. It wouldn't stay down, and I had to keep closing it. Then, it almost completely blew out when I was driving on the highway. I had to drive with the sunroof open to keep the sunroof from blowing off. I checked, and the Outback sunroof has been recalled as well. The wind noise is not normal.
#4 of 5 Re: 2011 Subaru Outback - Sunroof Road Noise [pilot1226]
Sep 24, 2011 (5:58 pm)
Have had min 11 outback with wind deflector, absolutely no wind noise at all. Reason I got wind deflector; I am on the phone constantly and it elmininates most all of the wind noise. Would never have a car with sunroof without a wind deflector!
Aug 02, 2013 (1:53 pm)
For what it's worth, it's still pretty loud. I have a few months left on my warranty, but the dealer appears to be unwilling to really troubleshoot it. What are my options? It's much louder than in my father in law's 09 Outback and my own 09 Legacy Limited. I don't know if it's a flaw or problem with the air deflector or the moonroof itself.
I have to have my volume around 15-20 in order to keep from hearing the wind noise, it's terrible on the highway. I never, ever open it because of the noise.