2018 Subaru FORESTER Visibility Wiper Problems, Complaints and Defects, Recalls and Failures

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2018 Subaru FORESTER Visibility Wiper Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID1547076
 Internal NHTSA #11187349
 ManufacurerSubaru of America, Inc.
 Model Year2018
 File date21/12/18
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemI purchased this car 7/31/18. On 12/21/18 (odometer 3,427 miles), the first morning with a hard frost, i found that my 2018 subaru forester (stationary and parked in my driveway) had developed a crack overnight from the lower left corner of the driver's side upward. (no crack the day before) i drove the car 3 miles to work, called the dealership where i purchased it, and scheduled a service manager evaluation appointment that morning. I drove 12 more miles to the dealership. In under 3 hours, driving total 15 miles, since discovering the crack and arriving at the dealership, the crack had progressed up and across the driver's side of the windshield. The service manager agreed to replace the windshield at no cost to me, "as a one-time good will gesture". He pointed to the base of the crack which began at the bottom of the black area bordering the base of the windshield, claimed he could see a chip, and dug his pen into the glass to enlarge the crack. To me, this are looked more a flaw in the glass where broken windshield may have had a flaw had flexed due to the freezing weather. He described the damage as a chip on my repair ticket, which is misleading if an analysis is done on the crack, but it supports the ticket's note that this was a 1-time repair at no charge, with no guarantee of future similar repairs. The dealer delayed the repair due to christmas, and the crack continued to progress across the windshield. Replacement installation scheduled for 12/26/18. Arriving for my appointment i was told the windshield was ordered but the dealer failed to schedule an installer. They kept my car until the repair was completed on 12/28/19. They provided a loaner car. Researching subaru windshield cracks online, i learned that subaru windshields have a problem with spontaneously cracking, beginning with a 2016 outback recall, but forester owners also are reporting cracks.
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure3427
Number of Occurences0
Source of the issueNHTSA WEB SITE
 City and StateALEXANDRIA, VA
 Was vehicle invloved in a crash?N
 Was vehicle involved in a fire?N
 Was incedent reported to police?N
 Was medical attention required?N
 Was part original equipment?
No. of injured persons0
No. of fatalities0
 Date of purchase11/12/19
Was original owner?N
Anti-lock brakesN
Cruise controlN
Number of cylinders0
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 Vehicle speed0
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  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.
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