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Window / Door Seal Leak

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#1 busdriver64

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Posted 14 January 2015 - 11:11 AM

I have a new 2015 Legacy (premium Trim). So far I am pretty satisfied with the way it handles. Actually pretty decent for a 2.5 not turbocharged. (I had a Mazdaspeed 6 that I traded in for the legacy) Too many tickets. I like the AWD and it has the comfort and  room I was looking for. So far so good. BUT... I do have one issue right now.  When it rains or I wash it, both the driver and passenger front door to window seals leak.  I don't  know about the rear doors. Became so frustrated with the front I didn't Investigate any further. I took it to the dealer and was told all is normal and that weep holes are in bottom of door to allow water to escape.  But honestly, when water gets on the window, you can hear it drop down into the door as if I left a faucet not completely turned off with a very fast and excessive (in my opinion) amount of dripping. I understand some water may get down in the door and that is the reason for the "weep holes" but I  never had this issue with any other vehicle I owned. I am concerned that whatever water does not escape will eventually cause problems.   Sorry this is sooooo long.  Does anyone out there know if this is normal and

if so is it a design flaw and is there a possible fix..... Thanks In Advance



#2 Fairtax4me

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Posted 14 January 2015 - 11:35 AM

Its normal for water to drop into the inner doors when it rains. Those felt seals on the glass are NOT water tight. If they were, you would not be able to roll the window down. Their main purpose is to keep wind noise down, not I seal out water. They keep out most of the water, but they will never keep all of it out.
But you should not hear it dripping.
Design flaw? Yeah probably. Normally the seals direct water to a certain point and allow it to run down the side of the door skin rather than drip to the bottom. Or if it does drip, it drips onto a part of the door that isn't going to make noise.
On my own car, I would pull the door panel off, set the water hose on shower, and see where the water is dripping that causes it to make noise. Mark that area, clean and dry everything. Get a few peices of rubberized sound insulation (similar to dyno-mat) and place some insulation where the water drips. The insulation will absorb the sound of the drip. Be careful not to cover any drain holes in the bottom of the door. The only problem with this is its a brand new car, still under warranty. Subaru may not be too happy with you digging around inside the doors.

Subaru won't have a fix unless a LOT of people complain about it.
My advice, keep complaining. Make a point of it every time you take the car in for service.

#3 busdriver64

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Posted 07 February 2015 - 03:02 PM

Thank You for your input. what you said makes sense and I have complained to corporate. They will be changing the window seals this week.  Hope this will stop most of the water from dripping in.

 

Again Thanks







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