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Auto-dimming Mirror Leak Question

jpod2jpod2 Member Posts: 3
edited May 2014 in Subaru
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?


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    ateixeiraateixeira Member Posts: 72,587
    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.
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    dcm61dcm61 Member Posts: 1,567
    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.
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