Failing dashboard in a 2006

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Re: Failing dashboard in a 2006

Postby bigBADbenny » Tue Aug 31, 2021 5:16 pm

Just keep going with the process, patiently & politely…
You may have to wait for eg a new production run of dashes.

Subaru did mine around two years ago.
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Re: Failing dashboard in a 2006

Postby scottb721 » Tue Aug 31, 2021 9:30 pm

Did you have to pay anything towards it ?
And who do I go to for an 'independent' report ?

Here's mine currently. I had the sunroof open and where the sun shone through it left a perfect edge of the sunroof opening.
The stickiness has dried but still shiny.
https://imgur.com/a/fkpZtty
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Re: Failing dashboard in a 2006

Postby bigBADbenny » Wed Sep 01, 2021 1:16 pm

As a recall item, the dash and install was gratis.

So I’ve had luck just using a lint free cloth and distilled water to clean both dash states: stickiness and cloudiness.

Parking in the shade helps keep the dash stable, otherwise use your sunroof blind and a windscreen shade.

That won’t help the crack that visible in the pic, tho.

An independent report: maybe your local mechanic?

Perhaps get a notary eg at your local post office to verify any photos and documents?
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Re: Failing dashboard in a 2006

Postby scottb721 » Wed Sep 01, 2021 2:45 pm

Was able to get two automotive trimming shops willing to do reports. They said mine was definitely one of the problem dashboards.
Local dealer said the dash pads are available.
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Re: Failing dashboard in a 2006

Postby bigBADbenny » Sat Sep 04, 2021 12:59 pm

Love it! :)
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