Subaru Impreza Owners Suffering With Windshield Film Problem

July 14, 2010
By: Robert Silverman

It’s this weird oily substance that seems to pop out of nowhere and its affecting people’s visibility on the roads….no it’s not the blob.  It appears to be a windshield film problem occurring in hundreds of Subaru Impreza vehicles.

At first glance, service managers may give Impreza owners a look when they complain about the filmy buildup, but the manufacturer has issued a technical service bulletin, and we have resolved several cases in our office dealing with the situation.  We have heard a variety of excuses for the problem, and in most cases service managers are cleaning the affected areas.  This clean up provides little or no relief with the film coming back anywhere from 2-4 weeks later.

If you are experiencing this problem, please call us at 1 800 LEMON LAW (1-800-536-6652) or fill out our Get Rid Of Your Lemon Worksheet and we will be glad to discuss your situaiton with you and provide advice on how we can help.

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4 Responses to “Subaru Impreza Owners Suffering With Windshield Film Problem”

  1. #1 David Ettee says:

    I have the same issue with the windshield. I will have this vehicle for 3 years in April 2011, and the windows are still having this problem. The only solution seems to be constantly leaving the windows open. This is impractial living in the northeast.

    • #2 LemonLaw says:

      David: We can certainly help you. Please fill out the lemon form at

      • #3 Gerard Raymond says:

        i also bought impreza 2008 in april, film on window gets so bad, when sunlight hits it, it is very dangerous. i have 2011 loaner car with same problem

        • #4 LemonLaw says:

          Hi Gerald–I am glad you got in touch with us. We look forward to helping you.

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