Join Date: Feb 2011
Car: 2011 Outback Limited 2.5
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Hazy radio display?
This is a strange one...
A couple of days ago after leaving the car parked outside during one of the hotter days of the year (temp in the 80's), I noticed the clear or smoke colored plastic bezel covering the radio display appeared very hazy. The effect is especially noticeable when the sun hits it directly, however this did not happen until now. It seems only present if the interior of the car has heated up from sitting outside in the sun on hot days. On cold days, or just after pulling out from the garage in the morning, it does not appear.
It resembles the look you see from any clear or smoke colored plastic cover that has aged many years and has degraded due to enviornmental factors or from the exposure to UV-light.
In any case, today the temps are in the mid-upper 80's and sure enough, when I got in the car it appeared really hazy again. So, I'm not sure if it's just an effect of the sunlight hitting the display just right, or if there is really something going on. It doesn't appear like moisture built up behind the bezel.
Therefore, I thought I would ask if anyone has seen this or has suggestions to look at. Car is only 2.5 months old (2011 2.5 limited), not keen on having dealership rip the dash apart to get to it only to say "it's normal". I tried to take a photo of it, but of course it doesn't come out looking exactly like it does in person.