Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: CA Central Coast
Car: 2017 Outback 3.6R
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
rear liftgate operation
2017 Outback Touring 3.5R
Surprisingly quiet in the cabin given the level of engine noise when standing outside
That's the good. Now the rant
Damaged the paint on the rear lift gate first day. The gate lifted into the garage door before the memory was set.
OK, I made a note to get it fixed
2nd day, I go out to the garage, the gate is jammed against the lowered garage door. The fob button must have been pressed while in my pocket.
Now the bottom 2 inches of the lift gate are bent. Try to be more careful my wife says.
Week later. I drive in the garage, press the button by the steering wheel and the gate smacks the door again. More damage.
This time the memory switch has been turned off.
Press the lift gate switch, memory activated. Press it again, memory deactivated. The problem? It is very difficult to see which position the switches are in. Some have dash indicators this one has none that I could find.
Suggestion for Subaru: with all the sensors at the back of the car, would it be so hard to mount one in the rear lift gate to keep from hitting a ceiling. Or at least with the ones there, stop the gate from smacking a closed door or worse another vehicle parked too close.
So, if you come across an Outback with liftgate damage, please wave, but don't suggest to my wife "he should have set the memory first and taped over the switch". She already knows. ;-p