2016 Outback 3.6R Ltd. w. Eyesight
I purchased my OB used with ~8K miles. PO had it serviced at ~6K and I just had it serviced less than 100 miles ago at ~12K. This weekend I changed the cabin air and engine air filters. This is the engine air filter. I've owned 25+ cars and about a dozen motorcycles, so I've probably changed air filters hundreds of times, and this is first time I've ever seen leaves in one. I wonder if the air box lid wasn't properly seated, either at the factory or during the 6K service, and obviously the tech who did the 12K service a few days ago didn't look at it at all or the dealer certainly would've wanted to sell me a filter. I cleaned the air box out really good before installing the new filter. I guess I'm glad the filter did it's job and caught all those leaves and crap, though.