I have the same issue in my 2011 legacy and my wife's 2011 outback...very annoying.I noticed a clicking or rattle sound around passenger side dash area quite frequently on my 13 outback. It sounds like a some plastic piece came loss. Does anyone experience same issue? What's the fix?
Could you please provide more details on how you fixed this annoyance.I had the same thing with our '13. When driving the rattle came from the passenger side, my wife and i switched spot and from the passenger side it sounded like iy was coming from the driver side. I tried everything. When i got home i shut the drivers side rear door and heard the rattle. I found the shield by the rear of the drive shaft was vibrating against a platic piece. I adjusted it checked for clearance never heard it again.
I will second that. It has been hard for me to isolate it on my own, and I have an appointment coming to replace wheel (finish defect, cloudy when wet) and try and fix this rattle.Could you please provide more details on how you fixed this annoyance.
What shield was vibrating against what?
After 10 days shop time and a Subaru engineering visited the dealer, they finally pin point the noise, it is a defective shock. They replaced the shock and noise is gone.Same here: it sounds like it comes from either the passenger side dash or the door panel. Definitely plastic and not metal. From inside the cabin. Mine is 2013 Outback Premium. I hope someone from SOA marketing is reading this now.
that is a different sound.. that is the shift lock solenoid...I have the same problem in my 2013 OB 2.5 SAP. It sounds like a soft click. I hear it mostly before I accelerate or just before I stop. I hear it around the the driver side seat belt or console. It's starting to drive me a little crazy.
i'll give it a try... i have noticed that the speaker cover doesn't seem to fit like it should...Speaker cover flexing and rubbing the dash in the upper right corner. I recall another person posting about those two rubbing and making some noise. Little adjusting of the cover might fix it.