Friday, June 21, 2013

ONE EYED SUBARU

 

I could not find an image of a Subaru with one headlamp out, which is a bit surprising since in this neck of the woods, about half of the cars on the road with one headlamp burned out are Subarus.   A Google search on the subject does not yield too much information, but I am convinced that there is either an engineering or a manufacturing flaw in the lamp.  I brought this up to the local dealership, and the service tech acted surprised - am I really the only person who has noticed this phenomenon??  I have had to replace at least one bulb per year, and recently had to replace the right headlamp housing [to the tune of $438.02] because a shorted wire fried the whole assembly.   Perhaps other Subaru owners can chime in.

9 comments:

Bizzy Brainabsolute said...

Guess I will harbor no more thoughts of replacing my Camry with a Subaru. Back in high school, we called an approaching vehicle with one light out a perdiddle. First one who called it out was supposed to get a kiss.

hoosierdaddy said...

Don't remember the "perdiddle" but do remember the call for a kiss :-)

Bizzygeookyou Brain said...

Lol! Wonder how I became Bizzy Brainabsolute? Must have typed one of those "Please prove you're not a robot" words in the wrong place.

Douglas E said...

Bizzy - I wondered about that - thought that it might be related to the brand of alcohol you were consuming :-)

EastwoodDC said...

I haven't owned a Subaru for 20 years, but I recall replacing headlamps on several occasions. Winter driving on sanded Wyoming roads probably had something to do with it.

I never noticed any particular brand having this happen more than others, but I do notice more one-eyes in the fall when it starts getting dark early.

Red of Neck said...

Have you pulled them Obama sticker off your Subaru yet?

S3 said...

Red, the "cash for clunkers" program got about 85% of the Obama stickers off the road.

Anonymous said...

Good ones, Bizzy and S3 :-) There still are quite a number of Obama stickers around Boulder, some on Subarus, but I am neither a bumper sticker person nor a fan of any Democrat or Republican!!

And Great Tomato One - Wyo and CO road can indeed be tough on the headlamps, but I am still biased - saw some more one-eyed Subarus back in IN and MI on our Midwest travels.

Douglas E said...

If anyone cares, the Anonymous above is me - too fast on the keyboard I guess!!