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Hi owners club, 

 

I've been a member for a while now and own an 05 Legacy.

 

I am a final year design student at the University of Huddersfield and I am researching problems faced by the motoring community. These problems could be anything but I am specifically looking for problems that could be solved through design, this could be a totally new product or a redesign of an existing one. But if not, post the problem anyway. 

 

I'd love to hear about what you want fixing, producing or inventing! 

 

Thanks,

 

James

 

 

Disclaimer: By choosing to reply to this thread you are agreeing for me to confidentially use the data in my project.

 

 

 

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Decent access is needed to change side lights without having to remove the front bumper and light cluster

Major design flaw by Subaru !

2008 Impreza RX hatch

James

 

thats a good one, seems to be more and more common. right money maker for dealers, £3 bulb cost £30-50 to replace cos of the labour involved.

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Hi James! I like the premise of your study. So many remedies could be avoided if the basic spec. and design were thought through. A good example is the failure of a component on our 2008 Forester 2.5 XT.  A lovely car and one which we have thoroughly enjoyed. That is, and this I think, is appropriate to your research, the "secondary air valve" needed replacing at a hefty price over £1200, at a modest mileage of 50k. Because of condensation at start-up the metal components corroded, setting off the Blackpool illuminations on the dash. So my contention is that the material used should have been anti-corrosive or was this not even considered at the design stage ? There has been significant numbers with this fault, especially in USA due to the greater sales volume. Trust this is of interest and if there is anything further I can add please contact me. All the best with your project. My email: stivvy39@gmail.com

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