Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Central Illinois
Car Year: 2015
Car Model: Forester 2.0XT Tour
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
('14+) Cowl Side panels broken rattle
5) The cowl side trim panels in each lower corner of the windshield are extremely easy to damage (break the plastic snaps) when removed, make sure they are sitting snug against the body, if not odds are the snaps have been damaged, this will also cause rattles. Also make sure the glass has not been damaged or cracked at the corner, the covers are difficult to remove and the glass is fragile at these locations.
I recently bought a 2015 FXT touring and noticed the rattle of the cowl side trim pieces and upon inspection see that the clip is broken so they rattle around. Has anyone ordered the new trim pieces and installed themselves? easy to do? I also need to look at them further to determine if i need the clips or if the clip is part of the new cowl. I didn't want to stress them too much to look at it and end up breaking it off further.