My 2017 Subaru Forester need to change the windshield since the someone broke it. But the Subaru told me the windshiled is back order in the whole United States and I have to wait for 1 month and even the expedite need 2 weeks. That is ridiculous.
I called safelite too. They told me with the eyesight or similar system, they usually suggest using an OEM windshield instead of an aftermarket. And they told me if I still want to send my car to them, I have to make notes that it must use an OEM windshield. That's why I think I still should send to the dealer.Try someone other than the dealer. I have a 2015 with Eyesight and had Safelite replace and calibrate. I payed out of pocket as it was well less than my $500 deductible. The dealer wanted about twice as much PLUS charge me for the calibration. YMMV
This is not what Subaru states with their eyesight vehicles.
I think we've all seen how bad aftermarket glass can be with distortion...eyesight doesn't like that distortion.
BTDT. Those years will fit a '17 but the mirror mount button glued to the glass has to be moved down otherwise it fouls the later Eyesight box.You could try 2016/2015 glass if you don't want to wait. It's not the same acoustic dampening glass as you had but it might be in stock...
Besides the glass there's a bunch of sound insulation on the '17 that the earlier models don't have. I didn't notice any difference in noise with the aftermarket glass vs the OEM glass."hopes that it would help reduce some noise in the cabin"--
I test drove both a '16 and '17, made audio recordings, and the '17 was significantly quieter. Do not know what else is different besides the acoustic glass...