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I just got a 19 Limited, anyone using a bug catcher to protect hood? Living in PA I am concerned about paint chips from winter driving.
 

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Does your car have Eyesight? I am told that is very sensitive to changes in the hood profile and/or reflectivity (but have no direct experience yet).
 

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The Subaru Hood Protector (Part #E231SSJ000) is listed for 2019 Foresters with Eyesight. $99.95 (USD).
 

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Does your car have Eyesight? I am told that is very sensitive to changes in the hood profile and/or reflectivity (but have no direct experience yet).
This myth keeps perpetuating. No affect on EyeSight on my 2017 Forester. Others have reported the same.
 

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So do you think EyeSight has been updated on the 14-18's and it's no longer a problem, it's just Subaru will not update their parts description?
 

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So do you think EyeSight has been updated on the 14-18's and it's no longer a problem, it's just Subaru will not update their parts description?

I doubt it was ever a problem in ANY year models with EyeSight. I have a loaner 2019 and it does not look like the story will be different if a hood protector is installed.

I read the forum for ACTUAL reports of interference with EyeSight. I did not come across any. Even if there were, I was going to take the loss or try returning it.

But, I am not sure how useful a hood deflector is on my Forester. After driving it for several road trips during spring and summer, I have not noticed bugs actually hit that part of the hood. In fact, the front bumper cover was covered with bugs. So, I am not sure how useful it is in practice. :)
 

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^^^It's not a myth. :smile2:

When Subaru first came out with these a couple of years ago, they said not to use them with Eyesight.

https://www.subaruforester.org/vbulletin/f175/hood-protector-e231ssg200-550265/index2.html

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I read those threads. :)
I ordered E231SSG200 because I never read anyone install it and reported issues with EyeSight. You will have to take OEM disclaimers with a grain of salt.

If it interfered with EyeSight, it was just $90 which I did not mind spending.
 

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It's not a problem with eyesite until it is. Just because there haven't been any reported issues doesn't mean there aren't any.
 

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Don't know don't care. Subaru said do not use hood protector with eyesite not me. Go pick a fight somewhere else.
 

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You replied to my and I asked a factual question for which you don’t have answer. Then you get angry thinking it is a fight. :)

Subaru has such disclaimers because they might have not tested it. Some owners installed it and found no issues using hood protector with EyeSight.
 
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