When at the dealer, the salesperson was demoing the tailgate to us, and it even screwed up on him (and he plays with them everyday). That and the forced Atari navigation system is what made me buy the XTP instead!
As I said there, it is surely possible, but likely cost prohibitive.
Comaparing photos, you can see the difference. The upper left side of the hatch is where the hydraulic arm is that does the lifting. Note the differences.
Some that I can think of: Rear hatch trim area (white, where the arm comes out of), adding buttons to the drivers compartment and the bottom of the gate, new key fob and/or reprogramming, wiring, lifting mechanism.
We use ours almost exclusively. Love it. Especially the 'memory height' function which allows me to mount the roof-top cargo box where I want it (rearward) and prevent the hatch from hitting/breaking the box.
Great feature. Not sure I would attempt an aftermarket solution, that look more troublesome than it's worth. But it definitely was of value in the decision to go with touring model.
We mostly got it so my girlfriend doesn't have to open and close the tailgate manually, though, with hindsight, we could probably have lived without it. While it is slow, I just press the button as I'm walking to the car, so it's already open when I get there.
Hold the button on the exterior, just above the license plate. Tapping it will open with power, holding it will just unlock so you can open manually.
If you see the door closing on his tail, grab the bottom of the door. The pressure will trigger the obstacle sensor and stop the closing. I don't think his tail would be enough to trip the sensor alone though.
windshield on 2014 with eyesight got broken by a flying rock. Had it replaced with OEM windshield. Safelite did a super job on replacing it. Total cost was almost 600.00.
The technician had a note on his smart phone for the job order that said after replacing the windshield need to have...
Looking to purchase the sport grill for my 2019 Touring. Chrome trim with black mesh. Called the parts department but they gave me an answer I didn’t want to believe lol. They told me there was no option to swap it out on the Touring and Premium models.. I thought the front grills of all the...
Searching for different Forester videos and I came across one from Subaru Canada that talks about rear gate pin access and how to set it up. It states you can set up a numerical code to unlock the trunk even without the key. Is this a Canada ONLY feature? Can anyone confirm it works on the US...
I installed the license plate and frame on the 2019 Forrie Touring (which we LOVE, btw!) but it's sort of unsupported at the bottom edge...........feels very unstable and prone to rotating inwards at the bottom.
Does anyone know of a bracket or whatever that should bolt to the bumper and the...