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I have a habit of overheating the car on my morning commute so when I open my window more than 3 inches it will shudder closing.

Not sure if this is just a "feature" or are both my windows having issues?

On a side note, I've also noticed both taillights fog up after rainfall as well. Can the dealership fix these issues?

Thanks for your time.
 

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On a side note, I've also noticed both taillights fog up after rainfall as well. Can the dealership fix these issues?

Thanks for your time.
On a cold day with low relative humidity, remove the tail light assembly, pull two bulbs, blow into one hole with a blower or hair dryer for 3~5 minutes, reassemble quickly.

Regard the window issue, maybe try spray silicone lube into the two tracks glass drives in and see if it helps.
 

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If the problem persists, suggest you can go to the dealer to see if they can replace the rear lamps for you.

If you are a DIY guy, you can use clear silicon to seal the edge of the housing. You need to take the rear lamps out to do it. The boundary between the clear outer housing and the black inner housing is the weak link. I used to have similar condensation issues but after DIY silicon sealed the real lamps, no more recurrence.
 

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I have noticed that my windows do the same. From what I can tell it is due to the bottom outside "wiper" on the window. For some reason Subaru decided to use the same "felt like" material on the outside as they use on the inside, instead of just using a rubber wiper like everyone else.

This is also the source of my windows freezing shut in the joyus Upstate NY winters as the felt retains water, which then freezes as the temp drops.
 

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The driver window on my 2017 Forester will do the same while closing when wet after a rain.

The windows is almost always frozen shut too in the winter while others cars can roll down theirs (I see that each day at work while I have to open the doors to access to the restricted parking lot).

I plan to report the problem to the dealer soon.
 

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This is my first brand new car so I wasn't sure what was considered petty and an actual issue. I will probably take it in to ask about them applying a lubricant to the windows and while they're at it look into the taillights.

Thanks for the responses everyone.
 
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