I purchased a 2012 Subaru Forester on May 15th, and now have a leak issue after heavy rains. I’ve brought the car into the dealer twice now (three times if you count having to bring it in the day after purchase to have a dial fixed) and they’re saying they can’t find or recreate the issue even after running a hose on it, and I’m extremely concerned and frustrated (honestly regretting buying the car at this point, though I do love it).
• Both times I have noticed this happen, the car has been parked in torrential downpours either all day at work or overnight at home, and rain somehow seeps in and collects somewhere inside above the driver’s side, where it sits until I drive the car. It does not leak until the car moves - water does not leak to my knowledge when the car is parked.
• Once the car moves from a parked position and I take a right turn, the water dumps out in about 1-3 occurrences onto my left foot (not a constant flow or predictable dump) – the water does not leak until the car is in motion and has turned right.
• The dealer says they think the heat shield may be missing a grommet or something along those lines, but I don’t know why they aren’t able to check this to see if that’s the case and fix it. They claim that they’ve only seen something like this once before, and it fixed itself (in other words, the person never came back after the first occurrence). It’s happened to me twice now, and I know it’s going to happen again, and I can’t keep bringing it back over and over (and don’t think I should have to). Any help would be much appreciated.