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Old 12-22-2019, 05:48 PM   #1
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New Subaru OEM wiper blades are poor quality

About a month ago I installed new wipers, bought from Subaru's Amazon store page. Hadn't driven the car in rain since, but did this morning, on the slow-itermittent and my wiper blades were chattering and dragging something badly. If I misted the windshield washers / rainX windshield fluid then the chattering would go away for a couple wipes but come back.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07582DM77/

It was immediately apparent that the new part isn't the same quality as my OE blades and housing. Also see the amazon reviews.

Another thing to note, it's probably a better idea to order the OEM inserts rather than the purchase a new housing. The inserts I installed 3-4 years ago worked great until now. But who knows if they've changed the quality on those parts.

And the last thing, I called my local Subaru dealership, they did not have wiper blades, housings, or inserts for the BRZ.

Ok, thanks!
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Old 12-23-2019, 12:43 AM   #2
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It's not like it's official Subaru amazon page or anything.

But that sucks. I buy the refills on ebay and they work great and last a loooong time.
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About a month ago I installed new wipers, bought from Subaru's Amazon store page. Hadn't driven the car in rain since, but did this morning, on the slow-itermittent and my wiper blades were chattering and dragging something badly. If I misted the windshield washers / rainX windshield fluid then the chattering would go away for a couple wipes but come back.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07582DM77/

It was immediately apparent that the new part isn't the same quality as my OE blades and housing. Also see the amazon reviews.

Another thing to note, it's probably a better idea to order the OEM inserts rather than the purchase a new housing. The inserts I installed 3-4 years ago worked great until now. But who knows if they've changed the quality on those parts.

And the last thing, I called my local Subaru dealership, they did not have wiper blades, housings, or inserts for the BRZ.

Ok, thanks!


Donít get a new wiper, not to mention amazon.

Reuse Oem one with new insert. Itís aerodynamicly designed...


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I bought new OEM wipers from subaru and they're great.
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Donít get a new wiper, not to mention amazon.

Reuse Oem one with new insert. Itís aerodynamicly designed...


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