Would not surprise me if they were backordered, so many things are. And now that the NMS has been obsoleted altogether, knowing VAG's current mantra this seems pretty on par. Just add another car to their Fail Train.
I do not know what specifically fails on them. Probably like most electronics, it comes down to some tiny failed solder joint somewhere inside. It isn't just the motor, it's also the sensor that tells its position.
Even the cheapo Torx screws (the ones that hold shields on, fender liners, etc.) I tried were garbage. How do you screw up a screw? China. China found a way.
I just pulled in a 2014 Subaru Forester (terrible car, never buy one), and the original RF axle is still OK after 97k miles, but the LF is a Chaxle and it easily has 4-5 times the slop in it already..... who knows how long it has been in there, but obviously much less than the other one.
My ex girlfriend (that time we were friends then later dated) she and her mom had nothing but Subarus.
I admit the engine could have fooled me many times, I didn't feel the engine idle at all.
They were very quiet and smooth but parts breaking and wearing out so fast. No thanks.
Her mom had 2000 Subaru Forester and racked 200k miles then bought a brand new 2010(?) Forester and gave the 2000 to her daughter then it died on her few years later and asked me to help pick up her new one.
It was an interesting experience plus keep in mind, they lived in Vermont.
Hi all, mine is a 15 SEL, previous owner had the driver's side fixed based on paperwork, my problem is that after running the ac for a while, the flaps decide to close flow to the center dash and I don't know why. I found 2 ways to make them move to open again, either crank up the fan to max, or turn off the a/c compressor. It takes 20-30 seconds and I get flow again.
What exactly is failing here, if it moves fine but has its own mind?
How do you know the motors are suddenly moving? You've observed this with a scan tool?
Sounds more probable that the evaporator core is freezing up, and the airflow is being blocked. Severely neglected cabin filter, a bad RCV, incorrect charge, or possibly the outside air inlet is obstructed, or [less likely] the expansion valve is not right.