I just bought a 2016 Subaru Forester 2.5i Limited. I noticed that the linings inside the rear wheel wells behind the tires have 2 holes matching holes in the frame but no screws or clips, why would b
Dealer said to attach splash guards but these are behind the wheel and I think dirt and mud will get trapped. I don't understand why there would be the matching holes if they aren't supposed to be attached together. Picture attached.
My 15 Forester has the same holes. Not the best detail but I suppose you could get the mud flaps. Auto parts stores sell plastic buttons that could be used to fill the holes.
Thanks, I am thinking about getting mud flaps, don't have to get them from Subaru necessarily. It's odd because in the front wheel wells they are all attached. I appreciate your answer.
Historically mud flaps on older Subies have trapped mud and salty rain and contributed to corrosion. However, if these attach to ONLY plastic on the newest models they made be worth a try only to protect downstream paint. I think hood protective deflectors are a better customization if you're looking for your subie at Costco.
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