IS there anyway we can fix this flaw? Any aftermarket parts? I want to protect my new investment as best I can..That's a pretty big hit. Your comprehensive insurance may cover the repair, subject to your deductible, IF you want to go that route. It may or may not be worth the trouble to do so, depending on a lot of things. Sorry that you are now one of the folks to have to deal with this. Also, you could call Subaru's HQ and talk to them about covering the repair due to a faulty grill design. A few folks have gotten some help from Subaru doing so. The ones that I have heard about were "One time, customer satisfaction" deals. That might be a longshot, but with only 17K miles on the car, it is a possibility.