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: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty



  1. ('98-'00) Engine Lift Crane Needed?
  2. ('06-'08) Overheating or?
  3. ('06-'08) leaking water pump then blown head gasket problem
  4. ('14+) CVT 'Ping' Noise
  5. ('03-'05) Seemingly ridiculous fuel issues
  6. ('14+) Towed, engine pop and failed on on-ramp
  7. ('14+) Brand new car is already rusting (month old)
  8. ('06-'08) 07 foz 2.5 auto stutter on acceleration
  9. oil filter question
  10. ('09-'13) 09 Forester loud tapping/knocking noise no CEL (Video Link)
  11. ('09-'13) Rough idle/Engine shutter when stopped
  12. Is it just me or do 2017 seem to have an unusual amount of problems?
  13. ('06-'08) P0113 check engine code for 2006
  14. ('14+) 2017 XT Bad ticking noise
  15. ('14+) Loss of power
  16. ('14+) Airbag Replacement
  17. ('09-'13) DTC Code P0852: Neutral Switch Input Circuit High
  18. ('06-'08) '07 Foz - Need some question answered if y'all don't mind.
  19. ('14+) 2015 Cabin Air Filter
  20. ('98-'00) Forester Engine Overheating
  21. ('14+) not too happy right now...
  22. ('14+) Brand New Subaru - 2017 - Whooshing sound?
  23. ('98-'00) where is EGR valve 99 S Turbo
  24. ('14+) '17 Forester XT leaning on left side
  25. ('01-'02) 2001 Knock Sensor wire and voltage from ECU
  26. ('09-'13) forester 2009 overheating issue after head gasket replacement
  27. ('14+) 17 XT : No power in reverse?? Could not get pass a 2inch gap.
  28. ('06-'08) intermittant A/C
  29. ('06-'08) AC compressor recommendations
  30. ('06-'08) Is this a bad A/C clutch?
  31. Spark plugs $300 ?
  32. ('01-'02) Parking lights stay on even when car is off. Help!!
  33. ('06-'08) 07 Forester Stuck in Park
  34. Dealer put in wrong oil filter?
  35. ('14+) Check engine light ?
  36. ('14+) 2017 Forester XT Touring Check Engine
  37. ('14+) Power windows & seat wont work
  38. ('14+) Blue Tooth phone connection unintelligible
  39. ('03-'05) xt power steering leak
  40. ('01-'02) Sluggish acceleration and rattling noise
  41. ('14+) Blue Tooth GRRR!!!
  42. ('14+) Cranking sound when pushed on passenger side hood
  43. ('09-'13) Engine Hesitation
  44. ('14+) Synthetic Oil - Just Change the Filter, Not the Oil?
  45. ('14+) Happy Camper.. NOT
  46. ('01-'02) head gasket and transmission problems
  47. ('14+) 2015 Forester Software update for transmission - any feedback?
  48. ('98-'00) Cat Question.
  49. ('14+) 2016 XT Driver's side constant air flow
  50. ('14+) 6 Month-6K service ?
  51. ('14+) Antifreeze smell - 2017 Forester 2.5i
  52. ('98-'00) 1999 Forester Cruise Not Working
  53. ('09-'13) ticking after timing belt change
  54. ('09-'13) How much coolant in a 2.5NA ?
  55. ('14+) 14 XT Idle high everytime it gets startet when is hot
  56. ('01-'02) P0328 Knock sensor high input
  57. ('14+) AUX audio connector creating tick sound?
  58. ('03-'05) 2 wire vs 3 wire cam position sensor
  59. ('03-'05) Cracked overflow tank 2005 non-turbo
  60. ('14+) Tips for first time (Subaru) oil changer? ...
  61. Rough idle after refueling
  62. ('06-'08) Oil Leak from top of '07 NA engine
  63. ('03-'05) 2004 forester x clunking/shudder while turning
  64. ('14+) So the Dealership has had my Forester for almost 3 weeks now
  65. ('03-'05) Perrin Short Shift trouble SG5
  66. Oil change extraction pumps
  67. ('09-'13) Front differential drain plug part number
  68. ('09-'13) 2009 Forester XT starting issues
  69. ('06-'08) 2007 XT Oil change and filter
  70. ('03-'05) Low Growling Noise
  71. 02 Forester L DTC help?
  72. ('09-'13) Check engine light and vehicle dynamics light both come on under hard acceleration
  73. ('01-'02) Intermittent P0113
  74. ('03-'05) 2004 Forester xt 5 spd vibration/wobble issue
  75. ('14+) Dead battery after 8 nights
  76. ('03-'05) 2.0X shuddering on acceleration
  77. 2010 X model
  78. ('03-'05) Which headlight bulb?
  79. ('03-'05) Tough decision to make
  80. ('09-'13) Engine /ECU problem
  81. ('03-'05) A little turbo noise! Need some fast help
  82. ('03-'05) My First Subaru! Please help me make it work..
  83. ('09-'13) 2011 Forester XT O2 sensors? Have I been ripped off?
  84. ('09-'13) Need help identifying air hose on engine (?vacuum? maybe?)
  85. ('01-'02) Fuel Smell - but only in cabin
  86. ('09-'13) AC Compressor Turns On And Off every 10 sec
  87. ('14+) how do i retime a subaru forester 2.5
  88. ('06-'08) Gasket maker
  89. Everything is wrong with my 2006
  90. ('14+) 1st time subaru owner - ext warranty question?
  91. ('09-'13) Air Conditioning questions
  92. ('98-'00) Code Reader for 98 s/tb JDM
  93. ('14+) Alternator bad already?
  94. Low Oil Warning
  95. ('14+) Rubbing Sound / Slowing quickly - new vehicle
  96. ('98-'00) Forester off-road mishap but nothing wrong? HELP
  97. ('01-'02) 2001 Subaru Forester L Engine Stuttering
  98. Registration does not get correct radiator
  99. Forester Engine knock when Warm
  100. ('14+) 2017 Forester Dashboard Lightshow
  101. Where is the vent valve
  102. ('09-'13) 2010 NA High Revs on Acceleration
  103. ('03-'05) What is leaking?
  104. ('09-'13) Fueling issues
  105. ('09-'13) Timing Belt
  106. ('14+) ECM recall
  107. ('09-'13) CAT Heat shield vibration
  108. Troubleshooting P0171
  109. Worried service is due soon on my 2001 Forester S
  110. Purchased car, issues right off the bat - still at dealership
  111. ('03-'05) Worn torque converter and replacement cost?
  112. ('14+) Loss of power while 'trail braking' from stop.
  113. ('09-'13) new owner mistake!
  114. ('09-'13) turbo boxer engine burning oil?
  115. Humming/revving sound 2006
  116. 2011 Forester: Cylinder head rebuild & oil consumption
  117. ('03-'05) Transmission fluid in front dif on automatic. Even possible?
  118. ('03-'05) Purchased forester '04 X today
  119. ('09-'13) Vapor lock 09 forester
  120. ('06-'08) Diagnosing Oil Loss.
  121. ('09-'13) Euro4 oil reset counter Freessm method?
  122. ('06-'08) Key stuck, car dead, cannot remove steering column cover
  123. ('09-'13) A/C Hot, Engine Being Strained
  124. ('06-'08) Help with choosing timing belt kit parts?
  125. ('01-'02) Urgent: Does a 96 GT wagon Fuel Filler fit?
  126. ('09-'13) Idle drops when AC compressor cuts off
  127. 2014 Forester AC overcharging itself? Baffled.
  128. ('03-'05) Misfire and bogging noise.
  129. ('03-'05) AC stopped working
  130. ('98-'00) clutch slipping fitted new clutch exody still slipping
  131. 09 Forester XT help please!
  132. ('06-'08) Piston access plugs
  133. ('03-'05) Hose chewed up by squirrel! Help, please!
  134. ('03-'05) Rusty Canister Bolts
  135. ('14+) Moonroof Anti-entrapment help
  136. ('06-'08) Rack N Pinion Problems
  137. ('09-'13) Timing belt kit
  138. ('14+) Now handle problem... glue undone?
  139. ('06-'08) Vents blow warm air when set to cool. Sometimes.
  140. ('03-'05) Can't clear codes!
  141. ('03-'05) 2004 Forester XT-Bad Front Left CV Joint? Video
  142. ('03-'05) HELP weird Ac problem
  143. ('03-'05) got the p0442 code. (need some help!!)
  144. ('03-'05) Cutting out when coming to a stop.
  145. ('14+) Headlights stay on when I exit?
  146. ('14+) 14 forester major electrical problems
  147. ('06-'08) Oils and part numbers
  148. (All Years) Purolator Boss Oil Filter
  149. ('03-'05) Brake Flush and Subaru Brake Fluid Cap.?
  150. ('09-'13) Epic Fail 2013 Forester X 33K miles
  151. ('06-'08) Hatch only opens with the sunroof???
  152. ('98-'00) A/C cuts out when engine temp rises
  153. ('03-'05) 2003 Forester Brake and Battery Light Flickering - SOLVED!
  154. 02, Acceleration Hesitation/cut out
  155. Servicing a low-mileage car
  156. ('14+) 2016 2.5i Service Manual Question
  157. ('14+) Odd scraping noise from front wheel (video included)
  158. ('98-'00) What Kind of Engine Oil Should I Use for My 1998 Subaru Forester
  159. ('09-'13) 'multiple small oils leaks'
  160. ('14+) 30k Service, Is it worthy to pay for this much?
  161. ('09-'13) Engine shutters when stopped in Drive
  162. ('98-'00) 98 Forester Electric shuts off while driving
  163. ('14+) Rant alert: Total BS email from dealer
  164. ('06-'08) Can't unlock diver's door
  165. ('06-'08) Timing belt on a budget?
  166. ('14+) 2.5 CVT Forester struggling at low speeds
  167. ('06-'08) Forester XT SG AFR "jumping"
  168. ('09-'13) 2011 Forester non turbo, AC is making noise when turned on
  169. (All Years) What Could Excessive Stalling Damage?
  170. ('01-'02) Pinking (pinging) on low grade fuel
  171. Stranded after self oil change
  172. ('06-'08) Car won't start
  173. ('14+) alignment question
  174. ('03-'05) AC "Chooo" Sound Under Dash.
  175. ('14+) Engine bay noise. Alternator?
  176. ('09-'13) Vacuum issue
  177. ('14+) Forester XT "Please check audio system" with dead radio unit
  178. ('09-'13) P0500 code, VSS, speed sensor.
  179. ('14+) Oil changes on 2016 Forester
  180. ('06-'08) 2006 Forester, HG and Warranty advice!
  181. ('98-'00) Changing rear wheel bearing
  182. ('03-'05) 2005 XT - What's on my CV Joint/downpipe?
  183. ('14+) 2016 Forester fails to start - Help Diagnose
  184. ('98-'00) Knock Sensor Code on '99 with '03 Engine Swap?
  185. ('06-'08) car cranks but wont start (merged thread)
  186. ('03-'05) Air conditioner loses power after wot
  187. ('03-'05) Rear Wheel Bearing Diagnosis Help
  188. ('01-'02) Need help - rusted crossmember!
  189. Umm... speakers on FXT16
  190. ('01-'02) Idle issues P1507
  191. ('14+) Compressor failure
  192. 2004 Forester Hesitates when accelerating, worse at low RPM’s, "screeches"
  193. ('14+) Undiagnosed Engine Issue - 2016 Subaru Forester 2.5l
  194. ('03-'05) Where did my coolant go?
  195. ('09-'13) AC compressor issue at cold start
  196. ('98-'00) forester a/c issue
  197. ('06-'08) Air conditioning A/C always 'ON' defrost?
  198. Issues starting motor after pulling it for head gaskets
  199. ('98-'00) Engine Mounts, Tranny Mount, or Both?
  200. ('06-'08) '07 xt - battery disconnect?
  201. ('06-'08) 2006 Subaru Forester LL Bean edition
  202. Outside air temp sensor question
  203. ('06-'08) Leaking head gaskets?
  204. ('01-'02) Wom Wom Wom in 3rd/4th when accelerating
  205. ('14+) 2017 Forester User manual?
  206. ('09-'13) Head gasket replacement intervals
  207. ('98-'00) Oil leaking on center jacking plate?
  208. ('14+) A/C Compressor works intermittently
  209. ('14+) Did you buy any warranty?
  210. ('09-'13) Brakes and Check Engine VDC Warning and Cruise Blinking
  211. ('14+) TPMS Issue
  212. ('14+) Reverse Noise
  213. ('03-'05) Issue with air conditioning, please help.
  214. ('09-'13) QUESTION: Removing the Charcoal Air Filter?
  215. 2010 2.5 Forester Manufacture Recommended Oil change interval?
  216. ('09-'13) Steering wheel doesn't return to center
  217. ('98-'00) Need help!
  218. ('03-'05) XT Oil Pan Leaking?
  219. 2010 Forester 2.5 engine failed 78000 miles
  220. ('14+) Subaru of America / Buyback Program
  221. ('14+) Both o2 Sensors Failed
  222. ('03-'05) Rear Differential dilemma
  223. (All Years) Fuel pump cooling?
  224. Idling engine shutoff when breaking stop check oil flash
  225. ('03-'05) Need help - parts website
  226. ('06-'08) A/C problems
  227. ('09-'13) A/C Dryer
  228. ('09-'13) o2 sensor & catalytic converter problem went away with warmer weather???
  229. ('09-'13) A/C Compressor Noise [VDO]
  230. ('06-'08) Problem starting from cold - xc auto 2007
  231. 2016 forester premium airbag light
  232. ('14+) new member maintenance question
  233. Cost of ownership of a 2003 Forester for 5 years (my experience)
  234. ('09-'13) VDC light on ?
  235. Occasional startup issue
  236. ('14+) 2016 1 day old. Eyesight, ABS, VCS, and Hill go boom. Any ideas?
  237. ('98-'00) 98 Forester Speedometer not working. VSS changed but not getting any signals from it
  238. ('03-'05) New catalytic converter cherry red at idle
  239. ('14+) Returning leased car in 5 months... 30k maintenance?
  240. Occasion rough running
  241. ('09-'13) Should the crank seal be replaced when doing timing belt ?
  242. ('03-'05) Rear cradle "weaK"
  243. ('03-'05) Left rear bearing noisy
  244. Whooshing sound while accelerating
  245. ('09-'13) 2009 forester XT stutter
  246. ('06-'08) CEL P0700 and P1718 - SOLVED!
  247. ('14+) Help - Stalling after ECU Reset
  248. ('06-'08) Lateral link broken
  249. ('06-'08) 60K mile Service- cost $800?!
  250. Central locking problem