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: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty



  1. Pitted/Crazed Windshield
  2. ('09-'13) Subaru Forester Diesel 2009 clattering sound
  3. ('98-'00) 1998 Forester problem at start up
  4. ('06-'08) Inconsistent starting - 2007 Forester Turbo
  5. ('09-'13) Transmission fluid drained by CT....problem???
  6. ('03-'05) Machine shop recommendation in Baltimore, MD area
  7. ('98-'00) rotten fuel fill
  8. ('03-'05) 03 Forester with low air flow from vents
  9. ('06-'08) accelaration ineruptions
  10. ('14+) First oil change
  11. ('03-'05) Not Engaging (chugging on the road) & now trouble starting
  12. ('06-'08) '06 Cooling issue
  13. ('98-'00) 99 Forester unidentified vacuum hose after head gasket replacement
  14. ('09-'13) Recurring Check Engine (P0026) OSV valve issue
  15. ('14+) Brand New - First Issue
  16. Very weak ac
  17. ('98-'00) My 99 Forester is possessed
  18. ('98-'00) Rejuvinated HVAC Controls
  19. ('14+) All system failed. VDC warning, Check engine warning, ABS warning ...
  20. ('14+) Got a screw on the rear passenger tire, what should i do ?
  21. ('03-'05) Forester 03 XS rear suspentions
  22. Engine cuts out for a second
  23. ('14+) Interval for changing front and rear diff fluid?
  24. ('09-'13) Help - Not starting
  25. ('03-'05) loud buzzing sound from AC and defroster
  26. ('03-'05) 03 Forester Unidentifiable Rattle/clunking
  27. ('98-'00) Forester fitting wrx recirculating vave
  28. ('09-'13) Oil filter question
  29. new to subaru / with issues
  30. 2001 Forester S CEL
  31. ('03-'05) How much ATF expected through drain plug?
  32. ('09-'13) Questions for 09 Forester
  33. ('14+) 2014 forester hesitation
  34. Help car won't start! Not the battery, fuses or starter
  35. Radiator Fans
  36. ('03-'05) 03 Forester Overheating at Highway Speeds
  37. turbo failing to engage
  38. ('06-'08) Adjusting headlights on a 2008 Legacy
  39. ('09-'13) Engine oil change, any brand or subaru must.
  40. 2010 Seat Broke
  41. ('14+) Parasitic Battery Drain 220 mA Warrantee if had a 3rd party remote starter installe
  42. ('06-'08) high milage engine oil
  43. ('09-'13) Spark Knock Fixed!
  44. ('03-'05) FXT AC issue?
  45. ('03-'05) p0447 evap vent circuit open HELP PLEASE
  46. ('06-'08) 08 Forester X P0448 code! Please help!
  47. ('14+) Oil change interval on vehicle with low use
  48. ('06-'08) Time for a timing belt?
  49. To Fix or Sell an 04 XT with bad head gaskets???!
  50. ('06-'08) Whiny noise between 50 and 60kph (30 to 40mph)? What is the fault?
  51. ('03-'05) Wheel alignment 2003 forester.
  52. (2015) front windshield washer not working
  53. ('09-'13) 2010 Forester will start no problem but will stall within a few seconds
  54. Another windshield?.....yikes!!!
  55. ('98-'00) 2001 Subaru Forester Cruise Control Issue
  56. ('03-'05) Front End and Front Wheels Not Turning Smoothly
  57. ('09-'13) vehicle dynamics control, check engine and flashing cruise control
  58. ('03-'05) More 2003 XT woes (need opinions)
  59. ('09-'13) Right Rear Power Window Failure
  60. ('09-'13) 2010-cylinder misfire codes-barely runs
  61. 2015 forester xt. 8900 miles multiple warning light on
  62. ('09-'13) One brake light always on?
  63. ('98-'00) 98 Forester cylinder 3 and 4 misfires
  64. ('03-'05) Woodpecker in Engine at over 60mph and under 3500 RPM
  65. ('06-'08) Battery Drain in '07 Subaru Forester
  66. A/C Clutch Hub Shims
  67. ('14+) 30,000mi Service: Trusted mechanic or dealer?
  68. ('06-'08) Rear Wheel Bearing Grease?
  69. ('98-'00) SF5 Stuttering issue
  70. ('09-'13) Does my automatic Subaru have a clutch?
  71. ('98-'00) angry security!
  72. Problem; heater not coming out of driver side vents at all..?
  73. ('01-'02) No crank, no start - Forester '02
  74. ('14+) Does this look like a defect: 2016 door panel?
  75. Brake/running light stays on
  76. ('09-'13) 60K
  77. ('98-'00) Forester L, manual trans, diferential locked
  78. ('03-'05) Help finding clip/button thingy that holds grill and headlight together....
  79. ('09-'13) Help!! with Oil/ATF Change on 2012 Forester
  80. ('01-'02) Battery Draining Issue - I'm Stumped
  81. Hood release latch appears broken, pulling it and nothing happens
  82. ('09-'13) Driver side floor board wet with antifreeze
  83. ('14+) Abandon ship? Options?
  84. Mystery Leak
  85. ('09-'13) First start up of the day
  86. Long starts???
  87. ('14+) Carter Subaru Service review request
  88. ('01-'02) door to car loom frayed
  89. ('01-'02) Quick question about front O2
  90. ('14+) short block repair or cut my losses
  91. ('98-'00) 99' S-Turbo, can't locate vibrating sound
  92. ('06-'08) Acceleration stall and dies. Getting frustrated :/
  93. ('03-'05) $600.00 Wheel Bearing?
  94. ('14+) P0300 Is Back
  95. Help with understanding smog scan.
  96. Oil Pan Leakage
  97. ('03-'05) throttle position car won't start no P no noise
  98. ('98-'00) Engine died on the road and wont start up again.
  99. ('09-'13) Tranny fluid issue
  100. ('01-'02) Subbie Newbie...Cruise Control not working...
  101. ('01-'02) Clunk then engine rattle car starts no power
  102. ('14+) Dead in the Shop
  103. ('09-'13) Noise From Drivers Side Front Area
  104. ('98-'00) Off idle throttle stall/hesitation need help
  105. ('14+) 2015 FXT Engine died at stoplight
  106. ('06-'08) 2007 Forester Air conditioning question
  107. ('03-'05) Under cover Insulation
  108. secondary air pump code
  109. ('98-'00) Clutch out on SF
  110. ('06-'08) auto door lock
  111. ('01-'02) Head Gasket starting to leak
  112. ('14+) 14 FXT Trunk Door Rust Problem
  113. ('09-'13) "R. Diff Temp" wire is Cut off
  114. Door seal noise?
  115. ('01-'02) check engine light
  116. ('09-'13) key and fob destroyed by lawnmower, where to buy new?
  117. '14 XT BG Additive
  118. ('03-'05) Humming noise, pitch changes with speed
  119. ('09-'13) Passenger Side Air Vent Pushed in
  120. ('09-'13) A/C compressor problem after shop recharge
  121. ('03-'05) complete tune up kit '04 XT
  122. ('06-'08) OMG Timing Belt BROKE 06 FXT
  123. Starting to get annoyed
  124. ('06-'08) Help with 2nd hand purchase???
  125. 2004 forester xt problems
  126. ('03-'05) Mom's 04 Forester Wiper Issue
  127. ('09-'13) Intermittent AC Horror Story
  128. ('06-'08) My first high-mileage Subaru
  129. Rough idle
  130. ('03-'05) Cylinder 2 misfire code, shop says cylinder 1
  131. ('98-'00) Very low power when accelerating + fluctuating temperature gauge
  132. ('03-'05) 03 Warranty denied for ECU flashing (but has never been flashed)?
  133. Door lock help
  134. ('09-'13) Driver's seat cushion loose
  135. (All Years) Trans issue after engine out
  136. ('03-'05) New cabin filter problem. This isn't a joke.
  137. timing belt
  138. moonroof / passenger door wont open. 04xt
  139. ('03-'05) '05 2.5X AC / Fan / Gas gauge issues
  140. ('03-'05) 2005 FXT 115k Flashing CEL Flashing Cruise
  141. ('06-'08) 2006 Forester AC problem
  142. ('09-'13) Replacing Battery on 2011 Forester XT Touring
  143. (All Years) Weird noise over 2000rpm
  144. ('06-'08) Brake gearlock noise
  145. newbie,, hi all [Gaz ]
  146. ('09-'13) Does Subaru have something to hide?
  147. P0440 on 98 Forester
  148. Door Lock Problems
  149. ('06-'08) Replace fog light fixture
  150. ('14+) ABS, Hill Assist, and VDC Warning Lights All On?
  151. ('09-'13) Possible to eliminate rev hang on an 09?
  152. ('06-'08) Need help
  153. Oil- Milage- Price- Savings?
  154. ('06-'08) Air Conditioning woes
  155. ('09-'13) coolant loss? Forester 2013 2.5X
  156. ('06-'08) 2007 Forester "rattling?" Noise troubleshoot
  157. ('14+) Can an engine Oil Dipstick be Defective?
  158. ('06-'08) Driver's front window issue
  159. Sticking Clutch 99 Fozz
  160. ('06-'08) Air Conditioning doesn't stay warm
  161. ('14+) Weird Ripple in Panel Above Rear Passenger Door (See Video)
  162. ('98-'00) 99 forester misfire???
  163. HELP HELP - Australia
  164. ('98-'00) 99 Forester, probable engine rebuild/replacement
  165. ('98-'00) Harsh Shake/vibration after 30 minutes of highway driving
  166. ('06-'08) white smoke and green liquid everywhere!
  167. ('09-'13) Power Steering Problem
  168. ('98-'00) Starts runs a few seconds then dies. help!
  169. ('01-'02) Bucking/lurching 02 (MY03) XS
  170. ('14+) paint job
  171. ('98-'00) Intermittent Stumble/Hesitation
  172. ('03-'05) Hard start when warm during warm weather
  173. ('06-'08) Ej253 Motor
  174. Valve cover gaskets leaking???
  175. ('06-'08) Not only Rev hang... but more
  176. I think its the immobiliser
  177. Oil overfilled?
  178. ('14+) Engine Ping on non-turbo 2.5
  179. ('01-'02) Looking for Coolant DIY and answers to few questions
  180. ('09-'13) 2012 Forester ~~ Spark Plug Question
  181. ('03-'05) turbo oil leak and exhaust smoke at startup.
  182. 2014 Forester-new engine
  183. ('01-'02) Dual core radiator for '01 Forester?
  184. ('09-'13) CV Joint issue???
  185. ('09-'13) Oil change interval reduced
  186. ('03-'05) Overheating - completely stumped
  187. ('06-'08) Vibration/grinding at 3200-4000RPM after weekend of off-roading
  188. ('06-'08) AC / Heating Knob Issue
  189. ('98-'00) Heater not Hot
  190. ('03-'05) Timing belt crank sprocket bracket
  191. ('14+) 2015 XT Touring, Intermittent loss of Radio
  192. ('09-'13) 2010 Subaru Forester 2.0D Manual - Revs up on its own in gear at speed
  193. Forester won't start.. weirdly..
  194. ('03-'05) 04' FXT rear brake light and other electrical issues
  195. Possible Transmission Issue
  196. ('03-'05) HOW TO: Replace fuel pump relay (or just locate/unplug)
  197. ('09-'13) "Bandaid" for small oil leak?
  198. ('03-'05) 03 forester 2.5x oil problems
  199. ('03-'05) My Foz Overheats on Hill Climb with A/C on.
  200. ('03-'05) Can Catalytic Converter fail twice
  201. (All Years) Repair shops are paying more for the parts?
  202. ('03-'05) Coolant Problems
  203. ('14+) multiple warning lights up and gone after restart
  204. '15 Forester XT Engine Problem
  205. (All Years) Forester troubles....
  206. Vibration at red light after getting new brakes
  207. ('09-'13) noise came out after 30k maintenance
  208. 2004 subaru wont start
  209. ('01-'02) New Starter and Still a Horrible Grinding
  210. ('09-'13) Exhaust heat shield rattle
  211. ('03-'05) A/C does not blow cold in Auto mode
  212. ('14+) Transmission Question
  213. ('14+) DPF Questions.
  214. ('98-'00) Sudden rough idle 2000 Forester
  215. ('06-'08) Coolant spillage from the radiator
  216. ('01-'02) Bind while turning
  217. ('06-'08) Remote Door Lock
  218. ('98-'00) heater matrix
  219. ('09-'13) hill-assist light on
  220. ('14+) Remote Start Issue? - 3 Blinks and a Honk
  221. ('01-'02) Increasing vibration at idle?
  222. ('09-'13) Oil Capacity/Dipstick Level
  223. Grinding while turning left
  224. ('03-'05) Air conditioning problems.
  225. ('06-'08) 06 FXT Heating Unit & Vent Control Problems
  226. P0031 code and front sensor question..
  227. ('06-'08) 2008 died on me today.
  228. ('14+) Whirring Noise when Accelerating above 1,000 RPM and worsens
  229. ('09-'13) Hiss near intake at engine shutdown?
  230. ('06-'08) 2007 Forester (auto) Key stuck
  231. ('14+) Scheduled Maintenance
  232. 2014 Forester XT Premium AC Problem
  233. ('09-'13) Steering Rack Leaking
  234. starting problems
  235. Floor jack & jack stand sizes for Forester?
  236. ('01-'02) did i just screw my car up? (GOD PLEASE NO!!)
  237. ('98-'00) PO136 code
  238. ('03-'05) New wheel bearing - now hub wobbles
  239. ('14+) Changing fuel filter?
  240. ('98-'00) low beams & high beams both out, running lights fine
  241. ('14+) Metallic rattle in cargo compartment
  242. ('14+) 2015 2.5 noisy lifter?
  243. ('98-'00) No Start
  244. ('03-'05) Head Gasket leak?
  245. ('09-'13) Lug bolt snapped help
  246. Wiper Blade Refills
  247. ('14+) I noticed 2 things in my one-week-old Forester
  248. ('09-'13) gold+ (5yr/70Kmiles) warranty on top of included 7/100K make sense
  249. Oil leak
  250. ('98-'00) New wheel bearing.