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: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty



  1. ('14+) 6 month maintenance - amount of oil they used
  2. ('01-'02) Need Help - I think the transaxle is out
  3. ('03-'05) Possible ringland failure?
  4. ('03-'05) Stalls when MAF Sensor is plugged in
  5. ('09-'13) Head Gasket Issue - 2009 Subaru Forester
  6. ('14+) passenger window remote control busted
  7. ('01-'02) Mysterious CEL
  8. ('03-'05) Forester 2.5XS Misfire P0301 p0302 p0303 p0304
  9. ('01-'02) 01 key fob issues
  10. ('03-'05) Rough ride
  11. ('03-'05) GRAY coolant??
  12. ('09-'13) spark plug change at 60k nessary
  13. ('03-'05) Fuel Level Not reading accurate?
  14. ('03-'05) Weird starting issue.
  15. ('14+) Is it safe to use STP Dexos synthetic oil in a 2017 2.5?
  16. ('03-'05) P0442 small vacuum leak question
  17. ('14+) Forester 2017 - Front deicer not working
  18. ('09-'13) 09 Forester Passenger front window replacement
  19. ('14+) Faults flagging after oil change (AT OIL TEMP, etc.)
  20. ('01-'02) Newley purchased forester
  21. ('03-'05) Too hot on 90F plus days
  22. ('14+) Popped out of first downhill with 6MT
  23. ('14+) 2017 Forester, indefinite airbag repair
  24. ('06-'08) Coolant Leak Help
  25. ('98-'00) Question about Master Cylinder
  26. ('14+) Subaru not impressing me
  27. ('06-'08) My coolant looks weird - head gasket or ??
  28. ('98-'00) P0170
  29. ('14+) Steering wheel wear
  30. ('14+) 2017 FXT oil change: 15208AA170 or 15208AA130
  31. ('01-'02) 01 forester won't start after harmonic balancer fell of
  32. ('06-'08) Where is everybody getting their spark plugs?
  33. ('09-'13) Trans Cooler install affect warranty?
  34. ('03-'05) Car alarm sets off every time unlocking manually
  35. ('06-'08) Too much engine oil
  36. ('14+) XT: Smoke at hard acceleration
  37. ('14+) Engine coolant question
  38. ('14+) 2017 Forester xt touring whines on cold start
  39. ('06-'08) Peace of mind for 5k worth of repairs
  40. ('03-'05) 04 Fxt hard starting
  41. ('14+) Oil pan "sweating" after oil change
  42. ('14+) Sunroof Leaking and Wind Noise
  43. ('06-'08) Changing oil filter - how do I get to it?
  44. ('14+) Park the car for 3 months, what do I need to do?
  45. ('06-'08) Need some advise overheating
  46. ('09-'13) VDC Light on after front end rebuild and alignment
  47. ('03-'05) 04 FXT issues running when warm.
  48. ('03-'05) Fuse location for 02 sensor circuit
  49. ('98-'00) Crank no start
  50. ('14+) Quality - Wheel stud shear off
  51. ('14+) TPMS Slowly Blinking, and stays Lit.
  52. ('09-'13) Service Recommendations - What To Do?
  53. ('09-'13) Abs, VDC and hill start problem
  54. ('14+) This is subaru quality: touch screen stuck for a 4 month new car
  55. ('09-'13) 2011 starting trouble
  56. ('03-'05) Fuel leak
  57. ('09-'13) Can't turn on Traction Control
  58. ('09-'13) Buyers remorse or really good gut feeling?
  59. ('06-'08) 2006 xt fueling/mpg issues
  60. ('06-'08) Subaru Forester 2006 hand Brake light and battery light flashing on and off
  61. (All Years) oil shelf life ?
  62. ('06-'08) Rear shocks replacement HELP
  63. ('09-'13) Engine Code P0021, advice on how to proceed
  64. ('03-'05) Fuel Tank replaced now my rear breaks creak?!!
  65. ('09-'13) New owner - Any big "gotcha's" that should make me run away?
  66. ('09-'13) 2010 Forester XT Clunking Noise, Help!!
  67. ('03-'05) Stock 04 FXT Cranks but won't start
  68. ('03-'05) Subaru is thirsty but won't take gas
  69. ('14+) 30K service, Brake fluid replacement, technique?
  70. (All Years) Best source for extended warranty - Planet Subi ??
  71. ('01-'02) No spark, help!
  72. ('03-'05) Engine misfire / power loss
  73. ('14+) Low rumble noise (2017 Forester 2.5)
  74. ('06-'08) 2007 Subaru Forester 202k Miles
  75. ('09-'13) Evaporator sensor
  76. ('03-'05) Gas gauge fluctuating.
  77. ('06-'08) Oil Patch under Air Filter
  78. Subaru ee20 euro5 2.0T head gasket replacement question
  79. ('09-'13) Added 3/8" Spacers - Terrible noise in rear under acceleration
  80. ('14+) Enigine ping?
  81. ('03-'05) Driving down freeway when car started to squelch
  82. ('06-'08) Driver side power window on and off
  83. ('14+) Engine revved and lost power while in cruise
  84. ('09-'13) AC compressor needing replacement after head gasket replacement
  85. ('14+) Which cabin air filter for 2016 XT Premium?
  86. ('14+) engine whirring/whawha noise @ 1k rpm
  87. ('09-'13) Head gasket repair time - repair or buy new?
  88. ('06-'08) I bought a used 2007 Forester - timing belt question
  89. ('14+) CVT oil change @ 85k km
  90. ('06-'08) Timing belt in 06 Forester
  91. ('09-'13) Any aftermarket coils that are more reliable than OEM?
  92. ('09-'13) "Wind" noise above 25 mph
  93. ('14+) safety issue - when both the brake and throttle are partially depressed
  94. ('01-'02) LPG - where will I find the change over relay
  95. ('98-'00) 1999 DOHC Timing Belt Question
  96. ('14+) What tools to acquire for basic DIY?
  97. ('14+) forester 12000 miles maintenance price
  98. ('14+) Windshield Wows - Twice now I have had a rock chip my windshield
  99. ('01-'02) Forgive me - I bought a salvaged vehicle
  100. ('14+) A few New Forester queries...
  101. ('03-'05) Bent Valves or Hydraulic lifters
  102. ('03-'05) starting issues, black smoke out the exhaust, runs like garbage
  103. ('98-'00) Power Steering Problems
  104. whining noise in front end ('09)
  105. ('98-'00) 2000 Forester start problems?
  106. ('03-'05) Trouble working out what has happened - crank pulley came loose
  107. ('01-'02) Any idea what the problem could be here? - flashing CEL, no codes
  108. ('09-'13) P2138 cel.
  109. ('14+) 2017 XT Gas Gauge Stopped Displaying Fuel Briefly
  110. ('14+) maintenance - '14 2.5, 30K miles
  111. ('14+) 2017 XT cabin air intake location
  112. ('06-'08) 2006 Forester XT radiator two caps
  113. ('03-'05) High RPM Whistle
  114. ('03-'05) Leaking head gasket round 2
  115. ('14+) Low oil light come on when oil level is normal
  116. ('14+) 2017 forester idles rough
  117. ('06-'08) p0447 code on 08 Forester
  118. ('03-'05) Coolant usage in 2003 Forester
  119. ('06-'08) Cruise control causes CEL
  120. ('09-'13) Strange noise at low speed
  121. ('01-'02) 01 200k miles ac works still
  122. ('14+) Lifted now something sounds off...
  123. ('09-'13) Subaru Recall TKA17
  124. ('01-'02) The ominous and elusive P0440
  125. ('03-'05) oil splatter near front passenger side axle
  126. ('01-'02) Jumped dead battery, but no dash, gauges, or ignition. - SOLVED!
  127. ('14+) Clutch pedal extender
  128. ('14+) A/C clutch not kicking on
  129. ('09-'13) "Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhh" noise.
  130. ('03-'05) Engine hesitates at 4k rpm
  131. ('14+) BRAND new 2017 stops abruptly on freeway
  132. ('09-'13) Technical Service Bulletin 247720
  133. ('98-'00) Head Gasket general advice opinions
  134. ('01-'02) '01 died while driving
  135. ('14+) What is this??? - black foam - SOLVED!
  136. ('14+) Humming at Highway Speeds
  137. ('03-'05) overheating ? cooling system? head gasket ?
  138. ('09-'13) Importance of rear catalytic converter?
  139. ('09-'13) Carmax and the 135 mile blown clutch + the oil thing
  140. ('06-'08) Bad Headgasket and Temperature Gauge
  141. ('06-'08) ECM trouble - immersed in water (fresh)
  142. ('14+) Mystery noise - dependent on steering travel and speed
  143. ('09-'13) Dealer fix or local ASE-TECH
  144. ('98-'00) '98 S Manual rough idle, hesitation on acceleration/ under load no CEL
  145. ('09-'13) Need help - just about every single warning buzzer went off
  146. ('14+) '17 Forester Front End Locked Up
  147. ('98-'00) LOUD deceleration noise 2000 5mt
  148. ('03-'05) Suspected Head Gasket / Overheat new Forester X
  149. ('06-'08) Rear Passenger Window doesn't work
  150. Shakes like hell under acceleration
  151. ('14+) Power Steering Fluid/reservoir
  152. ('03-'05) Vibration under acceleration
  153. ('03-'05) Odd light issue- Please help
  154. ('03-'05) 2004 Forester CEL & Gas Cap?
  155. ('03-'05) Replace head gaskets or go car shopping?
  156. ('03-'05) CEL & EGR valve
  157. ('03-'05) Clutch, tranny, or heat shield rattles? Pleas help!
  158. ('06-'08) Engine whine diagnosis?
  159. ('03-'05) XT only has 4-5 psi boost
  160. ('06-'08) A/C leak where high press connects to compressor - SOLVED!
  161. ('01-'02) P0335 - making some clanking noise
  162. ('03-'05) Whining/Winding noise until engine is completely warmed up.
  163. ('01-'02) Power Locks don't work when car is turned off
  164. ('01-'02) Forester idle problem - SOLVED!
  165. ('03-'05) Transmission problems?
  166. ('14+) Going for First Oil Change /Service
  167. ('09-'13) Short Block Replacement Went Bad!
  168. ('09-'13) Hood stuck closed - 09 Forester.
  169. ('14+) Extended Warranty?
  170. ('03-'05) P0030 Heater control circuit
  171. ('03-'05) bought my 2005 fxt less than a week ago - idling problems - SOLVED!
  172. ('03-'05) Won't start without pressing gas, low idle
  173. ('14+) My forester battery dies?
  174. ('01-'02) Runs fine cold, stalls, hesitates, backfires, power loss when hot?
  175. ('03-'05) Ever heard of Nitoma timing belt kits?
  176. ('98-'00) Check Engine Light - $10 Fix - replaced the gas cap
  177. ('01-'02) No start, dash lights on - SOLVED!
  178. ('14+) Power lift gate squeak. See video
  179. ('14+) rattle '17 - right side dash/hood
  180. ('03-'05) A/C Help - serviced, blowing hot air
  181. ('14+) Oil Filter Drain Port Clogged
  182. ('01-'02) P0113 - cannot find IAT Sensor..
  183. ('03-'05) 2005 Forester XS doesn't want to start in the morning
  184. ('09-'13) 2011 Forester Dash Lights
  185. ('03-'05) Drive belts
  186. ('14+) Something in dashboard - I can hear something rolling around - SOLVED!
  187. ('03-'05) DAM has dropped and stuttuers
  188. ('03-'05) Need advice in Virginia - intermittently runs really rough
  189. ('09-'13) Check Engine code
  190. ('06-'08) Cruise, CEL and VDC
  191. ('14+) 2017 Forester Bluetooth Issues
  192. ('09-'13) Low MPG - recently purchased 2011
  193. ('09-'13) Fuel tank bottom
  194. ('06-'08) Air bags, seat issues. New (to me) car
  195. ('03-'05) Clunk from engine on startup and shut down
  196. ('09-'13) Check engine light after battery replacment
  197. ('98-'00) 99 Clutch sticking repair question
  198. ('06-'08) Coolant temp & other issues
  199. ('14+) Does anybody else's turbo sound like this?
  200. ('98-'00) Problems filling up at the gas pump
  201. ('14+) Pulled the dipstick on my 2017 (~3000 mi.) and...
  202. ('01-'02) Rust repair blues
  203. ('14+) 2014 Forester acted like it was running out of gas and died on side of interstate
  204. ('09-'13) '09 head gaskets?
  205. ('14+) '17 XT Touring - Exhaust Manifold Leak - Missing Flange Nut
  206. ('98-'00) Loud Banging and Grinding from Rear
  207. ('03-'05) What is this part that's leaking oil?
  208. ('14+) Problem after cold start
  209. ('06-'08) Code P0026
  210. Might buy another fozzie, but should i
  211. ('03-'05) Just bought '04 FXT, turbo broke on drive home. Not sure what my best options are now
  212. ('14+) Dipstick ... I'm embarrassed to ask ...
  213. ('14+) Musings from a Subaru Master Tech
  214. Replacing Radiator, what else should be replaced?
  215. ('09-'13) I swear I got charged for the Airbag Recall
  216. ('98-'00) Putting Money into my 2000 Subaru - needs entire exhaust system
  217. High Pitched Noise When Accelerating
  218. ('03-'05) Rear wheels seem to slip before gaining traction?
  219. ('09-'13) My Sooby has mystified the mechanics
  220. ('09-'13) An observation on spark plugs
  221. ('06-'08) Help! Tachometer jumping/sticking/skipping
  222. ('03-'05) Help! Trouble locating front end noise.
  223. ('01-'02) P0446 CEL just came on..
  224. ('06-'08) 2007 Forester: Sudden Crank No Start condition.
  225. ('09-'13) Engine is sounding very rough (video inside)
  226. ('03-'05) Metallic rubbing sound at slow speeds - wheel bearing going out?
  227. :( got a 2009 Subaru Forester - struggling to like this car.
  228. ('06-'08) Secondary Air Pump Valve Stuck Open (Again)
  229. ('03-'05) Forester Xt 2.5
  230. ('01-'02) Temperature Spikes
  231. ('09-'13) Power steering inlet o ring part number?
  232. ('98-'00) 99 forester with hesitation on acceloration
  233. water leak
  234. ('03-'05) Timing belt at 60K
  235. Screeching from Tires - Help
  236. ('06-'08) One time overheat
  237. ('14+) Differential oil recommendations??? Any to avoid??
  238. ('03-'05) Should I take this "free" 03 Forester 2.5X?
  239. ('14+) Stuck in Park w/ Warning Lights On, but No Issues w/ Brake Lights
  240. ('14+) Keyless entry module broken - Rant
  241. ('06-'08) Weird problem - engine fine, won't move.
  242. ('14+) Navigation suddenly not working, 2017 forester 2.5i limited
  243. ('14+) Buying a '15 Forester manufacturer buyback
  244. ('09-'13) Lower control arm pinch bolt general question
  245. ('06-'08) 2008 2.5X Premium AC/Heat Issue
  246. ('03-'05) Automatic transmission question
  247. ('14+) Difficulty Downshifting to Second when Engine Cold
  248. ('14+) clunking noise upon braking for the first time?
  249. 09 N/A Valve lash
  250. ('98-'00) 98 Subaru forester t/tb sputters