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: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty



  1. Registration does not get correct radiator
  2. Forester Engine knock when Warm
  3. ('14+) 2017 Forester Dashboard Lightshow
  4. Where is the vent valve
  5. ('09-'13) 2010 NA High Revs on Acceleration
  6. ('03-'05) What is leaking?
  7. ('09-'13) Fueling issues
  8. ('09-'13) Timing Belt
  9. ('14+) ECM recall
  10. ('09-'13) CAT Heat shield vibration
  11. Troubleshooting P0171
  12. Worried service is due soon on my 2001 Forester S
  13. Purchased car, issues right off the bat - still at dealership
  14. ('03-'05) Worn torque converter and replacement cost?
  15. ('14+) Loss of power while 'trail braking' from stop.
  16. ('09-'13) new owner mistake!
  17. ('09-'13) turbo boxer engine burning oil?
  18. Humming/revving sound 2006
  19. 2011 Forester: Cylinder head rebuild & oil consumption
  20. ('03-'05) Transmission fluid in front dif on automatic. Even possible?
  21. ('03-'05) Purchased forester '04 X today
  22. ('09-'13) Vapor lock 09 forester
  23. ('06-'08) Diagnosing Oil Loss.
  24. ('09-'13) Euro4 oil reset counter Freessm method?
  25. ('06-'08) Key stuck, car dead, cannot remove steering column cover
  26. ('09-'13) A/C Hot, Engine Being Strained
  27. ('06-'08) Help with choosing timing belt kit parts?
  28. ('01-'02) Urgent: Does a 96 GT wagon Fuel Filler fit?
  29. ('09-'13) Idle drops when AC compressor cuts off
  30. 2014 Forester AC overcharging itself? Baffled.
  31. ('03-'05) Misfire and bogging noise.
  32. ('03-'05) AC stopped working
  33. ('98-'00) clutch slipping fitted new clutch exody still slipping
  34. 09 Forester XT help please!
  35. ('06-'08) Piston access plugs
  36. ('03-'05) Hose chewed up by squirrel! Help, please!
  37. ('03-'05) Rusty Canister Bolts
  38. ('14+) Moonroof Anti-entrapment help
  39. ('06-'08) Rack N Pinion Problems
  40. ('09-'13) Timing belt kit
  41. ('14+) Now handle problem... glue undone?
  42. ('06-'08) Vents blow warm air when set to cool. Sometimes.
  43. ('03-'05) Can't clear codes!
  44. ('03-'05) 2004 Forester XT-Bad Front Left CV Joint? Video
  45. ('03-'05) HELP weird Ac problem
  46. ('03-'05) got the p0442 code. (need some help!!)
  47. ('03-'05) Cutting out when coming to a stop.
  48. ('14+) Headlights stay on when I exit?
  49. ('14+) 14 forester major electrical problems
  50. ('06-'08) Oils and part numbers
  51. (All Years) Purolator Boss Oil Filter
  52. ('03-'05) Brake Flush and Subaru Brake Fluid Cap.?
  53. ('09-'13) Epic Fail 2013 Forester X 33K miles
  54. ('06-'08) Hatch only opens with the sunroof???
  55. ('98-'00) A/C cuts out when engine temp rises
  56. ('03-'05) 2003 Forester Brake and Battery Light Flickering - SOLVED!
  57. 02, Acceleration Hesitation/cut out
  58. Servicing a low-mileage car
  59. ('14+) 2016 2.5i Service Manual Question
  60. ('14+) Odd scraping noise from front wheel (video included)
  61. ('98-'00) What Kind of Engine Oil Should I Use for My 1998 Subaru Forester
  62. ('09-'13) 'multiple small oils leaks'
  63. ('14+) 30k Service, Is it worthy to pay for this much?
  64. ('09-'13) Engine shutters when stopped in Drive
  65. ('98-'00) 98 Forester Electric shuts off while driving
  66. ('14+) Rant alert: Total BS email from dealer
  67. ('06-'08) Can't unlock diver's door
  68. ('06-'08) Timing belt on a budget?
  69. ('14+) 2.5 CVT Forester struggling at low speeds
  70. ('06-'08) Forester XT SG AFR "jumping"
  71. ('09-'13) 2011 Forester non turbo, AC is making noise when turned on
  72. (All Years) What Could Excessive Stalling Damage?
  73. ('01-'02) Pinking (pinging) on low grade fuel
  74. Stranded after self oil change
  75. ('06-'08) Car won't start
  76. ('14+) alignment question
  77. ('03-'05) AC "Chooo" Sound Under Dash.
  78. ('14+) Engine bay noise. Alternator?
  79. ('09-'13) Vacuum issue
  80. ('14+) Forester XT "Please check audio system" with dead radio unit
  81. ('09-'13) P0500 code, VSS, speed sensor.
  82. ('14+) Oil changes on 2016 Forester
  83. ('06-'08) 2006 Forester, HG and Warranty advice!
  84. ('98-'00) Changing rear wheel bearing
  85. ('03-'05) 2005 XT - What's on my CV Joint/downpipe?
  86. ('14+) 2016 Forester fails to start - Help Diagnose
  87. ('98-'00) Knock Sensor Code on '99 with '03 Engine Swap?
  88. ('06-'08) car cranks but wont start (merged thread)
  89. ('03-'05) Air conditioner loses power after wot
  90. ('03-'05) Rear Wheel Bearing Diagnosis Help
  91. ('01-'02) Need help - rusted crossmember!
  92. Umm... speakers on FXT16
  93. ('01-'02) Idle issues P1507
  94. ('14+) Compressor failure
  95. 2004 Forester Hesitates when accelerating, worse at low RPM’s, "screeches"
  96. ('14+) Undiagnosed Engine Issue - 2016 Subaru Forester 2.5l
  97. ('03-'05) Where did my coolant go?
  98. ('09-'13) AC compressor issue at cold start
  99. ('98-'00) forester a/c issue
  100. ('06-'08) Air conditioning A/C always 'ON' defrost?
  101. Issues starting motor after pulling it for head gaskets
  102. ('98-'00) Engine Mounts, Tranny Mount, or Both?
  103. ('06-'08) '07 xt - battery disconnect?
  104. ('06-'08) 2006 Subaru Forester LL Bean edition
  105. Outside air temp sensor question
  106. ('06-'08) Leaking head gaskets?
  107. ('01-'02) Wom Wom Wom in 3rd/4th when accelerating
  108. ('14+) 2017 Forester User manual?
  109. ('09-'13) Head gasket replacement intervals
  110. ('98-'00) Oil leaking on center jacking plate?
  111. ('14+) A/C Compressor works intermittently
  112. ('14+) Did you buy any warranty?
  113. ('09-'13) Brakes and Check Engine VDC Warning and Cruise Blinking
  114. ('14+) TPMS Issue
  115. ('14+) Reverse Noise
  116. ('03-'05) Issue with air conditioning, please help.
  117. ('09-'13) QUESTION: Removing the Charcoal Air Filter?
  118. 2010 2.5 Forester Manufacture Recommended Oil change interval?
  119. ('09-'13) Steering wheel doesn't return to center
  120. ('98-'00) Need help!
  121. ('03-'05) XT Oil Pan Leaking?
  122. 2010 Forester 2.5 engine failed 78000 miles
  123. ('14+) Subaru of America / Buyback Program
  124. ('14+) Both o2 Sensors Failed
  125. ('03-'05) Rear Differential dilemma
  126. (All Years) Fuel pump cooling?
  127. Idling engine shutoff when breaking stop check oil flash
  128. ('03-'05) Need help - parts website
  129. ('06-'08) A/C problems
  130. ('09-'13) A/C Dryer
  131. ('09-'13) o2 sensor & catalytic converter problem went away with warmer weather???
  132. ('09-'13) A/C Compressor Noise [VDO]
  133. ('06-'08) Problem starting from cold - xc auto 2007
  134. 2016 forester premium airbag light
  135. ('14+) new member maintenance question
  136. Cost of ownership of a 2003 Forester for 5 years (my experience)
  137. ('09-'13) VDC light on ?
  138. Occasional startup issue
  139. ('14+) 2016 1 day old. Eyesight, ABS, VCS, and Hill go boom. Any ideas?
  140. ('98-'00) 98 Forester Speedometer not working. VSS changed but not getting any signals from it
  141. ('03-'05) New catalytic converter cherry red at idle
  142. ('14+) Returning leased car in 5 months... 30k maintenance?
  143. Occasion rough running
  144. ('09-'13) Should the crank seal be replaced when doing timing belt ?
  145. ('03-'05) Rear cradle "weaK"
  146. ('03-'05) Left rear bearing noisy
  147. Whooshing sound while accelerating
  148. ('09-'13) 2009 forester XT stutter
  149. ('06-'08) CEL P0700 and P1718 - SOLVED!
  150. ('14+) Help - Stalling after ECU Reset
  151. ('06-'08) Lateral link broken
  152. ('06-'08) 60K mile Service- cost $800?!
  153. Central locking problem
  154. ('09-'13) Forester '09 Code reading...
  155. ('09-'13) "Spurious" CEL's on a 2009 Forester
  156. ('09-'13) DPF problems
  157. ('14+) Brief 'sigh' while braking
  158. ('14+) FXT 2015. Chipping Paint on Fender.
  159. ('14+) Forester 2015- gas smell inside cabin when parked
  160. CVT fluid drain and fill 14' Forester
  161. ('03-'05) Hey fxt family - I'm looking for name brand hoses for my engine
  162. ('06-'08) Engine Replacement Needed?
  163. 1997 t/Tb HELP!!!! I'm lost with it!
  164. ('06-'08) Suspension Oily, what part is it?
  165. ('03-'05) Moonroof help for a new owner... PLEASE!!!
  166. ('03-'05) '05 Forester A/C compressor clutch limits
  167. ('09-'13) Annoying low frequency rumble sound
  168. Would you buy a forester with P0420
  169. ('03-'05) Check Engine light back on - Due next week for head gasket job $1400
  170. ('14+) Water leaking from cowl area
  171. ('06-'08) A/C Clutch Slipping
  172. ('14+) 2015 2.5 forester is "lugging" around 2k rpms at low speeds
  173. ('14+) 2015 XT shudders when stopped
  174. ('09-'13) What to look for in a quality timing belt parts kit?
  175. ('03-'05) power steering pump SG 2.0 XT
  176. ('01-'02) Ignition Coil .. Maybe
  177. ('01-'02) serious power issues, followed by an odd knock
  178. ('09-'13) Windshield replacement best place to go???
  179. ('06-'08) Blower Motor Quit
  180. ('98-'00) No A/C, checked everything
  181. ('14+) Higher Pitch Hum/Road Noise - Tires or wheel bearing?
  182. ('01-'02) Forester Engine spitting on acceleration from stop. possibly debris in tank.
  183. ('09-'13) Loss of power 2009 Forester XT
  184. ('98-'00) Leaking gas
  185. ('03-'05) Big refresh time- need help
  186. ('14+) Question for those who change their own oil on a 14 or 15
  187. ('01-'02) '02 Forester S 4AT Diff Gear Oil(s) which ones?
  188. (All Years) Problems caused by auto box and engine overfill?
  189. ('09-'13) Switch from Platinum to Iridium Plugs?
  190. ('14+) Driver's side A/C problem
  191. ('14+) Full Auto ac
  192. ('98-'00) Temp gauge needle goes way past H
  193. ('01-'02) Loss of Power while Cruising
  194. ('06-'08) 2006 A/C hose and O-ring replacement
  195. ('06-'08) Frozen (seized) A/C compressor
  196. ('03-'05) Faint clunk/rattle from front when accelerating from stop
  197. ('06-'08) Front Wiper fluid not spraying
  198. ('09-'13) '11 Forester XT Premium Idle Speed
  199. ('06-'08) Whining noise when moving(sometimes)
  200. ('03-'05) $1400 head gasket job turns into $2300 (merged thread)
  201. ('06-'08) Help Please - high pitched whistling noise
  202. ('14+) About Brake Fluid
  203. ('14+) 30000 mile maintenance items and quotes
  204. ('09-'13) Bad wheel bearing?
  205. ('03-'05) 2005 Impreza RS sedan manual trans noise under load
  206. ('06-'08) Loose AC belt, safe to drive?
  207. ('06-'08) Fail safe mode
  208. ('06-'08) A/C Compressor Noise + No Cold Air
  209. ('01-'02) How can I tell if timing belt was changed?
  210. ('14+) Squeaky 2016 Forester 2.5i
  211. ('06-'08) Coolant dropped 2" in overflow bottle?
  212. ('98-'00) Unknown engine on Suby Forester
  213. ('03-'05) Manual Transmission knocking in 1st gear
  214. 2004 2.5L with Coolant Loss.
  215. ('09-'13) Who should I trust?
  216. ('09-'13) air conditioner is bipolar
  217. ('09-'13) Whining noise
  218. ('98-'00) 97 Forester s/tb knocking when very warm or pushing very hard
  219. ('06-'08) locate 2006 Forester ac compressor relay switch
  220. 2001 subaru forester s moonroof wont push up all the way when closing
  221. ('98-'00) 2000 Subaru Forester L Manual Transmission
  222. ('09-'13) 09 Forester Cylinder Misfires, Overheating, cataytic converter reading
  223. ('98-'00) Manual Trans Subaru Forester problems
  224. ('14+) Need help! Problem? with CVT TR690
  225. ('09-'13) 140k miles leak/gasket problem
  226. ('09-'13) 60K Maintenance - 2012 NA with Automatic Transmission
  227. First Oil Change Experience
  228. ('09-'13) Po 0453 code help where is the sensor ?
  229. ('01-'02) Low Power on Acceleration
  230. ('98-'00) Rough idle missfire
  231. ('03-'05) '05 FXT Running very lean.
  232. ('09-'13) 60k mile service cost
  233. ('06-'08) I think my fuel pump crapped out
  234. ('09-'13) Where should I get my timing belt installed, Subauru or local repair shop
  235. ('98-'00) roll pin and linkage - 5 sp transmission
  236. ('03-'05) 04 FXT turbo issues
  237. ('98-'00) Crankshaft pulley broken woodruff key - SOLVED!
  238. ('03-'05) Is it time to kill my '03 X Forester?
  239. ('14+) 2014 forester XT won't start 3rd time
  240. ('06-'08) Wrong oil in auto transmission cause whine?
  241. ('01-'02) 2001 Forester L Locked in Park, key can't turn in N - SOLVED!
  242. ('09-'13) 2012 - A/C System leaking water in the cabin
  243. ('06-'08) Oil leak for my 2006 Forester
  244. Binding noise, Need help
  245. ('06-'08) Dropped a piece of o-ring in the pump, steering got heavy
  246. ('14+) '15 Forester 2.0XT jerky acceleration
  247. ('09-'13) Second round of brake line inspections?
  248. ('09-'13) Sunroof leak in my 2010
  249. ('14+) Subaru Maintenance Kit Parts ID?
  250. ('98-'00) Misfiring #1 & #3, need some ideas