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: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty



  1. ('14+) what maintenance should i get done 17400 miles/3.5 years
  2. ('09-'13) Replace Head Gasket_oil leaking
  3. ('03-'05) p2007, tgv closed shut
  4. ('03-'05) '03 gas leak, poss bearing issue, and now running odd!! UGH
  5. ('14+) Brief tale of CVT leaking issue
  6. ('03-'05) Clockspring or what???
  7. ('09-'13) Squealing after some mud play
  8. ('14+) odd oil change surprise...
  9. 2009 XT Reliability?
  10. ('06-'08) Cylinder 3,4 miss fire
  11. Constant ticking
  12. (All Years) Repair or replace my 2002 Subaru Forester?
  13. ('03-'05) '05 XT P0457 Code
  14. ('06-'08) 2007 Subaru Forester XT won't start
  15. ('06-'08) Charge warning light stays on after alternator/battery replacement
  16. ('14+) help with 2016 forester rear washer fails
  17. After driving 1,630mi in my new SG, I have some sentiment
  18. ('98-'00) Water on the driver's side carpet, won't start.
  19. 2015 FXT, oil seeping from turbo inlet...
  20. (All Years) Crush washer - Replace when changing oil?
  21. ('14+) Type of oil filters?
  22. ('09-'13) What to do after long term storage?
  23. ('14+) Major service plan - approaching 100k miles
  24. ('14+) Tire Pressure light and Key Fob
  25. ('09-'13) Catalytic Converter - P0420
  26. ('09-'13) Help? Forester Intermittent Starting Problems - SOLVED!
  27. ('03-'05) Air Fuel Ratio Sensor
  28. ('14+) Engine Oil overfilled by almost 2 quarts. Again..
  29. ('14+) Jack Stand Placement Question
  30. ('03-'05) Fan constantly runs in cold weather only
  31. ('14+) Rear brake lights coming on at night while parked - SOLVED!
  32. ('14+) 2017 premium - random chime
  33. ('14+) Seeking advice regarding defective windows on a 17 XT
  34. ('03-'05) driver's side window switch acting up, doesn't work anymore
  35. change Brake Fluid oil?
  36. ('98-'00) Seattle '99 Forester L loss of power while driving - 176k
  37. ('14+) 2014 Forester 2.5I Sounding like an airplane propeller
  38. ('09-'13) 09 XT limited overheating
  39. ('98-'00) MT car won't move. "Stuck" feeling Shifts and revs won't roll in neutral
  40. ('09-'13) Power seats back rest adjustments broke!
  41. ('98-'00) Fuel light, fuel tank, & filling challenges
  42. ('09-'13) A quart of oil in 500mi after new short block
  43. ('14+) Does the 5-year powertrain warranty include CVT?
  44. ('14+) Coolant, 11 years??
  45. ('06-'08) 2006 Forester Air flow problem
  46. ('14+) Which motor oil do you use?
  47. ('14+) '17 Forester Remote Key Fob Issue
  48. ('14+) Correct oil filter for 2017 Forester XT?
  49. ('03-'05) Cabin fuel smell - found fuel leak
  50. ('14+) 30,000 mile service
  51. ('03-'05) Keyless entry not working
  52. ('01-'02) Viscous Coupler Replacement Price
  53. ('09-'13) NFD! - 2010 X Premium
  54. ('06-'08) Oil Change Surprise
  55. ('03-'05) Fuel pressure test on '03 Forester?
  56. ('14+) Repeated Battery Drain - 2014 Forester XT Premium
  57. ('03-'05) New sensor didn't fix P1088
  58. ('01-'02) Forester longevity?
  59. ('14+) Drivability questions for '17 manual trans vs. '14
  60. ('14+) Rear Wheel Bearings
  61. ('06-'08) Check Engine light one. Causes?
  62. ('14+) Warranty Engine Replacement - Advice Needed
  63. ('98-'00) Timing/Overheating
  64. ('03-'05) Overheating due to snow build up.
  65. ('14+) Forester wont start??
  66. ('14+) 2017 2.5i coolant consumption or loss
  67. ('09-'13) Low oil after short block replacement....
  68. ('14+) Rear Seat Belts choking
  69. ('09-'13) Power steering pump makes odd noise
  70. ('03-'05) Trying to fix several things on my wife's Forester
  71. ('14+) White substance on engine oil dipstick
  72. ('09-'13) Things to get checked after getting stuck in snow
  73. ('14+) Loud clunk when turning left with creaking
  74. ('09-'13) 2011 Forester Front Washer fluid not working
  75. ('14+) Cabin humming, have no idea what it is
  76. (All Years) Gold Plus Warranty
  77. ('14+) 2017 XT Touring - Access Key Not Detected
  78. ('09-'13) 2009 Outback Wiper bushing - help
  79. ('14+) Battery Desulfation
  80. ('06-'08) coolant change
  81. ('03-'05) 2004 Non-turbo Loses Power
  82. New Forester Break In Question
  83. ('09-'13) Self Maintenance and Warranty
  84. ('06-'08) accelerator gas
  85. ('06-'08) Battery and Whine - SOLVED!
  86. ('03-'05) Car Batteries what considerations if any?
  87. ('14+) Just Ran out of gas without a clue
  88. ('98-'00) New to the forum Clutch or hydraulic problem?
  89. ('98-'00) Newbie, idle issues.
  90. ('06-'08) Headlight bracket/assembly broken, can I replace it?
  91. ('06-'08) Ringing sound when engine is running
  92. ('06-'08) Rear wheel bearing repair has ballooned to much more...
  93. ('14+) rear washer/no spray
  94. ('03-'05) Forester 2.0 XT peak boost rattle
  95. ('03-'05) 10 mpg on the highway this weeked
  96. ('14+) Which is the correct engine air filter for Forester XT? 16546AA10A OR AA12A
  97. ('14+) New 2017 - when to change oil?
  98. New Subaru 2002 Forester Owner Chicago
  99. All metric nuts and bolts on Forester?
  100. ('14+) Cold start problems
  101. ('06-'08) Power steer pump gasket name....kit?
  102. ('14+) OEM Panasonic Battery And Dealer Service Experience
  103. ('14+) Remote Start
  104. ('98-'00) EJ25 noise. 2000 Impreza outback sport.
  105. ('06-'08) Sticky/Jumpy Tachometer
  106. ('01-'02) Thermostat...Gates, Stant, etc.??
  107. ('03-'05) Coolant temp sensor location?
  108. ('14+) Very Hard Brake Pedal After Sorta Cold Start
  109. 2010 FXT - Cobb Stage 1. Awful fuel economy. HELP
  110. ('98-'00) 2000 Forester - Overheating and No heat
  111. ('09-'13) Need help with 4EAT and P0700 code
  112. ('03-'05) 2004 Forester engine idle issues, need help
  113. ('03-'05) Strange pulling from steering wheel
  114. Cylinder head locked up after head gasket replacement
  115. (All Years) small talk oil lifespan question...mindset over the years.
  116. ('14+) Synthetic Oil change every 6k ??
  117. ('03-'05) Right side AVCS
  118. ('14+) Oil Changes - what does the dealer do?
  119. ('14+) EX. warranty and the multi-maintenace schedules
  120. ('03-'05) My 2005 Forester X won't start. Cranks but doesn't catch
  121. ('14+) Remote Start Issue When Cold
  122. ('06-'08) SOS - Forester not second starting?
  123. ('09-'13) Transmission Leaking?
  124. ('14+) Weird issue after battery jump/replacement - Updated!
  125. ('14+) '17 rear washer fluid bottle
  126. ('14+) '15 Forester Low growl/humming
  127. ('03-'05) XT: Not building boost under heavy/moderate load?
  128. ('14+) Sputtering and crappy fuel mileage
  129. ('14+) 2017 2.5i/HFB Siri problem
  130. ('03-'05) Cracked block after head gasket job?
  131. 2016 XT bites the dust...
  132. ('06-'08) Intermittent overvoltage
  133. ('09-'13) Need help finding Fan resistor for 2009 Forester X Premium
  134. ('09-'13) Differential Oil Leak (Deduction)
  135. ('14+) Drastic MPG drop.
  136. ('03-'05) Power steering groaning after changing lines
  137. ('09-'13) Wont start
  138. ('09-'13) 2009 Forester CEL code P0301
  139. ('01-'02) SF Noise Fun
  140. ('09-'13) Dash lights go out
  141. Idiot lights mostly lit
  142. ('09-'13) Wheel Bearing Lubricant
  143. ('14+) Liquid (water) in cabin!
  144. ('14+) MT Transmission smoking after getting stuck in sand
  145. ('14+) 1 liters of oil consumed.....
  146. ('14+) Engine air cleaner @ 12 months and 28K miles
  147. ('14+) '15 Forester Rough Idle
  148. ('06-'08) 2006 Forester Idle Air Control Valve?
  149. ('14+) XT blows a lot of smoke
  150. ('09-'13) P0302 question
  151. ('98-'00) help with fuel leak? have mercy on a brother
  152. ('09-'13) Back up light circuit short - SOLVED!
  153. ('03-'05) wind sound from doors
  154. ('03-'05) forester, not starting
  155. ('09-'13) Rubber squishing noise from back left tire
  156. ('14+) Clank SteeringW Noise while Parked Left/Right turn
  157. ('01-'02) Manual ECU On automatic
  158. ('06-'08) 07 Forester misfire (I'm going crazy trying to figure this out. PLEASE HELP)
  159. ('09-'13) Windshield Wiper Woes
  160. ('09-'13) 2009 V Belt replacement, anyone using Gate?
  161. ('14+) Click Sound When Turning Climate Control Fan On/Off
  162. ('01-'02) Driving with a severed knock sensor wire and replacing the connecting plug?
  163. ('03-'05) 05 XT stalling in Drive at stop
  164. ('03-'05) Head Gasket or oil cooler gasket?
  165. Leaking torque converter seal
  166. FXT 2017: Why So Humid on One Side?
  167. ('06-'08) Jostling/Hesitation and Cylinder 2 Misfire
  168. ('09-'13) Coolant leaking from this
  169. ('03-'05) Revs increase when in neutral
  170. ('98-'00) Another Subaru rookie - general maintenance
  171. ('06-'08) 06 X Forester with acceleration problem
  172. ('06-'08) Blinking CEL with NO Blinking Cruise Control Light
  173. ('09-'13) On occasion will not start?
  174. ('98-'00) Engine overheating, possible HG?
  175. ('14+) 2017 xt oil advise
  176. ('14+) 2017 XT: strong burned plastic smell coming from engine bay
  177. ('09-'13) Fuel Filter Placebo Effect
  178. ('06-'08) Radiator - '06 X 4EAT
  179. ('09-'13) 2012 Forester timing belt kit
  180. ('14+) High pitch whistle at 1800 rpm
  181. ('14+) Battery / Starting trouble 2015 Forester XT
  182. ('03-'05) Forester XT Premium Power Loss/Surge
  183. ('06-'08) Intermittent stalling/misfire issues after standard tune up
  184. ('03-'05) Factory Transmission Cooling Lines Leaking
  185. ('06-'08) Silicone Radiator Hoses
  186. ('09-'13) '11 XT - Interior lights come on when turning aggressively
  187. ('09-'13) Engine revs before changing gear
  188. ('14+) buying engine air filter on ebay?
  189. ('03-'05) Load wind noise above 50 mph
  190. ('06-'08) 02 sensor clip location
  191. Problem starting brand new XT
  192. ('14+) Spark knock and other engine issue - '14 XT
  193. ('14+) Help Identify This Grinding Sound
  194. ('14+) Code P0191?
  195. ('06-'08) Torquing RH side cam sprocket (black plastic)
  196. 2009 Forester - Noise on Startup
  197. ('98-'00) 2000 Forester 2.5 GT - loss of power with flashing power light and solid CEL
  198. ('03-'05) Sticky throttle pedal?
  199. ('03-'05) Creaking sound on startup - belts or pulleys?
  200. ('14+) 2014 XT Check Engine Light?
  201. ('14+) Dead Battery - Where to go?
  202. ('06-'08) Bizarre P0340 (Camshaft Position Sensor) Problem
  203. ('09-'13) Passenger airbag inflator recall
  204. ('09-'13) Window motor replacement
  205. ('14+) 2017 forester front wheels warm - problem or not?
  206. ('14+) Tranny Trouble
  207. ('03-'05) Engine Surging after Build
  208. ('09-'13) Oil consumption and labour fee
  209. ('06-'08) Leaking Gas Tanks
  210. ('14+) Forester XT watery drip from under the car, should i be concerned?
  211. ('06-'08) Bad new timing belt tensioner
  212. ('14+) Oil level light came on, oil not that low
  213. ('01-'02) Radiator losing coolant consistantly
  214. ('14+) Puzzled with TPMS
  215. ('98-'00) 1999 Subaru Forester Tranny Problem need help...
  216. ('06-'08) '06 Forester AT "Shuttering" in second gear
  217. ('14+) FXT CVT Failure again... (2x)
  218. ('06-'08) Funkiness with My '08 Forester (70k miles)
  219. ('14+) 2015 using oil
  220. ('14+) Some kind of lid/cover cracked open (2015 Forester Premium)
  221. ('14+) Oil usage on a 2017 Forester
  222. ('06-'08) 07 Forester - won't crank, cluster always in "R"
  223. Throttle body issues p1700
  224. ('06-'08) crank and cam seal oil
  225. ('09-'13) Spin one wheel?? - dumb question
  226. Lost my keys, cheap replacement?
  227. ('09-'13) Cam leak followup , creative fix?
  228. ('06-'08) Cylinder Head Replacement
  229. ('03-'05) Big idle problem
  230. Are A/C easy to get damaged?
  231. ('06-'08) copper spray sealant on fel-pro
  232. ('09-'13) "Clicking" power locks - 2010 Forester x
  233. ('03-'05) Ringing Noise from Motor
  234. ('01-'02) Please Help?? - CEL, shudder & shake, no power
  235. ('14+) 30k service
  236. ('14+) 2017 Forester loss of transmision/brakes until restart of engine
  237. ('06-'08) Mystery part found in wheel arch liner...
  238. ('01-'02) Forester Codes P0301, P0303 & P0420
  239. ('09-'13) Forester XT Check engine light blinking fans turn On and Off
  240. ('98-'00) Speedometer not working and fans on
  241. ('03-'05) '04 XT rattle during decel at 2250 RPM
  242. ('03-'05) 10 Fault codes, poor acceleration, lack of power 2004 Forester, please help!
  243. ('14+) 2017 Subaru Forester software update
  244. ('14+) 2015 Forester 0w-20 oil ?
  245. ('09-'13) 2009 Head Gasket Replacement Help
  246. ('06-'08) My '07 FSXT Instrument Panel is Haunted
  247. ('14+) Check your engine air filter, don't wait until 30k
  248. ('03-'05) 2004 forester xt banjo bolts
  249. ('09-'13) 2010 O2 Sensor Replacement Question
  250. What Does This "Beep" Mean?