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: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty



  1. ('09-'13) Need help finding Fan resistor for 2009 Forester X Premium
  2. ('14+) Gas additives at cold temps?
  3. ('09-'13) Differential Oil Leak (Deduction)
  4. ('14+) Drastic MPG drop.
  5. ('03-'05) Power steering groaning after changing lines
  6. ('09-'13) Wont start
  7. ('09-'13) 2009 Forester CEL code P0301
  8. ('01-'02) SF Noise Fun
  9. ('09-'13) Dash lights go out
  10. Idiot lights mostly lit
  11. ('09-'13) Wheel Bearing Lubricant
  12. ('14+) Liquid (water) in cabin!
  13. ('14+) MT Transmission smoking after getting stuck in sand
  14. ('14+) 1 liters of oil consumed.....
  15. ('14+) Engine air cleaner @ 12 months and 28K miles
  16. ('14+) '15 Forester Rough Idle
  17. ('06-'08) 2006 Forester Idle Air Control Valve?
  18. ('14+) XT blows a lot of smoke
  19. ('09-'13) P0302 question
  20. ('98-'00) help with fuel leak? have mercy on a brother
  21. ('09-'13) Back up light circuit short - SOLVED!
  22. ('03-'05) wind sound from doors
  23. ('03-'05) forester, not starting
  24. ('09-'13) Rubber squishing noise from back left tire
  25. ('14+) Clank SteeringW Noise while Parked Left/Right turn
  26. ('01-'02) Manual ECU On automatic
  27. ('06-'08) 07 Forester misfire (I'm going crazy trying to figure this out. PLEASE HELP)
  28. ('09-'13) Windshield Wiper Woes
  29. ('09-'13) 2009 V Belt replacement, anyone using Gate?
  30. ('14+) Click Sound When Turning Climate Control Fan On/Off
  31. ('01-'02) Driving with a severed knock sensor wire and replacing the connecting plug?
  32. ('03-'05) 05 XT stalling in Drive at stop
  33. ('03-'05) Head Gasket or oil cooler gasket?
  34. Leaking torque converter seal
  35. FXT 2017: Why So Humid on One Side?
  36. ('06-'08) Jostling/Hesitation and Cylinder 2 Misfire
  37. ('09-'13) Coolant leaking from this
  38. ('03-'05) Revs increase when in neutral
  39. ('98-'00) Another Subaru rookie - general maintenance
  40. ('06-'08) 06 X Forester with acceleration problem
  41. ('06-'08) Blinking CEL with NO Blinking Cruise Control Light
  42. ('09-'13) On occasion will not start?
  43. ('98-'00) Engine overheating, possible HG?
  44. ('14+) 2017 xt oil advise
  45. ('14+) 2017 XT: strong burned plastic smell coming from engine bay
  46. ('09-'13) Fuel Filter Placebo Effect
  47. ('06-'08) Radiator - '06 X 4EAT
  48. ('09-'13) 2012 Forester timing belt kit
  49. ('14+) High pitch whistle at 1800 rpm
  50. ('14+) Battery / Starting trouble 2015 Forester XT
  51. ('03-'05) Forester XT Premium Power Loss/Surge
  52. ('06-'08) Intermittent stalling/misfire issues after standard tune up
  53. ('03-'05) Factory Transmission Cooling Lines Leaking
  54. ('06-'08) Silicone Radiator Hoses
  55. ('09-'13) '11 XT - Interior lights come on when turning aggressively
  56. ('09-'13) Engine revs before changing gear
  57. ('14+) buying engine air filter on ebay?
  58. ('03-'05) Load wind noise above 50 mph
  59. ('06-'08) 02 sensor clip location
  60. Problem starting brand new XT
  61. ('14+) Spark knock and other engine issue - '14 XT
  62. ('14+) Help Identify This Grinding Sound
  63. ('14+) Code P0191?
  64. ('06-'08) Torquing RH side cam sprocket (black plastic)
  65. 2009 Forester - Noise on Startup
  66. ('98-'00) 2000 Forester 2.5 GT - loss of power with flashing power light and solid CEL
  67. ('03-'05) Sticky throttle pedal?
  68. ('03-'05) Creaking sound on startup - belts or pulleys?
  69. ('14+) 2014 XT Check Engine Light?
  70. ('14+) Dead Battery - Where to go?
  71. ('06-'08) Bizarre P0340 (Camshaft Position Sensor) Problem
  72. ('09-'13) Passenger airbag inflator recall
  73. ('09-'13) Window motor replacement
  74. ('14+) 2017 forester front wheels warm - problem or not?
  75. ('14+) Tranny Trouble
  76. ('03-'05) Engine Surging after Build
  77. ('09-'13) Oil consumption and labour fee
  78. ('06-'08) Leaking Gas Tanks
  79. ('14+) Forester XT watery drip from under the car, should i be concerned?
  80. ('06-'08) Bad new timing belt tensioner
  81. ('14+) Oil level light came on, oil not that low
  82. ('01-'02) Radiator losing coolant consistantly
  83. ('14+) Puzzled with TPMS
  84. ('98-'00) 1999 Subaru Forester Tranny Problem need help...
  85. ('06-'08) '06 Forester AT "Shuttering" in second gear
  86. ('14+) FXT CVT Failure again... (2x)
  87. ('06-'08) Funkiness with My '08 Forester (70k miles)
  88. ('14+) 2015 using oil
  89. ('14+) Some kind of lid/cover cracked open (2015 Forester Premium)
  90. ('14+) Oil usage on a 2017 Forester
  91. ('06-'08) 07 Forester - won't crank, cluster always in "R"
  92. Throttle body issues p1700
  93. ('06-'08) crank and cam seal oil
  94. ('09-'13) Spin one wheel?? - dumb question
  95. Lost my keys, cheap replacement?
  96. ('09-'13) Cam leak followup , creative fix?
  97. ('06-'08) Cylinder Head Replacement
  98. ('03-'05) Big idle problem
  99. Are A/C easy to get damaged?
  100. ('06-'08) copper spray sealant on fel-pro
  101. ('09-'13) "Clicking" power locks - 2010 Forester x
  102. ('03-'05) Ringing Noise from Motor
  103. ('01-'02) Please Help?? - CEL, shudder & shake, no power
  104. ('14+) 30k service
  105. ('14+) 2017 Forester loss of transmision/brakes until restart of engine
  106. ('06-'08) Mystery part found in wheel arch liner...
  107. ('01-'02) Forester Codes P0301, P0303 & P0420
  108. ('09-'13) Forester XT Check engine light blinking fans turn On and Off
  109. ('98-'00) Speedometer not working and fans on
  110. ('03-'05) '04 XT rattle during decel at 2250 RPM
  111. ('03-'05) 10 Fault codes, poor acceleration, lack of power 2004 Forester, please help!
  112. ('14+) 2017 Subaru Forester software update
  113. ('14+) 2015 Forester 0w-20 oil ?
  114. ('09-'13) 2009 Head Gasket Replacement Help
  115. ('06-'08) My '07 FSXT Instrument Panel is Haunted
  116. ('14+) Check your engine air filter, don't wait until 30k
  117. ('03-'05) 2004 forester xt banjo bolts
  118. ('09-'13) 2010 O2 Sensor Replacement Question
  119. What Does This "Beep" Mean?
  120. ('09-'13) 2010 Forester Electrical issues
  121. ('03-'05) Air box intake forester turbo
  122. ('03-'05) P0457 Gas Cap Loose
  123. ('09-'13) Squeal like a pig (power steering)
  124. ('03-'05) Subaru Service Publication Booklet Number MSA5TT0201
  125. ('06-'08) avcs solenoid aftermarket or no?
  126. ('09-'13) P0028 code shortly after timing belt replacement
  127. ('03-'05) Upper Engine Cleaner
  128. ('14+) strange knocking on 2014 CVT
  129. ('09-'13) CAM Leaking, need urgent help
  130. ('06-'08) Cam sprocket moved when doing timing belt
  131. ('03-'05) EJ25 excessive oil consumption question
  132. ('03-'05) Low mpg
  133. ('14+) Timing Belt?
  134. ('03-'05) Weird engine sound when cold
  135. ('98-'00) Well looks like I'm burning oil
  136. ('14+) Stuck in Park - "ABS, Hill Assist, and Vehicle Dynamics systems need to be checked"
  137. ('03-'05) Frequent Overheating / Loss of Heat
  138. ('03-'05) Power window switch - clicking sound
  139. ('01-'02) no spark coil OK
  140. ('03-'05) Burning smell!
  141. ('06-'08) Crank and Cam Seal Grease
  142. ('03-'05) Intermittent Cruise Control Failure?
  143. ('03-'05) TPS, ECU, Bogging
  144. ('14+) Forester XT (CEL & Hill assist on, Sport mode & cruise flashing.)
  145. ('03-'05) Forester accelerating
  146. ('09-'13) subaru forester - difficulty steering
  147. ('03-'05) HG job opinion about oil pump / main seal
  148. ('14+) 2017 Service Manual
  149. ('01-'02) Power Steering Pump replacement '02 Forester S
  150. ('09-'13) Help...MAF plug melted need a plug or pigtail...
  151. ('03-'05) Engine light when 25% below gas
  152. ('14+) 2017 Forester CVT fluid letter
  153. ('09-'13) Forester XT transmission problem
  154. ('06-'08) Clarification help please...
  155. ('03-'05) Moonroof rail assembly
  156. ('06-'08) Dash lights going out.
  157. ('14+) new Forester, alignment slightly off?
  158. ('14+) 2017 CVT dip stick
  159. ('03-'05) FXT transmission issue
  160. ('14+) Is this normal on 2017 forester?
  161. ('09-'13) Engine harness issue
  162. ('14+) How much is too much oil burnt?
  163. ('14+) 17 2.5 CVT:"Dead Band" Steering
  164. ('09-'13) Coolant draining from dash on drivers side
  165. ('06-'08) 2006 impreza engine sounds terrible
  166. ('03-'05) 04 forester x super stiff clutch pedal
  167. ('14+) 2.5i Touring auto headlights and x-mode not working
  168. sf rear diff problems?
  169. ('01-'02) Steering rack or pump?
  170. ('98-'00) Starting Problem
  171. ('06-'08) Radiator fan high setting and AC
  172. ('01-'02) Erratic fuel presure/sluggish acceleration
  173. ('01-'02) Erratic fuel presure/sluggish acceleration
  174. ('06-'08) JDM Forester STi Electrics Issue
  175. ('14+) Is alignment covered by warranty ?
  176. ('09-'13) Misfire on Cylinder 3
  177. ('14+) Dealer wants to change front and rear diff fluid @37K Miles
  178. ('03-'05) XS Forest 200,000km FR Strut/Suspension Noise Diagnosis
  179. ('03-'05) Rear diff cover
  180. ('14+) P0455 Large Evap Leak
  181. After rebuild misfire and other issues
  182. ('14+) Odd Noise from Drivetrain?
  183. ('06-'08) Cutting fuel when turbo spools, throws MAF CEL
  184. ('09-'13) 2 quarts of oil consumed in 5,000 miles?
  185. 2004 Mishimoto Rad to 2002 Forester NA
  186. OEM crush washer does not fit my oil drain plug
  187. ('98-'00) Cylinder 3 misfire
  188. ('03-'05) Need help with my radiator
  189. ('09-'13) Squeaking noise when backing up
  190. ('06-'08) Front Half Shaft Help!
  191. ('06-'08) 2008 Forester Door Open Warning light wont turn off, causing alarm to sound ~6hours
  192. Signals and Power Windows not working
  193. ('09-'13) best place to buy OEM parts?
  194. ('14+) Navigation Map Color Issues
  195. ('98-'00) Bucking bronco - Jerky throttle!
  196. ('09-'13) 2011 Forester N/A knock sensor replacement
  197. ('01-'02) Mysterious rubber part fell off the bottom of my Forester
  198. ('06-'08) 07 forester knocking sound from inside only.
  199. ('09-'13) Driving noise while coasting
  200. ('03-'05) Opportunistic Head Gasket Replacement Worth It?
  201. ('06-'08) Cant get the spark plug out
  202. ('06-'08) TPMS Light Flashing Then Solid
  203. ('06-'08) Weird Noises
  204. ('09-'13) Any idea where this leak is coming from? Pics inside
  205. ('98-'00) Need help. Fuel Filler neck replacement issues.
  206. ('03-'05) Issue with Front Air/Fuel Sensor Code, '03 Forester
  207. ('98-'00) Only running on cylinders 3 and 4 after startup
  208. ('01-'02) Quick/Short term fixes for a possible internal head-gasket leak?
  209. Sunroof problems
  210. ('06-'08) Water pump replacement
  211. ('14+) new ...for the second time
  212. ('98-'00) 98 Forester will not stay running after TB change - SOLVED!
  213. ('09-'13) Head gasket severe leak...does cost check out?
  214. ('98-'00) List of frustrating things...
  215. ('09-'13) Key Immobilizer
  216. ('09-'13) 2011 Forester Spark Plug Change
  217. ('09-'13) Advise Need-open up the engine @21,000
  218. ('01-'02) 2001 N/A 2.0 - last legs!
  219. ('03-'05) Head gasket leak?
  220. ('14+) First fill for new XT - should I worry?
  221. ('03-'05) Never seen a coolant hose do this before.
  222. ('14+) 2015 2.5i
  223. ('14+) First Turbo (2017 XT) - Advice?
  224. ('14+) Forester Windshield, Priority Orders, and Subaru Runaround
  225. ('09-'13) Transmission downshifting at highway speeds
  226. ('14+) Class Action Suit for Jerky Acceleration and Shuddering with CVT
  227. Advice Needed - Derv (diesel) in Petrol tank!
  228. (All Years) Question About Adding Subaru Coolant Conditioner
  229. ('14+) 2.5i Touring Oil Change 101 for beginners
  230. ('03-'05) Hazard Lights Wont Turn Off, Keyless Entry Module Fried?
  231. ('98-'00) Cruise Control and ABS not working - Forester 1999
  232. (All Years) What jack to store in vehicle for flat tires?
  233. ('98-'00) Elusive "Cylinder 4 Misfire"
  234. ('06-'08) Taillights Stay on ***NOT BATTERY DRAIN SWITCH***
  235. ('14+) Flickering lights at idle
  236. ('03-'05) '04 XS won't start, electrical problem
  237. ('06-'08) squealy air conditioner pulley
  238. ('98-'00) Electrical problem?
  239. ('03-'05) Forester blowing fuse SBF-5
  240. ('03-'05) Red powder near belts . . . what do you think?
  241. ('09-'13) P0028 code after oil change
  242. ('09-'13) Everyone can laugh at my stupidity for a moment...
  243. Forester 98 and 2002 rear windshield
  244. ('09-'13) Intermittent Problem starting 2010 Forester Turbo
  245. ('14+) Is this common - headlight & fog light out?
  246. ('09-'13) AC issues--Ambient Air ??
  247. ('03-'05) Subie with a blown headgasket.
  248. ('03-'05) 2003 Forester X - A/C Cycling On/Off; No A/C Light
  249. TPMS light flashing then solid
  250. ('09-'13) Car coolant differences