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: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty



  1. ('14+) USB Ports
  2. Warning lights on after running out of petrol in 2014 XT
  3. ('98-'00) Drivetrain popping/clunk
  4. Warning (i) on MFD
  5. ('14+) road hazzard warranty
  6. ('14+) Water in front passenger footwell
  7. ('98-'00) Changed my oil cooler gasket
  8. ('03-'05) 04 FXT unknown whining noise
  9. ('06-'08) Turbo preservation for new owners
  10. Strange rotational shake occasionaly
  11. ('06-'08) Shudder when turning at low speeds, not center diff.
  12. Smart Engine Start Issues
  13. ('98-'00) Forester S rear knuckle/bearing questions
  14. Fuel light on/gauge empty but still 11litres in the tank?
  15. ('09-'13) 2011 NA Forester Oil Leak?
  16. ('14+) Long Term Effects of Excess Oil Consumption
  17. ('14+) Disconnect Battery for Three months??
  18. Air bag light fix - $600?
  19. Need help to decide!!!
  20. 06 forester squeak when turing
  21. ('98-'00) Fluctuating temps, almost overheating
  22. Beep on startup
  23. ('09-'13) Need some Maintenance advice
  24. ('06-'08) 2007 Forester X: Rough idle - diagnosis
  25. ('03-'05) Fxt weird power loss
  26. ('09-'13) Fuel consumption increased after full-flushed transmission fluid
  27. ('09-'13) Water Pooling on Rear Passenger Floor
  28. ('03-'05) Where is leaking Oil ? Pics attached
  29. ('06-'08) Head Gasket Issue! 08 Sports FXT AT 50k mi
  30. ('03-'05) I give up.
  31. ('98-'00) Rack and Pinion
  32. ('14+) Forest XT2.0 Condensation or smoke?
  33. ('14+) Front LSD/Differential acts like being "lock"!
  34. ('98-'00) Loss of power, hesitation, and p1111 p0108 cels
  35. ('06-'08) Engine missing out at low RPMs (06 Forester 2.5X 5MT)
  36. ('03-'05) Do EJ25 engines sound like the battery is failing when they start?
  37. Grinding from a stop
  38. Warranty and Rust Proofing
  39. ('14+) 2015 Forester CEL with P0455+P0171
  40. (All Years) Per CBS Chicago: Some stores selling bad motor oil
  41. ('09-'13) 2010 Forester Won't Take Fuel
  42. Problem with wheel hub bearing bolts missing/coming loose
  43. ('14+) Frost/condensation on inside windows
  44. ('09-'13) 2001 Forester FOB Security
  45. Oil change question
  46. ('14+) New 2015 Subaru Forester XT owner lots of????
  47. ('03-'05) Roaring Noise From Rear Under Acceleration
  48. ('03-'05) Not getting max boost + quiet whirring noise
  49. Failed my consumption test on my 2015, not thrilled
  50. ('06-'08) New to me car issue, I need your thoughts.
  51. ('03-'05) '04 Forester X Auto; Didn't Think It Was Possible
  52. ('03-'05) new problem ARISE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT ON AND CRUISE CONTROL BLINKING
  53. ('03-'05) New battery in key fob
  54. ('09-'13) VDC and ABS light on after installing nudge bar
  55. ('98-'00) Let it die - or fix it...2000 Forester the mice ate the engine wiring harness
  56. ('03-'05) Replaced 05 Foz O2 Sensor, Cannot figure out how to secure wires???
  57. ('98-'00) Still grinding on start up after replacing starter
  58. ('98-'00) 2000 Subaru Forester rough running Clears up
  59. Please help!! 2014 forester won't go into gear!
  60. ('03-'05) 2004 Forester 5 speed chirping when shifting/accelerating
  61. ('01-'02) front end issues
  62. ('09-'13) Intermittent low frequency vibration / wobble
  63. ('03-'05) CEL P0700 (AT related) popping up. How to Diagnose?
  64. DIY manual, high mileage subarus
  65. (All Years) 4eat auto transmission slips in park
  66. ('03-'05) brand new battery keep loosing is charge
  67. ('01-'02) No Cruise, No backup, Fuse OK
  68. ('01-'02) P0442
  69. ('06-'08) CEL after fueling, but...
  70. ('14+) Forester 2014 Limited CVT - very noisy engine in winter
  71. ('03-'05) 05 fxt no start
  72. ('03-'05) 13.5 hours for a dealership to pull & replace an N/A EJ25?
  73. Just bought a 2002 Forester, what next?
  74. ('06-'08) FXT idles/cruises/boosts like doodoo sometimes
  75. ('01-'02) Key won't turn on '01 Forester
  76. ('09-'13) Heater problems
  77. Dealer overfilled oil for the oil consumption testing.
  78. ('01-'02) 02 forester misfiring.
  79. ('98-'00) Timing Tensioner or just engine noise?
  80. Indicators/Hazard not working! Tried flasher relay.
  81. Windows get froze shut easy in the Forester
  82. ('01-'02) issues with speedometer, turn signal, radio and heat and car wont turn on
  83. Moonroof ice
  84. New car, door noise, best way to proceed?
  85. ('98-'00) FRONT O2 SENSOR Questions
  86. need help buying parts.
  87. ('09-'13) 2009MY Cabin heat not working after removing AC compressor belt
  88. ('03-'05) 2003 Forester xs vibrations
  89. ('09-'13) No oil on dipstick ?!!!
  90. ('03-'05) Radiator issue/questions
  91. ('03-'05) '05 problems
  92. ('98-'00) white smoke/steam from exhaust
  93. ('09-'13) Uneven AC vent temperature and airflow between driver and passenger side
  94. ('09-'13) Tell me again the best swivel ratchet extension for changing spark plugs?
  95. ('01-'02) dome light no workie!
  96. ('01-'02) Foglight adjustment
  97. ('06-'08) Only water in coolant tank
  98. 03 Forester air bag light on
  99. ('01-'02) Need advice on engine repairs
  100. ('03-'05) Brakes work, Tail lights don't
  101. Engine failure 30 miles outside of the dealership, on thanksgiving road trip.
  102. ('98-'00) Fuel leak! My solution: Comments or concerns?
  103. ('01-'02) Urgent Help Subaru Forester 2002 XT Auto Trans Issue
  104. ('09-'13) Subaru Forester XT Limited Problems w/ CEL codes.
  105. Flashing cruise control light
  106. ('03-'05) PO304, Misfire Promblem- SOLVED
  107. ('06-'08) Wacky HVAC controls (vent selector)
  108. ('09-'13) Ignition beeps twice on car start
  109. ('98-'00) 1999 Forester Fuel Filler Neck Repair Dilemma
  110. ('03-'05) MAP Sensor
  111. 99 Forester misfire or something else??
  112. O2 and Knock Sensor need replacing
  113. ('03-'05) Bushing replacement
  114. ('03-'05) 2003 XS Auto Cruise Control stopped working
  115. ('09-'13) Braking vibration, shifting/transmission shudder, and rattles
  116. ('98-'00) 97 Forester, Check Engine problems.
  117. ('01-'02) Multiple Ignition Coil Failures?
  118. 99 forester alarm triggers while driving
  119. ('01-'02) idles rough after timing belt change
  120. 99 forester idle issues
  121. ('09-'13) repair advice. engine blown at 105K
  122. ('01-'02) 2002 AC Compressor issue
  123. ('01-'02) Used remote starter..forgot to put key in and now won't start, please help..
  124. (All Years) Did I break my power steering pump?
  125. CEL 0301 & 0302 + terrible gas mileage
  126. ('03-'05) XT auto, engine rattle, turning wheel cuts off engine
  127. Blurry Exterior Auto-Dimming Mirror
  128. head gaskets. what to do
  129. ('03-'05) Thump when turning steering wheel when cold
  130. ('03-'05) Hill Assist Disable
  131. Shuddering at 45
  132. rattling/grinding noise when engaging clutch and accelerating
  133. Foz overheating when heat is turned on
  134. ('06-'08) fuel issues 06 fxt starting problems
  135. Fuel smell
  136. ('01-'02) Impreza GX timing belt keeps getting shredded?
  137. ('98-'00) 99 Forester cranks - won't start
  138. Battery life
  139. ('06-'08) Misfiring.
  140. ('98-'00) Power Steering Woes
  141. ('03-'05) Intro, and CEL/AT Oil Temp Light
  142. ('14+) Keys suddenly stopped working
  143. ('14+) headlight assembly HID
  144. ('09-'13) Driver's side mirror not flat. Is this a warranty issue?
  145. ('14+) X Mode Weirdness?? ('14 FXT)
  146. ('09-'13) Has anyone replaced their brake booster yet?
  147. 2011 Snow Drone
  148. ('14+) Fumoto valve-108 s or n
  149. ('09-'13) high pitch squeel noise at engine compressed on cold starts in cold temp
  150. ('14+) Dealership Oil Change
  151. ('98-'00) p1400 with misfire and rough idle
  152. ('06-'08) 2006 Subaru Forester - Security Light Flashes
  153. ('03-'05) need to change control arms is this is compatible
  154. ('03-'05) windows glass going way to high hitting the top of the vehicule
  155. ('09-'13) 09 Forester clutch pedal sticks to floor
  156. 09 Blower motor will not work.
  157. Small Tear in Door Gasket
  158. ('09-'13) 2012 Forester Cabin Filter
  159. ('14+) Premium XT seat cracking
  160. rolling while engine off and in gear
  161. Pulsating steering
  162. ('14+) 2015 Forester heated side mirror
  163. ('14+) Subaru Maintenance Program
  164. where to look for recall info pertaining to my car?
  165. ('14+) "Scratchy" feel when rotating key from ON to Start
  166. 02 manual shudders at 45mph
  167. Forester Starts on its own
  168. ('98-'00) Intermittent slooow crank/no-start when warmed up
  169. ('01-'02) problem replacing timing belt after replacing water pump
  170. ('01-'02) Forester Transmission problems
  171. ('09-'13) '09 FXT Limited of DOOM!! (I hope all read)
  172. ('14+) Dealer Recommendation at 30K Miles
  173. ('03-'05) '03 Forester XS Fuel Smell & Blower Rattle
  174. ('98-'00) oil in radiator
  175. ('06-'08) What catalytic to buy?
  176. ('03-'05) Car shuts off, and won't start again until I put it in/out of park again?
  177. ('01-'02) Road noise
  178. (All Years) Does a Subaru maintenance shop do ECU updates, etc?
  179. ('06-'08) strange noise on cold starts..whistle?
  180. ('03-'05) 2005 Forester vent control stuck
  181. 2010 Foz Limited Transmission grenaded
  182. ('09-'13) Head Gasket
  183. ('06-'08) TYC (#13021) radiator replacement/quality
  184. Rear Diff....
  185. ('98-'00) Forester Rough idle at stoplights when warm
  186. '15 XT - Low Coolant After 6 Weeks???
  187. ('14+) TPMS Nuisance Issue
  188. ('98-'00) !998 Subaru Forester, jumped timing, bent valves, broken tensioner?
  189. Keep it or replace it? 1999 Forester, 150K mi
  190. ('09-'13) Power accessory doesn't work, fuse OK
  191. ('14+) Locking steering wheel 2015 Forester
  192. ('09-'13) Occasional Noise at 1800 RPMs in higher gears
  193. ('06-'08) Hissing sound
  194. ('03-'05) clicking/ticking noise from engine - engine off, key in on position
  195. Catalytic questions
  196. ('03-'05) Engine Revving by itself after Clutch Replacement
  197. ('09-'13) Somethings not quite right....
  198. Need new headers???
  199. ('03-'05) Possible boost pressure leaking?
  200. ('03-'05) Found out why my AC stopped working :)
  201. ('03-'05) 2003 Forester (140,000 miles) just had to add almost a quart of oil ...
  202. ('14+) Oh the cold (off effects on the XT)
  203. 2015 Forester first oil change
  204. ('01-'02) High RPM and noise
  205. ('03-'05) Pinhole in Radiator
  206. ('06-'08) 2007 Forester Whistling/Whining
  207. ('03-'05) HOW TO fix broken wheel stud / lug (rear drums brakes)
  208. ('06-'08) No more driving
  209. ('98-'00) 00' broke down, worth repairing? misfires?
  210. ('03-'05) Check Engine Light Adventures
  211. ('03-'05) ...Now I've gone and done it.
  212. ('06-'08) Strange AC/fan/lights issue.
  213. ('03-'05) VERY rough, intermittent start! Help!
  214. ('09-'13) Oil leak dripping onto exhaust
  215. ('03-'05) CEL, no code (NA) and Air Bag light on
  216. ('14+) Strange Pinging in floor
  217. Pretty sure I'm dumping my POS Forester
  218. ('03-'05) Interchangeable O2 sensor?
  219. Car Stopped Working, Not Sure What's Wrong
  220. ('14+) What does dealer use for 2014 XT oil?
  221. Noisy dash fix?
  222. 2015 burning oil already
  223. ('09-'13) Knocking on startup
  224. ('01-'02) 2001 forester coolant level
  225. ('03-'05) Snapped tensioner bolt
  226. ('06-'08) Steering boot
  227. ('06-'08) Clicking from behind dash + defrost not working
  228. ('98-'00) Can I drive for a few days without the purge control solendoid -
  229. ('06-'08) 2006 Subaru Forester LL bean radiator problems
  230. ('14+) lemon 2015 forester?
  231. 2015 forester - Several Error Indicator Lights On
  232. ('06-'08) Heater cooling and engine temp going up?
  233. ('98-'00) Help diagnosing engine failure (video)
  234. ('14+) SUBI in 2-3ft of water
  235. ('03-'05) Electrical part under hood is warm
  236. 2015 Forester Heater/Tires
  237. ('06-'08) 2007 forester wiring harness Q
  238. '15 XT - Oil Change Advice
  239. 2015 Forester-Does yours do this???
  240. Forester front end making noises
  241. 2015 Forester Console Squeak
  242. ('14+) Forester XT 30k mile service
  243. ('98-'00) Radiator cooling hoses
  244. ('01-'02) Squeals on sharp turns
  245. ('98-'00) helpline,,,,
  246. ('06-'08) Engine misfire badly
  247. ('01-'02) blinking CEL
  248. My Forester air conditioner stops at 80 KPH
  249. ('06-'08) Blown Head Gasket on '06 XT Limited
  250. ('09-'13) Collant smell and no loosing a little