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: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty



  1. ('03-'05) pinball machine dash lights
  2. ('14+) at a cross roads
  3. ('03-'05) Forester head gasket inquiry
  4. Vibrating brakes and the car shuts off
  5. ('03-'05) Timing Belt Replacement Opinion
  6. ('09-'13) First post. 2011 Forester. Major problems.
  7. ('01-'02) 02 Forester Heat
  8. ('09-'13) Funky start up idle
  9. ('06-'08) I just bought a Unicorn (I think)
  10. ('14+) SI DRIVE Options disappeared
  11. Oil Light Flickers Now
  12. ('09-'13) Recent brake service
  13. ('14+) For those who change thier own oil, do you use torque wrence ?
  14. ('14+) 2014 Forester- failure of car key to open doors remotely when near cell phone towers
  15. ('03-'05) Rust Question?
  16. ('01-'02) Bearing Press for A/C clutch bearing
  17. (All Years) 6 quarts drained on ATF change???
  18. ('06-'08) Major HG Repair vs Sell to Subie mechanic?
  19. ('98-'00) At the end of my rope, will not start.
  20. ('01-'02) How much Oil can a 2001 Subaru Forester eat between oil changes
  21. (All Years) Shortly Over Oil Change Time Period, Warranty Voided?
  22. ('01-'02) mystery screeching
  23. ('98-'00) Newbie needing help - lost all gears!
  24. ('14+) Anyone change their tranny fluid?
  25. ('14+) Oil Condensation on Turbo Oil Feed Lines/Banjos
  26. 04 forester Xt rear droning sound
  27. ('14+) 60k/$800 Service
  28. ('03-'05) Shake on acceleration (off the line)
  29. ('14+) 14 Forester XT issues two years later
  30. ('03-'05) Help diagnose MAP Sensor & getting the maintenance up to date.
  31. AC Pump Cycling While Heat is On. 2006 Forester
  32. ('14+) Non linear acceleration
  33. ('03-'05) Head Gasket? Help!
  34. ('14+) 2014 Forester XT Loud Knocking + Power Loss
  35. ('01-'02) Is Mrs. Kentrik's Forester worth salvaging?
  36. ('09-'13) Spark Plug Replacement
  37. ('09-'13) 2011 Forester X Cold Start
  38. ('03-'05) Subaru Newbie needs advice. Possible head gasket?
  39. ('09-'13) AC Squealing Sound
  40. ('14+) Rear Seat Adjustment - SOLVED!
  41. ('98-'00) Loss of engine power
  42. ('03-'05) Clockspring
  43. ('03-'05) Huge drop in gas mileage
  44. ('01-'02) AT Shift Cable Issue
  45. ('06-'08) 08 Forester 2.5X AC Issue
  46. ('03-'05) SG Electric Window Problem - SOLVED
  47. ('03-'05) 2.5XT Turbo with P0304
  48. Lost Forester Key - what would you do?
  49. ('14+) Forester 2014 - Slight carburetor knock
  50. ('09-'13) Steering wheel vibration at highway speeds
  51. ('06-'08) Cooling fan blade broke.
  52. Check engine light/cruise control
  53. Car running on 2 cylinders!
  54. ('03-'05) 2005 XT 5mt surges for first 10 mins of driving
  55. Here's hoping the old dog will be better now.
  56. ('03-'05) '05 2.5X Manual Cruise Control Problems
  57. ('09-'13) Car pulling to right
  58. ('09-'13) cannot put gas in gas tank that is 3/4 empty
  59. ('09-'13) Whistle/Whine noise and Clicking
  60. ('03-'05) 2003 forrester misfire on cyl and cam position sensor error
  61. ('14+) New car services
  62. ('01-'02) Rear drivetrain noise
  63. ('09-'13) A/C clutch does not engage
  64. ('03-'05) New Game - Find the squeak!
  65. ('03-'05) Front end grinding noise
  66. ('14+) 2015 2.5i Premium 2nd maintenance
  67. ('03-'05) Trans and diff fluid
  68. ('03-'05) Rear Axle Clip came off in diff (???)
  69. ('14+) Under body rust? Is this a concern?
  70. ('14+) Better accel, on decel?!?
  71. ('03-'05) New To Me Foz - rust spots
  72. ('03-'05) 03 XS auto, hit by lightning
  73. ('01-'02) Coming up on 200k 2002 SF
  74. maintenance for 2005 XT
  75. ('14+) Frequency of Diff. Oil Change
  76. 2011 forester coolant and trans fluid
  77. ('03-'05) Big Decision: Kill the fozzy??
  78. ('03-'05) Sharp steering shudder issue when hot
  79. ('09-'13) Forester XT - major screw up, need help identifying
  80. ('14+) Dealer left used spark plug in my engine bay after performing WQW-58 recall!
  81. Where to check I'm not voiding my warranty
  82. ('09-'13) 2010 Clutch Replace
  83. ('06-'08) How to find and fix small evap leak
  84. ('98-'00) My mechanic has replaced the front O2 sensor 5 times!
  85. ('06-'08) (1) Should I do all these things with the belts change (2) Good price?
  86. ('98-'00) Strange sound under windshield
  87. ('09-'13) 2011 Forester driver window not working
  88. ('09-'13) Transmission fluid/filter change
  89. Which Fumoto Valve Should I get?
  90. ('03-'05) Knocking noise in first gear with clutch engaged
  91. Check Engine Light disables cruise control
  92. ('01-'02) Idle Air Control...can I just buy the rubber ring?
  93. ('03-'05) Power Steering Stutter
  94. ('98-'00) Overheating issues
  95. ('06-'08) Power folding side mirrors acting really weirdly
  96. Fault Codes cause for trade away
  97. Recall gone wrong?!
  98. ('01-'02) Where is the Mass Airflow Sensor?
  99. ('98-'00) 98 forester "backfire" through intake
  100. ('03-'05) Timing Belt Story
  101. ('03-'05) 2 Drain Plug Washers...which one is right?
  102. ('03-'05) Starting Problems and now Stalled!!!! - SOLVED!
  103. ('03-'05) Best Ball Joint & Tie Rod Ends?
  104. Front wheel play
  105. ('03-'05) Blown Turbo?
  106. ('09-'13) Post-timing belt change concerns
  107. ('14+) Rpm drops/CVT issue?
  108. ('14+) What is this part?
  109. Evap codes p0457, p0453 Help!!
  110. Brand new Subaru Forester bumpy after one week help!
  111. ('98-'00) air bubbles in radiator
  112. ('09-'13) Timing Marks and Torque Sanity Check
  113. ('14+) Seat Cloth Damage
  114. ('98-'00) Bad power steering pump pully? HELP!
  115. ('09-'13) '09 boxer diesel workshop manual
  116. Burnt oil?
  117. ('14+) Just lost reverse! ('15 FXT, 22k miles)
  118. ('03-'05) 2004 XT Starting Issue
  119. ('03-'05) Coolant Consumption
  120. Sway bar bushing melted
  121. 06 Forester Fuel Injector seal problem
  122. Trying to trace down a issue
  123. ('09-'13) URGENT: Brand New Timing Belt Worn
  124. ('14+) 14+ Maintenance schedule (Diff oil and CVT)
  125. ('14+) Newbie Oil Change and Tire Rotation Information
  126. ('03-'05) 05 forester XS valve broke?
  127. Use of subaru coolant,upper engine clean,fuel additive
  128. ('14+) Leaking Front Diff
  129. Turbo winding down sound? (video)
  130. ('14+) Latch/Door Actuator Issues
  131. ('09-'13) I'm an idiot. Timing belt failed!
  132. ('14+) 2014 Warranty Qs
  133. (All Years) Subaru Forester (1997) shutting down while drive
  134. Telematics DCM ID Check & Reprogramming - WQZ-61 (merged thread)
  135. ('14+) XT Oil Change Intervals with a long highway commute
  136. ('03-'05) Can repeat reset of fault codes wear out the computer?
  137. ('98-'00) Notches while turning steering wheel
  138. 07 forester automatic hard to shift
  139. ('14+) Text messaging thru bluetooth problems
  140. ('14+) Looking for extended warranty almost at 36,000
  141. ('09-'13) forester 2.0 lt service/warranty problem
  142. ('03-'05) pinging....
  143. ('01-'02) Hard shifts, jerking under load, P0420 engine code after new timing belt/water pump
  144. Clunking while accelerating, stops when letting off gas pedal
  145. Dealer upset with me
  146. ('03-'05) How hard is to replace a PS pump on an 05 XT?
  147. ('14+) maintenance cycles based on time and mileage SUCK
  148. ('09-'13) mist feature on wiper stalk
  149. ('14+) Fuel guage stuck on half
  150. ('03-'05) Hose from turbo inlet to Boost control solenoid broken. Part Number needed
  151. ('09-'13) 2010 Subaru Forester - A/C Compressor and Radiator Fans Go On and Off Every 5 Seconds
  152. ('09-'13) engine oil level?
  153. ('06-'08) Loud rear noise increases with speed
  154. ('06-'08) Replaced Alternator wiring/coil turning black (overheating?)
  155. ('03-'05) Engine Shakes at 55mph
  156. 05 fxt clicking turbo surge vf39
  157. ('14+) Engine noise to left side is different compare to right side
  158. ('03-'05) p0011,p0021 engin codes
  159. ('14+) 2016 Forester catalytic converter click noise when hot
  160. ('14+) COBB update v300 Fixes to recall ECU Flash
  161. ('14+) Dead battery mystery
  162. ('09-'13) Forester hesitating going uphill and building up speed
  163. ('03-'05) Air conditioning duct blocked?
  164. ('14+) 2014 FXT Surging after ECM Recall Fix
  165. rear differential or both wheel bearings, help
  166. ('01-'02) I'm looking for a good mechanic in Laguna Niguel, CA
  167. ('09-'13) Forester Hydraulic Tensioner/Cam Seals
  168. ('06-'08) Rattle in rear passenger seatbelt column
  169. ('03-'05) Rebuild or replace: Manual FXT...
  170. ('09-'13) 2009 Subaru Forester - sagging rear end
  171. ('09-'13) 2011 Limited X, Blown Engine @ 74k mi, $12,400 Repair Bill, Offered $4,000 by SOA
  172. ('09-'13) Dealership ATF additive
  173. ('01-'02) Centre Differential Noise
  174. ('01-'02) Timing Belt and Ignition Coil Replacement
  175. Engine oil consumption
  176. ('09-'13) Oil leak in rear of engine
  177. ('03-'05) Binding & Vibration Front End whenTurning Slow
  178. ('03-'05) If not my rear diff, then what did I roast?!
  179. ('01-'02) Never reclaims coolant from overflow.
  180. ('01-'02) Spark plug wire insert stayed on the plug and oil build up
  181. Wiper arm assembly/transmission replacement questions...
  182. 2016 Forester 2.5i Premium Manual Transmission - 900 miles in...
  183. ('06-'08) Subaru of America paying for headgasket out of warrany?
  184. Knocking and no idle
  185. ('14+) 2015 forester goes beserk
  186. ('09-'13) '12 Forester Fuel Gauge Problem
  187. ('14+) First oil change
  188. ('06-'08) install 2007 windshield washer reservoir
  189. ('03-'05) 2004 Forester XT rough start/strange idle
  190. ('03-'05) Help! Turbo failure on my Forester
  191. ('01-'02) engine swap questions?
  192. ('98-'00) Subaru forester 00
  193. ('14+) 2014 forester XT premium buzz noise from steering wheel
  194. ('14+) Battery Voltage ?
  195. ('06-'08) Start problem, please help.
  196. ('09-'13) Help Forester
  197. ('14+) Considering a '16 Subaru Foreste 2.5i Premm
  198. 2010 forester help !!
  199. 2015 Forester won't start - MFD needs to be checked
  200. ('98-'00) Odd noise in driver side head
  201. ('01-'02) Rolling Back On Hills
  202. Another coolant leak... BUT! With pictures
  203. Hill Ascent light on (again)
  204. ('03-'05) Engine temp and cabin heat problem
  205. ('03-'05) Help me diagnose this noise (Video inside)
  206. ('01-'02) Size of extension needed for spark plug change??
  207. ('14+) Transponder chip for 2014 forester
  208. Idle problem when starting in neutral
  209. ('01-'02) $5.00 fix for downstream o2 sensor does not work
  210. ('03-'05) Forester Trunk not opening
  211. ('98-'00) Fix one problem, find another.. (dropping the tank.)
  212. ('06-'08) Loud clunk on first left turn of the day
  213. ('01-'02) Loss of Power and Other Issues
  214. ('03-'05) Fuel Filter Replacement/Relocation
  215. ('06-'08) FXT hesitation
  216. ('03-'05) P0011 Fix / diagnostic flow?
  217. ('03-'05) 2004 Subaru Forester XS Blower Motor
  218. ('14+) Mystery Brown Fluid Dripping from Wheel Wells
  219. ('14+) What seemed liked minor issues became a huge headache
  220. exhaust fumes
  221. Multiple codes that won't clear
  222. CV boot leaking just a tad...
  223. ('03-'05) Idler Pulley Bracket Bolts
  224. ('01-'02) timing mark concerns
  225. ('01-'02) 01 Forester with a terrible whining noise ?
  226. ('14+) Warranty Ending - What now?
  227. ('06-'08) FXT engine knock
  228. ('14+) Front End Noise!!!
  229. ('01-'02) Can't reach lower bolt on the starter
  230. ('14+) 2016 OEM Remote Starter-Keeps Blinking after Off
  231. ('09-'13) Dipstick tube oil leak
  232. ('03-'05) Strange noise from engine bay
  233. ('06-'08) Bizarre turn of events...CEL and Security light
  234. ('98-'00) Gas odor diagnosed... Now how do I fix this?
  235. forester running rough
  236. ('09-'13) 2011 Subaru Forester won't move - Help!
  237. Help! 05 2.5XS issues
  238. ('03-'05) 2005 AC compressor replacement
  239. 2016 Forester vibration on deceleration
  240. ('14+) Bad noises...having a bad time.
  241. ('14+) 2014 Crosstrek - Low/No Refrigerant
  242. ('98-'00) Help with figuring out a problem (98')
  243. Need help where do I start
  244. ('14+) Overhead open door lighting loose
  245. ('06-'08) Whining Noise During Load
  246. ('14+) horrible paint job, poor mileage... anyone else?
  247. ('14+) CEL, Eyesight, Hill Assist. S mode flashing after battery died
  248. ('06-'08) Smoke from engine bay
  249. ('09-'13) Dash or A pillar Rattle/Tap
  250. ('06-'08) loud underhood whine when really cold