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: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty



  1. ('14+) maintenance - '14 2.5, 30K miles
  2. ('01-'02) Will it fit??
  3. ('14+) 2017 XT cabin air intake location
  4. ('06-'08) 2006 Forester XT radiator two caps
  5. ('03-'05) High RPM Whistle
  6. ('03-'05) Leaking head gasket round 2
  7. ('14+) Low oil light come on when oil level is normal
  8. ('14+) 2017 forester idles rough
  9. ('06-'08) p0447 code on 08 Forester
  10. ('03-'05) Coolant usage in 2003 Forester
  11. ('06-'08) Cruise control causes CEL
  12. ('09-'13) Strange noise at low speed
  13. ('01-'02) 01 200k miles ac works still
  14. ('14+) Lifted now something sounds off...
  15. ('09-'13) Subaru Recall TKA17
  16. ('01-'02) The ominous and elusive P0440
  17. ('03-'05) oil splatter near front passenger side axle
  18. ('01-'02) Jumped dead battery, but no dash, gauges, or ignition. What!?
  19. ('14+) Clutch pedal extender
  20. ('14+) A/C clutch not kicking on
  21. ('09-'13) "Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhh" noise.
  22. ('03-'05) Engine hesitates at 4k rpm
  23. ('14+) BRAND new 2017 stops abruptly on freeway
  24. ('09-'13) Technical Service Bulletin 247720
  25. ('98-'00) Head Gasket general advice opinions
  26. ('01-'02) '01 died while driving
  27. ('14+) What is this???
  28. ('14+) Humming at Highway Speeds
  29. ('03-'05) overheating ? cooling system? head gasket ?
  30. ('09-'13) Importance of rear catalytic converter?
  31. ('09-'13) Carmax and the 135 mile blown clutch + the oil thing
  32. ('06-'08) Bad Headgasket and Temperature Gauge
  33. ('06-'08) ECM trouble - immersed in water (fresh)
  34. ('14+) Mystery noise - dependent on steering travel and speed
  35. ('09-'13) Dealer fix or local ASE-TECH
  36. ('98-'00) '98 S Manual rough idle, hesitation on acceleration/ under load no CEL
  37. ('09-'13) Need help - just about every single warning buzzer went off
  38. ('14+) '17 Forester Front End Locked Up
  39. ('98-'00) LOUD deceleration noise 2000 5mt
  40. ('03-'05) Suspected Head Gasket / Overheat new Forester X
  41. ('06-'08) Rear Passenger Window doesn't work
  42. Shakes like hell under acceleration
  43. ('14+) Power Steering Fluid/reservoir
  44. ('03-'05) Vibration under acceleration
  45. ('03-'05) Odd light issue- Please help
  46. ('03-'05) 2004 Forester CEL & Gas Cap?
  47. ('03-'05) Replace head gaskets or go car shopping?
  48. ('03-'05) CEL & EGR valve
  49. ('03-'05) Clutch, tranny, or heat shield rattles? Pleas help!
  50. ('06-'08) Engine whine diagnosis?
  51. ('03-'05) XT only has 4-5 psi boost
  52. ('06-'08) A/C leak where high press connects to compressor - SOLVED!
  53. ('01-'02) P0335 - making some clanking noise
  54. ('03-'05) Whining/Winding noise until engine is completely warmed up.
  55. ('01-'02) Power Locks don't work when car is turned off
  56. ('01-'02) Forester idle problem - SOLVED!
  57. ('03-'05) Transmission problems?
  58. ('14+) Going for First Oil Change /Service
  59. ('09-'13) Short Block Replacement Went Bad!
  60. ('09-'13) Hood stuck closed - 09 Forester.
  61. ('14+) Extended Warranty?
  62. ('03-'05) P0030 Heater control circuit
  63. ('03-'05) bought my 2005 fxt less than a week ago - idling problems - SOLVED!
  64. ('03-'05) Won't start without pressing gas, low idle
  65. ('14+) My forester battery dies?
  66. ('01-'02) Runs fine cold, stalls, hesitates, backfires, power loss when hot?
  67. ('03-'05) Ever heard of Nitoma timing belt kits?
  68. ('98-'00) Check Engine Light - $10 Fix - replaced the gas cap
  69. ('01-'02) No start, dash lights on - SOLVED!
  70. ('14+) Power lift gate squeak. See video
  71. ('14+) rattle '17 - right side dash/hood
  72. ('03-'05) A/C Help - serviced, blowing hot air
  73. ('14+) Oil Filter Drain Port Clogged
  74. ('01-'02) P0113 - cannot find IAT Sensor..
  75. ('03-'05) 2005 Forester XS doesn't want to start in the morning
  76. ('09-'13) 2011 Forester Dash Lights
  77. ('03-'05) Drive belts
  78. ('14+) Something in dashboard - I can hear something rolling around - SOLVED!
  79. ('03-'05) DAM has dropped and stuttuers
  80. ('03-'05) Need advice in Virginia - intermittently runs really rough
  81. ('09-'13) Check Engine code
  82. ('06-'08) Cruise, CEL and VDC
  83. ('14+) 2017 Forester Bluetooth Issues
  84. ('09-'13) Low MPG - recently purchased 2011
  85. ('09-'13) Fuel tank bottom
  86. ('06-'08) Air bags, seat issues. New (to me) car
  87. ('03-'05) Clunk from engine on startup and shut down
  88. ('09-'13) Check engine light after battery replacment
  89. ('98-'00) 99 Clutch sticking repair question
  90. ('06-'08) Coolant temp & other issues
  91. ('14+) Does anybody else's turbo sound like this?
  92. ('98-'00) Problems filling up at the gas pump
  93. ('14+) Pulled the dipstick on my 2017 (~3000 mi.) and...
  94. ('01-'02) Rust repair blues
  95. ('14+) 2014 Forester acted like it was running out of gas and died on side of interstate
  96. ('09-'13) '09 head gaskets?
  97. ('14+) '17 XT Touring - Exhaust Manifold Leak - Missing Flange Nut
  98. ('98-'00) Loud Banging and Grinding from Rear
  99. ('03-'05) What is this part that's leaking oil?
  100. ('14+) Problem after cold start
  101. ('06-'08) Code P0026
  102. Might buy another fozzie, but should i
  103. ('03-'05) Just bought '04 FXT, turbo broke on drive home. Not sure what my best options are now
  104. ('14+) Dipstick ... I'm embarrassed to ask ...
  105. Replacing Radiator, what else should be replaced?
  106. ('09-'13) I swear I got charged for the Airbag Recall
  107. ('98-'00) Putting Money into my 2000 Subaru - needs entire exhaust system
  108. High Pitched Noise When Accelerating
  109. ('03-'05) Rear wheels seem to slip before gaining traction?
  110. ('09-'13) My Sooby has mystified the mechanics
  111. ('09-'13) An observation on spark plugs
  112. ('06-'08) Help! Tachometer jumping/sticking/skipping
  113. ('03-'05) Help! Trouble locating front end noise.
  114. ('01-'02) P0446 CEL just came on..
  115. ('06-'08) 2007 Forester: Sudden Crank No Start condition.
  116. ('09-'13) Engine is sounding very rough (video inside)
  117. ('03-'05) Metallic rubbing sound at slow speeds - wheel bearing going out?
  118. :( got a 2009 Subaru Forester - struggling to like this car.
  119. ('06-'08) Secondary Air Pump Valve Stuck Open (Again)
  120. ('03-'05) Forester Xt 2.5
  121. ('01-'02) Temperature Spikes
  122. ('09-'13) Power steering inlet o ring part number?
  123. ('98-'00) 99 forester with hesitation on acceloration
  124. water leak
  125. ('03-'05) Timing belt at 60K
  126. Screeching from Tires - Help
  127. ('06-'08) One time overheat
  128. ('14+) Differential oil recommendations??? Any to avoid??
  129. ('03-'05) Should I take this "free" 03 Forester 2.5X?
  130. ('14+) Stuck in Park w/ Warning Lights On, but No Issues w/ Brake Lights
  131. ('14+) Keyless entry module broken - Rant
  132. ('06-'08) Weird problem - engine fine, won't move.
  133. ('14+) Navigation suddenly not working, 2017 forester 2.5i limited
  134. ('14+) Buying a '15 Forester manufacturer buyback
  135. ('09-'13) Lower control arm pinch bolt general question
  136. ('06-'08) 2008 2.5X Premium AC/Heat Issue
  137. ('03-'05) Automatic transmission question
  138. ('14+) Difficulty Downshifting to Second when Engine Cold
  139. ('14+) clunking noise upon braking for the first time?
  140. 09 N/A Valve lash
  141. ('98-'00) 98 Subaru forester t/tb sputters
  142. ('14+) Fa20 fxt po420
  143. ('14+) Homelink mirror operation
  144. ('03-'05) EJ20X maintenance question
  145. ('01-'02) Cruise control/P0420 code forester 2002
  146. ('14+) Burning Smell in Reverse
  147. ('14+) Help me find the front 02 sensor?
  148. ('09-'13) Wheel bearing brand
  149. ('03-'05) XT 'fan belt' squeak
  150. ('14+) The key is just getting stuck
  151. ('03-'05) Looking for good service manual
  152. ('03-'05) Coolant change
  153. ('03-'05) Head gasket leaking coolant
  154. ('14+) Brand New Oil Burning Forester
  155. ('14+) Short block replaced, in shop again
  156. ('14+) '17 XT with P0016 Issue
  157. ('14+) Lots of white smoke under boost
  158. Check Engine Codes/Ignition Woes
  159. 2011 Forester Hesitation fixed
  160. Oil blockage or OCV's? Maybe Cat?
  161. ('14+) 2017 Rear Window Washer
  162. ('14+) Dropped from the piston jack ! Noise problem
  163. ('09-'13) '09 Forester Whirring" noise
  164. ('03-'05) random loose bolt/heavy leak on top of engine block after dealership service
  165. ('09-'13) 09 LL Bean "courtesy" lights below driver n pass door
  166. ('14+) Oil Change
  167. ('03-'05) CV Boot "Issue"
  168. ('09-'13) Misfire in cylinder 3 & 4- Help
  169. ('09-'13) Radiator Hose Brand
  170. ('14+) 2017 Forester 2.5i wouldn't start today.
  171. ('03-'05) 2004x Wheel bearing or brake? Hmmm
  172. ('14+) CVT noise
  173. ('14+) Question on Oil used
  174. ('09-'13) V-Belt Issue?
  175. Fix the airbag break the heater cables!?
  176. ('09-'13) Driver Side Window Issue
  177. Driver side window noise 2002 Forester
  178. ('03-'05) trying to program keyless remote for '03 Forester
  179. ('14+) CVT Transmission delay
  180. ('09-'13) '10 PCV valve location
  181. ('09-'13) 2009 Forester Transmission seems to hunt or slip, shuddering, unsure what to do
  182. ('14+) Implied warranty statute?
  183. ('14+) what maintenance should i get done 17400 miles/3.5 years
  184. ('09-'13) Replace Head Gasket_oil leaking
  185. ('03-'05) p2007, tgv closed shut
  186. ('03-'05) '03 gas leak, poss bearing issue, and now running odd!! UGH
  187. ('14+) Brief tale of CVT leaking issue
  188. ('03-'05) Clockspring or what???
  189. ('09-'13) Squealing after some mud play
  190. ('14+) odd oil change surprise...
  191. 2009 XT Reliability?
  192. ('06-'08) Cylinder 3,4 miss fire
  193. Constant ticking
  194. (All Years) Repair or replace my 2002 Subaru Forester?
  195. ('03-'05) '05 XT P0457 Code
  196. ('06-'08) 2007 Subaru Forester XT won't start
  197. ('06-'08) Charge warning light stays on after alternator/battery replacement
  198. ('14+) help with 2016 forester rear washer fails
  199. After driving 1,630mi in my new SG, I have some sentiment
  200. ('98-'00) Water on the driver's side carpet, won't start.
  201. 2015 FXT, oil seeping from turbo inlet...
  202. (All Years) Crush washer - Replace when changing oil?
  203. ('14+) Type of oil filters?
  204. ('09-'13) What to do after long term storage?
  205. ('14+) Major service plan - approaching 100k miles
  206. ('14+) Tire Pressure light and Key Fob
  207. ('09-'13) Catalytic Converter - P0420
  208. ('09-'13) Help? Forester Intermittent Starting Problems - SOLVED!
  209. ('03-'05) Air Fuel Ratio Sensor
  210. ('14+) Engine Oil overfilled by almost 2 quarts. Again..
  211. ('14+) Jack Stand Placement Question
  212. ('03-'05) Fan constantly runs in cold weather only
  213. ('14+) Rear brake lights coming on at night while parked - SOLVED!
  214. ('14+) 2017 premium - random chime
  215. ('14+) Seeking advice regarding defective windows on a 17 XT
  216. ('03-'05) driver's side window switch acting up, doesn't work anymore
  217. change Brake Fluid oil?
  218. ('98-'00) Seattle '99 Forester L loss of power while driving - 176k
  219. ('14+) 2014 Forester 2.5I Sounding like an airplane propeller
  220. ('09-'13) 09 XT limited overheating
  221. ('98-'00) MT car won't move. "Stuck" feeling Shifts and revs won't roll in neutral
  222. ('09-'13) Power seats back rest adjustments broke!
  223. ('98-'00) Fuel light, fuel tank, & filling challenges
  224. ('09-'13) A quart of oil in 500mi after new short block
  225. ('14+) Does the 5-year powertrain warranty include CVT?
  226. ('14+) Coolant, 11 years??
  227. ('06-'08) 2006 Forester Air flow problem
  228. ('14+) Which motor oil do you use?
  229. ('14+) '17 Forester Remote Key Fob Issue
  230. ('14+) Correct oil filter for 2017 Forester XT?
  231. ('03-'05) Cabin fuel smell - found fuel leak
  232. ('14+) 30,000 mile service
  233. ('03-'05) Keyless entry not working
  234. ('01-'02) Viscous Coupler Replacement Price
  235. ('09-'13) NFD! - 2010 X Premium
  236. ('06-'08) Oil Change Surprise
  237. ('03-'05) Fuel pressure test on '03 Forester?
  238. ('14+) Repeated Battery Drain - 2014 Forester XT Premium
  239. ('03-'05) New sensor didn't fix P1088
  240. ('01-'02) Forester longevity?
  241. ('14+) Drivability questions for '17 manual trans vs. '14
  242. ('14+) Rear Wheel Bearings
  243. ('06-'08) Check Engine light one. Causes? - SOLVED!
  244. ('14+) Warranty Engine Replacement - Advice Needed
  245. ('98-'00) Timing/Overheating
  246. ('03-'05) Overheating due to snow build up.
  247. ('14+) Forester wont start??
  248. ('14+) 2017 2.5i coolant consumption or loss
  249. ('09-'13) Low oil after short block replacement....
  250. ('14+) Rear Seat Belts choking