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: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty



  1. ('09-'13) Timing belt change
  2. ('09-'13) FXT Turbo/AVCS/Banjo Bolt issue and question
  3. ('14+) 2015 Forester, excessive oil loss?
  4. ('03-'05) Dead forester ('05)
  5. ('03-'05) Brake pedal doesn't return all the way
  6. 2010 Subaru Forester Flasher/Turn Signal Stuck On
  7. ('09-'13) Does that look right to you?
  8. ('98-'00) leaking oil from pcv??
  9. ('09-'13) Fuel smell, visible small leak at rear, poor mileage
  10. Temperature rising on Idle, falling immediately after turning off and restarting
  11. ('98-'00) Update to previous problem but have idle and evap issues
  12. ('14+) Forester Rear Hatch Wont Open
  13. Forester filled with water
  14. ('01-'02) Forester Instrument Panel Problem
  15. ('09-'13) Cost of brake service
  16. ('06-'08) AC belt is too big
  17. ('01-'02) Coolant leaking from block... head gasket? :(
  18. ('03-'05) Second Forester with head gasket gone!
  19. Whirring sound from rear end
  20. ('09-'13) Need some tips for changing antifreeze
  21. ('09-'13) Overheating CD Player
  22. ('03-'05) So I drove down a cobblestone road
  23. ('98-'00) Rough idle after startup ... then it's fine?
  24. ('14+) Engine ping
  25. 02 forester driveability issue
  26. Need advice
  27. ('03-'05) 04 FXT rear whining issue
  28. ('09-'13) Breaker Bar on PCV?
  29. ('98-'00) Rear Windshield Wiper Motor Squeal
  30. ('09-'13) Dash Panel rattle - Quick Fix
  31. ('01-'02) Sealant for spark tube gaskets?
  32. ('09-'13) Does the '15 2.5 have the same timing chain issue?
  33. (All Years) Replacing knock sensor, OEM or aftermarket?
  34. Sunroof Issues?
  35. ('06-'08) Cylinder 2 problems
  36. ('09-'13) Rattle Repair = $900?! Advice Requested
  37. ('98-'00) oil in sparkplug wells
  38. ('09-'13) OLD CAR w. no mileage question
  39. ('14+) 2015 front windshield trim
  40. ('98-'00) thermostat 1, spark plugs 0
  41. ('98-'00) radiator failure
  42. ('03-'05) Need to borrow driver side cams position holder tool for timingbelt job
  43. ('09-'13) Poor Idle-getting worse
  44. ('98-'00) Grinding noise when in gear, vibration
  45. ('14+) Keyless ignition won't start, electrical issues, no brake lights, etc.
  46. ('98-'00) Convince me to keep or get rid of forester
  47. ('03-'05) $3200 for Head Gaskets.... Should I just trade it?
  48. ('03-'05) Forester XT issues today - Check Engine and Cruise lights
  49. ('09-'13) POLL: Coolant conditioner or not?
  50. ('01-'02) AC problems - 2001 Forester
  51. ('03-'05) No Electrical power at all - Battery is good
  52. ('14+) Where's the crush washer?
  53. ('98-'00) 99 Forester P0303 misfire help
  54. What purpose is Diagnostic Mode?
  55. ('09-'13) po442 Code---poor idle speed
  56. ('06-'08) Misfire Detected cylinders 3 and 4 on recently rebuilt motor
  57. ('01-'02) 2002 legacy won't run when warm
  58. ('98-'00) Hard fuel lines
  59. ('06-'08) Slight creaking from front driverside (steering rack bushes?)
  60. ('03-'05) How to block off waterpump outlet?
  61. 2002 FS code P0420 Need Advice
  62. ('14+) Sunroof left open during rain storm
  63. ('03-'05) valve cover gasket leak questions
  64. ('14+) 2015 XT Premium CVT squeak when slowing down
  65. ('03-'05) Cat cover rattling?
  66. ('14+) 2015 Forester Eyesight Sunlight Washout
  67. ('09-'13) Repair or Trade This Oil Burner?
  68. (All Years) Radiator Leak -When Did Yours Blow?
  69. ('03-'05) Fault codes P1496 and P1492 EGR issues
  70. ('98-'00) Help~ Overheating immediately after HG job
  71. ('01-'02) Stuttering while turning?
  72. ('14+) Pleather trouble in the 2014 XT!
  73. First Oil Change?
  74. ('01-'02) Gears won't change please help
  75. ('14+) 2015 XTP, 3rd CEL @ 2433 mi
  76. "Time for checkup" message
  77. ('14+) Forester Oil Change Interval
  78. ('14+) Foot setting for HVAC doesn't just target foot ?!
  79. ('09-'13) AC fan not coming on with comp??
  80. ('98-'00) Sf5 forester GT, flat spot, fuel cut
  81. ('09-'13) map Sensor
  82. ('01-'02) Could a Head Gasket start leaking again after 30K miles...really?
  83. ('03-'05) drive train leak somewhere pictures included
  84. ('98-'00) Forester rear sound?
  85. ('14+) Hatch not opening with button (was:forester)
  86. ('01-'02) dies on initial cold start
  87. ('14+) Squeaking Rear End
  88. 04 FXT CEL Bulb
  89. ('03-'05) P0011 and P0021 even after oil change and replacing turbo
  90. Photo Request: Drain locations for oil, diffs, transmission.
  91. ('98-'00) Front End Shimmy
  92. ('09-'13) 2013 Forester Problem after Oil change
  93. ('09-'13) Fluid changes, whoo!
  94. ('01-'02) 2001 Timing belt replacement
  95. ('09-'13) Correct Spark for 09 forester 2.0 n/a DOHC
  96. ('03-'05) high-pitched squeak on startup
  97. ('01-'02) Power steering leaking, squealing and clicking. At Wit's end!
  98. ('14+) Subaru Forester 2014 - What is green fluid?
  99. Need help please - electrical
  100. ('14+) ****HELP**** Accidentally Drained Transmission (CVT Fluid) From My 2014 Forester
  101. ('03-'05) Forester XT producing a whining noise whilst being driven.
  102. ('98-'00) 98 Forester Stalling and Dying No Power
  103. ('14+) Display Issues
  104. ('03-'05) '04 Forester Timing Belt Broke - Future:?
  105. ('03-'05) Head Gasket? Bubbles in tank, but no leaks external, maybe (hope) bad radiator cap?
  106. ('06-'08) Speedomeeter/Tachometer stopped working momentarily
  107. Rear hatch closer doesn't work?
  108. ('14+) 2015 forester premium back camera alert beeps?
  109. ('01-'02) diagnosis?
  110. ('14+) Need Help: Rough Idle, Many Failed OBDII Test Readings
  111. ('06-'08) Power steering problems
  112. ('03-'05) 2004 FXT P0457 code after searching for slow fueling problem source
  113. Forester with 247,000.mi, same timing belt.
  114. ('14+) 14 forester has metal sounding rattle dash/engine
  115. ('03-'05) Dirty cam sensor line???
  116. ('14+) Steering wheel peeling
  117. ('09-'13) How to find online part: tensioner pulley for PK belt
  118. ('03-'05) Bad Vibrations When reaching Highway Speeds
  119. ('14+) 2015 XTP, 2nd CEL @ 2316mi
  120. ('03-'05) The solenoid with no name (04' Forester)
  121. Loud knocking on full lock 2010 Forester Turbo Diesel
  122. ('01-'02) Brakes go to the floor...again!
  123. ('03-'05) A/C Issues!
  124. ('09-'13) My homemade jack stand pads
  125. ('09-'13) OBD2 Port Not working
  126. what to do with my 2004...
  127. ('03-'05) 04 FXT cranks but will not start (HELP NEEDED)
  128. ('06-'08) Radiator installation issues
  129. ('14+) Help Identify New '14 Noise - "Distant Jackhammer"
  130. ('06-'08) HELP belts shouldn't be this difficult
  131. ('98-'00) Loose valve stem?
  132. ('98-'00) Someone please help translate my live data feed!
  133. ('06-'08) Check Engine on with flashing Cruise
  134. ('98-'00) Grinding/sqealing noise, with belts off
  135. ('06-'08) Help? Roof Rack Bolt Stripped!
  136. ('09-'13) Drivetrain warranty - replaced short block
  137. ('09-'13) before I drive my forester2011 for a 2,000 mile trip, what should I do for my car?
  138. ('14+) Two windshields in four months...
  139. ('03-'05) newb question??
  140. ('98-'00) Front sway bar endlink bolts coming loose
  141. ('14+) Anyone w 2.5i model NOT experiencing bucking at mid to light acceleration?
  142. ('09-'13) Remote Starter: works intermittently
  143. ('98-'00) Gas smell, dripping down tank from above
  144. ('03-'05) Subaru Forester 2005 2.0x won't start
  145. 2009 DRL sometimes stay on
  146. ('09-'13) High fuel Consumption, no Check engine light
  147. ('09-'13) Security light blinking
  148. ('01-'02) Subaru Forester Fuel Pump Relay
  149. ('03-'05) AC/ Belt jumping issue PLEASE HELP!!
  150. ('01-'02) A/C disconnect on acceleration
  151. ('03-'05) Vibration at high RPM - reduced but still there???
  152. bad turbo gasket?
  153. HELP - CEL, Flashing Cruise, Traction Control light flashing on 2012
  154. ('06-'08) 2006 Forester with 170k miles maintenance
  155. ('14+) '15 Forester XT rough idle
  156. ('06-'08) fuel pump relay
  157. ('03-'05) Misfire Problems
  158. ('06-'08) Another a/c compressor thread! (But different)
  159. ('06-'08) car has a problem starting
  160. ('01-'02) Lower MPG, higher oil consumption
  161. ('03-'05) Took the plunge and decided to do my timing belt. Need some advice....
  162. ('06-'08) Low on coolant after close to 2500 miles
  163. need ID help
  164. ('98-'00) quick fwd question
  165. ('03-'05) intermittent Climate Control issue
  166. ('98-'00) Help with EGR system part number
  167. ('06-'08) Car shakes when releasing clutch in 1st
  168. (All Years) Forester 2005 Engine Vibration 5th gear
  169. ('01-'02) 2002 Subaru Forester L- 5spd
  170. 2002 forester bucking, lurching
  171. ('14+) MySubaru service codes?
  172. ('09-'13) cannot speed up above 60mile/h, why?
  173. Power loss uphill, kickdown playing up too
  174. ('09-'13) another throttle body cleaning and seafoam question
  175. 2015 Forester Owner needs advice
  176. ('14+) Ambient temperature sensor slow to "warm up"
  177. ('14+) New Forester XT - grille fading after a day with the dealer?
  178. ('06-'08) P2443 Secondary air injection System switching valve Stuck Closed
  179. ('14+) Door rattle '14' Forester
  180. ('14+) Not using vehicle for extended time / Disconnecting battery
  181. ('06-'08) 06 fxt weird noises out of nowhere today (video linked)
  182. ('98-'00) 1999 Forester L power and electrical issues and resolution
  183. ('09-'13) oil leak stopped with fuel upgrade?
  184. ('01-'02) How do I Inspect Head Gaskets for Leaks?
  185. ('98-'00) Clutch pedal fade and creaking when hot
  186. ('14+) 2015 FXT P000A Code - Camshaft Position
  187. 2003 Forester - struggle crank over
  188. BOOM -- white smoke pouring out from under the hood
  189. ('98-'00) Idle stuck at 1300-1500 high idle code and knock sensor code
  190. ('14+) Idid my first oil change today on my Forester
  191. New member w/ white forester and questions
  192. ('14+) New 2015 XT problems
  193. ('14+) windshield fluid container leak ?
  194. ('14+) Use of foam (not rubber) gasket at fuel tank access hatches in 2015 Forester
  195. ('03-'05) ac help
  196. 2008 Forester Mirrors.
  197. ('09-'13) Fluid Change Help
  198. ('03-'05) 2004 Forester XS Startup Problems
  199. HELP! newby in need of adult supervision.
  200. ('14+) Weird smell in the mountains
  201. ('03-'05) '04 instruments partially dead
  202. ('03-'05) 2004 Forester Exhaust Question
  203. ('03-'05) Vibration at high RPM after Timing Belt Change?
  204. ('06-'08) Intermittent Overheat
  205. ('09-'13) Warning lights after service
  206. (All Years) KCA-335 Whiteline Com C Problems **Do not buy**
  207. ('03-'05) My Forester sounds like a diesel on start and accelleration. Why?
  208. 2007 forester xt lower control arms
  209. ('09-'13) 2009 a/c help needed
  210. ('14+) HK/Nav unit - title info + art display in ipod mod blinking on/off
  211. ('14+) 2014 Forester AT Temp Light Issue
  212. ('03-'05) Forester is down
  213. Maintenance recommendations for low-mileage forester
  214. Stinky A/C
  215. ('03-'05) ECU is probably dead, what's involved?
  216. (All Years) Should You Change Your Oil Every 15,000 Miles
  217. ('03-'05) 04 XT Oil Smoke - From Where? (Video)
  218. ('03-'05) Help diagnose these symptoms!!
  219. ('03-'05) rebuilt forester
  220. ('03-'05) Rusty XT
  221. ('09-'13) p0011+p0021= a new power train
  222. ('06-'08) SPT short throw shifter/Intake
  223. ('09-'13) Problem with 2011 Forester after oil change
  224. ('98-'00) forester overheating
  225. ('06-'08) Secondary Air Valve issue and Customer Rights!
  226. ('09-'13) Pinging noise
  227. ('03-'05) Forester consumer large amount of oil
  228. ('09-'13) Need a theory--EJ25 using oil after HG replacement????
  229. ('01-'02) '02 Forester engine trouble
  230. '02 Forester engine trouble
  231. ('03-'05) FORESTER,PO420, changed Lambda Sensor, now PO131
  232. ('03-'05) What is this???
  233. ('98-'00) Interchangeable spindle/knuckle options?
  234. ('09-'13) Unusual brake problem
  235. ('03-'05) Injector swap - now white smoke and stall, HELP please
  236. ('98-'00) Neutral switch and reverse switch the same???
  237. ('06-'08) Name this tune.
  238. 2010 electrical dead
  239. ('03-'05) General Beginner Advice?
  240. ('06-'08) Cluster Swap
  241. ('98-'00) Forester Overheating... need troubleshooting help please
  242. ('03-'05) Alternator help please!
  243. ('09-'13) New Subaru Owner, and some small problem
  244. ('98-'00) I need serious help drivetrain issue
  245. ('06-'08) Strut replacement questions
  246. The most annoying and persistent squeak from my hatch...
  247. ('14+) Engine Fan making a clicking noise
  248. ('09-'13) Squeak/Scrape Noise from Engine Compartment
  249. ('98-'00) Misfires on 2 and 4 - 2000 L Manual
  250. ('09-'13) P2096 CEL, O2 sensor location?