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: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty



  1. 2002 Forester plug hanging down
  2. ('09-'13) ('09-13) cel p0302
  3. ('09-'13) Newcomer: Bought a high mileage 09 FXT, now what?
  4. ('14+) Heater - it doesn't really seem to shut off.
  5. ('06-'08) best oil for highmileage oil burning beast?
  6. ('09-'13) Noise when I accelerate
  7. ('14+) 2016 Forester cruise won't work after Brake Light Switch replaced
  8. ('03-'05) hard starting and stalling after fill up
  9. ('14+) Engine power lose at extreme altitude?
  10. ('03-'05) A/C cycling
  11. ('06-'08) 2007 Subaru Forester Fuel Pump not running during cranking
  12. ('01-'02) Windshield leak, need replacement part names/numbers
  13. ('03-'05) Died on highway, now will not start
  14. ('14+) Car Starting Issues + Warning Lights...Battery Problem?
  15. ('03-'05) SF XS Occasional Start hesitation...?
  16. ('09-'13) Steering creaking
  17. ('09-'13) 2010 XT - jerking/pulsing in light load conditions
  18. ('09-'13) Engine light turns on- p0028- turn off on own
  19. ('06-'08) Burning Clutch smell
  20. ('14+) 2017 XT Rattle
  21. ('98-'00) Slight vibrations when stopping
  22. ('14+) 14FXT - CEL Code p0700, p2763, p2762
  23. ('03-'05) Transmission fluid pump BLEW OUT!
  24. ('06-'08) Dies when placed in gear
  25. ('09-'13) ABS, TCS, Hill Start Assist, Brake, and Check Engine Lights
  26. ('01-'02) New Guy, 02 Forester
  27. ('03-'05) No voltage to main fan relay
  28. ('03-'05) 04 Forester vents not blowing hard, driver and passanger vent only blowing a tiny bit
  29. ('03-'05) Looking for help on lots of subjects...
  30. ('06-'08) Strange noise under car
  31. ('14+) Safety concerns after new Forester crashed
  32. ('03-'05) 2003 Forester AC issue - SOLVED!
  33. ('14+) S# gets stuck at high RPM
  34. ('06-'08) Help identify this part!
  35. ('14+) Bluetooth dropping calls, need new radio, no warranty
  36. ('03-'05) 03 Forester "skipping"
  37. ('14+) Electrical Issues after ECU update?? | 2016 Forester
  38. ('14+) Metallic clicking noise when starting from stop
  39. ('01-'02) Knock sensor code after running over a pothole
  40. ('03-'05) 04 Forester XT with mods only hitting 5 lbs boost.
  41. ('01-'02) Looking for some help from experienced Subaru owners
  42. ('03-'05) New impreza, Forester jealous
  43. ('09-'13) Spun bearing following turbo replacement
  44. ('14+) coolant odor in cabin
  45. ('09-'13) Why set it to FWD? - AWD light lit
  46. SJ (2014-2016) HD radio on even when turned off?
  47. ('09-'13) Questions on Oil Pump seal and backing plate screws
  48. ('14+) 2017 Forester trunk button
  49. (All Years) reservoir under air cleaner (merged thread)
  50. ('01-'02) Forester is getting lack of fuel? - sputter, sometimes stall out
  51. ('09-'13) Timing Belt 105 Km or Miles??
  52. ('14+) Can I service my Forester at a non-Subaru dealership?
  53. ('14+) $100 oil change surprise
  54. ('03-'05) 2.5XS Heater Core Hoses ID - to flush and replace old hoses
  55. ('98-'00) Ignition issue
  56. ('09-'13) Slight knock when shifting
  57. ('14+) Hello from Rehoboth DE - question on Heat/Cool control dial
  58. ('03-'05) Wiper fluid pump is inop
  59. ('09-'13) No oil fill cap for two weeks...
  60. ('98-'00) Died and will not restart
  61. ('03-'05) Replacing a XT Engine VS Selling the car
  62. ('98-'00) First Subaru Rebuild - over heats whenever the AC is running
  63. ('03-'05) on average how many years before a/c checked?
  64. ('03-'05) Codes on '05 Forester X Model
  65. ('14+) 3500+ mile road trip. The good, the bad, and the ugly...
  66. ('03-'05) Went Stage 3 Now I Overheat! HELP!
  67. ('03-'05) First time front wheel bearing change help!
  68. ('03-'05) Spark Plug Change Forester XS Non-Turbo
  69. ('01-'02) Hesitation going downhill...?
  70. ('06-'08) Another Timing Belt Question
  71. 2017 Subaru Forester piece of junk
  72. ('03-'05) Delete
  73. ('06-'08) 2007 NA Forester - oil leak, suspect a cam or crank shaft seal
  74. ('09-'13) 2013 Non Turbo DIY Oil change, Weight/ Type? Warranty, and "Top off"
  75. ('14+) Change Air Filter - K&N
  76. ('03-'05) Knocking in front end
  77. ('09-'13) Ruff idle cold
  78. ('09-'13) Help with Oil drain plug
  79. ('14+) CV Axles leaking grease from crimp seals
  80. ('03-'05) Rear Wheel Bearing
  81. ('14+) Window Tint/RainX with iSight
  82. ('09-'13) Howdy from TX - one or two rough shifts every time I go out
  83. ('09-'13) 2010 Forester XT- help diagnose the issue?
  84. ('09-'13) 2010 Forester Oil Leak - Realistic Optimists Needed
  85. ('98-'00) Headlight dim
  86. ('14+) My first experience with Subaru
  87. ('06-'08) Radiator's leaking ��
  88. ('03-'05) Both Front Windows stopped working at the same time
  89. ('01-'02) 2002 AC noise
  90. ('06-'08) Car bogs in 1st gear after warming up
  91. ('09-'13) A/C Evaporator core leaking 2013
  92. ('98-'00) forester overheating randomly
  93. ('03-'05) Overheating issues - Anyone experience this type?
  94. ('14+) Trouble with Subaru Customer Service
  95. ('14+) Driver's door weatherstripping falling off
  96. ('06-'08) Plastic Top/Bottom Tanked Radiators - change yours before it cracks (2007 XT)
  97. ('98-'00) Battery playing dead
  98. ('14+) 2017 idle slightly rough
  99. ('03-'05) Additional Tips for 100K+ miles maintenance?
  100. ('01-'02) Power steering pump was leaking so I took it off but have a question
  101. 04 2.5 XT Forester No Start
  102. ('03-'05) Didn't change oil in 20k miles?
  103. ('14+) Hope you can help - It wanders and drifts.
  104. ('01-'02) New Radiator for 2001
  105. ('14+) 2015 XT - P0172 & P0420 - $2,500 Repair Estimate
  106. ('98-'00) Plastic Seperator Plate Years????
  107. ('03-'05) Enginer Studder While in Park
  108. ('03-'05) 2004 Forester general fixup, stumbling and more...
  109. ('06-'08) How Fast Can Wheel Bearings Go Bad?
  110. ('09-'13) 2011 Subaru Forester Catalytic Converter
  111. ('14+) 6 month maintenance - amount of oil they used
  112. ('01-'02) Need Help - I think the transaxle is out
  113. ('03-'05) Possible ringland failure?
  114. ('03-'05) Stalls when MAF Sensor is plugged in - SOLVED!
  115. ('09-'13) Head Gasket Issue - 2009 Subaru Forester
  116. ('14+) passenger window remote control busted
  117. ('01-'02) Mysterious CEL
  118. ('03-'05) Forester 2.5XS Misfire P0301 p0302 p0303 p0304
  119. ('01-'02) 01 key fob issues
  120. ('03-'05) Rough ride
  121. ('03-'05) GRAY coolant??
  122. ('09-'13) spark plug change at 60k nessary
  123. ('03-'05) Fuel Level Not reading accurate?
  124. ('03-'05) Weird starting issue.
  125. ('14+) Is it safe to use STP Dexos synthetic oil in a 2017 2.5?
  126. ('03-'05) P0442 small vacuum leak question
  127. ('14+) Forester 2017 - Front deicer not working
  128. ('09-'13) 09 Forester Passenger front window replacement
  129. ('14+) Faults flagging after oil change (AT OIL TEMP, etc.)
  130. ('01-'02) Newley purchased forester
  131. ('03-'05) Too hot on 90F plus days
  132. ('14+) Popped out of first downhill with 6MT
  133. ('14+) 2017 Forester, indefinite airbag repair
  134. ('06-'08) Coolant Leak Help
  135. ('98-'00) Question about Master Cylinder
  136. ('14+) Subaru not impressing me
  137. ('06-'08) My coolant looks weird - head gasket or ??
  138. ('98-'00) P0170
  139. ('14+) Steering wheel wear
  140. ('14+) 2017 FXT oil change: 15208AA170 or 15208AA130
  141. ('01-'02) 01 forester won't start after harmonic balancer fell of
  142. ('06-'08) Where is everybody getting their spark plugs?
  143. ('09-'13) Trans Cooler install affect warranty?
  144. ('03-'05) Car alarm sets off every time unlocking manually
  145. ('06-'08) Too much engine oil
  146. ('14+) XT: Smoke at hard acceleration
  147. ('14+) Engine coolant question
  148. ('14+) 2017 Forester xt touring whines on cold start
  149. ('06-'08) Peace of mind for 5k worth of repairs
  150. ('03-'05) 04 Fxt hard starting
  151. ('14+) Oil pan "sweating" after oil change
  152. ('14+) Sunroof Leaking and Wind Noise
  153. ('06-'08) Changing oil filter - how do I get to it?
  154. ('14+) Park the car for 3 months, what do I need to do?
  155. ('06-'08) Need some advise overheating
  156. ('09-'13) VDC Light on after front end rebuild and alignment
  157. ('03-'05) 04 FXT issues running when warm.
  158. ('03-'05) Fuse location for 02 sensor circuit
  159. ('98-'00) Crank no start
  160. ('14+) Quality - Wheel stud shear off
  161. ('14+) TPMS Slowly Blinking, and stays Lit.
  162. ('09-'13) Service Recommendations - What To Do?
  163. ('09-'13) Abs, VDC and hill start problem
  164. ('14+) This is subaru quality: touch screen stuck for a 4 month new car
  165. ('09-'13) 2011 starting trouble
  166. ('03-'05) Fuel leak
  167. ('09-'13) Can't turn on Traction Control
  168. ('09-'13) Buyers remorse or really good gut feeling?
  169. ('06-'08) 2006 xt fueling/mpg issues
  170. ('06-'08) Subaru Forester 2006 hand Brake light and battery light flashing on and off
  171. (All Years) oil shelf life ?
  172. ('06-'08) Rear shocks replacement HELP
  173. ('09-'13) Engine Code P0021, advice on how to proceed
  174. ('03-'05) Fuel Tank replaced now my rear breaks creak?!!
  175. ('09-'13) New owner - Any big "gotcha's" that should make me run away?
  176. ('09-'13) 2010 Forester XT Clunking Noise, Help!!
  177. ('03-'05) Stock 04 FXT Cranks but won't start
  178. ('03-'05) Subaru is thirsty but won't take gas
  179. ('14+) 30K service, Brake fluid replacement, technique?
  180. (All Years) Best source for extended warranty - Planet Subi ??
  181. ('01-'02) No spark, help!
  182. ('03-'05) Engine misfire / power loss
  183. ('14+) Low rumble noise (2017 Forester 2.5)
  184. ('06-'08) 2007 Subaru Forester 202k Miles
  185. ('09-'13) Evaporator sensor
  186. ('03-'05) Gas gauge fluctuating.
  187. ('06-'08) Oil Patch under Air Filter
  188. Subaru ee20 euro5 2.0T head gasket replacement question
  189. ('09-'13) Added 3/8" Spacers - Terrible noise in rear under acceleration
  190. ('14+) Engine ping?
  191. ('03-'05) Driving down freeway when car started to squelch
  192. ('06-'08) Driver side power window on and off
  193. ('14+) Engine revved and lost power while in cruise
  194. ('09-'13) AC compressor needing replacement after head gasket replacement
  195. ('14+) Which cabin air filter for 2016 XT Premium?
  196. ('14+) engine whirring/whawha noise @ 1k rpm
  197. ('09-'13) Head gasket repair time - repair or buy new?
  198. ('06-'08) I bought a used 2007 Forester - timing belt question
  199. ('14+) CVT oil change @ 85k km
  200. ('06-'08) Timing belt in 06 Forester
  201. ('03-'05) Low boost until ECU reset?
  202. ('09-'13) Any aftermarket coils that are more reliable than OEM?
  203. ('09-'13) "Wind" noise above 25 mph
  204. ('14+) safety issue - when both the brake and throttle are partially depressed
  205. ('01-'02) LPG - where will I find the change over relay
  206. ('98-'00) 1999 DOHC Timing Belt Question
  207. ('14+) What tools to acquire for basic DIY?
  208. ('14+) forester 12000 miles maintenance price
  209. ('14+) Windshield Wows - Twice now I have had a rock chip my windshield
  210. ('01-'02) Forgive me - I bought a salvaged vehicle
  211. ('14+) A few New Forester queries...
  212. ('03-'05) Bent Valves or Hydraulic lifters
  213. ('03-'05) starting issues, black smoke out the exhaust, runs like garbage
  214. ('98-'00) Power Steering Problems
  215. whining noise in front end ('09)
  216. ('98-'00) 2000 Forester start problems?
  217. ('03-'05) Trouble working out what has happened - crank pulley came loose
  218. ('01-'02) Any idea what the problem could be here? - flashing CEL, no codes
  219. ('09-'13) P2138 cel.
  220. ('14+) 2017 XT Gas Gauge Stopped Displaying Fuel Briefly
  221. ('14+) maintenance - '14 2.5, 30K miles
  222. ('14+) 2017 XT cabin air intake location
  223. ('06-'08) 2006 Forester XT radiator two caps
  224. ('03-'05) High RPM Whistle
  225. ('03-'05) Leaking head gasket round 2
  226. ('14+) Low oil light come on when oil level is normal
  227. ('14+) 2017 forester idles rough
  228. ('06-'08) p0447 code on 08 Forester
  229. ('03-'05) Coolant usage in 2003 Forester
  230. ('06-'08) Cruise control causes CEL
  231. ('09-'13) Strange noise at low speed
  232. ('01-'02) 01 200k miles ac works still
  233. ('14+) Lifted now something sounds off...
  234. ('09-'13) Subaru Recall TKA17
  235. ('01-'02) The ominous and elusive P0440
  236. ('03-'05) oil splatter near front passenger side axle
  237. ('01-'02) Jumped dead battery, but no dash, gauges, or ignition. - SOLVED!
  238. ('14+) Clutch pedal extender
  239. ('14+) A/C clutch not kicking on
  240. ('09-'13) "Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhh" noise.
  241. ('03-'05) Engine hesitates at 4k rpm
  242. ('14+) BRAND new 2017 stops abruptly on freeway
  243. ('09-'13) Technical Service Bulletin 247720
  244. ('98-'00) Head Gasket general advice opinions
  245. ('01-'02) '01 died while driving
  246. ('14+) What is this??? - black foam - SOLVED!
  247. ('14+) Humming at Highway Speeds
  248. ('03-'05) overheating ? cooling system? head gasket ?
  249. ('09-'13) Importance of rear catalytic converter?
  250. ('09-'13) Carmax and the 135 mile blown clutch + the oil thing