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: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty



  1. Door seal noise?
  2. ('01-'02) check engine light
  3. ('09-'13) key and fob destroyed by lawnmower, where to buy new?
  4. '14 XT BG Additive
  5. ('03-'05) Humming noise, pitch changes with speed
  6. ('09-'13) Passenger Side Air Vent Pushed in
  7. ('09-'13) A/C compressor problem after shop recharge
  8. ('03-'05) complete tune up kit '04 XT
  9. ('06-'08) OMG Timing Belt BROKE 06 FXT
  10. Starting to get annoyed
  11. ('06-'08) Help with 2nd hand purchase???
  12. 2004 forester xt problems
  13. ('03-'05) Mom's 04 Forester Wiper Issue
  14. ('09-'13) Intermittent AC Horror Story
  15. ('06-'08) My first high-mileage Subaru
  16. Rough idle
  17. ('03-'05) Cylinder 2 misfire code, shop says cylinder 1
  18. ('98-'00) Very low power when accelerating + fluctuating temperature gauge
  19. ('03-'05) 03 Warranty denied for ECU flashing (but has never been flashed)?
  20. Door lock help
  21. ('09-'13) Driver's seat cushion loose
  22. (All Years) Trans issue after engine out
  23. ('03-'05) New cabin filter problem. This isn't a joke.
  24. timing belt
  25. moonroof / passenger door wont open. 04xt
  26. ('03-'05) '05 2.5X AC / Fan / Gas gauge issues
  27. ('03-'05) 2005 FXT 115k Flashing CEL Flashing Cruise
  28. ('06-'08) 2006 Forester AC problem
  29. ('09-'13) Replacing Battery on 2011 Forester XT Touring
  30. (All Years) Weird noise over 2000rpm
  31. ('06-'08) Brake gearlock noise
  32. newbie,, hi all [Gaz ]
  33. ('09-'13) Does Subaru have something to hide?
  34. P0440 on 98 Forester
  35. Door Lock Problems
  36. ('06-'08) Replace fog light fixture
  37. ('14+) ABS, Hill Assist, and VDC Warning Lights All On?
  38. ('09-'13) Possible to eliminate rev hang on an 09?
  39. ('06-'08) Need help
  40. Oil- Milage- Price- Savings?
  41. ('06-'08) Air Conditioning woes
  42. ('09-'13) coolant loss? Forester 2013 2.5X
  43. ('06-'08) 2007 Forester "rattling?" Noise troubleshoot
  44. ('14+) Can an engine Oil Dipstick be Defective?
  45. ('06-'08) Driver's front window issue
  46. Sticking Clutch 99 Fozz
  47. ('06-'08) Air Conditioning doesn't stay warm
  48. ('14+) Weird Ripple in Panel Above Rear Passenger Door (See Video)
  49. ('98-'00) 99 forester misfire???
  50. HELP HELP - Australia
  51. ('98-'00) 99 Forester, probable engine rebuild/replacement
  52. ('98-'00) Harsh Shake/vibration after 30 minutes of highway driving
  53. ('06-'08) white smoke and green liquid everywhere!
  54. ('09-'13) Power Steering Problem
  55. ('98-'00) Starts runs a few seconds then dies. help!
  56. ('01-'02) Bucking/lurching 02 (MY03) XS
  57. ('14+) paint job
  58. ('98-'00) Intermittent Stumble/Hesitation
  59. Hard start when warm during warm weather
  60. ('06-'08) Ej253 Motor
  61. Valve cover gaskets leaking???
  62. ('06-'08) Not only Rev hang... but more
  63. I think its the immobiliser
  64. Oil overfilled?
  65. ('14+) Engine Ping on non-turbo 2.5
  66. ('01-'02) Looking for Coolant DIY and answers to few questions
  67. ('09-'13) 2012 Forester ~~ Spark Plug Question
  68. ('03-'05) turbo oil leak and exhaust smoke at startup.
  69. 2014 Forester-new engine
  70. ('01-'02) Dual core radiator for '01 Forester?
  71. ('09-'13) CV Joint issue???
  72. ('09-'13) Oil change interval reduced
  73. ('03-'05) Overheating - completely stumped
  74. ('06-'08) Vibration/grinding at 3200-4000RPM after weekend of off-roading
  75. ('06-'08) AC / Heating Knob Issue
  76. ('98-'00) Heater not Hot
  77. ('03-'05) Timing belt crank sprocket bracket
  78. ('14+) 2015 XT Touring, Intermittent loss of Radio
  79. ('09-'13) 2010 Subaru Forester 2.0D Manual - Revs up on its own in gear at speed
  80. Forester won't start.. weirdly..
  81. ('03-'05) 04' FXT rear brake light and other electrical issues
  82. Possible Transmission Issue
  83. ('03-'05) HOW TO: Replace fuel pump relay (or just locate/unplug)
  84. ('09-'13) "Bandaid" for small oil leak?
  85. ('03-'05) 03 forester 2.5x oil problems
  86. ('03-'05) My Foz Overheats on Hill Climb with A/C on.
  87. ('03-'05) Can Catalytic Converter fail twice
  88. (All Years) Repair shops are paying more for the parts?
  89. ('03-'05) Coolant Problems
  90. ('14+) multiple warning lights up and gone after restart
  91. '15 Forester XT Engine Problem
  92. (All Years) Forester troubles....
  93. Vibration at red light after getting new brakes
  94. ('09-'13) noise came out after 30k maintenance
  95. 2004 subaru wont start
  96. ('01-'02) New Starter and Still a Horrible Grinding
  97. ('09-'13) Exhaust heat shield rattle
  98. ('03-'05) A/C does not blow cold in Auto mode
  99. ('14+) Transmission Question
  100. ('14+) DPF Questions.
  101. ('98-'00) Sudden rough idle 2000 Forester
  102. ('06-'08) Coolant spillage from the radiator
  103. ('01-'02) Bind while turning
  104. ('06-'08) Remote Door Lock
  105. ('98-'00) heater matrix
  106. ('09-'13) hill-assist light on
  107. ('14+) Remote Start Issue? - 3 Blinks and a Honk
  108. ('01-'02) Increasing vibration at idle?
  109. ('09-'13) Oil Capacity/Dipstick Level
  110. Grinding while turning left
  111. ('03-'05) Air conditioning problems.
  112. ('06-'08) 06 FXT Heating Unit & Vent Control Problems
  113. P0031 code and front sensor question..
  114. ('06-'08) 2008 died on me today.
  115. ('14+) Whirring Noise when Accelerating above 1,000 RPM and worsens
  116. ('09-'13) Hiss near intake at engine shutdown?
  117. ('06-'08) 2007 Forester (auto) Key stuck
  118. ('14+) Scheduled Maintenance
  119. 2014 Forester XT Premium AC Problem
  120. ('09-'13) Steering Rack Leaking
  121. starting problems
  122. Floor jack & jack stand sizes for Forester?
  123. ('01-'02) did i just screw my car up? (GOD PLEASE NO!!)
  124. ('98-'00) PO136 code
  125. ('03-'05) New wheel bearing - now hub wobbles
  126. ('14+) Changing fuel filter?
  127. ('98-'00) low beams & high beams both out, running lights fine
  128. ('14+) Metallic rattle in cargo compartment
  129. ('14+) 2015 2.5 noisy lifter?
  130. ('98-'00) No Start
  131. ('03-'05) Head Gasket leak?
  132. ('09-'13) Lug bolt snapped help
  133. Wiper Blade Refills
  134. ('14+) I noticed 2 things in my one-week-old Forester
  135. ('09-'13) gold+ (5yr/70Kmiles) warranty on top of included 7/100K make sense
  136. Oil leak
  137. ('98-'00) New wheel bearing.
  138. Flash Flood
  139. ('14+) location of outside temperature sensor
  140. ('14+) Smooth acceleration a problem
  141. ('98-'00) Help! Harsh Shifting and only have overdrive when cruise is set
  142. ('06-'08) Both CEL P0420 and P0026 codes
  143. ('14+) booming noise from engine compartment by slowly releasing brake
  144. Subaru Forester 1999, 2.0 petrol automatic transmission
  145. 2010 Forester Started After 30 Days In Body Shop
  146. ('14+) cell phone and bluetooth
  147. ('09-'13) Foz towed 6ft. Problems?
  148. ('14+) Does Ipod searching always starts at the beginning, after hitting back?
  149. ('03-'05) Spark plugs 04 Forester XS
  150. (All Years) Rack and pinion swap
  151. 2006 Forester Seems to have too high RPM at 70MPH.
  152. ('14+) broken plastic next to rear passenger seat at door
  153. Storage compartment
  154. ('14+) Rain Sensing Wiper adjustment
  155. ('09-'13) Whining noise when A/C is on
  156. ('14+) Forest XT, A Random Vibration from 0 to 10 MPH
  157. ('09-'13) 2012 Forester 5MT - no reverse lockout?
  158. '14 XT Transmission problems under 500 miles?
  159. ('09-'13) possible electrical problem?
  160. ('09-'13) 2011 Air Filter
  161. ('09-'13) 2009 Forester Fuel Pressure Specs
  162. ('14+) Forester MY15 S (dpf)
  163. HEELLLLPPPP!! please, ***?!?
  164. ('09-'13) forester,wheel bearing
  165. ('03-'05) Need advice
  166. ('09-'13) 2010 Forester losing oil, but not leaking
  167. ('03-'05) Remote keyless entry system not working
  168. ('06-'08) Reverse Break Squeal
  169. ('06-'08) Forester overheating with white smoke after replaced radiator.
  170. ('09-'13) Remote start key fob replacement
  171. ('03-'05) CEL After ATF Swap on 2004 XT
  172. ('98-'00) transmission issues
  173. Engine Fan not working?
  174. ('09-'13) Power steering pump replacement: new or rebuilt?
  175. ('14+) XT clicking popping noise when turning
  176. ('14+) My 14' Forester XT is completely unsafe to drive - Subaru does nothing
  177. Dang! Not the oil plug!
  178. ('03-'05) Please Help me! bad case of Turbo Flutter?
  179. ('14+) How cold is your AC?
  180. check engine light - catalytic converter?
  181. ('03-'05) Check Engine, Flashing Cruise, Code P0457
  182. ('03-'05) no more headlights
  183. ('03-'05) Video of Idle isues ~2500rpm??
  184. ('03-'05) 1st problem. Wooo!!!
  185. ('09-'13) Forester XT boost leak? or is this normal?
  186. ('98-'00) Trouble going over 60 - Exhaust/Cat Probs?
  187. Surprise damage
  188. ('98-'00) rear bearing / hub / axle - advice needed!
  189. ('03-'05) Snap-on's timing belt instructions
  190. ('03-'05) Snapped Lower Control Arm
  191. ('03-'05) Ongoing turbo issues
  192. Miss with AC.
  193. ('03-'05) Help!!! Wont start!
  194. not stripping threads
  195. ('09-'13) p1443
  196. ('03-'05) Air Intake Question (parts missing)
  197. ('09-'13) 2012 Forester - Electric Motor / Pump Noise when making sharp turns?
  198. ('14+) Forester 2014 trouble with a/c
  199. ('98-'00) A/C Manifold readings - OK or add?
  200. ('06-'08) Rear wiper not engaging (but wiper motor is working)
  201. ('06-'08) SG9 Forester XT, rear wheel bearings bad, 68K miles
  202. ('09-'13) Air Injection Pump - out of warranty? 2010 XT
  203. ('09-'13) Scheduled steering fluid change?
  204. 2006 Forester - Error code P-0457
  205. ('03-'05) New to me Forester maintenance
  206. Broken rear view mirror
  207. ('03-'05) Really Need help PLEASE...intermittent rough idle/running rough
  208. ('98-'00) Fluid smell after engaging FWD
  209. ('14+) A/C stopped working on 7 month old vehicle, not happy...
  210. ('09-'13) A/C compressor runs for two seconds
  211. ('98-'00) Rear Strut Spacer to Reduce Rear Sag
  212. Ressurecting my Foz
  213. ('14+) 14' smell oil. need advice
  214. ('98-'00) Timing belt tension
  215. ('14+) Cranks but won't start
  216. ('14+) A question about oil change frequency???
  217. ('09-'13) Couple rookie questions on maintenance
  218. ('09-'13) Diagnosing a faulty Wheel Bearing
  219. ('14+) Starter--no crank--dash lights dissapear
  220. Key getting stuck
  221. ('14+) Rusting Door Hinges on my 2014!
  222. ('03-'05) Help! Car not putting any power to ground after suspension swap. CV boot to blame?
  223. ('03-'05) Misfires... HELP!
  224. ('03-'05) Fuel Injector Wire Harness?
  225. ('14+) Dealership wants me to do oil change at 3000km / 1860 miles???
  226. ('01-'02) Ouch!
  227. ('03-'05) subaru 2005: is it sparkplugs, wires or engine?
  228. ('14+) 2014 Forester - Cabin shaking at traffic lights
  229. ('14+) 2015 Forester wind noise
  230. ('98-'00) Axle popped out
  231. ('03-'05) whistling sound at high rmp
  232. ('14+) Cam sensor
  233. ('09-'13) Throwout Bearing Warranty Question
  234. ('03-'05) 04 with CEL
  235. ('98-'00) 2000 forester throttle adjustment.
  236. ('09-'13) Electrical issues
  237. ('03-'05) No power to air conditioning clutch
  238. help 2006 forester stalling at low idle(won't idle)
  239. ('03-'05) Fuel Pump Gurgling
  240. Six second A/C fluctuatuons
  241. ('09-'13) Driveshaft- Too much free play?
  242. ('06-'08) Fuel filter Replacement?
  243. ('03-'05) transmission question! regarding xt's/wrx trans
  244. ('06-'08) Intake and exhaust valve clearances?
  245. ('09-'13) Gone through 3 alternators and 2 batteries -- Need Advice
  246. Voltage Fluctuations
  247. ('14+) 2015 fuel pump
  248. ('06-'08) P0457 Evap leak, fuel pump overflows tank
  249. 2015 Forester 2.5 (CVT) - Blue Coolant temperature light questions
  250. ('01-'02) Sf non turbo intermitant start issue