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: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty



  1. ('14+) Compressor failure
  2. 2004 Forester Hesitates when accelerating, worse at low RPM’s, "screeches"
  3. ('14+) Undiagnosed Engine Issue - 2016 Subaru Forester 2.5l
  4. ('03-'05) Where did my coolant go?
  5. ('09-'13) AC compressor issue at cold start
  6. ('98-'00) forester a/c issue
  7. ('06-'08) Air conditioning A/C always 'ON' defrost?
  8. Issues starting motor after pulling it for head gaskets
  9. ('98-'00) Engine Mounts, Tranny Mount, or Both?
  10. ('06-'08) '07 xt - battery disconnect?
  11. ('06-'08) 2006 Subaru Forester LL Bean edition
  12. Outside air temp sensor question
  13. ('06-'08) Leaking head gaskets?
  14. ('01-'02) Wom Wom Wom in 3rd/4th when accelerating
  15. ('14+) 2017 Forester User manual?
  16. ('09-'13) Head gasket replacement intervals
  17. ('98-'00) Oil leaking on center jacking plate?
  18. ('14+) A/C Compressor works intermittently
  19. ('14+) Did you buy any warranty?
  20. ('09-'13) Brakes and Check Engine VDC Warning and Cruise Blinking
  21. ('14+) TPMS Issue
  22. ('14+) Reverse Noise
  23. ('03-'05) Issue with air conditioning, please help.
  24. ('09-'13) QUESTION: Removing the Charcoal Air Filter?
  25. 2010 2.5 Forester Manufacture Recommended Oil change interval?
  26. ('09-'13) Steering wheel doesn't return to center
  27. ('98-'00) Need help!
  28. ('03-'05) XT Oil Pan Leaking?
  29. 2010 Forester 2.5 engine failed 78000 miles
  30. ('14+) Subaru of America / Buyback Program
  31. ('14+) Both o2 Sensors Failed
  32. ('03-'05) Rear Differential dilemma
  33. (All Years) Fuel pump cooling?
  34. Idling engine shutoff when breaking stop check oil flash
  35. ('03-'05) Need help - parts website
  36. ('06-'08) A/C problems
  37. ('09-'13) A/C Dryer
  38. ('09-'13) o2 sensor & catalytic converter problem went away with warmer weather???
  39. ('09-'13) A/C Compressor Noise [VDO]
  40. ('06-'08) Problem starting from cold - xc auto 2007
  41. 2016 forester premium airbag light
  42. ('14+) new member maintenance question
  43. Cost of ownership of a 2003 Forester for 5 years (my experience)
  44. ('09-'13) VDC light on ?
  45. Occasional startup issue
  46. ('14+) 2016 1 day old. Eyesight, ABS, VCS, and Hill go boom. Any ideas?
  47. ('98-'00) 98 Forester Speedometer not working. VSS changed but not getting any signals from it
  48. ('03-'05) New catalytic converter cherry red at idle
  49. ('14+) Returning leased car in 5 months... 30k maintenance?
  50. Occasion rough running
  51. ('09-'13) Should the crank seal be replaced when doing timing belt ?
  52. ('03-'05) Rear cradle "weaK"
  53. ('03-'05) Left rear bearing noisy
  54. Whooshing sound while accelerating
  55. ('09-'13) 2009 forester XT stutter
  56. ('06-'08) CEL P0700 and P1718 - SOLVED!
  57. ('14+) Help - Stalling after ECU Reset
  58. ('06-'08) Lateral link broken
  59. ('06-'08) 60K mile Service- cost $800?!
  60. Central locking problem
  61. ('09-'13) Forester '09 Code reading...
  62. ('09-'13) "Spurious" CEL's on a 2009 Forester
  63. ('09-'13) DPF problems
  64. ('14+) Brief 'sigh' while braking
  65. ('14+) FXT 2015. Chipping Paint on Fender.
  66. ('14+) Forester 2015- gas smell inside cabin when parked
  67. CVT fluid drain and fill 14' Forester
  68. ('03-'05) Hey fxt family - I'm looking for name brand hoses for my engine
  69. ('06-'08) Engine Replacement Needed?
  70. 1997 t/Tb HELP!!!! I'm lost with it!
  71. ('06-'08) Suspension Oily, what part is it?
  72. ('03-'05) Moonroof help for a new owner... PLEASE!!!
  73. ('03-'05) '05 Forester A/C compressor clutch limits
  74. ('09-'13) Annoying low frequency rumble sound
  75. Would you buy a forester with P0420
  76. ('03-'05) Check Engine light back on - Due next week for head gasket job $1400
  77. ('14+) Water leaking from cowl area
  78. ('06-'08) A/C Clutch Slipping
  79. ('14+) 2015 2.5 forester is "lugging" around 2k rpms at low speeds
  80. ('14+) 2015 XT shudders when stopped
  81. ('09-'13) What to look for in a quality timing belt parts kit?
  82. ('03-'05) power steering pump SG 2.0 XT
  83. ('01-'02) Ignition Coil .. Maybe
  84. ('01-'02) serious power issues, followed by an odd knock
  85. ('09-'13) Windshield replacement best place to go???
  86. ('06-'08) Blower Motor Quit
  87. ('98-'00) No A/C, checked everything
  88. ('14+) Higher Pitch Hum/Road Noise - Tires or wheel bearing?
  89. ('01-'02) Forester Engine spitting on acceleration from stop. possibly debris in tank.
  90. ('09-'13) Loss of power 2009 Forester XT
  91. ('98-'00) Leaking gas
  92. ('03-'05) Big refresh time- need help
  93. ('14+) Question for those who change their own oil on a 14 or 15
  94. ('01-'02) '02 Forester S 4AT Diff Gear Oil(s) which ones?
  95. (All Years) Problems caused by auto box and engine overfill?
  96. ('09-'13) Switch from Platinum to Iridium Plugs?
  97. ('14+) Driver's side A/C problem
  98. ('14+) Full Auto ac
  99. ('98-'00) Temp gauge needle goes way past H
  100. ('01-'02) Loss of Power while Cruising
  101. ('06-'08) 2006 A/C hose and O-ring replacement
  102. ('06-'08) Frozen (seized) A/C compressor
  103. ('03-'05) Faint clunk/rattle from front when accelerating from stop
  104. ('06-'08) Front Wiper fluid not spraying
  105. ('09-'13) '11 Forester XT Premium Idle Speed
  106. ('06-'08) Whining noise when moving(sometimes)
  107. ('03-'05) $1400 head gasket job turns into $2300 (merged thread)
  108. ('06-'08) Help Please - high pitched whistling noise
  109. ('14+) About Brake Fluid
  110. ('14+) 30000 mile maintenance items and quotes
  111. ('09-'13) Bad wheel bearing?
  112. ('03-'05) 2005 Impreza RS sedan manual trans noise under load
  113. ('06-'08) Loose AC belt, safe to drive?
  114. ('06-'08) Fail safe mode
  115. ('06-'08) A/C Compressor Noise + No Cold Air
  116. ('01-'02) How can I tell if timing belt was changed?
  117. ('14+) Squeaky 2016 Forester 2.5i
  118. ('06-'08) Coolant dropped 2" in overflow bottle?
  119. ('98-'00) Unknown engine on Suby Forester
  120. ('03-'05) Manual Transmission knocking in 1st gear
  121. 2004 2.5L with Coolant Loss.
  122. ('09-'13) Who should I trust?
  123. ('09-'13) air conditioner is bipolar
  124. ('09-'13) Whining noise
  125. ('98-'00) 97 Forester s/tb knocking when very warm or pushing very hard
  126. ('06-'08) locate 2006 Forester ac compressor relay switch
  127. 2001 subaru forester s moonroof wont push up all the way when closing
  128. ('98-'00) 2000 Subaru Forester L Manual Transmission
  129. ('09-'13) 09 Forester Cylinder Misfires, Overheating, cataytic converter reading
  130. ('98-'00) Manual Trans Subaru Forester problems
  131. ('14+) Need help! Problem? with CVT TR690
  132. ('09-'13) 140k miles leak/gasket problem
  133. ('09-'13) 60K Maintenance - 2012 NA with Automatic Transmission
  134. First Oil Change Experience
  135. ('09-'13) Po 0453 code help where is the sensor ?
  136. ('01-'02) Low Power on Acceleration
  137. ('98-'00) Rough idle missfire
  138. ('03-'05) '05 FXT Running very lean.
  139. ('09-'13) 60k mile service cost
  140. ('06-'08) I think my fuel pump crapped out
  141. ('09-'13) Where should I get my timing belt installed, Subauru or local repair shop
  142. ('98-'00) roll pin and linkage - 5 sp transmission
  143. ('03-'05) 04 FXT turbo issues
  144. ('98-'00) Crankshaft pulley broken woodruff key - SOLVED!
  145. ('03-'05) Is it time to kill my '03 X Forester?
  146. ('14+) 2014 forester XT won't start 3rd time
  147. ('06-'08) Wrong oil in auto transmission cause whine?
  148. ('01-'02) 2001 Forester L Locked in Park, key can't turn in N - SOLVED!
  149. ('09-'13) 2012 - A/C System leaking water in the cabin
  150. ('06-'08) Oil leak for my 2006 Forester
  151. Binding noise, Need help
  152. ('06-'08) Dropped a piece of o-ring in the pump, steering got heavy
  153. ('14+) '15 Forester 2.0XT jerky acceleration
  154. ('09-'13) Second round of brake line inspections?
  155. ('09-'13) Sunroof leak in my 2010
  156. ('14+) Subaru Maintenance Kit Parts ID?
  157. ('98-'00) Misfiring #1 & #3, need some ideas
  158. ('98-'00) PLEASE HELP!! Replaced motor and now won't start!! - SOLVED!
  159. ('09-'13) Headlight lens crack
  160. ('06-'08) Grinding noise on tight circle turns
  161. ('14+) Brake pedal clicks when pressed
  162. ('01-'02) CEL misfire
  163. ('09-'13) Help!!! Broken cv axle in the Eastern Sierras
  164. ('14+) Check or replace?
  165. ('01-'02) Cleaning foglight lenses
  166. ('06-'08) Ticking noise after head gasket replacement
  167. (All Years) Remanufactured CV axles: boots ripping
  168. 99 Fozzy low cylinder compression
  169. P0500 wheel speed sensor question
  170. 2016 2.5i Touring "Whine"
  171. ('03-'05) First time Trans fluid change
  172. ('06-'08) New member from ny - the ecu got fried.
  173. ('06-'08) Engine rebuild advice
  174. Front door removal help please!!
  175. ('98-'00) Replacement power steering pulley fitment?
  176. ('09-'13) Lights dim after power steering pump replacement
  177. ('14+) dumb question about torque wrench drive size
  178. ('98-'00) Having a few problems with my 1999 Forester
  179. ('03-'05) Strange vibration issue
  180. ('03-'05) Flywheel exposed underneath car???
  181. ('14+) Where to get Subaru Extra MT Oil?
  182. ('09-'13) No-rest Headrest
  183. ('01-'02) Another overheating Subaru... surprise surprise
  184. ('09-'13) Airbag Module Reset Tool
  185. Tips for changing the oil myself?
  186. ('98-'00) Problems starting in the heat?
  187. ('14+) Bad wheel bearings?
  188. ('03-'05) Engine Removal & Head Gasket Replacement Procedure
  189. (All Years) 1997 Forester Hold Light, Engine Shut off
  190. ('14+) HELP!! - Rusting Issue with my white 2015 Forester XT
  191. ('03-'05) p0365 and p0171 fault help needed asap
  192. ('98-'00) New oil discovery on my driveway
  193. ('03-'05) 2004 forester slowly leaking/burning oil. 150,000 miles
  194. (All Years) Need some help! 07 Forester XT CEL codes..
  195. ('03-'05) Overheating after rad hose popped off
  196. ('03-'05) pinball machine dash lights
  197. ('14+) at a cross roads
  198. ('03-'05) Forester head gasket inquiry
  199. Vibrating brakes and the car shuts off
  200. ('03-'05) Timing Belt Replacement Opinion
  201. ('09-'13) First post. 2011 Forester. Major problems.
  202. ('01-'02) 02 Forester Heat
  203. ('09-'13) Funky start up idle
  204. ('06-'08) I just bought a Unicorn (I think)
  205. ('14+) SI DRIVE Options disappeared
  206. Oil Light Flickers Now
  207. ('09-'13) Recent brake service
  208. ('14+) For those who change thier own oil, do you use torque wrence ?
  209. ('14+) 2014 Forester- failure of car key to open doors remotely when near cell phone towers
  210. ('03-'05) Rust Question?
  211. ('01-'02) Bearing Press for A/C clutch bearing
  212. (All Years) 6 quarts drained on ATF change???
  213. ('06-'08) Major HG Repair vs Sell to Subie mechanic?
  214. ('98-'00) At the end of my rope, will not start.
  215. ('01-'02) How much Oil can a 2001 Subaru Forester eat between oil changes
  216. (All Years) Shortly Over Oil Change Time Period, Warranty Voided?
  217. ('01-'02) mystery screeching
  218. ('98-'00) Newbie needing help - lost all gears!
  219. ('14+) Anyone change their tranny fluid?
  220. ('14+) Oil Condensation on Turbo Oil Feed Lines/Banjos
  221. 04 forester Xt rear droning sound
  222. ('14+) 60k/$800 Service
  223. ('03-'05) Shake on acceleration (off the line)
  224. ('14+) 14 Forester XT issues two years later
  225. ('03-'05) Help diagnose MAP Sensor & getting the maintenance up to date.
  226. AC Pump Cycling While Heat is On. 2006 Forester
  227. ('14+) Non linear acceleration
  228. ('03-'05) Head Gasket? Help!
  229. ('14+) 2014 Forester XT Loud Knocking + Power Loss
  230. ('01-'02) Is Mrs. Kentrik's Forester worth salvaging?
  231. ('09-'13) Spark Plug Replacement
  232. ('09-'13) 2011 Forester X Cold Start
  233. ('03-'05) Subaru Newbie needs advice. Possible head gasket?
  234. ('09-'13) AC Squealing Sound
  235. ('14+) Rear Seat Adjustment - SOLVED!
  236. ('98-'00) Loss of engine power
  237. ('03-'05) Clockspring
  238. ('03-'05) Huge drop in gas mileage
  239. ('01-'02) AT Shift Cable Issue
  240. ('06-'08) 08 Forester 2.5X AC Issue
  241. ('03-'05) SG Electric Window Problem - SOLVED
  242. ('03-'05) 2.5XT Turbo with P0304
  243. Lost Forester Key - what would you do?
  244. ('14+) Forester 2014 - Slight carburetor knock
  245. ('09-'13) Steering wheel vibration at highway speeds
  246. ('06-'08) Cooling fan blade broke.
  247. Check engine light/cruise control
  248. Car running on 2 cylinders!
  249. ('03-'05) 2005 XT 5mt surges for first 10 mins of driving
  250. Here's hoping the old dog will be better now.