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: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty



  1. ('14+) SUBI in 2-3ft of water
  2. ('03-'05) Electrical part under hood is warm
  3. 2015 Forester Heater/Tires
  4. ('06-'08) 2007 forester wiring harness Q
  5. '15 XT - Oil Change Advice
  6. 2015 Forester-Does yours do this???
  7. Forester front end making noises
  8. 2015 Forester Console Squeak
  9. ('14+) Forester XT 30k mile service
  10. ('98-'00) Radiator cooling hoses
  11. ('01-'02) Squeals on sharp turns
  12. ('98-'00) helpline,,,,
  13. ('06-'08) Engine misfire badly
  14. ('01-'02) blinking CEL
  15. My Forester air conditioner stops at 80 KPH
  16. ('06-'08) Blown Head Gasket on '06 XT Limited
  17. ('09-'13) Collant smell and no loosing a little
  18. ('03-'05) Should there be a cover over the Flexplate? I can see it turning from front....
  19. ('06-'08) 2007 XT Surges on moderate high acceloration
  20. ('03-'05) Fuel line 05 FXT
  21. ('09-'13) XT Knocking, P0011 and P0021 pending codes, lost power
  22. ('09-'13) P0171 -- still can't fix
  23. (All Years) billowing white smoke, driver side valve cover????
  24. ('09-'13) Oil change - too much oil?
  25. ('09-'13) Intermittent rattling from under engine area
  26. ('01-'02) Funky issue with rear dome light, need electrical help
  27. (All Years) Tune-up for high mileage motor, am I missing anything?
  28. ('09-'13) Which NGK spark plug for my 2011 XT?
  29. ('09-'13) Replaced my A/F sensor (upstream)
  30. ('06-'08) 84PSI fuel pressure???
  31. ('98-'00) shaky miss,,
  32. Heater vent smell....again...
  33. ('09-'13) Excessive engine cranking mystery
  34. ('06-'08) Power Steering Pump fixes
  35. ('09-'13) linkage for the vent controls not working
  36. ('14+) Dealer or not for service (Chicago)
  37. ('14+) Maximum engine oil?
  38. (All Years) Blinking Cruise Control Light, without CEL
  39. ('09-'13) 2012 forester clutch noise
  40. ('06-'08) Windshield replacement..is OEM better?
  41. ('03-'05) 04 FXT P0345 code
  42. valve guide dropped out ?
  43. ('01-'02) 2002 Broken Timing Belt/ Bent Valves
  44. ('98-'00) Cruise Control Not Working
  45. ('06-'08) Vent selector knob not working
  46. ('98-'00) 1999 Forester heat gauge goes up in steep climbs
  47. ('03-'05) '04 Forester fuel level sensor
  48. Dark oil.
  49. ('06-'08) Seat Heater Randomness
  50. ('01-'02) Starter issues...identify, repair, replace?
  51. ('06-'08) Boost gauge electronic issue
  52. ('98-'00) Check engine problem. help!
  53. ('98-'00) Speedo/Odometer/Cruise Control not working 98 Manual
  54. ('14+) 2014 XT Touring: stalled while driving for 3rd time...
  55. 2015 forester lift back struts
  56. ('06-'08) P0030 - front O2 sensor replacement
  57. ('01-'02) 2001 S P1137 and PO171 code issue
  58. ('01-'02) Bad wheel bearing
  59. ('03-'05) High pitched whine when clutch pedal not depressed - X MY 04
  60. ('01-'02) Squeaking While Coasting in Gear
  61. ('01-'02) Are stock spark plugs Iridium?
  62. ('09-'13) Stuck Oil Drain Plug
  63. Oil drain location
  64. ('03-'05) Smells like boiling coolant!
  65. ('14+) Is going to the dealer for the 30k mile service worth the cost?
  66. ('98-'00) New or rebuilt?
  67. ('03-'05) Bad valve gasket? plug gasket?
  68. ('14+) Wheel Spacers
  69. ('03-'05) Oil Change
  70. ('98-'00) forester loss of power/hesitation
  71. ('14+) Loose gas cap
  72. ('09-'13) EJ25 head gasket failure inevitable?
  73. ('14+) 2015 Forester XT problems
  74. ('03-'05) Coolant problems
  75. ('98-'00) 98 legacy L wagon wont start
  76. ('14+) Whine on 2015 Forester 2.0XT Premium
  77. 2004 Forester Radio and Wipers Don't Work on Startup
  78. ('01-'02) 2002 Forester Hesitation and Backfire Through Intake Under Load
  79. ('03-'05) 04 XT Top of radiator some kind of plug leaking
  80. ('03-'05) Wheel Binding
  81. ('03-'05) P0031 Code Solved by O2 Sensor Purchase!
  82. Window Noise and Gussets
  83. Wheel Bearing Trouble
  84. ('06-'08) Using coolant
  85. ('01-'02) Oil Leak
  86. ('01-'02) Fuel Filler Door Spring
  87. ('14+) Forester Back seat cover peeling off?
  88. (All Years) How to move subframe for lockout bolt installation
  89. ('14+) 2014 Cold CVT Drain and Refill Amount
  90. Problem starting
  91. ('03-'05) New to the Forums! Just picked up a FOZZY! NEED some help.
  92. ('14+) What do you think?
  93. ('03-'05) 2005 half clutch
  94. ('14+) Bluetooth issues...
  95. ('06-'08) How to diagnose a bad head gasket
  96. ('09-'13) Airbag light on after pulling driver seat
  97. ('01-'02) Spare Fuel Filter been sitting in my trunk
  98. My Forester is farting?
  99. (All Years) Oil Specification - because I'm thinking too much
  100. ('03-'05) Key fob and manual gear shift problems
  101. 2004 Forester issues - key fob, manual gearbox
  102. ('09-'13) No heat after evaporator core replaced
  103. ('14+) Intermittent Rough Idle on brand new '15 Forester XT
  104. ('03-'05) Possible oil issue?
  105. ('14+) Oil Filter Wrench suggestion ?
  106. ('06-'08) Check Engine Light Blinking After Head Gasket Replacement
  107. ('06-'08) Electric folding wing mirror with a mind of its own
  108. ('09-'13) 2011 rear hatch door not opening
  109. "Time to change engine oil" messages
  110. ('14+) Eyesight disabled problem
  111. ('03-'05) 2003 Steam from Hood
  112. ('01-'02) Help! Check Engine Light with Four Codes
  113. ('01-'02) Ej25 just clicks not start
  114. ('09-'13) Single Bearing Idler Pulley
  115. ('06-'08) Forester blowing cold air on hot, water sound from dash
  116. ('03-'05) Is it Blown Turbo?
  117. (All Years) Need some advice on extended warranty
  118. Heat Shield?
  119. ('03-'05) 03 Transmission issue
  120. ('09-'13) Ball joint?
  121. ('03-'05) Bad Previous Owner, Busy Current Owner...Quick Help?
  122. Annoying rattle
  123. ('06-'08) Bad Inner Tie Rod or ???
  124. Evap (small) code
  125. oil consumption / accurate dipstick reading
  126. Customer service complaint hierarchy
  127. 2001 Forester- question-
  128. ('06-'08) change spark plugs
  129. low brake peddle
  130. Squeeky (rear) chair back catch/loop
  131. ('09-'13) Throttle Body Cleaning
  132. ('09-'13) Near end of extended warranty - having issues finding a dealership willing check
  133. ('98-'00) Engine shudders when a/c is on, a/c then gets colder.
  134. ('03-'05) How "tense" should the upper rad hose be when engine is fully hot? Tank w/bubbles
  135. Help -- dealer can't fix our Forester --115000 miles
  136. ('03-'05) 04 XT - AC clutch engaged event with AC switch off
  137. ('03-'05) Cruise Control Problem
  138. ('98-'00) Stalls When Driving Loss Of Power
  139. Fuel System Question
  140. Condensation
  141. Rear Wheel Bearing Replacement
  142. ('03-'05) Misfire after HG job
  143. ('03-'05) Humming noise. Can anyone help pinpoint it?
  144. ('03-'05) New 04' FXT Owner - Timing Belt?
  145. ('01-'02) Car starts then stalls
  146. I just picked up my new XT, one minor problem.
  147. Stumble at Cruising Speed
  148. ('98-'00) Coolant Leak Please Help!
  149. ('06-'08) Black intake housing.
  150. ('98-'00) Coolent Leak from rad cap
  151. 2010 Forester hit 100,000
  152. 2005 Forester engine refurb?
  153. ('06-'08) XT Auto feels listless
  154. help please 08 FXT Sprorts a/t
  155. ('09-'13) Forester Engine Power
  156. ('14+) Setting clock
  157. ('09-'13) Cruise Control Problem/Warning lights
  158. ('14+) Removal of plastic cover under engine.
  159. new 2015 forester starting problem
  160. (All Years) Threadlocker on timing belt tensioner bolt
  161. ('14+) Check Engine, Incline Start Assist, X Mode, & Cruise Control lights?
  162. 2014 Forester coolant levels
  163. 2015 Forester CVT hesitation-lurching
  164. ('06-'08) Common sense/ recommended engine overhaul
  165. ('09-'13) Odd Engine Speed Vibration
  166. Inherited vehicle with a lot of issues...are they worth fixing? Need advice.
  167. Intermittent Hard Start
  168. ('06-'08) Coolant leak, can I just tighten this?
  169. Where is blower relay 2003 Forester XS
  170. Extended Warranty Question
  171. ('14+) Annoying Wiper Issue
  172. ('14+) Bad VDC module - Flashing Check Engine Lights
  173. ('98-'00) horn/airbag
  174. Returning a used car....anyone have advice??
  175. ('14+) 2015 Car Tool Kit. What tools needed to take apart car?
  176. (All Years) How often do you change your oil? Tire rotation?
  177. 1998 ECU help, please?
  178. ('06-'08) Power Steering Mystery
  179. ('06-'08) Suggestions bout 120k miles maintenance
  180. ('14+) floor jacking points for Forester
  181. ('03-'05) XT Phantom Limp mode.
  182. ('03-'05) '05 FXT Rear Wheel Stud Replacement.
  183. ('98-'00) Subaru Owner Needs Help w/ Engine Work
  184. ('98-'00) rough idle, loss of power
  185. Subaru Starting issues in Winter ( -30 Deg or below)
  186. New Forester oil level high
  187. ('09-'13) AC failing, still OK to run Defrost?
  188. Getting the 02 ready for winter...thoughts?
  189. Laundry List of Codes
  190. ('06-'08) Oil Leakage?
  191. ('14+) Electronic trunk (boot) door
  192. ('98-'00) terrible idle no power when Motor is Cold
  193. ('03-'05) Missing Grommet
  194. ('03-'05) Temp Control Cable--Manual Heat-A/C
  195. ('06-'08) New Subaru owner --- first oil change
  196. ('06-'08) 2006 2.5 xt hiccups at idle
  197. ('14+) 2015 forester 2.5i touring
  198. 05 Forester about to hit 100k... Maintenance items?
  199. ('03-'05) Blinking cel, p0304.
  200. ('03-'05) Coolant Loss?
  201. ('98-'00) hazards flashing- tried reset button but....
  202. ('01-'02) Resurrecting a Failed Headgasket Motor?
  203. ('09-'13) Timing belt change
  204. ('09-'13) FXT Turbo/AVCS/Banjo Bolt issue and question
  205. ('14+) 2015 Forester, excessive oil loss?
  206. ('03-'05) Dead forester ('05)
  207. ('03-'05) Brake pedal doesn't return all the way
  208. 2010 Subaru Forester Flasher/Turn Signal Stuck On
  209. ('09-'13) Does that look right to you?
  210. ('98-'00) leaking oil from pcv??
  211. ('09-'13) Fuel smell, visible small leak at rear, poor mileage
  212. Temperature rising on Idle, falling immediately after turning off and restarting
  213. ('98-'00) Update to previous problem but have idle and evap issues
  214. ('14+) Forester Rear Hatch Wont Open
  215. brake and battery indicator lights on and no power steering
  216. Forester filled with water
  217. ('01-'02) Forester Instrument Panel Problem
  218. ('09-'13) Cost of brake service
  219. ('06-'08) AC belt is too big
  220. ('01-'02) Coolant leaking from block... head gasket? :(
  221. ('03-'05) Second Forester with head gasket gone!
  222. Whirring sound from rear end
  223. ('09-'13) Need some tips for changing antifreeze
  224. ('09-'13) Overheating CD Player
  225. ('03-'05) So I drove down a cobblestone road
  226. ('98-'00) Rough idle after startup ... then it's fine?
  227. ('14+) Engine ping
  228. 02 forester driveability issue
  229. Need advice
  230. ('03-'05) 04 FXT rear whining issue
  231. ('09-'13) Breaker Bar on PCV?
  232. ('98-'00) Rear Windshield Wiper Motor Squeal
  233. ('09-'13) Dash Panel rattle - Quick Fix
  234. ('01-'02) Sealant for spark tube gaskets?
  235. ('09-'13) Does the '15 2.5 have the same timing chain issue?
  236. (All Years) Replacing knock sensor, OEM or aftermarket?
  237. Sunroof Issues?
  238. ('06-'08) Cylinder 2 problems
  239. ('09-'13) Rattle Repair = $900?! Advice Requested
  240. ('98-'00) oil in sparkplug wells
  241. ('09-'13) OLD CAR w. no mileage question
  242. ('14+) 2015 front windshield trim
  243. ('98-'00) thermostat 1, spark plugs 0
  244. ('98-'00) radiator failure
  245. ('03-'05) Need to borrow driver side cams position holder tool for timingbelt job
  246. ('09-'13) Poor Idle-getting worse
  247. ('98-'00) Grinding noise when in gear, vibration
  248. ('14+) Keyless ignition won't start, electrical issues, no brake lights, etc.
  249. ('98-'00) Convince me to keep or get rid of forester
  250. ('03-'05) $3200 for Head Gaskets.... Should I just trade it?