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: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty



  1. ('06-'08) squealy air conditioner pulley
  2. ('98-'00) Electrical problem?
  3. ('03-'05) Forester blowing fuse SBF-5
  4. ('03-'05) Red powder near belts . . . what do you think?
  5. ('09-'13) P0028 code after oil change
  6. ('09-'13) Everyone can laugh at my stupidity for a moment...
  7. Forester 98 and 2002 rear windshield
  8. ('09-'13) Intermittent Problem starting 2010 Forester Turbo
  9. ('14+) Is this common - headlight & fog light out?
  10. ('09-'13) AC issues--Ambient Air ??
  11. ('03-'05) Subie with a blown headgasket.
  12. ('03-'05) 2003 Forester X - A/C Cycling On/Off; No A/C Light
  13. TPMS light flashing then solid
  14. ('09-'13) Car coolant differences
  15. ('09-'13) Timing Belt Change - A few questions...
  16. ('03-'05) Need helping cleaning mouse nest from HVAC system!
  17. ('14+) plastic wall cover by left foot driver side
  18. ('14+) 2017 Oil Change Plastic Access Cover Help
  19. ('01-'02) Overheated in the Middle of the Mojave Desert
  20. ('09-'13) 2011 anyone done thermostat
  21. ('03-'05) what is this?
  22. ('06-'08) To be, or not be, the OEM A/C Expansion Valve
  23. ('14+) 2015 Subaru Forester Limited W/ Eyesight (Eyesight Issues)
  24. ('98-'00) 1999 Subaru Forester repairs - price check for P&L?
  25. ('09-'13) New to Subaru - starting problem?
  26. ('03-'05) Bought a 2003 Forester, Need maintenance help!
  27. ('09-'13) 09 Forester Engine ticking and stalls at idle
  28. ('98-'00) Need Help!!! (Starter solenoid, positive cable)
  29. ('03-'05) Upstream o2 Air/Fuel Sensor P0131 code - SOLVED!
  30. '03 Forester. Everett, WA. Into the Deep End? - head gasket leak
  31. ('09-'13) Code P0128 coolant flush
  32. 2015 forester battery
  33. ('14+) 2013 ignition problem - buzzing noise?
  34. ('09-'13) P0171 CEL Code: Troubleshooting Help
  35. ('01-'02) Forester issues please help if you can
  36. ('14+) Rear latch problem
  37. ('01-'02) 2 piece power steering Pressure hose?
  38. ('09-'13) High pitched squeak noise
  39. ('03-'05) 2004 Forester XT 5spd driveshaft interchange
  40. ('09-'13) Rear Lift Gate Chatter/Squeak How Did You Resolve It?
  41. ('03-'05) Coolant additive for leaks??!
  42. ('14+) 2017 passenger side window not working from driver side door - SOLVED!
  43. ('14+) Eyesight / ABS / Traction control blow up
  44. ('14+) Newest Memeber of the Borked CVT Club
  45. ('14+) Airbag Control Module and Impact Sensor questions
  46. ('14+) 2014 Strange Rubbing Sound From Driver Left???
  47. ('06-'08) 2006 Forester Not starting
  48. ('14+) 'Pinging' noise from engine going uphill in hot weather
  49. ('06-'08) 2007 Forester just shuts down
  50. ('14+) Potential Safety Issue - 2014 Forester XT
  51. ('03-'05) Forester 2.5x Cranks but doesn't start - SOLVED!
  52. ('14+) Discount Tire Woes - broken wheel stud
  53. ('03-'05) 2002 Japanese Right Hand Drive Forester XT oil filter
  54. ('14+) No Tranny Fluid change? '14 maintenance schedule..
  55. ('09-'13) Oil consumption problem
  56. ('06-'08) Shifting into gears (Manual)
  57. ('03-'05) 2004 XS - Timing Belt/Service Intervals Query
  58. ('09-'13) rough idle when stopped at red lights/stop signs
  59. ('09-'13) Forester Steering Rack Problem
  60. ('01-'02) Minimal Throttle Response
  61. ('98-'00) Acceleration lag
  62. ('03-'05) 04 forester 2.5 na - not starting!
  63. ('06-'08) My "Low Fuel Indicator" doesn't show
  64. ('14+) 17' I knew I didn't have anything to drink
  65. ('01-'02) MAP sensor readings
  66. ('98-'00) Timing problem
  67. ('98-'00) Throttle Body?
  68. No spark after head gasket.
  69. ('03-'05) Gauge Lights and Tachometer Don't Work
  70. ('03-'05) Need help identifying this part 2003 Forester
  71. ('06-'08) Cruise control light + CEL
  72. ('09-'13) Do I really need new plug wires?
  73. ('09-'13) 2012 Driver side window won't go down
  74. ('03-'05) To my surprise, 6 CEL's...
  75. ('09-'13) Is this too much for new A/C compressor?
  76. ('14+) Iphone text messages issues on 2016
  77. 2014 Forester Engine/fuel issue
  78. ('98-'00) Vibration from AT(torque converter?)
  79. ('03-'05) Electrical System Going Crazy
  80. Cruise Control Not Working---fixed
  81. ('03-'05) Need 2nd opinion please...
  82. ('14+) XT Engine Oil leak?
  83. ('14+) Delay power when put gas padel
  84. ('03-'05) Engine Oil and Piston Slap
  85. ('09-'13) '09 Forester 2.5X - 90,000 kilometers - Leaking Spark plug/valve cover
  86. ('14+) Clicking noise from under the hood while car was off (drained the battery)
  87. ('14+) Dealer baffled - 3 bad wheel bearings on '15 w/20k
  88. ('06-'08) Noise from tailpipe when shutting car down
  89. ('14+) 2016 forester ac/heater blower stopped working
  90. ('14+) Brake dust??
  91. ('03-'05) Brake Lights don't turn off - SOLVED!
  92. ('03-'05) Replace one or both axle half-shafts?
  93. ('03-'05) 2002 MY03 Subraru Forester stalling when cold
  94. ('03-'05) Anyone Recognize This?
  95. (All Years) FiberFix
  96. ('01-'02) scraping noise when turning
  97. ('06-'08) Power windows dead - SOLVED!
  98. If you drop a spark plug?
  99. ('98-'00) Traction Control System
  100. ('09-'13) 09 Forester Code P0453 gas guage problem?
  101. This looks like it might be bad
  102. ('01-'02) Another rear washer leak repair (not caused by check valve)
  103. ('03-'05) Fozzy slow to start
  104. ('14+) Uneven height on 2017 Forester
  105. ('14+) Turbo Oil Leak
  106. ('14+) '15 Forester, Lose power as if transmission goes into neutral
  107. ('14+) 2 repairs on my 2017 I have had less than 24hrs!
  108. ('01-'02) 2001 Forester N/A 2.0 Manual - Fuel Pressure
  109. ('14+) Engine hesitates briefly when applying throttle
  110. ('14+) WTJ-70 Service Campaign – MY 17 Forester CVT Low Fluid Level
  111. ('14+) Forester XT: Oil leaking from around flywheel opening?
  112. 2016 forester MT-3000 miles, grinding
  113. ('14+) Heated Seats
  114. ('03-'05) Help on sons Forester!
  115. ('14+) Hello from Toronto, Canada - "breaking-in" a new engine with a CVT
  116. ('98-'00) Torque Converter
  117. ('98-'00) Engine Lift Crane Needed?
  118. ('06-'08) Overheating or?
  119. ('06-'08) leaking water pump then blown head gasket problem
  120. ('14+) CVT 'Ping' Noise
  121. ('03-'05) Seemingly ridiculous fuel issues
  122. ('14+) Towed, engine pop and failed on on-ramp
  123. ('14+) Brand new car is already rusting (month old)
  124. ('06-'08) 07 foz 2.5 auto stutter on acceleration
  125. ('14+) oil filter question
  126. ('09-'13) 09 Forester loud tapping/knocking noise no CEL (Video Link)
  127. ('09-'13) Rough idle/Engine shutter when stopped
  128. Is it just me or do 2017 seem to have an unusual amount of problems?
  129. ('06-'08) P0113 check engine code for 2006 - SOLVED!
  130. ('14+) 2017 XT Bad ticking noise
  131. ('14+) Loss of power
  132. ('14+) Airbag Replacement
  133. ('09-'13) DTC Code P0852: Neutral Switch Input Circuit High
  134. ('06-'08) '07 Foz - Need some question answered if y'all don't mind.
  135. ('14+) 2015 Cabin Air Filter
  136. ('98-'00) Forester Engine Overheating
  137. ('14+) not too happy right now...
  138. ('14+) Brand New Subaru - 2017 - Whooshing sound?
  139. ('98-'00) where is EGR valve 99 S Turbo
  140. ('14+) '17 Forester XT leaning on left side
  141. ('01-'02) 2001 Knock Sensor wire and voltage from ECU
  142. ('09-'13) forester 2009 overheating issue after head gasket replacement
  143. ('14+) 17 XT : No power in reverse?? Could not get pass a 2inch gap.
  144. ('06-'08) intermittant A/C
  145. ('06-'08) AC compressor recommendations
  146. ('06-'08) Is this a bad A/C clutch?
  147. Spark plugs $300 ?
  148. ('01-'02) Parking lights stay on even when car is off. Help!!
  149. ('06-'08) 07 Forester Stuck in Park
  150. Dealer put in wrong oil filter?
  151. ('14+) Check engine light ?
  152. ('14+) 2017 Forester XT Touring Check Engine
  153. ('14+) Power windows & seat wont work
  154. ('14+) Blue Tooth phone connection unintelligible
  155. ('03-'05) xt power steering leak
  156. ('01-'02) Sluggish acceleration and rattling noise
  157. ('14+) Blue Tooth GRRR!!!
  158. ('14+) Cranking sound when pushed on passenger side hood
  159. ('09-'13) Engine Hesitation
  160. ('14+) Synthetic Oil - Just Change the Filter, Not the Oil?
  161. ('14+) Happy Camper.. NOT
  162. ('01-'02) head gasket and transmission problems
  163. ('14+) 2015 Forester Software update for transmission - any feedback?
  164. ('98-'00) Cat Question.
  165. ('14+) 2016 XT Driver's side constant air flow
  166. ('14+) 6 Month-6K service ?
  167. ('14+) Antifreeze smell - 2017 Forester 2.5i
  168. ('98-'00) 1999 Forester Cruise Not Working
  169. ('09-'13) ticking after timing belt change
  170. ('09-'13) How much coolant in a 2.5NA ?
  171. ('14+) 14 XT Idle high everytime it gets startet when is hot
  172. ('01-'02) P0328 Knock sensor high input
  173. ('14+) AUX audio connector creating tick sound?
  174. ('03-'05) Cracked overflow tank 2005 non-turbo
  175. ('14+) Tips for first time (Subaru) oil changer? ...
  176. Rough idle after refueling
  177. ('06-'08) Oil Leak from top of '07 NA engine
  178. ('03-'05) 2004 forester x clunking/shudder while turning
  179. ('14+) So the Dealership has had my Forester for almost 3 weeks now
  180. ('03-'05) Perrin Short Shift trouble SG5
  181. Oil change extraction pumps
  182. ('09-'13) Front differential drain plug part number
  183. ('09-'13) 2009 Forester XT starting issues
  184. ('06-'08) 2007 XT Oil change and filter
  185. ('03-'05) Low Growling Noise
  186. 02 Forester L DTC help?
  187. ('09-'13) Check engine light and vehicle dynamics light both come on under hard acceleration
  188. ('01-'02) Intermittent P0113
  189. ('03-'05) 2004 Forester xt 5 spd vibration/wobble issue
  190. ('14+) Dead battery after 8 nights
  191. ('03-'05) 2.0X shuddering on acceleration
  192. 2010 X model
  193. ('03-'05) Which headlight bulb?
  194. ('03-'05) Tough decision to make
  195. ('09-'13) Engine /ECU problem
  196. ('03-'05) A little turbo noise! Need some fast help
  197. ('03-'05) My First Subaru! Please help me make it work..
  198. ('09-'13) 2011 Forester XT O2 sensors? Have I been ripped off?
  199. ('09-'13) Need help identifying air hose on engine (?vacuum? maybe?)
  200. ('01-'02) Fuel Smell - but only in cabin
  201. ('09-'13) AC Compressor Turns On And Off every 10 sec
  202. ('14+) how do i retime a subaru forester 2.5
  203. ('06-'08) Gasket maker
  204. Everything is wrong with my 2006
  205. ('14+) 1st time subaru owner - ext warranty question?
  206. ('09-'13) Air Conditioning questions
  207. ('98-'00) Code Reader for 98 s/tb JDM
  208. ('14+) Alternator bad already?
  209. Low Oil Warning
  210. ('14+) Rubbing Sound / Slowing quickly - new vehicle
  211. ('98-'00) Forester off-road mishap but nothing wrong? HELP
  212. ('01-'02) 2001 Subaru Forester L Engine Stuttering
  213. Registration does not get correct radiator
  214. Forester Engine knock when Warm
  215. ('14+) 2017 Forester Dashboard Lightshow
  216. Where is the vent valve
  217. ('09-'13) 2010 NA High Revs on Acceleration
  218. ('03-'05) What is leaking?
  219. ('09-'13) Fueling issues
  220. ('09-'13) Timing Belt
  221. ('14+) ECM recall
  222. ('09-'13) CAT Heat shield vibration
  223. Troubleshooting P0171
  224. Worried service is due soon on my 2001 Forester S
  225. Purchased car, issues right off the bat - still at dealership
  226. ('03-'05) Worn torque converter and replacement cost?
  227. ('14+) Loss of power while 'trail braking' from stop.
  228. ('09-'13) new owner mistake!
  229. ('09-'13) turbo boxer engine burning oil?
  230. Humming/revving sound 2006
  231. 2011 Forester: Cylinder head rebuild & oil consumption
  232. ('03-'05) Transmission fluid in front dif on automatic. Even possible?
  233. ('03-'05) Purchased forester '04 X today
  234. ('09-'13) Vapor lock 09 forester
  235. ('06-'08) Diagnosing Oil Loss.
  236. ('09-'13) Euro4 oil reset counter Freessm method?
  237. ('06-'08) Key stuck, car dead, cannot remove steering column cover
  238. ('09-'13) A/C Hot, Engine Being Strained
  239. ('06-'08) Help with choosing timing belt kit parts?
  240. ('01-'02) Urgent: Does a 96 GT wagon Fuel Filler fit?
  241. ('09-'13) Idle drops when AC compressor cuts off
  242. 2014 Forester AC overcharging itself? Baffled. - SOLVED!
  243. ('03-'05) Misfire and bogging noise.
  244. ('03-'05) AC stopped working
  245. ('98-'00) clutch slipping fitted new clutch exody still slipping
  246. 09 Forester XT help please!
  247. ('06-'08) Piston access plugs
  248. ('03-'05) Hose chewed up by squirrel! Help, please!
  249. ('03-'05) Rusty Canister Bolts
  250. ('14+) Moonroof Anti-entrapment help