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: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty



  1. ('03-'05) What is this part that's leaking oil?
  2. ('14+) Problem after cold start
  3. ('06-'08) Code P0026
  4. Might buy another fozzie, but should i
  5. ('03-'05) Just bought '04 FXT, turbo broke on drive home. Not sure what my best options are now
  6. ('14+) Dipstick ... I'm embarrassed to ask ...
  7. Replacing Radiator, what else should be replaced?
  8. ('09-'13) I swear I got charged for the Airbag Recall
  9. ('98-'00) Putting Money into my 2000 Subaru - needs entire exhaust system
  10. High Pitched Noise When Accelerating
  11. ('03-'05) Rear wheels seem to slip before gaining traction?
  12. ('09-'13) My Sooby has mystified the mechanics
  13. ('09-'13) An observation on spark plugs
  14. ('06-'08) Help! Tachometer jumping/sticking/skipping
  15. ('03-'05) Help! Trouble locating front end noise.
  16. ('01-'02) P0446 CEL just came on..
  17. ('06-'08) 2007 Forester: Sudden Crank No Start condition.
  18. ('09-'13) Engine is sounding very rough (video inside)
  19. ('03-'05) Metallic rubbing sound at slow speeds - wheel bearing going out?
  20. :( got a 2009 Subaru Forester - struggling to like this car.
  21. ('06-'08) Secondary Air Pump Valve Stuck Open (Again)
  22. ('03-'05) Forester Xt 2.5
  23. ('01-'02) Temperature Spikes
  24. ('09-'13) Power steering inlet o ring part number?
  25. ('98-'00) 99 forester with hesitation on acceloration
  26. water leak
  27. ('03-'05) Timing belt at 60K
  28. Screeching from Tires - Help
  29. ('06-'08) One time overheat
  30. ('14+) Differential oil recommendations??? Any to avoid??
  31. ('03-'05) Should I take this "free" 03 Forester 2.5X?
  32. ('14+) Stuck in Park w/ Warning Lights On, but No Issues w/ Brake Lights
  33. ('14+) Keyless entry module broken - Rant
  34. ('06-'08) Weird problem - engine fine, won't move.
  35. ('14+) Navigation suddenly not working, 2017 forester 2.5i limited
  36. ('14+) Buying a '15 Forester manufacturer buyback
  37. ('09-'13) Lower control arm pinch bolt general question
  38. ('06-'08) 2008 2.5X Premium AC/Heat Issue
  39. ('03-'05) Automatic transmission question
  40. ('14+) Difficulty Downshifting to Second when Engine Cold
  41. ('14+) clunking noise upon braking for the first time?
  42. 09 N/A Valve lash
  43. ('98-'00) 98 Subaru forester t/tb sputters
  44. ('14+) Fa20 fxt po420
  45. ('14+) Homelink mirror operation
  46. ('03-'05) EJ20X maintenance question
  47. ('03-'05) First time subaru owner. HELP!
  48. ('01-'02) Cruise control/P0420 code forester 2002
  49. ('14+) Burning Smell in Reverse
  50. ('14+) Help me find the front 02 sensor?
  51. ('09-'13) Wheel bearing brand
  52. ('03-'05) XT 'fan belt' squeak
  53. ('14+) The key is just getting stuck
  54. ('03-'05) Looking for good service manual
  55. ('03-'05) Coolant change
  56. ('03-'05) Head gasket leaking coolant
  57. ('14+) Brand New Oil Burning Forester
  58. ('14+) Short block replaced, in shop again
  59. ('14+) '17 XT with P0016 Issue
  60. ('14+) Lots of white smoke under boost
  61. Check Engine Codes/Ignition Woes
  62. 2011 Forester Hesitation fixed
  63. Oil blockage or OCV's? Maybe Cat?
  64. ('14+) 2017 Rear Window Washer
  65. ('14+) Dropped from the piston jack ! Noise problem
  66. ('09-'13) '09 Forester Whirring" noise
  67. ('03-'05) random loose bolt/heavy leak on top of engine block after dealership service
  68. ('09-'13) 09 LL Bean "courtesy" lights below driver n pass door
  69. ('14+) Oil Change
  70. ('03-'05) CV Boot "Issue"
  71. ('09-'13) Misfire in cylinder 3 & 4- Help
  72. ('09-'13) Radiator Hose Brand
  73. ('14+) 2017 Forester 2.5i wouldn't start today.
  74. ('03-'05) 2004x Wheel bearing or brake? Hmmm
  75. ('14+) CVT noise
  76. ('14+) Question on Oil used
  77. ('09-'13) V-Belt Issue?
  78. Fix the airbag break the heater cables!?
  79. ('09-'13) Driver Side Window Issue
  80. Driver side window noise 2002 Forester
  81. ('03-'05) trying to program keyless remote for '03 Forester
  82. ('14+) CVT Transmission delay
  83. ('09-'13) '10 PCV valve location
  84. ('09-'13) 2009 Forester Transmission seems to hunt or slip, shuddering, unsure what to do
  85. ('14+) Implied warranty statute?
  86. ('14+) what maintenance should i get done 17400 miles/3.5 years
  87. ('09-'13) Replace Head Gasket_oil leaking
  88. ('03-'05) p2007, tgv closed shut
  89. ('03-'05) '03 gas leak, poss bearing issue, and now running odd!! UGH
  90. ('14+) Brief tale of CVT leaking issue
  91. ('03-'05) Clockspring or what???
  92. ('09-'13) Squealing after some mud play
  93. ('14+) odd oil change surprise...
  94. 2009 XT Reliability?
  95. ('06-'08) Cylinder 3,4 miss fire
  96. Constant ticking
  97. (All Years) Repair or replace my 2002 Subaru Forester?
  98. ('03-'05) '05 XT P0457 Code
  99. ('06-'08) 2007 Subaru Forester XT won't start
  100. ('06-'08) Charge warning light stays on after alternator/battery replacement
  101. ('14+) help with 2016 forester rear washer fails
  102. After driving 1,630mi in my new SG, I have some sentiment
  103. ('98-'00) Water on the driver's side carpet, won't start.
  104. 2015 FXT, oil seeping from turbo inlet...
  105. (All Years) Crush washer - Replace when changing oil?
  106. ('14+) Type of oil filters?
  107. ('09-'13) What to do after long term storage?
  108. ('14+) Major service plan - approaching 100k miles
  109. ('14+) Tire Pressure light and Key Fob
  110. ('09-'13) Catalytic Converter - P0420
  111. ('09-'13) Help? Forester Intermittent Starting Problems - SOLVED!
  112. ('03-'05) Air Fuel Ratio Sensor
  113. ('14+) Engine Oil overfilled by almost 2 quarts. Again..
  114. ('14+) Jack Stand Placement Question
  115. ('03-'05) Fan constantly runs in cold weather only
  116. ('14+) Rear brake lights coming on at night while parked - SOLVED!
  117. ('14+) 2017 premium - random chime
  118. ('14+) Seeking advice regarding defective windows on a 17 XT
  119. ('03-'05) driver's side window switch acting up, doesn't work anymore
  120. change Brake Fluid oil?
  121. ('98-'00) Seattle '99 Forester L loss of power while driving - 176k
  122. ('14+) 2014 Forester 2.5I Sounding like an airplane propeller
  123. ('09-'13) 09 XT limited overheating
  124. ('98-'00) MT car won't move. "Stuck" feeling Shifts and revs won't roll in neutral
  125. ('09-'13) Power seats back rest adjustments broke!
  126. ('98-'00) Fuel light, fuel tank, & filling challenges
  127. ('09-'13) A quart of oil in 500mi after new short block
  128. ('14+) Does the 5-year powertrain warranty include CVT?
  129. ('14+) Coolant, 11 years??
  130. ('06-'08) 2006 Forester Air flow problem
  131. ('14+) Which motor oil do you use?
  132. ('14+) '17 Forester Remote Key Fob Issue
  133. ('14+) Correct oil filter for 2017 Forester XT?
  134. ('03-'05) Cabin fuel smell - found fuel leak
  135. ('14+) 30,000 mile service
  136. ('03-'05) Keyless entry not working
  137. ('01-'02) Viscous Coupler Replacement Price
  138. ('09-'13) NFD! - 2010 X Premium
  139. ('06-'08) Oil Change Surprise
  140. ('03-'05) Fuel pressure test on '03 Forester?
  141. ('14+) Repeated Battery Drain - 2014 Forester XT Premium
  142. ('03-'05) New sensor didn't fix P1088
  143. ('01-'02) Forester longevity?
  144. ('14+) Drivability questions for '17 manual trans vs. '14
  145. ('14+) Rear Wheel Bearings
  146. ('06-'08) Check Engine light one. Causes? - SOLVED!
  147. ('14+) Warranty Engine Replacement - Advice Needed
  148. ('98-'00) Timing/Overheating
  149. ('03-'05) Overheating due to snow build up.
  150. ('14+) Forester wont start??
  151. ('14+) 2017 2.5i coolant consumption or loss
  152. ('09-'13) Low oil after short block replacement....
  153. ('14+) Rear Seat Belts choking
  154. ('09-'13) Power steering pump makes odd noise
  155. ('03-'05) Trying to fix several things on my wife's Forester
  156. ('14+) White substance on engine oil dipstick
  157. ('09-'13) Things to get checked after getting stuck in snow
  158. ('14+) Loud clunk when turning left with creaking
  159. ('09-'13) 2011 Forester Front Washer fluid not working
  160. ('14+) Cabin humming, have no idea what it is
  161. (All Years) Gold Plus Warranty
  162. ('14+) 2017 XT Touring - Access Key Not Detected
  163. ('09-'13) 2009 Outback Wiper bushing - help
  164. ('14+) Battery Desulfation
  165. ('06-'08) coolant change
  166. ('03-'05) 2004 Non-turbo Loses Power
  167. New Forester Break In Question
  168. ('09-'13) Self Maintenance and Warranty
  169. ('06-'08) accelerator gas
  170. ('06-'08) Battery and Whine - SOLVED!
  171. ('03-'05) Car Batteries what considerations if any?
  172. ('14+) Just Ran out of gas without a clue
  173. ('98-'00) New to the forum Clutch or hydraulic problem?
  174. ('98-'00) Newbie, idle issues.
  175. ('06-'08) Headlight bracket/assembly broken, can I replace it?
  176. ('06-'08) Ringing sound when engine is running
  177. ('06-'08) Rear wheel bearing repair has ballooned to much more...
  178. ('14+) rear washer/no spray
  179. ('03-'05) Forester 2.0 XT peak boost rattle
  180. ('03-'05) 10 mpg on the highway this weeked
  181. ('14+) Which is the correct engine air filter for Forester XT? 16546AA10A OR AA12A
  182. ('14+) New 2017 - when to change oil?
  183. New Subaru 2002 Forester Owner Chicago
  184. All metric nuts and bolts on Forester?
  185. ('14+) Cold start problems
  186. ('06-'08) Power steer pump gasket name....kit?
  187. ('14+) OEM Panasonic Battery And Dealer Service Experience
  188. ('14+) Remote Start
  189. ('98-'00) EJ25 noise. 2000 Impreza outback sport.
  190. ('06-'08) Sticky/Jumpy Tachometer
  191. ('01-'02) Thermostat...Gates, Stant, etc.??
  192. ('03-'05) Coolant temp sensor location?
  193. ('14+) Very Hard Brake Pedal After Sorta Cold Start
  194. 2010 FXT - Cobb Stage 1. Awful fuel economy. HELP
  195. ('98-'00) 2000 Forester - Overheating and No heat
  196. ('09-'13) Need help with 4EAT and P0700 code
  197. ('03-'05) 2004 Forester engine idle issues, need help
  198. ('03-'05) Strange pulling from steering wheel
  199. Cylinder head locked up after head gasket replacement
  200. (All Years) small talk oil lifespan question...mindset over the years.
  201. ('14+) Synthetic Oil change every 6k ??
  202. ('03-'05) Right side AVCS
  203. ('14+) Oil Changes - what does the dealer do?
  204. ('14+) EX. warranty and the multi-maintenace schedules
  205. ('03-'05) My 2005 Forester X won't start. Cranks but doesn't catch
  206. ('14+) Remote Start Issue When Cold
  207. ('06-'08) SOS - Forester not second starting?
  208. ('09-'13) Transmission Leaking?
  209. ('14+) Weird issue after battery jump/replacement - Updated!
  210. ('14+) '17 rear washer fluid bottle
  211. ('14+) '15 Forester Low growl/humming
  212. ('03-'05) XT: Not building boost under heavy/moderate load?
  213. ('14+) Sputtering and crappy fuel mileage
  214. ('14+) 2017 2.5i/HFB Siri problem
  215. ('03-'05) Cracked block after head gasket job?
  216. 2016 XT bites the dust...
  217. ('06-'08) Intermittent overvoltage
  218. ('09-'13) Need help finding Fan resistor for 2009 Forester X Premium
  219. ('09-'13) Differential Oil Leak (Deduction)
  220. ('14+) Drastic MPG drop.
  221. ('03-'05) Power steering groaning after changing lines
  222. ('09-'13) Wont start
  223. ('09-'13) 2009 Forester CEL code P0301
  224. ('01-'02) SF Noise Fun
  225. ('09-'13) Dash lights go out
  226. Idiot lights mostly lit
  227. ('09-'13) Wheel Bearing Lubricant
  228. ('14+) Liquid (water) in cabin!
  229. ('14+) MT Transmission smoking after getting stuck in sand
  230. ('14+) 1 liters of oil consumed.....
  231. ('14+) Engine air cleaner @ 12 months and 28K miles
  232. ('14+) '15 Forester Rough Idle
  233. ('06-'08) 2006 Forester Idle Air Control Valve?
  234. ('14+) XT blows a lot of smoke
  235. ('09-'13) P0302 question
  236. ('98-'00) help with fuel leak? have mercy on a brother
  237. ('09-'13) Back up light circuit short - SOLVED!
  238. ('03-'05) wind sound from doors
  239. ('03-'05) forester, not starting
  240. ('09-'13) Rubber squishing noise from back left tire
  241. ('14+) Clank SteeringW Noise while Parked Left/Right turn
  242. ('01-'02) Manual ECU On automatic
  243. ('06-'08) 07 Forester misfire (I'm going crazy trying to figure this out. PLEASE HELP)
  244. ('09-'13) Windshield Wiper Woes
  245. ('09-'13) 2009 V Belt replacement, anyone using Gate?
  246. ('14+) Click Sound When Turning Climate Control Fan On/Off
  247. ('01-'02) Driving with a severed knock sensor wire and replacing the connecting plug?
  248. ('03-'05) 05 XT stalling in Drive at stop
  249. ('03-'05) Head Gasket or oil cooler gasket?
  250. Leaking torque converter seal