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: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty



  1. ('98-'00) New owner of 99 forester s 53k miles what do i need to do?
  2. ('03-'05) Something is very wrong
  3. ('98-'00) 98 Forester - intermittent no start when warm
  4. Motorized Rear Hatch Does not operate properly
  5. ('09-'13) Dealer is sealing cam seal leaks
  6. ('14+) Strange smell coming from vents of 15 Forester while driving
  7. ('98-'00) VSS code
  8. ('14+) Oil Change and Tire Check Warnings on Startup
  9. 2009 Forester XT, Stop Sale?
  10. ('09-'13) Why Wont My Air Stop blowing?
  11. What mileage did you replace your timing belt?
  12. ('03-'05) 2005 Climate Control Suddenly too Warm
  13. Rattle from rear window.
  14. ('09-'13) 4EAT fluid capacity vs. change?
  15. ('14+) Starlink Map Display Brightness
  16. (All Years) LOUD REAR ROAD NOISE ESP AT LOW SPEEDS (25mph)
  17. ('03-'05) Oil Consumption
  18. Oil change woes - 2015 Forester 2.5i
  19. subaru parts
  20. ('03-'05) Cowbell sound while idling in Drive (foot on brake)
  21. ('14+) Push gas pedal, car wont go
  22. ('06-'08) What's a reasonable parts markup?
  23. ('03-'05) Lowish idle, even lower in D stopped, died at Stop for first time, recent codes...
  24. ('09-'13) Now Not Burning Oil!?
  25. oil, oil, and oil
  26. ('09-'13) Forester Window Washer Fluid Tank replace
  27. ('06-'08) Oil pressure light
  28. ('98-'00) *1998* Clunking sound when accelerator/clutch released too quick
  29. 2005 forester stalls and dies going uphill
  30. ('03-'05) forester xs steering/suspension problem?
  31. ('06-'08) 200,000 miles maintenance????
  32. ('09-'13) 2011 Forester Clutch? Squeal
  33. P2097 Error code in 05 Forester XS
  34. ('06-'08) Preparing myself for a repair hit.
  35. ('14+) Windshield washer fluid sensor
  36. ('14+) Rear Differential Fluid Change
  37. misfiring #1 and #3 cylinders
  38. ('03-'05) 2005 Forester XT AT; felt like I drove over a hard rock
  39. ('01-'02) 2002 Forester S heat from front drivers side wheel/brakes?
  40. ('01-'02) Symptoms of a failing alternator?
  41. p0420 error on 04 forester
  42. ('03-'05) Whiny Power Steering Pump
  43. ('14+) 2014 Forester Locked Up
  44. ('98-'00) ***, mechanic just keeps saying "Time for a new car"!
  45. whistle noise 2003 foz
  46. ('14+) RPM to 4k, lost power, wouldn't re-start, towed to dealership
  47. ('01-'02) How do I remove the spark plugs?
  48. ('14+) Bad Casting is flaking apart (Oil filter housing)
  49. ('03-'05) Overheating woes on XT
  50. 15 forester hesitation
  51. ('03-'05) Help! Engine broke in the desert highway: pass side no compression
  52. ('09-'13) 2011 XT headlamp leveler troubleshooting?
  53. ('01-'02) Forester 2001, 2.0 16V non turbo - rough idle, engine management light on.
  54. ('14+) MY Forester XT has some little prolem
  55. ('09-'13) Need help howto check a used 2.5 XT from Dealer
  56. ('98-'00) No Spark
  57. Power Lock issues
  58. ('03-'05) Forester '03 Squeaks when turning right
  59. ('01-'02) Bad coil?
  60. Oil Change at the Dealership = $220??
  61. Forester erratic Performance on ice
  62. ('06-'08) Electrical problem?
  63. ('03-'05) Trouble Starting
  64. ('14+) My Subaru Webpage
  65. ('01-'02) Area near front right-side tire is grinding and sounds stucked as I drive?
  66. ('14+) Forester Transmission Wont Hold The right "Gear"
  67. (All Years) Tightening low torque bolts
  68. ('06-'08) Engine code troubles
  69. (All Years) Change Oil Every 3000 Miles????
  70. ('09-'13) Manual drivers seat is stuck
  71. Engine light and loss of power past 4k RPM
  72. ('03-'05) Removing and cleaning intake manifold?
  73. ('14+) Eyesight Adaptive cruise control - no brake lights?
  74. ('09-'13) Color of brake fluid in maste cylinder
  75. 2 year 25,000 mile warranty up, dealer trying to trade in car for new warranty
  76. ('03-'05) 04 FXT Motor Died... Again
  77. ('09-'13) forester has loss of power
  78. ('03-'05) does supreme gas freeze more then regular?
  79. ('03-'05) Throttle body cleaning. Spraying carbon into engine is ok?
  80. ('98-'00) Front end clunking on fast cornering
  81. ('06-'08) Timing belt replacement: independent mechanic?
  82. Brake Problems... serious 07 Sports 5speed
  83. ('09-'13) Any way to determine ECM software level with a generic OBD-II scanner?
  84. ('01-'02) Valve Guides Dropped
  85. ('06-'08) 06 XT with poor fuel economy
  86. ('03-'05) front whine in 2004 Forester
  87. ('14+) Flashing "I" only in gauge cluster......?
  88. ('03-'05) fuel leak, gas smell in cold weather
  89. 1998 Forester won't start
  90. ('01-'02) 01 Forester STI Skipping
  91. Well sh**
  92. Which Subaru Coolant?
  93. Heatshield like rattle when engine cold
  94. ('14+) 2015 Forester i premium rattle noise from dash board
  95. ('01-'02) engine stutter
  96. ('98-'00) manual gears becoming much harder
  97. ('01-'02) Gas Smell
  98. ('01-'02) Seat belt still under warranty in US at 15 years
  99. 2010 Forester front windshield washer
  100. ('03-'05) cold and gas lines
  101. ('03-'05) Electric whining noise coming from engine.
  102. ('06-'08) Frozen windshield washer pump?
  103. $2500 for bearing labour???
  104. ('09-'13) Extreme cold transmission noise under load
  105. ('06-'08) No heat
  106. ('01-'02) Foz won't Start after replacing Alternator
  107. 2010 wiper switch bad?
  108. ('01-'02) Car wouldn't turn over this morning..8 degrees out
  109. ('14+) Seat belt light on with no one in seat
  110. ('06-'08) 2006 Forester X auto (blow 3&4)
  111. ('14+) Weak windows
  112. Sluggish Acceleration
  113. ('06-'08) weird: CEL, but running okay
  114. Expensive windshield replacement!
  115. Odd Wheel "sticking" sensation
  116. ('14+) Annoying HVAC fan noise from passenger dash/ footwell
  117. Car starter issue!
  118. 2012 Forester already in need of repair!
  119. ('14+) Brand new user of Forester 2015 keyless start
  120. ('98-'00) Engine misfire and catalytic converter damage
  121. ('98-'00) Seat belt wet warm / frozen cold
  122. smell coming from engine when hot
  123. Power steering
  124. 2008 Subaru Shaking at 70+mph
  125. windscreen washer trouble
  126. ('14+) Front door weatherstrip falling off
  127. ('98-'00) Forester S rear knuckle fitment
  128. ('03-'05) smell of gas when stopped
  129. ('09-'13) Smog test failure fiasco
  130. ('06-'08) rrear window wiper stoped working
  131. ('14+) Check Audio System 2015 Forester
  132. ('03-'05) Forester Sunroof Issues Various
  133. Whining noise on startup
  134. ('14+) Low Mileage Maintenance Schedule
  135. ('03-'05) Heater went out, engine smoking
  136. ('98-'00) GT Intermittent battery drain ?
  137. Forester 2013
  138. Speedo WAY off, can I correct it?
  139. ('09-'13) whine after warm up
  140. ('03-'05) 04 Forester Engine Whine Noise/Possible Fix
  141. 99 Forester vibration and squeeling 50 mph
  142. ('09-'13) 09 Forester slight steering wheel vibration.
  143. ('09-'13) Significant spark plug gap erosion in 2 of 4 cyls
  144. ('98-'00) Stuck in ECU test mode after new battery
  145. ('14+) TPMS Lights goes on twice then off
  146. ('98-'00) Ignition won't turn, can't change automatic gear
  147. Good morning - new to forum
  148. subaru forester 2002
  149. ('14+) bluetooth
  150. head gasket failure at 85,000 miles.
  151. ('03-'05) More turbos issues
  152. MY07 XT - hesitation / stumbling/ struggling idling/ occasional loss of power
  153. ('14+) Cranking Failure/Weak Battery
  154. ('14+) compressor kicking in when startup
  155. Starting issues
  156. ('09-'13) P0011, stock '09 XT
  157. ('09-'13) FXT sputters/surges coasting at 40mph
  158. ('06-'08) Why can't I idle normally?
  159. 100k maintenance
  160. ('14+) Engine Oil Warning Lights
  161. ('01-'02) Plug Wells Drowning in Oil
  162. ('09-'13) Weird heating problem
  163. ('14+) AC hissing and blowing warm in '15 XT
  164. Do it yourself maintenance voids your warranty?!?
  165. ('09-'13) Remote Start Stopped Working-Dealer Installed
  166. ('06-'08) Cruise control light flashing, but NO CEL
  167. ('03-'05) Anyone replace their Fuel Filler Pipe
  168. wheel unstable
  169. Got my 15 XT stuck in snow today. ASHAMED!!!!
  170. Winter Issues
  171. 2015 Forester Thermostat
  172. ('03-'05) Mobil 1 synthetic is great
  173. ('14+) Dealer changed oil today, Put wrong oil type on Service slip
  174. ('98-'00) which fuel filler pipe needed??
  175. ('14+) Help with filling up front differential fluid
  176. ('06-'08) The Wonderfull Headlight fish bowl
  177. ('14+) AC Noise behind glove box
  178. What Will Void a Warranty?
  179. ('06-'08) Key not unlocking?
  180. Fuel/Oil Additives?
  181. ('98-'00) 98 forester won't start...
  182. ('98-'00) Loud periodic rubbing sounds from rear of vehicle
  183. ('09-'13) Spark Plug Problem = Complete New Engine
  184. ('06-'08) moon roof leaking?
  185. ('98-'00) P0301 (Cylinder #1 Misfire)
  186. ('03-'05) Intermittent rough running
  187. 2000 forester heart break PLEASE HELP
  188. 98 subaru forester won't start
  189. ('09-'13) Subaru Forester 2011 "drinking" engine oil like crazy!
  190. ('06-'08) Failed master cylinder on my Forester
  191. ('09-'13) Is this pricing right? (DIY or Dealer)
  192. ('03-'05) Peculiar misfire issue, present only on start
  193. ('06-'08) borrow someones cam lock tool
  194. ('14+) USB Ports
  195. Warning lights on after running out of petrol in 2014 XT
  196. ('98-'00) Drivetrain popping/clunk
  197. Warning (i) on MFD
  198. ('14+) road hazzard warranty
  199. ('14+) Water in front passenger footwell
  200. ('98-'00) Changed my oil cooler gasket
  201. ('03-'05) 04 FXT unknown whining noise
  202. ('06-'08) Turbo preservation for new owners
  203. Strange rotational shake occasionaly
  204. ('06-'08) Shudder when turning at low speeds, not center diff.
  205. Smart Engine Start Issues
  206. ('98-'00) Forester S rear knuckle/bearing questions
  207. Fuel light on/gauge empty but still 11litres in the tank?
  208. ('09-'13) 2011 NA Forester Oil Leak?
  209. ('14+) Disconnect Battery for Three months??
  210. Air bag light fix - $600?
  211. Need help to decide!!!
  212. 06 forester squeak when turing
  213. ('98-'00) Fluctuating temps, almost overheating
  214. Beep on startup
  215. ('09-'13) Need some Maintenance advice
  216. ('06-'08) 2007 Forester X: Rough idle - diagnosis
  217. ('03-'05) Fxt weird power loss
  218. ('09-'13) Fuel consumption increased after full-flushed transmission fluid
  219. ('09-'13) Water Pooling on Rear Passenger Floor
  220. ('03-'05) Where is leaking Oil ? Pics attached
  221. ('06-'08) Head Gasket Issue! 08 Sports FXT AT 50k mi
  222. ('03-'05) I give up.
  223. ('98-'00) Rack and Pinion
  224. ('14+) Forest XT2.0 Condensation or smoke?
  225. ('14+) Front LSD/Differential acts like being "lock"!
  226. ('98-'00) Loss of power, hesitation, and p1111 p0108 cels
  227. ('06-'08) Engine missing out at low RPMs (06 Forester 2.5X 5MT)
  228. ('03-'05) Do EJ25 engines sound like the battery is failing when they start?
  229. Grinding from a stop
  230. Warranty and Rust Proofing
  231. ('14+) 2015 Forester CEL with P0455+P0171
  232. (All Years) Per CBS Chicago: Some stores selling bad motor oil
  233. ('09-'13) 2010 Forester Won't Take Fuel
  234. Problem with wheel hub bearing bolts missing/coming loose
  235. ('09-'13) 2001 Forester FOB Security
  236. Oil change question
  237. ('14+) New 2015 Subaru Forester XT owner lots of????
  238. ('03-'05) Roaring Noise From Rear Under Acceleration
  239. ('03-'05) Not getting max boost + quiet whirring noise
  240. Failed my consumption test on my 2015, not thrilled
  241. ('06-'08) New to me car issue, I need your thoughts.
  242. ('03-'05) '04 Forester X Auto; Didn't Think It Was Possible
  243. ('03-'05) new problem ARISE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT ON AND CRUISE CONTROL BLINKING
  244. ('03-'05) New battery in key fob
  245. ('09-'13) VDC and ABS light on after installing nudge bar
  246. ('98-'00) Let it die - or fix it...2000 Forester the mice ate the engine wiring harness
  247. ('03-'05) Replaced 05 Foz O2 Sensor, Cannot figure out how to secure wires???
  248. ('98-'00) Still grinding on start up after replacing starter
  249. ('98-'00) 2000 Subaru Forester rough running Clears up
  250. Please help!! 2014 forester won't go into gear!