Join Date: Feb 2012
Car Year: 2006
Car Model: Forester
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
This is my 5th Subaru, so I know my way around them quite well even if my expertise lies in heavy diesel mechanics. To be honest I've never been all that impressed with the brake system in all of the Subys I've owned (even in our legacy GT). But I'm just curious if my foz's brake are SO mediocre that there is something wrong.
When we first bought it, I noticed the standard numb brakes. After a while I just got annoyed. If I pumped the brakes coming to a stop, the pedal got a tiny bit firmer, so I did a full brake job. I didn't need to replace the pads or rotors because they were basically brand new, but I went through and inspected everything. Lines, hoses, did TWO full flushes the old fashioned way, and still not much better.
The pedal doesn't sink, and the car does stop just fine, but the pedal is just not as firm as I would like it. It's not mushy to the point where I would suspect air in the lines, but it's just not very responsive. Is this how EVERY 06 foz is? Am I the only one that finds it just not very satisfying?