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  1. ('14-'18) 2017 - AC Condenser is faulty

    Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty
    Yes
  2. Impressive service by Subaru

    Dealer/Vendor Reviews
    Makalii7, Yes, the battery is covered under the Subaru 3 yr/36,000 mile warranty.
  3. Is it me or what?

    Europe
    Ha, well if it makes you feel any better, that’s not unique to the UK. U.S. fast food joints and drive thru’s can be brutal.... especially when kids are involved.
  4. ('14-'18) 2017 - AC Condenser Problems

    Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty
    I’d press this issue with SOA.. the condensers failing on these cars is a known issue to Subaru. I have a 2017 and had it replaced at 18k miles. Many others have or had same problem. I think SOA will work with you.... be polite but adamant you want it taken care of. Good luck.
  5. 2019 - Forester Price Paid (merged thread)

    Forester Shopping
    DJfrost, If I recall correctly, the U.S. Sport model does not have the boomerang DRLs. Think the Canadian Sport models might have them.
  6. 2019 - Removing gum from body and floor mats?

    Car Care
    Try applying bug and tar remover for a few minutes and then use a plastic razor blade. Obviously don’t use a metal blade or you’ll scratch paint.
  7. 19 Forester Questions - Potentially buying

    Forester Shopping
    I don’t know man. If you got rid of VW because of the service from the dealer, not sure why you’d buy a Subaru from same dealer??? I hope you were being somewhat sarcastic when you said hopefully you won’t have any service issues. No one can predict but the odds favor your needing some type...
  8. ('14-'18) Rear tail lights not working - SOLVED!

    Lighting and Electrical
    Think the recall is a different issue. It’s for the brake switch which can malfunction resulting in no brake lights.
  9. ('14-'18) 2015 CVT or driveline click on deceleration

    Transmission and Driveline
    Freakshow, Assume you meant all Foresters are made in Japan (not all Subarus). The Outback, Legacy and Ascent are made in Indiana.
  10. ('14-'18) Key won’t turn in the ignition! (merged thread)

    Interior and Electronics
    This TSB pertains to key being stuck in the ignition but perhaps it’s related to your issue as well. I’d ask your Service Manager. https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/tsbs/2018/MC-10153178-9999.pdf
  11. My Forester Sport Blew a head gasket - SOLVED!

    Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty
    Did the Subaru dealer do all of your oil changes?
  12. 2019 - Forester Price Paid (merged thread)

    Forester Shopping
    Common practice. Unless you have a written offer from Dealer A, Dealer B may not be willing to beat it. Otherwise, you could give them a number you made up.
  13. ('14-'18) Matching a new tire - how to confirm?

    Wheels and Tires
    Sounds like your in good shape. I’ll defer on your last 3 questions.
  14. ('19+) First oil change - 1st change normally complimentary?

    Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty
    Menel, I wouldn’t say they “normally” offer complimentary services. As others have stated, it varies by dealer as well as type of services covered and for how long. Some don’t offer any freebies.
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