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  1. Transmission and Driveline
    I just wanted to see if any members on here have had experience with similar things to this. So I've had my 2014 Forester 2.5i Premium for a few years now and it has been great. Although it was getting up there on the miles and I had heard from others that I could run into issues with the CVT...
  2. EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)
    Hello foresters of the internet. I need your help. My 2012 N/A forester goes through.. a lot... of oil. I've been trying my best to diagnose it. I've come to the conclusion that it is not leaking. I'm burning it. So after talking around and asking some friends and a couple mechanics, we agree...
  3. Pacific Forum
    Hey all, I recently ran into some overheating issues and found out that I need a head gasket job taken care of. Looking for a solid mechanic that does good work at a fair price, definitely not a rush job. I'm in the LA area if anybody has any insight here, it would be greatly appreciated. Thank...
  4. Exterior and Body
    I have an 02 Forester that has some cosmetic damage on the panel behind the RR door. I need some help finding the part/name if possible, and sorry for image quality its a screenshot lol. Thanks guys
  5. Exterior and Body
    After an SUV ran into the back of our Forester, smashing the steel ebike rack and denting the tailgate, the dealer "repaired" it with a gap you can put your finger in on one side and almost touching the tail lamp on the other. Subaru of America says it doesn't care. Where do we go next? Photos...
  6. Eastern Forum
    I'm looking for reliable mechanics in the DC metro area. I'm in Alexandria VA. Yelp reviews leave too much to the imagination. Currently I need fluids done all around, oil, transmission, radiator flush etc. Honesty and reliability are hard to find. Prefer no upselling for things I don't...
  7. Cooling Systems
    hey there! I just bought a used forester 2004 and have to do some work on it. this will be my first time changing radiator hoses so I just want to get some opinions before i get started. I've read a lot about avoiding tightening the clamps too tight, which makes sense. My question is how do I...
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