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  1. Brakes
    Hello all, new here. I have an 08 forester from the great white north. The rear brake lines are rusted out and beginning to leak at the junction near the right rear wheel. I plan on replacing all brake piping from the front to the rear, including the junction and both rear hard lines. The...
  2. Engine and Exhaust
    Hi, guys my brand new 2021 MY 2.5i L forester has been driving for only 1 week less than 200 KM, no off-road, driving very carefully, but just found some rust around exhaust pipe, which looks like very disgusting.. I mean it can be reasonable if the car has been for years, but it doesn't really...
  3. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    Hey everyone, brand new Subaru owner here after a long lengthy thought process I got a 04 Subaru ForesterXT. It has been a great car with few problems. I joined because it has been about a year since I got it and discovered some rust on what appears to be the subframe? I took a picture and...
  4. Exterior and Body
    This cannot be good... I'm in the midwest, and my 2017 forester I bought last summer was parked outside for the past winter. I don't know how much corrosion there was before I owned it because I either never thought to check or didn't notice if I did... What should I do now? These photos were...
  5. Exterior and Body
    We live in Michigan, AKA the rust belt. They use a LOT of chemicals on our roads in the winter. Nasty, sticky liquids, brine, salt, etc. I've always had our vehicles 'rustproofed' (is there really any such thing? LOL) at a highly reputable, independent shop. They do a decent enough job. I know...
  6. Forester Shopping
    Got what seems like a great offer on a '12 Forester from good people through my network with surprisingly low mileage for its age at 61K miles. The Kelly Blue Book value for this vehicle is $11K, which seems fair to me. The interior and most of the exterior look great, considering it's a...
  7. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    Well, my beloved 2005 Subaru Forester XT Premium was driven less that 4000 miles over the past 10 months due to COVID-19, so I wasn't under the car as much as normal to check things out. Oil change was due today and found this beauty of a problem... Frame failure on the front passenger side...
  8. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    A couple of days ago I purchased an automatic 2017 2.0XT Premium with 39k miles on it. Everything seems to be in great condition and I am really enjoying the car, but I have some concerns with some rust that I found. I should note that this vehicle originally came from the state of New York...
  9. Exterior and Body
    Hi All - new forester owner and forum member, bought a certified pre-owned 2018 XT Ltd with 50,000 km (30,000 mi) last week. Overall quite happy with the car but starting to notice the little things, most concerning is rust on both front doors and at the top corner of the front passenger window...
  10. Exterior and Body
    Anybody removed the underbelly plastic panels? Is there rust on the steel and is it better or worse than the parts of the car not covered with the panels? If you removed the panels how is the underbelly holding up to rust overtime? The bolts holding up my panels are a one way trip they won't go...
  11. Exterior and Body
    Hi everyone, just recently bought an 02 forester, and it's got some rust on the trunk and rear quarter panels. Does anyone know where I can get replacement parts for those?
  12. Interior and Electronics
    Well folks, today the boredom of being stuck at home set in. I was originally running wire for new speakers, and noticed some rust under the carpet in the drivers foot well. Since I already had half the interior apart for the wiring, and have nothing but time at the moment anyways, I decided to...
  13. Exterior and Body
    Forester 2015, 70,000 miles. Does anybody have this sort of problem ? Rust started after 3-4 years on the bottom of the window frame, driver side. I am afraid in a few years that the window support fails and doesn't hold well. I removed the trim and it appears to me as being almost impossible to...
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