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Wanted to see if anyone has experienced this ... I was driving at about 70 mph on the interstate when my 2016 Subaru Forester lurched - I could literally feel it lurch forward, then backward - and the engine died. I gave it gas, but the speedometer started to go down to 0 fairly quickly. I was in the left lane to let other cars merge onto the interstate when this happened; barely made it to the right shoulder before my car came to a stop. It did not help that I was in a pretty good thunderstorm. Wouldn't restart for me, but when a tow truck came to get me 30-45 minutes later, it started, of course. I'm going to take it in to the dealer, but I drive on plenty of highways where there is simply no shoulder when you are going through large cities. Anyone have any ideas about what happened to my car?
 

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@Ruth C. I see this is your first forum post, so welcome to the forum from Oregon! :biggrin:

Take a look at my Google custom forum search results for "engine died on the highway" to see if any of the past threads match your experience? :confused:

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I would guess the air filter became saturated with water and clogged the intake manifold. The lurch was the no air entering the engine. Slow down during the next thunderstorm and change your air filter more often.
 

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I would guess the air filter became saturated with water and clogged the intake manifold. The lurch was the no air entering the engine. Slow down during the next thunderstorm and change your air filter more often.
Makes sense, but I wouldn't have thought that was possible. Must be some thunderstorm.
 
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