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2007 SUBARU FORESTER in Australia
2007 Forester I was exiting a car park at approx 5kph Suddenly engine roared into full throttle surging out of control into another vehicle mine was a right of no air bags deployed. Not driver error. Something failed
2007 SUBARU FORESTER in Berkeley CA
Experienced accelerator sticking on my 2007 Subaru Forester when backing up vehicle; had to jam hard on brakes before my vehicle stopped a few inches from vehicle behind.
2006 SUBARU FORESTER in Fishersville, VA
On oct. 5,2007 - i was stopped at a traffic light.an illegal alien without a drivers license was looking for his cell phone and traveling at least 15-20 miles over the posted speed - slammed into the back of my car. it sent my car through t...
2006 SUBARU FORESTER in Fishersville, VA
On oct. 5,2007 - i was stopped at a traffic light.an illegal alien without a drivers license was looking for his cell phone and traveling at least 15-20 miles over the posted speed - slammed into the back of my car. it sent my car through t...
2006 SUBARU FORESTER in Fishersville, VA
On oct. 5,2007 - i was stopped at a traffic light.an illegal alien without a drivers license was looking for his cell phone and traveling at least 15-20 miles over the posted speed - slammed into the back of my car. it sent my car through t...
1998 SUBARU FORESTER in Chicopee, MA
My 98 forester had the right rear bearing changed 3 times by non dealer chain. started making noise again. when i went to subaru, the mechanic told me that it's common. he has been replacing them with legacy bearings and has not had any co...
1998 SUBARU FORESTER in Chicopee, MA
My 98 forester had the right rear bearing changed 3 times by non dealer chain. started making noise again. when i went to subaru, the mechanic told me that it's common. he has been replacing them with legacy bearings and has not had any co...
2006 SUBARU FORESTER in Alhambra, CA
Since purchasing my vehicle brand new on 7/4/05, the front passenger occupant detection system fails to activate the front airbag for passengers who are both larger and heavier than the purported cutoff of 80-pound children. the passenger ...
2006 SUBARU FORESTER in Centennial, CO
Yokohama tire blew out while turning a corner at about 10 mph. tire was original equipment and had 12,500 mile on it. had to replace all 4 tires as the 06 forrester is awd.
2004 SUBARU FORESTER in Havertown, PA
Both rear wheel bearings needed to be replaced at 51,000 miles.
2002 SUBARU FORESTER in Nevada City, CA
In the last week, my heater started working sporadically, putting out cool air and hot air intermittently. then my temperature gauge started climbing quickly to the hot end. i turned my heater on full-blast to cool down the engine and thi...
2000 SUBARU FORESTER in Seymour, CT
2000 subaru forester with fuel problems. customer states that the dealer said the rust was not covered under warranty. dealer also told him that rust is a common problem. he would like to be reimbursed and believes subaru needs to put out a...
2000 SUBARU FORESTER in Seymour, CT
2000 subaru forester with fuel problems. customer states that the dealer said the rust was not covered under warranty. dealer also told him that rust is a common problem. he would like to be reimbursed and believes subaru needs to put out a...
2003 SUBARU FORESTER in Marina, CA
Tl contact owns a 2003 subaru forester. while performing a routine inspection and oil change, the mechanic noticed that the rotors were cracked. the mechanic replaced the rotors. the dealer and manufacturer were notified and they stated ...
2002 SUBARU FORESTER in Santa Clara, CA
External coolant leak due to failure of head gaskets in engine on a 2002 subaru forester with 50,000 miles. results in coolant dripping onto exhaust system and other components resulting in strong odor. also creates possibility of low c...
2001 SUBARU FORESTER in Leawood, KS
Tl contact owns a 2001 subaru forester. while driving 5 mph with the contact's foot off the accelerator pedal, the vehicle suddenly accelerated to 30 mph. she depressed the brake pedal, however, the vehicle continued to accelerate and cra...
2007 SUBARU FORESTER in Grass Valley, CA
Tl contact owns a 2007 subaru forester. while changing gears between the speeds of 10 and 20 mph, the vehicle surged forward. the contact took the vehicle to the dealer and they advised him to coast, change gears, or accelerate in order t...
2006 SUBARU FORESTER in Pittsfield, MA
2006 subaru forester bumper scratched and repaired without customer knowing. customer states that the dealer told her the car was brand new. getting it repaired because of a minor fender bender the repairman said the vehicle had been repai...
2007 SUBARU FORESTER in Peak San Antonio, TX
Tl contact owns a 2007 subaru forester. when the contact's wife, who is of normal height and weight, sits in the front passenger seat, the air bag light dims. the contact stated that the light should be illuminated at all times and his wi...
1998 SUBARU FORESTER in N. San Juan, CA
My 1998 subara forester went into a "sudden acceleration". luckily, no one was killed, but the car sustained significant damage.
2001 SUBARU FORESTER in Las Cruces, NM
As soon as the car aged to 75,000 miles i started having problems. the closest subaru dealer is 51 miles away from my current location. not easy to get to. my in town mechanic has only been trying to treat the symptoms. i've had thermosta...
2000 SUBARU FORESTER in Shingle Springs, CA
Engine and engine cooling problem car was overheating at 117000 miles. thermostat replaced by dealer, but four weeks later, same problem recurred. problem is blown head gaskets, which are very expensive to fix. looked on internet, and foun...
2003 SUBARU FORESTER in Franklin, PA
Tl contact owns a 2003 subaru forester. the contact stated that his vehicle is experiencing speed control failure. while pulling out of a parking spot, the vehicle accelerated in reverse. another instance occurred when he was driving in ...
2003 SUBARU FORESTER in Pahoa, HI
Tl contact owns a 2003 subaru forester. the contact bought a used car from a subaru dealer, which has a limited warranty for 90 days. she discovered that there are no air bags in the vehicle along with a non-working instrument cluster. t...
2003 SUBARU FORESTER in Waukesha, WI
Tl contact owns a 2003 subaru forester. while driving 35 mph, the vehicle failed to come to a complete stop when the brake pedal was depressed. the contact stated that when he released the brake pedal, the vehicle accelerated without him ...
2003 SUBARU FORESTER in Sellersville, PA
After pickingthe car up from an oil change i noticed the air bag light was on. i drove the car back to dealership, and technician told me that from adjusting the seat the wires had become bent/loose, and they would have to take out seat an...
2004 SUBARU FORESTER in Rio Rico, AZ
Airbag light came on shortly before the warranty on the item ran out. dealer checked connections and light went out. a few months later the light came again. checked connection, light went out. light started going on intermittently. now was...
2002 SUBARU FORESTER in Grand Prairie, TX
Soa is not being forthcoming about a major defect affecting many of its vehicles. on wednesday july 11, 2007 i spoke to soa and explained my concerns about the chronic leaking head gasket problems on many of your vehicles. i own a 20...
2003 SUBARU FORESTER in Media, PA
Latches on the forrester cannot be opened unless you have a key fob. there is no way to access the tailgate without the battery operated fob. if you have a child that gets into the car without your knowledge, or if there is an accident an...
2003 SUBARU FORESTER in Media, PA
Latches on the forrester cannot be opened unless you have a key fob. there is no way to access the tailgate without the battery operated fob. if you have a child that gets into the car without your knowledge, or if there is an accident an...
2004 SUBARU FORESTER in Anoka, MN
Right rear wheel bearing failed at 31000 milesin november 2005, and was replaced by the dealer. at 67000 milesin june 2007, both rear wheel bearings had to be replaced. car received all recommended oil changes and services. is only used fo...
2007 SUBARU FORESTER in Little Neck, NY
I purchased a used 2003 subaru forester in 2006. in march of 2007 a small parking light went out. i went out and purchased a new bulb for about $1.25 and tried to replace it. i quickly found out that you would have to be a very skilled mech...
2006 SUBARU FORESTER in Peabody, MA
Experienced sudden unintended acceleration twice. , once when accelerating on the highway to pass and the gas pedal appeared to stick., and once when pulling up to a curbside as the brake was appiled and the vechicle suddenly lurched forwar...
2005 SUBARU FORESTER in North Springfield, VT
Coil packed was replaced for the second time. the coil pack was replaced 05.2006 and the plugs replaced at the same time. this year the coil pack was replaced and the plugs again.
2006 SUBARU FORESTER in Eagan, MN
I was driving slowly down the street, made a left turn into a parking lot. perhaps i turned a little too sharply. there was a sudden surge and acceleration and the brakes were unresponsive. the car "ran away" while i tried unsuccessfull...
2006 SUBARU FORESTER in Eagan, MN
I was driving slowly down the street, made a left turn into a parking lot. perhaps i turned a little too sharply. there was a sudden surge and acceleration and the brakes were unresponsive. the car "ran away" while i tried unsuccessfull...
2000 SUBARU FORESTER in Bluff City, TN
10/19/04 right rear wheel bearing replaced on my 2000 subaru forester at 56,886 miles (previous maint performed on 3/2/04) at a cost of $324.40. right rear wheel bearing replaced again on 4/2/07 at 88,569 miles at a cost of $331.86 (previo...
1998 SUBARU FORESTER in Elyria, OH
1998 subaru forester. consumer states that while driving she heard a loud noise, pulled over to inspect the vehicle it was on fire. the consumer replaced the knock sensor 30 days prior. (ohio traffic crash report).
2006 SUBARU FORESTER in Houston, TX
My wife and leased two new 2006 subaru foresters in may 2006. since we obtained the vehicles both exhibited a hesitation when attempting to accelerate. we brought the vehicles to the dealership three times to have the problem corrected, bu...
2001 SUBARU FORESTER in Kunkletown, PA
Purchased used "as is" 02/01/2007 from dealer that listed 2001 forester at $9800.00, then when i went to buy they reduced cost to $5200.00 just to move their used vehicles off lot. they did not disclose any problems and said forester wen...
2001 SUBARU FORESTER in Kunkletown, PA
Purchased used "as is" 02/01/2007 from dealer that listed 2001 forester at $9800.00, then when i went to buy they reduced cost to $5200.00 just to move their used vehicles off lot. they did not disclose any problems and said forester wen...
2006 SUBARU FORESTER in Roanoke, VA
Tl contact owns a 2006 subaru forester. the contact stated that the vehicle suddenly accelerated to more than 30 mph when gently depressing the accelerator pedal. the vehicle failed to stop when the brakes were depressed. after maneuveri...
2004 SUBARU FORESTER in Vienna, VA
Hood latch released while driving on interstate at 65 mph. occurred twice in less than 30 minutes. this occurred when coming off a bridge and the road bump caused the hood to pop up one inch. the secondary latch continued to operate, but...
2006 SUBARU FORESTER in Salt Lake City, UT
On cold start the engine races uncontrollaby up to approximately 3500 rpms after clutch was depressed. it raced up and down until it warmed fully up. it sometimes races like this after high speed driving when you come to a stop.
2003 SUBARU FORESTER in Baltimore, MD
On monday night, 5 feb. 2007, when i parked my car in the garage it smelled strongly of gasoline. i checked under the hood and the odor seemed to be coming from the passenger side of the engine compartment. i did not see any gasoline leak...
2002 SUBARU FORESTER in Solon, OH
When parking vehicle in garage, engine revved and car drove forward causing damage to car and garage even though car had been placed into park.
2002 SUBARU FORESTER in Solon, OH
When parking vehicle in garage, engine revved and car drove forward causing damage to car and garage even though car had been placed into park.
1999 SUBARU FORESTER in Louisville, KY
On 1998 forester 5-spd, when pulling out on freeways and other roads, as i switch from 3 to 4 or from 4 to 5, engine wants to drop to idle as i try to accelerate.
2003 SUBARU FORESTER in Springfield, VA
Dealer advised the head gasket is leaking coolant and recommended repair which will require extensive labor. vehicle only has 69,000 miles. vehicle was purchased 20 nov 2002 and had a 60,000 mile/5 year power train warranty. servicing was d...
2003 SUBARU FORESTER in Harrisville, PA
Fuel line failed, leaking fuel in engine compartment.
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