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2007 Subaru Forester repairs by problem area

Engine (40%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (7%)

Brakes and Traction Control (8%)

Suspension and Steering (15%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (18%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (7%)

Other (4%)

Chart based on 84 repairs.

2007 Subaru Forester engine repair cost distribution

$2500+ (15%)

$1000 - $2499 (5%)

$500 - $999 (30%)

$100 - $499 (35%)

< $100 (15%)

Chart based on 20 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2007 Subaru Forester 4dr SUV

turbocharged 224hp 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

38000 mi

US $730
Two cracked plastic "roll-over" vent valves on top of fuel tank were replaced. 
60000 mi

US $600
A rubber transmission mount was collapsed causing misalignment between the engine and transmission. 

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2007 Subaru Forester 4dr SUV

173-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

90000 mi

US $232
Valve cover gaskets replace due to oil leak. 
12000 mi Defective radiator cap allowed pressure to escape and caused car to drive too hot. Dealer says this is a problem w/ the new caps. 
18600 mi Same repair as previously. Defective radiator cap cause car to drive too hot. Again replaced cap. Car still under warranty. 
29000 mi Radiator cap: antifreeze accumulates under it & causes system to overheat. 3rd radiator cap on this car. 
71000 mi

US $81
Same old problem: for the 4th time the radiator cap malfunctioned, coolant was lost & the car started to heat up. 
109000 mi

US $1800
Timing belt replaced, $1200 of total. 
117000 mi Catalytic convertor needs replacing. Cost would be $1100. Did not do this repair. 
131000 mi

US $800
Catalytic convertors replaced. 

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2007 Subaru Forester 4dr SUV

173-horsepower 2.5L H4 4-speed automatic AWD

42960 mi

C $600
misfire on 4th cylinder, replaced wires and ignition module 
66340 mi

C $380
all exhaust heat shield bolts loose. two shields had fallen off a month ago. rattle solved by removing other four shields 
76000 mi

US $400
wife's car. Complained about muffler noise and smell of something heating up. Local shop found braces attached to muffler system worn out and small oil leak causing the smell of overheating 
91300 mi

US $458
check engine lite on; car shaking when driven; ignition coil misfired and damaged; replaced; wires replaced; valve cover gasket leaking; soaked ignition wires; replace wires and change plugs and valve cover gaskets 
103000 mi

US $2720
replace both cylinder head gaskets left cylinder head oil sending unit  
64000 mi

US $724
Evap emissions system fault (check engine light). Gas tank vent valve replaced. 
67000 mi Check engine light with cruise light flashing. Diagnosed as cat converter fault. Replaced under warranty. 
37000 mi cracked hose on fuel vapor recovery system was cause of check engine light. Dealer had suggested replacing gas cap first. 
50000 mi replaced ecm and fuel pump 
69000 mi Check engine light came on. Mechanic cleared codes at no charge. Problem has not recurred. 
77300 mi

US $450
O2 sensor replaced 

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2007 Subaru Forester Engine Problems

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