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2007 Subaru Forester Engine Problems

67 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2007 Subaru Forester. 20 of these members (29.9%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 33 engine repairs to 2007 Subaru Foresters--an average of 0.5 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page to see vehicles with no repairs or vehicles with more than three repairs. To see how frequently 2007 Subaru Forester problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Chart based on 73 repairs.

2007 Subaru Forester engine repair cost distribution

Chart based on 19 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   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   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   Same repair as previously. Defective radiator cap cause car to drive too hot. Again replaced cap. Car still under warranty. 
29000   Radiator cap: antifreeze accumulates under it & causes system to overheat. 3rd radiator cap on this car. 
71000 US $81 Same old problem: for the 4th time the radiator cap malfunctioned, coolant was lost & the car started to heat up. 
109000   Timing belt replaced, $1200 of total. 
117000   Catalytic convertor needs replacing. Cost would be $1100. Did not do this repair. 
131000   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   all exhaust heat shield bolts loose. two shields had fallen off a month ago. rattle solved by removing other four shields 
76000 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   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   replace both cylinder head gaskets left cylinder head oil sending unit  
64000 US $724 Evap emissions system fault (check engine light). Gas tank vent valve replaced. 
67000   Check engine light with cruise light flashing. Diagnosed as cat converter fault. Replaced under warranty. 
37000   cracked hose on fuel vapor recovery system was cause of check engine light. Dealer had suggested replacing gas cap first. 
50000   replaced ecm and fuel pump 
69000   Check engine light came on. Mechanic cleared codes at no charge. Problem has not recurred. 
77300 US $450 O2 sensor replaced 

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