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2010 Subaru Forester Engine Problems

142 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2010 Subaru Forester. 13 of these members (9.2%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 15 engine repairs to 2010 Subaru Foresters--an average of 0.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

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Chart based on 88 repairs.

2010 Subaru Forester engine repair cost distribution

Chart based on 5 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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2010 Subaru Forester 4dr SUV

turbocharged 224hp 2.5L H4 4-speed shiftable automatic AWD

21080 mi   Malfunction with oil control valve. The dealer had to order the part - kept over weekend and fixed on 2nd business day. 
68700 US $189 Intercooler Hose connecting to the Turbo engine 

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2010 Subaru Forester 4dr SUV

170-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

41000 mi US $60 Gas cap was loose, tripped Check Engine Light. Cost $60 at the dealer to diagnose and reset. Next time, I'm bringing it to my local guy. Only reason I brought it to the dealer was in case it was covered by a warranty, which it wasn't. 
11000   Replacement of fuel tank pressure sensor after diagnostic for reason why check engine light came on. 

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2010 Subaru Forester 4dr SUV

170-horsepower 2.5L H4 4-speed shiftable automatic AWD

75000 mi   Catalytic converter needed to be replaced 
38440   Smelled burning oil and some smoke coming from the engine after a recent trip. No oil loss noted on dipstick. Diagnosed as a leaking front crankshaft seal. Replaced under major component warranty along with oil contaminated timing belt. 
43400   Began to smell burning oil, similar to 4 months ago. ANOTHER oil leak, this time oil pump and gasket had to be replaced...covered under powertrain warranty. 70,000km and this lemon is just falling apart. I don't trust it for long trips. SAD! 
13000   Check engine light came on with flashing cruise indicator. Computer code indicated faulty fuel pressure sensor. Dealer replaced and repaired. Total shop time about 1.5 hr. Problem seems to be resolved. 
9920   Check engine and traction control lights on. Also cruise control light flashing. They replaced the ignition wiring to correct the problem. 
33000   To correct warning lights on my dash from lighting up, it was determined that the Fuel Tank Pressure Sensor was faulty. It was replaced but the lights lit up again after leaving the dealer a few hours after. When the lights on the dash lit up again the car was returned to the dealer. They determined the problem to be a faulty "Fuel Tank Pressure Control Solenoid" Part had to be ordered. Returned on the third day to have it installed. 
35000   engine light came on need to replace oil flow control valve. 

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