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2010 Subaru Forester Engine Problems and Repair Histories

136 TrueDelta members own a 2010 Subaru Forester. 14 of these members (10.3%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 12 engine repairs to 2010 Subaru Foresters--an average of 0.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2010 Subaru Forester problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2010 Subaru Forester problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2010 Subaru Forester problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of 2010 Subaru Forester repairs by problem area

16% of the 2010 Subaru Forester repairs were to the engine, 5% to the transmission, 20% to the brakes, 11% to the suspension, 17% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 27% to the body and trim, and 4% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 75 repairs.
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Repair costs are in local units.

2010 Subaru Forester 4dr SUV

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

Subaru Forester in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2010 13020    
21080 0 Malfunction with oil control valve. The dealer had to order the part - kept over weekend and fixed on 2nd business day. 
42160  
Subaru Forester in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2009 0    
68700 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

Subaru Forester in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2009 0    
41000 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. 
113000  
Subaru Forester in Ohio, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2010 0    
11000 0 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

Subaru Forester in Ohio, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2012 35000    
75000 0 Catalytic converter needed to be replaced 
87000  
Subaru Forester in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2010 620    
38440 0 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. 
40300  
Subaru Forester in Indiana, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2010 0    
13000 0 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. 
26000  
Subaru Forester in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2009 0    
9920 0 Check engine and traction control lights on. Also cruise control light flashing. They replaced the ignition wiring to correct the problem. 
 
Subaru Forester in Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2010 1000    
33000 0 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. 
54000  
Subaru Forester in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2012 33000    
35000 0 engine light came on need to replace oil flow control valve. 
59000  

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