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2014 Subaru Forester Engine Problems

145 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2014 Subaru Forester. 9 of these members (6.2%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 13 engine repairs to 2014 Subaru Foresters--an average of 0.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

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2014 Subaru Forester 4dr SUV

turbocharged 250hp 2.0L H4 8-speed shiftable CVT AWD

13000 mi   Lagging throttle response. Hesitancy during acceleration (from a stop and during passing). ECU reflashed. 
2000   engine occasionally difficult to start after not being used for a day or so. 
2500   engine occasionally stumbles/misfires during startup. Mechanics ran diagnostic tests (first time they ran this test for 2014 vehicles), but found no problems. 
4000 US $90 rubber hood boot seal between turbo intercooler housing and air ductwork is warped, fits poorly. 
4000   Replaced rubber boot seal between hood and intercooler, and several fasteners which broke during replacement process. 
7500   Reprogrammed ECU per TSB to improve engine start-up. 
  2014 Forester XT - Camshaft position sensor o-ring improperly installed from factory. Caused significant oil leak on drivers side of the engine. - Burning oil smell inside the cab alerted me to the problem. 
3000   CEL thrown during a hard start. ECU was reprogrammed with a fix for the issue 
3000   Forester 2.0L Turbo having an extended start of 3-5 seconds every few days. Dealer has no updates for the engine computer and did not observe any problems while it was in for an oil change. 

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2014 Subaru Forester 4dr SUV

170-horsepower 2.5L H4 CVT AWD

12000 mi   I was driving about 70 mph on busy highway when suddenly engine turned off! I was able to steer car off road, turned car off. When I turned on ignition car started up and I drove away. Dealer could not find any codes to indicate problem. 
29000   Changed engine due to oils consumption problem. 

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2014 Subaru Forester 4dr SUV

170-horsepower 2.5L H4 6-speed manual AWD

18000 mi   Burning oil. Started oil consumption test, replaced PCV valve 

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