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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 repair cost distribution

$2500+ (5%)

$1000 - $2499 (11%)

$500 - $999 (26%)

$100 - $499 (42%)

< $100 (16%)

Chart based on 38 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

Subaru Forester in New Jersey, United States
Jun 2010 - Jun 2012
Jul 2010

36500 mi
Fixed dashboard squeak and replaced a headlight bulb 
Subaru Forester in California, United States
Dec 2008 - Sep 2015
Dec 2010

38000 mi

US $730
Two cracked plastic "roll-over" vent valves on top of fuel tank were replaced. 
Jul 2012

60000 mi

US $600
A rubber transmission mount was collapsed causing misalignment between the engine and transmission. 
Feb 2014

79000 mi

US $65
The auto dimming mirror was very wobbly/loose on its mount to windshield. Dealer said mirror mount was stripped and replaced the mount that attaches the mirror to the base glued to the windshield. 

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2007 Subaru Forester 4dr SUV

173-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru Forester in New Mexico, United States
Dec 2007 - Jun 2014
Oct 2007

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. 
May 2008

18600 mi
Same repair as previously. Defective radiator cap cause car to drive too hot. Again replaced cap. Car still under warranty. 
Jan 2009

29000 mi
Radiator cap: antifreeze accumulates under it & causes system to overheat. 3rd radiator cap on this car. 
Jun 2009

35000 mi
Window screech while being put up or down. Dealer says problem is stabilizer bars. Parts ordered. 
Aug 2009

36000 mi
Windows screeched going up or down. Dealer replaced stabilizer bars under warranty. 
Feb 2011

71000 mi

US $81
Same old problem: for the 4th time the radiator cap malfunctioned, coolant was lost & the car started to heat up. 
Sep 2012

109000 mi

US $1800
Master bearing of clutch went out; clutch replaced. Timing belt replaced, $1200 of total. Battery replaced. 
Mar 2013

117000 mi
Catalytic convertor needs replacing. Cost would be $1100. Did not do this repair. 
Nov 2013

131000 mi

US $1570
Replaced left wheel bearing, did brakes & re-aligned. Catalytic convertors replaced. 

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2007 Subaru Forester 4dr SUV

173-horsepower 2.5L H4 4-speed automatic AWD

Subaru Forester in Michigan, United States
Dec 2009 - Mar 2011
Dec 2010

67000 mi
Check engine light with cruise light flashing. Diagnosed as cat converter fault. Replaced under warranty. 
Subaru Forester in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2010 - Sep 2013
Nov 2010

48360 mi
head light bulb and front light on the left side 
Aug 2011

57620 mi

C $1000
all braking pads plus discs needed to be changed 
Sep 2013

70060 mi

C $759
Alternator failed to charge, replaced Battery too 
Subaru Forester in Florida, United States
Sep 2010 - Jun 2011
Oct 2010

50000 mi
replaced ecm and fuel pump 
Subaru Forester in Texas, United States
Jan 2009 - Sep 2012
Dec 2009

37000 mi
cracked hose on fuel vapor recovery system was cause of check engine light. Dealer had suggested replacing gas cap first. 
Subaru Forester in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2008 - Jun 2009
Jan 2009

38440 mi
Transmission replaced in August. This was for a trans oil leak from the job. 
Subaru Forester in New York, United States
Mar 2009 - Jun 2013
Jul 2009

38000 mi
Lock on driver's door stopped responding to remote. It could be locked manually. Actuator was replaced in driver's door. 
Sep 2011

73000 mi

US $100
Car would not shift out of park. Brake light sensor was replaced. 
Subaru Forester in Nevada, United States
Apr 2009 - Jul 2010
Sep 2009

30000 mi
Moonroof not closing properly. Had to order more parts. 
Oct 2009

31000 mi
Moonroof malfunction 

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2007 Subaru Forester Repair Histories

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