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2007 Subaru Forester Problems and Repair Histories

61 TrueDelta members own a 2007 Subaru Forester. 29 of these members (47.5%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 63 repairs to 2007 Subaru Foresters--an average of 1 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2007 Subaru Forester problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2007 Subaru Forester problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2007 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 2007 Subaru Forester repairs by problem area

43% of the 2007 Subaru Forester repairs were to the engine, 6% to the transmission, 6% to the brakes, 16% to the suspension, 16% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 8% to the body and trim, and 5% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 63 repairs.

2007 Subaru Forester repair cost distribution

Of the 2007 Subaru Forester repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 19% cost less than $100, 42% between $100 and $499, 31% between $500 and $999, and 8% between $1000 and $2499.

Chart based on 26 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten 2007 Subaru Forester problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2007 Subaru Forester 4dr SUV

turbocharged 224hp 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru Forester in New Jersey, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2010 35000    
36000 0 Fixed dashboard squeak and replaced a headlight bulb 
64000  
Subaru Forester in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2008 18000    
38000 730 Two cracked plastic "roll-over" vent valves on top of fuel tank were replaced. 
60000 600 A rubber transmission mount was collapsed causing misalignment between the engine and transmission. 
79000 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. 
80000  

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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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
0 Defective radiator cap allowed pressure to escape and caused car to drive too hot. Dealer says this is a problem w/ the new caps. 
0 Same repair as previously. Defective radiator cap cause car to drive too hot. Again replaced cap. Car still under warranty. 
29000 0 Radiator cap: antifreeze accumulates under it & causes system to overheat. 3rd radiator cap on this car. 
35000 0 Window screech while being put up or down. Dealer says problem is stabilizer bars. Parts ordered. 
36000 0 Windows screeched going up or down. Dealer replaced stabilizer bars under warranty. 
71000 81 Same old problem: for the 4th time the radiator cap malfunctioned, coolant was lost & the car started to heat up. 
109000 1800 Master bearing of clutch went out; clutch replaced. Timing belt replaced, $1200 of total. Battery replaced. 
117000 0 Catalytic convertor needs replacing. Cost would be $1100. Did not do this repair. 
131000 1570 Replaced left wheel bearing, did brakes & re-aligned. Catalytic convertors replaced. 
140000  

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2007 Subaru Forester 4dr SUV

173-horsepower 2.5L H4 4-speed automatic AWD

Subaru Forester in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2009 56000    
67000 0 Check engine light with cruise light flashing. Diagnosed as cat converter fault. Replaced under warranty. 
67000  
Subaru Forester in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2010 46500    
48360 0 head light bulb and front light on the left side 
57620 1000 all braking pads plus discs needed to be changed 
70060 759 Alternator failed to charge, replaced Battery too 
Subaru Forester in Florida, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2010 50000    
50000 0 replaced ecm and fuel pump 
 
Subaru Forester in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2009 33000    
37000 0 cracked hose on fuel vapor recovery system was cause of check engine light. Dealer had suggested replacing gas cap first. 
53000  
Subaru Forester in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2008 37200    
38440 0 Transmission replaced in August. This was for a trans oil leak from the job. 
 
Subaru Forester in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2009 32000    
38000 0 Lock on driver's door stopped responding to remote. It could be locked manually. Actuator was replaced in driver's door. 
73000 100 Car would not shift out of park. Brake light sensor was replaced. 
102000  
Subaru Forester in Nevada, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2009 26000    
30000 0 Moonroof not closing properly. Had to order more parts. 
31000 0 Moonroof malfunction 
 

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