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2015 Subaru Forester repairs by problem area

Engine (25%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (7%)

Brakes and Traction Control (10%)

Suspension and Steering (4%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (39%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (10%)

Other (4%)

Chart based on 163 repairs.
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2015 Subaru Forester repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (3%)

$500 - $999 (6%)

$100 - $499 (16%)

< $100 (75%)

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Chart based on 79 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2015 Subaru Forester

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Subaru Forester in Denmark
Jun 2015 - Aug 2015
Aug 2015

4960 mi
A hose in the right side between the turbo and the engine was disconnected. In two occations errors in tracktion, emision and high engine temperature systems was reported and the engine runs at higher speed than normal. No indications on computer. Battery terminal disconnected for 5 minuttes and problem solved. Emission partikelfilter light was flashing after 7500 km. No indication in computer. New software was installed and problem solved. 

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2015 Subaru Forester 4dr SUV

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

Subaru Forester in Washington, United States
Apr 2015 - Dec 2017
May 2015

2000 mi
The left rear view mirror came from the factory with a distortion resulting in an unclear image. The reflection in the mirror looked like a camera out of focus. 
Subaru Forester in Alberta, Canada
Mar 2015 - Jun 2018
Sep 2016

19220 mi
Engine issue resulted in limp mode where all driving assist systems were disabled (eye sight, traction, abs etc). Dealer could not detect issue because car computer does not keep a record of symptoms. 
Oct 2016

21080 mi
Traction control, ABC, EyeSight all disabled at once. Car went into limp mode. Intermittent, and codes aren't stored, so shop can't diagnose. 
Jun 2017

30380 mi
Traction control, ABC, EyeSight all disabled at once. Car went into limp mode. Intermittent, and codes aren't stored, so shop can't diagnose. 
Aug 2017

31620 mi
The brake has a sensor that detects when the pedal is pressed so that for push-button start versions of the Forester, it will let you start the car. This sensor failed and checking the forums, it has failed on almost ever push-button start 2014-2015 Forester in the world. 
Dec 2017

37820 mi
Radio and amplifier died. Took 3 trips to sort and fix. Battery died after just 2 years and 9 months. Subaru tried to say it was a custom turn signal relay I had installed, but no. It was just a crap OEM battery. Replaced the glass (hit by a rock) with OEM but not from Subaru dealership. Subaru refused to recalibrate the EyeSight because I didn't purchase it from them. 
May 2018

42160 mi

C $200
Needed new brake pads 
Subaru Forester in Arizona, United States
Jan 2015 - Mar 2018
Feb 2016

23300 mi
transmission torque converter seal leak 
Mar 2016

25000 mi
Axle seal leak 
Jun 2016

30000 mi
Noticed oil seepage around spark plug cover. 
Feb 2018

51000 mi
Transmission was leaking, replaced entire transmission with a new one 
Subaru Forester in Washington, United States
Nov 2014 - Feb 2017
Sep 2016

41000 mi
Dealer that did Wqw57 in April failed to tighten turbo hoses, hoses cane loose and car stalled. 
Feb 2017

49000 mi
Po420 code, replaced front cat Po420 code, dealer reflashed ECU 
Subaru Forester in Colorado, United States
Oct 2014 - Feb 2017
Nov 2016

24700 mi
Brake switch malfunction - would not illuminate rear brake lights and caused difficulty starting. Brake switch was replaced. 
Subaru Forester in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2014 - Dec 2017
Feb 2015

2760 mi
numerous instances of engine light coming on, Dynamic stability, eye-sight, all disabled. several trips to get sorted. reset it, but broke the next day. Reset and waited for part, charcoal canister in fuel line.broke again, replaced sensor After the garage called Subaru tech, they finally fixed the problem. Had to do with two sensors and resetting computer. Frustrating. Don't know why safety systems (Dynamic control, eyesight) go off when sensor in fuel line does. 
Jun 2015

7440 mi
Check engine light still coming on frequently. Have now replaced 2 filters, valves on both sides of engine, and most recently, after consulting with Subaru tech: wiring connectors. Very frustrating. Another trip for the engine warning system. Again it had to be reset. 
Jul 2015

8440 mi
again engine light came on. Also purge valve on tank failed, almost impossible to fill up. Had flat tire just after getting off expressway. engine light was on, so dynamic stability program off. had the tire blown on highway, cld have skid. again, engine light, also purge valve fixed, and engine light system rechecked. Apparently connectors failed. This on going problem finally cleared. NO RESPONSE from Subie customer service after twice contacting them. Not happy at all! 
Apr 2017

37820 mi

C $10
Burned out tail lights. The dealership I took it to changed it in about 15 minutes and didn't charge me for it. They said they could do it under warranty. 
Oct 2017

44640 mi

C $750
70k service, but they also said I needed totally new brakes (pads and rotors). Since car comes off lease in month and a half, I just did pads. they said I was down to 2mm. I changed pads. 
Subaru Forester in Texas, United States
Aug 2015 - Jun 2018
Dec 2016

18000 mi
Head unit displayed a service error and lost bluetooth connection intermittently. Dealer replaced head unit under warranty. 
Jun 2017

25000 mi
Bluetooth unit died for the second time. Dealer replaced unit for the second time. Known issue. 
Sep 2017

29000 mi
Bluetooth connection drops multiple times each day. Known issue. Dealer unable to repair. 
Subaru Forester in California, United States
Oct 2015 - Nov 2015
Oct 2015

1000 mi
Problem: check engine, VDC, traction control, hill start assist, cruise control lights all came on dash. Stuck in [s] mode. Dealership replaced a solenoid associated with the emissions system (returned to dealer later w/ same issue). Dash lights came back on within a couple days of first repair. Dealer replaced MAP sensor (repair unsuccessful, lights came back a couple days after). 
Nov 2015

1000 mi
Dash lights returned following 2nd repair. This time dealer replaced ECM computer. Solution is so far successful after 1 week. 
Subaru Forester in Ohio, United States
Apr 2015 - Dec 2017
Nov 2017

49000 mi
wheel hub replaced. 
Subaru Forester in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2014 - Jun 2018
Mar 2018

22940 mi

C $100
Reset engine light 
Jun 2018

27900 mi
Alternator Abnormal output 
Subaru Forester in British Columbia, Canada
Sep 2014 - Jun 2018
Sep 2017

29760 mi

C $287
Low battery charge caused the computer/electronics to turn on the 'Check Engine' and 'Hill Assist' lights. Prior to that I had the battery/car jump started, because I had left the interior map light on for 2 weeks causing the battery to drain. I had the battery replaced - out of warranty, so I paid for it myself. 
Subaru Forester in Colorado, United States
Oct 2016 - Jun 2018
Nov 2016

17000 mi
Fan would only operate on highest setting (4). On setting 1-3, fan did not blow at all. 
Subaru Forester in California, United States
Dec 2015 - Mar 2016
Dec 2015

18000 mi
rear hatch auto open was not working properly 
Subaru Forester in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2015 - Jun 2018
Mar 2017

6200 mi
Sometimes power liftgate cannot be opened by the button at the liftgate. Power reset was done. 
Jan 2018

8680 mi
Oxygen Sensor failing. 
Subaru Forester in California, United States
Sep 2014 - Dec 2018
Dec 2015

18000 mi
Radio failed. Dealer replaced "audio module".One trip for diagnosis and one trip for repair. Took about 10 days to get parts.No $$ amounts on service order. 
Dec 2016

29000 mi
Pan was leaking CVT fluid around seal.A fresh silicone seal was implemented and leak is gone for now. 
Subaru Forester in British Columbia, Canada
Mar 2014 - Feb 2017
Jan 2017

18300 mi
Audio system failure and battery died. Both replaced. Audio would freeze and then crash when pairing Bluetooth device 
Subaru Forester in Wisconsin, United States
Aug 2014 - Jun 2018
Feb 2017

34000 mi
Infotainment Bluetooth issues. Performed 16 software updates. Low outside temperatures caused a squeaking fan belt 
Subaru Forester in Ohio, United States
Jun 2014 - Oct 2015
Jul 2015

9500 mi
2 spots of dirt found trapped in between the front windshield glass. 
Oct 2015

12000 mi
Had the windshield replaced then had to return for horrible dash rattle. 
Subaru Forester in California, United States
Jul 2014 - Mar 2018
Oct 2015

19000 mi
Dealer noticed cracked exhaust hanger bracket. Replaced under warranty. 
Subaru Forester in Alberta, Canada
Jul 2014 - Jun 2018
Mar 2016

17980 mi
Turbo engine recall Software repair spark plug mis Fire 
Jun 2016

19220 mi
Engine shake excessive vibration, cleaned carbon buildup from intake valves. Shake came back within three days. 
Jul 2016

19620 mi
Engine shake appears again -carbon buildup in cylinder 1&3. Removed air intake to perform more cleaning. Still intermittent shake. 
Jan 2018

34100 mi
Excessive roadway noise into cabin Leak in crank case which leaked onto the exhaust and into cabin Also leak from transmission pan plug 

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2015 Subaru Forester 4dr SUV

turbocharged 237hp 2.0L H4 8-speed shiftable CVT AWD

Subaru Forester in British Columbia, Canada
Jul 2015 - Jul 2018
May 2017

10731 mi
pinging at times - may have gotten bad gas 
Subaru Forester in Quebec, Canada
Jun 2014 - Jun 2018
Dec 2015

26040 mi
When the oil change was done at 40,000KM a small oil leak was found on the transmission cover and housing at the gasket joint. 
Subaru Forester in Alberta, Canada
Apr 2014 - Dec 2016
Dec 2015

9300 mi
Very slight oil seepage. 
Nov 2016

16000 mi
Rear gate opener switch 

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2015 Subaru Forester 4dr SUV

turbocharged 145hp 2.0L H4 Diesel 6-speed manual AWD

Subaru Forester in Ireland
Mar 2014 - Jul 2016
Nov 2014

9540 mi
Rattle from area of B Pillar when turning. Dealer found loose screw inside plastic trim and refitted. Problem persists and return trip will be required. 
Jul 2015

21160 mi
Loose fitting (screw) found inside B Post and removed.  Also Driver's side head restraint would not tilt. Found to be a problem with leather fitting too tightly. Dealer fixed. 
Feb 2016

32060 mi
Front doors continually moving against seals when shut, causing alot of noise. Requested investigation and adjustment to rectify. 
Jun 2016

37820 mi
Raucous rattle developed from engine when idling. Rattle lessened as engine speed increased. Loose turbo heatshield identifed as root cause. Heatshield tightened and problem fixed. 
Subaru Forester in Queensland, Australia
May 2015 - Jun 2018
Jun 2016

16120 mi
Rear door malfunction 
Dec 2016

24180 mi
Rattle in heat shield. Still present and will return car after Christmas holiday 
Feb 2017

24180 mi
Exhaust system had split which was causing harsh noises in acceleration. Replacement of defective portion of exhaust has repaired identified problem 

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2015 Subaru Forester 4dr SUV

170-horsepower 2.5L H4 CVT AWD

Subaru Forester in Alabama, United States
Nov 2014 - Jul 2018
Jul 2018

46000 mi

US $125
Rear brake pads worn down to metal. Replaced pads and rotors. 
Subaru Forester in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2016 - Sep 2018
Jun 2017

76260 mi

C $900
All brake pad and rotors replaced due to wear 
Sep 2017

83080 mi

C $65
Replace rear wiper arm 
Sep 2018

103540 mi

C $570
Changed left rear wheel bearing 
Subaru Forester in Maryland, United States
Jul 2014 - Jun 2018
May 2017

41500 mi

US $550
Both rear wheel bearings replaced Replaced rear brake pads and rotors 
Subaru Forester in New Jersey, United States
Mar 2015 - Apr 2018
Jun 2017

24000 mi
Suspected leak of the sun roof was investigated. Nothing was found but the water channels were cleaned 
Subaru Forester in Texas, United States
Jun 2014 - Mar 2018
Jan 2018

119000 mi
Transmission fluid was overheating at speeds as 77MPH. Had been going on for some time. One day a lot of lights came on. Fix was to replace a valve body on the transmission. Apparently the torque converter wasn't getting enough fluid to fully lock which caused overheating. 
Subaru Forester in Maryland, United States
Sep 2015 - Apr 2017
Sep 2016

20000 mi
brake light replacement 
Subaru Forester in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2014 - Jun 2018
Apr 2017

27 mi

C $272
Went in for scheduled service. Was tod less than 1mm left on rear pads. Decided to replace both. 
Subaru Forester in Ohio, United States
May 2014 - Jun 2018
Feb 2015

6000 mi
No audio, amp was blown. Dealer ordered new amp and installed. 
May 2017

26000 mi
Vehicle wouldn't start (would go into accessory mode only). Replaced Faulty Brake Light Sensor and battery. 
Subaru Forester in Maryland, United States
Jul 2014 - Jun 2018
Apr 2017

5000 mi

US $135
Replaced the battery. 
Jul 2017

17000 mi
Replaced alternator and tensioner; under warranty. 
Subaru Forester in Virginia, United States
May 2014 - May 2017
Jun 2016

19000 mi
Car developed intermittent starting issues. Diagnosis was faulty brake light switch, which prohibited the keyless start button from receiving the "brakes on" signal it needed to engage and allow the car to be started. 
Subaru Forester in Idaho, United States
Mar 2014 - Jun 2018
May 2017

36000 mi
oil/water sensor defective, leading to CEL. Replaced. 
Subaru Forester in Montana, United States
Oct 2014 - Jul 2018
Oct 2017

18000 mi
A pillar trim loose and rattles, display cowl rattle, instrument panel trim rattle 
Nov 2017

19000 mi
Bluetooth intermittent failures required replacement of audio system 
Subaru Forester in Oregon, United States
May 2015 - Jul 2018
Jan 2018

24000 mi
Some electrical malfunction that was causing brake lights to turn on intermittently when the brake was pressed. This caused the eyesight system to disable while driving. It was something like a capacitor or a fuse that needed to be replaced. 
Subaru Forester in Washington, United States
Jul 2014 - Jun 2018
Dec 2017

34000 mi

US $20
Brake light switch under pedal was intermittently failing. This caused ABS, stability control, and hill assist lights to come on. More insidiously, the car would not shift out of park while these lights were on. 
Subaru Forester in Illinois, United States
Jan 2017 - Feb 2018
Feb 2017

25000 mi
Warning lights would come on even though nothing triggered it (ie aggressive driving, etc). Bad [wheel speed] sensors. Replaced under warranty 
Subaru Forester in British Columbia, Canada
Sep 2016 - Jun 2018
Feb 2018

22500 mi
At 35,000km- factory battery failed load test. Subaru honoured warranty & replaced battery.  
Subaru Forester in Georgia, United States
Apr 2015 - Jun 2018
Mar 2018

82000 mi

US $300
Left rear wheel bearing worn and making noise. It was replaced. 
Subaru Forester in New York, United States
May 2015 - Jun 2018
Nov 2017

19000 mi
Key fob to open door was working intermittently. Dealer replaced core of key fob. After I left the dealer, the fob was still only working intermittently. Subsequent to that, I needed to replace my battery. That's a whole other story, because I would think a battery on a 2015 model that was put on the road in December 2014 should last past 2017. Nevertheless, I replaced the battery and it seems that the key fob performance is a little more consistent. Perhaps the key fob problem was related to a poor flow of power to the receiver unit. But I can't say that the fob works 100 percent of the time. 
Subaru Forester in California, United States
Jun 2017 - Jun 2018
Jun 2018

17000 mi

US $150
Brake sensor malfunction locking the transmission in Park. Dealer replaced the Brake sensor under warranty. 
Subaru Forester in New Hampshire, United States
Mar 2014 - Jun 2018
Feb 2018

71000 mi

US $65
Routine battery replacement 
Subaru Forester in Illinois, United States
Apr 2014 - Jun 2018
Oct 2016

36500 mi
Rips on side of leather seat (driver side) 
Subaru Forester in Oregon, United States
Jan 2017 - Jun 2018
Oct 2017

30000 mi
Squeak - tailgate latch - greased 
Subaru Forester in Illinois, United States
Aug 2016 - Jun 2018
Dec 2016

7000 mi
Defective battery replaced under warranty 
Subaru Forester in Minnesota, United States
Apr 2014 - Jun 2018
Aug 2017

31000 mi
Brake light switch replaced. 
Subaru Forester in Michigan, United States
Jul 2015 - Mar 2017
Feb 2017

8700 mi
Battery died within 18 months of purchase. Replaced under warranty. 
Subaru Forester in Washington, United States
Aug 2014 - Jun 2018
Jun 2016

24000 mi
Hatch release not working - hatch couldn't be opened 
Aug 2017

41000 mi
Alternator mounting bracket caused alternator to briefly run backwards when starting engine causing traction control to turn off and warning light to stay on. Dealer immediately replaced the entire assembly including the alternator under extended warranty. 
Oct 2017

42000 mi
Rear wheel bearing failing - dealer replaced under warranty 
Subaru Forester in Virginia, United States
Jun 2014 - Dec 2018
Jan 2016

41500 mi
Had the radio head unit replaced due to ongoing issues related to bluetooth and phone performance. The system frequently dropped calls, no incoming or outgoing voice during the call and locked up occasionally. 
Aug 2018

70000 mi

US $95
HID low beam bulb replacement 
Subaru Forester in Maryland, United States
May 2016 - Jul 2018
Jun 2016

23000 mi

US $120
Radio ordered, needs to be replaced, Bluetooth does not work 
Apr 2017

34775 mi

US $250
Brake rotor(s) resurfaced Brakes checked Rear brakes replaced 
Sep 2017

39985 mi

US $80
Battery Replaced 
Subaru Forester in Pennsylvania, United States
Jun 2015 - Apr 2018
Oct 2016

16500 mi
TPMS light wouldn't go out. Bad sensor 
Subaru Forester in Texas, United States
Oct 2014 - May 2015
Apr 2015

7000 mi
Air coming from vents smelled like manure, and A/C eventually stopped blowing cold air. Dealer sprayed cleaner, manure smell has faded a week later. Waited several days for compressor to come in. Compressor replaced, so far so good. 
May 2015

7000 mi
Smell returned, air was still not cold. Tech used cleaning kit for A/C, checked charge in system--needed O-rings not installed when compressor installed. Put in aftermarket rings, which seem to have failed. Taking it back soon. 
Subaru Forester in Delaware, United States
Jan 2015 - Jul 2018
Jan 2017 This vehicle is currently experiencing the high oil consumption common with previous years. 
Subaru Forester in District of Columbia, United States
Oct 2014 - Nov 2016
Nov 2016

32000 mi
Entire transmission replaced under warranty due to a failing bearing. 
Subaru Forester in Texas, United States
Aug 2014 - Feb 2017
Jan 2016

25200 mi
Replaced brake fluid due to sponginess on brake pedal. Loose rear view mirror causing squeaky noise. Dealer tightened screws to fix. 
Subaru Forester in North Carolina, United States
Jan 2015 - Mar 2018
Mar 2016

17000 mi
Cover over center info screen rattles like crazy. They heard it on a test drive but couldn't find the cause. They finally ordered a new cover to see if that is the cause. At present, it is still not corrected. 
Sep 2016

22000 mi
Vibration rattle coming from the info message area of the dash. Dealer replaced part, but rattle still continues. Goes away in warm weather. 
Nov 2016

27000 mi
rattle in dash. still not fixed. only happens when it is cold outside 
Oct 2017

40000 mi
Apple did an update to the iPhone and now the bluetooth is working! 
Feb 2018

44000 mi
Very loud vibrating noise when moving. It stopped when I got to the dealership. 
Mar 2018

44000 mi
Rear deck would not open with touch pad. Dealership reprogrammed the lift gate 
Subaru Forester in North Carolina, United States
Jul 2014 - Jun 2018
May 2016

15700 mi
bluetooth disconnects repeadly 
Sep 2016

20000 mi
Bluetooth disconnection problem. 
Subaru Forester in Washington, United States
Jun 2015 - Jun 2018
Jun 2016

23000 mi
Diode for heater/AC fan went out. Repaired under warranty. 
Feb 2018

62000 mi

US $1400
Front strut tops worn or damaged. New struts installed. 
Apr 2018

64000 mi

US $1400
Rt front axle, CV joint clicking 
May 2018

68000 mi

US $800
New brakes 
Subaru Forester in Utah, United States
May 2014 - Jun 2018
Mar 2016

41000 mi
Fuel sensor read as having 70 miles left but vehicle ran out of gas with no low fuel warning. Subaru roadside service determined tank was completely empty. Dealer was unable to find a repairable problem with the sensor or fuel system. 
Mar 2017

61000 mi

US $55
Brake sensor malfunctioned and would not reliably allow the vehicle to be shifted out of park because it didn't detect your foot pushing on the pedal. Replaced by dealer, cost partially covered under warranty. 
Sep 2017

71000 mi

US $50
A/C selector switch failed to route air through dash vents and required replacement. 
Subaru Forester in Indiana, United States
Jan 2016 - Jun 2016
Jan 2016

12000 mi
Oil Leak 
Apr 2016

17000 mi
Faulty Brake Switch essentially shut down the computer system. Had to use a screwdriver to override the interlock. 
Subaru Forester in Arizona, United States
Aug 2014 - Dec 2018
Mar 2015

12000 mi
rattling/fluttering noise coming from dash. Related to speed of car. Suggested to dealer that it may be related to speedometer cable. They could not reproduce the noise. We still have it. 
Jun 2017

36000 mi
Struts for rear hatch were replaced under warranty. They were becoming very noisy and were about to fail. 
Subaru Forester in California, United States
Apr 2016 - Apr 2016
Apr 2016

17000 mi
Bluetooth sync problems. 
Subaru Forester in Michigan, United States
Apr 2014 - Jun 2018
Dec 2015

45000 mi
The last time the dealer rotated my tires the kid doing the rotation cross threaded three lugs on one rotor. When I bought new tires, the tire dealer couldn't get the lugs off without breaking the studs. Dealer had to replace studs & lugs. 
Jan 2017

59000 mi

US $135
The battery would discharge when I sat listening to the radio for less than 30 minutes on the ACC mode. It also would discharge when we parked it in an air port storage lost for a two week trip. My service provider thought it might be the battery or a "vampire draw" on the electrical system. He checked the battery, it had a bad cell. I had him order a deep cycle battery for this car. It cost $135 and the shop's policy is that maintenance items are installed for free! If you live in the Holland Michigan Area go to the Christian Brothers Shop for great service. 
Subaru Forester in Maryland, United States
Sep 2014 - Jun 2018
Sep 2016

52000 mi
Air bag sensor light came on. Dealer checked system, no problem found. Reset light 
Mar 2017

69000 mi
Lug bolt replaced 
Sep 2017

88000 mi
Bluetooth quit working. Radio unit was replaced 
Subaru Forester in California, United States
May 2014 - Jul 2018
Nov 2015

16400 mi
ABS, Traction Control and Stability Control warning lights on dash. 
Subaru Forester in Washington, United States
Aug 2015 - Jun 2018
Mar 2016

7000 mi
There's a loud chirp sound from the front of car when transmission goes into reverse and brakes still applied. Dealer far away. I will visit Dealer when more things go wrong to make that trip more worthwhile. 
Jun 2016

9000 mi
USB port in center storage comartment does not work. 
Nov 2017

21000 mi
ABS, Traction and Stability Control lights illuminated on dash after starting. Drove home, shut engine off. Engine wouldn't start with normal brake pedal pressure for green light on starter button to illuminate. Had to press extremely hard on brake pedal to allow starting. Warnings lights stayed off. No reoccurrence. Front Drive-line still chirps when put into reverse on first start on the day using OEM tires. Does not do this when winter studded tires are installed on a seasonal basis. Go back to OEM tires in spring, chirp returns. 
Feb 2018

22000 mi
No start condition. Had to put system in 'acc' mode (press start button once with foot off brake). Once in 'acc' status, foot on brake, press/hold start button for up to 15 seconds and engine finally started per owners manual. This no start condition happens randomly. 
Jun 2018

25484 mi
Brake Switch was bad causing ABS, Traction Control and Hill Assist lights to be on. Also caused no start situations with start button and could not shift trans out of Park. 
Subaru Forester in Kansas, United States
Aug 2014 - Sep 2018
Sep 2016

37000 mi
Trans went into "neutral" while on hwy. Coasted to stop, engine wouldn't start. Shop foreman said, "probably a leaf got into intake and messed with mas flow sensor. They have seen this happen before."!!! Unbelievable. 
Feb 2018

59000 mi

US $69
Suddenly started using oil. Dealer replaced PCV valve, problem cured. 

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2015 Subaru Forester 4dr SUV

170-horsepower 2.5L H4 6-speed manual AWD

Subaru Forester in New Jersey, United States
Aug 2014 - Jun 2018
Oct 2014

3000 mi

US $80
"Low oil level" warning light came on three times while odometer was still under 2000 miles. Took the car in for an oil change in order to more precisely monitor oil use over the next 1200 miles. 
Jan 2016

15700 mi
The car light indicating low oil levels began at 2,000 miles. It has continued intermittently since. The car (currently at the dealership). Oil use tests indicate it will need a new engine block, sensor, and have the computer re-set. Unreal 
Sep 2017

38500 mi

US $125
Replaced dysfunctional brake light switch. It didn’t effect the drivability of the car at all. I only knew there was a problem because it tripped three different warning lights. 
Subaru Forester in Indiana, United States
Jun 2015 - Jun 2018
Oct 2016

19700 mi
Driver side window regulator 
Subaru Forester in Ohio, United States
Apr 2014 - Jun 2018
May 2015

11000 mi
Excessive oil consumption, 1 qt every 1800 miles. Had the oil consumption test performed, Subaru determined consumption WAS excessive, and will try to repair. Taking the Forester in today for repairs. Will report results when I have details. 
Jun 2015

11000 mi
Subaru confirmed the "oil consumption problem". Had piston rings and stack replaced. Will go back in to check oil consumption after 1200 miles to see if problem corrected. After repair, my gas mileage IMPROVED 5mpg . 
Subaru Forester in Arizona, United States
Sep 2014 - Oct 2017
Nov 2016

23400 mi
ABS, traction control, and hill descent control lights were on. Dealer pulled codes and replaced bare light switch under warranty. 
Subaru Forester in Oregon, United States
Apr 2015 - Apr 2017
Sep 2016

27000 mi
Bluetooth connectivity trouble. BT would intermittently disconnect from my phone during the middle of a phone call, and say BT Not Available on screen. Dealer replaced radio under warranty 
Oct 2016

28200 mi
SRS Sensor. Passenger Airbag would be off when sensor came on, despite adult in seat. At first was intermittent, and code was not stored. Drove to dealership with it on, and they diagnosed it as faulty sensor in seat. Replacing seat/sensor 
Jan 2017

34800 mi
Power cuts to engine intermittently when fuel gauge reads 1/4 or less. Suspect bad fuel sending unit, despite there still being fuel in tank. Towed to dealership and replaced under warranty 
Mar 2017

38000 mi
Vehicle died again while driving down the highway. Gas tank had just under 1/4 left (2 bars). Would not restart. Towed to local dealer. Vehicle started for them when they went to bring it into shop next business day. Conducted extended road tests, and diagnostic tests were inconclusive. This has happened several times now. 

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2015 Subaru Forester 4dr SUV

148-horsepower 2.0L H4 6-speed shiftable CVT AWD

Subaru Forester in Alberta, Canada
Sep 2016 - Jun 2018
Apr 2018

40300 mi
C Service destroyed fuel/air (F/A) sensor. Has been on backorder from Japan for over a month. Waiting... 
Subaru Forester in Luxembourg
Jan 2015 - Jun 2018
Feb 2017

31000 mi
replace the turbo which was operating well but abnormally noisy 

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2015 Subaru Forester 4-door

4-cylinder CVT AWD

Subaru Forester in New Jersey, United States
Feb 2015 - Jun 2018
Aug 2017

33000 mi

US $1
Blower replaced Window motor replaced 

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