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Subaru Forester Most Common Problems (All Years)

39
wheel bearing / hub
27
head gasket
16
bulb: headlight
16
engine replaced due to excessive oil use / consumption
14
strut (suspension)
13
brake caliper
13
brake pedal switch / brake light switch
12
end link or bushing for stabilizer bar
11
A/C compressor
11
CV joint / axle / half shaft
11
exhaust flex pipe / mid pipe / tail pipe
9
audio / nav / infotainment control panel or head unit
9
catalytic converter
9
exhaust heat shield
9
radiator
9
valve cover gasket
8
alternator
7
ignition coil pack
7
radiator hose / engine coolant pipe
7
TPMS (tire pressure monitor) sensor
 
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Chart is based on 1940 vehicles in TrueDelta's reliability survey.
These are the problems owners most commonly reported on TrueDelta's Car Reliability Survey. For many models not all entries have been coded yet, so focus on the relative numbers rather than the absolute numbers. Usually when people say "they all have this problem," the problem in question actually affects between 10 percent and 20 percent of all cars. We aren't counting wear items like brake pads and rotors that truly do require periodic replacement on all cars.