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Subaru Forester Most Common Problems

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 1815 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.

What Our Members Are Saying about the Materials And Workmanship of the 2019 Subaru Forester

2019 Subaru Forester Materials And Workmanship: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2017 4dr SUV turbocharged 250hp 2.0L H4
8-speed shiftable CVT AWD
- Interior surfaces look good but they're very cheap. - Places where your body contacts are hard and uncomfortable. - Many pieces are installed loosely. - The area behind the steering column is totally exposed! Only a cheap piece of fabric hangs down to conceal the innards of the car behind the wheel. Zero refinement! - Lots of exposed bolts and attachments. - Steering wheel is too small. - Power rear liftgate is fussy to operate. - Lots of cheap clicking sounds in this car. - Door lock switches don't light up at night after you turn off the car. - No switch illumination aside from the drivers door. - Doors do not lock automatically - on a 2017 vehicle! full 2017 Subaru Forester review
 
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