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Subaru Forester Lemon Odds and Nada Odds for the Year Ending September 30, 2017

An asterisk (*) marks results based on small sample sizes.

Year Make/Model Nada Odds per 100 Cars Lemon Odds per 100 Cars    
38 vehicles, 11.2 months per vehicle, 11600 miles driven2017 Subaru Forester
[?] see reported repairs
  38 vehicles, 11.2 months per vehicle, 11600 miles driven
40 vehicles, 11.9 months per vehicle, 20500 miles driven2016 Subaru Forester
[?] see reported repairs
  40 vehicles, 11.9 months per vehicle, 20500 miles driven
101 vehicles, 11.5 months per vehicle, 35600 miles driven2015 Subaru Forester
[?] see reported repairs
  101 vehicles, 11.5 months per vehicle, 35600 miles driven
65 vehicles, 11.4 months per vehicle, 44600 miles driven

Redesigned.
2014
Subaru Forester
[?] see reported repairs
  65 vehicles, 11.4 months per vehicle, 44600 miles driven

Redesigned.
26 vehicles, 11.3 months per vehicle, 52200 miles driven

Some reports of excessive oil consumption.
2012
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  26 vehicles, 11.3 months per vehicle, 52200 miles driven

Some reports of excessive oil consumption.
38 vehicles, 11.4 months per vehicle, 79400 miles driven2010 Subaru Forester
[?] see reported repairs
  38 vehicles, 11.4 months per vehicle, 79400 miles driven
32 vehicles, 11.7 months per vehicle, 104800 miles driven

Redesigned for this model year.
2009
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  32 vehicles, 11.7 months per vehicle, 104800 miles driven

Redesigned for this model year.

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Subaru Forester Lemon Odds and Nada Odds

Other sources of Subaru Forester reliability information provide only averages, which can conceal as much as they reveal. So we also report the percentage of Subaru Foresters with no repairs at all in the past year and the percentage of Subaru Foresters that are lemons (required three or more repair trips in the past year). These figures might surprise you.

These stats are promptly updated four times a year, to closely track Subaru Forester lemon odds as the cars age. Others can be over a year behind. Only TrueDelta tells you how reliable the Subaru Forester has been recently.

To see how frequently Subaru Forester problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

What Our Members Are Saying about the Brand Reputation of the Subaru Forester

Subaru Forester Brand Reputation: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Well known reliability. Their cars last a long time. see full Subaru Forester review
2010 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
The all wheel drive go in all weather conditions reputation. see full Subaru Forester review
2009 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Known for making good cars. see full Subaru Forester review
2009 4dr SUV turbocharged 224hp 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Rugged, reliable, green--truly seems a brand that inspires loyalty and gives every reason to repeat as a customer see full Subaru Forester review
2007 4dr SUV 173-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
Fine. It should be designated the official state car of New Hampshire! see full Subaru Forester review
2007 4dr SUV 173-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
local dealer is first or second in Northeast every year; other owners have generally positive comments; inmage says sensible, but reliable see full Subaru Forester review
2006 4dr SUV 173-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
Automaker personally inspects everycar throughout production. Entire car line-up has highest safety ratings compared to others. see full Subaru Forester review
2004 4dr SUV turbocharged 210hp 2.5L I4
4-speed automatic AWD
Subaru AWD is great. see full Subaru Forester review
2004 4dr SUV 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
I have numerous friends with Subarus, all of them have had amazing great reliability with few, if any problems. see full Subaru Forester review
2003 4dr SUV 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
As noted above, stellar reputation among owners. reputation for being just a little different. see full Subaru Forester review
Subaru Forester Brand Reputation: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr SUV turbocharged 224hp 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Subaru is rare on France and Belgium raods. Not a lot of dealers see full Subaru Forester review