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Subaru Forester – Common problems

Common problems with the Subaru Forester

Some problems will only occur after many years of operation, others are related to technical solutions and forced the manufacturer to issue a recall. In the following overview, you will find the most common problems for the Subaru Forester, for which Subaru has announced a recall through the EU Rapex system. For recalls and faults found in the UK scroll down.

If the problem is corrected in time, it may not affect the overall reliability of your Subaru Forester. However, the fault can often remain unresolved because the previous owner didn´t know about the recall or ignored the manufacturer’s letter.

The good news is that automakers usually provide unlimited time to correct such defects for free. Check to see if all of the potential problems with your Subaru Forester have been resolved in the past. How to do it, we give advice on a special page.



eu issues Latest Forester’s Issues in the EU

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14. 08. 2020

An electrical connection that is part of the occupant detection system may become loose or unstable. As a result, the system … .

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28. 02. 2020

Due to improper Engine Control Module (ECM) programming, the ignition coil may be energized longer than designed after the engine is … .

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31. 05. 2019

The brake light switch may be defective. This can cause the brake lights to fail, increasing the risk of an accident. … .

If you wish to know more about eventual problems of a specific car (e.g. real mileage, potential traffic accidents damages, odometer rollback, repairs, etc.), then we suggest going to HPI-Check.

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