Subaru Forester Problems
No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Subaru Forester reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.
What year is my Subaru Forester?
I've just bought a Subaru Forester second hand and in the owners manual it says MY17, but on the build plate it has 2016. Have I bought a 2016 or a 2017 question? Read more
Subaru Forester 2008: What should I be looking for in a used car?
I am looking to buy my first car and am keen on the 2008/2009 Subaru Forester auto. Most of the cars in my price range have done 220,000-280,000 km. How many km is too many for the 4-cyl 2.5-litre ...Read more
Subaru Forester 2010: Why is my exhaust pipe leaking water?
My 2010 Subaru Forester has recently been emitting water from the offside exhaust pipe, even after a 10-15 km drive in 20-plus degree weather. I normally park on an uphill slope and maybe 1/4 - 1/2 ...Read more
Subaru Forester 2006: Why is the cruise light flashing?
My 2006 Subaru Forester has a flashing cruise light and the engine light is also on. The car is running fine otherwise. What could be the issue here? Read more
What SUV's are the most fuel efficient?
What SUV should I buy? I want something with good fuel economy, my car use is normally 30 min work commute on the highway, weekends camping, and dirt road driving. I currently drive a manual Hyundai ...Read more
Subaru Forester 2015: Diesel particulate light flashing
Eight weeks ago I purchased a 2015 Subaru Forester diesel from a dealer. Today the diesel particulate light on the dash started flashing. Two local mechanics said it was a big job, $2000-$4000. It ...Read more
Subaru Forester 2000: Slips while accelerating
I have a pull clutch in my 2000 Forester GT it slips in normal use when accelerating. Why is this so? Read more
Subaru Forester 2010: Transmission problems
I have a 2010 Subaru Forester. I was told my auto transmission was shot, AT TEMP, TRACTION and ABS warning lights are on. Had a second-hand Transmission installed, including the electronic black box ...Read more
Subaru Forester 2019: Would luggage be thrown forward in an accident?
I'm interested in the 2019 Subaru Forester and the Outback, but my wife is worried that in the event of an accident luggage will be propelled forward into the vehicle. I have said that the cargo ...Read more
Subaru Australia recalls more than 121,000 vehicles: Forester, XV, Impreza, and WRX models impacted
Subaru has launched a major 121,754-vehicle recall to fix a potential fault which can cause the brake lights to fail (though the brakes themselves will still work), with every Forester, WRX, Impreza ...Read more
Subaru freezes 60 per cent of global output after faulty part discovered
If you've got a Subaru on backorder, be prepared to wait a little longer. Because one of the Japanese brand's two global production facilities has been frozen after a suspected faulty in a power- ...Read more
Subaru Forester 2013: Is it using too much oil?
I have a 2013 Subaru Forester 2.5S. It has done 80,000 km in 5 1/2 years, and has been serviced as per the Service Log Book. Since approx. the 20,000 km mark the engine has been using a lot of oil. ...Read more
Subaru Forester: Should I get a turbo?
I am thinking about getting a Subaru Forester. I need to know what the difference is between the turbo and non-turbo. Am I missing out on some major performance if I get the non-turbo? Also, what ...Read more
Nissan X-Trail vs Subaru Forester: Which is better?
Which is the better choice, a 2013 Nissan X-Trail with 100,000 km in good shape versus a 2013 Subaru Forester with 40,000 km in very good shape when the price is $10,000 for the X-Trail and $20,000 ...Read more
Subaru Forester 2005: Window wipers and radio take a while to come on
The window wipers and radio sometimes do not come on immediately when my 2005 Subaru Forester is started, and whilst driving both start working. Read more
Are there 4WD for sale for up to $3,100 maximum?
Is it possible to find a 4wd for sale for up to $3100 maximum, as that is all I can afford? Read more
Ram 2500 and 3500 lead latest round of safety recalls
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has issued its latest round of safety recalls, led by American Special Vehicle’s converted Ram 2500 and 3500 pick-ups. ...Read more
Best car to tow a horse float
I am looking for recommendations of new vehicles that can tow a horse float that are not SUV or 4WD. I have a double straight load lightweight float and only tow one horse (approx. 500 kg) at any ...Read more
What's a good 4WD for $20,000?
I am looking at a 2014 Subaru Forester or a Toyota RAV4 for my 18-year-old P-plater son, but I can’t decide which I should go for. My son is going to work in northern country NSW for two years as a ...Read more
Subaru Forester 2013: Towing a mid-sized caravan with 2.5 auto?
I have a 2013 Subaru Forester 2.5 auto. How will it go towing a medium-sized caravan a long distance? Read more